BEST BUY® GRAND RE-OPENING TEXT TO WIN SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

OCTOBER 19, 2013

 

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. 

 

1. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open and offered to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska, who must be 19 years of age or older) at time of entryThe Best Buy Grand Opening Text to Win Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is only available at participating Best Buy Grand Opening Events (each an “Event Sweepstakes”) as indicated in the below chart titled “Grand Opening Event Details”. Each Event Sweepstakes is a separate promotion. Employees and directors of Best Buy Stores, L.P. (“Sponsor”), GMR Marketing LLC (“GMR” or “Administrator”) and their parent entities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, any companies which are performing work in Best Buy stores at Best Buy’s request, Web masters and Web suppliers (and their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members (children, spouse, parents, siblings) and individuals residing in their same households) are not eligible to participate or win. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

 

2. PROMOTION TIMING/ENTRY DEADLINES:  The Sweepstakes will take place specifically at the Best Buy Blaine, Minnesota store location, and will consist of ten (10) separate Hourly Prize Periods (as defined below) between 10:00 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) and 7:59 p.m. CT on October 19, 2013 (“Promotion Period”). Hourly Prize Periods will occur each hour during the store hours as listed below.  For example, on October 19, 2013, Hour 1 begins at 10:00 a.m. CT and ends at 10:59 a.m. CT; Hour 2 begins at 11:00 p.m. CT and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT; and so on (each, an “Hourly Prize Period”).  Each Hourly Prize Period will be treated as a separate Sweepstakes. An entry received in a particular Hourly Prize Period will be eligible for that specific Hourly Prize Period drawing only.  Non-winning Hourly Prize Period entries will NOT carry over into subsequent Hourly Prize Period drawings.  

 

3. GRAND RE-OPENING EVENT DETAILS:

   

Participating Store Location

Keyword

Hourly Prize Periods

 
 

 300 Northtown Dr NE

Blaine, MN 55434-1039

BBY1443

   

Hour 1: 10:00 a.m. CT to 10:59 a.m. CT

 

Hour 2: 11:00 a.m. CT to 11:59 a.m. CT

 

Hour 3: 12:00 p.m. CT to 12:59 p.m. CT

 

Hour 4: 1:00 p.m. CT to 1:59 p.m. CT

 

Hour 5: 2:00 p.m. CT to 2:59 p.m. CT

 

Hour 6: 3:00 p.m. CT to 3:59 p.m. CT

 

Hour 7: 4:00 p.m. CT to 4:59 p.m. CT

 

Hour 8: 5:00 p.m. CT to 5:59 p.m. CT

 

Hour 9: 6:00 p.m. CT to 6:59 p.m. CT

 

Hour 10: 7:00 p.m. CT to 7:59 p.m. CT

 

 

4. HOW TO ENTER:  Two ways to enter: A) Via Text:  Text the keyword for the Event Sweepstakes as indicated in the above chart titled “Grand Opening Event Details” to short code 72579. Entrant will receive one (1) bounce back text for each successful entry submission. If you are selected as a potential winner, you will receive one (1) bounce back message via text indicating you are a potential winner and providing you with redemption instructions. Message and Data Rates May Apply. For help, text the word HELP to 72579.  To opt-out at any time, text the word STOP to 72579. Please Note: If you text STOP to 72579, all entries received up until that point will be disqualified.  Opt-outs will be confirmed by one or more text messages. Persons entering via text must have a valid Mobile Telephone Number (“MTN”) and account to participate. Persons entering via internet must have a valid email address and account and/or valid MTN and account to participate. “Wireless Phone Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned a MTN by the wireless carrier or as shown on the billing records of the wireless carrier. Entrants should consult their wireless service provider’s pricing plan for details. Standard text message and data usage rates apply to each message sent and received, including error messages. All charges will be billed to entrant’s wireless account or deducted from your prepaid balance according to the terms of the service agreement with entrant’s wireless carrier. The text message method of entry is designed to work with most major wireless carriers but Sponsor makes no guarantee that any particular wireless service provider will participate in the Sweepstakes. Entry by text constitutes entrant’s agreement to receive the bounce back text messages, and if applicable, text messages and/or calls for Sweepstakes administration, prize notification and instructions on how to claim your prize. Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. B) Via Internet: See a Best Buy representative on-site to complete an Official Online Entry Form including your first and last name, e-mail address and/or wireless phone number, verification of age, acceptance of the Official Rules and Best Buy’s Privacy Policy, and click “Submit.”  Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Additional restrictions may apply.  Use of any automated entry software is prohibited.  LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON/WIRELESS PHONE NO./EMAIL ADDRESS PER HOURLY PRIZE PERIOD, REGARDLESS OF ENTRY METHOD.  LIMIT ONE (1) PRIZE PER PERSON/WIRELESS PHONE NO./EMAIL ADDRESS DURING THE PROMOTION.  Entries received from any person/wireless phone account holder in excess of the stated limitation will be void and will disqualify the entrant from the entire Promotion Period. In the event of a dispute regarding prize claims or text or online entries received from multiple users having the same billing address, telephone number and/or email account, the authorized subscriber of the MTN or email account used at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. 

 

ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE TEXT MESSAGE DISPLAYS A WINNING MESSAGE OR THE ONSITE ANNOUNCEMENT STATES A WINNING MESSAGE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS. 

 

5. HOURLY PRIZES AND APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES: 

Each Event Sweepstakes will award the following Hourly Prizes. Hourly Prizes not claimed will be awarded via a Second Chance Drawing (see Prize Winners and Second Chance Drawing sections in Rule 6 below).

 

Saturday, October 19, 2013

 

·      Hour 1:  One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 11:00 a.m. CT:  One (1) HD Camera (Camera details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor).  ARV:  $249.99

·      Hour 2: One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 12:00 p.m. CT:  One (1) Tablet (Tablet details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor).  ARV: $199.99

·      Hour 3:  One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 1:00 p.m. CT: One (1) Set of Headphones (Headphone details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor). ARV: $199.99

·      Hour 4: One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 2:00 p.m. CT:  One (1) Soda Maker (Soda Maker details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor).  ARV: $129.99

·      Hour 5: One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 3:00 p.m. CT:  One (1) Surface Tablet (Surface Tablet details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor).  ARV: $349.99

·      Hour 6:  One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 4:00 p.m. CT:  One (1) 50” LED TV (TV details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor). ARV:  $479.00

·      Hour 7:  One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 5:00 p.m. CT:  One (1) HD Camera (Camera details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor).  ARV:  $249.99

·      Hour 8: One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 6:00 p.m. CT: One (1) Tablet (Tablet details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor).  ARV: $199.99

·      Hour 9:  One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 7:00 p.m. CT:  One (1) Set of Headphones (Headphone details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor). ARV: $199.99

·      Hour 10:  One (1) Hourly Prize to be awarded on or about 8:00 p.m. CT:  One (1) Surface Tablet (Surface Tablet details to be determined at the sole discretion of the Sponsor).  ARV: $349.99

 

In no event will more prizes be awarded than are provided for in these Official Rules. Participants may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize with a prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for that drawing.

 

6.  PRIZE WINNERS: Potential Hourly Prize Period winners will be selected via a random drawing from among all eligible entries received during each Hourly Prize Period (as defined in Rule 2) for each Event Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period by GMR, an independent judging organization whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes are final. Potential Hourly Prize Period winners will be notified via text message if they entered via text or notified via onsite announcement if they entered via Internet within approximately five (5) minutes following winner selection. Potential prize winners must be present to win and will be required to sign a Prize Acceptance Document prior to receiving a prize. Potential prize winners must pick up their prize at the participating Best Buy store location at which they entered within one (1) hour after receiving their notification text message or onsite announcement or their prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All taxes, costs and expenses relating to the use, acceptance and possession of a prize are solely the responsibility of the winner. Sponsor will comply with all tax reporting obligations. Any and all guarantees and warranties for merchandise prizes are subject to the manufacturers’ and/or service provider’s terms and conditions, and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers (and not to Sponsor) for any warranty or guarantee claim. HOURLY PRIZES NOT CLAIMED AT THE EVENT WILL BE AWARDED VIA A SECOND CHANCE DRAWING (SEE BELOW).

 

SECOND CHANCE DRAWING WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR UNCLAIMED HOURLY PRIZES IF NECESSARY: A separate Second Chance Drawing will be held for unclaimed Hourly Prizes on or about October 21, 2013, for each Event Sweepstakes. All non-winning entries submitted during the Promotion Period for that Event Sweepstakes will be included in that Second Chance Drawing. Potential Second Chance Drawing winners will be notified via text message if they entered via text or email if they entered via Internet to the wireless phone number or email address used/provided during entry.  Potential Second Chance Drawing winners will need to pick up their prize within seven (7) business days of notification at the participating Best Buy store location at which they entered, or their prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.  ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL.  AN ENTRANT IS NOT A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE TEXT MESSAGE DISPLAYS A WINNING MESSAGE OR THE ONSITE ANNOUNCEMENT STATES A WINNING MESSAGE, UNLESS AND UNTIL ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY HAS BEEN VERIFIED AND ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE.  SPONSOR WILL NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS VALIDATION PROCESS.

 

7.  CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:  Participants agree (a) that Sponsor, GMR, and their respective parent entities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents, will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by participants against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize; or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity; or for any printing, production, typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize; and (b) except where legally prohibited, winners grant (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use his/her name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the Internet and/or World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval.  By participating in this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may collect the personal information submitted by you, and use the information pursuant to Sponsor’s privacy policy available on-line at www.bestbuy.com/privacy or by calling 1-888-BEST BUY.

 

8.  FORCE MAJEURE/PRINTING & PRODUCTION ERRORS: Sponsor reserves the right, without prior notice and at any time, to terminate the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, or modify, suspend or extend the Sweepstakes in any way, or deem the affected Sweepstakes materials void and invalid if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes materials in question reflect printing or other errors, or if it determines, in its sole discretion that the Sweepstakes is impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions (including, without limitation, computer viruses, glitches or printing or production errors) have affected or undermined the proper integrity, and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes. In the event Sponsor is prevented from continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or manmade health epidemic, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal, state or local government law, order, or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’scontrol (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then subject to any governmental approval which may be required, Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, extend or terminate the Sweepstakes. Text messages will be billed according to the customer’s existing rate plan with their carrier. Sponsor does not guarantee message accuracy, completeness, or delivery. Text messages are neither monitored nor controlled for content. Text messages are limited to 160 characters per message. SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SERVICE PROVIDED.

 

9.  LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Sweepstakes is void if not obtained through authorized, legitimate channels, or if any part is defective, altered, or tampered with in any way, or do not contain the proper required information. By entering, entrant agrees to be contacted via text or wireless phone number by Sponsor or GMR for purposes of Sweepstakes administration or prize fulfillment. Sponsor and GMR are not responsible for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, cellular towers or equipment (including handsets), computer on-line systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, cellular, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes related materials; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified (and all associated entries will be void), and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in this or any other Sweepstakes offered by Sponsor.  Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes. 

 

IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR, GMR, THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR RECEIPT, REDEMPTION OR ANY OTHER ASPECT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SWEEPSTAKES IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.


10. GOVERNING LAW: Except where prohibited by law, all issues concerning the construction, validity and enforcement of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor, shall be construed and governed by the laws of the state of Minnesota, without regard to conflicts of law. All suits or claims brought in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a state or federal court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

11.  WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: For names of winners or a copy of these Official Rules, send a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate, first class stamped envelope to:  Best Buy Grand Opening Text to Win Sweepstakes – October 19, 2013, Winners List or Official Rules Request (designate which), 5000 South Towne Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151.  Requests must be received by January 20, 2014.   Official Rules will also be posted at the Event.

 

 

12. SPONSOR: Best Buy Stores, L.P., 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423.
ADMINISTRATOR: GMR Marketing LLC, 5000 South Towne Drive, New Berlin, WI 53151.

 

 

BEST BUY® GRAND OPENING TEXT TO WIN SWEEPSTAKES

OCTOBER 19, 2013

 

NO PURCH NEC TO PARTICIPATE/WIN. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. Legal residents of 50 U.S./D.C., 18 + (expt AL & NE, 19 +) at entry. Void where prohibited. Event Sweepstakes will consist of 10 separate Hourly Prize Periods between 10:00 a.m. CT and 7:59 p.m. CT on 10/19/13 (“Promotion Period”) at participating Best Buy store locations. (See Official Rules for Event Details chart.) Hourly Prize Periods occur each hour during Promotion Period.  Each Hourly Prize Period a separate Sweepstakes. Entry received in a Hourly Prize Period eligible for that specific Hourly Prize Period drawing only.  Non-winning entries will NOT carry over to subsequent Hourly Prize Period drawings.   TO ENTER: Visit a participating Best Buy store location during Promotion Period. Two ways to enter: 1) Via Text:  Text the participating Best Buy store location’s keyword to short code 72579. Msg&Data Rates May Apply. For help, text HELP to 72579.  To opt-out text STOP to 72579. If text STOP to 72579, all entries received up until that point will be disqualified. Opt-outs confirmed by 1 or more text msgs. Entry via text constitutes entrant’s agreement to receive the bounce back text msgs, and if applicable, text msgs and/or calls for Sweepstakes administration. 2) Via Internet: See Best Buy representative on-site to complete and submit an Official Online Entry Form. Limit 1 entry per person/wireless phone no./email address per Hourly Prize Period/Event Sweepstakes. Limit 1 prize per person/wireless phone no./email address during the Promotion Period/Event Sweepstakes. Potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor/Administrator. Prizes (1 per Hourly Prize Period; 10 total). Use of automated entry software prohibited. Second chance drawing will be executed as necessary. See Official Rules for prize descriptions/ARVs. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries. Subject to Official Rules available at participating Best Buy stores. Sponsor: Best Buy Stores, L.P., 7601 Penn Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423.