2. Eligibility.  Subject to the additional restrictions below, “WVEC’s Energy Smart Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. residents of Virginia and North Carolina, living in the following counties: Williamsburg, York, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Surry, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Camden, Currituck, and Pasquotank who are 18 years or older, and is the owner or renter of, or has a current valid mortgage on a home, which includes a single family home, townhome, condominium or apartment at the time of entry, and can provide legal documentation evidencing such ownership, rental agreement, or mortgage relationship at the time of entry.  Employees and contractors of WVEC, (“Sponsor”), TEGNA Inc., Virginia Natural Gas and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win. 

 3. How to Enter. The Sweepstakes will begin at 9:01 a.m. (E.T.) on Monday, October 10, 2016 and end at 5:00 p.m. (E.T.) on Thursday, October 20, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). 

Entry.  Enter by visiting Sponsor’s Facebook page at or by visiting the Features tab then clicking the Sweepstakes tab on and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Complete the entry form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the “SUBMIT” button. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it does not interfere with processing your entry.

 Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.  Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries.  All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.  By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor.  You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the Sponsor’s website or in any email received from Sponsor.

All entries must be received by 5:01 p.m. (E.T.) on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  Limit one entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period.

 4. Winner Selection. On Thursday October 20, 2016 after the close of the Sweepstakes Period one (1) winner will be selected via a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. 

5. Prizes and Odds One (1)Winner will receive two (2) Whirlpool appliances provided by Sponsor that includes a Whirlpool 4.5 cu. Ft Front Load Washer and a 7.4 cu. Ft. Gas Dryer with 2 Pedestal Drawers. (Model: WHPFLPAIR1G) all pieces include the manufacturer warranty, delivery and installation by HH Gregg.  (ARV: $2,199.96) Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. 

6. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winner will be notified on or about October 20th at the email address on winner’s entry form.  Winner’s failure to respond within 48 hours, return of email prize notification as undeliverable or failure of any winner to respond to the email notification may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.  To claim prize winner must contact WVEC-TV- Elizabeth Fimian at (757) 628-6249 before 12:01AM (E.T.) January 31, 2017 during normal business hours of Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm (E.T.) Valid photo identification may be required by Sponsor. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are non-assignable and nontransferable. Prize is not redeemable for cash. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winner will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release which must be returned as instructed by Sponsor. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner’s disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner’s consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.

7. Participation.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor.  In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes.  Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.  Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor.  In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.  Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to fully release, forever discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, TEGNA Inc. and Facebook from and against all claims, costs, liabilities, losses, injuries, and damages arising out of the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, any claims for personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property or any other harm arising out of entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the receipt, use, or misuse of any prize, or any travel or activity that is related to the Sweepstakes or any prize.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  Sponsor is not responsible for the operation of HH Gregg, including its installers and business hours. 

 8. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.

 9. Sponsor. “WVEC’s Energy Smart Sweepstakes” is sponsored by WVEC-TV. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winner and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. For a list of winners (available after October 27, 2016) or a copy of these Official Rules send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Energy Smart Sweepstakes” 613 Woodis Ave Norfolk VA 23510.  If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Emily Mowers,, 757-628-6253. 


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