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Championship Series Pick-Em

MLB.COM CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES PICK 'EM SWEEPSTAKES (THE "SWEEPSTAKES")

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States including its commonwealths, territories and possessions (collectively referred to herein as “states”), and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories/provinces 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 MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLBAM”, “MLB.com” or "Sponsor"), the other MLB Entities (defined below) 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 the Prize (defined below). The "MLB Entities" shall mean Sponsor, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., 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, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on October 9, 2013, and ends at 7:54:59 p.m. ET on October 11, 2013 ("Entry Period"). 

HOW TO ENTER: During the Entry Period go to www.mlb.com/fantasy and click on the Sweepstakes banners, buttons and/or links to access the online entry form for the Sweepstakes.  By successfully transmitting a completed online entry form as directed, including your guesses as to the answers to each of the following multiple choice questions (each, a "Pick Question" and collectively, the "Pick Questions"), you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes:

1.     How many total shutouts will occur in all Championship Series games?

2.     What will be the fastest pitch thrown in all Championship Series games?

3.     How many double plays will be turned in all Championship Series games?

4.     How long will the furthest Home Run travel in all Championship Series games?

5.     How many total saves will be recorded in Championship Series games?

6.     How many total Championship Series games will be played?

7.     How many total runs will be scored in all Championship Series games?

8.     How many Home Runs will be hit in all Championship Series games?

9.     How many stolen bases will be recorded in all Championship Series games?

10.   How many strikeouts will be thrown in all Championship Series games?

11.   Which team will win the BOS vs. DET Championship Series?

12.   Which team will win the LA vs. STL Championship Series?

 

Online entry only. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address/household.  Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.  All information submitted by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, MLB.com's Terms of Use accessible at: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/about_mlb_com/terms_of_use.jsp and Privacy Policy accessible at: www.mlb.com/privacy.  Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the online entry form to be eligible. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. All online entries must include a valid email address for the entrant.  Online entrants to the Sweepstakes may be given the option to receive (a) commercial emails from Dove and/or MLB.com and/or (b) mobile text messages and updates from MLB.com; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant's consent to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates and consenting to receive such emails will not impact any entrant's chances of winning. Standard messaging rates apply to mobile text messages and updated. Check with your mobile service provider for more information.

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about October 23, 2013, from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period that include correct guesses for all twelve (12) Pick Questions. If no entrant gets all twelve (12) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted, as follows:

1.     If no entrant gets all twelve (12) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for eleven (11) Pick Questions;

2.     If no entrant gets eleven (11) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for ten (10) Pick Questions;

3.     If no entrant gets all ten (10) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for nine (9) Pick Questions;

4.     If no entrant gets nine (9) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for eight (8) Pick Questions;

5.     If no entrant gets eight (8) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for seven (7) Pick Questions;

6.     If no entrant gets seven (7) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for six (6) Pick Questions;

7.     If no entrant gets six (6) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for five (5) Pick Questions;

8.     If no entrant gets five (5) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for four (4) Pick Questions;

9.     If no entrant gets all four (4) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for three (3) Pick Questions;

10.   If no entrant gets three (3) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for two (2) Pick Questions;

11.   If no entrant gets two (2) Pick Questions correct, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries that include correct guesses for one (1) Pick Question; or

12.   If no eligible entries include correct guesses for any of the twelve (12) Pick Questions, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received during the entire Entry Period.

 

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall determine the correct answers to the Pick Questions based on official MLB statistics and other official reports. For purposes of the Sweepstakes, answers to Pick Questions will not be updated to reflect any official MLB statistics changes or corrections, or any other official changes or corrections, which occur after the completion of the 2013 MLB Championship Series Games. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winner will be declared the official winner of the Sweepstakes (the "Winner"). All decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Odds of winning depend on the total number of correct answers to Pick Questions and the total number of eligible entries received.

PRIZE:  One (1) Prize Will Be Awarded.  The Winner will receive two thousand five hundred U.S. dollars ($2,500) (the “Prize”). (Approximate Retail Value of Prize: $2,500US.)

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). The Prize will be awarded in the form of a check in U.S. dollars. All costs and expenses associated with the 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 Winner. The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.

NOTIFICATION:  The potential winner will be notified at the email address 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.  The 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 the 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 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 Sponsor, the other MLB Entities, Facebook, Apple, Inc. 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 the Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of the Prize (or any portion thereof).  By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor by telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes.  The Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor and each of its designees the right to publicize the Winner's name, address (city and state/territory/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.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated or garbled entries, transmissions or email; 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; wireless service congestion; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in wireless or other transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email 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, wireless service, 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 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 Sweepstakes.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer and/or wireless device 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 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 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 Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the 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. 

Sponsor reserves the right, in its 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 the Winner and award the Prize by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

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 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.

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 email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the email 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 email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

As a condition of entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in New York County, New York before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (B) under no circumstance 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.  These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.

Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Sweepstakes. All entry data provided via the online entry form is provided to MLBAM and not to Facebook. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

WINNER’S LIST:  For the Winner's name, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by December 1, 2013, to MLB.com Championship Series Pick 'Em Sweepstakes c/o MLB.com, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011, Attn: Sweepstakes Department.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

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