Official rules for This Mama Cooks! giveaways and contests

Official rules for giveaways and contests

To provide fair and equal chance of winning to all This Mama Cooks! readers, the following are the official rules for all giveaways and contests on


1. Entering Giveaways/Contests and Choosing and Contacting Winners

Winners of giveaways/contests will be chosen at random from entries received on the website by submitting a completed online entry form. There is no cost to register or enter.

Entrants must send entries using the correct contest entry email address, subject line, and any other specific entry information requested in the contest announcement. This Mama Cooks! is not responsible for and will not consider incomplete or incorrect entries, or emails sent but not received by This Mama Cooks! for any reason, as potential contest winners.

Winners of all giveaways and contests will be contacted at the “sender” email address used to enter the giveaway/contest, and the person receiving and replying to the winner announcement email will be considered the winner unless they specify another person within the reply email as the winner. This Mama Cooks! will either mail the giveaway/contest prize to the address supplied by the recipient of the winner announcement email or having the sponsoring company do so.

Only one entry per email address used to send the email will be considered for giveaway/contest entry, unless multiple entries are specifically allowed in the giveaway/contest posting. Unless otherwise specified in an individual giveaway/contest post, no person may enter any giveaway/contest more than once using multiple email addresses.

Claiming of prizes requires an email response to This Mama Cooks! from the winning sender email address within 24 hours of being notified of winning at the email address used to enter. Failure to respond shall mean that the winner forfeits the prize. This Mama Cooks! is not required to award elsewhere any prizes forfeited by the chosen winner(s).

2. Eligibility

All winners must be 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated and/or posted. Giveaways and contests are open only to legal United States residents.

Management, employees and families of This Mama Cooks! are prohibited from winning any prizes awarded by This Mama Cooks!

3. Submission of Photo, Text or Other Content for Contests

Entries selected for display and to win “best of” contests and any other contests requiring photo, text or other content from the entrants will be judged entirely at the discretion of This Mama Cooks!

By submitting any photo or information to This Mama Cooks!, you hereby grant to This Mama Cooks! and its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees and assigns, an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, prepare derivative works of, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo or other information in any and all media, whether now known or hereinafter created, throughout the world and for any purpose. In addition to other things, the rights granted to This Mama Cooks! includes but is not limited to the right to resize, crop, censor, compress, edit, feature, caption, affix logos to, and to otherwise alter or make use of the submitted photo.

By submitting any photo or information to This Mama Cooks!, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and you have the right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to This Mama Cooks! herein, including but not limited to all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.

You acknowledge and agree that This Mama Cooks! shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you, and may, in its sole and unfettered discretion, remove, edit, modify or delete any photo or information that you submit to This Mama Cooks!;
You understand and intend that any photo or information submitted by you to This Mama Cooks! may be available for viewing, rating, review and comment on by the public, and understand that comments or ratings with which you disagree or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo or information you submit to This Mama Cooks! . By submitting any photo or information to This Mama Cooks!, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo or information submitted by you to This Mama Cooks!

You hereby agree to hold This Mama Cooks! and its affiliates, employees, independent contractors, subsidiaries, licensees sponsors and assigns harmless from and against, and hereby waive any right to pursue, any claims of any nature arising in connection with the inclusion in, publication via or display on any This Mama Cooks! site, or any other use authorized under these Terms, of any photo or information submitted to This Mama Cooks! by you.

Photos or information submitted by you to the Site shall be the property of This Mama Cooks!, and This Mama Cooks!shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information so submitted.

4. Awarding Prizes

Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

Winners are solely responsible for all taxes and/or fees that may be incurred. All cash winners are required to verify proper and legal picture identification and Social Security number within 7 days of notification of winning the cash prize, if needed.

Each prize winner must supply This Mama Cooks! with his/her legal name, mailing address, and telephone number.

Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs that may be incurred.

The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if winner fails to provide proof of identity, is found to have violated Official Rules, or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing. Decisions of This Mama Cooks! are final and binding in all respects.

Neither This Mama Cooks!, our sponsors, nor employees of This Mama Cooks! or sponsors may be held liable for any warranty, costs, damage, injury, or any other claims incurred as a result of usage of any winners of a prize once possession has been taken of the product by winner. This Mama Cooks! is not liable for any loss arising out of or in connection with or resulting from any giveaway or contest promoted by This Mama Cooks!

If the specified prize becomes unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances, This Mama Cooks! may substitute a prize of like or equal value, but is not obliged to.

5. Other

This Mama Cooks! assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or lost entries. This Mama Cooks! reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of the rules. This Mama Cooks! further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or force majeure. In the event of cancellation, This Mama Cooks! reserves the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the sweepstakes is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.

6. Privacy

By entering and providing the required entry information, you acknowledge that This Mama Cooks! may also send you information, samples or special offers it thinks may be of interest to you about its website or other complementary goods offered by This Mama Cooks! Information collected from online entrants is subject to our online privacy policy.


We do not rent or sell any of our giveaway/contest entrants’ information to third parties.