July 24, 2011 Best Buy Gift Card Sweepstakes Official Rules


1. Eligibility

The July 24, 2011 Best Buy Gift Card Sweepstakes (the "Promotion") is administered by Big Prize Giveaways, LLC ("BPG") and is open to residents age 18 and older in all jurisdictions where receipt of prizes or entry in the Promotion is not prohibited by United States and/or local laws, rules or regulations. Prohibited countries include, but are not limited to, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, India and residents of any country embargoed by the United States. Employees of BPG or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, participating sponsor or any other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of the Promotion and their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employees are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participation constitutes entrant's (and entrant's parent/legal guardian, if entrant is a Minor) full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and BPG's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The Promotion consists of a sweepstakes (the "Sweepstakes").

2. Administrator

Big Prize Giveaways, LLC (PO Box 5963, Columbia, SC 29205) is the sole Administrator of the Sweepstakes.

3. Timing

The Promotion begins on June 24, 2011 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on June 24, 2011 at 4:00 PM ET (the "Promotion Period"). Administrator's computer is the official time keeping device for this Promotion.

4. How to Enter

There are two (2) ways to enter:

  1. Personal Entry: You can enter the Promotion through the Big Prize application on the Facebook Platform using the following address: http://www.bigprize.com/share/bestbuy. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter. This will give you one entry and a friend of your choice (optional) one entry. You may only submit one Personal entry per day.
  2. Friend Entry: When one of your friends submits a Personal Entry and lists your name as the friend of their choice, (as noted in number 1 above) that friend will receive one Personal Entry and you will receive one Friend Entry. There is no limit to the number of valid Friend Entries you may receive per day from this method.
General Conditions Regarding Entering: Entry requires using the Big Prize application and you must become a fan of Big Prize Giveaways' Page on Facebook to access features of the Big Prize Giveaways Application. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and may result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identity. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the rightful winner, Big Prize will gather proof of identity from the disputing parties and will solely be responsible for choosing the winner. There is no charge for entering as free Internet access is available at many public libraries. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Big Prize Giveaways and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to administer the promotion and in accordance with our privacy policy.

5. Winner Selection

BPG will conduct a drawing at 4:00 pm on June 24, 2011 by randomly selecting one Personal Entry from all Personal Entries properly submitted during the Promotion Period. The entrant who submitted the selected Personal Entry along with entrant listed on the corresponding Friend Entry, if applicable, will be Potential Grand Prize Winners.

6. Verification and Notification of Potential Grand Prize Winner

ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY BPG WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION. Potential Grand Prize Winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. Potential Grand Prize Winners will be posted on the following web page: http://www.bigprize.com/winners_list. The potential winners must respond within 7 days of his/her name being posted. In addition and as a courtesy, BPG will also attempt to alert the Potential Grand Prize Winners using the email address provided during the entry process, but BPG is not responsible for any technical malfunction or undelivered email messages. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK THE WEBSITE ADDRESS ABOVE AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THIS PROMOTION TO SEE IF YOU ARE A POTENTIAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER. Once the potential winners have been verified to the satisfaction of BPG, BPG will arrange for prize fulfillment. If the selected potential Grand Prize Winners are determined to be ineligible by BPG, or fail to respond within the required time period, the potential winners forfeit their prizes and are disqualified. Otherwise, the selected potential Grand Prize Winners become the Validated Grand Prize Winners. In the event that potential Grand Prize Winners of a prize are disqualified for any reason, BPG may in BPG’s sole discretion randomly select different winners from all remaining eligible entries and repeat the verification process outlined above, donate the forfeited prizes to charity or conduct a new promotion to award the prizes.

7. Prizes

A maximum of two "Grand Prizes" each consisting of a $100 Best Buy Gift Card ($100) may be awarded. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Total actual retail value of all prizes will not exceed $200.

8. Odds of Winning

The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Many will enter, few will win.

9. Release

By entering this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. Entrant also agrees to hold harmless Facebook and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and Facebook’s officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

10. Publicity

Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winners consent to Sponsor's and its agents' use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, hometown and state, and/or uploaded photo or slide show for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.

11. General Conditions

Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

12. Limitations of Liability

The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes play, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.

13. Disputes

Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate South Carolina State Court located in Columbia, South Carolina; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses , and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of South Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of South Carolina or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of South Carolina.

14. Entrant's Personal Information

Information collected from entrants is subject to the Big Prize Giveaways Privacy Policy, which is available at http://www.bigprize.com/privacy.

15. Promotion Results

For Promotion results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to $100 Best Buy Gift Card Sweepstakes, c/o Big Prize Giveaways, LLC, PO Box 5963, Columbia, SC 29205. Requests for the winners list must be received by December 31, 2010. VT residents may exclude return postage.

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