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NJNG Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MESSAGE AND DATA RATES MAY APPLY.

1. Eligibility: NJNG Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to individuals who are legal residents of New Jersey eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who are customers of New Jersey Natural Gas Company ("NJNG") in good standing as of June 30, 2014. You do not have to be a Check user to enter. Employees, contractors, directors and officers of Check, Inc. ("Sponsor") and NJNG, and their respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, and advertising, promotion and judging agencies and all other service agencies involved with the Sweepstakes, and members of the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouse) and household of each such employee are not eligible to participate

The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor: Check, Inc., P.O. Box 60824 Palo Alto, CA 94306.

3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on July 1, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Eastern Daylight Time ("EDT"), and ends on September 30, 2014 at 11:59:59 pm EDT (the "Promotion Period") and is divided into three (3) different entries periods (each an "Entry Period") as set forth below:

Entry Period Start Date End Date Approx. Drawing Date
1 7/1/14 at 12:00:00 am 7/30/14 at 11:59:59 pm 8/10/14
2 8/1/14 at 12:00:00 am 8/31/14 at 11:59:59 pm 9/12/14
3 9/1/14 at 12:00:00 am 9/30/14 at 11:59:59 pm 10/10/14

All times are in EDT. Sponsor's clock is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.

4. How to Submit an Entry: TO ENTER USING THE CHECK APP: During an Entry Period, make a payment using the Check application on your smart phone to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. For entry to be valid for a particular Entry Period, payments must be sent using the Check app prior to the end of the applicable Entry Period, payment must be successful and cannot be cancelled. Message and data rates may apply. Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and other applicable charges. To enter the Sweepstakes via this entry method, at least one (1) payment must made to NJNG. TO ENTER WITHOUT MAKING A PURCHASE: To receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes without using the Check application to make a payment, print your name, address, phone number and email address on a 3 ½ x 5 card and mail in an envelope to P.O. Box 60824 Palo Alto, CA 94306. Mail-in entries for the first Entry Period must be postmarked by July 31, 2014 and received by August 7, 2014. Mail-in entries for the second Entry Period must be postmarked by September 2, 2014 and received by September 9, 2014. Mail-in entries for the third Entry Period must be postmarked by September 30, 2014 and received by October 7, 2014. Each entry must be in a separate postmarked outer envelope. No facsimiles or mechanical reproductions of entries allowed. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, or postage-due mail/entries. No purchase of any product is necessary to enter or win. Entries become the property of sponsor and none will be returned.

Limit: Limit ten (10) entries per person/email address per Entry Period, regardless of the method of entry.

Non-winning entries will not roll forward to subsequent Entry Periods. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods may void that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified, in Sponsor's discretion. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification, in Sponsor's discretion. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the Check app account or listed in the mail-in entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned to the email address by the Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

5. Drawing: On or about the dates set forth in the chart above, Sponsor will randomly select one (1) potential winner from among all eligible entries received from both entry methods during the applicable Entry Period. The potential winner will be notified by phone and/or by email. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

Potential winner is subject to verification. Potential winner may be required to fully complete, sign and timely return an unaltered Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release provided by Sponsor, and, where lawful, an unaltered Publicity Release within seven (7) days of prize notification. If potential winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, if attempted notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, if any required documents are not returned within the required number of days, if a winner cannot be verified, or if a winner is otherwise unable or unwilling to accept and claim the prize as stated, then that prize may be forfeited. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 form. If the prize is won by an eligible entrant who is a minor in his/her state of residence, the prize will be awarded to minor's parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents, if any. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules.

Potential winner is subject to verification. Potential winner may be required to fully complete, sign and timely return an unaltered Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release provided by Sponsor, and, where lawful, an unaltered Publicity Release within seven (7) days of prize notification. If potential winner is found not to be eligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, if attempted notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, if any required documents are not returned within the required number of days, if a winner cannot be verified, or if a winner is otherwise unable or unwilling to accept and claim the prize as stated, then that prize may be forfeited. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 form. If the prize is won by an eligible entrant who is a minor in his/her state of residence, the prize will be awarded to minor's parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents, if any. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules.

6. Prize (1): One winner from each Entry Period will receive $2,500 deposited in the winner's Check app account. If the winner does not have a Check app, they can download it for free for iOS at HTTPS://ITUNES.APPLE.COM/US/APP/CHECK-BILLS-MONEY/ID285056092?MT=8, and for Android at HTTPS://PLAY.GOOGLE.COM/STORE/APPS/DETAILS?ID=COM.NETGATE. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winner will be responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use.

7. Release: By accepting a prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, NJNH, their respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, and advertising, promotion and judging agencies and all other service agencies involved with the Sweepstakes (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of the prize or any item purchased in connection with a prize.

8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes a winner's consent to Sponsor's and its agents' use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown, state, and wish list submitted for promotional purposes in any media now known or hereinafter developed, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

10. Limitations of Liability:The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for the prize offered herein.

11. Binding Arbitration: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in a location determined by the arbitrator as set forth herein (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for claimant), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set forth in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS ("JAMS Rules and Procedures") then prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply California law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. In the event that the claimant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of the claimant's filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties. THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IN THE ENTRANT'S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED. DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARBITRATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES.

BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE PROMOTION, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION AS SET FORTH ABOVE, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANT'S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY ENTRANT.

12. Governing Law & Jurisdiction: The Official Rules and the Sweepstakes are governed by US law and are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Sweepstakes Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in Section 12 of these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of California, in the Santa Clara County.

13. Entrant's Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy found at https://check.me/privacy/. If you are selected as a winner, your information may be included in a publicly-available winner's list.

14. Winner's List: For the winner's name, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: P.O. Box 60824 Palo Alto, CA 94306. Requests must be received by October 30, 2014.

Abbreviated Rules:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open to legal residents of New Jersey, 18 and older who are customers of New Jersey Natural Gas Company in good standing as of 6/30/14. Starts 7/1/14 at 12:00:00 am EDT and ends 9/30/14 at 11:59:59 pm EDT. Multiple entry deadlines apply. To enter for free without using the Check application to make a purchase: print your name, address, phone number and email address on a 3 ½ x 5 card and mail in an envelope to P.O. Box 60824 Palo Alto, CA 94306. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 9/3/14 and received by 10/7/14. Void where prohibited. Subject to full rules: https://check.me/NJNG_sweepstakes. Sponsor: Check, Inc., P.O. Box 60824 Palo Alto, CA 94306.