Category: Contests & Give-Aways


Bob Vila Thumbs Up: The DIY Organizer Competition Starts Today!

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

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In 2015, we uncovered some truly incredible DIY projects from a host of talented bloggers. From penny-covered countertops to treasure boxes shaped like logs and beyond, our favorite bloggers have wowed us time and again. Now in the new year, the Bob Vila Thumbs Up competition brings you another round-up of clever DIYs. Help us to welcome 2016 by choosing the first winner of the year!

SEE ALL PROJECTS HERE

Bob Vila Thumbs Up highlights some of the very best DIY bloggers, and this month we’re shining the spotlight on the inventors of some very clever organizing solutions. Each of these bloggers has proved their skill by creating items that are as practical as they are stylish. Now it’s your job to vote one blogger to take the title of Bob Vila Thumbs Up champion and the winner of the prize—a $250 gift card.

SEE ALL PROJECTS HERE

So cast your vote today and every day through January 31 to help your favorite blogger 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 and champion blogger of 2015, Start at Home. Read more about the winning Bob Vila Thumbs Up project right here.

Would you like to recommend a blogger for the next Bob Vila Thumbs Up? Tell us about it on Facebook or Twitter!


Enter Bob Vila’s $4,000 Get Organized Give-Away from The Container Store Today!

Enter to win a $1,000 elfa Space Makeover from The Container Store.

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With a new year comes a new wave of resolutions, and for many of us, streamlining our spaces ranks at the top of the list. While decluttering and reorganizing your home may seem like a daunting task, it’s easy to tackle with smart solutions, the right products, and the perfect source of inspiration. Because January is National Get Organized Month and marks a fresh start to 2016, there’s no better time than the present to kick your home revamp into gear—and we’re offering the best way to get you motivated. Enter today and every day this month for your chance to win an unbeatable organizational prize in the form of a $1,000 elfa Space Makeover, courtesy of Bob Vila and The Container Store.

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Today and every day in January (starting 12:00 p.m. EST December 31st, 2015 through 11:59 a.m. EST January 31st, 2016), enter to win one of four $1,000 elfa Space Makeovers from The Container Store, the nation’s leading retailer for storage and organization (See Official Rules below).

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Offering over 10,000 innovative products in 77 locations, The Container Store is the most trusted source to help you organize every room of your house—from the bedroom closet to the bathroom vanity. Since opening its doors in 1978, The Container Store has only expanded its range of home-helping buys, and remains the only national retailer devoted solely to the promise of getting—and keeping—your rooms in order. One of the most notable solutions lies in their customizable line of elfa shelving and drawer systems, which can maximize storage and streamline virtually any space, including the garage, kitchen pantry, closet, and more. Available in a wide variety of finishes with an endless array of adjustable features, there’s no desk mess or wardrobe woe that these stylish components can’t handle.

Whether you’re looking to corral clutter, store seasonal items, or add a touch of fun and function to any space, The Container Store has the answer. Don’t waste another minute of 2016! Enter today and every day in January for your chance to win a $1,000 elfa Space Makeover to make this year the most organized and efficient yet.

To learn more about The Container Store, click here.

The “Bob Vila’s $4,000 Get Organized Give-Away from The Container Store” 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) Thursday, December 31st, 2015, through 11:59 a.m. Sunday, January 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.


Floating Copper Shoe Rack

Ideal for a foyer, mudroom, or entryway, this DIY copper pipe rack is an easy and attractive solution for all your shoe storage woes.

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Shoes pose one of those storage conundrums that can never quite be solved. They’re oddly shaped, take up too much room, and are always the first things carelessly shed by family members when they walk through the door. This common problem is what inspired Jen from Fresh Crush to search for a solution, leading her to create this floating copper pipe shoe rack that’s perfect for the entryway.

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Before cutting her pipes, Jen used a few pairs of her family’s shoes to measure how long they should be. Then, she cut and assembled her supplies, and laid them out to ensure everything would piece together. After measuring and drilling the holes needed for the pipes to mount to the walls, she drilled the first wall mount in place. Jen completed her project by fitting everything together like a puzzle and stashing her favorite shoes atop.

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For the full tutorial and to discover more modern DIY projects, visit Fresh Crush.


Old Books Turned New Mail Organizer

When other solutions failed to clear her kitchen table of paperwork pileups, this blogger took matters into her own hands to craft this clever and cute mail organizer from a piece of wood and a few old books.

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Paper pileups are a constant source of clutter in almost any home. Seemingly impossible to conquer, they take over your countertops and tables until there’s no way of telling the important bills and documents from the junk mail. Seeking an end to the madness, Becky from Beyond the Picket Fence decided to craft this clever organizer from a piece of scrap wood and a few old reads.

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Becky started by painting a piece of wood, approximately 10″x22″, with gray paint. After finding a few old book covers, she attached metal label holders to the book fronts by drilling holes into the covers and securing the label holders with brads. Becky then cut out fabric trapezoids, about an inch longer than the width of the book covers, and adhered them to the binding with hot glue. She finished by securing the book organizers to the wood piece.

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For the full DIY details on this rustic-chic mail sorter, or for more charming projects to make for your home, visit Beyond the Picket Fence.


Rustic Outdoor Boot Rack

Stop snow and slush in its tracks with this blogger's simple yet striking outdoor boot rack.

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While winter’s snowy scenes are beautiful to observe, the watery, muddy residue they can leave behind on your floors is much less so. In an effort to minimize the mess, blogger Stephanie Lynn of Under the Table and Dreaming designed a wooden boot rack that can house winter footwear and allow boots and snow shoes to dry out—without tracking the outdoors inside.

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Stephanie Lynn used a variety of wood boards cut to size to form the dowel rails, base boards, and foot boards. She used a 2-inch hole saw to craft the circular cuts for the dowels to fit into. After attaching each of these pieces together, Stephanie Lynn cut the dowels to the proper height (some tall to house adult shoes, other small to accommodate little ones) and secured them into the cut holes. The finishing touch was a few coats of stain to give this outdoor organizer a little pop of personality.

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For the full details of this project, and for even more smart ideas for your home, visit Under the Table and Dreaming.


Bob Vila’s $4,000 Get Organized Give-Away from The Container Store Official Rules

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Bob Vila’s “$4,000 Get Organized Give-Away from The Container Store” (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Vila Media, LLC, Post Office Box 835, West Barnstable, MA 02668 (“Sponsor”).

The Sweepstakes consists of four (4) separate, successive, random drawings (each a “Drawing” and collectively, the “Drawings”). The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on December 31st, 2015 and ends at 11:59 a.m. EST on January 31st, 2016 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). There will be four (4) Winners, and each Winner will receive one (1) $1,000 elfa Space Makeover from The Container Store. 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 “$4,000 Get Organized Give-Away from The Container Store” 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 Entry Period, 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 during that Entry Period by employees or representatives of the Sponsor to receive the prize designated for the Drawing for that Entry Period. Each winning entry will be chosen at random. The number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period 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. 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 prize for each Drawing during the Sweepstakes Period shall be 1 (one) elfa Space Makeover from The Container Store, consisting of the winner’s choice of elfa storage products (shelves, drawers, racks, hooks, hardware, and accessories) valued up to $1,000 each, a total value of $4,000. 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, 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’s Thumbs Up: Vote for Your Favorite Project of 2015!

Vote now and every day before December 16 to help your favorite project become the year-end 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. So this month, we’re looking back at all of the crafty and inventive winning Thumbs Up projects from 2015. Have a look back in time at your favorite DIYs—from lego play tables to copper pipe clocks—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 2015 winners for one final 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 year-end champion and the winner of the prize—a $250 gift card.

SEE ALL PROJECTS HERE

So cast your vote today and every day through December 16 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, Everyday Enchanting. Read more about the winning Bob Vila Thumbs Up project right here.

Would you like to recommend a blogger for the next Bob Vila Thumbs Up? Tell us about it on Facebook or Twitter!


Enter Bob Vila’s “Pick Your Present” Give-Away from Hayneedle.com Today!

Enter daily for your chance to win one of four weekly prizes from hayneedle.com!

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Dec300x250The chilly temps and snowy days signal that winter isn’t coming, it’s already here. With the winter season also comes an influx of friends and family. Playing host to guests can be an overwhelming—and expensive—task. But if you’re a lucky winner of Bob Vila’s “Pick Your Present” Give-Away from Hayneedle.com, you could outfit your home with all the cozy furnishings, stylish accessories, and entertaining necessities you need without spending a fortune.

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Enter today and every day this month (starting 12:00 p.m. EST on November 30th, 2015 through 11:59 a.m. EST on December 31st, 2015) for the chance to win your choice of one of three weekly prizes from hayneedle.com. (See Official Rules below.)

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Hayneedle.com is one of the nation’s largest online retailers for home furnishings and decor, featuring over 3,000 brands and millions of products for every room, style, and budget. Offering everything from furniture to kitchenware, it’s an online destination for homeowners looking to bring their decorating visions to life.

Each week in December we’re giving one lucky winner their choice of hayneedle.com prizes. Check back every week to choose from these amazing options:

During Week 1 (November 30December 7), warm up to any of these porch and patio heaters. Choose from the Red Ember Wheatland 50-inch Outdoor Convertible Fire Pit Table and cover, the 28-inch Campfire Fire Pit, or the Hammered Bronze Commercial Patio Heater with Table.

For Week 2 (December 7–14), you could give your kitchen a most welcome treat. Enter to win the Belham Living White Mini Concord Kitchen Island with Stainless Steel Top, the Sutter Bakers Rack with Baskets, or a super convenient Keurig K450 2.0 Brewer.

Week 3 (December 14–21) could give you the gift of brand-new furniture. One lucky winner will take home their choice of a Belham Living Palmer Printed Arm Chair, a Brinfield Rustic Console Table, or the Gayson Tufted Entryway Bench.

Your guests will never want for entertainment if you win the Week 4 drawing (December 21–31). Take home your choice of the Belham Living Trenton Bar Cart, the Palazzo 30-inch Bar Stool, or a fully electric dart set from Arachnid.

So what are you waiting for? Enter today and every day in December for your chance to pick a very special present for your home.

To learn more about hayneedle.com, click here.

The “Bob Vila’s ‘Pick Your Present’ Give-Away from Hayneedle.com” is open only to permanent legal U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia; residents of Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible. Void in all other geographic locations. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest Period runs from 12:00 p.m. (EST) Monday, November 30th, 2015, through 11:59 a.m. Thursday, December 31st, 2015. 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 Pick Your Present Give-Away from Hayneedle.com Official Rules

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Bob Vila’s “Pick Your Present Give-Away from Hayneedle.com” (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Vila Media, LLC, Post Office Box 835, West Barnstable, MA 02668 (“Sponsor”). The Sweepstakes consists of four (4) separate, successive, random drawings (each a “Drawing” and collectively, the “Drawings”). The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on Monday, November 30th, 2015 and ends at 11:59 a.m EST on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). One Drawing per week will be held during the Sweepstakes Period. The entry period for each weekly Drawing shall begin on each respective Monday during the Sweepstakes Period, starting with 12:00 p.m. EST on December 7th, 2015, and end at 11:59 a.m. EST on the following Monday, with the exception of the last entry period which will end at 11:59 a.m. on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 (each an “Entry Period” and collectively, the “Entry Periods”). 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 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia; residents of Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible. 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 “Pick Your Present Give-Away from Hayneedle.com” 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. Up to two (2) alternative entries 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 each Entry Period, there will be one (1) drawing 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. Each winning entry will be chosen at random. The number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period 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. 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 prize for the first Drawing during the Sweepstakes Period shall be choice of 1 (one) Red Ember Wheatland 50 in. Outdoor Square Tile Convertible Fire Pit Table with FREE Cover with approximate retail value of $349.98, 1 (one) Red Ember 28 in. Clarksville Campfire Fire Pit valuing $295.97, or 1 (one) Red Ember Hammered Bronze Commercial Patio Heater with Table with approximate retail value of 169.98; the prize for the second Drawing during the Sweepstakes Period shall be choice of 1 (one) Belham Living White Mini Concord Kitchen Island with Stainless Steel Top valuing $290.98, 1 (one) Belham Living Sutter Bakers Rack with Baskets valuing $214.98, or 1 (one) Keurig K450 2.0 Brewer valuing $139.99; the prize for the third Drawing during the Sweepstakes Period shall be choice of one (1) Belham Living Palmer Printed Arm Chair valuing $399.99, 1 (one) Belham Living Brinfield Rustic Console Table valuing $159.98, or 1 (one) Belham Living Grayson Tufted Entryway Bench valuing $159.98; and the prize during the fourth Drawing during the Sweepstakes Period shall be choice of 1 (one) Belham Living Trenton Bar Cart valuing $287.98, 1 (one) Palazzo 30 Inch Bar Stool – Set of 2 with approximate retail value of $179.99, or 1 (one) Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Electronic Dart Board Complete Set with approximate retail value of $319.99. Prizes are not transferable. Limit one prize per entrant. Actual retail value may vary. Winner will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value. Hayneedle.com has 30 days from official end of Sweepstakes (January 30) to deliver prizes to respective winners. Prize is product only and does not include installation. 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: The Bathroom Vanity Competition Starts Today

Vote now—and vote daily—to choose your favorite among the banquette seating projects competing to win this month's Bob Vila Thumbs Up competition!

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Whether you decide to remodel a master suite or redo a hallway half bathroom, there are a few universal concerns. For instance, the fixtures and decor elements you choose should fit your style, budget, and allow for ample storage in a small space. Some incredible bloggers have mastered this balance—and created amazing DIY vanities in the process. That’s why this month we’re featuring some of our favorite bathroom vanities from around the web in the Bob Vila Thumbs Up competition.

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Bob Vila Thumbs Up highlights some of the very best DIY bloggers, and this month our theme is DIY bathroom vanities. Whether crafted from repurposed materials or custom building plans, each vanity is functional, stylish, and totally unique. They are all works of art in their own right but only one can voted this month’s champion and the winner of the prize—a $250 gift card.

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So cast your vote today and every day in November 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, Crane Concept. Read more about the winning Bob Vila Thumbs Up project right here.

Would you like to recommend a blogger for the next Bob Vila Thumbs Up? Tell us about it on Facebook or Twitter!