Employees of Wow Bao LLC (“Sponsor”), Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc., and affiliates of each of the foregoing, and each of their respective agencies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and members of their immediate families and household members of each are not eligible to participate.
No Purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win this contest. A purchase does not improve chances of winning. You must be 18 years of age at the beginning of the contest period to participate.
Entry/participation constitutes; your acceptance of these Official Rules, agreement that the decisions of the judges on all matters concerning this contest are final, agreement to sign Sponsor’s Waive and Release, and permission to use your name and likeness (photo or video) for advertising or publicity purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known without additional notice or compensation. Void where prohibited. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion. One preliminary round will be held each night for five nights at Wow Bao located at 1 West Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois October 23, 2017 through October 27, 2017. The championship round will take place at 1:30 PM Saturday November 2, 2017 at Wow Bao Water Tower Place located at 835 N. Michigan Avenue, Mezzanine Level, Chicago, Illinois. Participants in each preliminary round must be available to participate in the championship round on November 2, 2017 at 1:30pm at Wow Bao Water Tower Place, Mezzanine Level.
1. Each daily preliminary round shall be limited to the first ten participants to sign up on line. Prior to contest round participation, each participant must provide their cell phone number, email, agree to opt in to receive text messages and emails, and execute a Waiver and Release as provided by Sponsor. You may opt out of any/all communications at any time.
2. Each participant may participate in one preliminary round.
3. Participants in each preliminary round shall receive a Wow Bao gift certificate for one free Bao for every Bao they eat in the preliminary round (Approximate Retail Value of $2.00 each).
4. The first place winner of each preliminary round shall receive a Wow Bao T-Shirt (Approximate Retail Value of $10.00), a gift certificate for a Wow Bao catered lunch event for 20 people (Approximate Retail Value of $260.00) and qualify to advance to the championship round. The second place winner in each preliminary round shall receive a Wow Bao T-Shirt (Approximate Retail Value of $10.00), a gift certificate for a Wow Bao catered lunch event for 10 people (Approximate Retail Value of $180.00) and qualify to advance to the championship round. Should only one contestant sign up for a preliminary round, that contestant will automatically advance to the championship round. The championship round shall consist of the first and second place winners of each preliminary round and one press event finalist, if applicable, as determined in the sole discretion of the Sponsor.
5. Participants in the Championship Round shall receive one $10.00 Lettuce Entertain You Gift Card for each Bao they eat during the Championship Round.
6. The winner of the Championship round shall receive the Grand Prize, a six pack of Bao every day for one year (Approximate Retail Value of $4,380.00). Prizes are not transferrable and have no cash value.
7. Participants may choose any Bao flavor(s) available, excluding breakfast and dessert Bao flavor(s), for use during a contest round.
8. Participants in each round will have 2 minutes to completely eat as many Bao as possible according to the Sponsors guidelines to be provided, including but not limited to the following: Bao must be completely swallowed to count. Bao must not be touched or altered in any way once plated and placed in front of the participant prior to the start.
9. Each Participant will be given an adequate number of Bao to start. Uneaten Bao cannot be taken out.
10. Grand Prize Redemption. No prize substitutions allowed and no cash alternatives are available. Prizes are non-transferable. No prize includes alcoholic beverages. Participants and Winner agree to sign a waiver and fully release Sponsor, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, and/or misuse of any prize or participation in this promotion or in prize-related activities prior to participation in any preliminary round or any contest related activities. Participants acknowledge that neither the Sponsor nor its agents have made, nor are in any manner responsible or liable for, any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize. Except where prohibited by law, participation in this promotion and/or acceptance of any prize constitute permission to use participants’ and/or winner’s name, hometown and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, in any and all media now or hereafter known, without additional notice or compensation.
11. Participants assume any and all risks from participating in the contest and agree to release Sponsor, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. and each of their respective affiliates, employees, officers, and owners from any liability from injury or damages resulting from participation in the contest.
12. Walk in preliminary contestants will be allowed to participate if availability exists.
13. For the name of the winner, available after November 6, 2017, send a self-addressed stamped envelope by December 30, 2017 to Wow Bao LLC Bao Eating Contest, c/o Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. 5419 N. Sheridan Rd. Suite 105, Chicago, IL 60640. Sponsor: Wow Bao LLC.