Win a Free Week of COCA Summer Camp on Twitter

April 15, 2014

ST. LOUIS - While parents are busy planning ways to keep their children occupied during the summer, Mercy Kids is teaming with COCA (Center of Creative Arts) to offer an opportunity to win a free week at a COCA Summer Arts Camp with locations in University City and Whitfield School in Creve Coeur.

All you have to do is follow @MercySaintLouis on
Twitter and retweet specific sweepstakes tweets to be entered to win. Contest terms and conditions are below.

Terms and Conditions:

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The Mercy St. Louis/COCA Twitter Sweepstakes is open to legal residents within 120-mile radius of St. Louis, Mo., at time of entry and prize fulfillment.  By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older and are the parent/guardian of the child/dependent to attend the COCA camp. Internet access and entry of limited personal information of Mercy’s page are required for entry. Void where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries during the contest. COCA camps are subject to availability, due to limited space.

Who may enter:

This contest is open to anyone 18 years old or older. Mercy employees and their immediate families are eligible and encouraged to enter.

How to enter:

  1. Follow @MercySaintLouis: Entrants who do not currently follow the Mercy St. Louis Twitter Feed ("@MercySaintLouis") may do so as follows: a) Visit and login to your Twitter account. If you do not have a Twitter account you may sign-up for free by visiting and following the enrollment instructions; and b) Visit or, from your Twitter home page, click on the "Find People" tab and perform a search for "MercySaintLouis" and click on the "Follow" button corresponding to the official @MercySaintLouis channel to become a Follower.
  2. Retweet: @MercySaintLouis will release an official Sweepstakes Tweet(s) ("Sweepstakes Tweet") to its Twitter Followers during the Submission Period. Followers who Retweet the Sweepstakes Tweet ("Reply") during the Submission Period according to the instructions provided will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Each Reply must contain the Sweepstakes Tweet hashtag #MercyKids, and conform to Twitter's (140) character limitation including the hashtag. Replies that do not follow the above format will be discarded or ignored. You may visit and enter the Sweepstakes via your mobile device and/or computer. See note below regarding mobile participation considerations. 

Incomplete Replies, Replies submitted without required hashtag, Replies received after the Submission Period, and/or Replies which may contain obscene, offensive, or any images or language communicating messages inconsistent with the positive images to which Sponsor wishes to associate will be void. All entries must comply with applicable Twitter Terms of Service and Twitter Rules available at

Standard text messaging and/or data rates apply to entrants who submit entries or opt to receive Sponsor's Tweets via a wireless mobile device. Wireless service providers ("provider") may charge for airtime for each message sent and received. Call your provider for pricing and service plan before mobile device participation. To participate without using your mobile device, deactivate your mobile phone from your Twitter account and enter via a computer. 

Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, delayed, garbled, damaged, inaccurate or undelivered Tweets, Twitter follow requests, Replies, direct messages, emails or entries, or for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, interruptions in service, whether Twitter or otherwise, due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of direct messages, Tweets, emails or entries, the announcement of prizes, the cancellation or postponement of the Sweepstakes, for any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer or other device relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes, or for printing, typographical, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules or other Sweepstakes-related materials.

Entry deadline: 

Users must Follow and Retweet from April 17, 2014 – April 30, 2014 11:59 PM (“Submission Period”)

Winner selection:

Five (5) winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Submission Period. Winners will be contacted via Direct Message (unless otherwise noted) and will be required to respond as instructed via Direct Message within one (1) day of issuance of notification or other time period to be designated by Sponsor and provide their contact information including, but not limited to, the following: First and Last Name, Email Address, Street Address (no P.O. Boxes), City, State, Zip Code, and Phone. Sponsor shall have the right to announce the winners on its @MercySaintLouis Twitter Feed, in its sole discretion. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing or failure to respond within the designated timeframe may result in disqualification and awarding of prize to an alternate winner. If any prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or potential winner fails to reply to requisite prize notification within the designated timeframe, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. In the case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the Authorized Account Holder of the Twitter account used to enter, as applicable, will be deemed to be the entrant. Authorized Account Holder is defined as the person who is assigned to the Twitter account by Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received for each applicable drawing.


Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash. Mercy reserves the right to substitute a prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of equal or greater value.

This contest is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws. The managers of the MercySaintLouis Twitter Feed have final word on winner selection and prize distribution. Sponsor: MercySaintLouis Twitter Feed Management 625 S. New Ballas Rd., Ste. 7015, St. Louis, MO 63141. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Twitter.

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