NBA TICKET SWEEPSTAKES BY AT&T THANKS®
SPONSORED BY AT&T MOBILITY LLC
OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID OUTSIDE OF TEXAS, ILLINOIS, GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, COLORADO, MICHIGAN, CALIFORNIA, INDIANA, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN TEXAS, ILLINOIS, GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, COLORADO, MICHIGAN, CALIFORNIA, INDIANA, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY U.S. LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND NOT LOCATED IN TEXAS, ILLINOIS, GEORGIA, NORTH CAROLINA, OHIO, COLORADO, MICHIGAN, CALIFORNIA, INDIANA, FLORIDA, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. PLEASE READ THESE OFFICIAL RULES CAREFULLY AS THE OFFICIAL RULES REQUIRE THAT ENTRANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL AND THAT DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS SWEEPSTAKES BE RESOLVED IN ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, RATHER THAN BY CLASS ACTIONS, AND LIMIT YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE.

1. ELIGIBILTY: To be eligible to enter the NBA Ticket Sweepstakes by AT&T THANKS® (“Sweepstakes”) you must be, (i) as of December 17, 2019, an existing AT&T postpaid wireless customer (excludes data-only plans), DIRECTV (excludes AT&T TV NOW), U-verse TV or an AT&T Internet customer (excludes DSL, Fixed Wireless Broadband, and dial-up services) with an account in "good-standing" as determined by AT&T in its sole discretion that is eligible in  the AT&T THANKS® program at the time of entry; and (ii) a legal resident of Texas, Illinois, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Colorado, Michigan, California, Indiana, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania or the District of Columbia and who is at least 21 years of age at time of entry. Employees, agents, and directors of AT&T Mobility LLC (“AT&T” or “Sponsor”), NBA Properties, Inc., the National Basketball Association (the “NBA”), and the NBA member teams (collectively, the “NBA Entities”) or The Story House (“Administrator”), and their respective parent companies, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, partners, dealers, manufacturers, distributors, sponsors, advertising agencies, promotion and administration agencies, and any entity which is involved in any aspect of the creation, production, operation, execution or fulfillment of the Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate families (i.e., parents, spouses, siblings, children, grandparents, step parents, step children and step siblings, and their respective spouses, and those living in the same household, whether or not related), are not eligible to enter Sweepstakes.  

By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants: (a) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the interpretations of these Official Rules by Sponsor and by the decisions of Sponsor; (b) acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules; (c) represent and warrant that he or she meets all the eligibility criteria set forth in these Official Rules; (d) agree to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations; and (e) agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sweepstakes Entities and NBA Entities from and against any and all liability arising out of or relating in any way to entrant’s participation in Sweepstakes and to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against Sweepstakes Entities or NBA Entities. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all claims, demands, damages and causes of action for personal injuries or death and/or damage to personal or real property, theft, loss or any other harm, suffered directly or indirectly from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or the receipt or acceptance, redemption, possession, use or misuse of the Prizes (hereinafter defined), and for any claim including claims based on defamation, publicity rights, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or any other intellectual property related or other cause of action.

Eligible entrants will be sorted based on entrants’ state of residence and divided into thirteen (13) state of residence entry pools, as listed below in Section 4. Entrants will only be able to win a Grand Prize, as further described in Section 5, in their region of residence.

2.TIMING: This Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on December 19, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 25, 2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  The Sweepstakes Period consists of five (5) separate entry periods (each, an “Entry Period”) as follows:

  1. Entry Period #1 begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on December 19, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on December 22, 2019.
  2. Entry Period #2 begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on December 19, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 5, 2020.
  3. Entry Period #3 begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on December 19, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 27, 2020.
  4. Entry Period #4 begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on December 19, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 24, 2020.
  5. Entry Period #5 begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on December 19, 2019 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on March 25, 2020.

Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for this Sweepstakes. All interpretations of these Official Rules and decisions made by Sponsor relating to the Sweepstakes are final.

3. HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) methods of entry – (1) via the AT&T THANKS App; or (2) online, as further described below:

  1. To Enter Via AT&T THANKS App: Entrants must: (i) have a mobile device that supports the AT&T THANKS Application (currently with iOS 5 and higher or Android™ 5.0 and higher) (“App”) and download the App on that mobile device; (ii) click on the Sweepstakes tile; and (iii) complete all required fields on the Sweepstakes Entry Form including agreeing to the Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy; (iv) and submit as requested during the Sweepstakes Period to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Only fully completed entry forms are eligible.

Entrant must (i) have a plan with a wireless carrier that includes a text messaging service; and (ii) use a wireless device that is capable of two- way text messaging. This method of entry may not always be available in all areas of the U.S. during the Sweepstakes Period. This method of entry may cease to be available to entrants in the event of product, software, coverage or other service changes made by entrant’s wireless carrier. Message and data rates may apply for app download and usage and are the responsibility of entrant. Please contact your service provider for pricing plans and service availability. Sponsor is not responsible for charges entrants may incur because of wireless phone transmissions or data use.

  1. Enter via Online: Visit www.Thanksloyalty.com/nba  and (i) complete all required fields on the Sweepstakes Entry Form including agreeing to the Official Rules and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy; and (ii) and submit as requested during the Sweepstakes Period to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Only fully completed entry forms are eligible.  All information submitted by entrants is subject to and will be treated in a manner consistent with AT&T’s Privacy Policy accessible at http://about.att.com/sites/privacy_policy/full_privacy_policy. By participating in Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree that AT&T may collect and use their personal information in compliance with its Privacy Policy and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the AT&T Privacy Policy.

All information submitted by entrants is subject to and will be treated in a manner consistent with AT&T’s Privacy Policy accessible at http://about.att.com/sites/privacy_policy/full_privacy_policy. By participating in Sweepstakes, entrants hereby agree that AT&T may collect and use their personal information in compliance with its Privacy Policy and acknowledge that they have read and accepted the AT&T Privacy Policy.
There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry. If it is suspected that an entrant submits more than one (1) entry, only one (1) entry will be considered.  In the event of a dispute over who submitted a winning entry, the “authorized account subscriber” of the e-mail account used to participate in Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry, will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account subscriber” for online entries is defined as the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Administrator in writing if the entrant changes his or her email address during the Sweepstakes Period. In the event a winning account selected is a joint account, a total of one (1) prize will be awarded in the name of the first-named account holder. Proof to Sponsor’s satisfaction of being the authorized account subscriber may be requested by Sponsor.

4. WINNER SELECTION: Eligible entries will be sorted based on entrants’ state of residence and divided into thirteen (13) state of residence entry pools, as listed below. The potential Grand Prize (as defined below in Section 5) winners for each Entry Period will be selected in a random drawing on or about one (1) business day following the close of the corresponding Entry Period from among all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. All random drawings will be conducted under the supervision of the Sponsor, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes are final.

State of Residence Entry Pool

Number of Potential Winners

Texas

Entry Period #1: Thirty-six (36) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #2: Sixty-eight (68) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #3: Fifteen (15) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #4: Twenty-four (24) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #5: Fifteen (15) Grand Prizes

Illinois

Entry Period #1: Four (4) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #2: Seven (7) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #3: Six (6) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #4: Ten (10) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #5: Two (2) Grand Prizes

Georgia

Entry Period #4: Two (2) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #5: Two (2) Grand Prizes

North Carolina

Entry Period #4: Four (4) Grand Prizes

Ohio

Entry Period #4: Four (4) Grand Prizes

Colorado

Entry Period #4: Four (4) Grand Prizes

Michigan

Entry Period #4: Four (4) Grand Prizes

California

Entry Period #4: Eight (8) Grand Prizes

Indiana

Entry Period #4: Two (2) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #5: Two (2) Grand Prizes

Florida

Entry Period #4: Six (6) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #5: Two (2) Grand Prizes

New York

Entry Period #4: Four (4) Grand Prizes

Pennsylvania

Entry Period #4: Two (2) Grand Prizes
Entry Period #5: Two (2) Grand Prizes

District of Columbia

Entry Period #4: Four (4) Grand Prizes

5. PRIZES & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”):  Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) Grand Prize per person during the Sweepstakes.

  1. Two hundred thirty-nine (239) Grand Prizes: Two (2) tickets to an NBA game (game city, game date, seat location, and all details to be determined at the sole discreation of the Sponsor).  The ARV of each Grand Prize is $100.00. 

Note: Travel to and from, and lodging at the designated NBA game WILL NOT be included as part of the Grand Prize. Travel and lodging will be the sole responsibility of the Grand Prize winners.

  1. The total ARV of all prizes combined: $23,900.00. 

 

Choice of ticket seat locations to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Prize consists of only the item specifically listed. Prize is subject to Sponsor’s terms and conditions. Winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes, insurance, expenses not set forth herein and other expenses which may be required for the enjoyment and use of the respective prize.

6.   WINNERS: The Grand Prize winners will be notified and Grand Prizes will be fulfilled as follows:

  1. Grand Prize Winners: The Grand Prizes will be e-mailed within two (2) to four (4) business days following winner selection to the e-mail address each Grand Prize winner provided at the time of entry on their Sweepstakes Entry Form. Return of any prize as undeliverable may result in disqualification and forfeiture of the prize and an alternate winner may be randomly selected as a potential Grand Prize winner, time and circumstances permitting.
  2. Publicity Release: Winners further grant to Sponsor and NBA Entities the right to use and publish their proper names and/or states online, in print, and in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use a winner’s names and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes without notice, review, approval or additional compensation unless prohibited by law.

7.  ADDITIONAL TERMS: By entering, entrant agrees to accept and abide by the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation, or award of prize, shall be resolved by Sponsor, whose decision shall be binding and final. By entering, entrant agrees to be notified using the contact information provided at the time of entry on their Sweepstakes Entry Form by Sponsor and/or Administrator for the purposes of the administration of this Sweepstakes. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any injury, loss or damage to person, including death or property damage due, directly or indirectly to the acceptance, use, or misuse of a prize, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity, or participation in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of prizes, including such error as may give an erroneous indication that a prize has been won. In the event the Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state, or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within the Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event), the Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Sweepstakes without notice or further obligation. If the Sponsor, in its discretion, elects to abbreviate the Sweepstakes as a result of a Force Majeure event, the Sponsor reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to randomly select the winner(s) from among all valid and eligible entries received up to the time of such Force Majeure event.

8. DISPUTES/GOVERNING LAW:  Subject to applicable law, all disputes concerning the construction, interpretation, validity, effect, and enforceability of these Official Rules will be governed by the laws of the state of New York without regard to conflicts of laws provisions.  Entrant (i) agrees that exclusive jurisdiction over any legal action arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes will be in state or federal courts located in or nearest to state of Georgia and by entering consents to such jurisdiction and venue; (ii) consents to resolve any such claims individually and without resort to class action; and (iii) agrees that all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorney’s fees or punitive, incidental, consequential, or any damages other than actual out-of-pocket expenses

9.  GENERAL TERMS: If, for any reason Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including, without limitation, lack of significant participation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sweepstakes Entities, which, in Sponsor’s sole determination, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend Sweepstakes or any part of the Sweepstakes and to determine the winners in its sole discretion. If Sweepstakes or any part of Sweepstakes is terminated or modified prior to the closing date of the Sweepstakes, notice will be posted on https://Thanksloyalty.com/nba and the prizes may be awarded to potential winners to be selected from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor reserves the right to modify and amend these Official Rules from time to time during Sweepstakes for clarification purposes. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for and will disqualify entries that are: stolen, late, lost, illegible, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, damaged, destroyed, delayed, misdirected, not received, or submissions that have incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any human, mechanical or electronic error that may occur in the processing of the entries in Sweepstakes, or other errors appearing within the Official Rules or in any Sweepstakes-related advertisements. Sweepstakes Entities assume no responsibility for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of Sweepstakes, errors in processing entries, identifying the winners, in the announcement of the prizes and winners, and the delivery of the prizes, any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, mobile phone, computer systems, online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any web site, or any combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer system/software or mobile phone, or other portable electronic devise related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in Sweepstakes. Use of any device to automate or subvert entry is prohibited and any entries received by such means will be void. No software-generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entries are permitted, and any entries received by such means will be void. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any person they suspect or find: (i) to have used a software generated, robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated entry; (ii) to have tampered with the entry process or the operation of Sweepstakes; (iii) to be acting in a disruptive manner, or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person; (iv) to display behavior that will bring such winner or Sweepstakes Entities into disgrace; (v) to have provided inaccurate information on any legal documents submitted in connection with Sweepstakes; or (vi) to be acting in violation of these Official Rules. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY A WINNER WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS A WINNER OF THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS A WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
IN THE EVENT ENTRANT ATTEMPTS TO BRING A CLAIM, ACTION OR PROCEEDING AGAINST SWEEPSTAKES ENTITIES DESPITE AGREEING NOT TO DO SO IN SECTION 2 OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AS A CONDITION OF ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (I) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN AWARDS FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN FOR OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES: (II) ENTRANT WAIVES THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OF ANY AND ALL ISSUES AND THAT ALL CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY—WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION—BY BINDING ARBITRATION (BY A SINGLE NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR SELECTED BY SPONSOR IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION) ; AND (III) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF POCKET COSTS INCURRED, BUT IN NO EVENT SHALL SUCH CLAIMS, JUDGEMENTS OR AWARDS INCLUDE ATTORNEYS’ FEES. THIS SWEEPSTAKES SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA.
ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR ANY WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY SUCH ENTRANT AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

10. WINNERS’ LIST: For the first name and state of the Grand Prize winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope postmarked by June 11, 2020 to: NBA Ticket Sweepstakes by AT&T THANKS® Winners’ List, Attn: Promotions Department, P.O. Box 511340, New Berlin, WI 53151.

11. SPONSOR: This Sweepstakes is sponsored by AT&T Mobility LLC, 1025 Lenox Park Blvd., NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30319.

12. ADMINISTRATOR: This Sweepstakes is administered by Experience Worldwide Inc., 12777 W. Jefferson Blvd., 2nd Floor, Building C, Playa Vista, California 90066.