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OFFICIAL RULES

Void outside the 50 United States, District of Columbia and where prohibited. Do not proceed to enter if you are not at least 13 years of age, a legal resident of, and located within, one of the 50 United States, or the District of Columbia and have a web-enabled mobile device, wireless service plan and the Instagram application at the time of entry. Eligible minors must obtain their parents or legal guardian's permission prior to participating. By participating, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Giveaway. This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By entering this Giveaway, you understand that you are providing your information to sponsor and not to Instagram.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF THIS GIVEAWAY.

GIVEAWAY PERIOD: The Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Giveaway ("Giveaway") begins at 8:00am PST on December 1, 2015 and ends at 8:00pm PST on December 14, 2015 ("Giveaway Period").

SPONSOR: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa ("Sponsor").

HOW TO ENTER: During the Giveaway Period, using your web-enabled mobile device, launch the Instagram Application and follow Allrecipes on Instagram. You can search "Allrecipes" in the Instagram application or visit http://instagram.com/Allrecipes in an internet browser to locate and follow @Allrecipes. Then, using your mobile device, like, and post a comment in the description of the designated Giveaway photo to receive one (1) entry ("Entry"). There is no cost to enter. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or practices, or by any means which subvert the entry process will be void. All Entries must be received by the end dates and times above to be eligible. An Instagram account is required to enter this Giveaway and is available for free at http://instagram.com.

Note: You must have a wireless service plan for your web-enabled mobile device with your wireless service provider and a device that supports the Instagram application to enter this Giveaway. Data rates may apply. See your wireless service provider for pricing plan details and capabilities.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Entries may not contain, as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, any content that:

  • is sexually explicit or suggestive; violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
  • promotes any particular political agenda or message;
  • is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about other people or companies;
  • contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, except for Allrecipes elements which may only be used for this Giveaway in accordance with these Official Rules);
  • contains any personal identification, such as personal names, license plate numbers, street addresses or e-mail addresses;
  • contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), except for Allrecipes elements which may only be used for this Giveaway in accordance with these Official Rules);
  • contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission;
  • contains any individual other than the entrant, without permission;
  • communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and/or
  • violates any law.

ELIGIBILITY: This Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 13 years of age or older, who have a web-enabled mobile device, wireless service plan and the Instagram application at time of entry. Eligible minors must obtain their parents or legal guardian's permission prior to participating. Employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Giveaway and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (regardless of where they reside) or household members, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. "Immediate family members" shall mean spouses, parents, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, and their respective spouses. "Household members" shall mean people who share the same residence at least three months a year.

WINNER DETERMINATION: Fourteen (14) potential winners will be selected on or about December 15, 2015 from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Giveaway Period. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received throughout the Giveaway Period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via Instagram Direct. Within twenty-four (24) hours of notification, each potential winner will be required to send an email including his/her full name and mailing address to the Sponsor at the designated email address included in the direct message or comment, unless the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected in Sponsor's sole discretion. Potential winners may be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, IRS W9 form, and Release of Liability/Publicity within ten (10) calendar days of date of notification or an alternate winner may be notified. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate winner may be notified.

PRIZES (14): A Blu-ray Combo pack copy of Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas; Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each prize: $19.99.

Total ARV for all prizes: $279.86. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer a prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes, if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.

PRIVACY: When you enter the Giveaway, we may collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, Instagram username, mailing address and email address. Your information will not be sold or rented to third parties. Incomplete Entries are void. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor's privacy policy at www.meredith.com/privacy.html. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY.

LICENSE FOR USE OF ENTRIES: By submitting an Entry, each entrant grants, and represents and warrants that the entrant has the rights and authority necessary to grant, Sponsor an irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable license and right to exploit, edit, modify, and distribute the Entry and all elements of such Entry, including, without limitation, the photo, hashtags, descriptions or comments made by such entrant and/or the likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity without compensation, permission or notification to entrant or any third party.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Giveaway, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney's fees or any other damages, other than for entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Giveaway), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

RELEASES: By participating in this Giveaway, entrants agree to release Sponsor, Instagram and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Giveaway and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Giveaway and/or acceptance, use or misuse of any prizes (or portion thereof).

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected Entries, photos, comments, descriptions, hashtags or direct messages; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Giveaway, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Giveaway, the processing of Entries, photos, comments, descriptions or hashtags, the announcement of the prizes, or in any Giveaway-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Giveaway or downloading applications or the use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Giveaway if the Giveaway is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Giveaway. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding entry, Entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Instagram account associated with the Entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the Instagram username by Instagram. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Giveaway in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Giveaway, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winners' list, if applicable. Giveaway is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations.

WINNERS' NAMES: For the names of the winners, available after January 1, 2016 send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners' Names, Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas Giveaway, 413 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101.