Introduction: How to Enter the Cocktails Vs. Mocktails Contest

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'Tis the season to be merry, and toast the holidays with a fine mixed drink!   We're fond of both mocktails and cocktails, so we're hosting a Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest!  

Enter your favorite mixed-drink recipes, and win some awesome prizes from Think Geek!  They can be cocktails or non-alcoholic mocktails, classic recipes or your own invention - we just want to see the best drinks you can make.

To make this contest a little extra-interesting, we're adding a new contest feature: the Team Bonus Prize.  Each Instructable will count toward either Team Mocktail or Team Cocktail. The team with the most entries will be rewarded with an extra top prize. Each category already has one top prize, but if Team Mocktail has more entries, then there will be two top prizes for mocktails, or vice versa!

So if you want to improve your odds for winning a top prize, submit more entries for your team!

For the Team Mocktailers out there: when titling your Instructable, be sure to add "mocktail" to the end. So "Daiquiri Mocktail" or "Piña Colada Mocktail" or "Gin & Tonic Mocktail." Sure, the last one is just tonic water, but you get the idea.

And one more special bonus: everyone who enters will also receive a coupon for up to $10 off a Think Geek purchase!  Every entry wins - what more could you ask for? Now, start your shakers and blenders!

Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged. International entries are allowed.

Prizes:
Grand Prize: Best cocktail wins a $60 gift certificate to Think Geek where you can get this Cocktail Chemistry Set to get all experimental with your beverages.

Also included is a one-year Pro membership, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

First Prize: Best mocktail wins a $60 gift certificate to Think Geekwhere you can get the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator and use physics to improve the taste of your wine!

Also included is a one-year Pro membership on Instructables, an Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Second Prize:This prize will be awarded to the team that submits more entries. So the second best cocktail or mocktail wins a $60 gift certificate to Think Geek where you can get these Whiskey Stones and look like you take the phrase "on the rocks" all too seriously..

Also included is a one-year Pro membership, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.


Third Prize: Runners-up will win a $10 gift certificate to Think Geek where you can get these Ice Invaders ice cubes and enjoy some retro gaming action along with your beverage.

One-year Pro membership for Instructables, Instructables Robot t-shirt, patch, and stickers.

Open to enter: Dec, 2 2009 12:01 AM PST
Deadline for entries: Jan 3, 2010 11:59 PM PST

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Step 1: Official Rules

1. All federal, state, and local taxes on prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. No purchases are necessary; void where prohibited by law.

2. Participants agree to abide by all decisions of Instructables, contest co-sponsors, and judges, which shall be final and binding with respect to all issues relating to this contest.

3. Prize is not transferable and no cash alternative or prize substitution is available. Instructables and contest co-sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar prize of equal or greater value if the prize listed is unavailable for any reason. All potential winners are subject to verification at the discretion of Instructables and contest co-sponsors.

4. Winner agrees that prizes are being provided "as is", and Instructables and contest co-sponsors make no warranty, representation or guarantee regarding the prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

5. Instructables and contest co-sponsors are not responsible for problems including (but not limited to) damaged, incorrect, inaccurate, lost, delayed, or defective entries, or for injury or damage to any computer resulting from participation in this contest. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void.

6. Instructables reserves the right to modify, cancel, postpone or end the contest at any time as necessary, at its sole discretion, or to disqualify any participant or winner, at its sole discretion, deemed to have cheated, destroyed, obstructed, or otherwise acted illegally or in bad faith in relation to this contest.

7. Instructables reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in violation of the Terms of Service; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; to be acting in a unethical or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.

8. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you represent and warrant that: you are over the age of 18, or entering with the knowledge and permission of your parent or guardian (subject to verification), and that the entry does not contain or incorporate the intellectual property and/or confidential information of any third party.

9. By submitting an entry and entering this contest, you hereby grant Instructables a perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide, royalty free right to publish and distribute your entry for their promotional purposes.

10. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the official rules, or the rights of entrants, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with, the substance laws of the State of California and any applicable laws and regulations of the United States.

Comments

gorgo333 (author)2010-02-08

"And one more special bonus: everyone who enters will also receive a coupon for up to $10 off a Think Geek purchase!  Every entry wins - what more could you ask for? Now, start your shakers and blenders!"

I never got any coupon =(


Clayton H. (author)2009-12-03

I call team mocktail!

seconded!!!

canida (author)Zaphod Beeblebrox2009-12-03

Thirded!  Too bad I posted my eggnog a month ago. :(

Wasagi (author)canida2009-12-07

 Is Eggnog a cocktail/mocktail?

canida (author)Wasagi2010-01-12

Yes!

santy22 (author)canida2009-12-08

 Fourthed! I'm 14 so some nice non-alcoholic drinks for me. Maybe something with some speciall effect, like exploding, foam or mist when mixed...

wilcurt (author)2009-12-03

Tis the season to get drunk! *clink*

We're promoting alcohol on Instructables now?

*sigh* waht the world is coming to...

Wasagi (author)wilcurt2009-12-07

 Drunken tomfoolery?

bounty1012 (author)Wasagi2009-12-09

Rofl, remind me to stay out of the chatroom for a few days...

Wasagi (author)bounty10122009-12-09

 Lol

scoochmaroo (author)2009-12-03

Great prizes - I wish I could win! 
Some guy stopped me in Sur la Table the other day to go on about that wine aerator.  And no, he didn't work there.  Now I want one!  And those on the rocks cubes.

They are pretty cool. I've been meaning to try to make a hacked version with a couple plastic cups and straws. Even if it works, their version is probably better to pull out at a party, though.

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