NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND PARTICIPANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.
The object of the Base Chase (the "Contest") is to make certain predictions regarding the ‘21 Postseason. Your goal is to use your skill and knowledge of Major League Baseball (“MLB”) to achieve the highest scoring predictions. For purposes of this Contest, the "‘21 Postseason" shall mean, collectively, the American League Wild Card Series Presented by Hankook Tire and National League Wild Card Series Presented by Hankook Tire, American League Division Series Presented by Sam Good, the National League Division Series Presented by Sam Good, the American League Championship Series Presented by loanDepot, the National League Championship Series Presented by loanDepot, and the 2021 World Series ("World Series"). The Contest will allow entries for each day (“Gameday”) during which a ‘21 Postseason game (each a “PS Game”) is scheduled (“Gameday”).
The Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States (including its commonwealths, territories, and possessions) and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence and at least eighteen (18) years of age as of the time of entry. Employees, officers, and directors and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and any person residing in their same households (whether or not related) of the MLB Entities (defined below), any commercial sponsors of the Contest, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any other entity associated with the Contest, are not eligible to enter or win a prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“Sponsor”), the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, 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. Excluded individuals may participate for entertainment purposes (i.e., submit predictions), but are not eligible to compete or receive any prize. Sponsor will have the right, in its discretion, to require proof of identity in a form acceptable to Sponsor (for example, government-issued photo identification) for purposes of verifying eligibility. Failure to provide such proof to the satisfaction of Sponsor in a timely manner may result in disqualification. Void in the Province of Quebec and where prohibited by law, rule, or regulation. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
How to Enter
The Contest begins at approximately 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on October 4, 2021 (“Start Time”) and ends five (5) minutes prior to the start of the final game of the World Series. The Contest will be divided into multiple entry periods, as follows: for the Contest’s first Gameday, you may submit an entry starting as of the Start Time until LockTime and, for each subsequent Gameday, you may submit an entry starting as of the prior Gameday’s Locktime until the applicable Gameday’s Locktime. For purposes of this Contest, “Locktime” means five (5) minutes prior to the start of the first Game scheduled for the applicable day. For example, for the Friday, October 8, 2021 Gameday, you may submit an entry starting as of five (5) minutes before the start of the first Game scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021 until five minutes before the start of the first Game scheduled for Friday, October 8, 2021. Online entry only. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person, per Gameday. If you submit more than one (1) entry per Gameday, the entry you submitted nearest to the applicable Locktime will be considered your one (1) valid entry for that Gameday. In other words, for each Gameday, the last entry you submit prior to such Gameday’s Locktime is the only valid entry for such Gameday; any other entry you have submitted for or during such Gameday will be considered void. No entry may be submitted or revised after the close of the applicable Locktime.
Click on the Contest banners, buttons, and/or links to access the entry form for the Contest ("Contest Page"). By successfully transmitting, including all required information, a completed entry form for a particular Gameday, you will receive one (1) entry into the Contest. Entries generated by script, macro, or other automated means or utilizing any other method or means which, in Sponsor's sole discretion, impacts the integrity of the Contest or is in violation of these Official Rules are void. Entrants to the Contest may be given the option to receive (a) commercial email from Sponsor, its affiliates and/or partners and/or (b) mobile text messages and updates from Sponsor; however, eligibility to participate in the Contest is not dependent upon entrant's consent to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates and consenting to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates will not impact any entrant's opportunity to win. Standard messaging rates apply to mobile text messages and updates. Check with your mobile service provider for more information.
Sponsor's computer shall be the official clock of the Contest. All decisions by Sponsor regarding the Contest shall be final and binding in all respects. Any incidence of collusion or cheating, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will result in disqualification from the Contest without limitation to any other rights or remedies available to Sponsor. If you have any questions regarding the Contest, please send an email to [email protected].
Filling Out Your Form
Follow the instructions provided on the Contest Page to select, for the applicable Gameday, the three (3) MLB batters (subject to the “All-In Feature” described below) that you predict will achieve the highest total number of Bases during such Gameday. For purposes of this Contest, “Bases” means the numbers of bases officially recorded for a PS Game for a single, double, triple, home run, or base on balls. Bases do not include stolen bases.
Entrants may select a single MLB batter multiple times in a single Gameday entry. For example, in a single Gameday entry, you may select for your three (3) batters Mookie Betts and two (2) other players, you may select Mookie Betts twice and one (1) other player, or you may select Mookie Betts three (3) times.
Your entry will be assigned a score equal to the sum of the Bases recorded by your selected batters for the applicable Gameday, provided that if you made use of the “All-In Feature” your score will be the product of the Bases recorded by your selected batter for the applicable Gameday and the number of times you selected such batter plus the number of Bases recorded by the other batter you selected, if any. For example, if, for a particular Gameday, Mookie Betts recorded eight (8) Bases, Salvador Perez recorded ten (10) Bases, and Shohei Ohtani recorded four (4) Bases:
- An entry that selected each of the foregoing three (3) batters would score twenty (22) points.
- An entry that selected Mookie Betts twice and Salvador Perez would score twenty six (26) points.
- An entry that selected Mookie Betts three (3) times would score twenty four (24) points.
Subject to verification of eligibility and full compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the entrant who achieves the highest score for a single Contest entry, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will win the Grand Prize (as defined below). In the event of a tie for the Grand Prize, the Grand Prize will be split evenly among the eligible winners.
Subject to verification of eligibility and full compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the entrant who achieves the highest cumulative score for all entries he/she submitted throughout the Contest Period, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will win the First Prize (as defined below). In the event of a tie for First Prize, Sponsor will apply the “First Prize Tiebreakers” described below.
There is no limit on the number of prizes that may be awarded to a single entrant. That is, both First Prize and Grand Prize may be awarded to a single winner.
First Prize Tiebreakers
In the event of a tie for the First Prize, Sponsor will evaluate all of the Contest entries submitted by the tied entrants and award First Prize to the entrant who achieved his/her cumulative score within the fewest number of Contest entries. If the tie still remains, Sponsor will award First Prize to the entrant who achieved his/her cumulative score on the earliest date of the calendar. If the tie still remains, Sponsor will award First Prize to the entrant whose first entry into the Contest was submitted earliest. If the tie still remains, Sponsor will award First Prize to the entrant whose Contest entries featured the highest cumulative number of distinct MLB batters.
The Grand Prize winner will receive twenty thousand U.S. dollars (USD$20,000) (the "Grand Prize") to be awarded in the form of a lump sum check made payable to the person named in the Grand Prize winning entry form. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of the Grand Prize: twenty thousand U.S. dollars (USD$20,000). All Grand Prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. IN NO EVENT WILL MORE THAN ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE BE AWARDED. IN THE EVENT OF A TIE, THE GRAND PRIZE SHALL BE SPLIT EQUALLY AMONG THE TIED GRAND PRIZE WINNERS.
The First Prize winner will receive one (1) autographed jersey from the Club of First Prize winner’s choice (subject to availability). Exact style of jersey and the player to autograph will be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion. ARV of First Prize: USD$500.
All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Winners are fully responsible for any and all applicable taxes (including income and withholding taxes). All costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use which are not specifically included in the prize descriptions above are the sole responsibility of the winner. The 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 prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Actual value of autographed items subject to market fluctuations. No certificate of First Prize authenticity is provided by Sponsor.
Prize Notification and Winner Requirements
Each potential winner will be notified by email and/or telephone (in Sponsor's discretion) and may (in Sponsor's discretion) be confirmed by postal mail, return receipt (the "Prize Notification"). In the event that a potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within five (5) days of the date of issuance or declines the prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, and the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next qualifying entrant as determined by Sponsor. Each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may receive an IRS Form 1099 for any prize valued at $600 or greater. Each potential winner may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility (or, if a resident of Canada, a declaration) and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity within five (5) days of the date of issuance. Except where legally prohibited, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check on any potential winner and to disqualify any potential winner if Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that awarding the Grand Prize to such potential winner may reflect negatively on Major League Baseball or any of the Released Parties (as defined below). Sponsor is under no obligation to disclose the results of any background check with a potential winner. Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor, to return any required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules, the return of any prize or Prize Notification as undeliverable, or the failure to pass the background check (if any) will result in disqualification and, in such event, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to the next qualifying entrant.
Each participant agrees to allow Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name and likeness in any and all media or format(s) now or hereafter known for advertising and publicity purposes throughout the world in perpetuity, without any compensation, notification, or permission unless prohibited by law. All applicable federal, state, territory, provincial, and local laws, rules, and regulations apply. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The MLB Entities, Apple., Inc., any entity which is associated with the Contest, each of their respective parent companies, trustees, subsidiaries, franchisees, assignees, affiliates, licensees, agents, independent contractors, telecasters, sponsors, licensees, advertising and promotional agencies, and each of their respective general and limited partners, members, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, employees, representatives, and contractors (collectively, the "Released Parties") shall not be responsible for lost, late, stolen, garbled, delayed, undelivered, or misdirected entries or for incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete entry information, whether caused by a participant, equipment, or technical malfunction or for any human error, technical error, or malfunctions.
MLB game dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The Released Parties will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, local, state or federal regulation, order or policy, work stoppage, epidemic, pandemic, or any other issue concerning public health or safety or any other event outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any MLB game, event, or exhibition.
Released Parties are not responsible for any technical, computer, network, typographical, printing, human, or other errors relating to or in connection with this Contest, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the offer or administration of this Contest, the submission or processing of entries, the tabulation of scores, the cancellation of games or any errors appearing in any Contest related-materials, including, but not limited to, errors in advertising, the Official Rules, the selection and announcement of the prize winner, or the distribution of the prize.
The Released Parties make no warranties, express or implied, relative to the use or enjoyment of any prize (or any portion thereof) including, without limitation, its quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. By participating in the Contest, each participant agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and fully release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, losses, promises, causes of action, and/or liabilities for any injuries, losses, death, or damages of any kind caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by participation in, or preparation for, the Contest, Contest-related activity, participant's entry, or resulting from the acceptance, possession, quality, use, or misuse of any prize (or any portion thereof), including any travel or any activity related to the receipt or use of any prize (or any portion thereof).
If the Contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, without limitation, as a result of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, cancellation of games, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest and, if terminated, to not award the prize or to determine the winner(s), if any, from among all eligible, non-suspect scores achieved up to the point of termination.
The Released Parties assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Released Parties are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, wireless Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, malfunctions of wireless devices, wireless service problems, cellular tower equipment, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems, or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or wireless service congestion, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY PARTICIPANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND SPONSOR AND ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS' FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of the potential winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. "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 email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address.
In the event that the Contest is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Contest, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Released Parties shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such an action.
Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.
Arbitration; Class Action Waiver; Governing Law
As a condition of entering this Contest, each participant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Contest, or any prize 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 JAMS 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 participant 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. For New Jersey residents, the limitations set forth above are inapplicable where attorneys' fees, court costs, or other damages are mandated by statute. 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.
For winner information (available after December 1, 2021), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MLB Base Chase Winner List, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Attn: Promotions. Requests must be received by February 28, 2022.
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