Share what dishes you made for your basketball viewing parties!

We are conducting a sweepstakes and giving away 10 prizes to fans 18 years of age or older who “Follow” Butterball on Instagram and post an image showing what recipes they made for their basketball viewing parties this March, using the hashtag #ButterballGiveaway. To enter, please read our official rules and follow the steps below!

*”Follow” Butterball on Instagram

*Share image on Instagram account showing what dish you made for your basketball viewing party, using the hashtag #ButterballGiveaway. Entries must be received by 12 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

*Winners will be notified on Instagram on or after March 25, 2014

Butterball® Instagram Sweepstakes Rules

All entries are due by 12:00pm ET on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.

2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm Eastern Time and ends on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).

3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go to http://instagram.com/butterballturkey and follow us. You must be a registered user of Instagram to follow us. To become a registered user of Instagram, you may go to http://instagram.com/  to register. Registration with Instagram is free. After you follow Butterball on Instagram, post a photo showing what recipe you made for your March basketball tournament viewing party with the hashtag #ButterballGiveaway. Entries must be received by 12:00 pm ET on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor  or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual,  or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries on or about Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Only one (1) entry per person permitted during the Promotion Period.

4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced via the comments of the Instagram sweepstakes photo itself and notified via a direct comment to his/her Instagram photo and asked to email Sponsor at [butterballsupport@edelman.com] with his/her name, address, telephone number, and proof of eligibility. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the initiation of the message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries for the random drawing at issue. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).

5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): 10 (10) Winners will each receive one (1) $20 Butterball Turkey Gift Check. Total prize value: $200.00.

7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift check applies. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor.  In the event of insufficient participation or eligible entries, Sponsor reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to award prizes only to the number of eligible entrants,  extend the Promotion Period or otherwise modify the Sweepstakes.   Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. By entering sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor the right to use your recipe and/or photo in all media without additional consideration.

9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except in Tennessee, and where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners (or winners’ parent/legal guardian, if winner is a minor) grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.

10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by April 30, 2014 to:  Butterball Instagram Giveaway, ATTN: C. Falvey, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 65 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Instagram. Instagram’s terms and conditions will apply to all activity related to use of its services.

Tell us what turkey recipe you’re preparing for your basketball viewing party!

Sweepstakes ImageWe are conducting a sweepstakes and giving away 5 prizes to fans 18 years of age or older who “Like” Butterball on Facebook and comment on a post on the Butterball Facebook page sharing what turkey recipe they are planning to prepare for their basketball viewing parties this March. One grand prize winner will win a Masterbuilt Smoker, a $100 gift card and a $20 Butterball gift check. Five additional winners will win a $100 gift card and a $20 Butterball gift check to buy what they need for their viewing parties. To enter, please read our official rules and follow the steps below!

*”Like” Butterball on Facebook

*Comment on Butterball Facebook post and tell us what turkey recipe you will be preparing for your basketball viewing party. Entries must be received by 4 pm Eastern Time on March 13, 2014.

*Winners will be notified on Facebook by March 14, 2014

OFFICIAL RULES:

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Butterball® Facebook Sweepstakes Rules

All entries are due by 4:00 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.

2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 11:00 am Eastern Time and ends on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 4:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).

3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go to https://www.facebook.com/Butterball and “Like” us.  If you have previously “Liked” us you can also enter. You must be a registered user of Facebook to “Like” us. To become a registered user of Facebook, you may go to https://www.facebook.com/  to register. Registration with Facebook is free. After you “Like” Butterball on Facebook, comment on a post on the Butterball Facebook page telling us what turkey recipe you’ll be preparing for your basketball viewing parties. Limit one entry per person or email address. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on March 13, 2014. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries received on March 13, 2014. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual, or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor, in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Only one (1) entry per person permitted during the Promotion Period. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced on Facebook and notified via a direct message to his/her Facebook account and asked to respond with a direct message to Sponsor containing his/her name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the direct message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).

5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: One (1) grand prize winner and Five (5) additional winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about March 13, 2014 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): One (1) grand prize winner will win one (1) Masterbuilt smoker, one (1) $100 gift card and one (1) $20 Butterball gift check. Approximate value of grand prize $510. Five (5) additional winners will each receive one (1) $100 gift card and one (1) $20 Butterball gift check. Total value of prizes awarded $1,110.

7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one (1) prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift cards and gift checks apply. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.

9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor,  the Sweepstakes Parties and Facebook are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.

10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked  by March 31, 2014 to:  Butterball Facebook Sweepstakes, ATTN: C. Falvey, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 65 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Facebook. Facebook’s terms and conditions will apply to all Facebook activity.

Butterball Instagram Sweepstakes Rules

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All entries are due by 12:00pm ET on Monday, December 16, 2013.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, and officers of Butterball, LLC.(“Sponsor”), its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, and the web design, advertising, fulfillment, judging, administrative, and sweepstakes agencies involved in the administration, development, fulfillment, and execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, “Sweepstakes Parties”), and the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, and spouse or “step” of each) and those living in the same household of each such person (those persons whether related or not who live in the same residence for at least three months during the twelve-month period preceding the start date of the Sweepstakes) are not eligible to enter or win a prize.

2. PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins on December 12, 2013 at 6:00:00 pm Eastern Time and ends on December 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm Eastern Time (the “Promotion Period”).

3. HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, go to http://instagram.com/butterballturkey and follow us. You must be a registered user of Instagram to follow us. To become a registered user of Instagram, you may go to http://instagram.com/  to register. Registration with Instagram is free. After you follow Butterball on Instagram, repost (“regram”) Butterball’s giveaway photo with a caption sharing entrant’s favorite turkey preparation method and Butterball’s handle @ButterballTurkey. Entries must be received by 12:00 pm ET on Monday, December 16, 2013. Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor  or its products, or other people, products or companies or communicate illegal, sexual,  or other messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor in its sole discretion, wishes to associate. Winners will be selected randomly from eligible entries on or about Tuesday, December 17, 2013. Use of any robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry method or more than one entry during the Promotion Period will void all entries and result in disqualification. Only one (1) entry per person permitted during the Promotion Period.

4. WINNER NOTIFICATION AND PRIZE CLAIM: Potential winners will be announced via the comments of the Instagram sweepstakes photo itself and notified via a direct comment to his/her Instagram photo and asked to email Sponsor at [butterballsupport@edelman.com] with his/her name, address, telephone number, and proof of eligibility. Potential winner must respond within 48 hours of the initiation of the message from Butterball. If a potential winner does not respond by the specified deadline above; he/she is found to be ineligible; he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules; and/or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at random from the remaining entries for the random drawing at issue. Alternate potential winners must respond within the time stated in the direct message (at least 48 hours will be given to respond). The return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. Sponsor may require completion of an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release in order to award prize (except as prohibited by law).

5. RANDOM DRAWING/ODDS OF WINNING: Winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about December 17, 2013 from among all eligible entries received. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor. Odds of winning will depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

6. PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES (“ARVs”): 10 (10) Winners will each receive one (1) $20 Butterball Turkey Gift Check. Total prize value: $200.00.

7. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Limit one prize per person/family/household. All income taxes resulting from acceptance of prize are the responsibility of winner. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All terms and conditions of gift check applies. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

8. GENERAL CONDITIONS: By entering sweepstakes, you accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final in all matters. INTERNET CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including without limitation, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is responsible or who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, modify, or terminate the Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received in a random manner to be determined by Sponsor.  In the event of insufficient participation or eligible entries, Sponsor reserves, in its sole discretion, the right to award prizes only to the number of eligible entrants,  extend the Promotion Period or otherwise modify the Sweepstakes.   Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. In the event that an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or destroyed, entrant’s sole remedy shall be another entry into the Sweepstakes. If any provision of these Official Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck, and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. By entering sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor the right to use your recipe and/or photo in all media without additional consideration.

9. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASE: No liability or responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties resulting from user’s participation in, attempt to participate in, or download of any information in connection with participating in, the Sweepstakes. No responsibility or liability is assumed by the Sponsor or Sweepstakes Parties for technical problems or technical malfunction, including, without limitation, those arising in connection with any of the following occurrences that may affect the operation of the Sweepstakes: hardware or software errors; faulty computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, electronic, wireless, or Internet connectivity, or other online communication problems; errors or limitations of any Internet service providers, servers, hosts, or providers; garbled, jumbled, or faulty data transmissions; failure of any email transmissions to be sent to or received; lost, late, delayed, or intercepted email transmissions; inaccessibility of the website in whole or in part for any reason; traffic congestion on the Internet or website; unauthorized human or non-human intervention in the operation of the Sweepstakes, including without limitation, unauthorized tampering, hacking, theft, virus, bug, worm; or destruction of any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical errors in the announcement of the prize or these Official Rules, or any inaccurate or incorrect data contained on the website. Use of website is at user’s own risk. Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Parties are not responsible for any personal injury or property damage or any other losses of any kind that may be sustained to user’s or any other person’s computer equipment resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes, use of the website or the download of any information from the website, or any other loss related to user’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt of any prize. As a condition of entering, entrants agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor, Sweepstakes Parties from any and all liability, loss, or damage incurred with respect to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize; (b) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, excluding attorneys’ fees and court costs. Except in Tennessee, and where prohibited by law, by accepting a prize, winners (or winners’ parent/legal guardian, if winner is a minor) grant permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their name, and address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising and/or publicity purposes, in any and all media (including posting on website) now known or hereinafter invented without territorial or time limitations and without further notice to and without additional compensation.

10. WINNERS LIST: To obtain the winner’s list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 31, 2013 to:  Butterball Instagram Giveaway, ATTN: G. Hurtado, Edelman, 200 E. Randolph, 66 Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601.

SPONSOR: Butterball, LLC, One Butterball Lane, Garner, NC 27529

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram, and Sponsor is not responsible for the actions of Instagram. Instagram’s terms and conditions will apply to all activity related to use of its services.

Eat Like a Turketarian Year Round, Not Just at Thanksgiving

Have you ever thought about adding turkey to your outdoor cooking menu for cookouts, tailgating and other events? If you haven’t, why not? Turkey isn’t just for the holidays; it’s really a great protein for year ‘round grilling. Why not become a Turketarian Grillmaster all year ‘round? If you are one of the 83% of people who think turkey is a good choice when you want to serve healthy meals for your family, you too may be a Turketarian!

As a Turketarian myself, I feel that there is nothing better than a good, hearty breakfast to kick off a game day celebration, and biscuits and gravy is always a great go-to.  For those, like me, that need to make things we love to eat a little better for you, try Butterball Turkey Sausage. If you want to really kick your biscuits and gravy up a notch, smoke your turkey sausage the day before you plan on serving the breakfast. When it comes time to make your breakfast, crumble the smoked turkey sausage into your gravy for an extra flavorful taste. And there you have it: breakfast – Turketarian style! Turkey sausage of all types is available and when you grill it you’ll notice little difference in flavor compared to those less healthy sausages you may be used to.

Wings are a very popular tailgating and couchgating menu item. How about turning those little wings into big wings by using turkey wings? They’ll take a little long to cook but they’re worth the effort.  Turkey wings are packed with flavor and are easier to grill because of the size.  And for those big appetites, picture a plate full of giant wings instead of those little bitty drumettes? A meal perfectly fit for a Turketarian!

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For lunch, how about smoked/grilled turkey breast sandwiches?  Smoking or grilling a whole turkey breast is a great way to add flavor to your lunch time meals and snacks. Just smoke or grill the turkey breast, allow to cool and slice to whatever thickness you’d like to have.

For dinner, the Turketarian Grillmaster can serve turkey burgers, toss on some turkey bacon and you’ve got a healthier version of the standard grilling fare. Butterball’s BLT Turkey Burger is a great recipe to try for this – and there are tons more recipes on their grilling board on Pinterest.

To find out what kind of Turketarian you are visit www.Turketarian.com – you’ll even get recipe ideas and a coupon for savings on your next Butterball purchase, so you can start 2014 strong and become a year round Turketarian!

Savor the Leftovers! Serve up a Different Take on the Turkey Sandwich

One of my most favorite parts about this time of year, other than gathering with family and that extremely crisp and cozy feeling in the air, is enjoying Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s, in a sense, a way to extend the holiday by continuing to enjoy the delicious food that you spent such quality time preparing. It’s also a great way to take the opportunity to get creative in the kitchen because you most definitely do not want to waste a single bite of all of that food. At least I don’t!

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Oftentimes when you think Thanksgiving leftovers, you might just think of having the same meal that you had the evening before. Turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes. All on one dish. This year, think outside the box and try this Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Apple Panini from Butterball. It’s essentially a more gourmet take on a Thanksgiving sandwich kicked up a notch with delicious melted brie, cranberry chutney, and a thick and hearty multi-grain bread. It’s the ideal meal to enjoy for lunch or dinner while cozying up to a football game. And it even tastes good cold, which makes it a win, win. If you are looking for more leftover ideas, check out the free Butterball Cookbook Plus app – there are tons of ideas!

Prep Time:  10 minutes

Total Time:  30 minutes

Makes:  1 serving

Ingredients:

• 2 slices multi-grain bread

• 4 teaspoons butter, softened

• 2 tablespoons prepared cranberry chutney

• 1 tablespoon Dijonnaise

• 3 ounces leftover cooked sliced Butterball® Turkey

• 2 ounces sliced Brie cheese

• 3 slices unpeeled corded crisp apple

• handful of spinach

Directions:

1. Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter.

2. Spread other side of one slice of bread with cranberry chutney; spread other side of second slice with Dijonnaise.

3. Layer turkey, Brie, apple slices and spinach over chutney. Cover with second slice of bread, Dijonnaise facing spinach.

4. Grill sandwich in heated panini grill 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted. Cut sandwich in half and serve.

Happy Thanksgiving! Today Everyone is a Turketarian

The day has finally arrived…Happy Thanksgiving! Today, everyone – I mean everyone – is a Turketarian. Men, women, and children of all ages love turkey and the tradition of Thanksgiving.

If there is one thing that I have learned after working at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line over the past 12 years, it’s that Thanksgiving is the most important meal of the entire year! I find myself involving my whole family in the festivities, from shopping at the grocery store to the meal at the dinner table. Finding jobs for everyone in the family makes even my 1 and 3 year olds feel like they too have an important role in the big day.

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In addition to working at the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line on Thanksgiving Day, I prepare a Thanksgiving meal for my four little ones at home with the help of my husband. Just like all busy parents, often times juggling work, kids, football, ballet, and piano lessons, there isn’t much time for meal preparation. Thankfully, my husband shows no objection to throwing on the apron and cooking away.

Cooking responsibilities are evolving across the board in general and at Thanksgiving – especially with my family. My husband is more involved than ever with cooking and meal prep.

My Thanksgiving table is a perfect example of this – we have a tradition of my husband involving our older sons in the turkey preparation. We have one son help with thawing and one help with removing the giblets. I love to watch them as they work together to get the turkey done (and it takes the stress off me since I’ve been at the Turkey Talk-Line all day!)

So, although traditions and roles may shift, one thing remains the same – Thanksgiving is the most important meal of the year – so spend it with your loved ones and enjoy the ultimate Turketarian holiday!

24 Hour Countdown: Top Tips For A Successful Thanksgiving Meal

I have been hosting Thanksgiving on and off for years now, but the last 24 hours before guests arrive is when you know all mayhem can break loose! But no worries, or should I say, no need to fear – Butterball is here! Remember we are in this together and we’re always available to answer last-minute questions! My theory is, even the cook should enjoy Thanksgiving with family and friends, so I’m sharing my top tips to help you have the perfect meal.

1. Defrost, defrost, defrost. Make sure your turkey is fully defrosted. The number one call on Thanksgiving is “My turkey is not defrosted, what do I do?” So check your turkey now and if it still seems a little frozen, use our cold water thawing method: http://bit.ly/N0Q2LJ.

2. Make sure you have a meat thermometer. A meat thermometer is the safest way to know that your turkey has been properly cooked. The breast temperature should read 170° and the thigh should be 180°.

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3. Make anything in advance that you can. I love to make up my casseroles the night before and then bake the next day.

4. Set the table. It seems silly but a lot of people wait until the day of and then realize their table cloth has a stain or worse, they can’t find it!

5. Stick to white dishes – they show off your food best! Let the food be the show, after all you worked so hard on this.

6. Serve buffet style instead of family style. This way people can walk through and take what they enjoy. It’s also less cumbersome on the table.

7. Make sure you have drinks ready. I love to serve a signature drink at the door. This year my drink will be a Sauvignon Blanc from Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi married with a splash of pomegranate juice. To get your white wine chilled to perfection, place it in the refrigerator for 2 hours and remove it 20 minutes before serving. Easy and simple – just what you need with less than 24 hours to go!

8. Don’t be afraid to borrow. Last year I realized I forgot to buy stock to make gravy! I called up my neighbor and she was glad to lend a hand, she even ran it over! Now that’s a good neighbor.

9. Thanksgiving is the meal that keeps on giving, so have plastic Reynolds® storage containers on hand – it’ll make it easier to send everyone home with leftovers!

10. To centerpiece or not to centerpiece… the big question. This year for centerpieces, I plan to put together bouquets and write my guests name on each one. I am also tucking a little note inside telling them why I am thankful for them.  At the end of the night all my guests get to take theirs home. The best part is that they are easy and you can DIY!

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With these simple steps, you’ll be sure to host a successful meal that your guests will be talking about for years to come.

Pinterest-Worthy Table Decorations: Easy Crafts and Ideas

One of the best parts about Thanksgiving is getting your home holiday-ready. There’s a festive and warm feeling that wraps you up when you walk into someone’s cozy home. The smell in the air whether it be from a candle burning, bubbling cider, or a turkey in the oven. The colors that catch your eye from wreaths hanging, colorful floral centerpieces or decorative pumpkins.

Whatever it may be, there’s no denying that decorating for the holidays is a blast and with Pinterest so readily available it’s simple to get creative and whip up some crafty projects that will have you feeling like a professional! The Butterball Pinterest page is a wonderful tool to help you brainstorm ideas and gain inspiration not only related to food, but holiday decor as well.

This season we’re seeing lots of burlap, metallics, items from nature (think twigs, branches, leaves), and personalized touches.

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Burlap:

- Wrap burlap around a wreath form (found at most craft stores)

- Make large burlap bows and tie around back of guest’s chairs or decorate the front door.

- Burlap tablecloths and table runners are quite popular this season. You can purchase burlap at most fabric stores and design your own table runner or you can find them pre-made. You can also cut burlap down (roughly 18” x 12” or a size that appropriately fits your table settings) and use them as placemats. This is an economical yet stunning way to dress up your table.

Metallic/Gold Leafing:

- Metallics and gold leafing are a great way to dress up (let’s be honest) everything. With a can of metallic gold or silver spray paint or regular craft paint you can quickly, affordably, and easily take most any craft project to the next level.

- Find an interesting arrangement of pumpkins in varying sizes and spray paint them gold or silver to create a striking centerpiece. Place them at different heights to create visual interest. You can also do this with any gourd or squash.

- If you’re able to find inexpensive vases or candles and want to dress them up a bit, you can add simple metallic touches or use a gold leafing technique to add some glitz. Check your local craft store for supplies!

Nature:

- Branch centerpieces become a simple accent when you gather armfuls of branches and arrange freely in vases.

- Pine cone place cards are a fun way to dress up a table. Embellish the tips of the pine cones with glitter glue to create some sparkle. Use a small piece of cardstock and write guest’s names on them, placing them in the pinecone to complete the look.

- Leaves become a free solution when decorating the table when you write the names of each guest on one and have it act as a place card! Writing the names using a gold metallic pen or marker should do the trick.

This time of year is all about being with loved ones. What better way to show this and warm the hearts of your guests than by decorating your home with inspiring paper garlands or on-trend wooden signs with sweet messages. You can buy them at most craft or home stores or even create a custom message yourself using stencils.

Gathering around the table for a meal is a time for bonding and memories. To add to this, you can make or purchase little cards that say “I am thankful for” and have them placed at each seat. As guests arrive at the table, they can fill their card out and write what they’re thankful for. During or after dinner, everyone can read theirs to the group. This is a lovely way to get the conversation flowing and reflect on the meaning of the holiday.

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Modern Family: How to Share Responsibilities Between Family Members

Image 1Stop. Right now. And imagine how you’re going to feel after all the Thanksgiving Day festivities are over. The guests are gone. The kitchen is cleaned. The trash is outside. And leftovers are neatly waiting in the refrigerator.

Are you exhausted, worn out and simply can’t wait for your head to hit the pillow because you once again took on too much work? Or are you tired – but totally content – because this year’s Thanksgiving really captured the spirit of family and friends with a focus on making memories?

Well, the only way to make sure that the second scenario comes true is to treat this year’s Thanksgiving like a team project which means you need to get everyone involved, assign tasks and responsibilities, and embrace the uniqueness of everyone’s contributions – like a quilt coming together piece-by-piece.

I know. It’s tempting – especially when little ones are involved – to take on everything yourself. But when you learn to involve everyone in the Thanksgiving celebration you not only set the stage for a fabulous event, you also give your children a front-row learning experience!

PLANNING

- Put your planning chart – with guests, timelines, menus and more – on the refrigerator! It’s a great way to get conversations and interest going! Plus it will show your kids how to plan big projects!

- Get your kids involved in the menu planning. Ask them what kind of foods they like! Test out some recipes ahead of time (maybe pulling Aunt Ruthie’s special bean casserole out!) Kids love stories – so find ways to share family stories about food. Every Thanksgiving, I make a special coffee cake my mother used to make. The recipe has nothing to do with Thanksgiving – but it has everything to do with family. And it brings a little bit of my mom to the table year after year.

- If you’re trying new recipes this year, plan a Friendsgiving the week before with friends, neighbors and/or colleagues. You’ll be able to test out the recipes before the big day to ensure success.

- And if you have guests coming, you MUST have them bring a dish or two! They will welcome the opportunity to contribute!

SHOPPING

- I know that shopping with kids has its challenges, but don’t overlook the teaching opportunity – especially if you’ve involved your kids in some of the menu selection. Kids learn so much with this process: plan – write down – shop – pay. It’s a critical part of the learning process.

DECORATIONS

- This is one of the best ways to get kids involved with Thanksgiving because there are so many things kids can do on their own – or with a little help from you. And with a little planning, you can start all of the fun decorations a week (or even two!) before Turkey Day! It’s a great way to get them excited – and start to chip away at the to-do list.

- The Butterball Pinterest Page has some great ideas for kid-friendly craft on their Turkey Inspiration Board. I especially like the Candy Corn Turkey Cookie Pop!

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FOOD

- Food is clearly a big part of the Thanksgiving Day tradition. While it would be great if you could involve your little ones with the preparation of each, I know that’s tough. One of the things I like to do is come up with something special that each child can have responsibility for – but do it the day or two before Thanksgiving. That way, they are involved – but it’s done at a time that is a little less hectic. The Butterball website has a ton of great recipes, by the way. I’ve got my eye on the Heartland Vegetable Medley this year!

- One of my favorite things to do with kids is have them be in charge of “lunch” on Thanksgiving. That crazy time of day when everyone is hungry and you’re scrambling to keep things organized. Grilled cheese sandwiches cut out in shapes with holiday cookie cutters are always a big win in my house.

 

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SMOOTH SAILING

- Kids love activities. Work with them to come up with a slew of fun things for everyone – of all ages – to do during the gathering. Pull out those playing cards so Uncle Tommy can teach everyone how to play Gin Rummy! Board games and puzzles are also fun.

- With little kids, have a pre-set strategy for decompression so when they need to escape for just a few minutes to calm down you have a plan in place. Maybe it’s a 10 minute break in mom and dad’s bedroom to do a little craft. Remember, kids need to have their engines revved down sometimes.

- Dinnertime conversation should include everyone. So pre-plan some conversation starters! One of our family favorites is to cut the letters spelling “T-H-A-N-K-S-G-I-V-I-N-G” out of construction paper and tape them on the wall. Then we use those to start a round-the-table discussion of what people are grateful for. You can say anything as long as it begins with one of the letters on the wall!

- Make sure someone’s in charge of photos and videos. This is a great one for older kids! And if you have some older, wiser family members on your guest list, think ahead about some of the family memories you’d love them to talk about on video!

- Don’t forget (or be afraid) to pre-assign clean up duties! People want to help. And it’s really a good lesson for your kids to be part of the clean-up. Even in little ways.

Go make this Thanksgiving the best ever! Get everyone involved and make sure that YOU have a good time.

And don’t forget to ask each child – when you’re saying “good night” – “What will you remember about this Thanksgiving?”

The New Thanksgiving Table: Welcome the First Male Talk-Line Expert

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I’ve been on the Turkey Talk-Line for more than twenty years, and I’m so excited that this year we have men joining our staff! Approximately one in four callers to the Talk-Line are men, so it’s clear that men are taking on more responsibilities in the kitchen than ever before – and what better time to bring men on the Talk-Line than now!

Our newest additions to the Turkey Talk-Line attended Butterball University to get all of the turkey knowledge they need to answer any and all turkey questions. They got a full turkey education from me and the other Turkey Talk-Line Supervisors to make sure they were ready to handle anything! Although they all already had a wealth of knowledge on cooking turkeys (and even taught us a few things!), we showed them different methods of cooking a turkey and even had them practice cooking them. They are pro’s already!

I also had the opportunity to sit down with RJ Jaramillo, the first male Talk-Line spokesman and ask him a few questions about his experiences. Check out his answers below and be sure to look out for his tips – and ask your own questions! – on Facebook and Twitter.

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-What is your previous cooking experience?

*I have been the primary cook for my family for more than 20 years, and I have my own cooking blog called CookLikeADad.com. Growing up as a child in Southern California, I would always watch my mother cook for our family. This is how my cooking interest and experience began. I am always the one to prepare the turkey in our household – over the years I have perfected my method! I typically combine softened butter with fresh herbs and spices to season the turkey to create a savory flavor in the turkey.

-What do you love most about the Thanksgiving holiday?

*I love the family experience. I have a large extended family and Thanksgiving is always an opportunity to be with parents, siblings, cousins, aunts and uncles. Thanksgiving is an ideal time for me to connect with relatives that I haven’t seen in a long time.

-What is your best memory of Thanksgiving?

*My most recent memory is our family, “Turkey Playoffs,” where my older sister, younger brother and I compete to make the best turkey on Thanksgiving. All of our relatives are the judges and it turns out to be the perfect combination of competition and family fun! It’s always a very loud and boisterous event!

-What are you most excited about being on the Turkey Talk-Line?

*Butterball is part of many families’ Thanksgiving traditions. It is an honor to be the first male Turkey Talk-Line spokesman and be part of Butterball history. The most excitement I felt was handling my first call after graduating from Butterball University. I was very nervous; even though I had the support and resources I needed around me. The first call was a male caller and I ended up answering his questions and then we went on talking about his family and his Thanksgiving plans. It was extremely memorable for me and made me feel great about connecting with the caller.

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