Summers End Contest Rules

Official Rules & Regulations for Backyard Discovery 2016 Instagram Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes is sponsored by Backyard Discovery, Pittsburg, KS. Backyard Discovery (“Sponsor”) is the manufacturer of the products given away in this sweepstakes. This sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

No Purchase Necessary

To enter, login to your Instagram account (you must have a public profile) and upload an image from your backyard that shows a Backyard Discovery product such as a swingset, playhouse, pergola, etc. Use the hashtags #upgrademybackyard #backyarddiscovery to associate your image with the sweepstakes. You can upload any number of images during the contest period but all images must be unique and all must contain a Backyard Discovery product. All entries must be uploaded between 12:00 p.m. noon Central Time on Monday, August 15, 2016 and 11:59 p.m. midnight Central Time on Monday, September 5, 2016. No alternate form of entry will be honored in this Sweepstakes. Neither Sponsor nor Instagram are responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, or misrouted entries. Use of automated devices is prohibited.

Use of Entries

By entering these Sweepstakes you give Sponsor and its agents and assignees full permission and authority to use, display, publish in any media, now known or hereafter developed, the images tagged as entries for the Sweepstakes, in any and all advertising and promotional materials relating to the Sweepstakes, other promotions which may be offered by Sponsor, and/or the business of Sponsor. You give such permission without compensation of any kind.


To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold Sponsor and Instagram and their directors, officers, employees, licensees and assigns harmless against all and any liability for personal injury, death, or other injury or accident resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes and/or acceptance and utilization of any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes.


You understand that Sponsor makes no representations or warranties (express or implied), including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose or non-infringement, with respect to any of the Prizes or the Sweepstakes.


You understand that you are solely responsible for any local, state or federal taxes in connection with the Prize awarded and understand that such taxes may be based upon the full retail value of Prize.


Sweepstakes is open to U.S. residents (only in the Continental U.S.) that are legal residents of the United States, except Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. Employees of Instagram and Backyard Discovery and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, and production agencies, and their immediate families and household members are not eligible. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to enter as of promotion start date. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted. By entering this Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or its agents. Odds of winning prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.


The winner will be awarded a choice of one or more Backyard Discovery products, the combined retail price of which shall not exceed $2500.

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes associated with acceptance and use of prizes. Prize is not transferable except that prize may be shipped to an address of an immediate family member of the Winner instead of the Winner’s address, but only within the lower US 48 states. No substitution of prize is permitted except at Sponsor’s option, including Sponsor’s right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable. NO cash equivalent will be awarded under ANY circumstances.

Drawing and prize redemption

Winner (“Winner”) will be selected in a random drawing on or about September 6, 2016 from the aggregate of all eligible entries received. Once a Winner is selected that Winner’s entries will be checked to ensure compliance with rules of this Sweepstakes. Awarding of prize will be conducted by Backyard Discovery whose decisions are final on all matters relating to this sweepstakes. Backyard Discovery will notify the Winner via email and request a U.S. mailing address for mailing of an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and substitute W-9 form for execution by the Winner. If the Winner cannot be contacted within 48 hours from the date that Winner is selected or the Winner fails to provide his/her mailing address by reply email within 72 hours of notification, an alternate Winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries. The Winner will be required to sign and return by fax or mail within 14 days of receipt the Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and substitute W-9 form (including Social Security number) provided by Backyard Discovery. If a Winner fails to return these forms within the time required, that Winner will forfeit the prize and Backyard Discovery will select another Winner using the same process as the initial selection except that subsequent selections will exclude any Winner’s names who forfeit. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Winner. Prize will be shipped via motor carrier to the U.S. residential shipping address provided by the Winner. We will not ship to any address outside the lower 48 US States. Backyard Discovery shall not be responsible for assembly or any contractor fees hired to assemble the swingset or any other fees or charges associated with the selected prize. Should a Winner elect to hire a contractor to assemble the prize products, Winner does so at his/her sole discretion and expense.


Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use Winner’s name and likeness for publicity purposes without further compensation. Sponsor and its promotional and advertising agencies, and all respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents of each, shall have no liability and shall be held harmless by Winner for any damage, loss, or liability to persons or property, due in whole or part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of prize or participation in this promotion. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend part or all of this promotion should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the promotion. Sponsor and its promotion and advertising agencies, and all respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents of each, are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, or telephone failures of any kind, lost, interrupted, or unavailable network connections, fraud, incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions, whether caused by the Sponsor, users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions which may damage a user's system or limit a participant's ability to participate in the promotion. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual Sponsor reasonably believes to have tampered with the entry process or with the operation of the promotion, or who is found to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. This Sweepstakes is intended for and limited to participation in the United States and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law.

Winners list          

Winner’s name and home city/state will be posted on Backyard Discovery's Facebook/Instagram page and/or after the Winner has been notified and his/her eligibility confirmed.


Backyard Discovery

3305 Airport Rd
Pittsburg, KS 66762