Maggiano's Bliss List Contest 2014

Grand Prize: $5,000 Credit Toward Banquet Event at Maggiano's

Grand Prize: $5,000 Credit Toward Banquet Event at Maggiano's

+ 2 other prizes

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Open to Engaged Couples. Tell us about what you would like to do as a married couple. Provide us a list of the TOP 5 things you would like to experience together. These could be experiences, people you would like to meet, places you would like to visit, or skills that you would like to develop together. Submit a photo and essay in 250 words or less. We will be selecting finalists from the list of submissions. The winner will be based on the # of votes the submission receives online.
Be creative!

Maggiano's Weddings

Maggiano's is the perfect venue to host your wedding event including: engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions, or day-after brunches. Whether it's an intimate, candlelit ceremony and dinner or a lively reception with guests dancing the night away, Maggiano's Little Italy® can deliver that special day you've always dreamed of.

Contest Requirements

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Inc. You are providing your information to Maggiano's Little Italy® (a Brinker International, Inc. restaurant brand) and Brinker International Payroll Company, L.P., but not to Facebook. Upon entry, you will automatically be enrolled in the Maggiano's Little Italy® General Mailings database, from which you may unsubscribe at any time. The information you provide will only be used in accordance with the Maggiano's privacy policy which may be viewed at

The Maggiano's The Bliss List Contest (the Contest) entry period begins on January 3, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and ends on Thursday, February 28, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the Entry Period). All eligible entries will be Judged between 3/1-3/13/14 by a panel comprised of Sponsor employees (the "Judges") to determine up to ten (10) Finalists. Entries will be judged based on a predetermined judging criteria. The Finalists will be posted for public voting on March 14, 2014.

Public voting to determine the Grand Prize winner will begin on March 14, 2014 at 3:01 p.m. ET and ends on March 28, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET (the "Voting Period"). The entry with the most Votesat the end of the Voting Period, will be the Grand Prize Winner (the "Winner").
Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes. By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Brinker International Payroll Company, L.P., 6820 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75240 (the Sponsor) and COHEN-FRIEDBERG ASSOCIATES, LLC Framingham, MA 01702 (the Administrator), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all respects.

This Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are twenty one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry and who are engaged to be married. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Judges, Administrator, Contest prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, their advertising and Contest agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest (collectively, the Contest Entities), and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of the Sponsor. The Facebook database clock will be the timekeeper for this Contest.

The Judges will judge each entry based on the following equally weighted judging criteria:
Adherence to theme
Unique idea
Creative description
Creative Photography
Judges consist of select Maggiano's employees.

You may enter the Maggiano's The Bliss List Contest by completing the online Official Entry Form found [] during the Entry Period.
Enter the Contest by completing the entry form and uploading an original photo of you and your Finace(e) and an essay (not to exceed 250 words) telling us the top 5 things you like to experience during your marriage, checking the box indicating your agreement to the official rules and clicking on the button to submit your entry.

LIMIT: One entry per person over the Contest Period.

All entries are subject to verification and approval by the Sponsor. Entries that do not meet the requirements for the essay or photo specified below or otherwise do not comply with the Official Rules herein may be disqualified. Any attempted form of entry other than as described herein is void. Sponsor will determine in its sole discretion, what constitutes a valid entry. All materials submitted become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Contest if fraud or technical failures destroy the integrity of the Contest as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, and to award the prizes based on eligible entries received prior to the cancellation.

Requirements for Essay and Photo: Photos must be submitted in .JPG, .GIF, or .PNG format. Photos may not contain any copyrighted or trademarked elements other than elements owned by the entrant. Essays must not exceed 250 words in length. Essays that exceed 250 words will have 10 points deducted from the score issued by the Judges. Use of any copyright or trademark elements owned by a third party will result in disqualification of a submission, in the Sponsor's sole discretion. If a submission depicts any third party, you must have permission from that third party.

Entrant's Representations: By entering the essay and photo you represent and warrant that the submission does not infringe the rights of any third party and the submission has not been previously published in any medium.

Entry Notes: Once an entry has been submitted, Entrant cannot access/revise entry in any way. No essay, photo, title or description may be obscene, pornographic, violent, cruel, mean spirited, offensive in any manner, or in any other way not suitable to be published. If an entry falls into this category (at the Administrator's and or Judges sole discretion), their corresponding entry will become void. Entries made on another's behalf by any other individuals or any other entity, including but not limited to commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Contest. Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. By entering, all participants and/or entrants release the Sponsor, and administrator from and against all claims and damages arising in connection with each entrant's participation and/or entry in the Contest and/or his/herreceipt or use of the prize awarded in this Contest.

Sponsor is not responsible for problems downloading or uploading of any contest-related information to or from the web site or for any other technical malfunctions of electronic equipment, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer hardware or software failures, phone lines, failure of any electronic mail entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, traffic, congestion on the internet or the web site, or any other technical problems related to web site entries including telecommunication miscommunication or failure, and failed, lost, delayed, incomplete, garbled or misdirected communications which may limit an entrant's ability to participate in this Contest.

All eligible entries/photos (Finalists) will be posted on the Contest gallery at [] during the Voting Period. Participants may vote for the entry they like best by clicking on the Votebutton for the entry/photo. Limit: You may vote for each of the Finalists one (1) time per calendar day per person.

At the end of the Voting Period, the Entry with the greatest number of Voteswill be declared the Winner.


JUDGING (3/1/14-3/13/14):The Judges will judge each entry based on the following equally weighted judging criteria:
Adherence to theme
List of at least five experiences
Unique idea
Creative description
Creative Photography
The Grand Prize winner will be announced on or about April 4, 2014.

Only the prizes listed below will be awarded in this Contest.

One (1) Grand Prize: $5,000 Credit (maximum) towards a Rehearsal Dinner at any Maggiano's Restaurant of winner's choice. Rehearsal Dinner must be scheduled prior to 12/31/2014.

One (1) Second Prize: $3,500 Credit (maximum) towards a Rehearsal Dinner at any Maggiano's Restaurant of winner's choice. Rehearsal Dinner must be scheduled prior to 12/31/2014.

One (1) Third Prize: $1,500 Credit (maximum) towards a Bridal Shower/Brunch at any Maggiano's Restaurant of winner's choice. The Bridal Shower/Brunch must be scheduled by 12/31/2014.

Conduct of the Contest is under the supervision of the Administrator and the Judges. Prizewinners will be notified in person and/or by phone and/or by email or mail or express mail using the contact information provided at the time of entry. The potential prizewinners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/publicity and liability release, and return it properly executed, within (5) days of attempted notification as a condition of awarding the prize. The prizewinner must provide the Administrator with a properly completed and executed IRS Form W-9. Any prizewinner with a prize value of $600 or more will receive an IRS Form 1099-MISC. Sponsor shall have no liability for any potential prize winning notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential prizewinner does not respond within (5) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential prizewinner, an alternate winner may be selected. Alternate winner will be defined as the first runner-up as determined by the Judges. If any potential prizewinner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prizewinner will be disqualified and an alternate prizewinner may be selected. Once Maggiano's Little Italy provides the prizewinner information,

Acceptance of any Prize constitutes prizewinner's permission for the Contest Entities to use prizewinner's entry materials, name, photograph, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and complete address (collectively, the "Attributes"), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Contest Entities from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.

Each Entrant, Finalist, and Prize winners: (i) grants to the Sponsor, in perpetuity, a non-exclusive license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, edit or otherwise use his/her Photo, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the Contest or for any other reason; (ii) waives all moral rights in and to his/her Photo in favor of the Sponsor; and (iii) agrees to release and hold harmless the Releasees from and against any and all claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trade-mark infringement or any other intellectual property related cause of action that relate in any way to the Entry. The Sponsor/Administrator reserves the right, in its/their sole and absolute discretion and at any time during the Contest, to modify, edit or remove any Photo, if a complaint is received with respect to the Photo, or for any other reason. If such an action is necessary, then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to remove the Photo from the Contest.

The Grand Prize Winner further agree to make themselves available and pose for such photographs, recordings, and videotapes as Sponsor or its designees shall request at no additional expense, and the Grand Prize Winner understands, acknowledge, and agree that no such photographs, recordings, motion pictures, and videotapes or other uses of the prizewinner's name, likeness, and voice or any advertising copy, recording, or artwork will be submitted to the prizewinner and that the prizewinner will have no right of approval thereof.

Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to disparage, annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. No incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

Sponsor, Administrator, Facebook, Inc., and the Contest Entities are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases Sponsor, Administrator, Facebook, Inc., and the Contest Entities from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Contest; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest or the processing of entries; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Contest and (vi) use of any prize. For purposes of this Section 9, Sponsor shall include Sponsor, its parent company and any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries.

Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate federal or state court in the County of Dallas, the state of Texas; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Texas, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the state of Texas or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of Texas.

To obtain the name of the winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Maggiano's The Bliss List Contest, PO Box 2274, Framingham, MA 01703-2274. All such requests must be received by 4/6/2014.

Brinker International Payroll Company, L.P. All Rights Reserved.

Contest Timeline

Round nameStarts onEnds on
Submission roundJanuary 3, 2014 @ 12:00 AM (CST)February 28, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (CST)
Judging roundMarch 1, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (CST)March 13, 2014 @ 12:00 AM (CDT)
Voting roundMarch 14, 2014 @ 12:00 AM (CDT)March 28, 2014 @ 11:59 PM (CDT)