MICROSOFT BLOGHER'12 STYLE
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:
These are the official rules that govern how
the Microsoft Blogher'12 Style Makeover 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 June 27, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 27, 2012 ("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 or Canada (excluding
Quebec), who is 18 years of age or older and will be attending BlogHer '12 in
New York City August 2-4, 2012.
You are NOT
an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft
You are NOT
involved in any part of the administration and execution of this
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 outside of the geographic area described above
and wherever else prohibited by law.
HOW DO I ENTER?
multiple ways to enter this Sweepstakes:
select one of the following options:
Option 1: Write a blog or vlog post
describing why you or a person you'd like to nominate deserves a celebrity
style makeover at BlogHer '12. The blog or vlog must clearly describe who you
are or who you are nominating and it must include the following language at the
bottom of the post:
"In writing this post, I'm entering the Microsoft Windows Style
Makeover sweepstakes for a chance to win a head to toe makeover!"
Option 2: Create a Pinterest board that
displays the type of style you or a person you'd like to nominate would like to
achieve by receiving a celebrity style makeover at BlogHer '12. The board must
describe who you are or who you are nominating and it must include a link to
the Sweepstakes Official Rules.
Second, once you have completed your blog,
vlog, or pinterest board, tweet the direct URL to @Kristinalibby using hashtag #Windowstyle no later than the end date above. The tweet
must come from the person who would like to be eligible to win (either yourself
or the person you are nominating). For example, if you are nominating a friend,
that friend (the "nominee"), needs to tweet the link to the entry
By completing a post or Pinterest
board and tweeting the direct link, you or your nominee will receive one (1)
entry into the Sweepstakes drawing.
Limit one (1) entry per person
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:
incomplete or illegible entry; and
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 winners of the prizes
Five (5) Grand Prizes.
A Prize Package consisting of the following items:
A $1500 celebrity makeover consisting of a 1 hour personal online
shopping experience at BlogHer '12 with a celebrity (times/dates will be worked
out directly with the winner and in the event all the funds do not get spent,
the winner will receive the remaining balance on a pre-paid gift card). Approximate
Retail Value (ARV) $1,500.00.
One (1) PC running windows 7 inclusive of the Win8 upgrade
offer. Approximate Retail Value (ARV)
total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of this Package is $2,300.
Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes: $6,900
We will only
award one (1) prize package per
person during the Entry Period. Only
three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the applicable prize will
NOTE: Canadian entrants selected in any drawing
will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether
mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to
be administered by mail or by telephone.
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.
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.
If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:
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
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
you accept a prize, you will be solely responsible for all applicable
taxes related to accepting the prize; and
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
CAN YOU FIND OUT WHO WON?
We will post
the names of winners who received a prize online at www.windowsteamblog.com.
This list will remain posted one month after July 27, 2012.
SPONSORING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?