Help The Hungry In Your Community

Not only does Eat Smart/Apio help ease YOUR hunger, but we also donate fresh vegetables directly to the Food Bank of Santa Barbara County. Do you help the hungry in your local community?

If so, this is your chance to win $100 to either use or donate to the organization of your choice! Enter to win by commenting on the Contest Post on our Facebook Page.

Share with us what YOUR family is doing to help hunger in your local community this year for your chance to win!


*See below for official rules.


Apio, Inc. – Eat Smart® – THANKS-GIVING-BACK Promotion

  1. CONTEST DESCRIPTION:  The Thanksgiving “Thanks-Giving-Back” (the “Contest”) begins on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST (the “Contest Period”). Entry in the Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest, or contest.  By participating in the Contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Apio, Inc., P.O. Box 727, Guadalupe, CA 93434 (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.
  2.  ELIGIBILITY:  The promotion is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington D.C. who are eighteen (18) years and older.  Employees, agents, successors, and assignees of Sponsor and each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising agencies, and promotional companies involved in this Contest (collectively, the “Contest Entities”), as well as family and household members of same, shall be ineligible to participate in the Contest and shall be ineligible for any prize awarded herein. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.
  3.  HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST: In the comments field below the contest-entry Facebook post, write a comment detailing how you or your family does or plans to do to help hunger in your community this year. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a participant, registration will be deemed completed by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of registration, as long as that person is eligible under these Official Rules. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.If selected as a winner, winning person(s) will be required to submit to Sponsor the information requested to verify identity and assure proper delivery of prize. This information must be provided in its entirety to be eligible to win.  Incomplete entries will be disqualified.  Proof of emailing or messaging information to the sponsor is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such information.PLAY/ENTRY LIMIT: one (1) entry per person and per email address.  Data submitted by participants in connection with this Contest will be used to administer this Contest and will be collected and handled in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at
  4. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize contest winner will be randomly selected in a drawing to take place on or about Dec. 1, 2014 at 1:00pm PST, from among all eligible entries.  One winner will be selected.Potential winners will be notified by email within forty eight (48) hours of the drawing date.  Potential winners will have seven (7) days within which to respond to the prize notification email, or his/her entry will be disqualified, his/her prize forfeited, and an alternate potential winner will be selected.  If the potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been exerted, if he/she is found to be ineligible, if he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if his/her prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to three (3) potential winners of a prize in accordance with the above procedure, after which the prize in question may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed.
  5. PRIZES AND ODDS:  $100 Visa Gift Card: All other prize details are determined by Sponsor. All expenses, taxes, and fees associated with a prize are the responsibility solely of its winner.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute any prize with one of equal or greater value, should a prize offered become unavailable for any reason, but no other substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted. Sponsor is responsible only for delivery of prizes and is not responsible for any prize’s utility or otherwise. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.  Total ARV of all Prizes: $100.
  6. VERIFICATION OF WINNERS AND DELIVERY OF PRIZES: Potential winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity/Liability Release (“Affidavit/Release”), within ten (10) days of first attempted notification.  The information in winner’s Affidavit of Eligibility must be correct or potential winner will be disqualified.  If any potential winner is ineligible, fails to claim a prize in accordance with these Official Rules or fails to return the completed and executed Affidavit/Release as required, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. Prizes will be shipped within 3 weeks after winner(s) have been confirmed.  By participating, a winner, except where prohibited by law, grants Sponsor, Sponsor’s designee and their affiliated companies, the right to use the winner’s name, likeness, picture, portrait, hometown, voice, biographical information, and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation.
  1. GENERAL: This Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This Contest is governed by the internal laws of the State of California. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the United States. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Contest Entities are not responsible for: late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, or misdirected entries; errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of hardware, software, communication devices or transmission lines; or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of materials, loss or otherwise. Further, Contest Entities are not responsible for communications which are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind or any participant’s inability to receive telephone calls, text messages or emails for any reason. The use of automated software applications to enter this Contest is prohibited and any individual who uses, attempts to use, or is suspected of using such software to enter will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict registrations and/or entries from any IP address, telephone number, and/or email address if suspicious activity is suspected or detected. Contest Entities disclaim any liability for damage to any computer, mobile device, or other hardware resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest if the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest is affected. In the event of any such cancellation, termination, or suspension, a notice will be posted on the Website and a random drawing to award any remaining prizes may be held from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such time. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any participant (and all of his/her entries) from this Contest or any other promotion conducted now or in the future by Sponsor or any of its affiliates if his/her tampering, fraud, or misconduct affects the integrity of this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to correct errors in promotional materials. By participating in this Contest, each participant accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the Sponsor and Contest Administrator and warrants that he/she is eligible to participate in this Contest. By entering, each participant agrees to release the Contest Entities from any and all liability, loss, or damages arising from, or in connection with, participation in this Contest, the awarding, receipt, use or misuse of a prize, or participation in any prize-related activity. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. IF SUCH AN ATTEMPT IS MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  2.  WINNERS’ NAMES: Any legally required winners’ list may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Thanksgiving “Thanks-Giving-Back” Contest Winners, Apio, Inc., P.O. Box 727, Guadalupe, CA 93434.  All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Contest Period.
  3.  SPONSOR: Apio, Inc., P.O. Box 727, Guadalupe, CA 93434