New York Jets 2017 Schedule Prediction Challenge

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS VALID ONLY IN CONNECTICUT, NEW JERSEY, AND NEW YORK, AND IS OPEN ONLY TO QUALIFIED PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN THE RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST IF YOU DO NOT FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW. 

Contest Name:  New York Jets 2017 Schedule Prediction Challenge (the “Contest”).

Contest Dates:  Contest registration shall begin on 3/7/2017 and shall end at 11:59:59pm ET on 3/31/2017, or following receipt of the first 50,000 eligible entries received, whichever occurs first (the “Registration Period”).  The 2017 NFL schedule will not be finalized until mid to late April 2017. Any entries received after the Registration Period shall be void and disqualified from the Contest.  The Sponsor’s computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest.  The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void outside CT, NJ, NY and wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

 

Who May Enter: Contest is open only to legal U.S. residents of CT, NJ, and NY, who are aged 18 or older as of date of entry and who have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued photo I.D. (the “Registrant,” “Entrant,” or “Contestant”), except the following classes of persons who are not eligible to enter, participate or win:

(a)    Employees, officers, and directors of The New York Jets LLC and JetBlue, collectively, the “Sponsors”, Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Contest Administrator”), the National Football League (NFL), NFL Players Association, any individual involved in the determination of or release of the 2017 NFL Schedule, or with any advance knowledge of the actual 2017 NFL Schedule including but not limited to Broadcast Rights Holders or stadium and league officials, each of their respective franchisees, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, distributors, retailers, printers, advertising, media and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this Contest (collectively “Released Parties”) and the members of the immediate families or households of any of the above, whether or not related. “Immediate family members” includes, for purposes of this Contest, parents (including in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including step-children), grand children (including step grand children) and each of their respective spouses.

(b)    Any individual who is provided with or possesses any advance knowledge of any kind regarding the actual 2017 NFL Schedule, prior to its official and public release by the NFL, whether direct or incidental knowledge.  Any entry submitted by such individuals shall be void and ineligible to claim any prize award.

(c)    Individuals who do not have access to an internet connection in order to visit the Contest website, or a valid email address to register.

 

How to Enter – Online Registration:  Visit www.NewYorkJets.com or www.jetsschedulechallenge.com to connect to the Contest registration page during the “Registration Period.”  Fully complete the online registration form with all required information, including your name, complete address (including city, state and zip code), valid email address, birth date, and phone number (including area code).  

During the online registration process, each Registrant will designate their own ‘Screen Name’, and must enter their username (email address) and selected password.  The designated ‘Screen Name’ will be displayed on the ‘Standings Page’ during the Contest.  Each Registrant’s username (email address) and password will allow Contestants to return to the Contest site to Log-in and view their prediction, points and standings in the Contest.

After completing the online registration, create and submit your prediction of the New York Jets 2017 Regular Season Schedule per the requirements as outlined below, including each Opponent (home or away) and the Bye Week (i.e. 1st Week: New England at Home, 2nd Week:  Miami Away, 3rd Week:  Buffalo Away, 4th Week:  Bye, etc.).  The information submitted online will be subject to the Contest Administrator’s Privacy Policy.  A copy of the Contest Administrator’s Privacy Policy is available at www.jetsschedulechallenge.com. 

After having read and agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your online registration and SAVE your completed schedule prediction.  All entries must be fully complete for all required registration information.  Any entry submitted with an invalid email address will be disqualified.  Maximum of one (1) entry per person or per valid email address during the entire Contest period.  Any Contestant submitting more than one (1) entry will void all entries by that Contestant. 

Any available opt-in opportunities are not required to enter the Contest, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve your chances of winning.  By participating and submitting an entry, Contestant agrees that Sponsors are authorized to contact Entrant via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make Contestant aware of information pertinent to the Contest, and to distribute information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, special events or promotional offers, or purchase incentives.  Contestants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or following the provided opt-out instructions.

IMPORTANT:  2017 New York Jets Schedule Prediction Deadline – Must be completed, submitted and SAVED by 11:59:59pm ET on 3/31/2017: 

All eligible 2017 New York Jets Schedule prediction entries must be fully completed, submitted and saved by the close of the Registration Period deadline (i.e., prior to 11:59:59pm ET on 3/31/2017 or immediately following the first 50,000 eligible entries, whichever occurs first).

 

2017 New York Jets Schedule Prediction:  After fully completing the online registration, and prior to the Registration  Deadline – all registered or newly registering Contestants must connect to the ‘Picks’ page on the Contest website, and fully complete their ‘2017 New York Jets  Schedule Prediction’ by submitting their prediction of the 17 weeks of the New York Jets 2017 Schedule, including each opponent (Home or Away), and the Bye Week in the exact order (i.e. 1st Week: New England at Home, 2nd Week:  Miami Away, 3rd Week:  Buffalo Away, 4th Week:  Bye, etc.).

IMPORTANT – Save Picks:  Contestants are required to click the ‘Save Picks’ button on the Contest website to save their 2017 New York Jets Schedule Prediction, or any updates to their submitted predictions prior to the close of the Registration Period.  Any predictions, updates or changes made without subsequently clicking the ‘Save Picks’ button on the Contest website will not be saved, entered or recognized for this Contest.

Completed prediction must be submitted and received by 11:59:59pm ET on 3/31/2017 in order to be eligible to participate or claim any prize award.  Any registered Contestant who fails to fully or correctly complete the online registration form, or fully and correctly complete the required Schedule prediction for all (17) weeks of the New York Jets 2017 Schedule (and Save their picks) will be disqualified from the Contest and will be ineligible to claim any prize (see below).  Any prediction not received by the required deadline for any reason including, but not limited to transmission error, internet problems, human error or programming errors, equipment or website malfunction, internet traffic or errors caused by viruses or hackers will be disqualified.  Sponsor is not responsible for any delays or difficulty in receipt of an eligible Contestant’s prediction that prevents participation in the Contest. 

Any incomplete or illegible entries will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, damaged, or for entries submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules, or for any entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, or the failure to capture any such information or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.

Each Contestant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf.  Any entry submitted on behalf of another individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified and ineligible to claim any prize.  No mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted.  Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be deemed void. 

In the event of a dispute as to any online registration, the authorized email account holder of the e-mail address used to register will be deemed to be the Registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “authorized email account holder” is the natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  All entries received become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

Receipt of Schedule Predictions:  Only eligible entries that are actually received, stored and saved in the online Contest database, prior to the Registration Period deadline, are eligible to participate.  Any prediction that is not actually received or saved in the online Contest database for any reason, including due to Contestant error in the selection, submission or saving of their prediction; Contestant’s failure to ‘save’ their picks; software or hardware problems on the Contestants computer; programming errors on the Contest website; internet connection or transmission issues; website traffic, malfunction or failure; viruses, spam or denial of service attacks; or for any other reason shall not be eligible for the Contest regardless of the accuracy of the claimed prediction.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible registrations or entries, or for any registration or entry submitted in a manner that is not expressly allowed under these rules, or for any registration or entry not submitted, saved or received for any reason, including due to any technical error or failure, unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any required information, human or programming errors, or the failure to capture any such information or effects of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.

Scoring:  Following the announcement of the 2017 NFL Schedule, the Contest Administrator shall compare every eligible entry received to the actual 2017 New York Jets Schedule.  The official 2017 NFL Schedule and all decisions by league officials shall be final for the purposes of determining the actual 2017 New York Jets Schedule. 

 

A perfect score shall be one hundred seventy (170) points for correctly predicting all seventeen (17) weeks of the New York Jets 2017 Schedule in exact order, including the Bye week. 

Tie-Breaker Procedures:  In the event of a tie in scoring results, for the grand prize or bonus prize award, the first eligible Contestant who completed the online registration (1st to register), shall be declared the prize winner for the corresponding prize award.  In the event of a remaining tie, a random drawing shall be conducted to determine the corresponding prize winner.

In order for the Grand Prize to be awarded, an eligible Contestant must correctly predict all seventeen (17) weeks of the New York Jets 2017 Schedule in exactly the correct order, including the opponent, home or away, and the Bye week, thereby scoring a perfect one hundred seventy (170) points.  If no eligible Contestant correctly predicts all 17 weeks of the New York Jets 2017 Schedule in exact order, including the Bye weekthen the Grand Prize will NOT be awarded.

Prize Awards:  The following prize awards will be available to eligible Contestants participating in the Contest:

Grand Prize – Correctly predict all seventeen (17) weeks of the New York Jets 2017 Schedule in exact order, including each opponent, home or away, and the Bye week  (“Perfect 2017 New York Jets  Schedule Prediction”): 

If an eligible Contestant correctly predicts all seventeen (17) weeks of the New York Jets 2017 Schedule in exact order, including each opponent home or away, and the Bye week, they will be eligible to claim the grand prize subject to approval and verification of compliance with these Official Rules.  The grand prize is:  $100,000 Cash.

 

A maximum of one (1) grand prize will be awarded.  In the event of multiple winning entries, then the tie-breaking procedure(s) as listed above shall be utilized to determine the one (1) grand prize winner.  If no eligible Contestant successfully completes the grand prize winning requirements, then the Grand Prize will NOT be awarded.

 

First Place Bonus Prize – Highest Score:  The eligible Contestant who scores the most points in the 2017 New York Jets Schedule Prediction Challenge (per the scoring method outlined above), thereby earning the most points in the Contest, will be eligible to claim the First Place Bonus Prize Award subject to approval and verification of compliance with these Official Rules.  The First Place bonus prize award is: two (2) tickets to each regular season New York Jets home game courtesy of JetBlue, with a maximum value not to exceed $1,500, based upon a maximum ticket value of $93.75. 

Exact seat locations will be as solely determined and specified by Sponsor.  Each ticket subject to the terms and conditions and policy and procedures, including rules of conduct, of the hosting stadium venue and team.  No other costs or expenses are included with prize award, including any associated parking costs or incidental expenses.

 

A maximum of one (1) First Place Prize will be awarded.  In the event of multiple tied entries for the highest score, then the tie-breaking procedure(s) as listed above shall be utilized to determine the one (1) bonus prize winner.

 

All prize awards are non-cumulative.  Maximum of one (1) prize award per participating Contestant.  All applicable federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole responsibility.  All prize awards are non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Maximum retail value of all available prizes:  $100,000.

 

All of the following will apply for each prize winner: 1) Winner may be required to submit a certified affidavit that they were not provided, nor had any advance knowledge of the actual 2017 NFL schedule; 2) Winner will be required to complete and return, within five (5) business days of date of receipt, a W-9 form (if prize value exceeds $600), an affidavit of eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted); 3) Winner will be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving any prize; 4) Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the actual value of all prizes won, if prize value exceeds $600; and 5) Winner will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited to all local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded.  Failure to collect or properly claim any prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.  If forfeited for any reason, Winner will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as provided herein. 

Additional Rules & Restrictions:  By participating in this Contest, Entrants agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules, Privacy Policy and the decisions of the Sponsor and Contest Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this Contest.  In the event an Entrant wins a prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules, he/she will be required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize. Participation in Contest constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use Entrants’ names, cities and states of residence and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants ineligible for any prize.  This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.  Contestants understand that they are providing information to the Sponsor and Contest Administrator and not to Facebook.

By participating, Entrants agree to hold all Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating to Entrant’s participation in this Contest, or the acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities (including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and to assume all liability thereof. 

Released Parties shall not be liable to winner or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released Parties’ sole control. 

Contestants are restricted to use of ordinary and typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for received entries due to technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery method. Released Parties are not responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone, computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind, including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online Entrant's ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to Entrant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Contest, including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the printing or advertising of this Contest, administration or execution of the Contest, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the announcement of the prizes or prize winners.  Sponsor/Contest Administrator, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest website.

If you opt to use your wireless mobile device in connection with this Contest, depending on your phone’s capabilities, standard text messaging rates or data charges may apply according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier.  Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance.  Wireless carriers’ rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest.

Sponsor/Contest Administrator reserves the right to cancel, modify or terminate the Contest if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy or threaten the integrity of this portion of the Contest, in the opinion of the Sponsor/Contest Administrator, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest as determined by Sponsor/Contest Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of early termination of the Contest, Sponsor/Contest Administrator reserves the right to determine any applicable prize winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination, or to confirm eligible Contestants from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of such termination.

If due to circumstances beyond the control of the Sponsor, any event associated with this Contest or the prize is delayed, rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to cancel or modify the Contest and shall not be required to award a substitute prize. 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By participating, each Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Contest, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take place in a federal or state court within the State of New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest, and in no event will Entrant be entitled to received attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (3) under no circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of Entrant and Sponsor in connection with this Contest, shall be governed by, and 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 or provisions (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.

Odds:  The odds of winning a prize in the Contest are based upon the number of eligible entries received, and the skill and ability of each eligible Entrant to predict the actual 2017 New York Jets schedule.

Official Rules & Winners List:  For a copy of these Official Rules or the names of prize winners, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 5/31/2017 to: New York Jets 2017 Schedule Prediction Challenge, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.  PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting: Official Rules or Winners List. 

Sponsor: This Contest is sponsored by The New York Jets LLC, 1 Jets Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932.    

Administrator: This Contest is administered by Million Dollar Media, LLC, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.