ACE HARDWARE ASK AN ACE DESIGN EXPERT GIVEAWAY

OFFICIAL RULES


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. The Ace Hardware Ask an Ace Design Expert Giveaway ("Giveaway") is sponsored by Ace Hardware Corporation ("Sponsor"). By entering the Giveaway, each entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.

This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Giveaway open to legal residents of the fifty United States or District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older as of the start date of the Giveaway, except void to employees of Ace Hardware Corporation, Ace retailers, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and Giveaway agencies; and void to members of the immediate families of such employees (defined as spouses, parents, children and siblings - whether such family members are biological, adoptive, step or in-law), and those living in the same household as such employees (whether related or not). You must have a valid Facebook account. If you do not have a Facebook account, visit www.facebook.com and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Facebook account. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.

2. GIVEAWAY PERIOD: The Giveaway begins at Noon Central Daylight Savings Time on August 29, 2014, and ends at 1:00PM Central Daylight Savings Time on August 29, 2014.

3. HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Giveaway, go to the Ace Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/acehardware) on August 29, 2014, and post one design or color related question for the Ace Design Expert during the Giveaway Period ("Entry"). Limit one question per Facebook account. Entries not in conformance with these Official Rules will be disqualified. All Entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged.

4. PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be awarded a $100 Ace Hardware gift card. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of prize: $100. No prize substitutions or cash redemptions allowed. Gift card subject to terms and conditions as set forth on the gift card, or as otherwise imposed by issuer. All taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

5. WINNER SELECTION: The Grand Prize winner will be selected from among all eligible Entries received in a random drawing to be conducted by a Sponsor representative on or about August 29, 2014. Sponsor's decisions are final on all matters relating to this Giveaway. Odd of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received. Prize is non-transferable.

6. VERIFICATION OF WINNER AND DELIVERY OF PRIZE: Potential winner will only be notified by Sponsor in a private message to the potential winner's Facebook account (the “Winner Notification Message”). The Winner Notification Message will include a request for information that the potential winner will be required to provide, such as the street address where Sponsor will mail the prize, confirmation that the potential winner met Sponsor's eligibility requirements and complied with the Official Rules. The potential winner must respond to the Winner Notification Message in a reply message to Sponsor including accurate answers to all of the information requested within five (5) business days of the date the Winner Notification Message was sent to the potential winner's Facebook account. Once verified, the winner’s prize will be delivered to the street address indicated in the winner's reply to Sponsor.

If the potential winner fails to respond to the Winner Notification Message in a reply message to Sponsor including accurate answers to all of the information requested within five (5) business days of the send date of the Winner Notification Message, if potential winner is determined to be ineligible or in violation of these Official Rules, or if prize is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected at random from remaining eligible Entries. Sponsor will make up to three (3) attempts to verify a winner and award each prize, and if a prize remains unclaimed after three attempts, such prize may not be awarded.

7. GENERAL: This Giveaway is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By participating in this Giveaway, each entrant and winner accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, and warrants that he or she is eligible to participate in the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and/or prosecute to the fullest extent of the law, any entrant who attempts to fraudulently participate in this Giveaway. By entering this Giveaway, each entrant agrees to release, hold harmless and indemnify Sponsor, all Ace retailers, Facebook and any of their parent or affiliated entities, as well as each of their advertising and Giveaway agencies, along with all of their officers, directors, principals, owners, employees and agents (collectively the "Giveaway Entities"), from any and all claims, liability, loss or damages, causes of action or other liability, whether actual, incidental or consequential, arising out of or relating to with his/her participation in the Giveaway or his/her acceptance, possession, receipt or use/misuse of the prize awarded in the Giveaway. By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness, biographical data, comments, quotes and/or voice in any and all advertising, promotions, and other publicity conducted by the Giveaway Entities in any medium without additional authorization, compensation or remuneration to the extent permitted by law.

8. CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, participants in this Giveaway agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by an action in state or federal court located in the State of Illinois; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Giveaway but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participants hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of a participant in connection with this Giveaway, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the conflicts of law doctrine of any jurisdiction.

9. WINNER(S) LIST: To obtain the names of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Ace Hardware Ask an Ace Design Expert Giveaway, ATTN: J. Stephen, 2200 Kensington Court, Oak Brook, IL 60523. Requests must be received by October 5, 2014. Winner list will be sent after selection and verification of the winners.

10. SPONSOR: Ace Hardware Corporation, 2200 Kensington Court, Oak Brook, IL 60523.


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