Recipe Contest Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations

How Will You Conquer Bland? That is the question. Mix it up, get creative, and share your secret to creating the most unique meal at HuHot.

The contest is simple. Consumers will develop and share their own personal HuHot stir-fry recipes by filling out recipe form online at conquerbland.com. The recipes will then be judged and winners will be selected. There will be (1) winner from each HuHot location then they will be entered into a bracket-style contest to determine five rounds of winners. The last three rounds and the final overall winner will be decided by votes on conquerbland.com.

Recipes will be judged on the following criteria: originality of recipe, variety and taste appeal of chosen ingredients and final cooked meal, includes between four and seven ladles of sauce, creativity of recipe name, and ability of recipe to be made in all U.S. HuHot Mongolian Grill® restaurants.

NO PURCHASE OR ONLINE ENTRY NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN:

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest.

ELIGIBILITY:

You must be 18 years or older to submit your recipe or obtain consent from a parent or legal guardian in order to be eligible. Must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia.

Employees, family members, officers and directors of HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC ®, subsidiaries, franchisees or affiliates and the advertising or promotion agencies of each are not eligible to enter or win this Contest. Void in Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories and where prohibited by law.

TO ENTER:

The contest begins on February 12, 2018 and ends on February 25, 2018. To be considered for judging, visit www.conquerbland.com, to choose ingredients and then finalize your entry form with 1) the Entrant’s recipe name, 2) recipe ingredients, 3) recipe spice rating (called “flame rating”), 4) instructions for preparing the recipe (called “secret weapon”), 5) beverage pairing, 6) HuHot restaurant location, 7)

Entrant’s name, and 8) Entrant’s email address. Limit one (1) entry per person and one (1) Entrant name per entry.

When submitting a recipe online, first choose your ingredients, and then click the “Submit Your Recipe” button. You will then have a chance to review your recipe. Click “Submit Your Recipe” again to be taken to the submission form. Complete the form and click “Enter Contest.” There will be a “Thank You” page that confirms a recipe entry has been received and submitted into a review process. The entrant will also receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt of the recipe entry.

In lieu of an online submission, a recipe entry may be sent via snail mail. Mail the recipe submission to HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC at 223 E. Main St., Missoula, MT, 59802.

Online entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM on February 25, 2018. All mail-in entries must be submitted by close of business on February 26, 2018.

All entries submitted become the property of Sponsor [HuHot]. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Multiple entries from the same Entrant and/or duplicate entries will be void. Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, incomplete, altered, damaged, destroyed, ineligible, illegible, or misdirected. By entering the Contest, Entrants and Entrant’s Parent/Guardian agree to be bound by the

Official Rules. A digital copy of this document is available for review or download at www.conquerbland.com.

By entering this contest, the Entrant consents to the use of his/her recipe; the Entrant agrees to have his/her name, photograph, and/or likeness used by HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity without restrictions as to frequency and duration of usage. HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC or its successor and assignees shall be the absolute owner of the recipe and any and all broadcast or printed communication, website content, point-of-sale and other materials (and all rights therein, including copyright) produced by this submission. HuHot or its successor and assignees may use the Entrant’s recipe, name, photograph and/or likeness in any manner and with whatever copy it chooses, and may alter the above in such a manner they deem necessary. The Entrant is confirming there is no conflict of advertising or promotional commitments that would cause the submitter to be unable to enter into and duly perform the services, and grants the rights by this agreement that is binding to any and all heirs and next of kin, and personal representatives.

 

GUIDELINES:

Recipes are being judged on the following criteria:

• Must use approved HuHot ingredients so it can be made in all U.S. HuHot Mongolian Grill restaurants.

• At least 4 ladles of sauce and no more than 7 ladles of sauce

• Creative recipe name that is appropriate and not offensive or derogatory

• Has variety and an appealing flavor

• Overall uniqueness and originality

All entries must be the original work of the Entrant. Any entries judged not to be original will be disqualified. Contest Judges’ decisions will be final.

Employees and families of employees of HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC, are not eligible to enter or win.

 

PRIZE POSSIBILITIES:

Local Store Winners

There will be a winner from each HuHot location. Judging will occur between February 26, 2018 and February 27, 2018. All overall store winners will be announced on February 28, 2018.

The prize, once accepted, will be a $25 HuHot reward added to the winner’s HuHot Rewards account. If the winner doesn’t have a HuHot Rewards account, a $25 electronic comp card will be emailed to the winner.

 

BRACKET-STYLE WINNERS

Each Local Store Winner will be randomly matched up with another Local Store Winner in six rounds.

• The first round will determine 32 winners. Those winners will receive a Coca-Cola® customizable Share-A-Coke bottle.

• The second round will determine 16 winners. Those winners will receive a $50 HuHot reward or electronic comp card.

• The third round will determine eight winners. Those winners will receive a Kikkoman® prize package and their own recipe card.

• The fourth round will determine four winners. Those winners will receive “free HuHot for a year” (one free grill meal every week for 52 weeks).

• The fifth round will determine two winners. Those winners will receive a HuHot Delux Swag Bag.

• The final round will determine the final overall winner. That winner will receive $1000 check made out and mailed to the Entrant.

 

WINNER SELECTION/JUDGING CRITERIA:

The owner of each individual restaurant or impartial HuHot Mongolian Grills corporate employees will award the Local Store Winners. Recipes will be judged on the following equally weighted criteria:

Originality of recipe, variety and taste appeal of chosen ingredients and final cooked meal, includes between four and seven ladles of sauce, creativity of recipe name, and ability of recipe to be made in all U.S. HuHot Mongolian Grill restaurants. The Local Store Winners judging will occur between February 26, 2018 and February 27, 2018.

The first and second rounds will be judged by impartial HuHot Mongolian Grills corporate employees.

The third through final rounds will be voted on by visitors to www.conquerbland.com. One vote per person per round will be allowed.

 

The decisions of the Contest Judges will be final and binding. Not every entry will win.

Winner from each location will be announced on February 28th

• Round 1 winners (32 total) will be announced on March 1st

• Round 2 winners (16 total) will be announced on March 2nd

• Round 3 winners (8 total) will be announced March 9th

• Round 4 winners (4 total) will be announced on March 16th

• Round 5 winners (2 total) will be announced on March 23rd

• Final winner will be announced on March 30th

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION/RELEASES:

Local Store Winners and all Bracket-Style Winners will be notified via email address provided in the recipe entry by the Entrant on or before the above dates. The entrant must acknowledge winning so that the prize can be awarded to them. The entrant will have 3 days to accept prize after the email was sent. If the prize is not accepted within 3 days, the prize may be forfeited.

Prizes will be awarded to the Entrant, who will be required to complete and sign the prize announcement form confirming acceptance of the prize. Failure to timely return such documents may result in Entrant forfeiting any prize they may have been eligible to receive. Any prize or prize notification returned as undeliverable or refused will result in disqualification of Entrant; HuHot may name an alternate winner.

By accepting a prize, the Entrant consents (where legal) to the use of the Entrant’s name, likeness, photograph, biographical information and statements by Entrant, subsidiaries, franchisees or affiliates for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without notice or compensation.

 

ODDS OF WINNING:

Odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received.

 

GENERAL:

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel this Contest without notice for any reason at its sole discretion.

Acceptance of an offered prize by a Winner constitutes permission to use any of such person’s name, likeness, and biographical information for advertising and publicity, without compensation, unless prohibited by law.

 

DISCLAIMERS:

Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the Sponsor be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the act of submitting an entry, or inability to do so, including due to any and all technical malfunctions for any reason whatsoever, or otherwise participating in any aspect of this Contest or out of any breach of any warranty. The Winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to his/her prize after it has been delivered. The Sponsor makes no representation or warranties of any kind concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize. This exclusion or limitation of liability will not apply to the extent that any applicable statute prohibits such exclusion or limitation of liability.

 

WINNERS’ LIST:

For a list of the prize Winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by March 31, 2018 to: HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC, 223 E. Main St., Missoula, MT, 59802.

 

SPONSOR:

HuHot Mongolian Grills, LLC, 223 E. Main St., Missoula, MT, 59802.