2020 PITTSBURGH STEELERS GIANT EAGLE "ULTIMATE TAILGREATNESS" GRILLING CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
ENTRIES ARE FREE OF CHARGE. THREE (3) ENTRIES ALLOWED PER ELIGIBLE PERSON. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY LAW.
By participating in the 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Giant Eagle "Ultimate Tailgreatness" Grilling Contest ("Contest"), you agree to these official rules ("Rules"), inclusive of all terms and conditions. Please read the Rules carefully before participating. You must follow the directions provided within these Rules to be eligible to receive the Prizes in connection with the Contest.
SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by Giant Eagle ("Sponsor"), 101 Kappa Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
ADMINISTRATOR: This Contest is administered by Pittsburgh Steelers LLC ("Administrator"), 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
HOW TO ENTER: The Contest will begin on October 12th, 2020 at 12:01 AM EST and end on November 1, 2020, at 11:59 PM EST ("Contest Period"). To enter the Contest, you must submit your original recipe ("Recipe") by going to [www.steelers.com/tailgreatness] and completing the online entry form, including providing your contact information and agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Rules (the "Web Entry"). Your Recipe must (i) include detailed, step-by-step preparation instructions; (ii) list each ingredient in exact common U.S. household measurements and order of use in making the Recipe; and (iii) indicate cooking/grilling times and number of servings. Those individuals submitting a completed Entry (the "Entrants") will be entered into the Contest as described in these Rules.
An Entrant must also include an original photograph depicting the finished recipe ("Photo"). All Photos must be in .jpg or .gif format and no larger than 3 megabytes in size. The Entrant must own all rights to the Photo submitted. The Photo must be original, must not include any individual other than Entrant, and must not include unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, indecent, obscene, violent, vulgar, pornographic or profane material, material that violates the intellectual property, privacy or other rights of third parties, or material that otherwise violates these Rules in whole or in part. In submitting the Photo, each Entrant represents and warrants that the Photo and the information are original, that Entrant owns the rights to all the material in them, and that Sponsor's and/or Administrator's use of them, or any parts thereof, will not infringe upon the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any intellectual property or privacy rights.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY: Send a post card with your full name, address, email address, phone number and an original Recipe and Photo based on the parameters described in the previous paragraph to: 2020 Steelers Giant Eagle "Ultimate Tailgreatness" Grilling Contest Entry, 358 North Shore Avenue Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15211 ("Mail Entry", and collectively with Web Entry, "Entries").
BURGER RECIPE: Entrants may submit burger Recipes beginning on October 12, 2020 at 12:01 AM EST and ending on November 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST ("Burger Contest Period").
HOT DOG RECIPE: Entrants may submit hot dog Recipes beginning on October 12, 2020 at 12:01 AM EST and ending on November 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST ("Hot Dog Contest Period").
CHICKEN RECIPE: Entrants may submit chicken Recipes beginning on October 12, 2020 at 12:01 AM EST and ending on November 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM EST ("Chicken Contest Period").
Entries must be received by the end of the defined Contest Period(s). ENTRANTS MAY SUBMIT ONE (1) RECIPE ENTRY FOR EACH OF THE DEFINED CONTEST PERIODS. LIMIT OF THREE (3), AND ONLY THREE (3) TOTAL ENTRIES PER PERSON. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including by not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted.
Failure to follow and instructions provided in these Rules may result in disqualification. The time of receipt of any valid Entry shall be the time such valid Entry becomes available to Administrator. Mailed Entries shall be postmarked on or before the final day of the Contest Period to be considered. All Entrants agree that all decisions of the Sponsor and/or Administrator shall be final and binding with respect to all matters related to the Contest, and Entrants waive any right to challenge any decisions made by the Sponsor and/or Administrator and waive any right to claim any ambiguity in these Rules or an Entry. Administrator's computer shall be the official clock of the Contest.
By entering the Contest, Entrant gives express permission to be contacted by Sponsor and Administrator.
BY PROVIDING CONTACT INFORMATION, ENTRANTS CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. UNLESS THEY ELECT TO OPT-OUT, ENTRANTS TO THE CONTEST MAY RECEIVE MARKETING AND OTHER INFORMATION FROM SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTIES AND CONTRACTORS. ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST IS NOT, HOWEVER, DEPENDENT UPON ENTRANT'S CONSENT TO RECEIVE SUCH MARKETING AND OTHER INFORMATION AND YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING ARE NOT AFFECTED BY SUCH CONSENT. BY PROVIDING CONTACT INFORMATION AND NOT ELECTING TO OPT OUT, ENTRANTS CONSENT TO BEING CONTACTED BY SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR AND/OR ITS/THEIR AFFILIATED PARTIES AND CONTRACTORS. CONTACT METHODS MAY INCLUDE MAILINGS, EMAILS AND TELEPHONE CALLS (INCLUDING THOSE GENERATED FROM AN AUTOMATED TELEPHONE DIALING SYSTEM) AT THE TELEPHONE NUMBER PROVIDED, INCLUDING ANY WIRELESS TELEPHONE NUMBER PROVIDED.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to legal residents of (i) the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Fayette, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland in Pennsylvania; (ii) the counties of Brooke, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Pleasants, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wetzel, Wood in West Virginia; and (iii) the counties of Belmont, Columbiana, Jefferson, Monroe, Washington in Ohio who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of Entry. Notwithstanding the prior sentence, this Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. Officers, members, managers, and employees of Sponsor Entities (as defined below), members of these persons' immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. "Sponsor Entities" shall mean Sponsor, Administrator, the NFL, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliate companies, administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies involved with the Contest, and any other person or entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest. The NFL, and its other member teams are not, however, actual Sponsors of the Contest.
WINNERS AND WINNER SELECTION:
ROUND 1 INITIAL SELECTION BY ADMINSTRATOR: There will be (i) three (3) Entries selected at the conclusion of the Burger Contest Period; (ii) three (3) Entries selected at the conclusion of the Hot Dog Contest Period; and (iii) three (3) Entries selected at the conclusion of the Chicken Contest Period from the pool of eligible Entrants who have completed the required steps as of the end of the Contest Period. The Administrator shall select these three (3) Entries in each of the three (3) categories that will be selected on adjudged quality, creativity and originality of the Recipes submitted. Those Entries selected will be subject to verification of eligibility.
ROUND 2 PANEL OF JUDGES: A panel of three (3) judges consisting of Craig Wolfley (or an alternative Steelers alumni at Administrator's sole discretion), another Steelers alumni, and a Sponsor representative will select one (1) winner from the three (3) selected Entries from the Burger Contest Period in Round 1 (the "Burger Winner"), one (1) winner from the three (3) selected Entries from the Hot Dog Contest Period in Round 1 (the "Hot Dog Winner"), and one (1) winner from the three (3) selected Entries from the Chicken Contest Period in Round 1 (the "Chicken Winner", and collectively with the Burger Winner and Hot Dog Winner, the "Winner(s)"). The judges will determine each of the three (3) category Winners based on originality, creativity and taste of the Recipes prepared. The three (3) Entrants selected from Round 1 of the Burger Contest Period will prepare and cook/grill the Recipe in their Entry for the panel of judges at the Giant Eagle test kitchen, which will be filmed on a date between approximately November 5th, 2020 and November 24th, 2020, as mutually agreed upon by Sponsor and Administrator (the "Burger Cook-Off Video"). The three (3) Entrants selected from Round 1 of the Hot Dog Contest Period will prepare and cook/grill the recipe in their Entry for the panel of judges at the Giant Eagle test kitchen, which will be filmed on a date between approximately November 5th, 2020 and November 24th, 2020, as mutually agreed upon by Sponsor and Administrator (the "Hot Dog Cook-Off Video"). The three (3) Entrants selected from Round 1 of the Chicken Contest Period will prepare and cook/grill the Recipe in their Entry for the panel of judges at the Giant Eagle test kitchen, which will be filmed on a date between approximately November 5th, 2020 and November 24th, 2020, as mutually agreed upon by Sponsor and Administrator (the "Chicken Cook-Off Video"). Administrator will release the Cook-Off Videos for each category on www.steelers.com, where the Winner's Recipes will be highlighted for fans to try. The Burger Cook-Off Video will be released on or about November 5th, 2020, the Hot Dog Cook-Off Video will be released on or about November 12th, 2020, and the Chicken Cook-Off Video will be released on or about November 24th, 2020. Each selected Entrant will need to complete a waiver and release form (the "Waiver") attached hereto as Attachment A prior to competing on each respective Cook-Off Video as described above.
FINAL ROUND: The selected Winners for each of the three (3) categories from Round 2 will compete against each other for the Grand Prize (defined below). Each Round 2 Winner will prepare and cook/grill the Recipe in their Entry for the panel of judges at the Giant Eagle Test Kitchen, which will be filmed on a date between approximately November 17, 2020 and November 21, 2020, as mutually agreed upon by Sponsor and Administrator (the "Championship Cook-Off Video"). Each of the Final Round participants will need to complete the Waiver prior to competing in the Final Round. The Championship Cook-Off Video will be released on or about December 3, 2020.
PRIZES: The Burger Winner, Hot Dog Winner and Chicken Winner selected in Round 2 will each receive (i) one $500 Giant Eagle gift card; and (ii) one autographed Steelers jersey (approximate retail value ("ARV") is [$325]). The six runner-up Entrants (two (2) for each category) selected in Round 2 will each receive (i) one $250 Giant Eagle gift card; and (ii) one autographed Steelers helmet (ARV is [$310].
GRAND PRIZE: The Grand Prize Winner will receive (i) one $2,000 Giant Eagle gift card; and (ii) a trip for two (2) to attend a Steelers away game during the 2021 NFL season to be determined by Administrator in its sole discretion (the "Steelers Away Game Trip"). The Steelers Away Game Trip package includes round trip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) from a major airport near the Grand Prize Winner's home (as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion) to the away game destination city (up to a maximum airfare of $1000 in total for two (2) people); two (2) nights' accommodations (one room, double occupancy) at a hotel determined by Administrator in its sole discretion (ARV of the hotel accommodations is $400); and two tickets to the Steelers away game (ARV is $100 per ticket). Actual value of the Grand Prize may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure and destination.
The two (2) Grand Prize Winner runner-up Entrants will each receive one (1) additional $500 Giant Eagle gift card.
Total ARV of all Prizes is [$11,005].
All costs associated with participation in the Contest not expressly stated in these Rules, including transportation and lodging to the Giant Eagle test kitchen, Heinz Field, Recipe ingredients, etc., shall be the sole responsibility of each Entrant. Due to the proximity of a selected Entrant's or Winner's proximity to the Giant Eagle test kitchen and/or Heinz Field, ground transportation from the Entrant's or Winner's home to the Giant Eagle test kitchen and/or Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA will not be provided for, and the costs of such travel will be the sole responsibility of the selected Entrants and Winners. Administrator will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Administrator is not responsible if any of the Steelers games are delayed, postponed or cancelled for any reason, in which event that portion of the Prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution will be provided except as in Administrator's sole discretion. Winners will not receive the difference between actual value and ARV.
The Grand Prize Winner must travel on the dates surrounding the Steelers Away Game Trip (as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion) or the Grand Prize will be forfeited. The trip must be booked through Administrator at least five (5) days prior to departure.
The Steelers Away Game Trip is subject to availability and blackout dates. Travel must be round trip. Administrator will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Rules, and those set forth by Administrator's airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the Grand Prize package description above, including but not limited to, additional ground transportation, meals, incidentals, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges, airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes or other expenses are the sole responsibility solely of the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner's travel companion must be eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of departure, unless the travel companion is the child of the Grand Prize Winner or a sibling of the Grand Prize Winner with the appropriate parental permissions and releases and must travel on same itinerary and at the same time as the Grand Prize Winner. Travel companion (or his/her parent or legal guardian, if applicable) must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. Should the Grand Prize Winner elect to provide his/her own transportation to the Steelers away game, or should the Grand Prize Winner elect not to stay in the hotel arranged for by Administrator, the Grand Prize Winner will not receive any reimbursement or other cash equivalent for the cost of such travel or hotel accommodations.
NO TRANSFER OR ASSIGNMENT OF THE PRIZES OR GRAND PRIZE: The Prizes and Grand Prize are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemption except at Administrator's sole and absolute discretion. Odds of winning the Prizes and the Grand Prize depends upon the number of eligible Entries received during the Contest Period. Administrator reserves the right to substitute for the Prizes and the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Winners are fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Winners' participation in the Contest and/or acceptance of the Prizes and/or Grand Prize shall be the sole responsibility of the Winners unless otherwise provided in these Rules.
NOTIFICATION: Administrator will notify the potential Winners of the Prizes and the Grand Prize at the telephone number and/or email address provided in the Entry. Administrator will make three (3) attempts to contact a potential Winner via telephone and/or email within 24 hours from the time a Winner is selected. If Administrator is unable to reach a potential Winner by telephone and/or email within such 24-hour period, then that potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential Prize and/or Grand Prize Winner's Entry will be selected by Administrator in its sole discretion. At the time of Administrator's contact with a potential Winner, such potential Winner will be asked to provide his/her proof of age, and a government-issued photo ID. The notified eligible Winners shall be the only parties eligible to claim the Prizes and/or the Grand Prize.
If any Winner declines any Prizes and/or the Grand Prize, fails to claim any Prizes and/or the Grand Prize, is unavailable for Prize and/or Grand Prize fulfillment, fails to abide by the Rules, or is ineligible, Administrator may select an alternate Winner from all remaining eligible Entries. Administrator is not responsible for and shall not be liable for unsuccessful efforts to notify a potential Winner of any Prizes or the Grand Prize.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: By submission of its Entry, an Entrant grants to Sponsor, Administrator and each of their respective designees, the right to use or publicize such Entrant's name, address (city and state of residence), voice, statements, photograph and/or other likeness (and as to the Entrant who wins, the right to use of the Prize information), for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation, and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.
RELEASE/WAIVER OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest and submitting an Entry and/or accepting a Prize and/or Grand Prize, each Entrant and/or Winner expressly agrees to (i) be bound by these Rules, including all Entry requirements, and (ii) waive, release and discharge any and all claims against Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh Steelers LLC, the NFL and each of its other member clubs and affiliates, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, arising out of or in any way related to the Contest, these Rules, Entrant's Entry, negligence of any of the Released Parties, any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of the Prizes (or any portion thereof), or the acceptance, participation, use or misuse of the Prizes and/or Grand Prize.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, undelivered, or garbled Entries, interrupted or unavailable network or other connections; misdirected, blocked, or delayed notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Rules, in any Contest-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of Entries, or the announcement of the Prizes and/or Grand Prize or in any Contest-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants or to any other person's computer, phone, tablet or other electronic device related to or resulting from participating in the Contest. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Prizes and/or Grand Prize (or any portion thereof), and (ii) disclaim any express or implied warranties. Sponsor's and/or Administrator's failure to enforce any term of these Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any such term. All disputes will be resolved under the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles, and the laws of the United States. All disputes arising out of or with respect to this Contest or these Rules shall be heard exclusively in the courts, state and federal, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND/OR ADMINISTRATOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest (or any portion thereof) at any time. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor and/or Administrator may elect to identify the Winner(s) and award the Prizes and/or Grand Prize by way of selecting a Winner or Winners from among all non-suspect, eligible Entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor and/or Administrator reserve(s) the right, in its/their sole discretion, to modify these Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest. Sponsor and/or Administrator further reserve(s) the right to revoke the Prizes and/or Grand Prize or remove an Entrant or Prize/Grand Prize Winner, at any time, if the Entrant or Prize/Grand Prize Winner acts in a manner that is, in its/their sole discretion, offensive, harassing, threatening, repugnant, or violent at any time in connection with the Contest or Prizes/Grand Prize.
CONTEST WINNERS' LIST: For the names and hometowns of Prize Winners (to the extent permitted by applicable law), and/or a copy of these Official Contest Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to the Administrator at: Pittsburgh Steelers LLC, 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Attn: 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Giant Eagle "Ultimate Tailgreatness" Grilling Contest. Indicate whether you are requesting the Winners List or a copy of Official Contest Rules or any combination of the foregoing. The Winners List or Official Contest Rules requests must be received by March 2, 2021.
ABBREVIATED: 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Giant Eagle "Ultimate Tailgreatness" Grilling Contest begins 10/12/20 and ends on 11/1/20. Open only to legal residents of certain counties located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland aged 18 years or older at time of Entry. Odds of winning depend on the number of valid Entries received. Eleven (11) Prizes will be awarded. One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. Approximate retail value of the Prizes is [$11,005]. Contest Sponsor is Giant Eagle. Contest Administrator is Pittsburgh Steelers LLC. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. For complete rules, go to [www.steelers.com/tailgreatness].
ATTACHMENT A – WAIVER AND RELEASE FORM
PARTICIPANT'S NAME: ______________
DATE OF BIRTH: ________________
PHONE NO.: ______________________________________________________
Please read and sign, if you are in agreement with the following:
I am 18 years old or older. I am voluntarily engaging in the 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers Giant Eagle "Ultimate Tailgreatness" Grilling Contest Cook-Off Video ("Cook-Off Video") entirely on my own initiative, risk, and responsibility. I voluntarily assume all risks of loss or damage that may be sustained by me while participating in the Cook-Off Video and/or related activities.
RELEASE/WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I, intending to be legally bound hereby, and on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby waive, release, and forever discharge Giant Eagle ("Sponsor"), Pittsburgh Steelers LLC ("Administrator"), PSSI Stadium LLC, the National Football League (the "NFL") and its member clubs, as well as their respective officers, directors, managers, shareholders, members, employees, and agents, and anyone else involved directly or indirectly with Giant Eagle, the Steelers and/or the NFL (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, of every nature, character and description (collectively, "Claims"), known or unknown, including, but not limited to, all those arising out of or any way relating to the Cook-Off Video or participation therein; any loss or damage of any nature, suffered by me in connection with or during the Cook-Off Video and related activities; and/or travel to and from the Cook-Off Video and related activities.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: I grant full permission to Sponsor, Administrator and each of their associated/affiliated parties, to use my name, likeness and voice, statements, as well as any pictures or recordings of any type of me taken or made before, during or after the Cook-Off Video and/or related activities for any purpose, including, without limitation, promotional and television broadcasting and similar reuse, in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation, and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.
I certify that all information provided by me in this Waiver is true, accurate and complete. I understand that this Waiver is intended to be as broad and as inclusive as permitted by the laws of Pennsylvania, and agree that if any portion of this Waiver is invalid, the remainder will continue in full legal force and effect. I further agree that any legal proceedings related to or arising out of this Waiver, the Cook-Off Video and/or the Contest will take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I have read this Waiver, fully understand its terms, understand that I am giving up substantial rights by signing this, and sign this freely and voluntarily without inducement.
Printed Name of Participant: ________