“PLAYOFFS PICK ‘EM GIVEAWAY” CONTEST RULES
The “Playoffs Pick ‘Em Ticket Giveaway” (the “Contest”) is a weekly contest sponsored by United Soccer League, LLC (“Sponsor”) and governed by these official rules (“Official Rules”). By participating in the Contest, each entrant agrees to abide by these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor and its agents, are final in all respects. The Contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.
The Contest is open to legal residents of the continental United States where not prohibited by law, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry, and who have access to a compatible mobile device and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Contest Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.
You can enter the Contest by submitting responses to all questions related to the Playoffs Pick ‘Em Giveaway (the “Contest Entry”) on the website or mobile App. (the “App”). The questions your Contest Entry must answer include your guess of the outcome of upcoming games, and/or a guess to other match-related questions that will be determined on a weekly basis.
The Contest Period is the time during which submissions may be received. It begins each Monday during the playoffs at such time when Sponsor posts the weekly Playoffs Pick ‘Em competition within the USL website and the App. It ends one hour prior to the first scheduled match of that Playoff round. Sponsor reserves the right to extend or shorten any or all Contest Periods in its sole discretion.
The winner will be chosen by the following process. At the outset, ineligible applicants will be disqualified. If no applicants select the correct outcomes, the winner will be decided by a random draw of eligible applicants. If multiple applicants select the correct outcomes, the winner will be the applicant who correctly chose the total number of goals scored in aggregate during the corresponding round. If multiple applicants correctly choose the total number of goals for the round, the winner will be decided by a random draw.
The winner will be notified on Monday of the week following submission of the Contest Entry, on or about 12:00 PM EST, each week during the regular season. Notification and instructions for collecting the prize will be sent to the e-mail address you supplied in the registration process. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this Contest. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Sponsor within three (3) days using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form, and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified.
For every week of the Playoffs, one fan will be selected to receive one of the following prizes - tickets to your club's opening game in the 2021 season, an official Select Championship ball, a team merchandise package [average retail value $50], or a 2021 season jersey for your club. At the end of the competition, one fan who submits their votes for all four rounds will be selected to win two season tickets to the team of their choice for the 2021 Championship season. There are no guarantees as to the location of the tickets.
Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt, and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner.
If Sponsor is unable to secure such tickets [eg restrictions related to COVID-19], Sponsor may choose one of the alternative prizes in its sole discretion.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
The prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Contest is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Contest, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Contest cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Contest. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue.
Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website, App or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.
BY ENTERING THE CONTEST, EACH ENTRANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, ADMINISTRATOR, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS FROM ANY LIABILITY, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURY RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM THAT ENTRANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST AND THE ACCEPTANCE, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE THAT MAY BE WON. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENT, AFFILIATE AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONDITION, FITNESS OR MERCHANTABILITY OF THE PRIZE. SPONSOR AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONAL AGENCIES, AND ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE CONTEST, INCLUDING FOR DAMAGE TO ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO OR THE DOWNLOAD OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE CONTEST.