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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The VETERAN ENERGY Shoot. Upload. Win. (“Giveaway”) starts at 12:00:01 p.m. CT on November 1st, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. CT on Navember 30th, 2023 (the “Promotion Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: On November 1, 2023, Veteran Energy will make a Shoot. Upload. Win! Giveaway announcement on the Value Based Brands LLC d/b/a Veteran Energy (“Veteran Energy” or “Sponsor”) website homepage, in an email newsletter and on Veteran Energy’s Facebook page including details about the Giveaway. To enter, contestants must either 1. access Veteran Energy’s landing page, complete the upload form hosted by Shortstack and upload their video testimonial, or 2. send an email to Social@VeteranEnergyUSA.com and include a link to their video testimonial shared via YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or Google Drive. The testimonial video can be posted as “public” or “unlisted”. The time period to submit an entry to this Giveaway begins on November 1, 2023, at 12:00:01 p.m. when Veteran Energy announces the Giveaway and ends on November 30, 2023, at 11:59:59 pm CT. Limit one entry per person.
PRIZES: Veteran Energy will award the prizes as follows: one contestant will be randomly selected to win a 3rd place prize consisting of one month of free electricity; one contestant will be randomly selected to win a 2nd place prize consisting of one Nest Thermostat, Nest Hub and Wifi Smart Plugs; and the contestant with the most votes cast by Veteran Energy employees will be selected to win a grand (1st place) prize consisting of one Visa Gift Card in the amount of $500. The 1st and 2nd place prizes will be mailed to the winners via USPS Mail. The month of free electricity awarded to the 3rd place prize winner will be for the December, 2023 billing cycle, with an ending meter read date in December, as determined by the TDU Meter read schedule of the winner’s residence.
Veteran Energy, Facebook and other Giveaway Parties defined below disclaim any liability for damage to any computer or mobile device resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Giveaway and are not responsible for printing or typographical errors; incorrect or inaccurate registration information; late, lost, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, illegible or incomplete entries or entries received after the deadline; computer system or phone line errors, software/hardware malfunctions or other errors; data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials; or for failures or delays in transmissions that are human or technical in nature. Entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, all participants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects. Void outside Texas and where prohibited.
ELIGIBILITY: Contestants must include a video testimonial or link to uploaded video testimonials to be eligible to win a prize. Video testimonials must be between 30 seconds and 3 minutes in length to qualify. Employees, officers, directors, agents, vendors and representatives of Sponsor and each of their parent companies, respective subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising/promotion agencies involved with this promotion (the “Giveaway Parties”) and the immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) and household members of such persons are not eligible to win. Only current Veteran Energy customers are eligible to win. To be eligible for any prize redemption, contestants must not have a past due balance with Veteran Energy. By entering, Contestants agree to comply with these Official Rules.
ODDS: Odds of winning any prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. All prizes will be awarded provided the number of eligible entries received is equal to or greater than the number of prizes available.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Veteran Energy may request tax information and provide a 1099 form for completion. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Prizes depicted in promotional material issued in connection with this Giveaway are for illustrative purposes only and may not represent the actual prize awarded. No substitution, assignment or transfer of any prize is permitted, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Limit of one (1) prize per eligible contestant.
PRIZE DRAWING/WINNER NOTIFICATION: On December 1, 2023, at or around 12:00pm CT, Veteran Energy will randomly select, using Shortstack’s random entry picker, one contestant to win the 3rd place prize and one contestant to win the 2nd place prize. Veteran Energy will then award the grand (1st place) prize to the contestant whose entry received the most votes from Veteran Energy employees choosing their favorite video testimonial. All contestants will be managed and compiled in Shortstack. Sponsor will announce the winners on the Veteran Energy Facebook page on or around December 1, 2023, at 12:00pm CT and the winners will be contacted via email using the email address provided at the point of Giveaway entry. Veteran Energy will instruct the winners to send us a private Facebook message or email to provide their account information, mailing address and additional information. If the announced winners do not contact us at the email address indicated within 72-hours of the announcement, the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the 1st and 2nd place prizes to be delivered by USPS mail.On December 1, 2023, at or around 12:00pm CT, Veteran Energy will randomly select, using Shortstack’s random entry picker, one contestant to win the 3rd place prize and one contestant to win the 2nd place prize. Veteran Energy will then award the grand (1st place) prize to the contestant whose entry received the most votes from Veteran Energy employees choosing their favorite video testimonial. All contestants will be managed and compiled in Shortstack. Sponsor will announce the winners on the Veteran Energy Facebook page on or around December 1, 2023, at 12:00pm CT and the winners will be contacted via email using the email address provided at the point of Giveaway entry. Veteran Energy will instruct the winners to send us a private Facebook message or email to provide their account information, mailing address and additional information. If the announced winners do not contact us at the email address indicated within 72-hours of the announcement, the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner may be selected. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for the 1st and 2nd place prizes to be delivered by USPS mail.
RELEASE: By participating in the Giveaway, all contestants and winners, on behalf of themselves, their executors, heirs and assigns, agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Sponsor, Facebook, and the Giveaway Parties, from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses of any kind to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with the conduct, promotion or outcome of the Giveaway; receipt, ownership or use or misuse of any prize; or while preparing for, participating in or traveling to and/or from any prize-related activity in connection with the Giveaway or otherwise. Under no circumstances will Sponsor, Facebook, or the Giveaway Parties, be liable for punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages. Notwithstanding the foregoing, winners are not waiving or releasing any right under any applicable rules or regulations of the Public Utility Commission of Texas governing retail electric providers.
Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and Giveaway Parties to use winner’s name, city and state of residence, photograph, video testimonial or likeness for purposes of advertising and promotion for Sponsor in any and all forms of media without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Contestants also agree to allow Veteran Energy to download, store, and edit any and all video submissions. You waive any and all right to inspect or approve the finished advertising or its use and Sponsor and Giveaway Parties will be without liability to you for such advertising or use. You and your assigns forever release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and Giveaway Parties from any and all claims or liability arising from or related to any use of your photo and the rights granted by you in this Release, including but not limited to claims for violation of copyright, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, defamation, or other adverse result arising from the publication or use of your photo. This Release will not create any obligation that the Sponsor use winner’s video.
GENERAL: Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or suspend the Giveaway or any portion thereof should a virus, bug, malicious tampering, or other cause beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Giveaway. In the event of cancellation, termination or suspension, Sponsor will select winners from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such time.
Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify anyone found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or any website hosting the Giveaway, or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Contestants who submit video entries Sponsor deems to contain profanity or explicit material will be ineligible to participate in the Giveaway.
Under no circumstances will more prizes than those set forth in these full Official Rules be awarded. If a printing, technical or any other error occurs that results in more potential winners than available prizes stated, Sponsor may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible potential prize winners to award the number of prizes indicated.
Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the video testimonial creator. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a contestant, prize will be awarded to the person listed as the primary account holder for the Veteran Energy account number from which entry was received, pursuant to above, subject to eligibility requirements.
Sponsor may modify and amend these Official Rules as they appear online from time to time during the Promotion for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Promotion. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or printing errors in the advertising of any prize included in the Giveaway or the Official Rules, website pages or other promotional materials.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of contestant and Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in Dallas County, Texas.
FORCE MAJEURE: Sponsor shall not be liable to Winner, or any person claimed through Winner, for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any government or regulatory agencies’ regulations, orders, actions, or requests, equipment failures, natural disasters (including, but not limited to, earthquakes, fires, floods, tornados, hurricanes or unusually severe weather), labor or material shortages, transportation interruptions of any kind, terrorist acts, riots, civil disturbances, or any other cause beyond Sponsor’s control.
WINNERS’ LIST: To obtain the names of the winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Veteran Energy, Shoot. Upload. Win! Giveaway, P.O. Box 660361, Dallas, TX 75266-0361 by January 1, 2024.
SPONSOR: Value Based Brands LLC d.b.a. Veteran Energy, P.O. Box 660361, Dallas, TX 75266-0361. REP #10041.