DCBS DIY Projects Contest Rules



Any individual who enters, attempts to enter, or in any way participates or attempts to participate in any contest, sweepstakes or giveaway (“Contest”) conducted by Channel Control Merchants, LLC d/b/a Dirt Cheap Building Supplies, LLC (“Dirt Cheap Building Supplies”) or its subsidiaries (i.e. Treasure Hunt, LLC, agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Official General Contest Rules (“General Rules”), as well as by Dirt Cheap Building Supplies’ interpretations of these General Rules which are final and binding in all matters relating to any Contest.


The Dirt Cheap Building Supplies “Dirt Cheap Building Supplies DIY Projects” contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older and located in the U.S. at the time of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Channel Control Merchants and their respective subsidiary and affiliated companies and their immediate family members and those living in the same households are not eligible to enter or win. Void elsewhere and where prohibited by law. The promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Other eligibility requirements and conditions of participation are set forth below in these official rules (“Official Rules”).


All entrants must consent to the terms and conditions of the contest. To participate, entrants must submit a photograph depicting and describing an item that was purchased, found or created using materials from a Dirt Cheap Building Supplies store (collectively the “Submission”). No purchase necessary to participate. Eligible submissions received will be entered in the corresponding contest. All Submissions must be received between February 5, 2018 and April 1, 2018 (“Entry Period”).


Regardless of the method used to enter, each Submission must comply with the Submission Requirements set forth below. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per calendar day during the Contest Period regardless of entry method. Each entry must include a unique submission. Submissions cannot be entered more than once. Entrants are encouraged to feature at least one (1) item from Dirt Cheap Building Supplies and to provide in connection to the Submission a description of the brand names(s), original retail price(s), and the Dirt Cheap Building Supplies price(s) of the item(s) depicted in the Submission.

Entry Via Facebook: Post a photo along with the hashtags #DCBSProjects and #iLoveDCBS and tag @Dirt Cheap Building Supplies. The privacy of your entry post must be set to public. You may only receive one (1) entry (an “Entry”) per day. A Facebook account is required to enter this portion of the contest and is available for free at http://Facebook.com. Limit one (1) Entry per person and per Facebook account per day.

Entry Via Twitter: Tweet your Submission via your Twitter account using the hashtags #DCBSProjects and #iLoveDCBS. You must also be following Sponsor’s Twitter feed, @ilovedcbs, and your Twitter account must be public to enter via Twitter. Use of the Twitter Hashtags constitutes your unconditional acceptance of and confirmation that you have read and agree to be bound by these official rules. Once you tweet your submission using the Twitter Hashtags, you will be entered into the applicable Weekly Contest.

Submissions during one Weekly Entry Period do not roll over into subsequent Weekly Entry Periods.


One (1) entry Submission per person, per day. Once the entry has been submitted, entrants will not be permitted under any circumstances to submit substitutions and/or new versions of their entries. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, illegible, stolen, incomplete, or misdirected entries or for address or email address changes of entrants. Proof of sending will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.


  • Your entry must be created by you and not infringe on the rights of any third party.
  • Your photograph must not be obscene or otherwise inappropriate, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All photos will be monitored by an official Dirt Cheap administrator. Maximum file size: 3MB

Photos must not contain materials that violates or infringes on the rights of another, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions provided below. Online entrants must be submitted by the individual a) appearing in the photograph or by any potential parent or legal guardian or b) who created the display and from his/her own authorized account.

Due to privacy disclosure agreements entered into by Channel Control Merchants LLC, Participants may not mention verbally, show a logo depicting, or otherwise indicate the names of any brands sold with a defaced label. Compliance with these requirements are at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject or disqualify any entry that does not adhere to the Entry Guidelines or the terms and conditions of these Official Rules or deems obscene, defamatory, offensive, lewd, misleading, derogatory, or is otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interest that the Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party. Any such entry may be disqualified and not posted to (or removed from) the website. All of Sponsor’s decisions are final.

Each entrant by registering and submitting a Contest Entry, represents and warrants that: (A) s/he has the legal capacity to enter this Contest; (B) the Contest Entry and all of the content material contained in it are original and have been legally created by the entrant and by no other persons; (C) s/he owns all rights and title to the Contest Entry; (D) the Contest Entry does not infringe on the intellectual property, privacy, publicity rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party; (E) the Contest Entry has not been entered in or won previous contests or awards; (F) the Contest Entry has not been published or distributed previously in any media; and respective products. Each entrant further represents and agrees to indemnify and hold Sponsor and Others harmless from any and all claims, damages, expenses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and liabilities (including settlements), brought or asserted by any third party against any of them due to or arising out of the respective Contest Entry, or the entrant’s conduct in creating a Contest Entry, or any advertising subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Sponsor or other actions in connection with this Contest, including but not limited to claims for trademark infringement, copyright infringement, violation of an individual’s right of publicity or right of privacy, false advertising or defamation. Although all Contest entries may be reviewed by Sponsor before being judged, posted, or published, the posting or publication of a Contest Entry does not mean the Contest Entry has been deemed to be in compliance with these Official Rules. Contest Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules or otherwise contain prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will be disqualified and, if posted on any websites related to this Contests over which Sponsor has control, removed therefrom. By submitting a Contest Entry, an entrant agrees that his/her submission is made without restriction, and will not place Sponsor under any obligation. Each entrant acknowledges that, by acceptance of his or her submission, Sponsor does not waive any rights to use similar or related ideas previously known to Sponsor, or developed by its employees, or obtained from sources other than the entrant. Each entrant represents, understands, and acknowledges that neither s/he nor any third party will be paid for or receive any form of compensation or royalty other than potentially the prizes stated above herein exchange for granting sponsor these rights or for any subsequent use of such contest entry by sponsor.


To be entered in the contest, your entry must be submitted online and received during the Entry Period. The Dirt Cheap Building Supplies DIY Projects contest starts on February 5, 2018 at 12:00am CT and continues through April 12, 2018 at 11:59pm CT. The Contest consists of a series of weekly independent contests (each a “Weekly Contest”) and a final independent contest (“Grand Prize Contest”) at the end of the weekly contest period. For the purposes of selecting potential Weekly Winners, the weekly periods are as listed below.

  • Weekly Prize Period 1: February 5 - February 11, 2018
  • Weekly Prize Period 2: February 12 - February 18, 2018
  • Weekly Prize Period 3: Febuary 19 - February 25, 2018
  • Weekly Prize Period 4: February 26 - March 4, 2018
  • Weekly Prize Period 5: March 5 - March 11, 2018
  • Weekly Prize Period 6: March 12 – March 18, 2018
  • Weekly Prize Period 7: March 19 - March 25, 2018
  • Weekly Prize Period 8: March 26 – April 1, 2018

For the purposes of selecting the Grand Prize Finalists, the “Grand Prize Period” shall be defined as April 15, 2018 until April 12, 2018 at 11:59pm.


Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to Dirt Cheap Building Supplies’ privacy policy, which can be found by clicking on Privacy Policy at www.iLoveDirtCheapBuildingSupplies.com.


Weekly Prizes: Eight (8) Weekly Prizes are available (one (1) per Weekly Entry Period). Each Weekly Prize is a store gift certificate in the amount of $100. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Weekly Prize is $100. Combined (“ARV”) of all Weekly Prizes is $800.

Grand Prize: $1,000 shopping spree to Dirt Cheap Building Supplies location of the winner’s choice.

Total ARV for combined prizes is $1,800. An IRS form 1099 will be issued with respect to each prize if required by law. Limit of one Weekly Prize winner per person per household per Contest period.


Selection of Weekly Winners: Following the conclusion of each Weekly Entry Period, judges designated by the Sponsor will select one (1) Weekly Winners from among all Submissions received during such Weekly Entry Period based on the following judging criteria, weighted as indicated: quality of the image (40%), overall impression of the Submission (30%), and description of value received (30%). In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken based on the “overall impression of the Submission” criterion.

Sponsor will attempt to notify each potential Weekly Winner using the email address provided at the time of entry. If entry was submitted by Facebook, attempts to notify such potential Weekly Winner will be made by Sponsor posting a comment on such potential Weekly Winner’s Submission, or through private message including Sponsor’s contact information. If entry was submitted via Twitter, attempts to notify such potential Weekly Winner will be made by Sponsor sending a direction communication including Sponsor’s contact information. Each potential Weekly winner must contact Sponsor using the provided contact information within seventy-two (72) hours of notification.

Selection of Grand Prize Finalists: Following the conclusion of the Weekly Entry Periods, Weekly Winners selected during such Period will be entered in the Grand Prize Contest. During April 5 – April 12, 2018, each Weekly Winner’s Submission will be posted on the Contest Sites for review and voting by visitors. Visitors to the Contest Sites will be instructed to vote for one (1) overall winner based on the following criteria, weighted as indicated: quality of the image (40%), overall impression of the Submission (30%), and description of value received (30%). There will be a limit of one (1) vote per person per day per Contest site.

Winner Selection: One (1) Overall Winner will be selected based on the number of votes for each Submission by visitors to the Contest Sites. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken based on the score assigned by the judges. Sponsor will attempt to notify each potential Monthly Winner using the email address provided during the Weekly verification process. Each Weekly and Monthly Winner will be required to sign and return to Sponsor a Prize Acceptance Agreement within 5 days of notification. If the Prize Acceptance Agreement or any other required information is not returned within such period, Monthly Winner will be selected at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

The public may vote on Monthly Finalists Submissions between April 5 – April 12, 2018. Website users are limited to one vote per day during the Voting Period. To participate in public voting, visit www.ilovedirtcheapbuildingsupplies.com to place your vote for the best entry considering image quality, overall impression, and description of value received.

Public voting is limited to one (1) vote per person and per Facebook account per calendar day following CT. Votes will be accepted only during the Public Voting Period. Any individual, who at the sole determination of the Sponsor, abuses the voting process in any way, including without limitation by mass voting or generating votes by a script, macro or use of automated devices, will be disqualified from further voting in the Contest and his/her prior votes may be disqualified. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected votes, which will be disqualified.

Potential winners will be notified by email using the email address provided at the time of entry on or around April 13, 2018. Winners must respond within 5 business days or prize will be forfeited. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if the selected winner cannot accept or receive the prize, or refuses the prize, for any reason, or he/she is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. No substitutions are permitted. Any other incidental expenses on prize, including taxes, not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Entry and acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name, prize won, hometown, and submitted photo for online posting and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.


If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including without limitation, infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect or may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion to cancel, modify, supplement, or terminate the Contest and proceed in a manner it deems fair and reasonable, including the selection of winners from among eligible Contest Entries received prior to such cancellation, modification or termination. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of the Contest. 

By submitting an entry, you hereby assign to Sponsor and agree that the Sponsor owns all right, title, and interest, including without limitation, all copyright rights, in and to your entry materials (“Materials”) that are provided in connection with the Contest, including the photographs submitted online. You also hereby agree to grant the Sponsor and its respective affiliates, creative agencies, and assignees, and irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, and royalty-free right to reproduce and use the Materials (including your name, submitted photo and biographical information (“Personal Elements”) in connection with the Contest and in any promotional, editorial, or advertising materials, except where prohibited. By entering, you agree that you will not receive any monetary compensation as a result of the use of the Materials or Personal Elements and that the Sponsor’s willingness to consider your entry in the Contest constitutes adequate and sufficient consideration for this grant. You further agree that if selected as a winner, the Sponsor may at its sole discretion use your entry and reference your first name and your city and state of residence to congratulate its winners on ilovedirtcheap.com and anywhere else at Sponsor’s discretion. By entering the Contest, you irrevocably, unconditionally, and absolutely grant the rights hereunder whether or not you are selected for a prize.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, or affiliated with companies of prizes awarded.  

For the names of Contest winners, send an email to support@ilovedirtcheap.com for information available after May 1, 2018.


All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.


Dirt Cheap Building Supplies “Dirt Cheap Building Supplies Project” Contest is sponsored by Channel Control Merchants, LLC, 6892 US Hwy 49 N, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.