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MGS Beta Survey Sweepstakes Promotion Rules

The promotion rules below only apply to sweepstakes associated with Microsoft Game Studios surveys and betas. If you have received a suspicious email regarding a "Microsoft Lottery" or similar message claiming that you have won a large sum of money, please click here for more information.

  

THE MICROSOFT GAME STUDIOS BETA SURVEY PROMOTION

OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

COMMON TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:

These are the official rules that govern how the MICROSOFT GAME STUDIOS BETA SURVEY sweepstakes promotion will operate (the “Promotion”).  The Promotion will consist of separate Survey Sweepstakes (each, a “Survey Sweepstakes”).  Each Survey Sweepstakes will have unique entry periods, as specified in the applicable Survey Sweepstakes Invite.  In addition, each Survey Sweepstakes may have additional eligibility requirements.  As a result, we encourage you to carefully review the Survey Sweepstakes Invite for each Survey Sweepstakes. 

If there are any inconsistencies between these Official Rules, and the Survey Sweepstakes Invite, these Official Rules will govern.

 

In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of the Promotion and each Survey Sweepstakes.  “You,” “yourself,” “I,” “me,” and “my” refers to an eligible Sweepstakes entrant. 

 

1.      WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES? 

 

Each Survey Sweepstakes that is a part of this Promotion has unique start and end dates that are described in its corresponding Survey Sweepstakes Invite (each, an “Entry Period”), and entries must be received within the Entry Period described in the Survey Sweepstakes Invite to be eligible. 

Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may cancel the Promotion Sweepstakes at any time following the close of a Survey Sweepstakes. 

All entries must be received within the designated Survey Sweepstakes Entry Period  to be eligible, will be eligible only for such designated Survey Sweepstakes, and will not be eligible for subsequent Survey Sweepstakes.  Winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received during each Survey Sweepstakes.

2.      CAN I ENTER?

 

You are eligible to participate in any Survey Sweepstakes that is a part of this Promotion if you meet the following requirements at time of Survey Sweepstakes entry:

 

  • You are a recipient of a first party invite from Microsoft to participate in the Survey Sweepstakes, or any Prize Draw that is a part of the Sweepstakes.


 

  • PLEASE NOTE: This Promotion is not open to the general public and invitations to participate in each Survey Sweepstakes that is a part of the Promotion are non-transferable.


 

  • You are a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia 18 years of age or older; and 


 

  • You meet any additional eligibility requirements described in the corresponding Survey Sweepstakes Invite; 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 outside the geographic area identified above and wherever else prohibited by law.

 

3.      HOW DO I ENTER?

 

Each Survey Sweepstakes that is a part of this Promotion has unique entry requirements that are described in its corresponding Survey Sweepstakes Invite.

 

For each Survey Sweepstakes, we will only accept 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:

 

  • Any incomplete or illegible entry; and

 

  • Any entries that we receive from you that are in excess of the entry limit described in the Survey Sweepstakes Invite.

 

4.      WHAT IS/ARE THE PRIZE(S)?

 

Each winner will receive his/her choice of one (1) Microsoft software product (including Microsoft-published game products) from a list provided by Microsoft. 

If for any reason a prize is unavailable, we reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value as permitted. 

 

We will only award one (1) prize per person per Survey Sweepstakes.

 

If you are selected as a potential winner of a Survey Sweepstakes:

 

 

  • You may not exchange your prize for cash or any other merchandise or services; 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 a minor in your place of residence, we may award the prize to your parent/legal guardian on your behalf.

 

 

5.      HOW ARE WINNERS SELECTED AND NOTIFIED?

 

 

On or around the close of each Survey Sweepstakes, we, or a company acting under our authorization, will select number of potential winners designated in the Survey Sweepstakes Invite in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. 

 

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 W-9 tax form before we award the prize to you. 

 

If you are a potential winner and are a minor in your place of residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign an affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release and W-9 tax form on your behalf.  If you (or your parent/legal guardian if applicable) do not sign and return the documentation that we require within the time period listed on the winner notification message, we may disqualify you and select an alternate randomly selected winner.

6.      WHAT ARE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING?

 

Your odds of winning a Survey Sweepstakes that is a part of this Promotion depend on the number of eligible entries we receive.

 

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

 

By participating in this Promotion or any Survey Sweepstakes that is part of this Promotion 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 Promotion or any prize won; and

 

  • That Microsoft’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this Promotion; 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 Promotion, without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.

 

 

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

 

This Promotion is 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 Promotion.  

 

9.      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 Promotion or any Survey Sweepstakes that is a part of this Promotion, we reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Promotion including any Survey Sweepstakes that is a part of it.  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 Promotion, we reserve the right to select winners from among all eligible entries received in a Survey Sweepstakes before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes or Promotion.

 

If you attempt to compromise the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Promotion or any Survey Sweepstakes that is a part of this Promotion 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 promotions, so please play fairly.

 

10.    HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT WHO WON?

 

[CHOOSE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS]

 

MAIL

If you send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address below on or before [DATE] we will provide you with a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more. 

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

Attn: MGS Beta Survey (WINNER), Millenium F / 1238

 

E-MAIL

If you send an e-mail to the e-mail address we will provide you with a list of winners that received a prize. 

gbetasup@microsoft.com

 

11.    WHO IS SPONSORING THIS SWEEPSTAKES?

 

Microsoft Corporation is the sponsor of this Promotion.

 

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052