The 2013 MLS and Xbox One Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. CDT on July 31, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT on October 31, 2013 (the “Promotion Period”). Void outside the 50 United States/District of Columbia and where prohibited.
ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. Employees of Sponsor, Ascent Marketing Partners, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM”) and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies, advertising, promotion or any other agencies or entities involved with this sweepstakes and members of their immediate families (biological, adoptive or step) including parent, grandparent, grandchildren, child, sibling and each of the respective spouses of any of the foregoing (regardless of where they live), or those individuals who reside in the same household as (whether related or not) of any person in any of the preceding categories are NOT eligible to participate.
RANDOM DRAWING: A random drawing will be conducted on or about November 4, 2013, to select the winners from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The drawing will be conducted by Ascent Marketing Partners, an independent judging agency, whose decisions will be final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.
PRIZES: Two (2) Grand Prizes are available to be awarded. Each Grand Prize shall include: (i) round trip coach class airfare for the Winner and three (3) guests from a major commercial airport nearest Winner’s home within the U.S. to the host city of MLS Cup 2013 (the “Destination City”); (ii) three (3) days and two (2) nights standard hotel accommodations (one room, quad occupancy) in the Destination City; (iii) ground transportation in the Destination City (to/from airport to the hotel and to/from the hotel to the MLS Cup 2013 stadium); (iv) four (4) tickets to MLS Cup 2013; (v) access for Winner and guests to the VIP area at MLS Cup 2013; (vi) one (1) Xbox One console; (vii) one (1) Copy of Kinect™ Sports Rivals video game; (viii) one (1) Copy of Forza Motorsport 5 video game; (ix) one (1) Copy of FIFA 14 video game; (x) one (1) 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership; (xi) one (1) autographed jersey from Winner’s hometown MLS team; and (xii) one (1) $100.00 VISA® gift card. The trip portion of the prize must be taken December 6 – 8, 2013. MLS team jersey and autograph shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each Grand Prize: $6,700.00. ARV of the Grand Prize is based on estimated airfare as of June 2013. Actual value may vary based on point of departure and/or airfare fluctuations and any difference between the stated approximate value and actual value of prize will not be awarded.
Three (3) First Prizes are available to be awarded. Each First Prize shall include: (i) one (1) autographed MLS team jersey; (ii) one (1) 12-month Xbox Live Gold membership; (iii) one (1) $50.00 adidas® gift card; and (iv) one (1) MLS adidas® soccer ball. MLS team jersey and autograph shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV of each First Prize: $460.00.
Three (3) Second Prizes are available to be awarded. Each Second Prize shall include one (1) autographed MLS team jersey. MLS team jersey and autograph shall be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV of each Second Prize: $80.00.
Total ARV of all prizes: $15,020.00.
GRAND PRIZE DETAILS: If a Grand Prize Winner is unable to travel on the designated travel dates, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and an alternate Grand Prize Winner will be selected from all remaining eligible entries received provided sufficient time remains prior to MLS Cup 2013. If a Grand Prize Winner does not have the opportunity to attend MLS Cup 2013 due to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, an event of Force Majeure or for any other reason, then any Grand Prize components awarded as of the time of such conflict, cancellation, postponement or event of Force Majeure shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor’s obligation to the Grand Prize Winner, and no other or additional compensation will be awarded. Sponsor shall have no liability if potential Grand Prize Winner notification is not received by the potential Grand Prize Winner for any reason, including but not limited to lost, late or misdirected mail. If Sponsor so elects, the potential Grand Prize Winner may be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Sweepstakes will not bring Sponsor into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule, or reflect unfavorably on the Sweepstakes as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
The potential Grand Prize Winners will be notified via phone/overnight mail and will be required to sign, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (where permitted) within five (5) days of date printed on prize notification or prize may be forfeited. If a Grand Prize Winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, his/her parent/legal guardian must sign all required documents and the Grand Prize will be awarded to such Grand Prize Winner’s parent/legal guardian in a manner as designated by Sponsor. Failure to provide all required information and signature(s) on the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, or return of prize notification as undeliverable, may result in forfeiture of rights to be declared a Grand Prize Winner and/or receive a Grand Prize. Upon receipt and verification of Grand Prize Winner affidavit, the Grand Prize Winner will be notified via phone regarding the specific travel details of the Grand Prize. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above including but not limited to telephone calls, meals, gratuities, luggage fees, incidental hotel/personal expenses and all other expenses not specified herein are the responsibility solely of Grand Prize Winner. Sponsor reserves the right to structure travel destinations, routes and hotel selection at its sole discretion. Grand Prize Winner and all guests must travel on same itinerary. If Grand Prize Winner is a minor in his/her state of residence, he/she must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age. All guests must be at least eighteen (18) years of age unless the guest is the child or legal ward of the Grand Prize Winner or one of the other guests travelling with the Grand Prize Winner. Guests must sign a Liability Release and a Publicity Release prior to ticketing of travel. Grand Prize Winner and guests are responsible for all necessary identification and/or travel documents required. All federal, state, and local taxes on the Grand Prize and all other costs not specifically outlined in these Official Rules are the responsibility solely of the Grand Prize Winner. Each Grand Prize Winner (or their parent/legal guardian if Grand Prize Winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the actual value of the Grand Prize in January 2014. Each Grand Prize Winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting the Grand Prize. Grand Prize cannot be transferred, assigned or redeemed for cash or substituted except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised Grand Prize becomes or is unavailable for any reason. In the event that MLS Cup 2013 is cancelled or delayed beyond Grand Prize Winner’s scheduled stay in the Destination City, no compensation will be awarded in lieu thereof, but the remainder of the Grand Prize will be awarded. Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) may not be sold, traded, transferred, assigned, refunded or redeemed for cash and cannot be rescheduled to dates not within the trip period set forth above. In the event the Grand Prize Winner or his/her guests engage during the trip in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in Sponsor’s sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the trip early, in whole or in part, and send the Grand Prize Winner and/or his or her guests home with no further compensation. In the event the Grand Prize Winner or his/her guests miss their flight as provided, the flight is non-refundable and the Sponsor is not obligated to provide alternate travel or hotel accommodations. Any Grand Prize components awarded as of the time of such circumstance shall constitute full satisfaction of the Sponsor’s obligation to the Grand Prize Winner, and no other or additional compensation will be awarded. Date and time of MLS Cup 2013 is determined in the sole discretion of MLS and may be subject to change. Exact seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as Grand Prizes will govern in the event that MLS Cup 2013 is not played due to an event of Force Majeure. Grand Prize Winner and his/her guests agree to comply with all applicable MLS Cup 2013 stadium regulations in connection with the Grand Prize. Sponsor and MLS reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to Grand Prize Winner and/or his/her guests who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at MLS Cup 2013. Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for any event of Force Majeure that may cause the cancellation or postponement of MLS Cup 2013.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Awarding of any prize is subject to verification of the potential winner’s eligibility by Sponsor and/or the independent judging organization. By participating, entrants (or their parent/legal guardian, if an eligible minor) unconditionally accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, the decisions of the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. By accepting the prize, winner (or their parent/legal guardian, if an eligible minor) agrees to indemnify, release, defend, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, Ascent Marketing Partners, MLS, SUM and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising/promotion agencies and each of their directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims and liability by winner for any injuries, including personal injury, death, loss or damage of any kind arising from participating in the Sweepstakes or in connection with acceptance, possession, use and or misuse of prize (including any travel or attendance at events related thereto) or claims based on right of publicity/right of privacy. By accepting prize, winner (or their parent/legal guardian, if an eligible minor) grants the Released Parties the right to use and publish his/her name, likeness, city and of residence for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who attempts to tamper with the entry process in any manner.
Except where prohibited, participants (or their parent/legal guardian, if an eligible minor) in the Sweepstakes agree (and agree to confirm the same in writing) that: (i) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, or the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration, to take place in the State of Washington, U.S.A. pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to obtain awards for and participants hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington without regard to conflicts of law doctrine.
OTHER CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, damaged, destroyed or garbled entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason (including but not limited to tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, virus, bugs or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor), the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes is affected or corrupted and the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, and in such case, to select the Winners by randomly drawing from among all valid entries received up to the time of cancellation, termination or suspension. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
WINNERS LIST: For the name of the Winners, send a self-addressed stamped, #10 envelope to: 2013 MLS and Xbox One Sweepstakes Winners List Request, P.O. Box 606, Mokena, IL 60448. Winners List will be sent when the Sweepstakes is over and the prize is awarded. Requests for Winners List must be received by 12/1/13.
SPONSOR: Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 USA.