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Cook the Issue 2010 Official Rules

Ready, set, cook! The contest starts with the recipes featured in Fine Cooking #104 and continues all year long. The more you cook, the more you win.

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Cook the Issue 2010 Official Rules

  Entries for this “Cook the Issue” Contest (the “Contest”) will be accepted during the period beginning at 12:01 a.m. ET on February 1, 2010 and ending at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 1, 2011 (the “Contest Entry Period”).  All entries must be received during the Contest Entry Period.  The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (except Quebec), who are at least 18 years old.   Contest void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.

TO ENTER: Participants must individually complete as many recipes as they can that appear in the 2010 April/May issue (issue #104) through 2011 February/March issue (issue #109) and upload photos of what they make online.  There is one way to enter the contest. 1.) Visit www.finecooking.com/contest/cook-the-issue-2010. Create an account if you do not already have one by entering your first name, last name, email address, password, security question and screen name.  Once you have created your account you can then upload your photo(s) by entering a title, attaching the photo and adding a brief description of your project.  Submit your completed online entry form. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.

Sponsor 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 Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, delayed, damaged or misdirected entries or for any failure of the website during the contest 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 Sponsor 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 contest.  The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this contest should a virus, bug or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupt the security or proper administration of the contest.  Any attempt to deliberately damage any website or to undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor 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 Contest Rules and decisions of the judging panel which are final.

PRIZE/VALUE: 25 Taunton Special Interest Issues (ARV$9.95), 25 Dessert & Cake Book set which includes Cake Keeper Cakes, a Dessert Express and Absolutely Chocolate books TP# 07A736 (ARV$49.40), 25 Fine Cooking Fresh books TP# 071261 (ARV$19.95), 10 2010 Fine Cooking Archive DVDs (ARV$149.95)  for a total prize total approximate retail value (ARV) of: $3,482.00.  All prizes will be awarded.

Names of prize manufacturers are used solely for the purposes of identifications of the prize.  No endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or approval of Taunton Press, Fine Cooking or of this contest is intended or implied.

  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 entities associated with this promotion, are not eligible.  All Federal, State/Provincial and local laws apply.  The winners will be responsible for all Federal, State/Provincial, and local taxes related to prize.

The first 25 people to submit 100 eligible entries during the contest period will receive a Fine Cooking Special Interest Publication of their choice.  The first 25 people to submit 150 eligible entries during the contest period will receive a copy of Fine Cooking’s Fresh book.  The first 25 people to submit 200 eligible entries during the contest period will receive Taunton’s Dessert & Cake Book set which includes Cake Keeper Cakes, a Dessert Express and Absolutely Chocolate books.  The first 10 people to submit 250 eligible entries during the contest period will receive a 2010 Fine Cooking Archive DVD.  

Entries will be reviewed and judged by a panel of qualified judges.  Entries will be reviewed and judged on the basis of quality and relevance.  The winners will be notified by email initially, then by mail within 10 days of selection.  Judges decisions are final. Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. One prize per person, household, or family.

  Winners must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release 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.)  All prizes will be awarded.

WINNER’S LIST: Send self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 1, 2011 to:  Fine Cooking “Cook the Issue 2010” Contest Winners List Request, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470.

The Taunton Press Inc., Fine Cooking magazine 63 S. Main Street, PO Box 5506, Newtown, CT  06470-5506.


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