OFFICIAL RULES OF TEAM COALITION’S RESPONSIBILITY HAS ITS REWARDS SWEEPSTAKES FOR THE 2020 MLS SEASON
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Eligibility: TEAM Coalition’s Responsibility Has Its Rewards Sweepstakes for the 2020 MLS season (“Promotion”) is open only to natural persons who are legal residents of the United States of America or Canada and who are of legal drinking age (twenty-one (21) years of age in the U.S.A., nineteen (19) in Vancouver and Toronto or eighteen (18) in Montreal) or older at the time of entry. Promotion may only be entered from and in eligible jurisdictions. Employees, directors, and officers of Promotion Entities (defined below), Major League Soccer™, or any other Major League Soccer™ affiliated entity (the “MLS Entities”), prize providers, and their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, employees, agents, and suppliers, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children), household members and friends of each such employee are not eligible to participate. Any individual who has won a Grand Prize or First Prize or been the prize companion of such a winner in a sweepstakes administered by TEAM Coalition in the past five (5) years is not eligible to win. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the account will be deemed to be the entrant. Administrator (defined below) may request any potential winner to provide proof that such person is the winner. Potential winner is 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.
Administrator: The Administrator of the Promotion is TEAM Coalition, Inc. (“Administrator”).
Timing: The Promotion Period begins at 12:01 AM Pacific Standard Time on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Promotion Period ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, October 6, 2020. Administrator’s clock is the official time keeping device of the Promotion.
How To Enter: To enter, attend any Major League Soccer game in the United States or Canada during the 2020 regular season and register as a responsible fan or designated driver at an MLS venue by completing the pledge form.
To enter without attending an MLS game, send a postcard (no envelopes please) to TEAM Coalition (“Administrator”), 1800 Diagonal Rd. Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314 with the following:
- Email address
- Mailing address
- Phone number
- Name of your favorite MLS Club
- Your agreement with the responsibility pledge found online at https://teamcoalition.org/sweepstakes/mls/mls-registration-phrase
- Date you viewed the pledge
- Registration code found on that webpage
For all entries: Each participant is eligible to submit up to one (1) Promotion entry per home match hosted by his favorite Club during the Promotion Period, not to exceed seventeen (17). Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or phone account. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses/phone numbers, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant will be disqualified. Use of any automated technology or system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any automated receipt (such as one confirming delivery of text message or email) 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 entries/registrations, all of which will be disqualified. All entries become the property of the Administrator and none will be acknowledged or returned.
Prize: Two (2) 2020 MLS Cup prizes each consisting of a trip for two (2) people to the 2020 MLS Cup on date November 15, 2020. Prize includes round-trip coach-class air transportation for winner and travel companion from gateway airport nearest to winner’s residence to airport of host city of the 2020 MLS Cup (if necessary), two (2) nights hotel accommodations as determined by Administrator (single room, double occupancy, if necessary) and two (2) tickets to the 2020 MLS Cup. ARV of 2020 MLS Cup prize is $2,500 U.S. each. If a 2020 MLS Cup prize winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of the event city, 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.
One (1) 2021 MLS All-Star Game prize consisting of a trip for two (2) people to the 2021 MLS All-Star Game on date TBD. The 2021 MLS All-Star Game prize includes round-trip coach-class air transportation for winner and travel companion from gateway airport nearest to winner’s residence to host city of 2021 MLS All-Star Game, a minimum of two (2) nights hotel accommodations as determined by Administrator (single room, double occupancy, if necessary) and two (2) tickets to the 2021 MLS All-Star Game. Total ARV of 2021 MLS All-Star Game prize: $2,000 U.S. If the 2021 MLS All-Star Game prize winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of the event city, ground transportation (mileage and parking reimbursement) may be provided in lieu of air transportation and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value.
Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. Lost or stolen prize will not be replaced. Prize does 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. Prize may not be transferred or assigned. Only listed prize will be awarded and no other prize or substitutions will be made except at the sole discretion of Administrator. Winner agrees to accept the prize “as is”, and entrants hereby acknowledge that Promotion and MLS Entities 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 prize, including express warranties (if any) provided exclusively by a prize supplier that are sent along with the prize. Any valuation of the prize stated above 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. Winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes. Winner may be required to 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 the winner for value of prize $600 or more.
Selection and Verification of Potential Winner: Participating MLS Clubs will randomly select one (1) Finalist from all eligible entries at that Clubs venue or that listed the Club as entrant’s favorite on or around the end time for the Promotion Period. The two (2) Finalists, one (1) representing the Eastern Conference Champion and one (1) representing the Western Conference Champion (the two Clubs competing in the 2020 MLS Cup), will receive the 2020 MLS Cup prize. One (1) additional Finalist will be drawn from the remaining Finalists to win the 2021 MLS All-Star Game prize. Administrator’s decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the selection of a potential winner are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Canadian residents, if selected as a Finalist, must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question by phone or mail in order to win a prize. 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.
Potential winner is subject to verification by Administrator. Administrator will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process. Potential winner must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Potential winner will be notified by email or phone. 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 the prize (if applicable). If the potential winner of the 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. In the event that the 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 the prize will remain un-awarded.
Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winner’s consent to Promotion and MLS 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.
Errors and Unauthorized Activity: Promotion and MLS 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; or (6) if the Promotion cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to acts of war (declared or undeclared), 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 the 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, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion. In such event, Administrator reserves the right to award the prize 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 (a) releases Promotion Entities, the MLS Entities, prize providers, promotional agencies, franchisees, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, 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; and (b) acknowledges that the foregoing parties 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.
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.
For Quebec Residents: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
Winner’s List: To obtain the winner’s name, mail your request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, up to sixty (60) days after the close of the Promotion, to TEAM Coalition’s Responsibility Has Its Rewards Sweepstakes for the 2020 MLS Season Winners List, c/o TEAM Coalition, Inc., 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA, 22314.
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