2021 Men’s Professional Basketball Finals

2021 MEN’S PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL FINALS PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES

 
 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. 

 
 

1. DESCRIPTION: The “2021 Men’s Professional Basketball Finals” Promotion (the “Promotion”) begins on or about July 6, 2021 at approximately 12:01 am Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on July 22, 2021 at approximately 11:59 pm PT (the “Promotion Period”).  This Promotion consists of up to seven (7) independent giveaways (each a “Giveaway” and collectively, the “Giveaways”) that will take place during the live network television broadcast of the games (each, a “Game”) that are played as part of the 2021 men’s professional basketball finals (the “2021 Finals”) as set forth in greater detail in Section 3 below.  Entry in the Promotion does not constitute entry into any other promotion, contest or sweepstakes.  By participating in the Promotion, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of CMG Strategy Co., LLC, 610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1400, Newport Beach, California, 92660 (“Sponsor”), which shall be final and binding in all respects.

 

2. ELIGIBILITY:  Only legal U.S. residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia who are at least thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of entry, who have an unlimited text message plan as part of their mobile or wireless phone plan at the time of entry are eligible to enter.  Minors must get their parent or legal guardian’s permission to enter the Promotion.  Officers, directors and employees of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies involved in the Promotion (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as the “Promotion Entities”), and the immediate family members and/or those residing in the same household of each are ineligible to enter the Promotion or win a prize.  This Promotion is void where prohibited. 

 

3. HOW TO ENTER:  One (1) Giveway is scheduled to take place during each of the Games played during the 2021 Finals.  All dates and times in the chart below are approximate and subject to change. During the live telecast of each Game, a Chipotle advertisement will appear and the advertisement will feature a keyword (the “Keyword”).  Once the Keyword appears, eligible entrants can text the Keyword to the short code 888-222 (the “Short Code”).  The first eligible entrants up to the “Maximum Number of Winners” (as defined in the table below) for each Game to text the Keyword to the Short Code will receive a text message with one (1) credit valid for one (1) regular entrée item (the “Entrée Code”).  The Entrée Code can be redeemed on orders placed through the Chipotle App or Chipotle.com at participating Chipotle restaurants in the United States.  Except for Game 2, the entry period for each Giveaway will begin  at the start of the live telecast of each Game and will end the earlier of (i) when all Entrée Codes available for the applicable Game have been distributed; or (ii) the end of the live telecast of the Game (the “Entry Period”).  For Game 2, the Entry Period for the Giveaway will begin once the Chipotle advertisement airs during the live telecast of Game 2 and will end the earlier of (i) when all Entrée Codes available for Game 2 have been distributed; or (ii) the end of the live telecast of Game 2.  All times and dates are approximate and subject to change based on the dates and times of each Game.

 

 

Game

Date

Maximum Number of Winners

Game 1

July 6th, 2021

10,000

Game 2

July 8th, 2021

10,000

Game 3

July 11th, 2021

20,000

Game 4

July 14th, 2021

30,000

Game 5 (if played)

July 17th, 2021

40,000

Game 6 (if played)

July 20th, 2021

10,000

Game 7 (if played)

July 22nd, 2021

10,000

 

If any of Games 5, 6, or 7 is not played, the remaining Codes will not be distributed, but a “Final Giveaway” (as defined below) in accordance with the process outlined in Section 4 will take place.

 

By sending a text message to the Short Code, each entrant agrees to receive one (1) message to the mobile number used to send the text message. Standard message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to quit. Text HELP for help. Contact Customer Service for additional support: https://chipotle.com/contact-us.html#report-an-issue.

 

The text message method of entry is designed to work with most of the major wireless carriers in the United States, but Sponsor makes no guarantee that any particular wireless service provider will participate, and the mobile phone that is used must be capable of sending and receiving text messages.  Entrants should check their phone’s features to see if they have that capability.  Wireless service providers may charge entrants for each text message, including any error message, that is sent and received in connection with the Promotion.  Entrants should consult their wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. 

 

Limit one (1) entry per person per wireless number per Giveaway.  All entries must be received by the end of the applicable Entry Period in order to participate.  The Sponsor’s database clock will be the official time-keeper for this Promotion.  Proof of sending a text message to the Short Code is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of such entry.  Except as otherwise contemplated in these Official Rules, and to the extent entrants may otherwise elect at the time of entry, personal information collected by Sponsor in connection with the Promotion will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://www.chipotle.com/about-us/privacy-policy.

 

Entry must be made by the entrant, only via text message.  Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other wireless number, including but not limited to commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Promotion.  Tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion, including but not limited to the use of any device to automate the entry process, is prohibited and any entries deemed by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, to have been submitted in this manner will be void.  In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.  The Promotion Entities shall not be responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Promotion.  The Promotion Entities assume no responsibility or liability for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries.

 

4. FINAL GIVEWAY:  In the event that one or more of the Games is not played, Sponsor will distribute any remaining Entrée Codes in a final Giveaway (the “Final Giveaway”) that will take place following the final Game played.  Shortly after the final Game Sponsor will publish a post on the @chipotletweets account on Twittter (www.twitter.com/chipotletweets) announcing the Final Giveaway and inviting entrants to enter the Final Giveaway (the “Giveaway Post”).  The Giveaway Post will will feature a Keyword.  Once the Giveaway Posts is published, eligible entrants can text the Keyword to the short code 888-222 (the “Short Code”).  The first eligible entrants up to the total number of winners listed in the Sweepstakes Post to text the Keyword to the Short Code will receive a text message with one (1) Entrée Code.  The Entry Period for the Final Giveaway will begin when the Giveaway Post is published and will end the earlier of (i) when all Entrée Codes available for the Final Giveaway have been distributed; or (ii) 11:59 pm PT on the day that the Giveaway Post is published.  There are ten thousand (10,000) Entrée Codes available.  The total approximate retail value of the Entrée Codes in the Final Giveaway is $90,000.

 

5. PRIZES/ODDS: The number of prizes available in each Giveaway is set forth in the table in Section 3.  Each prize consists of one (1) Entrée Code. Each Entrée Code can be redeemed by placing an order through the Chipotle App or on Chipotle.com at participating Chipotle restaurants in the United States.  Entrée Codes expire on July 31, 2021.  A Chipotle Rewards account is required to claim the prize.  If a winner does not have a Chipotle Rewards account, the winner can create a free account at the time the prize is claimed.  The total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of each prize is Nine Dollars ($9.00).  The total ARV of all prizes awarded in each Giveaway is as follows:

 

Giveaway

ARV of All Prizes Per Giveaway

Game 1

$90,000

Game 2

$90,000

Game 3

$180,000

Game 4

$270,000

Game 5 (if played)

$360,000

Game 6 (if played)

$90,000

Game 7 (if played)

$90,000

 

Each entrant is eligible to win one (1) time per Giveaway.  Odds of winning in each Giveaway depend on the number of eligible entries received in each instance.

 

No cash alternative or substitution of prizes will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute prize(s) of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason.

 

6. GENERAL PRIZE CONDITIONS:  The prize will be awarded only if the potential prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules.  All portions of the prize are non-assignable and non-transferable.  Prizes pictured in point-of-sale, online, television and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other Promotion materials are for illustrative purposes only.  All details and other restrictions of the prize not specified in these Official Rules will be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  No cash alternative or substitution of the prize will be allowed, except Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize of comparable value if any prize listed is unavailable, in whole or in part, for any reason.  The winner shall be solely responsible for all federal, state and/or local taxes, and the reporting consequences thereof, and for any other fees or costs associated with the applicable prize. 

 

Sponsor makes no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the Promotion.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND SPONSOR HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

 

By participating in the Promotion, in addition to any other grants which may be granted in any other agreement entered into between Sponsor and any entrant in and/or winner of the Promotion, each entrant irrevocably grants the Promotion Entities and each of their respective successors, assigns and licensees, the right to use such entrant’s name, social media tag, likeness, and biographical information, and any other personal characteristics, in any and all media for any purpose, including without limitation, to advertise, market and promote Chipotle or the Promotion or other promotions, and each entrant and/or prize winner(s) hereby release the Promotion Entities from any liability with respect thereto.

 

7. GENERAL LIABILITY RELEASE/FORCE MAJEURE:  Each entrant (and any minor entrant’s parent or legal guardian) agrees that the Promotion Entities (A) shall not be responsible or liable for, and are hereby released from, any and all costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including, without limitation, death and bodily injury, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to participation in the Promotion or any Promotion-related activity, or from entrants’ acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of any prize, and (B) have not made any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose.  Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to an entrant’s, or any other person’s, mobile phone or computer system which is occasioned by participating in the Promotion or otherwise participating in the Promotion, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, misprinted, late, lost, damaged, stolen, or postage-due submissions or prize notifications; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet service providers, websites, or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, difficulties or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.  Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.  No mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete, forged, software-generated or other automated multiple entries will be accepted.  If a dispute as to the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.  Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Promotion if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Promotion is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Promotion as contemplated herein.  In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Promotion as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, pandemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then Sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Promotion.  If the Promotion is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor may (if possible) select the winner in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination.  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.  Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded.  If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s).  Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances.  These Official Rules cannot be modified or amended in any way except in a written document issued in accordance with law by a duly authorized representative of Sponsor.  The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision.  In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

 

8. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION:  ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR SPONSOR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF COLORADO WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY CHOICE OF LAW OF CONFLICT OF LAW RULES OR PROVISIONS THAT WOULD CAUSE THE APPLICATION OF ANY OTHER STATE’S LAWS.

 

9. ARBITRATION PROVISION:  By participating in this Promotion, each entrant (and any minor entrant’s parent or legal guardian) agrees: (i) that any and all disputes the entrant may have with, or claims entrant may have against, the Promotion Entities relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (a) the Promotion, (b) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (c) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS and conducted before a sole arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS; (ii) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (iii) the arbitration shall be held in Newport Beach, California; (iv) the arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of these Official Rules and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable entrant may have entered into in connection with the Promotion; (v) the arbitrator shall apply Colorado law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (vi) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (vii) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against the entrant or Sponsor; (viii) if the entrant is able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Sponsor will pay as much of entrant’s filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (ix) with the exception of subpart (vi) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the rules of JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein.  If, however, subpart (vi) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this arbitration provision shall be null and void, and neither entrant nor Sponsor shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute.  For more information on JAMS and/or the rules of JAMS, visit their website at www.jamsadr.com.

 

10. SPONSOR: CMG Strategy Co., LLC, 610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1400, Newport Beach, California, 92660.

 

11. NBA DISCLAIMER:  This Promotion is not sponsored or administered by the National Baskestball Association (“NBA”).  Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Promotion will be directed to the Sponsor and not to the NBA. NBA and the NBA logo design are registered trademarks of the National Basketball Association.  The team names, logos and uniform designs are registered trademarks of the corresponding teams. All other NBA-related trademarks are trademarks of the National Basketball Association.

 

WINNERS LIST:  To obtain a copy of any legally-required winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The 2021 Men’s Professional Basketball Finals Winners List, CMG Strategy Co., LLC, 610 Newport Center Drive, Suite 1400, Newport Beach, California, 92660.  All such requests must be received within six (6) weeks after the end of the Promotion Period.