Sony Electronics – Spe Uncharted Sweepstakes

Sony SPE Uncharted Sweepstakes
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 Sony SPE Uncharted Sweepstakes, which consists of a sweepstakes (the
“Sweepstakes”) with one (1) prize and an instant win game (the “Instant Win Game”) with three
hundred thirty-nine (339) 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 (“Entrant”). 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. In order to win
any prize valued at $600 or greater, you must have a valid social security number or a valid U.S
personal tax identification. Employees of Sony Electronics Inc., Merkle 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: Merkle Inc., 3000 Town Center, Suite 2100,
Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Promotion begins on February 1, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends
on April 1, 2022 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 April
4, 2022. 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/uncharted (“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). Entrant will receive one (1) entry into the
Sweepstakes for completing the registration form for the Promotion. Entrant will then be able to link
to the Instant Win Game page and receive one (1) Instant Win Game play for the day the Entrant
completes the registration form. 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 Entrant has won, Entrant will be a potential winner of the
Instant Win Game and will be provided directions for validation of such Entrants entry. (Potential
winners of the Sweepstakes will be sent an email with directions for validation as indicated in
Section 8 below.) 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. 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. Each Entrant may only play the
Instant Win Game once per day. 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. 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.
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 April 4, 2022. Instant Win Game: For the Instant Win Game, three hundred thirty-nine (339)
random, computer-generated winning times, one for each prize listed below, will be generated
during the Promotion Period. If Entrant is the first player to play the Instant Win Game after one of
the random computer-generated times, Entrant 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 one (1)
PlayStation®5 console; one (1) 65″ BRAVIA XR X90J 4K HDR Full Array LED with Smart Google
TV; one (1) Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones; one (1) Unchartered Set Prop; one
(1) Signed Movie poster by various cast & filmmakers; one (1) $50 PlayStation Store Code; one
(1) Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Hits For PlayStation 4; one (1) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s
End For PlayStation 4; and one (1) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy For PlayStation 4. Approximate
Retail Value (“ARV”) of Sweepstakes Grand Prize: $4,000.00.
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 ARV Quantity
Unchartered Fan Pack: one (1) Signed Movie poster by various
cast & filmmakers; one (1) Uncharted: The Nathan Drake
Collection Hits for PlayStation 4; one (1) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s
End For PlayStation 4; and one (1) Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
For PlayStation 4.
$500.00 4
Unsigned Uncharted Movie Poster $10.00 25
The Art of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End $39.95 10
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Hits for PlayStation 4 $60.00 5
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End for PlayStation 4 $60.00 5
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for PlayStation 4 $60.00 5
$25 Fandango Gift Cards $25.00 25
$10 AMC Gift Card $10.00 25
$10 Regal Gift Card $10.00 25
250 Sony Rewards Points $2.50 200
PlayStation Store Code – $10 $10.00 5
PlayStation Store Code – $20 $20.00 5
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 for any prize, 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: $9,324.50.
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. The potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize winner and the potential Instant Win Game
prize winners will be notified by mail, email or phone, at Sponsor’s discretion. Each potential winner
(parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) of a prize valued at or
greater than $600.00 will be required to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability and
Publicity Release (“Release”), which must be received by Administrator within five (5) days of the
date notice or attempted notice is sent to the applicable potential winner, in order to claim the 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 Sweepstakes 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, Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. (“CTMG”), 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 any 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, and its right to seek injunctive relief. 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. No Injunctive Relief: EACH CREATOR UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT HE/SHE
SHALL HAVE NO RIGHT TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION,
ADVERTISING, PROMOTION, DISTRIBUTION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE CREATIVE BRIEF
OR THE PICTURE, OR ANY OTHER MOVIE, PRODUCTION OR PROJECT OF CTMG OR ANY
OF ITS AFFILIATES.
15. 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.
16. Winners’ List: For a winners’ list, visit https://bit.ly/3dS1glh. 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:
“Sony SPE Uncharted Sweepstakes” “Rules” or “Winners’ List” (specify which), 25 Madison Avenue,
New York, NY 10010 to be received no later than May 1, 2022.