UnitedHealthcare®

2017 Healthy Recipe Challenge Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. SPONSOR: UnitedHealthcare located at 9700 Health Care Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55343.
  2. ADMINSTRATOR: Zig.marketing, LLC located at 812 Huron Road, Suite 840, Cleveland, OH 44115.
  3. ELIGIBILITY: The UnitedHealthcare® 2017 Healthy Recipe Challenge Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the 50 United States and are twenty-one (21) years or older at the time of entry. Officers, directors, and employees of the Sponsor (as defined below), members of the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children, and their respective spouse, regardless of where they live) and household members (whether or not related thereto) of each such persons, as well as officers, directors and employees of Sponsor’s parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies and its advertising and promotional agencies, including Zig.marketing, LLC (the “Administrator”) are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all Federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void outside the United States and the District of Columbia, or where prohibited by law.
  4. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES: Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator (collectively the “Promotional Entities’), which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules in a timely manner.
  5. ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins on June 26, 2017 at 12:00:01 am Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on August 23, 2017 at 11:59:59 pm ET (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside of the Entry Period will be disqualified.
  6. ENTRY: To enter this Contest for a chance to win the Grand Prize of two tickets to 2017 Chicago Gourmet Event on September 23, 2017, go to the website page at www.ChiRecipeChallenge.com during the Entry Period. Enter the Contest by filling out the entry form, including name, e-mail address, company and an original healthy recipe in text form. The recipe must meet the following guidelines to be considered: (a) it must be an entrée, appetizer, breakfast or dessert, (b) it must include some healthy ingredients like, 100% natural or organic ingredients, lean cuts of meat, fruits and/or vegetables, whole grains, reduced sodium, reduced fats, no trans fats and/or reduced sugars (c) it must be as low in calories as possible (d) it must also include a short description of the dish, serving size, ingredient list and step-by-step preparation directions as well as temperature and cooking time instructions. By entering this Contest, you represent and warrant that (a) your entry does not violate any third party’s rights, and (b) that you have complied with these Official Rules. Entry is limited to one recipe per category (entrée, appetizer, breakfast, dessert) per entrant, not to exceed 4 total entries for the Contest. Any duplicate recipe entries will be void. Entries that are incomplete or that contain errors, trademarks/logos (other than UnitedHealthcare), or inappropriate/derogatory/defamatory, language, images or profanity will be disqualified. Promotional Entities not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, altered, or destroyed entries. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending will not be deemed as proof of receipt by Promotional Entities. If at any time an entrant wishes to have their entry deleted and no longer be entered in the Contest, the entrant should contact the Administrator of the Contest at the address in Section 14 of these Official Rules.
  7. JUDGING; ODDS: Judging of entries will be completed by award-winning nutrition expert Kathleen Zelman. Judging for each recipe category prize will take place within eight (8) business days of the end of the Entry Period from among all eligible entries received by 11:59:59 pm ET on August 23, 2017. Judging for the Grand Prizes shall take place on or about August 31, 2017. Judging of entries will be based on the following Judging Criteria:

COMPOSITION OF HEALTHY INGREDIENTS

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25%

APPROXIMATE CALORIES

 

FLAVOR PROFILE

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25%

 

25%

UNIQUNESS OF THE HEALTHY RECIPE

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25%

Each entry will be evaluated on a scale of 1-100. At the end of the Contest, the four (4) entries, one from each category, with the highest overall scores based on the Judging Criteria for the entire Entry Period shall be declared the potential Grand Prize winners. In the event of a tie, the judge will re-evaluate the tied entries based on the Judging Criteria using a scale of 1-200. Odds of winning depend on the relative performance and the number of eligible entries received. If the potential winners cannot be contacted within ten (10) days after the first attempt to make contact, such potential winners will be deemed to be ineligible and disqualified. In such event, Sponsor may select alternate potential winners.

  1. REQUIREMENTS OF THE POTENTIAL WINNERS: Except where prohibited, the potential winners once contacted may be required to complete and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (the “Affidavit/Release”), within five (5) days of being notified. If a potential winner fails to sign and return the Affidavit/Release within the required time period, such potential winner will be deemed to be ineligible and disqualified. In such event, Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner. If a potential winner is a minor, his/her parent or legal guardian will be required to sign the Affidavit/Release on the potential winner’s behalf.
  2. PRIZES: GRAND PRIZE (1): On or about August 31, 2017, four (4) Grand Prize winners will be selected, from all eligible entries, based on the Judging Criteria throughout the Entry Period. The Grand Prize winners will receive two (2) tickets to the 2017 Chicago Gourmet Event on September 23, 2017. The approximate retail value (ARV) of the Grand Prize is $370.00 USD. Actual value may vary based on point of origination. Any applicable Federal, state or local taxes are solely the responsibility of the Grand Prize winners. Any required tax reporting forms will be furnished to the Internal Revenue Service and the winner and guest. No prize substitutions, cash substitutions, or transfers permitted, except in Sponsor’s sole discretion; prizes may not be assigned prior to being awarded to winners. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is not available. If a potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her state of jurisdiction, any prize will be awarded to his/her parent or legal guardian. The total approximate retail value of all Prizes awarded in this Contest is $1,480.00 USD
  3. PUBLICITY/LICENSE/INFORMATION: Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes each winner’s consent to (1) Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, likeness, voice, opinions, biographical information and state of residence; and (2) a non-exclusive license to reproduce winner’s entry, or any portions thereof, for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration. Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (http://www.uhc.com/privacy.htm). Such information is subject to UnitedHealthcare Terms of Use (http://www.uhc.com/privacy/terms_of_use.htm).
  4. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. Any attempt by any person to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules, or (b) cancel the Contest and award any remaining prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up until the time of impairment. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. ‘Authorized account holder’ is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
  5. RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest, or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized human intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone or network lines; (c) printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest, or the processing of entries; (e) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; (f) inability to access the Sponsor’s website; (g) transactions that are processed late or incorrectly or are incomplete or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (h) 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 Contest or receipt of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, Sponsor’s liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest and in no event shall Sponsor be liable for attorney's fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.
  6. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of Minnesota; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees or other expenses; and (c) entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.
  7. SWEEPSTAKES RESULTS: For winners’ names, available after September 15, 2017 send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Zig.marketing, LLC, UnitedHealthcare Healthy Recipe Challenge Contest c/o Mike Smith, 812 Huron Road Suite 840, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Requests must be received by September 22, 2017.