Quakes Season Ticket Holder Sweepstakes Official Rules

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 2013-14 RENEWAL SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: 2013-14 RENEWAL SWEEPSTAKES (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Earthquakes Soccer L.L.C., Major League Soccer, L.L.C., and Soccer United Marketing, LLC (the “Sponsors”). The Contest is open to legal residents of the state of California who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry (the “Participants”) and who live within a 75 mile radius of Earthquakes Soccer LLC.  Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of, the Sponsors, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest are not eligible to participate or win a prize.  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.  Eligibility is expressly conditioned on the acceptance of the Official Rules at time of entry.

WHEN TO ENTER:  The Contest begins September 28, 2013 at 8:59:59 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on December 1, 2013 (the “Contest Period”).  All entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) on or before November 30, 2013.

THE CONTEST:  The Contest consists of the random selection of a maximum of four winners from eligible entries.  The number of winners and specific prizes awarded will be based on the drawing date and the respective prizes.  A full list of dates and prizes is as follows:

DATE

PRIZE and ARV

PRIZE QUANTITY

October 9, 2013

Trip for 2 to LA for the Earthquakes vs. Galaxy match at StubHub Center ($1,000.00)

1

October 18, 2013

Earthquakes VIP Experience for the October 26, 2013 match

1

November 15, 2013

Lunch with a Quakes Coach & Quakes Player

1

December 1, 2013

Trip for 2 to a 2014 Pre-Season Earthquakes Exhibition Match ($1,200.00)

1

HOW TO ENTER: No purchase necessary to enter or win.  Making a purchase will not improve your chances of winning.  There are three (3) ways to enter the Contest:  (i) submit an entry via telephone, (ii) submit an entry in person or (iii) submit an entry by e-mail.  No other methods of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person, per e-mail address and per household, regardless of method of entry.  Multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void.

1. Telephone Method: All current Earthquakes Season Ticket Holders (2013 or 2014 season) can contact their Fan Relations Specialist at 408.556.7700 for entry.

2. In Person Method: All current Earthquakes Season Ticket Holders (2013 or 2014 season) can enter with their Fan Relations Specialist by visiting the San Jose Earthquakes Executive Offices located at 451 El Camino Real, Suite 220, Santa Clara, CA 95050.

3. E-Mail Method:  If you do not wish to enter the Contest through the telephone or in-person method or are not a current Earthquakes Season Ticket Holder, you may enter the Contest by submitting an email.  The e-mail entry should include your complete name, address, day and evening phone number (including area code), and e-mail address, and be sent to fanrelationsdesk@sjearthquakes.com. The Sponsors may use e-mail address provided via the E-Mail Method (as acceptable) for prize notification purposes; however, eligibility to participate in Contest is not dependent upon Participant’s providing this information. E-Mail entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. PT on November 30, 2013.  By submitting the E-Mail entry, Participants agree that they have read and agreed to these Official Rules. 

DRAWING DATES: Winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received as follows:

DATE

TIME

NUMBER OF WINNERS

October 9, 2013

5:00 P.M. PT

1

October 18, 2013

5:00 P.M. PT

1

November 15, 2013

5:00 P.M. PT

1

December 4, 2013

5:00 P.M. PT

1

REGISTRATION PERIODS

PRIZE and ARV

CONTEST REGISTRATION PERIOD STARTS 8:59:59 AM PT

CONTEST REGISTRATION PERIOD ENDS

11:59:59 PM (PT)

DRAWING DATE

5:00:00 PM (PT)

PRIZEWINNER NOTIFICATION DATE

Trip for 2 to LA for the Earthquakes vs. Galaxy match at StubHub Center ($1,000.00)

September 18, 2013

October 8, 2013

October 9, 2013

October 9, 2013

VIP Experience for the Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas match on Oct. 26, 2013

September 18

October 17, 2013

October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013

Lunch with Earthquakes player and coach

September 18

November 13, 2013

November 14, 2013

November 14, 2013

Trip for 2 to a 2014 Pre-Season Earthquakes Exhibition Match ($1,200.00)

September 18

December 3, 2013

December 4, 2013

December 4, 2013

No mechanically reproduced, illegible, forged, software generated, other automated or incomplete entries will be accepted.  Contest entries will be deemed null and void and will be rejected if not submitted through authorized, legitimate channels.  If a dispute as to the identity of any Participant cannot be resolved to the Sponsors’ satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.  Entry must be made by the Participant, only in the manner as set forth herein.  All other methods of entry are considered void.  Any entries received that are missing the required information or do not adhere to these Official Rules will be considered void and not be entered into the Contest.

All entries become the exclusive property of the Sponsors’ and will not be acknowledged or returned.  As permitted by law, each Participant agrees that personal information collected in connection with the Contest may be used by the Sponsors to contact you regarding promotional update; information; messages; and for other reasons via electronic and/or ordinary mail and, will be used by the Sponsors in compliance with their respective privacy practices. 

PRIZES: A maximum of four winners will be randomly selected as winners in the 2013-14 Renewal Sweepstakes.  The number of winners and the respective prizes will vary based on the following schedule:

DATE

PRIZE and ARV

PRIZE QUANTITY

October 9, 2013

Trip for 2 to LA for the Earthquakes vs. Galaxy match at StubHub Center ($1,000.00)

1

October 18, 2013

VIP Experience for the Earthquakes vs. FC Dallas match on Oct. 26, 2013

1

November 15, 2013

Lunch with an Earthquakes player and coach

1

December 1, 2013

Trip for 2 to a 2014 Pre-Season Earthquakes Exhibition Match ($1,200.00)

1

NOTIFICATION:  Each potential Winner will be notified by e-mail and/or telephone (in the sole discretion of the Sponsors, as applicable) by the Sponsors in their sole and absolute discretion and such determination will be final and binding.  In the event that any potential Winner does not respond to any such notification within two (2) business days of the date of issuance, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.  Each potential Winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number (if applicable) and/or other identification to the Sponsors’ and will be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, a Release of Publicity, within five (5) days of date of issuance.  If all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at the Sponsors’ sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries.  Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or potential Winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and the Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsors’ 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 Contest and submitting an entry, each Participant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Sponsors’ and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Contest, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (the “Released Parties”), for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Contest or from the receipt or use of any Prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize. By entering this Contest, Participants, grant the Sponsors and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Participant’s name, address, city and state, or district, of residence, photograph, voice and/or other likeness, Contest entry materials, including without limitation, all copyrights, and prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law. 

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, or garbled entries via e-mail.  Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Contest-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Soccer 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 Contest.  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 Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website. 

Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Participant or Sponsors representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsors, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors and/or their respective agents.  Sponsors have the sole right to disqualify any Participant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Contest, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.  All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of Santa Clara, state of California without giving effect to choice of law or conflicted law principles (whether of the state of California, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of California.  Sponsors failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sponsors, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Contest.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsors may elect to identify any Winners and award any Prize by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSORS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT AND SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

All entries must include a valid e-mail address for the Participant. Proof of providing the required information will not be considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsors of entry into the Contest.  In case of multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household, only the first entry received from such person, e-mail address or household will be considered.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a 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 potential winner may be required to provide Sponsors with proof that he/she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.  Winners of Prizes are solely responsible for any and all taxes on their respective Prizes.  The Sponsors reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

WINNERS’ LIST:  For the Contest Winners’ names (available after December 1, 2013), mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: San Jose Earthquakes 2013-14 RENEWAL SWEEPSTAKES; 451 El Camino Real, Suite 220, San Jose, CA 95050.  All Winner List requests must be received by December 20, 2013 .

Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Contest is EARTHQUAKES SOCCER LLC; 451 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA. 95050. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER, L.L.C.; 420 Fifth Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York, New York 10018 and SUM UNITED MARKETING, LLC; 420 Fifth Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York, New York 10018.