Ultimate Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Ultimate Backyard Makeover Home Depot Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") starts at 12 PM (ET) June 8, 2012 and ends 12PM (ET), June 14, 2012 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). The sponsors of this Sweepstakes are The Hartford Courant Company and Tribune Broadcasting Company ("Sponsors"). The Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all entrants agree to abide and be bound by the terms and conditions herein and the decisions of the Sponsors. The computer clock of Sponsor’s webmaster is the official timekeeping device of the Sweepstakes.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Each entrant must be a legal U.S. resident residing in Connecticut or Massachusetts, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Employees (and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, parents, siblings or children) or household members (whether or not related)) of Sponsors, media outlets in the WCCT-TV/WTIC-TV viewing areas, or of their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and advertising agencies associated with this Sweepstakes, are not eligible to participate. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited and outside Connecticut. Winners who have won a prize from a promotion sponsored by the Hartford Courant within the last six months are ineligible and will be disqualified.

2. TO ENTER: Log onto facebook.com and like the Ultimate Backyard Makeover Page within the time period listed above. All entrants who liked the Hartford Courant Page (including any pre-existing fans of the Hartford Courant Facebook Page) will be able to access the Sweepstakes link, which will be available during the Sweepstakes Period. On the Sweepstakes link/entry form, entrants will have to provide all information requested, including name, age, address, telephone number and email address. Only one entry per person and per email address will be allowed and any extra duplicate entries will result in disqualification of all entries. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void such entries, and that entrant may be disqualified. Sponsors are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind. The use of automated or third party software or web site to register and/or play is prohibited. All received entries become the property of the Sponsors and will not be returned. You are providing your information to Sponsors and not to Facebook. Entrants must use their own name. If any dispute arises concerning the identity of an entrant, the owner of an email account from which entry was sent shall be deemed the entrant. All entries must be received by Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 12PM (ET).

3. SELECTION OF WINNERS: One winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries on or about Thursday, June 14, 2012. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. Sponsors will attempt to notify winners by telephone and/or email within two days of the drawing. If the winner is ineligible, if Sponsors are unable to make contact with the winner after reasonable effort and time (one day of initial call to winner), or if the winner fails to sign the necessary release, and waiver of liability forms by Friday, June 29, 2012 at 4 PM, the prize shall be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.

4. AWARDING & DELIVERY OF PRIZES: 1 Grand Prize: Winner will receive one (1) $250 gift card to Home Depot. Gift card may be used to purchase The Home Depot merchandise online, in stores or by phone. For more details, visit http://www.homedepot.com. Sponsors may change gift card in its sole discretion. Actual retail value (¿ARV¿) of the prize is $250. Federal, state and local taxes, and any additional expenses if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. To claim the prize, Winners must come to the Hartford Courant building: 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115, 9AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday, by June 29, 2012. If the Winner fails to show proof of age and fill out and sign the necessary forms (Hartford Courant Sweepstakes release form and eligibility form) by that date, that winner shall be disqualified and the prize shall be forfeited. Prize is not replaceable if lost or stolen, non-transferable, non-negotiable and not redeemable for cash, credit or merchandise. No substitute prizes are available except at Sponsors sole discretion. All decisions regarding interpretation of these Official Rules and administration of the Sweepstakes made by Sponsors are final and binding. Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guaranty, either express or implied, provided by Sponsors. All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses involved in obtaining and/or maintaining the prize are the responsibility of the Winner.

All decisions regarding interpretation of these Official Rules and administration of the Sweepstakes made by Sponsors are final and binding.

SUCH PRIZE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND THE RELEASED PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

5. CONDITIONS & RESTRICTIONS: Entrants agree Sponsors have the sole right to decide all matters and disputes arising from this Sweepstakes and that its decision is final and binding. Except where prohibited by law, entrants agree to allow use of their name, voice, photograph, likeness and any information provided on entry form, in any medium of communication, including print, Internet, radio and/or television and for any purpose, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, by Sponsors and/or its affiliates, without additional compensation. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. This Sweepstakes shall be governed and enforced pursuant to Connecticut law, excluding choice of law provisions.

By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsors, Facebook, WTIC-TV/WCCT-TV, CT1 Media and Tribune Television Company, and all these companies' parent corporations, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and the officers, directors, agents, and employees of all such companies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of action, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Sweepstakes, and/or acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize and any travel related thereto, including without limitation, personal injury, death, property damage, defamation, infringement of intellectual property rights, and claims based on the rights of publicity and privacy.

Sponsors are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing or advertising of the offer, administration or execution of the contest or in the announcements of the prizes/prize winners.

Neither the failure of Sponsors to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules or the failure, delay or omission by Sponsors in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsors right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.

6. INTERNET/FRAUD: If for any reason, the Internet-related portion of this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the Sweepstakes, Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion of the Sweepstakes. If this Sweepstakes is canceled, the Sponsors will conduct a random drawing to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. If such cancellation, termination, modification, or suspension occurs, notification will be posted on the Ultimate Backyard Makeover Facebook page. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION. Sponsor reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at its sole discretion, Sponsor find such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or if such entrant shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsor determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsors; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. Sponsors assume no liability for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) lost, incomplete, damaged, illegible, late, or misdirected entries; or (d) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes.

7. WINNERS LIST: Write to, "Backyard Makeover Home Depot Winner"; Hartford Courant, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115 (Attention: Marketing). All requests for rules and Winners lists must be received by June 29, 2012.

8. SPONSORS: Tribune Broadcasting and The Hartford Courant Company, 285 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06115.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Home Depot is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.



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