Food Network – December 2021 Who’s Counting Contest – Win a $500 check (ARV $500).

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1. HOW TO ENTER: Food Network Magazine December 2021 Who’s Counting
Contest (the “Contest”): Beginning November 19, 2021, at 12:01 AM (ET) through December
20, 2021, at 11:59 PM (ET) (the “Entry Period”), go to on
a computer or wireless device and complete and submit the entry form pursuant to the on-screen
instructions. All entries must include your name, address, email address and an estimated guess
of the number of peppermints in the jar shown in the December 2021 issue of Food Network
Magazine. Important Notice: You may be charged for visiting the mobile website in accordance
with the terms of your service agreement with your carrier. Please consult your wireless service
provider regarding your pricing plan. You must use a Smartphone device to participate via your
mobile phone. Not all mobile phone providers carry the necessary service to participate. Check
your phone capabilities for specific Internet instructions. If your data usage exceeds what is
allotted by your data plan, you could be subject to additional fees by your carrier. Please contact
your mobile service provider with any questions regarding your bill. Winner Selection: One (1)
Grand Prize Winner and three (3) Runner-Up Winners (individually and collectively, the
“Winner”) will be selected within ten (10) days from the last day of the Contest. All entries will
be judged by the editors of Food Network Magazine (“Judges”) whose decisions are final based
on the following criteria: the number closest to the actual number of cherries in the jar shown in
the image. In the event of a tie, the winner will be chosen at random from the tied submissions.
Canadian winners chosen, as a result of the random draw, will be required to correctly answer a
mathematical skill-testing question as a condition of receiving the prize. In the event the Sponsor
does not receive a sufficient number of eligible entries or there are not a sufficient number of
acceptable entries in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the Sponsor has the right to cancel the Contest, or
alternatively, if the Contest provides for more than one prize winner, the Sponsor may, in its sole
discretion, reduce the number of prize winners. By participating in the Contest, entrant certifies
that his/her entry is original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not
contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including
copyrights, trademarks or rights or privacy or publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and
unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or
inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with
the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final and binding on
all matters relating to the Contest. Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: One (1) Grand-Prize
Winner will receive a $500 check (ARV: $500). Three (3) Runners-Up will each receive a $50
check (ARV: $50; total ARV of runners-up prizes: $150). Total ARV for all prizes: $650. Please
allow a minimum of three (3) months from date of notification for delivery of prizes. Entrants
acknowledge that the Winners may be asked to provide a recent photograph of themselves which
may be featured in an upcoming issue of Food Network Magazine. Any difference between the
stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form.
2. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified within one (1) month of the last
day of the Contest, via e-mail, and/or at Sponsor’s discretion, via phone or postal mail. In the
event the Winner doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the prize within
five (5) business days of notification, the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate Winner
will be selected. In the event that any one or more potential Winner(s) fails to respond as stated
above, declines the prize or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such Winner(s) will be
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deemed to forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner(s) from the remaining
eligible entrants. If any alternate(s) similarly fails to respond or declines the prize, Sponsor will
use a reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the prize(s) to another
alternate(s) but if it is unable to do so, the prize(s) will be finally forfeited and Sponsor shall
have no further liability in connection with this Contest. List of Winner(s): For the name(s) of
the Winner(s), send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to Food Network Magazine
December 2021 Who’s Counting Contest Winners’ List, Hearst Magazine Media, Inc., 300 West
Street NY, NY 10019 within two (2) months from the Winner notification date as specified
3. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person for Contest. Multiple entries from the same
person will be disqualified. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt. If applicable, lost, late, misdirected, or
incomplete or entry forms that have been tampered with will be disqualified. Online entrants
must have valid email address and it is entrant’s responsibility to update Sponsor of any change
in email address. If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be
awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address. The “authorized account holder”
is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service
provider, online service provider, carrier, or other organization (e.g., business, educational
institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning the email addresses for the domain associated
with the submitted email address.
4. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of
Columbia, who have reached the age of majority in their state or territory of residence at time of
entry. Legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the aforementioned age
in their province of residence at time of entry are also eligible to enter. Void in Puerto Rico and
where prohibited by law. Employees of Sponsor, Discovery, their parents, affiliates and
subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, independent judging
organizations, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in
the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible.
5. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize
description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Each prize is awarded “as is”
with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited
warranty. No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves
the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize
is unavailable. The Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state,
provincial, if Canadians are eligible to enter, and local laws, rules and regulations. All federal,
state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are
solely the Winner’s responsibility. If the actual retail value of any Winner’s prize is $600 or
more, the Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security
number for tax purposes. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner (or, if a
minor, in the name of the minor) for the actual value of the prizes received. Sponsor shall have
no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable
to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these
Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters
pertaining to this Contest. Winner (and parent or legal guardian if Winner is a minor) may be
required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally
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permissible a Publicity Release within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted
notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and
selection of an alternate Winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may
result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. Winner hereby further agrees that
it will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of the entry to Sponsor within seven
(7) days following the date of first attempted notification. By entering, Entrant grants permission
for Sponsor, and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion
agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use the entrant’s
submission (including an altered form of the entry) for editorial, advertising and promotional
purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If images are being
submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry, Entrants agree that they have all rights to use
the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating
advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers to
reuse any of the images, without any liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional
purposes. Additionally, acceptance of the prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor
and any affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the
independent judging organization and prize suppliers to use Winner’s name and/or likeness and
biographical material for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without additional
compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, Winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its
advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries,
affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees
harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Contest
or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical,
mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Contest or in the
announcement of the prize.
6. INTERNET/ MOBILE: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors
resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or
destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network,
telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of
any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or
presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any Web site,
or via the mobile phone or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet or mobile
phone portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by
computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any
other causes which corrupt of affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper
conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate,
modify or suspend the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries
received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any
individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from
participating in the Contest if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the
legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing
practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a
participant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the
Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor
reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.
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7. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1)
any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any
prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY, (2) any and all claims,
judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event
attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages,
including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and
(4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such
damages multiplied or increased. New York State law, without reference to New York’s choice
of law rules, governs the Contest and all aspects related thereto.
8. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Contest is Hearst Magazine Media, Inc. and/or its joint
venture partners, 300 W. 57th
Street, New York, NY 10019.