#CakeBossLive: All In The Famiglia Rules

posted: 09/08/15







  1. ELIGIBILITY: The Cake Boss Live: All in the Famiglia Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to legal residents of the 50 United States who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors of Discovery Communications, LLC ("Sponsor"), its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, TV production partners, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers (collectively, "Sweepstakes Entities") and the immediate family members (spouses and parents, children and siblings and their spouses, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such individuals are not eligible. All applicable federal, state, and local rules apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.


To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of,, or Your Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram account settings must not be set to private or protected mode.


  1. TIMING: The Sweepstakes entry period is on September 8, 2015 from 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") through 9:50 p.m. ET (the "Sweepstakes Period").


  1. TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, Buddy Valastro will request followers to post to social media about the season premiere of Cake Boss. You must include the hashtag #CakeBossLive in your social media post. Standard text message or data charges may apply. The natural person associated with the Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page will be deemed the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules.


The Sweepstakes Period is divided into the following three entry periods, and winners will be selected during the times outlined below:


Entry Period

Entry Times

Winner Selection


8:00:01 p.m. ET - 8:28:00 p.m. ET

Approximately 8:30 p.m. ET


8:28:01 p.m. ET - 9:03:00 p.m. ET

Approximately 9:05 p.m. ET


9:03:01 p.m. ET - 9:50:00 p.m. ET

Approximately 9:52 p.m. ET


Entries submitted during entry periods 1 and 2 will carry over to subsequent entry periods. Note that by entering this Sweepstakes, you are agreeing to receive special updates regarding TLC programming, events and promotions and to be bound by these Official Rules and the final decision of the Sponsor. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any entry at any time in the event it is determined that the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules or with the entry requirements set forth in Section 4.


  1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated online or text message entries are permitted. Ineligible entries include responses that are in whole or part, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, hateful, embarrassing to another person or entity, deceptive, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, contains racial slurs, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions of, sexual acts, or is not within the spirit of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor's sole discretion. All entries submitted in accordance with these Official Rules shall be collectively hereinafter referred to as "Eligible Entries."


  1. ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning will be determined based on the total number of Eligible Entries received during each entry period.


  1. RANDOM DRAWINGS - PRIZES: On September 8, 2015 at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET, 9:05 p.m. ET, and 9:52 p.m. ET, Buddy Valastro will conduct a random drawing from among all Eligible Entries received to award three (3) grand prizes, each consisting of twelve vouchers for Cake Boss Cakes. Vouches can be redeemed at each winner's local grocery store. If Sponsor in its sole discretion determines that a winner resides in an area where vouchers cannot be redeemed at a local grocery store, then Sponsor will instead award the winner the approximate retail value of the prize. Approximate retail value of each prize is $240.


The potential winners' will be notified by direct message and by on-air announcement. However, you will not be deemed a winner until your eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules has been verified. Entrants residing in the Mountain and Pacific time zones will not be able to see the live winner announcement, but they are still eligible to enter and, if selected as a potential winner, will be notified by direct message only.


Potential winners must respond to the direct message within forty-eight (48) hours and provide his/her full name, email address, physical mailing address, date of birth, and phone number; otherwise, another potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining Eligible Entries. Return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of the prize. Subsequently, each potential winner will receive additional prize claim instructions by mail and/or email and will be required to complete an affidavit of eligibility, liability and (where legal) publicity release which must be returned within time period specified in the notification message or, at Sponsor's sole discretion, a potential winner may be disqualified and if so, an alternate potential winner will be selected.


  1. RELEASE: By receipt of any prize, winner and guest agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If a potential winner or guest is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected.


  1. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, select a winner from all non-suspect Eligible Entries received prior to such event. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated entries. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys' fees) 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. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions by Sponsor are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.


  1. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (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 Sweepstakes; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen entries; or (6) 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 Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.


  1. GOVERNING LAW: This Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, with jurisdiction and venue in Montgomery County, Maryland, and all claims must be resolved in the courts of Montgomery County, Maryland.


  1. USE OF ENTRY INFORMATION: Please note that by entering this, you are [a] agreeing that the Sponsor may share your entry information (including your name, address, email address, etc.) with our promotional partners and other parties; and [b] granting us, our promotional partners and other third parties with which we choose to share your information, permission to contact you about our upcoming shows, promotions or for other reasons. You may enter this Sweepstakes but keep your entry information private by not checking the "opt-in" boxes on the entry form. The collection and use of entrant information will be governed by the Discovery on-line privacy policy, available for viewing at


  1. WINNER LIST: To receive a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 31, 2015, to: Cake Boss Live Sweepstakes Winner's List, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.


  1. SPONSOR: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.


(C)2015 Discovery Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.


Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners. The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Sweepstakes is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Sweepstakes.





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