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Puget Sound Energy small business makeover official rules

Nominate a Local Business that deserves to receive an energy efficient makeover
Credit: KING 5-TV

To enter visit the contest website at www.king5.com/pse

Puget Sound Energy small business makeover official rules:


2.         Eligibility.  Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Puget Sound Energy Small Business Makeover (the “Contest”) is open to legal Washington State small business customers who are also customers of Puget Sound Energy. Small business customers are defined in addendum A. Small business customers must be within the Western Washington zip codes outlined in addendum B. Employees and contractor KING-TV (“Sponsor” and “Administrator”), TEGNA Inc., Puget Sound Energy (“Prize Provider”), and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter or to win. 

3.         How to Enter.  The Contest will begin at 12:01 AM (PT) on September 28, 2020 and end 11:59 PM (PT) on October 18, 2020 (the “Contest Period”). 

To enter, complete an Official Entry Form available at KING.com/PSE during the “Contest period” and fill out all the required information along with an original essay “describing” how a local small business would benefit from an energy efficient makeover. Limit one (1) entry per small business. The Sweepstakes Administrator may disqualify previously published essays or those that have won previous awards or competitions.

Prize Provider and Sponsor/Administrator will be held harmless 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, whether originating with sender or Sponsor/Administrator. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn’t interfere with processing your entry. By entering, you agree to receive e-mails from Sponsor/Administrator or those directed by Sponsor/Administrator. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions in any email received from Sponsor/Administrator.  All entries become property of Sponsor/Administrator and will not will be returned.

4.         Winner Selection. A panel of qualified judges selected by Sponsor/Administrator and Prize Provider will judge all eligible entries according to the following criteria: impact of business on the local community, impact of energy efficiencies on the community, business’ need of energy. Decisions of judges and Sponsor/Administrator shall be final and binding in all respects. Judging will be completed on or before October 30, 2020.

5.         Four (4) Grand Prize Small Business Winners will each receive $30,000 in energy efficient makeovers and $15,000 in cosmetic makeovers (ARV) $180,000. Each of four (4) prize business winners at a single location will receive:

Cosmetic upgrades valued at up to $15,000, including:

Plumbing, electrical, light contracting, flooring, painting, COVID-19 safety equipment or personal protective equipment. Cosmetic upgrades shall not include windows, window sealing and window coverings.

Energy efficiency upgrades valued at up to $30,000, which shall be limited to:


Advance Rooftop Control Units and Controllers

Commercial Heat pump

Connected Thermostat


Deep Fat Fryer Connectionless Steamer Griddles (up to 6 linear feet Holding Cabinet)

Convection Oven Combination “Combi” Oven Rack Oven

Double-rack Oven Deck Oven Conveyor Oven


Overwrap Machine              


Ice Makers

Display case lighting

Anti-Sweat Heater Controls EC Motors


Low-flow aerators

Pre-rinse spray heads Shower heads



1) Under counter

2) Door-type

3) Single-tank conveyer

4) Multi-tank conveyer


Clothes washer





1) Fixture upgrades

2) Exterior lighting

3) Exit and open signs

All selected upgrades, both equipment and labor, will be underwritten by PSE who will source its own authorized contractors to perform the work. All provided equipment must be PSE preferred equipment that is readily available. Energy efficient upgrades must not exceed the $30,000 price limit for upgrades. Cosmetic upgrades must not exceed the $15,000 price limit. If the costs are below these amounts, the difference will be forfeited by the winner.

Scope of work includes removal of existing equipment and installation of new equipment. All equipment will be solely selected by PSE. Equipment must be in stock and available from dealer and/or distributor inventory.


Businesses who enter the promotion will be entered into a random drawing to receive

(1) one of (5) five Nest Learning smart thermostats provided by PSE (ARV up to $250 each).

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

6.         Winner Notification and Acceptance.  Winners will be notified on or about November 17, 2020. Sponsor/Administrator will call during regular business hours at number provided on entry form and will leave no messages.  Failure to reach winner by phone after three (3) attempts, return of email notification as undeliverable, or failure of winner to respond to email notification may result in disqualification of winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes, and selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes.  Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable.  No substitutions allowed by winner.  Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability. Sponsor/Administrator and Prize Provider reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.  Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes.  Winners may be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility.

7.         Participation.  By participating, contestants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor/Administrator.  Sponsor/Administrator reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor/Administrator.  In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor/Administrator which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor/Administrator reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest.  Should the Contest be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor/Administrator reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date.  Sponsor/Administrator will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, postage-due, misdirected or illegible entries, or for failure to receive entries or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor/Administrator. The authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry will be considered the entrant. An “authorized account holder” shall mean the natural person assigned to such e-mail account by the Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with such e-mail account. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent.  For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account.  Any questions regarding the number of entries, or votes submitted, or the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor/Administrator in its sole discretion.

8.         By entering the Contest, each contestant grants to Sponsor/Administrator an exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to publish, print, edit or otherwise use the contestant’s submitted entry, in whole or in part, for any purpose and in any manner or media (including, without limitation, the Internet) throughout the world in perpetuity, and to license others to do so, all without limitation or further compensation.  Each contestant further agrees that if his/her entry is selected by Sponsor/Administrator  as the winning entry, he/she will sign any additional license or release that Sponsor/Administrator may require, and will not publicly perform or display his or her submission without the express permission of Sponsor/Administrator.

9.         Construction. 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.        Sponsor.  The Puget Sound Energy Small Business Makeover is sponsored and administrated by KING-TV.  The decisions of Sponsor/Administrator, Prize Provider and the Contest judges regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects.  Sponsor/Administrator and Prize Provider will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Contest. For a list of winners (available after November 30, 2020 or a copy of these Official Rules, visit king5.com/contests or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to “Puget Sound Energy Small Business Makeover Winners”, 1501 1ST Ave S. Ste. 300 Seattle Washington 98134.  If you have any questions regarding this Contest, please Ryan Subica at 206-348-3652 or rsubica@tegna.com.


To be eligible to win the contest, nominees must:

• Be a PSE customer

• Be a locally operated business in PSE’s service area (as defined by provided zip code list)

• Be a small business, as defined by the following criteria:

• Operate a business occupying space less than or equal to 10,000 square feet

• Have no more than 50 total employees

• Not be part of a national chain

• Have a need for energy efficient equipment (those seeking only non- energy related upgrades will not be selected as winners).

• Meet with a PSE representative, following all COVID-19 safety protocols, and select makeover upgrades by December 4, 2020.

• Allow PSE identified contractors on business premises, following all COVID-19 safety protocols, to complete the upgrade work before January 30, 2021.

• Be willing to appear on KING-TV Evening program in 2021 to share their makeover story.

• Authorize KING-TV to film and take photos on business premises while following all COVID-19 safety protocols and be willing to have the business name and employee names featured on the PSE website, social media channels, press releases and other marketing materials.


To be eligible to win the contest, nominees must be physically located in one of the following Western Washington zip codes:

Zip          Service City

98001    Auburn

98002    Auburn

98003    Federal Way

98004    Bellevue

98005    Bellevue

98006    Bellevue

98007    Bellevue

98008    Bellevue

98010    Black Diamond

98011    Bothell

98012    Bothell

98013    Vashon

98014    Carnation

98019    Duvall

98020    Edmonds

98021    Bothell

98022    Enumclaw

98023    Federal Way

98024    Fall City

98025    Hobart

98026    Edmonds

98027    Issaquah

98028    Kenmore

98029    Issaquah

98030    Kent

98031    Kent

98032    Kent

98033    Kirkland

98034    Kirkland

98036    Lynnwood

98058    Renton

98059    Renton

98065    Snoqualmie

98068    Snoqualmie Pass

98070    Vashon

98072    Woodinville

98074    Sammamish

98075    Sammamish

98077    Woodinville

98087    Lynnwood

98092    Auburn

98101    Seattle

98102    Seattle

98103    Seattle

98104    Seattle

98105    Seattle

98106    Seattle

98107    Seattle

98108    Seattle

98109    Seattle

98110    Bainbridge Island

98112    Seattle

98115    Seattle

98116    Seattle

98117    Seattle

98118    Seattle

98119    Seattle

98121    Seattle

98122    Seattle

98125    Seattle

98126    Seattle

98133    Seattle

98134    Seattle

98136    Seattle

98144    Seattle

98146    Seattle

98148    Seattle

98155    Seattle

98166    Seattle

98168    Seattle

98177    Seattle

98178    Seattle

98188    Seattle

98195    Seattle

98198    Seattle

Zip    Service City

98386    Southworth

98387    Spanaway

98388    Steilacoom

98390    Sumner

98391    Bonney Lake

98392    Suquamish

98396    Wilkeson

98402    Tacoma

98403    Tacoma

98404    Tacoma

98405    Tacoma

98406    Tacoma

98407    Tacoma

98408    Tacoma

98409    Tacoma

98418    Tacoma

98421    Tacoma

98422    Tacoma

98424    Tacoma

98430    Camp Murray

98433    Tacoma

98438    McChord AFB

98439    Lakewood

98443    Tacoma

98444    Tacoma

98445    Tacoma

98446    Tacoma

98465    Tacoma

98466    Tacoma

98467    University Place

98498    Lakewood

98499    Lakewood

98501    Olympia

98502    Olympia

98503    Lacey

98506    Olympia

98512    Olympia

98513    Olympia

98516    Olympia

98530    Bucoda

98531    Centralia

98532    Chehalis

98558    McKenna

98568    Oakville

98576    Rainier

98199    Seattle

98201    Everett

98203    Everett

98204    Everett

98205    Everett

98208    Everett

98220    Acme

98221    Anacortes

98223    Arlington

98224    Baring

98225    Bellingham

98226    Bellingham

98229    Bellingham

98230    Blaine

98232    Bow

98233    Burlington

98235    Clear Lake

98236    Clinton

98237    Concrete

98238    Conway

98239    Coupeville

98240    Custer

98244    Deming

98247    Everson

98248    Ferndale

98249    Freeland

98251    Gold Bar

98252    Granite Falls

98253    Greenbank

98255    Hamilton

98257    La Conner

98258    Lake Stevens

98260    Langley

98262    Lummi Island

98263    Lyman

98264    Lynden

98266    Maple Falls

98267    Marblemount

98270    Marysville

98271    Marysville

98272    Monroe

98273    Mt Vernon

98275    Mukilteo

98276    Nooksack

98277    Oak Harbor

98579    Rochester

98580    Roy

98589    Tenino

98591    Toledo

98596    Winlock

98597    Yelm

98922    Cle Elum

98925    Easton

98926    Ellensburg

98934    Kittitas

98940    Ronald

98941    Roslyn

98943    South Cle Elum

98946    Thorp

98188    Seattle

98198    Seattle

98284    Sedro-Woolley

98047    Pacific

98037    Lynnwood

98038    Maple Valley

98039    Medina

98040    Mercer Island

98042    Kent

98043    Mountlake Terrace

98045    North Bend

98047    Pacific

98050    Preston

98051    Ravensdale

98052    Redmond

98053    Redmond

98055    Renton

98056    Renton

98057    Renton

Zip    Service City

98281    Point Roberts

98283    Rockport

98284    Sedro-Woolley

98288    Skykomish

98290    Snohomish

98292    Stanwood

98293    Startup

98294    Sultan

98295    Sumas

98296    Snohomish

98310    Bremerton

98311    Bremerton

98312    Bremerton

98321    Buckley

98322    Burley

98323    Carbonado

98327    DuPont

98328    Eatonville

98329    Gig Harbor

98332    Gig Harbor

98335    Gig Harbor

98337    Bremerton

98338    Graham

98340    Hansville

98342    Indianola

98344    Kapowsin

98345    Keyport

98346    Kingston

98353    Manchester

98354    Milton

98359    Olalla

98360    Orting

98364    Port Gamble

98366    Port Orchard

98367    Port Orchard

98370    Poulsbo

98371    Puyallup

98372    Puyallup

98373    Puyallup

98734    Puyallup

98375    Puyallup

98380    Seabeck

98383    Silverdale

98384    South Colby

98385    South Prairie