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I Love My Local Hardware Store Contest

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Here’s a great opportunity to show us why you LOVE your local independent hardware store! Do they carry great products, or maybe helped you finish a challenging DIY project?  Have they made recommendations or offered alternative solutions?

In 100 words or less, tell us why you shop where you do!

Selected by our PlanItDIY judges, the winning entry will receive a $250 in-store gift card to spend at that very hardware store you LOVE!  Show recognition and appreciation to a very worthy retailer and put $250 worth of great products in your shopping cart!

Just complete the submission form below to enter our contest.

 Enter by February 13 for a Chance to Win

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Official Rules for I Love My Hardware Store Contest


To Enter:
No purchase necessary.  To enter the “I Love My Hardware Store” contest, visit (the website) and complete an official entry form.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.  Contest runs from Monday, January 21, 2013 through February 13, 2013.  Limit:  One online entry per email address.  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 or any organization that is responsible for assigning addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

There will be one (1) prize awarded, a $250.00 shopping spree to be issued to the contest winner and spent in the winning hardware store.  Odds of winning:  are dependent on the number of eligible entries received.

The value of the prize is $250.00.

Please note:  Tax not included.

Contest Rules Include:

  1. Entries must be filled out completely including narrative about their favorite hardware store.
  2. Photos are optional.
  3. Entries must be for an independently-owned retail hardware, home center or building supply store.

Open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada.  Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.   Employees and family members of the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) and any affiliates, subsidiaries are not eligible to win.  By submitting an entry, participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.  Entry constitutes permission to use winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes without further compensation (except where prohibited by law).  Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and void where prohibited by law.

Determination of Winner:
On or about February 14, 2013, a panel of (PDIY) judges will select a winning entry.  Judges decision is final.  Entrants need not be present to win.  Prize is guaranteed to be awarded.

To Claim Prize:
Potential winner only will be notified by email and/or phone.  If prize notification is returned undeliverable, unreachable or unclaimed, winner will forfeit and prize will be awarded to an alternate winner.  Winner will be awarded a $250.00 in-store shopping spree referred to in Contest Entry.  Winning entrant will claim prize at the retail establishment identified in their contest entry.

Limitation of Liability:
The winner is solely responsible for payment of all federal, state and local taxes on prize and for any travel or other expenses not specifically mentioned in prize or description.  Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest if fraud or technical failure compromises the integrity of the Contest determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

Winner’s List:
The winner’s name will be published on’s website ( after February 14, 2013.

The North American Retail Hardware Association
6325 Digital Way, Ste. 300
Indianapolis, IN  46278


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