Magic Bullet Holiday Spin Contest

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Away in a Manger by IT Department

Hi Magic Bullet Fans,

Today we had an office holiday party – which, being the Magic Bullet Headquarters, of course, turned into a contest. For a free catered lunch, courtesy of the, ahem…incredible, selfless Marketing Department (us). Every department had half an hour to come up with a concept, and Marketing picked the winner (because obviously we’d win if we participated). Above, we have our winner, “Away In a Manger” by our IT Department. It’s slightly offensive, but definitely the most original.

This gave us an incredible idea – why don’t we ask you to use the Magic Bullet to put a spin on your holiday? For this holiday season – New Year’s Eve, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, whatever…show us how you are using your Magic Bullet! Make a recipe, make an ornament, use the Magic Bullet as a mistletoe – there are too many ideas. And for doing that, we will reward our favorite picture a weekend getaway to any Marriott hotel – how about that? And we’ll share all the entries with you too – we gotta share the fun!

Here are the details, with several of our other “contestants:”

When: Saturday, December 17, 10 AM PST, til January 4, 12 PM PST

What: Magic Bullet Holiday Spin Contest

Why: To win $500 of Marriott money.

How: Send us a picture (through our Contest tab on Facebook) of your Magic Bullet putting a spin on the holidays.


Good luck!

Christmas Bouquet from Team Snowflake (ie. Accounting)

A Christmas Blend from Team Camille (Admin)

Classic by Team Diana (HR)


Official Rules



Magic Bullet Holiday Spin Contest (the “Contest”) starts on December 16, 2011 at 10:00:01 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on January 4, 2012 at 12:00:01 p.m. PST (“Contest Period”).

Sponsor: Capital Brands LLC, 11755 Wilshire Blvd. , Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA  90025 

1.             ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District Of Columbia (the “Territory”), who are of legal age of majority in their state of residence (18, except in AL and NE: 19, and MS: 21). Employees of Sponsor, Homeland Housewares LLC, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (defined as spouse and parent, children and siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win. Void outside the Territory and where prohibited by law. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

2.              HOW TO ENTERDuring the Contest Period, enter the Contest by visiting (“Web Site”) and clicking on the “Like” tab (if you are not already a fan of the Magic Bullet Facebook Page).  Then, click on the tab to access the Magic Bullet Holiday Spin Contest application and follow the online instructions to submit an entry.  You will be invited to complete an Official Entry Form and submit a photograph that shows your Magic Bullet in holiday festivities (the “Submission”). The Submission together with the Official Entry Form shall be collectively referred to as the “Entry”. Limit one (1) Entry per day per person/email address.  A “day” is defined as the 24 hours between 12:00:00 a.m. PST and the following 11:59:59 p.m. PST.  All entries must be received by 12:00:00 p.m. (noon) PST on January 4, 2012 to be eligible.  Entries received from any person or e-mail address in excess of the stated limitation will be void.  No other form of Entry is valid.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
3.             ENTRY/SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.  All Entries must meet the following requirements to be eligible and must also comply with the following Submission Guidelines:  Photos must be in a common photo format and size:

i)      The Entry may not contain any content that is lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, obscene, or that otherwise contains inappropriate content or objectionable material as determined by Sponsor in its sole and unfettered discretion.
ii)    The Entry must be the your original work, created solely by the you, and must not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other intellectual rights of any person or entity.
iii)   If any persons appears in the Entry, you are responsible for obtaining, prior to sending the Entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the Entry by Sponsor as set forth in these Official Rules. If any person appearing in any Entry is under the age of majority in their state of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.
iv)   The Entry must not contain any personally identifiable information of any person other than you.  Should you include personally identifiable information about yourself in your Entry, you acknowledge and agree that such information will be disclosed publicly and you are solely responsible for any consequences thereof.
v)    You may not be, nor may you work with parties in conjunction with your Submissions, who: 1) are represented under contract (e.g., by a talent agent or manager) that would limit or impair Sponsor’s ability to display the Submission in any media form; 2) have an acting or modeling contract that would make their appearance in the Submission a violation of any third party rights;  or 3) are under any other contractual relationship, including but not limited to guild and/or union memberships, that may prohibit them from participating fully in this Contest, or from allowing Sponsor to use royalty-free, the Submission worldwide in all media in perpetuity.
vi)   The Entry must not contain any commercial content or logos.
vii) The Entry may not have been previously published and may not have won previous awards.
viii)         The Entry may not contain any material or elements that are not owned by the you and/or which are subject to the rights of third parties.
By submitting your Entry, you agree that your Entry conforms to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify your Entry for any reason at any time, including if it determines, in its sole discretion, that your Entry fails to conform to these Official Rules in any way or otherwise contains unacceptable content as determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. In addition, you hereby grant permission for the Entry to be posted on the Web Site or other websites. you agree that Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for any unauthorized use of Entries by third parties. Released Parties do not guarantee the posting of any Entry. You agree that you will not use the Entry for any other purpose, including, without limitation, posting the Entry to any online social networks, without the express consent of Sponsor in each instance.
4.              JUDGING.  All eligible Entries received by Sponsor will be judged by a panel of qualified judges on or about January 4, 2012 based on a weighted scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) on the following criteria: Originality (50%), Creativity (35%) and Style (15%).  The Entry with the highest overall score will be deemed the potential winner. In the event of a tie, the Entry among those that are tied with the highest score in Originality will be declared the winner.. Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prize if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified Entries. Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

5.              WINNER NOTIFICATION: Judges’ and Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest.  Potential winner will be notified by email within seven (7) days of judging and may be required to complete an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (unless prohibited by law) and any other documents required by Sponsor, which must be returned within five (5) business days of date appearing on prize notification. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by any potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up. If any potential winner is an eligible minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.
6.              Prizes:  One grand prize winner will receive a $500 Marriott gift card to spend on his or her own weekend getaway. Prize winner is responsible for any federal, state, and local taxes imposed as a result of receiving the prize. Total ARV of all prizes $500.  Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute the prize with one of comparable or greater value.  Winner is 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.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Gift Card is subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

7.              GENERAL CONDITIONS.  By participating, you agree: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Contest; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Homeland Housewares, LLC, Facebook, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from your participation in the Contest or any Contest-related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize and (c) to the use of your name, voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from you or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.  By participating, you also acknowledges that Facebook has its own guidelines that govern activities on its application and that you agree to abide by such guidelines.  You agree not to release any publicity or other materials on your own or through someone else regarding your participation in the Contest without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.

8.              OWNERSHIP/USE OF ALL ENTRIES.  By submitting an Entry, you hereby grant to Sponsor, and to its licensees, successors and assigns, and any person or entity acting on its behalf, the irrevocable right and license to use, publish, exploit, modify, edit, transmit and distribute the Entry, including, without limitation, the names and likenesses of any persons or locations embodied therein, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity for purposes without compensation, permission or notification to you or any third party.

9.              GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION.  The Contest and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of California (as distinguished from the choice of law rules) and the United States of America applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in California and where the relevant contacts are with such state.  Except where prohibited, as a condition of participating in this Contest, you agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, the Prizes awarded, or the determination of the Official Winner shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.  You further agree that in any cause of action, the Released Parties entire liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest, and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees and/or experts’ fees and costs. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages and you further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

10.           USE OF INFORMATION. By entering the Contest, you agree that your Entry and any other personally identifiable information collected or used in connection with the Contest may be used by Sponsor in accordance with its Privacy Policy, as posted on [].

11.          MISCELLANEOUS. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled Entries; 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 Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of Entries, the announcement of the prize, the incorrect uploading of the photo or in any Contest-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 Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated Entries will be void. Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of Entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken using the judging procedure outlined above. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

12.           Request for Winners’ List: For a list of winners (available after January 10, 2012), send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by February 10, 2012 to: Magic Bullet Holiday Spin Contest Winner, c/o Capital Brands, 11755 Wilshire Blvd. , Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA  90025.

This Promotion is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with the Promotion in any way.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion must be directed to the Sponsor, and not to Facebook.