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2015 EARLY BIRD SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open only to 2014 Phillies Season Ticket Holders (full season, 17-game plan and 14-game plan holders) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry and are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or Washington, D.C., except New York, and Florida. Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of The Phillies ("Sponsor"), the other MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a Prize (defined below).  The "MLB Entities" shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball ("BOC"), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. ("MLBAM" or "MLB.com"), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., Sponsor and the other Major League Baseball Clubs (collectively "Clubs"), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.  Void in New York, Florida, and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on Friday, October 10, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, November 14, 2014 ("Entry Period").  You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of two (2) ways: i.e. by renewing and paying in full for your 2015 season ticket package (full season, 17-game plan or 14-game Sunday Plan) by Friday, November 14, 2014; or by mail.  No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per season ticket account, regardless of method of entry.  Each person who enters the Sweepstakes is an "Entrant."  Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.

1.  Renewing Season Tickets:  During the Entry Period each eligible Entrant who renews by paying in full for a 2015 Philadelphia Phillies Season Ticket Package is automatically entered into the Sweepstakes.

2.  Mail-in Method: If an Entrant does not wish to enter by renewing and paying in full for his/her 2015 Philadelphia Phillies Season Ticket Package during the Entry Period, the Entrant may enter the Sweepstakes by hand-printing his/her full name, address, city, state and zip code, day & evening telephone numbers (including area codes), date of birth and email address (optional) on a 3"x5" index card and mailing it in a sealed envelope with proper postage affixed to: The Phillies, Attn. Phillies 2015 Early Bird Prize Sweepstakes, Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA  19148.  Sponsor will use email addresses provided via the mail-in entry method for prize notification purposes only; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon Entrant’s provision of this information.  Mail-in entries must be postmarked by Saturday, November 15, 2014, and received by Sponsor by Friday, November 21, 2014, to be eligible.  Mail-in entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about December 1, 2014, from among all eligible entries received.  Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes (each, a "Winner" and collectively, the "Winners"). 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.  Limit one (1) Prize per season ticket account.

PRIZES:  Forty (40) Prizes Will Be Awarded.  Each Winner will receive one (1) of the Prizes listed below (each a "Prize") as determined by Sponsor. 

PRIZES DESCRIPTION AND QUANTITY/NUMBER OF WINNERS APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE OF EACH PRIZE

Trip to 2015 Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training

Trip for Winner and one (1) guest to Phillies Spring Training, airfare (coach seating), hotel (double occupancy room), rental car, and game tickets included, dates 3/20/15 to 3/22/15 (Quantity 1)

$2,000.00

Pre-game dinner and game tickets for 2015 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Opportunity for Winner and three (3) guests to attend dinner in Phillies Executive Dining Room on the date of the game, and four (4) tickets in Hall of Fame Club for Winner and his/her three (3) guests to one (1) 2015 Phillies regular season home game on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (Quantity 3)

$575

Pre-game on-field batting practice viewing for a 2015 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Batting practice viewing for Winner and three (3) guests pre-game on-field behind home plate, before one (1) 2015 regular season Philadelphia Phillies home game on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, and four (4) tickets for Winner and his/her guests to the game (Quantity 3)

$215

$250 Phillies Gift Card

One (1) $250 Phillies Gift Card, redeemable for concessions, merchandise and tickets at Citizens Bank Park (Quantity 3)

$250

Diamond Club tickets and preferred parking for a 2015 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Four (4) Diamond Club tickets for Winner and three (3) guests and one (1) preferred parking pass to one (1) 2015 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, each ticket includes $30 concession credit for use at the game (Quantity 2)

$580

Opportunity to attend 2015 Philadelphia Phillies Winter Breakfast event

Opportunity for Winner and one (1) guest to attend the winter breakfast event in Diamond Club with GM and select Phillies players/front office staff present, date TBD by Sponsor at its sole discretion (Quantity 2)

$150

Opportunity to attend a private player Meet-N-Greet and behind the scenes tour of Citizens Bank Park

Opportunity for Winner and three (3) guests to attend a private pre-game player Meet-N-Greet (player TBD by Sponsor at its sole discretion) and behind the scenes tour of Citizens Bank Park on the date of the game, and four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests to one (1) 2015 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion (Quantity 3)

$215

Opportunity to take batting practice from home plate at Citizens Bank Park

Opportunity for Winner to take batting practice from home plate at Citizens Bank Park, non-game day to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, food/beverage included (Quantity 1)

$400

Phillies Suite for 2015 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Private catered suite for Winner and up to twenty-one (21) guests for one (1) 2015 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game, date TBD by Sponsor at its sole discretion (Quantity 1)

$4,000

Pre-game party for 2015 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Pre-game party for Winner and up to twenty-four (24) guests in the Scoreboard Porch for one (1) 2015 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game, food/beverage and tickets provided, date TBD by Sponsor at its sole discretion (Quantity 1)

$1,950

Autographed item from Phillies Player

One (1) item autographed by one (1) Phillies player of Winner's choice; Winner will select player from those on Phillies 25-man roster as of 11/21/14, item selected by Phillies at its sole discretion (Quantity 10)

$100 (bat), $50 (ball), $35 (cap)

Watch an inning of a 2015 Philadelphia Phillies home game in the radio booth

Opportunity for Winner and one (1) guest to watch one (1) inning in the Phillies radio booth during one (1) 2015 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, and two (2) tickets for Winner and his/her guest (Quantity 1)

$110

Lunch with Phillies broadcasters

Opportunity for Winner and three (3) guests to have lunch with Phillies broadcasters Larry Andersen and Scott Franzke, location and date TBD by Sponsor at its sole discretion (Quantity 1)

$400

Honorary Grounds Crew

Opportunity for Winner to be an honorary grounds crew member during one (1) 2015 regular season Philadelphia Phillies home game on a date to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, and four (4) tickets for Winner and his/her three (3) guests to the game (Quantity 1)

$215

Submit Lineup Card at Home Plate

Opportunity for Winner to submit the Phillies lineup card at home plate before one (1) 2015 regular season Philadelphia Phillies home game to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, and four (4) tickets for Winner and his/her three (3) guests to the game (Quantity 1)

$215

Dance on the dugout with the Phanatic

Opportunity for Winner and one (1) guest to dance with the Phanatic on the dugout during one (1) 2015 regular season Philadelphia Phillies home game to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, and two (2) tickets for Winner and his/her guest to the game (Quantity 1)

$110

Watch Fireworks from the Dugout

Opportunity for Winner and three (3) guests to watch the post-game fireworks from the Visitor's Dugout after one (1) 2015 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game to be determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, and four (4) tickets for Winner and his/her three (3) guests to the game (Quantity 1)

$215

Throw out ceremonial first pitch

Opportunity for Winner to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one (1) 2015 regular season Philadelphia Phillies home game determined by Sponsor at its sole discretion, and four (4) tickets for Winner and three (3) guests to the game (Quantity 1)

$215

On-field for Opening Day Parade

Opportunity for Winner and one (1) guest to partake in the pre-game on-field parade on Opening Day (April 6, 2015), weather permitting, and two (2) Opening Day 2015 game tickets for Winner and his/her guest (Quantity 2)

$120

2015 Phillies Road Trip

Trip for Winner and one (1) guest during 2015 Philadelphia Phillies regular season to see Phillies play on the road, airfare (coach seating)/hotel (double occupancy room)/game tickets included, dates 6/12/15-6/14/15 in Pittsburgh (Quantity 1)

$3,500

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including, without limitation, the exact nature and duration of each event and experience, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. In the event any individual named above is unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate member of the Philadelphia Phillies personnel as determined solely by Sponsor to participate in such individual’s absence. 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 the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winners. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.  Transportation to/from the game or event and lodging not included unless specified in description of Prize above.  Seat locations at any game included as part of a Prize shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winners’ companions 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, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change.  The terms and conditions of tickets awarded as part of any Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason.  Each Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark regulations in connection with the Prize.  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.  Released Parties (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. Any such resale may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game ticket(s). Additional conditions related to any travel awarded as part of any Prize: Trip must be taken on dates specified by Sponsor or Prize will be forfeited. Travel and hotel accommodation restrictions apply. Travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor’s agent and on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice.  Each Winner and his/her guests are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents, including passports and visas (if applicable) prior to travel and must have no impediment to entering the country of the host city.  Each Winner and his/her guests must travel together on the same itinerary. Sponsor reserves the right to award ground transportation in lieu of airfare if Winner resides within 250 miles of host city; any difference in Prize value will not be awarded.

NOTIFICATION:  Each potential winner will be notified at the email address, postal address and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification").  In the event that any potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries.  Each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within five (5) days of the date of issuance.  Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be randomly 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 Sponsor, the other MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, 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 portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof).  By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor by telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes.  Each Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLBAM and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; wireless service congestion; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in  wireless or other transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, wireless service, mail, 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 any Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition.  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 an Entrant’s or to any other person's computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  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 any representative of Sponsor and/or MLBAM 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 the Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, MLBAM and/or their respective agents.  Sponsor 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 its sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

Sponsor and/or MLBAM reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof).  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.  Sponsor and/or MLBAM also reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified.  In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner, the winning entry will be declared by the official 2014 season ticket account holder as listed in the official records of the Sponsor.   

As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that (A) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded (each, a "Claim"), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (B) under no circumstance will an Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.  These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in Pennsylvania.

WINNERS LIST:  For a list of Winners, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by January 5, 2015, to: The Phillies, Attn. Phillies 2015 Early Bird Sweepstakes, Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA  19148.   

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is The Phillies, Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA  19148.

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