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Better Recipes Daily Dish Blog Giveaway

 

OFFICIAL RULES

 

Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Daily Dish Blog Giveaway (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 5:00 a.m. Central Time (“C.T.”) on 9/17/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 11/4/12 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period is divided into seven (7) weekly entry periods (each an “Entry Period”), as follows:

 

Week 1 Entry Period: Begins 5:00 a.m. C.T. on 9/17/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 9/23/12.

 

Week 2 Entry Period: Begins 5:00 a.m. C.T. on 9/24/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 9/30/12.

 

Week 3 Entry Period: Begins 5:00 a.m. C.T. on 10/1/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 10/7/12.

 

Week 4 Entry Period: Begins 5:00 a.m. C.T. on 10/8/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 10/14/12.

 

Week 5 Entry Period: Begins 5:00 a.m. C.T. on 10/15/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 10/21/12.

 

Week 6 Entry Period: Begins 5:00 a.m. C.T. on 10/22/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 10/28/12.

 

Week 7 Entry Period: Begins 5:00 a.m. C.T. on 10/29/12 and ends at 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 11/4/12.

 

SPONSOR:  Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa (“Sponsor”).

 

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit http://www.betterrecipes.com/bloggiveaway and follow the instructions provided to post a brief comment on the weekly blog and submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) entry. There is no cost to register or enter. Entering the Sweepstakes will automatically register entrant at http://www.betterrecipes.com if entrant has not already registered. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. Entries must be submitted by the times and dates detailed above to be eligible for an applicable Entry Period. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

 

 

 

By submitting an entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the comment he/she posted to be posted on betterrecipes.com. Entrant agrees that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of any comments by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any comments associated with entry and reserve the right to remove any posted comments at any time or for any reason whatsoever. Comments must be in keeping with the Sponsor’s image and must not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry associated with a comment that it determines, in its sole discretion, is offensive or inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules.

LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address per Entry Period. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the above-stated limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes.  

 

ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate family members” shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

 

WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about 11/19/12, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for each weekly Entry Period.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the applicable Entry Period.

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified via email and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.

 

PRIZES (7 total, one (1) per Entry Period): Week 1 Entry Period Prize (1): Prize package including a Curtis Stone 5-piece Acrylic Presentation Ring Set and a set of 3 Curtis Stone Hold Me Mixing Bowls, Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $89.80. Week 2 Entry Period Prize (1): A Soda Stream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit, ARV $99.95. Week 3 Entry Period Prize (1): Pink Nokia Lumia 900, ARV $49.99. Week 4 Entry Period Prize (1): Prize package including one (1) Gooseberry Patch Quick and Easy Autumn, one (1) Gooseberry Patch Homemade Harvest, one (1) Gooseberry Patch The Harvest Table, and one (1) Le Creuset Cobalt Blue 3.5- quart Cast Iron Oval Casserole, ARV $345.85. Week 5 Entry Period Prize (1): Prize package including a Bella Pretzel Maker and a 7-Piece Glassware Beer Set (1 pitcher and 6 beer steins), ARV $79.98. Week 6 Entry Period Prize (1): Prize package including eight (8) bars Green and Black's chocolate, one (1)  Green and Black’s tote bag one (1) Green and Black's cookbook, one (1) Emeril Hard Anodized Nonstick 5.5-quart Stew Pot, ARV $134.85. Week 7 Entry Period Prize (1): Four (4) Bertolli Frozen Meal Coupons for up to $9.99 each, one (1) Calphalon Contemporary Stainless 10-inch Everyday Pan, one (1) Crate and Barrel Marin White Pasta Low Bowl, and one (1) Microplane Elite Series Star Grater, ARV $116.81.

 

Total ARV of all prizes: $917.23.

Prize Conditions: Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Released Parties (as defined below) disclaim all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any prizes accepted by the winners. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

PRIVACY:  Registration at www.betterrecipes.com is required to enter the Sweepstakes. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, complete mailing address, and email address.  The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database and you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor’s other websites as well.  By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor.  Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes. Your email address will not be sold or rented to third parties. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.meredith.com/privacy.html.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES.

 

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

 

RELEASES:  By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prizes (or portion thereof). 

 

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries, comments or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or comments, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules.  The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

 

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winners may be issued an IRS 1099 tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.

 

WINNERS’ NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after 12/1/12, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners’ List, BetterRecipes.com Daily Dish Blog Giveaway, Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., LN 102, Des Moines, IA, 50309.