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RIO WRAPS SOUTHWESTERN GRILL BURRITO EATING CONTEST

“BURRITO BOWL 2007”

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE, ON-LINE ENTRY, OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

The following promotion is offered only to legal residents of the contiguous United States (“U.S.”) and who are 18 years of age or older as of January 13, 2007, and reside in the U.S.  Do not participate in this promotional game or proceed further on this site if you are not a legal resident of, and reside outside, the U.S.

Promotion Dates:  The Rio Wraps Southwestern Grill Burrito Eating Contest (“Contest”) has two segments:  the Burrito Bowl, and preliminary contests.  The local level preliminary burrito eating contests begin on January 17, 2007 (the “Burrito Bowl Prelim-a-MINI Period”). The main event burrito-eating contest (the “Burrito Bowl”) will be held on February 2, 2007. 

Contest Eligibility:  The Contest is open to legal residents of the contiguous U.S. and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of January 13, 2007.  Professional eaters, as defined as an individual ranked by any competitive eating group or organization for a minimum of one (1) year, and employees of Rio Wraps Franchise Management, LLC (“Host”), its franchisees and their respective employees, officers, directors, members, managers, parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, advertising agencies, promotional suppliers, or production agencies, and their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, and spouse of each) and individuals residing in the same household, are not eligible to participate. 

To Register for a “Prelim-a-MINI” Contest: Beginning January 2, 2007 through January 12, 2007, (1) complete an official entry form, available while supplies last, at participating Rio Wraps Southwestern Grill restaurants, or (2) on a plain piece of 3” x 5” paper, print your complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, date of birth, daytime and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, and location in which registration has taken place, put into the entry box by close of business on January 12, 2007, or (3) email Burrito Bowl at BurritoBowl@riowraps.com with your complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, date of birth, daytime and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, and location in which you wish to compete in the Prelim-a-MINI. Entrants will then be delegated to the appropriate location in which they have designated as their Prelim-a-MINI store of choice. Limit one entry per person among all Rio Wraps locations, on WDFN.com, and via email at BurritoBowl@riowraps.com. Illegible or incomplete entries are void.  Host is not responsible for lost or incomplete entries or entries submitted after the close of business on January 12, 2007.

All potential winning entries for the Contest are subject to verification by the Host whose decisions are final and binding.  An entrant is not a winner of any prize unless and until the entrant’s eligibility has been verified and the entrant has been notified that verification is complete.

“Prelim-a-MINI” Random Drawing: Five (5) contestants from each participating Rio Wraps Southwestern Grill restaurants will be selected to participate in the Prelim-a-MINI via a random drawing conducted by the store owner, to be held on or after January 17, 2007, from all eligible Contest entries received at that restaurant or at BurritoBowl@riowraps.com.  Odds of being chosen as a contestant depend on the number of eligible entries received at that restaurant or via email.  Contestants will be notified on or after January 17, 2007 via phone and/or email at the phone number and/or email address provided on the entry form.  Inability to contact a contestant, or the return of any contestant notification as undeliverable, forfeits the contestant’s right to participate in the Contest.  If a contestant does not participate in the Contest, he/she may or may not be replaced at the sole discretion of the Host.  Unless prohibited by law, each potential contestant will be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Waiver, and Publicity Release before the contestant can participate in the Contest. 

In order to be declared the Rio Wraps Prelim-a-MINI Winner, the contestant must have participated in a local level preliminary burrito-eating contest. Decisions of the judges are final.  Host, whose decisions shall be final, shall make decisions with respect to all other aspects of this Contest. 

“Prelim-a-MINI” Contests: Each of the five (5) contestants chosen in the random drawing will be eligible to participate in the Prelim-a-MINI at the location designated in the registration entry form, to be held between January 17, 2007 and January 26, 2007.  It will be determined at each store if there will be one (1) round of competition or up to three (3) rounds of competition, contingent upon a tie.  If there is more than one round, rounds will be held on the same day, following the first round contest.

Contestants must eat sitting in their designated area using their hands.  Contestants will be allowed one 32 oz. cup of water during the competition.  Contestants must wait for the starting signal to begin eating and may not touch any burritos or foil wrapping prior to the starting signal.  If a contestant regurgitates, he/she is disqualified. 

The first contestant to eat and completely finish three Mini burritos must immediately notify the judge, open his/her mouth and stick his/her tongue out to allow the judge to determine that no food remains.  If the contestant meets these qualifications, he/she will be deemed that Rio Wraps restaurants’ Prelim-a-MINI Winner. 

In the event of a tie, after about 20 minutes, a burrito eat-off will be conducted in which the first contestant to eat and completely finish one (1) “Mini” burrito will be deemed that Rio Wraps restaurant local Winner.  One (1) Burrito eat-off will take place at a time until a local winner is selected, in accordance with these Official Rules. 

Nothing herein shall require Host to have five (5) contestants at each local Contest.  If fewer than five (5) contestants participate, the same rules listed above will apply.  Transportation to and from the local Contest and all other expenses are the responsibility of the contestant.  The winner of each Prelim-a-MINI contest will move on to the Burrito Bowl that will be held on Friday, February 2, 2007.

Burrito Bowl 2007:  One (1) winner from the Prelim-a-MINI burrito-eating contests will compete in the Burrito Bowl. The Burrito Bowl will be held at the Dearborn, Michigan Rio Wraps location on February 2, 2007. Each Burrito Bowl contestant will have ten (10) minutes on the clock.  The contestant who eats the most Regular Classic Wrap burritos in the ten (10) minutes allotted will be deemed the Burrito Bowl Eating Champion and will win the Contest grand prize. In the event the contestant, at the end of the allotted period, has a portion of a burrito remaining, the judge will measure by weight the remaining portion of the burrito and add that to the contestant’s total.

Contestants may eat either sitting or standing in their designated area using hands. Contestants will be allowed one 32 oz. cup of water during the competition.  Contestants must wait for the starting signal to begin eating and may not touch any burritos or foil wrapping prior to the starting signal.  If a contestant regurgitates, he/she is disqualified. 

At the end of the ten (10) minute period, each contestant must stop, open his/her mouth and stick his/her tongue out to allow the judge to inspect and determine that no food remains.  Contestants may not put additional burritos or portions of a burrito in their mouth after the ending signal, but will be allowed 15 seconds to swallow any burrito or portions of a burrito already in the mouth.  If the contestant qualifies for the aforementioned stipulations, then he/she will be deemed the Burrito Bowl 2007 Winner.

In the event of a tie, after about 30 minutes, a burrito eat-off will be conducted in which the first Burrito Bowl contestant to eat and completely finish one (1) Regular Classic Wrap burrito will be deemed the Burrito Bowl Eating Champion.  One (1) Burrito eat-off will take place at a time until a Burrito Bowl Eating Champion is selected.   Judges will be on hand to determine which Burrito Bowl contestant finishes the Regular Classic Wrap burrito first. 

Prizes/Approximate Retail Values (ARV)One (1) Contest Grand Prize – 50-inch LCD rear projection Sony High Def TV donated by Gramophone: Retail Value $2,500; Two Klaussner Recliners donated by Cort Furniture: Retail Value $1,050; One night suite with 12 tickets to the Palace of Auburn Hills: Retail Value $3,000. Harvard Gladiator Soccer Table donated by Dunham’s Sports: Retail Value $300; Rio Wraps and PizzaPapalis food donation: Retail Value $300; Surround Sound System purchased by PizzaPapalis: Retail Value $200; $500 cash award provided by PizzaPapalis; Nominal cost entailed for Molson and WDFN goodies, personality and fan babe appearance fees, and miscellaneous party favors.  Approximate Retail Value of Grand Prize package: $7,850. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Contest entries received and on the contestant’s ability to eat burritos the quickest within the allotted time frame.  WINNER AGREES TO ACCEPT CONTEST GRAND PRIZE “AS IS AND SPONSOR MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  Grand Prize Winner shall look solely to the manufacturer for such warranties, if any.

General Conditions:  Host and its respective sponsors are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections, miscommunications, failed telephone or computer hardware or software or other technical failures, unauthorized human intervention, garbled or jumbled transmissions or other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical or electronic, including without limitation, the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information online, regardless of cause.  All Internet access and use charges are the responsibility of the entrant.  Once submitted, entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all entries affected by such methods and be deemed tampering.  Entry material/data that has been tampered with or altered is void.  ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES PORTION OF THE PROMOTION IS IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Host reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel/suspend/modify this Contest in whole or in part for any reason, including without limitation, if the Contest cannot be conducted, for any reason, as planned.  In such event, the Host will select winners by a random drawing from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Host.  Host, not Sponsors, are not responsible for posting, printing, distribution, or production errors and may rescind, cancel or revoke the promotion or drawing based upon any such error without liability at its sole discretion.   Host will not be responsible to award prizes in excess of the number (or value amounts) of prizes listed in these Official Rules.  If a prize becomes unavailable, Sponsor (s) reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  No prize transfers, substitutions or cash equivalents except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  Host reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entry at any time in the event it is determined that the entrant has not complied with these Official Rules. 

Neither Host, its franchisees, nor their respective agencies, or affiliates are responsible for lost, late, damaged, destroyed, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete, illegible entries or postage due mail. By participating in this Contest, entrants accept and agree to these Official Rules and the final judging criteria and results that will determine the winners. By participating, each winner agrees to allow use of his or her name, likeness, image, submitted sign, and/or photograph for inclusion in the list of winners, if applicable, and advertising this or similar promotions (including posting of first name and last initial on the web) without compensation, approval, notice, or review unless prohibited by law.

Unless prohibited by law, each Contestant is required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver and Publicity Release prior to participation in the Contest.  If any contestant is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, Host reserves the right to deny participation in the Contest and, if awarded, all prizes will be forfeited or, in Host’s sole discretion, may be awarded to an alternate winner selected by Host.  All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of winner.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. 

CONTESTANTS ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE RISKS OF PERSONAL INJURY, ILLNESS AND POSSIBLE LOSS OF LIFE, AND RISKS OF DAMAGE TO OR LOSS OF PERSONAL PROPERTY, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST.  CONTESTANTS VOLUNTARILY ENTER RIO WRAPS SOUTHWESTERN GRILL BURRITO EATING CONTEST AND ASSUME ALL OF THESE RISKS.  CONTESTANTS, BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST, HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE, AND AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS THE HOST, HOST’S FRANCHISEES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DISTRIBUTORS, LICENSORS, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTION AGENCIES AND ALL OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS, FROM AND AGAINST, ANY AND ALL RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHATSOEVER THAT THEY MAY HAVE, OR WHICH MAY ARISE, AGAINST ANY OF THEM FOR ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY MATTER, CAUSE OR THING WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY INJURY, LOSS, DAMAGE, WHETHER DIRECT, COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL, TO PERSON, INCLUDING DEATH, AND /OR PROPERTY, ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THEIR ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, OR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THIS CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED OR CONTEST-RELATED ACTIVITY.   EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROMOTION AND CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZES AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY AND WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND ANY JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS SHALL TAKE PLACE IN THE STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS WITHIN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, U.S.; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS, OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF POCKET COSTS INCURRED, INCLUDING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION AND/OR CONTEST, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS FEES; AND (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND EACH ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO, ANY PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND ANY OTHER DAMAGES OTHER THAN THE ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED.  ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CONTESTANT IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROMOTION, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAWS OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, U.S. WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ITS PRINCIPLES OF CONFLICTS OF LAWS.

Privacy Policy:  Information collected from entrants is subject to Rio Wraps Franchise Management, LLC’s Privacy Policy.

Winners List:  For a copy of the winners list, send your written request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Rio Wraps Southwestern Grill Burrito Eating Promotion Winners List, 2350 Franklin Road, Suite 120, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302. Requests must be received by February 28, 2007.

Rules:  For a copy of these Official Rules, please visit www.riowraps.com

Host: Rio Wraps Franchise Management, LLC, 2350 Franklin Road, Suite 120, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.

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