Merv on the Shelf

Official Rules

Merv's out to have some fun and spread a little cheer this holiday season. Follow along on the Verve Facebook pages to see what Merv's been up to and enter to win a family pass to The Paine AND a $50 Visa® gift card.

The Contest

Watch the Verve Facebook page in November and for a photo of Merv on the Shelf.

The Contest posts will be open for “comment-to-enter” on the Verve, a Credit Union, main page on the following dates:

  • Giveaway 1 – Merv on the Shelf contest post #1: 11/16/20 – 11/23/20
  • Giveaway 2 – Merv on the Shelf contest post #2: 11/23/20 – 11/30/20
  • Giveaway 3 – Merv on the Shelf contest post #3: 12/5/20 – 12/12/20
  • Giveaway 4 – Merv on the Shelf contest post #4: 12/15/20 – 12/22/20

These dates reflect the (“Contest Period”) for each comment-to-enter post.

How to Participate

Watch the Verve Facebook page for photos of Merv on the Shelf. Comment on the post during the giveaway time period with your response to our weekly question and you’ll be entered into the drawing—it’s as easy as that! Entry is limited to one comment per person per post during the contest period.


These “comment-to-enter” Contests, hereby referred to as the “Contest”, are open to persons eighteen (18) years of age or older and who reside in the United States (the “Entrant”). Verve team members, board of directors and immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings, children and their spouses) and persons living in the same households of each of the above are ineligible to participate. The Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This Contest is void outside of Wisconsin. By entering this Contest, Entrants indicate their full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules and the decisions of Verve, a Credit Union (the “Sponsor”).

The Prizes

Each “comment-to-enter” post giveaway will consist of one (1) winner winning one (1) $50 Visa® gift card and one (1) annual family pass to the Paine Art Center and Gardens (good for 2 adults and accompanying children through December 2021). Four (4) $50 Visa Gift Cards and four (4) one-year family passes in total will be distributed.

Winner Notification


  1. Comment Notification: Such potential prize winner will be notified via a comment on their initial Comment during each contest.
  2. Direct Message: Such potential prize winner will also be notified via direct message on the Facebook Messenger platform.

The prize winner consents to the use of the prize winner’s name for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this Contest only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Winners List

The names of the winners will be kept at Verve, a Credit Union. For a copy of the winners list, please email [email protected] (Please specify “Merv on the  Shelf Winner’s List” or “Merv on the Shelf Rules Request”.)

Additional Conditions

Entrant’s original Comment cannot infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights or any other legal or moral rights of any third party. Comments not meeting the requirements as set forth in these Official Rules or that contain prohibited, inappropriate, or irrelevant content, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will not be eligible and will be disqualified. The Released Parties (defined in the “NO LIABILITY” section below) are not responsible for any Comment that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmissions or any other reason, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunication malfunctions. Comments not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.

By participating, Entrant agrees that their Comment may be shared on social media sites or other websites by the Sponsor.

By submitting a Comment, Entrant grants Sponsor and its affiliated companies the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, and fully paid-up rights to publicly perform, display, broadcast, or transmit the Comment, in whole or in part, for promotion and marketing purposes worldwide in any and all forms of media, whether now known or hereafter devised and to distribute (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers) the Comment to Sponsor’s affiliates, its marketing agencies, and to third parties for these purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, each Entrant consents to have his/her Comment made available for public viewing and/or comment on the Internet.

No Liability

By participating, Entrants and prize winners agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Facebook, the Contest Entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims made by a prize winner, Entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from receipt, acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize; participation in any Contest-related activity; or participation in this Contest.


Verve, a Credit Union
P.O. Box 3046
Oshkosh, WI 54903-3046

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