McDonalds – Win $500,00 or a trip for 2 to Super Bowl 50 and more prizes by December 21, 2015 – INSTANTLY!
GAME TIME GOLD AT McDonald’s IN-STORE GAME & SWEEPSTAKES
ENDING AT 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 21, 2015
1. PROMOTION OVERVIEW.
The “Game Time Gold at McDonald’s In-Store Game and Sweepstakes” is comprised of: (a) an in-store game (“ In-Store Game”) available on select menu items at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia (the “Territory”) that begins on November 3, 2015, and ends on November 30, 2015, or when official game piece (“Game Piece(s)”) supplies are exhausted (“In-Store Game Play Period”); and (b) a sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) that begins at 12:00:00 a.m. ET on November 3, 2015, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 21, 2015 (“Sweepstakes Period”). To participate in the Sweepstakes, eligible Participants (defined in this Rule 1 below) must obtain an official unique 10-digit Sweepstakes code found on select Game Pieces with an NFL team helmet (each, a “Code”) and text the Code, using the short message service function on your mobile phone, handset or other device, to Short Code 84567, or submit the Code with all other required information at PlayatMcD.com (the “Website”) during the Sweepstakes Period. Game Pieces may be obtained at participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Territory during the In-Store Game Play Period or via mail as described in Rule 3B below. Together, the In-Store Game and Sweepstakes are referred to in these Official Rules as the “Game”.
The “Game Computer” is the official timekeeping device for the Game. Except as otherwise stated in these Official Rules, all times shall be Eastern Time (“ET”). A day is the 24-hour period starting at 12:00:00 a.m. and ending the following 11:59:59 p.m. (a “Day”).
The Game is being offered by McDonald’s USA, LLC (“Sponsor”) and each person who participates in any portion of the Game (a “Participant”), and their parent or legal guardian if the Participant is an eligible Minor (see Rule 3C), unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding with respect to all aspects of the Game.
Winning any prize in the Game (“Prize”) requires that the potential winner of the Prize is, and remains, in compliance with these Official Rules. Until a potential winner is verified to be eligible and in compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winner is, and will remain, a potential Prize winner, unless the potential winner is disqualified for not complying with the Official Rules, and/or not being eligible to participate in the Game (see Rule 8 “Verification”).
If you have a disability that you believe prevents you from participating in the Game, or if you need assistance in redeeming a Prize, contact (866) 375-0638 for assistance.
The Game is open to individuals residing in the Territory who are 13 years of age or older at time of entry.
Persons in any of the following categories are NOT eligible to participate: any person who on or after April 1, 2015, is or was: (a) a McDonald’s restaurant franchise owner, or a director, officer, employee, agent or independent contractor of a McDonald’s franchise restaurant; (b) a director, officer, employee, agent or independent contractor of McDonald’s USA, LLC, its parent company, or their respective subsidiaries, affiliated companies or service agencies (“Sponsor Entities”); (c) a director, officer, employee, agent or independent contractor of The National Football League, its member professional football clubs, NFL Ventures, Inc., NFL Ventures, L.P., NFL Properties LLC, NFL Enterprises LLC, NFLShop.com and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, owners, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees (collectively, the “NFL Entities”), NBCUniversal Media, LLC, or any parent, subsidiary, affiliate, franchisee or independent contractor of such entities; (d) a director, officer, employee, agent or independent contractor of any entity engaged in the development, production or distribution of Game materials, or of any entities retained by Sponsor or its agencies to assist in any way with the administration, promotion or advertisement of the Game; (e) a director, member, manager or officer of any Prize partner (including, specifically, Electronic Arts Inc., Hyundai Motor America, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. [Ticketmaster], Fanatics Retail Group North, Inc. [NFLShop.com], Microsoft Corporation and Fathead, LLC) (each a “ Prize Partner”), or a director, member, manager or officer of a Prize Partner’s parent company, subsidiaries or affiliated companies; and (f) an immediate family member (defined as spouse, IRS-dependent, or biological, foster, in-law, adoptive or step- mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son) of, or who reside in the same household as, any person in any of the preceding categories. Employees of a Prize Partner (except as noted in (e) and (f) above) may participate in the Game but may not redeem any Prize provided by their employer.
3. HOW TO OBTAIN A GAME PIECE AND CODE.
A. With Purchase Of A Select McDonald’s Menu Item: Visit a participating McDonald’s restaurant in the Territory and get a Game Piece (some of which will include a Code) with a qualifying purchase of select McDonald’s menu items, while Game Piece supplies last, during the In-Store Game Play Period. Game Pieces are available by purchasing one of the following select menu items (where available): McMuffin® sandwiches (excludes Sausage McMuffin®sandwich), Biscuit sandwiches (excludes Sausage Biscuit sandwich), Hash Browns, Large Fries, Big Mac ® sandwich, Filet-O-Fish® sandwich, Medium Fountain Beverages, 10-piece Chicken McNuggets® and 20-piece Chicken McNuggets® (where available). Where the 20-piece Chicken McNuggets box is available, a Participant will receive two (2) Game Pieces. If a 20-piece box is not available, the Participant will receive two (2) 10-piece boxes, each with one (1) Game Piece. When a McDonald’s restaurant runs out of specially marked packaging with Game Pieces, that specially marked packaging may not be resupplied and Game Pieces for that menu item will no longer be available.
B. Without Purchase (Alternate Method Of Entry “AMOE”): A Participant can request a Game Piece (some of which may include a Code) without purchasing a menu item at a participating McDonald’s restaurant by mailing a legibly handwritten, self-addressed, stamped envelope (“SASE”) with sufficient postage and a return address, including first and last name, street address, city, state and ZIP or postal code to: McDonald’s Game Time Gold GamePiece Request, P.O. Box 49268, Strongsville, OH 44149-0268. Two (2) Game Pieces will be mailed in response to each mail-in request that complies with the requirements of these Official Rules. Mail-in requests, including both outer envelope and SASE, must be handwritten. Outer envelope must include a return address in the upper left hand corner that matches the requestor’s street address, and must be postmarked no sooner than October 20, 2015, and no later than November 30, 2015, and received by Sponsor no later than December 7, 2015. Requests from Vermont (“VT”) residents that are postmarked in VT may omit return postage. Each request must be mailed in a separate stamped outer mailing envelope. Requests that are sent in business reply envelopes, that utilize address labels or stickers (for any address), that are photocopied, hand-stamped, computer-generated or otherwise mechanically or digitally produced or reproduced, or that otherwise fail to comply with these Official Rules will NOT be honored, acknowledged or returned, and the persons submitting such requests will forfeit any corresponding postage and envelopes.
C. Transfers: The transfer of Game Pieces by an ineligible person to an eligible person is strictly prohibited, except that a Participant who has not reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (“Minor”) must transfer Game Pieces to their parent/legal guardian to redeem a non-Food Prize. A potential winner may not transfer a Prize or their Game Piece(s) (except as detailed above) unless authorized in writing by Sponsor prior to transfer. Such authorization may be granted or withheld in Sponsor’s sole discretion.
The Game Piece channels described in Rules 3A and 3B are the only legitimate channels (“Legitimate Channels”) for obtaining Game Pieces and Codes, although Sponsor may choose to authorize the distribution of Game Pieces or Codes in a different manner from time to time during the Game and, in that event, such an authorized distribution will be deemed a Legitimate Channel. Any other channel or method, including, without limitation, by purchase, sale, trading, auction or barter of Game Pieces or Codes via online or live auctions, does not constitute Legitimate Channels and is expressly prohibited.
4. HOW TO PARTICIPATE.
A. In-Store Game: Obtain a Game Piece through Legitimate Channels as detailed in Rule 3 above and find the top of the Game Piece, then carefully peel off the Game Piece from its backing. There are three different Game Pieces available in the Game as follows: (i) an Instant Win Food Prize Game Piece, (ii) an Instant Win $50 Cash Prize Game Piece and (iii) a Game Piece with an NFL team helmet and a Code. If the message on your Game Piece indicates that you have won a Prize, follow the directions on that Game Piece to redeem the Prize within the timeframe stated. If the message on your Game Piece includes an NFL team helmet, text the Code on that Game Piece to Short Code 84567 (or go to PlayatMcD.com to submit it and all other required information) for a chance to win a Sweepstakes Prize. (Each Code submission is an “Entry” and multiple Code submissions are “Entries ”) (see Rule 4B for more details about Sweepstakes Entry).
B. How to Enter the Sweepstakes:
(i) Enter Via Text Message: During the Sweepstakes Period, eligible individuals who are wireless subscribers of a participating carrier and have a short message service (“ SMS”) capable mobile phone, handset or other device (“Device”) may begin the entry process by texting the Code from a Game Piece with an NFL team helmet to 84567. Remember,Message & Data rates may apply. (Note: the Sponsor encourages Participants to follow safe practices when texting and to never text while driving.) Provided their text is received, they will receive a text response from Sponsor to the mobile number from which the initial text was sent confirming their Entry and requesting that they opt in (reply “Y”) to receive ongoing texts from the Sponsor. A confirming text will be sent to the Participant following each text Entry even if the Participant previously opted out from receiving texts from the Sponsor. Texts from Sponsor may be sent via an automatic telephone dialing system. Consent to receive texts is not required to purchase any goods/services from Sponsor or to enter the Sweepstakes. If the Participant enters the Sweepstakes via SMS and does not opt in to ongoing texts by replying “Y” to the entry confirmation text from Sponsor (or later opts out from receiving texts from Sponsor through the process described below), the Sponsor will not be able to notify that Participant via SMS if they win a Lucky Team (defined below) Free Small Fries Prize or any weekly Sweepstakes Prize. Any such Participant will need to go to the Website and register with the same telephone number used to text, to find Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize win notifications in their My Account page (see Rule 4E “My Account” below). A Participant must enter their Code(s) at the Website if they do not want to participate via text. When a Participant replies “Y” to Sponsor’s offer for them to opt in to receive ongoing texts from Sponsor, the Participant will receive up to five (5) different texts each week to the number from which the opt-in was received, with information about the weekly Lucky Team, NBC Sunday Night Football and Lucky Team winning messages. Also, subscribed text participants may receive a text from Sponsor after the Sweepstakes concludes asking the Participant to opt in to receive future promotional text messages from Sponsor. If a text Participant is a potential winner of a weekly Sweepstakes Prize, they will receive a winner notification via one or more text messages (See Rule 4E “My Account” for information to retrieve any Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize winning messages). If a text Participant decides that they no longer want to participate in the Sweepstakes via SMS, replySTOP to 84567 to cancel. Reply HELP to 84567 for help. Some mobile providers may block messaging to short codes. Sponsor is not responsible for an improper or incorrect Code or no Code at all in the text message sent to begin the Entry process.
C. Codes: Each 10-digit Code that you text to the Short Code (84567) or enter at the Website (PlayatMcD.com) is automatically associated with the NFL team helmet shown on that Game Piece. (The 11-digit codes found on Instant Win Food Prize Game Pieces and Instant Win $50 Cash Prize Game Pieces are for Sponsor’s internal use during the redemption process and are not valid for Sweepstakes Entry.) There are a total of thirty-two (32) NFL teams and each week on NBC Sunday Night Football (“Sunday Night Football”), one team, for the purposes of this promotion only, called the lucky team (“Lucky Team”) for the Weekly Entry Period that just ended, will be announced during the NBC Sunday Night Football Pre-Game Show. The announced Lucky Team will be identified by its home city (e.g., Chicago Bears would be identified as Chicago and New York Jets would be identified as New York AFC). Any Code associated with that Weekly Entry Period’s Lucky Team that was entered prior to the deadline for the Weekly Entry Period (i.e., on or prior to 11:59:59 p.m. ET on the Saturday prior to Sunday Night Football [“ Weekly Code Entry Deadline”]) is included in that weekly drawing for a chance to win Prizes (see Rule 4D below), and if any such Code is not selected to win a Sweepstakes Prize for that Weekly Entry Period, it will remain eligible for any subsequent remaining Weekly Entry Period drawings (should the team associated with such Code again be chosen as the Lucky Team for a later Weekly Entry Period, if any) and the drawing for the Final Drawing Entry Period (see Rule 4D(ii) below). Any Code that is not associated with the Lucky Team will not be included in that week’s Sweepstakes Prize drawing. See Prize details in Rule 5. See Entry/Participation limits in Rule 4G.
A Code provides a Participant with opportunities to win Prizes:
(i) Participants who, prior to the applicable Weekly Code Entry Deadline, have entered a Code (via text or online) associated with that week’s Lucky Team (announced on the immediately following Sunday) will be notified after the Lucky Team is announced. Notification will occur via text if they have selected “Y” to receive texts (and/or email if the Code was entered online). Any Participant who entered a Code for the Lucky Team can find their “Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize” notification posted in their My Account, available by logging in to the Website, with the instructions to claim the Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize. If a Participant has opted in via SMS and plays online, that Participant will receive the Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize notification via SMS and online, but there is a limit of one (1) Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize per week per Participant regardless of how many notifications that Participant receives. Announcements for a new Lucky Team take place during the Sunday Night Football Pre-Game Show on: November 8, November 15, November 22 and November 29.
(ii) If a Participant enters a Code(s) associated with the Lucky Team, they will also receive one (1) Entry for a chance to win the Prizes available for that Weekly Entry Period (see chart below); and
(iii) A Participant who enters a Code will receive one (1) Entry into the Final Drawing Entry Period for a chance to win a trip for two (2) to Super Bowl 50. Codes will not be entered into the drawing for the Final Drawing Entry Period if that Code has already won a Prize (other than a Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize).
On Sunday Night during the NBC-TV Sunday Night Football Pre-Game Show, the week’s Lucky Team will be announced. Then during the Sunday Night Football Game, one (1) Code will be announced as the potential winner of the $500,000 Prize for that Weekly Entry Period. During the NBC-TV Sunday Night Football Post-Game Show, one (1) Code will be announced as the potential winner of that Weekly Entry Period’s Super Bowl 50 trip for two. Each Prize is subject to potential winner’s compliance with the Official Rules. Watching the Sunday Night Football Game (including Pre-Game and Post-Game Shows) is not a condition of winning. The potential winners will be contacted at the telephone number (and/or email address) used to enter the winning Code. Codes associated with a Lucky Team must be entered by the Weekly Code Entry Deadline or they will not be included in the drawing for that Weekly Entry Period and will not be eligible to win a Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize for that Weekly Entry Period.
D. The Sweepstakes Period: Sweepstakes Entry begins at 12:00:00 a.m. ET on November 3, 2015, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 21, 2015, and includes four (4) Weekly Entry Periods (defined in this Rule below) and one (1) three-week Final Drawing Entry Period (defined in this Rule below). Entries received during the Final Drawing Entry Period are only entered into the final drawing. Each of the four (4) “Weekly Entry Periods” begins at 12:00:00 a.m. ET on the first day of the Weekly Entry Period and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on the last day of that Weekly Entry Period and provides the opportunity to win Prizes as follows (see Rule 5 for full Prize details):
(i) Weekly Entry Periods.
WEEKLY ENTRY PERIOD PRIZES DRAWING DATE
Week 1 11/3/15 (12:00:00 a.m. ET) – 11/7/15 (11:59:59 p.m. ET) • One (1) Prize: A check for $500,000.
• Two (2) Prizes: A 2016 Hyundai Tucson Sport FWD 1.6L Turbo, MSRP up to $26,150.
• One (1) Prize: A 4-night trip for two (2) to Super Bowl 50, ARV: $9,240.
• Two Hundred (200) Prizes: Xbox One console & Madden NFL 16, ARV: $559.98. 11/8/15
Week 2 11/8/15 (12:00:00 a.m. ET) – 11/14/15 (11:59:59 p.m. ET) • One (1) Prize: A check for $500,000.
• One (1) Prize: A $5,000 NFLShop.com Shopping Spree.
• One (1) Prize: A 4-night trip for two (2) to Super Bowl 50, ARV: $9,240.
•Two Hundred (200) Prizes: Xbox One console & Madden NFL 16, ARV: $559.98. 11/15/15
Week 3 11/15/15 (12:00:00 a.m. ET) – 11/21/15 (11:59:59 p.m. ET) • One (1) Prize: A check for $500,000.
• One (1) Prize: A 4-night trip for two (2) to Super Bowl 50, ARV: $9,240.
•Two Hundred (200) Prizes: Xbox One console & Madden NFL 16, ARV: $559.98.
• Thirty (30) Prizes: A$500 Fathead.com eGift Card. 11/22/15
Week 4 11/22/15 (12:00:00 a.m. ET) – 11/28/15 (11:59:59 p.m. ET) • One (1) Prize: A check for $500,000.
• One (1) Prize: A 4-night trip for two (2) to Super Bowl 50, ARV: $9,240.
•Two Hundred (200) Prizes: Xbox One console & Madden NFL 16, ARV: $559.98.
• One (1) Prize: Ticketmaster® 2016 Regular Season Tickets: 2 tickets to 1 NFL team’s 2016 regular home games. 11/29/15
(ii) Final Drawing Entry Period. All non-winning Entries in the Sweepstakes (including those received from 12:00:00 a.m. ET on November 3, 2015 to 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 21, 2015 (“Final Drawing Entry Period”) are included in the drawing for the chance to win the final four (4) night trip for two (2) to Super Bowl 50 (ARV: $9,240). The random drawing will be conducted on or about January 4, 2016, and the winner will be contacted on the same or next business day following the drawing. If you entered the Sweepstakes prior to the Final Drawing Entry Period and only won a Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize, you will still be entered into this final drawing.
FINAL DRAWING ENTRY PERIOD PRIZES DRAWING DATE
Final Drawing (includes all non-winning Entries in the Sweepstakes): 11/3/15 (12:00:00 a.m. ET) – 12/21/15 (11:59:59 p.m. ET) • One (1) Prize: A 4-night trip for two (2) to Super Bowl 50, ARV:$9,240. 1/4/16
E. My Account: Participants in the Sweepstakes will have an account (“My Account”) that will display all of their Codes submitted in the Sweepstakes via text and at the Website. A My Account is created for a Participant upon successful Code submission via SMS and can be viewed through the link in a text message and only requires a phone number entry to access the My Account page. To view your My Account at the Website, a Participant must have completed registration at the Website, then can sign in and view their My Account by entering their phone number from the Website home page. A Participant’s My Account will also contain Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize notifications. While reasonable efforts will be made to record, maintain and keep current the information in a Participant’s My Account, the information may not always be current and accurate, including as a result of technical or other errors or failures. Once a Participant’s registration information is received and recorded by the Game Computer, it cannot be changed.
NOTE ABOUT MOBILE PARTICIPATION: Participants will be charged standard text messaging rates for messages sent from and received by their Device according to the terms in their wireless service provider’s calling or data plan. Normal airtime and carrier charges and other charges may apply to text messages and will be billed on the Participant’s wireless phone bill or deducted from their pre-paid balance. Each wireless carrier’s rate plan may vary, and a Participant should contact their wireless carrier for information on messaging rate plans and charges relating to their participation in this Sweepstakes. Entry in this Sweepstakes via text message is not available on all carriers. Text message entries may be handled by a text message vendor. All text message Participants must have an SMS text messaging two-way capable Device and messaging service in order to enter the Sweepstakes using the text messaging method. Text messaging and wireless service are not available in all areas, from all mobile phone service carriers, and with all mobile phones, handsets or other devices. Participants should check their Device’s capabilities for specific instructions and their wireless service provider’s calling or data plan. If a Participant does not have a two-way capable device or if text messaging and/or wireless service is not available, they can still participate in the Sweepstakes at the Website.
Each Participant gives consent for Sponsor to obtain and deliver their name, address and other information to third parties for the purpose of administering this Game and complying with applicable laws, regulations and rules.
G. Sweepstakes Participation Limits: There is a limit of one (1) registration per Participant regardless of entry method. There is a limit of ten (10) Code Entries each Day, regardless of whether they are entered via text or online. Any Participant who attempts to secure more than one (1) registration by using different names, addresses, email addresses, land line or mobile phone numbers, or uses any device or artifice to circumvent these Official Rules will, upon discovery, be disqualified and ALL of their Entries will be forfeited and any such person, without notification, may be prevented from entering the Sweepstakes and/or winning Prizes. Sponsor reserves the right to restrict or void Entries or participation from any IP address if any suspicious Entry and/or participation are detected. There is a limit of one (1) Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize per week, one (1) Sweepstakes Prize per Code, one (1) $500,000 Prize and one (1) Super Bowl 50 Trip Prize per Participant.
5. PRIZES/ODDS/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”).
It is planned that approximately 441,660,000 total Game Pieces will be available for distribution during the Game. The approximate odds of receiving an Instant Win Food Prize Game Piece are 1 in 4; the approximate odds of receiving an Instant Win $50 Cash Prize Game Piece are 1 in 24,537; the approximate odds of receiving a Game Piece with an NFL team helmet and Code are 1 in 1.33; the approximate odds of receiving a Game Piece for the weekly Lucky Team are 1 in 43. The approximate odds of winning a Prize in the In-Store Game are 1 in 4.
A. In-Store Game Instant Win Food Prizes:The approximate retail value (“ARV”) for McDonald’s Food Prizes (based on Sponsor’s average menu board prices as of March 1, 2015), and the odds of winning a specific Food Prize in the Game are: Premium Chicken sandwich, ARV: $4.54, Odds: 1 in 40; Quarter Pounder® w/Cheese sandwich, ARV: $3.95, Odds: 1 in 40; Medium Fries, ARV: $1.79, Odds: 1 in 10; Breakfast Sandwich (excluding McMuffin®sandwiches), ARV: $2.84, Odds: 1 in 40; Snack McFlurry® or Small Parfait, ARV: $1.33, Odds: 1 in 40; Small Hot Coffee, ARV: $1.04, Odds: 1 in 40; Small McCafé® Smoothie, ARV: $2.31, Odds: 1 in 40. The approximate odds of winning any Instant Win Food Prize are 1 in 4.
B. In-Store Game Non-Food Instant Win Prizes: Fifty Dollars ($50) Cash. Eighteen Thousand (18,000) Prizes available. Each winner will receive a check for $50. ARV: $50. Odds of winning are approximately 1 in 24,537.
C. Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prizes: Forty-One Million Four Hundred Two Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Six (41,402,896) Prizes available. Each winner will receive one (1) Small Fries, ARV: $1.32. This Prize must be redeemed by restaurant closing on the first Wednesday following the winner notification (by text, email or posted on Participant’s My Account page) and during a time when fries are being served. A winner must present their Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize notification at time of claim by either showing their digital device or providing a printed email notification at a participating McDonald’s restaurant, subject to the conditions below in Rule 6. Participants who believe they are a winner but have not received a winner notification should check their My Account, which will have any Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize notification the Participant is entitled to receive. Sponsor is not responsible for delayed delivery of text or email notifications. Limit one (1) Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize per Participant per week, regardless of the number of a Participant’s Lucky Team Entries or notifications. The odds of winning a Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize are 1 in 43. Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded.
D. Sweepstakes Prizes/Odds/Details:
(i) Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) Cash. Four (4) weekly Prizes available (one (1) Prize for each of the four (4) Weekly Entry Periods). Each verified winner of this Prize will receive a check for $500,000.
(ii) Trip for Two (2) to Super Bowl 50. Five (5) Prizes available (one (1) Prize each drawing). Each winner will receive a four (4) night trip for two (2) to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, CA on February 7, 2016. Trip includes: round-trip air travel for winner and one (1) guest from a commercial airport near the winner’s home in the U.S. (airport selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to San Francisco, CA; four (4) night hotel accommodations (one standard double-occupancy room); two (2) tickets to the game (seat location determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion); two (2) Tailgate tickets; ground transfers in San Francisco including airport/hotel and hotel/game; a total of $500 for expenses awarded as a check. ARV: $9,240. This prize is subject to “Trip Prize Conditions” below.
(iii) A 2016 Hyundai® All-New Tucson 1.6L Turbo. Two (2) Prizes Week One only. Specific interior or exterior colors, features and additional options (if any) determined by Hyundai in its sole discretion and subject to availability. All other features or upgrades will be allowed only if permitted by delivering dealer and paid for by winner. Based on winner’s zip code, Hyundai will identify a local dealership in the area that has the vehicle the winner requests and winner will pick up from the identified local dealer. Title, registration and sales tax costs are solely the responsibility of each winner, are due at time of vehicle delivery and the respective dealerships are responsible for collecting from winner. Manufacturer’s Suggested retail value (“MSRP”) up to: $26,150. Any amount over $26,150 is the winner’s responsibility and any difference in the value of the actual vehicle and $26,150 will not be reimbursed. The Prize winner is also responsible for all costs including but not limited to destination charges, all vehicle maintenance and fuel costs. The vehicle Prize winner must possess and produce to the applicable dealer a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance in accordance with the requirements in force in the state in which the Prize winner resides. Hyundai will inform the winner when the vehicle Prize is available for delivery to the winner. Winner of the vehicle Prize must take delivery and ownership of the vehicle no later than March 16, 2016, failing which the vehicle Prize will be forfeited and will not be awarded in the Game, and the potential winner of that vehicle Prize will not have any claim against the Game Entities (defined below) or against any other person, firm or corporation in respect of the vehicle Prize or the Game or any matter related to the Game. Vehicles depicted in advertising materials may not be representative of this Prize. Except as stated in the manufacturer’s limited warranty for the vehicle, none of the Game Entities or any other person associated with the manufacture, distribution, development and execution of this Game and its Prizes, or any of their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and agents make any warranties, conditions, representations or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the use or enjoyment of any vehicle Prize, including, without limitation, its quality, mechanical condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all guarantees, warranties and conditions for the vehicle are subject to the manufacturer’s terms and conditions, and the winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturer for any such warranty, condition or guarantee claim. All travel and transportation costs associated with collecting the Prize will be the sole responsibility of each winner. Each winner of this Prize will be required personally to accept delivery of his or her vehicle Prize. Sponsor further reserves the right to extend or delay delivery of the vehicle Prize in the event of scarcity due to limited production or unavailability for any other reason.
(iv) NFLShop.com $5,000 Shopping Spree. One (1) Prize Week Two only. The winner will receive five (5) $1,000 NFLShop.com gift codes that the winner can use for the purchase of any merchandise available at NFLShop.com including shipping costs. To redeem the gift codes, the winner must create an account or login at NFLShop.com using a valid email address and enter each gift code where prompted on the Payment page. After doing so, each code amount is added to an account balance and may be used towards a purchase on NFLShop.com. No cash back. Any unused amount will be kept in an account balance that can be applied to a future purchase. If the amount of a purchase exceeds the available account balance, the excess must be paid at time of purchase. Purchases at NFLShop.com are subject to availability. This Prize may not be redeemed for cash or purchased for resale. Lost or stolen codes will not be replaced. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, each code will not expire or incur dormancy fees. See Terms & Conditions at NFLShop.com for other restrictions applicable to this Prize. ARV: $5,000.
(vi) Ticketmaster® 2016 Regular Season Tickets. One (1) Prize Week Four only. The winner will receive two (2) tickets to each home game in the regular 2016 season to winner’s choice of one (1) NFL team. Selection of seat locations is solely within Ticketmaster’s discretion and winner may not be in the same seats for every game. Winner must select a team within five (5) days of winner verification or forfeit the Prize. Resale of tickets is prohibited. Super Bowl 51 and all playoff games are excluded. Winner and guest must abide by all stadium policies. Parking, travel and accommodations are not included and are solely the responsibility of winner and guest. Ticketmaster reserves the right to revoke full or partial Prize from any winner or winner’s guest who it and/or stadium personnel deem may, in their sole discretion, be intoxicated, be a safety risk, have violated any stadium policy or law, and/or may bring Game Entities into disrepute, ARV: $500 to $4,000 depending upon the team selected by winner.
(vii) Xbox One™/ EA Sports™ Madden NFL 16 Package. Eight Hundred (800) Prizes available (200 for each of the four (4) Weekly Entry Periods). Each winner will receive an Xbox One + Kinect and a Madden NFL 16 game, ARV: $559.98. This Prize will be shipped directly to the Prize winner at the address provided on the Prize Claim Document (defined below) in 4-6 weeks following the winner’s verification.
The odds of winning any Sweepstakes Prize in any drawing will be determined by the number of eligible Entries received for that drawing.
6. PRIZE CLAIM DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS.
A. Claiming Food Prizes: Food Prizes (including Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prize) may be redeemed at any participating McDonald’s restaurant in the Territory. Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prizes must be redeemed by restaurant closing on the first Wednesday following the receipt of a winner notification (by text, email or posted on Participant’s My Account page). All other Instant Win Food Prize Game Pieces must be redeemed on or before December 21, 2015. All Food Prizes may be redeemed only during the hours the menu item is served and only on a future visit. Instant Win Food Prize Game Pieces (and text/email notifications or a printout from My Account for Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prizes) are subject to verification (see Rule 8) and are not valid in combination with any other offer, discount, coupon or combo meal. Limit one (1) Food Prize per eligible person per McDonald’s restaurant visit. For the purposes of the Game, all visits to the same restaurant within a two-hour period are deemed to constitute a single visit. Winning Instant Win Food Prize Game Pieces (and text/email notifications or a printout from My Account for Lucky Team Free Small Fries Prizes) must be presented for redemption before the food order is placed. Participating McDonald’s restaurants reserve the right to substitute a menu item of equivalent or greater retail value for the Food Prize specified if the Food Prize specified is unavailable for any reason.
B. Claiming Instant Win $50 Cash Prizes: To claim a $50 Cash Prize, the claimant must be the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. Potential winners (or the parent or legal guardian if potential winner is a Minor) must claim the Prize by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on December 21, 2015. All potential winners must go to www.iwonatmcd.com (the “Redemption Site ”) and follow the instructions to claim the Prize. Once at the Redemption Site, a potential winner must submit the redemption code found on the original winning Instant Win $50 Game Piece and follow the instructions at the Redemption Site to complete a Prize claim. Upon submitting the required information, if the claimant receives a message that the claim has been verified, the Redemption Center will send a check for $50 directly to the winner (or the parent or legal guardian if potential winner is a Minor) at the address within the Territory provided during the Prize claim process. Prizes will ship via mail or courier within approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks after verification.
C. Claiming Sweepstakes Prizes: To claim a Sweepstakes Prize the potential winner must be the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence or the parent/legal guardian of an eligible Minor potential winner. The Redemption Center will contact the potential winner(s) by text message, telephone or email on or about the first business Day following the drawing (Note: Participants who participated by text only, have not provided information other than the telephone number that they used to enter and can only be contacted at that number). All potential winners, once contacted by the Redemption Center, must respond to any text, telephone or email message within three (3) business Days or they will be disqualified as a potential winner. Once the potential winner receives the Prize claim information from the Redemption Center, they must complete and return any required Prize Claim Documents and requested information, which may include: an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability/Publicity Release, a background check authorization form, photo identification, Prize acceptance form, guest release, tax documentation (including social security number) and any other documents that may be required by the Sponsor or Prize Partner (collectively the “Prize Claim Documents”) as determined by Sponsor, by the date requested in the Prize Claim Documents. Receipt of the Prize Claim Documents by the Redemption Center after the identified date in the Prize Claim Documents will invalidate the Prize claim and cause the Prize to be forfeited. All income taxes (including without limitation, federal, state and/or local income taxes) on or connected with any Prize, and the reporting consequences thereof, are solely the responsibility of respective winners. If required by law, Sponsor reserves the right to withhold and remit to the appropriate taxing authorities the amount of any taxes due. For Prizes with a value of $600 or more, winners will receive a Federal Form 1099 for the value of the Prize awarded in the January following the year the prize was awarded (e.g., persons will receive a 1099 in 2017 for prizes awarded in 2016). Expenses not stated for any Prize are solely the responsibility of the winner. If a potential winner of a Super Bowl 50 trip Prize is unable to travel or does not have the required travel documents, the Redemption Center will disqualify the potential winner, forfeit the Prize and notify an alternate potential winner (time permitting). If a winner of a Super Bowl 50 trip Prize is a Minor, that winner must travel with a parent/legal guardian as their one (1) allotted guest. All trip guests must be the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence (or if the guest is a Minor, the winner must be that Minor’s parent or legal guardian), comply with the eligibility requirements for the Game, execute Sponsor’s required Prize Claim Documents and have the necessary documents for travel. If the Prize is an Xbox One/EA Sports Madden NFL 16 package, that Prize will be shipped directly to the address in the Territory provided by the applicable winner in the Prize Claim Documents, approximately 4-6 weeks after verification. If the Prize is a NFLShop.com gift code or a Fathead.com eGift Card, that gift code or eGift Card will be emailed to the winner within 2-4 weeks from date of verification. If the Prize is for $500,000, a Super Bowl 50 trip or Ticketmaster 2016 regular season tickets, the Redemption Center will coordinate the Prize delivery with the winner. If Sponsor so elects, a potential winner may be required to submit to, and cooperate in, a confidential background check to confirm eligibility, security requirements set by Sponsor or a Prize Partner and to help ensure that the use of any such person in advertising or publicity for the Game will not bring Sponsor or a Prize Partner into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Game or the Sponsor or on a Prize Partner as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any winner who Sponsor determines is not permitted by law to receive a Prize. Sponsor reserves the right to refrain from conducting any advertising or publicity associated with a winner for any reason. A confirmed trip Prize winner (and their guest) must comply with Rule 6D “Trip Prize Conditions”.
D. Trip Prize Conditions: Trip Prize winners and guests may be required to meet certain security criteria set by Sponsor or the trip Prize Partner to redeem the trip Prize or attend trip Prize events. If a trip Prize winner or guest does not meet any such criteria, Sponsor may choose (in its sole discretion) to forfeit the Prize and notify an alternate potential winner (time permitting) or award that Prize winner a check equal to the ARV of the trip Prize won. Any and all costs, fees (including but not limited to luggage fees and transportation between winner’s home and departure airport) and expenses not expressly stated in the Prize description are solely the responsibility of the Prize winner. If the actual value of a trip Prize is lower than the approximate retail value for the trip Prize stated in these Official Rules, the difference will not be awarded. No insurance is provided as part of the Prize, and obtaining any insurance, such as but not limited to, travel insurance, health, accident or medical insurance, and property loss or damage insurance is the sole responsibility of the winner and/or winner’s guest. Travel and other arrangements will be determined by Sponsor. Air travel will be round trip (originate from and end at the same airport) coach class from an airport selected by Sponsor. Reservations must be made and tickets issued prior to travel. Changes to reservations are not permitted. Prize winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary and are solely responsible for having any required travel-related documents (including valid government issued photo ID) prior to departure as well as fulfilling any/all travel and security requirements. Sponsor or Prize Partner reserve the right in their respective sole discretion to designate all flight/travel particulars and route or routes (as the case may be). Failure to complete the trip portion of the Prize (or any portion of the Prize) does not relieve the Prize winner of their tax obligations associated with winning the trip Prize. Flight schedules are subject to change without notice. Sponsor and Prize Partner will not be liable for any missed opportunities or expenses incurred as a consequence of flight cancellation/delay or ground transportation delay. Prize winner may be required to provide a current valid major credit card at time of hotel check-in to cover incidentals, and any and all costs, fees and expenses not expressly stated in the Prize description. Restrictions and/or blackout dates may apply. Once a guest is determined, that guest cannot be changed without the express consent of Sponsor, which may be withheld for any reason. Each winner (and guest) agrees to maintain their behavior in accordance with all applicable laws and generally accepted social practices in connection with participation in any Prize-related activity. Prize winners understand and agree that Sponsor or the Prize Partner has the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify and remove a Prize winner or any guest from any activity at any time if that winner or guest’s behavior at any point is uncooperative, disruptive, or may or does cause damage to person, property or the reputation of Sponsor or the Prize Partner, or otherwise violates the policies of the Sponsor or Prize Partner.
7. PRIZE CONDITIONS/RESTRICTIONS.
A. General: All details and other restrictions of Prizes not set forth in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and will be provided to the applicable Prize winner upon award of the Prize. No cash alternative or substitution of any Prize will be provided (other than as may be expressly provided in the Prize descriptions above), except Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value if any Prize cannot be awarded as described due to unavailability for any reason. Prizes will be delivered only to an address in the Territory stated in the winner’s Prize claim information. If a potential winner cannot accept a Prize as stated, that Prize will be forfeited in its entirety and, if applicable, awarded to an alternate winner, time permitting. If a winner is a Minor in their jurisdiction of residence, a Prize may be awarded in the name of, or to, winner’s parent/legal guardian, who must execute all documents and agree to all obligations and undertakings of a winner, both on behalf of himself/herself and the winner, or the Prize may be forfeited in its entirety.
B. Conditions of Prize Claim Submissions: All Prize Claim Documents received after the applicable redemption deadlines shall be deemed VOID and will be ineligible for Prizes. Prize Claim Documents that are complete and duly submitted to the Redemption Center within the applicable redemption period will be verified within a few days after the Prize Claim Documents are received, or as soon thereafter as reasonably practical, and once verified, Prize winners will be contacted by the Redemption Center to begin the Prize awarding process. If any potential Prize winner (or such Minor winner’s parent or legal guardian) fails or refuses to properly sign and return all Prize Claim Documents by the redemption deadline or if the Prize Claim Documents or a Prize is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to any potential winner, such potential Prize winner will be disqualified and/or otherwise forfeit their Prize. If a Prize winner makes any false statement in any Prize Claim Document, or if it is discovered that a winner has registered for the Sweepstakes using more than one (1) email address or mobile number or has made any other attempt to disrupt the legitimate operation of the Game, the winner will be required to promptly return to Sponsor upon demand their Prize(s) or, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the cash equivalent of the Prize(s) based on the ARV or cash value for Prizes published in Rule 5. The submission of Prize Claim Documents and/or Codes is solely the responsibility of each Participant. If any potential winner declines a Prize, is found to be ineligible or fails to comply with these Official Rules, such potential winner will be disqualified and will forfeit the Prize and all rights to the Prize they otherwise might have received. Please note that overnight shipping companies are unable to deliver to a Post Office Box. As a result, Participants must return their completed Prize Claim Documents and/or Game Piece(s) using the US Postal Service or, if provided, the pre-paid courier envelope included in the redemption pack. When sending Prize Claim Documents and/or Game Pieces to the Redemption Center, it is strongly recommended that Participants retain a photocopy of all Prize Claim Documents and Game Pieces submitted and send the submission using Registered, Certified or Express Mail with a receipt of mailing (although proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery). Game Entities (defined in Rule 9 below) are not responsible if a potential winner does not receive an email notification with redemption instructions or corresponding Prize because an erroneous, fraudulent, invalid, changed or bogus email address was provided in the potential winner’s Prize claim information, if the email is intercepted by SPAM or other email filters, or is misdirected or not received for any reason. To help prevent an email message from being identified as SPAM, you may add noreply@PlayatMcD.com to the safe sender list in your email application. See your email application help instructions for further information.
Winning Game Pieces for McDonald’s Food Prizes are subject to verification at participating McDonald’s restaurants. Winning codes for Instant Win $50 Cash Prizes are subject to verification at the Online Redemption Site. All Sweepstakes Prizes are subject to verification by the Redemption Center. EXCEPT FOOD PRIZE GAME PIECES, PARTICIPANTS SHOULD NOT SHOW OR GIVE ANY POTENTIAL WINNING GAME PIECE TO ANY McDONALD’S EMPLOYEE OR FRANCHISEE. Game Pieces are null and void and will be rejected if not obtained through Legitimate Channels. If any part of any Game Piece or Code is counterfeited, illegible, mutilated or tampered with in any way, or if it comes from other games or promotions, the Game Piece or Code as applicable, will be deemed void. Each Participant acknowledges and agrees that the decisions of Sponsor shall be final, binding and conclusive in all matters relating to the Game, including without limitation determinations regarding the validity of Game Pieces, Codes and any Prize Claim Documents submitted for verification. Except as specifically stated in these Official Rules, only original Game Pieces with Game Time Gold artwork distributed in the Territory will be accepted for verification. Any person attempting to forge Prize claim materials (Prize Claim Documents, Game Pieces and Codes) or defraud Sponsor or any of the Prize Partners in any way in connection with this Game may be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted under the law. In the event of a dispute as to any registration or Entry, the authorized account holder (as determined by Sponsor) of the email address or the text messaging-capable Device used to register will be deemed to be the Participant, but only if that person meets the eligibility requirements stated in these Official Rules. A potential winner may be requested to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the telephone number, email address or the text messaging-capable Device used to register associated with the winning Entry. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s sole satisfaction, the Entry will be deemed ineligible.
9. GENERAL RELEASE AND CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION.
Participants assume all risk of loss, damage, destruction, delay and misdirection of Prize Claim Documents and are advised to obtain insurance where appropriate. Sponsor Entities, NFL Entities, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, the Prize Partners and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, local advertising cooperatives, advertising/promotion/digital agencies, each of the participating mobile carriers and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents (individually and collectively “Game Entities”) are not responsible for: (a) incomplete, illegible, misdirected, late, lost, damaged, stolen, non-delivered, or postage-due submissions of Prize Claim Documents and/or Game Pieces, or any mail; (b) any damage to a Participant’s or other person’s computer system or digital device which is caused or occasioned by accessing the Website, Redemption Site or Prize Partners’ websites or redemption pages, participating in the Sweepstakes or claiming a Prize; (c) lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet, Device or wireless service providers, websites, or other connection, availability or accessibility problems arising in connection with or over the course of the Sweepstakes; (d) miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, dropped, interrupted, lost, non-delivered or misdirected computer, telephone, digital device, email or cable transmissions or hardware or software or program or programming malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (e) any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, color discrepancies, clerical, typographical or other error in any Game Pieces, Codes, printed, web or mobile copy or artwork, any Prize offering announcement or any Prize Claim Documents; (f) any errors or failures of any kind, whether human, mechanical, clerical, electronic, interruption of power, digital or technical in nature, or unauthorized human intervention; (g) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Device or Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with, or utilized in, the Game and/or Sweepstakes; (h) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture or loss of any information; or (i) non-delivery of a text or email notification with redemption instructions or corresponding Prize because an erroneous, fraudulent, invalid, changed or bogus email address or phone number was provided in the potential winner’s Entry or Prize claim information, if an email is intercepted by SPAM or other filters, or is misdirected or not received for any reason. (To help prevent an email message from being identified as SPAM, you may add noreply@PlayatMcD.com to the safe sender list in your email application. See your email application help instructions for further information.) Game Entities 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 Participant’s account to receive messages. Game Entities are not responsible, and may disqualify a Participant, if his or her email address, telephone, or other contact information does not work or is changed without Participant giving prior written notice to Sponsor. Proof of mailing Prize Claim Documents or Game Pieces of any kind or nature does not constitute proof of delivery. Prize Claim Documents or winning Game Pieces submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor shall not be responsible to correspond with Participants. By participating in the Game, each Participant hereby releases and agrees to hold the Game Entities harmless from and against any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, property damage, death and bodily injury (whether due to negligence or otherwise), due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Game or any Game-related and/or travel-related activity, or participation in any Prize-related activities, or the receipt, use or misuse of any Prize.Participants waive the right to assert as a cost of winning any Prize, any and all costs of verification and redemption or travel to claim said Prize and any liability and publicity which might arise from claiming or seeking to claim said Prize. By submitting potential winning Prize Claim Documents and/or Game Pieces, each verified winner hereby agrees and grants Sponsor the right, but not the obligation, to the use of their name, voice and likeness, along with their address (city and state) biographical information, and any statements made by or attributed to such winner in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, without notice, review or approval, in perpetuity and throughout the world for advertising, commercial and promotional purposes in connection with the Game and other promotions without further compensation (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Game Entities from any liability with respect thereto.
10. COMPUTER SYSTEM/DIGITAL DEVICE REQUIREMENTS.
A. Desktop/Laptop System Requirements:
o Windows 7-8: Internet Explorer® 10-11; Google Chrome™ 39+, Firefox®34+
o Windows 8.1 (excluding Windows Store App View): IE 11 Only, Google Chrome 39™+, Firefox 34®+
o Mac OS: 10.8-10.10: Firefox 39®+, Safari 7+
The Website on a desktop/laptop is optimized for use with a 1024×768 screen resolution.Using a screen resolution lower than 1024×768 may result in a Participant not being able to enter the Online Sweepstakes.
B. Digital Devices
Device capable of displaying HTML and XHTML content. The screen resolution must be equal to or greater than 320 pixels wide. If a Participant’s Device does not meet these requirements, or if they are having a technical issue viewing the Website, then they will need to use their desktop computer to participate.
Mobile Operating System Requirements :
• Android™ 4.1-5.0 (Running Android Browser)
• iOS 7.0-8.1 (Running Safari Mobile Browser)
C. Overall Desktop/Laptop and Any Digital Device System Requirements:
While reasonable efforts are made to support current browsers and devices, new browsers and devices may not be supported if brought to market after the development of the Game. Sponsor is not responsible for any browser or device supporting issues.
11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
The GAME ENTITIES make no warranties, and hereby DISCLAIM ANY and all warranties, expressED or implied, concerning any Prize in connection with the Game. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SUCH PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AND THE GAME ENTITIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY.
A. Disqualification: It is the Participant’s sole responsibility to ensure that they have complied in full with all conditions and requirements contained in these Official Rules. If any potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if they have not complied with these Official Rules or decline a Prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and the Prize forfeited. No mechanically produced, reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated, third party or other automated or robotic entries, in whole or in part, will be accepted. Entries made by any individual or any entity other than the Participant and/or originating by any other mechanism, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription, notification, and/or entering services, will be declared invalid and disqualified from this Game. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Game; to be acting in violation of these Official Rules; or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Game, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. The Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.
B. Force Majeure/Printing And Production Errors: Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Game, in whole or in part, or modify, suspend or extend the Game in any way, or deem an affected Game Piece void and invalid if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Game Piece in question reflects printing or other errors, or if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Game is impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures, malfunctions, errors (including, without limitation, computer viruses or other deleterious programs or materials, glitches or printing or production errors) have destroyed or severely undermined the proper play, integrity, and/or feasibility of the Game. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Game or awarding any Prize as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made health epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Game (or any portion thereof). Only the type and quantity of Prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded. The sole responsibility and liability for any irregular Code or Game Piece or Entry is replacement with another randomly selected Code, Game Piece (while supplies last), or Entry, as solely determined by Sponsor. Replacement shall be the sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. If, due to printing, digital, computer programming, hardware or software, or production errors or for any reason, more potential winners in any Prize category come forward seeking to claim Prizes in excess of the number of each type of Prize as set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of Prizes available in the Prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such Prize(s) in that Prize category. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each Participant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.
C. Invalidity: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. Headings and captions are used in these Official Rules solely for ease of reference, and shall not be deemed to affect in any manner the meaning or intent of these Official Rules or any provision hereof. These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in writing by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor. McDonald’s restaurant employees or franchisees are not authorized to modify or amend these Official Rules.
D. Governing Law: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations as between Participant and the Game Entities in connection with the Game shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Illinois, including procedural provisions without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state or jurisdiction’s laws.
E. Language Discrepancy: In the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between the English language version and the Spanish language version of these Official Rules or of any Game materials and/or Prize claim materials, the English version shall prevail, govern and control. Other than and except for Prize Partner terms, conditions and restrictions governing those Prizes and offers supplied by Prize Partners in connection with the Game, in the event there is a discrepancy or inconsistency between disclosures or other statements contained in any Game materials and/or Prize claim materials and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, these Official Rules shall prevail, govern and control.
By participating in this Game, each Participant agrees that: (1) any claim, dispute or controversy (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) Participant may have against any of the Game Entities arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with the Game, the awarding or redemption of Prizes, or the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS and conducted before a sole arbitrator pursuant to JAMS’s Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“Rules and Procedures”); (2) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (3) the arbitration shall be held at a location determined by JAMS pursuant to the Rules and Procedures (provided such location is reasonably convenient for Participant), or at such other location as may be mutually agreed by the Participant and Sponsor; (4) the arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the Participant may have entered into in connection with the Game; (5) the arbitrator shall apply Illinois law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (6) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis as Participant and Sponsor hereby waive the right to assert claims in any class or representative action; arbitration can thus decide only the Participant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (7) in the event that the administrative fees, arbitrator fees and filing fees associated with the arbitration exceed $250, Sponsor agrees to pay any such administrative, arbitrator and filing fees exceeding $250 on the Participant’s behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator. In addition, if the Participant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of the Participant’s fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (8) with the exception of subpart (6) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the Rules and Procedures established by JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (6) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither Sponsor nor Participant shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. Finally, this arbitration provision is reciprocally binding on all parties, such that both Participant and Sponsor are required to arbitrate their claims against one another. For more information on JAMS and/or JAMS Rules and Procedures, Participants may visit the JAMS Website athttp://www.jamsadr.com.
14. OFFICIAL RULES.
These Official Rules will be posted at participating McDonald’s restaurants and at the Website (PlayatMcD.com). To receive a copy of the Official Rules, mail a SASE to Redemption Center: McDonald’s Game Time Gold Official Rules Request, P.O. Box 1132, Chicago, IL 60690. All requests must be postmarked by December 21, 2015, and received by January 31, 2016. Vermont residents may omit return postage. Limit one (1) request per outer envelope.
15. WINNERS LIST.
For a list of official winners whose Prize value exceeds $25 (“List”), mail a #10 SASE to Redemption Center: McDonald’s Game Time Gold Winners List Request, P.O. Box 1132, Chicago, IL 60690. All requests must be postmarked by December 21, 2015, and received by January 31, 2016. Limit one (1) request per outer envelope. OR, you can see the List at PlayatMcD.com after approximately January 4, 2016, when all winners are confirmed and the Prizes have been verified and awarded.
McDonald’s USA, LLC, 2111 McDonald’s Drive, Oak Brook, IL 60523.