Sony Electronics – Bad Boys For Life Giveaway Sweepstakes

Bad Boys for Life Giveaway
OFFICIAL RULES
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND
WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: The Bad Boys for Life Giveaway, which consists of a sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”) with one (1) prize and an instant win game (the “Instant Win Game”) with one
hundred and five (105) prizes (collectively, the “Promotion”), as further indicated in Section 7, is
open only to permanent legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (and the District of
Columbia) who are at the time of entry (i) at least eighteen (18) years old, (ii) physically located
and residing therein, and (iii) Sony Rewards Members. This Promotion excludes Guam, Puerto
Rico and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions. Sony Rewards program
membership is free, but you must provide your first name, last name and email address to
register. Winners of prizes valued at $600 or greater must have a valid social security number or
a valid U.S personal tax identification or they will be ineligible to win the applicable prize.
Employees of Sony Electronics Inc., HelloWorld, Inc., and their parent and affiliate companies,
and suppliers as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and
household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate in the Promotion. The
Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void
where prohibited. Participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant’s full and
unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s
decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a
prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
2. Sponsor: Sony Electronics Inc., Card Marketing and Services Company, 115 W. Century Rd.,
Suite 250. Paramus, NJ 07652. Administrator: HelloWorld, Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100,
Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Promotion begins on December 16, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and
ends on February 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Administrator’s
computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion. The drawing for the Sweepstakes
will occur on or after February 19, 2020. The winners for the Instant Win Game, will be chosen as
indicated in Section 5 below.
4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit
https://sonyrewards.promo.eprize.com/badboys (“Website”) and complete and submit the
registration form, by providing your first and last name, and the email address associated with
your Sony Rewards account, which must be a valid email address. Membership in Sony Rewards
is free. If you are not a Sony Rewards member, you will become a member by completing the
registration form with the information indicated above and accepting Sponsor’s Terms and
Conditions: https://www.rewards.sony.com/terms.html and Privacy Policy
https://www.rewards.sony.com/privacy.html. You will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes
for completing the registration form for the Promotion. You will then be able to link to the Instant
Win Game page and receive one (1) Instant Win Game play for that day. Once on the Instant Win
Game page, follow the links and instructions to play the Instant Win Game. The Instant Win
Game results will be instantly displayed. If the Instant Win Game results indicate you have won,
you will be a potential winner of the Instant Win Game and will be provided directions for
validation. (Potential winners of the Sweepstakes will be sent an email with directions for
validation as indicated in Section 8 below.) An entrant can obtain additional entries into the
Sweepstakes by logging into the Website after logging into his/her Sony Rewards account each
day during the Promotion Period from the Promotion’s Website. All potential winners of the
Sweepstakes and the Instant Win Game are subject to verification, as decided upon by Sponsor
in its sole discretion, before any prize will be awarded. Administrator is responsible for the
functionality of the Instant Win Game. If you link to the Instant Win Game page but do not
become a potential winner of the Instant Win Game prize, you will receive one (1) bonus
Sweepstakes entry. In all cases, if an entrant is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to
be a minor, he/she must obtain parental/legal guardian consent prior to entering or submitting any
personally identifiable information to Sponsor or Administrator. If entrants use a web-enabled
mobile device to participate, data rates may apply (entrants should contact their service provider
for data rates/plans).
Limit: Each entrant may receive one (1) Sweepstakes entry and one (1) Instant Win Game play
per day during the Promotion Period for either registering or logging in; unless (i) such entrant is
not a potential winner of the Instant Win Game that day, in which case, such entrant will also
receive one (1) bonus Sweepstakes entry because he/she did not win the Instant Win Game
prize, and/or (ii) such entrant participates in the activities indicated in “Bonus Sweepstakes
Entries” below. Each entrant may only play the Instant Win Game once per day. Additional
“Bonus Sweepstakes” entries can only be earned by participating in the various actions listed
below. Each email address may only be used by one (1) entrant. Multiple entrants may not share
the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of
plays/entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or
any other methods will void that entrant’s plays/entries and that entrant may be disqualified from
the entire Promotion. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in
disqualification of an entrant. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid,
unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will all be disqualified. In the event of a dispute
as to any registration into the Sweepstakes or play of the Instant Win Game, the authorized
account holder of the email address used to register for the Promotion will be deemed to be the
entrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email
address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible
for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential
winners will, at Sponsor’s option, be required to show proof of being the authorized account
holder.
Bonus Sweepstakes Entries: There are six (6) ways to earn additional Sweepstakes entries,
two (2) of which have an alternate method of entry, as outlined below:
a. Twitter Referral: After you enter the Sweepstakes, click on the tweet button on the
Win/Lose notification page or the Busted! page and then tweet the prepopulated
message on Twitter. The prepopulated tweet post will contain a unique link to the
Sweepstakes. You may only tweet one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period. You
will receive one (1) additional entry into the Sweepstakes for each friend that is or
becomes a Sony Rewards member and then registers for the Sweepstakes through the
unique link you posted.
b. Facebook Referral: After you enter the Sweepstakes, you will also be invited to share
the Promotion through the Win/Lose notification page or the Busted! page on your
Facebook wall. The wall post will contain a unique link to the Sweepstakes. You may only
post about the Promotion one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period. You will
receive one (1) additional entry into the Sweepstakes for each friend that is or becomes a
Sony Rewards member and then registers for the Sweepstakes through the unique link
you posted.
c. Email Referral: Once per day, after you enter the Sweepstakes, you will be invited to
submit the names and email addresses of up to three (3) friends per day from the
Website who must be eligible, in accordance with these Official Rules, to enter the
Sweepstakes. Each person that you refer will receive an email notifying him or her about
the Sweepstakes and the Instant Win Games. You may only refer persons with whom
you have an existing relationship. For each friend you referred who subsequently
registers for the Sweepstakes via the link in the referral email, you will receive one (1)
additional entry into the Sweepstakes.
d. Download or Indicate that You Already have the Sony Rewards mobile App:
i. After you enter the Sweepstakes, follow the instructions to download the Sony
Rewards mobile app.
ii. If you already have the app downloaded on your mobile device or would like to
receive bonus entries into the Sweepstakes without downloading the app, on the
Win/Lose notification page or the Busted! page follow the link above the app
download buttons that says, “Already have the app?” to earn your entries without
downloading the app.
By downloading the app or clicking on the button indicated above, you will
receive ten (10) additional entries into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Each entrant may
complete this action one (1) time during the entire Promotion Period.
e. Watch Movie Trailer: After you play the Instant Win Game, you will be invited to watch
the Bad Boys for Life Movie Trailer (“Movie Trailer”). Follow the instructions to watch the
Movie Trailer and, once you have watched the entire Movie Trailer, you will receive ten
(10) additional entries into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Each entrant may complete this action
one (1) time during the entire Promotion Period.
f. Upload Bad Boys for Life movie ticket in the Sony Rewards app:
i. From January 17, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. ET through February 15, 2019 at 11:59
p.m. ET (“Purchase Period”), purchase Bad Boys for Life movie tickets at a
participating movie theater or participating retailer. Then, during the Purchase
Period, after you enter the Sweepstakes, follow the instructions to upload an
image of your movie ticket to the Sony Rewards mobile app.
ii. If you would like to receive bonus entries into the Sweepstakes without making a
purchase, visit
https://sonyrewards.promo.eprize.com/badboys/?affiliate_id=amoe
By uploading your movie tickets or visiting the link outlined above in 4.f.ii, you will
receive twenty (20) additional entries into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Each entrant
may complete this action one (1) time during the Purchase Period.
This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter,
Inc. or Facebook, Inc.
5. Sweepstakes/Instant Win Game Winners: Administrator is an independent judging
organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the
selection of potential winners for both the Sweepstakes and the Instant Win Game are final and
binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Sweepstakes: For the Sweepstakes, the
Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winner, from all eligible entries on or
after February 19, 2020. Instant Win Game: For the Instant Win Game, one hundred and five
(105) random, computer-generated winning times, one for each prize listed below, will be
generated during the Promotion Period. For the Instant Win Game Grand Prize (Trip for 2 to
Premiere (as defined below)), there will be one (1) random, computer-generated win time from
December 16, 2019 at 12:00 a.m. ET through December 27, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If you are
the first player to play the Instant Win Game at or after one of the randomly-generated times, you
will be a potential instant winner of the prize indicated.
6. ALL POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR OR
ADMINISTRATOR, WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS
RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES AND THE INSTANT WIN GAME. AN ENTRANT IS NOT
A WINNER OF ANY PRIZE, EVEN IF THE INSTANT WIN GAME OR THE SWEEPSTAKES
SHOULD SO INDICATE, UNLESS AND UNTIL SUCH ENTRANT’S ELIGIBILITY, AND THE
APPLICABLE POTENTIAL INSTANT WIN GAME WINNER AND/OR SWEEPSTAKES
WINNER HAVE BEEN VERIFIED AND SUCH ENTRANT HAS BEEN NOTIFIED FROM
SPONSOR OR ADMINISTRATOR THAT VERIFICATION IS COMPLETE. SPONSOR WILL
NOT ACCEPT SCREEN SHOTS OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF WINNING IN LIEU OF ITS
VALIDATION PROCESS. ANY PLAY THAT OCCURS AFTER THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED
FOR ANY REASON IS DEEMED A DEFECTIVE PLAY, IS VOID AND WILL NOT BE
HONORED.
7. Prizes:
Sweepstakes Prize: ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: Best of Sony Prize Pack which includes a Sony
65″ X950G TV, a PlayStation®4 Pro console, and one (1) of each PlayStation®4 game (Call of
Duty: Modern Warfare, Death Stranding, and Madden NFL 20), and Blu-ray combo pack: Bad
Boys I and II. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Sweepstakes Best of Sony Prize Pack:
$2,500.00. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including, but not limited to, income taxes)
arising from winning the Grand Prize in the Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of the
applicable prize winner. The Grand Prize winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099-MISC (or other
tax documents, if applicable) from Sponsor for the total ARV of the prize won (as stated herein) in
the calendar year won. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries
received during the Promotion Period.
Instant Win Game Prizes:
Prize Description Quantity ARV When Prize is Available
Trip for 2 to the Bad Boys for Life
Premiere*
1 $3,800.00 December 16, 2019
through December 27,
2019
Bad Boys for Life Movie Poster 50 $10.00 Promotion Period
$25 AMC Gift Card 25 $25.00 Promotion Period
Sony XB32 EXTRA BASS Portable
BLUETOOTH® Speaker
2 $149.99 Promotion Period
Bad Boys I & II Blu-ray combo pack 24 $30.00 Promotion Period
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for
PlayStation®4
1 $60.00 Promotion Period
Death Stranding for PlayStation®4 1 $60.00 Promotion Period
Madden NFL 20 for PlayStation®4 1 $60.00 Promotion Period
* For the trip for 2 to Premiere, the trip will be to Los Angeles, CA on dates determined by
Sponsor. Trip package includes:
(i) round trip, coach-class air transportation for two (2) from a major airport near winner’s
home within the United States (determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) to Los Angeles, CA;
provided that if in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s proximity to
Los Angeles, CA, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at Sponsor’s
sole discretion;
(ii) two (2) nights’ accommodations at a hotel determined by Sponsor in its sole
discretion (single room, double occupancy);
(iii) ground transportation to and from destination airport and hotel;
(iv) $250 stipend for taxi or ride sharing service;
(v) invitation to the Bad Boys for Life movie premiere (“Premiere”) which is on or around
January 14, 2020; and
(vi) travel agent services at the direction of Sponsor.
Winner must travel on the dates determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion or prize will be
forfeited. Travel must be round trip. Sponsor will determine airline and flight itinerary in its sole
discretion. Sponsor will not provide any refund or compensation in the event of the cancellation
or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official
Rules, and those set forth by the Sponsor’s airline carrier of choice as detailed in the passenger
ticket contract of the airline. All expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the
package description above, including but not limited to, all ground transportation in the winner’s
home town, meals, incidentals, gratuities, passenger tariffs or duties, airline fees, surcharges,
airport fees, service charges or facility charges, personal charges at lodging, security fees, taxes
or other expenses are the responsibility solely of the winner. The winner’s travel companion must
be at least the age of majority in his/her place of residency and must travel on the same itinerary
and at the same time as the winner. As indicated below, if a winner is a minor in his/her state of
residence, prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent/legal guardian. Travel companion
must execute liability/publicity releases prior to issuance of travel documents in Sponsor’s sole
discretion. (See Section 8 below for winner release requirements.) Travel restrictions, conditions
and limitations may apply. If in the judgment of Sponsor air travel is not required due to winner’s
proximity to Los Angeles, CA, ground transportation will be substituted for round trip air travel at
Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen tickets, travel
vouchers or certificates. Sponsor is not responsible if the tour is delayed, postponed or cancelled
for any reason, in which event that portion of prize is forfeited in its entirety and no substitution
will be provided except as in Sponsor’s sole discretion. ARV of Instant Win Game Grand Prize:
$3,800.00. Actual value may vary based on airfare fluctuations and distance between departure
and destination. Winner will not receive difference between actual and approximate retail value.
Odds of winning each of the Instant Win Game prizes depend on the number of Instant Win
prizes available divided by the number of eligible Instant Win Game plays. Instant Win Game
prizes are computer generated.
For All Prizes (Sweepstakes and Instant Win Game): Terms and conditions of gift cards apply.
The actual value of a prize that is an electronic product 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.
No cash equivalent will be awarded, and all prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution will
be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. For each prize, Sponsor
reserves the right to substitute such prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize
should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are solely responsible for all taxes and fees
associated with receipt of a prize and/or its use. TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $8,625.
Limit: One (1) Sweepstakes prize and one (1) Instant Win Game prize per person. In all cases,
if a prize winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, such Prize
winner’s prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent/legal guardian.
8. Verification of Potential Winners: Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with
these Official Rules. Each potential Sweepstakes or Instant Win prize winner will be notified by
mail, email or phone, at Sponsor’s discretion. The potential Instant Win Game Grand Prize
winner (parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to
sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and Publicity Release (“Release”), which
must be received by Administrator, within three (3) days of the date notice and the Release or
attempted notice is sent to the applicable potential winner, in order to claim the applicable prize.
The potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in
his/her state of residence) will also be required to sign and return a Release, which must be
received by Administrator, within five (5) days of the date notice and the Release or attempted
notice is sent to the applicable potential winner, in order to claim the Sweepstakes Grand Prize.
If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted or fails to sign and return the Release or
provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), or in the
event that a prize is returned as undeliverable, the applicable potential winner forfeits the prize.
In the event that the potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner is disqualified for any reason,
Sponsor will award the Grand Prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all
remaining eligible entries. In the event that a potential winner of an Instant Win Game prize
valued over $25 is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an
alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible game plays. There will be
three (3) alternate drawings after which the prize will remain unawarded. Unclaimed prizes
valued at $25 or less will not be awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after
the conclusion of the entire Promotion.
9. Release: For each winner, by receipt of a prize, such winner agrees to release and hold
harmless Sponsor, Administrator, Facebook, Inc., Twitter, Inc., and their respective subsidiaries,
affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and each of their respective
parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents
(collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including,
but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of
participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
10. Publicity: Except where prohibited by law, and notwithstanding anything in Sponsor’s Privacy
Policy, participation in the Promotion constitutes each winner’s consent to Sponsor’s, its affiliates,
and its agents’ use of such winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or
hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment
or consideration.
11. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the
Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs
the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes or Instant Win Game, as determined by
Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the applicable
prizes at random from among the eligible entries or plays received up to the time of the
impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds
to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Promotion, including the
Sweepstakes or Instant Win Game or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any
other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to
deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes or the Instant Win Game may
be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves
the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s
failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
12. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or
inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or
programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind,
including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or
network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry
process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of
the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property
which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the
Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry or play is
confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s
sole remedy is another Sweepstakes entry or Instant Win Game play, if possible in Sponsor’s
sole discretion. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that
production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated
number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor
reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all
legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
13. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and
causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be
resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United
States District Court for New York or an appropriate New York State Court; (2) any and all claims,
judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs
associated with entering this Promotion, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no
circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each entrant hereby waives all
rights to claim, indirect, 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. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity,
interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant
and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in
accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or
conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would
cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
14. Entrant’s Personal Information: Except as otherwise indicated herein, including in Section
10, or as agreed upon in a Release, information collected from entrants is subject to the
Sponsor’s Privacy Policy https://www.rewards.sony.com/privacy.html and Administrator’s Privacy
Policy http://www.helloworld.com/privacy-policy.
15. Winners’ List: For a winners’ list, visit http://bit.ly/2NrkGQk. The winners’ list will be posted
after winner confirmation is complete. An additional copy of these Official Rules by which all
entrants are bound, or the winners’ list, may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped
envelope to: “Bad Boys for Life Giveaway” “Rules” or “Winners’ List” (specify which), 25 Madison
Avenue, New York, NY 10010 to be received no later than March 31, 2020.