Ace Hardware – Win a $10,000 paint makeover and daily $50 Ace gift cards!
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE
CHANCES OF WINNING.
The following promotion is intended for participants in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia only and shall be governed by U.S. laws. Further eligibility restrictions are contained in the official rules below.
The “31 Days of Color Sweepstakes” begins on Sunday, March 1, 2015 at
12:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:59:59 pm ET .
The Sweepstakes Period consists of thirty-one (31) individual daily entry periods. Each Daily Entry Period is defined as a twenty-four (24) hour period beginning at 12:01 am ET and ending at 11:59:59 pm ET. One “Daily Winner” will be selected at random from among all eligible entries as of the end of each Daily Entry Period. Non-winning entries WILL roll over into subsequent Daily Entry Periods.
This Sweepstakes is open only to legal United States residents residing in the forty-eight (48)
contiguous United States and the District of Columbia who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age and who
are homeowners (the selected Grand Prize winner must present proof of homeownership satisfactory to the
Sponsor as a condition of receiving the Grand Prize) as of March 1, 2015 (each an “Entrant” or, collectively,
Entries will not be acknowledged except as provided herein. Sweepstakes prize is non-transferable and cannot be substituted, sold or bartered. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other territories and
where restricted or prohibited by law.
3. HOW TO ENTER:
During each Daily Entry Period, eligible Entrants may register to participate in the
Sweepstakes by visiting www.thepaintstudio.com/31daysofcolor (the “Website”) and following the on-screen
instructions to fully and accurately complete the online entry form to automatically receive one (1) entry into
the Sweepstakes. Registered Entrants will be offered the opportunity to voluntarily share such Entrant’s unique
Sweepstakes “referral” link via select social media platforms, as directed on the entry form. Each available
social media platform will have different instructions for use of the referral link. Entrant must follow the
instructions as provided for each available social media platform to share such referral link. Entrant will be
awarded one (1) additional referral entry for the corresponding Daily Entry Period if, during that same Daily
Entry Period, their unique referral link generates a new entry into the Sweepstakes, up to the maximum of one
(1) referral entry per Daily Entry Period. Entrant can also earn up to one (1) additional hashtag entry per Daily
Entry Period if Entrant uses both hashtags #31DaysOfColor and #Entry on applicable social media platforms.
ENTRANT MUST INCLUDE BOTH HASHTAGS IN THE SAME MESSAGE IN ORDER FOR A HASHTAG ENTRY TO BE ELIGIBLE.
Entrant must comply with the Terms & Conditions for each applicable social media platform.
Entries WILL carry over between Daily Entry Periods. Limit of one (1) entry via the Website, one (1) referral entry
and one (1) hashtag entry, per Daily Entry Period for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period. Last entry must be
received by 11:59:59 pm ET on March 31, 2015. Entrants may only receive the maximum number of entries
stated herein per Daily Entry Period regardless of the number of referrals generated. Entrants may not use
multiple social media platform accounts in order to circumvent the entry limitations stated herein and creation
of multiple accounts used to circumvent the entry limitations will lead to disqualification of all entries associated
with that Entrant. Entries generated by a script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Entrants
must accurately provide all of the requested information on the entry form to be eligible to win. Incomplete,
unreadable, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. All information provided by Entrants becomes the
property of Sponsor. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT THE REQUESTED ENTRY INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED. Participation in the
Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant’s understanding of, full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of
these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant that Sweepstakes Entities determine to
be in violation of any term contained in these Official Rules. Sponsor’s decision not to enforce a specific
provision of these Official Rules does not constitute a waiver of that provision or of the Official Rules generally.
4. WINNER SELECTION & NOTIFICATION:
Daily Winners: The thirty-one (31) potential Daily Winners will be
selected at random from all eligible entries received for each Daily Entry Period beginning on or about March
11, 2015. Potential Daily Winners will be notified via the email address and or phone number associated with
his/her entry or, if applicable, via a message or comment on the applicable social media platform. Potential
Daily Winners will be required to respond as directed and within five (5) days complete a digital “Prize
Acceptance Form” confirming winner’s eligibility and address for fulfillment in addition to a general release of
liability and publicity rights. Failure to complete the digital Prize Acceptance Form within the specified time
period may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner from the remaining eligible
entries for that prize. Grand Prize Winner: The potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected by a random
drawing from all eligible entries received for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period on or about April 6, 2015.
The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified via the email address and or phone number associated with
his/her entry or, if applicable, via a message or comment on the applicable social media platform. Potential
Grand Prize Winner will be required to respond (as directed) to confirm receipt of the notification within two (2)
days of attempted notification. Within five (5) days of notification (or a shorter time if required by exigencies),
Grand Prize Winner will be required to execute and return a notarized affidavit of eligibility, proof of home
ownership, a liability release, and, unless prohibited by law, a publicity release (collectively, the “Grand Prize
Documents”) covering eligibility, home ownership, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearances.
Failure to return the Grand Prize Documents within the specified time period may result in forfeiture of the prize
and selection of an alternate winner from the remaining eligible entries. Potential Grand Prize Winner may be
required to provide his/her Social Security Number for the purposes of taxation and of submitting to a
background check. Such background check may include (but is not limited to) investigation of criminal or
other arrest or conviction record, and any other factor deemed relevant by the Sponsor to help ensure that
any potential Grand Prize Winner will not, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, bring Sponsor into public disrepute,
contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor. If requested, the potential Grand Prize Winner
must agree to sign a waiver form authorizing the release of personal and background information. Pending the
results of the background check, the Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify the potential Grand Prize Winner or
award an alternate prize of equal or greater value, in its sole discretion. Grand Prize Winner will receive an IRS
Form 1099 in January 2016 for the actual value of the prize received. All federal, state and local taxes, if
applicable, and any other costs and expenses, associated with the receipt or use of the prize are the sole
responsibility of each winner.
5. ODDS OF WINNING:
The odds of winning a Daily Prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received as of the end of each Daily Entry Period. The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of entries received through the Sweepstakes Period.
There are thirty-one (31) Daily Prizes available. Each Daily Prize consists of: one (1) fifty dollar ($50)
Ace gift card. Gift card is subject to separate Terms & Conditions as stated on such gift card. Gift cards will be fulfilled to the mailing address provided on the Prize Acceptance Form within approximately 4 – 6 weeks of
completion of the form.
There is one (1) Grand Prize available. The Grand Prize consists of: one (1) interior paint makeover of select
room(s) within the Grand Prize Winner’s owned residence as agreed to between the Grand Prize winner and
Sponsor. Services may be subject to some restrictions. Paint makeover consists of design consultation, paint,
paint supplies/sundries, contracted labor and select décor accessories.
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $10,000. Winner’s owned residence must be located within the forty-eight contiguous United States or the District of Columbia. All services will be provided at one (1) residence, regardless of the number of residences owned by the Grand Prize Winner. Services will be performed on dates mutually agreed upon between the Grand Prize Winner and the Sponsor in a timeframe within four (4) months of prize acceptance, as
mutually agreed upon by the Sponsor and Grand Prize Winner. If actual services required are less than the ARV, Sponsor, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to award the balance to the Grand Prize Winner in the form of an Ace gift card.
All prizes awarded “as-is” with no warranty expressed, written or implied. All prize details are at the sole
discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or any portion thereof) of comparable
or equal value, in their sole discretion, should a prize offered become unavailable for any reason. No refunds or
credit for changes are allowed. Any depictions of prizes are for illustrative purposes only. Other restrictions may
apply. Limit one (1) Daily Prize per household. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES, AND ANY OTHER COSTS
AND EXPENSES, ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE
7. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES:
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may designate the Administrator to handle winner selection, notification and fulfillment tasks on Sponsor’s behalf. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Entities, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Sweepstakes and/or by accepting any prize, each Entrant agrees to release the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective shareholders, advertising agencies, successors, employees, agents, representatives and assigns (collectively,
the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, losses or damages arising in any manner, directly or
indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of a prize. Each winner authorizes
the Sweepstakes Entities to use his/her photo, name, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence in
advertising, marketing, programming or promotional materials, worldwide in perpetuity, and on a winners’ list, if
applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Sweepstakes Entities are not obligated to
use any of the above mentioned information or publicity materials, but may do so and may edit such
information or materials, at Sweepstakes Entities sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. The
Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) any injuries, losses, liabilities or damages of any kind including personal
injury or death caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize including
participation in any activity related thereto, or from participation in the Sweepstakes; (ii) telephone system,
telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections,
disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or
alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete,
unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the
method of transmission; (v) any inability of winner to accept or use any prize (or portion thereof) for any reason
and such prize or portion thereof shall be forfeited; or (vi) any printing, typographical, human administrative or
technological errors in any materials or activities associated with the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities
disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or
downloading information in connection with this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities reserve the right, in their
sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion of the Sweepstakes) at any time
for any reason or should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention, extenuating circumstance
or other problem/cause corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in
such situation, will select the winner from eligible non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after such action
or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by the Sweepstakes Entities. Sweepstakes Entities may
prohibit Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines
Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking,
deception, or any other unfair practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or
Sweepstakes Entities representatives.
This Sweepstakes shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the State of Illinois without
regard to its conflict of law provisions. Entrants hereby agree that any and all disputes, claims, causes of action,
or controversies (“Claims”) arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes or these Official Rules shall be
resolved, upon the election by Entrant or Sponsor, by arbitration pursuant to this provision and the code of
procedures of either the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) or the American Arbitration
Association (“AAA”), as selected by the Sponsor. In addition to JAMS or AAA, Claims may be referred to any
other arbitration organization that is mutually agreed upon in writing by Entrant and Sponsor, or to an
arbitration organization or arbitrator(s) appointed pursuant to Section 5 of the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C.
Sections 1-16, provided that any such arbitration organization and arbitrator(s) will enforce the terms of the
restrictions on arbitration provision set forth below. IF ARBITRATION IS CHOSEN BY ANY PARTY WITH RESPECT TO A
CLAIM, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON THAT
CLAIM. FURTHER, NEITHER SPONSOR NOR ENTRANT WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE
CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC OR OTHER PERSONS SIMILARLY SITUATED, OR AS A MEMBER OF
ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW,
THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NOTE THAT OTHER RIGHTS THAT ENTRANT WOULD HAVE
IF ENTRANT WENT TO COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve
Claims is limited to Claims between Sponsor and entrant alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is
limited to awards to Sponsor and entrant alone. Furthermore, claims brought by either party against the other
may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against any third party, unless
agreed to in writing by all parties. No arbitration award or decision will have any preclusive effect as to issues or claims in any dispute with anyone who is not a named party to the arbitration. Notwithstanding any other
provision in these Official Rules and without waiving either party’s right to appeal such decision, should any
portion of this provision be deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the entire provision (other than this
sentence) shall not apply.
By entering the Sweepstakes, Entrant understands that information is being collected by
http://www.thepaintstudio.com/privacy-policy.php. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you also grant
Sweepstakes Entities permission to correspond with you via social media and email and to share your email
address and any other personally identifiable information with the corresponding Sweepstakes Entities solely for the purpose of Sweepstakes administration, communication and fulfillment. Sponsor will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party other than the corresponding
Sweepstakes Entities as described herein.
10. WINNERS’ LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:
To obtain the list of the winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a
request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to “31 Days of Color Sweepstakes” Winners’ List/Rules, 189 S. Orange Ave, Suite 1130a, Orlando FL 32801. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than April 30, 2015. Vermont residents may omit return postage.