BESTBUY.COM REVIEWS AND RATINGS SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE CHANCES OF WINNING. Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico) who are 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska, who must be 19 years of age or older) at the time of entry. Employees and directors of Best Buy Stores, L.P. ("Sponsor"), Skybridge Marketing Group ("Administrator"), and their parent entities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, any companies who are performing work in Best Buy stores at Best Buy's request, and Web masters and Web suppliers (and each of their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members [children, spouse, parents, siblings] and individuals residing in the same household of each) are not eligible to participate. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
2. HOW TO ENTER: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on May 17, 2009 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on July 25, 2009 ("Promotional Period"). There will be ten (10) separate entry weeks ("Entry Weeks") throughout the Promotional Period. Each Entry Week begins at 12:00:01 a.m. CT on Sunday and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on Saturday of each calendar week during the Promotional Period. To enter, visit www.bestbuy.com ("Web site") during the Promotional Period, sign in to your BestBuy.com account using your e-mail address or create an account with your e-mail address, and follow online directions to submit a rating of a product posted on the Web site and to write a review of such product ("Review"). You will then receive one entry into that Entry Week's random drawing and your Review may be posted to the Web site, provided your Review meets the established guidelines of the Best Buy Customer Reviews and Ratings section. Reviews that do not meet these guidelines, comply with these Official Rules, or that otherwise contain prohibited, inappropriate, offensive, infringing or otherwise unacceptable content as determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will be disqualified, and will not receive an entry into the Sweepstakes (without notice to entrant). All entries for each Entry Week must be received by no later than 11:59:59 p.m. CT on the Saturday of each Entry Week to be eligible for that Entry Week's drawing. Limit one (1) entry per person/e-mail address per day. Sponsor's computer will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different e-mail accounts or any other methods will void all of that person's entries and that person will be disqualified. Sponsor reserves the right to, but is not obligated to, monitor/screen entries prior to posting them to the Web site. By entering, you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Review you submit. By submitting a Review, entrant irrevocably grants Sponsor and its agents an unlimited, worldwide, perpetual, unconditional, gratis license and right to publish, broadcast, reproduce, encode, store, copy, transmit, post, edit, modify, publicly display, publicly perform, adapt, exhibit, and/or otherwise use or reuse (without limitation as to when or to the number of times used) the Review (in each case, as submitted or as edited/modified in any way by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion) in any way, in any and all media (including but not limited to the Web site), without limitation, without consideration to the entrant, and without notice, review or approval from entrant or any other party.
3. DRAWINGS: Winners will be selected in a separate random drawing for each of the ten (10) Entry Weeks to be held on or about August 4, 2009, from among all eligible entries received for that Entry Week by Administrator, an independent judging agency, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Each Entry Week's drawing will award one (1) Grand Prize. Non-winning entries for any drawing period will NOT be carried over to any other drawings. Administrator will notify potential winners by e-mail at the e-mail address provided at the time of entry submission on or about August 4, 2009. If the potential winner does not reply to the notice e-mail at the e-mail address provided by Administrator within seventy-two (72) hours, prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at sponsor's sole discretion. If after ninety (90) days of notification, a prize cannot be awarded due to non response of potential winner(s), such prize will not be awarded.
4. PRIZES/ODDS: Ten (10) Grand Prizes (one per Entry Week): One (1) $1,000.00 Best Buy Gift Card. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") $1,000.00/each. Total ARV of all prizes $10,000.00. Gift Cards are subject to terms contained on Gift Card. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prizes, or redeem prizes for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with a prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Taxes on prizes are solely the winner's responsibility. Prizes will not be fulfilled outside the 50 U.S./D.C. Odds of winning for any Entry Week's drawing depend on the number of eligible entries received for that Entry Week. Limit one prize per family/household.
6. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY: Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, incomplete, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected, stolen entries; or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or network; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or Web site, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified, and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant's eligibility. Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified. Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from the Web site. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, and select winners from eligible entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Without limiting the release provided above, and for greater certainty, Sponsor and its agencies will not be liable for (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by wireless device users, site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, or technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries; (b) the theft, destruction or unauthorized use of or access to, or alteration of, entries; (c) any problems with or technical malfunctions of telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (d) any failure of any message to be received by or from Sponsor for any reason including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or wireless waves or at any Web site or combination thereof; or (e) damage to a participant's or other person's system or equipment occasioned by participation in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute regarding prize claims or online entries received from multiple users having the same billing address, telephone number and/or e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.
IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR ANY OF 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 YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM WWW.BESTBUY.COM, OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. 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.
7. WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: For names of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate, first class stamped envelope to: BestBuy.com Ratings & Reviews Sweepstakes, Winners List or Official Rules Request (designate which), P.O. Box 72529, Rockford, MN 55572. Requests must be received by July 25, 2009. Official Rules will also be available on www.bestbuy.com during Promotional Period.
8. SPONSOR: Best Buy Stores, L.P., 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423. ADMINISTRATOR: Skybridge Marketing Group, 7600 69th Avenue, Greenfield, MN 55373.