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NOTICE TO ONLINE ENTRANTS

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the independent judging organization, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes), and to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal.

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Eligibility: The Real Simple “Blueprint to a Beautiful Home: Family Room” Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (U.S.), age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of Real Simple, a division of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group (the "Sponsor"), Chase Bank USA, N.A., their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

Entry: There are 2 ways to enter.

Method #1: Visit www.realsimpleoffers.com/blueprint and follow all entry instructions to complete and submit the online entry form. Online entries must be received between Tuesday, October 30, 2012 @ 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) and Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 11:59:59 PM ET, (the "Sweepstakes Entry Period"). Sponsor’s clock is considered official clock for date and time, Eastern Standard Time. Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Limit: One online entry per email address per day. In the event of a dispute, online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" means the natural 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.

Method #2: mail a postcard, including your name, complete address, daytime phone number and email to: The Real Simple “Blueprint to a Beautiful Home: Family Room” Sweepstakes, c/o US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail (Bldg. 2, Suite 100), Rochester, NY 14625-2437. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and Thursday, December 13, 2012, and received by Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Photocopied, illegible, or mechanically reproduced entries are not eligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due mailed entries.

TOTAL Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes being offered: $535.00

Prizes/Value/Odds: One (1) Grand Prize: One $500 gift card towards getting started on a family room makeover and a copy of Thom Filicia’s design book. ARV (Approximate Retail Value) of the Grand Prize is $535.00.

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received, but is estimated at 1:10,000

Random Drawing: The winner will be selected in a random drawing taking place on or about Friday, December 21, 2012 from among all eligible entries received. They will take place at the offices of US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, an independent agent of the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

Grand Prize winner will be notified by email and requested to confirm their mailing address within 48 hours via return email. Prizes will be sent to the address on the entry form or new address provided via email within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified.

If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, it will result in disqualification, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, his/her prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who must execute the Releases on the minor winner’s behalf. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable to another individual, except to a surviving spouse.

Prize Conditions Prizes are not redeemable for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Prizes are non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize or prize component is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of each winner. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use each winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

Gift cards are not redeemable for cash and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift card usage is subject to the issuing company’s complete terms and conditions, including expiration dates.

The winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes, if applicable. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsor or their agent(s) to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered. Entry and acceptance of any prize constitutes permission for Sponsor or their agent(s) to use winner's name, prize won, hometown and likeness for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company and the Sponsor, and release the Sponsor, Chase Bank USA, N.A. and each of their respective affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

Privacy: By entering and providing the required entry information, Entrants acknowledge that the Sponsor may also send information, samples or special offers it believes may be of interest to Entrant, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to the Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.realsimple.com.

Official Rules: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.realsimpleoffers.com/blueprint, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by Friday, December 21, 2012, to: The Real Simple “Blueprint to a Beautiful Home: Family Room” Sweepstakes, Rules Request, PO Box 25497, Rochester, NY 14625.

Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after Friday, December 21, 2012) send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than Thursday, January 18, 2013), to: The Real Simple “Blueprint to a Beautiful Home: Family Room” Sweepstakes, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25497, Rochester, NY 14625.

Sponsor: Real Simple, a division of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

Sweepstakes Facts

PRIZE RETAIL VALUE NUMBER OF PRIZES ODDS
One $500 gift card towards getting started on a family room makeover and a copy of Thom Filicia’s design book $535.00 1 1:10,000

You Have Not Yet Won. All entries have the same chance of winning. No one will know who the winner is until after the Sweepstakes ends.

Entry Is Free. You don't have to buy anything to enter. Just fill out the fields in the online entry form and submit.

Enter As Often As You Like by Mail. Simply mail a postcard including your name, address, daytime phone number and email to: Real Simple “Blueprint to a Beautiful Home: Dining Room” Sweepstakes c/o US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co, 625 Panorama Trail, Bldg. 2, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14625-2437. Mailed entries must be postmarked between Tuesday, October 30, 2012 and Thursday, December 13, 2012, and received by Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Each postcard must be mailed separately. It is not necessary to await receipt of an entry form.

Buying Won't Help You Win. Chances of winning without making a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something.

Entry Deadline/Sweepstakes Closing Date. To be eligible to win the prize offered in this Sweepstakes, your entry must be received by the applicable entry dates stated in this communication. If there is no Entry Deadline stated, your entry must be received by the Final Sweepstakes Closing Date of 12/13/12.

Void in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited