HGTV Dream Home 2013: FAQs

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The HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway begins on December 28 at 9 a.m. ET. See Rules for entry period. For more details about the home, visit Dream Home Central


  • Per the official rules, any Scripps employee or product sponsor employee and their respective family members are ineligible to enter the giveaway. Please review the Rules for further clarification and details on eligibility.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Military Members of the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to enter the HGTV Dream Home Giveaway. On the enter page, the "State" field contains AE, AA and AP. Please review the Rules for further clarification and details on eligibility.
  • Sign up to receive a daily email reminder from us so you won’t miss a single day of entry. Sign up here for our HGTV Dream Home Daily Email Reminder. Be sure to add our email address of to your safe senders list. 

    Methods of Entry and Requirements

    (Please review the Rules for further clarification and details)

  • Online: Each member of a family may enter online once per day (once on and once on, as long as each member has his or her own unique email address. If family members share one email address, only one family member is eligible to enter online.
  • U.S. Mail: In addition to entering the Giveaway online, individuals may also enter via U.S. Mail. There is no limit placed on mail-in entries; however, only one entry per envelope or per postcard will be accepted.
  • Street Address or P.O. Box: Entrants must provide a street mailing address for prize delivery purposes.
  • Address for Mail-In Entries: Mail entries to HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, PO Box 53196, Knoxville, TN 37950. See Rules for specific details.
  • Postcards: Postcards may be mailed as-is or sent in envelopes. Each postcard must meet the USPS minimum size requirement of 5 inches long x 3 ½ inches high.
  • Duplicated Address Labels: Printed address labels are considered mechanical entries and are therefore not accepted. Mass-produced entries are not accepted. The return address can be a stamp or a sticker
  • The first daily online entry per person is retained for the Giveaway; duplicates are deleted. Entrants will not be disqualified for submitting duplicate entries. Each day begins at 00:00:01 and ends at midnight. 

    How Winner Is Chosen/Notified

    For specific information on when the winner of this year’s HGTV Dream Home will be chosen and how they will be contacted, please visit and review the Rules. For a behind-the-scenes look at how the selection process is carried out, please watch the following video

    Entry Troubleshooting

  • Web Browsers: Compatible desktop browsers are Firefox version 12 or higher, Google Chrome version 19 or 20, Safari version 5, Internet Explorer 8, 9 or 10. For Internet Explorer users, you will also need Adobe Flash version 11.3 or higher.
  • Autofill or Remember Me Feature (How It Works): A computer's "cookies" must be enabled for the "Remember Me" feature to function properly. Fill in all Giveaway fields upon first entry for each email address. For return entries, you will be prompted to select your name under the “Welcome Back” (if you are entering on the same computer). Once you select your name, all fields will automatically be filled out; all you need to do is scroll to the bottom, and hit “enter”.
  • Mobile Device Users – State and Provider Fields: Users may enter using the iOS devices iPad and iPhone, as well as Kindle Fire and the Galaxy tablet.
  • When scrolling on your mobile device, you may need to use two fingers to scroll the state and provider selections on the entry form. Instead of trying to scroll with one finger, try to scroll through the list by pressing two fingers over the appropriate field and swipe in an upward direction with two fingers.
  • Phone Number Format: Your phone number would only be rejected from our sweepstakes entry form if it were entered in a format that was not accepted by the Web form validation. Please make sure that you enter the number as shown in the example provided on the entry form.
  • How do I know my entry has been successfully submitted? You will receive a Thank You page following a successful entry.
  • Taxes: To determine taxes associated with winning the HGTV Dream Home, please seek legal counsel and base calculations on the approximate retail value of the prize, which is provided in the Rules.
  • Products: Nearly everything seen in this year’s HGTV Dream Home has associated product resource information available in the HGTV Marketplace. To access the information, just click on the “Shop” tab in Dream Home Central and select a room.
  • Public Tours of HGTV Dream Home 2013: Visit the Dreams Happen blog to learn more public tours and order tickets.
  • Architectural Plans: The architectural plans for HGTV Dream Home 2013 are the property of Christopher Rose Architects, PA and are not for sale by HGTV.
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