Dream It Yourself Sweepstakes Presented by Lowe’s
March 17, 2014—May 19, 2014
PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. The Dream It Yourself Sweepstakes Presented by Lowe’s (“Sweepstakes”) will begin on March 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM PT and end on May 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM PT (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times in the Sweepstakes refer to Pacific Time (“PT”). Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible Entries (as defined below) received. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and other United States territories), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and of the age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Sweepstakes Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Universal Television, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, (collectively, “Sponsors”), Lowe’s Companies, Inc., The Regan Group, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and their administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Sweepstakes.
TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes will consist of two (2) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”). Entry Period 1 will begin on March 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM PT and end on March 23, 2014 at 2:59 PM PT. Entry Period 2 will begin on March 23, 2014, at 3:00 PM PT and end on May 19, 2014, at 3:00 PM PT.
You may enter the Sweepstakes via one (1) of the following two (2) methods:
- NBC Website: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit NBC.com/lowes (the “NBC Website”) and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your first name, last name, telephone number, email address, ZIP code, and date of birth (“NBC Website Entry”).
- NBC Facebook Page: To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period visit NBC’s American Dream BuildersFacebook page located at www.facebook.com/NBCDreamBuilder (the “NBC Facebook Page”) and access the Sweepstakes tab. Then follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your first name, last name, email address, ZIP code, and date of birth (“NBC Facebook Entry”).
NBC Website Entry, and NBC Facebook Entry may collectively be referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries.” You may enter once per day during the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of entry method.
During Entry Period 2, you may earn five (5) bonus entries (“Bonus Entries”) per day by submitting as part of your Entry one (1) of the following Submissions (defined below):
During Entry Period 2, as part of the Entry you may submit an optional photo on the following theme: “your own home project you are working on” (“Photo”), accompanied by a title of fifty (50) characters or less and description of five hundred (500) characters or less (collectively, the “Description”). Photo must be in one of the following electronic formats: PNG, JPG and GIF. Photo must be no larger than thirty (30) MB in size. You must submit Photo online according to the provided instructions on the applicable website or Facebook page. Photo must have been taken by you and you must have permission of any person who appears or is identified in Photo. Professional Photos and Photos with watermarks are not eligible.If any minors appear or are identified in Photo, the entrant must be that minor’s parent and/or legal guardian. Photo and Description will not affect your chances of winning.
During Entry Period 2, as part of the Entry you may submit an optional video on the following theme: “your own home project you are working on” (“Video”), accompanied by Description. Video must be in one of the following electronic formats: 3GP, AAC, AVI, FLV, MP4 and MPEG-2. Video must be no larger than three hundred (300) MB in size and no longer than sixty (60) seconds in length. Video must have been taken by you and you must have permission of any person who appears or is identified in Video. Video cannot have been created professionally. You must submit the Video online according to the provided instructions on the applicable website or Facebook page.If any minors appear in Video, the entrant must be that minor’s parent and/or legal guardian.Video and Description will not affect your chances of winning.
Each Photo with Description or Video with Description (collectively, referred to herein as “Submission” or “Submissions”) will earn five (5) Bonus Entries. You cannot earn more than five (5) Bonus Entries per day. Submission is not required for entry into the Sweepstakes, and submitting a Submission to earn Bonus Entries is completely optional. You may earn Bonus Entries only during Entry Period 2.
All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Description must be original (that is, written by you) and you must have permission of any person who is identified or referred to in Description. Description must be submitted in the English language. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants grant Sponsors the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable rights to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise exploit the Submissions and to incorporate the Submissions in other works in any and all markets and media worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval. Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsors and that the Sponsors' reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of the Submissions will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for defamation, false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract. If any Submissions contain material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or if any Submissions do not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsors’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, such Submissions (and related Entries) may be rejected as ineligible for consideration as Bonus Entries. Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Sponsors may choose to display a selection of entrants’ Submissions, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, on NBC.com/lowes, www.facebook.com/NBCDreamBuilder, Lowe’s Facebook page, Lowe’s Pinterest Paeg, and/or www.lowes.com/americandreambuilders. By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees to the posting of such entrant’s name and Submissions on NBC.com/lowes, www.facebook.com/NBCDreamBuilder, www.lowes.com/americandreambuilders, and on Sponsors’ and Lowe’s Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook accounts. Sponsors will have the right to make any changes to Submissions as they determine in their sole discretion. Sponsors shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit Submissions.
Entries must be received before May 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM PT to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Sweepstakes. During Entry Period 1, limit one (1) Entry per person per day. During Entry Period 2, the limit of total Entries per person per day is six (6) Entries, including the Bonus Entries.Multiple Entries received from any person beyond the above stated limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant who made a potentially winning entry, Sponsors reserve the right to deem that the entry was made by the registered subscriber of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, Facebook user name (if applicable), city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about June 1, 2014, one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing by representatives of Sponsors from all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsors will make two (2) attempts to notify potential Winner at the phone number and/or email address submitted at the time of entry. PotentialWinner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Sweepstakes Documents”) within thirty (30) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries. If potential Winner cannot be reached, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.
PRIZE: There will be one (1) prize awarded (“Prize”). Prize consists of the following: fifty (50) two-thousand dollar ($2,000) Lowe’s Gift Cards totaling One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) in value and Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) cash awarded in the form of a check to assist with tax expenses, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, and a private consultation with a representative of Lowe’s, American Dream Builders, or such other similar party as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Lowe’s Gift Cards are subject to state and federal regulations and are redeemable for merchandise only unless prohibited by law and cannot be used to make payments on any charge/credit account. Lowe’s Gift Cards may be redeemed online, have no expiration date, and may not be resold. Prize is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. Prize will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsors.
Estimated Retail Value (“ERV”) of Prize is One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000.00). Actual Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize may vary. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. For any Prize with an ARV of six hundred dollars ($600) or greater, Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won.
All details of Prize will be determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
CONDITIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities, Facebook, and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the or Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Sweepstakes and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on NBC.com/lowes and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final.Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsors’ sole discretion.
ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at NBC.com/lowes. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion).
DISPUTES: The Sweepstakes is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in New York, New York. If THE controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall THEN be resolved by FINAL AND binding arbitration administered by JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in new york. All proceedings brought pursuant to this paragraph will be conducted in the County of new york. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: For the name of the Winner , available after August 1, 2014, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 1, 2014 to: Dream It Yourself Sweepstakes Presented by Lowe’s, The Regan Group: 4895 W. 147th Street, Hawthorne, CA, 90250.
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Entrants are providing information to Sponsors and not to Facebook.