Baseball is a Cincinnati tradition, just like getting your engagement ring from Richter & Phillips Jewelers. As the Official Jeweler of the Cincinnati Reds, it is our pleasure to sponsor the First Pitch Proposal. The First Pitch Proposal is a once in a lifetime opportunity to propose at Great American Ballpark right there on the pitcher’s mound.
Eligible participants will be ready to propose on the designated day.
By entering any sweepstakes of Richter & Phillips Jewelers (“Sponsor”), you agree to abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Other specific rules relating to specific sweepstakes may be substituted for these rules and, where applicable supersede the rules herein. Complete contest rules are available at Richter & Phillips Jewelers, 601 Main St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 and may be obtained by submitting a request in person or in writing.
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE ODDS OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
For this sweepstakes, the prize is: Throwing the first pitch at the Cincinnati Red’s game on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes, and may receive an IRS 1099 form for the value of their prizes. Sponsor is not responsible for, and winners shall pay, all expenses or fees associated with prize acceptance, receipt and use. Prizes may not be substituted or transferred by a winner, and a winner may not receive cash redemption equal to the value of the prize in lieu of the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute alternate prizes of equal or comparable value and has the right to change the prize date at any time.
The winner shall report to Great American Ballpark by 6:30 pm and be prepared to, and shall, propose at the Cincinnati Reds Game at Great American Ballpark on Friday, September 20th at 7:10pm.
Subject to applicable law, Sponsor’ sweepstakes are open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry. Sponsor sweepstakes are void in Canada, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, their respective partners, agencies, related companies, and agents, as well as the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, and grandparents), and same household members of such employee, officer, and director, are not eligible to enter. All applicable federal state, and local laws and regulations apply.
This sweepstakes begins on March 28, 2019 at 12:00am EST and ends on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:59pm EST (the "Period"). Entries that are submitted before or after the Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the sweepstakes in person or online.
In Person: This method of entry will be available by visiting Sponsor’s store and following the directions provided by Sponsor’s employee regarding filling out the entry information and submission before you leave the premises.
Online: This method of entry will be available by visiting Sponsor’s website richterphillips.com/fpp and following the directions provided to fill out the entry information and submission.
Limit one (1) entry per person, per email address, and per household for the duration of the Contest Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
All entries must be made in conformance with the sweepstakes’ requirements. Non-conforming entries will be rejected and ineligible to win. Any entrant using fraudulent means to participate and/or win the sweepstakes will be disqualified. Any attempt by an entrant to undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify, terminate, or suspend the sweepstakes for any reason and without prior notice. In such case, Sponsor may, as appropriate under the circumstances, select a winner via reasonable means consistent with these Official Rules.
The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Period.
The winning entry for this sweepstakes will be selected by the Board of Directors of Sponsor. Sponsor will contact the winner by phone to confirm a winning entry. The potential winner will forfeit the prize if he/she (1) does not respond to the initial notification call or return any required information within 5 business days, (2) cannot be contacted at his/her listed phone number, (3) rejects the prize or the prize is returned as undeliverable, or (4) is disqualified for any reason, in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. In the event of prize forfeiture, an alternate winner will be selected. If requested, the winner must execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and (where legal) Publicity Release within three days of notification. Failure to do so may result in disqualification, forfeiture, or award to alternate winner.
Except where prohibited by law, entry in a sweepstakes and acceptance of a prize constitutes the entrant’s consent to Sponsor’ use of his/her name, likeness, voice, opinions, hometown, and state of residence and other indicia of persona for a sweepstakes, trade, or advertising purposes in any media without geographic or time limitation, and without additional payment or consideration. This is a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such information in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. Upon request, you must be able to provide all appropriate clearances, permissions, consents and releases needed to ensure that publication of the foregoing does not infringe upon the rights of third parties, including releases from all persons appearing in any photograph and releases/license rights from owners of intellectual property appearing in such information. In the event an entrant cannot provide all required releases, Sponsor reserves the right, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to disqualify the applicable entry, or seek to secure the outstanding clearances, permissions, consents and releases.
By entering a sweepstakes and, if applicable, receiving any prize, each entrant and, as applicable, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, its affiliates and their respective its officers, directors, employees, and agents (“Sponsor Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in a sweepstakes or any sweepstakes-related activity, or from the receipt or use or misuse of any prize, including claims or causes of action related to alleged damage to an entrant’s computer or electronic systems from downloading or using any material from Sponsor’ website, regardless of whether the material is connected to Sponsor’ website by a hyperlink text. You shall indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Sponsor Parties against all losses incurred in any claim brought against the Sponsor Parties alleging that, the subject submission infringes, violates or misappropriates any copyright, trademark or any other intellectual property rights. You, at your sole cost, shall indemnify and defend the Sponsor Parties and hold them harmless against such claim, perform any negotiations for settlement or compromise of such claim, and pay any and all settlements reached and/or costs and damages incurred in connection with such claim, together with reasonable attorneys’ fees.
Except where prohibited by law, entrants agree: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with a sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in Hamilton County, Ohio; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards in regard to an entrant shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event will attorneys’ fees be awarded to an entrant; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential, or other damages, including without limitation lost profits, may be awarded to an entrant (collectively, “Special Damages”); and (4) entrants hereby waive all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. Ohio law governs all of Sponsor’s sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto, including the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules. By entering a sweepstakes, entrants agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Hamilton County, Ohio.
If, for any reason, the sweepstakes (or any part thereof) is not capable of running as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, fire, flood, storm or other natural cataclysm, riot, strike, civil commotion, government regulation or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the sweepstakes (or any part thereof), Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the sweepstakes and select the prize winner in a manner which is fair, equitable and in accordance with these Official Rules. Failure of Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute the waiver of such provision.
Sponsor will collect personal data about entrants for purposes of administering sweepstakes. By entering into a sweepstakes, entrants agree to Sponsor’ collection and usage of their personal information.
Sponsor may also use your personal information for other uses consistent with the context in which the information was collected or with your consent. Sponsor may anonymize or aggregate any of the information Sponsor collects and uses it for any purpose, including for research and product-development purposes. Such information will not identify you individually.