From your couch to a suite at CenturyLink Field!
Thanks to everyone who sent their #Couch2Suite submissions during the Sounders' match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday night!
Congratulations to our winner, Kristina! We hope you and your friends enjoy the suite during our regular-season finale against Colorado Rapids on October 22.
COUCH 2 SUITE CONTEST SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
The Sounders FC #Couch2Suite Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Seattle Soccer, LLC d/b/a Seattle Sounders FC, a Delaware limited liability corporation (“Sponsor”). No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. To enter, you must meet the eligibility requirements and participate in accordance with the rules set forth herein. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by applicable law, and all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Winners are responsible for any taxes, customs, duties and like amounts in respect of the Sweepstakes prizes. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes at any time.
Eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes or to win prizes is limited to persons who are legal residents of the State of Washington, less those who live within a seventy-five (75) mile radius around the city limits of Portland, Oregon, that extends into the State of Washington, whom are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older on the date of entry. Any effort by an entrant to misrepresent their eligibility will disqualify that entrant. Entrants who disregard these Official Rules are not eligible to participate or win. Directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents and licenses, or their immediate families and household members (spouse, parent, child and sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside), of Sponsor, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. (“MLS”), and Soccer United Marketing, LLC (“SUM” and collectively with Seattle Sounders FC and MLS, the “MLS Entities”) and each of their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.
2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
HOW TO PLAY: The Sweepstakes will begin at 12:00 a.m. PST on September 23, 2017 and conclude at 9:30 PM PST or the final whistle of the Sounders FC versus Vancouver Whitecaps match, whichever comes first on September 27, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Entry Period”). During the Sweepstakes Entry Period, there are multiple ways to enter:
a) Twitter. To enter the Sweepstakes through Twitter, you must (a) be a registered user of Twitter and (b) have a public (i.e. not "protected") Twitter account. If you are not a registered user of Twitter, you may sign-up for free by visiting www.twitter.com or downloading the Twitter application on your mobile device and following the enrollment instructions. Once you have registered you may enter by tweeting a picture of you watching a Sounders FC match on television via your Twitter account with the hashtag #Couch2Suite and the handle @SoundersFC during the Sweepstakes Entry Period. By registering via Twitter as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Entrants who attempt to enter multiple times through multiple accounts will be disqualified and may be subject to additional penalties imposed by Twitter. Use of the hashtag constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. If you make or receive tweets on your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. In order to participate in the Sweepstakes without receiving tweets on your mobile phone, be sure to deactivate your mobile phone from your Twitter account. All Twitter entrants shall be bound by the terms and conditions governing Twitter, as may be found at https://twitter.com/tos?lang=en.
b) Instagram: To enter the Sweepstakes through Instagram you must (a) be a registered user of Instagram (b) have a public (i.e. not "protected") Instagram account. If you are not a registered user of Instagram, you may sign-up for free by visiting www.instagram.com or downloading the Instagram application on your mobile device and following the enrollment instructions. Once you have registered you may enter by uploading one (1) original photo of you watching a SoundersFC match on television to your Instagram during the Sweepstakes Entry Period using the hashtag #Couch2Suite. Any attempt to enter more than once by setting up multiple accounts will disqualify all entries and may subject you to additional penalties by Instagram for a violation of its policies. By submitting your completed entry as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Use of the hashtag constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. You authorize Sponsor to share, Tweet, like or otherwise reuse your submitted photograph through any media. If you choose to enter via Instagram using your mobile phone, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. All Instagram entrants shall be bound by the terms and conditions governing Instagram, as may be found at https://help.instagram.com/478745558852511.
c) Facebook. To enter the Sweepstakes through Facebook, you must to be a registered user of Facebook. If you are not a registered user of Facebook, you may sign-up for free by visiting www.facebook.com or downloading the Facebook application on your mobile device and following the enrollment instructions. Once you have registered, you may enter by posting your photo on the Sounders FC Facebook page of you watching a SoundersFC match on television with the hashtag #Couch2Suite. By submitting your completed Facebook entry form as directed, you will receive one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes. Use of the hashtag constitutes your unconditional acceptance to these Official Rules. If you use your mobile phone to access Facebook, standard data fees may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details.
d) Email. To enter via email, email a photo of you watching a Sounders FC match on television to firstname.lastname@example.org with the hashtag #Couch2Suite in the subject line, and include your name, date of birth, email address and phone number in the body of the email. Limit one entry per person per all methods of entry. All entries through any method of entry must be received by the end of the Sweepstakes Entry Period in order to be eligible. Entrants must fully complete and submit all non-optional data requested on the online entry form to be eligible, and conform to all policies and rules governing use of the social media platform upon which the entry is submitted. Incomplete entries are void. Online entrants to the Sweepstakes will be given the option to receive commercial e-mails from Sponsor and MLS Entities; however, eligibility to participate in the Sweepstakes is not dependent upon entrant’s consent to receive such e-mails and consenting to do so will not increase your chances of winning. By submitting your photograph and entering this contest, each entrant warrants to Sponsor that the photograph is his or her work and by submitting, the Entrant grants to Sponsor the right to use the photograph in any and all media, worldwide, in perpetuity, for any purpose and in any format whatsoever, including any and all derivatives thereof on any and all platforms, and further that Entrant has all right, title and authority to grant this license. Further, Entrant grants the right to Sounders FC to use their name, social media handle, photograph, image and likeness of each person that is a subject of the photograph, collectively “Personality Rights” for any purpose whatsoever in any media in any format or platform, including derivatives thereof, in perpetuity and without royalties; and further that the publicity associated with such use is fair compensation for such use. Entrant further warrants to Sponsor that he/she has been granted the permission to likewise grant Sponsor the right to use the Personality Rights of any individual who is the subject of the photograph submitted in accordance with these rules. In addition to the foregoing terms, information about our data privacy and security policies can be found by visiting http://www.mlssoccer.com/terms-service and http://www.mlssoccer.com/privacy-policy (both of which are incorporated herein by reference).
There will be one (1) grand prize awarded. The grand prize will consist of a private suite with a minimum of eighteen (18) tickets to the Sounders FC home match on October 2, 2017 (“Grand Prize”). Grand Prize approximate retail value is $4000.00. In addition, Grand Prize winners assume sole responsibility for all costs associated with the any component of the Grand Prize not explicitly outlined above, including without limitation, all federal, state and local taxes incurred as a result of being awarded the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize may be substituted by Sponsor at its sole and exclusive discretion. Sponsor will provide Grand Prize winners with a 1099 tax form upon request. Taxes on Grand Prize are the sole responsibility of winners. The Grand Prize is not transferrable and not substitutable with cash or a cash equivalent.
The Grand Prize Winner will be selected from amongst all eligible entries received. One (1) random drawing the Grand Prize Winner will be conducted, on September 27, 2017 at 9:30 PM PST by Sponsor, at Sponsor’s exclusive discretion and control. Winners need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by announcement at the end of the television broadcast on September 27, 2017 and by phone, or email at Sponsor’s discretion and control. For winner’s names, send a written request and self-addressed stamped envelope to be received by October 30, 2017 to #Couch2Suite Contest c/o Seattle Sounders FC, 159 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98104. Odds of winning are determined by the total number of eligible entries received.
5. PRIZE CLAIM:
Grand Prize must be claimed by winner within one (1) business day of notification. If any Grand Prize Winner cannot be reached by phone or email and/or does not respond to the notification within one (2) business day, is found to be ineligible, or otherwise fails to follow any terms or conditions in these Official Rules, the Sponsor may consider said Grand Prize Winner to have forfeited the Grand Prize and an alternate Grand Prize Winner may be selected. Any winner notification sent by email which is returned as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. A claimed Grand Prize will be awarded. The Grand Prize Winner may be required to submit his/her valid social security number (if applicable) and/or other identification to Sponsor and will be required to execute, have notarized and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release of Liability and, unless prohibited by law, Release of Publicity, within five (5) days of date of issuance. A disqualification will result, the Prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be randomly selected from among all remaining eligible entries if all required documents are not properly executed and returned within the specified period of time. Refusal or return of such documents as non-deliverable or Winner’s noncompliance with these Official Rules will also result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion and time permitting, may cause an alternate Winner to be selected from among all remaining eligible entries. 6. GENERAL RULES: Each entrant in the Sweepstakes agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final, and to accept delivery of any Grand Prize won based upon availability. In addition, each entrant represents and warrants that all information contained in his/her entry is true and accurate. The Sponsor is not responsible for any printing errors in these Official Rules or otherwise in any materials available at the Sweepstakes Site. By submitting an entry, each entrant for himself or herself and on behalf of their heirs, successor and assigns hereby grants to Sponsor, its agents and others working on its behalf the right to use the entrant’s name, likeness, voice, and any additional audio, video or photographs taken by the Sponsor or its affiliates or representatives during the Sweepstakes for advertising and marketing purposes, including on the Sweepstakes website, without additional compensation except where prohibited by law, and further grants Sponsor the right to use entrant contact information for to contact entrants about other Sponsor or Sounders FC programs. Released Parties (as defined below) shall not be responsible for lost, late, misidentified or misdirected entries, or telecommunication or computer hardware or software performance, errors, delays or failures. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or the administration of the Sweepstakes. Each entrant hereby releases, and agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Major League Soccer, L.L.C. and Soccer United Marketing, LLC, CenturyLink Field and Events Center, First & Goal, Inc., those working on their behalf, and each of their respective owners, officers, members, managers, directors, representatives, employees, agents, successors and assigns (collectively “Released Parties”), from any damage, injury, death, loss or other liability, either at law or equity, whether known or unknown, asserted or non-asserted, that may arise from or in any way relate to participation in this Sweepstakes or the awarding, acceptance, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or any other substitute prize. Any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or in connection with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. This Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of the State of Washington. Any action or litigation concerning this Sweepstakes shall take place exclusively in the federal or state courts sitting in King County, Washington, and each entrant expressly consents to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waives all defenses of lack of jurisdiction and inconvenient forum with respect to such courts.
ANY CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND/OR AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENTERING THIS PROMOTION. ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ANY RIGHTS OR CLAIMS TO ATTORNEY'ʹS FEES, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ENTRANT WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT AND WHETHER BASED UPON NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE.
Released Parties are not responsible for stolen, late, incomplete, illegible, misdirected, lost, damaged, garbled, delayed, undelivered, inaccurate, or garbled entries. Released Parties are not responsible 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 occurring in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website 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 Entrant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or from use of the online configurator tool.
Entrants who tamper with, or abuse, any aspect of the Sweepstakes or online configurator tool or attempt to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or intend to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant or Sponsor’s representatives or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified an associated entries will be void. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this Sweepstakes is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsor, the other MLS entities and/or their respective agents.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE ONLINE CONFIGURATOR OR UNDERMINE THE CONTENT OR LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
The Sponsor and the MLS Entities, as applicable, reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel or suspend the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should virus, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper operation of the Sweepstakes.