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Enter to be the Bud Light Player for a Day!

You could win:

  • Tour of the locker room
  • Personalized jersey
  • Practice drills in the Ice Haus
  • Lexus Lounge tickets
  • Meet and greet with a CBJ player









ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be age 21 or over on or before the start of the Sweepstakes Period and must be a legal resident of the State of Ohio in order to be eligible to enter this Sweepstakes. Anheuser-Busch, Columbus Distributing Co., the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nationwide Arena, the National Hockey League ("NHL"), the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority ("CFA"), Columbus Arena Management LLC ("CAM"), the Ohio State University ("OSU") and their respective employees, directors, officers, agents, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, printers of materials for this Sweepstakes and/or any judging agency employed in connection with this Sweepstakes and their immediate families (collectively, the "Released Parties") are not eligible to enter this Sweepstakes. In addition, employees and the immediate families of alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers are not eligible to enter this Sweepstakes. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED AND IS SUBJECT TO ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL LAWS.


HOW TO ENTER: Entry for the Bud Light Player for a Day Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") can be accomplished by submitting your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and birthdate on the Sweepstakes entry page located online at ("Site"). Alternate form of entry can be made by hand printing entrant's name, address, phone number, email address and birthdate on a 3x5 card and mailing it in an envelope with proper postage via U.S. Postal Service regular mail to Bud Light Player for a Day Sweepstakes, c/o Columbus Blue Jackets, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215. All entrants must have a valid e-mail address. The Sweepstakes runs from January 21, 2019 through March 18, 2019. All mailed and online entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. (ET), on March 18, 2019. Limit one (1) entry per person, per day, regardless of method of entry. No photocopied or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted. No responsibility is assumed by Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO, Columbus Distributing Co., Columbus, OH or the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus, OH ("Blue Jackets") (collectively, "Sponsors") for illegible, lost, late, damaged, incomplete, postage-due or misdirected mail or entries, or incomplete, late or lost entries due to data or computer glitches or other programming/technological/electronic error, malfunction or failure of any kind. Data rates may apply to entries submitted via mobile device. All materials submitted become the property of Sponsors and will not be returned. Sweepstakes void outside of Ohio and where prohibited.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Purchases will not increase your chances of winning.


START/END DATES: Sweepstakes begins immediately after 12:00 a.m. ET on January 21, 2019 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 18, 2019 ("Sweepstakes Period").


DRAWING, PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING:  One (1) grand prize winner will be randomly drawn from all eligible forms of entry on or about March 19, 2019. The grand prize package includes up to four (4) Lexus Lounge tickets and food/beverage vouchers to the Columbus Blue Jackets home game vs. the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019, and a post-game meet and greet for the four guests with a Blue Jackets player. Additionally, the grand prize winner and three (3) guests (all of whom are 21 years of age or older) will receive a "Player for a Day" experience, which will take place on a mutually agreed-upon date during the Blue Jackets off-season. This experience includes VIP parking accommodations in the Nationwide Arena loading dock (one vehicle); the opportunity to meet with a member of the Blue Jackets hockey operations staff (winner and three guests) and sign a faux contract (Grand Prize winner only); the opportunity to tour the Blue Jackets locker room (winner and three guests); a personalized co-branded locker room stall nameplate for the winner to keep (Grand Prize winner only); a custom Blue Jackets Budweiser neon sign (Grand Prize winner only); the opportunity to try on full hockey equipment (winner and three guests) and the opportunity to run through practice drills with a Blue Jackets personality in the Ice Haus practice facility (winner and three guests). In addition, the grand prize winner will receive one (1) custom personalized Blue Jackets jersey. The total approximate retail value for the Grand Prize package is $1,280. Ticket terms and conditions apply. Sponsors are not responsible for winner's scheduling conflicts, delays or cancellations, acts of God that may prohibit the receipt or use of prizes, an act of nature or force majeure, or if any scheduled home game of the Blue Jackets is cancelled because of player strike, management lockout, labor dispute or other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Blue Jackets, or acts of nature, including, but not limited to, flood, tornado, earthquake, storm, lightning, fire, epidemic, acts of God, war, national emergency, civil disturbance, riot, sabotage, terrorism, court order or machinery or equipment damage or failure. Other restrictions may apply. Sponsors are not responsible for game changes and/or cancellations. Prize is nontransferable and is not redeemable for cash. If winner chooses not to take all three (3), or fewer, guests with him/her to the Columbus Blue Jackets game, winner will receive only as many additional tickets as she/he has guests. In the event that winner elects to take no (0) guests, winner shall receive only one (1) ticket, and no compensation or substitute prize will be awarded. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.


EXCLUSIONS. Transportation, accommodations, taxes, gratuities, or any other expenses not specifically listed herein are the responsibility of potential winner. If potential winner cannot travel on date specified by Sponsors, prize may be forfeited and Sponsors will have no further obligation to such potential winner.   


DRAWING:  Winner will be selected by a random drawing conducted by the Columbus Blue Jackets to be held on or about March 19, 2019 ("Drawing Date"). Winners will be notified by phone and/or e-mail on the day of the drawing and will be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release within the time frame designated by Sponsors. If winner cannot be contacted, if prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if winner rejects his/her prize or otherwise fails to fully comply with these Sweepstakes rules and requirements, such prize shall be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected from all remaining eligible entries, if time permits. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. Guest(s) of winner will also be required to sign and return a Liability/Publicity Release, where legal, prior to issuance of prize.


GENERAL RULES: Certain restrictions may apply to prizes. Prize may not be redeemed for cash value. Prize is nontransferable and no substitutions are allowed except by Sponsors who reserve the right to award prizes of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable for any reason. The Released Parties assume no responsibility or liability for any damages, losses or injury(ies) resulting from any entrant's participation in this Sweepstakes and/or any winner's or winner's guest's receipt, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize. Any and all taxes related to the prize are solely the responsibility of individual winner. All prizes are subject to availability and dates are subject to change. Winner must attend prize event (i.e., Columbus Blue Jackets game) on the date chosen by the Columbus Blue Jackets for each prize. Acceptance of a prize constitutes, except where prohibited by law: (i) permission to use winner's and winner's guests' names and likenesses in any form of media for publicity purposes without further compensation; and (ii) an express and absolute release of the Released Parties from and against any and all liability, claims and/or actions or causes of action of any kind whatsoever for injuries - including but not limited to paralysis and/or death, damages or losses of any and/or all kinds whatsoever to persons and/or property which may be sustained directly or proximately in connection with any winner's participation in this Sweepstakes and/or such person's receipt, acceptance, ownership and/or use or misuse of the prize(s) awarded and/or while preparing for, participating in, attending and/or traveling to and/or from any prize-related activity. By participating in this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts and agrees to be absolutely bound by the foregoing liability release and by all of these official rules and by all decisions of judges, which shall be final. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrant acknowledges and accepts that he/she may receive information on Columbus Blue Jackets and/or Nationwide Arena news, promotions and tickets. Furthermore, entrant grants the Blue Jackets express permission to issue such materials to entrant via e-mail or regular mail.


ADDITIONAL TERMS: In case of dispute as to the identity of any online entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized Account Holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsors with proof that such winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry. Any other attempted form of entry is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted. Released Parties are not responsible for technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit or prevent one's ability to enter the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or from downloading any materials in or related to this Sweepstakes. Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Sponsors may select the winner from among all online eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor. Sponsors reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or web site. Sponsors may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or from winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or by intending and/or undertaking to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsors representatives. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


LIST OF WINNERS: To obtain a list of winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by April 30, 2019 to Bud Light Player for a Day Sweepstakes, c/o Columbus Blue Jackets, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43215.