Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia 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. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this sweepstakes.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Family Circle Cover Recipe Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") begins at 12:01 a.m. Central Time ("C.T.") on 12/4/2012 and ends at 11:59 PM C.T. on 12/02/2013 ("Sweepstakes Period"). The Sweepstakes Period will be divided into twelve (12) entry periods (each, an "Entry Period") as follows:
Entry Period 1: Begins 12:01 a.m. C.T. on 12/4/2012; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 1/1/2013
Entry Period 2: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 1/2/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 1/29/2013
Entry Period 3: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 1/30/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 2/26/2013
Entry Period 4: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 2/27/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 4/2/2013
Entry Period 5: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 4/3/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 4/30/2013
Entry Period 6: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 5/1/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 5/28/2013
Entry Period 7: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 5/29/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 6/25/2013
Entry Period 8: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 6/262013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 7/30/2013
Entry Period 9: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 7/31/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 8/27/2013
Entry Period 10: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 8/28/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 9/24/2013
Entry Period 11: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 9/25/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 10/29/2013
Entry Period 12: Begins 12:00 a.m. C.T. on 10/30/2013; Ends 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 12/2/2013
SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa ("Sponsor").
HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are two (2) ways to enter:
(1) Online Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit www.familycircle.com/recipe and follow the directions provided to submit a completed online entry form to receive one (1) entry; OR
(2) Wireless Entry: Using your web-enabled device, that has a built-in camera, download a Microsoft Tag application on your device if you have not done so already. After you have downloaded and completed software installation of the Microsoft Tag application, open the application and use the camera on your mobile device to scan the Snap N Shop Recipe Sweepstakes tag located in Family Circle magazine. You will then be redirected to the mobile registration page where you will be required to follow the instructions provided to complete the online entry form to receive one (1) entry. Note: You must have a data service plan for your wireless device with your wireless service provider and a device that supports the Microsoft Tag application to link to the promotional website and mobile registration page. Data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details and capabilities. If you do not wish to download a Microsoft Tag application for your wireless device or do not have a device that supports a Microsoft Tag application and a data service plan from your wireless service provider, you may enter via the online method of entry (see paragraph (1), above).
Snap N Shop Recipe Sweepstakes tags may be found in the following issues of Family Circle magazine: January 2013, February 2013, March 2013, April 2013, May 2013, June 2013, July 2013, August 2013, September 2013, October 2013, November 2013 and December 2013.
There is no cost to register or enter. Entering the Sweepstakes will automatically register entrant at www.familycircle.com if entrant has not already registered. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. C.T. on 12/02/2013 to be eligible. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
LIMIT: One (1) entry per person and per email address per day throughout the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated daily limitation will be void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter this Sweepstakes.
ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. "Immediate family members" shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.
WINNER SELECTION/DRAWING: On or about two (2) days after the end date of each Entry Period, as detailed above, Sponsor will randomly select one (1) potential winner from among all eligible entries received and combined throughout the applicable Entry Period. Limit one (1) prize per person and per email address and per household. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Non-winning entries from each Entry Period will carry over into the subsequent Entry Period(s).
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via email and/or mail and may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) days of date of notification or alternate winner(s) for the applicable Entry Period(s) may be selected in a random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries for the applicable Entry Period(s). If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate winner for the applicable Entry Period may be selected.
PRIZES (12): A $250 American Express gift card; Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $250 each. Total ARV of all prizes: $3,000. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Gift cards are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney's fees or any other damages, other than for entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prize (or portion thereof).
OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries, Microsoft Tag scans or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries or Microsoft Tag scans, downloading and installing applications, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. 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 Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. 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 Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winner(s) for the drawing(s) at issue in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received for the drawing(s) at issue prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, 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. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.
WINNERS' LIST: For the names of the winners, available after 12/31/2013, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners' List, Family Circle Cover Recipe Sweepstakes, Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., LN 102, Des Moines, IA, 50309.