You might just be able to take that coat off inside with the help of Dead River Company and Q97.9.

You can't control the weather or the rising price of... EVERYTHING! So, Q97.9, Portland's Number One Hit Music Station and Dead River Company decided to join forces to help you beat the winter chill by topping off your tank.

Not for one home. Not for two homes or three. Our friends at Dead River Company want to top off the tanks of FIVE Maine homes with $500 of heating oil each!

How to win $500 in heating oil from Dead River Company

It's super easy.

First, fill out the form below with your name, email, phone number, zip code and name of your current heating oil provider for an entry into the contest.

Once your name is entered, you're in the running. Then listen to Q97.9 for your name to be said on air on

  • December 1: at approximately 7:20 a.m. and 5:20 p.m.
  • December 8: at approximately 7:20 a.m. and 5:20 p.m.
  • December 15: at approximately 7:20 a.m.

If you hear your name during one of those times, make sure to call us back in 9 minutes and 7 seconds, and you win!

If you don't call in the allotted time, I'm sorry... we move on to the next name on the long list of potential winners.

Limit one entry per person during the contest.

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How to get a BONUS entry to Top Off Your Tank

But wait. There's more! In addition to the above simple entry, listeners are invited to download the Q97.9 app for their chance to submit a bonus entry into the contest.

Beginning November 25 and continuing each weekday through December 15th, be on the lookout for the “secret word” of the day. Secret words will be released, via an app alert on the Contest Alerts channel, each weekday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

Make sure you turn on Contest Alerts in Settings in your Q97.9 app.

Once the secret word has been revealed via the Q97.9 app, tune into the Q on your radio and listen for your radio host to say the “secret word” of that day. Once the secret code is revealed on-air, call 207-775-7979 and be the first caller to identify, on-air, the secret word of the day. The first caller to correctly identify the secret word for the day will receive a bonus entry into the contest.

Limit one bonus entry per person during the contest.

Make sure you fill out the form today and get ready to crank that thermostat to a cozy 70! (mine is currently at 62).

Click here for full terms, conditions, and restrictions.

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