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Astros Prize Month Rules

Houston Astros Prize Month (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.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes entry period (the "Entry Period") begins at 3:00 p.m. Central Time ("CT") on September 2, 2015, and ends at 4:59 p.m. CT on September 30, 2015.

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of Texas who are eighteen (18) years of age or older 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 Houston Astros, LLC ("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 (as 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 Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., 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 and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside Texas and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of the following two (2) ways:: by renewing or purchasing an Eligible Plan (defined below) or by mail. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/e-mail address/household, regardless of method of entry or number of Eligible Plans purchased. Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.

1. Purchase or Renew Season Tickets. During the Entry Period, renew or purchase a Houston Astros full season tickets package or 28-game mini plan (each, an "Eligible Plan") for 2016. By successfully renewing or purchasing an Eligible plan and submitting a payment in full for such Eligible Plan during the Entry Period, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes. See www.astros.com for more details about purchasing Eligible Plans. 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 http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/about_mlb_com/privacy_policy.jsp.

2. No-Purchase Entry Method; By Mail-in. If you do not wish to enter by renewing/purchasing an Eligible Plan, you may enter the Sweepstakes without purchase by hand-printing your full name, address, city, state and zip code, day & evening telephone numbers (including area codes), date of birth, e-mail address (optional) and name of Sweepstakes ("Houston Astros Prize Month Sweepstakes") on a 3"x5" postcard and mailing it in a sealed envelope with proper postage affixed to: Houston Astros Prize Month Sweepstakes c/o Houston Astros, Attn: Season Ticket Services, PO Box 288, Houston, Texas 77001-0288. Sponsor will use e-mail 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, 30, 2015, and received by Sponsor by October 5, 2015, to be eligible. Mail-in entries become the property of the 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 in accordance with the terms set forth in the "How To Enter" section above as of 4:59 p.m. CT 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"). All non-winning eligible entries from one Drawing Date will automatically carry-over to and remain eligible for subsequent Drawing Date(s), if any. 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. Limit one (1) Prize per person, family or household.

PRIZES: A total of three hundred one (301) prizes (each a "Prize" and collectively, the "Prizes) will be awarded as follows:

DRAWING DATE

NUMBER OF WINNERS

PRIZE; APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”) OF EACH PRIZE

9/06/2015

One (1)

  • Chick Fil A Chicken Sandwiches for one (1) year courtesy of Chick Fil A, awarded in the form of fifty two (52) coupons each redeemable for one (1) complimentary chicken sandwich, subject to the terms and conditions associated with coupon use. ARV: $150.

9/07/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) $250 Visa gift card courtesy of Champion Energy. ARV: $250.

9/08/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) personalized Houston Astros jersey. ARV $150.

9/09/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) $250 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card, subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use. ARV: $250.

9/10/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) Weber Spirit E-120 grill. ARV: $400.

9/11/2015

Five (5)

  • One (1) autographed baseball signed by Carlos Correa. ARV: $150.

9/12/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) autographed baseball bat signed by Jose Altuve. ARV: $175.

9/13/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) of each of the Houston Astros promotional game day gate giveaway items from the 2015 season. ARV $175.

9/14/2015

Forty (40)

  • One (1) ticket for Winner for Houston Astros 2016 Opening Day home game; and the opportunity for Winner to participate in the Opening Day "Hold The Flag On-Field Ceremony." ARV: $50.

9/15/2015

Eight (8)

  • Two (2) tickets for Winner and his/her child or legal ward ten (10) years of age of younger ("Child") for one (1) Houston Astros 2016 regular season home game scheduled to be played on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion; and the opportunity for Winner's Child to participate in the Kids Take the Field event on the date of the game. ARV: $40.

9/16/2015

One (1)

  • Four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for one (1) Houston Astros 2016 regular season home game scheduled to be played on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion; and the opportunity for Winner and his/her three (3) guests to attend Houston Astros Picnic in the Park after the game. ARV: $400.

9/17/2015

Five (5)

  • One (1) $100 Houston Astros Team Shop gift card, subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use and not valid on MLB.com Shop. ARV: $100.

9/18/2015

Ten (10)

  • Four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for one (1) Houston Astros 2016 regular season home game scheduled to be played on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion; and four (4) Diamond Club dinner passes for Winner and his/her three (3) guests for use on the date of the game. Diamond Club Dinner pass entitles each pass holder to buffet inside the Diamond Club. No alcohol included. ARV: $240.

9/19/2015

One (1)

  • Four (4) Mazda Club Level passes for Winner and three (3) guests valid during the Houston Astros 2016 83 game regular season. Each pass entitles pass holder to entry inside Mazda Club Level at Minute Maid Park. No Food or Beverages are included. ARV: $1,660.

9/20/2015

Five (5)

  • One (1) autographed baseball signed by Dallas Keuchel. ARV: $150.

9/21/2015

Ten (10)

  • One (1) Authentic Game-Used baseball (exact game date in which the baseball was used to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion). ARV: $50.

9/22/2015

One (1)

  • Four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for Houston Astros 2016 Opening Day home game; and the opportunity for Winner and his/her three (3) guests to view batting practice from the field prior to the game. ARV: $90.

9/23/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) $250 Prize Package for SeaWorld San Antonio. Package includes four (4) single day tickets good for admission to SeaWorld San Antonio & Aquatica Waterpark. Expires 12/31/2015. ARV: $250.

9/24/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) night complimentary stay (single room, double occupancy) for Winner and one (1) guest at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort (subject to availability), including complimentary breakfast and one (1) cabana rental. Expires 12/31/2016. ARV: $300

9/25/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) Lot C parking pass valid for each of the Houston Astros 2016 regular season home games at Minute Maid Park. ARV: $1,245.

9/26/2015

Ten (10)

  • One (1) autographed baseball signed by George Springer. ARV: $150.

9/27/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) Round Trip Economy Class Standard Flight from Houston, TX IAH Airport to SE Asia, China or NE Asia courtesy of EVA AIR. Please note the Winner will be responsible for tax and fuel surcharges. Offer expires 09/31/2016. ARV: $1,500.

9/28/2015

One (1)

  • Whataburger for one (1) year, awarded in the form of fifty two (52) coupons each redeemable for one (1) complimentary Whataburger sandwich, subject to the terms and conditions associated with use of coupon. ARV: $182.

9/29/2015

Fifty (50)

  • One (1) subscription for the premium features of MLB.com At Bat for 2016. ARV $20.

9/30/2015

One (1)

  • Two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for one (1) Houston Astros 2016 Spring Training game at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, 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 Kissimmee, FL; and two (2)-night hotel accommodation in Kissimmee, FL (one [1] standard room, double occupancy) at a hotel to be determined by Sponsor at its sole. ARV $1,000.

10/01/2015

Forty (40)

  • One (1) ticket for Winner for Houston Astros 2016 Fan Fest scheduled to be held on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, and the opportunity for Winner to attend the Houston Astros autograph session during Fan Fest. ARV: $25

10/02/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) ticket for Winner for one (1) Houston Astros 2016 regular season home game scheduled to be played on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion; and the opportunity for Winner to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game. ARV: $150.

10/03/2015

Fifty (50)

  • One (1) ticket for Winner for one (1) Houston Astros 2016 regular season home game scheduled to be played on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion; and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Houston Astros Clubhouse on the date of the game. ARV: $30.

10/04/2015

Fifty (50)

  • Five (5) MLB.com Ballpark mobile app Bonus Memory Points to be used in conjunction with Astros Memories program found on the MLB.com Ballpark mobile app. Valid for use during the 2016 Major League Baseball regular season. ARV: $25.

10/05/2015

One (1)

  • One (1) personalized/engraved baseball bat. ARV: $70.

ARV of all Prizes: $9,452.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including, without limitation, the exact date, time, location, duration and nature of any experience, participation, or opportunity portion of any Prize, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Each Winner and, if applicable per the Prize description above, his guest(s) will be admitted to the applicable game, event or exhibition associated with the applicable Prize. All gift cards are subject to the terms and conditions associated with their use as determined by the applicable issuer. UNLESS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH ABOVE, TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME OR EVENT AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED IN ANY PRIZE. Seat/suite locations at the game and, if applicable, event or exhibition shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including, but not limited to, lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and any and all other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each individual Winner. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). 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. Each Winner's companions must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions 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. Any such resale may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s). Sponsor reserves the right to not award any, or less than the stated number of, Prize(s) if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible entries for the Sweepstakes or the applicable Drawing Date, as applicable. 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 [INSERT NUMBER] [INSERT (#)] miles of Kissimmee, 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 e-mail address, postal address and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or MLBAM, as applicable) 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 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 three (3) days of the data of issuance. Each Winner's guests may also be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within three (3) days of the date of issuance. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return any required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of any 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 the 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 the Sponsor and/or MLBAM by telephone, e-mail and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes. Each Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLBAM and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner's name, address (city and state 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, e-mail 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 e-mail 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 the 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 e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the e-mail 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 e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail 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 MLBAM and not to Facebook. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

WINNERS' LIST: For a Winners' List, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by November 30, 2015, to: Houston Astros Prize Month Sweepstakes Winners List c/o Houston Astros, Attn: Season Ticket Services, P.O. Box 288, Houston, TX 77001-0288.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Houston Astros, LLC, 501 Crawford St Houston, TX 77002.

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