Official Rules: Chicago Bears Walter Payton Jersey Sweepstakes

Gold Coast Tickets is not affiliated with any team, venue, box office, artist, act, performer or musical group. This contest is not sponsored or sanctioned by the Chicago Bears, the National Football League or any textile or clothing manufacturer or distributor.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Gold Coast Tickets Blackhawks Jersey Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 2:00 p.m. (CT) on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, August 17, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”). This Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, all entrants agree to abide and be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor.

SPONSOR:  The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Gold Coast Tickets, LTD (“Sponsor”), and is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter or Facebook.  By entering, you understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor.

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents residing in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, or Indiana who are 18 years and older as of the first day of the Sweepstakes Period. Employees (and their immediate household or family members) of Gold Coast Tickets, LTD, and any of their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, prize providers, promotion and delivery contractors and/or public relations companies associated with this Sweepstakes, are not eligible to participate. A potential winner may be requested to provide proof that all eligibility requirements are met as well as proof of ownership of the facebook account, twitter account, and email address associated with the winning entry. Void where prohibited and outside the above-listed areas. This Sweepstakes will be governed and enforced pursuant to Illinois law, excluding choice of law provisions.

HOW TO ENTER:  You must have a valid email address to participate. To enter, fill out Entry Form located on our blog at www.goldcoasttickets/blog Limit one (1) entry per email address per day in contest period. Bonus entries can be earned by first sharing the Contest link on their Facebook or Twitter accounts, then have friends click on the link and enter the contest. One Bonus entry awarded for every new entry that uses the shared link to enter the contest. If you do not have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can set up a free account by visiting Entries received from any person or e-mail address in excess of the above-stated limitation will be void.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION OF WINNER:  On or about Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Sponsor will randomly select the winner, from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.  Odds of winning will depend on the number of entries received.  Winners will be notified by Phone and/or email and will have until Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00pm central time to claim their prize. If winner does not respond by specified time, a new winner will be selected. Noncompliance within this time period, with these Official Rules or the return of or inability to deliver any Prize (as defined below) or prize notification may result in disqualification and, at Sponsors’ discretion, and time permitting, alternate potential Winner(s) may be selected from among all eligible remaining Entries.

PRIZES:  OnePrize will be awarded.  Prize consists of an adult size Chicago Bears premier Walter Payton jersey . Retail value: $150. Winner will need to pick up prize in person at our corporate office (908 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60607) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm or Saturday 10am-5pm after the jersey is ready and be prepared to have their picture taken in front of our 20th Anniversary lobby and agrees that we can use the image at our discretion in advertising or on social media. Winner is solely responsible for any applicable federal, state and local taxes in connection with the prize. Only Sponsor may elect, at its discretion, to substitute a prize of greater or equal value because of lack of availability. If prize event does not occur for any reason, no alternate prize will be awarded. Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Properly claimed prize will be awarded, but in no event will Sponsor award more prizes than are provided for in these Official Rules.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to release, waive and hold harmless Sponsor, Facebook and its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent corporations and advertising and promotional agencies, and all of their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from any and all injuries, claims, damages, losses, costs, or expenses of any kind (including without limitation attorney’s fees) resulting from accessing the Sweepstakes website; submitting an entry or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes; the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; preparing for, participating in or traveling to and/or from any prize-related activity, or; any printing, typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering of any prize. Neither the failure of Sponsor to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Official Rules or the failure, delay or omission by Sponsor in exercising any right with respect to any term of these Official Rules, will be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of Sponsor’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance. Sponsor also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Sweepstakes. By accepting the prize, winner agrees, where legal, to allow Sponsor and its agents and licensees to use winner’s name, voice, photograph, likeness, any statement provided by winner, and any information provided on the entry form, in any medium of communication, including advertising, promotional or other purposes, without additional compensation.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, Twitter, Facebook and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes-related activity (including any travel related thereto) or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize (or portion thereof); and (c) to the use of his/her name, voice, performance, photograph, caption, entry, and/or likeness for programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use. By participating, entrant also agrees not to release any publicity or other materials on his/her own or through someone else regarding his/her participation in the Sweepstakes without the prior consent of the Sponsor, which it may withhold in its sole discretion.

MISCELLANEOUS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, illegible, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries, “tweets” or comments, or 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 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. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site 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 any 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, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised for any reason, including virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all non-suspect, eligible entries received prior to action taken. Should multiple users of the same email account enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute arises regarding the identity of the entrant, the authorized account holder of said account at the time of entry will be deemed the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider or other organization, which is responsible for assigning email addresses from the domain associated with the submitted email address. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or the prize (or portion thereof) awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the entrant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of Illinois, USA.

WINNER’S NAME: For an Official Winner List (available after November 21, 2014), or a copy of these Official Rules, send a request and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Gold Coast Tickets, 908 W. Madison St. Official Rules are also available at All requests for Official Rules or Winner List must be received by December 31, 2014.

SPONSOR: Gold Coast Tickets, LTD, 908 W. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60607




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