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Official Giveaway Rules


Sarah A.O. Isenberg and the blog Semi-Sweet, along with its contributors and sponsors, are referred to collectively as “Semi-Sweet” in the following rules.

When requested, you must include your name and primary email address so that you can be contacted and notified of winning. If the featured giveaway is sponsored by a third party, they may ship directly to you.

All winners will be chosen by And the Winner Is . . . ,  Random.org or another third party of Semi-Sweet’s choosing.


  • Sweepstakes/Giveaways are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, unless otherwise noted in the footer of each individual Promotion.
  • The immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of Sarah A.O. Isenberg (Owner, Semi-Sweet) are not eligible. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  • Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Giveaway Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.


  • The Giveaway ends as specified in the footer of each individual Sweepstakes at 11:59 a.m. EST (the “Promotion Period”). Semi-Sweet’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.


  • During the Giveaway Period, follow the instructions in the Required Entry section in each Giveaway. You automatically will receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry by completing the Required Entry and filling out the comment form for that particular Promotion.
  • In addition, you may earn Extra Entries for completing the non-required entries and filling out the comment form for each entry you complete.

Limit: Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address and/or household. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of plays/entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s plays/entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Semi-Sweet is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any registration or play, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.


Winners will be chosen randomly from all eligible entrants using And the Winner Is . . . ,  Random.org, or another third party of Semi-Sweet’s choosing on or around the end date specified for the Giveaway period. The selection of potential winners is final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway.


  • Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Giveaway Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.
  • The potential Giveaway winner will be notified by email. Except where prohibited, each potential prize winner will be required to reply to the notification email,within two (2) days of the date notice is sent (as noted on email timestamp),  in order to claim his/her prize.
  • If a potential winner of any giveaway cannot be contacted, fails to reply to the notification email within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize and Semi-Sweet will award the prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.
  • In the event that a potential Giveaway winner is disqualified for any reason, Semi-Sweet will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. There will be two (2) alternate drawings, after which the applicable prize will remain unawarded.


All prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Semi-Sweet’s sole discretion. Semi-Sweet reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.


By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sarah A.O. Isenberg, Semi-Sweet, its contributors and sponsors, along with each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.


  • Semi-Sweet reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify any Giveaway, or any portion of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Semi-Sweet’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Giveaway, as determined by Semi-Sweet in its sole discretion. In such event, Semi-Sweet reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.
  • Semi-Sweet 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 Giveaway or to be acting in violation of these Official Giveaway Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
  • Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Semi-Sweet reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Semi-Sweet’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Giveaway Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.


Semi-Sweet is not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Giaveaway or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Giveaway or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Giveaway, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Giveaway, or any part of it, for any reason, Semi-Sweet, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Semi-Sweet reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.


Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date. For the complete Winner(s) List, visit http://www.semisweetonline.com/winners