Masterbuilt Manufacturing, Inc.

MASTERBUILT MADNESS 2015

http://www.masterbuilt.com/madness

 

SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

 

PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE'S CHANCES OF WINNING.

March 1, 2015

 

YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO THE SPONSOR. THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE WILL ONLY BE USED FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THIS CONTEST OR AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED BELOW.

 

1. Eligibility: The MASTERBUILT MADNESS (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the United States (excluding its territories and possessions) and Washington D.C. who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry ("Entrant"(s)).  Void where prohibited. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by MASTERBUILT ("ESP" or "Sponsor"). Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Sponsor, and any parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives and promotion and advertising agencies (collectively, the "Promotion Entities"), together with the immediate family members and those living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. For purposes of the Sweepstakes, "Household Members" shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year and "Immediate Family Members" shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. Eligible Entrants who are under the legal age of majority in their state or province of primary residence ("Minor") must get their parent or legal guardian’s permission to participate in the Sweepstakes. A Minor Entrant may be required to provide parental consent in a form satisfactory to the Sponsor before he or she can be declared a winner and any prize can be awarded.

 

The Sweepstakes allows Entrants to submit their recipe on Sponsor’s website at http://www.masterbuilt.com/madness (the "Site") for a chance at winning the Grand Prize of One (1) 30” Bluetooth Digital Electric Smoker and One (1) “Dadgum That’s Good! …And Healthy” cookbook.  The total ARV of the Prizes is up to $349.20.  THE ODDS OF WINNING ANY PRIZE DEPENDS ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED AND VOTES PER CONTESTANT.

 

2. Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes shall begin at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time ("EST") on March 2, 2015 and shall end at 3:59:59 p.m. EST on April 6, 2015 ("Sweepstakes Period"). Masterbuilt will select a winner at 4pm EST on April 6, 2015

 

3. How to Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes you, the Entrant, must (a) have an original recipe for a smoked, grilled, fried, boiled or steamed recipe (b) submit your original recipe entry ("Entry") by filling out the required information on the entry page (“Entry Page”) with valid and current information. Entries shall be collected by Sponsor. Entries must be received during the Sweepstakes Period by March 13th at 12:00pm EST {Selection Friday will begin at 1:00pm EST}. The Sponsor’s computer shall be the official clock for all purposes of this Sweepstakes. Any attempt to submit an Entry other than as described herein is void.

 

4. How to play: Participant must register your valid email address to vote in competition. Registered voters must pick the winners of each round in the 2015 Ultimate Recipe Competition by voting for your favorite contestant in each bracket.

 

The Bracket: Sponsor will select the Top 64 contestants to compete in the 2015 Ultimate Recipe Competition on “Selection Friday” on March 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST. In the event Sponsor does not receive 64 entries, Sponsor will begin with either Top 32 or Top 16 recipes, respectively, based on number of total entries. Once the bracket is generated, bracket will be published online at masterbuilt.com/madness. Sponsor will notify each contestant who has been chosen to compete in the competition via email.

Posted brackets are final. Contestants will compete against one (1) contestant per bracket in each round. The contestant with the most votes in each bracket will advance to the next round. Registered voters will cast votes during each round to determine the winner of each bracket, with the exception of the final championship round. One vote per recipe, per registered voter, per day.  For the final Championship round, the Sponsor will cook the two final recipes and choose the winner.  

Voting Times:

Thrillin' 32 will be open for voting Monday, March 16th at 10:00am EST – Wednesday, March 25th at 11:59:59pm EST.

 

Sizzlin' 16 will be open for voting Thursday, March 26th at 8:30am EST – Friday, March 27th at 11:59:59pm EST.

 

Eatin’ 8 will be open for voting Saturday, March 28th at 8:30am EST – Friday, April 3rd at 11:59:59pm EST.

Foodie 4 will be open for voting Saturday, April 4th at 8:30am EST – Sunday, April 5th at 6:00pm EST.

5. This Promotion is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by NCCA basketball or any of its institutions. Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Promotion is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Promotion.

 

6. Winning:  After the end of the Sweepstakes Period, on April 6, 2015, Sponsor will cook final two contestants’ recipes in Championship round and choose (1) grand prize (“Grand Prize”) winner.  The odds of winning the Grand Prize depends on the total number of eligible Entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period and votes.

 

7. Notifications: The Winner of the Grand Prize will be notified within 5 days of the drawing of the Winner.  The Grand Prize Winner will be contacted via email (as provided during Entry) or by publication on the Site to confirm eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

The Grand Prize Winner may also be required to execute and submit (or return) an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, "Prize Claim Documents") within five (5) days from the date Sponsor sends out notice. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify anyone who does not fully comply with these Official Rules or meets the participation criteria.

The failure to respond timely to the notifications and the failure to provide the Prize Claim Documents may result in forfeiture of a Prize and, in such case, the Sponsor may, but is not required to, declare an alternate Winner. An Alternate Winner will be chosen based using additional random drawing.  If any of the Prizes are forfeited by any of the Winners, the Prizes may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor’ sole discretion.

 

8. Prize: Grand Prize: After the end of the Sweepstakes Period, Sponsor will select one (1) Grand Prize winner from Championship bracket.  The Grand Prize Winner shall be awarded One (1) 30” Bluetooth Digital Electric Smoker and One (1) “Dadgum That’s Good! …And Healthy” cookbook. The total ARV of all Prizes shall be up to $349.20. THE ODDS OF WINNING THE PRIZE DEPENDS ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED AND VOTES.

 

A Winner may not assign or transfer the Prize to another person. No prize substitution is allowed except at the sole discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or any portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, in their sole discretion. If a Prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded.

 

9. Rights of Sponsor: Sponsor, shall have the right, at its sole and absolute discretion to refuse any Entry whatsoever made by Entrants which it finds to be in violation of these Official Rules, does not fully comply with all of Sponsor’ and/or these Official Rules’ requirements in connection with any and all legal clearance issues, or which it finds in its sole discretion to be otherwise objectionable for any reason. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to terminate the Sweepstakes for any reason in the event that there is an error, problem, fraud or cause that impacts the operation, administration or security of the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated by Sponsor as provided above, Sponsor may refrain from selecting Winners or in the alternate may select Winners from all eligible Entrants received prior to the action taken or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor in their sole discretion.  The recipe submission and all associated materials (recipe content, photos, videos) become the property of the sponsor and may be used on websites, printed materials, videos, etc.,

 

Reservation of Right to Modify: Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, modify, alter or terminate the Sweepstakes if any federal or state law, rule or regulation, or any judicial decision or Attorney General Opinion, or any change in the current enforcement policy affects the legality of the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part. Any attempt by an Entrant to deliberately damage the Sweepstakes, the Site or Entry Page or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages to the fullest extent of the law.

 

10. General Terms And Conditions: By participating, each Entrant agrees that the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible or liable for, and shall be released and held harmless from: (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, misdirected or otherwise undeliverable mail, email, SMS/MMS, postage-due notices, release forms, affidavits or other correspondence; (ii) telephone, electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted; (iv) any printing, human, typographical or other errors or ambiguities in (or involving) any materials associated with the Sweepstakes; (v) any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and action of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes; (vi) acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any Prize, including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage arising there from; and (vii) claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy.

 

Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to prohibit any Entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole determination, to be tampering with the Entry process or the operations of the Sweepstakes; to be attempting to undermine the legitimate operations of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor may suspend or discontinue the Sweepstakes if, in its sole opinion, there is any actual or suspected tampering of the Sweepstakes, or any other malfunction, event or activity that may affect the integrity of the Sweepstakes. SPONSOR SHALL NOT BE OBLIGATED TO AWARD ANY PRIZE THAT RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF IMPROPER OR MISTAKEN PRIZE NOTIFICATION, OPERATION OR FUNCTION OF THESE SWEEPSTAKES. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

 

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, (IF ANY), NOT TO EXCEED TWO HUNDRED FIFTY ONE DOLLARS ($251.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; AND 3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

11. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Sweepstakes Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Georgia. Sponsor' decisions as to all matters related to the administration of the Sweepstakes are final.

 

12. Privacy Policy: Any personal information supplied by any Entrant to the Sweepstakes, Site, Entry Page or Sponsor will be subject to each site's privacy policy posted at http://www.masterbuilt.com/terms, which may be modified from time to time.

 

13. Official Rules: For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Masterbuilt Madness 2015 Official Rules

c/o MARKETING

1 Masterbuilt Court

Columbus, GA 31907

All entries must be received by March 13, 2015 at 11:59:59 AM EST.