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2015 #Whiff Guidelines/Rules

  • The top seven (7) MLB Clubs that finish with the most #Whiff tweets each month of the MLB regular season will receive between $2,000 - $10,000 for distribution to their affiliated RBI League(s)
    • A minimum of 1,000 tweets must be hit each month for any Club to finish in the top 7
    • i.e. If the 7th place Club finishes with 750 tweets for the month, they will not garner a donation for that month
    • If any money is unclaimed during the month, Head & Shoulders will work with MLB RBI to determine how that money will be distributed (more details to follow at a later date)
  • All tweets must include official @[MLB Club handle] and #Whiff
    • Each day there is a 27 tweet limit from one Twitter handle (tweet created by that handle)
  • Retweets count - must include @[MLB Club handle] and #Whiff
    • Each day there is a 27 retweet limit from one Twitter handle (Twitter handle can retweet other fan tweets, MLB Club tweets, etc.)
  • Updated monthly/ yearly #Whiff standings will be provided on the @HeadShoulders Twitter page on a regular basis
  • MLB and Head & Shoulders have the right to disqualify tweets and adjust the overall total should any tweets abuse the program as detailed in the official rules on MLB.com/Whiff
  • The official monthly winner will be announced on the @HeadShouldersTwitter page within 72 hours after the completion of each month
    • Verification will take place and be confirmed before a winner is announced
    • All numbers are tallied and verified by MLBAM
  • Ties for any Clubs finishing in the top 7 will be broken by their total number of #Whiff tweets for the year to date
    • Additional tiebreakers will be detailed in the official rules page on MLB.com/Whiff
  • The program starts on April 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PT
  • Each month's total will be tallied up until 3:01 a.m. EST / 12:01 a.m. PST of the first day of the following month. After 3:01 a.m. EST / 12:01 a.m. PST, #Whiff tweets will count toward the following month's total
    • i.e. The month of April will end on May 1, 2015 at 3:01 a.m. EST / 12:01 a.m. PST
  • The final month ends on September 30, 2015 at 3:01 a.m. EST / 12:01 a.m. PST
2015 MLB REGULAR SEASON Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
1st Place $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
2nd Place $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000 $8,000
3rd Place $7,000 $7,000 $7,000 $7,000 $7,000 $7,000
4th Place $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000 $6,000
5th Place $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $4,000 $4,000
6th Place $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000
7th Place $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Total: $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000