NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE SWEEPSTAKES. Purchase will not increase your chances to win. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Invoice Cloud, Inc. (the “Sponsor”) as final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents from August 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020. Three (3) winners will be chosen at random at the conclusion of the sweepstakes period. Employees of City of Vermilion and Invoice Cloud, Inc. and their respective affiliates, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate families (spouse, parents, children and siblings and their respective spouses) and individuals living in the same households, whether related or not, are ineligible. Void where prohibited by law.
Sweepstakes Period: Sweepstakes begins August 1, 2020 and ends at 11:59 PM EDT on October 31, 2020.
How to Enter: Enter by registering to pay your utility bills online, enrolling in AutoPay, and/or signing up for Paperless billing. When you register to pay your utility bill, enroll in AutoPay, sign up for Paperless billing for the first time between 8/1/20 and 10/31/20, you’ll be entered in the sweepstakes. The Invoice Cloud service website's database clock will be the official timekeeper for the Sweepstakes. Internet entry must be made by the entrant, only at the City of Vermilion payment portal. **Customers who previously registered to pay utility bills online and continue their enrollment through October 31, 2020 will be automatically entered.
If you would like to enter the sweepstakes other than through signing up to pay utility bills online on the City of Vermilion payment portal, you may do so by sending a 3x5 card with the hand printed words: City of Vermilion Sweepstakes, your name, address, telephone number, and the bill account number for which you are entering. Send the card to: Invoice Cloud, 30 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 101, Braintree, MA, 02184. Entries must be postmarked by October 31, 2020. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Mechanically reproduced entries will not be accepted. Entries using macro, robotic, script or other forms of automatic entry will be disqualified. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of entry. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, illegible, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, or misdirected entries. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or e-mail address that submits more than maximum allowed entries.
The Sponsor and the City of Vermilion are not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by the Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.
Winner Selection/Odds: The three (3) prize winners will be selected by an independent agent in a random drawing on or about November 3, 2020 from among all eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. The actual odds of winning will depend upon the total number of actual eligible entries received during the sweepstakes period.
Prize: Three (3) sweepstakes prizes will be awarded during the sweepstakes period, one (1) $300 Amazon gift card, and two (2) $100 Amazon gift cards. The prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions are allowed, except by the sponsor which reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal value. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. The winning prize is provided “AS-IS” and the sponsor provides no warranty. To the extent that the third-party manufacturer of the product provides any warranty with the prize, Sponsor shall pass such warranty through to the winner. Amazon is in no way affiliated with this promotion or with the Sponsor. Neither the use of Amazon products as prizes nor the use
of Amazon trademarks in connection with this promotion are intended to create a sense of endorsement or sponsorship by, or other false association with, Amazon or Amazon products. In the event an advertised prize is not available, the Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winners.
Prize Notification: The winners will be notified by email, phone or mail based upon available contact information. The winners have 14 days to claim the prize after notification. The prize will be shipped directly to the winner. If the Sponsor is not able to contact a prize winner for any reason, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Winners are solely responsible for applicable taxes. By accepting a prize, the winner consents to the use of their name and likeness for publicity purposes without further compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the entry will be considered to be made by the authorized account holder. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person identified on the City of Vermilion utility bill.
Winners: For the name of the winner(s), available on or about November 3, 2020, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by November 15, 2020 to: Invoice Cloud, Inc., 30 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 101, Braintree, MA 02184. These Official Rules will be available on the City of Vermilion website during the Sweepstakes Period.
General Conditions: These official rules shall be interpreted exclusively in accordance with Massachusetts law. All entrants agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless City of Vermilion and the Sponsor, Invoice Cloud, Inc. and each of their partners, employees, subsidiaries, agents, Services representatives, and affiliates and immediate family, from any and all claims of any kind arising directly or indirectly from the sweepstakes, from any sweepstakes prize, or from any publicity about the sweepstakes. Released parties do not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, printing, typographical, human or other errors, including, without limitation, the award of the prizes, the processing of entries or in any Sweepstakes related materials; for entries or signups that are corrupted, misdirected, incomplete, lost, stolen, late, undelivered, delayed, garbled, damaged, illegible or postage due; for transactions or entries that fail to enter into the processing system, or are reported or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason. Sponsor reserves the right in their 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 these Official Rules. If in the Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering or corruption or if the sweepstakes is compromised by virus, bugs, or any unauthorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of the sponsor and it is not capable of running as planned, sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or to terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prize using all eligible non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. If the sweepstakes is terminated prior to the sweepstakes period, notice will be posted at the City of Vermilion website. Except where prohibited by law, any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and shall not include any punitive, consequential or other damages, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes and in no event include attorneys' fees and winners hereby waive all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. All dispute resolution shall be made by the Sponsor in their sole discretion.
Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Invoice Cloud, Inc., 30 Braintree Hill Office Park, Suite 101, Braintree, MA 02184.
Click here to register to pay online: invoicecloud.com/vermilionoh
Vermilion, Ohio is the crowning jewel of the south shore of Lake Erie. From quaint shops to fine dining, the arts, entertainment and unmatched festivities, Vermilion truly has it all. Be reminded of a simpler time when an afternoon at the beach, a hand-dipped ice cream cone and a stroll along Main Street made your day special. Stay for a day, maybe two, and take home a memory that will last forever.
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Main Street Beach is a public swimming beach in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on the north end of Main Street. Main Street Beach features an observation deck, a kayak/canoe launch, benches, an ADA mobility mat, and a concession stand.
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Free concerts, outdoor movies, museums, galleries and more are offered throughout the year in Vermilion, Ohio and surrounding areas. Discover all the arts and entertainment that Vermilion has to offer. Discover Vermilion Ohio's Arts & Entertainment.
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Vermilion Ohio invites you to visit our public guest docks and boat ramps. You are in the center of Vermilion's historical district and within easy walking distance of many quaint specialty shops, groceries, ice, restaurants, fast food, historical homes, overnight accommodations, professional services and the beach.
Trains began running through Vermilion, Ohio starting in 1853. For over 140 years the rumbling, roaring, shaking, screaming tornados have rushed through the quiet village. Ships have come and gone in this little city by the sea, but they were never the acoustic monsters like the trains which roll along like wild demons in a race. Freight of all kinds flies through the city, and as far as we can foresee, it will continue for 140 more years. Such is life in a railroad town.
History tells us that the Erie Indians lived along the south shore of Lake Erie until their murderous extinction by the warlike Iroquois from upper New York State in 1655. Then around 1700 the Ottawas, Hurons (Wyandottes) and Chippewas gradually returned to the area for furs to sell to the French traders until they too were pushed out of their hunting and trapping grounds by the pioneering white man. Few Indians remained by 1800. One historian said, "Lake Shore Ohio was an Indian borderland. Indian habitation was a nervous, restless one punctuated by wars, international rivalries and disasters."
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