Hostess for the Holidays Contest


Eligibility :
This promotion is open only to residents of 50 United States or the District of Columbia 18 years of age or older at time of entry.

Timing :
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET on 10/16/08.
Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on 11/19/08. 

How to enter:
CONTEST: Beginning at 5:00 p.m ET on 10/16/08, to enter via banner ad or by visiting,  follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Official Contest Entry Form, upload the photo showing your “hostess smile” and input your statement (maximum of 2,500 characters, including punctuation and spaces) telling us how you get your home and yourself picture perfect for every occasion and why you feel you should be the “Hostess for the Holidays.”

SWEEPSTAKES: Beginning at 5:00 p.m ET on 10/16/08, visit and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the Official Sweepstakes Entry Form and provide a hostess tip (minimum of 50 characters & maximum of 500 characters, including punctuation and spaces).  Tips will not be judged.   Sponsor and its representatives, in their sole discretion, will randomly select eligible tips to be featured on the website.  Sweepstakes entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET by each day of the promotion period to be eligible for that day’s drawing and subsequent drawings.  Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on 11/19/08 to be eligible for the final daily drawing.

Limit one contest entry per email address (regardless of where you enter) throughout the duration of the contest.
Limit one sweepstakes entry per email address per day.

Prize (s):

(41) prizes with an approximate retail value of $16,225 will be awarded as follows:  (1) Contest Grand Prize consisting of a check for $2,000 towards a makeover for winner’s home, wardrobe or him/herself; (3) Contest Finalists Prizes each consisting of a 4-day/3-night trip for winner and guest to New York City for winner to compete for the title of “Hostess for the Holidays” before a panel of judges on 12/19/08.  Finalist prize includes round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest winner’s home, (departing on 12/18/08, returning on 12/21/08), hotel accommodations (double occupancy), airport transfers and a beauty makeover  (hair and makeup) for the winner.  Trip must be taken on dates specified by sponsor which are subject to change.  Finalists must agree to participate in the Grand Prize event for the opportunity to win a Grand or Runners Up Prize.  Winner and guest are solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to meals, additional transportation, souvenirs and other incidentals and items of a personal nature.  The actual retail value of the prize will depend upon winners’ points of departure/return.  (ARV: $4,000 ea.) Winner and guest must travel on same itinerary.  (2) Contest Runners Up Prizes – The 2 Finalists who are not deemed the “Hostess for the Holidays” will each receive a check for $500.

(35) Sweepstakes Daily Prizes (1 per day) – a box of Crest Whitestrips Premium (ARV:  $35 ea.).  Prizes consist of only those items listed as part of the prize.    Limit one Finalist Prize per person or household; limit one Daily Prize per person or household.

Total ARV of all prizes:


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