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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, illegible or postage due mail/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 any person they believe 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 the winner from among all eligible mail-in and online 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 OFFICIAL 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 THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Eligibility: The Real Simple “Stack-It-Up” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, age 18 or older at the time of entry. Void outside the United States, in Puerto Rico, and wherever else prohibited by law. Employees of TI Media Solutions Inc. (the “Sponsor”), Real Simple, a division of Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies (the “Sweepstakes Entities”), 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, local laws and regulations.

Entry: There are three (3) ways to enter.

Method #1: Visit http://bit.ly/1bw6RmL, click “Like” to become a fan of the Real Simple page, complete the entry form in its entirety and submit (“Online Entry”). Online Entries must be received between 12:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Monday, January 6, 2014 and 11:59 PM ET on Monday, February 3, 2014 (the "Sweepstakes Entry Period"). Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Online Entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices will be disqualified. Limit one (1) online entry per person or e-mail address per day regardless if entrant has more than one email address. Although subsequent attempts to enter on a given day may be received, only the first entry received from a particular individual email account will be eligible; subsequent attempts to enter in a given day will be disqualified. 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: Mobile Entry. To enter via web-enabled mobile phone, visit http://bit.ly/1bw6RmL, allow the Sweepstakes app, click “Like” to become a fan of the Real Simple Facebook page, complete the entry form in its entirety and submit (the “Mobile Entry”). Mobile Entries must be received between Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:01 AM ET and Monday, February 3, 2014 at 11:59 PM ET. Mobile entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. Message and Data Rates may apply.

Important Notice for Mobile means of entry. Incomplete or inaccurate entries shall be deemed void. Entrant's wireless service provider may charge Entrant for data usage, and Entrant shall be responsible for any and all costs associated with this form of entry. Please consult your wireless service provider regarding their pricing plans. Check your phone and service capabilities for specific mobile internet instructions.

Method #3: Mail a postcard, including your name, telephone number, email, and complete address, to: The Real Simple “Stack-It-Up” Sweepstakes, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co, 625 Panorama Trail Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. Each postcard must be mailed separately and must be postmarked between Monday, January 1, 2014 and Monday, February 3, 2014 and received by Monday, February 10, 2014. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, garbled, inaccurate, invalid, mutilated, misdirected, undelivered, delayed or postage due mail/entries. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced, altered or incomplete entries will be accepted. All entries, regardless of entry method, become the Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.

Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

Prize/Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”)/Odds: One (1) Grand Prize is available to be won for a $500 The Home Depot Gift Card. The ARV of Grand Prize is: $500.00.

TOTAL ARV of all prizes is: $500.00.

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

Random Drawing: The Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Entry Period, on or about Monday, February 17, 2014 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. Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Prizes will be sent to the confirmed mailing address within 4-6 weeks of winner being verified.

If a winner is otherwise eligible under these Official Rules, but is nevertheless deemed a minor in his or her state of primary residence, the prize will be awarded in the name of winner's parent or legal guardian who will be required to execute and return Affidavit/Release on minor’s behalf. If Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected in a separate random drawing.

Prize Conditions: If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing.

Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable or transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prize and no exchange or substitution of prize, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.

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.

Winners are responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements 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. Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

Winners acknowledge that the Official 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 the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any).

General: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company, and the Sponsor, and release the Sweepstakes Entities, The Home Depot, Facebook, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each, from any and all liability, claims, lawsuits, costs, expenses, fees, injuries, losses (including death), and damages which may be sustained either directly or indirectly from; 1) the awarding, acceptance, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of prize awarded herein; or 2) participation in the Sweepstakes or traveling to or from any prize-related activity. Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Grand Prize winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of 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 Real Simple, may also send information; samples or special offers they believe may be of interest to Entrants, or other information or goods offered by its marketing partners. Personal information collected from online entrants is subject to Real Simple and Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.realsimple.com.

Official Rules Request: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see http://bit.ly/1bw6RmL, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by February 17, 2014, to: Real Simple “Stack-It-Up” Sweepstakes, Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.

Winner Confirmation: For a written confirmation of the Winner (available after February 17, 2014), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than March 17, 2014) to: Real Simple “Stack-It-Up” Sweepstakes, Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625.

Sponsor: TI Media Solutions Inc., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

Sweepstakes Facts

PRIZE RETAIL VALUE NUMBER OF PRIZES ODDS
One (1) Grand Prize for a $500 Home Depot Gift Card $500.00 1 1 in 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.

Enter as Often as You Like. Simply mail a card including your name, complete address, telephone number and email address to: The Real Simple “Stack-It-Up” Sweepstakes, c/o The US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Co., 625 Panorama Trail, Suite 2100, Rochester, NY 14625. Mailed entries must be postmarked between Monday, January 6, 2014 and Monday, February 3, 2014 and received by Monday, February 10, 2014. Each card 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 2/3/14.

IMPORTANT: This Promotion is not in any manner sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. Becoming a fan of the Real Simple page on Facebook does not constitute an entry into the Sweepstakes. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be sent via email to: rs offers@realsimple.com.

Void outside the U.S., in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.