These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft “Ultimate Contests” June (“Contest”). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA, is the Contest sponsor (“Sponsor”).
In these Rules, "Microsoft", "we", "our", and "us" refer to Sponsor and “you” and "yourself" refers to a Contest participant, or the parent/legal guardian of any Contest entrant who has not reached the age of majority to contractually obligate themselves in their legal place of residence. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are not the age of majority in your legal place of residence) agree to be bound by these Rules.
3. ENTRY PERIOD
The Contest starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on June 1, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2021 (“Entry Period”).
To enter, you must be a legal resident of and residing in, the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia), Canada (void in Quebec), United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and be eighteen (18) years of age or older to participate. If you have not reached the age of majority in your legal place of residence, then you must have consent of a parent/legal guardian, who must accept these Official Rules and execute all Contest paperwork on your behalf.
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 in Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Region of Crimea, and where otherwise prohibited by law.
5. HOW TO ENTER
This is a Contest of skill. To participate you must own, or have access to, an Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S (“Qualified Device”) and do the following within the Entry Period:
1.) Visit https://www.xbox.com/xbox-game-pass and follow instructions to register for an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account, or login to your existing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate account.
2.) Play any game title in the “Sports” collection (“Collection”) on a Qualified Device to score as many in-game achievements as possible. Winners will be determined by their achievement scores aggregated across all Collection titles during a single Prize Period.
The Contest entry limit is one (1) per person (“Player”) per Prize Period. Any attempt to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different accounts, email addresses, identities, registrations, logins, or any other methods will void duplicate entries and you will be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited.
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, Xbox Live account, social media account, or other method used to enter. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to an email address by an internet or online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.
6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
At the close of the Entry Period, the potential winners will be the five (5) Players who achieve the highest aggregated achievement scores from the Collection.
In the event of a tie between Players, the winner will be the Player who achieved the highest score first. If we do not receive a sufficient number of entries meeting the entry requirements, we will, at our discretion, select fewer winners than the number of Contest Prizes described below.
Winners will be notified via the contact information listed in their Xbox Live account no more than forty-five (45) days following judging with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. If you are a potential winner but have not reached the age of majority in your legal place of residence, we will require your parent/legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. Only three (3) alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.
Contest Prizes will be awarded as follows:
Five (5) Xbox Series X Consoles (Approximate Retail Value $499.00 USD).
All prizes are stated in US dollars. 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 of all prizes: $2,495.00 USD.
We will only award one (1) prize per person. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded, unless determined and amended by Microsoft. 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 are awarded “AS IS” with no warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Prizes will be sent no later than sixty (60) days after winner selection. Prize winners will 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 will use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Contest without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
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 Contest 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 Contest for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war, or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Contest, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Contest cannot be restored, we will select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change, or suspend the Contest.
If you attempt or we have strong reason to believe that you have compromised the integrity or the legitimate operation of this Contest by cheating, hacking, creating a bot or other automated program, or by committing fraud in any way, we will seek damages from you to the full extent of the law and you will be banned from participation in future Microsoft promotions.
10. USE OF YOUR ENTRY
Personal data you provide while entering this Contest 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 Contest and in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement.
11. GOVERNING LAW
This Contest 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 Contest.
12. WINNERS LIST
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Ultimate Contests-June winners” by July 31, 2021 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 USD or more.