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Eligibility: WNBA MVP Fan Vote Sweepstakes presented by Boost Mobile ("Sweepstakes") is open only to individuals who are legal residents (natural persons only) and physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of 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, USA Basketball, and Boost Mobile("Presenting Sponsor") and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, advertising/promotion agencies and Project Support Team, Inc. ("P/S/T" or "Administrator")and any other company's involved with the promotion of this Sweepstakes (collectively, the "Released Parties"), and the immediate family members (i.e., parent, spouse, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each, whether or not legally related, are not eligible to participate or win a prize. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, & local laws.
Promotion Period: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on 9/10/12 & ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 9/23/12 ("Promotion Period").
How To Participate: During the Promotion Period visit www.WNBA.com/mvpvote (the "Website"). Individuals may be required to first either sign in as a registered user on the Website or register as a member on the Website (which is free). Once you are a registered user of the Website, log-in and vote for up to five (5) WNBA player nominees that you think should win the WNBA MVP Award by following the instructions provided. If you access the Website on a computer, upon submitting your vote, you will be automatically entered into the Sweepstakes. If you access the Website on a mobile device, after submitting your vote, you have the option to enter the sweepstakes by fully completing and submitting the online entry ballot/form for the Sweepstakes (NOTE: Before accessing the Website from your mobile device, check with your carrier to confirm your mobile subscription plan will not subject you to additional charges). Each entrant must complete and submit the MVP Award ballot with all required information for the entry to be eligible. Each individual who enters through the designed entry method shall be considered a "Participant". The selection of a specific WNBA player nominee for whom you cast your vote does not affect your chances of winning. In other words, you receive an entry regardless of whether that individual actually wins the WNBA MVP award. Limit one (1) entry per person and per email address/phone number per day of the Sweepstakes. A "day" for purposes of this Sweepstakes shall be defined as beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends the following day at 11:59 p.m. ET. Additional entries received from any one person or email address/phone numbers thereafter during any one day will be void. Subsequent attempts made by the same individual to submit multiple entries by using multiple or false contact information or otherwise may be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, undelivered, misdirected, damaged, or garbled entries; 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 the cancellation or postponement of any events or games. Sponsor reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to void any and all entries of a Participant who they believe has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes. ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE (INCLUDING THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE) OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ALL LEGAL AND EQUITABLE REMEDIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Entries that are in excess of the stated limits, incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, forged, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion. 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 any aspect of entry) to enter this Sweepstakes is prohibited and entries through such devices are void. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an on-line entry is "received" when the Website's servers record the entry information. Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming entry or "thanks for entering" message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. The Website's database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes. Illegible and/or incomplete entries and entries submitted by Participants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their entry form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of Sponsor may be disqualified.
Winner Selection/Odds: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 10/1/12 from among all eligible entries received by P/S/T, an independent judging organization whose decisions at to the selection of winners will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified using the information provided during entry by telephone in a commercially reasonable time after the drawing. 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 and who agrees to accept their prize will be declared a prize winner, subject to verification of eligibility and 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 and, at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate winner will be selected. Prize will be awarded to the person named on the applicable entry (subject to verification of eligibility and the terms of these Official Rules). In the event of a dispute as to the identity of any Participant, the Participant will be deemed the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided that such individual is eligible and such individual complied 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. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor's satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. The Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in Participant's e-mail account to receive e-mail messages. The Released Parties are not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information.
Prize: (1) "Grand Prize": A 3-day/2-night trip for Grand Prize winner and his/her guest to one (1) game of the 2012 WNBA Finals designated by Sponsor consisting of round-trip coach air transportation via Sponsor's selected air carrier, from major airport nearest to winner's residence in the U.S. to the city of game location, one (1) standard room double-occupancy hotel accommodations, ground transportation to/from the airport and the applicable hotel, and two (2) tickets to the game (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") = $3,000). ARV of Grand Prize is as of the printing dates of these Official Rules. The difference in value as stated herein and value at time of prize notification, if any, will not be awarded in cash or otherwise. Actual trip value will vary depending on winner's city of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations. All travel arrangements must be made through the Sponsor's designee. Certain restrictions and black out dates may apply. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserve the right to provide ground transportation in place of air transportation if winner lives within a reasonable driving distance to the game location, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, and to award no additional compensation or substitution for the difference in prize value. Travel and hotel arrangements determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, and must be made through Sponsor's agent, on a carrier of Sponsor's choice. Trip does not include meals, gratuities, in-room charges, travel expenses, transfers, taxes, bag check fees, ground transportation any other item or expense not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all additional expenses, if any, are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Winner and companion are also responsible for obtaining travel insurance (and all other forms of insurance) at their option and hereby acknowledge that Sponsors have not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance. Sponsors will not replace any lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. Released Parties are not liable for any expenses as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay. The winner of the trip prize may be required to provide a credit card at the time of hotel check-in. Airline tickets are non-refundable/non-transferable and are not valid for upgrades and/or frequent flyer miles. All airline tickets are subject to flight variation, work stoppages, and schedule or route changes. Trip must be taken on dates and times designated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate winner for the drawing at issue. Sponsor reserve right to change dates. Sponsor reserve the right to structure travel route and select hotels in its sole and absolute discretion. The round trip air transportation element for the trip prize begins and ends at the point of departure. Winner and his/her guest must travel together on the same itinerary within the 50 United States or D.C., including the same departure date, destination and return date. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18) unless child or legal ward of respective winner. Winner and his/her guest are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents prior to travel. It is the responsibility of a trip prize winner and their companion to provide proper documentation (including government issued picture identification). If the designated game is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable prize-related activity(s) and Sponsors will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of comparable or greater value as determined solely by Sponsors and no additional compensation prize will be awarded to winner in such event. Winner and his/her guest must comply with arena rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of applicable prize element. Exact seat locations at games to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. All prize details are at Sponsors' sole discretion. Once a travel companion is selected, he/she may not be substituted, except in Sponsors' sole and absolute discretion. Released Parties shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitution or any act or omissions whatsoever by the air carriers, hotels, venue operators, transportation companies, prize providers or any other persons providing any trip prize-related services or accommodations. Released Parties are not liable for any missed prize events, opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any transportation or other prize element except at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsors. Certain travel restrictions may apply.
Arbitration: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, Participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held in New York County, New York; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will Participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than Participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
Choice of Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York, USA without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state's law.
Winner's List: For the winner's name (available after 11/1/12), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (VT residents may omit return postage) for receipt by 11/1/12 to: WNBA MVP Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 13106, Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106.
WNBA MVP Sweepstakes Winners
P.O. Box 13106
Bridgeport, CT 06673-3106
Sponsor: WNBA Enterprises, LLC, 450 Harmon Meadow Blvd., Secaucus, NJ 07094.
Administrator: Project Support Team, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801/www.projectsupportteam.com.