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Crave Time Cook-Off

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Crave Time Cookoff

You’ve eaten plenty of Sliders. Now’s your chance to concoct something new with them! Create a Recipe listing Ten (10) original Sliders as one of the ingredients and, if your dish is deemed THE MOST Crave-worthy plate, you will win an exclusive grand prize appearance in a video with the White Castle Chef, PLUS get one Crave Case filled with Original Sliders every week for a year (that’s 1,560 Original Sliders)!
 
How to Play
 
You’ve got an idea to create a new Recipe using ten sliders. You’ve got that recipe software you never opened. Well, open it up, and enter the Crave Time Cookoff Challenge! Here’s what you need to know:
 
Can you smell what the Craver’s Cooking? We can. And it’s delicious!
 
Sliders would great in­­__________? That’s where you come in, to fill in the blank. With food. Actually a delicious Recipe made from 10 Original Sliders (meat, onion, and buns –pickles and cheese are optional). No skimping! You know you’ve got it in you, -- so make a dish so amazing we want it in our bellies! And if your Recipe cooks up the ultimate Craving, you get the ultimate prize —an exclusive grand prize appearance in a video with the White Castle Chef, plus get one Crave Case of Original Sliders every week for a year!
 
Have Recipe Ready to Rule The Castle?  Here’s How to Enter.
 
Step 1
First, check out the OFFICIAL RULES to make sure your Recipe is on the up and up. Next, use your Craver powers with your five senses to help you create a Recipe that all others will be envious of. The only thing you have to list as an ingredient 10 Original Sliders (remember: ONLY the pickles and cheese are optional). Oh, that and a whole lot of culinary imagination. We have seen plenty of ideas for toppings and recipes for Road Kill Stew, so we suggest you don’t go there. Make this a real Recipe! Plus, some cooking creativity. After all, it is a Recipe Contest!
 
Step 2
After you’ve washed your hands, hit PLAY now! Don’t want a sticky keyboard!
 
 
Step 3
You’ve written a Recipe, so filling out forms should be a piece of cake. Which might also be your Recipe – that would be an odd coincidence. Now upload the written Recipe of your creation. You can only upload 1 bona fide contest entry per day; so if you’ve got ideas for an oven full of fabulous, you’ll need to keep each Recipe ready for a different day in the contest.
 
Step 4
Trade a taste of your Recipe for some votes in our two-layer process. After all, the more votes you get, the better your chance of winning. Isn’t it funny how contests work that way.
 
We’re Making a Judgment Call. Actually Craver Nation Is.
 
First, when we receive your Recipe, we are going to have it reviewed by a panel of trained culinary palettes, who will select the top three Recipes. Then, the top three Recipes will be posted on CraverNation.com to be voted on by the hungry citizens of Craver Nation. We wish everyone could win, but really, that would mean nobody would win and we don’t want that. So we’re asking that everyone be judged on these Five Criteria:
 
                                                Presentation – 20%
                                                Taste – 20%
                                                Best Use of Product – 20%
                                                Originality - 20%
                                                Culinary Correctness - 20%
 
So if you want to win, you’ve got to WOW in ALL those areas.
 
 
 
 
Crave the Vote! Here’s How.
 
After our panel of culinary professionals decides the top three (3) Recipes, anyone from the Craver Nation can vote. So get your friends and family to sign up and support you. Craver Nation members will only be able to vote one time for each Recipe entered into the Contest, so make sure they don’t click on someone else’s by accident.
 
 You Want the Glory. But the Prizes are Nice, Too!
 
If you are crowned the victor, we definitely want to meet you, so you’ll win a trip to visit White Castle headquarters and the White Castle test kitchen in Columbus, Ohio, where you will appear in a video with the White Castle Chef, PLUS get a free Crave Case of Original Sliders every week for a year! Don’t live near a Castle? No worries. If you are crowned the victor, we definitely want to meet you, too, so you’ll win a trip to visit White Castle headquarters and the White Castle test kitchen in Columbus, Ohio, where you will appear in a video with the White Castle Chef, PLUS $1,000.00 worth of Frozen Sliders. How’s that for CRAVELICIOUS?
 
Again, be sure to check out the OFFICIAL RULES for all eligibility and other details.  NO PURCHASE is necessary to participate and A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
 

Rules

OFFICIAL RULES
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED
 
CONTEST DESCRIPTION: The White Castle Craver Nation “Crave Time Cookoff” RECIPE Contest (the “Contest”) begins on or about May 3, 2013 at 1:00 P.M., Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on August 31, 2013 at 11:59 P.M., ET (the “Contest Period”).
 
The Contest requires submission of a Recipe that White Castle may then use for its own use as set forth herein. Submitted Recipes will be reviewed and voted on by a panel of culinary professionals selected by White Castle in its sole and absolute discretion, which will pick the three (3) top qualifying Recipes. Those three (3) Recipes will be posted on CraverNation.com to be voted on by Craver Nation members. The grand prize winner who lives near a Castle will win a trip to visit White Castle headquarters and the White Castle test kitchen in Columbus, Ohio, where the winner will appear in a video with the White Castle Chef, plus get a free Crave Case of Original Sliders every week for a year! If the grand prize winner does not live near a Castle, the winner will win a trip to visit White Castle headquarters and the White Castle test kitchen in Columbus, Ohio, where the winner will appear in a video with the White Castle Chef, plus get $1,000.00 worth of Frozen Sliders.
 
Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other contest, sweepstakes, or promotion. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of White Castle Management Co., 555 West Goodale Street, Columbus, OH 43215 (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.
 
ELIGIBILITY and ENTRY LIMITATIONS: Only legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and reside in any of the 48 contiguous U.S. states or the District of Columbia are eligible to enter. Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and Contest agencies and each of their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, the “Contest Entities”) and the immediate family members, and/or those living in the same household of each, are ineligible to enter the Contest or win a prize.
 
HOW TO ENTER: Those wishing to enter the Contest must visit the White Castle website at www.CraverNation.com, become members of the Craver Nation or log into their existing Craver Nation profile, and then click on the link to enter the Contest. To enter the Contest, fill out the required information and upload a Recipe which includes ten (10) Original Sliders as an ingredient (meat, onion, and buns –pickles and cheese are optional) and which meets the Recipe Criteria listed below. Limit one Contest entry per Craver Nation member per day.
 
White Castle will review qualifying submitted Recipes for a panel of culinary professionals who are selected by White Castle in its sole and absolute discretion. The panel will judge the qualifying Recipes based on the Recipe Criteria listed below. The three (3) qualifying Recipes that receive the most votes will be posted on CraverNation.com to be judged by members of Craver Nation on the following Recipe Criteria:
 
                                                Presentation – 20%
                                                Taste – 20%
                                                Best Use of Product – 20%
                                                Originality - 20%
                                                Culinary Correctness - 20%
                         
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible voters and their votes in accordance with the Criteria described above.
 
HOW TO VOTE: Any resident of the United States may vote for one of the three (3) Recipes selected by the Panel by becoming a member of Craver Nation, or logging into their existing Craver Nation profile at www.CraverNation.com. Craver Nation members will be able to vote a maximum of one (1) time for each entry entered into the Contest.
 
All persons shall, upon signing up to become members of Craver Nation as described above, be required to submit the following information (i) email address; (ii) profile username; (iii) zip code, (iv) birthday; (v) gender; (vi) phone number; (vii) favorite White Castle location, and (viii) date they became a Craver (when they first liked White Castle). Craver Nation Members may opt-in to receive (i) Sponsor emails to all members of Craver Nation, (ii) Sponsor emails regarding contests, sweepstakes and contest voting/entry sharing information, and (iii) Sponsor emails relating to White Castle products and promotions generally. Email addresses are not shared with any third party, and Sponsor does not sell any information collected from Craver Nation members. Any Craver Nation member may unsubscribe from any email list described above at any time by selecting the unsubscribe option in an email sent from that list, and may cancel and remove their membership profile upon email request to Sponsor.
 
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Recipes may be entered until 11:59 P.M. on August 31, 2012. All qualifying submitted Recipes will then be judged by a panel of culinary professionals selected by White Castle in its sole and absolute discretion, and the three (3) qualifying Recipes with the most points will be posted on CraverNation.com from October 7, 2013, at 12:00 P.M., EST through October 28, 2013, at 11:59 P.M., EST to be voted on by Craver Nation members. At the end of the Contest Period, on or around October 31, 2013, the (i) one (1) grand-prize winning Recipe will be determined based on the number of votes received by each of the three (3) qualifying Panel-selected Recipes entered into the Contest. The Recipe receiving the most votes in the Contest will be declared the grand prize Recipe. Sponsor will first attempt to notify the grand prize winning entrant on or around November 1, 2013.
 
If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential grand prize winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the first notification attempt, or if the notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, such potential winner will forfeit his or her prize. Sponsor will then attempt to notify the runner-up receiving the second highest amount of votes in the Contest and award such runner-up the grand prize. If, despite reasonable efforts, such runner-up does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the first notification attempt, or if the notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, such potential winner will forfeit his or her grand prize. Sponsor will then attempt to notify the runner-up receiving the third highest amount of votes in the Contest and award such runner-up the grand prize.  If, despite reasonable efforts, such runner-up does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the first notification attempt, or if the notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, such potential winner may be deemed to have forfeited the grand prize, and Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may choose not to award such prize to any Contest entrant. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the prize for any reason, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a potential winner for any reason.
                                                                                                    
PRIZES / APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”): The entrant who entered the grand prize winning Recipe will receive the following:
 
If you are crowned the victor and you live near a Castle, you’ll get: A round-trip to visit White Castle headquarters and the White Castle test kitchen in Columbus, Ohio, where you will appear in a video with the White Castle Chef, PLUS  a free Crave Case of Original Sliders every week for a year; OR 
                       
If you are crowned the victor and you live nowhere near a Castle, you’ll get: A round-trip to visit White Castle headquarters and the White Castle test kitchen in Columbus, Ohio, where you will appear in a video with the White Castle Chef, PLUS $1,000.00 worth of Frozen Sliders.
                       
Total grand prize ARV (for either in or out of region): not to exceed $3,000.00
 
No cash alternative or prize substitutions will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable value if a prize listed is unavailable for any reason. The actual prize and ARV of the prize are subject to reasonable change based on availability and winners’ usage. No prize will be delivered to an address outside of the 48 contiguous U.S. states or the District of Columbia. Prizes are not transferable.
 
GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prize. Any potential prize winner may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). If winner fails or refuses to sign and return all applicable Prize Claim Documents within five (5) days of prize notification (or a shorter time if required by exigencies), winner may be disqualified and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, an alternate winner may be selected or the prize not awarded.
 
NO WARRANTIES: Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Contest. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
 
IMAGE RELEASE AND WAIVER: By uploading a Recipe, entrants, where permissible by law, assign and grant to White Castle Management Co., including its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively “White Castle”), the right and permissions to copyright and/or use and/or publish Recipes, portraits and/or pictures of entrant in which entrant may be included in whole or in part or composite or reproduction thereof in color or otherwise made through any media for art, advertising, trade, training, or any other similar lawful purpose whatsoever.
 
Entrant waives his or her right to inspect and/or approve the finished product or the advertising copy that may be used in connection herewith and, where permitted by law, waives all rights of publicity in connection with use of the Recipes and photos. Entrants understand that White Castle will use the Recipes and photos only in furtherance of its White Castle advertising, promotional, and business purposes. White Castle may use the Recipes and photos in whole, in part, or in composite as it sees fit. Entrant gives White Castle the foregoing permission, consent and assignment without actual or expected compensation.
 
RECIPE OWNERSHIP AND PERMISSIONS:
 
By uploading the Recipe, entrant warrants to White Castle that entrant is the owner of copyright in the Recipe and has a right to, and upon submission of the Recipe does, assign to White Castle Management Co. any and all copyright interests entrant has in the Recipes. Entrant agrees to indemnify White Castle against any claim of infringement or violation of a right to publicity or privacy.
 
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, and to hold harmless Sponsor and any affiliated entities and their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, parent companies, agents, marketing partners and affiliates, and waive all causes of action relating to any and all injuries, costs, liability, losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from their participation in the Contest or resulting from the delivery, acceptance, and/or subsequent use or misuse of any prize awarded, including without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Sponsor and any parents, subsidiaries, franchisees, participating vendors, distributors, marketing partners, and affiliated entities are not responsible for (i) any condition caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by a prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of a prize, or from participation in Contest; or (iii) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest should unauthorized human, animal, or machine intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, in its sole opinion, corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper operation of the Contest for any other reason at the sole discretion of Sponsor.
 
MODIFICATIONS: In the event Sponsor is prevented from awarding the prize or continuing with the Contest as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Contest. If the Contest is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select a winner based on the criteria set forth herein from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in the pool of entrants for such a selection shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. 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.
 
GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION, AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTEST SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF OHIO WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OR CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.
 
WINNER’S LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: Any legally required winner’s list may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Craver Nation "Crave Time Cookoff" Recipe Contest Winners List, White Castle Management Co., 555 West Goodale Street, Columbus, OH 43215. All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Contest Period.
 
TRADEMARKS: The White Castle® mark and associated marks and logos are trademarks of Sponsor and may not be used without prior express written permission.
 
ABBREVIATED DISCLOSURES FOR PRINT ADVERTISING, INTERNET & MARKETING MATERIALS:
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest begins on or about May 3, 2013 at 1:00 PM  EST and ends August 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM, EST. Open to legal U.S. residents who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and reside in the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia. Residents of any location where this Contest is prohibited by law are not eligible to participate. See Official Rules and entry information at the entry location at www.CraverNation.com. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. This Contest is sponsored by White Castle Management Co. Void where prohibited.
 
 
ABBREVIATED DISCLOSURES FOR TELEVISION:
 
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest ends August 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM, EST. Complete Official Rules at www.CraverNation.com. Contest is sponsored by White Castle Management Co.
 
 

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