FOODIACS 'FOOD SLEUTH' CONTEST

OFFICIAL RULES

 

 

1.   ELIGIBILITY:

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Foodiacs Food Sleuth Guess The Event Host Contest (the “Contest”) is a skill-based competition in which participants will compete to be selected as author of the first correct guess in the Contest and is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry.  Previous winners of the Contest are not eligible to win the current and active Contest until ninety (90) days after receiving notification of their most recent win.  Employees of Sponsor (as defined below), their family members, and those living in the same household with employees of Sponsor are not eligible to participate in the Contest.  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

2.   SPONSOR:

The Contest is sponsored by Foodiacs, LLC, a New York limited liability company with an address at 19 Laureldale Drive, Pittsford, NY 14534 (the “Sponsor”).

3.   HOW TO ENTER: 

The Food Sleuth Contest becomes active and opens periodically at the discretion of the Sponsor when posted at www.foodiacs.com and announced on the official Foodiacs page at www.facebook.com/Foodiacs and closes at such time and date as is indicated in the current and active Food Sleuth Contest post on the official Foodiacs web site and on Facebook (the “Entry Period”).  To enter the Contest, email your guess with the name of the Event Host to foodsleuth@foodiacs.com.  No entries will be accepted after the Contest ends.  The Sponsor and any affiliated parties are not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, corrupted, damaged, or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified from eligibility, or for problems or errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, or electronic.  Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
 

4.   PRIZE: 

Each prize, the approximate retail value of each prize, the date the Contest winner will be selected, and the date each prize will be awarded are set forth on Exhibit A attached to these Official Rules (each individually a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”).  The Prizes are not transferable.  No substitutions for the Prizes are allowed.  The Prizes may not be redeemed for cash.  The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if a Prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.  All federal, state, and local taxes on a Prize and any expenses related to the acceptance and use of a Prize by a winner are the sole responsibility of the recipient of the Prize.
 

5.   CONTEST WINNER SELECTION/ODDS: 

One (1) winner will be selected from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period at such time as determined by the Sponsor after the Contest closes.  The winner of the Contest will receive the Prize to be awarded as set forth in Exhibit A attached to these Official Rules.  Whether any guess is eligible at any stage shall be at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion at all times, including, without limitation, whether any such guess meets Sponsor's standards of overall quality, as such quality standards are determined by Sponsor, in its sole and absolute discretion.  The Contest winner will be selected at the sole discretion and judgment of the Sponsor and its representatives.  The winner of the Contest will be that entrant who is the first to correctly identify the Event Host by its generally and publicly known business name and who authors and submits a valid entry by the officially recognized means of entry.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.  In the event of a dispute as to a winner’s identity, entries will be deemed made by the legal holder of the email account associated with the entry.  In no event shall there ever be more than one (1) winner selected in connection with the Contest.
 

6.   NOTIFICATION: 

The one (1) winner will be notified via email within three (3) days after the Contest winner is selected to receive a Prize.  Before receiving a Prize, each winner must execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release, which must include the winner’s social security number for tax reporting purposes, within seven (7) calendar days of notification.  If a winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) calendar days of the first notification attempt, if any Prize notification is returned undeliverable, if a winner rejects his or her Prize, if a winner refuses or fails to return required documents timely, or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, the Prize will be forfeited.  An alternate winner will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.  Upon Prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.
 

7.   PRIVACY: 

All information submitted by the entrants as part of the Contest will be treated in accordance with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which is accessible from www.foodiacs.com.
 

8.   PUBLICITY: 

Entering the Contest and accepting a Prize constitutes a winner’s permission for Sponsor to use the winner’s first name, last initial, address (city and state), likeness, picture, voice, Twitter profile name, Facebook profile name, and/or any statements made by the winner regarding the Contest or Sponsor for advertising and promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation and, upon request, a winner will provide consent to such use in writing, except where prohibited by law.
 

9.   WAIVER OF LIABILITY/RELEASE: 

By entering the Contest, the entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, participating businesses, the Sponsor’s advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, directors, members, and managers, from any and all claims (including, without limitation, claims based on publicity rights, defamation, merchandise delivery, or invasion of privacy), liabilities, losses, damages, injuries, costs, or expenses whatsoever (including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury, death, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, and attorneys’ fees and disbursements of counsel) which relate to, arise from, or may occur in connection with preparation for or participation in the Contest or any Contest related activity (including, without limitation, downloading materials related to the Contest) or the possession, acceptance, or use or misuse of a Prize.  The Sponsor is not responsible if the Contest cannot take place or if a Prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, or acts of terrorism.  Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or attempt to interfere with the Contest in any way shall be disqualified, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
 

10. GENERAL CONDITIONS: 

By entering the Contest, the entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters and disputes related to the Contest.  If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned or cannot be completed as planned or the Contest becomes compromised in any way regardless of reason, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest without notice to the entrants.  In such event, the Sponsor reserves the right to award the Prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of cancellation or suspension.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  All material submitted to Sponsor by an entrant in connection with the Contest becomes the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  The Sponsor is not responsible for printing or typographical errors in any Contest related materials or for any computer, software, Internet, web site, or electronic defect, error, or failure relative to any aspect of the Contest regardless of reason.  The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term.  Entry into the Contest does not create any vested right or interest for the entrants in the Prizes offered in the Contest.  The laws of the State of New York govern the Contest and any dispute regarding the Contest shall be resolved only in a state or federal court located in Monroe County, New York.
 

11. RESULTS OF THE CONTEST: 

To obtain the results of the Contest for winners selected during the most recent and past one (1) year period, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Foodiacs, LLC, Attn: Results of the Foodiacs Food Sleuth Contest, 19 Laureldale Drive, Pittsford, NY 14534.


EXHIBIT A:  PRIZE, APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE, AND WINNER SELECTION DATE:  The one (1) prize for Food Sleuth Contest #3 beginning on or about October 13, 2011 consists of one (1) retail unit of the product that will be offered by the Event Host during their event period of October 18, 2011 at 12:00PM EDT to November 1, 2011 at 11:59AM EDT.  The one (1) prize has a total approximate retail value of $12.00 and has a winner selection date on or about October 21, 2011.

 

Last updated: October 14, 2011