Best Buy Reward Zone Sweepstakes

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open and offered only to legal residents of the United States, 13 years of age or older. Employees and directors of Best Buy Stores, L.P. ("Sponsor"), and its parent entity, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, web masters and web suppliers, and any companies who are performing work in Best Buy stores at the request of Best Buy (and their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules.

2. To Enter. Beginning at 12:01a.m. CT on July 20, 2003 through 11:59p.m. CT on August 23, 2003, each time you make a purchase transaction using your Best Buy Reward Zone Card at a participating Best Buy store in the United States, you will automatically receive one entry into the Best Buy Reward Zone Sweepstakes. If you do not have a Best Buy Reward Zone Card, you may obtain one at any participating Best Buy store. Reward Zone program membership is subject to the Reward Zone Program Rules and Terms & Conditions. If you join the Best Buy Reward Zone program during the Sweepstakes period at a participating Best Buy store, you will automatically receive an initial entry into the Sweepstakes. You must present your Reward Zone Card at the time of purchase; no Sweepstakes entry will be made after the actual purchase date. To enter without purchase or joining the Reward Zone program, hand print your complete name, address, city, state, ZIP code, daytime phone number, email address (optional), and age on a 3"x5" card. Mail in a first class stamped envelope to: Best Buy Reward Zone Sweepstakes, PO Box 1117, Grand Rapids, MN 55745-1117. Each mail in entry must be postmarked by August 25, 2003 and received by September 1, 2003. Each mail in entry must be mailed separately. Copied or mechanically reproduced entries are void. Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, incomplete, postage-due, misdirected or stolen mail or entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, satellite, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure; or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or any other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic or network or the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information or the failure to capture any such information.

3. Drawings. Winners will be selected in a series of thirty-six (36) random drawings. There will be thirty-five daily random drawings with one winner selected per day, for each of the 35 days of the Sweepstakes. The daily drawings begin on July 21, 2003 and end on August 24, 2003. Each daily drawing consists of all eligible entries received up to 11:59p.m. CT of that calendar day for that drawing. Each daily drawing will be held on the immediate following business day (for example, the daily drawing from all eligible entries received up to 11:59p.m. CT on July 20, 2003, will take place on July 21, 2003). There will be one random drawing for the End of Sweepstakes prize. The End of Sweepstakes drawing will consist of all eligible entries received (for all daily drawings) and will be held on or about September 8, 2003. Non-winning daily drawing entries will NOT be retained for subsequent daily drawings BUT will be retained for the End of Sweepstakes drawing. Winners will be notified by postal mail. Gage Group LLC., an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes, will conduct all drawings.

4. Prizes/Approximate Retail Value (ARV)/Odds of Winning. Thirty-five (35) Daily Prizes: $25,000 Best Buy Gift Card. One (1) End of Sweepstakes Prize: $25,000 Best Buy Gift Card. Best Buy Gift Cards can only be used for future purchases at Best Buy retail locations and cannot be used for online purchases at BestBuy.com. Gift cards may be used to pay shipping charges and/or taxes on purchases; and any remaining balance thereafter will be issued in the form of another Best Buy Gift Card. Gift Cards are NOT redeemable/exchangeable for cash. Odds of winning a daily drawing prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received for that drawing. Odds of winning an End of Sweepstakes prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Total ARV of all prizes: $900,000.

Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prizes, but Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Prizes will not be fulfilled outside the United States. Should a prize be won by a minor in his/her jurisdiction of primary residence, all affidavits, releases and undertakings, set forth in these Official Rules must be executed and undertaken by the parent/legal guardian of the minor, both on behalf of themselves and the minor, or the prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes may be awarded to, or in the name of, minor's parent/legal guardian. Limit one (1) daily prize OR one (1) End of Sweepstakes prize per person/family/household.

5. Conditions of Participation:Participants agree (a) that Sponsor and its respective parent entity, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity, or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize; and (b) except where legally prohibited, winners grant (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use winner's name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval. Prize winners will be required to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and, where lawful, a Publicity Release within 14 days of notification. If documents are not returned on a timely basis, or if any prize notification or prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. Taxes on prize are solely the winner's responsibility. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may collect the personal information submitted by you, and use the information pursuant to Sponsor's privacy policy available online at www.bestbuy.com or by calling 1-800-765-8842.

6. Limitations on Liability: Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified, and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant's eligibility. Should the purchase transaction entry portion or any other 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 suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, and select winners from all eligible purchase transaction entries and mail-in entries received for all affected drawings prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Sponsor is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, and assumes no responsibility for any error, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation, or transmission, communications line failure, technical failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized use in connection with the purchase transaction entry portion or any other portion of the Sweepstakes.

7. Winners List or Official Rules Request: For a winners list or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self addressed stamped envelope in a separate first class stamped envelope to: Best Buy Reward Zone Sweepstakes Winners List or Official Rules Request (designate which), P.O. Box 1108, Grand Rapids, MN, 55745-1108. Requests must be received by September 1, 2003. Official Rules will also be accessible from www.bestbuy.com during the Sweepstakes.

8. Sponsor: Best Buy Stores, L.P., 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN, 55423.
 
 
 
 
 
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