Update: Thanks to everyone who participated in our Slow Cooker Week giveaway. The giveaway is now closed and we are in the process of emailing the winners.
If you're anything like us, you work a slow-cooker meal into your winter dinner rotation about once a week, maybe more. So right about now, you could use some inspiration. That's why Fine Cooking contributor Dina Cheney's new book, Year-Round Slow Cooker: 100 Favorite Recipes for Every Season, has us pretty excited. So much so, that we're dedicating an entire week to celebrating the joy and ease that is slow-cooking.
From Sunday, February 24 through Saturday, March 2, we're all about sharing our new slow-cooker recipes (comforting Pot Roast, of course, as well as inspired recipes from around the globe, slow cooker breakfasts, and straight-up desserts), daily tips for slow-cooking success, a Facebook chat where Dina shares recipes and all her slow-cooking know-how, capped off by a Year Round Slow Cooker book and Hamilton Beach 6-quart programmable stovetop slow cooker giveaway for our Facebook fans.
Get a taste: Not everyone can win a copy of Year-Round Slow Cooker, but everyone CAN download a free excerpt of the book. You'll be inspired to put your slow cooker to work all year long!
Not on Facebook? That's OK. You can still enter to win a slow cooker prize pack by leaving a comment below. Of all the entries we receive, eight will be randomly selected for the book/slow-cooker giveaway. Good luck!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on February 24, 2013 and ends 11:59 ET on March 2, 2013. Sweepstake is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old. Sweepstake void where prohibited.
TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter the giveaway.
1.) Visit our Facebook tab (http://www.facebook.com/FineCooking/app_158585040963050) located on the Fine Cooking Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/finecooking) and complete the entry form, including first name, last name, and e-mail address. After submitting the entry form from our Facebook tab, Fine Cooking Slow Cooker Giveaway entrants will be given the option to earn additional entries by referring their friends to enter our giveaway. If entrant accepts this option, they will be prompted to post a link to our giveaway on entrant's personal Facebook timeline. For each one of entrant's Facebook friends that enters our giveaway through the link posted, the entrant is granted an additional chance to win.
2.) You can also enter our giveaway by visiting (http://www.finecooking.com/item/49968/fine-cookings-slow-cooker-week), and leaving a comment on the post. All entries become the property of the Sponsors.
Sponsors are not responsible for unavailable network, failed server or other connections, miscommunications, interrupted, misrouted or scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic or otherwise. The Sponsors assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the Sweepstake period, for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received by Sponsors due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, of any combination thereof including any injury or damage to an entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from playing or downloading any material related to the Sweepstake. The Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion to cancel or suspend this Sweepstake should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsors corrupt the security or proper administration of the Sweepstake. Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstake is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Entries are subject to verification and will be declared invalid if they are illegible, mechanically reproduced, mutilated, forged, falsified, altered or tampered with in any way. Entrants to abide by the Sweepstake Rules.
PRIZE DESCRIPTION: Eight (8) winners will be randomly selected from the total list of entries. The prizes will be awarded after the contest ends.
(8) Winners will be awarded the following:
- a Hamilton Beach 6-quart programmable stovetop slow cooker - $79.99 each - Total $639.92
- a copy of the cookbook "Year-Round Slow Cooker" by Dina Cheney - $19.95 each – Total $159.60
Total Prize Value is $799.52
TAXES. Except where prohibited, all federal, state, provincial, local or other tax liabilities, including but not limited to luxury, sales, use, income, VAT, GST, and PST tax, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner. In the event of a Canadian winner, Sponsor will deduct any applicable withholding taxes imposed by the U.S. and applicable state governments from value of prize award and the prize award value will be adjusted accordingly.
NO PRIZE TRANSFER OR SUBSTITUTION. No prize or any portion thereof is transferable or redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except by Sponsor, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be substituted.
TERMS/CONDITIONS: No transfer or substitution of prizes. Employees, officers, and contractors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Sponsors, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, dealers, retailers, vendors of Sponsors, and all other persons/entities associated with this Sponsor and/or promotion, are not eligible. All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply. By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by winners, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of this Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in this Sweepstakes.
WINNING: Giveaway will end at 11:59pm on March 2, 2013. On or about March 4, 2013, 8 winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. The winner will be notified by email within 10 days of the selection. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.
CLAIMING PRIZES: Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (or in Canada a Declaration of Compliance) within 10 days of notification, or prize may be forfeited. Winners will also be required to provide proof of age. (Tennessee residents will not be required to sign Publicity Release as a condition of winning a prize.) Residents of Canada, in order to win, must first correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question administered by mail or e-mail at Sponsor's sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded.
WINNER'S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by March 31, 2014 to: Robyn Aitken, 63 South Main Street, PO Box 5563, Newtown, CT 06470-5563.
Fax: 203-270-9373. (Residents of Canada may omit return postage.)
SPONSORS: The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Cooking Magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506 USA.