January Blogger Foodie Challenge Official Rules

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.

The Circle of Moms January Blogger Foodie Challenge (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Sugar Publishing, Inc. (owner and operator of circleofmoms.com), having an address of 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 (“Sugar”). Entrant’s registration and participation in the Contest shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Contest Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to permanent, legal residents physically residing in one of the fifty (50) United States of America and the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island. All entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest, and their immediate family members (defined as spouses and biological, adoptive or step-parents, legal guardians, children, siblings, or grandparents, their respective spouses and any dependent under federal income tax law) or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Contest. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state and local laws apply.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Contest.

To enter for your chance to win a $50 grocery gift card (a “Prize”) you must navigate to the Contest entry post located at: http://www.circleofmoms.com/recipe_contest/blogger-food-challenge-stick and submit an original recipe between 00:01am PDT on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 and 11:59pm PDT on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (the “Entry Period”). By entering online, you will be agreeing to receive emails from Sponsor. By submitting an entry, you represent and warrant that your original recipe entry is: (a) of your own original creation, and not based on any other published recipe, (b) include a list of all required ingredients in specific, common U.S. household measurement units, step-by-step preparation instructions, and cooking times, (c) involve only ingredients commonly available at grocery stores, and (d) not have won a prize in any other contest. 

Alternative Method of Entry (AMOE). You may also enter the Contest by mail as follows. On a plain 3” x 5” index card, legibly handprint or type your first name, last name, date of birth, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any) and include your original recipe and mail to: “Circle of Moms January Monthly Blogger Foodie Challenge”, Sugar Publishing Inc., 111 Sutter Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Contest, AMOE entries must be postmarked not later than February 6, 2013 and received no later than 12:00 p.m. PDT on February 8, 2013.

Regardless of method of entry, only one (1) entry per person is permitted.

By entering, you will be agreeing that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Contest, including, but not limited to your email address, may be used by Sponsor in accordance with its Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here: http://www.sugarinc.com/privacy and may be shared with Sponsor’s affiliated business entities, and that you automatically opt-in to receive email, text messages or other communications from Sponsor. You may subsequently opt-out of the receipt of such email or communications by following the directions in the email, communications or by contacting Sponsor directly. Normal time, toll, connection and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. By submitting a recipe you grant Sponsor the right to publish your entry without additional compensation to you. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means are void. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, information collected from entrant will only be used for direct marketing purposes if entrant consents to use in such manner. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules.

 

PRIZES: At the end of the Entry Period, one (1) potential Prize winner shall be selected by Sponsor from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period via the Circle of Moms Challenge Post. One Prize winner will receive one (1) grocery gift card. Prize has a total retail value of $50.00 at the time of reward.

Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, temporarily suspend the Contest for the duration of any force majeure event, or extend the Contest Period. All prizes will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Contest Rules. No substitutions (including for cash) are permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value for any prize. Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize. If required by Sponsor, the winner must complete and return to Sponsor an IRS Form W-9 that reflects winner’s taxpayer identification number or social security number. The winner will receive from Sponsor an IRS form 1099-MISC at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Contest Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Sugar Publishing Inc., 111 Sutter Street, 8th Floor, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules on your request. Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.

SELECTION: The Prize winning entries will be chosen by the Circle of Moms team, in their sole discretion, by rating each recipe based on creativity and perceived ease of preparation. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered. The Contest will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to determine the method of notification. Winners must claim their prize within three (3) business days after the date of notification of such prize. A Contest winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified three (3) business days will be considered such Contest winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the email and/or mailing address provided by winners during their entry to the Contest. Each entry submitted in response to the Contest and in accordance with these Official Contest Rules will constitute an official entry. Duplicate entries will be void. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Contest Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: Entrants or winners may be disqualified from the Contest if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Contest Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Contest is at entrant’s own risk. Neither Sponsor nor any of Sponsor’s partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, suppliers, employees, directors, officers, agents or representatives (collectively, “Releaseees”) shall be liable for 1) failed, returned or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Contest entry form, 2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, 3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, 4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer on-line system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Contest or 5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize. Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state) and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant. By entering or accepting a prize in the Contest, winners agree to be bound by these Official Contest Rules and to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return to Sponsor within five (5) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address and birth date in order to receive a prize. By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Releasees from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from their acceptance, possession and/or use of any prize or their participation in this promotion, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Contest will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Contest Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Contest should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Contest entry page to such effect. This Contest shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. By participating in this Contest, entrants hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of San Francisco, California for any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Contest.

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