Play the Barilla Capture the Pasta instant win game to win 1 of 1,680 prizes instantly and be entered to win a trip to Italy. There will be 10 more trips given away, one each week.
Sweeps Rating: Good (more work involved)
The Capture the Pasta Sweepstakes has three separate components: A weekly set of drawings to win travel prizes in the US, a final Grand Prize drawing for a trip to Italy, plus an instant win game for smaller prizes. Participation in all aspects is via the App, which requires an Android or iPhone with working camera function and GPS that you must possess prior to 9/22/2012.
Eligibility: open to legal residents of the continental United States who are 21 years of age or older and possess a camera-capable Android or iPhone with GPS functionality as of 9/22//2012.
Enter Dates: September 22, 2012 – December 1, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET
How to Enter:
- Use your camera-capable mobile phone to access the App available at the Apple App Store and at Google Play (for Android apps). Obtaining and using the App are both free
- Follow the instructions in the App to locate virtual “Barilla blue boxes” with the GPS tool. This requires going to the general vicinity of the physical locations listed on the map in the App, which will be a very short distance from where you are physically located (typically less than 1/2 mile, though exact locations cannot be guaranteed)
- When you get close to the Barilla blue box, the box will open and the pasta will be revealed. You will be asked to take a virtual picture of the pasta shape at the physical locations indicated on the map in application. Don’t worry about reaching an exact location. The photo function in the App will work in the general vicinity of a location — typically anywhere within 75 yards or so — and regardless what direction you face
- Each time you take a picture that includes one of the virtual pasta shapes, you receive one entry.
- Each time you use the tools furnished in the App to post one of your pictures on your Facebook wall or Twitter account, you receive an additional entry.
Entry Limit: one photo per person per week per box/location, and one posting on Facebook and one posting on Twitter for each picture you take. A “week” is defined as the period from 12:00:01 a.m. ET on a Saturday through 11:59:59 p.m. the following Friday.
Ten Weekly Prizes (one per week): an Italian-themed trip for 2 persons to a location in the continental United States as follows:
Entry Period Destinations:
- 9/22 – 9/28 9/29 Dallas, TX
- 9/29 – 10/5 10/6 Scottsdale, AZ
- 10/6 – 10/12 10/13 Los Angeles, CA
- 10/13 – 10/19 10/20 Boston, MA
- 10/20 – 10/26 10/27 Seattle, WA
- 10/27 – 11/2 11/3 Portland, OR
- 11/3 – 11/9 11/10 Chicago, IL
- 11/10 – 11/16 11/17 San Francisco, CA
- 11/17 – 11/23 11/24 New York, NY
- 11/24 – 11/30 12/1 Napa Valley, CA
Each trip consists of the following: Roundtrip coach air transportation for winner and winner’s travel companion via JetBlue between major airport in continental United States nearest winner’s home and the selected destination city; 2 night/3 day standard hotel accommodations; $500 cash (U.S. dollars); and an Italian-Inspired dinner experience. ARV: $5,000
Weekly Drawings: A weekly drawing will be held on each Saturday from September 29, 2012 through December 1, 2012, from among all eligible entries received during the immediately preceding one-week period ending at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Friday night, September 28, 2012 – November 30, 2012. Each eligible entry is valid only for the one (1) weekly drawing for the week when the entry is received. Entry for one weekly drawing is not entry for any other weekly drawing.
Prize Limit one weekly prize per person and per household.
One (1) Grand prize: A trip to Italy for two persons. Trip consists of the following: Roundtrip coach air transportation between major airport nearest winner’s home and a Sponsor selected airport in Italy; 6 nights/7 days standard hotel accommodations for two nights, culinary lessons for two at Academia Barilla cooking school, ground transportation from Bologna, Italy to Parma, Italy, ground transportation from Parma, Italy to Florence, Italy, one standard hotel room (double occupancy) for four nights in Florence, a one-day winery excursion in Tuscany; and $1500 cash (U.S. Dollars). ARV: $15,000
(1,680) Instant Win Game Prizes: An instant winner will be entitled to receive 1 of 3 prize packages:
- Discover Italy Spaghettata Prize Package includes – ONE Embroidered adult apron; ONE Wooden Spoon; Spaghettata Guide with Recipes and ONE FREE Coupon good on Barilla Pasta and ONE FREE Coupon good on Barilla SAUCE – Approximate Total Retail Value $25.60
- Discover Italy in your Kitchen Prize includes – ONE Barilla Pasta Tin; ONE Wooden Spoon; ONE Pasta Measure and ONE FREE Coupon good on Barilla Pasta and ONE FREE Coupon good on Barilla SAUCE – Approximate Total Retail Value $20.50
- Discover Italy on the Go Prize includes – ONE Barilla insulated Lunch Bag; ONE Barilla branded adult baseball hat; TWO Barilla Microwavable Meals – Approximate Total Retail Value $21.00
Grand Prize winner will be chosen about 12/10/2012.