HGTV Magazine – Home Town $5000 Decor Sweepstakes

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OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF
ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
1. How To Enter: HGTV Magazine Home Town $5,000 Decor Sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”): Beginning November 12, 2019, 12:01 AM (ET) through January 7, 2020,
at 11:59 PM (ET) (the “Entry Period”), go to www.hgtv.com/hometown on a computer or
wireless device and fill out the entry form. Important Notice: You may be charged for
visiting the mobile website in accordance with the terms of your service agreement with your
carrier. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding your pricing plan. You must
use a Smartphone device to enter via your mobile phone. Not all mobile phone providers
carry the necessary service to participate. Check your phone capabilities for specific Internet
instructions. If your data usage exceeds what is allotted by your data plan, you could be
subject to additional fees by your carrier. Please contact your mobile service provider with
any questions regarding your bill.
2. Winner Selection: One (1) Winner (the “Winner”) will be selected on or about January 8,
2020 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. In the event the Sponsor
does not receive any eligible entries, the Sponsor has the right to cancel the Sweepstakes.
Drawing will be conducted by HGTV Magazine, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning
will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
3. Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: One (1) Winner will receive a check for $5,000.00
USD. Total ARV: $5,000.00 USD. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual
value of the prize will not be awarded in any form.
4. Winner Notification: Winner will be notified within one (1) month of the last day of the
Sweepstakes, via e-mail, and/or at Sponsor’s discretion, via phone or postal mail. In the event
the Winner doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the prize within five
(5) business days of notification, the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate Winner
will be selected. In the event that any one or more potential Winner(s) fails to respond as
stated above, declines the prize or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such
Winner(s) will be deemed to forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner(s)
from the remaining eligible entrants. If any alternate(s) similarly fails to respond or declines
the prize, Sponsor will use a reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the
prize(s) to another alternate(s) but if it is unable to do so, the prize(s) will be finally forfeited
and Sponsor shall have no further liability in connection with this Sweepstakes. List of
Winner(s): For the name(s) of the Winner(s), send a separate self-addressed, stamped
envelope to HGTV Magazine Home Town $5,000 Decor Sweepstakes Winners’ List, Hearst
Magazine Media, Inc., 300 West 57th
Street NY, NY 10019 within two (2) months from the
Winner notification date as specified above.
5. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person during the Entry Period. Multiple entries from the
same person will be disqualified. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be
returned. Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. If applicable, inaccurate,
lost, late, misdirected or incomplete or entry forms that have been tampered with will be
disqualified. Online entrants must have valid email address and it is entrant’s responsibility
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to update Sponsor of any change in email address. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an
online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email
address. The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email
address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider, carrier, or other
organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the
email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
6. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of
Columbia, who have reached the age of 18 in their state or territory of residence at time of
entry. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, Scripps
Networks Interactive, Home Town, their parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating
advertising and promotion agencies, independent judging organizations, and prize suppliers
(and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each
such employee) are not eligible.
7. Privacy: In connection with the Promotion entry process, Sponsor will be collecting personal
data about entrants on the Website in accordance with its privacy policy. Please review
Sponsor’s privacy policy located
at: http://subscribe.hearstmags.com/circulation/shared/privacy.html?_ga=2.238067328.
1455244073.1560174206-472798342.1549561738.By participating in the Promotion, you
hereby agree to Sponsor’s collection and usage of your personal information and
acknowledge that you have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy. When you enter at
the Website, you may be given the option which will be at entrant’s sole discretion to consent
to receive promotional emails and reminders for upcoming promotions and information about
Sponsor. Consenting to receive such emails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in
order to be eligible to enter the Promotion and does not improve your chances of winning.
Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes your consent to
Sponsor’s use of your name, likeness, entry, and state of residence for promotional purposes
in any media without further payment or consideration.
8. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize
description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each prize is awarded “as
is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited
warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an
advertised prize is unavailable. The Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable
federal, state, provincial, if Canadians are eligible to enter, and local laws, rules and
regulations. All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided
for in these Official Rules are solely the Winner’s responsibility. If the actual retail value of
any Winner’s prize is $600 or more, the Winner must complete a W9 form and supply
Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be
issued in the name of the Winner (or, if a minor, in the name of the minor) for the actual
value of the prizes received. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner
or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prizes as described
herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions
of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes.
Winner (and parent or legal guardian if Winner is a minor) may be required to sign and
return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a
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Publicity Release within five (5) business days following the date of prize acceptance.
Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an
alternate Winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in
disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. Winner hereby further agrees that it
will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of his/her submitted entry, if
applicable, to Sponsor within five (5) business days following the date of prize acceptance.
By entering, Entrant grants permission for Sponsor, and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries,
participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to use the entrant’s
submission (including an altered form of the entry), if any, for editorial, advertising and
promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If images
are being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry, Entrants agree that they have all
rights to use the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, any of its affiliates and subsidiaries,
participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to reuse any of the
images, without any liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes.
Additionally, acceptance of the prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor and any
affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize
suppliers to use Winner’s name and/or likeness and biographical material for editorial,
advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by
law. By accepting prize, Winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Scripps
Networks, LLC, Home Town, their advertising and promotion agencies and their respective
parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns,
officers, directors, and employees for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused
by participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not
responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the
offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.
9. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES / INDEMNIFICATION: Each entrant
hereby agrees to indemnify and hold the Sweepstakes entities harmless from and against any
and all third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages,
liabilities, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any
of the warranties, representations or agreements of entrant hereunder. Sponsor reserves the
right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains
obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these Official Rules or
that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the Sweepstakes. Entries that do not comply
with the above requirements may not be eligible, and, if submitted, may be removed at any
time in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant
unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the
decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects.
10. INTERNET/MOBILE: Sponsor is 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 Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the
Internet, at any Web site, or via the mobile phone or any combination thereof. If for any
reason the Internet or mobile phone portion of the program is not capable of running as
planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention,
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fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt of affect the administration,
security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right
at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. Sponsor
reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date.
Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry
process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if it
determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the
Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to
abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately
damage any Web site 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 from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.
11. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any
and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any prize
awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY, (2) any and all claims,
judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event
attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages,
including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”),
and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such
damages multiplied or increased. New York State law, without reference to New York’s
choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.
12. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Hearst Magazine Media Inc. and/or any of
its joint venture partners, 300 W. 57th
Street, New York, NY 10019.