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The $10,000 Room Makeover Sweepstakes Rules

Notice to Online Entrants

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, illegible or postage due mail/entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes any person they believe have intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted, (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select the winner from among all eligible mail-in and online entries received prior to withdrawal.



Official Rules


Eligibility: The Southern Living “$10,000 Room Makeover” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the United States, and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at time of entry. Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.  Employees of Southern Living (the “Sponsor”), marketing partners/prize providers involved in the Promotion, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, retailers, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of the immediate families of the foregoing (parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and same households of each (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”) whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations.

Entry Period:  The Southern Living “$10,000 Room Makeover” Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 04/27/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (“ET”) on 08/31/12 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”).
 How to Enter: There are Two (2) ways to enter.  

Method #1: Visit www.SouthernLiving.com/10ksweeps and follow all entry instructions to complete and submit the online entry form. Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 04/27/12 and 11:59 p.m. (“ET”) on 08/31/12.  Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Online entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. Limit one (1) online entry per person or e-mail address per day regardless if entrant has more than one e-mail address. Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first entry received from a particular individual e-mail account will be eligible; subsequent attempts to enter in a given day will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

Method #2: Mail a postcard, including your name and complete address, to: The Southern Living “Idea Home” Sweepstakes, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co, 625 Panorama Trail (Suite 2100), Rochester, NY 14625. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between 04/27/12 and 08/31/12, and received by 09/07/12. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, mutilated, misdirected, undelivered, delayed or postage due mail/entries. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced, altered or incomplete entries will be accepted. All entries, regardless of entry method, become the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged. 

Prize/Approximate Retail Value:  There is One (1) Grand Prize being offered for $10,000 in furniture from Ballard Designs (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) $10,000) which will be awarded as two merchandise certificates, Design consultation courtesy of Southern Living Idea House, which will be for a maximum of one (1) hour over the phone, and two (2) tickets to the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, GA, which will include round trip coach air fare for two, plus  two (2) nights double occupancy hotel accommodations (Maximum Retail Value of air fare and hotel accommodations combined: $500).  Total Maximum ARV of Grand Prize $10,500.  If winner is unable to take the trip to Senoia, GA the air fare and hotel accommodations portions of prize will be forfeited and no cash will be given.  Merchandise certificates have no cash value and are good for one year from issue date.

Random Drawing: The Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, on or about Tuesday, September 14, 2012 at the offices of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final. Odds of winning are dependent upon the total number of eligible entries received 

Winner will be confirmed via e-mail and/or phone and will be required to sign and return, within ten (10) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, a W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, "the Releases"). These releases will require the Winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law. Travel companion of winner, who must be at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, will also be required to sign a travel liability waiver. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner being selected. If the Releases are returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a separate random drawing.

Prize Conditions:  Trip must be taken by December 22, 2012. Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, GA tour schedule is subject to change without notice. All travel related expenses, including, but not limited to, ground transportation to and from home and destination airports, taxes, gratuities, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges, airport surcharges, departure taxes, hotel, resort or property fees, food & beverage (not included in “Prize” information above), and personal expenses such as telephone/Internet charges, and gift shop purchases are the sole responsibility of prizewinner.

 It is not necessary for winner and travel companion to travel on same itinerary. Winner and travel companion must have valid photo ID prior to departure. Airline regulations apply.  All hotel reservations are based on availability and all holidays are excluded. Accommodations are subject to availability at time of reservation, and must be made at least 6 weeks in advance. Blackout dates, advance booking requirements and travel restrictions may apply. Availability is subject to factors such as weather, seasonality and space availability. If weather affects the ability for winner and his/her guest to redeem any portion of prize during the scheduled date and time, then the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner and/or guest other than to supply the remaining elements of the prize package minus the unused portion of prize. If for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guests are unable to travel after all travel arrangements have been made and paid, the Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner. If Grand Prize is forfeited prior to Sponsor finalizing and paying for travel, and there is sufficient time to notify an alternate winner, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing from among all non-winning eligible entries.

The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.  Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with ARV of prize selected, if applicable. Prize is not redeemable for cash, nor assignable or transferable, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission. Winner acknowledges that the Official Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative the quality, condition, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered.

General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, Southern Living, the Sponsor, and release the Sweepstakes Entities, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from any and all liability, claims, lawsuits, costs, expenses, fees, injuries, losses (including death),, and damages which may be sustained either directly or indirectly from; 1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Sweepstakes or traveling to or from any prize-related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Grand Prize Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

Privacy: By entering and providing the required entry information, Entrants acknowledge that Southern Living may also send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to Entrant, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.southernliving.com.
 Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the Winner (available after September 14, 2012), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (to be received no later than October 14, 2012) to: The Southern Living “$10,000 Room Makeover”  Sweepstakes,  Winner Confirmation Request,  C/o USSC, PO Box 25497, Rochester, NY 14625.

Sponsor: Southern Living, a division of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.