Pin & Win: My Better Homes and Gardens Dream Home
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter?
To enter please submit your board (containing at least 10 photos pinned from BHG.com depicting your dream home) at Facebook.com/mybhg and click on the “Pin and Win” tab. There will be a registration form you must complete in order to submit your entry. You should receive a confirmation that your board was successfully submitted. 

I already have a ‘Dream Home’ theme board, can I submit that one?
In order for your entry to be eligible your board will need to consist of at least 10 images pinned from BHG.com, and be titled “My Better Homes and Gardens Dream Home.”  Your board should only include images from BHG.com or BHG’s Pinterest page.

Can I submit more than one board?
There is a limit of one entry per person. No group entries.

I have already submitted my entry, can I go back and make changes?
Once your entry is submitted, our panel of judges will begin reviewing entries in the order they are received. Your board must be ready for entry at the time you submit.

How do I install the “Pin It” button?
Pinterest offers instructions and video tutorial on their site to install the “Pin It” button.  Visit http://pinterest.com/about/goodies/ and follow the instructions at the top of the page to install the “Pin It” button in Firefox.
View other helpful tips from Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/about/help/

Help! I’m having issues submitting my entry on Facebook!
We apologize for any issues you are experiencing. 
If you are having difficulty submitting your entry in one browser, try using another browser like Safari (Mac) or Google Chrome. Sometimes one browser may have intermittent issues, while others will work perfectly fine doing the same thing.

I don’t have Pinterest, can you send me an invite?
Pinterest is currently invite-only. To sign up for a Pinterest account, please visit Pinterest.com and request an invite.  Sometimes it is quicker when one of your friends already on Pinterest invites you.  If you need an invitation, email us at BHGsocial@meredith.com before April 30th at 11:59 p.m. CST and we will respond to your request within 48 hours.  When you receive an invite, you can register via Facebook Connect or connect through Twitter.
Please note that requests for Pinterest invites received after May 1st at 12:00 a.m. CST will not be received in time for you to enter this contest.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

How do I pin?
The easiest method to pin from BHG.com is to click the ‘Pin It’ button located on most BHG.com pages. A pin can be added from a website using the Pinterest bookmarklet or you can upload images from your computer.  Each pin added using the bookmarklet links back to the site where it came from.  We recommend installing the “Pin It” bookmarklet because it is easy use and we are able to tell that your pins are from BHG.com.
Pinterest suggests following these best practices when pinning:

  1. Pin from the original source.
  2. Pin from permalinks.
  3. Give credit and include a thoughtful pin description.

View other helpful tips from Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/about/help/

How do I repin?
There are two ways to repin an image:

  1. When viewing a BHG pin in thumbnail-view, mouse-over the pin and click the Repin button.
  2. When you’re viewing a BHG pin in full-size view, click the Repin button at the top-left corner.

After you click Repin, choose a board, you can edit the description of the pin and choose to share it on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Then click Repin.
View other helpful tips from Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/about/help/

How do I edit a pin?
There are two ways to edit a pin:

  1. When viewing one of your pins in thumbnail view, mouse-over the pin and click the Edit button. After you make your changes, click Save.
  2. When viewing a pin in full-size view, click Edit at the top-left corner. Make your changes and then click Save.

View other helpful tips from Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/about/help/

How do I create a new board?
To create a new board, click Add > Add a Board on the top toolbar on Pinterest. Type in your board title, “My Better Homes and Gardens Dream Home,” choose the “Home Décor” category, and then click Create when you are finished.
To create a new board while you’re pinning, scroll to the bottom of your board list.  Enter in your board title, “My Better Homes and Gardens Dream Home,” and click Create.
View other helpful tips from Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/about/help/

How do I edit the title of my board?
Go to your board and click the Edit button. Type in “My Better Homes and Gardens Dream Home.” After you make your changes, click Save Board settings.
View other helpful tips from Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/about/help/

How do I delete my board?
Go to that board and click the Edit button in the top-right corner. Click Delete Board. This will also delete all the pins contained in that board.
View other helpful tips from Pinterest here: http://pinterest.com/about/help/