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Free Electricity For a Year Official Rules

AEP Energy Free Electricity for a Year Sweepstakes

Please read these rules before entering the AEP Energy “Win Free Electricity for a Year Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”). By submitting an entry, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and that you satisfy all eligibility requirements.

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED

Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to all persons who, at the time of entry, are 18 years of age or older and who are legal residents of the United States residing in Ohio receiving electricity service from AEP Ohio, The Illuminating Company, Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison, Dayton Power & Light or Duke Energy Ohio. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of AEP Energy, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) and their affiliates, agencies, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win the Prize (defined below). The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside of Ohio and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules (the “Official Rules”) and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects

How to Enter: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 5, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on July 9, 2017 (the “Entry Period”). Limit of one (1) entry per eligible household throughout Entry Period, regardless of method of entry. A household entry is defined as any valid address used to enter the sweepstakes, and any duplicate addresses shall not count beyond one entry. In case of multiple entries received from any household, only the first entry received from such household will be considered. There is one way to enter during the Entry Period: Entry Form found at AEPenergy.com/Sweeps. No other method of entry will be accepted.

  1. Entry Form at AEPenergy.com/Sweeps During the Entry Period, enter the Sweepstakes through the Entry Form found at AEPenergy.com/Sweeps. Entrants must fill out all required fields on the entry form to participate in the Sweepstakes. After submitting the required information on the entry form, you will receive your one (1) and only entry into the drawing. Any completed forms that do not meet the eligibility requirements above will be omitted from the drawing at the end of the Entry Period.

Information Collected and Privacy: Entrants to the Sweepstakes may be given the option to opt-outs of commercial emails and/or other communications from AEP Energy, Inc. Eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrants opt-out to receive such emails. Any communications not opt-outed of to receive such emails and/or other communications will not impact any entrant’s chances of winning. By entering, entrants do agree to be called, mailed or emailed by AEP Energy with information related to the entrant’s entry.

Random Draw: All valid entries will be entered into the drawing. A random draw for the Prize, by a Sponsor representative, or other person designated by the Sponsor, will be held on or about July 10, 2017 from among all eligible entries received from each weekly period. All losing entries will not count for any and all future “Free Electricity For a Year” Sweepstakes drawings.

The potential winner selected in accordance with the above will be contacted by telephone and/or email at the telephone number and/or email address provided at the time of entry. If a potential winner cannot be reached within two (2) days of the first notification attempt or declines the prize, he/she will be disqualified, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected at random from among remaining eligible entries. The decisions of the Sponsor, including the selection of the winner, are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Prize: Prize: There will be one (1) Prize available to be won, which is in the form of a Visa® pre-paid gift card totaling $1,400 (the “Prize”). The amount of the Prize is intended to represent an average residential household’s annual cost of electricity in Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power.  The gift cards are subject to separate terms and conditions imposed by issuer. The grand prize winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) and will be required to provide the Sponsor with a mailing address, and complete and submit a W-9 form to claim the prize. All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the sole responsibility of the winner. The winner is responsible for remitting payment to their respective utility company directly and will be responsible for any late fees, past due balances, etc.

Prize Conditions: No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted, except at the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever the Prize (or any portion thereof) of comparable, or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion.

Waiver of Liability/Publicity Release: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant (A) agrees to

(i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, (ii) the decision(s) of the Sponsor and (iii) waive any and all claims against the Sponsor, Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”), Twitter Inc. (Twitter), the Columbus Clippers, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity that is related to the receipt or use of the Prize (or any portion thereof) and (B) acknowledges that (i) the Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter and the Columbus Clippers, and (ii) he/she is providing information to the Sponsor and not to Facebook, Twitter or the Columbus Clippers. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor for Sweepstakes purposes. By acceptance of the Prize, each winner authorizes the Sponsor and their respective designees to use in any related publicity, such winner’s name, photograph, image, any statements they may make regarding the Prize, city and state of residence, likeness and/or voice for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide in perpetuity and in any form of media now or hereafter devised worldwide (including the Internet), if the winner gives consent from AEP Energy’s Publicity Waiver.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, you waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. Entrants agree that in any cause of action, in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees and/or experts’ fees and costs. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE PRIZE, AND ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED IN THE CONTEST ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

General Sweepstakes Terms and Conditions: The Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.

Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of the Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor and/or their respective agents. The Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion. The failure of the Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter, and the Columbus Clippers to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All disputes concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, 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 the State of Ohio, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine, and all proceedings shall take place in Franklin County, Ohio.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, suspend or otherwise modify the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) for any reason, including, but not limited to incidents where a virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, the Sponsor may elect to identify winner and award the Prize by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL(S), WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND THE SPONSOR AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Winner: For the name of the winner (available after July 10, 2017), mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: AEP Energy “Win Free Electricity for a Year Sweepstakes” List of Winners c/o AEP Energy, P.O. Box 3489, Chicago, IL 60654. Requests for the name of the winner must be received by August 10, 2017.

Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is AEP Energy, Inc. All rights reserved.

AEP Energy is a competitive retail electric service provider affiliated with American Electric Power Company, Inc. AEP Energy is not soliciting on behalf of and is not an agent for any AEP utility.