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PIN FOR THE CYCLE SWEEPSTAKES (THE “SWEEPSTAKES”)
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington, D.C. who are eighteen (18) years of age or older (except in the case of legal residents of certain states where the legal age of majority is greater than eighteen (18) years of age, such legal age of majority) at the time of entry.  Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“Sponsor”), the other MLB Entities (defined below) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win the Prize (defined below). The “MLB Entities” shall mean Sponsor, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (“BOC”), its Bureaus, Committees, Subcommittees and Councils, the Major League Baseball Clubs (“Clubs”), Major League Baseball Enterprises, Inc., Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., 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, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation.

ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes entry period begins at 9:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 4, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on December 12, 2012 (“Entry Period”). 

HOW TO ENTER: You may enter the Sweepstakes in one (1) of two (2) ways as described below.  No other method of entry will be accepted. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address/household, regardless of method of entry.  Additional entries beyond the specified limit will be void.

1.  Online Method:  To enter this Sweepstakes online, you must have a valid Pinterest account and follow MLB.  If you do not have a Pinterest account, visit www.pinterest.com to register for a free Pinterest account.  During the Entry Period go to www.mlb.com and click on the Sweepstakes banners, buttons and/or links to access the landing page for the Sweepstakes (the “Landing Page”) as well as the online entry form for the Sweepstakes (the “Online Entry Form”). The Landing Page will include twelve (12) numbered images of items selected by Sponsor from the MLB.com Shop (the “Images”). To enter, you must first create a Pinterest board and “pin”/“repin” no more than four (4) Images on the board. Once the Images have been repinned to your board, follow the instructions provided on the Landing Page to submit an Online Entry Form that includes a URL for the Images on the board. Online entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the Online Entry Form during the Entry Period to be eligible. Pinning more than four (4) Images on Pinterest will result in disqualification.

2.  Alternate Method of Entry: If you would like receive one (1) entry in Sweepstakes without having to enter online, go to http://mlb.mlb.com/fan_forum/social_media/sweeps/tw_sweepstakes_entry.jsp?c_id=mlb during the Entry Period to access an alternate online entry form for the Sweepstakes. By successfully transmitting a completed alternate online entry form as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes.

All information submitted via the online entry forms by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, MLB.com’s Terms of Use accessible at: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/about_mlb_com/terms_of_use.jsp and Privacy Policy accessible at: www.mlb.com/privacy.  Incomplete and/or inaccurate entries are void. All online entries must include a valid email address for the entrant.  Online entrants to the Sweepstakes may be given the option to receive commercial email and/or mobile text messages and updates from MLB.com; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates and consenting to receive such emails and/or mobile text messages and updates will not impact any entrant’s chances of winning. Standard messaging rates apply to mobile text messages and updates. Check with your mobile service provider for more information. 

RANDOM DRAWING:  On or about December 13, 2012, Sponsor will randomly select four (4) of the numbered Images (the “Winning Images”). Each eligible online entrant who pinned/repined the Images whose numbers match all four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period will be entered into the Sweepstakes drawing. The potential winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing on or about December 20, 2012 from among all eligible online entries and all eligible mail-in entries. If no eligible online entrant pinned/repinned all four (4) Images whose numbers match all four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period, the random drawing will be conducted as follows:

  1. If no eligible online entrant pinned/repinned all four (4) Images whose numbers match all four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible (a) online entrants who pinned/repined the Images whose numbers match three (3) of the four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period, and (b) mail-in entries;

  2. If no eligible online entrant pinned/repinned three (3) Images whose numbers match four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible (a) online entrants who pinned/repined the Images whose numbers match two (2) of the four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period, and (b) mail-in entries;

  3. If no eligible online entrant pinned/repinned two (2) Images whose numbers match four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible (a) online entrants who pinned/repined the Images whose numbers match one (1) of the four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period, and (b) mail-in entries;

  4. If no eligible online entrant pinned/repinned any Image whose number matches any of the four (4) numbers of the Winning Images during the Entry Period, the random drawing will be conducted from among all eligible (a) online entrants who submitted an Online Entry Form in accordance with these Official Rules (i.e. irrespective of the Images pinned/repined), and (b) mail-in entries.

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, shall determine the Images whose numbers match the Winning Images. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules, the potential winner will be declared the official winner of the Sweepstakes (the “Winner”). All decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received for the drawing.

PRIZE:  One (1) Prize Will Be Awarded.  The Winner will receive the four (4) MLB.com Shop items that were pinned as Images on his/her Pinterest board at the time of entry (the "Prize"). (Approximate Retail Value of the Prize: $250.00

PRIZE CONDITIONS: All Prize details shall be determined in the sole discretion of Sponsor. Winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes).  All costs and expenses associated with the Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to any and all expenses incurred by accepting the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. The Prize is non-transferable and non-assignable, with no cash redemptions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion.

NOTIFICATION:  The potential winner will be notified at the email address provided at the time of entry (the "Prize Notification").  In the event that any potential winner does not respond to any such Prize Notification within three (3) days of the date of issuance or declines the Prize for any reason, a disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries.  The potential winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number and/or other identification to Sponsor and may be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Publicity, within five (5) days of date of issuance.  Failure to submit any identification required by Sponsor or to return the required documents within the specified time period, noncompliance with these Official Rules or the return of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or Prize Notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and Prize forfeiture and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate potential winner to be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE:  By participating in the Sweepstakes and submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to (i) be bound by these Official Rules, including all entry requirements, and (ii) waive any and all claims against Sponsor, the other MLB Entities and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) for any injury, damage or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in the Sweepstakes or from the receipt or use of the Prize (or any portion thereof) or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of the Prize (or any portion thereof).  By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant gives his/her express permission to be contacted by Sponsor by telephone, email and/or postal mail for Sweepstakes purposes.  The Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor and each of its designees the right to publicize the Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice, statements and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, promotional, trade and/or any other purpose in any media or format now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without limitation and without further compensation, consideration, permission or notification, unless prohibited by law.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, inaccurate, misdirected, lost, misrouted, scrambled, damaged, delayed, undelivered, mutilated or garbled entries, transmissions or email; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, cable, satellite, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), wireless network, website, or other connections including those through and/or by any website, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cable or wireless transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in transmission, processing, or communication; non-delivery; misdirected, blocked, or delayed email notifications; printing, typographical or other errors appearing within these Official Rules, in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements or other materials; or any other errors, problems or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, network, computer, telephone, mail, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the Prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Baseball game, event or exhibition.  Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes.  Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or any representative of Sponsor or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.  Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor and/or its agents.  Sponsor shall have the sole right to disqualify any entrant for violation of these Official Rules or any applicable laws relating to the Sweepstakes, and to resolve all disputes in its sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning the Prize (or any portion thereof), and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.  All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, State of New York.

Sponsor reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof).  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winner and award the Prize by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation. Sponsor also reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH ENTRANT, AND SPONSOR AND/OR ITS AGENTS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY PERSON OR PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means will be disqualified.  In the event of dispute as to the identity or eligibility of any potential winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address submitted at the time of entry provided he/she is eligible according to these Official Rules.  The “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the applicable Internet service provider or other organization (such as a business or educational institution) has assigned the email address for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

WINNER LIST:  For the Winner’s name, mail a request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by December 31, 2013 to Pin For The Cycle Sweepstakes c/o MLB.com, 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011, Attn: Sweepstakes Department.

SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is MLB Advanced Media, L.P., 75 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

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