This Promotion is intended for viewing and participation in the 50 United States and Washington D.C. only and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the 50 United States and Washington D.C. Please do not enter if you are not a legal resident of, and not located in, the 50 United States or Washington D.C. at time of participation. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
PROMOTION PERIOD: Starts February 5, 2019 at 9:00:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends May 7, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT (the "Promotion Period"), or while supply of Game Plays (as defined below) last, whichever occurs first. A total of 2,000,000 Game Plays will be available for play.
ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win a prize or an award of points, you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, or Washington, D.C. (excluding residents of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited by law), have a valid email address, and be a member of the free Microsoft Rewards Program (the “Program”) at the time of game play. Minors must have permission from a parent/legal guardian to participate in the Program. Membership in the Program is subject to the Microsoft Services Agreement (including the “Rewards” section) available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=530144. Persons in any of the following categories are NOT eligible to participate or win a prize or an award of points: (a) any person who, at any time on or after February 5, 2019, was or is a director, officer, agent, representative, or an employee of Microsoft Corporation (“Sponsor”) or its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, or service agencies, who is directly involved in the planning or execution of the Promotion; (b) individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for the Promotion or engaged in the administration or execution of this Promotion (collectively, with the entities listed in 2(a), the “Promotion Entities”); and (c) persons who are or purport to be immediate family members (defined as biological or step-mother/ father, sister, brother, daughter, son, dependent or spouse of any of the foregoing) of any person in any of the preceding categories, regardless of where they live, or who reside in the same household (i.e., live in the same household for at least 3 of the 12 months preceding the start of the Promotion Period, whether related or not) as any person in any of the preceding categories. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. (SEE RULE #4 FOR DETAILS). Visit www.microsoft.com/rewards and follow the links and instructions to create a Microsoft Rewards account (“Account”) or log-in to your Account at https://account.microsoft.com/rewards. Creating an Account is free of charge. On the Microsoft Rewards redeem page, Account holders may select the option to redeem three hundred (300) Microsoft Rewards points for a game play in the Promotion (each a “Game Play”) during the Promotion Period. A total of 2,000,000 Game Plays will be available during the Promotion Period, while supplies last. To redeem points for a Promotion Game Play, you must provide your true first and last name, mailing address, working phone number, and email address, as well as read and agree to these Official Rules. You will earn one (1) Game Play after successfully redeeming your points. You will then be presented with an online probability game where you will be asked to select only THREE (3) of NINE (9) icons by clicking on them, and then confirm your selections to proceed. All three (3) icons selected will reveal possible prizes or awards of points. If all three (3) icons you selected reveal identical prizes/points, you are eligible to receive the prize/points shown, subject to verification (each successful participant a “Potential Winner,” and, if verified, “Winner”). See Rule #5 below for prize/points details and odds of winning. For details on how to earn points, see the “Rewards” section of the Microsoft Services Agreement available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=530144. See Rule #4 for details on how to play without redeeming Microsoft Rewards points. All Game Plays must be received by May 7, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT.
Sponsor may, from time to time by various methods, offer opportunities to receive a free Game Play in the Promotion without redeeming points.
Potential Winners will be sent a "Play Receipt", including a unique Security Identification Code (SIC), to the email address you provided in the registration process. The Play Receipt and SIC will confirm the results of the applicable Game Play within approximately three (3) to five (5) business days (to allow for verification of Game Plays). Please keep this email for reference purposes. If you are not a Potential Winner, a losing message will be displayed on-screen after playing the probability game.
Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same Microsoft Rewards Account. Any attempt by any participant to use multiple/different Microsoft Rewards Accounts will void that participant's Game Plays and participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of disqualification, any prize/award of points that participant might have been otherwise entitled to will not be awarded.
In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of a participant, the Game Play will be deemed to have been made by the “authorized account holder” of the email address associated with the Microsoft Rewards Account. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the registered email address. Each participant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder. If you do not have Internet access via a personal computer, your local library or Internet café may be able to provide access to the Internet and a number of Internet service providers and other companies offer free email accounts.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY: To play without purchase and without redeeming any Microsoft Rewards points, visit www.microsoft.com/rewards and follow the links and instructions to create an Account (if you do not already have an Account). Then, on a 3" x 5" card or piece of paper, hand-print your full name, complete address, phone number (with area code), date of birth, and the email address associated with your Microsoft Rewards Account, and mail it to: “Microsoft Rewards “Select 3” Game, Free To Enter”, P.O. Box 8554, Big Sandy, TX 75755-8554.
Requests must be postmarked by May 7, 2019 and received by May 14, 2019. Only one (1) request per outer postmarked envelope allowed. Game Play requests mechanically reproduced or made in any fashion other than as specified herein are void. Upon receipt of your request, you will be sent a link by email, which will allow you one (1) Game Play for this Promotion. For entrants who are participating via mail-in request, the game will remain open until May 17, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT after which time the link will become null and void.
Game Play requests submitted by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means, Game Plays or requests by any means which subvert the entry process and requests made in any fashion other than as specified herein are void. All requests become property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
PRIZES/AWARDS OF POINTS AND ODDS:
|Prizes and Microsoft Rewards points available||Number available*||Odds of winning upon receiving specific Game Play||Odds of receiving specific Game Play and winning||Approximate Retail Value ("ARV")||Total ARV|
|Cash (awarded as a check)||10||1 in 84||1 in 16,800,000||$25,000.00||$250,000.00|
|Xbox One X 1TB Console||50||1 in 84||1 in 3,360,000||$499.00||$24,950.00|
|Xbox One X 1TB Console||8||1 in 1||1 in 250,000||$499.00||$3,992.00|
|Xbox One S – 1TB Starter Bundle**||50||1 in 84||1 in 3,360,000||$299.00||$14,950.00|
|Surface Pro 6 (13.5" Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB, Intel Core i5)||10||1 in 84||1 in 16,800,000||$1,199.00||$11,990.00|
|Surface Headphones||10||1 in 8.4||1 in 1,680,000||$349.99||$3,499.90|
|Surface Headphones||1||1 in 1||1 in 2,000,000||$349.99||$349.99|
|Harmon Kardon Invoke Speaker||100||1 in 1||1 in 20,000||$49.99||$4,999.00|
|Xbox Elite Wireless Controller||50||1 in 8.4||1 in 336,000||$149.99||$7,499.50|
|12 Month Xbox Live Gold Membership||500||1 in 8.4||1 in 33,600||$59.99||$29,995.00|
|12 Month Xbox Game Pass||500||1 in 8.4||1 in 33,600||$119.88||$59,940.00|
|$500.00 Online Microsoft Store Gift Card***||200||1 in 21||1 in 210,000||$500.00||$100,000.00|
|$100.00 Xbox Gift Card***||1,000||1 in 21||1 in 42,000||$100.00||$100,000.00|
|500 Microsoft Rewards points||647,511||1 in 84||1 in 259.46||$0.00||$0.00|
|250 Microsoft Rewards points||1,200,000||1 in 84||1 in 140||$0.00||$0.00|
|Sweepstakes Entry****||150,000||1 in 1||1 in 13.33||$0.00||$0.00|
*The number of prizes/awards of points available to be awarded decrease as prizes/awards of points are played for and/or won throughout the Promotion Period.
** Includes one (1) Xbox One S 1TB console, and one (1) game of choice to be selected by winner from options available.
*** Promotional gift card. Spend within 90 days of deposit. Works with Microsoft Store online, Windows 10, Xbox One and Xbox 360 (Xbox Live required). Does not work at physical Microsoft Stores. Once redeemed to your U.S. Microsoft account, the full code value will be applied and may be used for eligible purchases (exclusions apply) made directly at select Microsoft digital stores. Eligible purchases and prices vary by region, device, and over time. Geography limitations, country and balance restrictions, taxes, and Internet connection fees may apply. Paid subscriptions required for some content. Age restrictions apply. Except as required by law, credit cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash and is not refundable. To read full terms and conditions (which may change without notice), go to www.microsoft.com/cardterms. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Cards and codes issued by and ©/™/® Microsoft Corp, a Washington Corporation, and/or its affiliates. Gift card will expire 12/31/19 if not added to your Microsoft account.
**** One (1) entry into Sweepstakes draw #2 (prize available: $1,000.00 Online Microsoft Store Gift Card) in “Microsoft Rewards Sweepstakes #36”. See Official Rules for full details.
Any difference between the stated approximate retail value and the actual value of a prize will not be awarded.
Total ARV of all of prizes available to be won: $612,165.39.
Prizes/awards of points are not transferable, or redeemable for cash, and must be accepted as awarded, with no substitutions of any kind, except by the Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion.
Gift cards are subject to the terms, restrictions, and conditions as set by the issuer. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers’ terms therefore, and Winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee.
All federal, state and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes), if any, as well as any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the Winner’s responsibility, regardless of whether a prize is used in whole or in part. All prize details are at the Sponsor's sole discretion.
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Within approximately three (3) to five (5) business days, a link or an online claim code for the prize may be emailed to the verified Winner’s email address as provided in the registration form with instructions on how to redeem the prize (digital prizes) (OR: prize may automatically be mailed to the verified Winner’s mailing address as provided by participant (physical prizes)). Sponsor may contact potential winners by telephone or email to confirm their contact information before sending a prize by email or mail. Awards of Microsoft Rewards points will be automatically credited to the verified Winner’s Account. Awards of one (1) Sweepstakes entry will be entered automatically into the draw for Sweepstakes draw #2 (prize available: $1,000.00 Microsoft Store Gift Card) in “Microsoft Rewards Sweepstakes #36”. If applicable, Potential Winner(s) of a prize valued at $600 or more will be required to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, W9 form, and, where lawful, a publicity release, within five (5) business days from the time it is postmarked as having been sent by the Sponsor or its representative, or the prize will be forfeited. If a Potential Winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, declines to accept a prize, or Sponsor is unable to contact a Potential Winner within five (5) business days, or in the event that a prize notification or prize is returned undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Any prize won by a participant who is eligible but still considered a minor in his/her state of residence will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian of such minor who must sign and return all required documentation outlined herein and otherwise comply with all requirements imposed on Winners set forth herein. Potential Winner may be required to furnish proof of identification.
Allow 4 - 6 weeks after verification for shipment of your prize (if by mail); OR: three (3) to five (5) business days (if by email). Promotion Entities shall not be held responsible for any delays in awarding a prize for any reason outside of their control. Prizes will only be delivered to verified Winners. Any unclaimed prize will not be awarded. Sponsor is not responsible for any change of mailing address, email address, and/or telephone number of participants.
By accepting a prize/award of points, each Winner (or Winner’s parent/legal guardian if Winner is an eligible minor) agrees and consents to the use of his/her name, address (city and state of residence), voice, and statements relating to the Promotion or Sponsor, and photographs or other likenesses, without further compensation, notification or permission in any publicity or advertising carried out by Sponsor or any related entities in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed, including the internet, without territorial or time limitation, except where prohibited by law.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
By playing, participants (or as applicable, their parents or legal guardians if eligible minors) (i) acknowledge and represent that they are in full compliance with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements and, (ii) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or Promotion Judges, made in their sole discretion, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Participants who have not complied with these Official Rules are subject to disqualification and all associated Game Plays will be void.
Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, stolen, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, illegible, postage-due or incomplete submissions of requests/Game Plays. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery. All mail-in requests become the property of Sponsor and in no case shall be returned to sender.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any participant’s registration in the Promotion (and void all associated Game Plays) or entitlement to a prize/award of points if, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, it determines or suspects that the participant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by tampering, cheating, hacking, deception, or other fraudulent, deceptive or unfair playing practices (including any Game Plays or points generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means or any other means which subvert the Game Play process).
As a condition of playing, participants (or as applicable, their parents or legal guardians if eligible minors) agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor and Promotion Entities and each of their officers, directors, employees and agents, from any and all liability, loss or damage incurred with respect to participating in the Promotion, the redemption of points, or the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize/award of points or any travel or activity related thereto; (b) that under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; (c) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion, or any prize/award of points won, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; and (d) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event will participants be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees and court costs.
All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Promotion Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington, U.S.A., without regard to Washington or any other conflicts of law principles. All participants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts for Redmond, Washington.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify and/or suspend this Promotion at any time if fraud, technical failures, including any network server or hardware failure, viruses, bugs, errors in programming, or any other errors or other causes (such as force majeure events) impairs the administration, security, integrity or proper play of the Promotion.
Promotion Entities do not warrant that access to the Promotion will be uninterrupted. Promotion Entities are not responsible for any problems that may arise, including but not limited to: (a) lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, websites, or other connection, availability or accessibility problems arising in connection with or over the course of the Promotion; or (b) communications failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions or hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or (c) failure of personal computers and/or software and hardware configurations, any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in connection with the administration of the Promotion or the Microsoft Rewards Program, the processing of points or Game Plays, or the offering or announcement of any prize/award of points or in any winner notification documents; or (d) for any other errors of any kind relating to or in connection with the Promotion, whether human, mechanical, clerical, electronic, or technical in nature; or (e) the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information in connection with the Promotion; or (f) damage to a user's system occasioned by participation in this Promotion or downloading any information necessary to participate in this Promotion. Promotion Entities are also not responsible for lost, late, delayed, garbled, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered mail, email, Game Plays or points. Proof of transmission (screenshots, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery.
Any attempt by a participant or other individual, to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion, including but not limited to any fraudulent claims, may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages (including attorneys' fees) from any such individual, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Participants engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified (and all associated Game Plays will be void) and will forfeit any prize/points won. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
If a dispute arises relating to any prize won, a combination of factors will be assessed in determining if you are in fact eligible to win a prize; i. the Play Receipt including the unique SIC, and its corresponding play data in the Promotion database will be reviewed to determine the legitimacy of the claim; ii. The Promotion Judges will be consulted to compare the pre-generated game data with the Game Play data you are presenting or have generated. Ultimately it will be the results of the Promotion Judges' analysis, which will determine your entitlement to any prize. The review of any such dispute will not commence prior to two weeks following the Promotion end date noted herein. In the event the Promotion Judges' analysis reveals valid claims are greater than the number of prizes available as set forth in these Official Rules, then Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a random drawing amongst all eligible claimants whose claims have not yet been redeemed, to award the remaining number of advertised prize in the category in question. Prizes/awards of points will stop being awarded in the event Sponsor becomes aware of an error respecting the number of prizes/awards of points. In no event will the Sponsor be liable for more than the stated number of prizes/awards of points available in the category in question.
In the event of any conflict with any Promotion details contained in these Official Rules and Promotion details contained in Promotion Materials (including but not limited to point of sale, television, and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other promotion media), the details of the Promotion as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. In particular, Sponsor's employees are not authorized to waive, modify or amend any provision or provisions of these Official Rules in any manner whatsoever.
This Promotion is solely sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.
For the winners list of the major Prize winners for the Promotion, please click here. Winners list will be posted after all prizes have been awarded.