Prizing and Rules
No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win.
PIN-Based, International, & MasterCard® Corporate Transactions Not Eligible For Automatic Entry.
Purchasing Will Not Increase Your Odds of Winning.
All entries, whether submitted by using a MasterCard® as described below or by mail, have an equal chance of winning. For the purpose of this Sweepstakes, MasterCard use includes transactions initiated by MasterCard consumer and small business cards.
Eligibility: The MasterCard Priceless Surprises® Quarterly Sweepstakes (“Sweeps”) is only open to MasterCard® cardholders whose account was opened by a MasterCard customer financial institution before 4/1/16 and who are legal permanent US residents (including D.C.), 18 years of age or older before 4/1/16. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Employees of MasterCard International Incorporated (“Sponsor”); MasterCard customer financial institutions, credit unions, alliances, and processors (collectively, “MasterCard Customer Financial Institutions”); Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLB.com”), the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity, which now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, employees, directors, officers and agents of the foregoing entities (hereinafter, “MLB Entities”); teamDigital Promotions, Inc. (“Administrator”); and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, advertising/promotion agencies and the immediate family (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their respective spouses) and/or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win. Sponsor, MasterCard Customer Financial Institutions, MLB Entities, Administrator, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, and advertising/promotion agencies are each a “Released Party” and shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as the “Released Parties”. Sweeps is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.
How to Enter: Sweeps begins at 12:00:01AM Central Time (“CT”) on 4/1/16 and ends at 11:59:59PM CT on 6/30/16 (“Promo Period”). There are two methods of entry: 1) To enter the Sweeps using your MasterCard – you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweeps each time you use your MasterCard (the “Card”) to make an eligible purchase transaction during the Promo Period. Purchase transactions involving account adjustment transactions/returns, PIN-based and international transactions, late payment fees, over-limit or over-draft fees, return check fees, check re-order fees, ATM fees, cash advances, monthly/annual fees, balance transfers and/or other fees assessed on your account are not eligible for automatic Sweeps entry. Entries from MasterCard® corporate cards, unauthorized Card use or made with lost, stolen, or fraudulent Cards are void. Only purchases made during the Promo Period with a Card that is in good standing (both at time of entry and winner selection) and issued by a MasterCard Customer Financial Institution in the U.S. to an identifiable end user (as set forth herein) are eligible for automatic entry; or 2) To enter the Sweeps by mail without making a purchase – you may receive one (1) entry by hand printing your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, the first 6 digits of your Card, and the words “MasterCard Priceless Surprises® Quarterly Sweepstakes” on a plain 3” x 5” piece of paper and mailing it in a sealed, stamped and hand printed #10 envelope to: MasterCard Priceless Surprises® Quarterly Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 15136, Bridgeport, CT 06673-5136. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be postmarked and mailed separately by 7/1/16 and must be received by 7/7/16. There is no limit to the number of valid entries an eligible consumer may receive during the Promo Period, regardless of entry method. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. Your use of your Card to make a purchase and/or your submission of a 3” x 5” mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweeps and your consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweeps. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, postage-due, or mutilated entries or mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, third-party transaction classification, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone systems; errors in these Official Rules, in any Sweeps-related advertisements or other materials; human-processing error; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Sweeps, human error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweeps.
Prizes: One (1) grand prize, ten (10) first prizes, and twenty (20) second prizes will be awarded. Federal, state, and local taxes and all other expenses not specified herein are winners’ sole responsibility. Limit one (1) prize per person, immediate family member, or household.
(1) Grand Prize: One grand prize will be awarded. One grand prize winner will receive a 3-day/2-night trip (the “Trip”) for winner and one (1) guest to one (1) 2016 MLB® World Series® game (the “Game”), as designated by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation from the major airport nearest winner’s residence to/from the Game destination, one (1) standard double-occupancy hotel accommodation, ground transportation to/from the Game destination airport and the applicable hotel and to/from the hotel and the Game venue, (2) tickets to the Game, a Priceless Experience to be designated by Sponsor, a tour of the Game destination city, one (1) $600 MasterCard Prepaid Card, and Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) awarded in the form of a check to be used by winner to help offset winner’s tax liability in connection with the Grand Prize (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”=$16,000).
Grand Prize Terms and Conditions: All prize details, including, without limitation, the exact nature and duration of the Priceless Experience and the tour, will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Actual value of prize will vary depending on Game destination, winner’s city of departure and final travel requirements and activities; any difference in value will not be awarded. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation. The Trip must be taken on date(s) specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received. Released Parties are not responsible for travel delays or cancellations. If any prize-related activity(s) is canceled or postponed for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award the balance of the prize or to award an alternate prize of equal or greater value in full satisfaction of prize award. If, for any reason whatsoever, winner and/ or guest are unable to travel or participate in the Trip after all Trip-related travel arrangements have been made, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to winner and/or guest and no alternate winner will be selected. Prize and prize elements may not be separated or redeemed for cash. Travel, hotel accommodation and MasterCard Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Winner and guest must be 18 years of age or older and must travel on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining and possessing all required valid photo ID and travel documents prior to and during travel, including but not limited to valid passports/visas (if required). Exact seat locations at the Game will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Major League Baseball game, exhibition and event dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and are subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of the grand prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not held or played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an Act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Winner and guest agree to comply with all applicable stadium and/or event venue regulations in connection with the prize. Sponsor, applicable MLB Entities, and onsite representatives reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to winner and/or his/her guest who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at any game, event or exhibition. Winner and guest will be escorted out of the hotel, venue, stadium, and/or any other Trip aspect by Sponsor, the applicable onsite representatives, or their designated agent(s) for improper conduct and/or violation of federal, state or local laws (including, but not limited to, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and alcohol) and, in the case of any such infraction, Sponsor will have no further obligation to winner and winner and his/ her guest will forfeit the balance of prize. Released Parties will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and grand prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition tickets. All costs and expenses associated with the acceptance and use of the prize not specified herein as being awarded, including, but not limited to, all federal, state and local taxes, additional ground transportation, food, beverages, souvenirs, gratuities, airline luggage charges, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges and other miscellaneous travel expenses are winner’s sole responsibility.
(10) First Prizes: Ten first prizes will be awarded. Each first prize winner will receive one (1) $500 MasterCard Prepaid Card (ARV of each first prize = $500). MasterCard Prepaid Card restrictions may apply. Total ARV of all first prizes = $5,000.
(20) Second Prizes: Twenty second prizes will be awarded. Each second prize winner will receive one (1) $250 MasterCard Prepaid Card (ARV of each second prize = $250). MasterCard Prepaid Card restrictions may apply. Total ARV of all second prizes = $5,000.
TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $26,000.
Winner Selection: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing by Administrator, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweeps, on or about 7/11/16 from among all eligible entries received. The potential winners will be notified by Administrator by telephone, email, and/or mail. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweeps. In the event that a potential winner is selected via a Card transaction, prize will be awarded to the primary account holder (as determined by the MasterCard Customer Financial Institution’s account records and subject to said financial institution’s timely identification of the account holder) named on the account accessed by the Card used to make the entry and, in the event that a MasterCard® small business card or Debit MasterCard® small business card winning account is selected, prize will be awarded to the individual named on the Card that is used to transact the winning entry (as determined by the MasterCard Customer Financial Institution’s account records and subject to said financial institution’s timely identification of the individual named on the applicable Card). If awarding of a prize is in conflict with the business’ written policy or not feasible after Sponsor’s good faith effort to obtain account holder contact information from the applicable MasterCard Customer Financial Institution, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner may be selected randomly from among all remaining eligible entries. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
Privacy: Your use of your Card to make a purchase during the Promo Period and/or your submission of a 3” x 5” mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweeps and your consent for Sponsor and Administrator to obtain, use, and transfer your name, Card number, email and mail, phone number and other information for the purpose of administering this Sweeps, awarding the prizes and to comply with legal requirements. For automatic entries, Sponsor (or Administrator on Sponsor’s behalf) may obtain the account holder’s personal contact information (name, email address, phone number) from MasterCard Customer Financial Institution in order to award prizes. Sponsor will not send any email communications in connection with the Sweeps. MasterCard Customer Financial Institutions may elect to send email marketing communications to its cardholders or other email recipients in its database connection with the Sweeps. You can, at any time and free of charge, choose not to receive any of those email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the e-mail. Opting out of receiving email communications from MasterCard Customer Financial Institutions will not preclude a consumer from winning. Except where prohibited by law, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s consent to Released Parties, each of their respective agents’ or other designee’s use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, statement, opinions, biographical information, prize and/or state/city of residence for advertising and promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, in perpetuity, without notification, payment or consideration. You may be required to sign a document confirming your consent to this effect. For information regarding Sponsor’s privacy practices, please visit https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/about-mastercard/what-we-do/privacy.html.
Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of a prize (or portion thereof) will be permitted, except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, due to prize unavailability or other causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, and then for a prize (or applicable portion) of equal or greater value. Grand prize winner will be required to notify Sponsor of prize acceptance by returning an executed and notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release within three (3) days of issuance of notification or other time period determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Grand prize guest will also be required to sign and return a Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. The potential grand prize winner will also be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility and ensure that Trip attendance by such person, or the use of any such person in advertising or publicity, will not pose a security threat or bring Sponsor or Released Parties into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Sponsor or Released Parties as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and, in such event, the prize may be forfeited. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and awarding of prize to an alternate winner. If any prize or prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable or the prize is declined for any reason, potential winner will be disqualified and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries received. Should the potential winner decide to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever or not respond to the prize notification by the applicable response deadline, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner and an alternate winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Sweeps entries. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that Released Parties and their designees and assigns and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, agents, and the franchisees of any of them shall have no liability and entrant will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the other Released Parties from and against any liability, loss, injury, or damage of any kind (including attorney’s fees) to any person to entity including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of entrant’s entry into the Sweeps, any materials he or she may submit in connection herewith or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize or participation in any activities associated with the Sweeps or any prize awarded in connection herewith, including without limitation travel to/from/during the Trip and the lodging, activities and events of the Trip. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweeps and to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Sweeps (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweeps and, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select winner via a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event that required such termination. Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize (or any portion thereof), and disclaim any implied warranty. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweeps or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the state of New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweeps, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief.
Winners’ Names:For the winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 8/4/16, to: MasterCard Priceless Surprises® Quarterly Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106. MasterCard, Priceless, Priceless Surprises, and the MasterCard Brand Mark are registered trademarks of MasterCard International Incorporated. Major League Baseball trademarks, service marks and copyrights are proprietary to the MLB Entities. All rights reserved. Visit the official website at MLB. com. This Sweeps is not sponsored, administered, produced or executed by any MLB Entity. The use of any non-Sponsor trademarks, service marks, logos, or other marks in connection with this Sweeps or any prize is not meant by Sponsor to imply the endorsement of the respective owner(s) of such marks, or any affiliation of the respective owner(s) of such marks with Sweeps advertisements or the Sweeps.
Sponsor: MasterCard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577
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