Tampa Bay Rays "Tap to Win" Contest Official Rules
NO CONTRIBUTION OR PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Club ("Sponsor") is sponsoring a single-prize chance drawing ("Raffle") to be conducted at each Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball regular season home game ("Game") played between the dates of April 2, 2013 and September 23, 2013 (the "Raffle Period"), at Tropicana Field ( the "Stadium"), One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida 33705, during a time period at each Game (the "Entry Period") beginning at the time gates open to the public for that particular Game and ending at the time the last out is made in the bottom of the third inning of that Game. A list of Games scheduled to be played at the Stadium during the Raffle Period and the time gates open to the public for each Game are available at www.raysbaseball.com or by telephone at (727) 825-3137 during the Sponsor's regular business hours (the "Sponsor Business Hours") as set forth in the Section entitled "Sponsor" below. Major League Baseball Game dates and times and gate opening times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the Tampa Bay Rays, as applicable, and are subject to change. If a scheduled Game is not played for any reason, there will be no Raffle conducted on the date of that Game.
ELIGIBILITY: At time of entry, entrants must be at least 18 years of age, and be eligible for and maintain an active Burst Pass Gold membership registered under their name. Sponsor has the right to request photo identification from any person desiring to enter the Raffle. Raffle is void where prohibited by law, rule or regulation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Employees of Sponsor and the Rays, and members of their immediate family and residents of their household, are not eligible to enter. "Immediate family" includes only an employee's spouse, parents, children and employee's siblings living in the same household.
TO ENTER: No purchase or contribution is necessary to enter or to win. To enter the Raffle, an eligible entrant must go to any entry gate at the Stadium during the Entry Period on the date of the Game, and scan a Burst Pass registered under their name to gain entry to the Stadium for that Game using the Burst Pass paperless ticketing system. It is the entrant's responsibility to properly load a valid ticket for that particular Game onto a Burst Pass registered under their name and present it at the entry gate to be scanned at an RFID reader. To load your ticket onto your Burst Pass for a Game or Games to which you own a ticket, follow these steps:
If a ticket is not valid or is not properly loaded onto a Burst Pass registered under entrant's name, or the Burst Pass is not properly scanned and validated at an RFID reader, entry into the Raffle will be refused. Photo identification may be required. Only the person to whom a Burst Pass is registered according to the records of Sponsor at the time it is scanned for entry into the Stadium will be deemed to be entered into the Raffle for that Game, even if that person did not personally use the Burst Pass to enter the Stadium. No person scanning a Burst Pass not registered under their own name will be granted entry into the Raffle. No other method of entry will be accepted. There is a maximum of one entry per person per Entry Period. Use of the Burst Pass paperless ticketing system to enter the Stadium for any Game during the Raffle Period constitutes the entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these rules, terms and conditions, including all entry requirements. If you wish to opt out of the contest, please see a Sponsor representative during the Entry Period at the Gate 3 Burst Pass Services Table described in the "Sponsor" section below.
DRAWING AND NOTIFICATION OF PRIZE WINNER: Following the conclusion of the Entry Period, a random drawing of all eligible entries received during the applicable Entry Period will be held to select one entrant as the potential winner of the Raffle ("Potential Winner"). The name and Burst Pass Member ID Number of the Potential Winner will be announced over the Stadium's Public Address System and shown on the Stadium Scoreboard (collectively, the "Notifications") prior to the beginning of the bottom of the eighth inning of the Game being played at the Stadium on that date. The Potential Winner will be directed via the Notifications to bring their Burst Pass and photo identification to the Gate 3 Burst Pass Services Table within thirty (30) minutes (the "Gameday Delivery Time") after the time the Notifications are made (said time being determined by the Sponsor in their sole discretion). Entrants need not be present to win. Following the Gameday Delivery Time, the Potential Winner will be notified at the e-mail address, postal address, and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) under which their Burst Pass account was registered with Sponsor at the time the Burst Pass was scanned ("Additional Notification"). It is the responsibility of entrants to ensure the contract information associated with their Burst Pass is accurate and up-to-date at the time their Burst Pass is scanned for entry into the Raffle. Upon presentation of the Burst Pass and photo identification, and subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the Potential Winner will be declared the winner of the Raffle ("Raffle Winner"). Sponsor will award the Prize (as defined herein) only upon verification of the Raffle Winner in Sponsor's sole discretion. Any transportation required for the Raffle Winner to receive the Prize shall be the Raffle Winner's sole responsibility and will not be furnished or paid for by Sponsor. If the Potential Winner has not complied with these Official Rules based on the sole discretion of Sponsor, the Prize will be forfeited and shall be retained by Sponsor. In the event the Potential Winner does not accept the Prize or is disqualified for any reason, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and shall be retained by Sponsor. In the event that any Potential Winner does not respond to the Notifications or Additional Notification within ten (10) days of issuance (the "Claims Period") for any reason whatsoever, a disqualification will result and the Prize (as defined herein) will be forfeited and shall be retained by Sponsor. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given to the potential winner. Decisions by Sponsor as to Raffle Winner eligibility and acceptance or disqualification will be final and binding.
If the Prize has not been awarded prior to the end of the Claims Period in accordance with the procedures set forth above, the Prize will be forfeited and shall be retained by Sponsor. The Prize will not be awarded to any other person. Sponsor will not be required to attempt to notify or locate the Potential Winner in any other manner other than by making the Notifications and Additional Notification. Sponsor also will not be responsible if the Potential Winner leaves the Game before the Notifications are made, is not in his or her seat when the Notifications are made, does not hear or see the Notifications, does not receive the Additional Notification, or is otherwise unaware that he or she may have the right to collect the Prize. If the Potential Winner attempts to collect the Prize after the end of the Claims Period, he or she will be notified that the Prize has been forfeited.
PRIZE: The Raffle Winner shall be entitled to receive, upon compliance with these Official Rules, the Prize designated for the Game played at the Stadium on the date they have been selected. One of the following will be awarded as the Prize (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) at each Game played at the Stadium during the Raffle Period:
PRIZE RESTRICTIONS AND ODDS: The Prize is not transferable or assignable and cannot be substituted for another prize. Any and all taxes, fees, and other costs including but not limited to federal and, if applicable, state and local income and withholding taxes that may arise and be due or asserted on the value of the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Raffle Winner. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
PUBLICITY RELEASE: The Raffle Winner agrees that acceptance of the Prize grants to Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast, and use world-wide, in any media now known or later developed at any time or times, the winner's name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, and biographical information for any purpose, including but not limited to in advertisements, publicity, and other communications without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
RELEASE: As a condition of entering the Raffle, each entrant agrees that: (1) under no circumstances will the entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses, if any; (2) all causes of action arising out of or connected with the Raffle or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys' fees and costs. BY ENTERING THE RAFFLE, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO RELEASE, DISCHARGE AND HOLD HARMLESS TAMPA BAY RAYS BASEBALL LTD., AND THE MLB ENTITIES (DEFINED BELOW), AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND TO PERSONS, INCLUDING DEATH AND PROPERTY, WHETHER DIRECT OR INDIRECT, WHICH MAY BE DUE TO OR ARISE OUT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE RAFFLE OR THE ACCEPTANCE, USE, MISUSE, NON/USE, OR POSSESSION OF THE GRAND PRIZE, OR ANY PRIZE-RELATED ACTIVITY. As used herein, the "MLB Entities" shall mean MLB Advanced Media, L.P., the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., Tickets.com, Inc., SportsOnEarth, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs, and each of their subsidiaries or affiliated entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Major League Baseball Clubs or the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, and the directors, officers, employees and agents of the above entities.
DISCLAIMER: Sponsor is not responsible for any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Raffle, the processing of entries, the Notifications or the Additional Notification, any other announcements or telephone or in-person conversations relating to the Raffle or in any Raffle-related materials. The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend any Raffles should Sponsor determine, in its sole discretion, that any virus, bug, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond its control have corrupted or affected the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Raffle. In such case, the Sponsor will select the Potential Winner from all eligible entries received prior to the aforesaid action taken by the Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for, and reserves the right to correct, typographical, clerical or printing errors in any Raffle-related materials, including these Official Rules. Sponsor is not responsible or liable for any events beyond the control of Sponsor which may cause the Raffle to be stopped, including but not limited to any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, nor is Sponsor responsible for any failure of any attempt to enter the Raffle on account of technical problems or human error, or any combination thereof. Sponsor may exclude, disqualify or terminate participation in the Raffle to any entrant who, in Sponsor's sole discretion: (a) ignores these Official Rules; (b) acts in a manner Sponsor determines to be not fair; (c) acts with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or the Sponsor; (d) acts in any other disruptive manner; or (e) tampers with the entry process. Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in the rules of the Raffle, which changes will become effective upon publication of revised Official Rules at www.raysbaseball.com.
CAUTION: ANY ACT OR ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY RAFFLE MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTION: Except where prohibited by law, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants, the Potential Winner and Sponsor in connection with any Raffle, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of Florida or any other jurisdiction) that might otherwise cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida. Any action seeking legal or equitable relief arising out of or relating to any Raffle or these Official Rules shall be brought only in the courts of the State of Florida located in Pinellas County.
WINNER'S IDENTITY: For the name of the Prize winner of any of the Raffles, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Burst Pass Services, Attn: Tap to Win Contest, Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida 33705.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Raffle is the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Club, Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, Florida 33705. A copy of these Official Rules is available at the Gate 3 Burst Pass Services Table during the Entry Period at each of the Games, at the aforesaid office address during the Sponsor Business Hours (which are Monday through Friday, 8:30 A.M. ET to 5:30 P.M. ET), at www.raysbaseball.com, and will be sent by mail if request is accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope.