MICROSOFT XBOX GAME PASS | VOID BASTARDS INSTAGRAM SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES


1. SPONSOR

These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Void Bastards Instagram 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 Sweepstakes entrant who has not reached the age of majority to contractually obligate themselves in the State they reside. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are not the age of majority in your State) agree to be bound by these rules.

3. ENTRY PERIOD

The Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on May 31, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on June 7, 2019 (“Entry Period”).

4. ELIGIBILITY

To enter, you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), and be 18 years of age or older. If you are 18 but have not reached the age of majority to contractually obligate yourself in the State where you reside, then you must have consent of a parent or legal guardian. By entering, you agree to be bound by these rules

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.

Login to your legally registered social media account on Instagram and become a follower of @XboxGamePass on Instagram. Next, locate the promotional Sweepstakes post and tag two friends in the comments to enter. For doing this, you will receive one Sweepstakes entry.

The entry limit is one per person overall.

The user of automated devices to enter this Sweepstakes is prohibited. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of plays by using multiple or different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that entrant's plays and that entrant may be disqualified.

Instagram Entry Criteria and Terms: Comments must be made by the authorized Instagram account holder at the time of entry. “Authorized Instagram account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to the Instagram address from which the entry was received. If your Instagram account is private, your entry will NOT be eligible; you must turn off the “private account” setting to enter.The Instagram platform will be the official time clock for the Sweepstakes. Entries may NOT contain, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Microsoft. Entries containing such content will be disqualified.

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 direct message on Instagram no more than 7 days following the drawing 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 and you are 18 or older, but have not reached the age of majority to contractually obligate yourself in the State where you reside, 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:

One (1) Grand Prize: The winner will receive:

  • An Xbox One X console. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $500.00.
  • A 12 month Xbox Game Pass digital code. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $120.00.
  • A 12 month Xbox Live Gold digital code. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $60.00.

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: $680

We will only award one (1) 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. 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.

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 viwa@microsoft.com with the subject line “Xbox Game Pass Void Bastards Instagram Sweepstakes winners” within 30 days of June 7, 2019 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.