Q1 Blend Challenge: Healthy Hacks

The Blend Challenge Q1 2020 Contest: Healthy Hacks

Enter the Q1 “Healthy Hacks” Blend Challenge:

  1. Make a blended recipe OR make your own blended dish* that fits the Q1 theme “Healthy Hacks.”
  2. Share a photo of the recipe on Instagram using #TheBlendChallenge. Profile(s) must be public to be eligible.
  3. Tag @MushroomCouncil in recipe photo or post copy.

*Dish must incorporate the use of finely chopped, fresh mushrooms and ground meat to be considered.

Contest begins January 31 and ends March 31, 2020.

Three Lucky Winners Will Win a Cooking Prize Pack (ERV $105):

The Blend Challenge Q1 2020 Contest Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility

The Blend Challenge Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Mushroom Council or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Contest and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor and Administrator

Sponsor: Mushroom Council, Redwood Shores, CA, 94065. Administrator: FLM Harvest, 800 N. Washington Ave, Suite 203, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

3. Timing

There is one (1) Contest period: Jan. 31, 2020 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) – 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) March 31, 2020.
Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Contest.

4. How to Enter

During each Contest Period, complete the following required steps in order to receive one (1) entry into the Contest:

  1. Make a blended recipe from MushroomCouncil.com OR make your own blended dish* that fits the Q1 theme “Healthy Hacks.”
  2. Share a photo of the recipe on Instagram using #TheBlendChallenge. Profile(s) must be public to be eligible.
  3. Tag @MushroomCouncil in recipe photo or post copy.

*Dish must incorporate the use of finely chopped, fresh mushrooms and ground meat to be considered.

5. Winner Selection

Winners: Administrator will select three (3) entries for prizes as described below from all valid entries received throughout Contest period.
Winners will be selected based on:

  1. Use of The Blend (chopped mushrooms + ground meat).
  2. Following the Quarterly Theme (“Healthy Hacks”).
  3. Photo and Caption Quality.

6. POTENTIAL CONTEST WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR AND ADMINISTRATOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.

7. Verification of Potential Winners

Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The winners will be notified via Instagram direct message. Sponsor will confirm the winners’ mailing addresses provided. If winner(s) do not respond within 48 hours of the direct message, the entrant(s) will be disqualified. The potential winners may be required to sign and return to Administrator, within ten (10) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize if applicable. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Winner should allow up to six weeks after the Contest Period ends for the prize to arrive.

8. Prizes

All three (3) winners will receive: Nonstick Fry Pan Set (ERV $75), Bamboo Cutting Board (ERV $15) and Mushroom Dish Towel (ERV $15). Total Prize ERV: $105.

Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.

9. Entry Conditions and Release

By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, Administrator and/or the Contest judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Contest, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor and Administrator from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize.

10. Publicity

Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes winners’ consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winners’ name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

11. General Conditions

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Contest. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

13. Disputes

Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate California State Court; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor and Administrator in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

14. Entrant’s Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

15. Contest Results

All winners will be revealed following the Contest Period on the Mushroom Council social media channels.

By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH, INSTAGRAM OR ANY OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA ENTITY OR ANY ENTITY OTHER THAN MUSHROOM COUNCIL. YOU ARE PROVIDING YOUR INFORMATION TO SPONSOR AND YOU AGREE TO COMPLETELY RELEASE INSTAGRAM FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO THE CONTEST.

Download The Blend™ Challenge Q1 Rules

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