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Rules for Giveaways/Sweepstakes
All giveaways posted on The New Culinarian Facebook timeline and/or The New Culinarian Instagram.
OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES (“OFFICIAL RULES”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where restricted or prohibited by law.
ELIGIBILITY: The INSTAGRAM and/or FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY (“Sweepstakes”) is open to individuals 18 years of age or older as of date of entry and who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
This giveaway is hosted by The New Culinarian through @thenewculinarian on Instagram, and/or https://www.facebook.com/TheNewCulinarian/ on Facebook only. Winners will be announced on these accounts. Please be aware of scam and fake accounts claiming to represent The New Culinarian.
Employees of The New Culinarian (“Sponsor”) its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, dealers, distributors, retailers, advertising agencies, production agencies, electronic media firms, and immediate family members and those living in the same household are not eligible to win.
Sweepstakes begins at the time the Instagram and/or Facebook post is posted to the host’s Instagram and/or Facebook account and ends at the time specified in the post. If no time is specified, it will end exactly 7 days after the time of posting. All times listed are in Eastern Time. To enter, log into your Instagram, and/or Facebook account and follow the instructions on the host’s Instagram post, or log into your Facebook account and follow the instructions on host’s Facebook post.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the entrant, the post will be considered made by the authorized account owner of the Instagram and/or Facebook account at the time the post was submitted. “Authorized account owner” of an e-mail address is the natural person in whose name the e-mail address has been issued. A selected winner may be asked to provide Sponsor with proof that the selected winner is the registered owner of the said account. If a dispute cannot be resolved, the Submission will be deemed ineligible. Use of automated devices not valid for entry in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may at its sole discretion disqualify anyone who violates the Official Rules or undermines the integrity of the Sweepstakes by disabling cookies, using any form of automatic entering, or any other form of manipulation.
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Once the comment is posted it cannot be changed, altered or modified. The comment (a) may not contain any inappropriate language as solely determined by the Sponsor, (b) may not infringe upon any third party’s rights, including but not limited to copyright, patent or trademarks/tradenames/logos other than Sponsor, or rights of privacy or publicity, or contain material that is or may be considered defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or portray in a false light, and (c) may not violate any law, rule or regulation. Each entrant warrants and represents that his/her comment complies with the conditions set forth in sub-clauses (a) through (c) above. Non-complying Submissions will be subject to disqualification.
PRIZE: The prize(s) will be outlined in the Instagram and/or Facebook post, along with the Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize. Selection of product is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No substitutions for prizes shall be made except by Sponsor, or as may be necessary due to prize unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. All taxes and other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. Sponsor is responsible only for prize delivery and is not responsible for prize utility, quality or otherwise. No more than the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. Odds of winning depend on the total number of Submissions received.
RANDOM DRAWING/ WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about the Sweepstakes end date from all eligible Submissions received. Winner will be notified via the Instagram account a user commented through and/or the Facebook account through which the winner entered the Sweepstakes. The winner will have three (3) days to respond via the e-mail address provided with their name, address for shipping prize, email address, telephone number and birth date to confirm that they are 18 years of age or older. If any prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner. We are only able to ship to USA addresses, no P.O. boxes.
GENERAL RULES: By accepting a prize, the winner agrees that the Sponsor and those acting under the Sponsor’s authority may use the winner’s name, Submission, picture/portrait, likeness and/or voice, for advertising and promotional purposes worldwide in perpetuity without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. Prize is non-transferable and no substitutions or cash redemptions will be made. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event of unavailability. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, EACH ENTRANT AND WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR, THE AGENCY AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCY, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OR ACTIONS OF ANY KIND, AND WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND WILL BE HELD HARMLESS BY EACH ENTRANT AND WINNER FOR ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, AND PROPERTY, DUE IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THAT MAY ARISE IN ANY WAY FROM THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF A PRIZE OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY SWEEPSTAKES OR PRIZE RELATED ACTIVITY. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any errors in these Official Rules. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, human error or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and award the prizes from among all eligible Submissions received prior to cancellation or termination. Sponsor and its Agency are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, postage-due or damaged Submissions or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone or transmission failures of any kind, which limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Submissions. The Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or Submission to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any class action. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Louisiana, regardless of conflicts of laws principles. Any action or litigation concerning this Sweepstakes shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and each winner expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts. Each winner agrees to service of process by mail or other method acceptable under the laws of the State of Louisiana. ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, AND/OR AWARDS OF ANY ENTRANT SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING INTO THIS SWEEPSTAKES. EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY’S FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED ON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.
WINNER: For the winner’s name, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor: The New Culinarian
The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram and/or Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to The New Culinarian and not to Instagram and/or Facebook. The information you provide will only be used in the event you are selected as a Sweepstakes winner or if you have indicated that you would like to receive additional information from Sponsor.