Rapids Road Trip - Rules and Regulations

Dick's Sporting Goods “#RapidsRoadTrip” Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  The “#RapidsRoadTrip” Contest (the “Contest”) first entry period begins at 4:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) June 1, 2013, and ends at 11:59 pm ET on June 30, 2013 (the “First Entry Period”).  The Contest first voting period begins at 4:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) July 1, 2013, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on July 3, 2013 (“First Voting Period”).   The “#RapidsRoadTrip” Contest (the “Contest”) second entry period begins at 12:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) August 1, 2013, and ends at 11:59 pm ET on August 31, 2013 (the “Second Entry Period”).   The Contest second voting period begins at 12:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) September 1, 2013, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on September 3, 2013 (“Second Voting Period”). The “#RapidsRoadTrip” Contest (the “Contest”) third entry period begins at 12:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) September 1, 2013, and ends at 11:59 pm ET on October 8, 2013 (the “Third Entry Period”).   The Contest third voting period begins at 12:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) October 9, 2013, and ends at 11:59 PM ET on October 11, 2013 (“Second Voting Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: To participate in this Contest, you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and be at least 18 years of age at time of entry.  All participants must live within the state of Colorado.  Employees of Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., Facebook, Inc., Offer Pop, Colorado Rapids, Major League Soccer (“MLS”) and its member teams, Soccer United Marketing, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and Contest agencies, vendors, employees and immediate family of any such employees (defined as spouse, IRS dependent, or biological, adoptive or step- mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, and each of their respective spouses), or those who reside in the same household as any person in any of the preceding categories, are not eligible to participate. Void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and where prohibited.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, during one of the three Entry Periods, visit the Colorado Rapids website at www.coloradorapids.com/#RapidsRoadTrip for all details.  Fans will Tweet or Facebook their favorite Rapids or Dick’s Sporting Goods Park “Untouchable Moment” @Colorado Rapids or www.facebook.com/coloradorapids #RapidsRoadTrip or #RRT.

CONTEST ENTRY CRITERIA: Each response must meet the following content restrictions:

• The Tweet or Post must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright or trademark infringement;
• The Tweet or Post must not contain material that is inappropriate, not family-friendly, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
• The Tweet or Post must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
• The Tweet or Post must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where the Entry is created.

For all Entries: By submitting a Tweet or Post, you warrant and represent that: (a) it is your original work and has been legally created; (b) it has not been previously published or distributed in any media; (c) it has not been entered in or won previous contests or awards; (d) it does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity; (e) you own all rights to your Entry, including without limitation, copyrights; (f) publication of the Entry via various media including Web posting, will not infringe on any third party rights; (g) you have received permission from all individuals mentioned in the Tweet or Post submitted in this Contest; (h) you are not, nor have you worked with parties in conjunction with your Entry who are either represented under contract (e.g., by a talent agent or manager) or under any other contractual relationship (including but not limited to guild and/or union memberships) that may prevent Sponsor from being able to use the Entry worldwide in all media in perpetuity on a royalty-free basis, without any payment or fee obligations; and (i) you will indemnify and hold harmless the Dick’s Sporting Goods, Facebook, Inc., Offer Pop, Colorado Rapids (Sponsor), Major League Soccer (“MLS”) and its member teams, Soccer United Marketing, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and any related entities or agents from any claims and damages (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to the breach or alleged breach of your representations and warranties herein, your Tweet or Post, or your conduct in creating your Tweet or Post or otherwise in connection with this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to remove, reject or disqualify (along with the Entrants who submitted them) any Entry which, in its opinion or the opinion of the judges, violate any of these Official Rules or are otherwise inappropriate.

In the event of a dispute, Entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter, Facebook or e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The “authorized account holder” is deemed the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, service provider or other online organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Entries made by any other individual or entity that is not the person named on the submitted Entry, or made in any manner inconsistent with these Official Rules, will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Contest.

WINNER SELECTION:

First and Second Entries: A panel of judges (the “Judges”) will review the Entries and select up to Ten (10) potential prize winners from each Entry Period based on the following judging criteria: (1) creativity (60%); and (2) passion (40%)(“Judging Criteria”).  In the event of a tie, the Entry among the tied entries with the highest score in “creativity” will be deemed a potential prize winner.  Potential prize winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

Third Entry:

PRIZES:

 Each winner will each receive a Trip Prize Package.  The Trip Prize Package for Seattle and Portland consists of (a) round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) travelers (the “Group”) from the Denver Colorado metropolitan airport to the major metropolitan airport nearest the site of a Colorado Rapids MLS “away” game selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion (the “Away Game”); (b) two (2) tickets to the Away Game; (c) Adidas-branded merchandise selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (d) up to two (2) nights’ accommodations in a hotel room near the Away Game as selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (e) dinner tickets for two (2) individuals at a restaurant to be selected by the Sponsor in its sole discretion at or near the Away Game stadium; (f) two (2) pre-game sideline passes for the Away Game; (f) autographed Colorado Rapids merchandise as selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; and (g) one (1) $250 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card.   The Trip Prize Package for London consists of (a) round-trip coach-class airfare for two (2) travelers (the “Group”) from the Denver Colorado metropolitan airport to the major metropolitan airport nearest the site of a Colorado Rapids MLS “away” game selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion (b) two (2) tickets to two (2) soccer matches; (c) Adidas-branded merchandise selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (d) up to four (4) nights’ accommodations in a hotel room near the Away Game as selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion; (e) $250 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards. Sponsor will also provide a tax gross-up equal to 35% of the value of the prize, which is intended to offset most, but not necessarily all, taxes due on the prize.  The winners are responsible for paying taxes and any and all other costs and expenses not listed above. Two (2) attempts will be made to notify the potential winners. If both attempts are unsuccessful, an alternate winner may be selected, in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Potential winners will have 3 days from notification to accept the prize via email and return all required paperwork to Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify winners. If a potential winner cannot be reached or if he/she is found to be ineligible, or if he/she cannot or does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, an alternate winner will be selected by the judges. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.  Entrants for the third contest to London must have a valid United States issued passport and be able to travel abroad.

All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included and are solely the winner’s responsibility, including but not limited to, alcoholic beverages, fax, food, gratuities and tips, insurance, laundry service, merchandise, room service, service charges, airline luggage fee charges, souvenirs and telephone calls. 

Travel, lodging, and any events are subject to availability, certain restrictions, blackout dates and Sponsor’s approval.  Airline carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply.  Prize winners must travel on dates specified by Sponsor or Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate winner.  Travel must be made through Sponsor’s agent and Sponsor shall determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole discretion.  Sponsor is not responsible for cancellation or postponement of any events and if such occurs, the prize will be awarded without that element, without further compensation or reimbursement.  Sponsor is not responsible or airline cancellations and delays. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates. ARV will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares.  If the actual value of a prize is less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded. Airline tickets issued in conjunction with the Prizes are not eligible for frequent flyer miles, and no code share flights may be used.  Prizes cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or offer.  All members of a Group must travel together on the same itinerary and members of each Group are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents (e.g., valid photo I.D., etc.) before departure. All members of each Group will be required to execute a Release of Liability prior to ticketing. Anyone in any Group who is a minor must be accompanied on the trip by his/her parent or legal guardian (“Parent”) as one of the Group.  If a trip prize is won by a minor, a parent/legal guardian must sign and return all required documents within a time period designated, or prize may be forfeited.

PRIZES ARE AWARDED AS IS AND WITHOUT WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR REPRESENTATION OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: No transfer, substitution or cash value equivalent for any prize is available, except at sole discretion of Sponsor. This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. All federal, state, or other tax liabilities, if applicable, are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, judges and Independent Contest Administrator, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in regard to the Contest mechanics, and/or the interpretation of these Official Rules. All entrants, and any selected winners, agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Dick’s Sporting Goods, Facebook, Inc., Offer Pop, Colorado Rapids (Sponsor), Major League Soccer (“MLS”) and its member teams, Soccer United Marketing, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, and any vendors/prize providers that may be associated with this Contest, and the respective officers and employees of these entities, from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person or property of any kind resulting in whole or in any part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest, or for any prizes won.

By submitting an Entry, all Entrants agree that Sponsor has the unrestricted right to use any Tweet or Post in whole or in part, commercially or non-commercially, in all forms of media known or unknown, in perpetuity, worldwide, including the right to publish and display the Tweet or Post for advertising and publicity, and to edit and make derivative works, without notice or compensation, except where prohibited. Entrants also agree that Sponsor may Tweet or Post, including the entrant’s first name, on its Web site(s) and/or its Web pages on third-party sites.

RELEASE AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: By participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless Dick’s Sporting Goods, Facebook, Inc., Offer Pop, Colorado Rapids (Sponsor), Major League Soccer (“MLS”) and its member teams, Soccer United Marketing, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and their related companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Contest or any prize won, including any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in the Contest.  Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Offer Pop, Colorado Rapids (Sponsor), Major League Soccer (“MLS”) and its member teams, Soccer United Marketing, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Contest or in the announcement of prizes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Contest, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Contest is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor's control (each a "Force Majeure" event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Contest without further obligation and, if so, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the prize from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event.

DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant's rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Winner’s List and Official Rules: Official Rules and/or the names of the winners may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by December 31, 2013 to: Colorado Rapids, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022, Attention “#RapidsRoadTrip” Contest.

SPONSOR: Colorado Rapids, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022