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Purchase a smart thermostat, get entered in prize drawing

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Horry Electric now has a smart thermostat program where members can purchase an ecobee smart thermostat at a discounted rate. By participating, members will agree to allow the cooperative to control the thermostat during peak periods.

Peak periods are usually from 6-9 a.m in the winter, and 4-7 p.m. in the summer.

Any member who purchases an ecobee smart thermostat between July 19 and 5 p.m. August 31 will be automatically entered in prize drawing for one of five $50 electric bill credits. The bill credits will be awarded to the winning entrants by Friday, September 3.

Products available are the ecobee3 lite for $84 or the ecobee4 for $151. We only accept cash or a check for the purchase of a smart thermostat.

Image shows box of ecobee3 lite smart thermostat.
Image shows box of ecobee4 smart thermostat.

Click here for more information on our smart thermostat program.

How to enroll

Enrolling in the smart thermostat program is easy. Visit either our Conway or Socastee office and speak to a member service representative about buying an ecobee3 lite or ecobee4. Purchasing a smart thermostat and joining the program qualifies the member for a FREE professional installation by one of Horry Electric’s approved Smart Thermostat contractors.

The limited-time offer is for NEW participants only. Only residential member accounts are eligible to participate.  The contest rules are outlined below.

Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Smart Thermostat Program Enrollment Competition & Prizes

Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions

1. No Entry Fee Required. Purchase of an ecobee smart thermostat required.

2. Timing. The Smart Thermostat Program Enrollment Competition & Prizes (“Promotion”) begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 19, 2021, and ends at 5:00 PM ET on August 31, 2021 (the “Promotion Period”).

3. Overview. This promotion is a submission contest solely intended for members of Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc. (“Cooperative”) who currently are not registered for the Smart Thermostat program, but who purchase and install an ecobee smart thermostat during the Promotion Period. Interested parties (the “Entrant”) may be:

a)     an individual member of the Cooperative (“Entrant”), or

Entrants may sign up for the smart thermostat program and purchase an ecobee smart thermostat through the Smart Thermostat program, and five randomly selected Entrants will be awarded a $50.00 (USD) bill credit on their next bill from the Cooperative.

4. To Enter. Entrants may enter by visiting our Conway or Socastee office to purchase an ecobee smart thermostat during regular business hours. Entrants must enter only one submission per account. Entries submitted in violation of the contest entry rules will not be considered [be void]. All entries become the property of the Cooperative and will not be returned. All entries must be received by 5:00 PM ET on August 31, 2021, the official end date of the Promotion Period.

5. Eligibility. Entrant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at time of entry, and the Entrant must be a member of the Cooperative. Only residential member accounts are eligible to participate. The following are not eligible to participate: a) officers, directors, and employees of the Cooperative; and b) the immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses) of Cooperative employees and household members with whom they may reside (whether related or not); existing members of the Cooperative who are currently signed up for the smart thermostat program. This Promotion is void outside of South Carolina and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

6. Judging Criteria. Five winners will be randomly drawn from all properly submitted registration entries by September 3, 2021.

7. Prize Awarding. The five winners will be randomly selected and announced on or about September 3, 2021 from among all eligible entries received. The five winners will be notified by phone that the credit has been applied to their respective accounts.

8. Prizes/Odds. There will be five (5) prizes awarded: five $50.00 (USD) statement credits on the member’s next bill from the Cooperative. Odds of winning will be based on a random drawing from the total group of eligible submissions.

9. Terms/Conditions.

a)     By signing up, Entrant warrants and represents that he/she is a member of a South Carolina Electric Cooperative;

b)     The Cooperative reserves the right to disqualify any submission at any time in the event the Cooperative determines, in its sole discretion, that the submission is inappropriate, not in keeping with Cooperative’s image, or that an Entrant or Submitter has not otherwise complied with these Official Rules, Terms, and Conditions;

c)     By claiming a prize, the winner agrees that the Cooperative, and its officers, employees, members, affiliates, agents, and advertising and promotional agencies, [do not have any] have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind related to participation in this Promotion, or from acceptance or use/misuse of any prize offered;

d)     Acceptance of a prize shall constitute the winner’s agreement that the Cooperative or its agent(s) may use and/or display the winner’s name, address (city, state only), likeness, entry (and content) and/or prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes, without further consideration, except where prohibited by law;

e)     You agree to release Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platform and acknowledge that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media platform;

f)     All taxes on prizes (if applicable) are the sole responsibility of the winner;

g)     Prizes are not transferable or assignable, except to a surviving spouse, or at the sole discretion of the Cooperative.

10. Direct Marketing. By entering the Promotion, Entrant acknowledges that he/she may receive various marketing or other information from the Cooperative or its affiliated member electric cooperatives regarding their products or services. If an Entrant does not desire to receive this information, an Entrant may opt out by calling 843.369.2211 or emailing Service@horryelectric.com

11. Sponsor. Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc., 2774 Cultra Road, Conway, SC 29526.

Void outside of South Carolina and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

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