Eli’s Selfie Saturday Contest

In celebration of Eli’s and Taste of Chicago’s birthday, enter Eli’s Saturday Selfie Contest and you could be the winner of an “Eli’s at Taste” prize package. On Saturday, July 8 from 12pm-3pm stop by Eli’s BIG Cake at Buckingham Fountain and snap a selfie. Whether you’re waiting in line, enjoying a slice of the BIG Cheesecake or hanging with Eli’s Slice Mascot, show us how you celebrate Eli’s Cheesecake and Taste of Chicago’s 37th Birthday! To enter, upload a selfie of you celebrating Eli’s and Taste’s birthday at The Taste of Chicago to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ElisBigCake along with a short creative caption that includes Chicago & clear representation of the Eli’s brand. Be fun, be creative, and be sure to tag @elischeesecake when posting.


The Big Cake Contest winner will receive an Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake, a pack of Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers and an Eli’s t-shirt. The entry will be judged based on the creativity of the post, and the criteria of the inclusion of Chicago caption as well as the representation of the Eli’s brand. The winning entry will be selected by a panel of Eli’s judges. This one day promotion will run during the BIG Cake cutting which will take place Saturday July 8, 2017 from 12 PM (CST)- 3 PM (CST). Every contestant will have until 11:59 PM (CST) on July 8 to post their selfie. The winner will be declared on Monday, July 10 by 12 PM (CST).



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

Come to the Big Cake event tent on Saturday, July 8 between 12PM- 3pm (CST) at Buckingham Fountain in Chicago to be considered a valid entry. Take a selfie that indicates you were at the Big Cake with a short creative caption & use the hashtag #ElisBigCake. Only one upload  per person to either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Eli’s Selfie Saturday Contest will begin at 12PM (CST) and will conclude at 3PM (CST). Winner announced Monday, July 10, 2017 by 12:00 PM (CST). Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these official rules (“Official Rules”). By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the Official Rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements set out in the Official Rules.

Contest 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. CONTEST IS VOID OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

To enter, participants must post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram sharing with us a selfie, a creative caption and use the hashtag #ElisBigCake. 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.

There will be a total of one winner. The winner will be chosen based on the creativity of the selfie along with the inclusion of Chicago and representation of the Eli’s brand.  Eli’s Cheesecake will select and announce a winner on Monday, July 10, 2017 by 10:00AM (CT).  Selected winner must contact The Eli’s Cheesecake Company by 4:00 PM (CST) on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.  Failure to do so will result in a forfeit and a new winner will be chosen.

The first place winner will receive a free Plain Original Cheesecake, a pack of Eli’s Dippers and a complimentary Eli’s t-shirt. 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.

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.

In the event that a winner does not respond and claim their prize, a new entry 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.

By submitting an entry, the entrant gives Eli’s Cheesecake the right to use the photo and their name on any form of media, including, but not limited to Eli’s Cheesecake’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat.

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 Contest 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 contest or in the announcement of the prizes. Decisions of Sponsor are final and binding in all respects.