1.  ELIGIBILITY.  The “Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Haiku Contest” (“Contest”) is sponsored by Starbucks Corporation (“Sponsor”).  Contest is open only to legal residents in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry (“Entrant”).  All others are ineligible to enter and will be disqualified.  Employees of Starbucks Corporation, Starbucks Licensed Concepts, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies and the immediate families (spouses, parents, children and siblings and their spouses) or individuals living in the same household of such employees are not eligible.  Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 13, 2010 and ends at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on September 13, 2010 (“Contest Period”). Void where prohibited. 

2.  HOW TO ENTER.  During the Contest Period, eligible Entrants may submit their original Haiku about a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice beverage.  The Haiku must consist of 17 syllables in English in three (3) phrases.  The first phrase is 5 syllables, the second phrase is 7 syllables and the third phrase must be 5 syllables (eligible “Submission”).  Submissions must be original work of the Entrant and be about a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice beverage.  Submissions may be made on any of the following: a) On the blog on MyStarbucksIdea; b) Twitter@Starbucks with the hash tag #PSL; or c) Twitter@MyStarbucksIdea with the hash tag #PSL.  Enter as often as you wish, each entry must be unique, original and must be the sole work of Entrant and the content cannot infringe on any copyright, trademark other intellectual property right, or the rights of privacy or publicity or any other right(s) of any third party.  Entrants must abide by and agree to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of the MyStarbucksIdea website.  Submissions that do not comply with all requirements stated herein will not be considered and will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to edit, alter and modify the submissions for its use in its sole discretion.  Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web site users, tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest and assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to the data system.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on the email address, the winning entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the email address from which the winning submission was sent.  Authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the email address by Sponsor (providing that the Authorized account holder meets all eligibility requirements of the Contest).  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to refuse, disqualify or withdraw any submissions and/or Entrants at any time during the Contest.  All submissions become the sole property of Sponsor and non-winning submissions will not be acknowledged or returned.
3.  JUDGING.  Each eligible Submission will be judged on the following criteria: a) Creativity (35%); Originality (45%) and Theme Appropriate (20%).  All eligible entries will be judged by a panel of judges (“Judges”) selected by Sponsor (in its sole discretion).  Assuming sufficient eligible entries are received and are in compliance with these Rules, the top four (4) Submissions will be selected on or about September 17, 2010 and will be deemed the winners.  Potential winners will be individually notified via Twitter or email address associated with their MyStarbucksIdea account.  Potential winners are subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules (“Official Rules”).  Potential winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit or Eligibility and Release of Liability/Publicity and Copyright Assignment. 

4.  PRIZES.  (4) Grand Prizes: One (1) $25 dollar Starbucks Card.  Approximate Retail Value (“APR”) (US$25) each.  Winners hereby grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, gratis license to use, sell, display, reproduce, make derivative works from, and/or distribute their Submissions.  No prize transfer, assignment or substitution permitted in whole or in part, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any portion of the prize(s) with a prize of equal or greater value.  Winners are solely responsible for any local, state, federal or other taxes, and any other expenses, fees and costs connected with any prize.
5.  GENERAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION.  By participating, Entrant represent, warrants and agrees that they meet the eligibility requirements set forth in these Official Rules and that they have all necessary rights, licenses or permissions relating to their submission(s).  Further, by participating Entrants agree: (a) to abide by and be bound to the Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and/or judges; (b) TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE SPONSOR AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND CONTRACTORS FROM ANY AND ALL EXISTING OR FUTURE ACTIONS, CLAIMS AND/OR LIABILITIES OF WHATEVER NATURE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PERSONAL INJURY, BODILY INJURY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WRONGFUL DEATH AND DISABILITY), PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND EXPENSE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE ATTORNEY’S FEES), LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY OTHER KIND, ARISING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST (IN WHOLE OR IN PART), PARTICIPATION IN CONTEST RELATED OBLIGATIONS OR ACTIVITIES, USE (INCLUDING MODIFICATION, ADAPTATION AND REPRODUCTION) OF RECIPE OR ENTRY MATERIALS DURING OR AFTER THE CONTEST, AND THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE, MISUSE, LOSS OR MISDIRECTION OF ANY PRIZE; (c) winner’s acceptance of a Prize constitutes the grant of an unconditional right  to use his/her name, likeness, voice, photograph, biographical information, statements, and/or submissions, in whole or in part, for any trade, art, advertising, promotional, publicity and any other purposes world-wide without additional compensation and to provide written consent to such use; and (d) to irrevocably transfer and assign all rights and interest in and to the submission to Sponsor, and to execute all documents and perform all acts deemed necessary by Sponsor to perfect and record that transfer and assignment. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who is not in compliance with these Rules or who cheats, tampers with, or attempts to defraud the Sponsor in any way. If, for any reason, the Contest (or any part thereof) is not capable of running as planned due to, without limitation, tampering, unauthorized intervention, human error, fraud, technical failures, force majeure, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor that, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, deletion, defect, damage, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of Entry Materials. Neither participation in this Contest nor anything relating thereto shall in any way obligate or be deemed to obligate Sponsor to use any part of the submissions, nor shall restrict or be deemed to restrict Sponsor’s unlimited right to use, adapt, modify,  or reproduce any part of the submissions. 
6.  WINNER’S LIST. For the name of the winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Cecile Hudon, Starbucks Coffee Company 2401 Utah Avenue S., Suite 800, Mail Stop: S-HM1, Seattle, WA  98134-1435.  Limit one (1) request per person, or household and request must be received on or before October 31, 2010.

7. CONTEST SPONSOR: This Contest is sponsored by: Starbucks Corporation, 2401 Utah Avenue South, Seattle WA 98134.


9/13/2010 11:24 AM

Weather's coolin' off.

Pumpkin Spice is here, you all.

Get in my belly.

9/13/2010 11:26 AM

Weather's coolin' off.

Pumpkin Spice is here, you all.

Get in my belly.

9/13/2010 12:13 PM

Feel the fall breeze

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice; true love

Drops you to your knees

9/13/2010 1:45 PM

Pumpkin Spice in hand.

Conversation with a friend.

Beautiful fall day.

9/13/2010 1:51 PM

Alarm clock wakes me.

Starbucks pumpkin spice drives me.

Gently fall greets me.

9/13/2010 1:56 PM

Pumpkin Spice in hand.

Conversation with a friend.

Beautiful fall day.

9/13/2010 1:56 PM

Alarm clock wakes me.

Starbucks pumpkin spice drives me.

Gently fall greets me.

9/13/2010 1:59 PM

somehow...i put them on here twice.  sorry! :-)

9/13/2010 2:17 PM

Pumpkin Spice Latte

How I've longed for your return

Fall can now begin

9/13/2010 2:21 PM

Cuppa Pumpkin Spice

I know autumn is now here.

What a cuppa cheer!

9/13/2010 2:25 PM

So Warm, Inviting

Fragrant Anticipation

Pumpkin Spice Delight

9/13/2010 2:30 PM

cool autumn, crisp fall

pumpkin spice, my pumpkin spice

seasonal pleasure

9/13/2010 2:30 PM

Savor Pumpkin Spice

Oh Wonderful Warm Coffee

You make my Autumn

9/13/2010 2:31 PM

Waiting since last spring

Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte

Autumn in a cup

9/13/2010 2:31 PM

fall is here, falls near

pumpkin spice lattes always

bring such joy and cheer

9/13/2010 2:36 PM

To Drink Pumpkin Spice

My Autumn Dreams Come Alive

Life Is Now Complete

9/13/2010 2:36 PM

pumpkin's spicy kiss

sipping swirls of cinnamon

warming up my heart

9/13/2010 2:37 PM

aroma divine

oh, my pumpkin spice latte

my secret treasure

9/13/2010 2:37 PM

pumpkin spice latte

a warm smile in a cup

holidays and friends

9/13/2010 2:42 PM

Autumn makes me smile

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes

make me melt with bliss!

9/13/2010 2:46 PM

Pumpkin Spice Latte

My craving now satisfied

Officially Fall

9/13/2010 2:47 PM

I love mine with ice

smooth and creamy Pumpkin Spice

blended as a Frap!

9/13/2010 2:48 PM

Crisp breeze through my hair

Pumpkin spice latte returns

Fall splendor is here

9/13/2010 2:51 PM

my sweet indulgence

aromatice steam rises

pumpkin spice latte

9/13/2010 2:58 PM

Arrival of fall

Starbucks beckons me sweetly

Sweet Pumpkin Spice here

9/13/2010 2:59 PM

hands off my latte!

that's my pumpkin spiced splendor.....

my name's on the cup

9/13/2010 3:02 PM

my sweet indulgence

aromatic steam rises

pumpkin spice latte

9/13/2010 3:06 PM


9/13/6:04 EST    

                Tastes of Pumpkin Spice

                 Cold or hot frothy frozen

                 Falls soon here cool beans

9/13/2010 3:13 PM

Blue September Sky

A Warm Pumpkin Spice Latte

My Wonderful World

Becky K
9/13/2010 3:14 PM

Pumpkin Spice Latte

A perfect start to my day

Autumn is coming!

9/13/2010 3:28 PM

Spicy, pumpkin, tall

Latte well deserved, yes, run

To a cup so sweet!

9/13/2010 3:51 PM

warming to my heart

embodiment of autumn

taste buds do delight

9/13/2010 3:52 PM

Teeth chatter, cold nose

Starbuck's Pumkin Spice Latte

Warm soul, happy smile

9/13/2010 4:11 PM

The flavors ignite

like the colors of autunm

How I crave the Spice.

9/13/2010 4:12 PM

Solitude is nice

Curled up by the fireplace

Drinking Pumpkin Spice

9/13/2010 4:17 PM

Kids, House, Husband, Go!

Spinning, Running, Never stop!


9/13/2010 4:25 PM

starbucks' harvest time

pumpkin, fall spices, collide

sip it, while leaves dance

9/13/2010 4:27 PM

like a latte fun?

pumpkin, and spices, whipped cream?

crunch leaves towards Starbucks!

9/13/2010 4:28 PM

autumn equinox

seeks warmth via beverage

Starbucks please apply

9/13/2010 4:29 PM

Pumpkin Spice Lattes,

Spending time with granddaughter,

Who could ask for more?

9/13/2010 4:30 PM

there's pumpkin carving

pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pie and

Starbucks' latte, please

9/13/2010 4:31 PM

fall chills in the air

a warm cup in hand filled with

Starbucks' pumpkin treat

9/13/2010 4:33 PM

tall, grande, venti

harvest pumpkin, and spices

perfect with hoodies

9/13/2010 4:35 PM

trick or treat, um... treat.

latte with pumpkin and spice

whipped cream tops it off

9/13/2010 4:51 PM

waiting forever!

pumpkin spice returns yum yum

why not for always?

9/13/2010 4:54 PM

spicy little gourd

frothy whipped cream toboggan

toasty little hands

9/13/2010 4:57 PM

spiced pumpkin toddy

caffeinated concoction

I like a latte

9/13/2010 5:07 PM

Fall is in the air    

That means it's Pumpkin Spice time

I can hardly wait

9/13/2010 5:11 PM

Wait all year for this

That spicy yummy drink

Enjoy every swallow

9/13/2010 5:14 PM

Whoever would have thought

A drink made from a pumpkin

Yeah for that person

9/13/2010 6:51 PM

Pumpkin Spice Latte

With or without whipped cream

my favorite drink

9/13/2010 6:55 PM

Autumn in a cup

Comfort on a chilly day

Feels like a warm hug

9/13/2010 9:21 PM

Like two autumn leaves

Pumpkin dancing on my lips

Whispers spice, warmth, love

9/13/2010 10:12 PM

The weather is changing,

My favorite part of fall,

Pumpkin Spice Latte!

9/14/2010 4:46 AM

Love for Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice.

A little latte

makes the world a better place :)

9/14/2010 4:49 AM

Love for Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice!

A little latte

makes the world a better place :)

9/14/2010 4:56 AM

O brother...try try again!

9/14/2010 4:56 AM

Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice!

A little latte makes the

world a better place:)

9/14/2010 5:04 AM

open sleepy eyes

scent of pumpkin spice latte

stay in bed today

9/14/2010 5:56 AM

pumpkin in a cup

sip it, gulp it, cold or hot

yummy in the tum

9/15/2010 12:46 PM

Another year passed.

Pumpkin Spice Latte's are here.

Life moves so quickly.

9/15/2010 12:49 PM

Many are the times

When Pumpkin Spice was involved.

Mem'ries in a cup.

9/15/2010 12:53 PM

Stop and smell a rose

or a pumpkin spice latte.

Savour the moment.

9/15/2010 1:00 PM

I've waited all year

for your pumpkin-ey goodness.

Welcome back old friend.

9/15/2010 1:07 PM

My kids texted me,

Pumpkin Spice Latte's are back!

Let's get to Starbuck's!

9/15/2010 1:25 PM

I just realized

That this isn't the right place

to post my haiku.

9/15/2010 1:34 PM

Oh, and worse than that

The contest was over on

September thirteenth.

8/22/2012 4:40 PM

Pumpkin Spice Latte,

Hot Dawg! You're finally here!

Oh and Fall is too.  

8/22/2012 4:42 PM

Fall is the season

pumpkin spice is the reason

for it's so pleasin'.

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