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The Citi Pavilion Sweepstakes

Official Rules

No Purchase or Obligation Necessary to Enter or Claim a Prize.

ALL Entries have an Equal Chance of Winning.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Any information provided is being provided to the Sponsor and not to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Sweepstakes Period: The Citi Pavilion Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") begins at 9:00:00 AM Eastern Time ("ET") on

April 13, 2018, and ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on April 29, 2018 (the "Promotion Period"). For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a "day" is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 12:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET except for the first day of the Sweepstakes where a day is defined as beginning at 9:00:00 AM ET and ending at 11:59:59 PM ET. The Sponsor's computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.

Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to all citizens, or resident aliens of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories/commonwealths/possessions, who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states/territories where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry (each, an "Entrant") and have an Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook account. Employees and consultants of Citibank, N.A. ("Sponsor"), MLB Entities (defined below), Lagardère Unlimited and any of their respective parent companies, related subsidiaries and affiliated companies, prize suppliers, and advertising and promotion agencies including Marden-Kane, Inc ("Administrator") and each of their immediate family members (spouse, parents, children, siblings, and their respective spouses regardless where they live) and individuals living in the same households of the above, whether or not related, as well as individuals who are employed by any local, state or federal government office or agency, elected officials and individuals listed on the OFAC Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) List are not eligible to enter or win a prize. The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs ("Clubs"), Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 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. Each Entrant, by participating in the Sweepstakes, agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the Sponsor's and Administrator's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

How To Enter: To enter the Sweepstakes, you'll first need to become a registered user of www.Twitter.com, www.Facebook.com or www.Instagram.com or log into your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account. Once you become a member Twitter or Instagram and/log in, your account must be set to "public" (not required for Facebook). If you do not have an account, go to www.Twitter.com, www.Facebook.com or www.Instagram.com to create one. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts are free. By submitting your information and creating a Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account, you agree to the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram Terms of Use and Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to such Terms of Use and Privacy Notice, you cannot create a Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account, or participate in this Sweepstakes. You can return your Twitter and/or Instagram account to "private" any time after the winner announcement.

To Enter: During the Promotion Period, there are three (3) ways to enter: via Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram.

Twitter Entry Requirements:

  1. Twitter account must be set to public.
  2. Reply to the Mets Twitter post on from @Mets April 13, 2018 that will be "pinned" to the top of the Mets feed throughout the duration of the Sweepstakes with a comment of your favorite thing to do at Citi Field and include the hashtag"#CitiSweepstakes" in your comment.  Reply must be limited to no more than 280 characters (including spaces and symbols).
  3. Reply must be sent from one (1) Twitter account only. Multiple accounts may not be used and anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

Facebook Entry Requirements:

  1. Facebook account is not required to be set to public.
  2. Comment on the Mets Facebook post www.facebook.com/Mets on April 13, 2018 that will be "pinned to the top of the Mets feed throughout the duration of the Sweepstakes with your favorite thing to do at Citi Field and include the hashtag "#CitiSweepstakes" in your comment.  
  3. Facebook comment must be sent from one (1) Facebook account only. Multiple accounts may not be used and anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

Instagram Entry Requirements:

  1. Your Instagram privacy options on your account settings must be set to "OFF".
  2. Comment on the Mets Instagram post on @Mets on April 13, 2018 with your favorite thing to do at Citi Field and include the hashtag "#CitiSweepstakes" in your comment.
  3. Instagram comment must be sent from one (1) Instagram account only. Multiple accounts may not be used and anyone found to use multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

Entry Limit: one (1) entry per person per account via each method of entry (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) per day during the Promotion Period for a maximum total of three (3) entries per day per person. Entries received in excess of the entry limit stated herein will be disqualified.

By posting your comment, you agree that your comment (1) conforms to the Terms of Use/Guidelines and Content Restrictions of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram; (2) conforms to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions below; and (3) Sponsor and/or Administrator, in its sole discretion, and without notice, may remove your comment and disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it determines that your comment fails to conform to the Guidelines and Content Restrictions or otherwise with the terms of these Official Rules.  

Guidelines and Content Restrictions:

  • The comment must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights;
  • Individuals, other than the Entrant, must not appear and/or be mentioned in the entry such that they are identifiable or readily recognizable;
  • The comment must not disparage or embarrass Sponsor, the MLB Entities, their owners and employees, the financial industry or the game of baseball or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Sweepstakes;
  • The comment must not feature brand names or trademarks of others except as follows: comment may contain Mets and/or Citibank products, images, brand names, or likenesses in comment solely for the purpose of this Sweepstakes (though this will not impact an Entrant's chances of winning);
  • The comment must be an original comment owned or authorized for use by Entrant and cannot be edited or manipulated;
  • The comment must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
  • The comment must not contain any materials relating to lotteries, gambling, tobacco, e-cigarettes, alcohol or drugs, pornography, adult-oriented content
  • or any other sexually-explicit material;
  • The comment must not contain anything that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
  • The comment must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where comment is created.

If the Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the content of the entry is obscene, offensive, inappropriate, or unacceptable for any reason, the entry will not be eligible for any prize consideration and may be withdrawn without notice from the Sweepstakes at any time at the sole discretion of the Sponsor and/or Administrator. Each entry submission must be manually key stroked and manually entered by the individual Entrant; automated and/or repetitive electronic submission of entries (including, but not limited to, entries made using any script, macro, bot or sweepstakes service) will be disqualified and transmissions from these accounts or related e-mail or IP addresses may be blocked. By submitting an entry and using the specified hashtag, Entrant acknowledges that he/she read, understands and agrees to the Official Rules. Entries may only be submitted by a single Entrant. Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules, as determined in Sponsor and/or Administrator's sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Sweepstakes.

The name of the person submitting the entry must be the authorized account holder of such Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram account, otherwise the entry may be deemed void. In the event of a dispute over the identity of a potential winner, the entry will be declared made by the authorized holder of the Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account used for entry, and potential winner may be required to provide identification sufficient to show that he/she is the authorized account holder of such Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account. It is the sole responsibility of the Entrant to notify the Sponsor in writing if the Entrant changes his or her Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account during the Promotion Period. Proof of submission of entry does not constitute proof of delivery of entry. All entries become the property of Sponsor.

Random Drawing:  A random drawing to select the two (2) potential prize winners will be conducted on or about April 30, 2018 from among all eligible entries received by the end of the Promotion Period.  Drawing will be conducted under the supervision of the Administrator, who is an independent judging organization whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes.  

Winner Notification and Verification: The Mets will contact the potential winners through the entry platform used to submit their entry on or about two (2) business days after the drawing. Notification will occur by either 1) Twitter Notification: either a private message to the potential winner's Twitter account or by reply Tweet from @Mets to the potential winner's Tweet; 2) Facebook Notification: either a private message from @Mets to the potential winner's Facebook account or by reply from @Mets to the potential winner's comment or 3) Instagram Notification: either a private message to the potential winner's Instagram account or by reply from @Mets to the potential winner's Instagram comment. The potential winners will be required to respond to the direction in the message within twenty-four (24) hours with full contact information. Potential winners will be required to complete and sign [1] an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release and; where legal, a Publicity Release (collectively the "Affidavit") and [2] an IRS Form W-9 and furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the winner's prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law, all of which must be returned within two (2) days of prize notification date or the potential winner may be disqualified. In the event that any potential winner cannot be contacted, or the failure to timely return any documents requested, return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable, or noncompliance with these Official Rules, or the potential winner declines the prize for any reason will result in such potential winner being disqualified and the prize will be forfeited. Sponsor, and for the avoidance of doubt, the MLB Entities, shall have no further obligation to a potential winner who is disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected from among all remaining eligible entries received, at Sponsor's discretion, time permitting.

Prizes/Odds: Two (2) prizes will be awarded: Each winner will receive five (5) Citi Pavilion tickets for winner and four (4) guest for the Mets home game scheduled to be played on May 19, 2018 (each, the "prize"). There are a total of two (2) prizes available to be awarded Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each prize $600.00 (i.e., for the avoidance of doubt, each set of five (5) tickets). Total ARV of all prizes is: $1,200.00.   Limit one (1) prize per person/household.

The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received by the end of the Promotion Period. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. No cash equivalents, transfers or substitution of a prize permitted except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Tickets or individual components of the prizes may not be transferred or sold unless Sponsor, in its sole discretion, gives prior written permission. Each individual winner is responsible for the payment of all taxes on the applicable prize as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Actual value of autographed item may vary based on market fluctuations and any difference in value will not be awarded. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion.

Winners must be available to attend the game on date specified by Sponsor or forfeit the prize. Tickets will be for a New York Mets 2018 regular season home game. Winners will receive their prize via US Postal Mail registered receipt within 2 - 4 business days of being confirmed a winner or may be required to pick up their tickets at Will Call at the stadium. All seat locations at the game will be determined by Sponsor. Transportation to/from the game, lodging, food and beverages, and parking fees are not included. Sponsor and the MLB Entities are not responsible if tickets are lost, stolen, misplaced or go unclaimed by any winner and will not be replace tickets for any reason. Winners' guests 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 date and time are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of the prize may govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Each winner and his/her guests agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue, as applicable, regulations in connection with the prize. Failure to do so may result in prize forfeiture. Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any 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. Releasees (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 or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s).

Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner's consent to Sponsor's and its designees' and the MLB Entities' use of such winner's name, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram user name, likeness, comment (including, without limitation, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram comment), opinions, hometown and state for advertising, promotional and other purposes, in any manner, in any and all media, now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further payment or consideration, notification or permission.

Ownership of Entry & Grant of Rights: By participating in the Sweepstakes, and to the extent allowed by law, Entrants grant the Sponsor, and its designees, licensees, assigns and successors and the MLB Entities (collectively, "Licensed Parties") a non-exclusive, perpetual, sublicensable, royalty-free license to edit, modify, cut, rearrange, add to, delete from, copy, reproduce, translate, adapt, publish, broadcast, exploit, use, and reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) the entry and the content of, and elements embodied in the entry, including any names, social media handles, locations, and likenesses (including, without limitation, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram comment), in any and all media, whether now existing or hereafter devised, throughout the world, and in any manner, for advertising, promotional, commercial, or any other purposes without further review, notice, approval, consideration, or compensation to Entrant or any third party.

Conditions of Entry:  Sponsor, Sterling Mets, L.P. ("New York Mets" or "Mets"), the other MLB Entities, Lagardère Unlimited and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, Marden-Kane, Inc., Twitter, Inc. (Twitter"), Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook"), Instagram and all of their respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively "Releasees") are not responsible for: (i) incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human, typographical or printing errors, (ii) technical malfunctions, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, wireless service, inability to access any online service or website, inability to submit the online enrollment form, or any other error or malfunction, or any injury or damage to Entrant's or any other person's computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes, (iii) or for late, lost, stolen, illegible, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or misdirected entries, posts, comments, tweets, retweets or direct messages, for any reason including computer, telephone, wireless service, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon, (iv) other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If, in the Administrator's opinion there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of this Sweepstakes, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of this Sweepstakes, the Administrator reserves the right to disqualify any individual (and void his/her entry and/or prevent him/her from future entry), and/or who tampers with the entry process and/or who is acting in violation of these Official Rules, to modify or cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, at any time without notice and award any unawarded prizes in a random drawing from among all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date or otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Caution: Any attempt to deliberately damage any online service or website associated with this Sweepstakes or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorneys' fees) and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. Sponsor reserves the right to modify prize award procedures at their discretion.

Disputes and Limitation of Liability:  By participating in the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited, Entrants agree: [1] to release, indemnify and hold harmless Releasees and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize (including any travel or travel-related activity thereto) that may be awarded; [2] any and all disputed, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by within the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York or the appropriate New York State Court located in Queens County, New York; [3] any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, and in no event will Entrants be permitted to obtain attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and [4] under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Releasees are not responsible for technical, computer, mechanical, printing, typographical, human or other errors relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for stolen, lost, late, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, undelivered, delayed or illegible entries or; for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error, fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, or process any transaction thereon.

Privacy:  Information collected from Entrants is used only for the purpose of the prize drawings and to notify winners, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor or any third parties unless Entrant has opted-in to receive additional information and marketing or promotional material from Sponsor or a third party.  

Who Won:  To request the names of the winners, send an e-mail with the subject line: "Citi Pavilion Sweepstakes" to winners@mkpromosource.com. Requests must be received no later than June 1, 2018. The list will be sent when the drawing has been conducted and the winners verified.

Sponsor: Citibank, N.A., 388 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013.

Administrator: Marden-Kane, Inc., 575 Underhill Blvd., Suite 222, Syosset, NY 11791-3416.

Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter, Inc. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. Instagram is a registered trademark of Instagram, Inc. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Sweepstakes are to be directed to Sponsor, at the address above, not Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. TWITTER, TWEET, RETWEET and the Twitter logo are trademarks of Twitter, Inc. or its affiliates.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, administered, executed or produced by any MLB Entity. Major League Baseball trademarks, service marks and copyrights are proprietary to the MLB Entities. All rights reserved.

Citigroup trademarks, service marks and copyrights are proprietary to Citigroup Inc. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2018 Marden-Kane Inc. All rights reserved. Entrants are hereby authorized to copy these Official Rules on the condition that it will be for the Entrant's personal use only.