TSUKIMI: A Harvest Moon Celebration

August 30, 2021 1:21 PM PST

Tsukimi is the Japanese tradition of celebrating the viewing of the harvest moon. Viewers would gather and eat special foods and write poetry in order to bring an abundant harvest.

Join us and experience Tsukimi: A Harvest Moon Celebration

In the spirit of this event Marugame Udon will be serving a special Tsukimi Udon beginning September 16th through October 3rd for only $5 a bowl. Our Tsukimi Udon Bowl is made with our handmade udon, Dashi broth, and traditional Onsen egg (which represents the Harvest Moon). The Tsukimi Udon Bowl will be available through October 3rd. This promotion and contest are not valid In Hawaii or locations outside of the US.

Haiku Contest and Rules

We are holding a haiku poetry contest where we will choose 10 top poems through our Instagram. These poems must follow the traditional Japanese structure of five syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and five in the third. The theme must be centered around udon. Participants can enter from September 16th through October 3rd. Winners will be decided by October 15th. Members of Marugame Udon will choose the top 10 haiku’s.

  • Grand Prize winner will receive $100 gift card at Marugame Udon, launch party for up to 10 people, and official recognition of the haiku on the Marugame Udon team shirts.
  • 2nd prize will receive a $50 gift card
  • 3rd prize will receive a $25 gift card
  • 4th through 10th place winners will receive a free bowl of udon

All winners will receive recognition on Marugame Udon’s website and social media channels.

How to Enter

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Entries must be posted in the comments of the official Marugame Udon contest post found on its Instagram channel (@marugame_udon) between the dates of September 16th, 2021 and October 3rd, 2021. All entries must be in the official form of haiku: 3 lines, first line is 5 syllables, second line is 7 syllables, last line is 5 syllables. The theme of the haiku must be udon.

Once you submit your Entry, you will be officially entered into the Contest. Entries cannot be revised or altered once submitted. Once submitted, all submitted components become the property of the Sponsor. Automated means of entry and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are prohibited and all such entries will be void.

PRIZE AND THE VALUE OF THE PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize: Grand Prize winner will receive $100 gift card at Marugame Udon, launch party for up to 10 people, and official recognition of the haiku on the Marugame Udon team shirts. The approximate retail value (ARV) of the Grand Prize is $250. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value, if any, will not be awarded. 2nd place winner will receive a $50 gift card. 3rd place winner will receive a $25 gift card. Winners 4 through 10 will receive a free bowl of udon. All winners will be recognized through Marugame Udon’s website and social media channels.
The prize may not be transferred, assigned or changed except at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize in whole or in part with other prizes of comparable or greater value if the intended prize is not available for any reason as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. The winner of any prize valued over $599.99 will be required to provide their Social Security numbers and appropriate tax documentation for tax reporting purposes. Sponsor will file, where required, an IRS Form 1099 with the Internal Revenue Service for the fair market value of any prize.

SELECTION OF WINNERS/PRIZES: On or about October 15th, 2021. Sponsor will select winners consisting of all qualified entries during the Contest Period. The selection will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judges of the Contest, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters related to the Contest. The winner will win a $100 gift card at Marugame Udon, launch party for up to 10 people, and official recognition of the haiku on the Marugame Udon team shirts. This prize cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. The winner will be selected no later than October 22nd, 2021 and will be contacted by Sponsor through the winner’s Instagram DM. The winners will be required to reply to the Instagram DM within 3 (three) days to claim prize. If a winner is unwilling, fails to reply, within the three (3) days, the Provisional winner will be disqualified and a substitute Provisional winner will be selected from among the remaining entrant using the process set forth above.

PRIZE DETAILS AND RESTRICTIONS: The prize is non-transferable. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, associated with the acceptance of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner and its designated charity. If the winner is a minor, the prize will be awarded to the parent or legal guardian.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION; NOTIFICATION OF WINNER: Sponsor is not responsible in the event that the participant provides any incorrect, expired, or otherwise invalid information. The Sponsor shall have the right to disqualify any Entries that do not comply with the Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The potential winners must agree to a criminal background check and may be disqualified if the background check reveals anything that could bring Sponsor into disrepute due to winner’s association with Sponsor, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. By accepting a prize, the winners irrevocably consent to the use of such winner’s name, likeness, image, voice, performance (in connection with interviews and other recordings), biographical information, and statements relating to the Contest or Sponsor or its affiliated parties, without further compensation, in all world-wide marketing, promotion, and publicity carried out in perpetuity by any of Sponsor or its affiliated parties in connection with this Contest. The winners further grant to Sponsor the right to use and publish their proper name and state or country of residence online, in print and any other media now known or hereafter devised in connection with this Contest in perpetuity. In the event of noncompliance with any requirements, a winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected, at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a potential winner cannot be reached after a reasonable effort has been exerted, he/she is found to be ineligible, he/she cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner will be disqualified, and an alternate potential winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

DISCLAIMERS AND LIABILITY: Sponsor and its affiliated entities are not responsible or liable for Entries that are illegible, late, destroyed, lost, misplaced, stolen, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, incomplete, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, and all such Entries will be disqualified. By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with the Official Rules, and that Sponsor and its affiliated entities shall have no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, liability for any property loss, damage, personal injury or death) in connection with: operation of the Contest, participation in the Contest; acceptance/possession (including, but not limited to, delays by shipping companies), defects, and/or use/misuse of a prize (including, but not limited to, cancellation/postponement of screening date); discontinued prizes; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of registration and/or account information; any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or internet service provider utilized by Sponsor; interruption or inability to access Sponsor, its affiliated entities and their respective websites, or any online service via the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; any damage to participant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Contest; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects; and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of Sponsor or any one of its affiliated entities. Sponsor shall not be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages. Each participant further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and its affiliated entities from and against any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Sponsor or its affiliated entities, and hereby acknowledge that Sponsor and its affiliated entities have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by a prize supplier that may be sent along with a prize. Sponsor and/or its affiliated entities shall in no event be liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity that may be caused or contributed to (1) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any of the prize suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (2) by any wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of Sponsor, or (3) by any other cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of Sponsor or its parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Title of this Contest may change during the Contest. Any attempt to cheat the Contest, as determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, may result in immediate disqualification of the entrant, as well as other possible consequences, including disqualification from any and all existing and future contests. Any attempt to cheat by creating fake profiles will be looked upon very seriously, and can result in immediate and permanent ban, and possible further action. Irrelevant entries, as deemed irrelevant at the sole discretion of Sponsor, and those using copyrighted content may be removed and disqualified from the Contest.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Sponsor reserves the right to permanently disqualify from this Contest any person it believes has violated these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest if any fraud, virus or other problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper play of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor its sole discretion. If Contest is terminated before the end date/time, Sponsor will determine the winners from all eligible entries received as of the termination date/time. If any such malfunction, error, disruption or similar damage occurs and impairs the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate the Contest by posting a notice at www.marugameudon.com . This Contest is governed by the laws of the State of California, and by entering, entrants agree that any and all dispute shall be resolved in the federal and state courts located in Los Angeles County, California. Entrants agree to resolve any dispute individually, without resort to a class action.

WINNERS’ NAMES: For names of winners, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to:
Marugame Udon
5500 Greenville Ave., Ste 1102
Dallas, TX 75006

SPONSOR OF CONTEST: Marugame Udon USA, LLC 5500 Greenville Ave., Ste. 1102, Dallas, TX 75006