Category: Contests & Give-Aways


Official Rules: Bob Vila’s $5,000 Dream Office Give-Away from BDI

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Bob Vila’s “$5,000 Dream Office Give-Away from BDI from BDI” (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by BobVila.com, LLC, Post Office Box 835, West Barnstable, MA 02668 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes consists of one (1) drawing. The Sweepstakes Period will begin July 31, 2016 at 12 PM EST and last until August 31, 2016 at 11:59 AM EST. At the end of the Entry Period, there will be one (1) drawings in which one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) shall be selected from all eligible entries received for each prize available during that Entry Period by employees or representatives of the Sponsor to receive the prize designated for the Drawing for that Entry Period. The winning entry will be chosen at random. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.

Open only to permanent legal U.S. residents of all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Void in all other geographic locations. Employees of Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person who fails to meet the eligibility requirements or any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to be sufficiently connected with the Sweepstakes such that such person’s participation could create the appearance of impropriety. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void, and Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. Entries that are determined, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor to constitute advertisements, commercial messages, or “spam” will be disqualified and deleted.

Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. You may enter any given Drawing one (1) time per household per day by visiting the BOB VILA website at http://www.bobvila.com and submit your name and email address using the online “$5,000 Dream Office Give-Away from BDI” submission form. Each entry submitted in response to a Drawing and in accordance with the Official Rules will constitute an official entry. Duplicate entries submitted through either method within one day will be deemed void. If you do not have internet access, alternative means of entry for each Drawing is available by faxing your name, address and phone number to the Sponsor at 508-437-8486 during the applicable Entry Period. One (1) alternative entry per household per day. Any additional entries submitted via fax within one day will be deemed void. Entries received after the end of the Sweepstakes Period will be deemed void. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply.

All entries become the property of the Sponsor. By entering any Drawing during the Sweepstakes, you will be agreeing that any information collected in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsor in accordance with BobVila.com, LLC’s Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. The number of eligible entries received during the Entry Periods for a Drawing determines the odds of winning for that Drawing. The Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. If the Winner is determined to be ineligible, forfeits or does not claim the prize, the prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion based on a subsequent drawing from the pool of eligible entries. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

All prizes (or in the event of a lost, misdirected, or otherwise unavailable prize, a prize of equivalent value) will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. Winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, BobVila.com, LLC, PO Box 835 Barnstable, MA 02668. Specify winner’s list or rules on your request.

The Winner will be notified by email, or in the case of alternate entry, by phone; Sponsor reserves the right to determine the method of notification. Winners must claim their respective prize within twenty-four (24) hours after the date of notification of their prize. A Winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified twenty-four (24) hours will be considered such Winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate Winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate Winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the mailing and/or email address (as applicable) provided by Winners during their entry to the Drawings.

The prize for the Drawing shall be the Winner’s choice of one (1) piece of BDI furniture from each category (Category 1: Sequel Lift Desk 6052 (MSRP $2205) with optional drawer (MSRP $280), or Sequel Lift Desk 6051 (MSRP $1905); Category 2: Tall Mobile File Pedestal 6005 (MSRP $890), or Low Mobile File Pedestal 6007-2 (MSRP $845); Category 3: Sequel Storage Cabinet 6015 (MSRP $1525), Sequel Lateral File Cabinet 6016 (MSRP $1565), Sequel Multifunctional Cabinet 6017 (MSRP $1675), or Sequel Return 6002 (MSRP $1145), with optional Back Panel 6009 (MSRP $235) and Return end Panel 6012 ($135)) in choice of four stains. No transfer, substitution or cash redemption will be awarded in lieu of Prize. Limit one prizes per winning entrant per Entry Period. Prize provider shall arrange for prize delivery within 30 days from end of the Sweepstakes Period. An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes, and his or her entry may be deleted, if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s own risk.

Sponsor shall not be liable for (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Drawings entry forms, (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in part or wholly in the Sweepstakes, (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Sweepstakes or (5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize.

Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaims any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant. By entering or accepting a prize in the Sweepstakes, Winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the Winner (or, if the Winner is a minor, the Winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and return to Sponsor within three (3) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability and Publicity Release and relevant tax forms to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner may be selected. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize.

By entering, an entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in the Sweepstakes, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or to any Winner or any person claiming through such Winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond the Released Parties’ sole control.

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing, electronic or human errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) viruses or technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or entry information, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (5) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; or (7) late, lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or mutilated entries or for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. These indemnification and release provisions shall survive expiration of the Sweepstakes.

Persons found tampering with, abusing, or otherwise disrupting any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or otherwise attempting to defraud Sponsor, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and their entries will be deleted. If disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the entrant’s eligibility to further participate in this Sweepstakes and future promotions and sweepstakes of Sponsor or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. This Sweepstakes is strictly for promotional and entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling. In the event this Sweepstakes is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes, or to disqualify entrants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Sponsor shall have no liability to any entrants who are disqualified due to such an action.

Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by any non-authorized human intervention, actions of entrants, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or impair the integrity, administration, security, or operation of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, abbreviate or terminate the Sweepstakes without further obligation.

If Sponsor elects to abbreviate the Sweepstakes, Winner(s) will be determined from all eligible entries received for Drawing(s) prior to the action or compromise giving rise to the suspension or termination of this Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, abbreviation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Sweepstakes entry page to such effect. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by New York law. By participating in this Sweepstakes entrants agree that New York courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes and that venue shall be only in New York City, New York. The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain fully in force.


Enter Bob Vila’s 2nd Annual $3,000+ Kitchen Appliance Give-Away Today!

Enter today and every this month for a chance to win your choice of eight amazing prize packages.

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At the heart of every kitchen, you’ll find good company, good food, and a lot of memories. Nothing says home like whipping up Grandma’s famous pie, or Uncle Joe’s award-winning chili. But even if you’re cooking up time-tested recipes, doesn’t mean you should use ancient appliances to get the job done. That’s why Cuisinart and Bob Vila have teamed up to bring you the 2nd Annual $3,000+ Kitchen Appliance Give-Away, which will award four winners their choice of top-of-the-line packages to complete their dream kitchen—and make new memories that will last a lifetime.

ENTER NOW

Today and every day this month (starting at 12:00 p.m. EST on June 30, 2016 through 11:59 a.m. EST July 31, 2016), enter to win your choice of one of eight kitchen appliance packages from Cuisinart. (See Official Rules below.)

Cuisinart products were first hailed by enthusiasts like Julia Child, who praised the company’s now iconic food processor as an innovative appliance that paved the way for a new era of cooking. Now offering an endless variety of world class and award-winning products, Cuisinart has become a household name in every home cook’s kitchen.

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If you’re one of four lucky winners in this month’s give-away, you’ll be able to choose your prize from the following packages, each valued at around $800:

• For Bake’s Sake: 2-lb Convection Bread Maker, Chef’s Classic Non-stick Champagne Bakeware 6-piece set, 7-Quart Stand Mixer, flour sifter, Power Advantage® PLUS 9-Speed Hand Mixer with Storage Case, Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Hand Blender with Potato Masher

• A Breakfast Dream: Cuisinart® for illy® Buona Tazza™ Super Automatic Single-Serve Espresso, Caffè Latte, Cappuccino, and Coffee Machine, Cuisinart® 4-slice Toaster, Vertical Waffle Maker, Frittata nonstick Set

• A Chef’s Kitchen: SmartPower™ 500 Watt Blender/Food Processor, PerfecTemp 14-Cup Coffeemaker, Pulp Control Citrus Juicer, Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven, GreenGourmet Tri-Ply Stainless Cookware

The Total Set-Up: Cuisinart Hurricane 2.25 Peak HP Blender, Cuisinart Elemental 11 Food Processor, Juice Extractor, Premium Single-Serve Brewer, Cuisinart® CookFresh™ Digital Glass Steamer

• A Night In: Cuisinart Griddler, The Cuisinart® Fruit Scoop™ Frozen Dessert Maker, Electronic Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling, PerfecTemp 14-Cup Coffeemaker, Electric Cordless Tea Kettle, Electric Fondue Pot, Griddler Elite, Electric Pressure Cooker

• Family Fun: The Cuisinart® Fruit Scoop™ Frozen Dessert Maker, International Chef Crepe/Pizzelle/Pancake Plus, EasyPop Plus™ Flavored Popcorn Maker, Cuisinart Griddler, Electric Fondue Pot, Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Hand Blender with Potato Masher, Vertical Waffle Maker, Cuisinart® 14-Piece Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard Anodized Set, 1 (one) Cuisinart® Asparagus Steamer Set

• Caffeine Kick: Cuisinart Deluxe Grind Conical Burr Mill, Cuisinart Single-Serve Brewer, Cuisinart® for illy® Buona Tazza™ Super Automatic Single-Serve Espresso, Caffè Latte, Cappuccino, and Coffee Machine

• Keeping It Healthy: Cuisinart® CookFresh™ Digital Glass Steamer, Juice Extractor, 4 Qt. 3-in-1 Cook Central Multicooker, Cuisinart® Asparagus Steamer Set, Cuisinart® Food Mill, SmartPower™ 500 Watt Blender/Food Processor, PerfecTemp 14-Cup Coffeemaker

Enter Bob Vila’s 2nd Annual $3,000+ Kitchen Appliance Give-Away daily to increase your chances of winning one of these amazing packages.

To learn more about Cuisinart and their innovative kitchen products, click here.

Bob Vila’s “2nd Annual $3,000+ Kitchen Appliance Give-Away” is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Void in all other geographic locations. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest Period for Prize runs from 12:00 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, June 30th, 2016 through 11:59 a.m. (EST) Saturday, July 31st, 2016. One entry per household per day on BobVila.com. Alternative means of entry for Drawing is available by faxing your name and address to 508-437-8486 during the applicable Entry Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. See Official Rules.


Enter to Win the $5,000 Dream Office Give-Away from BDI—TODAY!

Enter today and every this month for a chance to win your choice of desk and office furniture.

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For many Americans, a home office is more than a luxury—it’s a necessity. Not only is it the natural spot for doing taxes, paying bills, and storing important documents, but in today’s digital world, it’s the new HQ for a growing number of people who work remotely. But if you intend to spend your 9 to 5 (or any amount of time) in a home workspace, it’s time to outfit the room with well-designed furniture that’s built to last. That’s why we’ve teamed up with BDI to give away a stunning set of home office furniture in this month’s $5,000 Dream Office Give-Away!

ENTER NOW!

Today and every day this month (starting at 12:00 p.m. EST on July 31, 2016 through 11:59 a.m. EST August 31, 2016), enter to win your choice of several quality pieces of furniture for the home office. (See Official Rules below.)

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BDI, a leader in home furnishings, is on a mission to make great design accessible to everyone. Their unique and functional designs bring a touch of modern style to the home or corporate environment alike. With their wide range of desks and storage options, it’s possible to turn any spare room into a fully customized—and fully organized—workspace.

If you’re the lucky winner in this month’s give-away, you’ll be able to pick a prize from each category, for a total value of up to $5,050, and create your dream office—all in just three simple steps. First, choose from two desk sizes, then select your preferred file cabinet, and finally pick your bonus storage or extra workspace solution. Read on for a full list of offerings.

Step 1: Pick a Desk

  • Sequel Lift Desk 6052 (MSRP $2205)—with optional drawer (MSRP $280)
  • Sequel Lift Desk 6051 (MSRP $1905)

Step 2: Pick a File Cabinet

  • Tall Mobile File Pedestal 6005 (MSRP $890)
  • Low Mobile File Pedestal 6007-2 (MSRP $845)

Step 3: Pick Bonus Storage or Extra Workspace

  • Sequel Storage Cabinet 6015 (MSRP $1525)
  • Sequel Lateral File Cabinet 6016 (MSRP $1565)
  • Sequel Multifunctional Cabinet 6017 (MSRP $1675)
  • Sequel Return 6002 (MSRP $1145), with optional Back Panel 6009 (MSRP $235) and Return end Panel 6012 (MSRP $135)

Enter Bob Vila’s $5,000 Dream Office Give-Away daily to increase your chances of winning your choice of furniture.

Bob Vila’s $5,000 Dream Office Give-Away is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents of all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Void in all other geographic locations. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The Contest Period will last from noon EST Saturday, July 31, 2016 through 11:59 a.m. EST Wednesday, August 31, 2016. One entry per household per day on BobVila.com. Alternative means of entry for Drawing is available by faxing your name and address to 508-437-8486 during the applicable Entry Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. By entering, all entrants agree to the Official Rules.


Official Rules: 2nd Annual $3,000+ Kitchen Appliance Give-Away from Cuisinart

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Bob Vila’s “2nd Annual $3,000+ Kitchen Appliance Give-Away” (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Vila Media, LLC, Post Office Box 835, West Barnstable, MA 02668 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes consists of four (4) random drawings (each a “Drawing” and collectively, the “Drawings”). The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on June 30, 2016 and ends at 11:59 a.m. EST on July 31st, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Four Drawings will be held at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.

Open only to permanent legal U.S. residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Void in all other geographic locations. Employees of Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person who fails to meet the eligibility requirements or any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to be sufficiently connected with the Sweepstakes such that such person’s participation could create the appearance of impropriety. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void, and Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. Entries that are determined, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor to constitute advertisements, commercial messages, or “spam” will be disqualified and deleted. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes.

You may enter any given Drawing one (1) time per household per day by visiting the BOB VILA website at http://www.bobvila.com and submit your name and email address using the online “2nd Annual $3,000+ Kitchen Appliance Give-Away” submission form. Each entry submitted in response to a Drawing and in accordance with the Official Rules will constitute an official entry. Duplicate entries submitted through either method within one day will be deemed void. If you do not have internet access, alternative means of entry for each Drawing is available by faxing your name, address and phone number to the Sponsor at 508-437-8486 during the applicable Entry Period. One (1) alternative entry per household per day. Any additional entries submitted via fax within one day will be deemed void. Entries received after the end of the Sweepstakes Period will be deemed void. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. By entering any Drawing during the Sweepstakes, you will be agreeing that any information collected in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsor in accordance with Vila Media, LLC’s Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules. At the end of the Sweepstakes, there will be four (4) drawings in which four (4) potential winners (“Winners”) shall be selected from all eligible entries received for each prize available by employees or representatives of the Sponsor to receive the prize designated for the Drawing. Each winning entry will be chosen at random. The number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period determines the odds of winning. The Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. If the Winner is determined to be ineligible, forfeits or does not claim the prize, the prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion based on a subsequent drawing from the pool of eligible entries. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. All prizes (or in the event of a lost, misdirected, or otherwise unavailable prize, a prize of equivalent value) will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize.

To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Vila Media, LLC, PO Box 835 Barnstable, MA 02668. Specify winner’s list or rules on your request.

The Winners will be notified by email, or in the case of alternate entry, by phone; Sponsor reserves the right to determine the method of notification. Winners must claim their respective prize within twenty-four (24) hours after the date of notification of their prize. A Winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified twenty-four (24) hours will be considered such Winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate Winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate Winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the mailing and/or email address (as applicable) provided by Winners during their entry to the Drawings.

The Winners will choose one from the following prize packages during the Sweepstakes Period: Prize Pack One, For Bake’s Sake valuing $842.84: 1 (one) 2-lb Convection Bread Maker (model no. CBK-200) valuing $149, 1 (one) Chef’s Classic Non-stick Champagne Bakeware 6-piece set (model no. AMB-6CH valuing $49.95, 1 (one) 7-Quart Stand Mixer (model no: SM-70BC) valuing $449, 1 (one) flour sifter (model no. CTG-00-SIF) valuing $14.99, 1 (one) Power Advantage® PLUS 9-Speed Hand Mixer with Storage Case (model no. HM-90S) valuing $69.95, 1 (one) Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Hand Blender with Potato Masher (model no. CSB-100) valuing $99.95; Prize Pack Two, A Breakfast Dream valuing $828.90: 1 (one) Cuisinart® for illy® Buona Tazza™ Super Automatic Single-Serve Espresso, Caffè Latte, Cappuccino, and Coffee Machine (model no. EM-600) valuing $599, Cuisinart® 4-slice Toaster (model no. CPT-640) valuing $79.95, 1 (one) Vertical Waffle Maker (model no. WAF-V100) valuing $79.95, 1 (one) 10″ Frittata nonstick Set (model no. FP2-24BK) valuing $70.00; Prize Pack Three, A Chef’s Kitchen valuing $836.90: SmartPower™ 500 Watt Blender/Food Processor (model no. BFP-703BC) valuing $149.99, 1 (one) PerfecTemp 14-Cup Coffeemaker (model no. DCC-2800) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) Pulp Control Citrus Juicer (model no. CCJ-500) valuing $29.95, 1 (one) Chef’s Convection Toaster Oven (model no. TOB-260) valuing $259, 1 (one) GreenGourmet Tri-Ply Stainless Cookware (model no. GGT-10) valuing $299, Prize Pack 4, The Total Set-Up valuing $845.00: 1 (one) Cuisinart Hurricane 2.25 Peak HP Blender (CBT-1500) valuing $199.00, Cuisinart Elemental 11 Food Processor (model no. FP-11) valuing $149.00, 1 (one) Juice Extractor (model no. CJE-1000) valuing $149, 1 (one) Premium Single-Serve Brewer (model no. SS-10) valuing $149.00, 1 (one) Cuisinart® CookFresh™ Digital Glass Steamer (model no. STM-1000) valuing $199.00; Prize Pack 5, A Night In valuing $828.65: 1 (one) Cuisinart Griddler (model no. GR-4N) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) The Cuisinart® Fruit Scoop™ Frozen Dessert Maker (model no. ICE-31) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) Electronic Yogurt Maker with Automatic Cooling (model no. CYM-100) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) PerfecTemp 14-Cup Coffeemaker (model no. DCC-2800) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) Electric Cordless Tea Kettle (model no. JK-17) valuing $69.95, 1 (one) Electric Fondue Pot (model no. CF0-3SS) valuing $59.95, 1 (one) Griddler Elite (model no. GR-300) valuing $199, 1 (one) Electric Pressure Cooker (model no. CPC-600); valuing $99.95; Prize Pack Six, Family Fun valuing $823.60: 1 (one) The Cuisinart® Fruit Scoop™ Frozen Dessert Maker (model no. ICE-31) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) International Chef Crepe/Pizzelle/Pancake Plus (model no. CPP-200) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) EasyPop Plus™ Flavored Popcorn Maker (model no. CPM-700) valuing $49.95, 1 (one) Cuisinart Griddler (model no. GR-4N) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) Electric Fondue Pot (model no. CF0-3SS) valuing $59.95, 1 (one) Cuisinart Smart Stick Variable Speed Hand Blender with Potato Masher (model no. CSB-100) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) Vertical Waffle Maker (model no. WAF-V100) valuing $79.95, 1 (one) Cuisinart® 14-Piece Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard Anodized Set (model no. 66-14N) valuing $199, 1 (one) Cuisinart® Asparagus Steamer Set (model no. 773-20APW) valuing $34.95; Prize Pack Seven, Caffeine Kick valuing $847.99: 1 (one) Cuisinart Deluxe Grind Conical Burr Mill (model no. CBM-20) valuing $149, Cuisinart Single-Serve Brewer (model no. SS-5NC) valuing $99.95, 1 (one) Cuisinart® for illy® Buona Tazza™ Super Automatic Single-Serve Espresso, Caffè Latte, Cappuccino, and Coffee Machine (model no. EM-600) valuing $599; Prize Pack Eight, Keeping It Healthy valuing $800.89: 1 (one) Cuisinart® CookFresh™ Digital Glass Steamer (model no. STM-1000) valuing $199.00, 1 (one) Juice Extractor (model no. CJE-1000) valuing $149, 1 (one) 4 Qt. 3-in-1 Cook Central Multicooker (model no. MSC-400) valuing $129, 1 (one) Cuisinart® Asparagus Steamer Set (model no. 773-20APW) valuing $34.95, Cuisinart® Food Mill (model no. CTG-00-FM) valuing $39.99, 1 (one) SmartPower™ 500 Watt Blender/Food Processor (model no. BFP-703BC) valuing $149.99, 1 (one) PerfecTemp 14-Cup Coffeemaker (model no. DCC-2800) valuing $99.95. No transfer, substitution or cash redemption will be awarded in lieu of Prize. Limit one prize per entrant. Prizes shall be delivered within 30 days from end of the Sweepstakes Period. An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes, and his or her entry may be deleted, if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s own risk.

Sponsor shall not be liable for (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Drawings entry forms, (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in part or wholly in the Sweepstakes, (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Sweepstakes or (5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize. Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaims any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant.
By entering or accepting a prize in the Sweepstakes, Winners agree to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the Winner (or, if the Winner is a minor, the Winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and return to Sponsor within three (3) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability and Publicity Release and relevant tax forms to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner may be selected. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize. By entering, an entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in the Sweepstakes, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or to any Winner or any person claiming through such Winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond the Released Parties’ sole control.

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing, electronic or human errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) viruses or technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or entry information, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (5) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; or (7) late, lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or mutilated entries or for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. These indemnification and release provisions shall survive expiration of the Sweepstakes.

Persons found tampering with, abusing, or otherwise disrupting any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or otherwise attempting to defraud Sponsor, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and their entries will be deleted. If disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the entrant’s eligibility to further participate in this Sweepstakes and future promotions and sweepstakes of Sponsor or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

This Sweepstakes is strictly for promotional and entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling. In the event this Sweepstakes is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes, or to disqualify entrants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Sponsor shall have no liability to any entrants who are disqualified due to such an action. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by any non-authorized human intervention, actions of entrants, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or impair the integrity, administration, security, or operation of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, abbreviate or terminate the Sweepstakes without further obligation. If Sponsor elects to abbreviate the Sweepstakes, Winner(s) will be determined from all eligible entries received for Drawing(s) prior to the action or compromise giving rise to the suspension or termination of this Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, abbreviation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Sweepstakes entry page to such effect.

This Sweepstakes shall be governed by New York law. By participating in this Sweepstakes entrants agree that New York courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes and that venue shall be only in New York City, New York. The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain fully in force.


Bob Vila Thumbs Up: Vote for Your Favorite Project of 2016!

Vote now and every day before June 15 to help your favorite project become the mid-year winner in the Bob Vila Thumbs Up challenge.

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Month after month, we’ve chosen our favorite bloggers to highlight in the Bob Vila’s Thumbs Up competition—and you’ve voted for your favorites to win. This month, the winning bloggers from the first half of 2016 are going head to head in the ultimate Thumbs Up showdown. Have a look back at your favorite DIYs—from charming repurposed dressers to enviable light fixtures—and help us choose a winner.

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Bob Vila Thumbs Up highlights some of the very best DIY bloggers, and this month we’re bringing back all of our winners from 2016 so far for a friendly mid-year competition. Each of these bloggers beat out the competition in previous months, but now it’s your job to vote one blogger to be our mid-year champion and the winner of the prize—a $250 gift card!

SEE ALL PROJECTS HERE

Cast your vote today and every day through June 15 to help your favorite blogger become this month’s Bob Vila Thumbs Up winner. After all, it’s up to your vote to determine the outcome of this competition.

Congrats to last month’s winning blogger, Robin from All Things Heart and Home. Read more about the winning Bob Vila Thumbs Up project right here.


Bob Vila’s Key West Weekend Give-Away with the Unico System

Enter to win a 3-night stay and exclusive historic house tours!

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With our hectic schedules and never-ending to-do lists, who out there couldn’t use a vacation? Strolling on the beach, taking in some rays, and touring the town make for an enchanting getaway. And if you’re the lucky winner of Bob Vila’s Key West Weekend Give-Away with the Unico System, you could be experiencing the relaxing benefits of a trip for two to gorgeous Key West, a stay at the Hyatt Key West, $500 Visa gift card, and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of two fan-favorite historic homes that feature the Unico System.

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Today and every day in June (starting 12:00 p.m. EST May 31st, 2016 through 11:59 a.m. EST June 30th, 2016), enter to win a weekend trip for two to Key West, Florida from BobVila.com and the Unico System, the leader in ductless heating and cooling. (See Official Rules below.)

If you’re the winner of this month’s give-away, we’ll treat you to a fun-filled weekend for two to Key West, where you’ll be provided airfare, lodging, and a $500 gift card for meals and other incidentals. And that’s not all: You’ll also receive behind-the-scenes tours of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum and the Harry S. Truman Little White House—two historic sites featuring the Unico System, a unique method of heating and cooling that doesn’t disrupt the architectural integrity of any space its installed in. Whether you’re a beach bum or a history buff, you don’t want to miss out on the chance to win this one-of-a-kind package.

So what are you waiting for? Enter today and every day in June for the trip of a lifetime.

To learn more about the Unico System and its advantages, click here.

The “Bob Vila’s Key West Weekend Give-Away with the Unico System” is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Void in all other geographic locations. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest Period runs from 12:00 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 and ends at 11:59 a.m. EST on Thursday, June 30th, 2016. One entry per household per day on BobVila.com. Alternative means of entry for Drawing is available by faxing your name and address to 508-437-8486 during the applicable Entry Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. See Official Rules.


Bob Vila’s Key West Weekend Give-Away with the Unico System Official Rules

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Bob Vila’s “Key West Weekend Give-Away with the Unico System” (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Vila Media, LLC, Post Office Box 835, West Barnstable, MA 02668 (“Sponsor”).

The Sweepstakes consists of one (1) random drawing (the “Drawing”). The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on May 31st, 2016 and ends at 11:59 a.m. EST on June 30th, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). One Drawing will be held during the Sweepstakes Period. The entry period for the Drawing shall begin at 12:00 p.m. EST on May 31st, 2016 and ends at 11:59 a.m. EST on June 30th, 2016 (the “Entry Period”). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ONLINE ENTRY ONLY AND INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.

Open only to permanent legal U.S. residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Void in all other geographic locations. Employees of Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person who fails to meet the eligibility requirements or any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to be sufficiently connected with the Sweepstakes such that such person’s participation could create the appearance of impropriety. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void, and Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. Entries that are determined, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor to constitute advertisements, commercial messages, or “spam” will be disqualified and deleted. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply. No purchase is necessary to participate in the Sweepstakes. You may enter any given Drawing one (1) time per household per day by visiting the BOB VILA website at http://www.bobvila.com and submit your name and email address using the online “Key West Weekend Give-Away with the Unico System” submission form.

Each entry submitted in response to the Drawing and in accordance with the Official Rules will constitute an official entry. Duplicate entries within one day will be deemed void.

If you do not have internet access, alternative means of entry for the Drawing is available by faxing your name, address and phone number to the Sponsor at 508-437-8486 during the applicable Entry Period. One (1) alternative entry per household per day. Any additional entries submitted via fax within one day will be deemed void.

Entries received after the end of the Sweepstakes Period will be deemed void. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet Service Provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. By entering the Drawing during the Sweepstakes, you will be agreeing that any information collected in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by Sponsor in accordance with Vila Media, LLC’s Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Rules.

At the end of the Entry Period, there will be one (1) drawing in which one (1) potential winner (“Winner”) shall be selected from all eligible entries received during that Entry Period by employees or representatives of the Sponsor to receive the prize designated for the Drawing. The winning entry will be chosen at random. The number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period for the Drawing determines the odds of winning. The Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. If the Winner is determined to be ineligible, forfeits or does not claim the prize, the prize will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion based on a subsequent drawing from the pool of eligible entries. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Sweepstakes. All prizes (or in the event of a lost, misdirected, or otherwise unavailable prize, a prize of equivalent value) will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules. Winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Vila Media, LLC, PO Box 835 Barnstable, MA 02668. Specify winner’s list or rules on your request.

The Winner will be notified by email, or in the case of alternate entry, by phone; Sponsor reserves the right to determine the method of notification. Winner must claim their prize within twenty-four (24) hours after the date of notification of their prize. A Winner’s failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified twenty-four (24) hours will be considered such Winner’s forfeiture of the prize and an alternate Winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate Winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the mailing and/or email address (as applicable) provided by Winner during their entry to the Drawing.

The prize for the Drawing during the Sweepstakes Period shall be provided by the Unico System (the “Prize Supplier”) and shall consist of three-day trip for two to Key West including: air fare, stay at Hyatt Key West, $500 Visa gift card, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum and the Harry S. Truman Little White House. No transfer, substitution or cash redemption will be awarded in lieu of Prize. Limit one prize per entrant. The prize will be delivered within 30 days from when the prize winners’ documents are executed and sent to the prize provider.

An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes, and his or her entry may be deleted, if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Sweepstakes is at entrant’s own risk. Sponsor shall not be liable for (1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Drawings entry forms, (2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, (3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate in part or wholly in the Sweepstakes, (4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Sweepstakes or (5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize. Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaims any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant.

By entering or accepting a prize in the Sweepstakes, Winner agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the Winner (or, if the Winner is a minor, the Winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and return to Sponsor within three (3) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability and Publicity Release and relevant tax forms to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner may be selected. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize.

By entering, an entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless Sponsor and each of its respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated entities, directors, officers, employees, attorneys, agents, and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in the Sweepstakes, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or to any Winner or any person claiming through such Winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal) labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond the Released Parties’ sole control. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing, electronic or human errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) viruses or technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or entry information, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (5) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; or (7) late, lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or mutilated entries or for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. These indemnification and release provisions shall survive expiration of the Sweepstakes.

Persons found tampering with, abusing, or otherwise disrupting any aspect of this Sweepstakes, or otherwise attempting to defraud Sponsor, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and their entries will be deleted. If disqualified, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the entrant’s eligibility to further participate in this Sweepstakes and future promotions and sweepstakes of Sponsor or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

This Sweepstakes is strictly for promotional and entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling. In the event this Sweepstakes is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Sweepstakes, or to disqualify entrants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Sponsor shall have no liability to any entrants who are disqualified due to such an action. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by any non-authorized human intervention, actions of entrants, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or impair the integrity, administration, security, or operation of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, abbreviate or terminate the Sweepstakes without further obligation. If Sponsor elects to abbreviate the Sweepstakes, Winner(s) will be determined from all eligible entries received for Drawing(s) prior to the action or compromise giving rise to the suspension or termination of this Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, abbreviation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Sweepstakes entry page to such effect.

This Sweepstakes shall be governed by New York law. By participating in this Sweepstakes entrants agree that New York courts shall have jurisdiction over any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes and that venue shall be only in New York City, New York. The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain fully in force.


Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The Outdoor Furniture Competition Starts Today

Vote today and everyday this month to help your favorite blogger win the May Thumbs Up challenge.

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The warm breezes and longer days signal that we can finally escape to our decks, patios, and porches to bask in some much needed sunshine. And how could we enjoy our outdoor structures without an assortment of chairs, tables, and other furnishings? To welcome spring, and to inspire you to spruce up your own spaces, we’re showcasing some of the best outdoor furniture projects on the web for this month’s Bob Vila Thumbs Up competition.

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Bob Vila Thumbs Up recognizes some of the very best DIY projects around, and this month we’re shining the spotlight on amazing outdoor furniture projects. Each of these bloggers wins points in our book for creativity but only one can win the Bob Vila Thumbs Up competition and the $250 gift card.

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So cast your vote today and every day through May 31st to help your favorite outdoor furniture project become this month’s Bob Vila Thumbs Up winner. After all, only you and your vote can determine the outcome of this competition.

Congrats to last month’s winning blogger, Prodigal Pieces. Read more about the winning Bob Vila Thumbs Up project here.


A Tire Becomes an Attractive Coffee Table

Serve up summertime essentials in style with this nautical-inspired—and incredibly inexpensive—rope-wrapped coffee table.

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An outdoor room isn’t complete without decor, accents, and other finishing touches. For Alexis of Persia Lou, that meant the perfect coffee table to complement her bright colors and sunny fabrics. Remembering a few rope-wrapped versions she saw on Pinterest—and knowing that she had access to an old tire—Alexis went to work to DIY her own solution that would complete her vision.

 

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To start, Alexis gave the tire a good scrub. Then, she used a jig saw to cut two pieces of plywood in the same size diameter as the tire; she screwed one piece on top and the other on the bottom. Next, Alexis measured where to place her furniture feet and used a drill to create holes slightly smaller than the screws on the feet. She then twisted in the feet to complete the base. To add a nautical flair, Alexis began gluing the rope in a tight circle, starting in the center of the top piece of plywood. She continued wrapping the rope around the entire base until it was completely covered.

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Want to make one of these simple but stunning pieces for your own space? Visit Persia Lou for the full details, and for other crafty DIY ideas.


This DIY Game Night Essential Doubles as a Fire Pit Cover

Outdoor furniture gets a fun twist with this double-duty tabletop and checkers board.

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A fire pit makes a great addition to any backyard, but some, including Robin from All Things Heart and Home, find the gaping hole it leaves behind to be a little distracting during the off-season months. Searching for a way to make use of the structure, while also attractively camouflaging it, Robin came up with this incredible double-duty tabletop and game board combo.

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Robin began by measuring her fire pit and cutting pieces of cyprus wood into a large square that would cover the opening. Next, she used a domino joiner to join the wood pieces, and then added wood glue for extra support. After the pieces were dry, she found the center of the square and created a large circle using a screw, a pencil, and some string. Robin checked that the circle was large enough to cover the fire pit opening, and then used a jigsaw to cut around the circle. She then sanded the piece and stained it for a weathered finish. To create the checkerboard on top, she marked off squares using painter’s tape and filled the necessary holes with black paint. For an aged finish, Robin sanded the black paint until the wood grain showed through.

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For the full instructions, and for more double-duty ideas, visit All Things Heart and Home.