Festival Favorites Sweepstakes

We’re so excited for our Cheesecake Festival on Sunday, July 28, that we wanted to kick it off early with a sweepstakes! Fill out a completed Eli’s Cheesecake Festival Favorites tournament bracket and email your predictions to FestivalFavorites@elicheesecake.com  for your chance to win!

Here’s how it works: In the following days leading up to Eli’s Cheesecake Festival, we’ll face off some of our different flavors allowing our Facebook fans to vote for each winning flavor by using emoji reactions. Once we are down to one flavor of Eli’s Cheesecake, it will be named our “Eli’s Cheesecake Festival Favorite 2019”!

Entries will be accepted from 4pm CST on Thursday, July 18th, through 11:59pm CST on Sunday, July 21st. At the end of the tournament, Eli’s committee will add up the scores of each bracket using a point system (please refer to “POINTS SYSTEM” under Official Sweepstakes Rules). There will be ONE winner announced at the end of the tournament. The winner will be announced on Friday, July 26th by 4:30pm CST. The winner will receive one unit of the elected “Eli’s Cheesecake Festival Favorite 2019.”



This sweepstakes is sponsored by The Eli’s Cheesecake Company. No purchase necessary to enter or win. The sweepstakes is in no way sponsored by nor associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Eli’s 2019 Cheesecake Festival Favorites Sweepstakes submissions begin at 4:00pm CST on July 18, 2019 and ends on July 21, 2019 at 11:59pm CST. Participants will email a digital version or photo of their completed tournament bracket to FestivalFavorites@elicheesecake.com. There will be ONE winner announced on Friday, July 26 by 4:30pm CST. By submitting an entry, each participant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules.


Sweepstakes is open to any individual in the United States. Employees of The Eli’s Cheesecake Company, and its affiliates, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they live) or persons living in the same households of such employees, whether or not related are not eligible. SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.


To enter, participants must email a digital version or photo of their completed tournament bracket to FestivalFavorites@elicheesecake.com . The entry must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Disguising or misrepresenting the origin of your content is cause for disqualification. All entries must be submitted and received by 11:59pm CST on Sunday, July 21, 2019.


There will be ONE winner in total. The winner will be chosen on the scores of each bracket using a point system (please refer to “POINTS SYSTEM” under Official Sweepstakes Rules). The winner will be announced via Facebook, by 4:30pm CST on Friday, July 26, 2019 and have 24 hours to claim their prize.  Selected winner MUST contact The Eli’s Cheesecake Company by 4:30pm CST on Saturday, July 27, 2019. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit and a new winner will be selected.


The winner will receive one unit of the elected “Eli’s Cheesecake Festival Favorite 2019”

No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. If a prize (or part of a prize) is unavailable, the Sponsor, in its discretion, reserves the right to substitute the original prize (or that part of the prize) with an alternative prize to the equal monetary value and/or specification, unless to do so would be prohibited by law.


Our point system works in the following way:

  • First Round winners are worth 5 points each
  • Second Round winners are worth 10 points each
  • Winning Cheesecake is worth 20 points
  • Correct predictions of winners will be counted and tallied for a possible total of 60 points.
  • The winner will be chosen based on the most points from the bracket predictions.


In the event of a tie, the winner will be randomly chosen. Decisions are final and binding in all respects. Being named a winner is subject to validation and verification of eligibility and compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules.


Sponsor assumes no responsibility for entries it is unable to process due to network, hardware or other technical failures, or any other reason, or incomplete, damaged, misdirected, illegible, stolen or lost entries.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person suspected of tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise, in violation of the rules.

The winning entry will be posted on Eli’s Cheesecake’s Facebook page (@elischeesecake) on Friday, July 26 by 4:30pm CST. The winning entrant will have 24 hours from the time the winner is announced to contact Eli’s Cheesecake via Facebook with their contact information.  In the event that the winner does not claim their prize, the entry with the next highest score will be named the winner.

In the event of a dispute regarding the online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry.  “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

The awarding of any prize is contingent upon full compliance with these Official Rules.  Entrants agree to be bound by Official Rules. Entrants understand that Sponsor is not liable for injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising from participation in this Sweepstakes and acceptance, possession and use of prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prizes. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.