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To celebrate everything that makes us all love hot sauce so much,, Whalebone Magazine is offering any person that purchases a limited-edition hot sauce box (retail price $100) one entry with a chance to win a custom consultation with the best makers in the hot sauce game, lead by Señor Lechuga himself, you will work with the Señor Lechuga crew to design, test, and create your own custom hot sauce flavor with sample bottles for you and your friends. (value $5,000). 

Each purchase of the limited-edition box includes an entry into the custom hot sauce giveaway to create your own custom hot sauce, including:

  • Initial consultation (30 mins – 1-hour virtual session with the winner to discuss flavor preferences, heat tolerance, etc)
  • Custom sauce research + development by Señor Lechuga team
    • Ingredient research
    • Materials research
  • Second consultation (30 mins – 1-hour virtual session with winner)
  • Flavor testing
  • Finalization of sauce flavors
  • Custom sauce pre-production
  • Virtual guided DIY production (30 mins – 1-hour virtual session with winner)
  • Custom hot sauce case production
  • Shipment of your custom hot sauce bottles (1 case / 12 bottles)
  • Branded document with your custom recipe (note: winner will receive their custom recipe to recreate if desired, but does not own IP for sauce)

The winner will be selected on Aug 12, 2020. 

MUST BE 21+ TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN. 

1. Eligibility: The Hot Sauce Box Giveaway (referred to as “the Contest”) is open only to those who purchase a limited-edition Hot Sauce box available while supplies last—only 195 available, first come, first served.

The Contest is open to US and non-US residents who are 21 or older with a valid ID and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Whalebone and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Contest. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Whalebone as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

3. The Contest Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about July 30, 2020, and ending August 7, 2020. All entries must be received by August 7, 2020, by 11:59 PM EST.

4. How to Enter: Purchase a limited-edition Hot Sauce Box  https://shopwhalebone.com/product/the-hot-box/. The boxes will be available starting July 30, 2020 until they are all purchased (195) or entries will be closed August 7, 2020—whichever comes first. 

5. Prizes: Winner will receive:

  • Initial consultation (30 mins – 1 hour virtual session with the winner to discuss flavor preferences, heat tolerance, etc)
  • CUSTOM SAUCE RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT
  • Custom sauce research + development by Señor Lechuga team
  • Ingredient research
  • Materials research
  • Second consultation (30 mins – 1 hour virtual session with winner)
  • Flavor testing
  • Finalization of sauce flavors
  • Custom sauce pre-production
  • Virtual guided DIY production (30 mins – 1 hour virtual session with winner)
  • Custom hot sauce case production
  • Shipment of your custom hot sauce bottles (1 case / 12 bottles)
  • Branded document with your custom recipe (note: winner will receive custom recipe to recreate if desired, but does not own IP for sauce)

The determined value of the prize: $5,000

Actual/appraised value may differ at the time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is non-transferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Whalebone to use the winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation unless prohibited by law.


6. Odds: 1 in 195

7. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Contest will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via the email they used to purchase the box though our website. Winner will be notified on or before Aug 10, 2020. Whalebone shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 72 hours from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. 

The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CONTEST AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.

8. Rights Granted by you: By entering this contest you understand that Whalebone, anyone acting on behalf of Whalebone, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, image or statements about the Contest, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

9. Terms: Whalebone reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In such case, Whalebone may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Whalebone reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions.

Whalebone has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Contest, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Contest rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.

Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Whalebone reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

10. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Whalebone and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.

11. Disputes: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF the United States and Montauk, NY WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Montauk, NY having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Contest), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

12. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, email your request to danielle@whalebonemag.com no later than August 18, 2020.

13. Sponsor:  The Sponsor of the Contest is Whalebone Magazine.

14. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this contest and not to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Pinterest, LinkedIn or Google.