Madden NFL 12 Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS INTENDED FOR PLAY IN THE UNITED STATES AND D.C. ONLY AND WILL BE GOVERNED BY UNITED STATES LAW. DO NOT ENTER IF YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE AND IF YOU ARE NOT LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES OR D.C. AT THE TIME OF ENTRY.

ENTRY PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PST on November 22, 2011, and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PST on December 5, 2011 (the "Promotion Period"). Void in where prohibited.

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Employees of Microsoft Corporation ("Sponsor"), Young and Rubicam Brands and each of their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies, advertising, promotion or any other agencies or entities involved with this Sweepstakes and members of their immediate families (biological or step) including parent, grandparent, child, sibling or spouse of any of the foregoing (regardless of where they live), or households of any of the above, whether related or not, are NOT eligible to participate.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES FOR ONLINE ENTRY: To register online, you must have access to an Xbox 360® console and be an Xbox LIVE Gold member in good standing. Then during the Promotion Period, log on to the Xbox LIVE service and access the Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Within the Xbox LIVE Marketplace, download the Madden 12 Gamer Picture to register for the Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER ONLINE: There are two ways to enter online. To enter online with download but without using Microsoft Points: download one of the following items (three are available for free download): "Victory is Waiting" trailer, the Madden NFL 12 demo or the EA Sports App. Upon completion of downloading any of the above or following content, you will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

To enter online by playing a multiplayer session on Xbox LIVE previously purchased game: You may receive one entry into the Sweepstakes after playing a multiplayer session on Xbox LIVE of one of the following games: Madden NFL 10, Madden NFL 11 or Madden NFL 12. Limit twenty (20) total entries per person/per Xbox LIVE account for the entire Promotion Period, regardless of the method of entry. Entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. PST on December 5, 2011. If there is a dispute about to whom the entry belongs, the entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized Xbox LIVE account holder. No automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted, and individuals engaging in such practices will be disqualified. Microsoft Corporation ("Sponsor") is not responsible for computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions or other errors, failures or delays in computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information contained in the Xbox LIVE account whether caused by Internet users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries or if Xbox LIVE account holder has not updated his/her profile. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Please see the privacy policy located on the Sweepstakes entry page for details of Sponsor's policy regarding the use of personal information collected with this Sweepstakes.

HOW TO ENTER WITHOUT BEING AN XBOX LIVE GOLD MEMBER, OR WITHOUT DOWNLOAD AND WITHOUT USING MICROSOFT POINTS: To enter without being an Xbox LIVE Gold member, hand-print your full name, complete address, day and evening telephone address, email address and date of birth on a 3" x 5" piece of paper and mail it, with proper postage to: Madden NFL 12 Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 834, Lombard, IL 60148-0834 to receive twenty (20) entries into the Sweepstakes. Limit twenty (20) mail-in entries per outer postmarked envelope. All mail-in entries must be handwritten. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 5, 2011, and received by December 12, 2011. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and none will be acknowledged or returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, undeliverable, damaged, illegible, mis-directed or postage-due mail. Your phone number, address and/or email address will be used only for contact purposes for this Sweepstakes.

RANDOM DRAWING: A random drawing will be conducted on or about December 16, 2011, to select the winners from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period. The drawing will be conducted by Wunderman, an independent judging agency, whose decisions will be final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning depend upon the total number of eligible entries received.

PRIZES: A. One (1) Grand Prize Package: Grand Prize Package consists of The Ultimate Madden Bowl Entertainment Center which includes: one (1) Bose CineMate GS Series II Home Theater Speaker System; one (1) 42" LG LV5500 LED TV; one (1) Madden Bowl branded XZipit Video game Rocker, one (1) Custom Madden Bowl 4GB Xbox 360® console; one (1) Xbox 360® wireless headset with Bluetooth; one (1) autographed Madden Bowl football; one (1) EA SPORTS Game Suite that includes the following videogames: Madden NFL 12, FIFA Soccer 12, NCAA Football 12, NHL 12 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12; 1,600 Microsoft points and one (1) 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription. Autograph on football determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Autographed football will be shipped to Grand Prize Winner after the February 2, 2012, Madden Bowl event. The approximate retail value (ARV) of the Grand Prize Package is: $2,898.99.

The potential Grand Prize Winner (and his/her parent or legal guardian, if potential Winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be notified via phone/overnight mail on or about December 19, 2011, and will be required to sign, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (where permitted) within four (4) days of date printed on prize notification or prize may be forfeited. Failure to provide all required information and signature(s) on the Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, or return of prize notification as undeliverable, may result in forfeiture of rights to be declared a prize winner and/or receive prize. Upon receipt and verification of Grand Prize Winner affidavit, the winner will be notified via phone regarding the specific details of the prize. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize are the responsibility solely of the winner. The Grand Prize Winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the retail value of the prize. The Grand Prize Winner is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting the prize. Prize cannot be transferred, assigned or redeemed for cash or substituted except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes or is unavailable for any reason.

B. Two (2) First Prize Packages: Each First Prize Package will consist of one (1) EA SPORTS Game Suite that includes the following videogames: Madden NFL 12, FIFA Soccer 12, NCAA Football 12, NHL 12 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12; one (1) Xbox 360 wireless headset with Bluetooth; one (1) autographed Madden Bowl football; one (1) 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription and 1,600 Microsoft points. Autograph on football determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion. Autographed football will be shipped to First Prize Winners after the February 2, 2012, Madden Bowl event. ARV: $500 each.

C. Five (5) Second Prize Packages: Each Second Prize Package will consist of one (1) Madden NFL 12 videogame; one (1) Xbox 360 wireless headset with Bluetooth and 1,600 Microsoft points. ARV: $140 each.

Microsoft points and Xbox LIVE subscription subject to terms and conditions found at www.xbox.com. Microsoft Points awarded in this Sweepstakes expire from each Winner's account at 11:59:59 p.m. PST on June 30, 2012.

Total ARV of all prizes is $4,598.99.

Prizes cannot be transferred, assigned or redeemed for cash or substituted except at Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if an advertised prize becomes or is unavailable for any reason. Winners acknowledges that Released Parties (defined below) have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any merchandise prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. To the extent permitted by law, any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a merchandise prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers' terms and winners agree to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee. Unclaimed prizes will not be awarded.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules, the decisions of the judges which shall be final and binding in all respects. By accepting the prize, Winners agree to the extent possible under law, to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, Young & Rubicam Brands, and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising/promotion agencies and each of their directors, officers, employees and agents (collectively the "Released Parties") from any and all claims and liability by winner for any injuries, including personal injury, death, loss or damage of any kind arising from participating in the Sweepstakes or in connection with acceptance, possession, use and or misuse of prize or claims based on right of publicity/right of privacy. By accepting prize, winners grant the Released Parties the right to use and publish their name, likeness and city of residence for advertising and trade purposes without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who attempts to tamper with the entry process in any manner.

Except where prohibited, participants in the Sweepstakes agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, or the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winner, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by arbitration, to take place in the State of Washington, U.S.A. pursuant to the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, then effective; (2) 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 (3) under no circumstances will a participant be permitted to obtain awards for and participants hereby waive 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. Except where prohibited, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington without regard to conflicts of law doctrine.

OTHER CONDITIONS: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, damaged, destroyed or garbled entries. Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If for any reason (including but not limited to tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, virus, bugs or any other cause beyond the control of Sponsor), the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes is affected or corrupted and the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend Sweepstakes, and in such case, to select the Winners by randomly drawing from among all valid entries received up to the time of cancellation, termination or suspension. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISQUALIFY AND SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of the Winners, send a self-addressed stamped, #10 envelope to: Madden NFL 12 Sweepstakes Winner List Request, P.O. Box 324, Lombard, IL 60148-0324. Winners List will be sent when the Sweepstakes is over and the prizes are awarded. Requests for Winners Lists must be received by January 5, 2011.

SPONSOR: Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052.