Official Rules

OFFICIAL RULES: 2015 Laclede Gas DollarHelp “Keep St. Louis Warm” Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ABILITY TO WIN. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

ELIGIBILITY: Only individuals who at the time of submission are (1) Laclede Gas Company residential or commercial customers, (2) legal residents of the State of Missouri and (3) 18 years of age or older may enter. In this Sweepstakes, an individual who meets these requirements may be referred to as an Eligible Entrant.

Employees of Laclede Gas Company (“Sponsor”), United Way of Greater St. Louis, or their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouse and parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to participate or to win an award. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

This Sweepstakes is in no way promoted, sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”). By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor and not Facebook.

SPONSOR: Laclede Gas Company, 720 Olive Street, Suite 1402, St. Louis, MO 63101.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The DollarHelp “Keep St. Louis Warm” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:01 p.m. Central Time (“CT”) on January 12, 2015, and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on February 22, 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

HOW TO ENTER: To participate in the Sweepstakes, visit the DollarHelp website at www.DollarHelp.org and click on “Enter Now” or visit the Laclede Gas Facebook Sweepstakes Tab at www.facebook.com/LacledeGas  and follow the instructions provided to complete the entry form, and submit.

Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period. However, it is possible to receive bonus entries if Entrant shares their Sweepstakes link and other users click Entrant’s traceable link and enters. One (1) bonus entry for each additional user that clicks Entrant’s link and completes entry. Maximum of twenty-five (25) bonus entries per Entrant.

All Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. CT on February 22, 2015 to be considered. Sponsor reserves the right to refuse Submissions in its sole discretion.

Submission of erroneous or incomplete information will void the Submission. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the Submission process are void. Limit one (1) Submission per person using only one (1) email address and one (1) Facebook account throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor shall have sole discretion to determine if a Submission is void.

PRIZE DRAWING: On or about February 23, 2015, Sponsor will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winner via telephone or email on or about February 23, 2015. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within three (3) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by telephone or email and will be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor, which must be returned and postmarked or received by e-mail within three (3) business days of date of award notification.

Return of the award notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner, or refusal of the award will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the award, in the case of a Grand Prize winner, may be awarded to a Cardinal Pack winner. All Prizes are non-transferrable.

PRIZES (10):

Grand Prize (1): A trip for a family of  four (4) people to Jupiter, Florida from March 20-22, 2015, including hotel accommodations, airfare, ground transportation, baseball tickets and 5-10 minute meet-and-greet with a St. Louis Cardinals player and have dinner with manager Mike Matheny; Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $6,000. By accepting an award, the Grand Prize Winner will be required to permit Sponsor and each of its designees to use such Winner’s name, image, voice, and likeness in any and all media now known or hereafter devised (including on the Internet), worldwide and in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to use if asked to do so.

Cardinal Packs (9): A Cardinals prize pack valued at $150 each, including a pair of two (2) tickets to a regular-season St. Louis Cardinals home game and Cardinals merchandise; ARV: $150 for each prize. By accepting an award, each winner will be required to permit Sponsor and each of its designees to use such winner’s name, image, voice, and likeness in any and all media now known or hereafter devised (including on the Internet), worldwide and in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to use if asked to do so.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Prizes cannot be transferred, assigned or substituted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute prizes (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole discretion. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsor. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies 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.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and each of its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (“Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d) application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application the processing of entries application downloads or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

DISPUTES: To the extent permitted by law, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Missouri. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Missouri, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Missouri.


 

PRIVACY: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy.


 

REQUEST FOR WINNERS’ NAMES: To request the name of the winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to DollarHelp “Keep St. Louis Warm” Sweepstakes Winners, 720 Olive Street, Suite 1402, St. Louis, MO 63101. Winner list requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above).