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PaintPerks™ Benefits

The Sherwin-Williams Company Online Registration Sweepstakes

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

SPONSOR

The Sherwin-Williams Company PaintPerks™ Benefits Online Registration Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is sponsored by The Sherwin-Williams Company, 101 W. Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 ("Sponsor").

ELIGIBILITY

The Sweepstakes is open only to individuals that (i) are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, (ii) are eighteen (18) years of age or older, or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is greater, at the time of entry, and (iii) have completed their online registration for Sponsor's PaintPerks™ benefits program at www.sherwin-williams.com/account/register/. Employees of Sponsor and related companies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to enter or win. In addition, businesses and professional painting contractors are not eligible to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and is void where prohibited by law.

AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES

Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules in a timely manner.

ENTRY PERIOD

The Sweepstakes begins on April 1, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Eastern Time ("ET"), and ends on December 31 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside of the Entry Period will be disqualified. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY

There is no cost to enter or win. To enter the Sweepstakes, you must complete and submit the online Preferred Customer PaintPerks registration page at www.sherwin-williams.com/account/register/. By completing and submitting the registration form, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

There is a limit of one (1) entry per person during the Entry Period. The online Preferred Customer PaintPerks registration page must be completed and submitted in order to be eligible to enter and win. Any attempt by an entrant to register more than once by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations, or logins, or any other entry method will void all entries by that entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, inaccurate, misdirected, or undelivered entries. Proof of entering information at the site is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such entry.

DRAWINGS; ODDS

On or about the first day of each month beginning on May 1, 2014, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the prior calendar month during the Entry Period. Entries that are not selected will NOT be carried forward to subsequent drawings. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received at the time of the drawing.

NOTIFICATION

Sponsor will attempt to notify the potential winners of the Sweepstakes by email within two (2) business days of the drawing. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) business days after the first attempt to make contact, the potential winner will be deemed to be ineligible and disqualified. In such event, Sponsor may award the prize to an alternate winner in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received. Only two (2) alternate entrants will be contacted.

PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV")

Nine (9) monthly winners will each receive a $50 Sherwin-Williams gift card (ARV: $50 USD). The total ARV of all prizes awarded in the Sweepstakes is $450 USD. The gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions printed on the cards.

A prize winner is responsible for paying any applicable income taxes. Any prize details not specified above will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent is permitted except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value at its sole discretion.

PUBLICITY

Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner's consent to the Sponsor's use of winner's name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information, and state of residence (collectively, the "Attributes") for promotional purposes in any media in perpetuity without further payment, consideration, permission, or approval and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use.

PRIVACY

All information submitted to Sponsor as part of this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or (b) cancel the Sweepstakes and award the prizes via random drawing from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor, or other "force majeure" event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Sponsor's failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person that is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its officers, directors, employees, and agents (the "Released Parties") from and against any loss, claim, cause of action, or liability arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing or human errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (e) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; (f) inability to access the Site; (g) transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (h) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes, or receipt of any prize, or Sponsor's use of submitted entry materials and Attributes, including, without limitation, claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, defamation, libel, or further consideration. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, Sponsor's liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall Sponsor be liable for attorneys' fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

DISPUTES

Except where prohibited by law, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Ohio. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of 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 (whether of the State of Ohio or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Ohio.

SWEEPSTAKES RESULTS

To receive a list of the winners' names, which will be available after January 15, 2015, please send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Sherwin-Williams Company c/o Andrea Valerino, 101 W. Prospect Avenue, 1080 Midland, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, Attention: PaintPerks™ Benefits Online Registration Sweepstakes. All requests must be received by February 15, 2015.