The Use Your Noodle Innovation Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc, (“Sponsor”), 2001 W Rosecrans Ave., Gardena, CA, 90249 and is administered by Prize Logic, LLC, (“Administrator”), 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 405, Southfield, MI 48033
HOW TO ENTER: During the Contest Period an eligible entrant must log on to either his/her
Twitter Account or Instagram Account, upload a video explaining entrant’s most innovative
food idea or dream along with the hashtags #UseYourNoodleContest and follow and tag
@OrigCupNoodles on Twitter or @originalcupnoodles on Instagram (collectively, the “Entry”).
Entries may include ideas such as a first-of-its-kind flavor mashup, an expected food
experience, new packaging concept, a future food gadget, or a creative solution to how we
approach food, or how it could revolutionize the food industry or food culture. Entries do not
need to be Cup Noodles-related but should be food-related and inspired by the brand’s history
of innovation. Entrant must follow @OrigCupNoodles on Twitter or @OriginalCupNoodles on
Instagram during the Contest Period and for a period of thirty (30) days thereafter for prize
There is a limit of six (6) Entries total (three  via Twitter and three  via Instagram) per person during the Contest Period. Each Entry must be unique.
By submitting an Entry, each entrant agrees that his/her Entry complies with these Official Rules, including the Entry Guidelines and Requirements set forth in Section 4 of these Official Rules. Each entrant also agrees that Sponsor or Administrator may disqualify the entrant from the Contest if Sponsor or Administrator believes, in their sole and absolute discretion, that an Entry fails to comply with these Official Rules. If Sponsor or Administrator rejects any Entry, such Entry will not appear in the gallery, will be disqualified and will not be considered a valid Entry.
By entering, each entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to his/her Entry: (a) the Entry will not infringe on any rights of any third parties and (b) that entrant has not and will not take any action that interferes with the rights granted to Sponsor under these Official Rules.
By submitting an Entry, entrant hereby grants permission for the Entry to be posted on the Sponsor’s website or other website for public view during the Contest and after the end of the Contest has ended. Further, entrant hereby understands and agrees that, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, his/her Entry may be posted to the Website, Sponsor’s Twitter account, Sponsor’s Instagram account, or other social media sites associated with the Sponsor.
If an entrant enters the Contest on his/her mobile device, message and data rates may apply. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider regarding its pricing plans. Entrants should review their mobile device’s capabilities for specific app instructions.
ENTRY GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS: Each Entry:
NOTE: If any Entry fails to comply with any of these Entry Guidelines and Requirements or any other provisions of these Official Rules, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify the entrant and the Entry will not be eligible to win.
JUDGING PERIOD: During the Judging Period, all eligible Entries will be judged by qualified judges selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion (“Judges”). The Judges will score each Entry according to the following weighted criteria: (i) “Originality”: 30%; (ii) “Creativity”: 40; and (iii) “Quality”: 30%. All of these factors determine the Entry’s overall “Judges’ Score”. The one (1) Entry that receives the highest Judges’ Score will be the potential winner, subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. In the event of any ties, the highest score in criteria (i) “Creativity” will be used to break any ties. If there is still a tie, the tied Entries will be re-judged to determine the winner. If the winner is found to be ineligible or does not comply with these Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified and the Entry with the next-highest Judge’s Score will be named the potential winner. Administrator’s, Judge’s and Sponsor’s decisions shall be final and binding in all matters pertaining to the judging and selection of the winner.
PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):
HOW TO CLAIM A PRIZE: On or about November 4, 2021 the potential winner will be notified
via Direct Message on Twitter or on Instagram (depending on entrant’s method of entry (the
“Notification”). The potential winner must then respond to the Notification within three (3)
calendar days and provide his/her complete first and last name (no initials), street address
(no PO Boxes), city, state, Zip Code, valid e-mail address, and date of birth. The winner will
be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and (where imposing such
condition is legal) a Publicity Release (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”) within five (5)
business days from the date that the e-mail containing the documents is sent to the winner. If
the potential winner fails or refuses to sign and return all Prize Claim Documents within the
five (5) business day time period, the potential winner may be disqualified, at the Sponsor’s
sole discretion. If the potential winner is disqualified, found to be ineligible or not in compliance
with these Official Rules, declines to accept the Prize or, if Sponsor or its authorized designee
is unable to contact the potential winner, or the Prize is returned undeliverable, the Prize may
be forfeited, and in the Sponsor's sole discretion, the forfeited Prize may be awarded to the
entrant with the Entry that received the next-highest Judge’s Score, as determined by Sponsor
in its sole and absolute discretion. Upon verification, the winner will be contacted for Prize
fulfillment. The potential winner may be required to furnish proof of identification. Sponsor is
not responsible for any winner’s privacy or spam filter settings which may divert any Contest
message or e-mail, including any notification, to a spam or junk folder. The Prize will only be
awarded to a verified winner. Contest Entities shall not be held responsible for any delays in
awarding the Prize for any reason.
THE WINNER WILL BE ISSUED A FORM 1099 FOR TAX PURPOSES IN THE AMOUNT OF THE ACTUAL RETAIL VALUE OF THE PRIZE AND MUST SUBMIT HIS OR HER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR TAXPAYER ID NUMBER, AS REQUIRED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES IMPOSED ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRIZE ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By participating in this Contest, entrants agree that the Contest
Entities, Twitter, Instagram, and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, representatives,
consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment
and marketing agencies, website providers, Web masters and their respective officers,
directors, employees, representatives, designees and agents (“Released Parties”) are not
responsible for lost, late, incomplete, stolen, misdirected, postage due, or undeliverable email
notifications or postal mail; or for any computer, telephone, satellite, cable, network, electronic
or Internet hardware or software malfunctions, failures, connections or availability; or garbled,
corrupt or jumbled transmissions, service provider/Internet/website/use net accessibility,
availability or traffic congestion; or any technical, mechanical, printing, or typographical or
other error; or unauthorized human intervention; or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of
registration information; or the failure to capture, or loss of, any such information. The 6
Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether
caused by any website’s users, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or
programming associated with or utilized in the Contest. The Released Parties are not
responsible for any injury or damage, whether personal or property, to participants or to any
person's computer related to or resulting from participating in the Contest and/or accepting a
prize. The Released Parties shall not be responsible or liable for Entries that are entered by
any automated computer, program, mechanism or device, for any Entries in excess of the
stated limit or for Entries that are late, forged, lost, misplaced, misdirected, tampered with,
incomplete, deleted, damaged, garbled or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules,
and all such Entries may, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, be disqualified.
If, for any reason, an Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed, corrupted or for any other reason not accepted as an Entry in the Contest, the entrant’s sole remedy is to enter the Contest again to receive another Entry. If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and/or proceed with the Contest, including the selection of winner in a manner it deems fair and reasonable including the selection of the winner from among eligible Entries received prior to such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension.
By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees: (i) to be bound by these Official Rules and by all applicable laws and by the decisions of Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be binding and final; (ii) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (iii) to waive all of his/her rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against any of the Released Parties in connection with the Contest; and (iv) to forever and irrevocably agree to release and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with: (a) the Contest, including but not limited to any Contest-related activity or element thereof, and the entrant’s Entries, participation or inability to participate in the Contest, (b) the violation of any third-party privacy, personal, publicity or proprietary rights, (c) typographical or printing errors in these Official Rules or any Contest materials, (d) acceptance, attendance at, receipt, travel related to, participation in, delivery of, possession, defects in, use, non-use, misuse, inability to use, loss, damage, destruction, negligence or willful misconduct in connection with the use of a prize, (e) any change in a prize due to unavailability or due to reasons beyond Sponsor’s control, including but not limited to by reason of any acts of God, any action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) by any governmental or quasigovernmental entity (whether or not such action(s), regulation(s), order(s) or request(s) prove(s) to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened or actual terrorist acts, earthquake, war, fire, flood, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slow-down, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot or any other cause beyond any of the Released Parties’ control, or as otherwise permitted in these Official Rules, (f) any interruptions in or postponement, cancellation or modification of the Contest, (g) human error, (h) incorrect or inaccurate transcription, receipt or transmission of any part of any Entry (including, without limitation, the registration information or any parts thereof), (i) any technical malfunctions or unavailability of any website or any telephone network, computer system, computer online system, mobile device, computer timing and/or dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or Internet service provider, or mail service utilized by any of the Released Parties or by an entrant, (j) interruption or inability to access the Contest, any other Contest-related websites or any online service via the Internet due to hardware or software 7 compatibility problems, (k) any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) equipment used to access the Contest and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Contest, (l) any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects, and/or any other errors or malfunctions, (m) any late, lost, stolen, mutilated, misdirected, delayed, garbled, corrupted, destroyed, incomplete, undeliverable or damaged Entries, (n) any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the Released Parties, (o) lost, late, stolen, misdirected, damaged or destroyed prizing (or any element thereof), or (p) the negligence or willful misconduct by entrant.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING REGARDING THIS CONTEST, INCLUDING THE PRIZES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. Check local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.
DISPUTES: THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN THE COUNTY OF OAKLAND, MICHIGAN. IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JAMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN MICHIGAN. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN OAKLAND COUNTY, MICHIGAN. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF. ANY DEMAND FOR ARBITRATION MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE TIME THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUED, OR THE CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE FOREVER BARRED.
PUBLICITY RIGHTS: By participating in this Contest, each entrant agrees to allow the Sponsor and Sponsor’s designee the perpetual right to use his/her name, address (city and state), biographical information, likeness, picture and other information and content provided in connection with the Sweepstakes for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes in all media worldwide including, but not limited to, on television and the Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
GENERAL: Any attempted form of participation in this Contest other than as described herein is void. If it is discovered or suspected in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion that a entrant has registered, entered, or attempted to register or enter the Contest using multiple e-mail addresses, identities, proxy servers or like methods, all of that entrant’s entries will be declared null and void, and that Entrant will be ineligible to participate or win a prize. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a Winner, the winning Entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the e-mail address used to submit the Entry. The “authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to disqualify any individual found, in its sole opinion, to be tampering with the operation of the Contest, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike manner or with the intent to disrupt the normal operation of a Contest. Any use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, thirdparty or like methods to participate in the Contest will void any attempted participation effected by such methods and the disqualification of the individual utilizing the same. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. If any provision of these Official Rules or any word, phrase, clause, sentence or other portion thereof should be held unenforceable or invalid for any reason, then that provision or portion thereof shall be modified or deleted in such manner as to render the remaining provisions of these Official Rules valid and enforceable. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. Sponsor’s and/or Administrator’s interpretation of these Official Rules is final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision and such provision shall remain in full force and effect. All Entries and/or materials submitted will not be returned. In the event of any conflict with any Contest details contained in these Official Rules and Contest details contained in any promotional materials (including but not limited to point of sale, television and print advertising, promotional packaging and other promotional media), the details of the Contest as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.
WINNER LIST: To obtain a list of the winner, mail a self-addressed, stamped business-sized envelope to The Use Your Noodle Innovation Contest P.O. Box 251328, West Bloomfield, MI 48325. Winner List requests must be received by January 2, 2021.