FoodKick Instagram Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

OFFICIAL RULES. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Submitting an entry constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Judges, which shall be final and binding on all matters relating to the Giveaway.

  1. Giveaway Timing: FoodKick Instagram Sweepstakes (the “Giveaway”) begins 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 6/7/2016 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/8/2016 (the “Giveaway Period”). Sponsor’s clock is the official timekeeping device for this Giveaway.
  1. Eligibility: The Giveaway is open only to legal U.S. residents, who are 18 years of age or older and who reside in the FoodKick delivery area in the states of NY and who have an iPhone or Android phone with a data plan and a valid public Instagram account. Employees of Fresh Direct (“Sponsor”), its officers, directors, members, shareholders and advertising and promotional agencies, including Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., and their respective affiliates and subsidiaries, and the immediate family members and people living in the same household of each are not eligible. Void where prohibited and subject to all federal, state and local laws. Void outside NY and where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all federal, state and local laws.
  1. How to Enter the Giveaway: During the Giveaway Period, you (“Entrant”) may enter the Giveaway on Instagram tagging an eligible Instagram user in the comment section of the FoodKick post. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on 6/8/2016. Normal phone/usage/subscription access charges imposed by your phone/device service provider will apply. Standard data and message rates may apply.
  1. Privacy: By providing this information, you authorize Sponsor: to collect, process and use such information for lawful, Sponsor business related purposes; to store your information at and transmit it to various locations throughout the world, either directly or through third party vendors, whether within the United States, or elsewhere. To learn more about our data collection and usage practices, please see our Privacy Statement at https://www.freshdirect.com/help/privacy_policy.jsp.
  1. Random Drawing: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Entries on or about 6/9/2016. Drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor, whose decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to the Giveaway. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible Entries received throughout the Giveaway Period.
  1. Prize: One (1) Grand Prize: Two (2) orders on FoodKick up to $50 each (ARV: $100.00). Gift cards are subject to restrictions and an expiration date may apply. Winner will be notified by direct message on Instagram from @FoodKick and required to respond within 48 hours of notification and confirmed via e-mail/mail. No substitution or transfer of prize is permitted. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and alternate selection. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of prize will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value for the prize.
  1. General Rules: By participating in the Giveaway, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Judges. All Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address registered to the Instagram account that submitted the Entry. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. The Sponsor and Giveaway Entities (defined below)—and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, professional advisors, and agents—are not responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or Entries; (b) telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Giveaway disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Giveaway. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel the Giveaway if any aspect of the Giveaway becomes technically corrupted, and conduct a random drawing to select the Grand Prize winner from the eligible Entries received prior to cancellation. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual that tampers or attempts to tamper with the Entry process or the operation of the Giveaway; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the fairness, proper play, or legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  1. Sponsor’s Rights to Entries: For the good and valuable consideration of participating in the Giveaway and having your Entry considered for use by Sponsor, or any of their websites and/or as otherwise detailed below, sufficiency of which, you hereby acknowledge, you hereby grant to Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, brands, subsidiaries, successors, licensees, agents and agencies and those they may designate from time to time (all of the foregoing, the “Giveaway Entities”), a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable and transferable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, edit, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, display, and perform such Entry, in whole or in part, in any media, format or technology, whether now known or later discovered, and in any manner including all promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity, and commercial uses and ancillary uses thereof, without any further notice or payment to or permission needed from you (except where prohibited by law). You also hereby grant to the Giveaway Entities an unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sublicensable and transferable right to use your name, likeness, Entry, nickname, user name, Instagram user name, and biographical information (collectively “Personal Content”) as contained in your Entry, in composite or distorted form or as otherwise incorporated into other creative works of authorship, in any media, format or technology, whether now known or later discovered, and in any manner including all promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity, and commercial uses and ancillary uses thereof, without any further notice or payment to or permission needed from you (except where prohibited by law). Without limitation of the foregoing, submission of an Entry constitutes your agreement that the Giveaway Entities are permitted (but are not obligated) to display the Entry online (whether on Giveaway Entities’ web pages, applications or on third party web pages or applications), to incorporate the Entry in online and offline promotional advertising, marketing, and/or other commercial materials, and to reproduce, adapt and distribute the Entry in all media now known or later developed. In addition, you hereby grant to the Sponsor a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable and transferable right and license in and to all rights, titles, and interests that you may be deemed to have in any reproduction, product, or derivative work using or incorporating the Entry. You represent and warrant that: (i) the Entry and the use of your Entry contemplated in these Official Rules does not and will not infringe on any copyright or trademark or any other third-party right (personal, proprietary, or otherwise) or violate any applicable law or regulation, (ii) you have the right to grant any and all necessary rights and licenses provided herein, including without limitation, all necessary copyright, trademark and other related rights to the Entry and Personal Content, free and clear of all claims and encumbrances and without violating the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation any right of privacy or publicity or any other personal or proprietary right. You waive any right to inspect or approve uses of the Entry or to be compensated for any such uses.
  1. Liability Release: By entering the Giveaway, you (on behalf of yourself and your successors, assigns, and representatives) release and hold harmless Sponsor, Instagram, Don Jagoda Associates, Inc., and all Giveaway Entities (and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, professional advisors, agents, retailers, shareholders, members, and representatives) from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Giveaway, your Entry, or delivery, mis-delivery, acceptance, possession, or use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, intellectual property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Without limitation of the foregoing, in no event will you be entitled to, and you waive any right to, enjoin, restrain or interfere with use of the Entry or your Personal Content as permitted hereunder or the exploitation of any of the Giveaway Entities’ rights hereunder. You further agree to release and indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Giveaway Entities from any and all claims that any commercial, advertising, presentation, web content or any other material subsequently produced, presented, and/or prepared by or on behalf of Giveaway Entities infringes on your rights as contained in the Entry. You agree that you shall have no right of approval, no claim to compensation or benefit, and no claim (including, without limitation, claims based upon invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, defamation, or right or publicity) arising out of any use of Entry or Personal Content or any editing, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in partial or composite form, whether or not intentional.
  1. Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction: This Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Giveaway will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in New York, NY. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of New York and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of New York. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Giveaway and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
  1. Winner: For the name of the winner, available after 6/9/2016, for a period of at least 30 days, visit blog.freshdirect.com. 
  1. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Giveaway is Fresh Direct, LLC, 23-30 Borden Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101.

The Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Fresh Direct, LLC and not to Instagram. The information you provide will only be used in connection with this Giveaway or in connection with promotional or other activities of Fresh Direct, LLC.

 

Cheers to the long weekend!

Water

The Tot & Tonic

Memorial Day welcomes us into the summer season with backyard barbeques, poolside parties, and get-togethers galore! Be prepared to welcome your guests with a couple of easy cocktails perfect for summer sipping.

We find our spirits in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at New York Distilling Company. The distillery produces two brilliant gins that will highlight your cocktail hour- Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin and Dorothy Parker American Gin. Different botanicals and alcoholic strengths separate these gins stylistically while they share an artisan spirit of New York City’s fascinating historical culture….

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66% of Dieticians Choose Vegetables and Seafood for Grill This Summer

Annual FreshDirect Food Seasonality Survey Reveals New Summer Food Trends and Challenges With Freshness

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–(Marketwired – May 17, 2013) – With hamburgers and hotdogs leading the world of grilling, it’s easy to forget that there is life beyond the bun. Yet popular online grocer FreshDirect’s annual Food Seasonality Survey reveals that 66 percent of registered dieticians rate vegetables (35 percent) and seafood (31 percent) as their preferred grilling choice this summer, followed by beef (18 percent) and poultry (16 percent). However, while Dieticians prefer grilling vegetables and seafood, more than 75 percent say these items are the most challenging foods to consistently find fresh, and 58 percent of dieticians cite freshness as the number one factor in achieving good flavor during food preparation.

“Dieticians are joining the ranks of Americans calling for freshness from their local food suppliers, and in the process they’re reinforcing something we’ve long believed: there is a fundamental disconnect in our food system,” said David McInerney, FreshDirect co-founder and food sourcing expert. “At FreshDirect we tackle this critical issue head-on, making fresh and healthy food easier to find, buy, prepare and eat. We do this by forging sincere and sustainable relationships with hundreds of farmers, ranchers and fishermen throughout the world to source the best tasting, healthiest, freshest foods for our customers. Our online delivery model allows us to create hyper-local, farm-to-table food systems that result in healthy relationships between consumers, their food, their farmers, and their world.”…

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FreshDirect Joins Jamie Oliver’s National Food Revolution Day

FreshDirect Stands Up for Real Food and Better Food Education, Donates a Portion of Weekly Sales to Oliver’s Cause

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY–(Marketwired – May 16, 2013) – FreshDirect, the leading online retailer of fresh foods and grocery items, announced today that the company will lend its support to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, taking place worldwide on Friday, May 17, 2013. Food Revolution Day is based on a national movement to change the way America eats. Through Food Revolution Day, Oliver is bringing together millions of people to inspire the nation to fight obesity with better food. At the core of Food Revolution Day is a powerful strategy to get people cooking again, whether it be in their schools, homes, workplaces or communities.

As a sign of support for Food Revolution Day, FreshDirect is donating a percentage of their May 14, 2013 weekly sales to the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. FreshDirect is also promoting the cause on its website through banner ads and a fresh produce picks list that encourages customers to choose fresh, healthy foods. Additionally, FreshDirect is hosting an employee potluck lunch where employees can share their love of food, cooking skills and food knowledge….

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FreshDirect kicked off the inaugural Green Angel Fund Challenge!

Green Angel Fund

Green Angel Fund Kick-off

Yesterday, students at the Sustainability Workshop School in South Philadelphia and today, students at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the Bronx presented their plans to create the nation’s most innovative hydroponic garden (based on yield and eco-friendly design) to John Leeman, FreshDirect CMO. …

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A Tale of Two Cities: Philadelphia’s Sustainability Workshop School and NYC’s John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School Go Head-to-Head in FreshDirect’s Green Angel Fund Challenge

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Mayor Michael Bloomberg Make Wager That Their City’s School Will Create Winning Hydroponic Garden

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY– Online grocer FreshDirect, announced today the inaugural launch of its Green Angel Fund Challenge, an urban agriculture focused competition between the Sustainability Workshop School in Philadelphia run by Simon Hauger, and the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the Bronx run by Marc Donald with support provided by Stephen Ritz of the Green Bronx Machine.

The schools will each be guided by farmer mentors and compete to develop the nation’s most innovative hydroponic garden (based on yield and eco-friendly design), as part of a broader mission to solve inner-city food and farming issues — with the chance to win $10,000 along the way. The competition is being hosted and funded by FreshDirect, an online grocery retailer dedicated to changing the relationship people have with food, freshness and farmers. The Green Angel Fund was inspired by FreshDirect’s mission to continually drive environmental sustainability innovation. It is one of the first seed funds specifically focused on launching student-developed green ventures….

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Cheers to Derby Day!

Mint Julep

Mint Julep

Derby Day is upon us! Place your bets and break out your cocktail equipment because it’s time to make some festive cocktails for the occasion!

We start with the classic.  The Mint Julep is the quintessential tipple for Derby Day and it’s fairly simple to make.

The Mint Julep calls for four ingredients- bourbon, mint, sugar, and water.  When entertaining on Derby Day, be sure to start with this cocktail and you and your guests will be off to the races!

We look to Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Bourbon as the base of the drink. Its richness and balance is the perfect setting for The Perfect Julep….

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Cinco de Mayo Cemitas Celebración!

Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is celebrated for 2 reasons? For those in the United States, it is a celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. In Mexico, it is the celebration of the victory at the Battle of Puebla. This year, I decided to have a celebración that high-lighted the best both worlds.

Chicken cemitas- Cinco de Mayo

Non-Traditional Chicken Cemitas

For my fiesta I had a “Make Your Own Cemitas” bar! I prepared all the ingredients earlier (with a lot of help from the FreshDirect Heat & Eat Department), leaving me with plenty of time to enjoy the fiesta stress free. I gave my guests the option of creating a traditional cemitas (by leaving a recipe card on the table) or allowing them to go for something a little bit more inspirado….

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