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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 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, 2014, and ends at 4:59 p.m. CT on September 30, 2014.

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 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: There are two (2) ways to enter: by purchasing a season ticket package (as described 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. Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.

1. Purchase or Renew Season Tickets. Any eligible entrant that renews or purchases a 2015 Houston Astros season tickets package or 28-game mini plan during the Entry Period will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. See www.astros.com for more details about purchasing season ticket packages.

2. No-Purchase Entry Method; By Mail-in. Any eligible entrant can enter the Sweepstakes without purchase by hand-printing his/her full name, address, city, state and zip code, day & evening telephone numbers (including area codes), date of birth and e-mail address (optional) on a 3"x5" postcard and mailing it in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: Astros Prize Month, 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, 2014, and received by Sponsor by October 4, 2014, to be eligible. Mail-in entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

RANDOM DRAWING: On or about the drawing dates set forth in the table below (each a "Drawing Date"), Sponsor will select potential winners of the Sweepstakes by random drawing from among all eligible entries received as of 4:59 p.m. CT on the applicable Drawing Date (“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 carry-over and be eligible for each subsequent Drawing Date, 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 two hundred and nine (209) 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

9/5/2014

Thirty (30)

  • Attend team autograph session during Fan Fest 2015 - The opportunity for Winner to attend an Astros autograph session during Fan Fest 2015. ARV: $75.

9/6/2014

One (1)

  • Free Orange Juice for one (1) year courtesy of Minute Maid – Awarded in the form of fifty-two (52) coupons each redeemable for 1 gallon of Minute Maid Orange Juice. ARV: $260.

9/7/2014

One (1)

  • Free Haircuts for one (1) year courtesy of Sport Clips –Awarded in the form of one (1) $250 Sport Clips gift card, subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use. ARV $250.

9/8/2014

One (1)

  • Diamond Club Tickets for a Game: Four (4) Diamond Club tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for a 2015 Astros regular season home game, subject to availability. ARV: $1,600.00.

9/9/2014

One (1)

  • Trip for 2 to a Spring Training Game in Kissimmee- Two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest to one (1) Astros spring training game in 2015, and roundtrip coach class airfare for Winner and his/her one (1) guest to/from a major airport nearest Winner’s residence and Kissimmee. ARV: $800. Ground transportation and lodging not included. Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or Prize will be forfeited. Travel 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.

9/10/2014

One (1)

  • $50 Gift Card courtesy of StubHub - One (1) $50 StubHub gift card, subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use. ARV: $50.

9/11/2014

Thirty (30)

  • Astros t-shirt courtesy of Majestic - One (1) Astros T-shirt. ARV: $25.

9/12/2014

One (1)

  • Throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch for a game in 2015- The opportunity to throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch before one (1) Astros 2015 regular season home game to be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV: $150. (If Winner entered via the mail-in method, Prize will include two (2) tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for the game. ARV of tickets: $75.)

9/13/2014

One (1)

  • Team autographed jersey courtesy of Chevy – One (1) autographed jersey signed by members of the Astros to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV: $750.

9/14/2014

One (1)

  • All Promotional Door Giveaways for 2015 Season: Each of the promotional giveaways from the Astros 2015 season. ARV: $155.

9/15/2014

One (1)

  • Personalized Astros Jersey: One (1) Astros player jersey with ability to personalize the name on the back. ARV: $100.

9/16/2014

One (1)

  • Free Lot B Parking Pass for 2015- One (1) Lot B parking pass for the Astros 2015 regular season. ARV: $1,660.

9/17/2014

One (1)

  • Dinner for 4 inside the Five Seven Grille – Complimentary dinner and dessert for Winner and three (3) guests inside the FiveSeven Grille. ARV: $100.

9/18/2014

One (1)

  • Catered Suite for an Astros Game in 2015 : Twelve (12) suite tickets for Winner and up to eleven (11) guests for one (1) 2015 Astros regular season home game to be selected in Sponsor's sole discretion, one (1) parking pass for use at the game and a $500 food and beverage credit for use in the suite at the game. ARV: $2,950.

9/19/2014

One (1)

  • At-home teeth whitening kit and free cleaning courtesy of Smile Generation: One (1) at-home teeth whitening kit and free cleaning at a participating Smile Generation office courtesy of Smile Generation. ARV: $250.

9/20/2014

One (1)

  • Ipad courtesy of Xfinity: One (1) Ipad courtesy of Xfinity. ARV: $500.

9/21/2014

One (1)

  • Free 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.

9/22/2014

One (1)

  • Hilton Galveston Island Resort Experience courtesy of Landry's: One (1) night’s complimentary stay for Winner and one (1) guest at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort, including complimentary breakfast and a cabana rental (single room, double occupancy). ARV: $300.

9/23/2014

Twenty (20)

  • Gift Card to Laurenzo’s Prime Rib – One (1) $25 Laurenzo’s Prime Rib Gift Card, subject to the terms and conditions associated with its use. ARV: $25.

9/24/2014

One (1)

  • Sportsman Cooler courtesy of Igloo- One (1) Sportsman Cooler courtesy of Igloo. ARV: $200.

9/25/2014

One (1)

  • Free 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.

9/26/2014

One (1)

  • Picnic in the Park in 2015- The opportunity for Winner and three (3) guests to attend Astros Picnic in the Park one (1) date in 2015. ARV: $400.

9/27/2014

Sixty (60)

  • One (1) Astros Fitted Cap courtesy of New Era- One (1) fitted baseball cap of the Major League Baseball team of Winner’s choice. ARV: $35.

9/28/2014

One (1)

  • Team autographed baseball courtesy of Chevy – One (1) autographed baseball signed by members of the Astros to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. ARV $450.

9/29/2014

One (1)

  • $250 Energy Bill Credit courtesy of Champion Energy- Available for new Champion Energy customers only. Must enroll with Champion Energy by September 2, 2014, to redeem $250 bill credit. ARV $250.

9/30/2014

One (1)

  • On Field Batting Practice Viewing for 4 for the 2015 game of your choice : Four (4) passes for Winner and three (3) guests to view batting practice from the field prior to one (1) Astros 2015 regular season home game, subject to availability. ARV: $90. (If Winner entered via the mail-in method, Prize will include four (4) tickets for Winner and his/her three (3) guests for the game. ARV of tickets: $25.)

10/1/2014

Five (5)

  • Papa John's Pizza: Awarded in the form of an online code redeemable for five (5) complimentary one (1) topping medium pizzas, subject to the terms and conditions associated with use of online code. ARV: $50.

10/2/2014

One (1)

  • Autographed Baseball Bat signed by an Astros Player One (1) baseball bat signed by an Astros player determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. ARV: $150.

10/3/2014

One (1)

  • Behind the Scenes tour and prize pack courtesy of CSN Houston- The opportunity for Winner to participate in a behind the scenes tour of the CSN studios. ARV: $250.

10/4/2014

Forty (40)

  • Tour of and Tasting at Saint Arnold Brewery: Awarded in the form of a voucher redeemable for a complimentary tour and tasting for Winner and one (1) guest. ARV: $30.

ARV of all Prizes: $11,947.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including date, time, location, duration and nature of any Prize experience, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Each Winner and/or his guest(s) (if applicable, based upon the Prize descriptions above) will receive admission to the applicable Prize game or event. UNLESS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH ABOVE, TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM THE GAME OR EVENT AND LODGING NOT INCLUDED IN ANY PRIZE. Seat locations at the game 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 any and all expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). The Prize is 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 one 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 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 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 ticket. Sponsor reserves the right not to award any Prize(s) if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible entries.

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 (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) 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 oh 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 participants' 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 (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (ii) 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 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 SUCH ENTRANT, 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 (A) 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 (B) 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 via the online entry form 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: Winners List c/o Houston Astros, Season Ticket Services, P.O. Box 288, Houston, TX 77001-0288. Winners' List requests must be received by November 30, 2014.

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

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