Mike's Backyard BBQ Sweepstakes
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
2. Eligibility. Subject to the additional restrictions below, the Mike's Backyard BBQ (the "Sweepstakes") is open to residents of the State of Minnesota who are 18 years or older at the time of entry. Employees of KARE ("Sponsor"), Gannett Co., Inc., By The Yard, CalSpas, and each of their respective affiliated companies, and advertising and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with, any such employees, are not eligible to enter or to win.
3. How To Enter. The Sweepstakes will begin at 12:00 p.m. (C.T.) on Monday, May 9, 2011 and end at 11:59 p.m. (C.T.) on July 29, 2011 (the "Sweepstakes Period").
Internet Entry: Enter by visiting the Mike's Backyard BBQ sweepstakes official registration page on the KARE 11 website - www.kare11.com and submitting one original food recipe appropriate for a backyard BBQ, and completing all of the required information and following all posted instructions. Each submitted recipe must be an authentic, original recipe and the entrant must own the copyright in the recipe submitted. Your computer must accept cookies, or any successor or similar technology, which may be used for the purpose of entry tracking. Ad blocking software on your computer needs to be disabled so that it doesn't interfere with processing your entry. Complete the entry form and any other required fields and then submit your entry by clicking on the "SEND" button. By entering, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules and to receive e-mails from Sponsor or those directed by Sponsor. You can opt-out of the receipt of such e-mails by following the directions on the Sweepstakes website or in any email received from Sponsor. Sponsor may select one or more entrants to appear on the "Mike's Backyard BBQ" segment on KARE, during the Sweepstakes Period, to make their submitted food.
Limit one (1) entry per person.
Sponsor will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries. All entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned.
4. Winner Selection. One (1) Grand Prize Winner and one (1) First Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing, from among all eligible entries received, to be held on or about August 17, 2011.
5. Prizes and Odds. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a CalSpa Platinum™ PL870L hot tub provided by Spa Store of Plymouth (ARV: $10,999). One (1) First Prize Winner will receive an outdoor patio furniture set from By The Yard (ARV: $2,450).
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Entrants selected to appear on the "Mike's Backyard BBQ" segment on KARE during the Sweepstakes Period do not have increased odds of winning.
6. Winner Notification and Acceptance. Winners will be notified on or about August 22, 2011 at the telephone number or email address provided on winner's entry form. Sponsor will call during regular business hours at number provided on entry form and will leave no messages. Failure to reach winner in person by phone after three (3) attempts or return of email notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification of winner, forfeiture of his or her interest in all prizes, and selection of a substitute winner from among all remaining eligible entries. Sponsor will provide the identities and contact information of the winners to the prize providers, who will facilitate the award of the prizes directly with the winners. Winners may waive their right to receive prizes. Prizes are nonassignable and nontransferable. No substitutions allowed by winner. Prizes and individual components of prize packages are subject to availability and Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Winners are solely responsible for reporting and payment of any taxes on prizes. Winners will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility/liability and publicity release (except where prohibited by law) which must be returned as instructed by Sponsor. Failure to sign and return the affidavit or release, or to comply with any term or condition of these Official Rules, may result in a winner's disqualification, the forfeiture of his or her interest in the prize, and the award of the prize to a substitute winner. Except where prohibited, acceptance of any prize constitutes winner's consent to the publication of his or her name, biographical information and likeness in any media for any commercial or promotional purpose, without limitation the Internet, or further compensation. Prizes not won and claimed by eligible winners in accordance with these Official Rules will not be awarded and will remain the property of Sponsor.
7. Participation. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify persons found tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes as solely determined by Sponsor. In the event the Sweepstakes is compromised by: a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes. Should the Sweepstakes be terminated prior to the stated expiration date, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes based on the entries received before the termination date. Sponsors will not be responsible for incomplete, lost, late, misdirected or illegible entries (either photos or ballots), poor quality photos, or for failure to receive entries or votes or other electronic communications due to transmission failures or technical failures of any kind, including, without limitation, malfunctioning of any network, hardware or software, whether originating with sender or Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, all online entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the owner of the ISP account from which they were sent. For these purposes, an ISP account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such ISP account by the Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning ISP addresses for the domain associated with such ISP account. Any questions regarding the number of entries or votes submitted by the owner of an ISP account shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entries, or votes by persons determined to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Sweepstakes.
8. Construction. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
9. Sponsor. The Mike's Backyard BBQ sweepstakes is sponsored by KARE. The decisions of Sponsor regarding the selection of winners and all other aspects of the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor will not be responsible for typographical, printing or other inadvertent errors in these Official Rules or in other materials relating to the Sweepstakes. For a list of winners (available after September 30, 2011, or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to "Winners List/Official Rules" (as applicable), Mike's Backyard BBQ Sweepstakes, 8811 Highway 55, Golden Valley, MN 55427. If you have any questions regarding this Sweepstakes, please contact Jessica Petron at 763-797-7330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.