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“HORMEL FOODS RECIPES “BIG GAME BITES” PINTEREST SWEEPSTAKES” Official Rules

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE OR IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. ELIGIBILITY. The Hormel Foods Sales, LLC (“Sponsor”) “HORMEL FOODS RECIPES “BIG GAME BITES” PINTEREST SWEEPSTAKES” (the “Promotion”) is only open to those who, as of the start date are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, including the District of Columbia, and who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence. The Promotion is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers and directors of Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the administration of this Promotion, and the immediate families (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents and their respective spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of each such employee, officer and director, are not eligible to enter.

2. TIMING. The Promotion entry period begins at 12:00 PM Central Time (“CT”) on 10/1/14 and ends at 12:00 PM Central Time (“CT”) on 10/24/14 (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Promotion.

Sponsor's computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.

3. HOW TO ENTER. There is one (1) way to enter the Sweepstakes as described below. One eligible entry requires the following steps: Visit http://www.pinterest.com/hfrecipes/ and “Follow” the Hormel Foods Recipes Pinterest page. Then, locate the sweepstakes board on the Pinterest page, titled “#HFBigGameBites Sweepstakes.” Click on the board and pin at least one (1) pin from Hormel Foods Recipes’ #HFBigGameBites Sweepstakes” board, and pin it to your own board titled #HFBigGameBites. Add at least four (4) other pins to your #HFBigGameBites board that are related to hosting a ‘Big Game Bash.’ The four (4) additional pins can be from any board on the Hormel Foods Recipes Pinterest page.

LIMIT: One (1) entry per person in this Sweepstakes. Multiple entries, mass entries, and entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means or by any means that subvert the entry process will be void. All entries must be received by Sponsor during the Entry Period noted. You must also be a registered member of the Pinterest website located at www.Pinterest.com and in compliance with the Pinterest Terms located at https://about.pinterest.com/en/terms-service. Membership on Pinterest is free and can be obtained by visiting www.Pinterest.com and following the onscreen instructions to register for and open an account. An entrant must be the rightful owner (or have authorized use) of the email address identified with the participant’s Pinterest account. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address or Pinterest account. Any attempt by any participant to obtain additional entries beyond the limit by using multiple/different email addresses, Pinterest accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, void, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to an entrant’s entry, the natural person who is the authorized account holder of the email address identified with the participant’s Pinterest account will be deemed to be the entrant, but only if that person is otherwise eligible to enter the Sweepstakes. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the winning entrant may be deemed ineligible. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed proof of receipt of entry by Sponsor. All entrants and entries subject to verification prior to the awarding of a prize, as are the eligibility, age and other claims of/information provided by a potential prize winner.

4. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of entries, the selection of entrants and the winner, and the awarding of the prize), which are final and binding in all respects.

5. DRAWING; ODDS; NOTIFICATION. 5. DRAWING; ODDS; NOTIFICATION. On or about 10/27/14 Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee will randomly select one (1) potential prize winner from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes entry period noted. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received by Sponsor in the Sweepstakes. The entrant selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner will be notified by direct message on Pinterest and/or email. The potential winner will be required to execute and return to Sponsor a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and, except where prohibited by law, a Publicity Release (an “Affidavit/Release”) in the form(s) provided by Sponsor in order to claim his/her prize. The Affidavit/Release must be returned to Sponsor by the date and/or time indicated within the Affidavit/Release or communication with Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) days of the first attempt to contact him/her, or if the potential winner fails to return the Affidavit/Release within the specified time, or if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, or if the potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if the potential winner does not comply with the Official Rules, then the potential winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion in his/her place at random from among all eligible non-winning entries received by Sponsor for the Promotion.

6. PRIZE(S). One (1) grand prize winner and two (2) first place winners will be awarded in this Promotion. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the grand prize is five hundred dollars ($500). A “grand prize” consists of and is limited only to one (1) slow cooker, lawn chairs, an assortment of serving platters and utensils, and two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) cash in the form of one (1) VISA gift card; gift cards are subject to their terms and conditions. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the first place prize is one hundred and fifty dollars ($150). A “first place prize” consists one (1) slow cooker, and one hundred and dollars ($100) cash in the form of one (1) VISA gift card; gift cards are subject to their terms and conditions. Prize must be accepted as awarded, and prize is awarded “AS IS” with no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, made by Sponsor or for which Sponsor shall be liable, including, without limitation, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. No substitution, assignment or transfer of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of greater or equal value, including cash. Winner is solely responsible for any and all costs, fees, taxes and expenses associated with prize award, receipt and use, including, without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes on the prize. For prizes valued over $600, prize winner will be issued IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize. If potential winner does not wish to accept the prize, an alternate winner will be selected from the pool of eligible entrants. All details of the prize not set forth herein will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All entrants and entries are subject to verification prior to the awarding of a prize, as are the eligibility, age and other claims of/information provided by a potential prize winner.

7. PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s (and its designees’, successors’ and assigns’) use of winner’s name, biography, likeness, voice, photographs, video, opinions, statements, hometown, state and country for promotional purposes in any manner or media (including, without limitation, online), worldwide, in perpetuity, and without further payment, consideration, notice, review or consent.

8. GENERAL CONDITIONS. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if viruses, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical difficulties or failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) in its sole discretion to award the prize at random from among eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of suspected impairment. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, including but not limited to, the buying of votes. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or any other provision of these Official Rules.

9. RELEASE. By entering, each entrant forever, fully and irrevocably releases and holds harmless Sponsor and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, Promotion partners and prize suppliers, and Pinterest, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Promotion and/or entrant’s award, receipt or use of any prize awarded in the Promotion.

10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY. Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information or late, lost, stolen, unintelligible, illegible, damaged, mutilated, altered, incomplete or misdirected entries or entries received through impermissible or illegitimate channels, all of which will be disqualified; (b) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any telephone, computer online systems, computer equipment, website, server provider, network, hardware or software; (c) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any website or service; (d) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (e) printing, typographical, electronic or human errors, which may occur in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (f) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, or from viewing, playing or downloading any material from Sponsor’s website(s), regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor’s websites by a hypertext link.

11. DISPUTES. Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Mower County, Austin, Minnesota; entrant submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of Minnesota for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes 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. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Minnesota, the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.

12. DATA COLLECTION. Entrants provide personal information to Sponsor, and not to Pinterest, when they enter the Sweepstakes. The information collected online is subject to the Privacy Policy of Sponsor located at http://www.hormelfoodsrecipes.com/privacy.aspx

13. OFFICIAL RULES. These Official Rules are available at http://www.hormelfoodsrecipes.com/newideas/promotions/biggamebitespinterest/ or by sending a self-addressed envelope to “BIG GAME BITES” PINTEREST SWEEPSTAKES - Rules Request.” c/o Hormel Foods Corporation, 1 Hormel Place, Austin, MN 55912.

14. WINNERS LIST. To request a list of winners, send a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to HORMEL FOODS RECIPES “BIG GAME BITES” PINTEREST SWEEPSTAKES – “Winner List Request,” c/o Hormel Foods Corporation, 1 Hormel Place, Austin, MN 55912. Requests must be received by 1/24/15.

15. SPONSOR. The sponsor of the Sweepstakes and the address at which the Sponsor may be contacted is Hormel Foods Sales, LLC, 1 Hormel Place; Austin, MN 55912. The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Pinterest.