MNUFC 2017
SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: MNUFC 2017 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the state of Minnesota (the “Territory”) who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.  Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Minnesota United FC (the “Sponsor”), Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), and Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM” and collectively with Sponsor and MLS, the “MLS Entities”) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void outside Territory and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at [INSERT TIME & TIME ZONE] on [INSERT DATE] and ends at 12:00 pm CST on March 11, 2017 (“Entry Period”). During the Entry Period, there are two ways to enter. No other method(s) of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per day per person, per family, per e-mail address or social media handle, per household, as applicable, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entries received from any person or family or e-mail address or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. The Clock of the Sponsor will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes. All information and files submitted in format specified will become property of Sponsor and used as provided in the MLS Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, each of which  can be found by visiting http://www.mlssoccer.com/terms-service and http://www.mlssoccer.com/privacy-policy (both of which are incorporated herein by reference).

1. Twitter:  To enter the Sweepstakes through Twitter, you must (a) be a registered user of Twitter and (b) follow @MNUFC.  If you are not a registered user of Twitter, you may sign-up for free by visiting www.twitter.com or downloading the Twitter application on your mobile device and following the enrollment instructions. If you don’t already follow @MNUFC on Twitter, visit www.MNUFC.com and click on the icon to follow@MNUFC. You will then be required to follow the instructions of the Sweepstakes provided by @MNUFC: during the Entry Period, upload one (1) original photo of yourself at the location wearing the scarf or kit with your twitter account using the hashtag #MNUFC17 and including the scarf/kit ID number/name. You may also enter by posting a photo of yourself at any location wearing any MNUFC gear using the same hashtag (#MNUFC17). By submitting your completed entry via Twitter as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. If you make or receive tweets on your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details.  In order to participate in the Sweepstakes without receiving tweets on your mobile phone, be sure to deactivate your mobile phone from your Twitter account. 

2. Instagram: To enter the Sweepstakes through Instagram you must be a registered user of Instagram. If you are not a registered user of Instagram, you may sign-up for free by visiting www.instagram.com or downloading the Instagram application on your mobile device and following the enrollment instructions. Upload one (1) original photo of yourself at the location wearing the scarf/kit to Instagram during the Entry Period using the hashtag #MNUFC17 and including the scarf/kit ID number/name.  You may also enter by posting a photo of yourself at any location wearing any MNUFC gear using the same hashtag (#MNUFC17). If you choose to enter via Instagram using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. All eligible entries will be posted on the @mnufc Instagram page. Images must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Sweepstakes. All digital files must be 5 megabytes or smaller in JPEG or JPG format. The image need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable. By submitting your completed entry as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes.

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter or Instagram. You are providing your information to Sponsor and not to Twitter or Instagram.  

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winners of the Sweepstakes (each a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”) will be selected by random drawing each day during the Entry Period from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsor that day. The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.

PRIZES: A total of 506 prizes are available to be awarded during the Entry Period (each, a “Prize”).  Winners may receive either a scarf or a kit (20 scarves and 1 kit will be available each day for those that go to the selected location) and a chance to win two tickets to MNUFC’s first home match on March 12, 2017.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize:

  • Scarf -- $25
  • Kit -- $125
  • Two tickets to MNUFC Home Opener at TCF Bank Stadium on March 12, 2017 -- $80

Transportation to/from stadium is not included and is the sole responsibility of each Winner. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes).  All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging accommodations, any transportation costs, luggage fees, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner. All Prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.   

The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion. MLS game, event, and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of MLS and/or the applicable MLS club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Exact seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event a game, event or exhibition, as defined by MLS, is not played due to weather, an Act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance, work stoppage or any other reason.  Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the Prize.  Sponsor and the applicable MLS Entities reserve the right to remove or deny entry to 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 any game, event or exhibition.  Released Parties (as defined below) will not be responsible for weather, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other event that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any MLS game, event or exhibition.

NOTIFICATION:  Each potential winner must continue to comply with the Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Each Winner will be notified by e-mail, mail, telephone or via a direct message sent to the submitting Twitter or Instagram account (in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or the applicable MLS Entity, as applicable) by the Sponsor.  In the event that any Winner does not respond to any such notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE:  By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims or cause of action against the Sponsor, the MLS Entities, Twitter, Instagram, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize[s] or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, (b) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (c) late, lost, stolen, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, damaged, garbled, delayed, or undelivered mail, inaccurate, postage-due or garbled entries, via e-mail or mail; (d) injury or damage to entrants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website; (e) 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 of any prize; (f) cancellation or postponement of any MLS game, event or exhibition; (g) any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize. Each Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, the MLS Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. In the event that the Sweepstakes is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsor reserves the right to discontinue or modify the Sweepstakes, or to disqualify Participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, Released Parties shall have no liability to any Participants who are disqualified due to such an action. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, the MLS Entities and/or their respective agents.  Sponsor and the MLS Entities shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in their sole discretion. Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.  All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, state of New York without giving effect to choice of law or conflicted law principles (whether of the state of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

The Sponsor and the MLS Entities, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR AND MLS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND SPONSOR AND THE MLS ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

All online entries must include a valid e-mail address for the entrant.  If only one entry per person is permitted, in case of multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address or household, only the first entry received from such person, e-mail address or household will be considered.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable ISP or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

WINNERS’ LIST:  For a list of Winners (available after March 12, 2017) mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: MNUFC 2017 Sweepstakes Winners’ List, MN United FC attn.:  Sara Daggett, 4150 Olson Memorial Hwy, Suite 300, Golden Valley, MN 55422.  Winners’ list requests must be received by June 11, 2017.