We get it- that pizza place is more than your favorite lunch spot. It's a dream realized. That chef on the line is more than an excellent cook. She's a cornerstone of your community.
So tell us about it. Use social media to nominate the Black-owned restaurants that you think should get $25,000 each.
We know that when the businesses we love are impacted, the people and neighborhoods that rely on them are too. That's why we're giving $5 Million to support Black-owned restaurants. Because the strength of our communities matters.
You'll find co-owner Chef John Hall making nationally-recognized pizzas in this converted 1950s post office.
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Use social media to nominate a Black-owned restaurant, through October. You can submit up to five nominations per social media channel.
On Twitter: Tag the restaurant and @Discover and use hashtags #EatItForward and #Sweepstakes in your post to submit your nomination.
On Instagram: Post a photo and make sure you tag the restaurant and @Discover and use hashtags #EatItForward and #Sweepstakes to submit your nomination.
On Facebook: Leave a comment with the name of the restaurant on posts on the Discover page that asks for nominations for the #EatItForward program.
Each week we'll randomly draw award recipients from all the nominees that have been entered to that point. There will be 200 different restaurants that will receive a $25,000 award.
Once a nomination is submitted, it will be included in every subsequent drawing. Each restaurant/owner is eligible to receive one award.
Our company was founded on a belief in doing the right thing. This year, COVID-19 hurt the restaurant industry—especially Black-owned businesses—and has disproportionately impacted the Black community. We support Black-owned restaurants as part of our commitment to fighting systemic racism and injustice and driving change to create a diverse, inclusive and equitable place for people to work and live.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR RECEIVE A PRIZE. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF RECEIVING A PRIZE. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to all federal, state and local laws.
Overview of The Discover Eat It Forward Program:
We want to solicit your assistance in nominating Black-owned restaurants that you know of that could use a $25,000 award (hereinafter referred to as "Prize"). Black-owned restaurants of all sizes and located anywhere in the U.S./D.C./U.S. Territories and Possessions, that you have tried, loved, or simply know of could be eligible. Even if you’re not sure if the restaurant is 50% or more black owned, go ahead and nominate them. We will confirm whether or not they are eligible.
Eligibility: Nomination Eligibility: The Discover Eat It Forward Program (the "Program") nomination process is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories and Possessions, who are at least the age of majority in his/her/their state of residence at the time of entry. Winning Restaurant Eligibility: Winning restaurants must be at least 50% Black-owned ["Restaurant(s)"]. Restaurants must be located in one of the 50 United States, Washington, D.C. or U.S. Territories and Possessions and must meet the requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Employees of Discover Products, Inc., Post Office Pies, LLC, Rodney Scotts BBQ, LLC, Back in the Day Bakery LLC, and any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies, and members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household (whether or not related) are not eligible to nominate/enter or win. For purposes of the Program, a "Restaurant" is defined as an establishment that prepares and sells ready to eat food that may be consumed on the premises or be taken away for later consumption. "Restaurant" includes full-service restaurants, cafes, fast food locations, ice cream shops, bakeries, food trucks, food concessions and coffee shops, bars, wineries and cocktail lounges that prepare and sell ready to eat food. "Restaurant" does not include, workplace cafeterias, movie theater concession stands or ready to eat food sections at grocery stores, supermarkets or convenience stores.
The Program is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Program. Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants and winning Restaurants.
Sponsor: Discover Products, Inc. 2500 Lake Cook Road, Riverwoods, IL 60015.
Timing: The Program begins on July 6, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET"), ends on October 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the "Program Period"), and consists of seventeen (17) weekly entry periods (each a "Weekly Entry Period") as set forth below.
|Entry Period||Start Date (at 12:00 a.m. ET)||End Date (at 11:59 p.m. ET)||Random Drawing Date|
|1||July 6, 2020||July 12, 2020||July 13, 2020|
|2||July 13, 2020||July 19, 2020||July 20, 2020|
|3||July 20, 2020||July 26, 2020||July 27, 2020|
|4||July 27, 2020||August 2, 2020||August 3, 2020|
|5||August 3, 2020||August 9, 2020||August 10, 2020|
|6||August 10, 2020||August 16, 2020||August 17, 2020|
|7||August 17, 2020||August 23, 2020||August 24, 2020|
|8||August 24, 2020||August 30, 2020||August 31, 2020|
|9||August 31, 2020||September 6, 2020||September 8, 2020|
|10||September 7, 2020||September 13, 2020||September 14, 2020|
|11||September 14, 2020||September 20, 2020||September 21, 2020|
|12||September 21, 2020||September 27, 2020||September 28, 2020|
|13||September 28, 2020||October 4, 2020||October 5, 2020|
|14||October 5, 2020||October 11, 2020||October 12, 2020|
|15||October 12, 2020||October 18, 2020||October 19, 2020|
|16||October 19, 2020||October 25, 2020||October 26, 2020|
|17||October 26, 2020||October 31, 2020||November 2, 2020|
How to Nominate a Restaurant: During the Program Period, enter via Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram (each, a "Social Media Platform"), as instructed below for a chance to have the Restaurant you nominated receive a $25,000 check. PRIZES WILL ONLY BE AWARDED TO RESTAURANTS; ENTRANTS DO NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A PRIZE. The individual submitting the entry is referred to in the Official Rules as an "entrant".
Further, Submissions must not misrepresent the Program, including but not limited to nomination eligibility and winning Restaurant eligibility.
Any Submission that, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion, violates any of the above, the Official Rules or representations or warranties of entrant may be disqualified from the Program. In the event that an entry or Submission is edited, removed and/or disqualified, entrant is not relieved from responsibility for compliance with these Official Rules. Entrants acknowledge and agree that Sponsor has the right to edit, adapt, modify, reproduce, promote and otherwise use or not use (or remove) any entry, Submission or posting in any way it sees fit without notification, further consent or payment of any kind.
ENTRIES REPRESENT SOLELY THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF ENTRANTS, NOT THOSE OF SPONSOR. SPONSOR EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONJUNCTION WITH REVIEWING, MODERATING OR MONITORING ENTRIES.
Drawings/Winning Restaurant Notification: A representative of the Sponsor will randomly select the potential winning entries from all eligible entries received during the Program Period, on or around the dates listed above in Rule 3. Non-winning entries will carry over into subsequent Weekly Entry Period drawing(s). If there are an insufficient number of eligible entries to award all the Prizes available in a Weekly Entry Period, Prizes will be awarded in subsequent Weekly Entry Period drawing(s). Sponsor’s representative will make an attempt to notify the potential winning Restaurants (as indicated in the winning entries) by direct message on the applicable Social Media Platform or by phone/email and an owner of the Restaurant will be identified. If there is any ambiguity as to the Restaurant identity, the entrant who nominated the Restaurant will be requested to confirm specific Restaurant identity. Potential winning Restaurants will be required to email a Sponsor representative within 72 hours of the initial direct message. An owner of each potential winning Restaurant will then be required to digitally and securely sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability Waiver and Publicity Release ("Declaration") (except for residents in Tennessee where a Publicity Release is not required) which must be received within three (3) days of the date of notice or attempted notice is sent, to claim their Prize. If a potential winning Restaurant cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Declaration or provide any other requested information within the required time period, or the Prize is returned as undeliverable, the potential winning Restaurant forfeits their opportunity to receive the Prize. Receiving a Prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. In the event that a potential winning Restaurant is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable Prize to an alternate winning Restaurant by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received for that Weekly Entry Period’s drawing. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held for each Prize, after which any remaining Prizes will be distributed to Black-owned Restaurants selected by Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Remaining prizes will be distributed at Sponsor’s sole discretion within 6-8 weeks from the end of the Program Period. Prize will be fulfilled within approximately 1-3 weeks after the winning Restaurant is officially confirmed. Sponsor reserves the right to (but is not obligated to) conduct a background check on all winning Restaurants and the respective Restaurant owners and operators and reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Restaurants based on the results of such background check, if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that awarding the Prize to such Restaurant might reflect negatively on Sponsor or the Program.
Prizes: TWO HUNDRED (200) PRIZES [Eleven (11) awarded per Weekly Entry Period with the exception of the last Weekly Entry Period, for which there will be Twenty-four (24) Prizes awarded]: A $25,000 check made payable to the qualified Restaurant.
The total value of all Prizes is $5,000,000.
Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winning Restaurants are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with Prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received by the end of each Weekly Entry Period, during the Program Period. Limit: one (1) Prize per Restaurant/owner.
General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Program, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Program, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and in the event of cancellation, applicable Prizes will be awarded in separate random drawings from among all eligible entries received through/by the end of each Weekly Entry Period prior to cancellation. Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and their agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen or misdirected entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, garbled transmissions or miscommunications, telephone transmission problems; computer or software malfunctions or damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware); technical failures; or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise. Proof of sending or submission of entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor. If a court of competent jurisdiction deems any provision of these Official Rules invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted and the remaining provisions of the Official Rules shall remain in full force and effect.
WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR APPLICATION ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE AND SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process and/or the legitimate operation of the Program; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If, for any reason, the Program is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect entries and (a) modify the Program or suspend the Program to address the impairment and then resume the Program in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award the applicable Prizes at random from among all eligible entries received by the end of each Weekly Entry Period prior to cancellation up to the time of the impairment.
Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in this Program, entrants agree that Sponsor, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, and marketing agencies (the "Released Parties") are 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 Program; (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 Program; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Program or the processing of Submissions/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 Program or receipt or use or misuse of any Prize. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM ENTRANTS AND WINNING RESTAURANTS’ OWNERS OR OPERATORS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND SHALL BE HELD HARMLESS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR PROPERTY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, MISUSE, OR USE OF THE PRIZE, ENTRY, OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM OR IN ANY PROGRAM RELATED ACTIVITY, OR ANY CLAIMS BASED ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, PUBLICITY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY. THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IF ANY PRIZE CANNOT BE AWARDED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, DELAYS, OR INTERRUPTIONS DUE TO ACTS OF GOD, PANDEMICS, EPIDEMICS, ACTS OF WAR, NATURAL DISASTERS, WEATHER, OR TERRORISM.
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM AND/OR ACCEPTING A PRIZE, ENTRANTS AND WINNING RESTAURANTS’ OWNERS OR OPERATORS AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, DAMAGES, OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR DAMAGES TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH, OR TO PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF ACCESS TO AND USE OF ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY SUCH SITE.
Publicity/Rights in Respect to Submissions. EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW, ENTRANTS AND WINNING RESTAURANTS’ OWNERS OR OPERATORS GRANT TO SPONSOR, ITS AFFILIATES, VENDORS AND AGENCIES (WHICH GRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED IN WRITING ON REQUEST OF SPONSOR) THE RIGHT AND PERMISSION TO PRINT, PUBLISH, BROADCAST AND USE, WORLDWIDE, IN ANY MEDIA NOW KNOWN OR HEREAFTER DEVELOPED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB, AT ANY TIME OR TIMES, THE ENTRY, THE SUBMISSION, THE WINNING RESTAURANT’S NAME AND TRADEMARKS, THE FACEBOOK USER NAME, TWITTER HANDLE AND INSTAGRAM USERNAME OF THE ENTRANT, THE WINNING RESTAURANT AND THE OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE WINNING RESTAURANT AND ANY INDICIA OF IDENTITY OF THE ENTRANT AND THE WINNING RESTAURANT’S OWNERS AND OPERATORS, INCLUDING NAMES, IMAGES, PICTURES, VOICES, STATEMENTS, LIKENESSES AND BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION FOR ANY PURPOSE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION ADVERTISING, TRADE, AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES (INCLUDING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNING RESTAURANT ON TELEVISION OR RADIO BROADCAST AND IN OTHER MEDIA) WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATION, COMPENSATION, PERMISSION, OR NOTIFICATION. By participating in the Program, you agree that (a) you have read or had read to you these Official Rules and you understand them and are in agreement with them, (b) you have received express, written permission to submit the photo as part of your entry from all persons appearing in the photo, (c) you have received permission to use the name of the restaurant and any images of or related to the restaurant; and (d) you grant to Sponsor the rights contemplated in the Official Rules. By submitting a Submission in connection with the Program you represent and warrant to Sponsor that (i) your Submission is your own original work, that you own the copyright in such photo (i.e., you were the photographer) and that you have the sole right to submit it to the Program; (ii) your Submission does not violate in any way rights of third parties, including but not limited to copyright and other intellectual property, privacy or publicity / personality rights; (iii) your Submission does not violate any applicable laws; (iv) you have obtained all necessary licenses or permissions from all applicable third parties required for the production and submission of the Submission in the Program and use by Sponsor as contemplated in these Official Rules; (v) the posting, copying, modifying, reproduction, public performance and communication and/or display of your Submission or other use by Sponsor, or those deriving rights through Sponsor, will not violate the rights of any parties or otherwise breach any provision of any applicable law or regulation; (vi) Sponsor has your irrevocable permission for the posting of any and all information and content included in your Submission in connection with any permitted use of your Submission; and (vii) use, posting copying, modifying, reproduction, public performance and communication of the Submission or any part of the Submission provided by you in any manner in connection with the Program or as otherwise permitted by these Official Rules may be made without any notice, review, approval, consideration or compensation (except for any awarded prize as contemplated in these Official Rules), regardless of whether your Submission is a winning Submission. By submitting your Submission in connection with the Program, you agree to and thereby irrevocably waive any and all moral rights that exist in your Submission and any derivative works made therefrom. All entrants hereby grant to Sponsor an everlasting, royalty-free, assignable, irrevocable, unrestricted license to use, utilize, replicate, alter, adapt, modify, publish, perform, broadcast, or otherwise communicate to the public in any media, throughout the world, translate, produce derivative works from, distribute, present, display, sublicense and exercise all copyright and other intellectual property and other rights with respect to each Submission worldwide and/or to include, in part or in whole, each Submission in other works in any media now known or later created, anywhere and forever, including in connection with promoting Sponsor, without further review, notice, approval, consideration or compensation. Except where legally prohibited, by submitting your Submission you irrevocably agree that your name and city and state or jurisdiction of residence may be used in connection with the permitted use of the rights contemplated by this paragraph. Sponsor may, at its election, post Submissions on any of their social media sites or elsewhere, with or without attribution.
Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrants/winning owners/operators agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Program or any Prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois or the appropriate State Court located in Cook County, Illinois; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Program, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant, winning owners or winning operators be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant, winning owner, winning operator 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/winning owners/winning operators and Sponsor in connection with the Program, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.
Official Rules and Winners List: For a copy of the Official Rules, visit EatItForwardTerms.com. For a list of winning Restaurants, available for thirty (30) days after November 21, 2020, send an email to: Winners@EatItForwardTerms.com with WINNERS & 11-2681-09 as the subject line. Winners List will be sent after all Prizes have been awarded.
The Program is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Discover Products, Inc. and not to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The information you provide will only be used in connection with this Program or in connection with promotional or other activities of Discover Products, Inc.