HGTV – The Container Store – Win a $500 gift card to The Container Store

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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 The Container Store Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”):
Beginning December 24, 2018, at 12:01 AM (ET), through February 11, 2019, at 11:59 PM (ET)
(the “Entry Period”), go to hgtv.com/tcs on a computer or wireless device and complete and
submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen instructions. 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 participate 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. Winner Selection: Winner (individually and collectively, the
“Winner”) will be selected on or about February 12, 2019, 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. In the event Canadians are eligible to enter as specified in the Eligibility paragraph
below, and if there is a Canadian Winner, the Winner will be required to correctly answer a
mathematical skill testing question as a condition of receiving the prize.
2. Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: Ten (10) winners will each receive a $500 gift
card to The Container Store. Total ARV of prize package: $5,000. Any difference between the
stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form.
3. 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: For the name of the Winner, send
a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to HGTV The Container Store Sweepstakes
Winners’ List, Hearst Communications, Inc., 300 West 57th
Street NY, NY 10019 within two (2)
months from the Winner notification date as specified above.
4. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person for Sweepstakes. 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.
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Online entrants must have valid email address and it is entrant’s responsibility 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.
5. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of
Columbia who are 18 years old or older at time of entry. Legal residents of Canada (excluding
Quebec) who have reached the aforementioned age in their province of residence at time of entry
are also eligible to enter. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Employees of
Sponsor, The Container Store, Scripps Networks Interactive, 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.
6. 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 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 may
be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally
permissible a Publicity Release within five (5) days following the date of first attempted
notification. 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 s (5) days following the date of first attempted notification. 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,
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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
hold Sponsor, The Container Store and Scripps Networks Interactive, their advertising and
promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners,
representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless 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.
7. 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, 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.
8. 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.
9. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Hearst Communications, Inc. and/or its
joint venture partners, 300 W. 57th
Street, New York, NY 10019.