OFFICIAL RULES – NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: The You Be the Judge: Best Tacos in Texas Contest (“Sweepstakes”) is only open to legal residents of Texas, who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry.  Void where prohibited by law. Officers, directors and employees of Casa Noble Imports and Crown Imports (“Sponsors”) and Emmis Communications d/b/a Texas Monthly (“Emmis”), their affiliates, subsidiaries, licensed alcoholic beverage retailers and wholesalers, and other alcoholic beverage licensees, advertising and production agencies and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household, and Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, and their respective officers, directors, employees, parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and production agencies and members of their immediate families and those living in the same household are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

TIMING: The Sweepstakes begins at 10:00:00 am on November 19, 2015 and ends at 9:59:59 am on December 31, 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All times are Central Time or “CT.” Emmis’ computer is timekeeping device for Sweepstakes entries. Limit of one (1) entry per person or e-mail address per day during the entire Sweepstakes Period.  Non-winning entries will be carried over to subsequent drawings.

Start Date (10:00:00 am CT) End Date (9:59:59 am CT) Drawing Date # Prizes
11/19/15 11/25/15 11/27/15 3
11/25/15 12/2/15 12/3/15 3
12/2/15 12/9/15 12/10/15 3
12/9/15 12/16/15 12/17/15 3
12/16/15 12/23/15 12/24/15 3
12/23/15 12/31/15 1/4/16 3
    TOTAL: 18

 

HOW TO ENTER: Complete and submit the online entry form found at www.texasmonthly.com/youbethejudge (“Sweepstakes Website”). Entrants must be the authorized account holder of the e-mail account from which the entry is made. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means will be void. At the time of entry, Entrants might be given the opportunity to opt-in to receive further communications from the Sponsors. Entrants are not required to opt-in and opting in will not improve your odds of winning.

DATA COLLECTION: Entrants may provide e-mail addresses and other personal information when they enter this Sweepstakes.  Sponsors collect this information and use it to (a) administer this Sweepstakes, (b) email announcement of “You Be the Judge” top taco submissions, and (c) for market research and for other marketing purposes.   Sponsors may share this information with Emmis.  Sponsors and Emmis may use it to contact you with information and offers they believe will be of interest to you.  For more information about the ways Sponsors use and share personal information collected online through its website, please see the Privacy Policy of Sponsors located at www.cbrands.com and the Privacy Policy of Emmis located at www.TexasMonthly.com.

EIGHTEEN (18) PRIZES and Approximate Retail Value or “ARV”: a $100.00 Visa® Gift Card. Terms and conditions on Gift Card apply. Total ARV of all prizes: $1,800.00. Prizes do not include alcoholic beverages. Any expenses not mentioned above are the winner’s responsibility. No substitution for prize except as may be necessary due to unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion.  Prize is not transferable. Taxes are the winner’s responsibility. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

WINNERS will be selected in random drawings on dates found in the table above in these Official Rules. Drawings will be conducted under the supervision of Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, an independent agency whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Limit of one (1) winner per household. Potential winners will be notified by e-mail and required to complete a Prize Acceptance/Address Verification Form that must be returned within five (5) days of the date on the notification or an alternate winner will be selected. Any prize notification or prize returned as undeliverable will be awarded to an alternate winner. Prize acceptance constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name, photographs, and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.

GENERAL TERMS: Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Participants, by participating in this Sweepstakes, hereby waive and release, and agree to hold harmless the Sponsors and Emmis, their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, Sweepstakes Consulting, LLC, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, from and against, any and all rights, claims and causes of action whatsoever that they may have, or which may arise, against any of them for any liability for any matter, cause of thing whatsoever, including but not limited to any injury, loss, damage, whether direct, compensatory, incidental or consequential, to person, including death and property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from their acceptance, possession, use or misuse of, or inability to use a prize in the Sweepstakes, or their participation in the Sweepstakes, or their participation in any Sweepstakes or prize related activity. Sponsors and their agents are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete or illegible entries or Internet technical, hardware, software, telephone, or transmission failures of any kind, which may limit a person’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes. Proof of entry, such as a copy of “Thank You” page, does not confirm actual receipt by Sponsors or Emmis. Sponsors and their agents are not responsible for any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from entering or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes.  Sponsors reserve the right to cancel or suspend advertising the Sweepstakes on the Internet should a computer virus, unauthorized intervention or other cause corrupt the integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsors reserve the right to terminate or modify the Sweepstakes or online portion thereof, if, at any time, Sponsors’ phone and/or online service is no longer available or compromised by any virus, bug, or other intervention beyond Sponsors’ control.  Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify any entrant found to be disrupting the operation of the Sweepstakes or its web site or to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. If the integrity of the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes is compromised in any manner, Sponsors reserve the right to modify Sweepstakes and randomly select a winner from valid entries received that are unaffected by the problem. Only the advertised number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be claimed, Sponsors reserve the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, eligible prize claims. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entrant will be deemed the individual identified on the online entry form. No transfer or assignment of entries is permitted.  Entries become the sole property of the Sponsors and Emmis.  In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, and terms and conditions stated in the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion. All issues and questions concerning these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsors in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York State, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of New York State or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York State.

WINNERS’ LIST: For the winners’ names, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: You Be the Judge: Best Tacos in Texas Winners List, PO Box 25309, Rochester, NY 14625-0309. The winners’ names and top taco submissions will be posted in January at www.texasmonthly.com/youbethejudge.

SPONSORS: Casa Noble Imports, Canandaigua, NY, Crown Imports, Chicago, IL. Emmis is only collecting entries for this Sweepstakes and is not a sponsor or administrator of the Sweepstakes and shall have no responsibility or liability with respect to the Sweepstakes.

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