GAFFER GNOME SCAVENGER HUNT 
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: Gaffer Gnome Scavenger Hunt (“Contest”) 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 Contest are not eligible to participate or win a prize. The Contest 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.

OBJECTIVE:  On the Entry Day (defined below), Minnesota United FC will place up to thirty (30) Gaffer Gnomes at select locations around the Twin Cities to be determined by Sponsor in advance.  Minnesota United FC will post a photograph of each location on its Twitter and Instagram accounts.  The goal is for the first contest participants who find a gnome to post a photo of themselves and the Gaffer Gnome to their personal Twitter or Instagram accounts with the hashtag #GafferGnomeHunt along with the number of the gnome, which is found on the bottom of each gnome.  

HOW TO ENTER: The Contest begins at 7:00 a.m. CST on Monday, October 2, 2017 and ends at 5:00 p.m. CST on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (“Entry Period”). During the Entry Period, there is one way to enter. No other method(s) of entry will be accepted. The Clock of the Sponsor will be the official time keeper for this Contest. 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 Contest 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. During the Entry Period, upload one (1) original photo of yourself and/or the gnome with your Twitter account using the hashtag #GafferGnomeHunt and include the number of the gnome (found on the bottom of the gnome). 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 Contest without receiving tweets on your mobile phone, be sure to deactivate your mobile phone from your Twitter account. 

2. Instagram: To enter the Contest 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 with the gnome during the Entry Period using the hashtag #GafferGnomeHunt and including the number of the gnome (found on the bottom of the gnome).  If you choose to enter via Instagram using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Images must be in digital format. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest. 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.

This Contest 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.   

WINNERS: The potential winner(s) of the Contest (each a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”) are those who find the gnome first and post their photo, along with the number of the gnome, on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #GafferGnomeHunt.  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.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: By entering the Contest, 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. If the entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or which 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 Sponsor 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/her state of residence, the parent or legal guardian is required to provide permission.  Sponsor reserves the right to require proof of these permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor from any entrant at any time.

Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry it deems to be inappropriate, not in keeping with Sponsor’s image or that is otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, in its sole discretion, including but not limited to any entry that: (i) defames or invades the publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringes upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights; (ii) promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; promotes any particular political agenda or message; (iii) is sexually explicit, lewd, or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity; (iv) is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group; (v) appears to duplicate any other submitted entries; (vi) contains trademarks, logos, or trade dress (such as costumes, distinctive packaging or building exteriors/interiors) owned by others, without permission; contains any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses; (vii) contains copyrighted materials owned by others (including photographs, sculptures, paintings, and other works of art or images published on or in websites, television, movies or other media), without permission; (viii) excepting those of Sponsors, contains or references any names, products or services of any company or entity, or promotes any brand, product or service of any company or entity; (ix) contains materials embodying the names, likenesses, voices, or other indicia identifying any person, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead, without permission; (x) contains look-alikes of celebrities or other public or private figures, living or dead; (xi) communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or good will to which we wish to associate or otherwise contains content which Sponsors in their sole discretion decide is inappropriate or objectionable; and/or; (xii) violates any law, rule or regulation.

PUBLICATION AND ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS TO SUBMISSIONS: By entering the Contest, entrants agree to assign all right, title, and interest, including copyright rights, in the entry to Sponsor and grant permission for Sponsor, 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 photo, 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.

PRIZES: A total of 30 prizes are available to be awarded (each, a “Prize”).  Winners will receive the gnome and two tickets to MNUFC’s home match against Sporting KC on October 7, 2017.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize:

  • Gnome -- $4.50
  • Two tickets to MNUFC’s home match against Sporting KC on October 7, 2017:  $50.00

Total ARV of all available Prizes: $1,635.00. 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/ticket 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 Contest 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 Contest, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) arising out of participation in the Contest 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 Contest, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize[s] or in any Contest-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 Contest; (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 Contest 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 Contest 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.  The Contest is a skill contest designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in MNUFC and MLS. This Contest may not be used for any form of gambling.  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, 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 Contest or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest 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 Contest 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 Contest, 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 Contest for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Contest.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prize[s] 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 CONTEST 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 Contest.

WINNERS’ LIST:  For a list of Winners (available after October 9, 2017) mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: MNUFC 2017 Gaffer Gnome Scavenger Hunt 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 December 31, 2017.


2017 Match Week Hype Sweepstakes Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY: 2017 Match Week Hype 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 runs during the time period specified by Sponsor (“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 the 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 wearing MNUFC gear with your twitter account using the hashtag #MNUFCSWEEPS. 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.  All eligible entries will be posted on the MNUFC Twitter page

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 MNUFC gear to Instagram during the Entry Period using the hashtag #MNUFCSWEEPS. 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: Two 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 two prizes are available to be awarded during the Entry Period (each, a “Prize”).  Winners will receive two tickets to an MNUFC home match – specific match to be determined at Sponsor’s discretion.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of each Prize:

  • Two tickets to MNUFC Home Match -- $50

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. All tickets will need to be picked up by Winner at Will Call on the day of the designated Home Match. 

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 October 7, 2017) mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: MNUFC Match Week Hype 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 January 1, 2018.


Days Hotel Player Meet & Greet Sweepstakes

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

ELIGIBILITY: Days Hotel Player Meet & Greet Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the state of Minnesota who are at least 18 years of age as of the date of entry. All entrants must have a valid email address. By entering the sweepstakes, the entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.

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 “Club”), Days Hotel (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. Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address.

START/END DATE: The Sweepstakes begins at 7:00 AM CST on July 17, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM CST on September 13, 2017 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). The Clock of the Club will be the official time keeper for this Sweepstakes. All information submitted will be subject to 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.

HOW TO ENTER: In order to enter the Sweepstakes, eligible entrants must do the following:

Online Method: Go to http://WWW.MNUFC.COM/PROMOTIONS and click on the “Days Hotel Player Meet & Greet Sweepstakes” banner/link to access the online entry form for the Sweepstakes.  By submitting your completed online entry form as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. 

No other method of entry will be accepted. Club is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Club. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way shall be disqualified. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the 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 Sponsor and MLS Entities; 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.

All entries must include a valid e-mail address for the entrant.  In case of multiple entries received from any person or e-mail address, only the first entry received from such person or e-mail address 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 natural person to whom the applicable domain, ISP or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the e-mail address shall be deemed the Winner.

Club and Sponsor may be collecting personal data about entrants online.  Entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from Sponsor and MLS Entities.  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.  All information submitted by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with MLSsoccer.com’s Terms of Service accessible at http://www.mlssoccer.com/terms-of-service, and Privacy Policy accessible at http://www.mlssoccer.com/privacy-policy (both of which are incorporated herein by reference).  By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree to Club and Sponsor's collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. 

RANDOM DRAWING: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing from among all eligible entries received by Club on September 14, 2017. Drawing will be made at a time to be determined in Club’s sole discretion. The decision of Club is final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.

PRIZES: 1 prize is available to be awarded. The Winner will receive:

  • Four (4) tickets to attend Minnesota United FC’s regular season home match on Saturday September 23, 2017 against FC Dallas at TCF Bank Stadium. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $208.00;
  • Four (4) match-day passes to participate in a post game player meet and greet Saturday September 23, 2017 against the FC Dallas. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $350.00

Total Retail Value (“ARV”) of Each Prize: $558.00. Transportation to/from stadium is not included and is the sole responsibility of the Winner.

PRIZE CONDITIONS:  Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) associated with each Prize.  All costs and expenses associated with Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to additional transportation costs, luggage fees, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility Winner.

The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Club’s sole and absolute discretion.  All Prize details are at Club’s sole discretion. Club reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion. The MLS game date and time is determined in the sole discretion of MLS and/or the applicable MLS club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. Exact seat locations at the MLS game will be determined by Club. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as prizes will govern in the event the MLS game 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. Club 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 the game. 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 the MLS game.

NOTIFICATION AND CLAIMING PRIZES:  The Winner must continue to comply with the Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The Winner will be notified by e-mail by the Club. In the event that the 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 Club’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.

CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL WINNERS: All potential Winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. If a Winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, if prize notification or attempted notification is returned as undeliverable, if a winner is deemed ineligible for any reason, or if a Winner declines prize offered, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to an alternate winner.  Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary and on the dates specified by Club or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

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 Club, the MLS Entities, Days Hotel, 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.

By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant and each Winner agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all liability, claims, costs, and other expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising from or relating to the entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and a Winner’s receipt and use of a Prize, including but not limited to property damage, personal injury, death, publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, or any intellectual-property related cause of action.

Released Parties are not responsible for any human error that may occur in the processing of the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if the prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: The Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Club, Sponsor, the MLS Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state[/province] 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: Any attempted form of entry other than set forth above is prohibited. Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.  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 Club’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Club, 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 Club, the MLS Entities and/or their respective agents. Club 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 Winner[s] and award the Prize[s] by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.

Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes or adversely affecting any entrant’s rights under the Official Rules. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If any part of the Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, that part will be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law and the remainder of the Official Rules will remain fully in force.

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, CLUB AND MLS WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT AND CLUB 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 entries must include a valid e-mail address for the entrant.  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.  Club reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

COPY OF OFFICIAL RULES OR WINNERS LIST: For a copy of these Official Rules or the name of the Prize Winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked by 9/29/17 to: Minnesota United FC to Rose City Inaugural Match Sweepstakes, ATTN: Sara Daggett, 4150 Olson Memorial Highway, Suite 300, Golden Valley, MN 55422. PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting: Official Rules or Winner List.

CLUB: Minnesota United FC, 4150 Olson Memorial Highway, Suite 300, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Days Hotel, 2407 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414.