RIDE UNITED SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
ELIGIBILITY: Ride United Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the State of Minnesota (the “Territory”) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside at the time of entry. Employees, officers, agents, contractors 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 Soccer Club (“Club”), The Central Region Advertising Council Inc. (together with the Club, the “Sponsors”, each of which individually is a Sponsor), Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), and Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM” and collectively with Sponsors and MLS, the “MLS Entities”) BMW of North America LLC (“BMW NA”), Genesco Sports Enterprises (“Genesco”), BMW dealers who are withing the geographic region of The Central Region Advertising Council Inc (“Dealers”). Sponsor 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.
Entry Method: Visit https://www.mnufc.com/promotions/bmw-sweepstakes and click on the banners, buttons and/or links to access the online entry form for the Sweepstakes and register by filling out the required fields on the Sweepstakes entry page which will include:
- E-mail address
- Date of Birth
- Telephone Number
- ZIP code
Entrants will also have the option to select if they would like to be contacted by their local BMW Center which will be communicated through the following language on the entry page: “By checking this box I understand that the selected dealer may contact me with offers or information about their products and service.”
By submitting your completed online entry form and all other requested information as directed, you will receive on (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the online entry form to be eligible. Incomplete entries are void. Online entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from MLS Entities and local BMW Centers; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such e-mails and consenting to do so will not increase your chances of winning.
Bonus Entries: To obtain an additional entry during the Entry Period, visit one of the Dealerships (a full list is below), participate in a test drive and complete the online entry form via the QR Code at the Dealership to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) test drive entry per person, per family, per e-mail address, as applicable and per household.
BMW of Minnetonka 15802 Wayzata Blvd. Wayzata, MN 55391
Motorwerks BMW 1300 American Blvd. W Bloomington, MN 55420
By submitting your completed Bonus Entry form and all other requested information as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the online entry form to be eligible. Incomplete entries are void. Bonus Entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from MLS Entities and local BMW Centers; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such e-mails and consenting to do so will not increase your chances of winning.
By completing your online entry form, you affirm that you have read, understand and agree to these Official Rules. Entrants understand that they are entering at their sole risk. Sponsors are not responsible for any claims arising from an entry specifically including, but not limited to, claims for intellectual property infringement and privacy rights violations, as well as violations of the respective social media site’s terms and conditions.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsors’ satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. The MLS Entities shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Sweepstakes. The MLS Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Proof of sending email is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsors of such entry.
Entries, including posts or comments must be responsive to the “call to action” message and must not be obscene or offensive; must not depict alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons, or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous or illegal; and must not be sexually explicit or suggestive, all as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion. Sponsors may, in their sole discretion, alter or remove any comment. Entries, including any posts or comments, must be suitable for presentation in a public forum, at the sole discretion of Sponsors. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes should be directed to Sponsors. Entries that are incomplete or generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means, that have been submitted through illicit means or by any means which subvert the entry process or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions set out in the Official Rules will be void. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email addresses.
RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner(s) of the Sweepstakes (each a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”) will be selected by random drawing on or about November 8, 2021 from among all eligible entries received by the Sponsors. The decisions of Sponsors 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.
PUBLICATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS TO SUBMISSIONS: By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that his or her submission is an original work of authorship and he or she owns all right, title and interest in the entry as of the date of submission. Entries cannot defame or invade the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights. If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining and has obtained, prior to submission of the entry, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the entry by Sponsors and the MLS Entities in the manner set forth in these Official Rules, including, without limitation, name and likeness permissions from any person who appears in or is identifiable in the entry. If any identifiable person appearing in the entry is under the age of majority in his or her state of residence, the parent or legal guardian of such person is required to provide permission. Sponsors reserves the right to require proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to the Sponsors from any entrant at any time. Sponsors reserves the right to disqualify any entry it deems to be offensive, inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsors’ image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, in its sole discretion.
By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to assign all right, title, and interest, including copyright rights, in the entry to Sponsors and grant permission for Sponsors, the MLS Entities and their respective designees to publish or publicize all or part of their entry, including but not limited to entrant’s name, likeness and submission, in whole or in part, for advertising, promotional and trade or other purposes in conjunction with this and similar promotions in any and all media now known or hereafter developed, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or permission and without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.
PRIZE(S): A Total of one Prize is Available To Be Awarded (each, a “Prize”). The Winner will receive the following:
- Two (2) BMW M and Motorsport Experiences at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Half Day Experience, Dates in 2022 to be mutually agreed upon between Sponsors and the Winner (ARV: $1,200)
- Two (2) roundtrip flights to Indianapolis or a vehicle loan to and from Indianapolis, to be mutually agreed upon between Sponsors and the Winner (ARV: $800)
- Two (2) night hotel stay in Indianapolis (ARV: $800)
- MNUFC prize pack (items TBD) (ARV: $600)
- MNUFC team-autographed soccer ball
- 2 MNUFC backpacks
- 2 MNUFC travel pillows
- 2 MNUFC jerseys or jackets
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Prize: $3,400.
The 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 the Winner. All Prize details are at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence. Winner shall receive a 1099 tax reporting form and is responsible any state, local, federal income or related taxes that may be due.
The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsors’ sole and absolute discretion. Sponsors reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion. The Prize consists only of those items expressly specified in these Official Rules as being part of the prize. All other expenses and costs not expressly listed above, including, but not limited to, taxes, insurance, telephone charges, room service, laundry services, personal expenses, gratuities, entertainment, transfers (excluding those referenced above), incidental charges, meals, or any other items not specifically described in these Official Rules, any transportation not mentioned within the Prize description, and all expenses for any of the foregoing, are the sole responsibility of the Winner and his/her guest.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: The Winner will be notified by e-mail, mail and/or telephone (in the sole discretion of Sponsors and/or the applicable MLS Entity, as applicable) by the Sponsors. In the event that any potential 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 Sponsors’ sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries. The Winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number (if applicable) and/or other identification to Sponsors and will be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Release of Publicity, within five (5) days of date of issuance. A disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or Winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate Winner to be selected 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 against the Sponsors, Dealers, Genesco, the MLS Entities 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”) for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any Prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize. The Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsors, 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: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, postage-due or garbled entries, through e-mail or mail. Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, 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 that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s 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.
The Sweepstakes is designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in MLS. This Sweepstakes may not be used for any form of gambling. In the event that the Sweepstakes is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Sponsors 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 Sponsors’ representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsors, 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 Sponsors, the MLS Entities and/or their respective agents. Sponsors 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. Sponsors’ failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
The Sponsors 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, Sponsors may elect to identify the Winner and award the Prize 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, SPONSORS AND MLS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSORS 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 or social media account for the entrant. If only one entry per person is permitted, in case of multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address, social media account, or household, only the first entry received from such person, e-mail address, social media account, 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 or social media account, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address or social media account 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 Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address or social media account for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address or social media account. Sponsors reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.
WINNERS’ LIST: For the name of the winner (available after November 31, 2021) mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Ride United Winners’ List, Minnesota United FC attn.: Sara Daggett, 4150 Olson Memorial Hwy, Suite 300, Golden Valley, MN 55422. Winners’ name requests must be received by February 28, 2022.
SPONSORS: The Sponsors of this Sweepstakes are the Club and The Central Region Advertising Council, located at 4150 Olson Memorial Highway, Suite 300, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422 and 498 Commerce Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173, respectively.