2017 #NatlPrep Facebook Contest Official Rules

When storms and emergencies strike, are you ready? September is National Preparedness Month and we’re challenging our Facebook fans to stay one step ahead of natural disasters through our #NatlPrep Facebook contest.  Beginning September 11, 2017 and lasting for five days, Consumers Energy Facebook fans will have the chance to win a 3-day emergency preparedness kit ($60 value), combo carbon monoxide/smoke alarm ($25 value) and one or more of the mystery prizes below:

  • roadside assistance emergency kit ($40 value)
  • canine friendly pet first aid kit ($30 value)
  • emergency pet inside identifier stickers for home ($7 value)
  • wind up emergency radio, flashlight and cell phone charger ($50 value)
  • anti-slip escape ladder ($33 value)
  • external solar phone battery pack ($40 value)

Enter to win by answering our question of the day posted on our Consumers Energy Facebook page at 7 a.m. daily.

Not a part of Facebook?  Don’t worry; sign up today and ‘like’ Consumers Energy. Specific details will be provided daily beginning Sept. 11, 2017 until Sept. 15, 2017.

Consumers Energy employees and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.  Be sure to read the full rules and regulations below.


2017 #NatlPrep Facebook Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING.

Eligibility:

The Consumers Energy #NatlPrep Contest (“Contest”) is open to legal residents of the U.S. residing in the Michigan service territory of Consumers Energy Company (“Sponsor”), who are over 18 years old with Internet access and valid Facebook® account and email address at the time of entry.

By entering, you agree to these Contest rules (the “Official Rules”), including the completion of a Contest waiver if selected as a winner.

Entrants who are or whose immediate family members, or persons living in the same household are employees, officers, directors and agents of Consumers Energy, its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies, and program implementation contractors and persons living in their same household are not eligible to participate in the Contest.

The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Any entry information provided will be used solely for the purposes of the Contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor, not Facebook.

Sponsor:

The Contest is sponsored by Consumers Energy Company, One Energy Plaza, Jackson, MI 49201.

 

Timing:

The Contest begins on September 11, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET (the “Contest Period”) and consists of five (5) daily entry periods (each a “Daily Entry Period”) outlined below.

The Facebook activity timestamp will be accepted as the official time of entry.

Daily Contest Period Start Date and Time

8 a.m. EST

End Date

6 p.m. EST

Approximate Winning Selection Date
1 Sept. 11, 2017 Sept. 11, 2017 Sept. 11, 2017
2 Sept. 12, 2017 Sept. 12, 2017 Sept. 12, 2017
3 Sept. 13, 2017 Sept. 13, 2017 Sept. 13, 2017
4 Sept. 14, 2017 Sept. 14, 2017 Sept. 14, 2017
5 Sept. 15, 2017 Sept. 15, 2017 Sept. 15, 2017

 

How to Enter:

Entrants can submit their written entry (“Post”) by posting a comment as instructed by the Administrator.  By submitting a Post, you indicate your agreement and compliance with the Official Rules.  Your entry must be in accordance with the specific requirements listed below.

Entrant must be the registered account holder of the Facebook account from which the entry is made and ‘like’ the Consumers Energy Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/consumersenergymichigan, to win. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Contest entities, and not to Facebook.

Winner Selection:

The winner will be selected randomly by the Administrator from the Posts submitted that day, as per the dates and details listed above.

An entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the Contest should so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. If you are a winner (subject to verification), you will be sent a message through your Facebook account from the Administrator.

All entries must be received and recorded during the appropriate Contest Period to be eligible for a Daily Contest Prize. No entrant may win more than one (1) Daily Contest Prize. If the potential winners forfeit or do not claim the prizes within seven (7) days of receiving a winning message from the Administrator, the prizes will be re-awarded, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Disqualification, Modification and Cancelation:

Any entrant who attempts or encourages, either directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, or uses any device, service or artifice to enter multiple or false entries, as determined by the Administrator, will be disqualified and any and all prizes to which the entrant may have been awarded or entitled will be canceled.

Contest Prizes and Odds of Winning:

Five (5) Daily Contest Prizes containing a 3-day emergency preparedness kit ($60 value), combo carbon monoxide/smoke alarm ($25 value) and one or more of the mystery prizes below:

  • roadside assistance emergency kit ($40 value)
  • canine friendly pet first aid kit ($30 value)
  • emergency pet inside identifier stickers for home ($7 value)
  • wind up emergency radio, flashlight and cell phone charger ($50 value)
  • anti-slip escape ladder ($33 value)
  • external solar phone battery pack ($40 value)

In no event will there be more Daily Contest Prizes awarded than are stated in these Official Rules. In the event that a programming, technical or any other reason(s) causes more than the stated number of prizes to be claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes (previously not awarded) by random drawing among all legitimate eligible prize claimants.

Limit one (1) Daily Contest Prize per winner during the Daily Contest Period. Winner must accept prizes as specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited. Any difference between the stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Lost or stolen prizes will not be replaced. Prizes are non-transferrable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. No substitutions or cash equivalents or redemption will be made. Winners agree to accept the prize “as is”, and entrants hereby acknowledge that Contest entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with the prize. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received and the order in which they are received.  Allow 8 to 10 weeks for delivery of prize by mail following notification process. Prizes will only be delivered to addresses within the Michigan service territory of Consumers Energy.

Privacy:

Entry into this Contest requires the entrant to provide certain personal information if and only if the entrant is selected as a Daily Contest Winner in order that the prize can be shipped to the winner. Entrants are informed that the personal data collection in connection with this Contest will be collected by Contest engine and reside on United States based servers and will therefore be subject to applicable United States laws and Contest entities privacy policies located at https://www.consumersenergy.com/content.aspx?id=1121.  By participating, you acknowledge that the Sponsor and its Subcontractors have the right to use and/or publicize your name and likeness for promotional purposes.

Limitations of Liability:

By participating, entrant releases Facebook, the Sponsor and its Subcontractors, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by participation in the Contest, including unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the prize that may be awarded; acknowledges that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or law, relative to the prize; and waives any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules.

Disputes:

This Contest is governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Michigan, without respect to conflict of law doctrines. As a condition of participating in this Contest, you agree that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Michigan having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. costs associated with entering), and entrant s further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. In the event of a dispute about the identity of an entrant, each entry will be declared made by the registered account holder at time of the Contest. The registered account holder is deemed to be the person who is assigned the Facebook account by Facebook. With respect to any winning selection, the winner may be required to provide Administrator with proof that the person is the registered account holder of the Facebook account associated with the winning selection. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest.

Winners List:

A list of winners will be available within one (1) week after the end of the final Daily Prize Contest Period on the Consumers Energy Facebook page at www.facebook.com/consumersenergymichigan


Winners List:

Day 1 Karen Christensen
Day 2 Jill DeRain
Day 3 Cathy Young
Day 4 Tonja Robinson
Day 5 Kathy Patterson