ESPN NBA Finals Sweepstakes Rules

SWEEPSTAKES RULES

This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.  NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  MAKING A PURCHASE PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF OR ANY CHANCES OF WINNING.  THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW, WHERE BONDING, REGISTRATION, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED BUT HAVE NOT BEEN MET, OR WHERE THE METHODS OF ENTRY SET FORTH BELOW WOULD BE DEEMED CONSIDERATION.  THE ODDS OF WINNING DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED.

BY ENTERING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, you fullY and unconditionalLY agree to these Rules (these “rules”), which are final and binding in all matters related to the SWEEPSTAKES.  ONLY PERSONS OVER THE AGE OF 18 MAY ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES, AND BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE.

IN ADDITION TO THESE RULES, THIS SWEEPSTAKE AND ALL ENTRIES ARE subject to THE Rules of Service, Privacy Policy, and ALL OTHER APPLICABLE NOTICES POSTED BY RESIGNATION MEDIA, LLC, aVAILABLE AT: www.resignationmedia.com/legal/terms; and www.resignationmedia.com/legal/privacy.

Acceptance OF these rules.  By entering this Sweepstakes, you fully and unconditionally agree to these Rules and all decisions made by Administrator, which are final and binding on all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

ADMINISTRATOR AND SPONSOR.  This Sweepstakes is administered by Resignation Media, LLC (“Administrator”) and is sponsored by ESPN, Inc. (collectively with Administrator, referred to as the “Sweepstakes Entities”).  This Sweepstakes will be conducted under the supervision of Administrator.

ELIGIBILITY TO ENTER.  This Sweepstakes is only open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years old as of the beginning of the first Round (defined herein) of the Sweepstakes.  Employees of the Sweepstakes Entities and/or their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and employees of any advertising or promotion agencies or any other entity involved in the sponsorship, conducting, or development of this Sweepstakes, and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or household members are not eligible to enter.

SWEEPSTAKES OVERVIEW.  By entering in this Sweepstakes, you are picking an answer to question as to which 1 of the 2 potential outcomes you think will occur during certain games of the NBA Finals (each an “NBA Game”).  The available NBA Games are listed in the Rounds and Timing section of these Rules.  At the end of each Round, Administrator will award one (1) winner the prize described in these Rules.

HOW TO ENTER.  To enter this Sweepstakes, during any round listed in the Rounds and Timing Section (each a “Round”), visit the online banner for this Sweepstakes at http://www.thechive.com and click on your pick to the posed question corresponding to the current Round.  Each pick you make during any Round will enter you into this Sweepstakes for that Round.  You may only enter one (1) pick during each Round.  But you may pick and enter in as many different Rounds as you wish.  you do not need to pick CORRECTLY TO BE ENTERED INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES – ALL PICKS, CORRECT OR INCORRECT, WILL BE ENTERED.

ROUNDS AND TIMING.  This Sweepstakes will begin at the beginning of Round 1.  This Sweepstakes will end at the conclusion of Round 5. You may only pick in a Round between the “Picking Begins” time and the “Picking Ends” times listed below for each Round.  You may not pick, and the Sweepstakes will not be open, at any time other than between the Picking Begins and Picking Ends time for each Round.

 

Picking for each Round will begin and end as follows:

 

Round Picking Begins

(all times Central)

Picking Ends

 

 

Round 1 12:01 AM on June 1, 2017 Start of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

 

Round 2 12:01 AM on June 4, 2017 Start of Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

 

Round 3 12:01 AM on June 7, 2017 Start of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

 

Round 4 12:01 AM on June 9, 2017 Start of Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

 

Round 5

*If game is played

12:01 AM on June 12, 2017

*If game is played

Start of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

*If game is played

 

SELECTION OF A WINNER.  At the conclusion of each Round, through computerized random selection, Administrator will select one (1) winner (the “Winner”) of the Prize for that Round from all of the eligible entrants received during that Round.  Odds of winning the Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Round.  After selection of the Winner, Administrator will­­­­­­ contact the Winner via the email address provided at entry to notify the Winner that he/she is the Winner and arrange for claiming of the Prize.

ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY ADMINISTRATOR.  ADMINISTRATOR HAS SOLE DISCRETION OVER VERIFICATION OF THE WINNER, AND ALL ADMINISTRATOR’S DECISIONS WITH RESPECT THERETO ARE FINAL.  NO ENTRANT WILL BE DECLARED A WINNER UNLESS AND UNTIL ADMINISTRATOR HAS VERIFIED THE ENTRANT’S ELIBIGILITY.

THE PRIZE.  The Winner of each Round will be receive a prize consisting of one (1) of each of the following items from The Chivery (the “Prize”):

YETI HOPPER 30 SOFT COOLER

KEEP CALM BLACK FLASK

EM-50 STEALTH FLEXFIT FITTED HAT

WINGER MONEY CLIP WALLET

BILL MURRAY TEE

SNACK ATTACK T-SHIRT

No more than the stated number of Prizes will be awarded.  The approximate fair market value of each Prize is $500.  Actual retail value of the Prize may be different from the stated fair market value, due to market conditions and, if so, Winner will not be entitled to receive any difference in the value.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONSThe Prize is non-transferable and has no cash redemption or substitution value, except that Administrator, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change or replace the Prize at any time with one of greater or comparable value if any part of the Prize becomes unavailable for any reason.  Administrator will not be responsible for or replace any lost or stolen Prizes.  To be awarded and claim the Prize, the Winner must meet all eligibility requirements, comply with these rules, and be ready, willing, and able to claim the Prize.

THE PRIZE IS AWARDED “AS IS.”  THE ADMINISTRATOR DOES NOT MAKE AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE PRIZE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

CANCELLATION AND DISQUALIFICATION.

Cancellation of the Sweepstakes.  Administrator reserves the right to cancel, suspend, and/or modify the Sweepstakes (or any part thereof), in its discretion, in the event of any of the following:

(a)       Administrator has reason to believe there exists any tampering, fraud, delay, unauthorized intervention, cheating, technical failures, or any other factor, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes;

(b)       Any pick or entrant fails to comply with these Rules or annoys, abuses, threatens, or harasses any other entrant or the Sweepstakes Entities; or

(c)       Administrator’s technical systems become infected by a computer virus or are otherwise impaired.

Disqualification of a Winner.  A Winner will be disqualified, and Administrator may select alternate winner, if:

  • The Winner fails to comply with these Rules;
  • Administrator is unable to verify the Winner’s eligibility, or Administrator determines the Winner to be ineligible;
  • The Winner does not respond to Administrator’s notification of winning, within ten (10) days of the date of such notification; or
  • The Winner is not ready, willing, or able to accept and claim the Prize, or Administrator is unable to deliver the Prize for any reason.

In the event of any of the foregoing, Administrator reserves the right to award or dispose of the Prize, as deemed fair and appropriate by Administrator, in its business judgment, including without limitation, selecting a new winner using the same winner selection method.

ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO UNDERMINE OR TAMPER WITH THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, FOR WHICH ADMINISTRATOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

PUBLICITY AND PRIVACY POLICY.  By entering in this Sweepstakes, you grant Administrator the non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferrable right to use your, name, image, likeness, and biographical information, in any and all media now known or later devised, in connection with this Sweepstakes and any products, services, advertising, and promotional material related to the Sweepstakes, without any further compensation, consideration, notice to, or approval by, you.  Additionally, the Administrator may use any non-personally identifiable information provided by you or collected by Administrator in connection with your entry into this Sweepstakes, in accordance with Administrator’s Privacy Policy (link above).

TAXES AND FORMSWinners are solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes associated with the value of the Prizes, and for any shipping and handling charges related to delivery of the Prize.  When applicable, Winner agrees to execute and return (and winning may be conditioned upon the Winner executing and returning) to Administrator, a form W-9, Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability and Publicity Release, and any other forms requested by Administrator, in order to be eligible to claim and receive the Prize.

THIRD PARTY TERMS.  If entry into this Sweepstakes requires you to make use of any third party products or services, including without limitation, third party, apps, websites, social media platforms, or email service (collectively, “Third Party Services”), then by entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to abide by the rules, policies, terms, and conditions governing the use of each of those Third Party Services.

RELEASEBy ENTERING this SWEEPSTAKES, you waive, RELEASE, and hold harmless the SWEEPSTAKES Entities and their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives, and employees (collectively, “RELEASEES”) from and against any claims, liabilities, judgments, damages, loss, actions or cause of action, and costs (including reasonable attorney’S fees) (collectively, “Claims”) THAT YOU MAY NOW OR LATER HAVE, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR ENTRY INTO, INABILITY TO ENTER INTO, OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  YOUR FOREGOING WAIVER AND RELEASE INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO: (A) THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANY RELEASEE OR ANY THIRD PARTY; (B) PHYSICAL AND/OR MENTAL INJURY, HARM, DAMAGES, DISABILITY, ILLNESS, DEATH, AND/OR OTHER OR LOSS TO YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY; (C) lost, late, misdirected, damaged, stolen, altered, garbled, fraudulent, incorrect, incomplete, or delayed PICKS; (D) receipt, use, or misuse of the PRIZE; (E) errors or malfunctions of any equipment, computer, online systems, servers, providers, or computer hardware or software failures; (F) THIRD PARTY INTERVENTION INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES OR other technical or human errors or malfunctions of any kind; (G) USE OF THE WEBSITE ON WHICH THE SWEEPSTAKES IS CONDUCTED; AND (H) the cancellation, suspension, or modification of the SWEEPSTAKES OR THE DISQUALIFICATION OF ANY WINNER.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.  THE RELEASEES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST DATA, LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOST BUSINESS, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE RELEASEES WERE OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF OR ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

INDEMNIFICATION.  By entering this Sweepstakes, you indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from and against any all third party Claims relating to your: (a) breach or violation of these Rules or of any representation, warranty, or provision contained herein or otherwise made in connection with the Sweepstakes; (b) causing physical and/or mental injury, harm, damage, disability, illness, death, loss, or damage to any third party; or (c) violation of or infringement upon the rights of any third party.

JURISDICTION.  This Sweepstakes and these Rules will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflict of law principals.  Any disputes arising from or relating to this Sweepstakes, these Rules (including their construction, validity, and enforceability), the Prizes, and/or any rights or obligations hereunder will be adjudicated, individually and not by any form or class action, exclusively in the State or Federal Courts located in Austin, Texas.

GAMBLING PROHIBITED.  This Sweepstakes is for entertainment purposes only and may not be used as or in connection with any form of gambling.

NO THIRD PARTY ENDORSEMENT.  This Sweepstakes is not associated with or administered, sponsored, or endorsed by the National Basketball Association, any National Basketball Association team,  player, or personnel, any Third Party Services, or any third party other than the Sweepstakes Entities.

RULES; WINNER LIST; QUESTIONS.  To receive a copy of these Rules, within 15 days after the end of the last Round, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Resignation Media, LLC, attn. Sweepstakes Rules, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 160, Austin, TX 78701.  The winner list will be mailed approximately 14 days after receipt of requests therefor.  For any questions about this Sweepstakes, contact the Administrator at the preceding address.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Back to the top