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2014 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 2013 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/territories/provinces 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 United States (excluding New York, Florida and Rhode Island), Washington, D.C., any territory, possession and commonwealth of the United States (collectively referred to herein as "territory"), and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec). 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., the Major League Baseball Clubs ("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, territory, provincial and local laws, rules and regulations.  Void in New York, Florida, Rhode Island, the Province of Quebec 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 4, 2013, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 ("Entry Period").  You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of two (2) ways: by renewing and paying in full for your eligible 2014 season ticket package (full season, 17-game plan or 14-game Sunday Plan) ("Eligible Package") by Wednesday, November 6, 2013; or by mail.  No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per 2013 season ticket holder account, regardless of method of entry.  Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.

1.  Renewing Season Tickets:  During the Entry Period each eligible entrant who pays in full for an Eligible Package is automatically entered into the Sweepstakes.

2.  Mail-in Method: If you do not wish to enter by renewing and paying in full for an Eligible Package during the Entry Period, you may enter the Sweepstakes by hand-printing your full name, address, city, state/territory/province and zip code, day & evening telephone numbers (including area codes), date of birth and email address (optional) on a 3"x5" postcard and mailing it in a sealed envelope with proper postage affixed to: The Phillies, Attn. Phillies 2014 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 Thursday, November 7, 2013, and received by Sponsor by Wednesday, November 14, 2013, 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 November 18, 2013, 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 2013 season ticket holder account.

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

PRIZE

DESCRIPTION AND QUANTITY

RETAIL VALUE

Trip to 2014 Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training

Winner and one (1) guest, airfare (coach seating), hotel (double occupancy room), rental car, and game tickets included, 3 day/2 night stay, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$2,000.00

Pre-game dinner and game tickets for 2014 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Winner and up to three (3) guests, dinner in Phillies Executive Dining Room, four (4) Phillies tickets for Winner and his/her guests in Hall of Fame Club included, date TBD (Quantity 2)

$675

Pre-game on-field batting practice viewing for a 2014 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Batting practice viewing for Winner and three (3) guests pre-game on-field behind home plate, before one (1) 2014 Phillies regular season home game, four (4) Phillies game tickets for Winner and his/her guests included, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$500

$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 2014 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Four (4) Diamond Club tickets for Winner and three (3) guests and one (1) preferred parking pass for one (1) 2014 Phillies regular season home game, each ticket includes $30 concession credit valid on date of game only , date TBD (Quantity 2)

$579

Invitation to 2014 Philadelphia Phillies Winter Breakfast event

Invite for Winner and one (1) to winter breakfast event in Diamond Club with GM and select Phillies players/front office staff, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$150

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

Invite for Winner and three (3) guests to private pre-game player Meet-N-Greet (player TBD) and behind the scenes tour of Citizens Bank Park, four (4) Phillies game tickets included, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$500

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

Invite for Winner and one (1) guest to take batting practice from home plate at Citizens Bank Park, non-game day, date TBD, food/beverage included (Quantity 1)

$500

Phillies Suite for 2014 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Private catered suite for Winner and up to twenty-one (21) guests for 2014 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$4,000

Pre-game party for 2014 Philadelphia Phillies home game

Pre-game party for Winner and up to twenty-four (24) guests in the Scoreboard Porch for 2014 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game, food/beverage and tickets provided, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$1,950

Free Preferred Parking

One (1) preferred parking pass for the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home games, specific games dependent upon your season ticket plan(Quantity 1)

$1,577 (full season), $323 (17-game plan), $266 (14-game plan)

Invitation to 2014 Cole Hamels charity event

Invite for Winner and one (1) guest to Cole Hamels' charity event on 8/21/14 (Quantity 1)

$800

Invitation to 2014 Jimmy Rollins charity event

Invite for Winner and one (1) guest to Jimmy Rollins’ charity event, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$600

Invitation to 2013 breakfast event with the Phanatic

Invite for Winner and three (3) guests to breakfast with the Phanatic in the Diamond Club, November 24th, 2013, (Quantity 1)

$400

Invitation to 2013 luncheon with Ruben Amaro

Invite for Winner and one (1) guest to luncheon with Ruben Amaro in the Diamond Club, December 2nd, 2013, (Quantity 1)

$300

Cole Hamels autographed baseball

One (1) baseball autographed by Cole Hamels (Quantity 1)

$150

Chase Utley autographed baseball bat

One (1) baseball bat autographed by Chase Utley (Quantity 1)

$300

Domonic Brown autographed baseball bat

One (1) baseball bat autographed by Domonic Brown (Quantity 1)

$250

Cliff Lee autographed baseball

One (1) baseball autographed by Cliff Lee (Quantity 1)

$150

Ryan Howard autographed baseball bat

One (1) baseball bat autographed by Ryan Howard (Quantity 1)

$300

Jimmy Rollins autographed baseball bat

One (1) baseball bat autographed by Jimmy Rollins (Quantity 1)

$250

Mike Schmidt autographed baseball

One (1) baseball autographed by Mike Schmidt (Quantity 1)

$125

Steve Carlton autographed baseball

One (1) baseball autographed by Steve Carlton (Quantity 1)

$100

Brad Lidge autographed photo

One (1) photo autographed by Brad Lidge (Quantity 1)

$100

Ryne Sandberg autographed baseball

One (1) baseball autographed by Ryne Sandberg (Quantity 1)

$150

Autographed authentic Phillies jersey

One (1) autographed authentic Phillies jersey signed by a Phillies player of your choice, must be current Phillies player (Quantity 1)

$500

Watch an inning of a 2014 Philadelphia Phillies home game in the radio booth

Invite for Winner and one (1) guest to watch an inning in the Phillies radio booth during a 2014 regular season home game, two (2) Phillies game tickets for Winner and one (1) guest included, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$500

Lunch with Phillies broadcasters

Invite for Winner and three (3) guests to have lunch with Phillies broadcasters Larry Andersen and Scott Franzke, location and date TBD (Quantity 1)

$300

Honorary Grounds Crew

Invite for Winner to be an honorary grounds crew member during a 2014 regular season Philadelphia Phillies home game, four (4) Phillies game tickets for Winner and three (3) guests included, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$500

Submit Lineup Card at Home Plate

Invite for Winner to submit the Phillies lineup card at home plate before 2014 Philadelphia Phillies home game, four (4) Phillies game tickets for Winner and three (3) guests included, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$500

Dance on the dugout with the Phanatic

Invite for Winner and one (1) guest to dance with the Phanatic on the dugout during a 2014 regular season Philadelphia Phillies home game, two (2) Phillies game tickets for Winner and his/her guest included, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$350

Watch Fireworks from the Dugout

Invite for Winner and three (3) guests to watch the post-game fireworks from the Visitor's Dugout after a 2014 Philadelphia Phillies regular season home game, four (4) Phillies game tickets for Winner and his/her guests included, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$500

Throw out ceremonial first pitch

Opportunity for Winner to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a 2014 regular season Philadelphia Phillies home game, four (4) Phillies game tickets for Winner and three (3) guests for a 2014 Philadelphia Phillies home game included, date TBD (Quantity 1)

$1,000

On-field for Opening Day Parade

Invite for Winner and one (1) guest to partake in the pre-game on-field parade on Opening Day (April 7th, 2014), two (2) Phillies game tickets for Winner and his/her guest included

(Quantity 1)

$500

2014 Phillies Road Trip

Trip for Winner and one (1) guest during 2014 Philadelphia Phillies regular season to see Phillies play on the road, airfare (coach seating)/hotel (double occupancy room)/game tickets included, date and location TBD (Quantity 1)

$3,500

Golf and lunch with Phillies Alumni

Invite for Winner and one (1) guest in 2014 to play a round of golf and have lunch with a Phillies alumni player; date, location, and player TBD (Quantity 1)

$475

*All reference to "current" shall mean the then-current Phillies roster as of the date the Prize is awarded.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor. Exact duration and nature of all experiences is at the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and subject to availability. In the event any player and/or individual named above in the Prize description is unavailable for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate player or individual, as applicable, as determined solely by Sponsor to participate in the named player or individual’s absence. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, territory, provincial 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 ANY game 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).

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 ten (10) 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 and/or MLBAM, as applicable, 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/territory/province 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 the 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 participants' or to any other person's computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in this 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 this 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 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 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 based on a 2013 season ticket holder account, the winning entry will be declared made by the "Authorized Account Holder" of the 2013 season ticket holder account provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person to whom the official 2013 season ticket holder account is assigned to in the official records of The Phillies.   

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 County, 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 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 that State.

WINNERS’ LIST:  For a list of Winners, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by December 20, 2013, to: The Phillies, Attn. Phillies 2014 Early Bird Sweepstakes, Citizens Bank Park, One Citizens Bank Way, Philadelphia, PA  19148.   

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

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