Masson Spine Institute – $25000 College Playoff Bracket Challenge – Win all (63) Games Correctly If any eligible contestant correctly predicts all (63) games in the designated Men’s College Basketball Tournament they will be eligible to claim the grand prize

Masson Spine Institute $25,000 College Playoff Bracket Challenge

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
TO ENTER OR WIN.  PURCHASE DOES NOT
IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING.  THE
FOLLOWING CONTEST IS VALID IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY, AND IS OPEN ONLY TO
QUALIFIED PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN THE RULES BELOW).  VOID ELSEWHERE AND WHEREVER PROHIBITED.  DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE CONTEST IF YOU DO
NOT FALL WITHIN THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AS SET FORTH BELOW. 

 

Contest Name:  Masson Spine Institute
$25,000 College Playoff Bracket Challenge (the “Contest”).

 

Contest Dates:  Contest registration is
scheduled to begin on 2/28/2020
and is scheduled to end at 12:00pm
EST on 3/19/2020 (the “Registration Period”).  The Grand Prize Contest is scheduled
to occur between 3/19/2020– 4/6/2020 during the designated 2020 Men’s College
Basketball Tournament.  Contest is
subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is
void outside the U.S. and where
prohibited.

Designated Tournament: 
2020 Men’s College Basketball Tournament being played between 3/19/2020 – 4/6/2020, with the
Semi-Final & Championship games to be held in Atlanta, GA.

 

Who
May Enter:  Contest is ONLY
open to the first 25,000 entrants who are legal U.S. residents, age18 or older as of date of entry,
and have a valid U.S. driver’s license or government issued photo
identification (“Entrant”), excluding the following classes of persons who are
not eligible to enter:

(a)  
Employees,
officers, and directors of Masson Spine
Institute  (“Sponsor”), Million Dollar Media, LLC (the “Contest
Administrator”),  Karst Media, each
of their respective franchisees, parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries,
distributors, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any
and all other companies associated with the design or execution of this
promotion (collectively, “Released Parties”), and the members of the immediate
families or households, whether or not related, of any of the above. “Immediate
family members” includes, for purposes of this promotion, parents (including
in-laws), grandparents, siblings (including step-siblings), children (including
step-children), grand children (including step grandchildren) and each of their
respective spouses, regardless of where they reside.

(b)  
Individuals
who do not have access to an internet connection in order to visit the contest
website, or a valid email address to register.

 

How to Enter – On-Line Registration: Be one of the first (25,000)
eligible contestants to visit www.lifestylecollegepickem.com  during the “Registration Period” to connect to the Contest
registration page.  Fully complete
the on-line registration with all required information, including your name, complete address
(including city, state and zip), valid email address, birth date, and phone
number (including area code).  Each registrant will designate their own
‘Screen Name’, and must enter their username (email address) and password.  The designated ‘Screen Name’ will be
displayed on the ‘Standings Page’ during the contest.  Each registrant’s username (email address)
& password will allow participants to return to the contest site to Log-in
and view their prediction, points and standings.

 

After having read and
agreed to these Official Rules, click the submit button to submit your on-line
registration.  All entries must be fully
complete for all required registration information.  Any entry submitted with an invalid email
address will be disqualified.  Maximum of one entry per person or per
valid email address.  Any contestant submitting more than one
entry will void all entries by that contestant. 

 

Eligible
Entries – Open to the first 25,000
eligible entries received by 12:00pm EST on 3/19/2020:  Only
the first (25,000) eligible entries received from contestants who have
successfully completed the bracket prediction entry will be eligible to
participate in the grand prize contest (see
below).  Any additional entries after
the first (25,000) entries have been
received are ineligible to participate or win any prize, regardless of the
accuracy of their submitted bracket prediction.

 

Any available opt-in opportunities are not
required to enter the Contest, and checking the opt-in boxes will not improve
your chances of winning. 
By participating and submitting an
entry, contestant agrees that sponsors and participating parties are authorized
to contact entrant via email, mail, phone or any other form of media to make
contestant aware of information pertinent to the contest, and to distribute
information regarding the Sponsor(s) featured products, special events or
promotional offers, or purchase incentives. 
Contestants may opt-out of any further email communication at any time
by simply replying REMOVE to any email message, or following the provided
opt-out instructions.

 

Bracket Prediction – Must be completed and submitted by 12:00pm ET on 3/19/2020: 

Bracket predictions must be
completed and submitted between:

3/15/2020 – Following
team selection announcements for the designated Men’s College Basketball
Tournament

NOTE:  Eligible contestants may submit bracket
pick selections prior to 3/15/2020, however, participating teams and game
match-ups will not be available until 3/15/2020.

3/19/2020 – Prior to
12:00pm ET

 

NOTE – Play-in game byes:  The play-in games on 3/17/2020
and 3/18/2020 are byes, and not part of the prediction challenge.

 

Bracket:  Once
the designated 2020 Men’s College Basketball Tournament team selections have
been announced on 3/15/2020 – all registered or newly registering participants
must fully complete the provided Bracket Prediction form on the Edit/Update
Picks page of the contest website. 

 

Tie-Breaker:  Each
participant will also be required to submit their prediction of the Total Cumulative Points to be scored in
the Championship Game on 4/6/2020.  Any
contestant who failed to complete the Total Cumulative Points ‘tie-break’
prediction will be assigned a point total of 0 cumulative points for the
Championship Game. 

 

Save Picks: 
Participants are required to click the ‘Save Picks’ button on the contest website to save their bracket
predictions selections, cumulative score prediction or updates to their
predictions.  Any changes or predictions
made without clicking the ‘Save Picks’ will not be saved or recognized for this
contest.

 

Completed bracket prediction
entries must be received by 12:00pm ET
on 3/19/2020 in order to be eligible to participate or claim any prize.  Any
registered participant or contestant who fails to fully or correctly complete
the on-line registration form, or fully and correctly complete the required
Bracket Prediction for all (63) games in the designated tournament (and Save
their picks) will be disqualified from the contest and will be ineligible to
claim any prize (see below).  Any bracket prediction not received by the
required deadline for any reason including, but not limited to transmission
error, internet problems, equipment or website malfunction, internet traffic or
errors caused by viruses or hackers will be disqualified.  Sponsor is not responsible for any delays or
difficulty in receipt an eligible contestant’s Bracket Prediction that prevents
participation. 

 

Any incomplete or illegible entries
will be disqualified.  Released Parties
are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete,
invalid, unintelligible, damaged, or for entries submitted in a manner that is
not expressly allowed under these rules, or for any
entry not submitted or received due to any technical error or failure,
unauthorized human intervention, inaccurate capture or mis-entry of any
required information, or the failure to capture any such information or effects
of hackers or failure of any electronic equipment, computer or cellular
transmissions and/or network connections; all of which will be disqualified.

 

Each
participant must submit an entry on his/her own behalf.  Any entry submitted on behalf of another
individual or using another person’s email address or name will be disqualified
and ineligible to claim any prize.  No
mechanically reproduced or automated entries permitted.  Use of any automated system to participate is
prohibited and will result in disqualification and all such entries will be
deemed void. 

 

In
the event of a dispute as to any on-line registration, the authorized account
holder of the e-mail address used to register will be deemed to be the
registrant and he/she must be eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “authorized email account holder” is the
natural person assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider,
online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail
addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address.  All entries received become the property of
the Sponsor and will not be returned.

 

Scoring – Bracket
Points:  Each eligible participant who has
successfully completed the on-line registration and bracket prediction as
required by these Official Rules will receive the following points for each of
the (63) games for which they have correctly predicted the winning team:

 

1 point for each
correct pick in Round 1

2 points for each
correct pick in Round 2

4 points for each
correct pick in Round 3

8 points for each
correct pick in Round 4

16 points for
each correct pick in Round 5

32 points for the
correct Champion

 

Any
incorrect predictions will receive 0 points. 
The maximum point total for correctly predicting the winning team in
every game played during the designated Men’s College Basketball Tournament is
192 points.  At the completion of the
designated tournament, each eligible contestant bracket prediction received
will be compared to the actual bracket outcome. 

 

Tie Breaking Procedures:  In the event of a
tie among any point leaders in the Bracket prediction, the tie-breakers to
determine the 1st Place Bracket Champion, 2nd, and 3rd
Places shall be as follows (tie breaker procedures shall not apply for the $25,000 Cash Grand Prize or $5,000 Cash Bonus Prize award levels – see
below):

·        
Contestant
who has predicted closest to the actual Cumulative Points total in the
Championship Game, regardless if the prediction is higher or lower than the
actual point total.

·        
In
the event of a remaining tie among any eligible contestants, the tie-breaker
shall then be a random drawing conducted by the Contest Administrator.

 

Grand Prize Award Requirements – Perfect Bracket (all 63 games correct):  In order for the grand prize to be awarded, an
eligible contestant must have correctly predicted the winner of all (63) games
in the designated 2020 Men’s College Basketball Tournament, thereby scoring a
perfect 63 points.  If no eligible contestant correctly predicted the
winner of all 63 games as required by these Official Rules, then the Grand
Prize award will NOT be awarded in this contest.

NOTE:  For purposes of clarity, if any
game(s) are cancelled, forfeited, or indefinitely suspended for any
reason, and fewer than (63) games are played in the designated tournament,
then no entrant shall be able to correctly predict the winner of all (63)
games in the designated Men’s College Basketball Tournament, as required
to claim the grand prize.  As a result of any such cancellations,
forfeits or indefinite game suspensions, there shall be no (63) game
perfect brackets, and no opportunity to claim the $25,000 cash grand
prize, and no grand prize or alternate substitute prize or compensation
will be available for award in the contest.  Any eligible contestant
who has correctly predicted every game played in the tournament as of the
date of any such cancellation(s), forfeit(s) or indefinite suspension(s),
but fewer than all scheduled (63) games for any reason, shall not be
awarded and shall have no opportunity to claim the grand prize.

 

Bonus Prize Award Requirements – Any (60) correct games:  In order for the bonus
prize to be awarded, an eligible contestant must have correctly predicted the
winner of (60) or more games in the designated 2020 Men’s College Basketball
Tournament, thereby scoring 60 or more points. 
If no eligible contestant correctly predicted the winner of 60 or more
games as required by these official rules, then the Bonus Prize will NOT be awarded. 

NOTE:  For
purposes of clarity, if any game(s) are cancelled, forfeited, or
indefinitely suspended for any reason, and fewer than (60) games are
played in the designated tournament, then no entrant shall be able to
correctly predict the winner of (60) or more games in the designated Men’s
College Basketball Tournament, as required to claim the bonus prize. 
As a result of any such cancellations, forfeits or indefinite game
suspensions where fewer than (60) games are played, there shall be no (60)
or more correct game  brackets, and no opportunity to claim the $5,000
bonus prize, and no bonus prize or alternate substitute prize or
compensation will be available for award in the contest.  Any
eligible contestant who has correctly predicted fewer than (60) or more
games for any reason, shall not be awarded and shall have no opportunity
to claim the bonus prize.

 

Prize
Awards:  The following prize awards will be available
to eligible contestants participating in the Contest:

 

Grand Prize – Predict all (63) Games Correctly (“Perfect Bracket”):  If any eligible contestant correctly predicts all (63) games in the
designated Men’s College Basketball Tournament, they will be eligible to claim
the grand prize subject to verification of compliance with these official
rules.  The grand prize is:  $25,000 Cash.

 

A
maximum of one (1) grand prize will be awarded.  In
the event of multiple winning entries, then the cash value of the grand prize
will be evenly distributed among eligible winning contestants.  If no
eligible contestant successfully completes the grand prize winning
requirements, then the grand prize will
not be awarded.

 

Bonus Prize – Predict (60) or more Games
Correctly:  If any eligible contestant correctly
predicts (60) or more games in the designated Men’s College Basketball
Tournament, they will be eligible to claim the bonus prize subject to
verification of compliance with these official rules.  The bonus prize is: $5,000 Cash.

 

A
maximum of one (1) bonus prize will be awarded.  In
the event of multiple winning attempts, then the cash value of the bonus prize
will be evenly split among eligible winning contestants.  If no eligible contestant successfully
completes the bonus prize winning requirements, then the bonus prize will not be awarded.

 

1st Place Prize – Most Points
(“Bracket Champion”):  The eligible contestant who scores the most
points in the bracket challenge will be eligible to claim the 1st
Place Prize subject to verification of compliance with these official rules.  The 1st Place prize is: $500 Cash.

 

A
maximum of one (1) 1st Place Prize will be awarded.  In
the event of multiple contestants are tied for the most points, then the tie
breaking procedures (see above) will
apply for determining the 1st Place winner. Each winner must accept
delivery of prize as specified by Sponsor. 
Prize does not include any other costs or associated expenses including
delivery and installation costs.

 

2nd Place Prize – 2nd Most
Points:  The eligible contestant who scores the second
most points in the bracket challenge will be eligible to claim the 2nd
Place Prize subject to verification of compliance with these official
rules.  The 2nd Place prize is: $250 Cash.

 

A
maximum of one (1) 2nd Place Prize will be awarded.  In
the event of multiple contestants are tied for second the most points, then the
tie breaking procedures (see above) will
apply for determining the 2nd Place winner. Each winner must accept
delivery of prize as specified by Sponsor. 
Prize does not include any other costs or associated expenses.

 

3rd Place Prize – 3rd Most
Points:  The eligible contestant who scores the third most
points in the bracket challenge will be eligible to claim the 3rd Place
Prize subject to verification of compliance with these official rules.  The 3rd Place prize is: $100 Cash.   

 

A
maximum of one (1) 3rd Place Prize will be awarded.  In
the event of multiple contestants are tied for the third most points, then the
tie breaking procedures (see above) will
apply for determining the 3rd Place winner. Each winner must accept
delivery of prize as specified by Sponsor. 
Prize does not include any other costs or associated expenses.

 

 

All prize awards are non-cumulative.  Maximum of one prize award per
participating contestant.  All
applicable federal, state and local taxes are the winner’s sole
responsibility.  All prize awards are
non-transferable and no cash redemption or prize substitution allowed, except
at Sponsor’s sole discretion or as provided herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a
prize of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.  Maximum retail value of all available prizes:  $30,850.00

 

All of the following will apply for each
prize winner: 1) Winner will be required to complete and return, within 5 days
of date of receipt, a W-9 form (if prize value exceeds $600), an affidavit of
eligibility, and a liability/publicity release (where permitted); 2) Winner
will be required to present a copy of a valid social security card and a valid
driver’s license as a condition of participating or receiving any prize;  3) Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 reflecting
the actual value of all prizes won, if prize value exceeds $600; and 4) Winner
will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes (including, but not limited
to all local, state and federal taxes) on all prizes awarded.  Failure to collect or properly claim any
prize in accordance with these rules will result in forfeiture of the
prize.  If forfeited for any reason,
finalist will not receive any other prize substitution or compensation, and the
prize will remain the property of Sponsor and will not be awarded, except as
provided herein.  

 

Additional
Rules & Restrictions:  By participating in this Contest, entrants
agree to abide by and be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the
Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final in all matters relating to this
Contest.  In the event an entrant wins a
prize, and is later found to be in violation of these rules he/she will be
required to forfeit the prize or to reimburse Sponsor for the stated value of
the prize if such violation is discovered after winner has used the prize. Participation
in Contest constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its designees to use
entrants’ names, cities and states of residence and/or likenesses for purposes
of advertising and trade in any and all media now or hereafter known worldwide
on perpetuity without limitation or further compensation, notification or
permission, unless prohibited by law. 
False, fraudulent or deceptive entries or acts shall render entrants
ineligible for any prize.

 

By participating, entrants agree to hold all
Released Parties harmless from any claims, losses, actions, or damages of any
kind, whether actual, incidental or consequential, for injury (including but
not limited to death), damages, losses or expenses arising out of or relating
to entrant’s participation in this Contest, or the acceptance, possession or
use/misuse of any prize, or participation in prize-related activities
(including but not limited to travel or activity related thereto), and to
assume all liability thereof. 

 

Released Parties shall not be liable to winner
or any other person for failure to supply the prize or any part thereof by
reason of any acts of God, any actions, regulations, orders, or requests by any
governmental entity, equipment failure, terrorist acts, war, fire, unusually
severe weather, embargo, labor dispute or strike, labor or material shortage,
transportation interruption of any kind, or any other cause beyond Released
Parties’ sole control. 

 

Participants are restricted to use of ordinary and
typical computer equipment, mobile phone equipment, Internet access and
cellular networks. Sponsor disclaims all liability for the inability of a
participant to complete or continue an entry due to equipment malfunction, busy
lines, inadvertent disconnections, acts beyond the Sponsor’s control, or
otherwise. The Sponsor disclaims any liability for received entries due to
technical difficulties or transmission errors. The Sponsor disclaims all
liability for any delays, mis-delivery, loss, or failure in the delivery of any
item sent by mail, courier, express, electronic transmission, or other delivery
method.  Released Parties are not
responsible for mechanical, technical, electronic, communications, telephone,
computer, hardware or software errors, malfunctions or failures of any kind,
including: failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed transmission of online
entries, traffic congestion on telephone lines, the Internet or at any website
or lost or unavailable network connections which may limit an online entrant’s
ability to participate in the Contest, and any injury or damage to entrant’s or
any other person’s computer or mobile phone related to or resulting from
participating in or downloading any information necessary to participate in the
Contest.  Released Parties are not responsible for
any other errors of any kind, whether computer, technical, typographical,
printing, human or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Contest,
including, without limitations, errors which may occur in connection with the
printing or advertising of this Contest, administration or execution of the
Contest, the cancellation of the game, the processing of entries or in the
announcement of the prizes or prize winners. 
Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any
person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the contest
website.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or
terminate the Contest if fraud, misconduct or technical failures destroy or
threaten the integrity of this portion of the Promotion, in the opinion of the
Sponsor/Administrator, or if a computer virus, bug, or other technical problem
corrupts the administration, security, or proper conduct of the Contest as
determined by Sponsor/Administrator, in their sole discretion. In the event of
early termination of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right to determine the
finalists in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries
received as of the time/date of such termination.

 

If due to circumstances beyond the control
of the Sponsor, any event associated with this contest or the prize is delayed,
rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the
obligation, to cancel or modify the contest and shall not be required to award
a substitute prize. 

 

IN CASE OF DISPUTES:  By participating, each entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes,
claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this
Promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without
resort to any form of class action, and any judicial proceeding shall take
place in a federal or state court within the State of New Jersey; (2) any and
all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket
costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion, and in
no event will entrant be entitled to received attorneys’ fees or other legal
costs; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain
awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive,
incidental, and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for
actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages
multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the
construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official
Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with
this Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws
of the State of New Jersey, without giving effect to any choice of law or
conflict of law rules or provisions (whether of the State of New Jersey or any
other jurisdiction), that would cause the application of the laws of any
jurisdiction other than the State of New Jersey.

 

Official Rules & Winners List:  For
a copy of these Official Rules or the names of prize winners, send a
self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by 66/2020 to: Masson Spine Institute $25,000 College Playoff Bracket
Challenge, c/o Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095. 
PLEASE SPECIFY which you are requesting: Official Rules or Winners
List. 

 

Sponsor: This Contest is sponsored by Masson
Spine Institute.

Administrator: This Contest
is administered by Million Dollar Media, P.O. Box 278, Woodbridge, NJ  07095.