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2016 SEASON PLAN HOLDER SWEEPSTAKES (THE SWEEPSTAKES)

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED AS OF THE APPLICABLE DRAWING DATE DEADLINE. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry.  Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC (“Sponsor” or “Washington Nationals”), the other MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a Prize (defined below).  The “MLB Entities” shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“MLBAM” or “MLB.com”), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities.  The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.  Void outside the states listed above and where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

HOW TO ENTER: The Sweepstakes begins at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on August 3, 2015, and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on August 29, 2015 (the “Entry Period”).  You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of three (3) ways: (a) by renewing or purchasing a Washington Nationals partial (twenty [20] game), half (forty-one [41] game), or full (eighty-two [82]) game season ticket plan for 2016 ("Eligible Package") by August 29, 2015; (b) via email; or (c) by filling out an entry form at Nationals Park. No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person, per 2016 Washington Nationals season ticket plan holder account, per email address and per household, regardless of method of entry.  Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.

1.  Season Ticket Renewal/Purchase Method:  Each eligible entrant who makes a renewal payment of at least ten percent (10%) of the full price of an Eligible Package prior to or during the Entry Period is automatically entered into the Sweepstakes.

2. Email Method: If you do not wish to enter by renewing and/or making a renewal payment of at least ten percent (10%) of the full price of an Eligible Package, you may enter the Sweepstakes during the Entry Period by emailing your full name, address, city, state and zip code, day & evening telephone numbers (including area codes) and date of birth to ticketinfo@nationals.com, with “2016 Season Ticket Plan Holder Sweepstakes Entry” as the subject line. By successfully transmitting an email as directed, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes. All information submitted online by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, MLB.com’s Terms of Use accessible at:http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/about_mlb_com/terms_of_use.jsp and Privacy Policy accessible at:www.mlb.com/privacy. Email entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

3. Ballpark Entry Form Method: If you do not wish to enter by renewing and/or making a payment of at least ten percent (10%) of the full price of an Eligible Package or by email, you may enter the Sweepstakes during the Entry Period by visiting the Washington Nationals box office located at Nationals Park during its normal business hours and fill out a Sweepstakes entry form. By successfully submitting an entry form as directed, you will be entered in the Sweepstakes. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the entry form to be eligible. Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. Ballpark entry form entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

RANDOM DRAWINGS: The potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about the dates set forth in the table below (each, a “Drawing Date”) from among all eligible entries received as of 11:59 p.m. ET the day prior to the applicable Drawing Date (each, a “Drawing Date Deadline”). Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winners will be declared the official winners of the Sweepstakes (each, a “Winner” and collectively, the “Winners”). The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date Deadline. Limit one (1) Prize per person, per 2016 Washington Nationals season ticket plan holder account, per email address and per household. Non-winning eligible entries from one Drawing Date will carry-over and remain eligible for subsequent drawings, if any.

PRIZES:  The following prizes (each a “Prize” and collectively, the “Prizes”) will be awarded as follows (i.e., one (1) per Drawing Date unless otherwise stated below): 

Drawing Date

Number of Prizes Awarded

Prize

Description

Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of each Prize

8/3/2015

 

Autographed Anthony Rendon Jersey & $5 Chili’s Gift Card

One (1) official Major League Baseball jersey signed by Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon; and one (1) $5 Chili’s gift card

$100

8/5/2015

 

Swag Bag & $250 Under Armour Gift Card

One (1) bag of Washington Nationals gear and one (1) $250 Under Armour gift card

$275

8/5/2015

Five (5)

Swag Bag

One (1) bag of Washington Nationals gear

$25

8/6/2015

 

Lexus Presidents Club Tickets & Autographed Bryce Harper Ball

Two (2) Lexus Presidents Club tickets to upgrade the Winner and one (1) guest at the game and one (1) official Major League Baseball baseball signed by Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper

$500

8/7/2015

 

Autographed Jayson Werth Bat & Chick-Fil-A Coupon

One (1) official Major League Baseball bat signed by Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth and one (1) Chick-Fil-A coupon

$100

8/8/2015

 

Swag Bag & United Airlines Flight Voucher

One (1) bag of Washington Nationals gear and one (1) roundtrip United Airlines light voucher for travel anywhere inside the continental United States. Some restrictions apply.

$500

8/8/2015

Five (5)

Swag Bag

One (1) bag of Washington Nationals gear

$25

8/9/2015

 

Lexus Presidents Club Tickets & Autographed Stephen Strasburg Jersey

Two (2) Lexus Presidents Club tickets to upgrade the Winner and one (1) guest at the game and one (1) official Major League Baseball jersey signed by Washington Nationals P Stephen Strasburg

$500

8/21/2015

 

Swag Bag & VIDA Membership

One (1) bag of Washington Nationals gear and one (1) VIDA Membership for one year

$1500

8/21/2015

Five (5)

Swag Bag

One (1) bag of Washington Nationals gear

$25

8/22/2015

 

Autographed Wilson Ramos Jersey & $5 Chili’s Gift Card

One (1) Official Major League Baseball jersey signed by Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos & one (1) $5 Chili’s gift card

$100

8/23/2015

 

Lexus Presidents Club Tickets & Autographed Gio Gonzalez Ball

Two (2) Lexus Presidents Club  tickets for Winner and one (1) guest for upgrade at game and one (1) Official Major League Baseball baseball signed by Washington Nationals P Gio Gonzalez

$500

8/25/2015

 

Swag Bag & Majestic Authentic Jersey

One (1) bag of Washington Nationals gear and one (1) Majestic authentic Washington Nationals jersey

$400

8/25/2015

Five (5)

Swag Bag

One (1) bag of Washington Nationals gear

$25

8/26/2015

 

Autographed Ryan Zimmerman Bat & Papa John’s Gift Card

One (1) official Major League Baseball bat signed by Washington Nationals 1B Ryan Zimmerman & one (1) Papa John’s Gift Cards for a free pizza

$100

8/27/2015

 

Lexus Presidents Club Tickets & Autographed Ian Desmond Jersey

Two (2) Lexus Presidents Club tickets to upgrade the Winner and one (1) guest at the game and one (1) official Major League Baseball jersey signed by Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond

$500

8/28/2015

 

Autographed Max Scherzer Ball & $5 Chili’s Gift Card

One (1) official Major League Baseball baseball signed by Washington Nationals P Max Scherzer & one (1) $5 Chili’s Gift Card

$100

8/30/2015

 

Lexus Presidents Club Tickets & Autographed Jayson Werth Bat

Two (2) Lexus Presidents Club tickets to  upgrade the Winner and one (1) guest at the game and one (1) official Major League Baseball bat signed by Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth

$500

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details, including, without limitation, the exact nature and duration or any experience or opportunity portion of a Prize, shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Sponsor and all gift cards and certificates awarded are subject to the terms and conditions of issuer and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. The United Airlines voucher is valid for five years from the date the voucher was purchased as indicated on the voucher. In the event any player and/or individual named above in the Prize description is unavailable to autograph any item described above for any reason, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute an alternate player or individual, as applicable, as determined solely by Sponsor in the named player’s or individual’s absence. Each Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes).  All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of each individual Winner. The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any Prize (or any portion thereof) with a prize of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. Transportation to/from ANY game and lodging not included unless specified in description of prize above. Seat and suite locations at any game included as part of a Prize shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winners’ companions must be of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence (and at least eighteen (18) years of age), unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the BOC and/or the applicable Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change.  The terms and conditions of tickets awarded as part of any Prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason. Each Winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and venue, as applicable, regulations in connection with the Prize.  Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any Winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition.  Released Parties (defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage or any other natural disaster outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition. Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s).

NOTIFICATION:  Each potential winner will be notified at the email address, postal address and/or telephone number (in the sole discretion of Sponsor) provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification").  A potential winner may also be announced at Nationals Park, in the event that the drawing occurs on a Drawing Date while a Washington Nationals home game is in progress. In the event that any potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within two (2) business days of the date of issuance or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date Deadline.  Each potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within five (5) days of the date of issuance.  Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries received as of the applicable Drawing Date Deadline.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE:  By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (a) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (b) waive any and all claims against Sponsor, the other MLB Entities, Facebook, Apple, Inc. and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize (or any portion thereof).  By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor and/or MLBAM, as applicable, by telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes.  Each Winner, by acceptance of the Prize, grants to Sponsor, MLBAM and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state/territory/province of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated, postage-due or garbled entries, transmissions, email or mail; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; wireless service congestion; failures or malfunctions of phones, phone lines or telephone systems, wireless towers or cellular tower equipment; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in  wireless or other transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, wireless service, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person's computer and/or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor and/or MLBAM or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, MLBAM and/or their respective agents.  Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion.  Released Parties (a) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize (or any portion thereof), and (b) disclaim any implied warranty.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sponsor and MLBAM reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof).  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor and MLBAM also reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY ENTRANT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT, AND SPONSOR, MLBAM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’?FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on a 2016 season ticket holder account, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Season Ticket Account Holder of the 2016 season ticket holder account provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules. The “Authorized Season Ticket Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the official 2016 season ticket holder account is assigned to in the official records of Sponsor. In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the Authorized Account Holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

As a condition of entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that (i) any and all disputes, claims, controversies or causes of action arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded (each, a “Claim”), shall be (1) arbitrated on an individual basis only, and shall not be consolidated or joined with or in any arbitration or other proceeding involving a Claim of any other party, and (2) settled by binding arbitration in the District of Columbia before a single arbitrator appointed by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its then governing rules and procedures, and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof; and (ii) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.  These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, U.S.A, applicable to contracts entered into and performed exclusively in that State.

Apple, Inc. is not a sponsor of, or responsible for conducting, the Sweepstakes. All entry data provided online is provided to Sponsor and/or MLBAM and not to Facebook. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

WINNERS LIST:  For a list of Winners’ names, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by October 6, 2015, to: 2016 Season Plan Holder Sweepstakes Winners List c/o Washington Nationals, Attn: Ticket Sales & Service Department, 1500 South Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003. 

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Washington Nationals Baseball Club, LLC, 1500 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003.

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