MLG Orlando Text-to-Win Sweepstakes Official Rules

Sweepstakes Overview:

Dr Pepper wants to reward you with “more” chances to win leading up to the Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit event in Orlando, Florida, January 8 -10.  We’re giving four lucky winners the chance to win a Dr Pepper prize pack, including Dr Pepper merchandise and game retail store gift cards. We’ll randomly choose a grand prize winner on Monday, January 11th - the grand prize winner will receive a Dr Pepper merchandise prize pack and a $50 game retail store gift card!

The rules:

  • Text the word “STR8” to PEPPER (737737)
  • You may enter this giveaway once a day for the course of the sweepstakes (entries are cumulative)
  • Sweepstakes is open to anyone in the 50 U.S. States, 13 or older
  • Winners will be chosen randomly
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified by text, email, mobile or telephone. Winners must respond within one day (24 hours) of the end of each leg of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until Monday, January 11th, at 9:59 AM. PT. Good luck!


Official Sweepstakes Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID IN PUERTO RICO AND OUTSIDE ELIGIBLE STATE(S). PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE CHANCE OF WINNING.  PROMOTION GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF TEXAS. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY.

No purchase necessary.

 

The sweepstakes for short code PEPPER (737737) is sponsored by:

 

m80

C/O Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.

2894 Rowena Ave.

Suite A

Los Angeles, CA 90039

 

Sweepstakes begins on Thursday, December 17, 2009, at 2:01:00 PM PT and ends on Monday, January 11th, 2010 at 9:59:00 AM PT.

 

Eligibility: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the United States 13 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, anywhere outside of the U.S. and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law. Employees of Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., its licensed bottlers and their family members, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their advertising, sweepstakes and production agencies, or wireless carriers/ participating wireless providers are not eligible to enter.


 

To Enter: You may enter the sweepstakes in either of two ways: By text messaging from your mobile phone or by mail. To enter by text messaging from your mobile phone, text the word STR8 to the number PEPPER (737737) and you will automatically be entered into the sweepstakes. Text messaging method of entry requires 2-way text messaging capable phone and digital service. Text messaging is not available in all areas in the U.S.

 

No Automated Entries. You must fill out your own entry form without the use of any automated sweepstakes entry filling services or form filling services.  The use of any automated, programmed, robotic or similar system to enter is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Entries filled out by anyone other than you will be disqualified.  Auto entries prohibited.

Winners from each round (defined below) will be chosen randomly and notified on or around the corresponding dates.  By participating in this sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you shall receive a text message to your phone advising you if you won/lost.  All messages to and from your phone may lead you to incur standard text messaging rates/other charges may apply consistent with your Wireless Carrier plan. To NOT receive this message, text the word STOP to PEPPER.

 

Duration of each round is noted below, along with dates of notification:

 

Round1: Thursday, December 17, 2009, at 2:01 PM PT – Monday, December 21, 9:59 AM. PT

(Notification on December 21)

Round 2: Monday, December 21, 10:01 AM. PT  – Monday, December 28, 9:59 AM. PT

(Notification on December 28)

Round 3: Monday, December 28, 10:01 AM. PT – Monday, January 4, 9:59 AM. PT

(Notification on January 4)

Round 4: Monday, January 4,  10:01 AM. PT – Monday, January 11, 9:59 AM. PT

(Notification on January 11)

 

Grand prize winner must respond within two days (48 hours) of the end of the contest. If you do not respond within that period, an alternate winner will be chosen.

 

No Purchase necessary to enter by mail. Simply hand print your name and residential address, including zip code (as they appear on your driver’s license or government identification), home and cell phone number (including area codes), email address and date of birth on a postcard and mail it to ATTN: Dr Pepper/MLG Mobile Sweeps, 2894 Rowena Ave., Ste. A, Los Angeles, CA 90039, USA. You may enter as often as you wish, regardless of method of entry, but each mail entry must be hand printed and mailed in a separate, hand addressed envelope. In case of dispute as to the identity of a text message entrant, entry will be declared by the authorized account holder of the mobile telephone number. “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a mobile telephone number by the wireless carrier or as shown on the carrier’s records.

 

Odds of winning a sweepstakes are dependent upon the number of eligible entries received. A list of winners can be obtained by writing to [email protected], or:

 

DR PEPPER MLG MOBILE SWEEPS

c/o m80

2894 Rowena Ave. Suite A

Los Angeles, CA 90039

 

Prize: The participant shall be given the ability to enter sweepstakes for free. Keywords may vary from week to week. Winner must be 13 years or older. Sponsors are not responsible for any fees, costs or additional charges resulting from use of the prize.  The grand prize, with varying retail values, is as follows:

 

3 FIRST PRIZE PACKAGES, INCLUDING:

1 Dr Pepper Tshirt ARV $6

1 game retail store gift card valued at $20

 

1 GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE,  INCLUDING:

2 Dr Pepper Seat Cushions ARV $14

3 Dr Pepper Tshirts ARV $18

1 game retail store gift card valued at $50

1 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership ARV $49.99

1 4,000 Microsoft Points gift card ARV $49.99

 

The grand prize will be awarded to winners within four-to-six weeks via standard mail. Detailed instructions will be relayed to each winner. 

 

The grand prize is non-transferable and no substitutions allowed except by sponsors, who reserve the right to award a prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable. Prize is not redeemable for cash. All expenses not expressly included in these rules, and all federal, state and local taxes are the responsibility of the winner.

 

General Conditions: All winners will be notified by the sponsor via text message, email and/or cell phone or telephone. Winner by acceptance of the prize agrees to release the sponsors their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, shareholders , wireless carriers/ participating wireless providers, and their respective advertising, promotional and production agencies from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with participation in the sweepstakes, receipt, ownership or use or misuse of the prize or parts thereof or while preparing for, participating in and/or travelling to or from any prize related activity, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the sponsors, whose decisions on all matters relating to this sweepstakes shall be final and entrants waive any right to claim ambiguity in this sweepstakes or these official rules. By accepting this prize, the winner grants to sponsors the right to use the winners name, address and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation to or permission from the winner, unless prohibited by law. All entries become the property of the sponsors and will not be returned or acknowledged. Neither sponsors, nor their parent, subsidiary or affiliate companies, nor their promotional agencies shall have any obligation or responsibility with regard to: (I) Entries that contain inaccurate information or do not comply with these rules, (II) Entries, prize claims or notifications that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible, unintelligible, damaged or otherwise not received by the intended recipient, in whole or in part, due to computer or technical error of any kind, (III) Telephone, electronic, hardware, software, network, internet or computer or communications malfunctions, failures or difficulties. Sponsors in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or in the operation of the website or otherwise violating these rules. Sponsors further reserve the right to cancel, terminate or modify this sweepstakes if this sweepstakes cannot be completed as planned because of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures of any sort.

 

In the event that any dispute arises regarding the meaning or interpretation of these official rules, participants agree that the dispute will be resolved by applying the laws of the State  of Texas and that is shall be resolved within and by the courts of that state. Sweepstakes are void where prohibited.

 

LIMIT ON PRIZES: Limit of one prize (valued at $600 or more) allowed per person/household per 12 consecutive month period in any promotion sponsored by Sponsor or any of its affiliated companies.

 

EMAIL ACCOUNT HOLDER: If the holder of an email account is disputed, entry will be deemed made by the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by the internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, school, etc.) that assigns e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the e-mail address.

 

NO PRIZE WARRANTY: WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS. SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.

DISPUTES: PROMOTION IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS. IF NOT RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS, ANY CLAIM SHALL BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION WITH AN EXPERIENCED ARBITRATOR LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN TEXAS. FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS WILL BE IN COLLIN COUNTY, TEXAS. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ALL LIMITATIONS AND RELEASES SET FORTH IN THESE RULES, BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET DAMAGES, AND SHALL NOT, IN ANY EVENT, INCLUDE ANY PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ATTORNEY’S FEES OR COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR ANY INJUNCTIVE OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

PROMOTION ADMINISTRATION: Administrator is responsible for the collection, submission and processing of entries and the overall administration and execution of the Promotion. Entrants should look solely to Administrator at its above address with any questions, comments or problems related to the Promotion.