The following rules detail the entry and gameplay requirements for the “Just Women’s Sports 2022 Women’s Tournament Challenge” (the “Contest”), which is offered by Just Women’s Sports, Inc. (“Sponsor”) in connection with the 2022 Division I Women’s College Basketball Tournament taking place in March/April 2022 (the “Tournament”). By participating in any aspect of the Contest, you agree to these official rules (“Official Rules”).
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO PLAY OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THE FOLLOWING CONTEST IS LIMITED TO PERMANENT RESIDENTS OF THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND FOREIGN TERRITORIES, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN HIS OR HER PLACE OF RESIDENCE, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. THIS CONTEST SHALL BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT PROCEED WITH THIS CONTEST IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE FIFTY (50) UNITED STATES, OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE CONTEST IS TO ACCUMULATE THE MOST POINTS BY CORRECTLY SELECTING THE “WINNING TEAM” FOR AS MANY AS POSSIBLE OF THE SIXTY-THREE (63) WOMEN’S DIVISION I COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES ASSOCIATED WITH THE 2022 TOURNAMENT BY COMPLETING EACH OF THE SIX (6) ROUND’S BRACKETS, AS OUTLINED BELOW. PARTICIPANTS WILL EARN POINTS FOR EACH WINNING TEAM CORRECTLY PICKED THROUGH THEIR BRACKETS. THE NUMBER OF POINTS AWARDED FOR EACH CORRECT PICK OF A WINNING TEAM OF A GAME WILL INCREASE WITH EACH ROUND OF THE TOURNAMENT. FOR AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT THE CONTEST APPLIES ONLY TO THE FIELD OF SIXTY-FOUR (64) TEAMS OF THE TOURNAMENT AND DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY PLAY-IN OR OTHER QUALIFYING GAMES.
Participation in the Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions. The decisions of the Sponsor regarding all matters relating to the Contest are final and binding. Winning a Prize, as defined below, is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. If you are a college athlete or expect to be one, participating in this Contest could affect your eligibility. This Contest is void in all U.S. Territories (e.g., Puerto Rico and Guam), foreign territories not specifically included herein, and where prohibited or restricted by law and subject to all applicable federal, state, local and municipal laws and regulations.
Once you are logged in, you will be automatically sent back to the entry page on the applicable Entry Method.
To participate in the Contest, you must complete and submit the online entry form located at the Website with all required information and contact details included.
If you are a Member but are not eligible for the Contest as per Section 3 above (including persons who are under 18 years of age or the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; persons who are legal residents of Puerto Rico and other United States territories and foreign territories or residents outside the United States), you may register for and submit a bracket “just for fun” (i.e., solely for entertainment purposes) but cannot participate in the Contest or win any Prize.
By registering for the Contest, you are affirmatively consenting to receive communications from Sponsor and DICK’S (such as promotional emails or offers). If you wish to stop receiving such e-mail communications, please follow the opt-out instructions in accordance with Section 19 below.
There is a limit of one (1) entry per person/Member during the Entry Period, regardless the number of email addresses or registered Member accounts. Multiple entries in violation of the preceding limit and/or mass entry attempts, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, will result in disqualification of all entries by such person/Member and perhaps legal and/or other sanctions. Entries must be manually key-stroked by the entrant; use of automated entry devices or programs, or entries by third parties are prohibited. Entries that do not conform to or that violate these Official Rules or are submitted in any manner other than stated in these Official Rules will be disqualified. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Contest.
*IMPORTANT: Data rates may apply if Contest entry is submitted via your mobile device according to the terms and conditions of your service agreement with your wireless carrier. Other charges may apply (such as normal airtime and carrier charges as well as charges for wireless Internet access) and may appear on your mobile phone bill or be deducted from your prepaid account balance. Wireless carriers’ rate plans may vary, and you should contact your wireless carrier for more information on messaging/data rate plans and charges relating to your participation in this Contest. Mobile device service may not be available in all areas. Check your device’s capabilities for specific instructions.
Proof of submitting an entry does not constitute proof of receipt or entry into the Contest. It is your sole responsibility to notify the Sponsor/Administrator of a change in your e-mail address prior to the end of a given round in which you are participating.
a. General. The objective of the Contest is to accumulate the most points by correctly selecting the “winning team” for each of the sixty-three (63) Women’s Division I college basketball games associated with the Tournament by completing each of the six (6) Round’s brackets. For avoidance of doubt the Contest only applies to the field of sixty-four (64) teams of the Tournament and does NOT include any play-in or other qualifying games.
b. How to make your selections. To play, submit your selections by completing a Tournament Bracket following the posted instructions.
c. Scoring. From all eligible brackets received, the Prize winners will be determined based on their ability to accumulate the most points during the Tournament as a whole. You may change your selections until the Lock Time as described below. In order to maximize the opportunity to accrue the most points, register and submit your bracket no later than the Lock Time. If you fail to submit a selection for any Tournament games prior to the Lock Time, no points will be received relative to such corresponding game(s). Points for a correct pick in a given round in the Tournament are shown below:
In the event a Tournament basketball game does not occur as scheduled (e.g., due to cancellation), points will be awarded to the advancing team for that game upon determination by the NCAA.
d. Lock-time. All picks for the entire Tournament will lock at the end of the Entry Period (the “Lock Time”). Your picks for the Tournament basketball games must be submitted, received and recorded by Sponsor’s computer by the scheduled Lock Time. Selections submitted after the Lock Time are considered invalid. Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Contest. (Sponsor is the official timekeeper for the Contest.)
e. Championship Game Score Prediction. Entrants may, but are not required to, submit a predicted score for the championship game in order to determine the entrant’s “Tiebreaker Game Score” as explained below. If no predicted score is submitted for an entry, said entry will not be included in the Tiebreaker Game Score.
*NOTE – TIEBREAKER GAME SCORES WILL BE USED FOR LEADER BOARDS (AS DEFINED BELOW) AND ARE SOLELY FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE SET FORTH HEREIN. LEADER BOARD RANKINGS DO NOT DETERMINE WHETHER YOU WILL WIN A PRIZE – THE FINAL DETERMINATION OF PRIZE WINNERS SHALL BE MADE EXCLUSIVELY BY SPONSOR/ADMINISTRATOR.
f. LEADER BOARDS. After Sponsor has completed scoring for each round (as well as the Contest overall), Members will be listed by user name along with their scores on a leader board (“Leader Board”) on the Website. Notwithstanding the posting of any Leader Board, Sponsor reserves the right to revise the scores and rankings of Members listed on the Leader Board at any time prior to any Prize award. Accordingly, even if a Member is listed as the highest point scorer in a final Leader Board, such Member is not guaranteed to win a Prize in the Contest. Inclusion of a Member in a final Leader Board does not constitute any notification of winning; potential winners will be notified only via email from Sponsor/Administrator (unless notified in another manner as determined by Sponsor/Administrator as determined in their sole discretion).
g. TIEBREAKERS. Any ties will be broken in accordance with the order below:
EXAMPLE: Entrant A submits a prediction of 100-98 (i.e., 198 combined points scored), and entrant B submits a prediction of 110-105 (i.e., 215 combined points scored). The actual championship game’s total score is 105-102 (i.e., 207 combined points). In this example, entrant A would have a Tiebreaker Game Score of 9 (because the difference between entrant A’s predicted total points and the actual total points scored is 9), and entrant B’s Tiebreaker Game Score would be 8 (because the difference between entrant B’s predicted total points and the actual total points scored is 8). In this scenario, entrant B wins the tie, as entrant B has the smaller absolute value difference between their predicted total score and the actual total score.
(If there is still a tie after Tiebreaker #1, proceed to Tiebreaker #2.)
ENTRANTS UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, DUE TO COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS (AND RELATED POTENTIAL DISRUPTIONS), THE TOURNAMENT MAY NOT BE CONDUCTED AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.
IF THE TOURNAMENT IS CANCELLED BEFORE THE FULL CONCLUSION OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, THE CONTEST WILL BE CANCELLED. NO PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED UNLESS THE TOURNAMENT IS COMPLETED AND A CHAMPION IS CROWNED.
IF THE TOURNAMENT IS MODIFIED OR POSTPONED, SPONSOR WILL ENDEAVOR TO CONDUCT THE CONTEST AS ORIGINALLY INTENDED BY SCORING COMPLETED GAMES AND MODIFYING THE ROUNDS FOR WHICH SUCH SCORES ARE COUNTED AS SPONSOR DEEMS APPROPRIATE IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO CONTRACT OR EXTEND THE TIMING OF ONE OR MORE ROUNDS AND/OR THE CONTEST OVERALL, DUE TO THE TOURNAMENT BEING SUSPENDED OR PAUSED.
NOTICE OF SUCH ACTIONS BY SPONSOR WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE.
Sponsor/Administrator shall determine the potential winners of the Prizes on or about April 3, 2022.
a. Grand Prize: Sponsor will award one (1) grand prize to the eligible entrant who ultimately receives the highest scoring entry in the Contest. The grand prize consists of a cash award in the amount of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($150,000.00 USD) delivered in the form of a check presented in the name of the winner (the “Grand Prize”).
b. Runner-up Prizes: Sponsor will award ten (10) runner-up prizes to the eligible entrants with the next 10 highest scoring entries in the Contest (after the Grand Prize Winner). The runner-up prize consists of one (1) Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card in the amount of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00 USD) (each, a “Runner-up Prize”; collectively, the “Runner-up Prizes”).
The Grand Prize and the Runner-up Prizes shall be collectively referred to herein as the “Prizes” and each a “Prize.”
The approximate retail value (“ARV”) of all Prizes is $152,500.00 USD.
Odds of winning one of the Prizes depends on the total number of eligible entries received. No prize substitution, assignment or transfer of a Prize permitted, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize or portion thereof with one of comparable or greater value. THE PRIZE WINNERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZES. Should taxes or duties be payable on a Prize, the winner shall be responsible for completing the declarations required by the relevant authorities and shall ensure that the relevant taxes or duties are duly paid. For the avoidance of doubt, all taxes on a Prize and all costs and expenses related to acceptance and use of a Prize not specified in these Official Rules as being provided are the sole responsibility of winner. Sponsor will report to the Internal Revenue Service via 1099 Tax Form the total value of Prize won. Sponsor is solely responsible for the distribution of the Prizes to each Prize winner. Each Prize winner agrees to complete a W9 Tax Form with his/her Social Security Number and to otherwise cooperate with Sponsor as to Sponsor’s compliance with Internal Revenue Service and other tax reporting requirements. Prize winners should allow up to 8-10 weeks after completion of the prize claim procedure (including, if applicable, the return of their signed, notarized Affidavit of Eligibility (defined below)) to receive their Prize.
Each Prize is awarded at the total discretion of Sponsor or of its affiliate companies, and no Prize will be awarded to a participant if that participant has committed, or benefited from, irregular actions for this purpose. The awarding of a Prize may not be contested, and a Prize may not be either exchanged or replaced, except at Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Each Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.
Each Prize will be awarded and delivered by Sponsor, and to an address only within the 50 United States or Washington, D.C. (no P.O. Boxes allowed), unless the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, awards a Prize in-person to the winner.
Potential winner will be notified via email (or overnight mail, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion), at the address provided in the potential winner’s entry form, sent within thirty (30) business days following the end of the Tournament Period. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to notify the Sponsor if his or her e-mail address has changed. To do so, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to update your email address. A potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected (i.e., the eligible entrant with the second highest scoring entry) if (i) he/she does not comply with these Official Rules (or is otherwise determined to be ineligible), (ii) he/she does not respond to the prize notice within five (5) days of its transmission (or receipt, if mailed), or if the emailed prize notice, after three (3) attempts, is returned as undeliverable, (iii) the Prize is undeliverable for any reason, or (iv) he/she does not timely submit a completed Affidavit of Eligibility (defined below) to Sponsor. If Sponsor notifies, or seeks to deliver a Prize to or otherwise attempts to contact an alternate potential winner, and such alternate potential winner is subsequently disqualified, then Sponsor shall use its reasonable business judgment to determine, in its sole discretion, the disposition of the Prize. Winning a Prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Winner is solely responsible for any and all expenses, relative to participation in the Contest (including acceptance of any Prize) not specified herein.
By entering, entrants authorize Sponsor and DICK’S and its agents and designees to use their name, voice, image, likeness entry, photograph, statements, Prize information (if applicable), biographical data, and city and state of residence in programming, advertising and/or promotional material or on a Winner’s List without compensation to the extent permitted by law, and without further permission from, or notification to, you, and you further agree to execute any specific consent needed or requested by Sponsor or its designees in furtherance of such use. Sponsor is not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, without obligation or compensation. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All entries become the property of the Sponsor.
SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF ANY PRIZE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ITS QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
By participating in the Contest, you represent and warrant as follows: [a] you are eligible to win a Prize; [b] you did not submit any false or deceptive information in your participation in the Contest; and [c] you did not violate these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify (and refuse to accept or remove) any participant that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, deems to violate these Official Rules.
IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.” You expressly waive and release any right or benefit which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California, to the full extent that you may waive all such rights and benefits pertaining to the matters released here. In connection with such waiver and relinquishment, you acknowledge that you are aware that you may hereafter discover claims presently unknown or unsuspected, or facts in addition to or different from those which you now know or believe to be true, with respect to the matters released herein; nevertheless, it is your intention through this release to fully and finally and forever settle and release all such matters and claims relative thereto, which do not exist, may exist or heretofore have existed between yourself and the Sponsor related to the Contest. The release herein given shall be and remain in effect as a full and complete release of such claims and matters notwithstanding the discovery or existence of any such additional or different claims or facts relative thereto.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by the NCAA, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. DICK’S is not the Sponsor or Administrator of this Contest, as those terms are defined in these Official Rules.
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