Swing Into Summer With Cycled AC
Sweepstakes Official Rules



1. Eligibility: The Swing Into Summer With Cycled AC Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States of America and are active Stearns Electric Association authorized account holders who are 18 as of the date of entry and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Stearns Electric Association, (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Stearns Electric, as final and binding as it relates to the content.

3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about April 1, 2016 and ending July 31, 2016. All entries must be received or postmarked by July 31, 2016, 11:59PM EST.
4. How to Enter:
Register for the EnergyWise Cycled AC Program: To enroll on the EnergyWise Cycled AC Program, Stearns Electric members must complete and submit a registration form. Registration forms can be found here. Entries can be submitted online or printed and mailed to Stearns Electric (29643 Frontage Road, St. Joseph, MN 56374.)

Alternate Method of Entry: Mail a letter to Stearns Electric, Cycled AC Promo (29643 Frontage Road, St. Joseph, MN 56374) including entrants name, address, phone number and email address. All entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2016. Photocopied, illegible or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All entries and requests become Stearns Electric property and will not be returned or acknowledged. Stearns Electric is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, or postage professional sweepstakes or sweepstakes entry agent to submit entries in the Sweepstakes is prohibited and will result in disqualification.

5. Prizes: Five (5) winners will receive a pack of four (4) tickets to a MN Twins Game (approximate retail value $275). Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize or incidental related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Stearns Electric to use winner's name, likeness, picture, entry, or statements about the Sweepstakes for purposes of advertising, public relations, trade or promotional purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

7. Winner Selection and Notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor by August 5, 2016. Winners will be notified via mail and phone to the contact information they entered the Sweepstakes with within five (5) days following the winner selection. Winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability (“Affidavit”) and where permissible a Publicity Release including but not limited to providing proof of identity, which must be executed and returned within fifteen (15) days of date specified on notification or such winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected. Prizes awarded within fifteen (15) days after receipt and verification of completed Affidavits. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if Affidavit/Release is retuned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the corresponding prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Terms: Stearns Electric reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Stearns Electric may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Stearns Electric reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.
9. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Stearns Electric and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
10. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED AND INTERPRETED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE STATE OF MN WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW PROVISIONS. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Minnesota having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
11. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on the Stearns Electric Web Site. To read the Privacy Policy, click here.
12. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winners’ names or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Stearns Electric Association, 29643 Frontage Road, St. Joseph, MN 56374.Requests must be received no later than September 30, 2016.
13. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Stearns Electric Cooperative Association, 900 Kraft Drive SE, Melrose, MN 56352.