TECO PROMO COMMUNICATION GIVEAWAY OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Overview:

From time to time, Tampa Electric and/or TECO Peoples Gas plan to develop a Promo Communication Giveaway that promotes a product or service related to electric service, and to provide, as part as the promotion, that one of the participants will be eligible to receive a promotional item, as identified in the communication, by random drawing (each a “Drawing”). Following such communication, TECO will conduct the Drawing and randomly select one or more participants from the pool of individuals who elected to enter in the Drawing and/or individuals who were entered automatically (e.g., existing utility customers). The randomly selected participant will be awarded the promotional item.

Promotion Sponsors:

Each Drawing is sponsored by Tampa Electric or TECO Peoples Gas, as applicable, hereinafter referred to as the “Sponsor” Or “TECO”. To contact the Sponsor, write to: TECO c/o Corporate Communications Tampa Electric, 702 N. Franklin St., Tampa FL 33602. The Promo Communications Giveaway and the drawings are not sponsored by, administered by or in any way endorsed by the issuers or gift cards or manufacturers of promotional items given as prizes.

Eligibility:

No Purchase Necessary to enter or win. To be eligible to enter or win, each entrant must be a legal resident of the U.S., and must be at least 18 years old or older at the time of entry with a valid government-issued identification. Entry or participation in a Drawing constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules. One entry per person. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Employees of the Sponsors and immediate families are not eligible to enter or win. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension and any other persons residing at the same household whether or not related. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in a Drawing, or obtain Winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. No substitution or transfer of prize in lieu of prize will be permitted.

How to Enter and How to Win:

Participating in the Promo Communication Giveaway automatically enters your name to win. Only one entry per person per Promo Communication Giveaway. Duplicate entries will be disqualified.

The Prize:

The gift card or other promotional item mentioned in the communication will be mailed to the winner. If a gift card is awarded, the terms and conditions of the issuer will apply. Approximate retail value of each prize will not exceed $600 each. Total approximate value of all prizes will not exceed $2000. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value if the prize should become unavailable for any reason.

Other Conditions/Restrictions:

Taxes/Fees/Other Expenses The Winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability and publicity release and will be required to provide a social security or other tax identification number. Winner is responsible for Florida sales tax and fees that might arise due to winning this prize (if any). Any other federal, state, and local taxes and any duties on a prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner is responsible for reporting the retail value of the Prize on their personal federal income taxes. Prize cannot be returned by Winner to avoid tax obligation.

Release:

BY PARTICIPATING IN A DRAWING OR ACCEPTING THE PRIZE, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD THE SPONSORS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, ADVERTISING, PROMOTION AND FULFILLMENT AGENCIES AND LEGAL ADVISORS (COLLECTIVELY, “SPONSOR PARTIES”) HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND IN CONNECTION WITH THE DRAWINGS OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, OR USE OF THE PRIZE INCLUDING BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION (TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW), PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND CLAIMS BASED UPON PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PROPERTY. SPONSOR PARTIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND THE SELECTED WINNER WAIVES ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SPONSOR PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ERRORS OR MALFUNCTIONS IN THE OPERATION OR CONDUCT OF THE DRAWINGS OR OF THE PRIZES. Winners will look solely to the issuer of the gift card or manufacturer to the promotional item, as applicable, for performance or warranty issues.

Public Nature of Chat; Rights of Use:

All participants recognize that participation in the Promo Communications Giveaway that works on a public chat could place their comments and user name in a public forum if the communication is made available on a social network such as Facebook or Twitter. If a participant elects to participate in the Promo Communications Giveaway, then each participant gives the Sponsors exclusive permission to print, publish, broadcast, and use participant’s statements (provided the participant is only identified by the screenname he or she used to make the statement), and, if a participant wins a Drawing, the right to release his or her name as part of a Winner’s List, without notice to participant and without any further compensation unless prohibited by law.   If the participant is automatically entered, then Sponsors will request the winner’s consent before publishing his or her name; in which case, consent to release his or her name may be a condition to receipt of the prize.

Conduct and Decisions:

The Sponsors will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Drawings and the Sponsors’ decisions concerning such disputes shall be final and absolute. If the conduct or outcome of the Drawings is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of the Sponsors, the Sponsors reserve the right to modify or terminate the Drawings, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as the Sponsors deem appropriate. All decisions made by the Sponsors are final. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS, OR WEBSITES, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF LAW AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Compliance with Law:

Florida law will govern this Drawing. Hillsborough County, Florida will be the proper venue for any dispute or litigation related to this promotion. Entrants agree to comply with all applicable laws in connection with these Drawings.

Winner’s List:

The name of the winners are available by contacting TECO c/o Corporate Communications, 702 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602. Requests received after 30 days will not be honored. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Facebook.

 


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