Lakes Gas “Free Fill” Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The Lakes Gas “Free Fill” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and South Dakota who are the age of majority or older in their state of residence and meet the following criteria at the time of entry: 1) Has an active Lakes Gas residential account; 2) has a valid cell phone number listed for the account; and 3) has a valid email address listed for the account. Employees of Lakes Gas Co. (“Lakes Gas” or “Sponsor”), its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other company involved in the Sweepstakes, and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and any of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the households of such individuals, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited. 

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins on June 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 a.m. CT and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on August 31, 2019 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.


TO ENTER: Log-in to your current account or create a new on-line account and verify/provide your valid email address and cell phone number, and you will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes. To update your account information: 1.) Login to your account. 2.) Click Manage Account. 3.) Click Manage Account Contacts. 4.) Click Edit and verify/update your email and cell phone details. To create a new account: you'll need your Customer ID and Account Number which can be found on your billing statement, or by calling the Customer Service Representative and your branch. One (1) entry per account. You can update your account information through the online account maintenance portal, in-person at a branch office or by calling the customer service line at 1-800-516-1787.

Email addresses and cell phone numbers may require validation by Sponsor. Potential winners may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that he/she is the owner of the account and all associated information is accurate. Entries that have been generated by a script, macro, bot or any other automated means will be deemed void. You may not create multiple accounts or enter more than once. If more than one entry is received by the same person or on behalf of the same Lakes Gas account, Sponsor may disqualify all entries from that person.

Entries that don’t meet the criteria herein will be ineligible. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the Lakes Gas account used at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address or business account as applicable by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning accounts for the domain associated with the relevant account. 

By entering, entrants provide Sponsor with authorization to contact them for the purposes of the Sweepstakes and to verify the accuracy of submitted information. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet Service Provider or phone carrier will apply. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Only entries which comply with all requirements outlined herein are eligible.

PRIZES/ODDS OF WINNING: Twenty (20) Monthly Winners: will receive one (1) free tank fill of propane gas for the tank listed on the account associated with the entry. A winner must redeem the free tank fill within six (6) months of the relevant drawing date. A total of sixty (60) prizes will be awarded, one following each month of the Sweepstakes Period. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) will vary based on industry standard fill rates and the retail market price per gallon at time of fill. Assuming a fill rate of 65% of the total tank capacity and a retail market price of $1.29 per gallon the estimated ARV per prize is: USD $100.62 (120-gallon tank) - $838.50 (1,000-gallon tank). The odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period prior to each drawing deadline, as outlined below. All details of the prize not set forth herein will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All entrants and entries are subject to verification prior to the awarding of a prize, as are the eligibility, age and other claims of information provided by a potential prize winner. Limit one (1) prize per person.

Total ARV of all prizes: USD $6,037.50 (all 120-gallon tanks) - $50,310 (all 1,000-gallon tanks)

MONTHLY PRIZE WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Twenty (20) Monthly Prize winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received prior to each drawing deadline, as outlined below. Sponsor’s decisions regard the outcome of the drawings and all other Sweepstakes matters are final and binding. The monthly drawings will be conducted as follows:

Drawing 1: A random drawing will be conducted on or about July 1, 2019 from all eligible entries received before 11:59:59 CT, June 30, 2019.

Drawing 2: A random drawing will be conducted on or about August 1, 2019 from all eligible entries received before 11:59:59 CT, July 31, 2019.

Drawing 3: A random drawing will be conducted on or about September 1, 2019 from all eligible entries received before 11:59:59 CT, August 31, 2019.

The potential winner will be notified via email message, at Sponsor’s discretion to the email provided with the account/entry. The potential winner must contact the Sponsor via email within three days to claim the prize. If the potential winner does not contact the Sponsor within three days or the Sponsor is unable to reach the potential winner for any reason, the potential winner will forfeit the prize and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner by random draw from among all eligible entries received prior to the entry cut-off date for the applicable monthly drawing. Sponsor is not responsible for any change to a potential winner’s account information, email address or related contact information.


GENERAL CONDITIONS: Winner is solely responsible for any federal, state and local taxes on prize. No cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No transfer of prize will be permitted. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. If prize is not properly claimed, it may not be awarded. If prize cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value. If for any reason this Sweepstakes cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, or if the Sweepstakes is compromised or becomes technically corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, the Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes and award the prizes based on random draw from all eligible entries received prior to the cessation of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, who behaves in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner in Sponsor’s sole discretion, or who enters using multiple social media accounts or any automatic or programmed entry duplication method that is prohibited under these rules.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Official Rules.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and any company involved in the Sweepstakes from any third party claims: (i) arising out of your participation in this Sweepstakes or use of any prize; or (ii) arising out of any breach of your warranties, representations and obligations herein.

WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND THE MLB ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor from entrant’s participation in, or attempt to participate in, the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in marketing materials, the announcement of prizes or these Official Rules. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and any company involved in the Sweepstakes from any and all claims, damages or liabilities arising from or relating to such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, recipient agrees to release and hold the Released Parties, and their officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, harmless from and against any liability for injuries, including death, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Sweepstakes, and/or from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize. 

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES; AND (4) ENTRANT'S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY ENTRANT. 

Except where prohibited, by accepting a prize, winner grants Sponsor and those acting under its authority permission to use his/her name, photograph, posts, video, voice and/or likeness, image, biographical information and statements, at any time or times, for advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes without additional compensation, in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet, without notice, review or approval. 

GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof. Entrants consent to jurisdiction and venue in, and agree that any claims or disputes shall be resolved exclusively in, the federal and state courts located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. 

WINNER’S LIST: Sponsor will list the winners on its Website.

PRIVACY: All information submitted herein will be used for the purposes of this Sweepstakes and will otherwise be governed by the privacy policy listed on the Website. By entering, entrants agree Sponsor can contact them by email and/or text for Sweepstakes and account purposes.

SPONSOR: Lakes Gas Co., 655 Lake Street S, PO Box 400, Forest Lake, MN 55025

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