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DIY Network's Tuesday Toolsday Giveaway Official Rules (page 1 of 2)

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND A PURCHASE OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  

ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND UPON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED FOR EACH APPLICABLE SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD.  

PRIZE ACCEPTANCE RELEASE MAY BE REQUIRED. 

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION.

ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET ACCESS IS REQUIRED.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

DIY Network’s Tuesday Toolsday Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents who are physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.  Employees, officers and directors of Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a DIY Network (the “Sponsor”), and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, networks (including, without limitation, DIY Network), advertising and promotion agencies, agents, distributors and other Suppliers (defined below) (collectively, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), and each of such employees, officers and directors immediate family members and/or those living in the same household (whether legally related or not) of each are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.  For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, family members are defined as spouse, partner, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren.  Void where prohibited by law.

By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant represents and warrants that he or she meets these eligibility requirements and has read, accepts and will comply with these Official Rules and each entrant acknowledges that any violation thereof may disqualify entrant from the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY PERIOD: 

The Sweepstakes consists of multiple weekly rolling individual giveaways, meaning each weekly giveaway period begins on or about 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Tuesday of each week and will end at 8:59 a.m. ET the following Tuesday (or such other time periods as shall be posted on the Website (defined below) by the Sponsor) (each week, an individual “Sweepstakes Period”).  The first Sweepstakes Period will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.  The Sweepstakes will no longer be offered at such time as the Sponsor posts notice on the Website that the Sweepstakes will no longer be operated.  Sponsor makes no guarantees that there will be a weekly giveaway every week.

HOW TO ENTER:

To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants may enter by visiting http://blog.diynetwork.com/tool-tips (the “Website”) and follow all on-screen instructions to post a comment in the blog post that advertises this Sweepstakes to receive an entry.  Individuals will be required to submit their name and e-mail address in order to post a comment on the blog and the name submitted will appear next to entrant’s comment on the blog.  There is a limit one (1) entry, per valid email address, per eligible person, per Sweepstakes Period.  Additionally, an entry into one (1) Sweepstakes Period will not carry over to subsequent Sweepstakes Periods.

 

All entries must be received by the end of the applicable Sweepstakes Period to be eligible for the drawing for that Sweepstakes Period.  Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple or false contact information or otherwise may be disqualified.  Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means are void and may be disqualified.  Entries that are in excess of the stated limits, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, forged, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  All materials submitted become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the potential winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the registered account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry provided that person is otherwise eligible.  Registered 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, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Such registered account holder will be required to comply with these Official Rules.  If such a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.  For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an on-line entry is “received” when the website’s servers record the entry information.  Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming entry or “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes.  The Website’s database clock will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes.  Illegible and/or incomplete entries and entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void.  Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their entry form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified.   

 

Any information entrants provide to Sponsor may be used to communicate with entrant in relation to this Sweepstakes or on a Sweepstakes winner’s list.  Notwithstanding the fact that Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (See: http://www.diynetwork.com/about-us/privacy-policy/index.html) permits Sponsor to use and share entrant’s information for marketing purposes, information collected from entrants in connection with this Sweepstakes will not be used and shared in such manner.

 

SELECTION/NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS:

 

One (1) potential winner will be randomly selected for each Sweepstakes Period from all eligible entries received in accordance with these Official Rules, which drawing will be conducted by a representative of Sponsor and will take place approximately forty-eight (48) hours after the close of each Sweepstakes Period.  Sponsor will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Sweepstakes, and of selection of the winners.  Decisions of the Sponsor as to the administration of the Sweepstakes, interpretation of the Official Rules, and the selection of the winners will be final.  If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim a prize, the winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for the prize.  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.

 

Each potential winner will be contacted by e-mail approximately twenty-four (24) hours after the each drawing. Each potential winner of the Sweepstakes (and his/her parents or legal guardians if an eligible minor) may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility/release of liability/prize acceptance agreement (the “Prize Acceptance Release) and return the Prize Acceptance Release before being eligible to receive his or her prize.  If any potential prize winner (or his/her parents or legal guardians if an eligible minor) fails or refuses to sign and return such Prize Acceptance Release within five (5) days of the first (1st) notification attempt or if the prize or prize notification is returned as rejected, faulty, unclaimed or returned as undeliverable to such potential prize winner, such potential prize winner (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) may be disqualified and an alternate may (in Sponsor’s sole discretion) be selected.  Parents or legal guardians of any prize winner under the age of majority in their state of residence (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) may be required to also sign the Prize Acceptance Release in order for the prize winner to be qualified to receive their prize.  If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, he or she may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and an alternate potential prize winner may then, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be randomly selected.  The Prize Acceptance Release is subject to verification by Sponsor.  Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the potential winners, or if potential winner is a minor, for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts of potential winner to provide signed parental or guardian consent.  When a potential winner is contacted, he/she will have a stated period of time within which to respond to the notification, or he/she will be disqualified and his/her prize forfeited, and an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected. 

 

ODDS:                                                                                                           

 

Odds of winning a prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received for each applicable Sweepstakes Period.

 

PRIZES:

One (1) winner and will be selected for each Sweepstakes Period and each winner will win one (1) prize.  The prize awarded for each of Sweepstakes Period will be posted on the Website but will be a tool valued anywhere from $5.00 to $250.00.  Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes.  Prizes are non-transferable, with no cash redemptions, equivalents or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Prize details and availability are subject to change, and in the event that Sponsor is unable to provide a winner with the Prize, the Sponsor may elect, at the Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, to provide winner with the approximate value of such item in cash or award an alternate prize of comparable or greater value.  All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).  Prizing may be fulfilled by a third party.  Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their prize notification, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor, will be disqualified. 

Winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize they receive.  If any winner is a minor, the prize may be awarded in the name of winner’s parent of legal guardian, who will be solely responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes.  The stated ARV of each prize is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law.  The winners may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number before the prize will be awarded for tax reporting purposes.  Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.

PUBLICITY RELEASE:

By accepting a prize, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, each winner irrevocably grants Sponsor and its licensees, and its and their successors, assigns and sublicensees the right and permission to use their name, voice, likeness and/or biographical material for advertising, promotional and/or publicity purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes, in all forms of media and by all manners (now and hereafter known), and on and in connection with related products, services, advertising and promotional materials (now known or hereafter developed), worldwide, in perpetuity, without any obligation, notice or consideration except for the awarding of the prizes to the winners.  Entrants agree not to issue any publicity concerning Sponsor.

TAMPERING WITH SWEEPSTAKES:

Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or whom Sponsor believes to be causing malfunction, error, disruption or damage may be disqualified.  Additionally, any attempt to cheat the Sweepstakes, as determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor, may result in immediate disqualification of the entrant, as well as other possible consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future sweepstakes.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE THE 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 WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any individual who is found to be, or suspected of, acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike, obscene, immoral or disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

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