MOTORSPORT 4 PORSCHE EXPANSION SWEEPSTAKES
TERMS USED IN THESE RULES:
These are the official rules that govern
how the Microsoft Forza Motorsport 4 Porsche Expansion Sweepstakes promotion will operate (the “Sweepstakes”).
In these rules, “we,” “our,” and “us”
refer to Microsoft Corporation, the sponsor of this Contest. “You” refers to an eligible Contest
Law: This Sweepstakes is hosted in the United States, and entry information
is collected on computers in the United States. 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. If you do not agree with this
provision and these Official Rules, please do not enter this Sweepstakes.
WHAT ARE THE START AND END DATES?
This Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m.
Pacific Time (PT) on May 7, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on May 21, 2012
(“Entry Period”). The Entry Period
consists of 15 separate daily Prize Periods.
Each Prize Period will start at 12:01 am PT and end at 11:59 pm PT each
day during the Entry Period. Each Prize
Period will have two drawing periods as further described below.
Please visit http://www.worldtimeserver.com/ or other world time database to determine local
are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at
You are an Xbox LIVE
gold or free member in good standing and are 18 years of age or older; and
You are NOT a resident of any of the following countries: Cuba,
Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. (U.S.
export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran,
North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore residents of these countries / regions
are not eligible to participate).
You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft
are NOT involved in any
part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and
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
This Contest is void within the
geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.
DO I ENTER?
To enter you must have a
Twitter account. Twitter accounts are
free; visit Twitter.com to register.
During the Entry Period, log into your Twitter account. If you are not already, you must become a
follower of Twitter feed @Turn10Studios to receive the Sweepstakes message.
At 8 a.m. PT and 1 p.m. PT each day, a new message will be posted
by @Turn10Studios. You must re-tweet the message by the following deadlines to
enter each drawing:
You will receive one Sweepstakes entry in the morning drawing when
you re-tweet that morning’s message by [11 a.m. PT.
You will receive one Sweepstakes entry in the afternoon drawing
when you re-tweet that afternoon’s message by 4 p.m. PT.
messages. Each re-tweet
must include the hashtags #forza4 #porsche to be eligible for entry.
Limit one entry per person and Twitter account per drawing. You may not create multiple Twitter accounts
to fraudulently gain more entries than the entry limit.
We are not responsible for 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 above.
SELECTION / PRIZES
Immediately following each morning and afternoon deadline, we will
randomly select one (1) winner from among all eligible entries received to win one
of the following prizes:
Morning Prize: A download code for the Porsche Expansion Pack Approximate
Retail Value each, US$20. The prize will
be available to winners following its commercial release to market.
Afternoon Prize: A Porsche branded merchandise item such as a ball cap, t-shirt, or
other personal use items. Specific items
awarded each day will be determined by the Sponsor. Approximate Retail Value each, US$35.
Limit one morning and one afternoon
prize per person during the Entry Period.
If you are a potential winner, we will notify you via Direct Message on
Twitter to the account 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
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
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:
If you are confirmed as a winner of this Sweepstakes:
You 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
You may not
designate someone else as the winner. If you are unable or unwilling to
accept your prize, we may award an alternate randomly selected 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
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
otherwise noted, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and /
or terms and conditions.
WHAT ARE YOUR ODDS OF WINNING?
Your odds of winning are based on the
number of eligible entries received.
WHAT OTHER CONDITIONS ARE YOU AGREEING TO BY ENTERING THIS
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
Microsoft’s decisions will be final and binding on all matters related to this
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
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 select winners from among all eligible entries received before
we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes.
If you 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.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHO WON?
We will post the names of winners who received a prize worth
$25.00 or more online at http://www.forzamotorsport.net. This list will remain
posted one month after May 31, 2012.
IS SPONSORING THIS CONTEST?
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052