#BeatSeattle Rules


1. ELIGIBILITY: Portland Timbers “BeatSeattle” contest (the “contest”) is open to legal residents of the State of Oregon who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry and who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius from the City of Portland (the “Territory”).  Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and members of the same household, whether or not related) of Portland Timbers (“Sponsor”), Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”) and Soccer United Marketing, LLC  (“SUM” and together with MLS and Sponsor, the “MLS Entities”) and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes are not eligible to participate or win a prize.  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.

2.  HOW TO ENTER: The Contest begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 and ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2013 (“Contest Period”).

a. Facebook, Instagram or Twitter: Log onto your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account or download the Facebook, Instagram or Twitter application for iPhone or Android available via Apple App Store and Google Play, respectively. Entrants can open a Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account for free by registering with www.facebook.com, http://instagr.am or www.twitter.com.  Describe your favorite Portland/Seattle moement via text or photo entry and the hashtag #BeatSeattle. If you choose to enter via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All entries must include a valid username for the entrant.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a Winner based on an Instagram account, the winning entry will be declared made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the Instagram account 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 who is assigned the Instagram account by Instagram. Sponsor reserves the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the contest.

By entering, you represent and agree that you have acquired permissions from individuals included in any submitted photo for entry to the contest subject to the terms of these Official Rules.  There must not be any proprietary background containing artwork or recognizable commercial logos, or any inappropriate or offensive materials in the entry. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, garbled, late, damaged, or corrupted are void and will not be accepted.  By entering, you agree that the photos and any other portion of the entry may be used in promotions and advertisements for Sponsor.

By entering the Sweepstakes, entrant grants Sponsor the non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, copy, publish, display, distribute, perform, translate, adapt, modify, edit (including for length) and otherwise exploit the photo (and any portion thereof) and any other portion of the entry and to incorporate it in other works in any and all markets and media now or hereafter known worldwide in perpetuity without additional compensation, notification, permission or approval.  Entrants warrant that they have the sole and exclusive right to grant such rights to Sponsor and that Sponsor’s reproduction, publishing, displaying, and/or other use of their entries, or any portions thereof will not infringe on any rights of third parties, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, defamation, privacy, or publicity, or create claims for false light, idea misappropriation, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, or breach of contract.  Any entry containing material that is violent, pornographic, obscene, illegal, inappropriate, or racially or morally offensive or that does not comply with these Official Rules or meet Sponsor’ standards for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will be rejected as ineligible for consideration.  Entries must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Sponsor shall have no obligation to copy, publish, display, or otherwise exploit the entry.

All information submitted by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with MLSsoccer.com’s Terms of Service accessible at http://www.mlssoccer.com/terms-of-service, and Privacy Policy accessible at http://www.mlssoccer.com/privacy-policy (both of which are incorporated herein by reference).

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Contest shall be directed to Sponsor or the other MLS Entities and not to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

3. PRIZES: A total of One (1) Prize Is Available To Be Awarded.

One (1) Winner (defined below) will receive a Portland Timbers VIP package including two (2) tickets to the Timbers vs. Sounders match on October 13, 2013, two (2) VIP passes to the pregame VIP reception and one (1) Timbers primary jersey. Total approximate retail value of the Prizes is Two Hundred Dollars ($200).

All costs and expenses associated with any Prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided, including but not limited to lodging accommodations, any transportation costs, luggage fees, meals, gratuities and other expenses incurred by accepting applicable Prize are the sole responsibility of each Winner.

The Prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable with no cash redemptions or substitutions except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole and absolute discretion.

4.  SELECTION OF WINNER: A total of one (1) potential winner of the Contest will be randomly selected from all eligible entries by the Portland Timbers on Friday, October 11, 2013.
The decisions of Sponsor are final and binding on all matters relating to this Contest. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period.  Limit one (1) prize per person, family and per household.

5.  NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified via direct message through their Facebook, Instagram or twitter account (in the sole discretion of Sponsor and/or the applicable MLS Entity, as applicable) by the Sponsor.  In the event that any potential Winner does not respond to any such notification within one (1) day of date of issuance, a disqualification will result, Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate potential Winner may be chosen from among all remaining eligible entries.

6.   WAIVER OF LIABILITY/PUBLICITY RELEASE:  By participating in the Contest 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 the Sponsor, the other MLS Entities, and each of their respective parents, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, 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 Contest or from the receipt or use of any Prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt or use of any Prize. Each Winner, by acceptance of Prize, grants to Sponsor, the other MLS Entities and each of their respective designees the right to publicize such Winner’s name, address (city and state of residence), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and Prize information in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, without additional compensation or consideration, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, postage-due or garbled entries, e-mail or mail.  Entries generated by a script, macro or other mechanical or automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.  Released Parties are not responsible for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest, 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 Prizes or in any Contest-related materials, or the cancellation or postponement of any Major League Soccer 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 Contest or website or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest  by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives 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 Contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor, the other MLS Entities and/or their respective agents.  Sponsor and the other MLS Entities 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 their sole discretion.  Released Parties (i) make no warranty, guaranty or representation of any kind concerning any Prize, and (ii) disclaim any implied warranty.  All disputes will be resolved under applicable U.S. laws in the County of New York, state of New York without giving effect to choice of law or conflicted law principles (whether of the state of New York, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the state of New York.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any terms of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

The Sponsor and the other MLS Entities, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Contest for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Contest.  In the event of cancellation, Sponsor may elect to identify the Winners and award the Prizes by way of random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received up to the time of such cancellation.


8. WINNERS’ LIST:  For a list of Winners available after October 19, 2013 mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Portland Timbers “#BeatSeattle” Winners’ List at 1844 SW Morrison, Portland, OR, 97205. Portland Timbers “#BeatSeattle” Winners’ List requests must be received by October 31, 2013

9. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is Peregrine Sports LLC d/b/a Portland Timbers at 1844 SW Morrison, Portland, OR 97205.