MICROSOFT REWARDS SWEEPSTAKES #52
(THE "SWEEPSTAKES")
OFFICIAL RULES

This Sweepstakes 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 entry. 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.

  1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Starts October 2, 2020 at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends November 13, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM PT (the "Sweepstakes Period").
  2. ELIGIBILITY: To enter and be eligible to win a prize, 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 entry. 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: (a) any person who, at any time on or after October 2, 2020, was or is a director, officer, agent, representative, or employee of Microsoft Corporation (“Sponsor”) or its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, or service agencies, who is directly involved in the planning or execution of the Sweepstakes; (b) any other individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for the Sweepstakes or engaged in the administration or execution of this Sweepstakes (collectively, with the entities listed in 2(a), the “Sweepstakes Entities”); (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 as any person in any of the preceding categories; and (d) persons who Sponsor is prohibited from allowing to participate in the Program under applicable law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  3. 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 redeem Microsoft Rewards points to gain entry into the Sweepstakes draw during the Sweepstakes Period. 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. To redeem points for Sweepstakes entries, 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. Please ensure that your full legal name is entered in your Account prior to participating in order to be eligible to win a prize. Failure to do so may lead to disqualification. See below for the number of Microsoft Rewards points required for Sweepstakes Entry. See Rule #4 for details on how to enter without redeeming Microsoft Rewards points. All online entries must be received by November 13, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM PT.

    Sponsor may, from time to time by various methods, offer opportunities to receive a Sweepstakes entry online without redeeming points.

    Microsoft Rewards points needed for Sweepstakes Entry:

    200 Microsoft Rewards points = 1 Sweepstakes entry

    500 Microsoft Rewards points = 5 Sweepstakes entries

    1000 Microsoft Rewards points = 25 Sweepstakes entries

    Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Microsoft Rewards Account. Any attempt by any entrant to use multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, Microsoft Rewards Accounts, or any other methods in an attempt to defraud the entry process or gain additional entries will void that entrant's entries and entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. In the event of disqualification, any prize that entrant might have been otherwise entitled to will not be awarded.

    In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the entry will be deemed to have been made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted with the Program registration. 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 entrant 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.

  4. ALTERNATE METHOD OF ENTRY: To enter 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 Sweepstakes #52’, Free To Enter”, P.O. Box 8554, Big Sandy, TX 75755-8554. For each card received, you will receive 25 entries into the Sweepstakes. Requests must be postmarked by November 13, 2020 and received by November 20, 2020.

    Only one (1) request per outer postmarked envelope allowed. Entries mechanically reproduced or made in any fashion other than as specified herein are void.

    Entries submitted by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means, entries by any means which subvert the entry process and entries made in any fashion other than as specified herein are void. All entries become property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

  5. RANDOM SWEEPSTAKES DRAW: On November 25, 2020, at approximately 2:00 PM PT, an independent judging organization (the “Sweepstakes Judges”) will randomly draw one (1) entry for the Sweepstakes Prize (See Rule #6 for details) (“Potential Winner” and, if verified, “Winner”) from among all eligible entries received for the Sweepstakes. The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Potential Winner will be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.

  6. SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE: The Winner will receive the following Prize: One (1) Xbox Series X console, one (1) $500.00 Xbox Gift Card*, and one (1) subscription for 24 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

    Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Prize: USD $1,359.99

    *Acceptance and use of the prize is subject to the winner accepting the Terms and Conditions that apply to the gift card which may be found here: www.microsoft.com/cardterms. Gift card will expire 12/31/22 if not added to your Microsoft account. Promotional gift card. Spend within 90 days of deposit.

    Any difference between the stated approximate retail value and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded.

    The Prize is 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.

    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.

  7. HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE: Potential Winner will be contacted by phone, email and/or mail at the address, email, or telephone number provided with the entry, with instructions on how to claim the prize. Potential Winner will be required to execute and return (and/or their parent or legal guardian if an eligible minor) 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 and, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. 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 and, at the Sponsor’s sole discretion, prize may be awarded to an alternate Potential Winner. Sponsor may select up to three (3) alternate prize winners; thereafter, if a potential prize winner cannot be verified in accordance with these Official Rules, the prize will not be awarded. Any prize won by an entrant who is 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 Winners (or parent/legal guardian where applicable) may be required to furnish proof of identification.

    Allow 4 - 6 weeks for verification and shipment of your prize. The Sweepstakes Entities shall not be held responsible for any delays in awarding a prize for any reason outside of their control. Prize will only be delivered to a verified Winner. Any unclaimed prize will not be awarded. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for any change of mailing address, email address, and/or telephone number of entrants.

    By accepting a prize, the Winner (or Winner’s parent/legal guardian if Winner is a minor) agrees and consents to the use of his/her name, address (city and state of residence), voice, and statements relating to the Sweepstakes 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 ENTRY:

  1. By entering, entrants (or as applicable, their parents or legal guardians if 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 Sweepstakes Judges, made in their sole discretion, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Entrants who have not complied with these Official Rules are subject to disqualification and all associated entries will be void.
  2. The Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, stolen, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, illegible, or incomplete submissions of requests/entries. Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery. All entries become the property of Sponsor and in no case shall be returned to sender.
  3. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant's registration in the Sweepstakes (and void all associated entries) or entitlement to a prize if, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, it determines or suspects that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by tampering, cheating, hacking, deception, or other fraudulent, deceptive or unfair playing practices (including any entries or points generated by script, macro, robotic, programmed, or any other automated means or any other means which subvert the entry process).
  4. As a condition of entering, entrants (or their parent or legal guardian if an eligible minor) agree (and agree to confirm in writing): (a) to release Sponsor and Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes, the redemption of points, or the awarding, receipt, possession, and/or use or misuse of any prize or any travel or activity related thereto; (b) that under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant 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 Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, 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 entrants be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees and court costs.
  5. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of the Sweepstakes Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, 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 entrants consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts for Redmond, Washington.
  6. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify and/or suspend this Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion, to randomly select the Winner from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received up to time of such cancellation. In no event will the Sponsor be liable for more than the stated number of prizes in these Official Rules.
  7. The Sweepstakes Entities do not warrant that access to the Sweepstakes will be uninterrupted. The Sweepstakes 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 Sweepstakes; 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 Sweepstakes, the processing of points or entries, or the offering or announcement of any prize or in any winner notification documents; or (d) for any other errors of any kind relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, 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 Sweepstakes; or (f) damage to a user's system occasioned by participation in this Sweepstakes or downloading any information necessary to participate in this Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes Entities are also not responsible for lost, late, delayed, garbled, stolen, incomplete, misdirected, illegible, damaged or undelivered mail, email, or entries. Proof of transmission (screenshots, etc.) does not constitute proof of delivery.

DISCLOSURES:

  1. Any attempt by an entrant or other individual, to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes, 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. Entrants engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified (and all associated entries will be void) and will forfeit any prize won. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  2. In the event of any conflict with any Sweepstakes details contained in these Official Rules and Sweepstakes details contained in Sweepstakes Materials (including but not limited to point of sale, television, and print advertising, promotional packaging, and other promotion media), the details of the Sweepstakes as set forth in these Official Rules shall prevail.
  3. 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.
  4. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and municipal laws.
  5. This Sweepstakes is solely sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.
  6. The winners list for the Promotion will be posted online after the prize has been awarded.
  7. Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy. To review Sponsor’s privacy policy, please visit https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=521839 to see how we use personal information obtained in connection with this Sweepstakes. The Winner’s name may be included in a publicly available winners list.