Anheuser-Busch Budweiser – “#hitthebuds” Sweepstakes

HITTHEBUDS
OFFICIAL RULES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND NECESSARY TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR VIEWING IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY UNITED STATES LAW. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 
 
1.       ELIGIBILITY:
The “#HitTheBuds” sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, contractors, directors, officers and agents of Anheuser-Busch, LLC, its affiliates and subsidiaries; advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, wholesale distributors, retail licensees, all other service agencies involved with the Sweepstakes and the MLB Entities (as defined below), and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, child and sibling), are not eligible to enter or win.  The “MLB Entities” shall mean the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, MLB Advanced Media, L.P., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., The MLB Network, LLC, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliated and related entities, any entity which, now or in the future, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the Clubs or the BOC, and the owners, general and limited partners, shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents of the foregoing entities. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions which are final and binding in all matters related to this Sweepstakes. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements as set forth herein. 
 
2.       SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD:
Sweepstakes begins at the start of Game 1 the 2020 MLB American League Championship Series presented by Geico (“ALCS”) baseball game scheduled to occur on October 11, 2020 and ends at the conclusion of Game 7 of the 2020 MLB World Series baseball game scheduled to occur on October 28, 2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes Period is divided into fourteen (14) entry periods (each an “Entry Period”) as defined below. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. 
Entry Period 1: Entry Period 1 begins at the start of Game 1 of the ALCS scheduled to occur on October 11, 2020 in San Diego, California (“Game 1 of the ALCS”) and ends at the conclusion of Game 1 of the ALCS.  
Entry Period 2: Entry Period 2 begins at the start of Game 2 of the ALCS scheduled to occur on October 12, 2020 in San Diego, California (“Game 2 of the ALCS”) and ends at the conclusion of Game 2 of the ALCS.  
Entry Period 3: Entry Period 3 begins at the start of Game 3 of theALCS scheduled to occur on October 13, 2020 in San Diego, California (“Game 3 of the ALCS”) and ends at the conclusion of Game 3 of the ALCS.  
Entry Period 4: Entry Period 4 begins at the start of Game 4 of the ALCS scheduled to occur on October 14, 2020 in San Diego, California (“Game 4 of the ALCS”) and ends at the conclusion of Game 4 of the ALCS.  
Entry Period 5:  If Game 5 of the ALCS occurs on October 15, 2020 in San Diego, California (“Game 5 of the ALCS”), then Entry Period 5 begins at the start of Game 5 of the ALCS and ends at the conclusion of Game 5 of the ALCS.  
Entry Period 6:  If Game 6 of the ALCS occurs on October 16, 2020 in San Diego, California (“Game 6 of the ALCS”), then Entry Period 6 begins at the start of Game 6 of the ALCS and ends at the conclusion of Game 6 of the ALCS.  
Entry Period 7: If Game 7 of the ALCS occurs on October 17, 2020 in San Diego, California (“Game 7 of the ALCS”), then Entry Period 7 begins at the start of Game 7 of the ALCS and ends at the conclusion of Game 7 of the ALCS.  
Entry Period 8: Entry Period 8 begins at the start of Game 1 of the 2020 MLB World Series scheduled to occur on October 20, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (“Game 1 of the World Series”) and ends at the conclusion of Game 1 of the World Series. 
Entry Period 9: Entry Period 9 begins at the start of Game 2 of the 2020 MLB World Series scheduled to occur on October 21, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (“Game 2 of the World Series”) and ends at the conclusion of Game 2 of the World Series. 
Entry Period 10: Entry Period 10 begins at the start of Game 3 of the 2020 MLB World Series scheduled to occur on October 23, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (“Game 3 of the World Series”) and ends at the conclusion of Game 3 of the World Series. 
Entry Period 11: Entry Period 11 begins at the start of Game 4 of the 2020 MLB World Series scheduled to occur on October 24, 2020 in Arlington, Texas (“Game 4 of the World Series”) and ends at the conclusion of Game 4 of the World Series. 
Entry Period 12: If Game 5 of the 2020 MLB World Series occurs on October 25, 2020 (“Game 5 of the World Series”), then Entry Period 12 begins at the start of Game 5 of the World Series and ends at the conclusion of Game 5 of the World Series. 
Entry Period 13: If Game 6 of the 2020 MLB World Series occurs on October 27, 2020 (“Game 6 of the World Series”), then Entry Period 13 begins at the start of Game 6 of the World Series and ends at the conclusion of Game 6 of the World Series. 
Entry Period 14: If Game 7 of the 2020 MLB World Series occurs on October 28, 2020 (“Game 7 of the World Series”), then Entry Period 14 begins at the start of Game 7 of the World Series and ends at the conclusion of Game 7 of the World Series. 
 
3.       THREE (3) WAYS TO ENTER:
(a) Facebook: During each Entry Period, look for Sponsor’s Sweepstakes post inviting followers to enter for a chance to win a prize. Tag @budweiserusa and include the hashtags #HitTheBuds and #Sweepstakes (“Entry”). If a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside of the stadium during the applicable Entry Period, then you will receive one (1) Entry into the random drawing for a chance to win a prize.  See Rule #4 for drawing details.  See Rule #6 for prize details.  You must be a registered user of Facebook and follow Budweiser on Facebook in order to enter this Sweepstakes via Facebook.  Facebook registration is free and can be obtained by logging on to www.facebook.com and following the online instructions to open an account.
(b)  Instagram:  During each Entry Period, look for Sponsor’s Sweepstakes post inviting followers to enter for a chance to win a prize. Tag @budweiserusa and include the hashtags #HitTheBuds and #Sweepstakes (“Entry”). If a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside of the stadium during the applicable Entry Period, then you will receive one (1) Entry into the random drawing for a chance to win a prize.  See Rule #4 for drawing details.  See Rule #6 for prize details.  You must be a registered user of Instagram and follow @BudweiserUSA on Instagram in order to enter the Sweepstakes via Instagram. Instagram registration is free and can be obtained by logging on to www.Instagram.com and following the online instructions to open an account.
(c)  Twitter:  During each Entry Period, look for Sponsor’s Sweepstakes tweet inviting followers to enter for a chance to win a prize. Tweet @budweiserusa and include the hashtags #HitTheBuds and #Sweepstakes (“Entry”). If a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside of the stadium during the applicable Entry Period, then you will receive one (1) Entry into the random drawing for a chance to win a prize.  See Rule #4 for drawing details.  See Rule #6 for prize details.  You must be a registered user of Twitter and follow @budweiserusa on Twitter in order to enter the Sweepstakes via Twitter. Twitter registration is free and can be obtained by logging on to www.Twitter.com and following the online instructions to open an account.
For all Entries:
If entering with a mobile phone or other web-enabled device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply. Check with your wireless service provider for details on these and any other applicable charges. Entrants are solely responsible for any such wireless charges. 
Your setting must be set to “unprotected” and/or “public” in order for your posts to be viewable by Sponsor and its agents.  Only posts that are viewable by Sponsor and its agents will be considered an Entry.
All Entries must be received and recorded during the Sweepstakes Period. No other forms of Entry are valid.  See Appendix A for additional Entry Guidelines & Prohibited Content.  Entry must comply with these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review any Entry for violation of these Official Rules and may, at its sole discretion, reject, delete, or otherwise exclude an Entry for any reason, including without limitation, if the Entry contains any Prohibited Content (as defined in Appendix A) or any other commentary or material which Sponsor, in its sole discretion deems inappropriate.    
 
4.        SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING:
Entry Period 1:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 1, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 12, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 1. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 1, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.
Entry Period 2:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 2, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 13, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 2. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 2, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 3:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 2, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 14, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 3. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 3, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 4:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 4, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 15, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 4. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 4, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 5:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 5, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 16, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 5. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 5, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 6:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 6, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 17, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 6. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 6, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded. 
Entry Period 7:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 7, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 18, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 7. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 7, then one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 18, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received for Entry Period 1, Entry Period 2, Entry Period 3, Entry Period 4, Entry Period 5, Entry Period 6 and Entry Period 7 by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 1, Entry Period 2, Entry Period 3, Entry Period 4, Entry Period 5, Entry Period 6 and Entry Period 7.
Entry Period 8:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 8, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 21, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 8. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 8, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 9:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 9, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 22, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 9. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 9, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 10:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 10, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 24, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 10. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 10, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 11:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 11, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 25, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 11. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 11, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 12:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 12, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 26, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 12. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 12, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 13:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 13, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 28, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 13. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 13, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  
Entry Period 14:  Each time a homerun ball hits the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 14, one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 29, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 14. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 14, then one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 29, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received for Entry Period 8, Entry Period 9, Entry Period 10, Entry Period 11, Entry Period 12, Entry Period 13 and Entry Period 14 by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Entries received during Entry Period 8, Entry Period 9, Entry Period 10, Entry Period 11, Entry Period 12, Entry Period 13 and Entry Period 14.
 
5.       WINNER NOTIFICATION: 
Potential winners will be notified via direct message on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and will be required to respond to the notification within forty-eight (48) hours indicating whether he/she can accept the prize. If a potential winner does not respond to the notification within the forty-eight (48) hour time period, prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be randomly selected. Any alternate potential winner selected will also be required to respond to the notification within the time frame stated above.
Potential winners may be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and, unless prohibited by law, publicity release to Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative within forty-eight (48) hours of prize acceptance. Potential winners will be required to complete, sign and return a “Release of Liability, Voluntary Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement” to Sponsor to Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative within forty-eight (48) hours of prize acceptance.
Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, including verification that the winner is twenty-one (21) years of age or older, the potential winner will be declared an official winner of the Sweepstakes. If Sponsor cannot verify that the potential winner is twenty-one (21) years of age or older prior to winner notification, then the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be randomly selected.
Winner’s one (1) guest must be twenty-one years of age or older as of the end date of the Sweepstakes Period and may be required to complete, sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability and, unless prohibited by law, publicity release to Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative within forty-eight (48) hours of prize acceptance. Winner’s one (1) guest will be required to complete, sign and return a “Release of Liability, Voluntary Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement” to Sponsor to Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative within forty-eight (48) hours of prize acceptance.
In the event of noncompliance within any stated time period, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate potential winner will be randomly selected. Any alternate potential winner selected will also be required to adhere to the time periods described herein. Any prize notification or prize returned to the Sponsor or its agencies as undeliverable will result in disqualification and the awarding of that prize to an alternate potential winner.
          Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless, or land-line phone service or a change in an entrant’s email, phone number or mailing address which may result in a potential winner not receiving initial prize notification or his/her prize information.
 
6.       Prize DETAILS: 
Entry Period 1:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 1, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 2:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 2, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
 Entry Period 3:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 3, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 4:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 4, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 5:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 5, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 6:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 6, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 7:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.   NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 7, then one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 18, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received for Entry Period 1, Entry Period 2, Entry Period 3, Entry Period 4, Entry Period 5, Entry Period 6 and Entry Period 7 by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  See Rule #4 for drawing details.  Winner will receive two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  
Entry Period 8:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 8, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 9:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 9, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 10:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 10, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 11:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.   NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 11, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 12:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 12, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 13:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 13, then no random drawing will be conducted and no prize will be awarded.  See Rule #4 for drawing details. 
Entry Period 14:  Two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.   ARV is $630.00. NOTE:  If a homerun ball does not hit the pile of Budweiser cases located inside the stadium during Entry Period 14, then one (1) potential winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held on or about October 29, 2020 from among all eligible Entries received for Entry Period 8, Entry Period 9, Entry Period 10, Entry Period 11, Entry Period 12, Entry Period 13 and Entry Period 14 by Sponsor, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes drawing.  See Rule #4 for drawing details.  Winner will receive two (2) tickets for winner and one (1) guest to attend an “Opening Day” game of their favorite MLB team in 2021 (subject to availability) and one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.  ARV is $358.00.  
For MLB ticket prize:
Game date is subject to availability and change.  Seating assignments to be determined by Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, and are subject to availability and change. Transportation, accommodations, meals, beverages, gratuities, personal purchases and all other expenses not specified herein are winner’s responsibility. 
Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition dates and times are determined in the sole discretion of the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and/or the applicable Major League Baseball Club, as applicable, and may be subject to change.  The terms and conditions of the tickets awarded as part of any prize will govern in the event a legal game, event or exhibition, as defined by Major League Baseball, is not played or held, as applicable, due to weather conditions, an act of God, an act of terrorism, civil disturbance or any other reason.  Each winner and his/her guest(s) agree to comply with all applicable ballpark and/or venue regulations in connection with the prize.  Sponsor and the applicable MLB Entities (as defined below) reserve the right to remove or to deny entry to any winner and/or his/her guest(s) who engage(s) in a non-sportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person at the game, event or exhibition.  Sponsor and the MLB Entities (as defined below) will not be responsible for weather conditions, Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, local, state, or federal regulation, order or policy; work stoppage; epidemic, pandemic, or any other issue concerning public health or safety; or any other event outside their control that may cause the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition.  Major League Baseball game, event and exhibition tickets awarded as prizes may not be resold or offered for resale. Any such resale may result in disqualification and prize forfeiture, and may invalidate the license granted by the game, event or exhibition ticket(s).
For all prizes:
If the MLB ticket prize cannot be awarded for any reason including Acts of God, acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, work stoppage, COVID-19 or any other natural disaster outside of Sponsor’s control, then no MLB ticket prize will be awarded.  Winner will still receive one (1) $258.00 pre-paid card that can be used to purchase two (2) 24-packs of Budweiser beer per month for seven (7) months.
Alcohol beverages are not part of the prize.  Terms and conditions receive with pre-paid card apply.  If winner cannot accept the prize as specified, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be randomly selected.  Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.   
Limit one (1) prize per person.  Prizes are non-transferable and no cash equivalent or substitution of prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of Sponsor.  Each prize winner will be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and for any other fees or costs associated with the prizes he/she receives, regardless of whether it, in whole or in part, is used.  Sponsor and the MLB Entities (a) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the prize (or any portion thereof), and (b) disclaim any implied warranty. 
If Sponsor so elects, potential winner and his/her one (1) guest may be required to submit to a confidential background check.  Such background check may include (but is not limited to) investigation of criminal, sexual offenses, or other arrest or conviction record, and any other factor deemed relevant by the Sponsor to help ensure that the potential winner and his/her one (1) guest will not bring the Sponsor or the MLB Entities into public disrepute, contempt, scandal or ridicule or reflect unfavorably on the Sponsor or any MLB Entity.  If requested, the potential winner and his/her one (1) guest agree to sign waiver forms authorizing the release of personal and background information.  In the event of noncompliance, to be determined at the sole discretion of Sponsor, prize will be forfeited and will be randomly awarded to an alternate winner.
 
7.       LIMITATIONS OF LIABLITY AND RELEASE:
Anheuser-Busch, LLC, the MLB Entities each of their affiliates, subsidiaries, and agencies (collectively the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, unintelligible, returned or undelivered entries, telephone calls, text messages, email, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable satellite, network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), Website, or other connections availability, accessibility or traffic congestion, miscommunications, failed computer, network, telephone, satellite or cable hardware or software or lines, or technical failure, or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of this Sweepstakes or Website, or act in violation of the Official Rules, or act in any manner to threaten or abuse or harass any person, or violate Website’s terms of service, as solely determined by the Sponsor will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information whether caused by Website users, tampering, hacking, or by any of the programming or equipment associated with or used in this Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any errors, omission, deletion, interruption or delay in operation or transmission or communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized website access.  Any use of robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods will void all such entries, and may subject that entrant to disqualification.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or property related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes.  Should any portion of Sweepstakes be, in the Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right in their sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes, and randomly select the winner from valid entries received prior to action taken, or otherwise as may be deemed fair and equitable by the Sponsor. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the authorized subscriber of the email address or the Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant, and must comply with these rules.  The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address or the Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by the ISP or other organization responsible for assigning the email address or Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts.  All materials submitted become the property of Anheuser-Busch, LLC and will not be returned.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES; AS A RESULT, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPHS SHALL NOT APPLY TO A RESIDENT OF NEW JERSEY TO THE EXTENT DAMAGES TO SUCH NEW JERSEY RESIDENT ARE THE RESULT OF SPONSOR’S NEGLIGENT, FRAUDULENT OR RECKLESS ACT(S) OR INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT. 
Each Entrant agrees (a) that Sponsor, the MLB Entities and each of their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, and advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and their respective officers, directors, employees, wholesale distributors, representatives and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, including death, or property, or rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, copyright infringement or portrayal in a false light resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of the prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related activity, and (b) if selected as a winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and the MLB Entities (and agrees to confirm such agreement in writing) and those acting pursuant to their authority to use his/her name, submitted biography, voice and/or likeness and prize information, and/or Entry (and assign the Entry, which may be altered, changed, modified, edited, used alone or with other works, as solely determined by Sponsor and the MLB Entities) for advertising, trade and Sweepstakes purposes without further compensation, at any times or time, in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide and on the Internet without notice or review or approval.
 
8.       PUBLICITY AND COPYRIGHT LICENSE:
You grant Sponsor and the MLB Entities an exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferrable right and license to exploit your Entry (including, without limitation, your name and likeness and the names and likenesses of any and all persons in the Entry, and any intellectual property rights (e.g. copyright, trademark, etc.) contained in the Entry) in any media now or hereafter known, without any payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party, for any purpose, including, without limitation, your Entry and any person’s property (physical, personal, intellectual property rights, and indicia) contained therein. The foregoing grant includes, without limitation, the right to reproduce, display, distribute, publicly perform, create derivative works of, alter, amend, broadcast, edit, publish, use, merchandise, license, sublicense, and adapt the Entry in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world, for any purpose, whether commercial in nature or otherwise, including in contexts and circumstances that result in your Entry being associated with a particular Sponsor or Sponsors. Accordingly, you hereby waive any objection to, such use including without limitation, distribution, reproduction, creation of derivative works of, public performance, or display of your Entry, and any claim for compensation whatsoever in connection therewith. Such waiver shall include any claim for infringement of any so-called “Moral Right,” “Droit Moral” or similar right or interest.
 
9.       DISPUTE RESOLUTION:
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any claim or dispute that has arisen or may arise between you and Sponsor, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Missouri without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.  The place of arbitration shall be St. Louis, Missouri.
 
10.      PRIVACY POLICY:
See Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://www.budweiser.com/privacy-policy.html (“Website”) for details of Sponsor’s policy regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this Sweepstakes. If you are verified as a prize winner, your first name, last initial, city and state will be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.
 
11.      SPONSOR:
Anheuser-Busch, LLC, One Busch Place, St. Louis, MO 63118. 
 
12.      WINNER’S LIST:
For the names of the winners, send a direct message to the Budweiser Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account and include “#HitTheBuds Winner’s List Request” in the direct message for receipt by December 28, 2020.   
© 2020 Anheuser-Busch, Budweiser® Lager Beer, St. Louis, MO
Major League Baseball trademarks, service marks and copyrights are proprietary to the MLB Entities.  All rights reserved.  This Sweepstakes is not produced, sponsored, administered or executed by any MLB Entity. 
This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Sweepstakes shall be directed to Sponsor and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 
 
APPENDIX A
ENTRY GUIDELINES & PROHIBITED CONTENT
Entries must meet the following requirements:

       Entry cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or any MLB Entities or their products, or other people, products or companies or communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor or the MLB Entities wish to associate.
       Sponsor shall have full right and power to copy, publish, broadcast, display, distribute, use, edit, translate, alter, combine with other material, reuse and adapt any or all portions of the Entry in any way and for any purpose whatsoever, at any time, now or in the future, in any media now known or hereafter devised throughout the World in any manner whatsoever and for any purpose.
       Entry cannot (a) be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity; (b) promote lotteries or gambling, the excessive or irresponsible consumption of alcohol, or promote illegal use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing), any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous or any particular political agenda or message; (c) be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group; (d) contain an image of anyone under 21 years of age; (e) otherwise fail to comply with the Beer Institute Advertising and Marketing Code as made publicly available at the following online location: http://www.beerinstitute.org/assets/uploads/general-upload/2015-Beer-Ad-Code-Brochure.pdf; (f) contain trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind (other than Budweiser beer), without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses; (g) contain copyrighted materials owned by others without permission; (h) contain materials embodying the names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission; (i) refer to or depict any names, logos or readily recognizable features of a retailer of alcohol beverages (such as a grocery store, convenience store, restaurant, bar, or any other retail location that sells alcohol beverages);or (j) depict, and cannot itself be in, violation of any law.
       Each entrant warrants and represents that the Entry: (a) is his/her original work, (b) has not been previously published; (c) has not received previous awards; and (d) does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;
       Any entrant whose Entry includes likenesses of third parties or contains elements not owned by the entrant (such as, but not limited to, depictions of persons, buildings, trademarks or logos) must be able to provide legal releases for such use including Sponsor’s use of such Entry, in a form satisfactory to Sponsor, upon request, prior to award of prize and/or naming of entrant as a winner.
       Any Entry that, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, is not in accordance with the guidelines as stated herein or on the Website, or is deemed to be inappropriate for publication is ineligible.
       Incomplete, illegible, deceptive or garbled Entries are not eligible.
       Any such entrant will indemnify and hold harmless, Sponsor from any claims to the contrary.

All Entries are subject to Sponsor’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act policy, as follows: Digital Millennium Copyright Act—Anheuser-Busch is committed to respecting and protecting the legal rights of copyright owners. As such, Anheuser-Busch adheres to the following notice and take down policy, in full compliance with Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512 et seq.). If you believe any of the Entries infringes upon your intellectual property rights, please submit a notification alleging such infringement (hereafter a “DMCA Takedown Notice”). To be valid, a DMCA Takedown Notice must (i) be provided to the Anheuser-Busch designated agent, (“Copyright Agent”), as set forth below, and (ii) include the following:

       A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
       Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
       Identification of the material claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
       Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
       A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and,
       A statement that, under penalty of perjury, the information in the notification is accurate and you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.