THE NEW YORK METS 30 DAYS OF AMAZIN' METS PERKS 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 ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED AS OF THE APPLICABLE DRAWING DATE DEADLINE. 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 (excluding Florida) (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 Sterling Mets, L.P. ("Sponsor"), the other 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 "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., BAMTech LLC, 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, 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 Florida, the Province of Quebec and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on August 8, 2016, and ends at 4:59 p.m. ET on September 25, 2016 ("Entry Period"). You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of the two (2) following ways: by renewing or purchasing an Eligible Plan or by mail. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address/household, regardless of method of entry. Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.

1. Season Ticket Renewal/Purchase Method:  During the Entry Period, renew or purchase a New York Mets Full Season, forty-one (41) game or twenty (20) game Ticket package ("Eligible Plan") for 2017. By successfully renewing or purchasing an Eligible Plan and submitting payment in full for such Eligible Plan during the Entry Period, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes. All information submitted online 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: mlb.mlb.com/privacy.   

2. Mail-in Method: If you do not wish to enter by renewing/purchasing an Eligible Plan, you may enter the Sweepstakes by hand-printing your full name, address, city, state/territory/province and zip code, day and evening telephone numbers (including area codes), date of birth, and email address (optional); name of Sweepstakes ("New York Mets 30 Days of Amazin' Mets Perks Sweepstakes"); and the following statement: "I acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to the Sweepstakes Official Rules" on a 3"x5" postcard and mailing it in a sealed envelope with proper postage affixed to: New York Mets, Attn: Season Ticket Services and Retention Department (30 Days of Amazin' Mets Perks), Citi Field, Flushing, NY 11368. Sponsor will use email 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 September 26, 2016, and received by Sponsor by October 1, 2016, to be eligible. Mail-in entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about the drawing dates set forth in the table below (each, a "Drawing Date") from among all eligible entries received as of 4:59 p.m. ET on the applicable Drawing Date (each, a "Drawing Date Deadline"). Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official 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 as of the applicable Drawing Date Deadline. All non-winning eligible entries from one Drawing Date will automatically carry-over to and remain eligible for subsequent Drawing Date(s), if any. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household.

PRIZES:  Thirty (30) Prizes (each a "Prize" and collectively, the "Prizes") will be awarded (i.e., one (1) per Drawing Date) as set forth in the table below. 

Drawing Date

Prize

Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")

9/2/16

Two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) New York Mets 2017 Spring Training game at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, FL scheduled to be played on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion; roundtrip, coach-class air transportation for Winner and his/her one (1) guest between a major airport nearest Winner's residence and Port St. Lucie, FL; and two (2)-night hotel accommodation in Port St. Lucie (one [1] standard room, double occupancy) at a hotel to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion

$1,500 (actual value may vary depending on Winner's city of departure and no difference in value will be awarded)

9/3/16

One (1) jersey and one (1) baseball, each autographed by Noah Syndergaard

$500

9/4/16

Two tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game mutually agreed upon by Winner and Sponsor; the opportunity for Winner and his/her one (1) guest to watch batting practice from the field prior to the game; and the opportunity for Winner and his/her one (1) guest to have a meet-and-greet with the New York Mets Manager in his office on the date of the game

$200

9/5/16

The opportunity for Winner to participate in a thirty (30) minute group pitching session from the Citi Field bullpen mound run by a 2016 or 2017 New York Mets coach determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion)

$250

9/6/16

Two (2) tickets for Winner and his/her child/legal ward for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game on a date to be mutually agreed upon by Winner and Sponsor; and the opportunity for Winner's child/legal ward to deliver the game ball to the mound prior to the game (if Winner does not have a child/legal ward, the child must be accompanied by his/her parent/legal guardian)

$250

9/7/16

Two (2) tickets for Winner and his/her child/legal ward for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game on a date to be mutually agreed upon by Winner and Sponsor; and the opportunity for Winner's child/legal ward to participate in the Geico Stolen base challenge between innings of the game (if Winner does not have a child/legal ward, the child must be accompanied by his/her parent/legal guardian)

$200

9/8/16

Sixteen (16) luxury suite tickets for Winner and up to fifteen (15) guests for one (1) 2017 New York Mets regular season home game, subject to blackout dates and availability; and $500 food and beverage credit for use during the game

$3,500

9/9/16

Four (4) Delta Gold seat tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game, subject to blackout dates and availability

$1,200

9/10/16

One (1) $250 Nike Gift Card, subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use

$250

9/11/16

Four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game, subject to blackout dates and availability; and dinner for Winner and his/her three (3) guests in the Acela Club on the date of the game

$250

9/12/16

One (1) Mets Cornhole board game (includes cornhole bags)

$250

9/13/16

One (1) $500 gift card for use during the New York Mets 2017 regular season at Citi Field concessions, clubs, restaurants and in-seat service, subject to terms and conditions associated with its use (valid where credit cards are accepted); or, if Winner entered the Sweepstakes by mail, one (1) $500 New York Mets Team Store gift card, subject to terms and conditions associated with its use (valid during the New York Mets 2017 regular season, not valid on MLB.com Shop)

$500

9/14/16

Two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game on a date to be mutually agreed upon by Winner and Sponsor; and the opportunity for Winner to throw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game

$500

9/15/16

One (1) $500 New York Mets Team Store gift card, subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use (not valid on MLB.com Shop)

$500

9/16/16

One (1) jersey and one (1) baseball, each autographed by Steven Matz

$500

9/17/16

Four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game, subject to blackout dates and availability; and dinner for Winner and his/her three (3) guests at Pat LaFrieda's Chop House on the date of the game

$250

9/18/16

One (1) Citi Field parking pass for each New York Mets 2017 regular season home game

$1,700

9/19/16

Two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game on a date to be mutually agreed upon by Winner and Sponsor; and the opportunity for Winner and his/her one (1) guest to attend the New York Mets press conference prior to the game

$150

9/20/16

Four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game, subject to blackout dates and availability; and the opportunity for Winner and his/her three (3) guests to watch batting practice from the field prior to the game

$150

9/21/16

One (1) autographed baseball signed by New York Mets 2017 Opening Day starting pitcher; and one (1) autographed baseball signed by New York Mets 2017 Opening Day starting catcher

$300

9/22/16

Two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game on a date to be mutually agreed upon by Winner and Sponsor; and the opportunity for Winner and his/her one (1) guest to participate in a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with one (1) New York Mets player determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion and subject to availability on the date of the game

$200

9/23/16

One (1) $250 Dunkin Donuts gift card, subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use

$250

9/24/16

One (1) jersey and one (1) baseball, each autographed by Jacob deGrom

$500

9/25/16

The opportunity for Winner to participate in a thirty (30) minute group hitting session from the Citi Field indoor batting cages run by a 2016 or 2017 New York Mets coach determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion)

$250

9/26/16

One (1) New York Mets Majestic authentic custom jersey

$300

9/27/16

Two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) New York Mets 2017 regular season home game on a date to be mutually agreed upon by Winner and Sponsor; the opportunity for Winner and his/her one (1) guest to watch batting practice from the field prior to the game; and the opportunity for Winner and his/her one (1) guest to have a meet-and-greet with New York Mets General Manager on the date of the game

$200

9/28/16

One (1) baseball autographed by Mike Piazza

$400

9/29/16

The opportunity for Winner to participate in a thirty (30) minute group fielding session on the field at Citi Field run by a 2016 or 2017 New York Mets coach determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion)

$250

9/30/16

One (1) New York Mets Beats Solo2 MLB edition wireless headphones

$300

10/1/16

Two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for each of the 2017 All-Star Futures Game presented by Sirius XM, T-Mobile Home Run Derby and MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard

$750

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including, without limitation, the exact nature and duration of any experience, participation, meet-and-greet or opportunity portion of any Prize, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. In the event player, general manager or other individual named or referenced above is unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate member of the New York Mets personnel as determined solely by Sponsor to participate in such named or referenced individual's absence. No Prize includes tickets to any event or exhibition during the 2017 MLB All-Star Week other than as specifically set forth herein. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with the 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 each individual Winner. 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 a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.  Additional Prize Conditions Applicable To Prizes That Include Game, Event Or Exhibition Tickets - UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME, EVENT OR EXHIBITION AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED. Seat and suite locations at the game shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winners' guest(s) must be of legal age of majority in his/her(their) jurisdiction(s) of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition 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 may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of any Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Each Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue, as applicable, regulations in connection with the Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any Winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition. Released Parties (defined below) 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 Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s). Additional Prize Conditions Applicable To Spring Training Game Prize - Ground transportation not included. Sponsor reserves the right to award ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if Winner resides within seventy-five (75) miles of Port St. Lucie, FL and any difference in value will not be awarded. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or Prize will be forfeited. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor's agent and on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Winner and his/her guest are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents, including passports and visas (if applicable) prior to travel and must have no impediment to entering the United States. Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary.

NOTIFICATION: Each potential winner will be notified at the email 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 twenty-four (24) hours of the time of issuance, declines the Prize for any reason or in the case of Canadian residents, incorrectly answers the skill testing question as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, 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 received as of the applicable Drawing Date Deadline. 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 two (2) business days of the date of issuance, and in the case of Canadian residents, correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time limited mathematical skill testing question which will be administered by Sponsor by telephone at a mutually agreeable time. 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 received as of the applicable Drawing Date Deadline.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE:  By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (a) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (b) 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 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 Sponsor and/or MLBAM by telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. Each Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLBAM and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such 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, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email 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; 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 Prizes 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 entrants' 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 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 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 (a) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (b) disclaim any implied warranty. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

Sponsor 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 the 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 and MLBAM also reserve the right, in their 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 ENTRANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, 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 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 (i) 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 (ii) 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 online is provided to Sponsor and/or MLBAM and not to Facebook. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

WINNERS LIST:  For a list of Winners' names, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2016, to: New York Mets "30 Days of Amazin' Mets Perks" Sweepstakes Winners' List c/o New York Mets, Citi Field, Flushing, NY 11368. 

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Sterling Mets, L. P., Citi Field, Flushing, NY 11368.

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