HGTV Dream home Offers HGTV Urban Oasis giveaway on

Posted by on Sep 07, 2010 | 12 Comments

HGTV Urban Oasis 2010 giveaway is offered by HGTV Dream home. The winner of HGTV’s newest home giveaway is awaited by a new contemporary residence with sweeping vistas of the New York City skyline. The first HGTV Urban Oasis is located in The Residences at W New York-Downtown, 123 Washington Street which was Custom-designed by the network’s popular designer Vern Yip. The promotional period of the HGTV Urban Oasis giveaway started on 1st September and will end on 20th October, 2010.

HGTV Dream home Offers HGTV Urban Oasis giveaway on hgtv.comViewers can enter daily to win the grand prize package, valued at approximately $1.5 million, that includes the fully-furnished residence and an Acura ZDX. On Monday, September 6, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, the HGTV Urban Oasis 2010 provided a special offer. Online users can enter once per day via and once per day on HGTV’s till October 20.

Rules of the HGTV Urban Oasis 2010 giveaway

Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and its territories, possessions and commonwealths who are 21 years of age or older as of September 1, 2010, except employees and members of their households, whether or not related, and immediate families of Sponsor and Acura Division of the American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

How to Enter: One can enter the Home & Garden Television (“HGTV”) – HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway℠ sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) in any of the following ways:

  • Online: By visiting the HGTV website (, is an official website of ‘HGTV’) and completing and submitting the online entry form.
  • Online: By visiting the HGTV Front Door website (,is an official website of ‘HGTV Front Door’) and completing and submitting the online entry form.
  • By mail: By hand printing your name, complete address, phone number (including area code) and date of birth either on a postcard or on a separate piece of paper no larger than 8½ x 11 inches, and mailing the postcard or paper in an envelope with the proper postage affixed to: “HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway, PO Box 52148, Knoxville, TN 37950”.

Limit: one entry per stamped envelope. Mechanically reproduced or hand-stamped entries or mailing labels or entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means will not be accepted. Incorrect, illegible, corrupt, and incomplete entries are void.

Grand Prize Winner Drawing and Notification: One potential Grand Prize Winner will be chosen by Sponsor in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period on or about October 28, 2010 that will be monitored by Ritway, Inc., an independent judging organization (“Sweepstakes Administrator”). The potential Grand Prize Winner will be contacted either by phone, e-mail, in writing, or in person via televised ambush by HGTV at the Grand Prize Winner’s home on or about November 15, 2010 (subject to change).

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner shall win the Grand Prize, which consists of: (i) the home located in the Residences at W New York-Downtown (the “HGTV Urban Oasis Home”) that is featured in the “HGTV Urban Oasis” special; and (ii) an automobile. The HGTV Urban Oasis Home (including home furnishings, artwork, and merchandise) is valued at approximately $1.45 million as of July, 2010. In lieu of taking title to the HGTV Urban Oasis Home, Grand Prize Winner will have the option of receiving $850,000 in cash. The automobile consists of a 2010 Acura ZDX (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”: $56,905). Total ARV of Grand Prize is $1,506,905 depending on whether the Grand Prize Winner takes title to the HGTV Urban Oasis Home or $906,905.

General Prize Conditions: All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are winner’s responsibility. All costs, taxes, fees, and expenses associated with a prize or the acceptance and use of any element of a prize not specifically addressed above are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Grand Prize Winner will be issued a 1099 tax form for the ARV of the prize. The specifics of all aforementioned elements of any prizes in the Sweepstakes shall be solely determined by Sponsor. Some restrictions may apply. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any prize, or portions thereof, with a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Prizes cannot be transferred, substituted or redeemed for cash except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Winner’s List: Beginning on or about December 22, 2010 you may obtain the name of the Grand Prize Winner, either by going to the HGTV Website (, the Front Door Website (, or mailing a self-addressed stamped envelope to: HGTV Urban Oasis Giveaway Winner’s List, PO Box 51573, Knoxville, TN 37950. Requests received after January 22, 2010 will not be honored.

Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC d/b/a Home & Garden Television, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932

Sweepstakes Administrator: Ritway, Inc., 1463 E. Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, TN 37909


  1. Frances Catania says:

    Last month while in N.Y.C. my husband looked in the lobby of your newest W Hotel. The only way I could discribe what we felt was we died and we were in heaven.

  2. punchbuggymom says:

    Anyone have any idea how much property taxes on the Urban Oasis will be each year? Are their HOA fees?

  3. punchbugymom says:

    Sorry – are there HOA fees?

  4. geejazz says:

    Is anyone else having a problem accessing When I plug in to enter, the site comes up in miniture form, therefore I cannot access any info. This has been happening on my computer for about 2 weeks. Is this site hijacked to as to minimize the opportunity for me enter the sweepstakes? Cause I certainly cannot enter.

  5. NYU says:

    I was wondering the same thing. I’ve been trying to figure out what the property tax would be, and the closest answer that I came up is around 20% for being a Class I property. That’s $300,000 per year in property tax on a $1.5 million home. I don’t think any one can afford to win this home. And that doesn’t even include the Association fees. God knows how much more that would be.

  6. I have been entering faithfully every day, knowing that if I win, I will likely have to take the cash… I can’t begin to imagine how much the maintenance would be on this apt. There is just no way… I hadn’t even thought about property tax. Oy…

  7. code blue says:

    I’ve beene ntering everyday but recently I thought about the property taxes and the HOA fees. I don’t think anybody can afford them. Besides, it’s a lot to pay for a one bedroom apartment. You can’t have friends and family come to visit. I think they could have selected a less expensive area and increased the suare footage of the apartment. It’s nice to live in New York, but the small apartment with the amenities is nothing if you can’t share with family and friends. I would probably take the cash too.

  8. ronnie says:

    Property tax isn’t the larger issue. The winner will owe income tax on April 15, 2011 for the value received. Could be up to 36% for federal tax alone.

  9. dietra deters says:

    i really hope i win cuz i really need the house and the money losers

  10. i really want the house cuz i never had anythang that i could call my own and to give my family a differnt life,and im going through a really bad situation and iam the only one who works.and my family needs a better life other then living in a apartment for the rests of life.thanks and sorry about the loser thing that was my garand dauter.;-

  11. Karen says:

    But, you cam take the money…around $900,000! Yes, please. Quite sure they expect people to take the money for the condo and the car.

  12. giovanni says:

    It believe it is possible that the property could be rented by the Hotel to offset the HOA and Taxes. For example, I love NYC, but if I won, it would be income property and I would visit for vacations.

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