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The Sherwin-Williams Company Love for Color Anniversary Celebration Sweepstakes

Official Rules

No Purchase Required to Enter or Win.

A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning.

  1. Eligibility: The Sherwin-Williams Company Love for Color Anniversary Celebration Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the contiguous (48) United States and the District of Columbia and are eighteen (18) years or older, or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is greater, at the time of entry into the Sweepstakes. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited by law. Employees of The Sherwin-Williams Company and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  2. Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Sherwin-Williams Company, 101 W. Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 ("Sponsor").
  3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules in a timely manner.
  4. Entry Period: The Sweepstakes begins on August 7, 2013, at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on August 19, 2013, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside of the Entry Period will be disqualified. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
  5. Entry: During the Entry Period, visit Sponsor's website at www.swloveforcolor.com and vote for your top color choice. To enter, you will be required to submit your first and last name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Entries are limited to one (1) entry per e-mail address per week (Monday through Sunday) during the Entry Period. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes entry services) will void all entries by that entrant.
  6. Drawing/Odds: On or before August 26, 2013, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received at the time of the drawing. Each Sweepstakes entrant shall be eligible to win only one (1) prize. Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winners by e-mail the week of August 26, 2013. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) business days after the first attempt to make contact using the e-mail address provided upon entering the Sweepstakes, such potential winner will be deemed to be ineligible and disqualified. In such event, Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner at random from all eligible entries received.
  7. Requirements of Potential Winners: Except where prohibited by law, the potential winners, once contacted, may be required to complete and return (i) an affidavit of eligibility, (ii) a liability/publicity release, and (iii) any other releases and waivers requested by Sponsor (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Documents"), within five (5) business days of being notified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Sweepstakes Documents within the required time period, such potential winner will be deemed to be ineligible and disqualified. In such event, Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner.
  8. Prizes and Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): Monetary values are expressed herein as U.S. dollars ("USD"). A total of sixteen (16) prizes will be awarded by Sponsor in the Sweepstakes. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded consisting of one (1) two-hour in-home color consultation with HGTV's David Bromstad and a $500 Sherwin-Williams gift card (ARV $500 USD). Consultation must be redeemed by December 31, 2013 and must occur on a date mutually agreed upon by the winner and David Bromstad. The in-home consultation does not include a makeover. Participation of David Bromstad has no cash value and if David Bromstad is unavailable for any reason, the remaining elements of the Grand Prize shall represent Sponsor's sole liability to the Grand Prize Winner. Should the Grand Prize Winner engage in anti-social or inappropriate activities or behavior (as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion) in conjunction with the consultation, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the consultation (with the Sponsor having no liability to the Grand Prize Winner) and/or take any other action deemed necessary in its sole discretion so as to protect its rights.

    There will be ten (10) Second Prizes awarded. Each Second Prize will consist of one (1) $100 Sherwin-Williams Gift Card (ARV $100 USD). The total ARV of all Second Prizes is $1,000.00.

    There will be five (5) Third Prizes awarded. Each Third Prize will consist of one (1) $50 Sherwin-Williams Gift Card (ARV $50 USD). The total ARV of all Third Prizes is $250.

    The total ARV of all prizes is $1,750 USD.

    The Gift Cards are subject to the terms and conditions as specified by Sponsor. All applicable taxes associated with any prize are solely the winner's responsibility. No prize substitutions or transfers permitted, except in Sponsor's sole discretion; prizes may not be assigned prior to being awarded to winners. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize package with another prize of equal or greater value if the advertised prize or any component thereof is not available.
  9. Publicity/License: Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner's consent to Sponsor's use of winner's name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information and state of residence (collectively, "Attributes") for promotional purposes in any and all media in perpetuity without further payment, consideration, permission, or approval and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use.
  10. Privacy/Terms of Use: All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with The Sherwin-Williams Company Privacy Policy, available at http://www.sherwin-williams.com/privacy/ and The Sherwin-Williams Company Terms of Use, available at http://www.sherwin-williams.com/terms/.
  11. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages OR OTHER REMEDIES from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and award the prizes via random drawing from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor, or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Sponsor's failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to any online entry, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The "authorized account holder" is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.
  12. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (e) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; (f) inability to access the Sponsor's website; (g) transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (h) 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 of any prize or Sponsor's use of submitted entry materials and Attributes, including, without limitation, claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, defamation, libel or further consideration. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, Sponsor's liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall Sponsor be liable for attorney's fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
  13. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Ohio. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio.
  14. Sweepstakes Results: To receive a list of winners' names, which will be available after September 15, 2013, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Kathy Amend, C/O The Sherwin-Williams Company, 101 West Prospect Avenue, 1060 Guild Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 Attn: The Sherwin-Williams Company Love for Color Anniversary Celebration Sweepstakes. Requests must be received by October 15, 2013.