Official Rules

The following promotion is intended for viewing in the lower 48 United States and the District of Columbia only (not including its territories, possessions, and commonwealths, Alaska, and Hawaii) and will be construed and evaluated according to United States laws. Do not proceed in this site if you are not a legal U.S. resident residing in the lower 48 United States or the District of Columbia, not 18 years of age or older, and accessing this site outside of the lower 48 United States.

HGTV'S CAR HUNTERS CHALLENGE SWEEPSTAKES
OFFICIAL RULES - NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

How to Enter: Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on September 13, 2010 until 5:00 p.m. ET on December 27, 2010 (the "Sweepstakes Period"), you may enter the Home & Garden Network Car Hunters Challenge Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") online by visiting the Home & Garden Television ("HGTV") HGTV web site (www.hgtv.com) (the "Website") and completing the online entry form. Limit one (1) online entry, per valid email address, per eligible person per day. Incorrect, illegible, and incomplete entries are void. These official rules are also available at the Website or by writing to and sending a stamped, self-addressed #10 sized envelope ("SASE") to: "Car Hunters Challenge Sweepstakes" - Rules Request, P.O. Box 233, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932.

 

When you enter at the Website, you may be asked to consent to receive promotional e-mails and reminders for upcoming HGTV promotions and information about HGTV and the Participating Product Sponsors identified below. Consenting to receive such e-mails is optional and does not have to be agreed to in order to be eligible to enter the Sweepstakes and does not improve your chances of winning. Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a HGTV ("Main Sponsor"), and all Participating Product Sponsors identified below and the Sweepstakes Administrator identified below (collectively with Main Sponsor and the Participating Product Sponsors, the "Sweepstakes Entities"), their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents, and any and all Internet servers and access provider(s) are not responsible for: any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human error; technical malfunctions; failures, omission, interruption, deletion, or defect of any telephone network, computer online systems, computer equipment, server providers, or software, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Sweepstakes; inability to access the Website; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; 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; printing or human or other errors; and any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible, or any combination thereof. Online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All entries become the property of HGTV and will not be returned. A purchase will not increase chance of winning. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, MAIN SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the lower 48 United States or District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older on or before September 13, 2010.. The Sweepstakes is void in Alaska, Hawaii, the U.S. territories, possessions and commonwealths, and where restricted or prohibited by law.

 

This Sweepstakes is not open to employees and members of their households and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses) of Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a HGTV as the Main Sponsor, GM LLC, and all other participating product sponsors (collectively, the "Participating Product Sponsors"), the TEAM Group, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their advertising and promotion agencies and all local sponsors are not eligible to enter or win a prize. Entrants who have won a prize in any Scripps Networks, LLC promotion in the ninety (90) days prior to the commencement of the Sweepstakes are ineligible. Main Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential prize winner and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person based on such background check if Main Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding the prize to such potential prize winner might reflect negatively on Main Sponsor or any of the Participating Product Sponsors. By entering, all participants and/or entrants release the Sweepstakes Entities and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliated companies, sweepstakes partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective affiliated companies, employees, officers, directors and shareholders, from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in the Sweepstakes and/or their receipt or use of any prize awarded in this Sweepstakes. Any and all warranties and guarantees are subject to the respective manufacturer's terms. This Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Alaska, Hawaii, outside the lower 48 United States, and where prohibited by law.

 

Grand Prize Drawing: The potential Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period on or about January 12, 2011, by the TEAM Group, an independent judging organization ("Sweepstakes Administrator") and will be contacted by phone and/or overnight delivery service on or about January 14, 2011. The odds of winning the Grand Prize depends upon on the number of eligible entries received for the entire Sweepstakes Period.
Main Sponsor and Sweepstakes Administrator's decisions with respect to the prize winner and other matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding.

 

General Conditions: The potential Grand prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within five (5) days of issuance of prize notification. If HGTV or the Sweepstakes Administrator is unable to contact a potential prize winner within five (5) days of the initial attempt to contact, if a potential prize winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date or if a potential prize winner fails to comply with any of the requirements of these Official Rules, he or she will be disqualified and an alternate prize winner shall be selected. By entering into the Sweepstakes, all entrants consent to the use of their name, photograph (including photographs submitted by them to HGTV, if applicable), likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, worldwide and without limitation and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Main Sponsor's opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if computer virus, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, the Main Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or to terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prizes using all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the termination date. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, notice will be posted on the Website. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any prize winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

 

Prize: Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will win a choice of either: (A) $40,000.00 in cash (awarded in the form of a check) OR (B) a Chevy Equinox vehicle (Approximate Retail Value of the vehicle ("ARV" or Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP"): $28,310.00) plus $8,493.00 awarded as a check to the recipient, which may be used toward the payment of taxes. Automobile prize does not include tax, title and license fees. Total ARV of Grand Prize with car: $36,803.00.
Total ARV of all prizes in the Sweepstakes: $40,000.00/ $36,803.00.

 

General Prize Conditions: All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of any element of a prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are Grand Prize Winner's responsibility. The Grand Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the ARV of the prize. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of any prizes in the Sweepstakes shall be solely determined by Main Sponsor. Some restrictions may apply. If Grand Prize Winner chooses the vehicle, the Grand Prize Winner is solely responsible for the taxes, registration, insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to the Grand Prize Winner taking possession of vehicle), license, pickup costs at the automobile dealership designated by the Sweepstakes Administrator and any other option not included on the stated model. The Grand Prize cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash except at Main Sponsor's sole discretion. Main Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. All other expenses not specifically identified as included in the Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize will be awarded.

 

Winner's List: Beginning on or about January 21, 2011 you may obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner, either by going to the Website or by mailing a SASE to: "HGTV's Car Hunters Challenge Sweepstakes" - Winner's List, P.O. Box 233, Florham Park, NJ 07932. Results will be removed from the Website on or about February 28, 2011, and written requests received after February 28, 2011 will not be honored.

 

Main Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37932.

 

Sweepstakes Administrator:The TEAM Group, 184 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 4-204, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932.