1. Sponsor. The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is RIDGID ONLINE, INC. at 400 Clark Street, Elyria, Ohio, 44035 (the “Sponsor”).

2. Eligibility. This sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. and Canada residents, excluding residents of Florida, New York, Rhode Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec and where otherwise prohibited by law, who are (i) professional contractors and (ii) 18 years of age or older as of February 1, 2010. Individuals in any of the following categories are not eligible to enter or win: (a) directors, officers, employees or agents of Sponsor or their affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, professional advisers, advertising and promotional agencies other entities involved in this Sweepstakes and (b) individuals who are immediate family members of or who reside in the same household as any individual described above. The Sweepstakes begins on February 1, 2010 and ends on June 30, 2010.

3. Entry. To enter the Sweepstakes, a person must submit his/her name, company name, company address, phone number and e-mail address at www.RIDGIDConnect.com (each such person being an “Internet Entrant”). Each potential Internet Entrant must provide all information requested. To be considered a qualifying entry for this Sweepstakes, a potential Internet Entrant’s information must be submitted between February 1, 2010 at 12:01 A.M. and June 30, 2010 at 11:59 P.M. Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock for this Sweepstakes. All online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of the entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Limit one entry per person, regardless of method of entry. Entries in excess of limit are void. To be valid, each entry must provide all information requested.

4. Alternate Means of Entry. To enter the Sweepstakes by mail, a person must provide his/her name, company name, company address, phone number and e-mail address by mail to RIDGIDConnect Sweepstakes, 400 Clark Street, Elyria, Ohio, 44035, Attn: Marketing/SD (each such person being a “Mail-In Entrant” and collectively with Internet Entrants, “Entrants”). Only one entry per envelope. Entries must be received no later than June 30, 2010. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. Entries that do not comply with the terms of the Sweepstakes will result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time which, in Sponsor’s opinion, is offensive, contains unsuitable material, endangers the safety or well being of any Entrant, or if it is determined the Entrant has not complied with these Official Rules. Limit one entry per person, regardless of method of entry. Entries in excess of limit are void. To be valid, each entry must provide all information requested.

5. Random Drawing. On or about July 12, 2010 Sponsor will conduct a random drawing of all eligible entries received for a single winner to receive the Prize, described below. Decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The Prize is not transferable. No substitution or cash redemption of the Prize, or any portion thereof, is allowed, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.

6. Prize. Odds of winning a Prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. There will be no substitution of prize or any portion thereof and no cash equivalent will be awarded. The following prizes (collectively, the “Prize”) will be awarded to a single winner in this Sweepstakes:

If the Prize or any portion thereof cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute such Prize with another prize of equal or greater value. The Prize will be delivered to the potential winner at the address provided on entry after verification of the potential winner’s eligibility. The potential winner will be notified by e-mail within 72 hours of the drawing. If the potential winner cannot be reached, does not respond within five working days of the first notification attempt, is found to be ineligible, or declines to accept the Prize, the potential winner may be disqualified in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and in such case Sponsor will select an alternate winner in a random drawing from remaining eligible entries. In the event that the selected winner chooses not to accept his/her Prize, is not in compliance with the rules, or is unable to be notified of winning, such Prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be randomly selected from all of the remaining qualified entries. The potential winner may be required to complete, sign, notarize and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and, except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release each within 14 days of receipt of such documents from Sponsor. If such documents are not returned to Sponsor prior to such deadline, any Prize won may be forfeited in Sponsor’s sole discretion, such potential winner shall be disqualified, and an alternate winner selected by Sponsor from the remaining eligible entries. In the event that more than one prospective winner is inadvertently named, a drawing will be held among all such potential winners to select one winner. Except where prohibited by law and notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, the winner also grants Sponsor the right to use the winner’s submission, first name, hometown, images and likenesses for advertising, publicity and promotion purposes, including print, broadcast and on-line announcements, without further compensation than the said Prize and at no expense to the winner.

7. Privacy Policy. All entries will become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned to an Entrant. Sponsor will not be responsible for lost, stolen, misdirected, postage due or misplaced entries. The personal information that an Entrant submits will be subject to Sponsor's Privacy Policy. Sponsor may not use the information submitted by an Entrants to offer such Entrant information on other offers or products or services. For a copy of Sponsor's Privacy Policy please go to www.RIDGIDConnect.com or write to RIDGIDConnect Sweepstakes, 400 Clark Street, Elyria, Ohio, 44035, Attn: Marketing/SD.

8. Taxes. The winner is responsible for all applicable local, state and federal taxes. As required by federal law, Sponsor will report the names of the winner and the value of the Prize won by the winner to the Internal Revenue Service.

9. Additional Conditions. In the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules, the winner may forfeit any Prize won and an alternate winner will be selected. Each Entrant agrees to, accepts and shall abide by these Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation or award of the Prize, shall be resolved by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the printing of these Official Rules, administration of this Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any winner(s) or Prize(s). Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Mechanically reproduced or faxed entries are void. Sponsor and any telephone network or service providers are not responsible for late, lost, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected mail, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, human, printing or other errors, technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, inability to access any web site or online service, or any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes, or any other technical or other error or malfunction. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason Sponsor is unable to run this Sweepstakes as planned, or if any computer or web site associated with this Sweepstakes does not allow the proper playing of the Sweepstakes and the processing of entries per these rules, or if infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, actions by Entrants, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant implicated in such action, and/or to cancel, modify or suspend this Sweepstakes or any portion thereof. In the event this Sweepstakes is cancelled, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing to award the Prize from among all eligible, non-suspect, entries received for the drawing prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancellation. This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserved the right to seek damages or other remedies from any such Entrant(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Hold Harmless/Release. By participating, Entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives from any injury, loss, or damage to person, including death, personal injury or loss or damage to property due in-whole or in-part, directly or indirectly to the acceptance or use/misuse of a Prize, participation in any promotion-related activity, or participation in the promotion. By participating, Entrant agree to release Sponsor, participating sponsors, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the event or acceptance, possession, or use of any Prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, torts (including negligence), warranty, or any other theory or cause of action.

11. Miscellaneous. This Sweepstakes is subject to change without notification in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part should a cause or event beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, fairness, proper play or conduct of the Sweepstakes making continuation as planned impossible. Each Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes, or any Prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of Ohio, (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances, will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions.

12. Winners List. To obtain a list of the Sweepstakes winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to RIDGIDConnect Sweepstakes Winners List, 400 Clark Street, Elyria, Ohio, 44035, Attn: Marketing/SD.

13. Copy of Rules. To obtain a copy of the “Official Rules” for the Sweepstakes, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to RIDGIDConnect Sweepstakes Rules Request, 400 Clark Street, Elyria, Ohio, 44035, Attn: Marketing/SD.

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