Clayton Homes Launches 'Play It Cool' Promotion for Energy Smart Homebuyers
Qualified customers eligible for $1,500 toward utility bills*

MARYVILLE, Tenn., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton, one of America's largest homebuilders and a Berkshire Hathaway company, is kicking off summer with the announcement of its nationwide "Play It Cool" promotion.

Beginning May 1, participating Clayton retailers are offering special incentives for qualified buyers purchasing an Energy Smart Home by August 31. Clayton's Energy Smart Homes are built with special features and upgrades to save money on monthly utility costs, including Low-E Windows, programmable thermostats and energy-efficient water heaters. Qualified customers who purchase an Energy Smart Home at a participating retailer during the "Play It Cool" sales event will be eligible for $1,500* toward utility bills or a combination of incentives.

"We're committed to helping our customers reduce the environmental impact of home ownership," said CEO Kevin Clayton. "Our Energy Smart Homes facilitate sustainability and cost savings."

Clayton Homes is a leading provider of energy-efficiency standards, building processes and cost-saving measures for its customers. Energy-efficient homes can save homeowners money, providing a quiet space with consistent temperatures and a healthy environment.

Every home built in a climate-controlled Clayton facility is constructed to be energy-efficient, which means long-term savings for homebuyers. The company continually adds new construction techniques and processes, and offers updated features to increase the energy efficiency of Clayton homes.

Visit the Play It Cool website for promotion details and to enter Clayton's sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 gift card**. To learn more about Clayton, visit

**NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  Legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., 18 and older. Void in AK and HI.  Starts May 1, 2017 at 12:00:01 a.m. ET.  Ends August 31, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.  For full Official Rules and complete details, click here.  Sponsor: CMH Homes, Inc. and CMH of KY, Inc., 5000 Clayton Road, Maryville, TN 37804. 

About Clayton
Founded in 1956, Clayton is proud of its history of providing affordable, quality homes. The company is committed to opening doors to a better life and helping to build happiness through homeownership. As a diverse builder committed to quality and durability, Clayton offers traditional site-built homes, modular homes, manufactured housing, tiny homes, park model recreational vehicles, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. In 2016, Clayton built more than 41,000 homes. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit

*CONDITIONS FOR THE PLAY IT COOL PROGRAM (the "Program"): Program only available from participating Clayton Homes retailers ("Seller") with the purchase of a new home with the Energy Smart upgrade package with a sales agreement signed May 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. Home must be purchased at the posted home only retail sales price to be eligible for the Program. Eligible buyers may select one or more buyer incentives not to exceed a total of $1,500 (the "Incentive").  Buyer Incentive will be applied by the Seller, at buyer's choice, to any one, or any combination of two or three, of the following three forms: (i) toward the buyer's payment of utility costs for the home purchased; (ii) Seller paid closing costs (excluding Seller paid discount points that are not required by a lender); or (iii) a reduction in the total sales price of the home package consisting of the home purchased plus all other items included in the sale (collectively the "Incentive Options"). If the posted home only retail sales price of the home is reduced by the Seller either through negotiation with the buyer, or as a result of the underwriting requirements of the lender selected by the buyer, or if the Seller is required by the lender selected by the buyer to pay discount points or any other fees and charges, the Incentive will be applied first to the amount of the negotiated or lender required reduction of the home sales price (Incentive Option (iii)) and then to the lender required Seller paid discount points, fees and charges. Any remaining Incentive will be applied at buyer's choice to one or more of the Incentive Options. Under no circumstances will any portion of the buyer Incentive be applied toward buyer's down payment if buyer obtains financing for the home purchase from any lender of buyer's choice. Buyer will be solely responsible for paying the entire amount of any down payment. If buyer selects Incentive Option (i), Incentive will be in the form of a check that will be issued in the name of and delivered to the primary buyer. Check will be delivered to buyer within six to eight weeks after the Seller has been paid in full for all goods and services purchased by the buyer (paid in cash by the buyer or by a lender selected by the buyer to finance the home purchase) otherwise known as the funding date which occurs after the home has been installed. Buyer may not combine the Program with any other offer or promotion made by Seller.  The Program may not be available with USDA/FHA/VA financing, and may be subject to certain lender requirements that restrict the forms of buyer incentives that Seller can provide. The Program is void where prohibited, but only to the extent prohibited.


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