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Contest begins September 10, 2009 and ends November 30, 2009. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., E.T., on November 30, 2009 to be eligible to win. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor: Meredith Corporation, 1716 Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

ENTRY: Visit www.familycirclepromo.com and complete the registration form, then submit your original macaroni and cheese recipe. Recipes must include at least one (1) Kraft cheese product as an ingredient. Recipes must be written by entrant, non-professional, unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.

LIMIT: One (1) entry per person per email address. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject and/or disqualify any entries that are obscene, defamatory, profane, offensive, lewd, pornographic, false, misleading, deceptive, or otherwise inconsistent with its editorial standards, audience expectations, or reputational interests or that Sponsor believes may violate any applicable law or regulation or the rights of any third party. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to verify any element of any entry or related materials and to disqualify any entrant whose participation may subject the contest, Sponsor, or Sponsor's advertisers, clients, or customers to controversy, negative publicity, scorn, or ridicule.

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter, except employees of Sponsor and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion and/or their respective agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and members of their immediate families or persons residing at the same address.

WINNER SELECTION: On or about January 15, 2010 entries will be selected from among all eligible entries by qualified judges appointed by Sponsor based on Taste (25%), Simplicity (25%), Appearance (25%) and Use of a Kraft cheese product (25%). In the event of a tie, a qualified panel of judges will determine the winner based on overall appeal of the recipe. Potential winners will be notified by email or phone and the prizes delivered on or about February 15, 2010. Sponsor reserves the right to request additional information from entrants. Decisions of judges are final and binding in all respects.

PRIZING: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package including an American express gift card for $1,000.00 towards groceries, plus twenty (20) Kraft cheese manufacturer coupons worth a one (1) year's supply of Kraft Natural Cheese, total retail value of grand prize package $1,067.80. Five (5) Runner Up winners will each receive twenty (20) Kraft cheese manufacturer coupons worth a one (1) year's supply of Kraft Natural Cheese, retail value $67.80 each. Total of all prizes awarded $1,406.80. Each coupon is redeemable for one (1) 8 oz. or less package of Kraft Natural Cheese. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if prize cannot be awarded as described. Sponsor will determine all elements of prize in its sole discretion. Prize may not be assigned, transferred, changed or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee express or implied. Sponsor disclaims all and any liability for the actual provision, quality or nature of any third party product or service accepted by the winner. The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.

CONDITIONS/WARRANTIES: Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules and agree that if any winner fails to provide proof of identity, refuses to provide required affidavit, is found to have violated the Official Rules or otherwise does not meet eligibility criteria, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this promotion and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the contest or in the announcement of the prize. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.

By entering this contest, you represent, warrant, and agree that all recordings, copyrights, trademarks, ideas, concepts, acts, poses and performances, including, without limitation, all material composed, added, created, or interpolated by you, from the inception of creation and irrespective of stage of development or completion, that you submit or that are incorporated into your entry (collectively, "Work"), does not infringe upon or misappropriate any statutory or common law copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, is not libelous or defamatory, and does not violate any other third party rights, including rights of privacy and publicity. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Sponsor, its officers, agents, contractors, and employees, from and against any and all third party actions, suits, proceedings, claims, demands, losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including legal costs and reasonable attorneys' fees) it may incur or be liable for based upon or arising out of the foregoing representations and warranties. By entering the contest, you grant Sponsor the right to use, re-use, reproduce, distribute, re-distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, print, publish, broadcast, host, store, cache, download, stream, or comment on the Work throughout the universe, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the contest, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to you or any person or entity, including without limitation any third party company or other company entitled to your exclusive performing services or any other rights with respect to your performing services, or any union or guild. You also agree to execute any and all documents required to effect the grant of such rights to Sponsor. You further hereby agree that you will not seek (1) to challenge, through the courts, administrative governmental bodies, private organizations, or in any other manner the rights of Sponsor to exploit the Work by any means whatsoever or (2) to thwart, hinder or subvert the intent of the grants to Sponsor herein and/or the collection by Sponsor of any proceeds relating to the rights conveyed hereunder.

PRIVACY: Registration for Sponsor's familycircle.com website is required to enter the Sweepstakes. When you register, we collect personally identifying information about you, including your name, mailing address, and email address. The information that you provide will be added to a centralized Sponsor database so that you will simultaneously be registered for Sponsor's other websites as well. By entering and providing the required registration information, you acknowledge that Sponsor may send you information, samples, or special offers it believes may be of interest to you about its publications or other complementary goods offered by Sponsor. Sponsor may also include your name and postal address in postal address lists that Sponsor sells or rents to third parties for marketing purposes. For more information about how Sponsor uses the information you provide, see Sponsor's privacy policy at www.familycircle.com. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS PROMOTION.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited, by participating Contest entrants agree that: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant(s) and Sponsors and their agents shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction. Entrant agrees that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of New York and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. Except where prohibited, by participating in this Contest, entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest, or awarding of the prizes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any participant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim 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. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.

OTHER: Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures; or any other reason. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of the rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this promotion if not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention or force majeure. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winner(s) from among all eligible entries received prior to date of cancellation. The use of automated entry systems or any other conduct that impedes the integrity of the contest is prohibited. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.

GENERAL: Except where prohibited by law: (i) entry constitutes permission to use winners' entry, name, hometown, voice, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this contest for editorial, public relations, promotional and advertising purposes on behalf of Sponsor without compensation; (ii) potential winners will be required to complete and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Ownership/Liability Release, Publicity Release, and Assignment of All Rights in Pre-Existing Work within ten (10) days of notification or the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. If winner notification is returned as undeliverable, the entry with the next highest score may become an alternate winner. By participating and winning a prize, winner releases Sponsor, and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability with respect to the prize won and participation in the contest. Subject to all U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Taxes on prizes are sole responsibility of winners. For winners' names, available after January 15, 2010, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Family Circle, 125 Park Avenue, 19th floor, Department MR, New York, NY 10017. VT residents may omit return postage.