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Kids ages 9-12, who are a part of an official Youth Hockey Team or Association, can enter to win the chance to be on the ice with the Blue Jackets starting lineup.

Each Kroger Kid Starter winner will receive:

  • The opportunity to stand with the Blue Jackets starting lineup for the National Anthem
  • Four (4) Lower Bowl tickets to the game
  • An exclusive gift from Kroger

 

 

Enter your child for the chance to be a part of the Kroger Starting Lineup!
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COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS® / KROGER

KID STARTER

Official Rules

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

 

Eligibility: Entrants must be (i) between nine (9) and twelve (12) years of age (as of August 27, 2018); (ii) have the written permission to enter from their parent or legal guardian; (iii) and be legal residents of the state of Ohio. Children of employees of Kroger, the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nationwide Arena, the National Hockey League, Columbus Arena Management LLC ("CAM"), the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority ("CFA"), and the Ohio State University ("OSU"), and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, governors, successors, assigns, employees, and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") are not eligible to enter or participate in this sweepstakes.

 

How to Enter:  No purchase necessary. Entry for the sweepstakes (sweepstakes period is August 27, 2018 to October 4, 2018) will result by completely filling out an Official Entry Form (found at www.BlueJackets.com/KidStarter) or mailing in a postcard with entrant's parent/legal guardian's name, address, phone number, e-mail address, child's name and age to Kroger Kid Starter c/o Columbus Blue Jackets, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215.   No mechanical reproduction(s) of entries allowed. Limit one entry per postmarked envelope, or one entry per online Form submitted. Kroger and the Columbus Blue Jackets are, collectively "Sponsor." Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or postage-due mail or entries or incomplete entries or late or lost entries due to data or computer glitches. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of such automated devices will cause disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual (and all of his or her Sweepstakes entries) who tampers with the entry process. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on October 4, 2018. Limit one sweepstakes entry per person/email address per day, regardless of method of entry. Contest void outside Ohio and where prohibited. By entering sweepstakes and submitting an e-mail address, eligible entrant's authorizing parent/legal guardian voluntarily agrees to be enrolled in the Blue Jackets' Email Club - Flag Bearer. Entrant's parent/legal guardian acknowledges that he/she will receive information on merchandise, tickets, the Nationwide Arena, Blue Jackets hockey team news and promotions, and grants the Blue Jackets permission to issue such materials to entrant via e-mail, fax or regular mail. For more information call 614-246-4236.  

Indemnification: All entries become the property of Kroger and the Columbus Blue Jackets and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, entrant, by and through his/her parent/legal guardian signing the entry, and entrant's parent(s)/legal guardian(s), agree to follow and be bound by these Official Rules and to hold absolutely harmless and fully indemnify and defend  the Released Parties from and against any and all liability, damages and/or causes of action (however named or described) whatsoever, with respect to or arising in any manner whatsoever out of (i) entrant's participation; and/or (ii) the acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any of the prizes awarded in this sweepstakes or while preparing for, participating in, attending and/or traveling to or from any prize-related activity.  In order to receive the prize, each winner's parent/legal guardian must sign a release of liability prior to the winner receiving and participating in the prize package. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible.

 

DRAWING, PRIZE AND APPROXIMATE ODDS OF WINNING:  Thirty (30) winners be randomly drawn from all forms of entry. The winner of each package drawing will receive four (4) tickets to a Columbus Blue Jackets home hockey game and the opportunity to stand on the blue line with the Blue Jackets starting line-up during pre-game. The total approximate retail value for each prize package is 700.   Ticket terms and conditions apply. The ARV of all prizes combined is $700. Kroger and the Columbus Blue Jackets are not responsible for winners' scheduling conflicts, delays or cancellations or acts of God that may prohibit receipt or use of prizes. If any winner cannot be contacted via the provided phone number and/or e-mail address provided on entry form, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if any winner rejects his/her prize or in the event of noncompliance with these Sweepstakes rules and requirements, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected from all remaining eligible entries if time permits. Limit one prize per person or address. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.

 

BY ACCEPTING PRIZE, WINNER , BY AND THROUGH WINNER'S PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN, AND WINNER'S PARENT(S)/LEGAL GUARDIAN(S), VOLUNTARILY ACCEPT THE INHERENTLY DANGEROUS NATURE AND RISK IN WATCHING HOCKEY, AND IN WATCHING PRACTICE(S) AND/OR PRE-GAME WARM-UPS FROM THE PLAYERS' BENCH OR ON-ICE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FLYING PUCKS, BROKEN STICKS, HELMETS ETC.), INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY, PARALYSIS AND/OR DEATH, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT HIS/HER/THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE PRIZE EVENT IS VOLUNTARY, ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE NATURAL FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES WHICH MAY IMPACT ON OR AFFECT THE SAFETY OF THE ACTIVITIES HE/SHE/THEY IS/ARE PARTICIPATING IN AND HE/SHE/THEY KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISK OF SUCH FACTORS AND OCCURRENCES AND FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE, STIPULATE AND AGREE THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES ARE AND SHALL NOT BE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING DAMAGES, INJURY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PARALYSIS AND/OR DEATH.

 

Any other expenses not specifically mentioned herein shall be and are the responsibility of winner's parent(s)/legal guardian(s).   Winner must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian (who must be 18 years of age or older) to the selected home game. Prize is nontransferable and not redeemable for cash.   No prize substitutions, except by Sponsor for a prize of equal or greater value, if any prize is for any reason partly or wholly unavailable.  

 

DRAWING:  Winners will be selected by random drawings to be held on September 10, 2018, October 1, 2018 and October 15, 2018 at 200 W. Nationwide Blvd. in Columbus, Ohio. Each drawing will include all entries received on or before 5:00 p.m. on the last business day prior to the drawing (including all non-winning entries from any prior drawings). In consideration for being awarded the prize package, each winner's parent/legal guardian expressly agrees and consents, without further authorization, compensation or remuneration of any kind, to the use of winner's name and likeness in any and all advertising, promotions and other publicity conducted by Kroger, Columbus Blue Jackets, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates. Entrants' parent(s)/legal guardian(s),by and for themselves and entrants, agree to the collection of their respective personal information for the purposes described herein (including the administration of the Contest) and agree to be absolutely bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the judging organization regarding all aspects of the contest, whose decisions shall be final. For information on the Contest's outcome, write to "Kroger Kid Starter," c/o Columbus Blue Jackets, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes.

 

Odds of Winning:  The number of entries received prior to each drawing will determine the odds of winning.

 

Sponsor:  Columbus Blue Jackets, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215