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Win a dream getaway to Miami

Three days. Two nights. One Grand Prize Winner!

We’re jetting one of our eight weekly Address Your Mess winners to a spa weekend at Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Will it be you?
Declutter Your Mind Spa, sand, and serenity at one of America’s most glamorous hotels.
Declutter Your Home A free session with a professional organizer to truly address your mess.

Escape into extravagance.

We will fly our grand prize winner and a guest to the award-winning Mandarin Oriental, Miami — an international luxury destination where you can relax your mind and rejuvenate your body.
Mandarian Miami 3 days and 2 nights at Mandarin Oriental, Miami

Arrive on Friday. Stay till Sunday. Absorb the colorful sights, sounds, and sensations of exotic Miami and beautiful Biscayne Bay.

Mandarian Miami Spa Half-day Relaxation Program spa treatment for two

Aromatherapy massage. Aromatherapy facial. Mandarin Oriental manicure and pedicure. Feel the stress drift away — you’ll never want it to end.

Mandarin Miami  Deluxe Room One Deluxe Bay View
room for two

Your home for three days and two nights of elegance. You’ll feel like royalty as soon as you step inside.

Professional Organizer Get Organized

When you’re ready to tackle your clutter issues, we will be there to help. Our grand prize winner will receive one free session with a local professional organizer to help address the mess and make a plan to defeat disorganization in the future.

Someone Cleans Up Every Week.

Uncle Bob’s Self Storage track jacket
Amazon Gift Card
Every week, the entry with the most votes wins a $100 Amazon Gift Card, an Uncle Bob's Prize Pack, and a coveted spot in the Winner's Circle.
On June 30, one of our eight weekly winners will be selected for the Grand Prize.

Share your entry, get votes, and good luck!

Don't miss out. Enter now & WIN!


  • 1. Find a messy room in your house
  • 2. Upload your
    video or photo
  • 3. Get your
    friends to vote!

We take your privacy very seriously. Submitted information is for prize notification and only your first name will be shown on this website. We do not sell, rent or share your data with third parties..

  • Browse For File

    * Videos should be under 30 seconds and 150 MB in size

Official Rules

No purchase necessasry to win. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where restricted or prohibited by law.

In order for an Entry to be considered valid, you must read and agree to these Official Rules by clicking the “I Agree” checkbox below the display of the Official Rules on the Contest Website. At all times during the Address Your Mess Multimedia Contest (the “Contest”), you must abide by the Official Rules and comply with all applicable local, state, and federal laws. This is a skill-based contest and chance plays no role in determination of the Winners.

Entry Period

The Contest Entry Period begins on (5/5/2014), and ends (6/29/2014). All Entries must be received during the Entry Period. For purposes of these Official Rules, all times and dates are Eastern Time. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Contest. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service provider will apply. It is your sole responsibility to notify the Sponsor if you change your e-mail address. All Entries become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned or acknowledged.


Sponsor

The Contest is sponsored by Sovran Acquisition L.P. (d/b/a Uncle Bob’s Self Storage), 6467 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221.


Eligibilty

The Contest is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States who are of legal age in their jurisdiction (and are at least are 18 years). Entrants must be fully able and competent to enter into, abide by, and comply with these Official Rules. Employees of Sponsor, its parent company, its subsidiaries, and members of their immediate family are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Limit one Entry per household. All determinations of eligibility shall be made by Sponsor in their sole discretion. By entering your written application and/or uploading a photo or video, you agree that you have read and consent to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s privacy policy. http://www.unclebobs.com/privacy.cfm


How to enter

No Purchase Necessary. Complete an Entry by visiting the Contest Website at www.unclebobs.com/mess during the Entry Period, and complete all required registration information. When all required registration fields are complete, upload a photo or video no longer than 30 seconds in length that shows a room or area of your home, apartment, or living space that is, in your opinion, disorganized. If you choose to submit a video Entry, the video should be no longer than thirty (30) seconds in length. In case of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, Entry will be declared made by the owner of the registered e-mail account on such Entry. Limit: one Entry per household. Sponsor and/or designated representatives will review all Entries received, and will only post those Entries on the Contest Website that conform to these Official Rules as determined by the Sponsor at its sole discretion. Sponsor will not notify entrants whether or not their Entry has been rejected. Eligible entry photos and videos will be posted on www.unclebobs.com/mess and voted on publicly to help determine the 8 Weekly Winners. At the conclusion of the Public Voting Period, the 8 Weekly Winners will be eligible for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Winner will be selected by a judging committee consisting of Uncle Bob’s Self Storage representatives (hereafter known as Judges) using vote tallies and creative merit as criteria.
IMPORTANT: You are advised to retain a copy of your Entry in the original format after uploading it to the Contest Website.


Entry Requirments/Clearances

Automatic Disqualification: In the event that any Entry does not effectively meet the Requirements & Clearances, the Sponsor will disqualify and discard the Entry either immediately or at any time during the Contest. The following Requirements and Clearances apply:


(a) Technical Requirements For Uploading Entry: Each Entry must meet the following requirements: (i) photo files must be submitted in one of the following formats: .jpg, .bmp, .png, .gif, or .tiff; (ii) video files must be submitted in one of the following formats: .avi, .mov, .mpg, .mp4, .wmv, .3gpp; (iii) no photo or video file can exceed a file size larger than 75 MB; (iii) no video can be no greater than thirty (30) seconds in length; and (iv) all contestant registration submissions must be in English.


(b) Publicity Release: By entering the Contest, you consent to the use of all information in the Entry, including, and without limitation: your name, likeness, and other information, for any and all publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes as Sponsor may select in its discretion.

You also agree that your Entry may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be posted online at the Contest Website and/or any other website as determined by Sponsor, for visitors to the website(s) to view, comment, and vote on.


(c) No Infringement: The content of the Entry must not infringe upon any person’s or entity’s intellectual property rights in any way, including and without limitation, any copyrighted material, trademarks, or logos. Each Entry must contain photographic or video content taken solely from the home, apartment, or living space of the entrant. No entrant may submit photo or video content of another individual’s home, apartment, or living space as his or her own Entry, even with the permission of the third party.


(d) No Names and Likenesses Without Permission: Unless express prior written permission has been obtained, an Entry must not include any individual’s name or likeness (other than your own, in whole or in part), refer to public figures, or contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements of any person, living or dead.


(e) Obtain Third Party Releases: If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by you and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, you are responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the Entry, any and all releases and consents in writing necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by Sponsor in the manner set forth in these Official Rules. You must obtain a signed release from any identifiable person who is seen, heard, or has allowed the use of his/her name, likeness, or voice in the Entry, or that has otherwise contributed to the Entry. A completed Entrant Release Form must be provided to Sponsor upon request. The 8 Weekly Winners and the Grand Prize Winner (collectively referred to as the “Winners”) must complete and submit an Entrant Release Form. You must be 18 years of age to enter the Contest.


(f) Content and Originality: Each Entry must be your original work, may not have been previously published, and may not have won previous awards. The Entry must not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity and may not contain any prohibited uses. By submitting an Entry, you agree to indemnify Sponsor in respect of any and all claims, judgments, losses, damages, settlements, expenses, costs and other liabilities and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any breach by any breach by you of any of your obligations under these Official Rules.


(g) No Illegal, Offensive, or Inappropriate Content: The Entry must not, in the discretion and judgment of the Sponsor, (1) (a.) contain words, images or statements considered offensive to individuals of any age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic group (or other protected class), or disability; (b.) contain words or references to hoarding, compulsion, obsessive-compulsive disorder(s), mental illness, impairment, or any other terms or comments deemed by the sponsor to refer to legitimate medical or mental health conditions; (2) contain any threats to any person, place, business, group, or entity, or contain material that is unlawful; (3) contain materials that promote bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual, or that promote discrimination based on age, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic group (or other protected class), or disability; (4) contain any materials that depict illegal acts, are sexually explicit, libelous, obscene, violent, hateful, or slanderous; (5) contain other inappropriate content which includes, but is not limited to, any display of smoking, alcohol, illegal drugs, firearms, harming of animals, nudity, provocative/suggestive outfits or poses; or (6) contain content inconsistent with Sponsor’s reputation and image.



Selection of winners

All eligible Entries received during the Entry Period will be voted on by the general public during the Public Voting Period from (5/5/2014) through (6/29/2014) to select the 8 Weekly Winners. Each week during the Public Voting Period, one Weekly Winner will be selected. Entries submitted by the 8 Weekly Winners will be eligible for the Grand Prize


(a) PUBLIC VOTING TO SELECT WEEKLY WINNERS: The photos and videos will entered by eligible entrants will be posted on the Contest Website. Visitors to the Contest Website will be given the opportunity to vote on their favorite photo and video submissions from during the Public Voting Period. One (1) Entry shall be selected from the Entries properly submitted during the Entry Period during each weekly Public Voting Period.


Weekly Voting Start Date/Time End Date/Time
Week 1: 5/5/2014 12:00 AM EST 5/11/2014 11:59 PM EST
Week 2: 5/12/2014 12:00 AM EST 5/18/2014 11:59 PM EST
Week 3: 5/19/2014 12:00 AM EST 5/25/2014 11:59 PM EST
Week 4: 5/26/2014 12:00 AM EST 6/01/2014 11:59 PM EST
Week 5: 6/02/2014 12:00 AM EST 6/08/2014 11:59 PM EST
Week 6: 6/09/2014 12:00 AM EST 6/15/2014 11:59 PM EST
Week 7: 6/16/2014 12:00 AM EST 6/22/2014 11:59 PM EST
Week 8: 6/23/2014 12:00 AM EST 6/29/2014 11:59 PM EST

Each visitor to the Contest Website may vote only one time per day. Each week during the Public Voting Period, the entrant with the highest number of votes as determined by the Sponsor, whose decisions are final, will be deemed the Weekly Win. In the event of a tie, tied Entries will be re-judged by the Judges on the criteria listed in Rule 6b. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any votes that are cast in violation of these Official Rules, or are cast to achieve an unfair advantage. Entrants are prohibited from obtaining votes by any fraudulent or inappropriate means as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, offering prizes or other inducements to any person, or directly or indirectly using automated or improper means to submit votes or create accounts.


b. JUDGING TO SELECT GRAND PRIZE WINNER:Entries submitted by the 8 Weekly Winners will be eligible for the Grand Prize. Entries eligible for the Grand Prize will be selected by Judges following the Public Voting Period on the following criteria, with equal weight being given to each criteria element:

  • Communication - how well the entrant tells his/her story using an image or video
  • Creativity - how much creativity is displayed in the photo or video presentation
  • Voting – the popularity of the content with the voting audience

One Grand Prize Winner will be selected by the Judges. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on or about (7/1/2014).



Prizes and Approximate retail values ("ARV")

a. WEEKLY WINNERS:
Weekly Prize Includes: Each of the 8 Weekly Winners will receive an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage fleece jacket, valued at $35; an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage t-shirt, valued at $8; an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage water bottle, valued at $4; an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage Frisbee, valued at $2; and an Uncle Bob’s Self Storage stress ball, valued at $1. Total ARV of each prize is $ 50. If the actual value of a prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. No additional compensation will be awarded to Weekly Winners who are not selected as the Grand Prize winner. Any depiction of prize is for illustrative purposes only. Prize is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable. Substitutions can be made at Sponsor’s sole discretion, in which case a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Prize elements may not be separated. Weekly Winners are responsible for any and all taxes and fees associated with receipt and/or use of prize. Total ARV of all 8 weekly prizes is $400.


b. GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
Grand Prize includes: The Grand Prize Winner will receive a session with certified professional organizer not to exceed $500; round-trip airfare for two to Miami, Fla., valued at $1,200; three days and two nights at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Spa, valued at $1,800. Total Grand Prize ARV is $3,500. If the actual value of a Grand Prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. No additional compensation will be awarded to the Grand Prize Winner. Any depiction of prize is for illustrative purposes only. Grand Prize is not redeemable for cash and is non-transferable. Substitutions can be made at Sponsor’s sole discretion, in which case a prize of equal or greater value may be substituted. Grand Prize elements may not be separated. Grand Prize Winner will be required to complete a W-9 tax form and are responsible for any and all taxes and fees associated with receipt and/or use of prize. Grand Prize Winner is responsible for any and all taxes and fees associated with receipt and/or use of prize.


Verification of winners and delivery of prizes

All Winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability, Talent Release, and, where legally permitted, a Publicity Release. Prizes may be awarded to alternate entrant if Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability are not returned within five (5) business days after mailing to Winner, or if prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of Winners before awarding any prize. If the background check reveals any information that, in the Sponsor’s sole judgment, shows the entrant has engaged in any conduct that would reflect adversely on the Sponsor, the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify the entrant and may award the prize to an alternate entrant.


General Rules

The Contest is governed by and subject to the laws of the state of New York without regard to principles of conflicts of law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law. By entering the Contest, you release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator, and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agencies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”) against any and all claims and liability arising out of participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity, including Winners’ use or misuse of a prize. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Contest or use/redemption of Prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other errors these Official Rules, in the printing of the offer, the administration of the Contest, or in the announcement of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any electronic transmission errors resulting in 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 or limitations of any kind, or for inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive Entry information by Sponsor or (insert name) (the “Presenter”) on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, then, subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest. If technical malfunctions or suspect voting irregularities corrupt the voting process, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award all prizes based solely on the Judges’ discretion. In the event of termination, a notice will be posted on the Contest Website and all eligible Entries received prior to termination will be judged, per these Official Rules.


SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT IN ITS SOLE AND UNFETTERED DISCRETION TO DISQUALIFY ANY PERSON WHO TAMPERS OR IS SUSPECTED OF TAMPERING WITH THE ENTRY AND/OR VOTING PROCESS. SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO DISQUALIFY ALL VOTES FROM VOTERS THAT ARE DEEMED TO BE FRAUDULENT.


Sponsor reserves the right to make any use, including no use, of the Entry and to determine the medium for its exhibition, if any, at any time. Sponsor reserves the right to immediately remove any Entry or Entries from the Contest Website and any Sponsor or Sponsor-affiliated websites at any time and for any reason. Sponsor has the right to disqualify any entrant whose Entry is the subject of a legal claim by a third party. Any remedies that you may have against Sponsor or Promotion Entities in connection with the Contest shall be limited to the right to recover damages, if any, in an action at law, and you hereby waive any right or remedy in equity, including any right to rescind Sponsor’s right and interest in and to the materials or to enjoin or restrain the production, marketing.


Grant of rights

By submitting an Entry, entrant irrevocably assigns and transfers all rights, title, and interest in the Entry to Sponsor, including, without limitation, all copyrights, and all rights incidental, subsidiary, ancillary, or allied thereto (including, without limitation, moral rights and all derivative rights) in and to the Entry for exploitation throughout the universe, in perpetuity, by means of any and all media and devices whether now known or hereafter devised. Each entrant agrees to execute any documents that Sponsor may require to affect such transfer of rights.


No obligation to use

Sponsor shall have no obligation (express or implied) to use any Entry, regardless of whether or not it is a prize-winning Entry, in advertising, merchandising, or promotion, or to otherwise distribute, publicize, or exploit any Entry, regardless of whether or not it is a prize-winning Entry, or, if commenced, to continue the distribution, publication, or exploitation thereof. Sponsor may at any time abandon the use of any Entry, regardless of whether or not it is a prize-winning Entry, for any reason, with or without legal justification or excuse, and neither entrants nor Prize winners shall be entitled to any damages or other relief by reason thereof.


Winners' names

Winners will be posted at www.unclebobs.com/mess.


Privacy policy/data collection

Information provided by you under this Contest is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at http://www.unclebobs.com/privacy.cfm.


The Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Spa is the registered trademarks of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and/or its affiliates is not a participant in or sponsor of this promotion.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

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Contest Publicity Release and Grant of Rights

By signing this Agreement, I authorize Sovran Self Storage, Inc., Uncle Bob’s Self Storage®, and its advertising and promotional partners to use the following:

(1) [Name of Submitted Photo / Video], hereafter known as “THE CONTENT;”
(2) The photographic, motion picture, and / or electronic images contained therein.


I hereby represent and warrant as follows with regard to the Content (including all protectable materials contained therein): (i) the Content is my own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) use of THE CONTENT BY Sovran Self Storage, Inc., Uncle Bob’s Self Storage® does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity; and (iii) the THE CONTENT does not and will not contain any prohibited uses. I hereby agree to indemnify Sovran Self Storage, Inc., Uncle Bob’s Self Storage® in respect of any and all claims, judgments, losses, damages, settlements, expenses, costs and other liabilities and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) relating to or arising out of any breach by me of my obligations under this Agreement.


I hereby grant Sovran Self Storage, Inc., Uncle Bob’s Self Storage®, and its advertising and promotional partners the right to use, publish, and reproduce, for all purposes, THE CONTENT, as well as my name, pictures of me in electronic form, sound and video recordings of my voice, and printed or electronic copy of the information described in (1) and (2) above in any and all media including, without limitation, cable and broadcast television and the Internet, and for exhibition, distribution, promotion, advertising, sale, press conferences, meetings, hearings, educational conferences, and in brochures and other printed media. This permission extends to all languages, media, formats, and markets now known or hereafter devised. This permission shall continue forever upon my acceptance of the terms and conditions of this contest.


I further grant Sovran Self Storage, Inc., Uncle Bob’s Self Storage®, and its advertising and promotional partners all rights, titles, and interests that I may have in all finished electronic files, pictures, negatives, reproductions, and copies of THE CONTENT, and further grant Sovran Self Storage, Inc., Uncle Bob’s Self Storage®, and its advertising and promotional partners the right to give, sell, transfer, and exhibit THE CONTENT or facsimiles thereof, for marketing, communications, or advertising purposes, as it deems fit.


I hereby waive the right to receive any payment for signing this Agreement other than THE GRAND PRIZE, and waive the right to receive any payment for Sovran Self Storage, Inc., Uncle Bob’s Self Storage®, and its advertising and promotional partners’ use of THE CONTENT for any of the purposes authorized by Agreement. I also waive any right to inspect or approve finished photographs, audio, video, multimedia, or advertising recordings or copy or printed matter or computer-generated scanned images and other electronic media that may be used in conjunction therewith or to approve the eventual use that it might be applied. This Agreement shall be subject to and governed by the laws of the State of New York.


This Agreement has been read and fully understood by the undersigned and has been explained to me.


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