What's your smash style?

#CPLumberjack

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Smasher silhouette

The Lumberjack

Not one to be shy with a mallet, Lumberjacks bring pure brawn to the table, smashing even the mightiest Chocolate Piñatas with a single swing.

Characteristics

  • First to reach for mallet
  • 2-hand technique
  • Complete smash in 1 swing
  • Smash often accompanied by primal grunts

Post-Smash

The Lumberjack will stake their claim, immediately reaching for the most attractive churros and chunks of fresh fruit. It’s also no surprise to see the Lumberjack claim a dipping sauce as their own.

Other Favorites

  • Cowboy Queso - A hearty blend of steak, bacon and cheese
  • Any Mexican or craft beer - A lager for the logger
  • Made from scratch Steak Fajitas - Mesquite grilled meat, of course

#CPNinja

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Smasher silhouette

The Ninja

Cunning and quick, the Ninja wastes no time smashing the Chocolate Piñata, often freeing the fresh fruit and churros before anyone realizes who has the mallet.

Characteristics

  • Lightning-fast swings
  • Acquires mallet through stealth
  • Downward chopping angle
  • Attacks Chocolate Piñata from all sides

Post-Smash

The Ninja moves quickly, swiping their desired fresh fruit and churros with the grace and skill of a cat. Beware, sauces go from there to gone in seconds when a Ninja is present.

Other Favorites

  • Mama Julio's Nachos - The perfect app for sneak attacks
  • Fresh Margarita of the Day - If only to watch our bartenders slice fresh fruit
  • Mesquite grilled Shrimp Al Pastor Fajitas - Small but powerful, just like a ninja

#CPRelayer

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Smasher silhouette

The Relayer

A total team player, the Relayer is happy to play a small role in helping to smash the Chocolate Piñata, often taking a small swing before passing the mallet down the line.

Characteristics

  • Proud member of a group
  • Gentle swings so everyone gets a turn
  • Willing to share the spotlight
  • Loudly cheers tablemates on

Post-Smash

The Relayer is happy to share the spoils with the entire team. Relayers can often be heard recommending different sauce and fruit combinations to their tablemates.

Other Favorites

  • Tableside Guacamole - The perfect team-building app
  • The Swirl - Margaritas and Sangria working together
  • Plato Grande to Share - The ultimate dish for any team player

#CPEngineer

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Smasher silhouette
Smasher silhouette

The Engineer

Naturally inquisitive, the Engineer is methodical in their smashing approach. Rather than using brute force, they will identify weak points and attack accordingly.

Characteristics

  • Analytical approach
  • Will only smash with a plan
  • Often takes three or four taps to maximize impact and minimize debris
  • Examines sauces carefully to craft post-smash plan

Post-Smash

The Engineer will instantly identify scarcest fillings and eat those before moving to the more abundant fillings. They will also dip each piece of fruit and churro to create the perfect balance between food and sauce.

Other Favorites

  • Chicken Tamales - Structural integrity has never been so delicious
  • Homemade Sangria - A perfectly formulated blend of fruit
  • Bacon Wrapped Camarones - A modern marvel of culinary ingenuity
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SMASH & WIN CONTEST DETAILS

Contest has officially ended. Thanks for entering and good luck to all you Lumberjacks, Ninjas, Relayers, and Engineers!

Smashing Prizes

Grand Prize - $5,000

One lucky winner will smash and grab our grand prize of $5,000 cash. That can buy a lot of Chocolate Piñatas!

Weekly $50 Giveaways

Each week, we’ll give away one (1) $50 Uncle Julio’s gift card per smash style category.

Uncle Julio’s Chocolate Piñata Smash Contest
Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ALTERNATE (FREE) METHOD OF ENTRY:

Send an email to smashstyle@response.agency with a photo or video that shows your piñata smash style. You do not need to purchase the chocolate piñata or a real piñata.

THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: FLORIDA, GEORGIA, ILLINOIS, MARYLAND, PENNSYLVANIA, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, VIRGINIA, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT BOTH ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

  1. Contest Period: The "Chocolate Piñata Smash" Contest (the "Contest") begins at 8:00:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (“PDT”) on September 19, 2016 and ends at 5:00:00 PM PDT on December 30, 2016 (“Contest Period”).
  2. How To Enter: During the Contest Period, visit ChocolatePinata.com/smash (the “Website”) and complete the following activities to receive an entry into the contest:
    1. Capture a photo or video of you and/or your guests smashing a Chocolate Piñata like one of the profiles listed on the site:
      • The LumberJack
      • The Ninja
      • The Engineer
      • The Team
    2. Upload your photos or video to Instagram.
      • Tag your video with the campaign smashtag (#UJSmashStyle) and your smash style smashtag:
        • #CPLumbderjack
        • #CPNinja
        • #CPRelayer
        • #CPEngineer
  3. Eligibility: The Contest is open to legal residents of the following states within the United States (Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees of Uncle Julio’s, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotional agencies, their immediate families (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses), and individuals living in the same household as such employees are ineligible.
  4. Winner Selection/Odds: 4 Weekly winners will be chosen from the approved contest executer, Response Marketing, based on the following judging criteria:
    • Quality of video
      • Good lighting
      • Full view of your smash style
    • Smasher Profile
      • The photo or video depicts one of the 4 smasher profiles depicted on the Chocolate Piñata Smash landing page (ChocolatePinata.com/smash)
    • Vulgarity
      • We will not accept videos that contain vulgarity in the visuals or audio

    1 winner per profile will be chosen each week for the 15-week campaign. One grand prize winner will be chosen after the full 15-week campaign completes. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor which shall be final and binding in all respects.

  5. Winner Notification: Potential winners will be notified via Instagram or email on the video/photo they posted to enter. Prize winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (where permitted by law) to be returned within fourteen (14) days of written notification, or prize may be forfeited. Prizes won by an eligible entrant who is a minor in his/her state of residence will be awarded to minor’s parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents. If a prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to a potential winner, if potential winner cannot be reached within four (4) calendar days from the first notification attempt, or if potential winner fails to return requisite document within the specified time period, or if a potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, then prize may be forfeited. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants.
  6. Prizes:
    • Weekly Prize: $50 Gift Card to Uncle Julio’s
    • Grand Prize: $5,000
    Limit one (1) prize per person/household. Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Subscriptions are subject to the terms and conditions available at www.chocolatepinata.com/smash. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Prize winners will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prizes they receive, regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, are used. The Grand Prize winner will be issued an IRS 1099 tax form for the value of the prize.
  7. Internet/Limitations Of Liability: Sponsor and others are not responsible for interrupted or unavailable network server or other connections; for miscommunications; failed telephone or computer transmissions; for jumbled, scrambled or misdirected entries or transmissions; for phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software or program malfunctions, failures or difficulties; for other errors, omissions, interruptions, or deletions of any kind, whether human, typographical, mechanical or electronic; or for any damage to any person's computer related to participating in the Contest. Sponsor and others are not responsible for illegible, unintelligible, late, lost, stolen on entries not received; for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by Website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; or for any typographical, technical or human errors which may occur in the processing of any entries in this Contest. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest as solely determined by Sponsor will be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution. Any person attempting to enter using multiple email addresses, multiple identities, any bot, robotic or any other device or artifice to enter multiple times with different identities or email addresses or to interfere with the proper play of this Contest or to be otherwise behaving in an unsportsmanlike manner as determined by Sponsor will be disqualified from participation in the Contest. If in the judgment of Sponsor, the Contest is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupts the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, discontinue, suspend or terminate the Contest and randomly award the prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to any such modification, discontinuation, suspension or termination. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the Contest and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said email account at the time of entry will be considered the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant based on his/her Facebook or Twitter account, the authorized Facebook or Twitter account holder submitted at time of entry will be deemed the entrant. Please see the privacy policy located at https://www.unclejulios.com/privacy-policy/ or details of Sponsor’s policies regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Contest. If you are selected as a winner, your information may also be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.
  8. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  9. Release: By participating in the Contest, each entrant releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Prize Providers and others from and against any and all costs, claims, damages, (including, without limitation, any special, incidental or consequential damages), or any other injury, whether due to negligence or otherwise, to person(s) or property (including, without limitation, death or violation of any personal rights, such as violation of right of publicity/privacy, libel, or slander), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Contest, or arising out of participation in any Contest-related activity, or the receipt, enjoyment, participation in, use or misuse, of any prize.
  10. Publicity Rights: By accepting a prize, each winner agrees to allow Sponsor and Sponsor’s designees the perpetual right to use his/her name, biographical information, photos, videos, or likeness, and statements for promotion, trade, commercial, advertising and publicity purposes, at any time or times, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to on the Internet, without notice, review or approval and without additional compensation except where prohibited by law.
  11. Arbitration/Governing Law & Jurisdiction: Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Contest shall be settled by binding arbitration in a location determined by the arbitrator as set forth herein (provided that such location is reasonably convenient for claimant), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the parties, in accordance with the procedural rules for commercial disputes set forth in the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS (“JAMS Rules and Procedures”) then prevailing, and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the JAMS Rules and Procedures. The arbitrator shall apply California law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law. In the event that the claimant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of the claimant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive. If any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal (other than that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis), or otherwise conflicts with the rules and procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, the portion that is deemed invalid, unenforceable or illegal is that claims will not be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither claimant nor Sponsors shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Upon filing a demand for arbitration, all parties to such arbitration shall have the right of discovery, which discovery shall be completed within sixty days after the demand for arbitration is made, unless further extended by mutual agreement of the parties. THE ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE IN THE ENTRANT’S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN THE CLAIMS OF OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES WHO MAY BE SIMILARLY SITUATED. DO NOT ENTER THIS CONTEST IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO HAVE ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY ARBITRATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION AS SET FORTH ABOVE, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS' FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (3) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (4) ENTRANT'S REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO EVERY ENTRANT.The Contest and the Official Rules are governed by US law and are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A., without giving effect to the conflict of laws rules thereof, and any matters or proceedings which are not subject to arbitration as set forth above, in these Official Rules and/or for entering any judgment on an arbitration award, shall take place in the State of New York.

Winner’s List: For a list of winners, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Chocolate Pinata Smash 100 Crown Street, New Haven, CT 06510. Requests must be received by January 31, 2017.

Sponsors: Uncle Julio’s Corporation 1101 N. Union Bower, Suite 160 Irving, Texas 75061