WIN THE HOLIDAYS $1000 GIFT CARD SWEEPSTAKES
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
ELIGIBILITY: The Win The Holidays $1000 Gift Card Sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes") is open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the 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 (each an "Entrant"). Employees, officers and directors of Best Buy Stores, L.P. ("Sponsor"), GMR Marketing LLC ("GMR" or "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 their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside] and individuals residing in the same household of each, whether or not related) 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.
ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on November 7, 2015 and ends at 8:00 p.m. ET on November 7, 2015; (the "Sweepstakes Period"). The Twitter platform will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, eligible Entrants must (1) create or use their non-private existing account on www.twitter.com ("Twitter"); and (2) Tweet one (1) photograph of the Entrant only with the designated cardboard cut-out located at participating Best Buy Stores with the hashtag #WinTheHolidaysSweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period ("Tweet"). Visit BestBuy.com/ShoppingEvent for a list of participating Best Buy Stores.
LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER AUTHORIZED TWITTER ACCOUNT HOLDER. Tweet must conform to the Tweet Guidelines defined below. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify an Entrant from the Sweepstakes if it believes that the Tweet fails to conform to the Tweet Guidelines.Tweet Guidelines:
Tweet(s) must conform to the following:
- Tweet must be in English, except for commonly understood foreign words;
- Must not exceed 140 characters;
- Must not contain material that violates or infringes another's rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
- Must not include any persons other than Entrant;
- Must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Sweepstakes;
- Must not in any way mention, refer or otherwise allude to the name, logo or trademark of any entity, individual, product or brand other than those of Sponsor;
- Must not include personally identifiable information;
- Must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor's sole discretion);
- Must not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status or age (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor's sole discretion);
- Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way; and
- Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where entry is created.
Entrant represents that his or her entry conform to all entry requirements and acknowledges that Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, disqualify him or her from the Sweepstakes if Sponsor decides that his or her entry fails to conform to the entry requirements or any other provision of these Official Rules. Proof of submitting an entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different Twitter accounts or any other methods will void all of that Entrant's entries and that Entrant will be disqualified. Any form of entry not stated in these Official Rules is void. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification in Sponsor's sole discretion. All materials submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
DRAWING: Five (5) potential prize winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about Tuesday, November 10, 2015, from among all eligible Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the drawing, will conduct the drawing. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.
WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified by the Sponsor on or about Wednesday, November 11, 2015 via one (1) Tweet asking them to follow the Best Buy Twitter handle ("@BestBuy") by visiting https://twitter.com/bestbuy. Potential winners must follow the Best Buy Twitter handle within forty-eight (48) hours from the time of the tweet or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected, time permitting. Once a potential winner has followed the Best Buy Twitter handle, Sponsor will send one (1) direct message to the potential winner's Twitter account. Potential winners will be required to respond to the direct message within three (3) calendar days of attempted notification and provide their first and last names and daytime phone number. Potential winners will be notified by phone and will be required to respond within forty-eight (48) hours from the time of the first phone notification with their shipping address (no P.O. Boxes accepted) or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected, time permitting. Potential winners will be required to complete, sign and return the presented Affidavit of Eligibility, a Mutually Acceptable Liability Release, and where lawful, a Publicity Release, and the appropriate tax documents (the "Documents") within ten (10) calendar days of delivery of the Documents, or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety. In the event a potential winner does not respond to the direct message or return documents in a timely manner, or accept the prize, or if the prize notification, direct message or prize is not deliverable, or the potential winner is ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner, at the Sponsor's sole discretion, time permitting. Three (3) attempts will be made to award each prize. If after three (3) attempts, the prize goes un-awarded and the Sponsor will not award the prize. The Sponsor is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected or unsuccessful efforts to notify a winner.
PRIZES & APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE ("ARV"):
Five (5) Prizes: One (1) $1,000 Best Buy Gift Card. The ARV of each prize is $1,000. Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions available at www.bestbuy.com/gcterms.
Approximate Retail Value of all prizes combined: $5,000
Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Prize consists of only the item specifically listed. Prize is subject to Sponsor's terms and conditions. Prize will not be fulfilled outside of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. Winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes, insurance, expenses not set forth herein and other expenses which may be required for the enjoyment and use of the respective prize.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Released Parties are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected, stolen entries; or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, cellular towers or equipment (including handsets), 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, cellular, 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, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; 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, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified (and all associated entries will be void), and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such Entrant's eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor. Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Released Parties are not 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 Twitter. 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 suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, and select winner for the drawing from all non-suspect, 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, Released Parties will not be liable for (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by wireless device users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries; (b) the theft, destruction or unauthorized 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. Should multiple users of the same Twitter account enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the Entrant, the authorized account holder of said Twitter account at the time of entry will be considered the Entrant. "Authorized account holder" of a Twitter account is defined as the natural person who is assigned an account by Twitter or other organization which is responsible for assigning Twitter accounts or the domain associated with the submitted Twitter account.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES 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 TWITTER OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM WWW.BESTBUY.COM, TWITTER, OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON TWITTER 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.
GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited by law, all issues concerning the construction, validity and enforcement of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant, winning School and Sponsor, shall be construed and governed by the laws of the state of Minnesota, without regard to conflicts of law. All suits or claims brought in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a state or federal court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
WINNERS' NAME: For the names of the winners, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate first class stamped envelope to Win The Holidays $1000 Gift Card Sweepstakes – Winners' Names, Attn: Promotions Department, 5000 South Towne Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151 postmarked by January 8, 2016 and received by January 15, 2016.
SPONSOR: Best Buy Stores, L.P., 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, Minnesota 55423.
ADMINISTRATOR: GMR Marketing LLC, 5000 South Towne Drive, New Berlin, Wisconsin 53151.