Terms & Conditions

Half-Cup Habit Sweepstakes Official Rules

PRELIMINARY INFORMATION: The Half-Cup Habit Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on June 21, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) December 31, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The “Sponsors” of the Sweepstakes are USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council/American Pulse Association, 2780 W Pullman Rd. Moscow, ID 83843 and Pulse Canada, 1212-220 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0A5, Canada.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A purchase will not increase the odds of winning. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries (as defined below) received during the Sweepstakes Period. Void where prohibited. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada residing in any of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, or any of the 9 provinces (void in Quebec) and 3 territories in Canada, who are 18 years of age or older and have a unique, personal and valid social security/identification number at the time of entry. Employees of the Sponsor, its affiliates, parents companies and subsidiaries, and each of their respective divisions, affiliates, contractors, subsidiaries, distributors, sales representatives, retailers, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the
“Sweepstakes Entities”) and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse,  regardless of where they live, or persons living in same household, whether related or not) and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of the Sweepstakes are not eligible. Sweepstakes is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and  possessions outside of the 50 United States where restricted or prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER: Sign up for the Half-Cup Habit at https://pulses.org/us/ and complete the following required steps in order to receive up to four (4) entries into the Sweepstakes:

  1. Sign up to Take the Half-Cup Challenge and opt-in to receive weekly newsletters
  2. Click the “I Did It” button in the weeks 2 – 5 newsletters, to navigate to the confirmation page
  3. Fill out your email address in the form on the page
  4. Click “submit”

Limit to one (1) entry per person. Starting August 1st, 2017, one (1) prize winner will be randomly selected each month within the sweepstakes period and notified through email by 5:00 p.m. PST on the first Friday of the following month. Entries submitted after the end of the Sweepstakes Period will not be eligible to win. In order for an online entry to be valid entrant must have a valid email address. If the registration process is aborted before it is complete, entrants are not eligible to win. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries and/or submit entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, and/or any other methods will void that entrant’s play and that entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the email account is registered. Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.

WINNING & NOTIFICATION: Starting on August 1st, 2017, one (1) winner will be randomly selected by the Sponsors from all valid entries submitted during the previous month. The winners will be notified by email from the Sponsor no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on the first Friday of the following month. Sponsor will request the winners’ mailing address. If an email bounce back occurs, or winner does not respond within 48 hours of the email the entrant will be disqualified. Winner should allow up to six weeks after the Sweepstakes Period ends for the prize to arrive.

PRIZE: One (1) Instant Pot DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6 Quart 1000W. Total prize value is $99.00.

No PRIZE substitutions except at the Sponsor’s sole discretion or as otherwise provided herein. The Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a PRIZE of equal or greater value if PRIZE becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor. PRIZE is not transferable prior to award. The value of the PRIZE may be taxable as income and the winner is solely responsible for any taxes on the PRIZE, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes if applicable. No more than the number of prizes set forth in these Official Rules will be awarded.

GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in the Sweepstakes, all entrants and the winner release each and all of the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described) with respect to or arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes, and/or the receipt or use/misuse of the PRIZE awarded, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, death or property damage. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify from the Sweepstakes any entrant it believes has violated these Official Rules. All federal, state and local laws apply. In the event any portion of this Sweepstakes is compromised by activities beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. Entering the Sweepstakes by submitting a name, valid email address and mailing address on the Sweepstakes entry form constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use participants’ names (first name and last initial) for purposes of advertising, promotion, publicity, consumer newsletters and social media channels without compensation, unless prohibited by law. Entries to the Sweepstakes (including any copyrights or other intellectual property rights therein) will become the property of the Sponsor and, should the Sponsor choose to use or reproduce this content for promotional purposes, entrant is not entitled to compensation or credit except as expressly set forth herein.

Neither the Sponsor nor any of the Sweepstakes Entities are responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise. The Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning the PRIZE if, in its sole discretion, the Sponsor determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants, the Sponsor, or any of the Sweepstakes Entities. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes and select a winner from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date.


NO LIABILITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor and all Sweepstakes Entities and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from and against any claims made by the winner, entrants, or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of the Sweepstakes as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any PRIZE or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or participation in the Sweepstakes.

FURTHER INFORMATION & WINNER’S LIST REQUEST: Participants can obtain further information about the Sweepstakes by contacting Kelly Harp at (503) 231-3086 by January 31, 2018.

SPONSORS: USA Dry Pea & Lentil Council/American Pulse Association, 2780 W Pullman Rd. Moscow, ID 83843 and Pulse Canada, 1212-220 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0A5, Canada.

This offer shall not be published without the prior written permission of the Sponsors.