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“2011-2012 Trading Card Sweepstakes”

Official Rules


1. GENERAL.  The Minnesota Wild “2011-2012 Trading Card Sweepstakes” (the “Sweepstakes”) is a sweepstakes where eligible entrants will have the chance to win prizes, as described in more detail below.  Eligible entrants may participate in the Sweepstakes by collecting Trading Cards, as defined below, in order to spell out one of four words (PUCK, SAVE, SHOT or GOAL). Eligible entrants can collect Trading Cards in two ways: 1) Wild Fans attending the Wild games on October 13, 2011, November 3, 2011, November 17, 2011, November 27, 2011, December 14, 2011, December 29, 2011, February 19, 2012, February 26, 2012, March 4, 2012 or March 11, 2012 (each individually a “TC Game”) may pick up a Trading Card at the Entry Gate, or 2) people not attending the Wild games on those dates may pick up a Trading Card at the Box Office of the Xcel Energy Center between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on each of the TC Game days. The foregoing is a general description only of the Sweepstakes and is qualified in its entirety by these Official Rules.

2. ELIGIBILITY.  The Sweepstakes is open to participants who, as of the Redemption Date, as defined below, are legal U.S. residents and who are at least eighteen (18) years old (“Participants”).  The Sweepstakes is void outside the United States; and where prohibited or restricted by law.  Employees, officers and directors of Minnesota Wild Hockey Club LP and Saint Paul Arena Company, LLC (collectively, the “Sponsor”), and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate families (defined as parents, spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, and their respective spouses) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of each such employee, officer and director, are not eligible to enter.  The Sweepstakes, and any website pages and advertisements relating thereto, is intended for viewing only within the United States and the District of Columbia, and entrants must be present in the United States or the District of Columbia at the time they enter.

3. TIMING.  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 p.m. Central Time (“CT”) on October 13, 2011 and ends on Friday, March 16, 2012 (the “Entry Period”).


In order to participate, Participants must collect MN Wild 2011-2012 Trading Card Contest trading cards (“Trading Card”). Each Trading Card will contain a letter. Participants must collect Trading Cards whose letters collectively spell the words PUCK, SAVE, SHOT or GOAL (“Contest Words”). There are two ways to collect Trading Cards; 1) Wild Fans attending any of the TC Games can collect a Trading Card at the Entry Gate, or 2) people not attending the TC Games may pick up a Trading Card at the Box Office of the Xcel Energy Center between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on each of the TC Game days. LIMIT:  One (1) Trading Card per person, per TC Game.

Once Participants have collected enough letters to spell one of the “Contest Words,” Participants must redeem their Trading Cards by going to the Community Relations Booth in Section 124 at the Minnesota Wild home games or by coming to the Minnesota Wild Business Offices, at 317 Washington Street, St. Paul, MN  55102, Monday through Friday during business hours. ALL Trading Cards must be redeemed prior to Friday, March 16, 2012.

Upon redemption, Participants will sign an entry form to be formally entered into the drawing for prizes.  

5. AGREEMENT TO OFFICIAL RULES AND DECISIONS.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor (including, without limitation, decisions regarding eligibility of participants, and the awarding of prizes), which are final and binding in all respects.

6. DRAWING; ODDS; NOTIFICATION.   On or about March 19, 2012, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will randomly select one (1) prize winner from among all eligible entries received for each available prize. Sponsor will draw for prizes in the order listed below. Odds of being selected depend on the number of eligible entries received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes. The winner selected must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.  The winner will be notified by phone and will be required to execute a Liability and Publicity Release. If the winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days of the first attempt to contact them then that winner may be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected by Sponsor from all eligible non-winning entries received by Sponsor during the Sweepstakes.

7. PRIZES.  In this Sweepstakes, five (5) different types of prizes will be awarded, with a total of thirty-four prize winners. The prizes include the following:

a) Sony Grand Prize Package. One (1) Sony Grand Prize Package will be awarded and it will include a Walkman W Series (ARV is $59.99), a Streaming Player (ARV is $99.99), a Bloggie (ARV is $199.99), and a 32” BX Series (ARV is $550.00). The ARV of this prize package is $909.97.
b) Team Signed Jersey. Three (3) Team Signed Jerseys will be awarded. The Team Signed Jersey will be signed by the members of the Wild team present on the day the jersey is signed. Wild have sole discretion as to whose signatures are on the jersey. The ARV of this prize is $500.00.

c) Team Signed Stick. Five (5) Team Signed Sticks will be awarded.  The Team Signed Stick will be signed by the members of the Wild team present on the day the stick is signed. Wild have sole discretion as to whose signatures are on the stick. The ARV of this prize is $450.00.

d) Wild vs. Kings Tickets. Ten (10) pairs of lower level tickets to the Wild vs. Kings hockey game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 31, 2012 will be awarded. The locations of the tickets shall be determined by the Wild in their sole discretion. The ARV of this prize is $150.00.

e) Dany Heatley Autographed Puck. Fifteen (15) Dany Heatly Autographed Pucks will be awarded. The ARV of this prize is $80.00.
No substitution may be made, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value if the prize is not available for any reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  The winner is fully responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, international and local taxes, and assessments. If applicable, prize winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize.  All costs and expenses not expressly specified herein, related to a prize or the use thereof, including but not limited to lodging, transportation costs, meals, taxes, gratuities, insurance, surcharges and other expenses incurred by accepting and using the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Unused components of the Prize shall be forfeited and have no redeemable cash value.  LIMIT:  One (1) prize per person.
8. PUBLICITY.  Except where prohibited by law, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of winner’s name, biography, likeness, voice, photographs, video, opinions, hometown, state and country for promotional purposes in any manner or media (including, without limitation, online), worldwide, in perpetuity, and without further payment, consideration or consent.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS.   Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole direction, to terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of tampering with any portion of the Sweepstakes, or if any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.  Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage the 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 and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

10. RELEASE.  By participating, each participant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless Sponsor, its respective parents, subsidiaries, divisions and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, affiliates, Sweepstakes partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders and agents from and against all claims, damages or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation and/or entry in the Sweepstakes and/or entrant’s award, receipt or use of any prize awarded in the Sweepstakes.

11. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.  Sponsor is not responsible for: (a) lost Trading Cards; (b) unauthorized intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (c) printing, typographical, electronic or human errors which may occur in the offer or administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; or (d) any injury or damage to persons or property, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from participation in the Sweepstakes, or from viewing, playing or downloading any material from Sponsor’s website, regardless of whether the material was prepared by Sponsor or a third party, and regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor’s website by a hypertext link.

12. DISPUTES.  Participant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and solely and exclusively in a federal or state court located in Minneapolis, Minnesota; participants submits to sole and exclusive personal jurisdiction to said courts in the State of Minnesota for any such dispute and irrevocably waives any and all rights to object to such jurisdiction; (b) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (c) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant or Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Minnesota, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules of provisions (whether of the State of Minnesota, the United States, or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Minnesota.  

14. OFFICIAL RULES.  These Official Rules are available by sending a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to “2011-2012 Trading Card Sweepstakes”, c/o Minnesota Wild Hockey Club LP, 317 Washington Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102”.

15. WINNER’S LIST.  To request a list of prizes dispersed, send a self-addressed postage-stamped envelope to “2011-2012 Trading Card Sweepstakes,” c/o Minnesota Wild Hockey Club LP, 317 Washington Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102”.  Requests must be received by May 1, 2012.

16. SPONSOR.  The sponsor of the Sweepstakes and the address at which the Sponsor may be contacted is Minnesota Wild Hockey Club, 317 Washington Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102.
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