Microsoft

MICROSOFT STORE ONLINE
MY TECH STYLE
SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:

These are the official rules that govern how the Microsoft Store Online "My Tech Style" Sweepstakes promotion will operate. This promotion will be simply referred to as the "Sweepstakes" throughout the rest of these rules.

In these rules, "we," "our," and "us" refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of the Sweepstakes. "You" refers to an eligible Sweepstakes entrant.

WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?

This Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on July 19, 2013, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on August 16, 2013 ("Entry Period"). Entries must be received within the Entry Period to be eligible.

CAN I ENTER?

You are eligible to enter this Sweepstakes if you meet the following requirements at time of entry:

  • You are a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (void in New York and Florida), and are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry;
  • If you are 18 of age or older, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, you should ask your parent's or legal guardian's permission prior to submitting an entry into this Sweepstakes; and
  • You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and
  • You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes; and
  • You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Sweepstakes.

This Sweepstakes is void in New York, Florida and where prohibited by law.

HOW DO I ENTER?

There are three different ways to obtain a Sweepstakes entry as follows:

1.) Via the Sweepstakes website: Enter by accessing the Sweepstakes website http://www.mytechstyle.com and then follow the instructions to complete and a "Tech Survey" and complete and submit an Entry form within the Entry Period. All requested information must be provided to be eligible for entry. Limit one entry per person per day via this entry method. For the purposes of these rules a "day" is from 12:01 am PT until 11:59 pm PT.

2.) Via a referral link : After you have successfully submitted your Entry, you will be presented with an opportunity to share a link to the Sweepstakes website. For each addition person who enters the Sweepstakes through your shared link, you will be given one entry into the Sweepstakes entry, up to 100 entries per person during the Entry Period via this entry method.

3.) Via newsletter registration: In addition, you will be given the opportunity to register for the Microsoft Store email newsletter. You will be given one entry into the Sweepstakes when you successfully register for the Microsoft Store email newsletter. You may unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time by following the instructions at the bottom of the email. Limit one entry per person during the Entry Period via this entry method.

Limit 130 entries per person total during the Entry Period.

We are not responsible for entries that we do not receive for any reason, or for entries that we receive but are not decipherable for any reason.

We will automatically disqualify:

  • Any incomplete or illegible entry; and
  • Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described above.

WINNER SELECTION AND PRIZES

On or around the close of the Entry Period, we will randomly select 18 potential (pending confirmation of eligibility) Grand Prize winners from among all eligible entries received:

(18) Grand Prize: Each winner will receive one of the following tech prize packs. Sponsor will randomly assign each prize pack to each Grand Prize winner at their sole discretion:

(3) Tech Trendsetter: Approximate Retail Value, ARV, $560

A Surface RT with Limited Edition Touch Cover

A Rebecca Minkoff Pyramid-Studded Surface Sleeve

(3) Relaxed Brilliance: ARV, $480

An Xbox 360 250 GB Spring Bundle

An Xbox Live 12-month Gold membership

1600 Microsoft Points

Skullcandy Navigator Headphones

(3) Artsy Smartsy: ARV, $750

A Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2

A wireless mobile mouse artist edition

A copy of Songmith music making software

(3) Healthy Competition: ARV, $500

An Xbox 360 Nike + Kinect Training bundle

A Jabra SPORT Bluetooth stereo headset

A Fitbit Flex activity and sleep wristband

(3) Pick up and Go: ARV, $680

An Acer Iconia W3 8" Tablet device

A Jawbone JAMBOX device

A Fitbit Flex activity and sleep wristband

(3) Taking Care of Business: ARV, $680

An ASUS VivoBook X202E Touchscreen Ultrabook computer

Office 365 University software 4-year subscription

A Microsoft Touch Mouse Artist Edition mouse

The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $10950

Limit one prize per person during the Entry Period. If you are a potential winner, we will notify you by sending a message to the e-mail address, the phone number, or mailing address (if any) provided at time of entry within seven (7) days following the random drawing. If the notification that we send is returned as undeliverable, or you are otherwise unreachable for any reason, we may award the prize to an alternate, randomly selected winner. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded If there is a dispute as to who is the potential winner, we will consider the potential winner to be the authorized account holder of the e-mail address used to enter the Sweepstakes . If you are a potential winner, we may require you to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability/Publicity Release and a W-9 tax form or W-8 BEN tax form within 10 days of notification. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. If you do not complete the required forms as instructed and/or return the required forms within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate, randomly selected winner. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the applicable prize will remain un-awarded

If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:

  • You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services. However, if for any reason an advertised prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value; and
  • You may not designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to accept your prize, we will award it to an alternate potential winner; and
  • If you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable taxes related to accepting the prize; and
  • If you are otherwise eligible for this Sweepstakes, but are considered a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf; and
  • Unless otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and / or terms and conditions.

WHAT ARE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING?

Your odds of winning this Sweepstakes depend on the number of eligible entries we receive.

WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS ARE YOU AGREEING TO BY ENTERING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?

By entering this Sweepstakes you agree:

  • To abide by these Official Rules; and
  • To release and hold harmless Microsoft,and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won; and
  • That Microsoft's decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Sweepstakes; and
  • That by accepting a prize, Microsoft may use of your proper name and state of residence online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

WHAT LAWS GOVERN THE WAY THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS EXECUTED AND ADMINISTRATED?

This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes.

WHAT IF SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS AND THE SWEEPSTAKES CAN'T RUN AS PLANNED?

If cheating, a virus, bug, catastrophic event, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled, (also referred to as force majeure) affects the fairness and / or integrity of this Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes. This right is reserved whether the event is due to human or technical error. If a solution cannot be found to restore the integrity of the Sweepstakes, we reserve the right to randomly select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes.

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes by hacking or by cheating or committing fraud in ANY way, we may seek damages from you to the fullest extent permitted by law. Further, we may ban you from participating in any of our future Sweepstakes, so please play fairly.

HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT WHO WON?

For a list of Sweepstakes winners, send email with the subject line "TechStyle Winners" to Storesoc@Microsoft.com for receipt by August 31, 2013.

WHO IS SPONSORING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052