Somebody’s Mother's Chocolate Sauce Create a Classic Halloween Treat Contest


1. Eligibility:
Create a “Classic” Halloween Treat (the “Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce and the Hotel del Coronado and any of their respective affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited by law.

2. Sponsor:
Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce, 5551 Cedar Creek, Houston, TX 77056

3. Agreement to Official Rules:
By participating in the Contest, entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Whether an entrant receives a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing:
The Contest begins on September 7, 2011 and ends on October 25, 2011 at 11:59 p.m and 59 seconds PT (the "Contest Period").

The ranking period will commence on October 25, 2011 and all winners (One Grand Prize and Five Runner Ups) will be announced on Halloween Day, Monday, October 31st on Sponsor’s Website. Winning entrants will be notified by email (provided per the submission requirements).

Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

5. How to Enter:
Entrants will use the submission form on the Official Contest Landing Page: (

Submission requirements include Name, Email Address and Zip Code along with recipe submission and accompanying photo attachments of the entrant’s “creation”. By completing the submission requirements and limited profile data, you agree that this content conforms to the Content Requirements as defined by the Sponsor. Verbiage and content of an offensive and unwarranted nature will result in immediate dismissal of consideration. Restrictions are as defined below and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove your Profile and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes, in its sole discretion should your Profile fail to conform to the Content Restrictions. Content Restrictions: The submission must meet the following content restrictions:

  • The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
  • The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous, or intended to harass;
  • The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and,
  • The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Submission is created.

By submitting to this Contest, you grant Sponsor and contest affilation (The Hotel del Coronado) an irrevocable license to edit, adapt, publish and/or use in any media, without attribution or compensation to you or your successors or assigns or any other entity, your Submission particulars. Neither Sponsor nor contest affilation are responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected, stolen, or postage-due submissions, which are void and disqualified. All ownership and property rights, but for the right to publicize the Submission as reserved above, will remain solely with the entrant who initially submitted the submission, subject to Sponsor’s and/or contest affiliation’s rights in and to any creative assets provided for the Contest.

6. Winner Determination:
At Sponsor’s sole discretion, the treat creations determined to be the most “classic”, desirable, replicable and enduring will be chosen as One GRAND PRIZE WINNER (deluxe weekend accommodations for two at the Hotel del Coronado, airfare for two, Visa Cash Card in the numeration of $500.00, deluxe selection of BluRay/DVD Thrillers valued at no less than $50.00) and Five RUNNER UP WINNERS (Each receiving the following: a Visa cash Gift Card in the numeration of $100.00, deluxe selections of BluRay/DVD Thrillers valued at no less than $50.00, Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce Gift Sets valued at $35.00).

7. Winner Requirements:
Potential winners will be notified by email, mail or phone (phone number provided as an option). The potential Grand Prize winner will be required to execute and return to Administrator, within fourteen (14) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release ("Affidavit") in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to execute and return the Affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), he/she forfeits the prize. If the potential Grand Prize winner is disqualified for any reason, a new Grand Prize winner will be chosen by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a suitable potential Grand Prize winner cannot meet the Affadavit requirements, the Grand Prize will remain un-awarded. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Acceptance of any prize (Grand Prize or Runner Up) shall constitute and signify winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and/or Contest Affiliation may use the winner’s name, city, state, likeness, Submission, and/or prize information in connection with the Contest, throughout the universe, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment or consideration, except where prohibited by law.

8. Prizes:
One GRAND PRIZE WINNER (deluxe weekend accommodations for two at the Hotel del Coronado, airfare for two, Visa Cash Card in the numeration of $500.00, deluxe selection of BluRay/DVD Thrillers valued at no less than $50.00) and Five RUNNER UP WINNERS (Each receiving the following: a Visa cash Gift Card in the numeration of $100.00, deluxe selections of BluRay/DVD Thrillers valued at no less than $50.00, Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce Gift Sets valued at $35.00). For All Prizes: Each prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, determines otherwise. No cash equivalent. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component for one of equal or greater value should it become unavailable for any reason. Each winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.

9. Publicity:
Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes the winner’s irrevocable consent and release to Sponsor, Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce and their contest affiliation (Hotel del Coronado) to use, record, reproduce, publish, display, perform and translate: the name, likeness, voice, quotations, opinions and biographical information of the Grand or Runner Up Prize winners, including without limitation any Submission for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

10. Release:
By receipt of any prize and/or uploading a Submission in this Contest, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce and their respective contest affilation, The Hotel del Coronado and all such related subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties” or the “Contest Entities”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest before, during and after the contest period, or from receipt or use or misuse of any prize associated with this contest (including discretionary use of gift cards under all circumstances of purchase and usage).

11. General Conditions:
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or those of any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12. Limitations of Liability:
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable entries or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Sponsor and Contest Affiliations are not responsible for any typographical/other error in entries, selection announcement or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest.

13. Disputes:
Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action and via arbitration only. Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorney/legal fees; and under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by an arbitration only process.

14. Entrant's Personal Information:
By entering the Contest, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Contest Entities for the purpose of administration, ranking and prize fulfillment. As a result, you may receive additional email communication or promotions from the Contest Entities as any of their members would. Sponsor will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party other than the other Contest Entities and as explicitly described herein.

15. Winner List and Contest Rules:
For the winner list and contest rules, send an email with Subject Line: Create a “Classic” Halloween Treat to:

Somebody’s Mother’s Chocolate Sauce


Abbreviated Contest Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.), 18 years or older. Contest begins 9/7/11 and ends 10/25/11. TO ENTER, VISIT: FOR OFFICIAL RULES (including detailed prize description & values, complete eligibility specifications, promotion description, entrant details, contest selection & winner notification, representations & warranties/indemnification, grants of rights, publicity release, other conditions, no obligation to use, further documentation, anticipated number of contestants, winner’s information and sponsors) VISIT: