STOVE TOP Dinner Challenge Official Rules

Official Rules: Enter the STOVE TOP Dinner Challenge and You Could Win a Trip to BlogHer '09!

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STOVE TOP Dinner Challenge

1. HOW TO ENTER: Beginning at 12:01 am Eastern Time ("ET") on April 1, 2009 through 11:59 pm ET on May 1, 2009 log on to www.BlogHer.com, click on "special offers" in the top navigation bar of the Home page and then select the STOVE TOP Dinner Challenge and follow the on-screen instructions to enter. You will be asked to create an entry to include: a.) Your favorite cost-saving, one-dish STOVE TOP dinner recipe for under $10, and b.) provide an essay (in 100 words or less) that explains why you and your family enjoy the recipe. Recipe must feed four (4) people. Total cost to make recipe must be $10 or less. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter (and not a minor in your state of residence). A BlogHer Account is required to enter. A BlogHer account can be opened for free at BlogHer.com.

General Guidelines: All entries must meet the following guidelines:
• The entry must be the entrant's original work.
• The entry cannot have been submitted previously in a contest of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means previously.
• Limit of one entry per person/email address/BlogHer login for the duration of the entry period.
• Incomplete, illegible or corrupted entries will be disqualified. Kraft Foods Global, Inc. ("Sponsor") is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, incomplete or misdirected entries. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and none will be returned.
• The entry must be suitable for publication or publicity purposes as determined by Sponsor and BlogHer, in their sole discretion.
• By submitting an entry, entrant agrees to have his/her entry posted online in the event he/she is selected to be a Finalist and agrees to participate in the consumer voting phase of the Contest. Entrant also acknowledges that the Grand, First, Second, and Third Prize winners will be determined by public voting.

2. WINNER SELECTION: Judging will occur in two rounds, from among entries meeting the requirements of Rule #1. Entries will be judged by an independent judging organization ("Judges"), whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Contest. Judging will be based on the following criteria: Recipe: Best value for cost of the meal (1 - 25 points), Time-savings/Ease of Preparation (1 - 25 points), Appeal (1 - 25 points), and Creative Use of STOVE TOP (1 - 25 points). Essay: Originality & Creativity (1 - 50 points) and Depiction of Theme/Explanation of why you and your family enjoy the recipe (1 - 50 points). Contest Theme is defined as creating your favorite cost-saving, one-dish STOVE TOP dinner recipe for under $10. In the event of a tie, tied entries will be re-judged on the basis of Depiction of Theme/Explanation of why you and your family enjoy the recipe (100%). Round 2: The top 8 highest scoring entries from Round 1 will be deemed Finalists and will be posted online at BlogHer.com beginning at 12:01 am ET on May 11, 2009 through 11:59 pm ET on May 15, 2009. Individuals who are 18 years and older can visit www.BlogHer.com during that time period to vote for their favorite entry. Limit one vote per person per day. The posted entry with the most votes from Round 2 will win the Grand Prize. The next three highest scoring entries in descending order will win a First, Second or Third Prize in that order. Limit one prize per person/email address/BlogHer login/household. All prizes awards are subject to verification.

3. GENERAL RULES: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years or older as of April 1, 2009, except employees of Sponsor, BlogHer ("Host"), Promotions.com, LLC, (collectively, "Contest Entities") their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and persons living in the same household, and the immediate families of each. Void where prohibited. All federal, state and local laws apply. All taxes on the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. Potential winners must sign and return any required Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability within three (3) days of attempted delivery or prize may be forfeited and an alternate may be selected. No substitutions or transfers of prizes permitted, unless prize is generally unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. By participating, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Judges.

In the event of a dispute as to identity of an online entrant, entries will be deemed made by the name appearing on the entry. Contest Entities are not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, undeliverable email, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications, telephone, telephone line or other telephone related problems or errors, whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Contest, or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in this Contest. If, in the Judges' opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Contest, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, the Judges reserve the right to terminate the Contest and determine a winner using all eligible entries received as of the date of termination or to modify the Contest in a manner deemed appropriate by the Judges.

Content: Each entry must be suitable for display and publication, in all forms of media, including but not limited to the internet, the World Wide Web, print, radio, and network, cable or satellite television broadcast. Accordingly, entries must be dignified, modest and in good taste, may not be obscene or indecent, including but not limited to pornography or profanity, must not contain any offensive or defamatory statements including but not limited to words or symbols that might be considered offensive to individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic group, must not include threats to any person, place, business, group or world peace, it must not invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm or entity, must not include any third party trademarks or copyrighted materials, including, without limitation, copyrighted brand names, logos, text or other similar materials, it must not portray Sponsor or Sponsor's brands or products in any way that might tend to subject any of them to public contempt, scandal, disrepute or ridicule, and it must not in any other way violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations or network standards. Sponsor reserves the right to make determinations of suitability in its sole and absolute discretion, and to disqualify any entries it determines to be inappropriate for any of the reasons listed above, or for any other reason.

4. PRIZES/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (ARVs): One (1) Grand Prize: $1,000 grocery gift card and a trip for winner to BlogHer ‘09 in Chicago, IL on July 24-25, 2009. Trip consists of roundtrip coach class air travel for winner from major airport nearest winner's residence to Chicago, IL; 5 days/4 nights hotel accommodations (one room, double occupancy); exclusive tour of the Kraft Kitchens; and roundtrip ground transfers between airport/hotel and hotel/Kraft Kitchens. ARV: $4,000. One (1) First Prize: $500 grocery gift card. One (1) Second Prize: $500 grocery gift card. One (1) Third Prize: $500 grocery gift card. Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions of issuer. Total value of all prizes is $5,500. Winners are solely responsible for paying all applicable federal, state, local taxes, and all other expenses associated with the acceptance and/or use of the prizes. Actual value of trip prize will depend on airfare fluctuations and point of departure. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken from July 22, 2009 through July 26, 2009 or travel portion of Grand Prize will be automatically be forfeited. Sponsor reserves right to change dates. All travel accommodations and arrangements at Sponsor's discretion. Winner must execute a Release of Liability prior to ticketing.

5. RIGHTS IN SUBMISSIONS: In consideration of entrant's submission being reviewed and evaluated for this Contest, each entrant hereby grants to the Sponsor and BlogHer a non-exclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, universal license to use, copy, sublicense, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, edit, delete or display such submission (including recipe and essay), or any portion thereof, in any media now known or hereafter devised including, but not limited to, all forms of television and all forms of internet and wireless protocol without any further right of approval. Kraft has the rights to alter recipes and reserves the right to add Healthy Living tips to the finalist recipes. Each Entrant authorizes the Sponsor and BlogHer and any entities affiliated or in privity with the Sponsor and BlogHer, to utilize, for eternity and in any manner they see fit, the submission submitted to Sponsor and BlogHer, and to make derivative works from such material. Each entrant agrees that the results and proceeds of such use shall become the property of Sponsor and/or Sponsor's licensees, and shall be freely assignable by Sponsor and that the Contest Entities and their assignees and licensees shall have no obligations whatsoever to entrant. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor's sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. Each Entrant releases the Contest Entities, and their assignees and licensees, from any and all claims or liability (now known or hereafter arising), including but not limited to any claims for defense and/or indemnity, in connection therewith. Each entrant agrees and acknowledges that participation in the Contest, including, without limitation, the entrant's decision to provide the entrant's submission to Sponsor and BlogHer for purposes of the Contest, shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, or other special relationship between the Contest Entities and entrant, does not place the Contest Entities in a position that is any different from the position held by members of the general public with regard to elements of the entrant's submission, and that the only contracts, express or implied, between the Contest Entities and entrant are as set forth in these Official Rules. In addition, by participating in the Contest, each entrant hereby grants permission (except where prohibited by law) for the Contest Entities to use entrant's submission, name, likeness, voice, quotes, comments, biographical information, photograph and/or image for the purpose of advertising, trade, or promotion without further notice, permission, compensation or consideration in any and all media now known or hereafter developed throughout the universe, unless prohibited by law.

6. WINNERS' LIST: For the names of the winners available after June 5, 2009, please visit www.BlogHer.com/winners-special-offers.

7. PRIVACY POLICY: Any personal information supplied by you to BlogHer will be subject to BlogHer's privacy policy posted at http://www.blogher.com/privacy-policy. Unless prohibited by BlogHer's privacy policy or by law, by entering the Contest, you grant BlogHer permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with Contest Entities for the purpose of Contest administration, judging and prize fulfillment. Additionally, by opting-in to specific offers from Sponsor, entrant's entry information will be subject to their respective privacy policies and terms of service and entrant agrees to receive additional email communication from that company. BlogHer will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party other than as explicitly described herein.

8. SPONSOR: Kraft Foods Global Inc., Northfield, IL 60093.

9. HOST: BlogHer, 805 Veteran's Blvd, Ste 305, Redwood City, CA 94063.

10. CONTEST ADMINISTRATOR: Promotions.com LLC, New York, NY
 

 

 

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