Elevate Your Match Day Sweepstakes Rules



Eligibility:  TEAM Coalition’s Elevate Your Match Day Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open only to persons who are legal residents of the United States and Canada and who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age and over in the U.S. as of date of entry and who possess a valid driver’s license. Void in Puerto Rico, outside of the U.S. and Canada, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Promotion Entities (as defined below), prize providers, and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, employees, agents, and suppliers, alcoholic wholesalers and retailers as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Subject to all applicable, federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

Sponsors:  The Sponsors of the Promotion are TEAM Coalition, Inc., 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 600, Alexandria, VA  22314; HEINEKEN USA, 360 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, New York 10601; and Major League Soccer, 420 Fifth Ave. 7th Floor, New York, NY 10018 (“Sponsors”).

Administrator:  The Administrator of the Promotion is TEAM Coalition (“Administrator”), 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 600, Alexandria, VA  22314.

Sponsor and Administrator are collectively referred to herein as “Promotion Entities”.

Timing:  Promotion begins at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on March 15, 2021 and ends at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on November 15, 2021(the “Promotion Period”). [Plan is to run the promo for the 2021 regular season. Dates above are placeholders.]

Administrator’s clock is the official time keeping device of the Promotion.

How To Enter: Visit the Promotion registration page located at https://teamcoalition.org/sweepstakes/mls/elevate2021/ and follow the instructions to enter the Promotion.

For All Entries:  Each entrant is eligible to submit up to one (1) Promotion entry. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address, cell phone number or other relevant account when submitting an entry in the Promotion. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified.  In the event of a dispute as to any participation by online entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  The potential winner may be required to show proof that he/she is the authorized account holder.  Use of any automated technology or system to participate in the Promotion is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any automated receipt (such as one confirming delivery of text message or e-mail) does not constitute proof of actual receipt by Administrator of an entry.  Promotion Entities are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Administrator and none will be acknowledged or returned.  Entries will not be judged but must adhere to the entry guidelines indicated herein, as determined by Sponsor/Administrator in their sole discretion.

Prize:  There will be one (1) Grand Prize which is TBD. Void in Puerto Rico, outside of the U.S. and Canada, and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. The cash value, in lieu of the actual prize, will not be awarded. U.S. If the Grand Prize winner lives within 200 miles of the event, ground transportation (mileage and parking reimbursement) may be provided in lieu of air transportation. No compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value.  Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein, including but not limited to meals, incidentals, surcharges, service charges, personal charges, security fees, taxes, souvenirs and other incidentals and items of a personal nature.  Administrator is not responsible for lost, mutilated or stolen tickets documents. Administrator reserves the right to revoke full or partial prize from any winner who it or Sponsors’ representatives deem may, in its sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a safety risk, have violated any venue policy or law, or may bring Administrator or Sponsors into disrepute. Limit one prize per person. An unclaimed and/or unused prize element will remain the property of the Sponsors.

For All Prizes:  Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Lost or stolen prizes will not be replaced. Prizes do not include any other item or expense not specifically described in these Official Rules, and any such additional expenses are the sole responsibility of winner. Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. Only listed prizes will be awarded and no other prizing or substitutions will be made except at the sole discretion of Administrator. Winners agree to accept a prize “as is”, and entrants hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prizes, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with a prize. Any valuation of the prizes stated in the official rules is based on available information provided to Administrator and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Each winner must provide Administrator with a valid taxpayer identification number or social security number before any prize will be awarded. A Form 1099 will be issued to a winner for value of prize $600 or more.

Selection and Verification of Potential Winners: Administrator will randomly select the winners from all eligible entries received on or around December 12, 2021. Potential winner will be contacted via email or text, depending on the contact information provided with entry. Administrator’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.  Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any participant or winner and may refuse to award any prize to a person who is ineligible or has violated any rule, gained unfair advantage in participating in the Promotion, or obtained winner status using fraudulent means.

All potential winners are subject to verification by Administrator. Administrator will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Each potential winner will be notified by email on or about the end of the Promotion Period. Each potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release (“Affidavit”) (except where prohibited), which must be received by Administrator within five (5) days of the time notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim a prize (if applicable). If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the Affidavit within the required time period (if applicable), declines the prize or prize is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits the prize. Canadian residents, if selected as a Finalist, must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical, electronic or otherwise, by phone or mail before such Finalist can be declared a winner of any prize. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Administrator will award the corresponding prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. All alternate potential winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules. Only three (3) alternate winners will be selected, after which a prize will remain un-awarded.

By entering the Promotion and accepting a prize, the winner agrees to maintain his/her behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally-accepted social practices in connection with participation in the Promotion or prize-related activity.  The winner understands and agrees that Sponsors have the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify and remove the winner (and/or his/her guest, if applicable) from any activity at any time if the winner’s (and/or his/her guest’s) behavior at any point (i) is uncooperative or disruptive; (ii) annoys, threatens, or harasses any other person; (iii) may or does cause damage to person, property, or the reputation of Sponsors; or (iv) otherwise violates the policies of the prize provider; and, in such a case, the winner will forfeit all remaining elements of the prize and still be solely responsible for all taxes and other expenses related to the prize.

Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winner’s consent to Promotion Entities’ use of winner’s name, social media identity, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown and state for promotional purposes in connection with this Promotion in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

Privacy:  Information submitted by entrants will be collected by Administrator’s systems based in the United States and such collection will be subject to applicable United States laws. Entrants may withdraw personal data upon request; however, entrant will be disqualified if requisite personal data is withdrawn prior to the determination of the winners and fulfillment of the prizes. Information submitted by entrants is subject to Administrator’s privacy policy at: https://teamcoalition.org/about/privacy.asp. Entrant’s participation in this Promotion constitutes consent for Administrator to use entrant’s personal information solely for the purpose of administering the Promotion and awarding the prizes, unless entrant has opted to receive e-mail communications or SMS messages from Administrator and Sponsors.

Errors and Unauthorized Activity:   Promotion Entities are not responsible: (1) for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) for technical and/or communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind; (3) for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Promotion; (4) for technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; (5) for any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize; (6) late, lost, undeliverable, misdirected, illegible, damaged, incomplete, incorrect or stolen entries; or (7) if the Promotion cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Administrator, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Administrator reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims. Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Promotion Entities’ reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Promotion Game, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. In such event, Administrator reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Administrator reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it suspects or finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Promotion Entities reserve the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Promotion Entities’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Release:  By participating in the Promotion, entrant releases Promotion Entities from any and all liability for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising in connection with the Promotion, including the unauthorized or illegal access to personally identifiable or sensitive information or acceptance, possession, use, misuse, or nonuse of the prize that may be awarded or human error; and (b) acknowledges that the foregoing parties (i) have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to a prize including, without limitation, the prize quality or availability; and (ii) are not responsible for technical, hardware, network connections or incorrect information or incomplete or delayed computer transmissions, regardless of cause.

Disputes:  As a condition of participating in the Promotion, entrant agrees that: a) under no circumstances 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; b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or the prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively by arbitration pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective; and c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred and in no event shall entrant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees or other legal costs. Promotion Entities reserve the right to modify prize award procedures.

Winners List:  To obtain a list of the names of winners of prizes with a value greater than $25, mail your request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, up to sixty (60) days after the close of the Promotion, to TEAM Coalition’s Elevate Your Match Day Sweepstakes at ELEVATE YOUR MATCH DAY WINNERS LIST, c/o TEAM Coalition, Inc., 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA, 22310.

The Promotion and all accompanying materials are © 2021 TEAM Coalition, Inc.