It's contest time! Don't you just love that idea? I do! To celebrate American Heart Month, I'm giving you the chance to become a 'proactivist' and take your heart health into your own hands...and win some very cool Christina Cooks prizes along the way!
Four lucky winners will receive copies of my e-book Wellness 1,000 Deluxe: Simple Plant-Based Recipes and Sound Advice to Cook Your Way to Vibrant Health. You will love this e book, with 1000 recipes, 30 how-to videos and loads of color photos! Four more winners will receive deliveries of a dozen Christina Cooks' Chocolate Chip Cookies -- a healthy, plant-based alternative to the classic cookie, made with organic whole grain flours and no refined sugars. And did I mention they're completely yummy?
How to Enter - It's Simple!
- Find your favorite heart-healthy recipe on ChristinaCooks.com or my Heart Health Pinterest board
- Go to the Christina Cooks Facebook page
- Locate the contest post, and simply comment beneath it with your favorite heart-healthy recipe from my site or Pinterest board and tell me why heart health is important to you by Wednesday, February 11, 2015!
The eight winners will be chosen randomly after February 11. We'll alert the winners via a Facebook comment in the post.
Good luck! Happy Heart Month! ...and Happy Cooking!
Christina Cooks Heart Healthy Recipes Sweepsteaks Official Rules:
“Christina Cooks Heart Healthy Recipes” Sweepstakes Official Rules Sponsored by Christina Cooks. The “Christina Cooks Hearth Healthy Recipes” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on February 11, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The purpose of this Sweepstakes is to further Christina Cooks’ mission of promoting healthy eating; the Sweepstakes has no commercial value. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. NO ENTRY FEE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. VALID IN THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY. ENTRY IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES.
1. SWEEPSTAKES: The entry period for the Sweepstakes begins at 10:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2015 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). During this period, the public may enter by successfully completing the “Christina Cooks Heart Healthy Recipes” Sweepstakes by logging into their Facebook account with true and correct information, locating the contest post on the Christina Cooks Facebook page (defined below), and leaving a comment in the comments section underneath the post with the name of a recipe from the Christina Cooks website (available at www.christinacooks.com) or the Christina Cooks “Heart Health Pinterest board” (available at https://www.pinterest.com/redhead1222/heart-health/) with a phrase or sentence about why heart health is important to them to become eligible to win. On or about Thursday, February 12, 2015, Christina Cooks will determine and announce winners of the Sweepstakes, and the prizes will be awarded in accordance with these Official Rules (the “Official Rules”).
2. BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Sweepstakes, you must agree to these Official Rules. Therefore, please read these Official Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that completion of the “Christina Cooks Heart Healthy Recipes” Sweepstakes through the Christina Cooks Facebook page, accessible at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christina-Cooks/128390873854198, constitutes agreement to these Official Rules. You may not complete the “Christina Cooks Heart Healthy Recipes” Sweepstakes through the Christina Cooks Facebook page and are not eligible to receive the prize described in these Official Rules unless you agree to these Official Rules. These Official Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Christina Cooks with respect to the Sweepstakes.
3. ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of any of the fifty (50) states of the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. territories) who, as of the date of entry, are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Christina Cooks and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, promotion, fulfillment and other coordinating agencies, and the immediate family members and/or household members of any such persons or entities are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and void where prohibited or restricted by law.
4. HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, you may enter the Sweepstakes by logging into your Facebook account with true and correct information, locating the contest post on the Christina Cooks Facebook page, and leaving a comment in the comments section underneath the post with the name of a recipe from the Christina Cooks website (available at www.christinacooks.com) or the Christina Cooks “Heart Health Pinterest board” (available at https://www.pinterest.com/redhead1222/heart-health/) with a phrase or sentence about why heart health is important to you to become eligible to win. All Entries must be successfully submitted during the Sweepstakes Entry Period to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods will void all such entries by such methods. There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, per Facebook account throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Entrants violating any of these Official Rules may be disqualified.
5. ODDS OF WINNING AND WINNER SELECTION: Everyone who completes the “Christina Cooks Heart Healthy Recipes” Sweepstakes will receive a chance to win one of eight prizes: four (4) winners will receive a copy of the Wellness 1000 e-book by Christina Pirello (valued at $11.99 each) and four (4) winners will receive a Chocolate Chip Cookie delivery from Christina Cooks (valued at $13.95 each). The eight winners will be selected by Christina Cooks in a randomized drawing conducted on or about February 12, 2015 from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Christina Cooks, in its sole discretion, reserves the right at any time to disqualify any Entry that fails to comply with these Official Rules. Christina Cooks’ selection of the winner is final and binding. The potential prizewinners must meet all eligibility requirements and fully comply with these Official Rules.
6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential prizewinners will be notified by Christina Cooks via Facebook comment and through a message to the winner’s “Other Folder” on Facebook. Except where prohibited by law, the winner will be required to sign (with actual signature) and return an affidavit of eligibility within 24 hours of notification and provide any additional information that may be required by Christina Cooks. Christina Cooks shall have no liability for any potential prize winning notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential winner for any reason. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize and/or where applicable an affidavit of eligibility and publicity/liability release is not timely received, is incomplete or modified, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from remaining valid, eligible entries timely submitted. In the event of a dispute regarding who submitted an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the Facebook account from which the entry was sent. Selection and notification of winners will be made on or about February 12, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. ET.
7. PRIZES: The prizes to be awarded from the Sweepstakes are described below. Everyone who completes the “Christina Cooks Heart Healthy Recipes” Sweepstakes will receive a chance to win one of eight prizes: four (4) winners will receive a copy of the Wellness 1000 e-book by Christina Pirello (valued at $11.99 each) and four (4) winners will receive a Chocolate Chip Cookie delivery from Christina Cooks (valued at $13.95 each). Prizes will be rewarded at random and are as follows:
• A copy of the Wellness 1000 e-book by Christina Pirello (valued at $11.99)
• A Chocolate Chip Cookie delivery from Christina Cooks (valued at $13.95)
The prizewinner is responsible for all expenses not listed in these rules, and for payment of any applicable federal, state, and/or local taxes. The prize winner is also responsible for compliance with any applicable federal, state, and/or local laws and/or regulations. The prizes are not transferable. In the event that the prizes cannot be awarded due to circumstances outside Christina Cooks’ control, an alternate prize of equal value may be substituted at the sole discretion of Christina Cooks. Cash redemption, exchange or substitution is not allowed except at the sole discretion of Christina Cooks.
8. GENERAL RULES: The Sweepstakes is offered by Christina Cooks, which is not responsible for (i) late, lost, delayed, damaged, postage-due, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or undeliverable entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials; (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or (iv) any fees charged by any Internet Service Provider. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to waive, release, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Christina Cooks and its parent, affiliated companies and subsidiaries and their directors, officers, employees, Christina Cooks’ agents, including advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and assigns, and any other organizations related to the Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, (together, the “Indemnified Parties”), from and against, any claims, injuries (including death), loss, expenses or damages and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise in whole or in part from the acceptance, possession, use or enjoyment of a prize or parts thereof, participation in the Sweepstakes, or in any prize-related activity, including, without limitation, any (i) claim of copyright and/or trademark infringement, and/or for the unauthorized use of a name, individual or likeness (ii) condition caused by events beyond Visit Philadelphia’s control that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted, (iii) injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Sweepstakes, (iv) printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes, or (v) electronic, network or computer failures or malfunctions, or other hardware, software or technical errors of any kind, including any injury or damage to any person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participation in the Sweepstakes or for 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, that the Indemnified Parties may suffer, incur or be required to pay, to the extent arising out of or relation to, or brought on behalf of any third party. Further, entrants shall hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from any claims and/or damages for any injuries to either person (including but not limited to entrant or any support staff, agent, employee or contractor of entrant) or property (including but not limited to entrant’s personal property, and equipment, whether owned or rented) resulting from or occurring during entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes. IN NO EVENT WILL CHRISTINA COOKS BE LIABLE TO ENTRANTS FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ENTRANTS’ PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT VISIT PHILADELPHIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
9. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Except where prohibited, by winning any prize, winner consents to the use of his/her name, photo and/or likeness, biographical information, entry materials and statements attributed to winner for advertising and promotional purposes in all media and in all manner, including without limitation, inclusion in Christina Cooks newsletters, the Christina Cooks Facebook Page, the Christina Cooks Twitter Page, the Christina Cooks Instagram Page and Christina Cooks’ websites at www.christinacooks.com, without additional compensation. Christina Cooks reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the Sweepstakes is compromised, without liability to the entrant. Christina Cooks reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to disqualify any individual that (i) tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (ii) violates these Official Rules; or (iii) acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Christina Cooks reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Christina Cooks’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. As stated above, the Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read these Official Rules and agree to abide by them and by the decisions of Christina Cooks, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Sweepstakes.
10. LAWSUITS: This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions. In the event of any dispute regarding this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that such disputes shall be resolved by arbitration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
12. DISCLAIMER: The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree that you are providing your entry information to Christina Cooks and not to Facebook.
13. REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Additional information may be obtained upon request directed to the principal place of business of 243 Dickinson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-6003; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.