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Sweepstakes Official Rules

MAY 1, 2018


Eligibility.  Sweepstakes open to legal residents of Illinois aged 18 years or older. Employees of The Chopping Block (“Sponsor”), its agents including advertising and promotional agencies, their immediate families (spouse, parents, children, siblings and their spouses) and individuals living in the same household of each of the above are not eligible to win. Winners are not eligible to win any other month’s Sweepstakes.

How to Enter.   Each person that uses the Chopping Block mobile App found in the Apple store or Google Play to take a photo at a Chopping Block location and shares the photo and post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram during the Entry Period will automatically receive an entry in the Sweepstakes.  An alternate entry form can be found at each store location.  Complete the entry form and submit it at the store location during the Entry Period. 

Entry Periods. There is a Sweepstakes each month during 2018 beginning in May 2018. The Sweepstakes entry period begins 9:00 AM CT on the first day of each month during 2018 and ends on midnight CT on last day of each month during 2018.  For example, the first monthly Entry Period begins 9:00 AM CT May 1, 2018 and ends on midnight CT on May 31, 2018.  Entries for one month’s Sweepstakes will not be eligible for any subsequent month’s Sweepstakes. One entry per person. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.  

Use of automated processes and devices to submit entries are not permitted and will result in disqualification. No faxed or emailed entries will be accepted.  Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, late, lost, damaged, non-delivered entries whether caused by entrants, wireless carriers, Internet Service Providers, digital device or wireless service providers.  Entries remain the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. 

Winner Selection.  Sponsor will randomly choose a winner each month from eligible entries.  The drawing will occur between the first and fifth day of the month following the applicable Entry Period. Prize winner does not need to be present to win. In the event that the randomly drawn entry belongs to a person ineligible to win under these rules, another entry will be drawn. Winner will be notified by phone, email or mail using the contact information provided on the photo and post or the paper entry form, as applicable. 

Prize. One (1) Grand Prize of a Hands On Cooking Class for two of your choice with a maximum retail value of $170 will be awarded each month during 2018 beginning May 2018. Prize must be redeemed within 6 months following the date your Prize was awarded. The odds of winning the Prize are dependent on the number of eligible entries received.  All expenses and costs associated with the acceptance or use of any Prize that are not expressly specified in these Official Rules as being part of the Prize are the responsibility of the winner. Prize may be subject to tax reporting, including issuance of a 1099-MISC. Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes.  Winner is not entitled to exchange or transfer Prize or to obtain cash or other substitutes, but Sponsor in its sole discretion may substitute a Prize of equal or greater value. 

Conditions.  All entrants agree to be bound by these Sweepstakes Rules and the Terms of Use provided with The Chopping Block mobile App. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Apple and Google and their affiliates are not liable for any claims entrant may have related to the offer or winner’s redemption of the Prize. Entrant agrees that all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Sweepstakes Rules, his/her rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of Sponsor and its agents in connection with the Prize, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules and consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state and local courts located in Cook County Illinois.  Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these rules while the Sweepstakes is in progress. Any modifications to these Official Rules will be posted at www.thechoppingblock.com/sweepstakes-rules. 

By participating in the Sweepstakes and/or accepting the Prize, entrants, including winner, agree to release Sponsor and any company involved in the involved in the development, promotion or execution of the Sweepstakes (and their respective parent, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies) 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 liability and claims for damage, expense, injury, harm or death resulting from his or her participation in this Sweepstakes and his or her acceptance or use of the Prize and acknowledges that Sponsor is not in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any Prize. 

Use of Entrant Information. All Entries become the property of Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right to use any and all information (content) related to the Entry, including photo and post provided by the entrant, for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, including the right to distribute, modify, display and create derivative works of entrant’s content without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.  Entrant cannot end this right by deleting his/her content or account from Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Participant represents and warrants that he/she has full legal right, power and authority to grant Sponsor the foregoing right and if applicable, have secured all necessary rights from any other individuals shown in, and contributors to, his/her Entry including photo and post in order to grant such right to Sponsor.  

Not endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google or Apple. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant (i) acknowledges that this Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google or Apple and (ii) releases Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google and Apple from any and all liability arising from or related to this Sweepstakes. The information entrant is providing for this Sweepstakes is being provided to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google or Apple. 

Winner’s List. For a winner’s list, within 90 days following the award of each Prize, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Chopping Block 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60654.