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Enter the BBQ Fest: Backyard Edition contest for a chance to win incredible prizes every pitmaster needs!

BBQ Fest has been a fun-filled, mouthwatering Texas Monthly event for the past 10 years. To keep our beloved community of BBQ fans safe, this year we’re bringing the experience to your homes with BBQ Fest: Backyard Edition, benefiting Feeding Texas and the network of food banks.

From 10/24 – 10/30, top BBQ joints across Texas will feature limited-time, specialty menu items. The week will end on 11/1 with a virtual finale streamed from BBQ editor Daniel Vaughn’s very own backyard with a variety show that will include pitmasters, music, food, and the winners of the contest will be randomly selected to receive one of the below prizes. To enter the contest, and learn more about BBQ Fest: Backyard Edition, click here.

  • Grand Prize: KBQ C-60 BBQ Smoker + 1-year BBQ Club Membership, and a ThermoWorks Mk4 Thermapen cooking thermometer
  • Second Prize: 18.5” Inch Classic Pit Barrel Cooker + 1-year BBQ Club Membership,
  • and a ThermoWorks Mk4 Thermapen cooking thermometer
  • Third Prize: Texas Monthly branded YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler + 1-year BBQ Club Membership, and a ThermoWorks Mk4 Thermapen cooking thermometer

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Contest Rules

OFFICIAL 2020 TEXAS MONTHLY BBQ FEST: BACKYARD EDITION CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.

Texas Monthly LLC d/b/a Texas Monthly (“Texas Monthly”) is giving consumers a chance to win one of three prizes for the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest: Backyard Edition Contest (the “Contest). This Contest is governed by these rules, as well as by Texas Monthly’s General Contest Rules (“General Rules”). In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between these Rules and the General Rules, these Rules shall govern. Any individual who enters, attempts to enter or in any way participates or attempts to participate in any contest, sweepstakes or giveaway (“Contest”) conducted by Texas Monthly LLC d/b/a Texas Monthly (“Texas Monthly”) (each such individual is hereinafter referred to as a “Participant”) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions provided in these Contest Rules, and to the extent applicable the General Rules and decisions which are final and binding in all matters relating to any Contest.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY:

No purchase is necessary to enter or win a prize. A purchase will also not improve your chances of winning.

APPLICABLE LAW (VOID WHERE PROHIBITED):

All Contests are subject to and governed by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation in this Contest is void outside of the United States and where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.

CONTEST SPONSORS:

The sponsor of the contest is Texas Monthly.

CONTEST CANCELLATION, SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION:

Texas Monthly reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest if the Contest is not capable of being completed as planned for any reason, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, “bugs,” tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical failures of any kind or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of any such Contest. The decision of Texas Monthly to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any Contest shall be final in all respects.

 

 

CONTEST DESCRIPTIONS:

The Contest begins on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM CST and ends on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST (the “Entry Period”).

During the Entry Period, eligible individuals can enter here https://www.texasmonthly.com/contest/bbq-fest-backyard-edition-contest/  or by emailing [email protected] with subject line “BBQ Fest: Backyard Edition Contest Entry” and provide their full name, postal address, and telephone number to enter. There will be three (3) winners each of which will win one (1) prize prizes Winners will be randomly selected at Daniel Vaughn’s Backyard BBQ Show on November 1, 2020.

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographical and Age Requirements: The Contest is open to all legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry.

Contest Entity and Immediate Family Member Disqualification: The officers, directors, employees, contractors, and agents of Texas Monthly and any entity involved in the sponsorship, development, production, implementation and distribution of the Contest as well as their respective parents, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries and successor companies (the “Contest Entities”), and their immediate family members (and those living in the same household, whether or not related), are prohibited from participating in the Contest and do not qualify as Participants. “Immediate family members” shall include spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as “in-laws”, or by current or past marriage, remarriage, adoption, co-habitation or other familial extension.

Past Prize Winners: Participants who have won a Texas Monthly Contest in the last thirty (30) days or who have won prizes valued over $600 in the last twelve (12) months are ineligible.

Employer Restrictions: Participant is solely responsible for reviewing and understanding Participant’s employer’s policies regarding Participant’s eligibility to participate in contests. Participant may be disqualified from entering into this Contest or receiving prizes if Participant is participating in this Contest in violation of his or her employer’s policies.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period, eligible participants can go to https://www.texasmonthly.com/contest/bbq-fest-backyard-edition-contest/ and follow the entry instructions. Participants can also enter by emailing [email protected] with subject line “BBQ Fest: Backyard Edition Contest Entry” and provide their full name, postal address, and telephone number.  Additionally by purchasing an At-Home BBQ Box package, BBQ Boost package, or RSVPing to Daniel Vaughn’s Backyard BBQ Show through Eventbrite, participants will automatically receive one entry into this Contest. All participants must accurately complete all required fields or entry will be deemed invalid. In order to participate, you will need Internet access, a valid email address, and a postal address. Limit one entry per person. Internet entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the email address by an internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning the email address or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entries submitted will not be acknowledged or returned. Use of any device to automate entry is prohibited. Proof of submission of an entry shall not be deemed proof of receipt by Texas Monthly. The Contest administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest. Entries must be received Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11:59 PM CST.

Entries Are the Sole and Exclusive Property of Texas Monthly: All Contest entries and/or related submissions become the sole and exclusive property of Texas Monthly upon transmission. Contest entries will not be returned and may be used by any Contest Entity for any purpose whatsoever related to the Contest, without additional compensation to the Participant or any other individual or entity.

False Fraudulent or Deceptive Entries or Acts and Automated Entries: Participants who, in the view of Texas Monthly, provide false, fraudulent or deceptive entries or who engage in false, fraudulent or deceptive acts in connection with the Contest will be disqualified and subject to criminal prosecution. Automated Entries will be disqualified.

PARTICIPATION PROBLEM DISCLAIMER:

Even if alleged to be caused by the sole or partial negligence of Texas Monthly or other Contest Entity, Texas Monthly and the other Contest Entities are not responsible for any problems which affect, or result from, participation or attempted participation in the Contest. This includes, but is not limited to, the following problems:

  1. Incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate entry information;
  2. Human errors;
  3. Failures, omissions, interruptions, deletions or defects of any wireless network, telephone network, internet service, computer systems, servers, utility providers, or software;
  4. Identity theft;
  5. Tampering, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries or computer data;
  6. Network hackers or other unauthorized access to Texas Monthly’s computer network;
  7. Data that is processed late or incorrectly or is incomplete or lost due to wireless network, telephone network, computer or electronic malfunction or traffic congestion on wireless or telephone networks;
  8. Printing errors;
  9. Equipment malfunctions; and
  10. Late, misdirected, lost, misplaced, illegible, mutilated or postage-due entries.

 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION:

As consideration for entering the Contest, all Participants agree to RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Texas Monthly, the other Contest Entities (as described above) and each of their respective direct and indirect affiliates, divisions, parent and subsidiary companies, officers, employees, shareholders, representatives, managers, members, directors, owners, agents, insurers, attorneys, predecessors, successors, and assigns thereof (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating in any manner to their participation in the Contest, including, but not limited to, any claim that the act or omission complained of was caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.

Additionally, as consideration for entering the Contest, all Participants agree to INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND the Released Parties in any action or proceeding from and against all claims, damages, charges, injuries, losses, proceedings, suits, actions (including but not limited to tort actions, product liability actions, wrongful death actions, warranty actions, breach of contract actions, privacy and defamation actions, misappropriation of likeness actions, identity theft, loss of consortium claims), expenses and attorney fees that they or anyone on their behalf (including but not limited to their heirs, representatives or next of kin) have or might have for any death, injury, damage or claimed injury or damage arising out of, involving or relating in any manner to their participation in the Contest or for their failure to comply with the terms of the above release provision. This agreement to indemnify, hold harmless and defend applies even if the act or omission complained of was allegedly caused in whole or in part by the strict liability or negligence in any form of the Released Parties.

ODDS OF WINNING:

The odds of winning the Contest and/or prize will depend upon the number of Contest Participants.

PRIZES: Three winners will be randomly selected on Sunday, November 1, 2020 during Daniel Vaughn’s Backyard BBQ Show and each winner will receive one of the following prizes based on winner selection:

  • Grand Prize: KBQ C-60 BBQ Smoker + 1-year BBQ Club Membership, and a ThermoWorks Mk4 Thermapen cooking thermometer
    • Value: $1,639
  • Second Prize 18.5” Inch Classic Pit Barrel Cooker + 1-year BBQ Club Membership, and a ThermoWorks Mk4 Thermapen cooking thermometer
    • Value: $548.99
  • Third Prize: Custom Yeti Roadie 24 Hard Cooler + 1-year BBQ Club Membership, and a ThermoWorks Mk4 Thermapen cooking thermometer
    • Value: $448.99

No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize is permitted, except Texas Monthly reserves the right to substitute a prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable. Any difference between the actual value and the approximate retail value of any prize will not be awarded. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made.

Texas Monthly reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if the awarded prize in unavailable for any reason. No Contest Entity (i) makes any warranty, guaranty or representation or any kind concerning any prize and (ii) each Contest Entity disclaims all implied warranties, including without limitation, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

TAXES:

The Participant prize-winner is solely responsible for determining and paying all federal, state and local taxes (including any sales taxes). A winner may be required to fill out a 1099 tax release form.

Winner Selection: Three (3) winners will be selected via random drawing conducted by Texas Monthly on or about the dates listed below from among all eligible entries received. If a winner is unable to be notified for any reason for any amount of time, the applicable prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

HOW TO CLAIM PRIZE:

Claiming the Prize: A prize will be shipped directly to the winner by Texas Monthly to the address supplied by each winner. The winners will receive an email to let them know they have been randomly selected to receive a prize and will be sent any required releases and prize claim forms along with a return, pre-paid overnight delivery air bill. Failure by the winner to return completed forms within five (5) business days from the date of receipt of forms for any reason may lead to forfeiture of the prize. The winners assume the risk of the prize’s safe arrival.

Prerequisites to Prize Award: Prior to being awarded a prize, winners are required to provide (1) a valid government-issued photo identification depicting proof of age and (2) a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number. The social security number will be used for tax-reporting purposes. Texas Monthly reserves the right to deny awarding the prize if the winner fails to provide satisfactory identification, as determined in Texas Monthly’s sole discretion.

Winners may be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability, a completed IRS W-9 and a Publicity Release before any prize is awarded. By entering a Contest, Participant agrees to execute these documents if selected as a winner in order to receive their prize. Except where prohibited by law, failure to execute any of these documents or comply with any of these terms will result in forfeiture of the prize.

Prize Forfeiture: Any winner who fails to return the required releases and prize claim forms within five (5) business days from the date of receipt of forms for any reason, will forfeit the prize. Texas Monthly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award unclaimed prizes to alternate contestants or not to award the unclaimed prizes.

Additional Costs: Any costs relating to the prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

PUBLICITY RELEASE:

Unless prohibited by applicable law, Participant authorizes and irrevocably grants, without compensation, to Texas Monthly and the other Released Parties (as defined above) permission to, from time to time, reference and discuss Participant and their participation in the Contest in publications and/or on their website(s) in photographs, video recordings, digital images, audio recordings, as well as in newsletters, news releases, other printed materials, and in materials made available on the Internet or in other media now known or hereafter developed for any purpose Texas Monthly and/or the Released Parties deem proper. Such reference and discussion may involve Participant’s name and voice, and other personal/biographical material or their participation on-air.

DISQUALIFICATION:

All participants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules. Non-compliance with any of these Contest Rules may result in disqualification and all privileges as a Participant in such case will be immediately terminated. Texas Monthly, in its sole discretion, further reserves the right to disqualify any person for: (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) gaining an unfair advantage in participating in the Contest; (iii) obtaining winner status using false, fraudulent or deceptive means; or (iv) engaging in otherwise unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY CIRCUMVENT, DISRUPT OR DAMAGE ORDINARY AND NORMAL OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST, TELEPHONE SYSTEMS OR WEB SITE, OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, TEXAS MONTHLY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

RULES CHANGES AND INTERPRETATIONS:

Texas Monthly reserves the right in its sole discretion to supplement or make changes to these Contest Rules as well as the rules of any Contest at any time without notice. Texas Monthly reserves the right in its sole discretion to interpret the rules of any Contest, and such interpretation shall be binding upon all Participants.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION:

This Contest shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. By entering the Contest, Participants hereby submit to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal and state courts of Texas and waive the right to have disputes arising out of the subject matter hereof adjudicated in any other forum. In no event, will any Participant be entitled to injunctive relief or equitable relief of any kind, or restrain the continuation of the Contest.

GENERAL RULES/LIST OF WINNERS:

Copies of these Contest Rules and/or the General Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Texas Monthly, Official Contest General Contest Rules (or the Specific Contest Rules), P.O. Box 1569Austin, Texas 78767-1569. These Rules and the General Rules may also be found at texasmonthly.com.

For a list of any Contest winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Texas Monthly BBQ Fest: Backyard Edition Winners List, P.O. Box 1569 Austin, Texas 78767-1569.

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