Sony Pictures – I Wanna Dance With Somebody Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1.      Eligibility: The I Wanna Dance With Somebody Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to permanent legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. or D.C. (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions), who (i) are currently physically located and residing therein, and (ii) are eighteen (18) years of age or older.  Entrants must also have either a valid Social Security number or a valid U.S. Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to participate. Employees of Sony Electronics Inc., Card Marketing & Services Company (“Sponsor”), Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (“SPE”), Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc. (“Administrator”), Merkle Inc., their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in or associated with the production, design, printing, development, implementation or handling of the Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, the above entities’ respective parents, subsidiaries, and related companies, the above entities’ officers, directors, affiliates, licensees, and service providers (collectively “Sweepstakes Entities”), members of such persons’ immediate families (spouses, domestic partners, children, siblings, parents, grandparents, the “steps” of each), and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes your 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 Sweepstakes.    
2.     Sweepstakes Description: The Sweepstakes consists of a promotion in which potential entrants can enter the Sweepstakes by visiting https://www.rewards.sony.com/iwdwssweeps (“Website”) and following the instructions on the Website during the period between 12:00:01 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on November 29, 2022 and 11:59:59 p.m. PT on January 21, 2023 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Any non-Sony Rewards member who visits the Website can become a member of Sony Rewards, and in conjunction with signing up, will receive an entry into the Sweepstakes, as further detailed below in Section 3. In the event that an individual that is already a Sony Rewards member visits the Website, the individual will be entered into the Sweepstakes only by logging into their Sony Rewards account through the Website and following the online instructions to be entered into the Sweepstakes as further detailed below. Individuals who do not want to become a member of Sony Rewards may participate in the Sweepstakes by using an alternative method of entry (“AMOE”), as indicated below in Section 3(A)(iii). Additional opportunities to earn Sweepstakes’ bonus entries by (i) downloading the Sony Rewards mobile application; (ii) linking a Movies Anywhere account to their Sony Rewards account; or (iii) uploading an “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” movie ticket (“Movie Ticket”) are also available, as further detailed below in Sections 3(B)(i), 3(B)(ii) and 3(B)(iii). Individuals who do not wish to perform the actions in the foregoing sentence may earn Sweepstakes’ bonus entries by completing the bonus entry AMOEs as detailed below in Sections 3(B)(i)(b), 3(B)(ii)(b) and 3(B)(iii)(b). The Sweepstakes has available one (1) prize consisting of Sony merchandise as outlined in Section 4 (“Prize”). PT shall control for all purposes of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor’s computer shall be the official clock for purposes of the Sweepstakes. The potential winning of the Prize is subject to verification, as set forth below. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
3.     How to Enter: TO OBTAIN A SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY, YOU MUST (I) BE A SONY REWARDS MEMBER AND ENTER THE SWEEPSTAKES ON THE WEBSITE OR (II) USE THE ALTERNATIVE METHOD OF ENTRY INDICATED BELOW. IF YOU ARE ALREADY A SONY REWARDS MEMBER, DO NOT REGISTER FOR A SECOND SONY REWARDS ACCOUNT.
A.    Enter the Sweepstakes
                           i.        If you are a Sony Rewards member, to enter the Sweepstakes you must visit the Website, then click “Enter the sweepstakes” and follow the instructions to receive one (1) entry (“Entry”) into the Sweepstakes.
                         ii.        If you are not a Sony Rewards member, you can register by visiting the Website, clicking on the “Enter the sweepstakes” button and following the instructions to join Sony Rewards. You must complete the following information to become a member of Sony Rewards: First Name; Last Name; E-mail Address (E-mail Address must be confirmed as part of the enrollment process); your choice of Password; and security question and answer (collectively, “Registration Information”). You must accept the Sponsor’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy to become a member and receive one (1) Entry. Any potential entrant who does not comply with Sponsor’s Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy may be subject to disqualification from Sony Rewards and/or the Sweepstakes. Your membership in Sony Rewards will not be complete until you have confirmed your E-mail Address.
                        iii.        If you are not a Sony Rewards member and do not wish to become a member in order to enter the Sweepstakes, send an e-mail to SRSweepstakes@am.sony.com with your First Name; Last Name; E-mail Address; and Phone Number (collectively, the “AMOE Entry Information”); and the words AMOE Entry in the Subject Line (“AMOE Entry”). AMOE Entry emails must state they are for AMOE Entry or they will be disqualified. Limit one (1) Entry or one (1) AMOE Entry per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period.
B.     Bonus Sweepstakes entries following Entry or AMOE Entry
                           i.        Downloading and logging into the App
(a)   In order to receive one hundred (100) bonus entries for downloading and logging into the Sony Rewards mobile application (“App”), an entrant must have the App. If an entrant does not already have the App, the entrant can obtain it by going to either the Apple App Store or Google Play and downloading the App, which is free, to the entrant’s mobile device, tablet, or computer.  Once an entrant has successfully downloaded the App and logged in using their Sony Rewards account, they will receive one hundred (100) bonus entries into the Sweepstakes (“Bonus App Entry”). An entrant who has already downloaded and logged into the App before the Sweepstakes Period will automatically receive the App Entry. 
(b)  If you do not wish to download/log into the App to receive a Bonus App Entry, send an e-mail to SRSweepstakes@am.sony.com with your AMOE Entry Information defined above in Section 3(A)(iii), and the words “Bonus App Entry” in the Subject Line (“AMOE Bonus App Entry”). Emails must state they are for the AMOE Bonus App Entry or they will be disqualified. 
(c)   Limit one (1) Bonus App Entry or one (1) AMOE Bonus App Entry (either one resulting in one hundred (100) bonus Sweepstakes’ entries) per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period.
                         ii.        Linking a Movies Anywhere account to entrant’s Sony Rewards account
(a)   In order to receive fifty (50) bonus entries for linking a Sony Rewards account to a Movies Anywhere account, an entrant must have Sony Rewards and Movies Anywhere accounts. If an entrant does not already have an account with Movies Anywhere, they can obtain a free Movies Anywhere account by visiting www.moviesanywhere.com and signing up for a free Movies Anywhere account, which is subject to the Movies Anywhere Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Once a Movies Anywhere account has been created by an entrant, the entrant can link the accounts at https://www.rewards.sony.com/earn/digital-movies-and-discs/ by following the instructions provided, and they will subsequently receive fifty (50) bonus entries into the Sweepstakes for the account linking of their Sony Rewards account with their Movies Anywhere account (“Bonus Account Entry”). An entrant who has already linked their Movies Anywhere and Sony Rewards accounts before the Sweepstakes Period will automatically receive the Bonus Account Entry.
(b)  If you do not wish to link a Sony Rewards account to a Movies Anywhere account to receive fifty (50) bonus entries into the Sweepstakes, send an e-mail to SRSweepstakes@am.sony.com with your AMOE Entry Information as defined above in Section 3(A)(iii) and the words “Movies Anywhere Bonus Account Entry” in the Subject Line (“AMOE Bonus Account Entry”).  Emails must state they are for a Bonus Account Entry or they will be disqualified. 
(c)    Limit one (1) Bonus Account Entry or one (1) AMOE Bonus Account Entry (either one resulting in fifty (50) bonus Sweepstakes’ entries) per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period. 
                        iii.        Uploading Movie Ticket
(a)   In order to receive fifty (50) bonus entries for uploading a Movie Ticket, an entrant must purchase an “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” movie ticket, and during the Sweepstakes Period, follow the instructions at www.rewards.sony.com/urltbd.com to upload an image of the Movie Ticket into the Sony Rewards App. Once the Movie Ticket upload is verified, the entrant will receive fifty (50) bonus entries into the Sweepstakes (“Bonus Movie Ticket Entry”).
(b)  If you do not wish to upload a Movie Ticket to receive fifty (50) bonus entries into the Sweepstakes, send an e-mail to SRSweepstakes@am.sony.com with your AMOE Entry Information as defined above in Section 3(A)(iii) and the words Movie Ticket Entry in the Subject Line (“AMOE Bonus Movie Ticket Entry”). Emails must state they are for a Movie Ticket Entry or they will be disqualified. 
(c)    Limit one (1) Bonus Movie Ticket Entry or one (1) AMOE Bonus Movie Ticket Entry (either one resulting in fifty (50) bonus Sweepstakes’ entries) per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period. 
Any Entry, AMOE Entry, Bonus App Entry, AMOE Bonus App Entry, Bonus Account Entry, AMOE Bonus Account Entry, Bonus Movie Ticket Entry, and AMOE Bonus Movie Ticket Entry (collectively “Sweepstakes Entries”) must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. PT on January 21, 2023. All required Registration Information and/or AMOE Entry Information must be completed in full, be accurate and be valid. Any Sweepstakes Entries submitted in excess of the limits in these Official Rules will be disqualified.  Each E-mail Address may only be used by one (1) entrant. Multiple entrants may not share the same E-mail address. Any attempt by a potential entrant or entrant to participate or obtain more than the stated number of entries other than as described herein, by using multiple/different E-mail addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods in an attempt to defraud the entry process or gain additional entries, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Sweepstakes Entry and that entrant may be disqualified, in Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Proof of delivery or receipt of Sweepstakes Entries will not be deemed by Sponsor as proof of receipt (or entry). If a potential entrant is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems such potential entrant to be a minor, such potential entrant must obtain parental/legal guardian consent prior to entering or submitting any personally identifiable information to Sponsor.  If a potential entrant uses a web-enabled mobile device to participate, data rates may apply (potential entrants should contact their service provider for data rates/plans). The Website may not be accessible from all mobile phones, handheld devices and/or tablets. If a potential entrant experiences any technical issues entering the Sweepstakes from a mobile phone, handheld device or tablet, such potential entrant should attempt to access the Website from a desktop or laptop computer. None of the Sweepstakes Entities will be responsible in the event of any technical difficulties or any failure of Sweepstakes Entries to be timely submitted. Entrants should use care and not drive or operate machinery while entering the Sweepstakes. 
4.     Prize/Odds of Winning: There is one (1) Prize for the Sweepstakes. The Prize winner will receive one (1) Sony 65” class (64.5” diag.) BRAVIA XR X90K 4K LED TV (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,199.99), one (1) HT-A5000 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos Soundbar (ARV: $799.99), one (1) UBP-X800M2 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (ARV: $279.99), one (1) WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (ARV: $349.99), one (1) Whitney Houston 35th Anniversary Edition Vinyl (ARV: $95.00), one (1) PSLX310 BT Turntable with Bluetooth connectivity (ARV: $249.99), one (1) I Wanna Dance With Somebody: The Official Whitney Houston Film Companion Book (ARV: $40.00), one (1) I Wanna Dance With Somebody Movie T-Shirt (ARV: $30.00), one (1) The Whitney Houston Signature Fragrance (ARV: $40.00), and one (1) Whitney Houston Hall of Fame Poster (Variant Edition) (ARV: $125.00). Total ARV of the Prize: $3,209.95. Odds of winning the Prize depend upon the total number of eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. No transfer, substitution, or cash equivalent for the Prize is available, except that Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute the Prize (or prize component) with one of equal or greater value due to Prize unavailability or for any other reason. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to replace any merchandise with a newer model or version of same; but, in such event, Sponsor will continue to use the value of the “old” (i.e. replaced) item for purposes of calculating the ARV. Any depiction of the Prize, in Sweepstakes’ materials or otherwise, is for illustrative purposes only. All expenses not specifically mentioned as being included (e.g., any required installation, requested upgrades/options, subscriptions) are excluded and are the Prize winner’s sole responsibility. The Prize does not include any warranty unless specifically stated otherwise. The Prize winner will be issued an IRS Form 1099-MISC from the Sponsor or Sponsor’s designee for the total ARV of the Prize won (as stated herein) in the calendar year won. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including, but not limited to, income taxes) arising from winning the Prize in the Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of the Prize winner. The Prize will only be mailed/shipped/electronically delivered to persons residing in the 50 states of the U.S. and D.C. Final eligibility for the award of the Prize is subject to eligibility verification, as set forth in these Official Rules. The Sweepstakes Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of the Prize.  
5.     Drawing and Notification: For the Sweepstakes, one (1) Prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, in a drawing to be held within five (5) business days following the end of the Sweepstakes Period by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent compliance organization. The potential Prize winner will be notified by Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative via phone or e-mail (at the phone number or E-mail Address provided in entrant’s Sony Rewards Registration Information or AMOE Entry Information) within approximately one (1) business day after the drawing is completed. The potential Prize winner will be required to sign, execute, have notarized and return an original unmodified Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, (where legal) a Publicity Release and any other documentation that Sponsor requires (collectively “Affidavit/Release”). Sponsor must receive a completed Affidavit/Release as well as a copy of the potential Prize winner’s legible government issued photo identification and any other documentation (“Documents”) required by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion within five (5) days after such Affidavit/Release is sent to the potential Prize winner from Sponsor. If the Prize winner is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems the Prize winner to be a minor, such Prize winner’s Prize will be awarded in the name of the Prize winner’s parent/legal guardian. If the potential Prize winner cannot be reached, does not respond within the times noted above, is found to be ineligible, or if the potential Prize winner’s Documents are undeliverable for any reason, such potential Prize winner will be disqualified, and, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential winner for the Prize may be selected from all remaining eligible Sweepstakes Entries.
6.     General Conditions: The Sweepstakes is governed by these Official Rules, the Sponsor’s Terms and Conditions, Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations (collectively “Rules and Laws”). By accepting the Prize, the Prize winner attests to the provisions stated herein including the accuracy of the Prize winner’s Registration Information and/or AMOE Entry Information, as applicable, and the Prize winner’s compliance with these Official Rules. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Sponsor’s privacy policy located at https://www.rewards.sony.com/privacy.html and except where prohibited by law, entry into this Sweepstakes and the Prize winner’s acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission of such Prize winner for Sponsor and its affiliates to use such Prize winner’s first name, last initial, Instagram/Twitter handle (if applicable), city and state, for advertising/trade/publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media (including but not limited to (i) posting on the Website, www.sony.com and www.rewards.sony.com, including such websites’ microsites; (ii) posting on any of Sponsor’s and its affiliates’ social channels such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (and future social channels to be launched); (iii) included in Sponsor’s e-mails, newsletter, mobile app, SMS, as well as print; and (iv) posting in Sony owned or operated buildings) now known or hereinafter devised, in perpetuity, without further notice, permission or compensation, in connection with this Sweepstakes, or the Prize(s) awarded, and the advertising and marketing thereof and of Sponsor and its affiliates. Entrants understand, agree, and consent that any personally identifiable information provided to the Sweepstakes Administrator may be retained and used for the purposes of this Sweepstakes (including but not limited to any applicable record keeping, tax forms, state registrations, and/or any prize fulfillment related obligations). The Sweepstakes Administrator does not and will not sell the personally identifiable information of any potential entrant or winner. Furthermore, the Sweepstakes Administrator will not share or disclose any personally identifiable information to any third-party company or business unrelated to the Sweepstakes. Personally identifiable information provided to any Sweepstakes Entity in connection with this Sweepstakes will not be provided to any other entity other than as described herein or as stated in any opt-in offer provided at the time of entry. 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 Sweepstakes, the Website, or any web page or web banner ad related to the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, Sponsor’s Terms and Conditions, Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Sweepstakes, will be ineligible to win the Prize and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not running as originally planned, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend, or modify the Sweepstakes and instruct the Sweepstakes Administrator to either not award the Prize or to conduct the drawing and award the Prize for the Sweepstakes from all eligible Sweepstakes Entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor.
7.     Additional Terms and Disclaimers: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible or liable for Sweepstakes Entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), in excess of the stated limits, or for Sweepstakes Entries that are illegible, late, destroyed, lost, misplaced, stolen, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, mutilated, dropped, inaccessible, corrupted, jumbled, or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules and all such Sweepstakes Entries will be disqualified. By participating, potential entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability and any losses/injuries of any kind, including personal injury and/or death, resulting or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes and potential entrants’ participation therein, or the acceptance/possession, use/misuse, and/or defects of the Prize by the winner of said Prize including, but not limited to, inability to use the Prize (or a prize component); human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Sweepstakes Registration Information or AMOE Entry Information; any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or internet service provider utilized by the Sweepstakes or any entrant;  interruption or inability to access the Sweepstakes, Website, or any online service via the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; wireless network dead zones or obstructions; any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Sweepstakes; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects;  and/or any other errors or malfunctions; even if caused by the negligence of one of the Sweepstakes Entities. Sweepstakes Entities are also not responsible for any typographical or other error contained in these Official Rules or other Sweepstakes-related materials.  IN NO EVENT WILL ANY SWEEPSTAKES ENTITY BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE PRIZE AWARDED HEREUNDER, YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SONY REWARDS PROGRAM OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING OF MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE. Entrants also agree to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor, Administrator and/or Sponsor’s/Administrator’s representatives, which are final and binding in all respects, and waive any right to claim any ambiguity in these Official Rules, Sponsor’s Terms and Conditions, Sponsor’s Privacy Policy or any Sweepstakes materials. The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, demonstrations, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, strikes, actions of governmental authorities, epidemics, pandemics, or any circumstance outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules.
8.     Governing Law/Jurisdiction: This Sweepstakes shall be construed and governed according to the laws of the U.S. and the state of New York. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to (i) this Sweepstakes; (ii) the awarding or redemption of the Prize; and/or (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of these Official Rules or their enforcement or interpretation (each a “Claim”), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the state of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws. Potential entrants agree that a potential Claim, if any, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Entrant further agrees that any Claim/judgment/award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys’ fees; and, under no circumstances, will a potential entrant be entitled to awards. Potential entrants 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 increased. Should any term of this section be deemed by a tribunal of competent jurisdiction void, unenforceable or contrary to law, such term shall, but only to the extent necessary to bring this section within the requirements of law, be deemed to be severed from the other terms of these Official Rules, and the remainder of these Official Rules shall be given effect as if it had not included the severed term herein.
THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL WITH RESPECT TO ALL CLAIMS AND ISSUES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES WHETHER SOUNDING IN CONTRACT OR TORT.
9.     Official Rules/Winner Information:  An additional copy of these Official Rules by which all participants are bound, or the name of the Prize winner, may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: I Wanna Dance With Somebody Sweepstakes “Rules” or “Winner Information” (specify which), P.O. Box 6493, Burbank, CA 91510 to be received no later than March 21, 2023.
10.  Sponsor: This promotion is sponsored by Sony Electronics Inc., Card Marketing & Services Company, 115 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652.
11.  Sweepstakes Administrator: Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc., 1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 300, Burbank, CA 91506.
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