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2013 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS FAN SALUTE GIVEAWAY - OFFICIAL RULES

(1)  No purchase necessary to enter or win.  A purchase will not increase a person’s odds of winning with an entry.  ODDS OF WINNING WILL DEPEND ON THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ENTRIES RECEIVED. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.  WITHOUT LIMITATION, RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK, RHODE ISLAND, FLORIDA AND ANY OTHER STATE OR TERRITORY WHOSE LAWS PROHIBIT OR RESTRICT THE SWEEPSTAKES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.

(2)  The 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Fan Salute Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the United States (except where prohibited by law) who are 18 years of age or older on the date of entry; provided that the following persons are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes:  (a) the employees, officers, directors, partners, equity holders, members and agents of Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc. (“Chicago Blackhawks”), and their respective immediate family members (spouse, parents, legal guardians, in-laws, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren) and members of their same households (whether legally related or not), (b) the employees, officers, directors, partners, equity holders, members and agents of the National Hockey League (the “NHL”) and its member teams, and NHL Enterprises, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and affiliates, and their respective immediate family members (spouse, parents, legal guardians, in-laws, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren) and members of their same households (whether legally related or not).  Residents of New York, Rhode Island, Florida, and any other State or territory whose laws prohibit or restrict the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.  The decisions of the Chicago Blackhawks, including eligibility of participants and selection of the winners, are final and binding on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these “Official Rules.”

(3)  To enter, complete an entry form online at www.chicagoblackhawks.com by no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT) March 31, 2013, or, mail or drop off a completed entry form to Chicago Blackhawks, Attention Fan Salute Giveaway, 1901 W. Madison St., Chicago, Illinois, 60612.  Mailed entries must be postmarked by no later than March 27, 2013 and received by March 31, 2013.  Dropped off entries must be received by March 31, 2013.  To be eligible for any particular game, the entry must be received by no later than 24 hours prior to the drawing.  Once submitted, all entries become the exclusive property of the Chicago Blackhawks, and will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Chicago Blackhawks. No mechanically reproduced or photocopied entries are permitted.  The Chicago Blackhawks are not responsible for entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted, damaged, destroyed, forged, false, lost, late or misdirected, deceptive or otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules, and such entries will be discarded. No responsibility is assumed for technical, electronic, telephone, hardware, software, network computer or data transmission errors, malfunctions or difficulties of any kind. One entry per person. 

(4) Twenty-nine (29) winners will be randomly selected from all the eligible entries on game days for each of the forty-eight (48) Chicago Blackhawks regular season games during the 2012 – 2013 Chicago Blackhawks regular season (1,392 winners total), and one (1) winner (i.e., the winner of the two 200 level tickets as referenced in paragraph 5(e) below) will be selected from all eligible entries on game days for the first twenty-four (24) Chicago Blackhawks regular season games during the 2012-2013 Chicago Blackhawks regular season (24 winners total).  Further, an additional fifteen (15) winners will be selected throughout the season, as determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (see prize descriptions below), for a total of 1,431 winners in 48 games.  Drawings will take place on the applicable game day at or around 12:00 p.m. (CT). Winner need not be present to win.  Entries not selected will be included in future drawings.  Each winner will be notified by supplied phone and/or email.  Odds of winning a prize are dependent on the number of eligible entries received. Purchase will not increase odds of winning. For the name of the sweepstakes winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Blackhawks Fan Salute Giveaway, United Center, 1901 West Madison St., Chicago, IL 60612 after April 27, 2013 and before July 31, 2013.

(5) PRIZES: 
(a)         Twenty-one (21) winners per game (1,008 total winners over 48 game schedule) will receive one (1) autographed Chicago Blackhawks jersey.  The jersey will be autographed by a current Chicago Blackhawks player or one of the Chicago Blackhawks Ambassadors. Chicago Blackhawks will provide a certificate of authenticity confirming the jersey was signed by a current player or Ambassador.  Type and size of the jersey and the identity of the signer of the jersey shall be determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion.  The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of the jersey is $100.00 (USD). 
(b)        Five (5) winners per game and ten extra winners throughout the season, as determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (250 total winners over 48 game schedule), will receive one autographed hockey puck signed by a current Chicago Blackhawks player or one of the Chicago Blackhawks Ambassadors. The identity of the player or Ambassador signing the puck will be as determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion.  Chicago Blackhawks will provide a certificate of authenticity confirming the puck was signed by a current player or Ambassador.  The ARV of the puck is $25.00 (USD).
(c)         Two (2) winners per game and four extra winners throughout the season, as determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (100 total winners over a 48 game schedule), will receive one autographed memorabilia hockey stick signed by a current player.  The type of hockey stick, and the identity of the player who will sign it, will be as determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion.  The ARV of the hockey stick is $50.00 (USD).
(d)        One (1) winner per game and two extra winners throughout the season, as determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (50 total winners over 48 game schedule) will receive one of the following unique experiences, as determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion:

  1. An opportunity to meet Coach Joel Quenneville before a Chicago Blackhawks home game and four (4) tickets to that game. The time of the meeting with Coach Quenneville, game date and seat locations to be determined by Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over a 48 game schedule, ARV $400.00 (USD));
  2. An opportunity to observe a morning skate at the United Center.  The date of the skate to be determined by Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over a 48 game schedule, ARV $25.00));
  3. An opportunity to attend a dinner with a Chicago Blackhawks Ambassador at the Stadium Club prior to a Chicago Blackhawks home game, and two (2) tickets to that home game. The identity of the Ambassador, time of dinner, game date and seat locations to be determined by Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over 48 game schedule, ARV $300.00 (USD));
  4. Two (2) tickets to view a Chicago Blackhawks game from the press box.  Identity of the game date to be determined by Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over 48 game schedule, ARV $200.00 (USD));
  5. Two (2) first row tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks home game during the 2012 – 2013 NHL hockey season. The game date and seat locations to be determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over 48 game schedule, ARV $900.00 (USD));
  6. Two (2) tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks home game during the 2012 – 2013 NHL hockey season and an opportunity to meet a Chicago Blackhawks player. The identity of the player, game date, seat locations and time of meeting with a Chicago Blackhawks player to be determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over 48 game schedule, ARV $200.00 (USD));
  7. Two (2) tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks home game during the 2012 – 2013 NHL hockey season and a post-game locker room tour. The game date, seat locations and time of tour to be determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over 48 game schedule, ARV $200.00 (USD));
  8. Four (4) convention passes to the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks Convention, and the opportunity for the winner to attend an exclusive meet and greet with a current Chicago Blackhawks player during the convention.  The date and time of the meeting with the player, and the identity of the player, shall be as determined by Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over 48 game schedule, ARV $300.00 (USD));
  9. A United Center and Chicago Blackhawks locker room tour for a group of four (4) individuals.  The date of the locker room tour shall be as determined by Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over 48 game schedule, ARV $100.00 (USD));
  10. Two (2) tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks home game during the 2012 – 2013 NHL hockey season and an opportunity for the winner to ride the Zamboni® ice resurfacer prior to the game. Game date, seat locations and time of Zamboni® ride to be determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 5 such prizes to be awarded over 48 game schedule, ARV $350.00 (USD));

 

(e)         Two (2) 200 level tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks home game during the 2012 – 2013 NHL hockey season. The game date and seat locations to be determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion (total of 24 ticket packages to be awarded over the first 24 games of the 2012-2013 regular season, ARV $200.00 (USD)).  

The Winners will be required to receive the prize at the United Center with proper identification.  Each winner will be required to pose for a picture (with his or her prize if applicable), and the photos may be used in a fan collage which may be displayed during Fan Appreciation Night or otherwise as determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion.

(6) All prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable to any other person, including relatives or friends, without consent of the Chicago Blackhawks.  All prize details not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by the Chicago Blackhawks in its sole discretion.  Prize details and availability are subject to change.   In the event a prize is unavailable, the Chicago Blackhawks reserve the right to substitute a prize of comparable or greater value.  Unless otherwise stated herein, all prizes are awarded "AS IS" and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). All expenses not specifically mentioned herein, including but not limited to federal, state and local taxes, and travel to and from the United Center, are solely each winner’s responsibility. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited.  One prize per person. The prizes are not redeemable for cash.

(7) By entering, each entrant agrees to follow these Official Rules and to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Chicago Blackhawks, the NHL and its member teams, NHL Enterprises, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, partners, equity holders, members, employees, agents and representatives and all others associated with the manufacture, distribution, development and execution of this Sweepstakes and prizes (the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability, injury, damage, loss or causes of action (however named or described) that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from: (i) entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes;  (ii) the delivery, misdelivery, receipt, acceptance, possession, use  or misuse of the prizes awarded in the Sweepstakes; (iii) the use of a winner’s name, photograph and/or likeness as permitted herein, including, without limitation, claims based on publicity rights, defamation and/or invasion of privacy; or (iv) any travel or activity related to the receipt, use or misuse of the prizes, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death and/or property damage. Additionally, 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 e-mail account to receive e-mail messages.  Released Parties are not responsible or liable to any entrant or winner or any person claiming through such winner for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof or inability to continue the Sweepstakes, by reason of any acts of God, any action, regulation, order or request by any governmental or quasi-governmental entity (whether or not the action, regulations, order or request proves to be invalid), equipment failure, threatened terrorist acts, terrorist acts, kidnapping, air raid, blackout, act of public enemy, earthquake, war (declared or undeclared), fire, flood, epidemic, explosion, unusually severe weather, hurricane, embargo, labor dispute, lockout, work slowdown or strike (whether legal or illegal), labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, civil disturbance, insurrection, riot, vandalism, or any other cause beyond the Released Parties’ sole control. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in their entry form, or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions of the Chicago Blackhawks may be disqualified. The Chicago Blackhawks reserve the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual feared to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be found acting in violation of the Official Rules, or to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes.  

(8) In consideration for being awarded a prize, each winner hereby agrees and consents, without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind, to the use of the winner’s name, photograph, biographical information and/or likeness in any and all advertising, promotions and other publicity conducted by the Chicago Blackhawks, the NHL and its member teams, NHL Enterprises, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and designees.  Each winner assumes all liability and risk for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or the receipt, use or misuse of any prize. Each potential winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability and publicity license (“Affidavit”) form within 15 days of attempted notification.  Winner’s guests will be required to sign a liability/publicity release, if winner’s prize package includes opportunities for a guest. If any potential winner fails or refuses to sign and return such Affidavit within the time period required by the Chicago Blackhawks or if the prize or prize notification is returned as rejected, faulty, unclaimed or returned as undeliverable to such potential winner, such winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  If any winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules, or if a winner cannot attend or participate in any portion of the prize, or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected.  Identity of the winner is subject to the Chicago Blackhawks’ verification.  The Chicago Blackhawks are not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, damaged, intercepted, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to notify the winners.

(9) All personal information collected from the Sweepstakes shall be subject to the terms of the Chicago Blackhawks Privacy Policy, which may be viewed at http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=46907.

(10) Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.  Without limitation, residents of New York, Rhode Island, Florida, and any other State or territory whose laws prohibit or restrict the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. 

(11)  The Released Parties are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes or announcement of the prizes. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules or the Affidavit will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision of the Official Rules or the Affidavit is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.  Chicago Blackhawks’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules will not constitute a waiver of that provision.  Entrants agree to waive any rights to claim ambiguity of these Official Rules.  In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Sweepstakes-related materials, privacy policy or terms of use on the Sweepstakes website and/or the terms and conditions of the Official Rules, the Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control and the discrepancy will be resolved in Chicago Blackhawks’ sole and absolute discretion. The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the state of Illinois.

(12) Sponsor:

            Chicago Blackhawk Hockey Team, Inc.
            1901 W. Madison Street
            Chicago, IL 60612

(13)  BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF; AND (E) ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY AGREES TO BRING ANY ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS, OR THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS.