Are you creative and have a way with words? You can put those talents to use by participating in our caption contest that begins Monday, Dec. 10. You can win a $50 Amazon gift card.
At 9 a.m. on Dec. 10, we’ll post a photo of our energy advisor dog on our Facebook page and ask for photo caption suggestions. Participants have until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, to post a caption.
A winner will be selected from all of the entries with the winner to be announced on Dec. 15.
Following are the official contest rules:
PPL Electric Utilities Social Media Caption Contest and Related Giveaway (the “Giveaway”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE/BECOMING A CUSTOMER WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. Giveaway is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By entering this Giveaway, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which are subject to modification in the sole discretion of PPL Electric Utilities (“PPL EU” or “Sponsor”). All eligible entries have an equal chance of winning.
To be eligible for this Giveaway, you must be at least 18 years of age as of December 10, 2018. You are not eligible to enter if you are: (a) an employee of Sponsor or its affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies; and/or (b) a member of the immediate family or household of any of the above persons. In these Official Rules, “immediate family” means spouse, life partner, father, mother, brother, sister, son and daughter.
- ENTRY PERIOD:
The Giveaway will be held on or about December 10, 2018.
LIMIT: One prize per person. Sponsor will not be responsible or liable for any human error. Responses and captions received in response to our photograph (as discussed below) will be declared invalid and disqualified if they are late, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, or inappropriate in any way.
- HOW TO RESPOND AND WIN:
On or about December 10, 2018, Sponsor will post a photograph of its “Energy Adviser” (a dog that Sponsor has previously introduced to the public as “Zsa Zsa”) on at least one of Sponsor’s social media webpages related to energy and/or energy efficiency. After the photograph is posted, entrants will have four (4) or eight (8) hours (or any other duration that Sponsor will select) to post their proposed captions on the same social media webpage where the photograph was posted (when Sponsor posts the photograph, Sponsor will also state the duration during which proposed captions must be received; anyone who posts a caption to the photograph is an “entrant” for purposes of these Official Rules, and each caption is an “entry” for purposes of these Official Rules). If entrant is a potential Winner (as defined in Section 4 below), Sponsor will contact the entrant via private Facebook message or other analogous private social messaging and request the entrant provide Sponsor with an email address and the other information referenced in Section 5(b) below. Entrants may submit more than one proposed caption in response to the photograph, provided that an entrant’s submission of multiple proposed captions does not violate other portions of these Official Rules (for example, the terms in Section 10 below).
Promptly after the stated duration has elapsed for proposed captions (and no more than three business days after that duration has elapsed), Sponsor will review all entries and select one entry that Sponsor believes accurately reflects or represents Sponsor’s Energy Efficiency program and/or related benefits. Sponsor’s selection of a Winner may be made for any reason whatsoever in Sponsor’s sole discretion, including based on the content in the entry; Sponsor’s goals for this Giveaway and Sponsor’s energy efficiency programs generally; and Sponsor’s reasonable expectations regarding which entry will most effectively further such goals and programs.
One Winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card approximately 30 calendar days after that potential Winner is selected via the process described above and below, and subject to compliance with these Official Rules after that potential Winner has been notified. The Winner is responsible for paying any taxes and fees associated with receipt or use of the prize. Any and all other costs or expenses associated with the prize shall be the Winner’s responsibility.
(a) A potential Winner will be contacted by Sponsor via private message on Facebook or other analogous private social messaging within approximately three (3) business days after being selected by Sponsor, and in that private message, Sponsor will request that the potential Winner provide Sponsor with the potential Winner’s email address and other information referenced in Section 5(b) below. If the potential Winner does not promptly reply with a responsive private message after the Sponsor’s first attempted messaging (i.e., within approximately 24-36 hours), or the potential Winner does promptly reply but does not provide all of the information requested by Sponsor, the Sponsor will attempt one final private message, and if the potential Winner does not promptly reply to that second attempted message (i.e., within approximately 24-36 hours), or does promptly reply but does not provide all of the information requested by Sponsor, that potential Winner may be disqualified and a new alternate potential Winner will be selected in his/her place by Sponsor from all eligible entries received during the applicable period for which the prize is being awarded, and again Sponsor may make that selection for any reason whatsoever in Sponsor’s sole discretion, including based on the criteria included in Section 3 above.
(b) Potential Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules will result in the entrant’s disqualification and forfeiture of his or her prize (if that entrant is a Winner). Winning is also contingent on the potential Winner providing to Sponsor via email the potential Winner’s full legal name, current mailing address, date of birth, and any other information regarding the potential Winner’s identity and contact information that Sponsor reasonably requires for purposes of administering this Giveaway (such information to be requested by Sponsor when Sponsor sends the private message transmission discussed in the prior paragraph).
(c) In the event that a potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate Winner from among all remaining entries received during the applicable period for which the prize is being awarded, and again Sponsor may make that selection for any reason whatsoever in Sponsor’s sole discretion, including based on the criteria included in Section 3 above. A prize returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner. Sponsor intends to award the prize. Sponsor will not be responsible, however, if factors beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control prevent the prize or part of the prize from being awarded. In that event, a substitute prize or part of a prize will not be awarded. Prizes cannot be substituted, except as provided herein. Prize is not transferable or assignable in whole or in part, and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions, whether in cash or otherwise, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prizes are awarded “as-is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equivalent value if the prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason (equivalent value to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).
(d) Potential Winners may be required to complete and return an additional affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”) within three (3) calendar days of being notified. If a potential Winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, that potential Winner may be disqualified and a new alternate potential Winner will be selected in his/her place at random from all eligible entries received during the applicable period for which the prize is being awarded, and again Sponsor may make that selection for any reason whatsoever in Sponsor’s sole discretion, including based on the criteria included in Section 3 above.
- FINAL DECISION:
All potential Winners are subject to verification by Sponsor. Each entrant agrees that all decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of the Winner and all other aspects of this Giveaway are final and binding in all respects, and such decisions may be made by Sponsor in its sole discretion for any reason whatsoever.
- CONSENT AND USE OF ENTRANTS’ NAMES AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION:
All entrants understand that entries and any responses and captions to the photograph will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and Sponsor may collect, use, and disclose personal information from the Winner and all other entrants for the purposes of Giveaway administration and prize fulfillment, and Giveaway-related and prize-related announcements and publicity (such announcements and publicity may be on Sponsor’s social media webpages, on other internet webpages, on television, on the radio, in print communications, and in all other forms of communication without exception).
- GENERAL RELEASE:
All entrants and each Winner unconditionally, irrevocably, and forever releases, discharges and holds harmless Sponsor, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, prize suppliers, the third-party providers and manufacturers of any of the prizes given to Winners, and the owners and operators of any third-party social media websites on which the Giveaway is advertised or promoted (and the respective heirs, successors, and assigns of each of the foregoing) (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, damages, fees, or expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and expenses) of any kind arising out of or in connection with (a) the Giveaway; (b) participation in the Giveaway; (c) the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses, damages, fees, or expenses, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees or expenses, related to personal injury, death, damage to, loss, or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light); (d) unauthorized human intervention in the Giveaway; (e) lost, late, delayed, postage-due, misdirected, or undeliverable hard copy entries, mail, or email; (f) errors in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; (g) the entrant’s inability to participate in the Giveaway; (h) any interruption in or postponement, cancellation, or modification of the Giveaway; (i) human error; (j) any other error or malfunction; (k) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of Sponsor, its affiliates or agents, or any other Released Parties; (l) any other cause, condition, or event whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor, its affiliates or agents, or any other Released Parties; or (m) typographical, printing, or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to this Giveaway.
- INDEMNIFICATION BY PARTICIPANTS:
Entrants and Winners agree to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties, without limitation, arising out of or in connection with the Giveaway, including, but not limited to, participation in the Giveaway, any prize used or awarded in the Giveaway, errors in the administration of the Giveaway, or any other errors or malfunctions, and any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized acts or omissions.
Entrants and Winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules, which will be available at the following website: https://stories.pplelectric.com/. Sponsor may also post the Rules when Sponsor posts the photograph on its social media page. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be: (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway, or any Sponsor website; (b) violating the letter or spirit of these Official Rules or other guidelines of the Giveaway; (c) violating the terms of service, conditions of use and/or general rules or guidelines of any Sponsor property or service, or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
By entering the Giveaway and/or by accepting a prize, entrants and Winners agree (to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law) that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Giveaway shall be resolved between the entrant and Sponsor without resort to any form of class action litigation, and entrant waives his or her right to a jury trial for such disputes, claims, and causes of action; (b) any claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in pursuing such claim, judgment or award, but in no event shall attorneys’ fees or expenses be awarded; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased, and any and all rights to other types of damages not expressly waived herein, other than damages for actual out-of-pocket costs incurred as set forth herein. Sponsor shall not assume and hereby disclaims any liability for Giveaway entries and notifications to Winners (including but not limited to prize deliveries) that are not received by such Winners.
- CONSTRUCTION/GOVERNING LAW:
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or Sponsor, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Pennsylvania. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. If any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these Official Rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained herein. Entrants and Winners agree that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Giveaway shall be resolved between the entrant and Sponsor exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- GENERAL CONDITIONS:
In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Giveaway is impaired in any way for any reason, including but not limited to fraud, virus, or other technical problem, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion (a) suspend the Giveaway to address the impairment and then resume the Giveaway in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of impairment. Sponsor further reserves the right and may, at any time and without notice or obligation, cancel, terminate, suspend, or modify any Giveaway, Caption Contest, or drawing not capable of completion as planned, including because of weather, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical or other failures of any sort or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor.
- WINNER’S IDENTITY:
For the names of the prize Winner, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to: PPL Electric Utilities, Caption Contest Giveaway, c/o Maureen Fenerty, Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA 18101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the winner’s name via email. Winner’s name will be sent after selection of the Winner.
- SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR:
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, c/o Maureen Fenerty Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA 18101. This contest is not affiliated with or endorsed by Amazon.com. This Giveaway is also not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by any third-party social media websites (including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter), and this Giveaway is not affiliated with or endorsed by any third-party social media websites.