Terms and Conditions

Sports Minneapolis, Powered by Meet Minneapolis Ultimate Sports Ticket

RAFFLE – OFFICIAL RULES

1. ELIGIBILITY. This raffle (the “Raffle”) is only open to legal residents of Minnesota who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry, except officers, directors, members, and employees either of Meet Minneapolis, the Greater Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association, the judging organization (if applicable), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Raffle, the immediate family thereof (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. 

2. SPONSOR; LICENSE. The sponsor of the Raffle is Sports Minneapolis, Powered by Meet Minneapolis (“Sponsor”) with an address at 250 Marquette Avenue South, #1300, Minneapolis, MN 55401. The Raffle is conducted pursuant to Minnesota Lawful Gambling Permit #X-93870 Sports Minneapolis, a copy of which is posted at the address of the Sponsor as noted above

3. HOW TO ENTER/RAFFLE DATE AND PERIOD.

a. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Minneapolis Visitor Information Center  at 505 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401; the offices of Meet Minneapolis and at select events in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan area to be noted on the promotion’s website http://www.sportsminneapolis.org/ultimatesportsticket/ (the “Location”) from 8:00 A.M. CDT on December 13th, 2017 and ends at 8:00 P.M. CDT on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, unless another time frame is designated for sale of the Raffle tickets by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

b. Raffle tickets will be sold as described below. Only one (1) ticket is required to be purchased by an eligible individual to enter the Raffle; however, there is no limit to the number of Raffle tickets an eligible individual may purchase. Each Raffle ticket is purchased for a price of $100.

c. A raffle ticket purchaser will be given the Raffle ticket(s) at the time of purchase.

d. Only cash, personal check, or debit cards are valid payment for purchasing Raffle tickets. Raffle tickets may not be purchased with credit cards or other form of payment. Raffle tickets may be sold only for the price printed on the ticket, and may not be provided free of charge or for any other consideration. ALL PURCHASES OF RAFFLE TICKETS ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

4. PRIZE; PAYMENT.

a. There will be  two (2) winners, one of which who will receive two (2) tickets to marquee games of the following (total of 78 games):

Minnesota Twins 2018 Season
University of Minnesota Football 2018 Season
Minnesota Vikings 2018 Season
University of Minnesota Volleyball 2018 Season
Minnesota Timberwolves 2018‑2019 Season
University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball 2018‑2019 Season
Minnesota Wild 2018‑2019 Season
University of Minnesota Women’s Basketball 2018‑2019 Season
Minnesota Lynx 2018 Season
University of Minnesota Men’s Hockey 2018‑2019 Season
Minnesota United FC 2018 Season
University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey 2018‑2019 Season

In addition, the first winner will also receive two (2) VIP Ticket Packages to the ESPN X Games Minneapolis in July 2018.

b. The second  winner  will receive (2) tickets to home opening games of the following:

Minnesota Twins 2018 Season
University of Minnesota Football 2018 Season
Minnesota Vikings 2018 Season
University of Minnesota Volleyball 2018 Season
Minnesota Timberwolves 2018‑2019 Season
University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball 2018‑2019 Season
Minnesota Wild 2018‑2019 Season
University of Minnesota Women’s Basketball 2018‑2019 Season
Minnesota Lynx 2018 Season
University of Minnesota Men’s Hockey 2018‑2019 Season
Minnesota United FC 2018 Season
University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey 2018‑2019 Season

The total minimum ARV of these prizes: $3,200. 

b. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winners’ sole responsibility. No portion of the Raffle ticket price may be deducted as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.

c. No prize or any portion thereof is redeemable for cash. Any portion of the prize that is not used is forfeited. No substitutions for prize except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. All prizes are subject to the terms and conditions of the relevant sports teams and/or other third parties.

5. DRAWING; NOTIFICATION; VERIFICATION; REDEMPTION; ODDS. 

a. Two (2) winning Raffle ticket will be randomly drawn by the Sponsor during Minnesota Wild hockey game Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at Xcel Energy Center, 199 W Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55102. The winning Raffle ticket numbers will be (i) announced at this game, (ii) posted at the Minneapolis Visitor Information on Nicollet, and (iii) posted on the Sponsor’s website (www.sportsminneapolis.org/ultimatesportsticket for a period of sixty (60) days after the drawing. The potential winners do not need to be present to win. In the case of a discrepancy between the announced winning Raffle ticket numbers and the actual winning Raffle ticket numbers, the actual numbers will be considered to be the valid and winning ticket numbers. The potential prize winners must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.

b. The odds of winning a Raffle prize depend on the number of valid tickets sold to eligible purchasers based upon 400 available chances.

c. If by reason of printing or other error, more than one prize winning Raffle ticket number is claimed in this Raffle for one prize, all eligible participants making purportedly valid claims for the prize will be included in a random drawing to award the prize. No more than two (2) prizes will be awarded in the Raffle. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each participant's sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.

d. In order to claim the prize, the holder of the winning Raffle ticket must go in person with the original winning raffle ticket to either (i) the Sports Minneapolis representative at the pre-game drawing at Xcel Energy Center or (ii) the Sponsor’s office (at the address in Section 1 above) during the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (federal and state holidays excluded), on or before a date that is thirty (30) days after the drawing (the “Prize Expiration Date”), and surrender the original winning Raffle ticket and follow the procedures below. If the Prize Expiration Date occurs on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal or state holiday, the Prize Expiration Date will be deemed to occur on the next business day. The potential winners will be required to deliver to an authorized Sponsor representative (A) the original winning Raffle ticket (facsimiles, photocopies, scans and mechanically-reproduced Raffle tickets are not eligible) (B) an executed liability/publicity release in the forms(s) provided by the Sponsor, and (C) if applicable, executed IRS forms as provided by the Sponsor. The liability/publicity release must be executed and delivered to the authorized Sponsor representative at the time of surrender of the original winning Raffle ticket.

e. If the potential prize winners do not surrender the original winning Raffle ticket to the Sponsor before the end of the prize Expiration Date, or if the potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if the potential prize winner does not comply with the Official Rules, or if the prize check is returned as undeliverable, then the potential prize winner may be disqualified and the prize forfeited.

f. The winning Raffle tickets are subject to verification at the sole discretion of Sponsor. Raffle tickets that are stolen, counterfeit, fraudulent, tampered with, defective, illegible, reproduced (including without limitation, copies), mutilated, altered or otherwise irregular in any way are not eligible. Only Raffle tickets obtained as described in these Official Rules shall be deemed to have been obtained legitimately. Anti-fraud detection devices may be used for verification purposes. Raffle tickets will be void if they fail to pass anti-fraud detection measures, or, if determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, to be unauthorized, ineligible, illegitimately obtained, or if they contain an unauthorized message, code, number or other marking not issued by Sponsor for use in the Raffle, or if they contain printing, typographical or other mechanical errors or are printed or produced in error, or are illegible, or unreadable or blank. Sponsor shall have no liability or obligation to the holder of any void Raffle ticket. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor may, at its sole discretion and without obligation, elect to replace a void Raffle ticket with another one upon request, while supplies last. Sponsor reserves the right to inspect and examine any void Raffle ticket prior to issuing a replacement. Replacements will be issued at Sponsor’s sole discretion and will be denied in the event of non-compliance with these Official Rules. Sponsor shall have no liability or obligation with respect to any void Raffle ticket. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen Raffle tickets, and will not replace lost, damaged or stolen Raffle tickets.

6. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS. By participating in the Raffle, each Raffle ticket purchaser fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of Raffle tickets, the verification of the winning Raffle ticket, and the redemption and award of the prize), which are final and binding in all respects.

7. Communications and Privacy. By entering the Raffle, Raffle participants agree to receive email newsletters, updates, and/or other promotional communications periodically from Sponsor. Raffle participants can opt-out of receiving communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the email newsletter. All Raffle participant information, including e-mail addresses, is subject to these rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at http://www.minneapolis.org/privacy-policy/.

8. RELEASE. Raffle participants agree to be bound by these rules. By entering the Raffle, each Raffle participant releases and discharges the Sponsor, judging organization (if applicable), and any other party associated with the development or administration of this Raffle, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”), from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this Raffle, including without limitation legal claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light) (collectively, “Claims”). Except where prohibited: (i) entry into the Raffle constitutes the consent of the Raffle participant, without further compensation, to use his/her name, likeness, biographical data, and contact information for editorial, advertising, marketing, publicity, and administrative purposes by the Sponsor and/or others authorized by the Sponsor; (ii) acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor Entities of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this Raffle and the use, misuse, or possession of any prize; (iii) any potential winner may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility (including social security number) and a liability/publicity release; and (iv) if prize involves travel or activities, any potential winner and travel companion (if applicable) may be required to execute releases of the Sponsor from any and all liability with respect to participation in such travel/activities and/or use of the prize. Affidavits and releases must be returned within five (5) days from the date that Sponsor first tries to notify the potential winner. Sponsor may conduct a background check to confirm any potential winner’s eligibility and compliance with these rules. By entering, Raffle participant agrees to cooperate reasonably with any such background check. If the prize includes participation in any public event(s) or publicity, or if Sponsor Entities intend to publicize the winner in any way, and if a background check reveals that a potential winner has engaged in conduct that could damage the reputation or business of any Sponsor Entity, as determined by Sponsor in its discretion, the potential winner may be disqualified and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.

9. Disclaimers. (i) Sponsor is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, illegible or incompletely received, for any reason; (ii) Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site or otherwise attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Raffle; (iii) Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Raffle if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of force majeure or technical failures of any sort; (iv) Sponsor Entities are not responsible for errors in the administration or fulfillment of this Raffle, including without limitation mechanical, human, printing, distribution or production errors, and may cancel, terminate or modify this Raffle based upon such error at its sole discretion without liability. In no event will Sponsor be responsible for awarding more than the number of prizes specified in these rules; (v) In the event this Raffle is cancelled or terminated, pursuant to subparagraph (iii), Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein; (vi) SPONSOR ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS RAFFLE OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING ANY PRIZE OR ANY COMPONENT OF ANY PRIZE; and (vii) The value(s) of the prize(s) set forth above represent Sponsor’s good faith determination of the approximate retail value(s) thereof; the actual fair market value(s) as ultimately determined by Sponsor are final and binding and cannot be challenged or appealed. In the event the stated approximate retail value(s) of a prize is more than the actual fair market value of that prize, the difference will not be awarded in cash or otherwise.

10. NOT ENDORSED BY FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM. By entering the Raffle, you acknowledge that this Raffle is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. You hereby release Facebook and Instagram from any and all liability arising from or related to this Raffle.

11. DISPUTES. Raffle participant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Raffle or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. This Raffle is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, without regard to any principles of conflict of laws. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Raffle will be resolved individually, and without class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Minnesota and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Minnesota. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL JUDGMENTS OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET DAMAGES (EXCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) ASSOCIATED WITH PARTICIPATION IN THIS RAFFLE AND SHALL NOT INCLUDE ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL AND/OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.

12. OFFICIAL RULES. These Official Rules are available at Raffle ticket sales locations, or by sending a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to “Ultimate Sports Ticket Raffle – Rules Request,” c/o Sports Minneapolis Ultimate Sports Ticket Raffle, Sports Minneapolis, Powered by Meet Minneapolis, 250 Marquette Avenue South, #1300, Minneapolis, MN 55401, or at www.sportsminneapolis.org/ultimatesportsticket at the Raffle information section of the website.

13. WINNER’S LIST. For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, to: Winner List, Sports Minneapolis Ultimate Sports Ticket Raffle, Sports Minneapolis, Powered by Meet Minneapolis, 250 Marquette Avenue South, #1300, Minneapolis, MN 55401. Requests must be received within ninety (90) days of Raffle Drawing Date.

14. PROBLEM GAMBLING HELPLINE. If you have a gambling problem, you may call 1‑800‑333-HOPE for help.

15. Questions. Any questions regarding this Raffle should be directed to Sports Minneapolis at ultimatesportsticket@sportsminneapolis.org.