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Official Rules for The Home Depot NeverWet Contest

We here at the Home Depot offices have been talking about NeverWet nonstop since we got our hands on it! I personally can't wait to test it on my outdoor patio cushions. 


If you've got a cool idea for using this spray and like free gift cards, read on! 


We're looking for some innovative uses of the NeverWet product to share on our Pinterest boards. We'd love to see your uses of NeverWet!


Our editors have up to ten $1000 gift cards to send to the people who post the coolest use of NeverWet by June 20th July 31st. [Contest deadline extended Monday, June 17th to allow you to post a REAL use of NeverWet with photos! Show us a real life use of NeverWet. Bonus Points for Before/After and Action Shots!]


Yup, $1000!


Here's a step-by-step series of instructions for submitting your idea.


1. Visit (That's this site!)


2. If you're a registered user, skip to step 4.


3. Register for an account. After you're done, you should end up on again.


4. Navigate to "The Home Depot NeverWet Contest" in the left sidebar of the Forums. Click on the link.


5. Read the Official Contest Rules.


6. Select "New Message" at the top of the screen. This should give you a screen in which to add your NeverWet Ideas!


7. Once you are done formatting your post, hit "Post" and your entry is complete.


8. Check this post on June 20th July 31st to view the winners. Full legal details below.


p.s. If you're a Chrome user on a Mac, you might experience a couple of hiccups. This site works best in Safari.



General Conditions: The Home Depot NeverWet Contest (the "Contest") is sponsored by Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. (the "Sponsor"). By entering, each Contest entrant ("Entrant") agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor relating to the Contest, which are final and binding in all respects. The Contest shall be governed by these Official Rules, the laws of the State of Georgia, and applicable U.S. federal law, without regard to any conflict of laws principles. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. The Contest is also governed by the Sponsor's Privacy Policy, though these Official Rules will govern any conflict between the Privacy Policy and these Official Rules.

Who Can Enter: The contest is open to any natural person who is a legal U.S. resident, and over the age of majority in their state of residence. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, or its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, agents, or advertising or promotion agencies, and any other person or entity involved with the design, production, execution, or distribution of the Contest and any immediate family member (or person living in the household) of any of the foregoing are not eligible to participate or win.

How to Enter: To receive an entry to the Contest (an “Entry”), you must visit (the “Website”) and follow the onscreen instructions to set up an account and post your proposed idea for using the new NeverWet water proofing spray.  Extra consideration will be given to Entrants that submit images and/or videos with their post. The entry period begins at approximately 12:01 A.M. ET on June 1, 2013 and ends at 11:59 P.M ET on June 20, 2013 July 31, 2013 (“Contest Period”). In the case of a dispute over the identity of a Entrant, the Authorized Account Holder of the account used to post the idea will be deemed to be the Entrant. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the person who is assigned an account by the service.

Entries cannot contain any nudity, obscenity, defamatory statements, or other offensive or objectionable content. All Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

All Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on June 20, 2013 July 31, 2013. No Entries will be accepted after this time.
How to Win: Winner(s) shall be selected by the editors of

Prize and Winner Notification: Winner(s) will be announced on the Website.

Each winner will receive a $1,000.00 The Home Depot e-Gift Card from Sponsor, sent to the e-mail account used to submit the Entry.

Number of Winners: There may be between one (1) to ten (10) Winners.  Total number of Winners shall be at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Chances of winning depend upon the number of Entrants.

Representations: By entering the Contest, each Entrant represents and warrants to the Sponsor that: (i) the Entrant meets all eligibility requirements of the Contest; (ii) the Entrant is the Authorized Account Holder of the e-mail address used to submit the Entry; (iii) in preparing the Entry and participating in the Contest, the Entrant has complied in all respects with these Official Rules, the Privacy Policy, and all applicable statutes, orders, regulations, and other laws; and (iv) the Entry consists entirely of the Entrant's own original work in which the Entrant holds all necessary rights, including without limitation copyrights, trademark rights, and rights of publicity.

Release: By entering the Contest, each Entrant releases and holds harmless the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, the prize manufacturers, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives from any and all damages, losses, liabilities, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or resulting from: (i) any violation by Entrant of these Official Rules; (ii) the Contest or the Entry; (iii) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prize; (iv) any incorrect, incomplete, or garbled information caused by any technical or human error that may occur in the operation of the Contest, including without limitation printing or typographical errors in any Contest materials; (v) any problems or technical malfunctions (errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, online system, server, or other communications equipment or provider; (vi) any failure of e-mail on account of Internet traffic congestion or otherwise (proof of transmission does not constitute proof of delivery); and (vii) any Entry, e-mail, or other material or correspondence that has been tampered with or that is stolen, misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, nonconforming, ineligible, or damaged.

Misconduct: The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant who (i) tampers with the Entry process, the operation of the Contest, the Website and/or any affiliated web sites; or (ii) is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules or the Privacy Policy. Any attempt by an entrant to commit any of the acts of misconduct set forth in this section may be a violation of civil and criminal law, and the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from such entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Termination: The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest at any time. If, at any time, the Sponsor is unable to operate the Contest during Contest Period (e.g., without limitation, due to administrative difficulties, or to fraud or technical failures such as a computer virus, bug, or other form of unauthorized intervention that corrupts the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest), the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend, modify, or terminate the Contest. Should the Contest ever be terminated, the Sponsor will make alternate arrangements to award any prize offered.

Use of Winners' Information: Each entrant acknowledges and agrees that each Entry becomes the property of the Sponsor. By entering the Contest, each entrant grants to the Sponsor the right to use and publish the entrant's name, photo, photo description, and state of residence, along with any other information in the winning Entry, both electronically (for example, on the Internet and social media sites) and in print, in connection with the Contest at any time, except to the extent prohibited by law and unless the entrant has sent to the Sponsor a specific request in writing instructing the Sponsor not to publish the entrant's name and state of residence. By accepting a prize, each winner acknowledges and agrees to the use by the Sponsor, without additional compensation, of his or her name, likeness, photo, and photo title and description for purposes of advertising, trade, and promotion, except to the extent prohibited by law. In addition, the Sponsor reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on entrants received through the Contest, in any manner permitted by the Privacy Policy.

Miscellaneous: Any dispute between the Sponsor and an Entrant arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, the Contest, or any prize must be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Sponsor and each Entrant irrevocably waive any objection to the venue and jurisdiction of such courts. If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be modified by such court to the minimum extent necessary to make it enforceable while preserving to the maximum extent possible the original intent of the Sponsor, and the remaining parts of these Official Rules will remain in full force and effect.

Winner's List: For the name of the winners, please mail a written request, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to:
The Home Depot NeverWet Contest

The Home Depot

Attn: Laura Fries

2455 Paces Ferry Rd.

Atlanta GA 30339


Intellectual Property: These Official Rules and all Contest-related Web pages and code are copyright of the Sponsor. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks, or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of the owner is strictly prohibited.

By entering this Contest you agree to follow these rules. If you recognize any violation of these guidelines, please notify us within the community by choosing Report Abuse to Moderator from the options menu, or if you have any questions about our guidelines, terms, or policies, please let us know. Provide feedback or ask questions anytime:

Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Contest is Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., 2455 Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30339.

Not what you were looking for ? Try posting a question
Posted 2013-06-03T16:47:55+0000  by LauraFries LauraFries

In case you are wondering what makes a "great" pin for Pinterest, check out some that our team has worked on. 


This jpeg shows a great "before and after" of a shoe treated with NeverWet repelling muddy water:


Here's another take:


YouTube videos are also great materials for Pinterest:


Our editors are excited to see your real images and video showing uses for NeverWet!


Please comment on this thread if you have any questions. 

Posted 2013-06-10T17:33:21+0000  by LauraFries

Won't it be great during snowy winters not to have wet cold feet and hands now?  I wonder how it will work on steps when they get covered with snow and ice?

Posted 2013-06-13T05:07:05+0000  by western23

What to do with a $1000 Home Depot Shopping card?  A DIY' ers dream!

Posted 2013-06-13T05:12:26+0000  by western23

We've received many fanciful ideas for applying NeverWet! Please remember to put safety first and carefully read the manufacturer's suggestions for intended use. 


If you have a question about an intended use, please post it here on the Community Forums and one of our experts can answer your questions. 

Posted 2013-06-13T14:50:32+0000  by LauraFries

Is it ok to post additional ideas within the same thread, or should we start new threads for each new idea?

Posted 2013-06-14T21:23:26+0000  by bisnicks
We are seeking interesting uses of real NeverWet use to pin to our Pinterest boards. We can pin photos or YouTube videos. If you have multiple images or videos, you can choose how you'd like to submit them - one thread or many doesn't matter to us.

I will update the contest explanation with examples of real images using NeverWet.
Posted 2013-06-14T21:57:40+0000  by LauraFries

Neverwet my Jeep Wrangler.... Go mudding and leave with a still clean Jeep!

Posted 2013-06-20T16:23:26+0000  by Wolfpak765

Had a blast with this contest and playing with NeverWet.  When do you expect to announce winners of the contest?

Posted 2013-07-31T19:54:56+0000  by pstuart.ax926

If we didn't originally include a photo and didn't see that you wanted photos until now, does that disqualify our post?

Posted 2013-08-01T16:43:41+0000  by markandrachel

LauraFries wrote:

8. Check this post on June 20th July 31st to view the winners. Full legal details below.

Anxiously awaiting the list of winners!

Posted 2013-08-05T16:19:08+0000  by pstuart.ax926
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