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.
SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: Starts July 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends June 30, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT (the "Sweepstakes Period") and consists of twelve (12) separate entry pools and corresponding prizes as set forth in Rule #3. Monthly entry deadlines apply.
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 July 1, 2018, 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”); 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 as any person in any of the preceding categories. Sweepstakes 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 redeem Microsoft Rewards points to gain entry into an available Sweepstakes draw for the corresponding Month (each a "Sweepstakes") 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. See the table 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 June 30, 2019 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.
The following Sweepstakes are available for entry (See Rule #6 for Prize details):
|Month #||Start Date/Time:||End Date/Time:||Draw Date:|
|1||July 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM PT||July 31, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT||August 10, 2018|
|2||August 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM PT||August 31, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT||September 13, 2018|
|3||September 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM PT||September 30, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT||October 12, 2018|
|4||October 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM PT||October 31, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT||November 12, 2018|
|5||November 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM PT||November 30, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT||December 12, 2018|
|6||December 1, 2018 at 12:00:00 AM PT||December 31, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM PT||January 11, 2019|
|7||January 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 AM PT||January 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT||February 12, 2019|
|8||February 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 AM PT||February 28, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT||March 12, 2019|
|9||March 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 AM PT||March 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT||April 11, 2019|
|10||April 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 AM PT||April 30, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT||May 10, 2019|
|11||May 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 AM PT||May 31, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT||June 12, 2019|
|12||June 1, 2019 at 12:00:00 AM PT||June 30, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM PT||July 12, 2019|
Microsoft Rewards points needed for Sweepstakes Entry:
Entry into one Month's Sweepstakes drawing pool does not carry over into entry into any other Month's Sweepstakes drawing pool. 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 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.
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, the email address associated with your Microsoft Rewards Account, and the number of the Monthly Sweepstakes which you wish to be entered into (1: Xbox One X; or 2: Surface Book 2), and mail it to: “‘Microsoft Rewards Sweepstakes #28’, Free To Enter”, P.O. Box 8554, Big Sandy, TX 75755-8554. You will receive 150 entries into the applicable Sweepstakes. Requests must be postmarked by (and received by) the dates indicated below for the applicable Month as set forth as follows:
|Month # Entry will be entered into||Postmarked by:||Received by:|
|1||July 31, 2018||August 7, 2018|
|2||August 31, 2018||September 10, 2018|
|3||October 1, 2018||October 9, 2018|
|4||October 31, 2018||November 7, 2018|
|5||November 30, 2018||December 7, 2018|
|6||December 31, 2018||January 8, 2019|
|7||January 31, 2019||February 7, 2019|
|8||February 28, 2019||March 7, 2019|
|9||April 1, 2019||April 8, 2019|
|10||April 30, 2019||May 7, 2019|
|11||May 31, 2019||June 7, 2019|
|12||July 1, 2019||July 9, 2019|
Only one (1) request per 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.
RANDOM SWEEPSTAKES DRAWS: At approximately 2:00 PM PT on each of the Draw Dates listed in Rule #3 above, an independent judging organization (the “Sweepstakes Judges”) will randomly draw one (1) entry for each of the prizes available in the applicable Month’s Sweepstakes (See Rule #6 for details) (each a “Potential Winner” and, if verified, “Winner”) from among all eligible entries received for the applicable Sweepstakes, for a total of twelve (12) draws. The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period for the applicable Month’s Sweepstakes. Each Potential Winner will be subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules.
Each Month of the Sweepstakes Period, the following prizes will be available:
Sweepstakes #1: (One (1) Prize available per Month): One (1) Xbox One X (1 TB) console*. Approximate retail value (“ARV”) of Prize: USD $499.00
Sweepstakes #2 (One (1) Prize available per Month): Microsoft Surface Book 2 (12.5-inch Display / 8 GB memory / 256 GB Storage / Intel Core i7)*. ARV of Prize: USD $1,999.00
Total ARV of all Sweepstakes Prizes: USD $29,976.00.
* A newer model may be substituted, when available, in Sponsor’s sole discretion
Any difference between stated approximate retail value and actual value of a prize will not be awarded.
Prizes 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.
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: Potential Winners 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 Winners of a prize valued at $600 or more 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. Prizes will only be delivered to verified Winners. 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, each 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: