Official Rules


#BLANKETFORTCHALLENGE GIVEAWAY. THIS GIVEAWAY IS A SWEEPSTAKES AND IS INTENDED FOR ENTRY IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY, AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND NOT LOCATED IN ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility: Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open only to those who enter by posting an image of their blanket fort on Instagram with a caption including all of the following: “@TheCompanyStore” “#BlanketFortChallenge” and tagging three (3) friends , and are 18 years of age as of the date of entry. The Giveaway is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. d/b/a The Company Store (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway. The Giveaway shall be governed by these Official Rules, the laws of the State of Georgia, and other applicable U.S. federal law, state and local laws, without regard to any conflict of laws principles. The Giveaway is void where prohibited by law. The Giveaway is also governed by the Sponsor's Privacy Policy, though these Official Rules will govern any conflict between the Privacy Policy and these Official Rules..

2. Agreement to Official Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully and unconditionally bound by these Official Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of The Company Store, as final and binding as it relates to the content.

3. Giveaway Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on, or about, May 2, 2020 at 12:00 AM ET, and ending July 13, 2020, 11:59 PM ET. All online entries must be received by July 13, 2020, 11:59 PM ET. The winners will be contacted directly via Instagram.

4. How to Enter: The Giveaway must be entered by sharing your image enjoying a blanket fort on Instagram, tagging @TheCompanyStore #BlanketFortChallenge and three (3) friends. The image must be owned by the entrant. The entry must fulfill all Giveaway requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of The Company Store. If you use fraudulent methods, or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules, your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of The Company Store.

5. Entry Requirements: By submitting an Entry in the Giveaway, each winner hereby warrants and represents that the Entry conforms to the Entry Requirements set forth herein. Entry: (a) must comply with these Official Rules and any Terms of Service on the Website; (b) must comply with the posting requirements set forth above and as posted on the Website; (c) cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional, or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity; (d) cannot promote alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons(or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message; (e) cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group; (f) cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about the Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies; (g) cannot contain trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses, or street addresses. Sponsor reserves the right to waive the Contest entry requirements set forth herein at its reasonable discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to, and may or may not, monitor/screen entries prior to posting them to the Website.

6. Prizes: Each winner shall receive two (2) electronic Gift Cards to TheCompanyStore.com, each valuing $500. Total prize value per winner is $1,000. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor's discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winner is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for The Company Store to use a winner's name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

7. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

8. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Giveaway will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via Instagram to the Instagram handle they entered the Giveaway within five (5) days following the winner selection. The Company Store shall have no liability for a winner's failure to receive notices due to winner’s spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Giveaway is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR'S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER'S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

9. Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that The Company Store, anyone acting on behalf of The Company Store, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Giveaway, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

10. Terms: The Company Store reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud, or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the Giveaway. In such case, The Company Store may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by The Company Store. The Company Store reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers, or attempts to tamper, with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or website or violates these Official Rules. The Company Store has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Giveaway, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to, multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Giveaway rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts, or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be in violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, The Company Store reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. By entering the Giveaway, you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from The Company Store. You can opt-out from receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

11. Limitation of Liability: By entering, you agree to release and hold harmless The Company Store, Instagram, and each of their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant's participation in the Giveaway and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv)unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process, or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

12. Disputes: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in the Giveaway, you agree that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Giveaway, or prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest to you; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than your actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in the Giveaway), and you further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

13. CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or your rights and obligations or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal substantive laws of the State of Georgia, USA.

14. Privacy Policy: Information submitted with an entry is subject to the Privacy Policy stated on The Company Store's website. To read the Privacy Policy, click this link: Privacy Policy.

15. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner's name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Company Store, 1200 Harbor Boulevard, 9th Floor, Weehawken, NJ 07086, United States. Requests must be received no later than August 9, 2020.

16. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Giveaway is Home Depot U.S.A. d/b/a The Company Store, 1200 Harbor Boulevard, 9th Floor, Weehawken, NJ 07086, United States.