Troy-Bilt® 2022 Yard Games Sweepstakes Official Rules

This Troy-Bilt® 2022 Yard Games Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Stanley Black & Decker, Inc (“Sponsor”). By entering this Sweepstakes, each Entrant (as defined below) unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and legally binding in all respects. Each Entrant understands that they are providing their information to Sponsor, and the information provided will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). Should there be conflict between Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall govern. If an Entrant does not fully agree to the terms of the Privacy Policy, such Entrant should not enter this Sweepstakes. Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant's entry in this Sweepstakes will be collected by Sponsor or its designee(s) and used by Sponsor and/or its designee(s) for purposes of the proper administration, fulfillment, publicizing and promotion of this Sweepstakes as described in these Official Rules, as stated in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, and/or as otherwise expressly consented to by Entrant during any separate opt-in opportunity provided to Entrant during this Sweepstakes. All entries are the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. This Sweepstakes is subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This Sweepstakes is and will be deemed void where prohibited. These Official Rules will be located on the Entry Site (defined below).

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on April 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2022 (the "Sweepstakes Period"). Sponsor shall keep the official time of the Sweepstakes. There will be three (3) Entry Periods, with sixteen (16) prizes awarded during each Entry Period. One (1) additional Grand Prize will be awarded at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes Period. Entry in the Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest, or sweepstakes.
Entry Period Start End Draw Date
1 04/1/22 12:01 A.M. 04/30/22 11:59 P.M. 05/16/22
2 05/1/22 12:01 A.M. 05/31/22 11:59 P.M. 06/13/22
3 06/1/22 12:01 A.M. 06/30/22 11:59 P.M. 07/15/22
Grand Prize Drawing 04/1/22 12:01 A.M. 06/30/22 11:59 P.M. 07/15/22
  1. ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is free to enter and open to all individuals who are legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States or the District of Columbia and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age (or age of majority in their state of residence) or older at the time of entry ("you" and/or "Entrant"). Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor or any of their parent and affiliate companies, prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, retailers, printers, individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials, their advertising and promotional agencies, and any and all other companies associated with such agencies, and their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate.
  1. HOW TO ENTER.
    1. Performing Challenges:
      1. Visit the Sponsor's Yard Games Promotion Page at https://yardgames.troybilt.com (the "Sweepstakes Site") between the dates April 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022;
      2. Agree to the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes;
      3. Complete challenges as described within the ‘Performing Challenges’ section of these Official Rules;
      4. OPTIONAL: opt-in to receive TROY-BILT marketing emails (commercial electronic messages) – not required to enter this Sweepstakes.

        Each of the three Entry Periods will contain seven (7) different yard-work related challenges. A challenge is considered completed when an Entrant successfully uploads the required photo to the Sweepstakes Site for that particular challenge. One completed challenge corresponds to one Entry as detailed in the ‘Entry Overview’ section below.

    Challenge # Entry Period 1:
    April 1-30, 2022
    Entry Period 2:
    May 1-31, 2022
    Entry Period 3:
    June 1-30, 2022
    1 Edge of Glory Edge of Glory Edge of Glory
    2 This Is Your Mowment This Is Your Mowment This Is Your Mowment
    3 Flower Power-Up That's The Way You Weed It That's The Way You Weed It
    4 What's Your SuperpowerWash? Get That Garden Growing Homegrown Harvest
    5 Oil Be Back Contain Yourself Show Us Your Stripes
    6 Raise the Roots #NewFilter Post Your Compost
    7 One Mean Spring Clean Ahh, Mulch Better Built By You
    1. Alternative Method of Entry – Mail-In:
      1. Use a notecard/sheet of paper and provide the following information: TROY-BILT YARD GAMES SWEEPSTAKES; your (Entrant’s) name (first and last); your complete mailing address; your daytime phone number; and your email address.
      2. Mail your completed entry in a stamped envelope addressed to:

        Marcus Thomas LLC
        ATTN: Troy-Bilt Yard Games Sweepstakes
        4781 Richmond Road
        Cleveland, OH 44128

      3. Mail-in entries must be postmarked during the Entry Period and received by Sponsor at the address shown above by 11:59:59 PM ET on the final day of each entry period to be valid for Sweepstakes drawing in that period.
      4. Mail-in entries are only valid for the Entry Period in which they are received. New entries must be submitted in each subsequent Entry Period to be eligible for prize drawings in that period; entries do not carry forward to subsequent drawings with the exception of the Grand Prize entries. Maximum number of entries per person/household in each Entry Period is seven (7).  Maximum number of Grand Prize entries per person/household in each Entry Period is two (2).
      5. All entries submitted are the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
      6. Full responsibility for the proper postage rests solely with you (the Entrant).
      7. Mail-in entries must be submitted by you (the Entrant) and contain all required information.
      8. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost, late, damaged, incomplete, misdirected, or illegible mail-in entries.
      9. Proof of mailing will not be deemed to be proof of receipt of any mail-in entries by Sponsor.
      10. By submitting a mail-in entry you (the Entrant) agree to the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes.

Entry Overview: An Entrant’s completed challenges or mail-in entries are accumulated to determine how many entries they receive, and which associated sweepstakes prize they are eligible for within each Entry Period.

  • If an Entrant completes one (1) challenge within any one Entry Period or submits one mail-in entry in that Entry Period, they are awarded the ‘Yard Challenger’ level and receive a single entry into Drawing #1 of that Entry Period and a single entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.
  • If an Entrant completes two (2) challenges within any one Entry Period, or submits two (2) mail-in entries in that Entry Period, they receive a second entry into Drawing #1 of that Entry Period
  • If an Entrant completes three (3) challenges within any one Entry Period or submits three (3) mail-in entries in that Entry Period, they are awarded the ‘Yard Conqueror’ level and receive a single entry into Drawing #2 of that Entry Period.
  • If an Entrant completes four (4) challenges within any one Entry Period or submits four (4) mail-in entries in that Entry Period, they receive a second entry into Drawing #2 of that Entry Period
  • If an Entrant completes five (5) challenges within any one Entry Period or submits five (5) mail-in entries in that Entry Period, they are awarded the ‘Yard Champion’ level and receive a single entry into Drawing #3 of that Entry Period.
  • If an Entrant completes six (6) challenges within an Entry Period or submits six (6) mail-in entries in that Entry Period, they receive a second entry into Drawing #3 of that Entry Period.
  • If an Entrant completes all seven (7) challenges within any one Entry Period or submits seven (7) mail-in entries in that Entry Period, they receive an additional entry into the Grand Prize drawing.

Each Entry Period is separate; challenges completed in one Entry Period do not carry over to subsequent Entry Periods with the exception of the Grand Prize entries.

There is no cost to enter, and product purchase is not necessary to enter or win.

ENTRY LIMIT: Within each Entry Period, each Entrant can earn up to six (6) entries per person or household towards each Entry Period’s Drawings. The total number of entries per person/household throughout the Sweepstakes Period is eighteen (18), excluding Grand Prize drawing entries. 

Within each Entry Period, each Entrant can earn up to two (2) entries into the Grand Prize. The maximum number of Grand Prize drawing entries throughout the Sweepstakes Period per person/household is six (6).

ENTRY CONDITIONS: Sponsor will not advise an Entrant of an incomplete or otherwise non-compliant entry. Entries made by any individual or any entity other than Entrant, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. Use of automated entry systems and tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes is prohibited, and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant who enters by electronic means, the Authorized Account Holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the Entrant. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address and/or Instagram account.

  1. PUBLICITY RELEASE. Entry into the Sweepstakes constitutes Entrant's permission for the Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates to use the Entrant's name, photographs, image, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements, and complete address (collectively, the "Attributes"), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, and releases the Released Parties (as defined below) from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.
  1. PRIZES: Sponsor will award forty-nine (49) prizes in total during the Sweepstakes Period, as follows:

Entry Period 1: April 1-30, 2022– sixteen (16) separate prizes:

  • Drawing #1: Ten (10) TB252S String Trimmers (model number 41AD252S766) - retail value $149.99 USD
  • Drawing #2: Five (5) TB220B XP Walk-Behind Mowers (model number 12AVU2V3B66) – retail value $409 USD
  • Drawing #3: One (1) Pony 42 Riding Mower (model number 13AM77BS023)- retail value $1,899 USD

Entry Period 2: May 1-31, 2022– sixteen (16) separate prizes:

  • Drawing #1: Ten (10) TB51BP Backpack Leaf Blowers (model number 41AR51BP766) – retail value $249.99 USD
  • Drawing #2: Five (5) TBE550 Edgers (model number 25A-55BLB66) – retail value $419 USD
  • Drawing #3: One (1) Pony 42 Riding Mowers (model number 13AM77BS023) – retail value $1,899 USD

Entry Period 3: June 1-30, 2022 – sixteen (16) separate prizes:

  • Drawing #1: Ten (10) TB4214C XP Chainsaws (model number 41AY424X766) – retail value $169 USD
  • Drawing #2: Five (5) TB220B XP Walk-Behind Mowers (model number 12AVU2V3B66) – retail value $409 USD
  • Drawing #3: One (1) Pony 42 Riding Mower (model number 13AM77BS023) – retail value $1,899 USD

Grand Prize Drawing: One of each of the below; Total Retail Value $3,298 USD

  • One (1) TB252S String Trimmer (model number 41AD252S766) – retail value $149.99 USD
  • One (1) TB220B XP Walk-Behind Mower (model number 12AVU2V3B66) – retail value $409 USD
  • One (1) TBE550 Edger (model number 25A-55BLB66) – retail value $419 USD
  • One (1) TB4214C XP Chainsaw (model number 41AY424X766) – retail value $169 USD
  • One (1) TB51BP Backpack Leaf Blower (model number 41AR51BP766) – retail value $249.99 USD
  • One (1) Pony 42 Riding Mower (model number 13AM77B023) – retail value $1,899 USD

PRIZE LIMIT: Four (4) prizes per person or household throughout all Entry Periods combined, excluding items in the Grand Prize drawing.

  1. RANDOM DRAWING. Winners will be selected by random drawing. The random drawings will be held on or about the Draw Dates indicated in section 1 of these Official Rules (‘SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD’) by a representative of Sponsor. The Entries drawn in each Drawing will be declared a potential “Winner”. Entrants are not required to be present to win. Odds of winning depend on the total number of Entries received. AN ENTRANT IS NOT AN OFFICIAL WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT'S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN ADVISED BY SPONSOR THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.
  1. NOTIFICATION / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE. Each potential Winner will be notified by Sponsor via e-mail or phone within seven (7) days after the random drawing is held. The potential Winner must accept the prize by returning to Sponsor a completed and personally signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within five (5) business days of Sponsor’s first notification attempt -- failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the prize. Sponsor shall have no liability for any notification that is not received by a potential Winner for any reason. If a potential Winner does not respond to notification and accept the prize as required herein or if prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, such potential Winner will be disqualified and forfeit the prize. If a potential Winner is found to be ineligible, has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize such potential Winner will be disqualified and forfeit a prize. If a potential Winner is disqualified or forfeits prize, Sponsor may, but shall not be required to, select an alternate potential Winner from amongst all remaining eligible Entries.

Winners are solely responsible for the reporting and payment of all applicable fees, federal, state, and local taxes and any other unspecified expenses associated with acceptance or use of a prize. Winners are not responsible for costs of shipping or delivery of the prize. Winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. Sponsor will not award any prize without winner first submitting a fully and legibly completed and accurate IRS W-9 form, and the winner of any prize, or combination of prizes, valued at six hundred dollars ($600.00) or more will be issued an IRS 1099 MISC form in the amount equal to the retail value of the prize(s).  Winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility prior to Sponsor awarding the prize.

  1. GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS. Prize is non-transferable. Prizes may not be redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or portion thereof of equal or greater value at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Under no circumstances will more than forty-nine (49) total prizes be awarded. 
  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE. BY  ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, EACH ENTRANT AGREES for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, administrators, representatives, insurers and assigns: (A) to release and hold harmless and indemnify the Sponsor, Sweepstakes prize suppliers, all individuals and entities involved in fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting this Sweepstakes  and each of their respective past and present officers, directors, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, representatives, licensees and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, expenses, liabilities, personal injury, death, illness, property loss, litigation or damages of any kind to persons and/or property (including but not limited to invasion of privacy under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights) that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, arising out of such entrant’s entry in Sweepstakes and/or such entrant’s acceptance, possession, use and/or misuse of the prize; and (B) to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses and/or liabilities arising directly or indirectly, now or in the future from the delivery, acceptance, use or misuse of a prize, any and all use as provided herein of your entry, or participation in this sweepstakes and/or any related sweepstakes. Without limiting the foregoing, all prizes presented on www.troybilt.com and the sweepstakes site are provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, in which case such limitation or exclusion shall apply only to the extent permitted by the law in the relevant jurisdiction.

Released Parties are not responsible for, and each entrant hereby releases the Released Parties from, any claims arising from: (i) lost, late, illegible, mutilated, misdirected, damaged, corrupted, inaccessible, inaccurate or incomplete entries, entries not received by the time designated for the Entry Period; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctions or interruptions of any computer, equipment, cable, network, hardware or software, programming, or technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or the Entry Site; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in the entry process or technical or human error which may occur in the administration of or processing of Entries in this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to delays by the U.S. Postal Service in delivering mail; (iv) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, including which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s entry in this Sweepstakes; and (vi) theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries and/or the Entry Site. Sponsor is not responsible for any electronic or typographical errors in the printing, advertisement, or reproduction of these Official Rules, in any advertisement or promotional material related to this Sweepstakes (print or online) or in administration of this Sweepstakes including but not limited to prize depiction or announcement of any Winner.

  1. RELEASE OF CLAIMS (CALIFORNIA). Each entrant acknowledges that there is a possibility that, subsequent to their involvement with this Sweepstakes and adherence to these Official Rules, they may discover facts or incur or suffer claims which were unknown or unsuspected at the time agreeing to these Official Rules, and which if known by them at that time may have materially affected their decision to enter this Sweepstakes. Such entrants acknowledge and agree that by reason of these Official Rules, and the release contained in the preceding subsections, they are assuming any risk of such unknown facts and such unknown and unsuspected claims.  Such entrants acknowledge that they have read these Official Rules and, as such, hereby have been advised of the existence of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, which provides: “ A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
  1. DISQUALIFICATION/TERMINATION/FORCE MAJEURE. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor's control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein.

If an insufficient number of eligible Entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding the prize or continuing with this Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health or other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, pandemic or public health crisis (e.g. Coronavirus-19), order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right to modify, extend or terminate this Sweepstakes. If this Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the potential Winners in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Sponsor shall not be liable to a Winner or any other person for failure to supply a prize or any part thereof, for reasons beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor by reason of the prize becoming unavailable or impracticable to award, or for any Force Majeure event, technical or equipment failure, terrorist act, labor dispute, or act/omission of any kind (whether legal or illegal), transportation interruption, civil disturbance, or any other cause.

These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way, except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other term or provision.

ANY ATTEMPT BY YOU TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SWEEPSTAKES SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF APPLICABLE CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY YOU FROM THE SWEEPSTAKES AND SEEK CRIMINAL CHARGES AND CIVIL DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW.

  1. CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE. Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and that these Official Rules shall be governed by, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, as applicable herein, without reference to its conflicts of laws principles. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved in the Court of Common Pleas, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, or the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio. Entrant and Sponsor expressly waive any and all rights to contest the propriety of such choice of jurisdiction and venue, or to invoke the doctrine of forum non conveniens. Any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees. Entrant hereby waives all rights to: (i) claim or be awarded any punitive, direct, indirect, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; and (ii) to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Entrant recognizes that the provisions of this paragraph are a material factor in their decision to enter into this Sweepstakes.
  1. WINNERS LIST. To obtain a copy of the winners' list, contact:

    Marcus Thomas LLC
    ATTN: Troy-Bilt Yard Games Sweepstakes
    4781 Richmond Road
    Cleveland, OH 44128
    Winner’s list will be available after 7/31/2022, and all such requests must be received by 8/31/2022.

  1. AGREEMENT BY ENTRANT. I understand that by participating in this Sweepstakes I am representing that I have read, understand, agree to, and will abide by these Troy-Bilt 2022 Yard Games Sweepstakes Official Rules. I have also read, understand, and agree to the Privacy Policy as set forth at www.troybilt.com. I fully and unconditionally agree to and accept any additional terms and conditions specific to the Sweepstakes communicated by the Sponsor hereinabove, throughout the Sweepstakes Period and beyond. I also agree that in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes the decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding.

 

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