American Freight Furniture Announces First Pinterest Contest

December 21, 2012 at 12:12pm

American Freight Furniture is excited to announce its first Pinterest Contest: My American Freight Pinspired Home. Started last week, the contest encourages users to pin images of their favorite furniture from American Freight for the chance to win a $250 gift card.


Furniture lovers can enter by following discount furniture store American Freight on Pinterest, and creating a new board entitled “My American Freight Pinspired Home.” From there, participants need to add a minimum of 10 pins from the American Freight Furniture site showcasing what they would love to have in their home. All pins require the hashtag #AFPinspiredHome in the description. Once the board is complete, the user posts a link to the board on American Freight’s Facebook page and emails the link to to enter the contest.


“Pinterest has been a great social networking site for us, because furniture works so well in a visual setting,” said Kelly Warren, spokesperson for American Freight. “There are so many great home décor-related pins users can pair with our items to develop the entire home experience. It also gives us a great way to see what products we have that customers are interested in, so we can better hone in on our customers’ needs.”   


The contest will run until Thursday, January 24th and then a randomly chosen winner will receive a $250 Visa gift card to use towards their dream furniture. For more information on how to enter the contest and official contest rules, go to




Official Rules

Only one entry per person. Open to US residents only, 18 or older.

Entrant must create a board entitled "My American Freight Pinspired Home" and pin at least ten items from the American Freight Furniture official website. These pins must all include the hashtag #AFPinspiredHome. Once board is completed, entrant must send a link to the board to and post it on the American Freight Furniture Facebook page.


By entering the Sponsors’ “My American Freight Pinspired Home" (the “Contest”), you agree to comply with and be bound by the following official Contest rules. If you do not agree with the rules in their entirety, you are not permitted to enter the Contest and your entry will be voided.

ELIGIBILITY: THE CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE 18 OR OLDER AT TIME OF ENTRY. Employees of American Freight Furniture Inc., any parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family members (defined as spouse, siblings, parents and children) and/or those living in the same household (whether related or not) of each are not eligible to enter. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and where prohibited by law. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest. The Contest is void where the Contest, or the method of entry or any other aspect of the Contest, is prohibited or restricted by, or in violation of law.

HOW TO ENTER: The Contest runs from December 21, 2012 12:00am EST to 11:59pm EST, January 24, 2013. Only entrants who complete the rules required to enter the Contest during the aforementioned times are eligible to enter to win a $250.00 Visa gift card or gift card of an equivalent brand. Entrants can find the Contest on the American Freight Pinterest profile, located at Entrants must follow all online instructions to be eligible for the finalist stage or to win the Contest. Entrants must follow American Freight on Pinterest in order to enter. Online entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to privacy policies of the Sponsor. Limit one (1) entry per person. Although subsequent attempts to create boards on a given day may be received, only the first complete board the link of which is entered under the Contest announcement pin will be eligible; subsequent attempts by the same person to enter, including entries submitted with an alternate Pinterest profile, will be disqualified. All boards will become Sponsor’s property.

PRIZE & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV") & ODDS: One (1) winner will  receive one (1) $250.00 Visa gift card or gift card of equivalent brand. The winners will be notified on January 18th 2013, by email. Odds of winning any prize depend on the number of entries received. At the Sponsor’s discretion, unclaimed prizes may not be awarded.

GENERAL RULES: Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and a Publicity Release and an IRS W-9 form within ten (10) days of attempted delivery or prize will be forfeited. Prizes will be sent to winners 1-6 weeks after the Contest Period ends. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or if Affidavit/Release is returned as undeliverable or if a selected winner cannot accept or receive 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 in a separate random drawing. No substitutions are permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize may not be exchanged. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is non-assignable and non-transferable except to a surviving spouse. Winner is responsible for all federal, state and local sales and income taxes. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the sole responsibility of winner. Entry and acceptance of the prize constitute permission to use winner's name, prize description, hometown and likeness for posting online, advertising and promotional purposes without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Subject to the terms and conditions provided herein, the prize is guaranteed to be awarded. By participating, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding. Entrants agree that they release the Sponsor, Facebook, Pinterest, any parent company, affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Contest, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each such company, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use of the prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or receipt or use of the prize. Sponsor has not made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to the prize, including, without limitation, to the prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the advertising for the Contest, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible if Contest cannot take place or if the prize cannot be awarded due to cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war (declared or undeclared), natural disasters, weather, acts of terrorism, riot or civil disturbance, satellite or equipment failure, federal state or local government law, order or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence). In the event of a dispute over the identity of an online entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the Pinterest profile and/or e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to a Pinterest profile e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Sponsor is not responsible for: (i) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (ii) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to death, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize. By participating in the Contest, you (i) agree to be bound by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. Behavior which is intended to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or which is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, or any failure to comply with these Official Rules, may result in disqualification from the Contest, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person engaging in such behavior to the fullest extent permitted by law. The Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules; and (ii) cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest without any liability if any fraud, virus or other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the administration, functioning or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and withdraw the online method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Contest), and to select winner from among all eligible entries received prior to withdrawal. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.


APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION: This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

PRIVACY. Sponsor will collect personal data from Entrants when they enter this Contest, and this information will be used for the purposes of administering the Contest, publicizing the Contest and other promotional purposes that benefit Sponsor. Entrant understands that his/her information will be collected, with the understanding that it can be removed from any of the American Freight email lists at any time.

LIST OF WINNERS. For a list of Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 10th to: American Freight Furniture, 680 Sunbury Road, Delaware, OH 43015

SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: American Freight Furniture, Inc.