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WILTON HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES


PRIZES

Twenty winners will receive a box filled with approximately $160.00 worth of Wilton products.

ELIGIBILITY

Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. eighteen (18) years of age or older before October 8, 2009. Void where prohibited by law.

The following individuals are not eligible to enter and their entries will not be considered:

    • Employees of Wilton or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, or any promotion, advertising, judging or public relations company doing business with any of the above, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, or a member of the immediate family (parent, children, siblings, spouse, regardless of where they live) or any individual living in the same household of such employees (whether related or not).

ENTERING THE CONTEST

From October 8, 2009 at 12:01 a.m. Central Time through October 23, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, write a post on the wall of the Wilton Facebook Fan page or the Share Your Holiday Cookie memories section of Wilton.com that describes a favorite childhood Christmas cookie memory, a family cookie-making tradition, holiday cookie baking tips you¹ve counted on for years, or fun ways you’ve packaged or presented your cookies. To enter via Facebook, you MUST start your post with the following phrase: ”My Wilton Holiday Cookie Contest Entry:”

You may enter only once. If you enter via Facebook, the entire entry must be contained within a single Facebook post (e.g. it can’t be continued in a comment to the original post or across multiple posts). All entries must be in English. Any Contestant who has submitted more than one entry will not be considered. Wilton is not responsible for any changes or effects caused by or to the entrant’s computer system as a result of submitting electronic entries.

Entries submitted via any other method, including but not limited to U.S. Postal Service, hand delivery, facsimile or other express delivery services, will NOT be accepted. Please do not send your entry to Wilton. Wilton is not responsible for entries that cannot be processed due to phone, network, electronic or computer hardware or software failure, or technical failures of any kind.

Wilton reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website; violates these Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner at any time during the Contest, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. By submitting your entry, you accept all Contest rules, including those not listed here that may be added at Wilton’s sole discretion, and agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges, which will be final. You also agree that your entry becomes the sole property of Wilton, and Wilton expressly reserves the right to alter, edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and/or use any or all of the entries, without compensating you. Entries will be deemed to have been submitted by the account holder if there is any dispute.

JUDGING AND WINNER SELECTION

All entries must meet the requirements of the Contest. Entries not meeting Contest entry criteria will be disqualified. Entries must be a newly created and original by the contestant.

Judges will disqualify previously published entries including those obtained from magazines, food companies, major food or recipe websites, and winners in cooking contests, unless the entry contains changes considered substantial by the judges in their sole discretion. Finalists will be required to certify, on information or belief, that their entries are their original creation and have not been published or publicized and have not won a contest. Decisions of the judges are final for all matters relating to this Contest.

A panel of qualified Wilton judges will judge eligible entries on or about three days after the last day of the contest. Decisions will be based on uniqueness (33%), usefulness for duplication by someone else (33%), and holiday focus (34%). Winners who posted on the Wilton Facebook Fan page will be contacted via their Facebook account and winners who posted their entry on Wilton.com will be contacted via email on or about three weeks after the contest deadline.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE

Wilton and its subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, dealers, and vendors, and these companies’ officers, directors, agents, and employees are not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) entries that are lost, misdirected, unintelligible, corrupted, incomplete, late, otherwise not in compliance with these rules; (ii) any act, failure to act, delay, or error relating to the transmitting or processing of entries; (iii) telecommunications network, phone system, computer system, hardware, or software malfunctions, failure, disconnection, data loss, or other difficulties of any kind, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest, or accessing or downloading materials relating to the Contest; (iv) any conditions caused by events beyond the control of Wilton that may cause the Contest to be disrupted or corrupted; (v) any losses or damages of any kind resulting directly or indirectly from acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in the Contest; or (vi) any printing or typographical errors in any materials relating to the Contest. Wilton reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modifies, terminate, or suspend this Contest if causes beyond Wilton’s control corrupt the administration, security, or operation of the Contest. By participating in this Contest, all entrants agree to release and hold harmless Wilton, its subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, dealers, and vendors, and the officers, directors, agents, and employees of all such companies from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind resulting from participation in this Contest, or acceptance, possession, or use/misuse of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death, property damages, defamation, infringement of intellectual property rights, and claims based on the rights of publicity and privacy. Wilton reserves the right to cancel this promotion at its sole discretion.

PUBLICITY

By participating in this Contest, each entrant gives permission to Wilton to use his or her name, photograph, voice, biographical information, likeness, and entry and all derivatives thereof, in any and all media, for advertising and promotional purposes, without further compensation or notice, worldwide and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known and hereafter devised, including without limitation on-line, unless prohibited by law.

The Wilton Halloween Contest is sponsored by
Wilton Industries, Inc.
2240 W. 75th Street
Woodridge, Illinois 60517