OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Bleacher Report Perfect Picks Daily, Round and Seasonal and/or Other Game Contest Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BLEACHER REPORT ACCOUNT AND INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED.
The following rules apply generally to Bleacher Report, Inc.-sponsored daily, round, and seasonal contests in its Perfect Picks game (the “Game”). Since Bleacher Report, Inc. may run a wide variety of contests, at times certain rules will not pertain or additional or different rules may apply. If those circumstances are not noted in these rules, then they will be announced via the Game in the Bleacher Report app and/or Bleacher Report social media channels (e.g., B/R Betting) in a separate set of written rules.
NAME OF SPONSOR
Bleacher Report, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Sponsor").
Sponsor’s Perfect Picks Contest(s), Round Contest(s) and Seasonal Contest(s) (each, a Contest and collectively, “Contests”) are open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia, age 18 years or older, except employees, officers, and directors (and their immediate family and household members (whether or not related) of Bleacher Report, Inc. (the “Sponsor”), its production partners, licensors, and/or any league/team or promotional entities associated with the events or competitions upon which a Contest is based, and/or each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions, trustees, franchisees, participating vendors, distributors, advertising and promotion agencies and affiliated entities (collectively, with the Sponsor, the "Promotion Entities"). Void wherever prohibited by law. Contests are governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. These Contests are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with any third party platform such as Instagram or Twitter. By entering a Contest, you are an entrant and you agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and Regulations (“Official Rules”).
HOW TO ENTER, HOW TO WIN, AND SELECTION OF WINNERS
The contest period for any contests within the Game will begin on July 30, 2020 at approximately 12:00 am ET and end at the time announced by Sponsor via the Game and/or Sponsor’s social media channels (the “Contest Period”). Concurrently with the start of the Contest Period, Sponsor will open its Perfect Picks (“Game”) available in the Bleacher Report app; thereafter Contest entrants may begin to participate in the Game as instructed in the Game. Sponsor will offer contest opportunities to entrants on a Daily, Round or Seasonal basis (as described further herein). In order to enter the Daily, Round and/or Seasonal Contest for a chance to win a prize and to be included on a publicly available scoreboard of daily, round and/or seasonal point totals, entrants must complete a one-time registration for a Bleacher Report account (if they are not already registered for such an account) and make a one-time selection of a team community (as further specified within the Game) (“Team Community”); after these one-time actions, entrants must complete questions in the Game’s then-current Pick Pack and submit a complete set of responses in accordance with the instructions available in the Game (such submission referred to herein as a “Game Submission”). As used herein, “Pick Pack” means a collection of picks (e.g., questions) that share a lock time.
Sponsor offers several forms of contests (Daily, Round, and/or Seasonal) via the Game and details regarding the online entry process will be announced via Sponsor’s B/R Betting user account and the B/R Betting social media channels:
Perfect Picks Contests:
In order to enter a Perfect Picks Contest for the chance to win a Perfect Picks Prize in their selected Team Community, an entrant must correctly answer all questions in the Pick Pack and submit a Game Submission as instructed in the Game. Entrant(s) who correctly answer all questions in the Pick Pack (“Perfect Picks”) after completing a Game Submission will have the chance to win the Perfect Picks Prize. A potential Perfect Picks Contest Winner will be selected by a random drawing conducted by Sponsor of entrants who have a Perfect Pick Score and who properly complete a Game Submission.
Each entrant who completes at least one Perfect Picks Contest Game Submission shall automatically be entered into a Round Contest in their selected Team Community for the chance to win a Round Prize. Subject to the tie-breaker as set forth in the following sentence, the entrant who accumulates the single highest point total score over the course of the specific sports league round as further described in the Game (e.g., a playoff round) in their selected Team Community shall have the chance to win a Round Prize. In the event multiple entrants have equal high point total scores as aggregated over the duration of a Round (as defined in the Game or otherwise by Sponsor), a potential winner of the Round Contest will be selected among such multiple entrants by Sponsor according the following tie-breaker sequence:
- The potential winner who has the highest number of total number of Perfect Pick packs in the round; if there is still a tie, then
- The potential winner who has the highest total number of picks won in the round; if there is still a tie, then
- The potential winner who made a correct pick with the highest points (XP) in the round, meaning the potential winner who made the biggest longshot; if there is still a tie, then
- The potential winner as selected through a random drawing conducted by Sponsor.
Each entrant who completes at least one Perfect Picks Contest Game Submission shall automatically be entered into a Seasonal Contest in their selected Team Community for the chance to win a Seasonal Prize. The entrant(s) who accumulates the single highest point total score in their selected Team Community as aggregated over the course of the specific sports league season (as further described in the Game) shall have the chance to win the Seasonal Prize. In the event multiple entrants have equal high point total scores over the duration of a Season (as defined in the Game or otherwise by Sponsor), a potential winner of the Seasonal Contest will be selected among such multiple entrants by Sponsor according to the following tie-breaker sequence:
- The potential winner who has the highest number of total number of Perfect Pick packs in the season; if there is still a tie, then
- The potential winner who has the highest total number of picks won in the season; if there is still a tie, then
- The potential winner who made a correct pick with the highest points (XP) in the season, meaning the potential winner who made the biggest longshot; if there is still a tie, then
- The potential winner as selected through a random drawing conducted by Sponsor.
The number of contest opportunities may vary during holiday or seasonal periods. Announcements will be made on Sponsor’s B/R Betting social media channels, within the Game, on the Bleacher Report app, and/or Sponsor’s website as to how to enter and/or win each Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to provide for other means of contest entry. Entry deadlines for each applicable Contest will be announced within the Game and/or on Sponsor’s B/R Betting social media channels.
Sponsor is not responsible for failed, partial or garbled computer transmissions, or for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to electronic malfunction or damage of any network, hardware or software. If for any reason a Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of a Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend a Contest. No responsibility is assumed for: any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; or any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, or software; or failure of any e-mail or electronic entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web-site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials from a Contest.
WINNER ODDS AND NOTIFICATION
The number of winners will depend on the Contest and will be announced in the Game. Odds of winning depend on number of valid entries. Many will enter, few or sometimes only one, will win.
Potential winners may be notified via direct message on the Bleacher Report App. Potential winners must follow the instructions provided as part of the notification, which may include providing an email address, telephone number, username, and/or other means of verification. Sponsor will attempt to contact a potential winner up to three (3) times. If a potential winner (i) cannot be reached directly, (ii) does not respond to Sponsor within forty-eight (48) hours of the first notification attempt, (iii) is found ineligible, (iv) declines the prize, or (iv) fails to comply with these Official Rules, such person may be disqualified and an alternate winner may be notified, or such prize may go unawarded, in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Potential winners must meet all eligibility requirements including the timely execution and return of all necessary releases and documents (if any) required by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute, an entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access Provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry at issue will be deemed ineligible. The decision of the Sponsor will be final and binding in all matters.
Follow Sponsor’s B/R Betting social media channels for announcements on winners and current prize details.
Perfect Picks Prize.
Sponsor will generally award one Perfect Picks Prize for a “Perfect Picks Contest” with an approximate retail value generally of $50-$500 (a “Perfect Picks Prize”).
Sponsor will generally award one Round Prize per Team Community for a “Round Contest” with an approximate retail value generally as will be described via the “prize details” screen in the Game and/or an announcement on Sponsor’s B/R Betting social media channels (a “Round Prize”).
Sponsor will announce how many Seasonal Prizes per Team Community will be awarded per “Seasonal Contest.” These Seasonal Prizes will be described via the “prize details” screen in the Game and/or an announcement on Sponsor’s B/R Betting social media channels.
Prize values for any Contests may change depending upon the Contest. Some restrictions and limitations may apply. All expenses not specifically described in the Game’s prizing information section or herein are the winner's sole responsibilities. Federal, state and local taxes, if any, are the sole responsibilities of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more; a winner will also receive IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of all prizes awarded in connection with the Contests if such final actual value as aggregated is valued at $600 or more. Winners are not entitled to exchange or transfer prizes or to obtain cash or other substitutes, but Sponsor in its sole discretion may substitute prizes of equal or greater value. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by the Sponsor.
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS:
By entering any Contest, you consent to being contacted by Sponsor via the Bleacher Report app, and/or email. All entries must be submitted in the name of an individual person and the prize(s) can only be awarded to the person whose name is on the winning entry. If the privacy settings for your Bleacher Report account are restricted, your entry may not be visible to or received by Sponsor, or Sponsor may not be able to message you. Sponsor is not responsible for entries or notifications not received due to an entrant’s account settings. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means will be void. The Promotion Entities are not responsible for misdirected, incomplete, lost, late, illegible, undelivered, inaccurate or delayed entries, or for technical, hardware, or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or other errors or problems which may limit or affect a person’s ability to participate in any Contest, whether human, mechanical, typographical, printing, electronic, network or otherwise, relating to or in connection with any Contest, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of any Contest, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials. Promotional Entities are not responsible for any changes to or unavailability of the Bleacher Report website or Bleacher Report Mobile App, Instagram or Twitter services that may interfere with the Contest(s) (including any limitations, restrictions, or conditions on Sponsor’s ability to use Instagram or Twitter for the Contest(s) as set forth herein that are not acceptable to Sponsor) or the ability of an entrant to timely enter, receive notices or communicate with Sponsor via Instagram. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor’s control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of a Contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify entrants and/or modify, cancel or suspend a Contest. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring such cancellation. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
By entering a Contest, you grant Promotion Entities and their designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use your name, city and state of residence, handle, voice, picture and likeness, without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the goods and services of the Promotion Entities and all matters related to a Contest, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity. The Promotion Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility and entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Promotion Entities from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liability for injury, death, damage or loss whatsoever relating to or arising in connection with participation in a Contest (regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss) and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of any of the prizes awarded (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or printing, distribution or production errors. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify and/or exclude any individual or entry from a Contest for any reason.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify and/or suspend a Contest in the event of tampering or other circumstances, including but not limited to acts of God or civil disturbance that render it impractical or impossible to complete or fulfill a Contest as originally planned.
Sponsor reserves the right to make changes in these rules. Any such changes will become effective upon notice via announcement on Bleacher Report social channels, online posting by Sponsor, or other means of wide publication.
If you opt to enter a Contest via your wireless mobile device (which may only be available through participating wireless carriers and is not required to enter a Contest), standard text messaging and/or data rates may apply for each message sent or received according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier.
Any and all disputes, claims and controversies arising out of or in connection with a Contest or any prize awarded shall be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws and decisions of the State of New York applicable to contracts made, entered into and performed entirely therein, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.
OFFICIAL RULES OR WINNERS’ LIST:
For a copy of the Official Rules or the Winners’ List (available approximately 4 months after an individual Contest ends), send a self-addressed, stamped envelope (residents of VT need not include return postage on rules requests) to the following address by the date within 6 months of the conclusion of the applicable Contest (Please specify “Official Rules” or “Winners”) – “PERFECT PICKS”, 1633 Broadway 2Fl, New York, NY 10019.
SPONSOR: Bleacher Report, Inc., 1633 Broadway 2Fl, New York, NY 10019