Official Rules


Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (VOID where prohibited).  Entrant(s) must physically reside in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be 18 years of age or older as of 12:01 ET on December 3, 2012  to participate. Contest begins on or about 12:01 a.m. ET on December 3, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 31, 2013. Contest is sponsored by Calphalon Corporation (“Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: Employees of Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, their respective parent, subsidiary and joint venture companies, or any other entity involved in the development or administration of this Contest (“Released Parties”), as well as members of their immediate families and same households (including children, spouses and siblings and/or others living in the same households as such persons, whether related or not), are not eligible to participate. By participating, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final in all respects.

HOW TO ENTER: During the submission period, go to the product you purchased or received, login (or create a login for new users) and write a review for a product.  Upon successful submission of review, you will be automatically qualified as an Entrant.  One submission or entry per product review.  Multiple reviews of the same product will be considered one submission or entry.  Separate reviews of different products will be considered separate submissions or entries.  Individuals can have multiple entries or submissions to the sweepstakes for reviews of separate products.  For example, if you submit one review each for three different products, you will have three entries to win.  If you submit three reviews for the same product, you will have one only entry to win.

TERMS OF SUBMISSION: By entering, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older as of December 3, 2012.  Any submission containing material that is illegal, or considered inappropriate for publication  as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. Any submission, which promotes a business entity, charity, political, religious or other cause, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, may also result in disqualification.  Submissions must comply with all laws, guidelines, and regulations including, but not limited to, those concerning copyright, plagiarism, trademark, defamation and invasion of privacy.

By entering, you agree that all Submissions become Sponsor’s property and will not be returned.  Sponsor has the right to use any and all submissions for future advertising, publicity in any medium now known or hereafter devised.  By entering your submission, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Official Rules, and you accept all of the policies referenced herein and agree to abide by its terms and conditions, and all applicable guidelines and regulations.

SELECTION OF WINNER: One winner will be selected randomly from the submissions by Sponsor

The winner will be notified by email.  Winner will be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release, Grant of Rights/Publicity Release (where lawful) within an indicated time period. Failure of winner to comply with such requirement will result in disqualification and prize forfeiture (without compensation of any kind).

PRIZES:  The winner (quantity 1) will receive a one-hundred dollar gift certificate (to be redeemed on only). 

Total value of all Prizes approximately $100. 


PRIVACY NOTICE:  Sponsor collects personal data when you participate in this Contest.  Participating in the Contest constitutes your permission for the Sponsor and its affiliates to maintain the data in the U.S.. The data is collected to maintain a record of those who have participated in the Contest, to contact potential winners, and, in the case of U.S. residents only, for marketing purposes.

GENERAL RULES: Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for postage due mail, lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, incomplete, incorrect, misrouted, undelivered, garbled, illegible or lost submissions, 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 failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of submissions, the announcement of the winner.  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 participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest or use of the web site.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest (including but not limited to providing any false, deceptive, misleading or incorrect information) or website (or attempt to do so), as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW (AND TO DISQUALIFY SUCH PERSON FROM THE CONTEST, IF APPLICABLE).

Should the Contest be, in Sponsor's sole discretion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper participation in the Contest, and/or the submission/receipt of Submissions, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In such event, Sponsor will winner in a manner which is fair, equitable and in accordance with the spirit of these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on By participating, Entrants agree that Released Parties and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and website providers/web masters, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of prize or participation in this Contest.  Each winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission to the Sponsor and their designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice, and/or other likeness for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Internet and world wide web, in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.  In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having used the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the Entrant and must comply with these guidelines.  Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.

DISPUTE  RESOLUTION/CHOICE OF LAW:  Except where prohibited, Entrants agree that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by an action in state or federal court located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim 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 Entrant in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the appropriate courts in the State of North Carolina, without regard for conflicts of law doctrine of any jurisdiction.

Winner's List:  For a winners list, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Calphalon Ratings and Reviews Contest,

3 Glenlake Parkway, Culinary Lifestyles, Atlanta GA 30328 , to be received by May 1, 2013.

Rules Requests: For a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Calphalon Ratings and Reviews Contest,

3 Glenlake Parkway, Culinary Lifestyles, Atlanta GA 30328 , to be received by May 1, 2013. 

SPONSOR: Calphalon Corporation