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‘Repair It, Don’t Replace It’ Challenge Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO NATURAL PERSONS WHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON, D.C., AND WHO ARE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. ENTRY IN THIS CONTEST CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
Entry Period: May 1, 2023, at 12:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) through July 17, 2023, at 11:59 PM PT (“Entry Period”).
The Entry Period consists of two (2) phases (each, a “Phase”, collectively, the “Phases”) as set forth in the chart below:
| Phase | Starts at | Ends at
| Submission Phase | May 1, 2023, 12:00AM PT | July 17, 2023, 11:59PM PT
| Judging Phase | July 18, 2023, 12:00AM PT | July 21, 2023 11:59PM PT
Winner Notification: July 24, 2023, at 10:00AM PT.
In all cases, the computer of Administrator (as defined below) is the official timekeeping device of this Contest.
ELIGIBILITY: The Repair It, Don’t Replace It Challenge Contest (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington, D.C. who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (“Entrant”). Employees and the immediate families, spouses and parents, in-laws, siblings and children and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside, and members of the same household of such employees (whether or not related) of WD-40 Company (“WD-40 Company” or “Sponsor”); and companies involved in the implementation and execution of this Contest (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) are not eligible to enter or win the prize. Contest is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and jurisdictions (including overseas military installations) and where prohibited by law.
AGREEMENT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES: By participating in this Contest, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these “Official Rules” and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
ENTRY SUBMISSION: During the Submission Phase, eligible individuals may enter this Contest without having to purchase anything by visiting repair.wd40.com during the Submission Phase and completing the free online entry form in accordance with the instructions provided, including the submission of photographic (or video) documentation of your project showing the repaired item and a detailed written description of the steps taken to repair and item and not replace it (“Submission”). All required fields on the online entry form must be completed. Incomplete entries will not be accepted and will be automatically rejected. Entrants must be the registered subscriber of the email account from which the entry is made. By submitting your entry, you agree that the Submission conforms to the guidelines and content restrictions set forth above and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove the Submission and disqualify you from this Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion, that the Submission fails to conform to such guidelines and restrictions.
By entering, Entrants represent and warrant that the Submission:
• Is their own original creation(s);
• Does not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights; and
• Has not been submitted previously in a contest or promotion of any kind.
Entries must be submitted by the original creator. Submission created by someone other than you but submitted by you will be disqualified. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any Submission submitted. Your submission of each Submission is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of such Submission.
By entering, Entrants grant a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to the Sponsor to edit, adapt, make derivative works from, broadcast, publish and otherwise use any or all of the descriptions and/or photo(s) and/or video(s) included with Submission, and may use them for advertising, promotional and/or any other purpose in any and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. By entering this Contest, Entrants agree to have their submitted Submission used and displayed, either in part, singularly or in combination with others and in any size, on Sponsor’s website and on the websites, social media, and print materials of Sponsor without any fee or other form of compensation due at any time for so long as desired by the Sponsor. Credits, descriptions or titles, if any, used with the photo(s) and/or video(s) in the Submission are in Sponsor’s sole discretion. In the event that ownership of any photo(s) and/or video(s) in the Submission submitted is challenged in any manner by any person, Sponsor may disqualify that Submission and will discontinue use of the Submission.
Online access and an email account are required in order to participate in this Contest. Many public libraries, retail businesses and others offer free access to computers and a number of Internet service providers and other companies offer free email accounts.
ENTRY RESTRICTIONS: There is no limit on the number of entries, however, only one entry per project and each project entered must be unique. Each Entrant must submit on behalf of oneself and not use another person’s email address to enter. Violation of this limit (e.g., submission of duplicative project entries) will result in voiding of all entries after the initial entry. All entries, including photo(s) and/or video(s) submitted as a part of the Submission, become the property of Sponsor, and none will be acknowledged or returned. Automated entries (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot, or sweepstakes service) will result in disqualification and all entries by such person shall be void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an Entrant, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address provided on the entry form. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the email address in question. Contest Entities are not liable for incomplete, corrupted, garbled, defective, inaccessible, irregular, lost, late or misdirected entries, regardless of cause, including without limitation, videos that cannot be opened or viewed by Sponsor for any reason. No third-party entry or entry through sweepstakes service permitted. Any individual who attempts or otherwise encourages, directly or indirectly, the entry of multiple or false contact information under multiple identities, multiple email accounts, or uses any device or artifice to enter or encourage, directly or indirectly, multiple or false entries, as determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified. If, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Contest, or if a computer virus, bug, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties, or failures compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of this Contest, and/or this Contest is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to void any entries submitted fraudulently, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this Contest, and conduct a random drawing to select the prize winner from all non-suspect entries received prior to action taken, or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.
Message and data rates apply to use of mobile device for Contest entry. You may be charged by your wireless carrier for entering this Contest via mobile device. Be sure to check your wireless carrier's pricing plan for data and cell service before participating via mobile device. Not all mobile devices offer wireless Internet access; and, wireless Internet access may not be available in all areas.
SELECTION OF WINNERS; ODDS: Winners will be determined via the process set forth below.
Odds of winning will depend on the total number of valid entries received during the Submission Phase.
Judging of entries will be based on the following:
25% for video content,
20% for content showcasing the before AND after condition of the project/item repaired,
20% for content clearly showing the item(s) repaired,
15% for showcasing a WD-40 Brand product in use,
10% for a description of the project clearly identifying the steps taken to repair, and
10% for overall quality of the content.
All judging decisions are final.
WINNERS NOTIFICATION: The winner will be notified by email as provided by Entrant and will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (“Affidavit and Release”), and any other additional documents requested by Sponsor within three (3) days of receipt or such shorter time as may be indicated in the prize notification documents. In the event of noncompliance with this requirement and/or if a potential winner cannot be contacted by Sponsor, the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner will be selected by judges from the remaining eligible entries. Without limiting the foregoing, Entrants understand and agree that winner’s signature on the Affidavit and Release (or other documents) in electronic form shall have the same legal force and effect as a hand-signed paper copy of same.
1. One (1) grand prize of a $3,000 will be awarded.
2. One (1) second place prize of $2,500 will be awarded.
3. One (1) third place prize of $2,000 will be awarded.
4. One (1) fourth place prize of $1,500 will be awarded.
5. Six (6) fifth place prize of $1,000 Lowe’s gift card will be awarded.
6. Ten (10) sixth place prize of a Yeti Soft Cooler- Hopper Flip 12- will be awarded. (approximate retail value $250 each)
7. Nine (9) seventh place prize of a Yeti Rambler 20 oz. travel mug will be awarded. (approximate retail value $38 each)
Individuals with multiple projects and multiple entries are eligible to win more than once. Lost or stolen prize(s) will not be replaced. No assignment, transfer, conversion to cash or cash redemption or substitution of the prize is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of comparable or greater value should the prize become unavailable. All prize details are at the sole discretion of Sponsor. The winner agrees to accept the prize “as is”, and Entrants hereby acknowledge that Sponsor has neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with the prize. Total approximate retail value of all prizes is $18,260. Any valuation of the prize(s) stated above is based on available information provided to Sponsor and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The winner(s) will be solely responsible for all applicable state, federal, and local taxes associated with the acceptance and use of any awarded prize. Each Entrant acknowledges that Sponsor shall not be required under any circumstances to award more prizes than the number of available prizes as set out in these Official Rules.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor and its agencies make no representation or warranty of any kind, including but not limited to the representation of merchantability or fitness for intended use, with regard to any elements of the prize(s). Neither Contest Entities nor any service providers are responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or any human or other error, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, failures of any computer equipment, software, inability to access any online service or website (including the Contest Website), or any injury or damage to Entrants’ computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation in this Contest. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE, TAMPER WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, DEFRAUD SPONSOR, OR OTHERWISE UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO COOPERATE IN THE PROSECUTION OF ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) AND TO PURSUE ALL REMEDIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If for any reason this Contest or any part of it is not capable of being executed as planned, or infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of Entrants, technical failures or any other causes which, in the opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel this Contest and/or any part of it and not award any of the prize(s) referenced herein. In the event of any cancellation, termination or suspension, notice thereof will be posted on the Contest Website. Entries not complying with all rules are subject to disqualification.
RELEASE: By participating in this Contest, each Entrant fully releases Contest Entities and their respective directors, officers, agents and employees, from any and all liability for any actions, claims, costs, debts, expenses, fees, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in any way related to the Entrant’s participation in this Contest (“Claims”). This Release expressly applies to all claims, costs, fees, injuries, losses or damages of any kind relating to or arising out of unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, any personally identifiable information supplied by the Entrant during the course of this Contest as well as the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of the prize(s) and, if selected as a potential winner, Entrant agrees to sign and deliver the Affidavit and Release before receiving his/her prize.
THE PARTIES AGREE, ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT CONTEST ENTITIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR LOST PROFIT DAMAGES. THE PARTIES AGREE, ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT CONTEST ENTITIES’ TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ANY MATTER ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS CONTEST, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF THE ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED BY ENTRANT ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS CONTEST.
CALIFORNIA SECTION 1542 RELEASE: By participating in this Contest, each Entrant understands and agrees that he or she is specifically and expressly waiving any and all rights under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, or any analogous (in whole or in part) federal, state or municipal law, rule, regulation or ordinance. Section 1542 provides as follows:
A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, AND THAT IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION/DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, this Contest or the awarding of the Prizes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of California; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest but in no event attorneys’ fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, Entrants’ rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor in connection with this 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 (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
PUBLICITY; GENERAL: Each Entrant grants Sponsor and its designees a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, broadcast, publish and otherwise use Entrant’s name, company name, address of residence, address of company, statements regarding this Contest, image, photograph, video, voice and/or likeness for advertising, promotional and/or any other purpose in any and all media now or hereafter devised worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. This Contest and all entries are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.
WINNERS: For a complete list of the names of the winners, please, email firstname.lastname@example.org after August 14, 2023.
SPONSOR: WD-40 Company, 9715 Businesspark Ave., San Diego, CA, 92131