NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
Sponsor: The This Old House Summer DIY Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by This Old House Ventures, LLC, 262 Harbor Drive, Stamford, CT 06902 (“Sponsor”).
Sweepstakes Entry Period: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) July 27, 2020 and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET each Sunday (“Sweepstakes Period”). A Week starts at 12:00:01 AM ET each Monday and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET each Sunday during the Sweepstakes Entry Period.
Eligibility: Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees of Sponsor and members of those employees’ immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and children) or those living in the same household are not eligible to participate. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, province/territory or country and local laws and regulations. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.
How to enter: Insider Members enter by completing the form on the Insider website with your email address and phone number. You can also enter without being a This Old House Insider Member by sending an email to TOHgiveaway@thisoldhouse.com, providing your name, phone number and email address and submit during the Sweepstakes Period. Receipt of Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Limit to one Entry per Day. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. All Entries and requests become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.
Selection of Winner: During the week of the contest, a winner will be selected via our panel of experts by reviewing posts on social media with the hashtag, #TOHSummerDIY. The drawing will take place on or about each Sunday during the Sweepstakes Period. The drawings will be conducted by Experts whose decision is final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period up until the end of the previous Week.
Winners Notification: Potential winner (1) will be notified via the contact information they provided, or their social media account. If a potential prize winner does not respond to the winner notification email, message, or call (email will be sent 2 times over a two-day period), or if an entrant is otherwise found to be ineligible, does not provide required information, the potential prize winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected for that Weekly Drawing. There will be up to 3 alternate drawings after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use each winner’s name, prize won, city and state where winner is located and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation.
Prize: The prize to be awarded each Week will be listed on the Sweepstakes Website. Prize will be awarded to the individual who submitted an Entry. The prizes will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied other than any manufacturer’s warranty. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution by winners or cash equivalent is allowed. Arrangements for the fulfillment of any prize will be made by This Old House. All fees, federal, state, local or other expenses relating to the use, acceptance and possession of prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. An IRS form 1099 will be awarded in the name of the winner for the retail value of the prize for any prize which is valued at over $600 as required by law. Sponsor reserves the right to require that a Declaration of Eligibility and Release (“Release”) be signed by the potential winner prior to being awarded the prize. If a potential winner is a minor, as determined by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the potential winner resides, the potential winner’s parent or legal guardian will have to sign the Release on the minor’s behalf.
Conditions: By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and the decisions of the Judges which are final and binding. Entrants on their behalf, and on behalf of their respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns (“Releasing Parties”), release, defend and hold harmless the Participating Entities and their respective employees, officers, directors and agents (“Released Parties”), from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability (including, but not limited to, liability for defamation, libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of publicity or any intellectual property rights, any property loss, damage, personal injury, bodily injury, death, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity, and any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages of any kind (even if the parties have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages), costs and expenses (including, without limitation, outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to any Sweepstakes-related activity or element thereof, and the Entrant’s participation or inability to participate in the Sweepstakes or use or misuse of any prize, (b) typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Sweepstakes materials, (c) acceptance, receipt, delivery of, possession, defects in, use, non-use, misuse, inability to use, loss, damage, destruction, negligence or willful misconduct in connection with the use of a prize, (d) any change in the Sweepstakes or inability to award the prize due to reasons beyond This Old House’s control, (e) any lost/delayed data transmissions or any technical malfunctions or unavailability of any website, telephone network, computer system, computer online system, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, (f) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of This Old House, or any of its agents or employees, (g) the collection, use and/or sharing of Entrant’s personally identifiable information by This Old House or its designees, or (h) the negligence or willful misconduct by Entrant. This Old House reserves the right to permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules and terminate the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), or to select the winner from among all eligible Entries received prior to termination. In the event of a dispute as to who an entrant is, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. The potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
Disputes; Governing Law: The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of Connecticut. THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT. WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in the State of Connecticut. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties: IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED ENTITIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THIS OLD HOUSE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. This Old House’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any such provision.
Winners list: For the names of the winners of the Weekly Drawings mail a self-addressed, envelope for each Weekly Drawing request to This Old House Insiders Weekly Winners List, 262 Harbor Drive, Stamford, CT 06902. Canadian residents may omit return postage. Requests must be received no later than 60 days after the applicable Weekly Drawing.