Rules

Abbreviated Rules
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The FOX Sports College Football Bowl Pick ‘Em 2014 Challenge registration period begins on 12/3/14 at 12:01 am ET and ends on 1/12/15 at 8:25pm ET. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & Washington DC, who are at least 18 years of age. A maximum of two hundred thousand (200,000) prize eligible entries will be accepted during the registration period. THIS CONTEST IS DEVISED AS A NON-GAMBLING PROMOTION, and is intended solely for entertainment purposes. Void where prohibited. Sponsor: FOX Sports Interactive Media, LLC. See Official Rules at http://www.foxsports.com/fantasy/collegefootball/bowlpickem for additional eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions/restrictions, ARVs, and complete details.

FOX Sports College Football Pick’Em 2014 Challenge
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.

1. DESCRIPTION: The “FOX Sports College Football Bowl Pick ’Em 2014 Challenge” ("Challenge") is an online college football bowl prediction Challenge. The Challenge sponsor is FOX Sports Interactive Media, LLC (“Sponsor”). The Challenge Administrator is Creative Zing Promotion Group (“Administrator”). The Sponsor and Administrator will collectively be referred to herein as the “Challenge Entities.” A maximum of two hundred thousand (200,000) prize-eligible entries (as described in Section 3) will be accepted during the registration period.

  • The Challenge is limited to the thirty nine (39) College Football Bowl Games (each, an “Eligible Game” and collectively, the “Eligible Games”) detailed below.
ELIGIBLE GAME CHART – DATES & TIMES
Eligible Game Game Date Start Time Lock Date Lock Time
1 R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl December 20, 2014 11:00 am ET December 20, 2014 10:55 am ET
2 Gildan New Mexico Bowl December 20, 2014 2:00 pm ET December 20, 2014 1:55 pm ET
3 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl December 20, 2014 3:30 pm ET December 20, 2014 3:25 pm ET
4 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl December 20, 2014 5:30 pm ET December 20, 2014 5:25 pm ET
5 Raycom Media Camellia Bowl December 20, 2014 8:00 pm ET December 20, 2014 7:55 pm ET
6 Miami Beach Bowl December 22, 2014 2:00 pm ET December 22, 2014 1:55 pm ET
7 Boca Raton Bowl December 23, 2014 6:00 pm ET December 23, 2014 5:55 pm ET
8 S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia December 23, 2014 9:30 pm ET December 23, 2014 9:25 pm ET
9 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl December 24, 2014 12:00 pm ET December 24, 2014 11:55 pm ET
10 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl December 24, 2014 8:00 pm ET December 24, 2014 7:55 pm ET
11 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl December 26, 2014 1:00 pm ET December 26, 2014 12:55 pm ET
12 Quick Lane Bowl December 26, 2014 4:30 pm ET December 26, 2014 2:25 am ET
13 Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl December 26, 2014 8:00 pm ET December 26, 2014 7:55 pm ET
14 Military Bowl December 27, 2014 1:00 pm ET December 27, 2014 12:55 pm ET
15 Hyundai Sun Bowl December 27, 2014 2:00 pm ET December 27, 2014 1:55 pm ET
16 Duck Commander Independence December 27, 2014 4:00 pm ET December 27, 2014 3:55 pm ET
17 New Era Pinstripe Bowl December 27, 2014 4:30 pm ET December 27, 2014 4:25 pm ET
18 National University Holiday Bowl December 27, 2014 8:00 pm ET December 27, 2014 7:55 pm ET
19 AutoZone Liberty Bowl December 29, 2014 2:00 pm ET December 29, 2014 1:55 pm ET
20 Russell Athletic Bowl December 29, 2014 5:30 pm ET December 29, 2014 5:25 pm ET
21 Advocare V100 Texas Bowl December 29, 2014 9:00 pm ET December 29, 2014 8:55 pm ET
22 Franklin Am Mortgage Music City Bowl December 30, 2014 3:00 pm ET December 30, 2014 2:55 pm ET
23 Belk Bowl December 30, 2014 6:30 pm ET December 30, 2014 6:25 pm ET
24 San Francisco Bowl December 30, 2014 10:00 pm ET December 30, 2014 9:55 pm ET
25 Chick-Fil-A Bowl December 31, 2014 12:00 pm ET December 31, 2014 11:55 pm ET
26 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl December 31, 2014 5:00 pm ET December 31, 2014 4:55 pm ET
27 Capital One Orange Bowl December 31, 2014 8:30 pm ET December 31, 2014 8:25 pm ET
28 Cotton Bowl Classic January 1, 2015 1:00 pm ET January 1, 2015 12:55 pm ET
29 Outback Bowl January 1, 2015 1:00 pm ET January 1, 2015 12:55 pm ET
30 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl January 1, 2015 1:00 pm ET January 1, 2015 12:55 pm ET
31 Rose Bowl Game presented by
Northwestern Mutual
January 1, 2015 5:00 pm ET January 1, 2015 4:55 pm ET
32 Allstate Sugar Bowl January 1, 2015 8:30 pm ET January 1, 2015 8:25 pm ET
33 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl January 2, 2015 12:00 pm ET January 2, 2015 11:55 am ET
34 Taxslayer Bowl January 2, 2015 3:00 pm ET January 2, 2015 2:55 pm ET
35 Valero Alamo Bowl January 2, 2015 6:30 pm ET January 2, 2015 6:25 pm ET
36 Cactus Bowl January 2, 2015 10:00 pm ET January 2, 2015 9:55 pm ET
37 Birmingham Bowl January 3, 2015 1:00 pm ET January 3, 2015 12:55 pm ET
38 GoDaddy Bowl January 4, 2015 9:00 pm ET January 4, 2015 8:55 pm ET
35 College Football Playoff
Championship Game
January 12, 2015 8:30 pm ET January 12, 2015 8:25 pm ET
  • The Challenge registration period begins on December 3, 2014 at 12:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on January 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm ET (“Registration Period”).
  • Prior to the lock time of an Eligible Game, Entrants (as defined below) will have the opportunity to use their skill and knowledge of college football to predict the winners of each Eligible Game during the college bowl season by proceeding to the Challenge page and completing predictions (a “Pick”) for each Eligible Game according to the on-screen instructions at least five (5) minutes PRIOR to the kick-off of each Eligible Game (the "Lock Time") (see chart above). Entrants can join the Challenge at any point during the Registration Period. An Entrant does NOT have to make a Pick for each Eligible Game to be eligible for the Grand Prize.
  • Each correct Pick is worth one (1) point. No points will be awarded for ties; no points will be deducted for losses.
  • Picks must be entered according to the Eligible Game Chart; in the event that a Pick is not entered before the Game locks, this Pick will be counted as an incorrect selection against the Entrant’s record.
  • Additionally, Entrants will be asked to predict the final score of the College Football Playoff Championship Game to serve as a tie-breaker. Tie-breaker rounds are detailed in Section Four (4) of these official rules.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Challenge is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington D.C., who are at least 18 years of age or the age of legal majority in the state of primary residence at time of entry (“Entrant”). Each Entrant must be the rightful owner of the e-mail address identified in the Entrant's entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner, the winner will be deemed the person in whose name the email account was opened. Employees, shareholders, officers, directors, agents, and representatives of Challenge Entities, STATS LLC, and each of their respective parent companies, affiliates, divisions, subsidiaries, agents, representatives and promotion and advertising agencies, together with the immediate family members and those living in the same household of such persons, are not eligible to participate in the Challenge. Challenge void where prohibited.

3. HOW TO REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CHALLENGE: To register, visit http://www.foxsports.com/fantasy/collegefootball/bowlpickem (the “Website”) and complete the online registration form. Once registered, Entrants then submit Picks for each Game, according to the instructions as detailed on the Website and in the Challenge Description in Section One (1) of these Official Rules. After entering selections, Entrants must click the “Submit” button on the form to register the Picks. If Entrant does not submit the Picks, according to the instructions, the Picks will not be valid. If Entrant wishes to make changes to Picks, Entrant may go back and change a Pick any time prior to the Lock Time for each Game. No changes or revisions will be permitted after Lock Time, as detailed in Section One (1). All information provided by Entrant becomes the property of Sponsor. ONLY ONE (1) ENTRY CREATED BY AN ENTRANT WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CHALLENGE PRIZE; ENTRANT WILL BE DIRECTED TO SELECT THE ENTRY INTENDED AS THE PRIZE ELIGIBLE ENTRY AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION. IF THE ENTRANT DELETES HIS/HER PRIZE ELIGIBLE ENTRY THEY WILL NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE FOR A PRIZE. AN ENTRANT CANNOT ELECT TO USE A SECONDARY ENTRY IN THE CHALLENGE. ELIGIBLE ENTRANTS MUST SUBMIT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES. NO OTHER METHOD OF SUBMISSION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

4. WINNER SELECTION, NOTIFICATION & TIE BREAKERS: All potential winners will be determined ONLY from eligible entries received in accordance with the Official Rules. The Entrant with the highest point score at the end of the Challenge (or tie-breaker, if applicable) will be declared the Grand Prize winner, pending eligibility verification. Potential winners will be notified by telephone and/or email within approximately seven (7) days of the “best record” determination date. The Challenge Entities shall have no liability for any notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a Potential winner. If a Potential winner is notified by phone, the notifying party shall not be required to leave a message. In the event of a tie for any prize, the tie will be broken according to the Tie-Breaker Game prediction. Entrants must correctly predict the winner of the College Football Playoff Championship Game, plus predict the final score for the College Football Playoff Championship Game. Tiebreakers are then applied in the ORDER detailed below:

  • Entry that correctly predicted the winner of the College Football Playoff Championship Game
  • Entry that was the closest to the total points for the College Football Playoff Championship Game
  • Entry that was the closest to the home team points for the College Football Playoff Championship Game (home team is the highest-ranked team in the final College Football Playoff Standings), without going over
  • Entry that correctly predicted the winner of the Sugar Bowl
  • Entry that correctly predicted the winner of the Orange Bowl
  • Entry that correctly predicted the winner of the Fiesta Bowl
  • Entry that correctly predicted the winner of the Rose Bowl
  • Date of first entry into the Challenge
  • Time of first entry into the Challenge

The Challenge Entities reserve the right to disqualify anyone not fully complying with the Official Rules. Potential winners will be required to respond (as directed) to the notification within seven (7) days of first attempted notification. The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Challenge Entities will determine an alternate winner, based on the standings. Winners may be required to verify their address and return within five (5) days of first attempted notification an affidavit of eligibility a liability release and, unless prohibited by law, a publicity release (collectively, the “Prize Claim Documents”). Such Prize Claim Documents shall cover eligibility, liability, advertising, publicity and media appearance issues. Failure of any winner to return the executed affidavit and release forms within the specified time period may result in forfeiture of the prize. A prize will not be awarded until all such properly executed forms are returned.

5. PRIZES:

Grand Prize (1)
Highest Score
The Grand Prize winner will receive the following: Five Hundred ($500) USD, in the form of FOX Sports Shopping Bucks to use in the FOX Sports Shop (www.FOXSportsShop.com). ENTRANT MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCOUNT TO RECEIVE PRIZE. BUCKS MUST BE USED BY 11:59 p.m. PT ON 12/31/15.
1st Prize (4)
2nd - 5th Highest Scores
Each of four (4) winners will receive the following: Two Hundred Fifty ($250) USD, in the form of FOX Sports Shopping Bucks to use in the FOX Sports Shop (www.FOXSportsShop.com) ENTRANT MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCOUNT TO RECEIVE PRIZE. BUCKS MUST BE USED BY 11:59 p.m. PT ON 12/31/15.
2nd Prize (5)
6th - 10th Highest Scores
Each of five (5) winners will receive the following: One Hundred ($100) USD, in the form of FOX Sports Shopping Bucks to use in the FOX Sports Shop (www.FOXSportsShop.com) ENTRANT MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCOUNT TO RECEIVE PRIZE. BUCKS MUST BE USED BY 11:59 p.m. PT ON 12/31/15.
3rd Prize (40)
11th - 50th Highest Scores
Each of forty (40) winners will receive the following: Twenty Five ($25) USD, in the form of FOX Sports Shopping Bucks to use in the FOX Sports Shop (www.FOXSportsShop.com) ENTRANT MUST HAVE A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH ACCOUNT TO RECEIVE PRIZE. BUCKS MUST BE USED BY 11:59 p.m. PT ON 12/31/15.

FOX Sports Shopping Bucks will be awarded via promotional codes and can only be used at (www.FOXSportsShop.com). Shopping Bucks have no cash value and will expire on 12/31/15 at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Winners will be responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes resulting from acceptance of the prize. Prize winners cannot assign or transfer any prize to another person. No cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Challenge Entities. If a prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of the Challenge Entities, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value may be awarded; provided, however, that if prizes are awarded but unclaimed/forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded, in Challenge Entities’ sole discretion. Other restrictions may apply.

6. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: Challenge is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, each Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Challenge Entities, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Challenge and/or by accepting any prize, each Entrant agrees to release and indemnify the Challenge Entities; each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals' respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Challenge and/or acceptance, use, or misuse of any prize. Acceptance of a prize authorizes the Challenge Entities and their assigns to use his/her name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, throughout the universe in perpetuity, or on a winner's list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Challenge Entities are not obligated to use any of the above-mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at the Challenge Entities’ sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. By entering the Challenge, Entrants agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Challenge, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Challenge, but in no event will Entrant’s attorneys’ fees be awarded or recoverable; and (3) under no circumstances will any Entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and Entrant hereby knowingly and expressly waives all rights to seek, punitive, incidental or consequential damages and/or any other damages, other than actual out of pocket expenses, and/or any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, postage-due, incomplete, unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, or from participation in the Challenge; (v) the Entrant’s claim that he or she has somehow been defamed or portrayed in a false light or (vi) any printing, typographical, human administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Challenge. Challenge Entities assume no responsibility for any damage to an Entrant’s computer system, which is occasioned by accessing the Website, or participating in the Challenge, 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, or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information. Challenge Entities reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Challenge (or any portion of the Challenge) should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other cause or problem corrupt or inhibit the administration, security or proper play of the Challenge and, in such situation, to select the winner(s) from eligible non-suspect entries received prior to and/or after such action or in such manner as deemed fair and appropriate by the Challenge Entities. Challenge Entities may prohibit you from participating in the Challenge or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Challenge by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Challenge Entities representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CHALLENGE MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CHALLENGE. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, CHALLENGE ENTITIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

7. GOVERNING LAW: ALL ISSUES AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE CONSTRUCTION, VALIDITY, INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES, OR THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF ENTRANTS OR THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUBMISSION OR OTHER MATERIAL SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHALLENGE, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNAL LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA 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. 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.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE CHALLENGE ENTITIES, THEIR PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES, WEB MASTERS/SUPPLIERS, VENDORS, CONTRACTORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ENTRANT’S IN THE CHALLENGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, . SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

8. ARBITRATION PROVISION: By participating in this Challenge, each Entrant agrees that any and all disputes the Entrant may have with, or claims Entrant may have against, the Released Parties relating to, arising out of or connected in any way with (i) the Challenge, (ii) the awarding or redemption of any prize, and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved individually and exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by the National Arbitration Forum (the “Forum”) and conducted before a sole arbitrator pursuant to the Code of Procedure established by the Forum. The arbitration shall be held at a location determined by the Forum pursuant to the Code of Procedure, or at such other location as may be mutually agreed upon by the Entrant and Sponsor. 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 Challenge. There shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis; arbitration can decide only the Entrant’s and/or Sponsor’s individual claims and the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated. The arbitrator shall not have the power to award special or punitive damages against the Entrant or Released Parties. For more information on the Forum and/or the Forum's Code of Procedure, please visit their website at www.arb-forum.com. If any part of this Arbitration Provision is deemed to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the balance of this Arbitration Provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.

9. PRIVACY POLICY: Any personal information supplied by you to Sponsor will be subject to Sponsor's privacy policy posted at http://www.foxsports.com/privacy-policy. By entering the Challenge, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Challenge Entities for the purpose of Challenge administration and prize fulfillment. Sponsor will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party other than as described herein.

10. GAMBLING PROHIBITION: This Challenge is strictly for entertainment purposes and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling.

11. SPONSOR: Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC, 12181 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094.

12. ADMINISTRATOR: Creative Zing Promotion Group, 189 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1130A, Orlando, FL 32801.

13. PRIZE WINNER LIST: For the names of the Prize winners, available after January 31, 2015, or a copy of these official rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “FOX Sports College Football Bowl Pick ’Em 2014 Challenge” Winner's List or Rules, 189 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1130A, Orlando FL 32801 (VT Residents may omit return postage).

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