Complete Rules for 2010-11 Gold Standard Basketball Golden Ticket Promotion
July 26, 2011

THE PANINI GOLDEN TICKET  OFFICIAL RULES.

 

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHO ARE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE AS OF 6/22/11.

PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

 

 

How to Play: The Panini Golden Ticket (the “Game”) begins at 12:00:01 am Central Time (“CT”) on 6/22/11 and ends at 11:59:59 pm CT on 9/7/11 (the “Promotion Period”).   You may participate in one of two ways: 1) Purchase: Purchase specially marked packages of Panini Gold Standard Basketball Trading Cards (while supplies last) and look inside for a Panini Golden Ticket ; OR 2) Mail: To obtain a Panini Golden Ticket and Official Rules without making a purchase send a self addressed stamped envelope (VT residents may omit return stamp) to be received by 9/14/11 to: 5325 FAA Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, Texas 75061 Attn: Panini Gold Standard Basketball Golden Ticket Request. Limit one entry  request per stamped outer mailing envelope, mailed separately. If you find a winning Panini Golden Ticket in your package of trading cards or via mail, follow the claim directions indicated below to claim the prize indicated (subject to verification by Sponsor) or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor (hereafter defined) will have no further obligation to you.  If your package of trading cards does not have a Panini Golden Ticket  then you are not a winner.

 

Prize Claim Instructions: If you find a winning Panini Golden Ticket, please contact Tracy Hackler at 817-662-5325.You may be asked to mail the original ticket by a traceable mailing method to the address provided by Sponsor via phone. Please make sure you keep a photocopy of the front and back of the winning ticket and the tracking number for your records.  Proof of mailing is not deemed proof of receipt. All prize calls/claims must be received by 9/28/11 and are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules. Upon verification of claim, potential winner will be contacted via mail, email, overnight delivery and/or phone. All Game materials submitted are the property of Panini America, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and will not be returned.  Mechanical reproductions and claims with the intent to subvert the prize claim process will be void. Panini Golden Tickets received through unauthorized or illegitimate channels or are forged, tampered with or otherwise altered are void. Unclaimed prizes, if any, will be awarded in a 2nd Chance Drawing.

 

Prizes/Odds:

 

(1) NBA Superstar Meet & Greet Prize: A 2-day/1-night trip for the winner & (1) guest to attend a Meet & Greet with a NBA Superstar on a date designated by Sponsor, consisting of round-trip coach air transportation from a major U.S. airport nearest winner's residence (as determined by Sponsor), and (1) night standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations (one room) (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”=$3,000).  Actual value of prize may vary depending on point of departure.  Travel & accommodation restrictions may apply.  Travel & hotel arrangements to be determined by Sponsor.  Winner & guest must travel together on the same itinerary & are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in place of air transportation if winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of the location of the meet & greet, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, & no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value.  Trip must be taken on dates & times designated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety & may be awarded to an alternate winner at Sponsor’s discretion.  If the meet & greet  is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable prize-related activity(s) & Sponsor will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of equal or greater value as determined solely by Sponsor. Prize details not specifically set forth herein at Sponsor’s discretion.

 

(1) Shoot Around with a NBA Superstar Prize: A 2-day/1-night trip for the winner & (1) guest to participate in a Shoot Around with a NBA Superstar on a date designated by Sponsor, consisting of round-trip coach air transportation from a major U.S. airport nearest winner's residence (as determined by Sponsor), and (1) night standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations (one room) (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”=$3,000).  Actual value of prize may vary depending on point of departure.  Travel & accommodation restrictions may apply.  Travel & hotel arrangements to be determined by Sponsor.  Winner & guest must travel together on the same itinerary & are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in place of air transportation if winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of the location of the shoot around, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, & no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value.  Trip must be taken on dates & times designated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety & may be awarded to an alternate winner at Sponsor’s discretion.  If the shoot around is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable prize-related activity(s) & Sponsor will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of equal or greater value as determined solely by Sponsor. Prize details not specifically set forth herein at Sponsor’s discretion.

 

(1) Panini National Treasures Prize: The opportunity for winner to build his/her own box of National Treasures Basketball product. Exact details of experience to be designated by Sponsor. ARV=$500

 

(1) NBA Rookie Photo Shoot Trip Prize: A 2-day/1-night trip to New York for the winner & (1) guest to attend the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot designated by Sponsor, consisting of round-trip coach air transportation from a major U.S. airport nearest winner's residence (as determined by Sponsor), and (1) night standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations (one room), (Approximate Retail Value “ARV”=$3,000).  Actual value of Grand Prize may vary depending on point of departure.  Travel & accommodation restrictions may apply.  Travel & hotel arrangements to be determined by Sponsor.  Winner & guest must travel together on the same itinerary & are responsible for obtaining all required travel documents.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in place of air transportation if winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of the location of NBA Rookie Photo Shoot in New York, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, & no compensation or substitution will be provided for difference in prize value.  Trip must be taken on dates & times designated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety & may be awarded to an alternate winner at Sponsor’s discretion.  If the NBA Rookie Photo Shoot is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable prize-related activity(s) & Sponsor will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of equal or greater value as determined solely by Sponsor. Prize details not specifically set forth herein at Sponsor’s discretion.

 

(1) NBA All-Star Game Prize: A 2-day/1-night trip for the winner & (1) guest to attend the NBA All-Star game selected by Sponsor consisting of round-trip coach air transportation from major airport nearest to winner’s residence in the U.S. or Canada, standard double-occupancy hotel accommodations, and two tickets to select NBA All-Star game (Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") of Prize package=$4,000). Actual prize value will vary depending on winner's city of departure.  Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to provide ground transportation in place of air transportation if winner lives within a reasonable driving distance of the game as determined by Sponsor, and to award no additional compensation or substitution for the difference in prize value.  Travel and hotel arrangements determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and must be made through Sponsor’s agent, on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice. Trip must be taken on dates and times designated by Sponsor or prize will be forfeited in its entirety and may be awarded to an alternate winner. Sponsor reserves right to change dates.  Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18) unless child or legal ward of winner. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents, prior to travel.  If the designated NBA All-Star is canceled or postponed for any reason, travel prize will be awarded less applicable prize-related activity(s) and Sponsor will substitute that activity(s) with an item(s)/activity(s) of comparable or greater value as determined solely by Sponsor and no additional compensation prize will be awarded to winner in such event.  Winner and guest must comply with stadium rules and regulations.  Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of applicable prize element.  Exact seat locations at games to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Certain travel restrictions may apply

 

Total ARV of all prizes is $13,500. All prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility, verification of Panini Golden Ticket and compliance with these Official Rules. The actual odds of winning a prize depends on the total number of trading packages sold and the total number of mail-in requests received during the Promotion Period.  Limit one (1) Prize per person, per household and per email address.

 

2nd Chance Drawing: To enter 2nd Chance drawing, hand print your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, & date of birth on a plain 3”x 5” piece of paper & mail it in a hand-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by 10/28/11 to: The Panini Golden Ticket Game 2nd Chance, 5325 FAA Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, Texas 75061. Enter as often as you wish, but each 2nd Chance entry must be mailed separately. If necessary, the 2nd Chance drawing will be held on 10/31/11. Odds of winning in 2nd Chance drawing depend on number of unclaimed Prizes & number of eligible 2nd Chance entries received. 2nd Chance winners, if any, will be notified by mail, email, or telephone and will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.

 

Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 13 years of age or older as of 6/22/11. (“Participants”). Eligible minors must obtain their parent’s or legal guardian’s consent prior to participation. Employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents of Sponsor, NBA Media Ventures, LLC, NBA Properties, Inc., the NBA and its member teams, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, franchisees, and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively “Released Parties”) and the immediate family members (parent, spouse, sibling or child, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in the same household of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate or win. This Game is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

 

General: No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of a prize except by Sponsor who reserves the right, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value at its sole discretion. All federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the individual winner, including, without limitation, luggage fees, meals, gratuities, souvenirs, insurance and additional ground transportation for trip winner(s). If an eligible minor is selected as a winner, prize may be awarded in the name of said minor’s parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein (and with respect to Prize, if a minor is selected as a winner he/she must accompany his/her respective parent or legal guardian on trip prize as guest, if applicable). Prize winners (if minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release and any other documents required by Sponsor within two (2) days of date of receipt of documents. Prize winner’s guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence unless child or legal ward of winner and such guest (if child or legal ward of winner, winner) will be required to execute and return a Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release prior to prize award. Noncompliance with the above, with these Official Rules, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or a prize or prize notification being returned as non-deliverable, may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner being selected in the random 2nd Chance Drawing. If valid prize claims received exceed the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules due to printing, seeding or other errors, Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing to award the correct number of prizes as stated in these Official Rules from among legitimate, valid and eligible prize claims. In no event will more prizes be awarded than set forth herein.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person and void game plays, Panini Golden Tickets and/or prize claims of any person who it believes has tampered with the entry process or any other component of this Game, whose conduct or actions affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness or proper conduct of this Game, or who is in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to void suspect game plays, Panini Golden Tickets or prize claims and/or to modify, cancel or suspend this Game (or portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Game and, in the event the Game is cancelled, at its discretion, randomly select potential winners for any unclaimed prizes from among all eligible non-suspect non-winning online game plays received prior to event requiring such action. By participating, entrants agree that 1) Sponsor and its designees may use (unless prohibited by law), entrant’s name, city and state of residence, photograph and/or likeness for advertising, trade and/or any other purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, permission or notification; and 2) the Released Parties shall have no liability and will be held harmless by entrants for any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage to entrant or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to entrant or any other person or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) or participation in this Game. Released Parties are not responsible for late, damaged, stolen, incomplete, illegible, delayed, misdirected, inaccurate, postage due, lost or misdirected Panini Golden Tickets, prize claims or mail. Proof of mailing is not proof of delivery. Any Panini Golden Ticket or prize claim that is defaced, mutilated, forged, illegible, altered, tampered with, mechanically reproduced, contains printing or other errors or that is not legitimately obtained is void. The use of script, macro or automated devices (or any other devices intended to automate any aspect of participation) to play is prohibited.  If Released Parties, in their sole discretion, determines that an entrant has used an automated or similar device to play or is in violation of these Official Rules, all game plays and any prize claim from that entrant or email address will be void. Released Parties are not responsible for telephonic, human or computer failures, problems or errors, interruptions in service due to system upgrades, repairs, modifications or other causes, failures or malfunctions of connections, satellite, network, cable, Internet Service Provider (ISP), phones, phone lines or telephone systems, traffic congestion on the internet, technical or mechanical malfunctions, or other malfunctions or errors, whether caused by equipment, programming, human error, problems or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Game, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Game, the processing of prize claims, the announcement of the prizes, or any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in this Game, or for printing, typographical, seeding, human or other errors appearing in these Official Rules, the Panini Golden Tickets or other game-related materials. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS GAME IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any and all records of any prize winners, including without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports.  To the extent necessary under law, the prize winners shall authorize this background check.  Sponsor may also take all steps necessary to corroborate any information provided to Sponsor by the prize winners in his/her interview.  In that regard, the prize winners will be obligated to provide necessary contacts and information so that Sponsor may conduct such investigation.  Sponsor reserves the right (at its sole discretion) to disqualify any potential prize winner from any prize element, based on the background check.

 

Disputes/Choice of Law:  Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (i) all issues and questions concerning these Official Rules shall be governed by Texas law without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law of any jurisdiction; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this Game or any prize awarded shall be (A) resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (B) filed only in the state or federal courts situated in Tarrant County, Texas and entrant hereby consents and submits to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such disputes, claims or causes of action; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will entrant be entitled to obtain attorneys' fees or other legal costs; and (iv) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, special, 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.

 

Winners List: To obtain the names of the winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: The Panini Golden Ticket Game Winners List, 5325 FAA Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, Texas 75061.  Requests must be received by 10/28/11.

 

Sponsor:  Panini America, Inc., 5325 FAA Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, Texas 75061.

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