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Citi September Batting Practice Sweepstakes Official Rules

No Purchase or Obligation Necessary to Enter or Claim a Prize.

Non-Purchase Entries and Purchase Entries have an Equal Chance of Winning.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Citi August Batting Practice Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 29, 2014, and ends at 12:00:00 (noon) PM ET on September 4, 2014 ("Sweepstakes Period").  For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET except for the first day of the Sweepstakes Period where a day is defined as beginning at 9:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET and the last date of the Sweepstakes Period where a day is defined as beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET and ending at 12:00:00 PM ET.  The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received. 

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who are Citi credit cardmembers or Citi debit cardholders as of August 28, 2014 (“eligible Citi cardmembers”). Employees and consultants of Citigroup Inc. (“Sponsor”), the New York Mets, the other MLB Entities (defined below), GroupM ESP, Publicis NY, Publicis Modem and any of their respective parent companies, related subsidiaries and affiliated companies, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies including Marden-Kane, Inc (“Administrator”) and each of their immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses regardless where they live) and individuals living in the same households of the above, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. The “MLB Entities” shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 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. Each entrant by participating in the Sweepstakes agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor’s decisions.  Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

HOW TO ENTER:  There are three (3) ways to enter the Sweepstakes:

During the Sweepstakes Period an eligible Citi cardmember in good standing will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for each purchase made when he/she uses his/her Citi credit or debit card to purchase New York Mets 2014 baseball game ticket(s) before the end of the Sweepstakes Period (“eligible Citi purchase”).

1 - If you already purchased your New York Mets 2014 game ticket(s):

1 – Go to www.mets.com/citibattingpractice;

2 – Provide the required information which will include the first 6 digits of your Citi Card, your ticket number, first and last name, email, and phone number; and

3 – Click submit. Once you accept the rules and click the submit button you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

2 – Will be purchasing your New York Mets 2014 ticket(s):

1 – Go to www.mets.com/tickets to purchase your New York Mets 2014 game tickets;

2 – Determine which game you would like to attend and add the tickets you would like to purchase to your cart.

3 – Within “Additional Available Items” add the Sweepstakes to your cart.  By clicking to add this item to your cart you will be accepting the rules of the Sweepstakes and entering the Sweepstakes.

4 – Provide the required information which will include your credit card information, first and last name, address, and phone number.

5 – Purchase your tickets.  Once you add the Sweepstakes to your cart, accept the rules and purchase your tickets you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

Only eligible Citi cardmember purchases of New York Mets 2014 game tickets are eligible for entry into the Sweepstakes.  Citi credit or debit card must be in good standing and must not be in default under the customer agreement for that account.  In the event of a dispute as to who submitted a particular entry, such entry will be deemed to be submitted by the individual in whose name the Citi credit or debit card used to enter the Sweepstakes was issued. To qualify, your purchase must post to your account by 12:00:00 (noon) PM ET on September 4, 2014. Citi credit or debit cards or card numbers that are stolen, fraudulent, tampered with, or otherwise altered are not eligible for automatic entry.

3 - To enter without purchase or obligation:

1 - Go to promotions.mardenkane.com/baseball/battingpractice;  

2 - Complete the entry form by providing the information requested; and

3 - Click the submit button. Once you accept the rules and click the submit button you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. 

Limit: one (1) entry per day allowed per person/email address, regardless of method of entry. If more than one (1) daily entry is received from an entrant, only the first entry will be accepted. Entries made with multiple e-mail addresses, under multiple identities or through the use of any agent or other device or artifice to enter multiple times will be deemed invalid.  Multiple Sweepstakes entrants are not permitted to share the same email address.   Mechanically reproduced, illegible or incomplete entries will not be eligible.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, human error or technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any computer equipment or software, or any combination thereof, or for lost, stolen, late or misdirected entries.  All entries become the property of the Sponsor, and will not be acknowledged or returned.  By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to the use by Sponsor and its designees of their names and photographs/likenesses for any advertising and promotional purposes, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation except where prohibited by law. Upon request, winners agree to consent to such in writing.

RANDOM DRAWING:  A random drawing to select potential winners will be conducted on or about September 5, 2014, from among all eligible entries received. The drawing will be conducted by the Administrator, who is an independent judging organization and whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules the potential winners shall be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) prize per person/email address.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND VERIFICATION:  Administrator will notify potential winners by email or phone at the email address or daytime phone number provided with the entry on or about September 5, 2014. Potential winners may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and Declaration of Compliance, and where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively the “Affidavit”), which must be returned within two (2) days from prize notification date or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate potential winner selected randomly from among all remaining eligible entries, time permitting. Failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules will result in such potential winner being disqualified. Sponsor shall have no further obligation to that potential winner, and an alternate potential winner will be selected randomly from among all remaining eligible entries, time permitting.  If time does not permit, all prizes may not be awarded.

PRIZES/ODDS:  Thirty-Two (32) Grand Prizes Will Be Awarded. Each winner will receive two (2) tickets for the winner and one (1) guest to a designated* Mets home game plus an exclusive opportunity, subject to the rules and regulations of the New York Mets, for winner and guest to view batting practice on the field before the game. Winners’ wishing to view batting practice must arrive three (3) hours prior to the game.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each prize: $200.00.  Total ARV of all prizes: $6,400.00. 

Sponsor will award each Winner a pair of tickets to one of the following Mets home games. *The specific game awarded to a winner is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor.  Available home game dates and times that a winner might receive tickets to are: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm; Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm; Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:10 pm; Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:10 pm.

The exact nature and duration of the batting practice viewing experience shall be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. Each Winner must be available to attend game on date specified by Sponsor or forfeit the Prize. Game tickets must be picked up by winners at the VIP entrance at Mets Citi Field.  Transportation to/from the game, lodging, food, beverage and parking fees are not included.  Proper photo identification will be required to claim tickets.  If Winner is unavailable to attend the designated game, Winner may transfer prize to an immediate family member (spouse, parent or child age 18 and over) who will be required to complete the Affidavit.  No cash equivalents transfers outside any Winner’s immediate family or substitution of prizes permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Tickets or individual components of the Prizes may not be transferred or sold unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, gives prior written permission. Winners are responsible for the payment of all taxes on the prize.  Sponsor is not responsible if tickets are lost, stolen, misplaced or go unclaimed by any winner and will not be replaced for any reason.  The odds of winning a Prize depends on the total number of eligible entries received.  In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules.  Decisions of the Sponsor will be final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded. Winners’ 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 BOC and/or the New York Mets, as applicable, and may be subject to change.  The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of the prize may 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.  Releasees (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(s).

Conditions of Entry:  Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void.  By participating, entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements.   In case of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder from which the entry is made.  Sponsor, the New York Mets, the other MLB Entities, GroupM ESP, Publicis NY, Publicis Modem and their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc., and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) are not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human, typographical or printing errors, (ii) technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, wireless service, inability to access any online service or website, inability to submit the online enrollment form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes, (iii) or for late, lost, stolen, illegible, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or misdirected entries for any reason including computer, telephone, wireless service, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon, (iv) errors 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.  Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void.  If, in the Administrator’s opinion there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of this Sweepstakes, the Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future entry), and/or who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules modify or cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award the prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date.  Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage any online service or website associated with this Sweepstakes or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves 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.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.

Disputes and Limitation of Liability:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited, entrants agree: [1] to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded; [2] any and all disputed, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by within the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York or the appropriate New York State Court located in Queens County, New York; [3] any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorney’s fees; and [4] under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors 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 for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon.

Privacy:  Information collected from entrants is used only for the purpose of the prize drawings and to notify winners, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor or any third parties unless entrant has opted-in to receive additional information and marketing or promotional material from Sponsor or a third party.   

Winners List:  To request the list of winners, send an e-mail with the subject line: "September Batting Practice" to winners@mkpromosource.com.  Requests must be received no later than September 30, 2014. The list will be sent when the drawing has been conducted and the winners verified. 

Sponsor:  Citigroup Inc., 399 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022. 

Administrator: Marden-Kane, Inc., 1055 Franklin Avenue, Suite 300, Garden City, NY 11530.

Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are proprietary to the MLB Entities. All rights reserved.

ÓCopyright 2014 Marden-Kane Inc.  All rights reserved.  Entrants are hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for the entrant’s personal use only.