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The Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Merry & Bright Sweepstakes


  2. ELIGIBILITY. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Merry & Bright Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the State of Hawaii who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry, unless local law prohibits entry or requires pre-registration or bonding. Employees of Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Maui Electric Company, Inc. and Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. ("Sponsor"), its parent company, or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, or advertising or promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or to win. The term "immediate family members" includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.
  3. HOW TO ENTER. The Sweepstakes entry period lasts for twenty-nine (29) days which begins on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 12:01 AM HST and ends on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 11:59 PM HST (the “Sweepstakes Period”) and involves the entry method described below.

    The Sweepstakes will be administered by Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries as the Sponsor. To enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win, go online to www.hawaiianelectric.com/MerryAndBright (the "Sweepstakes Landing Page") and enter your name, e-mail address, daytime phone number and island where prompted. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes per submission. Only one entry per email address is permitted through this method. For eligibility, each submission must be entered through the Sweepstakes Landing Page to be part of the drawing.

  4. WINNER SELECTION. On or around December 20, 2019, Hawaiian Electric will select 5 Prize Winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
  5. PRIZES AND ODDS. The Prize Winners selected in the Sweepstakes drawing will receive an Amazon® gift card. Retail value of the prize is $200. Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiaries in connection with the prizes is solely for the purpose of describing such prize and is not intended to suggest any affiliation or sponsorship. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the prize drawing.
  6. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE ACCEPTANCE. All winners will be notified at the email address or phone number associated with the Winner's information provided at the time of entry. Award of the prizes is subject to verification of the winners' eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor's inability to reach a winner using the information associated with contact's information provided with entry made through the Sweepstakes Landing Page, a winner's failure to timely respond to prize notification, and/or a winner's failure to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules may, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, result in that winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his/her interest in all prizes and the selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Winner may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes 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. Prize Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law), both of which must be returned within ten (10) days of the date of personal delivery or sender's postmark. Failure to sign and return the affidavit and release within ten (10) days may result in the Prize Winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the Prize, and the award of the Prize to a substitute winner.
  7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes judges designated by Sponsor. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each entrant's consent to the Sponsor's publication of the entrant's name, biographical information, voice recording and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation or further compensation. 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, or any portion thereof. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries, for failure to receive entries due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, telephone equipment, line or network, whether originating with sender, a third party provider, or Sponsor. Third party merchants and service providers are solely responsible for the quality and performance of any goods and/or services awarded as part of the prizes. Any rules of said merchants relating to the redemption, return, exchange, and/or expiration of such awards shall apply. Sponsor is not responsible for those portions of the prizes provided by such third party merchants. Sponsor shall not be liable for any bodily harm and/or property damage and/or lost opportunity which may result from this Sweepstakes or for the provision of the goods or services awarded as prizes. All personal information collected by the Sponsor will be used for administration of this drawing. In addition, entrants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of Hawaiian Electric Company subject to our privacy policy. Hawaiian Electric uses reasonable commercial efforts to comply with Federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and entrants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following opt-out instructions contained in any such email.
  8. GENERAL RELEASE. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants release the Sponsor, its respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies, and its officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize or any travel, merchandise, or other goods or services redeemed with any mileage prize awarded (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injury, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).
  9. CONSTRUCTION. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of any entrant and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Hawaii, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of Hawaii, or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Hawaii. In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these Official Rules, participants agree that the dispute shall be by and within the courts of the State of Hawaii and no other. 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.
  10. OFFICIAL RULES/WINNERS LIST REQUESTS. For a copy of these Official Rules (available starting November 21, 2019) or a winner list (available starting on or around January 3, 2020), send a request and self-addressed stamped envelope to: “Official Rules Request” or “Winners List Request” (as applicable), Hawaiian Electric Company, Attn: Merry & Bright Sweepstakes KS2-QO, P.O. Box 2750, Honolulu, HI 96840.
  11. SPONSOR. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries, whose decisions regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes will be final and binding in all respects.

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