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KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028


The contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on October 24, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on November 27, 2013 (the "Contest Period").  Entries will be accepted from 12:00:01 a.m. PT on October 24, 2013 until the deadlines set forth below ("Entry Periods"). Entries submitted in this Contest before or after the Entry Periods will be disqualified.


For entries asking for this appliance as the prize…

…this is the entry deadline


October 29, 2013 at 9:59:59 a.m.


November 5, 2013 at 9:59:59 a.m.


November 11, 2013 at 9:59:59 a.m.


November 18, 2013 at 9:59:59 a.m.






            a.  Go to and follow the instructions to complete the entry form.  All entries must be submitted according to the deadlines above, based on the criteria provided.  You must provide all information requested on the entry form, including your name, age, address, contact information, nominee’s information, an essay consisting of no more than 50 words detailing why you (or the nominee) deserve to have an appliance replaced, and the uploading of one digital photo showcasing the appliance mentioned in the essay. You may also (but are not required to) upload one digital video showcasing the appliance mentioned in the essay.  Video must be NO GREATER than 200MB in size, NO LONGER than one (1) minute, and in one of the following formats: avi,dv,mov,qt,mp4,mpeg,3gp,asf,wmv,mpg.  You must have a valid e-mail account in order for your entry to be eligible. Photos must be in either .jpeg or .gif format, and each photo’s file size cannot exceed 200 kilobytes. Photos and videos that are altered or electronically enhanced in order to substantially misrepresent the entrant or the subject matter will not be considered and will be disqualified.  Sponsor reserve the right to disqualify those entries that contain offensive or inappropriate material which are deemed by the Sponsor to be unsuitable, or which Sponsor believe would subject them to a claim or litigation.   Entrants agree to indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Lowe’s”) harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.



            b.  By submitting a photo or video and essay, entrants and nominees warrant that their photos, videos, and essays are their own original creations, have not been previously published, do not violate the rights of any other person or company (including but not limited to privacy and copyrights), do not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, do not contain offensive, indecent, vulgar, obscene or profane content, and in no other way violate any applicable laws, as determined by Sponsor.  Entries that include photos, videos or essays that do not comply with these Rules shall be disqualified. 


            c.  Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified and KTLA is not responsible for online entries that are lost, late, garbled, deleted, or misdirected as a result of technical, internet, server, or other online difficulties.  In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the e-mail account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry.  Limit one entry per person or e-mail address for the entire Contest Period.  Subsequent entries from the same email address will be deleted.  Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. All entry information becomes the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or its receipt acknowledged.




This contest is void where prohibited by law. This contest is open only to legal residents of California within the KTLA viewing area, who are 18 years of age or older as of October 24, 2013.  Employees of Lowe’s, other media companies (including radio and television) Sponsor and their parent corporations, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and such employees’ immediate family or household members are not eligible to enter or win the contest.


By entering this Contest, you agree that you (and your nominee) have authorization to replace appliances in your residence, whether through outright ownership of their residence, or via written authorization from a lessor.  Entrants and/or nominees found to be unauthorized to replace appliances in their residence will be disqualified.  Any costs associated with removing appliances from the residence of a disqualified entrant including, but not limited to, gas disconnect costs, electrical disconnect costs, labor, and restorative repair, will be the responsibility of the entrant, and the disqualified Entrant shall indemnify, defend and hold Sponsor and Lowe’s and their affiliates and subsidiaries harmless against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, debts, investigations, fines, penalties, costs, expenses and settlements (including attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, settlement, judgment, interest and penalties) arising out of or related to a breach of the foregoing representations and warranties.






At or near 10:25 a.m. on the judging dates set forth below, a judging panel composed of KTLA Staff and/or persons designated by KTLA will evaluate all entries.  The panel will designate five (5) entries as “finalists,” from among all valid entries received based on receiving the highest scores pursuant to the following criteria:   

a.     20% - quality of essay

b.    25% - level of need for a new appliance as indicated in the photo and/or video submitted

c.     55% - potential marketing and/or entertainment value of an entrant's submission


For this prize…

entries will be judged on this date


October 30, 2013


November 6, 2013


November 12, 2013


November 19, 2013



On or about each date mentioned above, a KTLA Staff member will, via telephone, call each finalist (or, where applicable, their nominee) for that date’s corresponding prize to inform them of their status.


At or near 1:00 p.m. on the judging dates listed above, a second round of judging will be conducted by a judging panel composed of KTLA Staff and/or persons designated by KTLA.  In this second round of judging, the five finalists’ entries will be evaluated again and re-scored according to how well they fulfilled the original criteria listed above.  The nominee of the finalist who obtains the highest score in this second judging round will be declared the Winner of the prize that corresponds to the judging date listed above.


There will be a total of four (4) Winners in this Contest.  Only one (1) Winner per household will be allowed.


Winners will be informed of their status by way of an in-person visit from KTLA Staff, including a camera crew broadcasting live on KTLA-TV.  By entering this Contest, you agree to appear on “KTLA 5 Morning News” on one of the dates listed below if you are chosen as a Winner. The prize will be delivered to the Winners and installed in their homes on the day they are informed of their status as Winners.


The schedule of in-person visits by KTLA Staff and the corresponding prizes that each Winner will receive are as follows:


Date of KTLA Staff visit


Approximate Retail Value
of Prize (“ARV”)

November 7, 2013

Washer and Dryer


November 14, 2013



November 20, 2013



November 27, 2013






Sponsor will choose the exact make and model of appliance to be installed in each Winner’s home, subject to availability from Sponsor's business partner. All decisions made by Sponsor are final and binding.


All federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses associated with the prize are solely the responsibility of the Winner.


Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash, and prize substitution will not be allowed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right, but is not required, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize.  Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied, by Sponsor. Any difference between actual value and stated ARV will not be awarded.    Winners will receive a Form 1099 for any prize with a value of $600 or more. 








            a.  By entering, entrants (and their nominees) grant to KTLA an unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish entry submissions (including photos, videos and essays submitted by Entrants) in any medium now known or hereafter invented, in perpetuity.  Entrants and Winners otherwise will retain all rights to their photographs, and the publication of their photographs as part of this Contest will not limit their use and ability to further market the images. KTLA reserves the right (but is not obligated) to post entry submissions and photos online at or broadcast the photo or video on KTLA Channel 5.


            b.  If for any reason, this Contest 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 contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend the contest or any portion of the contest. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. Information submitted in Internet entries, including entrant's name, address, e-mail address, etc., may be used by KTLA TV for marketing or promotional purposes.  Sponsor reserve the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Contest if, at their sole discretion, Sponsor find such entrant to be tampering with the entry process or if such individual repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner the Sponsor determine to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant, voters or Sponsor; or (c) in any other disruptive manner. 


Sponsor reserve the right to delay contest announcements, postpone or reschedule all or some of the contest events, and/or modify Contest deadlines at its sole discretion.  Any such changes will be announced and posted on the Sponsor’s website in a reasonable period of time.


By participating in this contest, entrants and their nominees agree to have their names, photographs, voices, biographical information, likenesses, and entry submissions (including photographs) used in any and all media for promotional purposes relating to this contest or future similar contests without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law.   By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of Sponsor, and hereby forever and irrevocably release, indemnify and holds harmless the Sponsor, Lowe’s, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives,  agents, shareholders, successors and assigns, from any liability, claims, demands, judgments, proceedings, causes of action, lawsuits, injuries, death, costs, expenses or damages, due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including but not limited to death) or property of any kind, arising from, resulting from, or in connection with, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the Contest and any element or activity thereof, the entrant’s participation in, entry in, or in ability to enter the Contest, or any Contest-related activity, or the entrant’s acceptance, use, misuse, inability to use,  possession, travel related to, or defect of any prize, or any violation of entrants privacy, publicity, personal and proprietary rights, or the collection, use and/or sharing of entrant’s personally identifiable information by Sponsor or their designees; any change in the prizing (or any components thereof) due to unavailability, business or creative considerations, or due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged entries, any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of Sponsor, Lowe’s or any of their agents or employees, lost, stolen, damaged, delayed or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof), and any typographical errors in these Official Rules or any Contest promotional materials. 

            e.  Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules nor the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor 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 each Sponsor's or right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance.


            f. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants and Sponsor in connection with these Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions.


All winning entrants and nominees shall be required to sign and return a Photo and/or Essay Release, and an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release. Entrants represent that they agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor.


7.  OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNERS LIST:  For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the Winners, send a self-addressed envelope to “Save My Holiday Giveaway 2013”, Attn: Creative Services, KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028, by January 15, 2014.  A list of the Winners’ names will be available after the Winners have been verified and the prizes have been awarded.