Carrabba’s MVB Sweeps Rules

posted: 06/03/14







1. ELIGIBILITY: TLC's Next Great Baker Vote for Your Favorite Baker Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry and have or create a Twitter account through Twitter at ("Twitter"). It is free to create accounts through Twitter. Employees, officers and directors of Discovery Communications, LLC ("Sponsor"), Promotion Mechanics, Inc. ("Promotion Administrator"), their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers, their immediate family members (spouse, siblings, and children, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors (collectively, "Sweepstakes Entities") are not eligible. Subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

In order to enter the Sweepstakes or receive a prize, you must fully comply with these Official Rules, all of Twitter's terms at and privacy terms at (collectively, "Twitter Terms"), and by entering you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Twitter Terms, and the decisions of Sponsor, whose decisions shall be binding and final in all respects, and you certify that you are eligible to enter. Any entrant may be disqualified in Sponsor's sole discretion if he/she fails to comply with any of the terms of these Official Rules. If you access Twitter using your mobile phone, data rates may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details.

2. TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on June 24, 2014 and ends at 8:59 PM ET on August 26, 2014 ("Sweepstakes Period") and consists of eight (8) Entry Periods, as follows:

Week Entry Period begins Entry Period Ends

1 9:00 PM ET on 6/24/14 8:59 PM ET on 7/1/14

2 9:00 PM ET on 7/1/14 8:59 PM ET on 7/8/14

3 9:00 PM ET on 7/8/14 8:59 PM ET on 7/15/14

4 9:00 PM ET on 7/15/14 8:59 PM ET on 7/22/14

5 9:00 PM ET on 7/22/14 8:59 PM ET on 7/29/14

6 9:00 PM ET on 7/29/14 8:59 PM ET on 8/5/14

7 9:00 PM ET on 8/12/14 8:59 PM ET on 8/19/14

8 9:00 PM ET on 8/19/14 8:59 PM ET on 8/26/14

During the Sweepstakes Period, watch Next Great Baker on Tuesday nights on TLC and decide which team you would like to see win the Next Great Baker competition. Then go to the Next Great Baker fan site at to get the custom hashtag for your favorite team. To receive an entry into the Sweepstakes, you must sign into your Twitter account and vote for your favorite team by sending a tweet which includes your team's hashtag. Important Notice: If you post updates to or receive updates from Twitter via your wireless device, standard text message or data charges may apply. Please consult your wireless-service provider plan regarding pricing. You must be an active holder of a non-private Twitter account to be eligible for entry. The natural person associated with the Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Enter using only a Twitter account registered in your name. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account. Any user who, in Sponsor's sole discretion, posts profanity, pornography or other objectionable content on Twitter may be removed from participating in the Sweepstakes. Limit one entry per Twitter account per day.

Automated means of entry and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited and all such entries will be void. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain entries by using multiple/different Twitter accounts, identities, registrations, or logins, or through any other methods, may void all of that entrant's entries and that entrant may be disqualified. If your Twitter account is set to "protected mode", your updates/responses will not be visible in Sponsor's @Reply inbox and, therefore, will not be received by Sponsor, resulting in your failure to enter the Sweepstakes. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service will apply. All terms and conditions of apply. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account. In event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an Entry, the Entry will be deemed to be submitted by the natural person who is the "authorized account holder" assigned by Twitter to the Twitter account in question. It is your sole responsibility to notify the Sponsor in writing if you change your Twitter account.

3. RANDOM DRAWINGS- PRIZES - ODDS OF WINNING: At the end of each Entry Period, the Promotion Administrator, an independent judging organization, will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received for that Entry Period, to award one (1) prize.

For Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8, the prize will consist of a $50 Carrabba's Italian Grill(R) gift card.

The Week 4 prize will consist of dinner at Carrabba's Italian Grill for one (1) year. The prize will be awarded as twenty-four (24) $25 Carrabba's Italian Grill gift cards. Total ARV is $600.

Total ARV of all Prizes is $950.

Gift cards may be used at any Carrabba's Italian Grill restaurants in the United States and are subject to the terms and conditions accompanying the gift cards. All taxes on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. No prize transfer or cash redemption permitted. No prize substitution, in whole or in part, except by Sponsor due to prize unavailability, safety or security considerations, or any other reason as solely determined by Sponsor, in which case a prize of comparable or greater value will be awarded.

Odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received.

4. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner will first be notified on Twitter by Direct Message to the potential winner's Twitter account. To claim a prize, the potential winner will be required to respond by email within forty-eight (48) hours after transmission of the aforementioned message and provide his/her full name, email address, physical mailing address, date of birth, and phone number. Subsequently, each potential winner will receive additional prize claim instructions by mail and/or email and may 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 letter or, at Sponsor's sole discretion, a potential winner may be disqualified and if so, an alternate potential winner will be selected.

At the sole discretion of the Sponsor, disqualification, prize forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following: a potential winner's failure to respond to initial notification via Twitter Direct Message within the time period stated in the transmission; the failure of notification due to deactivation of the potential winner's Twitter account prior to receipt of notification; a potential winner's failure to become a follower of the Promotion Administrator, resulting in the potential winner's failure to receive a Direct Message from Sponsor; a potential winner's Twitter account being set to "protected mode" so that the potential winner's updates/responses may not be visible to the Promotion Administrator; potential winner's failure to provide Sponsor with satisfactory proof of age, identity and residency; potential winner's failure to complete and return required documents by the date specified in winner's notification email/letter; and [g) any other non-compliance with these Official Rules.

Inability to contact a winner or the return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in the prize being forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

5. RELEASE: By participating, entrants agree to these rules and decisions of Sponsor and Promotion Administrator, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; to release, discharge and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind resulting from their participation in the Sweepstakes or their acceptance, use or misuse of prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death and property damage; and if a winner, to permit Sweepstakes Entities to use his/her name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, voice likeness and city and state address for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in all media, including but not limited to on air and within, in perpetuity, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) and agree to execute specific consent to such use upon request. Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, agents and representatives, Promotion Administrator, and the officers, directors and employees of each are not responsible for and shall not be liable for any telecast, cable or telephone malfunctions, human error, satellite transmission failures, or delayed telecasts or preemption of or the failure of a cable affiliate to televise TLC(R) or any affiliated Sponsor network in all or any parts of the United States; electronic, hardware or software program, network, Internet or computer malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind, including without limitation, server malfunction or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries; failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions; late, lost, misdirected or incomplete entries or postage-due mail; or any condition caused by events beyond the control of the Sponsor that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted or corrupted.

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes or any portion thereof should virus, bugs or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the promotion, in which case prizes will be awarded via a random drawing from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. 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.

7. DISPUTES: All disputes related to the Sweepstakes, the Prize awarded, or these Official Rules shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland or any other jurisdiction). Participants consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of state and federal courts in Montgomery County, Maryland, and all claims must be resolved in the courts of Montgomery County, Maryland.

8. PRIVACY: Information submitted in connection with the Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Sponsor's Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time), currently located at, provided, that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail. By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree that Sponsor may share your personal information with the Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of winner verification and prize fulfillment in the event that you are chosen as a potential winner.

9. WINNER LIST: To receive a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by October 31, 2014 to: TLC's Next Great Baker Vote for Your Favorite Baker Sweepstakes, PMI Station, PO Box 750, Southbury, CT 06488-0750 0750.

Sponsor: Discovery Communications, LLC, One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Promotion Administrator: Promotion Mechanics, Inc., 87 South Main Street, Newtown, CT 06470

(C)2014 Discovery Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Twitter name, logo, Twitter T, Tweet, and Twitter blue bird are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Twitter, Inc. is not a sponsor of the Promotions.

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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