Drawing Rules and Conditions


1. Eligibility

Current residents of Mendon, MA and Upton, MA age 18 or over are eligible to participate. Volunteers of Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus and their immediate family members are ineligible to participate. Employees of our installer partners (ACE Solar, Achieve Renewable Energy, Boucher Energy, Green Energy Consumer Alliance, and RES Solar) and their immediate families are ineligible to participate.

Void where prohibited by law.

2. Sponsorship

This giveaway is sponsored by Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus, a community initiative.

3. Agreement to Rules

By entering your contest, participants agree to abide by the Official Rules and decisions of Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus. We reserve the right to refuse, withdraw, or disqualify entries at our sole discretion. Entering the drawing constitutes agreement from the participant to accept the decision of the Sponsor as final and binding.

4. Entry Period

Entries will be collected and accepted from Tuesday, April 20th at 8 am EDT through May 31, 2021 at 5 pm EDT.

5. How to Enter

Participants must enter the drawing by completing the online entry form accessible from SolarizeMendonUpton.com.

Individuals can enter multiple times. These entries should be logged on the entrance form, which will specify details of qualifications. Qualifications for entry include the following:

  1. By liking the Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus Facebook page (1 entry)

  2. By following the Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus Instagram account (1 entry)

  3. By sharing with us a testimonial about how much they love one of the 6 technologies offered through Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus (3 entries): Testimonials can be in the form of 1) A written quote from you, a photo, and your name or 2) a short (1 to 2 minutes) video testimonial of you talking about one more clean technologies you have. Technologies need not have been installed through Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus or through either previous Mendon or Upton Solarize programs. Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus would share selected submitted testimonials on our Website or FaceBook page.

  4. By commenting on specific designated social media posts or participating in specific social media campaigns that we will announce each week on Facebook. (5/7/21 Update: qualifying comments must be on the Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus public FaceBook page or Instagram posts.) (1 entry per week)

6. Prizes

Prizes will consist of between 6 and 10 awards in the form of gifts and gift cards from Mendon and Upton businesses. All prizes combined will total between $600 and $1000, and individual prizes awarded will be valued between $25 and $100. Acceptance of the prize grants permission for Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus to use the Winners entry, name, and likeness for advertising, promotion, and trade without further compensation or remuneration unless prohibited by law.

7. Odds

Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received prior to each drawing.

8. Selection and Notification of the Winner

Winners will be selected by a weekly random drawing of entries printed on paper (one slip of paper per entry) from a container under the supervision of Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus volunteers. In the event that a selected winner has submitted multiple entries, additional entries by that person will remain eligible for subsequent drawings. (Update from 5/7/21: For drawing events with multiple winners chosen, a given individual can win only one prize per drawing date.)

We will announce winners on Facebook, and plan to notify winners by phone or email within 24 hours of each drawing event. Winners must claim their prize before June 15, 2021, or that prize may be forfeited.

Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus is not liable for the winner’s failure to receive notification of winning if he or she provided a wrong email address or incorrect phone number or if their email security settings caused your prize notification to go into the spam or junk folder.

Receipt of the prize is upon the condition of compliance with federal, state, and local laws.

9. Rights Granted by the Entrant

We will read the name of winning entries at the time of the drawing, which will be broadcast in a Facebook live video and Instagram video. By entering this drawing you give permission for us to read your name aloud.

10. Terms & Conditions

Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or terminate in the event that non-authorized human intervention, a bug or virus, fraud, or other causes beyond our control impact or corrupt the security, fairness, proper conduct, or administration of the contest/giveaway.

We reserve the right to disqualify anyone who violates the terms, as well as to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law in cases where a participant has caused deliberate damage or undermined the legal operation of the promotion.

11. Limitation of Liability

The participant’s entry into this giveaway constitutes his or her agreement to release and hold harmless Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus and its volunteers and partner organizations and their employees against all claims of liability, illness, injury, death, loss, etc., that occurs directly or indirectly from participation in the contest or use/misuse of the awarded prizes.

12. Disputes

The entrant agrees, as a condition of participating in the promotion, that all claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in the state of Massachusetts or another location mutually agreeable to the parties. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction. Entrants waive all rights to punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, and waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

13. Privacy Policy

Participants’ contact information will only be shared with express permission, when given for the purpose of signing up for free estimates from our installer partners.

14. Winners List

Participants can request a copy of the complete list of winners by emailing solarizemendonupton@gmail.com with the subject line of “request for list of drawing winners.” This list will be available after June 1, 2021 through July 1, 2021.

15. Social Media Platform Rules

The Drawings hosted by Mendon-Upton Solarize Mass Plus are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram.

16. Affirmation of Acceptance of and Agreement to All of the Official Rules

By entering these drawings, the entrant has affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the rules and conditions above.