Participate in the Stars and Stripes September blitz

Participate in the Stars and Stripes September blitz

by Stripes Europe Staff
Stripes Europe

Be on the lookout for The Stars and Stripes September Blitz! Right now through October 3, DoD cardholders throughout Europe can get a great deal that will bring the news straight to their door five days a week. We will also be offering special rates on the digital subscription. Simply click this link to subscribe. Note that if you're getting a digital subscription, use the code “Spetember19” to make sure you are entered into the contest.  New subscribers will have a chance to win a $500 AAFES gift card just in time for holiday shopping!

Before you subscribe, please review our rules below:


STARS AND STRIPES "September Subscription Blitz" (the "Promotion") is open to current U.S. government ID cardholders or authorized dependents, age 18 or older at the time of entry, who are stationed in Germany at the time of entry. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Employees, to include news carriers and/or family members, of STARS AND STRIPES, or their partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to participate.


The entry period for the Promotion starts September 03, 2019 and ends October 03, 2019 at 2359. Central European Time.


Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to enter or win.


1) To enter online, go to: Either subscribe to a home delivery or if choosing digital enter in the code “September19”.

2) Subscribe to receive the Stripes Europe Newsletter during the contest dates either in person or via

3) All entries must be received by 2359, Central European Time, on October 03, 2019.

4) Each participant may enter once during the promotion’s duration. Any participant who submits more than one entry may be disqualified.

5) Incomplete entries, or entries submitted by any means other than those described above, will be ineligible for participation in the Promotion and may be discarded.


One (1) prize recipient will be selected on or around Nov 3, 2019 by a random drawing from among eligible entries received by STARS AND STRIPES.


A total of one (1) prize of $500 AAFES gift card will be awarded. STARS AND STRIPES will pay all costs related to shipping of the prize to the address furnished at the time of entry.


1. Participants whose entries are selected for a prize will be notified via e-mail on or about Nov. 3, 2019. In addition, STARS AND STRIPES will notify the installation/air base, which is selected for a prize via e-mail or phone call on or about Nov. 3, 2019.

2. The e-mail supplied with the Promotion entry will be used to notify the recipient selected to receive a prize. The commander/director of the installation/air base that is selected for a prize will be notified via e-mail or phone call.

3. The prize recipient will be required to respond to the e-mail notification and provide such additional information as may be requested by STARS AND STRIPES in order to receive the prize. If a recipient does not respond within five (5) business days from the time of notification, the prize shall be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

4. The prize recipient may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility in order to claim the prize. Additional verification may be required and will be identified in writing at the time of prize recipient notification. Failure to provide STARS AND STRIPES with the required verification within 30 days of the date the request is made will cause the prize to be forfeited and another recipient may be selected.

5. Personal information collected during the entry process will remain the property of STARS AND STRIPES and will not be released to third parties. All participants agree that STARS AND STRIPES may use the information submitted for the Promotion in promotional activities.

6. STARS AND STRIPES assumes no liability for unclaimed prizes and/or prizes that are returned to sender.

7. All applicable taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize recipient.


STARS AND STRIPES may publish the name, rank, location and photo (U.S. military base/city/state) of the prize recipients, and any quotation that they are willing to provide for use by STARS AND STRIPES. Prize recipients may be required to sign and return a release of liability, declaration of eligibility and, where lawful, a publicity consent agreement ("Required Agreements") at the time the recipient claims a prize. If a selected prize recipient cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, or fails to sign and return the Required Agreements, an alternate prize recipient will be selected at the sole discretion of STARS AND STRIPES.


By entering, each participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of STARS AND STRIPES, which shall be final. STARS AND STRIPES, along with their agents and representatives, affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, and legal advisors are not responsible for and shall not be liable for (1) late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or unintelligible entries; (2) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet, or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (3) failed, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions and/or electronic mail; (4) any condition caused by events beyond the control of STARS AND STRIPES that may cause Promotion entries to be disrupted or corrupted; (5) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize or acceptance, possession or use of the prize, or from participation in the Promotion; or (6) any human error or printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Promotion. The maximum liability for STARS AND STRIPES for any violation of its duties relating to this offer shall be the value of the prize the participant should have been awarded.

STARS AND STRIPES reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend or cancel the Promotion at any time.

At its sole discretion, STARS AND STRIPES may prohibit any person from participating in this Promotion or any future STARS AND STRIPES event or promotion if STARS AND STRIPES has reason to believe that person deliberately or repeatedly disregards the Promotion rules. In the event of any dispute regarding submission of an online entry, the entry will be deemed the property of the authorized account holder of the email address supplied at the time of entry.

By participating in the Promotion, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless STARS AND STRIPES employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives of STARS AND STRIPES and their affiliates, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and legal advisers from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Promotion or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or issue of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. 

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

By participating in the Promotion you hereby represent and warrant that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of these general terms and conditions.


For the name of the prize recipients, go to or send a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 31, 2019 to:

Stars and Stripes Europe
ATTN: Marketing
Unit 29480
APO, AE 09211-9480

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