Sweepstakes Official Rules

Posted in Arcana on May 24, 2006

By Wizards of the Coast

Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Sweepstakes

Win a Trip to Pro Tour Charleston

By entering the Wizards of the Coast, Inc. ("Wizards") Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour Charleston Sweepstakes you agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

  1. No purchase necessary. The Magic: The Gathering® Pro Tour Charleston Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) subject to the eligibility guidelines below. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The Sweepstakes begins on May 23, 2006 at 9:00 p.m. PST and ends on May 30, 2006 at 9:00 p.m. PST. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Wizards. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE A PURCHASE TO ENTER OR WIN.

  2. How to enter: To enter, go to www.magicthegathering.com and follow the on-screen instructions to complete and submit an entry form. You will be asked to enter your complete name, address, e-mail address, birth date, daytime and evening phone numbers and the online entry form. All entries must be received no later than 8:59 p.m. PST on May 30, 2006. Limit one entry per person or e-mail address.

  3. Random Drawing: One winner will be selected in a random drawing by Wizards on or about May 31, 2006, from all eligible entries received. All decisions made by Wizards on all matters relating to this Sweepstakes are binding. The winner will be notified by mail, e-mail or telephone on or about May 31, 2006.

  4. Conditions: Wizards and its agencies are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alterations of, entry materials, for technical malfunctions of any kind, or for any inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive any entry information. Further, Wizards and its agencies are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, destroyed, delayed or incomplete entries. Wizards reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or cancel the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to release, indemnify, and hold Wizards, its directors, officers, employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, agencies and all prize suppliers, harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by entrant or a third party. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Wizards and its agencies are not responsible for injury or damage of any kind related to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes.

  5. Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Employees of Wizards, its affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, agents, retailers, advertising and promotion agencies, and fulfillment companies, and its immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) and members of their same households (related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, the winner grants Wizards permission to use his/her name (including online screen names, if applicable) and likeness for advertising and future promotional purposes without notice or additional compensation (except where prohibited by law). This Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules. Failure to comply with The Official Rules will result in disqualification.

    An entrant's entry will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Wizards, if he or she attempts (a) to enter the Sweepstakes through any means other than described in these Official Rules; or (b) to disrupt the Sweepstakes, circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, or in any way tamper with any component of the Sweepstakes. If any of the above occurs, Wizards has the right to remedy any such action, disruption, or circumvention, and to seek damages from the participant to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  6. Prize and Approximate Retail Value: One (1) winner will be awarded a prize consisting of two (2) roundtrip coach air-tickets from the major commercial airport nearest winner's home to Charleston, SC on Thursday, June 15, 2006. Travel arrangements must be made at least ten (10) days in advance of travel date. Prize also includes four (4) night's accommodation (double occupancy, room, and tax only) and VIP access to the Pro Tour Charleston, which includes: Access to the Pro Player Lounge, a backstage tour of the Pro Tour Charleston, up to twelve (12) free admissions to Pro Tour Charleston side events, and a gift bag featuring Fifty Dollars (US$50) worth of products from the Pro Tour Retail Shop. All arrangements must be made through Wizards and are subject to availability. Travel shall occur on Thursday, June 15, 2006 and Monday, June 19 2006. Winner and guest must travel on the same itinerary, and both must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. All unspecified expenses and taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Approximate retail value of total prize package is US $3,550.

    Prizes may not be transferred. Wizards may substitute a prize for another product of equal value to the prize identified herein, or provide the cash equivalent, in its sole discretion. Accommodations and airfare are subject to availability and other restrictions. Odds of winning depend upon number of eligible entries received. Entries are the property of Wizards and will not be acknowledged or returned. Winner and guest are required to sign and return, within ten (10) days of notification, (a) an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and Publicity; and (b) an Acknowledgment and Consent. Noncompliance with this requirement, return of prize/prize notification as undeliverable, or failure to comply with any terms of these Official Rules will result in winner's disqualification, and an alternate winner will be selected. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Wizards is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prize.

  7. Dates and Deadlines: Because of the unique nature and scope of this Sweepstakes, and because of the complexity of the administration of this Sweepstakes, Wizards reserves the right, in addition to those other rights reserved herein, to modify any date(s) or deadline(s) set forth in these Official Rules or otherwise governing this Sweepstakes.

  8. Sponsor: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by Wizards of the Coast, Inc., 1600 Lind Ave. S.W., Renton, WA 98055. © 2006 Wizards.

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