NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER: Entries for “Back Yard Makeover Contest” will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on March 3, 2015 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on May 31,2015 (the “Contest Entry Period”). All entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old. Sweepstakes void in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, and anywhere else where prohibited.

 

TO ENTER: There is one way to enter the sweepstakes:
 

1.) Visit http://game.finegardening.com and Create a Back Yard using the Fine Gardening Back Yard Makeover game

2. Save Your Back Yard image and enter your name and email address to post to the Gallery

Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the sweepstakes period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this sweepstakes should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the sweepstakes. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Sweepstakes Rules and decisions of the judging panel which are final.

PRIZE/VALUE: One grand prize package will be awarded.

The prize package will consist of the following:

            $200 Gift Card to tulips.com

            $200 Gift Card to a Garden Center of Winner’s Choice


Total value of the prize being awarded: The entire prize offering has a total approximate retail value (ARV) of: $$400  (US$). All prizes will be awarded to one winner.

Name of prize manufacturer is used solely for the purposes of identification of the prize. No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval of Taunton Press, Fine Gardening or of this sweepstakes is intended or implied.

Sponsor not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the sweepstakes period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsor due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this sweepstakes should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the sweepstakes. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Sweepstakes Rules and decisions of the judging panel which are final.

 

TAXES. Except where prohibited, all federal, state, provincial, local or other tax liabilities, including but notlimited to luxury, sales, use, income, VAT, GST, and PST tax, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner.

NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION: No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.

TERMS/CONDITIONS: Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other entities associated with this Sponsor and/or with this promotion, are not eligible. By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Sponsor(s) and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes.

WINNING: On or about June 15, 2015 one winner will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by phone initially, then by mail or email within 10 days of the selection. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize package per person, household, or family.

CLAIMING PRIZES: The winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) All prizes will be awarded. Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion.

WINNER'S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 31st, 2015 to: Fine Gardening - “Back Yard Makeover Contest” Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470 USA. (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.)

SPONSORS: The Taunton Press Inc., 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506 USA.

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