Amazon.com Al Dente E-mail Digest Sweepstakes

Official Rules

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

Please read these rules before entering the Amazon.com Al Dente E-mail Digest Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). By submitting an entry, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and acknowledge that you satisfy all sweepstakes eligibility requirements.

Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to individual legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 or older at the time of entry. The Sweepstakes is not open to employees or to immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren) of employees of Sponsor (as “Sponsor” is defined below), or any of its affiliates, advisors or advertising/promotion agencies.

How to Enter. To be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes, beginning at 10:00:01 a.m. (PT) on August 11, 2009 and ending at 11:59:59 a.m. (PT) on August 25, 2009, visit www.aldenteblog.com and sign up for the Amazon.com Email Digest. Sponsor is not responsible for (a) lost, misdirected, late, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; or (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. Incomplete, duplicate, mechanically reproduced, or automated entries are not permitted and will be deemed void. Limit one entry per person. By entering the Sweepstakes, you consent to being placed on a mailing list for promotional and other materials for Amazon.com unless you have indicated otherwise by your selection in your “Customer Communication Preferences” in your Amazon.com account. You may update or change your Customer Communication Preferences at www.amazon.com/youraccount.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SPONSOR MAY BE RUNNING SIMILAR SWEEPSTAKES SIMULTANEOUSLY AND EACH MUST BE ENTERED SEPARATELY. ENTRIES SUBMITTED FOR THIS SWEEPSTAKES WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE ANY PRIZE AWARDED IN ANY OTHER SWEEPSTAKES OR SWEEPSTAKES RUN BY EITHER SPONSOR OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES.

Prize. One (1) prize will be awarded, consisting of one (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon 2-Piece Stainless Steel Grill Top Frying Pan, (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon Bamboo Prep-and-Serve Board with Stainless-Steel Cups, (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon 3-Piece Wooden Handled Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set, (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon 3 in 1 Stainless Steel Grill Brush , (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon Wooden Handled Stainless Steel Pronged Kabob Skewers, 2-Pack, (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon Metal Grill Smoker Box, (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon Kai 8-inch Stainless-Steel Chef's Knife, (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon Kai Stainless-Steel 4-Inch Fish Tweezers, (1) Tom Douglas by Pinzon Lodge Oval Sizzler Griddle Set w/Mitt, (1) Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen (Hardcover), signed by Tom Douglas, (1) Rub with Love 3-Pack (Chicken, Salmon, Steak Rubs), (1) Rub with Love Cap, (1) Amazon Gift Card Valued at $30, (1) Rub With Love 12-Ounce Ancho & Molasses Barbecue Sauce, (1) Rub with Love 12-Ounce Triple Garlic Teriyaki Sauce. The approximate retail value of the prize is $490.85. Winner is responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned, including, but not limited to, taxes and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by winner in using the prize.

Prize Drawing. The potential prize recipient will be selected at a random drawing to be held on or about August 26, 2009. To be eligible for the drawing, entries must be received by 11:59:59 a.m. (PT) on August 25, 2009. The potential prize recipient will be notified by e-mail or phone within 24 hours following the drawing and may be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release. If prize is not claimed within 72 hours of notification, or if potential recipient does not meet the eligibility criteria, the potential recipient will be disqualified and Sponsor will select an alternate potential recipient. The prize will be awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). If prize is won by a minor in any state where the age of majority is not 18, then it will be awarded to such minor’s parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documentation.

Odds of Winning. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Additional Terms. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change these rules or cancel the Sweepstakes at any time, or to modify, terminate, or suspend the Sweepstakes should viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes or submission of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any human or other error that may occur in the processing of the entries, nor is it responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site. Sponsor is not responsible for injury or damage to any entrant’s or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or web site; to be acting in violation of these rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods will void all such entries submitted by such methods. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules. The authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domains associated with the submitted e-mail addresses. No greater than the number of prizes stated herein will be awarded. In the event any technical errors occur in the selection of potential prize recipient and more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes being awarded as provided herein, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize by random drawing from among all eligible claimants.

Miscellaneous. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the United States. The Sweepstakes and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2009 by Amazon Services LLC, and its affiliates. All rights reserved. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these rules. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of prize is permitted except by Sponsor due to prize availability, and then with a prize of equal or greater value. By accepting a prize, winner agrees (for himself or herself and his or her heirs) that Sponsor and its affiliates and agents will have no liability, and will be held harmless by such winner for any liability, loss, injury or damage to property or to person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the Sweepstakes, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of Sponsor. Participants agree that the decisions of Sponsor related to the Sweepstakes and all drawings are final. By participating in the Sweepstakes, winner consents to the use of his/her name, photographs or likenesses in any manner and in any medium for promotional purposes by Sponsor without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Winner’s List. For an identification of the winner, write to emaildigestsweeps@amazon.com. The list will be available until February 28, 2010.

Sponsor. Amazon Services LLC, 8329 W. Sunset Road, Suite 220, Las Vegas, NV 89113 referred to in these Official Rules as “Sponsor.”

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Amazon.com’s Privacy Notice (www.amazon.com/help).