HEINEKEN SOCCER PROMOTION
Full Official Rules
NO PURCHASE OR TEXT MESSAGE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASING A PRODUCT OR SENDING A TEXT MESSAGE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
THE HEINEKEN SOCCER PROMOTION (“PROMOTION”) IS OPEN ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE TWENTY-ONE (21) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF DATE OF ENTRY. PROMOTION IS GOVERNED EXCLUSIVELY BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.
BY ENTERING, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH ARE A BINDING CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS CONTRACT INCLUDES CERTAIN RELEASES FROM YOU AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES, INCLUDING A WAIVER OF YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
This Promotion consists of two (2) parts: (a) a random chance instant win program (“Instant Win Program”), and (b) a random chance Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Collectively, the Instant Win Program and the Sweepstakes are referred to as the “Promotion,” and the Instant Win Period and the Sweepstakes Periods as the “Promotion Period.”
(a) The Instant Win Program is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age and older at time of entry, except New Jersey and Texas. Void in New Jersey and Texas. This portion of the Promotion may only be entered in or from the United States and the District of Columbia (excluding New Jersey and Texas), and entries originating from New Jersey, Texas, or outside the United States are not eligible. You are not eligible to win in the Instant Win portion of this Promotion if you reside in New Jersey or Texas or outside the United States.
(b) The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age and older at time of entry except as set forth below.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following individuals and members of their families (parents, grandparents, children, siblings, spouses) and immediate household members (whether related or not) are not eligible for participation: employees, officers, and directors of HEINEKEN USA Inc. (“Sponsor”), Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM”), the “MLS Entities”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, their respective printers, and advertising and promotion agencies, alcoholic beverage suppliers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers, and alcoholic beverage retailers. All federal, state, and local regulations apply.
2. START/END DATES:
The Instant Win Program begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 5/10/19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 10/31/19 or when all Instant Win prizes have been awarded, whichever is earlier (“Instant Win Period”). The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) on 5/10/19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 10/20/19 (“Sweepstakes Period”).
3. HOW TO ENTER:
There are two (2) ways to enter the Promotion: (a) via SMS or (b) on the Internet.
(a) SMS Entry: Submit an SMS entry from your mobile device (“Mobile Device”) by texting ‘SOCCER’ to 64636. You will receive a return text message providing a link to . Visit the website and follow the on-screen instructions to participate in the Instant Win Program and to be entered into the Sweepstakes drawing. In you are an instant winner you will receive an on-screen confirmation message. Carrier’s standard messaging and data rates apply. All SMS entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on 10/31/19.
(b) Internet Entry: To submit an Internet entry directly online (without sending a text), go directly to and follow the on-screen entry instructions. Normal time rates, if any, charged by Internet service provider will apply. All Internet entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on 10/31/19.
There is a limit of one (1) entry per person regardless of method of entry. Returning visitors can login with their previously registered email address to participate in the instant win game up to one time per day.
By submitting an entry, entrants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of HEINEKEN USA Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its appointed agents, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Promotion. By submitting an entry, entrants are automatically entered into both the Instant Win Program and the Sweepstakes.
Please note that there is a limit of one (1) prize per individual, household, street address, and/or e-mail address during any six (6) month period across all HEINEKEN USA Inc. promotions, regardless of brand (Heineken, Amstel, Dos Equis, Dos-A-Rita, Murphy’s, Newcastle, Red Stripe, Strongbow, Tecate, and Tiger), except that in the case of this Promotion instant prize winners are still eligible for a chance to win the Sweepstakes grand prize.
All Promotion prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Prizes to be awarded “as is” and any and all warranties and/or guarantees (if any) shall be subject to the prize manufacturer’s terms; therefore, winners agree to look solely to such manufacturer(s) for any such warranty(s) and/or guarantee(s), if any. Any prize depiction is for illustrative purposes only and shall not be relied upon. No part of any prize includes any alcoholic beverages. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash. No substitutions of prizes by winners are allowed, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value at its sole discretion.
(a) Instant Win Prize #1 (20): Twenty (20) Instant Win prize #1 will be awarded randomly. Each instant win prize #1 consists of a Heineken-branded Soccer ball. The approximate retail value (ARV) of each soccer ball: $6. The ARV of all soccer balls: $120.
(b) Instant Win Prize #2 (5): Five (5) Instant Win prize #2 will be awarded randomly. Each instant win prize #2 consists of a $50 e-gift card to the MLSStore.com for team gear of the winner’s choice. The approximate retail value (ARV) of each instant win prize #2: $50. The ARV of all instant win prize #2: $250.
(c) Instant Win Prize #3 (5): Five (5) Instant Win prize #3 will be awarded randomly. Each instant win prize #3 consists of two (2) tickets to a Sponsor designated MLS regular season soccer match. Game date, stadium location and seat locations as solely determined and designated by Sponsor. The approximate retail value (ARV) of each instant win prize #3: $100. The ARV of all instant win prize #2: $500.
(d) Grand Prize (1): One (1) grand prize will be awarded. Grand prize winner will receive round-trip coach airfare* for two (2) people from the gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to the Sponsor designated destination city where the MLS Cup Championship is being played on 11/10/19, two (2) tickets to the MLS Cup Championship match on 11/10/19 (seat locations as solely determined and designated by Sponsor based upon availability), hotel accommodations for two (2) people—one room, double occupancy—for two (2) nights. ARV of the Sweepstakes grand prize: $2,500.
The drawing for the grand prize will be held on or about 10/21/19.
Exact transportation and accommodation details, dates, times, and terms to be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor. No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel and accommodations are subject to availability. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. All travel must be completed by date determined by Sponsor, at its sole discretion, or prize will be forfeited. Once travel is booked, any penalties incurred as a result of changes to flights are solely the responsibility of winner. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules and those set forth by Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. All expenses and travel costs incurred as a result of seeking or winning a prize are solely the responsibility of winner. Any expenses or costs not expressly stated in the description of the prize above, including, but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, surcharges, airport fees, service or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes, or other expenses, are solely the responsibility of winner. Winners’ guests must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older as of the date of departure and must travel on the same itinerary and at the same time as winner. Travel must be round-trip. Winners and guests are solely responsible for obtaining any required travel documents and travel insurance. Winners and guests must each execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Publicity Release form provided by Sponsor or its appointed agent prior to issuance of tickets. Travel restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel vouchers, or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible for any penalty charges incurred as a result of changes to tickets that have been issued. Any such penalties incurred are solely the responsibility of winner.
Ticket winners and their guests agree to comply with all applicable stadium regulations in connection with the prize. Sponsor and the applicable MLS entities reserve the right to remove or deny entry to any winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person at any game, event, or exhibition.
ARV of all prizes: $3,370.
All expenses and travel costs incurred as a result of seeking, winning, and/or making use of a prize are the sole responsibility of winner. Any expense or cost not expressly stated in the description of the prizes set forth above is the sole responsibility of winner.
All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on any prize are solely the responsibility of winner of the prize. Winners of prizes with a value of $600 or more will be issued an IRS Form 1099-MISC early in the year following the year in which prize was awarded for filing with his/her federal and state tax returns. Sponsor complies with all tax reporting requirements. The amount of any tax liability will vary depending on winner’s tax bracket.
5. ODDS OF WINNING:
(a) Instant Win
Odds of winning an Instant Win prize are dependent on the number of eligible Instant Win entries divided by the number of prizes available. Limit one (1) Instant Win prize per person or household.
(b) Grand Prize Sweepstakes
Odds of winning the Sweepstakes grand prize are dependent on the number of eligible entries received.
6. WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION, AND VERIFICATION:
(a) Instant Win
Potential Instant Win prize winners will be selected at random. If you are a potential Instant Win prize winner, you will receive an on-message stating that you have won an Instant Win prize. You will then be sent a prize claim form with instructions on how to claim your prize. Allow 2 – 4 weeks for processing and delivery of prize claim form. Please note that you are not officially a winner until your eligibility has been verified and you have fully complied with these Official Rules. Limit one (1) Instant Win prize per person.
The Potential winner in the Sweepstakes portion of the Promotion will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received, to be held on or about 10/21/19. Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor or its appointed agent, and all decisions are final. Potential winner will be contacted by telephone or e-mail. If the potential winner cannot be reached within twenty-four (24) hours of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if any potential winner rejects his/her prize, or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. Upon forfeiture of any prize, no compensation will be given.
All potential winner will be required to sign and return, where legal, a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within two (2) days of receipt. No potential winner will be an official winner until any required documentation has been returned and eligibility has been formally verified by Sponsor. If any potential winner fails to comply with these Official Rules and/or to submit the required documentation within the designated time period, he/she will be automatically disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.
7. LICENSE AND RELEASE:
Participation in the Promotion and acceptance of prize constitute winners’ and guests’ (where applicable) permission for Sponsor or its agents to photograph, film, and record each winner and guest and to use his/her name, address (city and state), likeness, photograph, voice, biographical information, and/or any statements made by winner and guest regarding the Promotion or Sponsor for purposes of trade, publicity, or promotion without notice or additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. By participating and/or accepting a prize, entrants, winners, and guests acknowledge and agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, the MLS Entities, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors and their advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all liability for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost, or expense whatsoever, including, without limitation, property damage, personal injury, and/or death that may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in the Promotion, or participation in, possession, acceptance, and/or use or misuse of any prize or participation in any Promotion-related activity, including, but not limited to, any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, and merchandise delivery. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions, substitutions, or omissions whatsoever by any transportation companies, sporting organization, and/or any other persons providing any services to winner, including any results thereof, such as changes in services or location necessitated by same. Sponsor is not responsible if any part of a Promotion prize cannot be awarded due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather, or acts of terrorism. Sponsor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to personal belongings. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules or who attempt to interfere with this Promotion in any way shall be disqualified. There is no purchase required to participate in the Promotion or to win any prize in the Promotion. A purchase does not increase odds of winning.
8. ADDITIONAL TERMS:
Sponsor reserves the right to alter, suspend, or terminate the Promotion at any time and with or without notice if, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, the integrity of the Promotion becomes or is likely to become compromised in any way. In the event the Promotion is terminated prematurely, all eligible entries received prior to the Promotion termination or suspension date will be included in the next prize drawing. No automated devices, bots, and/or other programs and/or software are permitted. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Delivery of a prize will require a street address located within the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. Sponsor is not responsible for late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted, or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind, whether mechanical, human, or electronic. Only fully completed entries are eligible. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.
In case of a dispute as to the identity of any SMS entrant, an entry will be declared as made by the authorized account holder of the Mobile Device used for entry. In case of a dispute as to the identity of any Internet entrant, an entry made by Internet will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the 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. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.
If for any reason the Promotion is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, automated entries, fraud, technical failure, human error, or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, telephone or other communications malfunctions, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or theft or destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, any combination thereof, or otherwise, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from, participation or downloading of any materials in the Promotion.
Sponsor and its agents are not responsible for printing, distribution, or production errors and may, in their sole discretion, rescind, cancel, suspend, modify, or revoke this Promotion based upon any such error without liability. If by reason of a printing, computer, or other error more prizes are awarded in a prize category than the number set forth in these Official Rules, all persons purportedly making valid claims will be included in a random drawing to award the advertised number of prizes available. In no case will more than the advertised number of prizes be awarded. Antifraud detection devices may be used for verification purposes. In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Promotion materials and the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Headings are solely for convenience and will not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of the documents or any provision hereof.
Caution: Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion may be a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE WEBSITES AND/OR THIS PROMOTION, OR ENTRANT’S DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROMOTION.
9. DISPUTES AND GOVERNING LAW:
The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Promotion. Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, these Official Rules and/or the Promotion shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in New York City, New York.
THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY, AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS AND RULES. For any matters that are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Promotion, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to New York City, New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.
10. USE OF DATA:
11. LIST OF WINNERS:
To obtain a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, with sufficient postage, to Winners List, Heineken Soccer Promotion, P.O. Box 248, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. All requests for a list of winners must be postmarked by 11/30/19 and received by 12/14/19.
12. SPONSOR: HEINEKEN USA Inc., White Plains, NY.
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