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SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED
STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 OR OLDER.
INTERNET ACCESS REQUIRED.
VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: 2012 31 Days of Confection Perfection Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on November 12, 2012 and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on December 31, 2012 (the "Sweepstakes Period").

  2. HOW TO ENTER:During the Sweepstakes Period, to enter you must enroll in the "31 Days of Confection Perfection" email program in which you will receive a holiday-dessert recipe every day in the month of December. You can enroll in the "31 Days of Confection Perfection" email program via email invites sent on or about November 13, 2012 by MakingLifeBetter.com. By enrolling, you will receive one (1) entry into the random drawing. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address. All entries must be complete by 12:00 p.m. ET on December 31, 2012. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your on-line service will apply. Automated entries, or those generated by script or bot are not eligible. All entries must be complete to be eligible. All entries become property of the Sponsor.

  3. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age and older as of date of entry. Employees of Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever ("Sponsor"), Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., their respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, divisions, suppliers, distributors and advertising, promotional and judging agencies (collectively "Sponsor and its Administrators") and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate or win. Void where prohibited and subject to all federal, state and local laws.

  4. RANDOM DRAWING: Thirty one (31) Grand Prize Winners and two hundred and fifty (250) First Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted on or about January 4, 2013, by Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received.

  5. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUEs ("ARVs"): Grand Prize (31): A Sponsor-selected kitchen stand mixer (ARV: $349 each). First Prize (250): A Busy Family cookbook (ARV: $11.95 each). Limit one (1) prize per person/email address. Prize winners will be notified by mail, e-mail and/or phone. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Prizes are nontransferable and no cash substitutions are allowed except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable for any reason.

  6. GENERAL RULES: Potential Grand Prize Winners (or parent/legal guardian if a prize winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to confirm their addresses within ten (10) days (including weekends) of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited and alternate prize winner may be selected. Return of prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and alternate winner selection. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion of prize) of equal or greater value in the event the prize is unavailable. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. By participating in the Sweepstakes, participants (and their parents or legal guardians, if participant is a minor in his/her state of residence) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Sponsor and its Administrators are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes or by any human error which may occur in the processing of entries in the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the site; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a participant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter, will be deemed to be the participant. "Authorized account holder" of an email address is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if it is not capable of running as planned, including, but not limited to, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other problems beyond the control of the Sponsor and award prizes from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. Sponsor and its Administrators and each of their respective affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees will have no liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded. Prize winners (or the parent/guardian if prize winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. Acceptance of any prizes constitutes permission to use winners’ names and likenesses for promotional purposes without further compensation except where prohibited by law. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the Sweepstakes materials or the offering or announcement of the prizes. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, participant (or parent/legal guardian if participant is a minor) agrees that: 1) under no circumstance will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for out-of-pocket expenses; 2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or the prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and 3) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys fees. You hereby represent and warrant that you have read these Official Rules and are fully familiar with its contents.

  7. WINNERS: For the names of the winners, available after January 24, 2013, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by February 25, 2013, to: 31 Days of Confection Perfection Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 7999, Melville, NY 11775-7999.

  8. SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever, 800 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632. The Administrator of the Sweepstakes is Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., 100 Marcus Drive, Melville, NY 11747.