ELIGIBILITY: The Grand Slam Trigger Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open only to legal residents of all fifty (50) states of the United States of America, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) 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 PepsiCo-North America Beverages (the "Sponsor") and its bottlers, the 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 the Grand Prize (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 where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: The Sweepstakes begins 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on 9/16/2013, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 9/30/2013 (the "Entry Period"). Online entry only. 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.
RANDOM DRAWING: During the Entry Period, each time a Major League Baseball player hits a grand slam (as determined in the sole discretion of the applicable MLB Entity) during an official regular season Major League Baseball game a random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received from the beginning of the Entry Period to 11:59:59 p.m. ET of the day the grand slam is hit to select a potential semi-finalist winner ("Semi-Finalist Drawing(s)"). Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential semi-finalist winners will be declared the official semi-finalist winners (collectively, the "Semi-Finalists"). On or about October 1, 2013, a random drawing will be conducted from among all of the Semi-Finalists to determine the Grand Prize winner (the "Grand Prize Winner"). If no grand slam hits occur during the Entry Period, a random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period to determine the potential Grand Prize winner and subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential Grand Prize winner will be declared the official Grand Prize Winner. Non-winning eligible entries from any one (1) Semi-Finalist Drawing will carry-over to each subsequent Semi-Finalist Drawing, 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 and the total number of grand slam hits to occur during the Entry Period.
GRAND PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize will be awarded. Grand Prize Winner will receive a trip for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to two (2) World Series games ("Game 1" and "Game 2," respectively, and collectively, the "Games"). Trip includes round trip, coach class air transportation for Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to the destination city/state of the Games from the airport nearest Grand Prize Winner's legal residence (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); single room, double occupancy hotel accommodations for four (4) nights; two (2) tickets to Game 1 and two (2) tickets to Game 2; one (1) gift bag containing a selection of merchandise items determined by Sponsor; and $500 spending cash ("Grand Prize"). Estimated Retail Value ("ERV") of Grand Prize: $4,900 (ERV may vary depending on city of departure). GROUND TRANSPORTATION NOT INCLUDED. All trip details, including, without limitation, selection of the Game, venue, seats, hotel, and airline is at the sole discretion of the MLBAM and Sponsor. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation if Grand Prize Winner resides within one hundred (100) miles of the destination city/state of the Games, and no additional compensation or substitution will be awarded for difference in prize value. Sponsor and the MLB Entities are not responsible for any delayed, postponed, rescheduled or cancelled Games or delays/cancellations of travel. All other costs and expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including, without limitation, baggage fees, meals, gratuities, incidentals, etc. are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner and guest. Sponsor will specify travel dates and all travel must be taken on dates specified; no alternate travel dates are available. All travel is subject to availability and restrictions. Grand Prize Winner and guest must travel on same itinerary. Minor children may accompany Grand Prize Winner as travel guest only if minor's parent or legal guardian is the Grand Prize Winner. Minors must be accompanied at all times during the trip (including, without limitation, to in-flight, hotel stay and all prize-related events) by minor's parent or legal guardian, who must be the Grand Prize Winner. Travel guest must sign and return a travel release before any ticketing or travel occurs. Grand Prize Winner and guest must have all necessary identification and/or travel documents (e.g. valid U.S. driver's license) required for travel within the United States.
Grand Prize Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with Grand Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand 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 the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Grand Prize Winner's companion 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 the Grand 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. Grand Prize Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark regulations in connection with the Grand Prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to Grand Prize 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 Grand Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s).
NOTIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified at the e-mail address, postal address and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that the potential Grand Prize winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance or declines the Grand Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Grand Prize winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Semi-Finalists, if any. The potential Grand Prize 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 five (5) days of the date of issuance. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification, the Grand Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor's sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential Grand Prize winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Semi-Finalists, if any.
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 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 the Grand Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of the Grand 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. Grand Prize Winner, by acceptance of Grand Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLBAM and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Grand Prize 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 Grand Prize 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 the Grand 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 Grand Prize Winner and award the Grand Prize 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 Grand Prize 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.
WINNER'S LIST: For the name of the Grand Prize Winner, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2013, to: Grand Slam Trigger Sweepstakes Winner's List c/o MLB Advanced Media, L.P., attn: Ashby Kaestner, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is PepsiCo-North America Beverages, 1111 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604.
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