Eligibility:The 2009 WNBA All-Star Balloting Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, & the District of Columbia, who are 13 years of age or older as of June 14, 2009 (“Participants”). Eligible minors should obtain their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent prior to participation. Employees, officers, directors, & agents of WNBA Enterprises, LLC ("Sponsor"), the Women's National Basketball Association ("WNBA") & its teams, the National Basketball Association ("NBA"), the NBA Member Teams, NBA Properties, Inc., NBA Media Ventures, LLC, T-Mobile USA, Inc., Tech Marketing Communications Group (“TMC”) & each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies & Project Support Team, Inc. (“P/S/T”) (collectively, “Released Parties”), & the immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling & their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) & those living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win a prize. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, & local laws.
How To Participate:There are three (3) ways to enter the Sweepstakes: 1.) In Arena: Between June 14, 2009 & July 7, 2009 (“Promotion Period”) complete an Official 2009 WNBA All-Star Ballot form distributed while supplies last during the home games of any of the 13 WNBA teams & either deposit the completed ballot in a ballot box located in the arena by July 7, 2009 or mail the completed ballot in an envelope with proper postage affixed to be postmarked by July 8, 2009 and received by July 10, 2009 to: WNBA 2009, TMC Group, P.O. Box 1590, Pembroke, MA 02359; 2.) Mail In: During the Promotion Period, hand print your name, complete mailing address, date of birth, & telephone number (including area code) on a plain 3”x 5” index card, & mail it in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: 2009 WNBA All-Star Balloting Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 17077, Bridgeport, CT 06673-7077. Enter as often as you wish by mail (whether using the Official 2009 WNBA All-Star Ballot form or your own 3”x 5” mail entry), but each entry must be mailed separately, postmarked by July 8, 2009 & received by July 10, 2009; or 3) Online: Between 12:00:01 PM Eastern Time (“ET”) on June 15, 2009 & 9:00:01 PM ET on July 7, 2009, visit www.WNBA.com, follow the links to the Sweepstakes registration page & follow the directions provided to complete & submit the Official 2009 WNBA All-Star Ballot form according to the instructions provided during the Promotion Period. Limit one (1) online entry per person & per email address during each day of the Sweepstakes. Additional online entries received from any one person or email address thereafter during any one day will be void. The individual for whom you cast your ballot will have no impact on your chances of winning. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted & all such entries will be void. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, undelivered, damaged, garbled, postage-due or mutilated entries, Official Ballot Forms, mail or email; lost entries or transmissions; lost or stolen ballot boxes; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP), server or other connections; miscommunications, failed computer hardware or software or technical failures; garbled, misrouted or scrambled transmissions; incomplete entries or communications; or other errors; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, computer, electronic, mail or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, with limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes, or for cancelled or postponed games. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes. The use of automated or similar devices which subvert the entry process, including but not limited to entries submitted using any bot, macro, script, or sweepstakes service (or any other devices intended to automate or otherwise subvert any aspect of entry) to enter this Sweepstakes is prohibited and entries through such devices are void.
Winner Selection:Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about July 14, 2009 from among all eligible entries received by P/S/T, an independent judging organization whose decisions will be final & binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. The first randomly selected potential Grand Prize winner that answers a telephone call placed by P/S/T notifying him/her of his/her potential winning status will be declared the Grand Prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility & compliance with the terms of these Official Rules. Messages will not be left on answering machines or with live persons and if an individual declines prize or is not available for any reason when called, his/her prize opportunity will be forfeited. Potential First Prize winners will be notified by email, telephone and/or mail. Prizes will be awarded to the person named on the applicable entry (subject to verification of eligibility & the terms of these Official Rules). In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any entrant, entrant will be deemed, as applicable, the person named on the applicable entry (when using the Official Ballot Form and/or your own 3”x 5” mail entry) or, for the online entry method (#2. above), the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) which is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Proof (to Sponsor’s satisfaction) of being the authorized account holder may be required by Sponsor. Limit one (1) prize per person, household & e-mail address.
Prizes:(1) Grand Prize: Three (3)-day/two (2)-night trip for two (2) (winner and one (1) guest) to WNBA All-Star 2009 in Uncasville, CT between 7/24/09 and 7/26/09 consisting of round-trip coach air transportation from major gateway airport nearest to winner’s residence, standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations (one (1) room), two (2) tickets to select WNBA All-Star events including the WNBA All-Star game (to be determined by Sponsor), ground transportation to/from the airport and the applicable hotel and a total of $200US awarded in the form of a check for the winner only (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Grand Prize package=$3,000US). Actual prize value will vary depending on winner's city of departure. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in place of air transportation if winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of Uncasville, CT as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value. Travel & hotel arrangements determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Trip must be taken on dates & times designated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety & prize may be awarded to an alternate winner at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting. Winner & guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents, including passports and visas. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18) unless child or legal ward of winner. If any Grand Prize events are canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable prize-related activity(s) & Sponsor will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of comparable or greater value as determined solely by Sponsor & no additional compensation prize will be awarded to winner in such event. Exact seat locations at game to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Tickets are subject to terms and conditions specified by Sponsor. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. (5) First Prizes: WNBA Basketball hand signed by select East and West WNBA All-Stars (exact WNBA All-Stars to be determined by Sponsor) (ARV=$99US each). ARV reflects unautographed merchandise. ARV of hand-signed merchandise subject to fluctuation based on the featured WNBA player(s) and current market value at time of prize award. WNBA basketballs are not game used. Total ARV of all prizes: $6,995US.
Miscellaneous:No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of prizes (or portion thereof) except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or applicable portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value (except as otherwise provided above), at its sole discretion. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Federal, provincial, state, & local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) & all other costs & expenses associated with acceptance & use of a prize not specified herein as being awarded are winners’ sole responsibility, including, without limitation, luggage fees, additional ground transportation, meals & gratuities with respect to the Grand Prize. If an eligible minor is selected as a winner, prize will be awarded in the name of said minor’s parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein. Potential Grand Prize winner (if minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) will be required to execute & return an Affidavit of Eligibility Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release within two (2) days of date of receipt of documents. Grand Prize winner’s guest (or if a minor, winner) will also be required to execute & return a Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release prior to prize award and prior to issuance of travel documents. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing or with these Official Rules may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting. If Grand Prize winner is a minor, he/she must be accompanied on trip and to all prize-related activities by his/her parent or legal guardian as his/her guest. If any prize notification letter or prize is returned as undeliverable, winner will be disqualified &, at Sponsor’s discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected. Grand Prize winner & his/her guest agree to comply with all WNBA & venue rules & regulations relating to the use of 2009 WNBA All-Star tickets &, in accordance therewith, agree not to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with any intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at such game. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of applicable portion of prize. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to: 1.) disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process, the operation of WNBA.com, or any other component of this Sweepstakes, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules & 2.) modify, suspend or terminate this Sweepstakes should any causes, including but not limited to virus, bug, worm, war, strikes, terrorist activities, and/or acts of God, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes &, in the event of termination, at its discretion, select winners from among eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event requiring such termination. By participating, each entrant (and if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agrees to be bound by these Official Rules & agrees that: 1.) Released Parties & their designees & assigns may use (unless prohibited by law) such entrant’s name, voice, city/state of residence, biographical information, photograph, and/or other visual likeness for advertising and/or trade purposes and/or for the purpose of posting his/her name on WNBA.com and/or for TV or radio broadcasts and/or for any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation, permission or notification; & 2.) Released Parties are released, will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind (whether due to negligence or otherwise) to person(s), including death, or property, resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize (including any travel or activity-related thereto), or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes or prize related or travel related activities. Winners’ List: For the winners’ names (available after August 14, 2009), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope for receipt by August 14, 2009 to: 2009 WNBA All-Star Balloting Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106.
Sponsor:Enterprises, LLC, 450 Harmon Meadow Blvd., Secaucus, NJ 07094.
Administrator:Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd,. Bethel, CT 06801/www.projectsupportteam.com.