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OFFICIAL RULES

Void outside the 50 United States and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 21 years of age and a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia, at the time of entry. 

NO PURCHASE OF ANY KIND OR MOBILE DEVICE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR MOBILE ENTRY WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The Family Circle Cover Recipe Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“E.T.”) on 7/26//11 and ends at 11:59 p.m., E.T. on 07/31/12 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).  Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor:  Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa.

HOW TO ACCESS THE ONLINE ENTRY PAGE:
THERE ARE TWO (2) WAYS TO ACCESS THE ONLINE ENTRY PAGE DURING THE PROMOTION PERIOD, AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Online Entry: Visit www.familycircle.com/recipe and follow the directions provided to submit a completed online entry form; OR
  2. Wireless Entry: If you are a wireless service subscriber and have a Microsoft Tag reader installed on your device, use the camera on your mobile device to scan the Cover Recipe Sweepstakes tag and you will be taken to the mobile registration page where you will be required to complete the Sweepstakes registration to enter.  Note:  You must have a data service plan for your wireless device with your wireless service provider to link to the promotional website and mobile registration page.  If you do not wish to download a Microsoft Tag reader or do not have a data service plan for your wireless device you’re your wireless service provider, you may enter via the online method of entry (see paragraph (1), above).

Cover Recipe Sweepstakes tags may be found in the following issues of Family Circle magazine:

September 2011
October 1, 2011
October 17, 2011
November 1, 2011
November 29, 2011
December 2011
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 1, 2012
April 17, 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012

Data rates may apply, according to your service agreement with your wireless carrier.  Each wireless carrier’s rate plan may vary, and entrants should contact their wireless carrier for information on data service plans and charges relating to your participation in this sweepstakes.  Any mobile form of entry into this sweepstakes will be deemed made by the named account holder whose mobile phone number is assigned at the time of entry to the mobile messaging device so used.

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZING: Sponsor will randomly select fifteen (15) winners during the Sweepstakes Period from all eligible entries received as of the Entry Deadline (as defined below) for each drawing.  Sponsor will conduct each drawing approximately two (2) business days after the Entry Deadline for that drawing.  Each winner will receive a $250 gift card.  Total sweepstakes value $3,750.  Winner(s) will be notified and prize(s) will be delivered approximately thirty (30) days from date of winner verification.  One prize per household. 

To be eligible for a prize drawing, entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on the date set forth below (“Entry Deadline”) for that drawing.  Non-winning entries from each prize drawing will be eligible for each subsequent drawing:

Drawing #1 Entry Deadline:  August 23, 2011
Drawing #2 Entry Deadline:  September 13, 2011
Drawing #3 Entry Deadline:  October 4, 2011
Drawing #4 Entry Deadline:  October 25, 2011
Drawing #5 Entry Deadline:  November 15, 2011
Drawing #6 Entry Deadline:  December 6, 2011
Drawing #7 Entry Deadline:  January 3, 2012
Drawing #8 Entry Deadline:  January 31, 2012
Drawing #9 Entry Deadline:  February 21, 2012
Drawing #10 Entry Deadline: March 13, 2012
Drawing #11 Entry Deadline: April 3, 2012
Drawing #12 Entry Deadline:  May 1, 2012
Drawing #13 Entry Deadline:  May 29, 2012
Drawing #14 Entry Deadline:  June 26, 2012
Drawing #15 Entry Deadline:  July 31, 2012

LIMIT: One entry per person with a valid email address per day, regardless of method of entry.  No group entries.  Any attempt by an entrant, or any other person, to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods may result in disqualification by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. 

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families or household members. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses.  “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Entries with only a post office box for prize delivery will be automatically disqualified.

Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portions thereof) of equal or greater value if prize (or portions thereof) cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prizing in its sole discretion. Prize(s) may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied by Sponsor.  Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third-party product or service accepted by the winner(s). The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required documentation, is found to have violated Official Rules, or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession, and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. 

ODDS of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.   

PRIVACY:  Registration for Sponsor’s www.familycircle.com website is required to enter the Sweepstakes.  When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, and email address.  The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database so that you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor’s other websites as well.  By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor.  Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes.  For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor’s privacy policy at www.familycircle.com.  IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating Sweepstakes entrants agree that:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsor and its agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize(s), shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or awarding of the prize(s), shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

OTHER: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or integrity of the sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it believes has tampered with the entry process, and/or cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner(s) from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation.  The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the sweepstakes is prohibited.  In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry. 

GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law entry constitutes permission to use entrant's entry, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. If winner fails to respond to winner notification within ten (10) days or winner notification is returned as undeliverable, an alternate winner may be selected by random drawing. By participating and winning a prize, winner releases Sponsor, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the sweepstakes.  Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited.  Taxes on prize(s) are the sole responsibility of the winner(s).  For winners’ list, available after 08/31/12, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s List, Family Circle Cover Recipe Sweepstakes, 1716 Locust Street LN-102, Des Moines, IA 50309.