$25,000 Outdoor Living Sweepstakes

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Sponsors: Vileda, TradeMaster, CIL, GE, Hoover, Energizer, Natura

$25,000 Outdoor Living Sweepstakes

Official Rules


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Contest Sponsor: The sponsor of this contest is Home Hardware Stores Limited ("Home Hardware")(the "Contest Sponsor").

To Enter: No purchase necessary. Starting on or about April 13th, 2011, enter in one of the following ways: (1) Print your name, address, telephone number and email address (optional) on an official entry form while supplies last. Drop your entry into a ballot box at any participating Home Hardware, Home Hardware Building Centre or Home Building Centre or mail to: $25,000 Outdoor Living Sweepstakes Contest, c/o 283 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8, or courier to: $25,000 Outdoor Living Sweepstakes Contest, c/o 283 Northfield Drive East, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4G8. Mechanical reproductions will not be accepted. Each mail-in entry must be in a separate envelope with sufficient paid postage. Or (2) Enter online at www.homehardware.ca. Click on the “enter” button and an entry form will appear. Fully complete the entry form, including name, address, telephone number, age and email address and submit your entry form on-line. Current subscribers as of the beginning of the Contest Period or persons who subscribe to www.homehardware.ca during the Contest Period will receive an email describing this contest and will need to click on the, “Yes, I want to enter” icon to enter the contest during the Contest Period. By clicking this icon, subscribers will obtain a maximum of one entry into the Contest. Current and new subscribers who receive an email describing this contest and forward it to a friend or friends will receive one (1) additional entry into the contest for each unique friend they have referred who is not already a www.homehardware.ca subscriber and who signs up to receive future subscriptions from www.homehardware.ca on or before the end of the Contest Period. “Contest Period” means April 13th, 2011 to store closing May 28th, 2011 or otherwise no later than 11:59:59 PM EST on May 28th, 2011.



Contest Eligibility and Close Date: The contest is open only to residents of Canada, who have reached the age of majority in the province/territory in which they reside, and excludes all employees (current and retired) of Home Hardware Stores Limited ("Contest Sponsors"), their advertising and promotional agencies, the contest judging organization, prize suppliers, Home Hardware Stores, Home Hardware Building Centre Stores and Home Building Centres Stores including their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, representatives, and agents and all those with whom they are domiciled. To be eligible, entries must be received in ballot boxes by store closing on May 28th, 2011 or otherwise no later than 11:59:59 PM EST on May 28th, 2011, the contest close date (“Contest Closing Date”) and mail in entries must be postmarked by 11:59:59 PM EST on May 28th, 2011 and received by 11:59:59 PM EST on June 10, 2011.



Prizes:
1. There is one Grand Prize available to be won. The Grand Prize consists of a Home Hardware Gift Card totalling $25,000.00 (CDN). The Gift Card is valid at all Home Hardware Stores across Canada. The Gift Card has no value until scanned at the register and once presented to cashier, the available balance will be applied towards winner’s purchase and is subject to the following terms: (i) If lost, stolen or destroyed, card cannot be replaced without receipt (being Home Hardware letter confirming winner has won the prizing); (ii) Card cannot be redeemed for cash or applied to winner’s Homecard or winners Home Hardware in-house credit account; and (iii) card does not expire and has no service fees (“Terms”). Winner consents to use of winner and/or winner’s family members or members of winner’s household and their respective names, voices, comments, likenesses and images as captured in filming for use in perpetuity by Sponsor and it’s agents and affiliates throughout Canada in any and all media including broadcast and the internet and winner must agree to sign, and have his/her family/household members (or their parent/legal guardian if a minor) sign the appropriate release documentation to give effect to this consent.

2. There are 20 Second Prizes available to be won, consisting of one MTD Yard-Man Lawnmower, item number #5124-557. Model is subject to availability. Approximate retail value is $459.99 (CDN) each. Winner will be required to pick up the Second Prizes from the Home Hardware store closest to the winner’s home. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery after prize claim.

3. There are 75 Third Prizes available to be won, each consisting of $100 worth of winners choice of: Wood Shield Stain product and/or Beauti-Tone paint products awarded in the form of a $100.00 (CDN) promotional gift certificate from Home Hardware. Promotional Gift Certificate expires on December 31, 2012. Winners will be required to pick up the Third Prizes from the Home Hardware closest to the winner’s home. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Prizes may not be exactly as shown in contest publicity or promotional materials. All incidental costs and expenses not specifically referred to shall be the responsibility of winner. Maximum one prize per person.



Prize Draw: A random draw will be conducted on 1:00 pm EST on June 27th, 2011, in Waterloo, Ontario, from among all eligible entries (ballot, mail-in and online) received to determine the prize winners. Odds of being selected depend on the total number of entries received.



Contacting Eligible Winners: Contest organizers will attempt to contact the eligible winners by telephone, mail or e-mail within 10 business days following the draw. In order to be declared a winner, each selected entrant must first have complied with the rules and correctly answered, unaided, a time limited skill-testing question to be administered by ballot format, e-mail or telephone by the contest judging organization at a prearranged mutually convenient time or on the release form signed by the selected entrant. If a selected entrant (i) cannot be contacted after 3 attempts or 10 business days of the draw date (whichever occurs first); or (ii) there is a return of any notification as undeliverable (whichever occurs first); or (iii) if contacted entrant does not claim his or her prize on or before date and time specified by the Contest Sponsors, or does not meet all of the contest conditions, then selected entrant will be disqualified and another entry will be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries and the contest organizers shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility of any nature and kind to any previously selected entrant in this regard.



Prize Substitution: Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable, non-refundable, have no cash surrender value and must be accepted as awarded with no substitutions. Contest Sponsors reserve the rights, at their sole discretion, to substitute the prize(s) awarded with prize(s) of equivalent or greater value for any reason.



General Conditions: Each successful entrants will be instructed how to claim their prize. Before being declared a winner, each selected entrant will be required to sign and return the Contest Sponsors standard declaration and release form confirming compliance with and agreement to be bound by these Contest Rules, acceptance of the Prize as awarded and releasing the Contest Sponsors and each of their respective affiliates, parents, dealers and related entities, as well as directors, officers, dealers, partners, partnerships principals, agents, representatives, volunteers, sponsors, promoters, advertisers, employees, successors and assigns from any and all liability arising from the acceptance of the prize as awarded. If the selected entrant fails to return the properly executed contest documents with the time specified by Contest Sponsors, then he or she will forfeit the prize and an alternate entrant will be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries. The decisions of the Contest Sponsors and contest judging organization is final. This contest is subject to all applicable Federal, Provincial and Municipal laws. Void where prohibited. All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsors and will not be returned. Prizes may not be exactly as shown in contest publicity or promotional materials.



Publicity: By entering the contest, each entrant agrees to be bound by these rules and the decision of the Contest Sponsors and the contest judging organization, and the each winner consents to (a) filming and/or photograph of the winner; and (b) the use of each winners name, city of residence, likeness, photograph, image, voice, comments, as captured in filming, photograph or other medium for use in perpetuity by Contest Sponsors throughout Canada without payment or compensation, in any publicity or advertising in any medium carried out by Contest Sponsors and each winner must agree to sign the appropriate release documentation to give effect to this consent. All entries become the property of the Contest Sponsors and will not be returned.



Termination: Contest Sponsors reserve the right, subject to applicable law to cancel, modify, terminate or suspend this contest in whole or in part if for any reason the contest is not capable of running as planned, including but not limited to, technical failure, or computer virus, tampering, fraud, or corruption of security or proper administration of the contest without prior notice. In such event, winners may be selected by randomly drawing from among all valid entries received up to such time of cancellation, termination or suspension. The right is reserved to terminate, modify or withdraw this contest at any time without prior notice with approval from the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux.



Hold Harmless: By entering this Contest, entrants release and hold harmless the Contest Sponsors, their affiliates, parents, dealers and related entities, as well as their directors, officers, dealers, partners, partnerships principals, agents, representatives, volunteers, sponsors, promoters, advertisers, participating Stores and employees from any liability in connection with this Contest or participation in any Contest related activities or, if declared a winner, the use or misuse of a prize. In particular, the Contest Sponsors will not be responsible if for any reason the prize winner is not satisfied with his/her prize. This Contest will be run in accordance with these Rules, subject to amendment by the Contest Sponsor.



Liability: Under no circumstances, including negligence shall the Contest Sponsors, their affiliates, parents, dealers and related entities, as well as directors, officers, dealers, partners, partnerships principals, agents, representatives, volunteers, sponsors, promoters, advertisers, participating Stores and employees be liable for: any injuries, loss or damages of any kind (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) with respect to, or in any way arising from, this contest, the prizes awarded, or participants' or any other persons' computer system(s); lost, destroyed, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or late entries which will be void; or incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information, technical failure or error, seeding or printing errors, lost/delayed/garbled data, transmissions, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or failures of any telephone or computer line or network, computer equipment, servers, software, traffic congestion on the internet or any website or any other online communication problems or any combination thereof. Entry materials that have been tampered with, reproduced, falsified or altered are void. Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of laws and may be subject to remedies and damages, including criminal prosecution. This exclusion or limitation of liability will not apply to the extent that any applicable statute prohibits such exclusion or limitation of liability.



Language Discrepancy: In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between the English version and the French language version of these official contest rules, the English version shall prevail, govern and control.



Undermine Promotion: Any attempt by an entrant or other individual, to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, the Contest Sponsors reserves the right to seek remedies and damages from any such individual, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Participant engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes won.



Disqualified Entries: Entries generated by script, macro, robotic, programme, or any other automated means are prohibited and will be disqualified.



Errors: The Contest Sponsors shall not be responsible for typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of this contest, including but not limited to, errors in advertising, the official rules, the announcement of winner, distribution of the prize or any technical malfunctions.



Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official contest rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and the Contest Sponsor in connection with the contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to Ontario conflicts of law principles. All entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Province of Ontario.



For Quebec residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of the prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.



Privacy: By completing the entry form all entrants expressly consent to the collection, use and distribution of their personal information by the Contest Sponsors, their agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry for the purpose of (i) running the Contest (ii) as permitted by these rules (for example, pursuant to these rules, all entrants who accept a prize consent to the use of their personal information for publicity usages including as permitted by any release signed) and (iii) and provided the entrants opts in, to receive marketing and promotional information. Contest Sponsors privacy policy available at www.homehardware.ca. If an entrant does not opt in for further communication from Contest Sponsors, it will not prejudice his or her ability to win.


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