NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN: The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Sweepstakes (“the Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises, LLC (the "Sponsor") and administered by Mischief Media, Inc. (“Administrator”). The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:00 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 8, 2017 and closes at 11:59:59 PM ET on December 20, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”) when all entries must be received. All references in these rules are Eastern Time, which shall control for all purposes of this Sweepstakes. Administrator's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to legal United States residents residing in the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia and excluding, for clarity, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories and possessions) and Canada who have reached the age of majority in their state (or District of Columbia, if applicable) or province at the time of entry. Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of Sponsor, the National Hockey League (“NHL”), the NHL’s member teams, NHL Enterprises, L.P., NHL Enterprises Canada, L.P., NHL Enterprises B.V., the Administrator, the “MLB Entities” (as described below), and each of their respective parent and affiliate companies (collectively, including all the aforementioned entities, the “Sweepstakes Entities”), as well as the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members (at least three months a year, whether or not related) of each are not eligible to participate or win. For purposes of these Official Rules, 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 Properties, Inc., BAMTech, LLC, The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“MLB 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 MLB 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, provincial, municipal, territorial and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. You must have a valid email address to participate. Email addresses received on-line shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Illegible or incomplete entries will be disqualified.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, log onto https://eventinfo.nhl.com/WinterClassic (the “Website”) and follow the on-screen links and instructions to complete the registration process. To enter and complete the registration process, an entrant must either have an existing NHL® account or create a new NHL® account. Creating an NHL® account is free of charge. Entrants with existing NHL® accounts can enter by clicking “Sign In Using Your NHL® Account,” providing their email address, NHL® password, ZIP/postal code and country, checking the box indicating that the entrant has read and agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and then clicking “Sign In” to complete the registration process. Entrants that do not yet have an NHL® account can enter by clicking “New NHL® Account Registration,” following the instructions to complete the registration form by providing the required information including email address, username, ZIP/postal code, country, the selection of a password, and favorite team (optional for Canadian entrants) and by checking the box indicating that the entrant has read and agrees to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and then clicking “Create Account” to complete the registration process. All entries must be received on or before 11:59:59 PM ET on December 20, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Closing Date”). Limit of one (1) entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period. No person may enter more than once by using different email addresses and no email address can be used to submit more than one (1) entry. Entries in excess of the limits stated herein shall be void and disqualified.
GRAND PRIZE: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won consisting of four (4) tickets to the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® scheduled to be held at Citi Field in New York, NY, on January 1, 2018 or, if postponed due to inclement weather, January 2, 2018 (seating location as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $1,196.00 (USD). There are no other features to the prize except the tickets. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included with prize. All other costs and expenses not expressly listed as part of the prize, including federal, state, provincial and local taxes and any fees, are solely the responsibility of the winner The Grand Prize must be accepted as awarded, may not be sold or transferred, and is not convertible to cash. Sponsor is not responsible if an NHL® game or event is cancelled or postponed for whatever reason. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute the Grand Prize in whole or in part with another prize or prize component of equal or greater value in the event that all or any component of the Grand Prize in unavailable, or for any other reason.
PLEASE NOTE: The ARV on prizing is based on US dollars and the actual ARV may vary due to foreign exchange fluctuations between the US and Canada currencies at time of prize being awarded and any such difference will not be awarded.
GRAND PRIZE DRAW: There will be one (1) random Grand Prize Draw held on December 21, 2017 (the “Draw Date”) at approximately 10:00 AM (ET) at the office of Administrator in Toronto, ON from among all eligible entries received (i.e., from the entire pool of Canadian and United States entrants) during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of being selected depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
WINNER NOTIFICATION (for Canadian Residents ONLY): The potential winner will be notified by email using the contact information associated with the potential winner’s NHL account. The potential winner will be contacted within two (2) business days of the Draw Date. To be declared the Grand Prize Winner, the potential winner must complete, execute and return to the Sponsor a declaration of eligibility and liability release and, to the extent permitted by law, a publicity release as well as a W8 tax form (together, the “Release Forms”). The potential winner must also answer correctly without assistance of any kind Sponsor’s mathematical skill-testing question posed as part of the potential winner’s Release Forms. Such Release Forms must be returned within the time period specified thereon (or, if not specified thereon, then within the time period specified in Sponsor’s communication to the potential winner) along with any other documentation that Sponsor may require. If (a) the potential winner fails to answer or correctly answer the skill-testing question; (b) the potential winner is determined to have been under the age of majority at the time of his/her entry, or found to be ineligible for any other reason; (c) despite reasonable efforts, the potential winner does not respond within the timeframe specified, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner; (d) the potential winner declines the prize; and/or (e) the potential winner fails to timely return completed and executed Release Forms (or such forms are returned as undeliverable), then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be randomly selected in a random draw from among all remaining eligible entries received (i.e., from the entire remaining pool of Canadian and United States entrants), provided there is then sufficient time to verify an alternate winner (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). If there is insufficient time to verify an alternate winner, the prize may go unawarded. The Sponsor shall have no liability if any winner notification is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason. The winner’s guests must also complete, execute and return Release Forms to the Sponsor by the same time the winner is required to return his/her Release Forms.
WINNER NOTIFICATION (for US Residents ONLY): The potential winner will be notified by email at the Sponsor’s discretion using the contact information associated with the potential winner’s NHL account. The potential winner will be contacted within two (2) business days of the Draw Date. To be declared the Grand Prize Winner, the potential winner must complete, execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, and (where imposing such condition is legal) a Publicity Release as well as a W9 tax form (collectively, “Prize Claim Documents”). Such Prize Claim Documents must be returned within the time period specified thereon (or, if not specified thereon, then within the time period specified in Sponsor’s communication to the potential winner) along with any other documentation that Sponsor may require. If (a) the potential winner is determined to have been under the age of majority at the time of his/her entry, or found to be ineligible for any other reason; (b) despite reasonable efforts, the potential winner does not respond within the time period specified thereon, or if the prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential winner; (c) the potential winner declines the prize; and/or (d) the potential winner fails to timely return completed and executed Prize Claim Documents (or such forms are returned as undeliverable), then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected in a random draw from among all remaining eligible entries received, provided there is then sufficient time to verify an alternate winner (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion). If there is insufficient time to verify an alternate winner, the prize may go unawarded. The Sponsor shall have no liability if the winner notification is lost, intercepted or not received by the potential winner for any reason. The winner’s guests must also complete, execute and return applicable Prize Claim Documents as directed by Sponsor.
PUBLICITY: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes the winner’s consent to Sponsor and its affiliates’, agents’ (including Administrator’s) and/or affiliated third parties' use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state/ province/territory for promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, without further payment or consideration, notice, review or approval, in connection with any publicity carried out by or on behalf of the Sponsor with respect to this Sweepstakes, except to the extent prohibited by law. By way of example, the Grand Prize Winner may be announced on NHL.com and on any other media outlets (now known or hereafter created) as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion.
GENERAL: By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to abide and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Administrator with respect to all aspects of the Sweepstakes, which are final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes.
RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to forever and irrevocably release and hold harmless each of the Sweepstakes Entities together with each of their respective officers, directors, governors, members, partners, partnerships, principals, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, affiliates, related entities, successors and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties"), from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense of any nature whatsoever (including attorneys’ fees) which may occur in connection with (a) the Sweepstakes or any element thereof, including entry or participation therein, (b) delivery, possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of any prize or component thereof, or (c) participation in any Sweepstakes- related activity or prize-related activity. In addition, by participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all damages, liabilities, losses, amounts paid in settlement, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by any of the Released Parties in connection with any third-party claim, demand, liability, suit, proceeding or action arising out of or resulting from (i) breach or alleged breach of any representations, warranties or agreements of entrant hereunder (including Release Forms or Prize Claim Documents), or (ii) entrant’s possession, use or misuse of any prize or component thereof. Each entrant hereby acknowledges that the Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize (or any component thereof). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the prize is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, and the Released Parties hereby disclaim all such warranties, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purposes and/or non- infringement.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines, network hardware or software, network connectivity, Website hosting or otherwise with respect to the Website, including technical, computer or server failures resulting in a potential entrant’s inability to access the Website or to submit an entry; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged, undeliverable or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer, human or technical error of any kind, including but not limited to, inactive email accounts, technical difficulties associated therewith or an entrant's failure to adequately monitor his/her email or telephone messages; (6) any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of any one or more of the Released Parties; or (7) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes with the consent of the Régie (see below), or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and in the event of cancellation, suspension, and/or modification of the Sweepstakes, to award any remaining prizes in a random drawing from all eligible entries received as of the date of such cancellation, suspension or modification. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor and Administrator reserve the right to seek damages from any person responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that term or provision. Resale of NHL® game/event tickets is prohibited. Grand Prize Winner and Grand Prize Winner’s guests must abide by all venue policies and game/event ticket terms and conditions. Sponsor reserves the right to revoke the full or partial prize from any Grand Prize Winner or Grand Prize Winner’s guests who it or venue personnel deem may, in its sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a safety risk, have violated any venue policy or law, or may bring Sponsor or NHL Entities into disrepute.
DISPUTES: With regard to United States (including District of Columbia) entrants, any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, U.S.A. or the appropriate New York State Court located in New York County, New York, U.S.A., and all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A. without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York, U.S.A. or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York, U.S.A. With regard to Canadian entrants, any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved exclusively by the courts of the Province of Ontario, and all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrants and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada and the laws of Canada applicable therein without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Province of Ontario or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Province of Ontario; provided, however, that the jurisdiction of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (the “Régie”) shall apply in relation to a Québec entrant with respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the Régie. With respect to entrants from Québec, any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this promotion may be submitted to the Régie for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement. Applicable to all entrants: Except where prohibited by law, entrants agree that (i) any and all such disputes, claims, and causes of action shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) 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 attorneys’ fees; (iii) under no circumstances will entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrants hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental, consequential and/or any other damages, other than actual out-of-pocket expenses; (iv) they waive any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; (v) they irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of the aforesaid courts, as applicable to each such entrant, and waive any claim of forum non conveniens or lack of personal jurisdiction that they may have; and (vi) if any provision of these Official Rules is declared invalid or unenforceable, such provision will be deemed modified to the extent necessary and possible to render it valid and enforceable, and that in any event, the unenforceability or invalidity of any provision will not affect any other provision of these Official Rules, and these Official Rules will continue in full force and effect, and be construed and enforced, as if such provision had not been included, or had been modified as described above, as the case may be.
All entries become the permanent property of the Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned.
For the name of the Grand Prize winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 31, 2017 to the 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® Sweepstakes Winner, NHL Enterprises, L.P. 1185 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10036, ATTN: Aileen Berran. The winner’s list shall be made available after final determination of winner. Residents of Canada and Vermont may omit return postage.
SPONSOR: NHL Interactive CyberEnterprises, LLC, 1185 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, U.S.A.
ADMINISTRATOR: Mischief Media, 20 Bay Street, 11th Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2N8.