In order to be eligible for the Win a $5,000 Outdoor Oasis 2017 (the "Contest"), entrants must be 21 years of age or older and be a U.S. citizen and legal homeowner in the continental United States. At any time, at Plow & Hearth’s discretion, an entrant may be deemed ineligible for participation in the Contest or be deemed ineligible to receive a prize under the Contest rules if said entrant is determined not to be complying with Contest rules. Employees of Plow & Hearth, LLC or its affiliates and subsidiaries, and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter the Contest.
Go to PlowHearth.com/Oasis from Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 12:01AM EST through Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:59AM EST (the "Entry Period") to enter the Contest. No purchase is necessary to enter. Entrants must fill out the entry form and submit a photo of THEIR OWN backyard or patio. Photo must be in either .jpeg or .gif format. Photo file size cannot exceed 5 megabytes. All entries must be submitted online, and must be received within the Entry Period. Entrants who do not upload an image or who provide an incomplete entry form will be disqualified. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD/ENTRANT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Mail-in entries will not be accepted. Only self-entries will be accepted. False or deceptive entries or acts may render an entrant ineligible. Entrants agree to grant Plow & Hearth the right without obligation, unless prohibited by law, to use the contents of their entry, name, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing all matters related to the Contest in any medium, throughout the world in perpetuity. Plow & Hearth reserves the right to request and require additional information from the entrant and have their information verified. All entrants filling out an entry form and providing an email address will be automatically added to Plow & Hearth’s email marketing list unless they choose the opt-out option available on the entry form. Choosing to opt out from Plow & Hearth marketing emails will not affect the entrant’s eligibility to win the Contest.
Entrants must own and currently reside at the address or location of the submitted photo. Submitted photos that are enhanced electronically or radically altered to misrepresent the entrant or the subject matter will not be considered and will be disqualified. The submitted photo should not include people or pets. Failure to follow these criteria may result in disqualification.
Once the deadline for entries has passed, a computerized system will randomly choose 25 semi-finalists from the complete pool of entrants.
A judging panel comprised of Plow & Hearth representatives will then review the 25 randomly chosen entries and ensure they meet the initial submission rules and criteria. After confirming eligibility, the panel will then choose three (3) Finalists. Judgment of the submissions will be based on two criteria:
1. The potential for the photographed outdoor space to be transformed into an outdoor oasis, per the definition of an oasis as outlined below.
2. The potential for one of the three (3) winning Plow & Hearth furniture & décor collections advertised to transform the photographed space into an outdoor oasis, per the definition of an oasis as outlined below. Definition of an Oasis: A location serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from stress and difficulty; a peaceful retreat that provides an escape from the rigors and worries of daily life. The three (3) entrants whose photographs best meet the above criteria as agreed upon by the judging panel will be declared the "Finalists.”
On Friday, May 26, 2017, Plow & Hearth will notify the three Finalists by email and/or phone. If a selected Finalist is not eligible, declines, cannot be contacted, or does not respond by 11:59AM EST on Thursday, June 1, 2017, Finalist status will be forfeited, and Finalist status may be awarded to another entrant who best fulfills the eligibility criteria.
Once the three Finalists have been chosen, each Finalist will be required to submit a written entry outlining the reasons they should win the Outdoor Oasis. Full instructions regarding required length and content of entry will be provided to each Finalist when they are notified of their Finalist status. Each Finalist must submit their written entry no later than 11:59AM EST on Friday, June 2, 2017. Failure to provide the written entry will disqualify a Finalist from being chosen as the Winner. After each Finalist has provided the written entry as described above, Plow & Hearth will post the photo submissions and written entry for each Finalist on PlowHearth.com/oasis from Monday, June 5, 2017 at 11:59AM EST until Monday, June 12, 2017 at 11:59AM EST (the "Voting Period"). Plow & Hearth will notify customers and Facebook followers via email and Facebook posts that the Voting Period is open. Voters will be asked to view the three selected Finalists’ entries and place one (1) vote for the Finalist entry they believe best meets the contest criteria. Limit one (1) vote per valid e-mail address and Facebook account. The Finalist who receives the most votes during the Voting Period will be deemed the Winner, subject to eligibility verification and compliance with these rules. The Winner will be announced on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
The Winner will be given the choice of one (1) of three (3) pre-selected furniture & décor collections advertised with the Contest. The combined retail value of each collection will total $5,000. The Winner may choose one (1) and only one collection valued at $5,000. Each collection is considered a single unit, and no substitutions for the collection items will be allowed with the exception of cushion color. The Winner will be permitted to choose cushion color subject to inventory availability. If the Winner’s chosen cushion color is not available, the Winner will be asked to provide another color selection. Plow & Hearth reserves the right to change the items within the prize collections at any time subject to inventory availability. If selected as the Winner, entrant understands and agrees (through means of their own) to assemble, install, and arrange the winning collection in the space where the submitted photo was taken, and to photograph the collection in said space within one (1) month of receipt of the winning collection so Plow & Hearth may publish before and after photos in a timely manner. Plow & Hearth reserves the right to use said photograph(s) provided by the Winner as it sees fit. The two remaining Finalists who were not identified as the Winner will be designated as Second Place and Third Place based on the number of votes received. Second Place will receive a $500 Plow & Hearth gift card, and Third Place will receive a $250 Plow & Hearth gift card.
Entrants may be notified by phone, email, or postal service and may be required to submit additional information. Entrants to be featured online may be required to sign an affidavit verifying their eligibility in this Contest including, but not limited to, liability releases, tax acknowledgment forms and, except where prohibited by law, use of name and likeness releases ("Release Documents") and return such documents within seven (7) days of issuance of notification. Execution of the Release Documents will grant Plow & Hearth the right, unless prohibited by law, to use the entrant’s names, voices, likenesses, and any of the material provided by them or about them without compensation, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the Contest, throughout the world in perpetuity.
If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of Plow & Hearth which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Plow & Hearth reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Plow & Hearth assumes no responsibility for any error, omissions, interruption, deletion, defect or delay in operation with transmission, communications, line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or allegation of submissions. Plow & Hearth is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, phone lines, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to a participant's computer related to or resulting from participation in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Plow & Hearth is not responsible for any late, lost, garbled, misdirected, incomplete, or damaged entries; any disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Plow & Hearth, LLC; or any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. The Contest’s Entities are not in any way responsible or liable for the use of the funds donated or for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in the Contest and/or acceptance and use of any awards won. This program is invalid wherever prohibited by law.
Delivery time estimates do not apply to personalized, large or heavy items (over 20lbs.) that require special shipping, items shipped directly from the manufacturer, or out-of-stock items.
Delivery estimates only apply to the contiguous United States. Saturday, Sunday and national holidays are not considered business days for these estimated transit days.