Terms & Conditions


The Cook Like Nonna Contest is giving Canadians a chance to win an authentic Italian cooking class for two in Italy. Home chefs simply have to show how they serve risotto, the quintessential Italian dish, take a pic and share that pic on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #CookLikeNonna for a chance to win.

The Cook Like Nonna Contest (the “Contest”) is brought to you by Riso Gallo (the “Sponsor”). Riso Bello is the name brand for the product line available in Canada. By entering, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions below. Contest begins at 12:00 E.D.T. on November 14, 2016 for residents of Quebec and on October 24, 2016 for residents of all other Canadian provinces and ends at 11:59 E.D.T. on February 28, 2017 (“Contest Period”).

1. Eligibility: Contest is open to all Canadian residents having reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory of residence prior to the Contest Period (an “Eligible Participant”). Employees, representatives or agents of Sponsor, and each of the foregoing entity’s subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising and promotional agencies, and members of the immediate family (parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they are domiciled) of any of the aforementioned and persons with whom any of the aforementioned are domiciled are not eligible to enter the Contest.

2. How to Enter
Online access and a Facebook or Instagram account are required in order to participate. To enter, follow Riso Bello and post a photo on Facebook or Instagram of your use of risotto using the hashtag #CookLikeNonna in the post. Each photo of a dish shared via a public post or posted on Instagram from an Eligible Participant’s single account containing the hashtag during the Contest Period will count as one Contest entry (an “Eligible Entry”). Those Eligible Participants who fail to properly include or spell the hashtag accurately will not qualify their post as an Eligible Entry. Participants who are not following @Risobello account on Facebook OR Instagram will not be eligible to win. Photos can only be used once on all the social media platforms. Duplicate entries, or near duplicate entries, will result in disqualification from the Contest, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Multiple posts of the same entry will not be accepted.

Eligible Participants must provide Eligible Entries using a single account and Eligible Participants found to be using multiple accounts will be considered ineligible and disqualified from the Contest. Automated tweets or tweets and Instagram posts sent via a bot will be disqualified. Automated and/or repetitive electronic submissions (including but not limited to entries made using any script, macro, bot or Contest service) will be automatically disqualified and transmissions from these or related Twitter or Instagram accounts may be blocked. Participants acknowledge the non-responsibility of Twitter, Inc. and Instagram, LLC, its officers, directors, employees and agents with regards to all aspects of the Contest. This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with either Facebook, Inc. or Instagram, LLC. Participants understand that all Contest information is provided to the Sponsor and not to Facebook, Inc. or Instagram, LLC.

If the identity of an entrant is disputed, the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the applicable social media account submitted at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant. The individual assigned to the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address is considered the authorized account holder. A selected entrant may be required to provide proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the selected entry. All entries must be submitted from a valid Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account that may be identified by reverse domain name search. The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry in this Contest will be the Contest server machine(s).

You must be the owner of any content which you post in connection with the Contest, and you hereby represent and warrant that the posting and use of your entry/entries does not violate, misappropriate or infringe on the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights.

Submission materials must not: (a) contain defamatory words/statements (including words or symbols that are widely considered offensive to individuals of a certain race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic group); (b) threaten any person, place, business, or group; (c) disparage persons or organizations associated with the Sponsor; (d) invade privacy or other rights of any person, firm, or entity; (e) contain/reference (as applicable) material that is in any way unlawful, in violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, provincial or municipal laws and regulations where the submission is created; (f) contain/reference (as applicable) material that is inappropriate, indecent (including but not limited to nudity or pornography), profane, obscene, hateful, tortuous, slanderous or libelous; and (g) contain/reference (as applicable) any persons or organizations without their prior express written permission (collectively the “Submission Conditions”).

Where applicable, the entry materials must be created in a safe and lawful manner. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to (a) revise submission materials, or request the entrants to revise and resubmit the submission materials in order to make such submission materials compliant with these Submission Conditions, (b) remove any submission materials which are deemed inappropriate according to the Sponsor; and (c) disqualify any individual who is found: (i) to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest; (ii) to be acting in violation of the Rules; or (iii) to be acting in an un-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner; (iv) to be in violation of any of the Submission Conditions specified above; or (iv) to be engaging in any other offensive conduct that jeopardizes the integrity and/or administration of the Contest, which shall be determined at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.

4. Grand Prize:
There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won consisting of two (2) round-trip tickets (economy airfare) from the airport in the Canadian city closest to the winner’s residence to Milan, Italy between March 15, 2017 and December 15, 2017. The two (2) plane tickets must not exceed $2400 CDN after taxes. The Grand Prize also includes: (a) three nights stay in Italy – two in Milan at Hotel KING on the first and third day of the trip (or one of similar value costing no more than $550 CDN for the two nights stay) as well as one night stay in Vercelli, HOTEL IL GIARDINETTO located in the Northern part of Italy, approximately 70 km from Milan, near the rice fields (or one of similar value costing no more than $175 per night); (b) Visit of the Riso Gallo facility and attend a private cooking lesson with Riso Gallo chef Massimo Rossetto at the Master Class Kitchen of the company, an experience usually reserved to world class chefs. Winner may choose to stay longer in this hotel or elsewhere at his or her own expense. Airfare may be booked for dates exceeding four (4) nights if the winner wishes to stay longer, at the sole expense of winner.

This Grand Prize is for flights, hotel accommodation, transfer between Milan and Vercelli, dinner with the Riso Gallo team during the visit at the company’s facility and the cooking class only. Prize is based on availability at time of reservation. Both the Grand Prize winner and his or her travelling companion must travel on the same itinerary. Winner and guest are responsible for all taxes and for all travel and expenses not specifically included in the prize description. These include but are not limited to: taxes, meals, food, beverages, room service, gas, insurance, valid travel documentation, ground transportation, transfers to and from the airports, medical/health expenses, gratuities, excess baggage fees, communication charges, admission fees, all personal expenses of any kind, and incidentals. Travel must be completed by December 31, 2017.

Each winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary and depart from the same location. Winner and his/her guest are responsible for ensuring that all required travel papers (identification, etc.) are in good order and are valid prior to and for the entire duration of the trip. The Grand Prize is subject to space availability and any terms and conditions imposed by the relevant hotel and airline.

The Grand Prize is non-transferable and/or not redeemable for cash, goods, or services and cannot be combined with any other special offer or promotion. Booking will be made on space available basis of desired travel date and desired travel date must be before expiration date. Valid for one trip and cannot be separated into multiple trips. Cancellation charges and other terms and conditions of travel will apply. No extensions will be granted beyond the expiration date. The Sponsor is not responsible for luggage fees, and/or any airfare penalties or differentials incurred by travelers due to purchase of tickets prior to confirmation of land stay. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost or stolen prize certificates.

Approximate Retail Value of the Grand Prize is $3500 CDN depending on trip week and airport where the winner will travel from. Riso Gallo reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Winner and travelling companions must be at least eighteen years of age prior to the date of travel. The odds of winning will depend on the total number of Eligible Entries received during the Contest Period.

Actual retail value may vary depending on the originating airport of departure and time of travel. A winner will not be entitled to any difference between actual and approximate retail value of the Grand Prize. Prize portions may not be exactly as shown in Contest publicity or promotional materials.

5. Prize Drawing:
Sponsor will select in a Grand Prize winner within one week after the contest officially ends in Toronto, Ontario. The Sponsor or its agents or representatives, will attempt to contact the potential winner via Facebook Direct Message (DM) or Instagram Direct Message originating from the Riso Bello account shortly following the draw. Winner must confirm acceptance of the prize within five (5) calendar days of contact. If the selected Eligible Participant whose Eligible Entry was drawn cannot be contacted within that time, the selected entrant will have been deemed to forfeit his/her prize and the Sponsor shall have the right to choose another entrant from the remaining eligible entries. This process shall continue until the Grand Prize has been successfully awarded. Before being declared a winner, the Eligible Participant will be required to answer time-limited mathematical skill-testing question and sign a release and waiver form confirming, without limitation, that:
· He/she complies with the eligibility requirements;
· He/she has read the Contest rules and regulations and complies completely;
· He/she (as well as his or her travel companion) accept the Grand Prize as awarded;
· He/she (as well as his or her travel companion) acknowledge the Sponsor’s right to publish his/her picture, name and city of residence without compensation other than the prize offered; and
· He/she (as well as his or her travel companion) release and agree to hold harmless of all liability the Sponsor, its subsidiaries and affiliates, media partners, advertising, promotional agencies and each of the foregoing entities’ directors, officers, employees, contractors and agents.

Sponsor must receive the declaration and release forms from the potential winner and his/her travel companion(s) within thirty (30) days of issuing or the Contest Winner will be deemed to have forfeited his/her prize and the Sponsor shall be right to choose another entrant from the remaining Eligible Entries in order to award the Grand Prize.

No correspondence will be undertaken except with the selected Eligible Participant whose Eligible Entry was drawn. Once an Eligible Participant is declared a winner by Sponsor, Sponsor will send the Eligible Participant a letter containing the details on how to redeem the Grand Prize (i.e. reservation of the flights).

6. Conditions of Participation:
By participating in this Contest, or accepting the Grand Prize, each entrant (and his or her travel companion) releases and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees, representatives and agencies (collectively, “Sponsor Representatives”) from any and legal claims, demands, damages, action and/or causes of action, all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or relating to participation in this Contest or acceptance, use, misuse or nonuse of the Grand Prize or parts thereof, and from liability to any other persons relating to or resulting from entering this Contest (collectively, “Claims”). By participating in this Contest, the Contest Winner grants to the Sponsor the right, but not the obligation, to use his/her name, likeness, and/or voice recording for advertising and promotional purposes, in all media, without notice, additional compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law, and releases the Sponsor and all Sponsor representatives from and all liability thereto.

The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for computer system, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors/failures of any kind, delayed computer transmissions, network connections, or damages to participants’ computers arising out of participation in this Contest. The Sponsor is not responsible for any technical or human errors that may occur in the processing of the entries. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel or suspend this contest should virus, bug or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw the transmission of this Contest at any time and award prizes based upon entries received prior to date of the withdrawal. Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted.

By entering this Contest, Entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Contest rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which are final, binding and conclusive on all matters relating to this Contest. All entries become the property of the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrants who fail to follow these official rules and regulations or who make any misrepresentation relating to the Contest, drawing and redemption of the Grand Prize. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal legislation. Decisions of the Sponsor are final with respect to all aspects of this Contest.

In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between these Contest rules and any other statements contained in any Contest-related materials, the terms and conditions of these Rules shall prevail, govern and control to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Copies of these rules and regulations are available upon request by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to:
Riso Bello Cook Like Nonna Contest
258 Wallace
Suite 208
Toronto, ON M6P 3M9