MLB.COM MILLION DOLLAR PICK 'EM
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ELIGIBILITY: The MLB.com Million Dollar Pick ‘Em promotion (the "Promotion") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington, D.C. who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states 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, directors, agents, successors and assignees (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 MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (the "Sponsor"), the other MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising agencies, promotional companies, and any and all other companies associated with the Promotion are not eligible to participate or win a Prize (defined below). The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs, The MLB Network, LLC, Tickets.com, Inc., SportsOnEarth, LLC and each of their respective subsidiaries or affiliated entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Major League Baseball Clubs or the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, and the directors, officers, employees and agents of the above entities. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside the states listed above and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
PROMOTION PERIOD: The Promotion begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") on May 14, 2012 and ends upon completion of the final MLB game scheduled to start on Friday, September 28, 2012 ("Promotion Period"). The Promotion Period shall consist of nineteen (19) weekly periods (each a "Weekly Period"). Each Weekly Period begins with the start of first MLB game scheduled to be played on Tuesday and ends upon completion of the final MLB game played on the immediately following Friday; provided, however, that (a) the first Weekly Period shall begin five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the first MLB game scheduled to be played on Tuesday, May 15, 2012; and (b) the 2012 MLB All-Star Game scheduled to be played on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, and MLB games played on Friday, July 13, 2012 shall not be considered for purposes of this Promotion.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: During the Promotion Period, Sponsor will display a list of all MLB games scheduled to be played on each Tuesday and, upon completion of all MLB games played on Tuesday, will then display a list of all MLB games scheduled to be played on the immediately following Friday (each such Tuesday and Friday, a "Pick Day") throughout the Promotion Period. Follow the instructions provided to select the MLB teams you predict will win each MLB game to be played on the applicable Pick Day (each such prediction, an "MLB Game Pick" and collectively, the "MLB Game Picks"). In addition, on each Friday Pick Day, you must select your prediction as to the final score of the tiebreaker game (the "Tiebreaker Game") for purposes of the Weekly Prize Tiebreakers (defined below). Note: in the event you are tied with any other participant(s) for any Weekly Prize (defined below), you will not be eligible to win the Weekly Prize Tiebreakers or the Weekly Prize if you fail to submit a prediction for the Tiebreaker Game. You must make your MLB Game Picks and Tiebreaker Game selection, as applicable, by no later than five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the first MLB game of the applicable Pick Day (the "Lock Time"); provided, however, in the event the scheduled start of first MLB game to be played on that Pick Day is cancelled or postponed at any time prior to five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled Lock Time, and such MLB game is the only game scheduled to start at that time, Sponsor reserves the right to adjust the Lock Time to be five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the next MLB game played on that day (by way of example only, in the event the Chicago Cubs v. San Diego Padres game scheduled to start at 2:20 ET on Tuesday, May 29 is officially postponed prior to 2:10 pm. ET that day, the Lock Time for Tuesday, May 29 shall be 7:00 pm ET). You will receive one (1) point for each correct MLB Game Pick (each, a "Point"). Only wins officially scored as wins in 2012 MLB regular season MLB games will be counted as valid wins in the Promotion. MLB Game Picks will not be updated to reflect any official MLB statistics changes or corrections that may occur after the completion of an entire Pick Day's schedule of MLB games. Once an MLB game is final following completion of an entire Pick Day's schedule of MLB games, it will be final for purposes of this Promotion. In the event any MLB game scheduled for any Pick Day is cancelled, postponed or suspended, that MLB game shall not be considered for Points for purposes of this Promotion. In addition, any MLB game(s) that are added to any open Pick Day's schedule of MLB games after the Lock Time for the immediately prior Pick Day shall not be considered for purposes of this Promotion (by way of example only, in the event a postponed Cincinnati Reds v. Chicago Cubs game gets rescheduled for 7:05 pm CT on Friday, August 10 as a part of a double header, the rescheduled 7:05 game shall not be considered for purposes of this Promotion); provided, however, that in the event any MLB game(s) are rescheduled as a double header for any open Pick Day after the Lock Time for the immediately prior Pick Day, the first MLB game of the double header shall automatically be deemed the MLB game for the applicable match-up for the open Pick Day (by way of example only, if the Texas Rangers v. Oakland Athletics game scheduled for Thursday, June 28 gets rescheduled for 3:05 pm on ET Friday, June 29 as part of a double header, the 3:05 pm ET Rangers v. Athletics game shall be the MLB game for that Friday Pick Day and the 8:05 pm ET Rangers v. Athletics game shall not be considered for purposes of this Promotion).
GRAND PRIZE WINNER DETERMINATION: The first eligible participant, if any, whose MLB Game Picks correctly match the actual results of all MLB games played during a Weekly Period, as determined and verified by Sponsor, will be the potential winner of the Grand Prize (defined below), subject to verification of eligibility and full compliance with the terms of these Official Rules; provided, however, that the Grand Prize will only be awarded if there are twenty-eight (28) or more MLB games played during the applicable Weekly Period. In the event of a tie for the Grand Prize, as determined and verified by Sponsor, the Grand Prize will be divided evenly among all tied, eligible entrants. IN NO EVENT WILL MORE THAN ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE BE AWARDED DURING THE PROMOTION PERIOD.
WEEKLY PRIZE WINNER DETERMINATION: The eligible participant who accumulates the most Points during each Weekly Period, as determined and verified by Sponsor, will be the potential winner of the Weekly Prize (defined below), subject to verification of eligibility and full compliance with the terms of these Official Rules; provided, however, that a Weekly Prize will only be awarded if no participant's MLB Game Picks correctly match the actual results of all MLB games played during a Weekly Period in which twenty-eight (28) or more MLB games are played. In the event of a tie for any Weekly Prize, the Weekly Prize Tiebreakers shall apply.
WEEKLY PRIZE TIEBREAKERS: In the event of a tie for any Weekly Prize, the following tiebreakers (the "Weekly Prize Tiebreakers") will be used among the remaining tied participants in the following order:
- Participant whose Selection correctly predicts the winning team of the Tiebreaker Game;
- Participant whose Selection for total number of runs scored by both teams in the Tiebreaker Game is closest to the actual total number of runs scored by both teams in the Tiebreaker Game;
- Participant whose Selection for total number of runs scored by the home team in the Tiebreaker Game is closest to the actual total number of runs scored by the home team in the Tiebreaker Game;
- Participant whose Selection for total number of runs scored by the away team in the Tiebreaker Game is closest to the actual total number of runs scored by the away team in the Tiebreaker Game;
- Participant who has the higher percentage of correct Selections during the entire Promotion Period as of the applicable Weekly Period;
- Participant who has next best score during any of the prior Weekly Periods; and
- In the event that the tie is still not broken after applying the tiebreakers above, Sponsor will administer a timed baseball trivia quiz, testing the tied participants' knowledge of Major League Baseball, without assistance of any kind, until the tie is broken.
ALL POTENTIAL WINNING SELECTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING. AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE PROMOTION SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT'S ELIGIBILITY, THE POTENTIAL WINNING SELECTION AND ENTRANT'S FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS.
PRIZES: Nineteen (19) prizes (each, a "Prize" and collectively, the "Prizes") to be awarded as follows:
Grand Prize (1): The Grand Prize Winner shall receive one (1) million U.S. dollars (US $1,000,000) (the "Grand Prize"). The Grand Prize will be awarded as the Winner's choice of either a twenty-five (25) year annuity or as one (1) lump sum payment representing the estimated present value of that annuity as of April 26, 2012. The annuity will be forty thousand dollars ($40,000) per year (the "Annual Payments") for twenty-five (25) years without interest (equaling one million U.S. dollars (US$1,000,000)) and the lump sum payment will be the estimated present value of one million dollars ($1,000,000) as of April 26, 2012 of approximately seven hundred twenty-seven thousand dollars ($727,000).
Weekly Prizes (Up to 19): The Weekly Prize Winner shall receive one thousand U.S. dollars (US$1,000) (each, a "Weekly Prize").
Total ARV of all Prizes: $19,000-$1,018,000. Exact value depends on whether the Grand Prize is awarded and the Grand Prize Winner's choice as to how the Grand Prize will be awarded, as described above.
PRIZE CONDITIONS: Exact Prize details to be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Each winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). Prizes will be awarded in the form of a check in U.S. dollars. All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided including, but not limited to, any and all expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the winners. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. 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.
NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner will be notified at the e-mail address, postal address and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that any potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result and prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. Each potential winner 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 five (5) days of date of issuance. 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 Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be selected from among all remaining eligible entries.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE: By participating in the Promotion 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 the Sponsor, the other MLB Entities 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 Promotion, 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 Promotion 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 Promotion, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by the Sponsor by telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail for Promotion purposes. Each winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor and each of its designees the right to publicize such winner's name, address (city and state 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: All decisions of Sponsor, including the determination of winners, are final and binding on all matters relating to this Promotion. 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, e-mail or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, 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; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed e-mail notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Promotion-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Promotion-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 Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor 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 Promotion is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor and/or its agents. Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Promotion, 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. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, State of New York.
Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Promotion (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Promotion (or any portion thereof). In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify 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 reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Promotion.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROMOTION OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR AND/OR ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail 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 e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
The MLB.com Million Dollar Pick ‘Em promotion is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in Major League Baseball and MLB.com, the Official Site of Major League Baseball. This Contest may not be used for, or in connection with, any form of gambling.
WINNERS' LIST: For a list of winners mail a request and self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by November 30, 2012 to: MLB.com Million Dollar Pick ‘Em Winner's List c/o MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Ave., New York, New York 10011, Attn: Sweepstakes Department.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Promotion is MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Ave., New York, New York 10011.
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