MiLB.COM MONIKER MADNESS 2012 SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR VOTE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR VOTE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
The MiLB.com Moniker Madness 2012 Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and the Province of British Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/jurisdictions 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 Minor League Baseball (the "Sponsor"), the other NAPBL Entities (defined below), 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 a Prize (defined below). The "NAPBL Entities" shall mean The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc. ("NAPBL"), each NAPBL Club, each NAPBL League, Professional Baseball Promotion Corporation, Professional Baseball Umpire Corp., Baseball Internet Rights Company LLC, BIRCO Holding Company LLC, Minor League Baseball Charities, and each of their subsidiaries or affiliated entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the NAPBL and the NAPBL clubs and leagues, and all officers, directors, employees, agents, partners, and members of those entities. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., the Major League Baseball Clubs, The MLB Network, LLC, MLB Advanced Media DH, 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 Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
HOW TO ENTER:
The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on Monday, July 9, 2012 and ends at 9:00 AM ET on Monday, August 6, 2012 ("Entry Period"). There are two ways to enter: online or by mail. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/e-mail address/household, regardless of method of entry. Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.
- Mail-in Method: If you would like to enter the Sweepstakes without having to vote, you may enter the Sweepstakes by hand-printing your full name, address, city, state/province and zip/postal code, day & evening telephone numbers (including area codes), date of birth and e-mail address (optional) on a 3"x5" postcard and mailing it in a sealed envelope with proper postage affixed to: MiLB.com Moniker Madness 2012 Sweeps, c/o Minor League Baseball, P.O. Box A, St. Petersburg, FL, 33731-1950. Sponsor will use e-mail addresses provided via the Mail-in entry method for prize notification purposes only; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant's provision of this information. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by Monday, August 6, 2012 and received by Sponsor by Tuesday, August 14, 2012 to be eligible. Mail-in entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
The potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about Friday, August 17, 2012 from among all eligible entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared 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. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household.
Seven (7) Prizes (each, a "Prize" and collectively, the "Prizes") will Be Awarded.
- Grand Prize:
- One (1) Winner will receive: (a) one (1) subscription to MLB.TV for the 2013 season, and (b) one (1) subscription to MiLB.TV for the 2013 season ( (a) and (b), collectively the "Grand Prize"). (Approximate retail value ("ARV") value of Grand Prize: US$175.00).
- First Prize:
- One (1) Winner will receive: (a) one (1) subscription to MiLB.TV for the 2013 season and (b) one (1) MiLB Prize Pack ( (a) and (b), collectively the "First Prize"). (ARV of First Prize: US$70.00).
- Second Prize:
- Five (5) Winners will each receive: one (1) MiLB cap (the "Second Prize"). (ARV of Second Prize: US$15.00).
- ARV of all Prizes:
Exact Prize details shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. MLB.TV subscriptions may be subject to blackout and other restrictions - see www.mlb.tv for complete details. MiLB.TV subscriptions may be subject to blackout and other restrictions - see www.milb.tv for complete details. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, municipal and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other 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.
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, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be randomly 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 (or, if a resident of Canada, a Declaration 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 any Prize 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 randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries. If any potential Winner is a resident of British Columbia, he/she will be required to correctly answer without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone. If he/she answers the skill-testing question incorrectly, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, he/she will be disqualified the prize will be forfeited and, and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries.
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 the Sponsor, the other the NAPBL Entities, the 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 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 the Sponsor and/or MLBAM by telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. Each Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, the other NAPBL Entities, the MLB Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner's name, address (city and state/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.
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 Sweepstakes-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 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 Minor 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 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 the 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. 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, the other NAPBL Entities 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 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.
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 ATTORNEYS' 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 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.
For a list of Winners (available after September 1, 2012), mail a request and self-addressed stamped envelope to: MiLB.com Moniker Madness 2012 Sweeps, c/o Minor League Baseball, P.O. Box A, St. Petersburg, FL, 33731-1950. Winners' list requests must be received by December 31, 2012.
The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Minor League Baseball, 9550 16th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33716.
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