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Official Rules

No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. A Purchase Will Not Increase Your Chances of Winning. PIN-Based Debit, International, & Mastercard® Corporate Transactions Not Eligible For Automatic Entry. Entrants waive the ability to bring claims in a class action format.

Winner(s) of Grand Prize trip(s) must travel in March 2020 or July 2020 respectively or forfeit his/her right to receive trip prize. All entries, whether submitted by using an eligible Mastercard as described below or by mail, have an equal chance of winning. For the purpose of this Sweeps, Mastercard use includes purchase transactions initiated by Mastercard consumer & small business cards only, as more particularly described below.

Eligibility: The Mastercard Priceless Surprises® All-Star Sweepstakes (“Sweeps”) is open only to Mastercard cardholders whose account was opened by a Mastercard FI (defined below) before 3/7/19 & who are legal permanent U.S. residents (including D.C.), the legal age of majority (which is 18 in most states, but 19 in Alabama & Nebraska & 21 in Mississippi) in their state of residence before time/date of entry. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico & where prohibited by law. Employees, officers & directors of Mastercard International Incorporated (“Mastercard” or “Sponsor”); Mastercard customer financial institutions, credit unions, alliances, & processors (collectively, “Mastercard FI”); Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (“API”); teamDigital Promotions, Inc. (“Admin”); Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLB.com”), the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, The MLB Network, LLC, 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, employees, directors, officers and agents of the foregoing entities (hereinafter, “MLB Entities”); Fanatics, Inc.; & each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, advertising/promotion agencies & the immediate family (spouses, parents, children, & siblings & their respective spouses) or those living in the same household of any of the foregoing are not eligible to enter or win this Sweeps. Sponsor, MLB Entities, Mastercard FI, API, Admin, & each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, distributors, subsidiaries, prize providers, & advertising/promotion agencies are each a “Released Party” & shall hereinafter collectively be referred to as the “Released Parties”.

Sweeps Period: Sweeps begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on 3/7/19 & ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on 12/31/19 (“Promo Period”).

How to Enter: There are 2 methods of entry: 1) To enter using your Mastercard – you will automatically receive one (1) entry into the Sweeps each time you use your eligible Mastercard (“Card”) to make an eligible purchase transaction during the Promo Period. Purchase transactions involving account adjustment transactions/returns, PIN-based Debit & international transactions, late payment fees, over-limit or over-draft fees, return check fees, check re-order fees, ATM fees, cash advances, monthly/annual fees, balance transfers and/or other fees assessed on your account are not eligible for automatic Sweeps entry. Entries from Mastercard corporate cards, unauthorized Card use or made with lost, stolen, or fraudulent Cards are void. Only purchases made with a Card in good standing (both at time of entry & winner selection) & issued by a Mastercard FI in the U.S. to an identifiable cardholder (as set forth herein) & that are processed & submitted through Mastercard International Incorporated’s U.S. transaction processing system during the Promo Period are eligible for automatic entry; or 2) To enter by mail without making a purchase – you may receive one (1) entry by hand printing your full name, complete mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, the first 6 digits of your Card, & the words “Mastercard Priceless Surprises All-Star Sweepstakes” on a plain 3” x 5” piece of paper & mailing it in a sealed, stamped & hand printed #10 envelope to: Mastercard Priceless Surprises All-Star Sweepstakes, 211 Greenwood Ave. 2-2, Promo 518, Bethel, CT 06801. Enter as often as you wish by mail, but each entry must be mailed separately & postmarked by 1/2/20 & received by 1/7/20. There is no limit to the number of entries an eligible consumer may receive during the Promo Period, regardless of entry method. No photocopied, computer generated facsimiles, mechanically reproduced, or mass entries permitted. All entries become property of Sponsor & will not be returned. Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, illegible, late, misdirected, stolen, postage-due, or mutilated entries or mail; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, third-party transaction classification, transaction processing, or communication; technical or mechanical malfunctions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines, or telephone systems; errors in these Official Rules, in any Sweeps-related advertisements or other materials; human-processing error; failures of electronic equipment, computer hardware or software; or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by equipment, programming used in this Sweeps, human error, or otherwise. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any & all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweeps.

Prizes: Two (2) Grand Prizes, six (6) First Prizes & ten (10) Second Prizes will be awarded. Federal, state, & local taxes & all other expenses not specified herein are winners’ sole responsibility. Limit one (1) prize per person, immediate family member or household.  The value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. The winners may be required to provide Sponsor with a valid social security number before the prizes will be awarded for tax reporting purposes. An IRS Form 1099 may be issued in the name of the Grand Prize winner for the actual value of the prizes received.  Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.

Two (2) Grand Prizes (each defined as a “Trip”): One (1) Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a 3-night Trip for two (2) (winner and one (1) guest) to the 2020 MLB® All-Star Game® presented by Mastercard in Los Angeles, CA in July 2020 including admission for winner and guest to MLB All-Star FanFest and Home Run Derby and a $250 Mastercard Prepaid Card® (for winner only) (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) = $14,500). One (1) Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected to receive a 4-night Trip for two (2) (winner and one (1) guest) to the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (“API”) in Orlando, FL in March 2020 including select meals, exclusive access to a live taping of the Golf Channel, one (1) round of eighteen (18) holes of golf for winner and guest at a course to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, a spa treatment for winner and guest, a $600 Mastercard Prepaid Card® (for winner only) and a 30-minute golf lesson (for winner only while at the API) with a golf pro (ARV= $14,000).

Each Trip includes round-trip coach air transportation between the major airport nearest winner’s residence (selected by Sponsor) and the host city of the game/event, one (1) standard double-occupancy hotel accommodation in the host city at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, ground transportation to/from airport/applicable hotel/select onsite events in the host city only, and two (2) tickets for use by winner and his/her one (1) guest for the applicable game/event.

Six (6) First Prizes: Three (3) First Prize winners will be randomly selected to each receive two (2) baseball jerseys of winners choice from MLBShop.com (ARV= $800 each). Three (3) First Prize winners will be randomly selected to receive two (2) Golf Prize Packages, each consisting of one (1) dozen golf balls, one (1) bag of tees, one (1) golf glove, one (1) divot repair tool, one (1) golf umbrella and one (1) golf towel (ARV= $390 each).

Ten (10) Second Prizes: Five (5) Second Prize winners will be randomly selected to receive two (2) $100 MLBShop.com online gift codes (ARV= $200 each). Five (5) Second Prize winners will be randomly selected to receive two (2) $100 Mastercard Prepaid Card® (ARV= $200 each).

All Grand Prize Trip details & prize details not specifically set forth herein, including, without limitation, exact seat locations at the games/events, will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Terms, conditions and restrictions on gift codes and prepaid card apply, as designated by issuer. Exact golf pro, timing, duration and nature of golf lesson for Golf Trip grand prize to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Trip must be taken on date(s) specified by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited & an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining entries rec’d, if time permits. Actual value of prize will vary depending on winner’s city of departure & final travel requirements & activities; any difference in value will not be awarded. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in lieu of air transportation. Released Parties are not responsible for travel delays or cancellations. If any prize-related activity(s) is canceled or postponed for any reason, before or after Trip arrangements are made, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to award the balance of the prize or to award an alternate prize of equal or greater value in full satisfaction of prize award. If, for any reason whatsoever, winner and/or guest are unable to travel or participate in the Trip after all Trip-related travel arrangements have been made, Sponsor (and, for the avoidance of doubt, the other Released Parties) shall have no further obligation to winner and/or guest & no alternate winner will be selected. Prize & prize elements may not be separated or redeemed for cash. Travel, hotel & Mastercard Prepaid Card restrictions apply. Winner & guest must travel on the same itinerary, must be 18 years of age or older & are responsible for obtaining & possessing all required valid photo ID & travel documents prior to travel. Trip is subject to supervision & security & other policies designated by Sponsor. Exact details of any activities, including, but not limited to date, time, location & duration are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Itinerary & program elements are at the discretion of Mastercard & are subject to change. Winners & their respective guest agree to comply with all applicable venue and/or hotel rules & regulations in connection with the prize. Sponsor, the MLB Entities & the applicable onsite representatives reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to remove or to deny entry to any winner and/or his/her guest who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person during Trip/at any event associated with the prize. Each winner & his/her guest will be escorted out of the hotel, venue, and/or any other Trip aspect by Sponsor, the applicable onsite representatives, or their designated agent(s) for improper conduct and/or violation of federal, state or local laws (including, but not limited to, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, unlawful drug paraphernalia, & alcohol) &, in the case of any such infraction, Sponsor (and, for the avoidance of doubt, the other Released Parties) will have no further obligation to winner & winner & his/her guest will forfeit the balance of prize. Released Parties 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 elements of Trip. All costs & expenses associated with the acceptance & use or misuse of the prize not specified herein as being awarded, including, but not limited to, all federal, state & local taxes, additional air & ground transportation, food, beverages, souvenirs, gratuities, airline luggage charges, incidentals, upgrades, insurance, service charges & other misc. travel expenses are winner’s sole responsibility. Trip winner & guest are responsible for obtaining travel insurance (& all other forms of insurance) at their option & hereby acknowledge that Sponsor and the other Released Parties have not & will not obtain or provide travel or other form of insurance. TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $34,070.

Conditions applicable to the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard Grand Prize: Seat locations at the game and, unless stated otherwise in the ‘Grand Prizes’ section, exact game/event/exhibition date shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction 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 BOC and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change. The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of the Grand Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Winner and his/her guest agree to comply will all applicable ballpark and venue, as applicable, regulations in connection with the Grand Prize. Major League Baseball game, event, and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale or used for any commercial or promotional purpose whatsoever. Any such resale or commercial or promotional use may result in disqualification and Grand Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibitions tickets.

Winner Selection: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing on or about 1/13/20 from among all eligible entries received by Admin, an independent judging organization, whose decisions will be final & binding in all matters relating to this Sweeps. The potential prize winners will be notified by Admin by telephone, email and/or mail (method selected in Admin’s discretion). In the event that a potential winner is selected via a Card transaction, prize will be awarded to the primary account holder (as determined by the Mastercard FI’s account records & subject to said financial institution’s timely identification of the account holder) named on the account accessed by the Card used to make the entry &, in the event that a Mastercard® small business card or Debit Mastercard® small business card winning account is selected, prize will be awarded to the individual named on the Card that is used to transact the winning entry (as determined by the Mastercard FI’s account records & subject to said financial institution’s timely identification of the individual named on the applicable Card). If awarding of a prize is in conflict with the business’ written policy or not feasible after Sponsor’s good faith effort to obtain account holder contact information from the applicable Mastercard FI, prize will be forfeited & an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweeps.

Privacy: Your use of your Card to make a purchase during the Promo Period and/or your submission of a 3” x 5” mail-in entry constitutes your consent to participate in this Sweeps & your consent for Sponsor & Admin to obtain, use, & transfer your name, Card number, email & mail, phone number & other information for the purpose of administering this Sweeps, awarding the prizes & to comply with applicable legal requirements. Any information entrant provides may be used to communicate with entrant in relation to this Sweeps or on a Sweeps winner’s list. For automatic entries, Sponsor (or Admin on Sponsor’s behalf) may obtain the account holder’s personal contact information (name, email address, phone number) from Mastercard FI in order to award prizes. 

Mastercard FI’s may elect to send email marketing communications to its cardholders or other email recipients in its database in connection with the Sweeps. You can, at any time & free of charge, choose not to receive any of those email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the e-mail. Opting out of receiving email communications from a Mastercard FI will not preclude a consumer from winning.

Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes winner’s irrevocable consent to Released Parties, its agents’, successors & assigns or other designee’s use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, statement, opinions, biographical information, prize and/or state/city of residence for advertising & promotional & publicity purposes in any & all media or format, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any permission, notification, payment or consideration except for the awarding of the prizes to the winners. You may be required to sign a document confirming your consent. For information regarding Sponsor’s privacy practices, please click here or visit https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/about-mastercard/what-we-do/privacy.html.

Miscellaneous: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of a prize (or portion thereof) will be permitted, except by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, due to prize unavailability or other causes otherwise determined solely by Sponsor, & then for a prize (or applicable portion) of equal or greater value. Each winner will be required to notify Sponsor of prize acceptance by returning an executed & notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release within five (5) days of issuance of notification or other time period determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Each Grand Prize winner’s guest will also be required to sign & return a Liability Release & (where legal) Publicity Release prior to the issuance of travel documents. Grand Prize winners will also be required to submit to a confidential background check to confirm eligibility & ensure that Trip attendance by such person, or the use of any such person in advertising, promotion or publicity, will not pose a security threat or bring Released Parties (or, with respect to the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard Grand Prize, the game of baseball) into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on Released Parties (or, with respect to the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard Grand Prize, the game of baseball) as determined by Sponsor or the other Released Parties in their sole discretion, &, in such event, the prize may be forfeited. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification & awarding of prize to an alternate winner, if time permits. If any prize or prize notification letter is returned as undeliverable or the prize is declined for any reason, winner will be disqualified &, at Sponsor’s sole discretion & time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be selected by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries . Should a potential winner decide to decline his/her prize for any reason whatsoever or not respond to the prize notification by the applicable response deadline, Sponsor (and, for the avoidance of doubt, the other Released Parties) shall have no further obligation to that potential winner & an alternate winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible Sweeps entries, if time permits. The Released Parties are not responsible for electronic communications that are undeliverable as a result of any form of active or passive filtering of any kind, or insufficient space in entrant’s email account to receive email messages. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules & agree that Released Parties & each of their respective designees & assigns & all of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, agents, & the franchisees of any of them shall have no liability & entrant will defend, indemnify & hold harmless the Released Parties from & against any liability, loss, injury, or damage of any kind (including attorney’s fees) to any person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury, death or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of (i) entrant’s entry/participation into the Sweeps; (ii) any materials he or she may submit in connection herewith; (iii) the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize (or portion thereof) or participation in any activities associated with the Sweeps or any prize (or portion thereof) awarded in connection herewith, including, without limitation, travel to/from/during the Trip & the lodging, activities & events of the Trip; (iv) the Released Parties’ violation of rights of publicity or privacy, claims of defamation or portrayal in a false light or based on any claim of infringement of intellectual property; and (v) any typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering, selection, operation or announcement of any Sweeps activity and/or prize. The Released Parties are not responsible for the actions of entrants in connection with the Sweepstakes, including entrants’ attempts to circumvent the Official Rules or otherwise interfere with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweeps. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void any & all entries of an entrant who Sponsor believes has attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of this Sweeps & to modify, suspend, and/or terminate this Sweeps (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweeps &, in the case of termination, at its discretion, select potential winners via a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event that required such termination. In the event Sponsor or Admin is prevented from continuing with the Sweeps by any event beyond its control, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, communications or equipment failure, utility or service interruptions, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared), interference with the Sweeps by any party, 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 and/or Admin’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweeps or prize. Sponsor and Admin additionally reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion: (a) to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweeps should causes beyond Sponsor’s or Admin’s control corrupt or interfere with the administration, integrity, operation, security or proper play of the Sweeps; or (b) to disqualify any entrant found to be, or suspected of (i) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweep; (ii) acting in violation of these Official Rules; or (iii) acting in an un-sportsmanlike manner. CAUTION: Any attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweeps is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor and the applicable Released Parties reserve the right to seek damages (including attorneys’ fees) and/or other remedies from any such person(s) responsible for the attempt to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Released Parties make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any prize (or any portion thereof), & disclaim any implied warranty. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, entrants agree that the Released Parties: (a) maintain no control over the personnel, equipment or operation of any transportation company, hotel, manufacturer or other person or entity furnishing services, products or accommodations (“Suppliers”) as a part of the prizes provided in connection with the Sweeps; & (b) will not be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss, expense, accident, delay, inconvenience or other irregularity that may be caused or contributed to: (i) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of the Suppliers or any of their agents, servants, employees or independent contractors, (ii) by any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment, instrumentality, service or product that is owned, operated, furnished or otherwise used by any of those Suppliers, (iii) by the wrongful, negligent or unauthorized act or omission on the part of any other person or entity not an employee of the Released Parties, & (iv) by any cause, condition or event whatsoever beyond the control of the Released Parties. Sponsor’s or any other Released Party’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Except where prohibited by law, entrant agrees that any & all disputes, claims & causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweeps or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, & exclusively by the appropriate court located in the State of New York. All issues & questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation & enforceability of these Official Rules, entrant’s rights & obligations, or the rights & obligations of the Sponsor or MLB Entities in connection with the Sweeps, shall be governed by, & construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. The remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, & in no event shall any party be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect & will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules. Headings are solely for convenience of reference & will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweeps-related materials, & the terms & conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern & control & the discrepancy will be resolved in Sponsor’s sole & absolute discretion.

Winners Names: For the winners’ names, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 2/28/20 to: Mastercard Priceless Surprises All-Star Sweeps Winners, 211 Greenwood Ave. 2-2, Promo 501, Bethel, CT 06801.

The Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, administered, executed or produced by any MLB Entity Major League Baseball trademarks, service marks and copyrights are proprietary to the MLB Entities. All rights reserved.

Mastercard & Mastercard Prepaid are registered trademarks, & the circles design is a trademark, of Mastercard International Incorporated.

All third-party trademarks belong to their respective owners.

The use of any non-Sponsor trademarks, service marks, logos, or other marks in connection with this Sweeps or any prize is not meant by Sponsor to imply the endorsement of the respective owner(s) of such marks, or any affiliation of the respective owner(s) of such marks with Sweeps advertisements or the Sweeps.

Sponsor: Mastercard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577.

Administrator: teamDigital Promotions, Inc., 6 Berkshire Blvd, Bethel, CT 06801, www.teamDigital.com.

CONSUMER DISCLOSURE: NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. You have not yet won. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited. Open to U.S. legal residents who are Mastercard cardholders and legal age of majority. (2) Grand Prizes, one valued at $14,500 and one valued at $14,000. (6) First Prizes, three (3) valued at $800 and three (3) valued at $390. (10) Second Prizes valued at $200/ea. Starts 3/7/19. Ends 12/31/19. See Official Rules for details. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. Sponsored by Mastercard International Incorporated, 2000 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577-2509.