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Christmas Wish List – #xboxwishlist Sweepstakes
1st December – 12th December 2016
Official Rules



    These are the Official Rules (“Rules”) that govern how the Microsoft Christmas Wish List – #xboxwishlist Sweepstakes will operate (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Ireland Operations, 70 Sir Johnson Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland, is the Sweepstakes sponsor (“Sponsor”).


    In these rules, “Microsoft”, “we”, “our”, and “us”, refer to Sponsor and "you" and “yourself” refers to an eligible entrant, 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.


    This Sweepstakes begins at 00:01 (GMT) on 1st December 2016 and ends at 23:59 (GMT) on 12th December 2016 (“Entry Period”). Entries must be received during the Entry Period to be eligible.


    This Sweepstakes is open to any person resident in the Fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia), Canada (except Quebec), United Kingdom, France, Germany or Australia (each being, a “Country”) who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry and who is a registered member of the website (the "Website"). IF YOU ARE NOT A REGISTERED MEMBER OF THE WEBSITE YOUR ENTRY WILL NOT BE VALID AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WIN A PRIZE. Follow the instructions on the Website to register as a member.

    Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are members of these employees’ families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and life partners).


    To enter, visit and follow the on-screen instructions to create your personalised Xbox themed Wish List for Christmas consisting of up to five (5) different Xbox products and no more than one (1) Xbox One Console bundle (“Xbox Wish List”).

    Entrants are required to create their Xbox Wish List and share it on Twitter ( including the hashtag #xboxwishlist and #sweepstakes Tweets must be made by the authorized account holder at time of entry. “An Authorized Twitter account holder” is deemed as the natural person who is assigned to the Twitter address from which the entry was received. Tweets must stay within the character limit set by Twitter. Tweets must be posted by the close of the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible to be included in the random draw and each tweet must include the required hashtags. If your Twitter account is private, your Tweet will NOT be eligible; you must change the setting on your account from private to “public” or “unprotected” in order to be considered an eligible entry.

    By sharing your Xbox wish list on you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. While you can submit multiple wish lists, each entry must be substantially unique and different. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. Multiple entries per entrant are allowed, each Xbox Wish List may only be shared once.

    To the extent that your entry requires the submission of user-generated content (including photos, videos, music, artwork, essays) you warrant that your entry is your own work, has not been copied from others, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or entity.

    Entries will be ineligible for the Sweepstakes if they:

    • violate these Official Rules;
    • violate the rights of any other person or entity;
    • are received outside of the Entry Period; or
    • are reported to violate the terms governing use of Twitter

    Microsoft is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries. Microsoft reserves the right to disqualify anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions.


    Personal data which you provide when you enter may be used for future Microsoft marketing activity if you indicate your consent to such activity (if applicable). Otherwise your personal data will be used by Microsoft and agents acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the operation of this Sweepstakes.

    Please note that we are not claiming ownership rights to your entry, but by submitting your entry, you grant us an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, licence for a period of 6 months to feature your entry and all its content in connection with the marketing of this Sweepstakes on the Website and other media.

  7. DATA.

    Any personal data relating to entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation applicable in your country of residence and in England (the country in which the Promoter (and data controller) is located. Entrants to the Sweepstakes will not be added to any database list.

    Microsoft’s Privacy Statement located at will apply to this Contest and to all information that we receive from your entry. Please read and accept he Privacy Statement on the Contest entry page before accepting these Official Rules and submitting your entry.

    Entrants may have the right to exercise their rights of access, rectification and cancelation of their data with correspondence to the following address: #xboxwishlist Sweepstakes, Microsoft Ireland Operations, 70 Sir Johnson Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland

  8. PRIZE.

    Grand Prize: There will be six (6) grand prizes in total, one prize per country. Each prize will consist of items featured in each winning participant’s wish list (subject to the applicable maximum prize value set out below).

    Maximum top tier prize value is:

    • $700 (USD) for entrants in USA
    • $800 (CAD) for entrants in Canada
    • £600 (GBP) for entrants in the UK
    • €880 (EUR) for entrants in France
    • €880 (EUR) for entrants in Germany
    • $800 (AUD) for entrants in Australia

    Secondary Prize: There will be eighteen (18) secondary prizes in total, three prizes per Country for three runners up in each country. Each prize will consist of either an Xbox One game or Xbox One accessory featured in each participant’s wish list (subject to the applicable maximum prize value set out below). In the event that Xbox One Game or accessory exceeds the prize value as set out below, the winner shall receive an alternative Xbox One game or accessory that is of same prize value.

    Maximum secondary prize value is:

    • $90 (USD) for entrants in USA
    • $100 (CAD) for entrants in Canada
    • £70 (GBP) for entrants in the UK
    • €80 (EUR) for entrants in France
    • €80 (EUR) for entrants in Germany
    • $100 (AUD) for entrants in Australia

    Prizes are as stated and are not transferable. No cash alternatives available. Microsoft reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value. All prizes will be sent by Microsoft Store no later than 28 days after the prize draw has been made by Microsoft on 14th December 2016. Unless otherwise stated, all prizes are subject to their manufacturer's warranty and/or terms and conditions. In the event your wish list items do not equal the maximum amounts listed above, the difference will not be awarded in cash or other prizes.


    Winners will be selected by Microsoft on 14th December 2016 and will be notified via direct message on Twitter from your countries @Xbox account. If a potential winner is a resident of Canada, he/she will be required to answer a time-limited skill-testing question without assistance, in order to be eligible to receive a prize. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries received. If a potential winner has not confirmed receipt of the notification within SEVENTY-TWO (72) hours after the first attempt, an alternative winner will be selected on the same basis as described above. Winners may be asked to provide identification proving their eligibility before they are entitled to receive the prize. Winners may be required to participate in further publicity or advertising associated with this competition, without remuneration. We will only award one (1) prize per person during the Entry Period. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. 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.


    Each winner consents to his/her surname being made publicly available upon request. Winner’s names will be available for a period of 28 days after the selection of winners by written request to


    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. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding

    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.

    This Sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter.


    If any court of competent jurisdiction determines that any provision of this Agreement is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.

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