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Microsoft and YumSugar Holiday Recipe Pinterest Giveaway

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET. AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM MAY BE REQUIRED.

The Microsoft and YumSugar Holiday Recipe Pinterest Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is sponsored by Sugar Publishing Inc. (owner and operator of YumSugar.com) and having an address of 111 Sutter St., Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104 and Microsoft having an address of One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-7329 (collectively, “Sponsor”). Entrant’s registration and participation in the Giveaway shall be governed by the terms and conditions contained herein (the “Official Giveaway Rules”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Giveaway is open only to permanent, legal residents physically residing in one of the fifty (50) states of the United States of America or the District of Columbia, excluding Rhode Island, all U.S. territories and possessions, and all overseas military installations. All entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the date of entry. Employees of Sponsor and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies and any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Giveaway, and their immediate family members (defined as spouses and biological, adoptive or stepparents, legal guardians, children, siblings, or grandparents, their respective spouses and any dependent under federal income tax law) or household members are not eligible to participate in or win the Giveaway. Winners may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability, and complete relevant tax forms as a condition to the delivery of the applicable prize. Void where prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state, and local laws apply.

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase is necessary to participate in the Giveaway. To enter, you must complete the following steps between 3:00 am PDT on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, and 11:59pm PDT on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 (the “Entry Period”).

Instructions:
1. Build a Pinterest board titled "Windows Holiday Recipes"
2. Pin at least five (5) inspirational Holiday recipes and build out a board on Pinterest using the hashtag #holidayrecipes on all pins
3. Submit your name and email and include a link to your "Windows Holiday Recipes" board to the contest page here: http://www.yumsugar.com/Create-Holiday-Feast-Pinterest-Chance-Win-1500-new-Windows-Phone-8-25838077.
You will need a Pinterest account in order to create your Pinterest board. If you do not have a Pinterest account, you may obtain a free account at: https://pinterest.com/join/signup/. Only one (1) entry per person is permitted.

If you choose to build your boards using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. Please refer to your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Normal time, toll, connection, and usage rates, if any, charged by your Internet service provider will apply. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means are void. By entering the Giveaway, you will be agreeing that your registration and any other information collected in connection with the Giveaway may be used by Sponsor in accordance with Sugar Publishing, Inc.’s Privacy Policy, a current copy of which can be found here: http://www.sugarinc.com/privacy. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the foregoing, information collected from entrant will only be used for direct marketing purposes if entrant consents to use in such manner. Sponsor expressly reserves the right to disqualify any entries that it believes in good faith are generated by an automated program or via scripts. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules.

Alternative Method of Entry (AMOE). You may also enter the Giveaway by mail as follows: on a plain three-by-five-inch index card, legibly hand-print or type your first name, last name, date of birth, complete address, city, state, zip code, home phone number (including area code), and email address (if any) and mail your completed three-by-five-inch card to: “Microsoft and YumSugar Holiday Recipe Pinterest Contest," Sugar Publishing Inc., 111 Sutter St., Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. To be considered eligible in the Giveaway and in order to be deemed to have been received during the Entry Period, AMOE entries must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 and received no later than 12:00 pm PT on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Regardless of the method of entry, only one (1) entry per person is permitted.

PRIZE: At the end of the Entry Period, there will be one (1) drawing in which one (1) potential Grand Prize winner shall be selected by a YumSugar editor from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. One (1) grand prize winner will win a $2,000 Visa gift card (total prize value $2,000) (the “Grand Prize” or “prize”). If the potential Grand Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the Grand Prize, it will be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply. Decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Giveaway. All prizes will be awarded. In no event shall the Sponsor be obligated to award more prizes than the number of prizes stated in these Official Giveaway Rules. The Grand Prize winner shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state, and local taxes on the value of their prize. If required by Sponsors, the winner must complete and return to Sponsors an IRS Form W-9 that reflects winner’s taxpayer identification number or social security number. The winner will receive from Sponsors an IRS form 1099-MISC at the end of the calendar year, and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS. To receive a complete list of winners or a copy of the Official Giveaway Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Prize Fulfillment, Sugar Publishing Inc., 111 Sutter St., Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94104. Specify winner's list or rules on your request.

SELECTION: At the end of the Entry Period, there will be one (1) drawing in which one (1) potential Grand Prize winner shall be selected by a YumSugar editor from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. The Giveaway will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting the entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered. The decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all matters relating to this Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right to change the method of notification with any such changes to be posted on the giveaway landing page at YumSugar.com. The Grand Prize winner must claim their prize within seventy-two (72) hours after the date of notification of such prize. A Giveaway winner's failure to respond to the prize notification within the specified seventy-two (72) hours will be considered such Giveaway winner's forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be selected from the pool of eligible entries. If an entrant is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may also be selected from the pool of eligible entries. Sponsor reserves the right to ship prizes directly to the email and/or mailing address provided by winners during their entry to the Giveaway. Each entry submitted in response to the Giveaway and in accordance with the rules will constitute an official entry. One (1) entry per person. Duplicate entries will be void. All entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.

GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASES: An entrant or winner may be disqualified from the Giveaway if he or she fails to comply with each provision of these Official Giveaway Rules, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Participation in the Giveaway is at entrant’s own risk. Neither Sponsor, nor any of Sponsors’ partners, subsidiaries, affiliated entities, suppliers, employees, directors, officers, agents, or representatives (collectively, “Releasees”) shall be liable for 1) failed, returned, or misdirected notifications based on inaccurate information provided by the winner on the Giveaway entry form, 2) entries and responses to winner notifications which are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, postage-due, misdirected, damaged, or otherwise not received by the intended recipient in whole or in part or for computer or technical error of any kind, 3) any electronic miscommunications or failures, technical hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed incomplete, garbled, or delayed computer transmissions that may limit an entrant's ability to participate in the Giveaway, 4) any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer equipment, software, program malfunctions or other failures, delayed computer transactions or network connections that are human, mechanical or technical in nature, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from downloading any part of this Giveaway, or 5) any warranty of fitness or merchantability of any prize or the function or operation thereof, which shall be the sole responsibility of the manufacturer of the prize. Sponsor does not make any, and hereby disclaim any and all, representations or warranties of any kind regarding any prize. Unless prohibited by applicable law, your entry constitutes your permission to use your name, photograph, likeness, voice, address (city and state), and testimonials in all media, in perpetuity, in any manner Sponsor deems appropriate for publicity purposes without any further compensation to such entrant. By entering or accepting a prize in the Giveaway, winners agree to be bound by these Official Giveaway Rules and to conform to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. When applicable, the winner may be required to execute and return to Sponsor within three (3) business days an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release to be eligible for the prize or an alternate winner will be selected. Winner may be required to furnish proof of identity, address, and birth date in order to receive a prize. By entering, an entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Releasees from any damage, injury, death, loss, claim, action, demand, or other liability (collectively, “Claims”) that may arise from their acceptance, possession, and/or use of any prize or their participation in the Giveaway, or from any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded, regardless of whether such Claims, or knowledge of the facts constituting such Claims, exist at the time of entry or arise at any time thereafter. Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or to the winner or any person claiming through such winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order, or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slowdown, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, or any other cause beyond the Released Parties’ sole control. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing, electronic or human errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (2) viruses or technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications or entry information, any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, failures or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players or browsers, whether on account of technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing; (3) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (5) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries; (6) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail, or other methods of delivery; or (7) any injury or damage to persons or property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; or (8) late, lost, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or mutilated entries or for theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with this Giveaway will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Giveaway Rules in any way or at any time. Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs, or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play of the Giveaway. In the event of cancellation or suspension, Sponsor shall promptly post a notice on the Giveaway entry page to such effect. This Giveaway shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. By participating in this Giveaway, entrants hereby irrevocably consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of San Francisco, CA, for any dispute or litigation arising from or relating to this Giveaway.

MISCELLANEOUS: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Giveaway Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Giveaway Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Giveaway Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision. When terms such as "may" are used in these Official Giveaway Rules, Sponsor has sole and absolute discretion. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Giveaway Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Giveaway-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Website, and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Giveaway Rules, the Official Giveaway Rules shall prevail, govern, and control, and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Pinterest.

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