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HOME & GARDEN TELEVISION – 2014 HGTV DREAM HOME GIVEAWAY®
OFFICIAL RULES – NO PURCHASE OR ONLINE ENTRY NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
How to Enter: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on December 27, 2013 until 5:00 p.m. ET on February 14, 2014 (the "Sweepstakes Period"), you may enter the Home & Garden Television ("HGTV") - HGTV Dream Home Giveaway® Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") in any of the following ways: (i) online, by visiting the HGTV website (www.hgtv.com) (the "HGTV Website") and completing and submitting the online entry form (limit one (1) online entry on the HGTV Website, per valid email address, per eligible person per day); (ii) online, by visiting the HGTV Front Door website (www.frontdoor.com) (the "Front Door Website") and completing and submitting the online entry form (limit one (1) online entry on the Front Door Website, per valid email address, per eligible person per day); or (iii) by mail, by hand printing your name, complete address, and phone number (including area code and date of birth) either on a postcard or on a separate piece of paper no larger than 8½ x 11 inches, and mailing the postcard or paper in an envelope with the proper postage affixed to: "HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, PO Box 51544, Knoxville, TN 37950". Entrants using U.S. mail may enter as often as they wish. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 14, 2014 and received by February 21, 2014. Limit one (1) entry per stamped outer envelope. Mechanically reproduced or hand-stamped entries or mailing labels or entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process will not be accepted. Incorrect, illegible, corrupt, and incomplete entries are void. These official rules are also available at the HGTV Website and the Front Door Website (collectively, the "Websites") or by writing to HGTV Dream Home Giveaway - Rules Request, PO Box 52916, Knoxville, TN 37950.
Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and its territories, possessions and commonwealths who are 21 years of age or older as of December 27, 2013, except employees and members of their households, whether or not related, and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses regardless of where they reside) of Sponsor and GMC Division, General Motors LLC; Lumber Liquidators, Inc., The Procter & Gamble Distributing LLC, Quicken Loans Inc., The Sherwin-Williams Company, BISSELL® Homecare, Inc., Cabinets To Go, Delta® Faucet, DISH Network L.L.C., Vita-Mix® Corporation, Ethan Allen Global, Inc., PetSmart, Inc., Tyson Foods, Inc., Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Bose Corporation and all other product participants (collectively, the "Participating Parties"), Schaffers Mill 186, LLC, Ritway, Inc., and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their advertising and promotion agencies and all local sponsors are not eligible to enter or win the Grand Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential Grand Prize Winner and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person based on such background check if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding the prize to such potential Grand Prize Winner might reflect negatively on Sponsor or any of the Participating Parties. By entering, all participants and/or entrants agree to release the Released Parties from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her receipt or use of any element of the Grand Prize awarded in this Sweepstakes including any injury or harm resulting from the use of the vehicle or any travel or activity related thereto. Any and all warranties and guarantees with respect to any prize element are subject to the respective manufacturer's terms. This Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside the U.S. and its territories, possessions, and commonwealths and where prohibited by law.
How the Grand Prize Winners will be Determined:
Grand Prize: One (1) potential Grand Prize Winner (the "Grand Prize Winner") will be chosen by Sponsor in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period on or about February 26, 2014 (the "Grand Prize Drawing") by Ritway, Inc., an independent judging organization ("Sweepstakes Administrator"). Sponsor anticipates that the potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted either by phone, e-mail, in writing, or in person via an "ambush style" visit by Sponsor representatives at the Grand Prize Winner's home or other location on or about March 3 - 9, 2014 (subject to change). The potential Grand Prize Winner may be filmed or otherwise recorded during such visit by Sponsor. The Grand Prize Winner (and a guest, age 21 or older) may also be required to travel to the HGTV Dream Home on "Winner Weekend" (on or about April 3 - 6, 2014, or other such dates to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) at Sponsor's expense. The Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted by law), and return same, fully-executed and notarized within three (3) business days of date of prize notification. If Sponsor is unable to contact the potential Grand Prize Winner within three (3) business days of the initial attempt, if the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to return all requested forms fully-executed and notarized by the specified date, or if the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to comply with these Official Rules, including inability to travel on the dates and times required by Sponsor for Winner Weekend, his/her place as a potential Grand Prize Winner will be forfeited at Sponsor's discretion, and an alternate Grand Prize Winner shall be selected. Sponsor reserves the right to select the winner in a random drawing format that shall be determined by Sponsor. Nothing in these Official Rules shall require Sponsor to produce or televise an HGTV Dream Home Giveaway special featuring Grand Prize Winner. The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend upon on the number of eligible entries received for the entire Sweepstakes Period.
Sponsor's and/or Sweepstakes Administrator's decisions with respect to the Grand Prize Winner and other matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. By entering into the Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to the use by Sponsor and Participating Parties and their designees of entrants name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice, performance and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the universe in perpetuity and without additional compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law. The rights include on-location or studio-based on-air camera appearances, footage created when the potential Grand Prize Winner is contacted, and any photographs, videos, or other materials provided by Grand Prize Winner to Sponsor. In addition, participants in any of Sponsor's on-air presentations will be required to sign any agreements and releases designed by Sponsor with respect to their services and appearance.
Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if a computer virus, bug, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties, or other failures compromise, corrupt, or otherwise affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to: disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process; void any entries submitted fraudulently; modify or suspend the Sweepstakes; or terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prize using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the HGTV Website. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the potential Grand Prize Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Such Authorized account holder will be required to comply with these Official Rules.
Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner shall win the Grand Prize which consists of: (i) the home located in Truckee, California (the "HGTV Dream Home") that is featured in the "HGTV Dream Home" special (including home furnishings and merchandise as determined by Sponsor in cooperation with the Participating Parties and installed prior to conveyance) (approximate retail value ("ARV"): $1,760,000.00); (ii) social level membership at Schaffer's Mill club (ARV: $2,400); (iii) Two Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($250,000) (awarded in the form of a check or a wire transfer) (the "Cash Prize"); and (iv) a 2015 GMC Yukon Denali automobile (ARV: $77,000) (the "GMC Prize"). The ARV of the HGTV Dream Home includes structure, lot, landscaping, home furnishings, merchandise, and artwork as of October 25, 2013. All decisions related to the HGTV Dream Home shall be at Sponsor's sole discretion. Actual value of HGTV Dream Home depends on market fluctuations. All merchandise, including the automobile, will be selected by Sponsor at its sole discretion. All furnishings and merchandise are currently in the HGTV Dream Home in Truckee, California. The HGTV Dream Home shall be conveyed to the Grand Prize Winner without representations or warranties, express or implied, other than those, if any, provided by the contractor/developer ("Developer") from whom Sponsor has agreed to acquire the HGTV Dream Home, and other than any applicable manufacturers' warranties. Real estate transfer taxes, deed recording charges and closing costs, if not the obligation of the Developer pursuant to its agreement with Sponsor to acquire the home, shall be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Current and future real estate taxes, title insurance, homeowner's hazard and liability insurance, and all other taxes, costs, fees, and expenses related to the maintenance of the house shall be the responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner commencing as of the date the Grand Prize Winner accepts the Grand Prize. The Released Parties shall not be responsible for construction delays and condition of title to home shall otherwise be as set forth in the agreement to purchase the HGTV Dream Home. For the automobile, the Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for the taxes, registration, insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to the Grand Prize Winner taking possession of vehicle along with a valid U.S. driver's license), license, pickup costs at the automobile dealership designated by General Motors Corporation and any other option not included on the stated model. Regarding the prize vehicle, GMC Division, General Motors, LLC makes no warranty other than that expressed in its new vehicle limited warranty, a printed copy of which shall be furnished with the prize vehicle. In lieu of taking title to the HGTV Dream Home (and the contents of the HGTV Dream Home), the Grand Prize Winner will have the option of receiving $1,050,000.00 in cash in lieu of the home (the "Cash Option"). If Grand Prize Winner elects to take the Cash Option, the Grand Prize winner will still receive the Cash Prize and the GMC Prize. If the Grand Prize Winner cannot take possession of the HGTV Dream Home due to a force majeure event, failure of constructions, or any other reason as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, Grand Prize Winner shall receive the Cash Option, Cash Prize, and the GMC Prize. Total ARV of Grand Prize is $2,089,400.00 if Grand Prize Winner takes title to the HGTV Dream Home or $1,377,000.00 if Grand Prize Winner selects the Cash Option in lieu.
General Prize Conditions: All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with a prize or the acceptance and use of any element of a prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are winner's responsibility. The Grand Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the ARV of the prize. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of any prizes in the Sweepstakes shall be solely determined by Sponsor. Some restrictions may apply. Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. The Grand Prize will be awarded.
Winner's List: Beginning on or about April 11, 2014 you may obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner either by going to the Websites (www.hgtv.com and www.frontdoor.com) or mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope to: "HGTV Dream Home Giveaway – Winner's List, PO Box 52916, Knoxville, TN 37950". Requests received after September 1, 2014 will not be honored.
Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.
Sweepstakes Administrator: Ritway, Inc., 1463 E. Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909