The Desi Natural™ Sweepstakes Official Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The Desi Natural™ Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2021 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Entries not received within the Sweepstakes Period will be void.
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Employees of Raymundo’s Food Group, LLC (“Sponsor”), Black Diamond Media, Inc. (“Administrator”), their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, promotion and advertising agencies, and members of their immediate family (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 where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, visit https://sweeps.desifreshfoods.com and follow the instructions to complete and submit the online entry form provided to receive one (1) entry (each, an “Entry”). Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on July 31, 2021 to be considered.
Limit of one (1) Entry per person using only one (1) email address throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the above stated limitation will be deemed void. You may only use one (1) email address to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limitation will be void.
RANDOM DRAWING: Five (5) potential Grand Prize winners and forty (40) potential First Prize winners will be selected in a random drawing held by Administrator on or about August 2, 2021 from all eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Potential winners will be notified by mail, email and/or phone within three (3) business days following the random drawing. Potential Grand Prize winners will, and potential First Prize winners 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 three (3) days of initial notification. Return of 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 a potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential winner may be selected in a random drawing for the applicable prize and notified.
GRAND PRIZES (5): Each winner will receive a virtual cooking lesson with Sanjeev Kapoor and $200, awarded in the form of a check, which winner can use to obtain ingredients necessary for recipes prepared during the virtual cooking lesson. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize package: $700.
FIRST PRIZES (40): Each winner will receive Desi Natural™ (Dahi Yogurt & Lassi Yogurt
Drink) for a year, awarded in the form of a $500 check. ARV of each First Prize: $500.
Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Winners are solely 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. Total ARV of all prizes: $23,500.
GRAND PRIZE CONDITIONS: The virtual cooking lessons will last approximately two (2) to three (3) hours and consist of two (2) recipes/dishes. The exact date and time of the virtual cooking lessons will be subject to Sanjeev Kapoor’s schedule. One (1) virtual cooking lesson will be scheduled, consisting of the five (5) Grand Prize winner attendees. The Grand Prize winners will be permitted to invite family and/or friends to attend and participate in the virtual cooking lesson from the same device/internet connection. In the event virtual cooking lessons cannot be executed, Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of comparable value.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (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 Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator, their parent companies, 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 entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (including activities and participation associated with the virtual cooking lesson); and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photo, prize information, image and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade 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 entrant 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, participant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on their own or through someone else regarding their participation in the Sweepstakes without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which either may withhold in its sole discretion.
GRAND PRIZE FOOTAGE: The Grand Prize virtual cooking lessons may be recorded, photographed, videotaped and otherwise saved by Sponsor (collectively, "Footage"). Footage will be owned by Sponsor who has the right to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy and exploit such Footage and all elements embodied therein, including any names and likenesses embodied therein, on social media and in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, in perpetuity, for advertising, promotional, trade and other purposes. By accepting the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize winners agree that their name and likeness and those of any other individuals attending the virtual cooking lessons may be included in the Footage, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. The Grand Prize winners agree to help Sponsor retain necessary releases (as applicable) if requested by Sponsor to do so.
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 Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of Entries, the announcement of the winners, or any other Sweepstakes-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 Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by non-authorized human intervention or other causes including but not limited to war, strikes, health crisis, epidemic, pandemic, civil disturbances, work stoppage, and/or acts of God, 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 Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to action taken or as
otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned to the applicable account by the applicable email service provider.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize 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 the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (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 participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Illinois, USA.
WINNER’S NAMES: To obtain the names of the prize winners (available after September 15, 2021), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to be received by October 15, 2021 to: Desi Natural™ Sweepstakes Winner’s Request, 9 Union Square #229, Southbury, CT 06488.
SPONSOR: Raymundo’s Food Group, LLC, 7424 S. Lockwood Ave., Bedford Park, IL 60638.
ADMINISTRATOR: Black Diamond Media, Inc., 574 Heritage Road, Suite 201A, Southbury, CT 06488.