Microsoft Engage With Bing Sweepstakes Official Rules

MICROSOFT ENGAGE WITH BING SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

1. SPONSOR

These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Engage with Bing Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA, is the Sweepstakes sponsor (“Sponsor”).

2. DEFINITIONS

In these Rules, "Microsoft", "we", "our", and "us" refer to Sponsor and “you” and "yourself" refers to a Sweepstakes participant, or the parent/legal guardian of any minor Sweepstakes entrant. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these rules.

3. ENTRY PERIOD

The Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. US Pacific Time (PT) on January 1, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. US Pacific Time on March 1, 2019 (“Entry Period”).

4. ELIGIBILITY

This is a trade Sweepstakes open only to advertising agencies who engage with the Microsoft Advertising platform, and authorized representatives of such agencies who are 18 years of age or older. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and Sweepstakes Parties are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household). Void where prohibited.

5. HOW TO ENTER

No Purchase Necessary.

You will receive entries by completing one or more of the following activities:
 
  1. Complete (pass) their BAAP certification (one entry)
  2. Open a New Account (XID) on the Microsoft Advertising Platform (one entry per new account up to 10 entries per agency)
  3. Enroll or be an existing Microsoft Advertising Partner Program member (five entries)
The entry limit is one per person overall for BAAP certification and Microsoft Advertising Partner Program.  The entry maximum is 10 per agency for Opening a New Accounts (XIDs).
We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media account, or other method used to enter.

6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

Pending confirmation of eligibility, potential prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received within 7 days following the Entry Period.
 
Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry no more than 7 days following the drawing with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. 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. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded. 

7. PRIZES

The following prizes will be awarded:
 
For US/CA markets: One (1) Grand Prize (s). The winning agency will receive:
A trip for two to Redmond, WA to attend Microsoft Advertising Partner Summit on May 1, 2019. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $2,000.00. Trip includes:
 
  • Round trip coach airfare from major airport closest to winner’s home
  • Three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations
  • Transportation to/from airport/hotel
  • Admission for Two (2) to attend Microsoft Advertising Partner Summit on May 1, 2019
    • If the event is cancelled for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner other than to provide the travel portion of the prize minus the opportunity to attend event.
For EMEA markets: One (1) Grand Prize (s). The winning agency will receive:
A trip for two to Dublin, Ireland to attend Bing Day Dublin on April 3, 2019. Approximate Retail value (ARV) 2000€. Trip includes:
 
  • Round trip coach airfare from major airport closest to winner’s home
  • Three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations
  • Transportation to/from airport/hotel
  • Admission for Two (2) to attend Bing Day Dublin on April 3, 2019
    • If the event is cancelled for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner other than to provide the travel portion of the prize minus the opportunity to attend event.
Travel subject to availability and must be completed on dates specified by the Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Some restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Any expenses not described above are the responsibility of the traveler(s) including but not limited to taxes, ground transportation, gratuities, and room charges. Winner and any guests must travel on same itinerary. If included, winner’s travel companion must execute a Liability/Publicity Release prior to issuance of travel documents. If included, travel companion must be at least 18, or the child/guardian of the winner. Winner and any guests are responsible for providing all required travel documents, including, but not limited to government issued ID, Visa, or Passport. Once made, no cancellation or change of reservation allowed. If winner lives within 300 miles of travel destination, Sponsor reserves the right to provide alternative transportation. Actual value depends on date/time/destination, and difference between actual value and stated value will not be awarded.

For US/CA Two (2) First Prize (s). Each winning agency will receive:
A(n) Xbox One. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $400.00 each.

For EMEA markets: Two (2) First Prize (s). Each winning agency will receive:
A(n) Xbox One. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $400.00 each.

For APAC markets: Two (2) First Prize (s). Each winning agency will receive:
A(n) Xbox One. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $400.00 each.

Within each market (NA, EMEA and APAC) Five (5) Second Prize (s). Each individual winner will receive:
A(n) Gift Card. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US $250.00 each.

Within each market (NA, EMEA and APAC) Fifty (50) Third Prize (s). Each individual winner will receive:
A(n) Gift Card. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US $5.00 each.

The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. We will determine the value of the prize to be the fair market value at the time of prize award.

The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes within US: $4,300
The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes within EMEA: €4,000
The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes within APAC: $1000

We will only award two (2) prize(s) per person/company during the Entry Period. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes will be sent no later than 28 days after winner selection. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown 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.

8. ODDS

The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.
 
All local laws apply.
 
We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Sweepstakes.

10. USE OF YOUR ENTRY

Personal data you provide while entering this Sweepstakes will be used by Microsoft and/or its agents and prize fulfillers acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the administration and operation of this Sweepstakes and in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

11. GOVERNING LAW

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.

12. WINNERS LIST

Send email to engagewithbing@microsoft.com with the subject line “Engage with Bing Sweepstakes winners” within 30 days of March 1, 2019 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.