T-MOBILE® MLB® GAME CHANGER SWEEPSTAKES (THE "SWEEPSTAKES")
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED AS OF THE APPLICABLE DRAWING DATE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 9:00:00 am Eastern Time ("ET") on May 5, 2014, and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on September 28, 2014(the "Entry Period").
PRIZES: One Hundred Forty-Eight (148) Prizes in total will be awarded (i.e., the seven (7) Drawing Prizes for each of the Drawing Periods 1 through 21 and one (1) Grand Prize for Drawing Period 22) as set forth below. UNLESS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE APPLICABLE PRIZE DESCRIPTION, TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM ANY GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED.
- Drawing Prizes: Seven (7) Drawing Prizes (each a "Drawing Prize" and collectively the "Drawing Prizes") shall be awarded for each of the Drawing Periods 1 through 21 (i.e., one hundred forty-seven (147) total). Each of the applicable Drawing Period Winners shall receive one (1) of the following as determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion: (a) one (1) Samsung device and T-Mobile service for one (1) year (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV"): $2,000.00); (b) one (1) T-Mobile $50.00 gift card, subject to the terms and conditions of issuer (ARV: $50.00); (c) one (1) MLB.com Shop $100.00 gift card, subject to the terms and conditions of issuer (ARV: $100.00); (d) one (1) MLB.TV Premium Yearly subscription, subject to blackout and other restrictions. See MLB.TV for details (ARV: $129.00); (e) one (1) autographed baseball signed by Bryce Harper (ARV: $300.00); (f) one (1) autographed baseball signed by Andrew McCutchen (ARV: $250.00); or (g) two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) 2014 Major League Baseball regular season game (ARV: $300.00; actual retail value may vary depending on the Club).
- Grand Prize: The Grand Prize shall include a trip ("Trip") for Winner and one (1) guest to the 2014 Major League Baseball World Series Game One (the "Grand Prize" and together with the Drawing Prizes, the "Prizes"). ARV of Grand Prize: $7,200.00; actual retail value may vary depending on Winnerâs city of departure and the host city of the 2014 World Series game one. See below for additional details.
PRIZE NOTIFICATION RESPONSE TIME: Five (5) hours from the time of issuance of Prize Notification (defined below) (the "Required Response Time").
WINNERS LIST: For a list naming the Winners, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by December 1, 2014, to: Winners List c/o T-Mobile MLB Game Changer Sweepstakes, 5944 Luther Lane, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75225.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is T-Mobile USA, Inc., offices located at 12920 SE 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006 (the "Sponsor").
HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of two (2) ways: online or mail. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/Facebook account/Twitter account/email address per day, regardless of method of entry. Additional entries beyond the specified limit, and any entries that do not comply with the Content Restrictions or otherwise with these Official Rules, will be void. Sponsorâs computer shall be the official clock of the Sweepstakes.
1. Online Method: To enter online you must have a valid, public Facebook account or valid public Twitter account. If you do not have a Facebook account, visit www.facebook.com and register in accordance with the enrollment instructions for a free Facebook account. If you do not have a Twitter account, visit www.twitter.com and register in accordance with the enrolment instructions for a free Twitter account. During the Entry Period go to www.mlb.com/t-mobile, watch the posted T-Mobile MLB Game Changer videos and vote for your favorite by (a) clicking either the "#Challenger," "#Champion" or "Post a comment" button which corresponds with your favorite video and desired method of entry, and (b) logging in to your Facebook account or Twitter account and completing all steps, as prompted. By successfully submitting a vote, as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes.
2.Mail-in Method: If youdo not wish to enter online, you may enter the Sweepstakes by hand-printing your full name, address, city, state/territory/province and zip code, day & evening telephone numbers(including area codes), date of birth and email address (optional) on a 3"x5" postcard and mailing it in a sealed envelope with proper postage affixed to T-Mobile MLB Game Changer Sweepstakes Entry, 5944 Luther Lane, Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75225. Sponsor will use email addresses provided via the mail-in entry method for prize notification purposes only; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrantâs provision of this information. Mail-in entries must be postmarked and received by the applicable Postmarked By and Received By dates set forth in the table below to be eligible. Mail-in entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
ELIGIBILITY:The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States including its commonwealths, territories and possessions (collectively referred to herein as "US" or "states") who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories/provinces where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Sponsor, the MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win the Prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. ("MLBP"), the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about the Drawing Dates set forth in the table below(each a "Drawing Date") from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor (via the Facebook application programming interface ("API") for Facebook entries/based on the time entry is available to Sponsor on Twitter.com for Twitter entries) as of the applicable Drawing Date. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes (each a "Winner" and collectively the "Winners"). The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received by Sponsor (via the API for Facebook entries/based on the time entry is available to Sponsor on Twitter.com for Twitter entries) as of the applicable Drawing Date. All non-winning eligible entries from one (1) Drawing Date will carry-over and be eligible for each subsequent Drawing Date, if any. Limit one (1) Prize per person/Facebook account/Twitter account/email address for Drawing Periods 1 through 21.
|DRAWING PERIOD||ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY||ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY||DRAWING DATE|
|1||May 07, 2014||May 10, 2014||May 12, 2014|
|2||May 14, 2014||May 17, 2014||May 19, 2014|
|3||May 21, 2014||May 24, 2014||May 26, 2014|
|4||May 28, 2014||May 31, 2014||June 02, 2014|
|5||June 04, 2014||June 07, 2014||June 09, 2014|
|6||June 11, 2014||June 14, 2014||June 16, 2014|
|7||June 18, 2014||June 21, 2014||June 23, 2014|
|8||June 25, 2014||June 28, 2014||June 30, 2014|
|9||July 02, 2014||July 05, 2014||July 07, 2014|
|10||July 09, 2014||July 12, 2014||July 14, 2014|
|11||July 16, 2014||July 19, 2014||July 21, 2014|
|12||July 23, 2014||July 26, 2014||July 28, 2014|
|13||July 30, 2014||August 02, 2014||August 04, 2014|
|14||August 06, 2014||August 09, 2014||August 11, 2014|
|15||August 13, 2014||August 16, 2014||August 18, 2014|
|16||August 20, 2014||August 23, 2014||August 25, 2014|
|17||August 27, 2014||August 30, 2014||September 01, 2014|
|18||September 03, 2014||September 06, 2014||September 08, 2014|
|19||September 10, 2014||September 13, 2014||September 15, 2014|
|20||September 17, 2014||September 20, 2014||September 22, 2014|
|21||September 2, 2014||September27, 2014||September 29, 2014|
|22||September 29, 2014||October 3, 2014||October 3, 2014|
PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including, without limitation, the exact nature and duration of any experiences awarded as part of the Prize, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and subject to the rules and regulations of Sponsor, the applicable Club and issuer, as applicable. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, province and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and any and all other expenses incurred by accepting a Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsorâs sole and absolute discretion. MLB.TV Premium subscription may not be sold. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.
Additional Prize conditions where tickets are included as part of the Prize: UNLESS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE APPLICABLE PRIZE DESCRIPTION, TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM ANY GAME AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED. Exact game dates and seat locations shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Winnersâ companions must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as any Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Each Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark regulations in connection with the Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any Winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as the Prize may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s).
Additional Trip details and conditions: Trip includes (a) two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest to game one of the 2014 Major League Baseball World Series; (b) roundtrip coach airfare for Winner and his/her guest from a major airport nearest Winnerâs home within the US to the major airport nearest the host city of game one of the 2014 World Series;(c)two (2) night, one (1) room, double-occupancy, standard hotel accommodation; (d) ground transportation to/from airport and hotel; (e) $250.00 MasterCard gift card and (f) two (2) commemorative gift bags. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or Prize will be forfeited. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsorâs agent and on a carrier of Sponsorâs choice. Winner and his/her guest are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents, including passports and visas (if applicable) prior to travel and must have no impediment to entering the country of the host city. Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary.
CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Participants must not include any of the following content (the "Content Restrictions") in any entry: (i) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material; (ii) materials relating to lotteries or gambling; (iii) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities; (iv) content in violation of intellectual property rights or laws; (v) libelous, defamatory, disparaging, tortious or slanderous materials; (vi) content that denigrates, disparages or reflects negatively on the MLB Entities, their owners and employees, or the game of baseball; (vii) tobacco, alcohol or drugs; (viii) dangerous stunts; (ix) real weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, knives or projectiles; (x) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis protected by federal, state, territory, province or local law, ordinance, or regulation; (xi) individuals under legal age of majority without providing a signed release from parent or legal guardian; (xii) audio and/or visual content owned by any third party (e.g., recorded music; pre-produced video, etc.); and (xiii) material that is unlawful, or otherwise in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state/territory/province where the entry is created. Any entry that does not comply with the foregoing, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified and eliminated from consideration.
NOTIFICATION: The potential winners will be notified via Facebook, direct message to the potential winner's Twitter account and/or email by Sponsor and/or MLBAM (the "Prize Notification") and will be required to privately (through Facebook direct message, Twitter direct message, email, or other secure means, as applicable) provide his/her name, address, age and other personal information necessary to receive the Prize. In the event that any potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within the Required Response Time, declines the Prize for any reason or, in the case of Canadian residents, incorrectly answers the skill testing questions as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsorâs sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date. The potential winners may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within the Required Response Time, and in the case of Canadian residents, correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time limited mathematical skill testing question which will be administered by Sponsor by telephone at a mutually agreeable time. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsorâs sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Sponsor, the MLB Entities, Facebook, Apple, Inc. and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, "Released Parties") for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof). By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor and/or MLBAM by telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. Each Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLBAM, MLBP and each of their respective designees the right to publicize the Winnerâs name, address (city and state/territory/province of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, API, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; wireless service congestion; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in wireless or other transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, wireless service, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor and/or MLBAM or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, MLBAM and/or their respective agents. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty. Sponsorâs failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
Sponsor and MLBAM reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes(or any portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor and MLBAM also reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYSâ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on a Facebook account or Twitter account, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Facebook/Twitter Account Holder" of the Facebook or Twitter account used to enter the applicable Sweepstakes provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. For entries via Facebook or Twitter, the "Authorized Facebook/Twitter Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to a Facebook account by Facebook.com or Twitter account by www.twitter.com, as applicable.
Proof to Sponsorâs satisfaction of being the Authorized Account Holder or Authorized Facebook/Twitter Account Holder may be required by Sponsor.
As a condition of entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in New York County, New York before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (B) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.
Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Sweepstakes. All entry data provided online is provided to MLBAM and not to Facebook. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
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