OFFICIAL RULES – Shade Tree Social Media Sweepstakes

No purchase necessary to enter or win

General Rules: The name of the promotion governed by these Official Rules is the SMUD Shade Tree Social Media Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). The Sweepstakes begins April 27, 2018 and ends on May. 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Eligibility: Sweepstakes open to residents of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (“SMUD”) service area and SMUD customers. All entrants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older. Not open to employees and immediate family members (spouse, parent, siblings and children) of SMUD, its directors, officers, employees or agents.

Indemnity: By entering, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and hold harmless and indemnifies SMUD and each of its directors, officers, employees, or agents against any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), with respect to or arising from either the entrant’s participation or the receipt or use of the prizes awarded in this Sweepstakes.

How to Enter: To enter, entrant must post a picture of his or her favorite shade tree in Sacramento to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram along with the hashtags #SMUDShadeTrees and #EarthDayEveryDay.  If entering on Facebook, the picture must be posted in the comments section of the original sweepstakes post. Upon posting a picture of a shade tree to one of the previously mentioned sites the entrant automatically enters the Sweepstakes and confirms that he/she agrees to all official rules.  1) Those not entering via a social media site may enter by mailing a 3.5” x 5” postcard to the address below (hand print your name, age, address (with zip code), daytime and evening telephone numbers, and e-mail address. Mail postcard entries by April 30 to: SMUD Shade Tree Social Media Sweepstakes, c/o SMUD, P.O. Box 15830 – M.S. A352, Sacramento, CA 95852-1830. Limit one (1) entry/postcard per household. SMUD is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, undelivered, illegible, or improperly inputted entries.

Entry Deadline: Entries must be received by May 2, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Random Drawing: On or about May 7, 2018 one (1) entry will be drawn at random from all eligible entries received. The winner will receive one prize. The drawing will be conducted by a representative or designee of SMUD, whose decision with respect to the selection of the potential winners shall be final.  Entrants need not be present to win. The potential winners will be notified by direct message on or about May 7, 2018. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Prize: The prize is a $150 gift card to the SMUD Energy Store. Prize must be picked up by the winner(s) at SMUD’s Customer Service Center, 6301 S Street, Sacramento, California 95817 by June 29, 2018. The retail value of the prize is $150. The winning prize is non-transferable to any other person, including relatives and friends. Winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes, and any expenses associated with the prize, unless otherwise specified. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prize is permitted.  

Prize Acceptance: All federal state and local laws and regulations apply. Prior to or at the time of delivery of the prize, the potential winner must execute a Prize Acceptance Form / Release of Liability / Eligibility Declaration within two (2) days of notification. Non-compliance within this time period may result in disqualification and the selection of an alternate winner, unless prohibited by law. Failure to accept delivery of the prize will constitute forfeiture of such prize.  If the potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules or if SMUD is unable to contact a selected winner within a reasonable time period following the winner’s selection, the prize will be forfeited and, at SMUD’s discretion, an alternate winner will be selected. In consideration of being awarded the prize, winner hereby agrees and consents, without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind, to the use of the winner’s name, voice, picture, and/or likeness in any and all advertising, promotions and other publicity conducted by SMUD. 

Official Rules/Winners List: SMUD reserves the right to make rule or Sweepstakes changes without notice at any time.  The decision of SMUD in the interpretation of, and compliance with, the Official Rules is final.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of SMUD, which are final.  These Official Rules are found at:  For notification of the winner and prize, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: SMUD Shade Tree Social Media Sweepstakes, c/o SMUD, P.O. Box 15830 – M.S. A127, Sacramento, CA 95852-1830.  Requests must be received no later than May 30, 2018.

Tax Information: Liability for any applicable taxes imposed by any government, if any, on any prize won is the sole responsibility of the winner of such Prize.

Applicable Laws: This Sweepstakes is subject to the laws of the State of California. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.