We here at 12 Tomatoes are trying to provide a new, fun way to engage with you, the 12 Tomatoes community, by introducing a contest where home cooks can enter their favorite recipe for a chance to win some new cooking gear for your kitchen. When you submit a recipe, you agree to receive emails from 12 Tomatoes full of recipes, food news and the occasional deal or offer (you can unsubscribe at any time). You may also see your recipe featured in future articles or other media on 12 Tomatoes (with full credit, of course). Please don’t try to cheat the system or steal recipes that aren’t yours. Most of all have fun and good luck!
The Labor Day Potluck Recipe Contest (the “Contest”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Great Life Publishing and other companies associated with the promotion of the Contest, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations.
The Contest is sponsored by Great Life Publishing (the “Sponsor”), located at 600 University Street, Suite 1000, Seattle, Washington 98101-4107.
3. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES
Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
4. CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest begins on September 10, 2021 at 12:00 AM PDT and ends on September 22, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT (the “Contest Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Contest Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Contest online, via the 12 Tomatoes Recipe Contest Page.
5. HOW TO ENTER
Entry will be available by visiting the online contest portal and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information and submit. Incomplete entries or those that do not adhere to the Official Rules or specifications will be disqualified at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, email address or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
By entering the Contest, you are opting in to receive emails from 12 Tomatoes with recipes and special offers. Subscribing is free and each email comes with a link to manage your subscription. You can unsubscribe from these emails at any time using the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each email.
6. WINNER SELECTION
On or about September 27, 2021, the Sponsor will select potential winners based on the greatest number of community votes received amongst all entries during the Contest Period. Voting is open to the general public, with each voter limited to one (1) vote per recipe and one (1) total vote per day. Voting begins on September 10, 2021 at 12:00 AM PDT and ends on September 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM PDT (the “Voting Period”). Votes that are submitted before or after the Voting Period will be disqualified. Votes will be accepted for the duration of the Contest online, via the 12 Tomatoes Recipe Contest Page.
Even if an Entry is listed as having received the most votes at the end of the Contest period, that Participant has not necessarily won a prize. All Entries are subject to verification and must meet all eligibility requirements before a Participant is confirmed and declared the winner.
7. WINNER NOTIFICATION
The Sponsor will attempt to notify potential winners via email on or about September 27, 2021 with a second notification after five (5) days of no response. If potential winners cannot be contacted within seven (7) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place based on total votes received among the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.
The Sponsor’s selection of winners are final and shall not be subject to review or appeal by any entrant or third party. The Sponsor reserves the right to disclose the winner’s proper name and identity and to publish the winner’s name in conjunction with the Contest. The winner’s proper name will only be disclosed if that information was collected at the start of the Contest.
Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to the next highest voted entry from among all remaining eligible entries. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately two (2) weeks after all eligible winners have responded.
Winners of the Contest will receive the following prizes:
First Place Prize (1) – Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature 5.5 qt Round Dutch Oven in Indigo (Retail value $370)
Second Place Prize (1) – Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Deep Round Grill Pan in Indigo (Retail value $170)
Third Place Prize (1) – Le Creuset Stoneware Heritage 4 qt Covered Rectangular Casserole in Indigo (Retail value $115)
The actual/appraised value may differ at the time the prize is awarded. The prize(s) shall be determined solely by the Sponsor. There shall be no cash or other prize substitution permitted except at the Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is non-transferable. The winner, upon acceptance of the prize, is solely responsible for all expenses related to the prize, including without limitation any and all local, state and federal taxes.
9. RIGHTS GRANTED BY ENTRANT
By submitting an entry to the Contest, the entrant understands and agrees that the Sponsor, and any individual acting on the Sponsor’s behalf, where permitted by law, have the right to print, publish, broadcast, distribute and use in any media known now or hereafter developed, in perpetuity, worldwide, and without limitation, your submission, name, photo, portrait, voice, likeness, image, statements about the Contest, and your biographical information for news, publicity, advertising, promotional purposes, trade, information, and public relations without any further notice, review, consent, compensation or remuneration.
Entries must be original work and not violate any proprietary or intellectual property rights. Upon discovery of any entries that infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others, the entrant will be immediately disqualified. In the event that any claims arise as a result of infringement, the entrant shall defend or settle against such claims at his/her sole expense, and the entrant shall indemnify, defend and hold the Sponsor from any suit.
10. GENERAL CONDITIONS
In the event that the operation, security or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to, fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problems, or in the event the Contest is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Contest and, in the event of termination, award the prize from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment.
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. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other such remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
11. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Contest, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Contest, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless server provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmission or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typograp[hical errors; (d) application downloads; (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Contest, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Contest-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto).
Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the 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 Contest. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct or indirect damages.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in Washington. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Washington, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Washington.
14. WINNERS LIST
You may obtain a copy of Winners’ names or a copy of these Official Rules by sending your request via mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Great Life Publishing 600 University Street Suite 1000 Seattle, Washington 98101-4107
Requests must be postmarked no later than October 26, 2021, 11:59PM PDT.