HGTV Holiday Getaway Sweepstakes

November 13 – December 28, 2009

Official Rules

The following promotion is intended for viewing in the United States only (including its territories, possessions, and commonwealths, except Puerto Rico) 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, 21 years or older, and accessing this site in the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths (except Puerto Rico).



How to Enter

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on November 13, 2009, until 5:00 p.m. ET on December 28, 2009 (the "Promotional Period"), you may enter the Home & Garden Television ("HGTV" or "Main Sponsor") "HGTV Holiday Getaway Sweepstakes" (the "Sweepstakes") online by visiting the HGTV web site ( (the "Web Site") and completing the online entry form and submitting it in accordance with the on-screen directions (limit one (1) online entry per valid email address, per eligible person per day). If an entrant uses multiple e-mail addresses to submit more than one online entry for a given day, only the first online entry for that day will count.

When you enter at the Web Site, you may be asked to consent to receive promotional e-mails and reminders for upcoming HGTV promotions and information about HGTV. 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. If you elect to receive occasional updates, special offers, and other information from HGTV and its affiliated and associated companies about their products and services, your information may be shared with those companies. Further, in the event you do consent to receive these e-mails, the use of such e-mails shall be subject to the privacy policy of Scripps Networks, LLC which is available at: In addition, if you elect to receive occasional updates, special offers and other information from Disney Destinations, LLC and its affiliated and associated companies about their products and services, your information may be shared with those companies. Main Sponsor, Disney Destinations, LLC, any participating sponsors and prize providers, 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) (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Entities") 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, without limitation, 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 Web Site; 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 web site; printing or human or other errors; and any entries which are late, lost, incomplete, misdirected, stolen, mutilated, illegible or postage due, or any combination thereof. Proof of mailing, in person submission, or online submission is not considered proof of delivery or receipt. All entries become the property of Main Sponsor and will not be returned. Purchase will not increase chance of winning. Odds of winning depends upon the number of eligible entries received during the Promotional Period.

How Winner will be Determined

The Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries on approximately January 5, 2010 by Ritway, Inc., an independent judging organization ("Administrator"), and will be contacted either in person or by overnight courier and phone on or about January 8, 2010. Administrator's decisions with respect to the Grand Prize Winner and other matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes shall be final. The potential Grand Prize Winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability and publicity (where permitted), and return same, properly executed, within 10 days of issuance of prize notification. If Main Sponsor is unable to contact the potential Grand Prize Winner, if the potential Grand Prize Winner fails to complete and return all requested forms by the specified date, or if the Grand Prize Winner fails to comply with any of the requirements, his/her prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner shall be selected. By entering into the Sweepstakes, all entrants consent to the use of their name, photograph, 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. The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Promotional Period.

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 Grand Prize 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 Web Site. Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Main Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any 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. 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, 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.


This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and its territories, possessions and commonwealths (excluding Puerto Rico) who are 21 years of age or older as of November 13, 2009, except employees and members of their households, whether or not related, and immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings, children and each of their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) of Main Sponsor and Disney Destinations, LLC, any participating product sponsors, Ritway, Inc., 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 the Grand Prize. By entering, all participants and/or entrants release the Sweepstakes Entities from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her receipt or use of the Grand Prize (including, without limitation, any injury or harm resulting from the use of any vehicle or any travel or activity related thereto) awarded in this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the U.S. and where prohibited by law.

Grand Prize

One (1) Grand Prize consisting of a vacation for five (5) days/ four (4) nights for four (4) persons (including Grand Prize Winner) to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida (the "Resort"). The Grand Prize consists of the following: (i) if Grand Prize Winner resides outside of a 250-mile radius of Orlando, Florida, four (4) round trip coach airfares between the United States major airport closest to the Winner's residence and the Orlando International Airport and round-trip ground transportation between the Orlando International Airport and the Resort[*]; (ii) standard room accommodations (one (1) room with a maximum of four (4) persons per room) for three (3) nights at a hotel at the Resort selected by Main Sponsor at its sole discretion, plus a one night stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite in Magic Kingdom® Park; (iii) themed welcome basket; (iv) four (4) five-day Magic Your Way Tickets with Park Hopper® Option; (v) one (1) Disney Gift Card valued at $500 (subject to the gift card terms and conditions); (vi) four (4) custom Mickey Mouse Ear Hats including a contest winner's patch to place on each hat; (vii) one (1) Disney's PhotoPass® CD and album; and (viii) up to $500 in recreation experiences at the Resort (Grand Prize Winner will choose recreation experiences from a list provided by Main Sponsor and no cash balance will be awarded).

*If Grand Prize Winner lives within 250 miles of Orlando, Florida, ground transportation may be substituted by Main Sponsor, at Main Sponsor's sole discretion, in lieu of air transportation (no cash balance will be awarded).

Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Grand Prize: $6,618. Actual value may depend upon Grand Prize Winner's point of travel origin, dates of travel, and airfare fluctuations as of the date of travel and recreational experiences.

General Prize Conditions

The Grand Prize will be awarded directly to the Grand Prize Winner. No payments will be made to third parties. Taxes, gratuities and other expenses not specifically identified in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. No transfer or substitution for the Grand Prize allowed except at Main Sponsor's sole discretion. Main Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the Grand Prize cannot be awarded as described for any reason.
All travel must be completed by January 31, 2011, or Grand Prize is forfeited. Grand Prize Winner must book travel at least ninety (90) days in advance. Departure dates and accommodations are subject to availability; certain restrictions and blockout dates may apply. The Grand Prize and its components may not be sold, traded, transferred, rescheduled to dates not within the fulfillment period set forth above, or refunded. Grand Prize is not redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Grand Prize Winner and his/her guests must travel on the same itinerary. Main Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, certificates or gift cards. Once booked, no change, extension or substitution of trip dates is permitted, except by Main Sponsor at its sole discretion. Tickets are non-refundable and not redeemable for cash or credit. Tickets may not be transferred or sold to a third party. Grand Prize Winner and guests are responsible for obtaining all necessary and required identification and/or travel documentation required for travel within the United States. Travel arrangements must be made through Main Sponsor's agent and Main Sponsor shall determine airline, flight itinerary and dates of travel at its sole discretion. All costs, taxes, fees and expenses including travel expenses not specifically described herein as being awarded as part of the Grand Prize, including, but not limited to, incidental hotel expenses, meals, ground transportation, gratuities, and souvenirs, are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. Any and all costs associated with reaching the departure city will be the Grand Prize Winner's sole responsibility. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for cancelled, delayed, suspended or rescheduled events (including, without limitation, airline flights). If for any reason any portion of the Grand Prize does not occur, such portion will be forfeited with no compensation will be paid in exchange thereof. All federal, state, and local taxes on Grand Prize are the Grand Prize Winner's responsibility. The Grand Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the ARV of the Grand Prize. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of the Grand Prize in this Sweepstakes shall be solely determined by Main Sponsor. Some restrictions may apply. The Grand Prize will be awarded..

Winner's List

Beginning on or about January 18, 2010 you may obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner by going to the Web Site. Results of the drawing will be removed from the Web Site on or about March 1, 2010.

Main Sponsor

Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.


Ritway, Inc. 1463, E. Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909-2673