PPL Electric Utilities National Preparedness Month Emergency Kit Giveaway (the “Giveaway”)
No purchase necessary to enter or win; neither a purchase nor being a customer of PPL Electric Utilities (“Sponsor”) will increase your odds of winning. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply, and this Giveaway is void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. 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 Sponsor’s sole discretion.
To be eligible for this Giveaway, you must be at least 18 years of age as of September 1, 2021, and you must be a legal resident of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia. You are not eligible to enter this Giveaway if you are (a) an employee of Sponsor or its affiliates, advertising agencies, 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.
This Giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored, endorsed, or administered by the American Red Cross or any third-party social media websites (including but not limited to Facebook and Instagram).
- ENTRY PERIOD
The Giveaway will start on or about September 13, 2021, and will end on or about September 30, 2021. All eligible entries received during this period have an equal chance of winning.
- HOW TO ENTER
Starting on or about September 13, 2021, and continuing through on or about September 30, 2021, Sponsor will post content on its Facebook and/or Instagram social media pages regarding National Preparedness Month and related public safety and storm preparedness initiatives; in the Sponsor postings that are part of this Giveaway (the “Sponsor Postings”), the Sponsor will also expressly reference this Giveaway.
In response to a Sponsor Posting on Facebook, an individual who is an active existing customer of Sponsor as of September 1, 2021 may enter this Giveaway by posting a comment on Facebook in response to the Sponsor Posting. The opportunity to enter the Giveaway by posting a comment on Facebook is only available to individuals who are active existing customers of Sponsor as of September 1, 2021, and such comments must be posted no later than September 30, 2021.
In response to a Sponsor Posting on Instagram, an individual who is an active existing customer of Sponsor as of September 1, 2021 may enter this Giveaway by taking all three of the following actions: (a) following @PPLElectric on Instagram; (b) “liking” the Sponsor Posting on Instagram; and (c) “tagging” a friend and recommending that the friend prepare for weather-related emergencies. The opportunity to enter the Giveaway by taking these actions on Instagram is only available to individuals who are active existing customers of Sponsor as of September 1, 2021, and all three of these actions must be taken no later than September 30, 2021.
Individuals who are not active existing customers of Sponsor as of September 1, 2021, and individuals who are active existing customers of Sponsor as of September 1, 2021, may enter the Giveaway by mailing a 3×5-inch self-addressed and stamped postcard to Sponsor that includes the individual’s first and last name, residential mailing address, email address, and residential phone number; such postcard must be mailed via first class mail to the following address: PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, National Preparedness Month Emergency Kit Giveaway, Attention: Stacey Karavoulias, Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA 18101, and must be received no later than September 30, 2021
Anyone who takes the actions described above is an “entrant” for purposes of these Official Rules, and there is a limit of one entry per person in the Giveaway. Thus, for example, if a particular individual takes the Facebook actions referenced above and the Instagram actions referenced above, that individual will only receive one entry in the Giveaway and not two entries. Similarly, if an individual mails in multiple postcards as described above, those multiple postcards will result in a single entry and not multiple entries.
All entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned. Sponsor will not be responsible or liable for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, mutilated, misdirected, delayed, late, lost, or not received due to any reason; Sponsor will also not be responsible or liable for any human error. Entries and social media responses and comments are subject to verification and will be declared invalid and disqualified if they are late, inappropriate, illegible, unintelligible, incomplete, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way.
In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same social media or email account, the authorized subscriber of record of the social media or email account at the time of initial entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber of record for email addresses is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigned email addresses; authorized account subscriber of record for social media is the natural person who is assigned the social media account by Facebook or Instagram, as applicable. Sponsor’s computer clock is the official time-keeping device for the Giveaway.
On or about October 15, 2021, Sponsor will randomly select five winners (each, a “Winner”) from among all eligible entries that Sponsor received, using a random winner or similar generator. Odds of winning are based on the number of valid and eligible entries received. Sponsor cannot accurately predict the number of eligible entries received.
Each Winner will receive one American Red Cross 4-Person/3-Day Emergency Preparedness Kit (the “Prize”) approximately thirty calendar days after that potential Winner is selected via the process described in these Official Rules, and subject to compliance with these Official Rules after that potential Winner has been notified. At the time of the Giveaway, each of the five Prizes has an approximate retail value $310.00 (and thus the five Prizes have an approximate total retail value of $1,550.00). Each Winner is responsible for paying any taxes and fees associated with that Winner’s receipt or use of the Prize. Any and all other costs or expenses associated with the Prize shall be each Winner’s responsibility.
There is a limit of one Prize per person. Entrant expressly agrees and understands that Sponsor is permitted to, and intends to, publicize the full names and other identifying information regarding the Winners on social media and through other means of communication.
- WINNER NOTIFICATION
(a) If an entrant who entered via Facebook or Instagram is a potential Winner, Sponsor will contact the entrant via private Facebook message, private Instagram 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(c) below. If an entrant who entered via a physical postcard is a potential Winner, Sponsor will contact the entrant using the contact information provided on the postcard. Such notifications from Sponsor to the potential Winners will occur within approximately three (3) business days after the random drawing referenced in Section 4 above, or such other timing that Sponsor will follow in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
(b) If the potential Winner does not reply to Sponsor’s first attempted notification within forty-eight hours, or the potential Winner does reply within that timeframe but does not provide all of the information requested by Sponsor, the Sponsor will attempt one final notification using the method of communication used for the first notification (per Section 5(a) above). If the potential Winner does not reply to that second notification within forty-eight hours, or the potential Winner does reply within that timeframe but does not provide all of the information requested by Sponsor, that potential Winner may be disqualified, and in that event, Sponsor will select a new alternate potential Winner by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the applicable period for which the Prize is being awarded.
(c) 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 email address, current residential mailing address, current residential phone number, 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 notifications referenced in the two prior paragraphs).
(d) In the event that a potential Winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will select a new alternate potential Winner by random drawing from all eligible entries received during the applicable period for which the Prize is being awarded. Sponsor may make that disqualification determination for any reason whatsoever in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
(e) Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner. Sponsor intends to award all five of the Prizes. Sponsor will not be responsible, however, if factors beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control prevent all or some of the five Prizes 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. The 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 Sponsor’s sole discretion. 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).
(f) 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. Sponsor may make that disqualification decision for any reason whatsoever in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
- FINAL DECISION
All potential Winners are subject to verification by Sponsor. Each entrant agrees that all decisions by Sponsor regarding the selection of the Winners and all other aspects of this Giveaway are final and binding in all respects, and such decisions may be made by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion for any reason whatsoever.
- CONSENT AND USE OF ENTRANTS’ NAMES AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION
All entrants understand that entries and any responses, comments, “tags,” “likes,” any other social media activities, and all other responses to Sponsor Postings will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and Sponsor may collect, use, and publicly disclose personal information from the Winners 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 radio, in print communications, and in all other forms of communication without exception).
- GENERAL RELEASE
All entrants and all Winners unconditionally, irrevocably, and forever release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and Sponsor’s officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, related companies, advertising and promotional agencies, prize suppliers, the third-party providers and manufacturers of the Prizes, and the owners and operators of Facebook, Instagram, and any other third-party social media websites (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.
All entrants and all Winners agree to fully indemnify the Released Parties from any and all claims by third parties arising out of or in connection with the Giveaway, including but not limited to participation in the Giveaway, the Prize, any other 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: pplelectric.com/contest. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be committing any of the following acts: (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 any prize (including but not limited to the Prize), entrants and Winners agree (to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law) as follows: (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 entrant also hereby waives 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 Prizes 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 the Giveaway if 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.
- WINNERS’ IDENTITY
For the names of the Winners of the Prizes, send a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to the following: PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, National Preparedness Month Emergency Kit Giveaway, Attention: Stacey Karavoulias, Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA 18101. Winners’ names will be sent after selection of the Winners.
- SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR
PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, c/o Stacey Karavoulias, Two North Ninth Street, Allentown, PA 18101. As mentioned at the start of these Official Rules, this Giveaway is not affiliated with or sponsored, endorsed, or administered by the American Red Cross or any third-party social media websites (including but not limited to Facebook and Instagram).