Sony Rewards – Ghostbusters Afterlife Giveaway Sweepstakes

Sony Rewards Ghostbusters Afterlife 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 Sony Rewards Ghostbusters Afterlife Giveaway, which consists of a
sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) with one (1) prize and an instant win game (the “Instant Win
Game”) with three hundred thirty-eight (338) 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 October 15, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and
ends on December 15, 2021 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 December 16, 2021. 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/ghostbusters (“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, 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. 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 seven (7) ways to earn additional Sweepstakes entries,
one (1) of which has an alternate method of entry, as outlined below:
a. Twitter Referral: After Entrant enters the Sweepstakes, they can click on the tweet
button on the Win/Lose notification page and then tweet the prepopulated message on
Twitter. The prepopulated tweet post will contain a unique link to the Sweepstakes.
Entrant may only tweet one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period. Entrant 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
Entrant posts. Limit: Each entrant may receive up to ten (10) additional bonus entries in
total during the Promotion Period via this method.
b. Facebook Referral: After Entrant enters the Sweepstakes, Entrant will also be invited to
share the Promotion through the Win/Lose notification page and then post the
prepopulated message on your Facebook wall. The wall post will contain a unique link to
the Sweepstakes. Entrant may only post about the Promotion one (1) time per day during
the Promotion Period. Entrant 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 Entrant posts. Limit: Each entrant may receive up to
ten (10) additional bonus entries via this method.
c. Email Referral: Once per day, after Entrant enters the Sweepstakes, Entrant will be
invited to submit the names and email addresses of up to three (3) friends per day from
the Website each of 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. Entrant may only refer persons
with whom Entrant has an existing relationship. For each friend Entrant referred who
subsequently registers for the Sweepstakes via the link in the referral email, Entrant will
receive 1 additional entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Each entrant may receive up to
ten (10) additional bonus entries via this method during the Promotion Period.
d. Link Accounts: Entrant must visit https://www.rewards.sony.com/earn/digital-movies-
and-discs/ and follow the links and instructions to create or log into their Sony Rewards
account. Then, follow the links and instructions to link their Sony Rewards account to
their Movies Anywhere account. By linking accounts, Entrant will receive ten (10)
additional entries into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Each entrant may complete this action
one (1) time during the Promotion Period.
e. Watch a Trailer: After Entrant enters the Sweepstakes, follow the links and instructions
to watch the featured trailer. Entrant will receive ten (10) additional entries into the
Sweepstakes. Limit: Each Entrant may complete this action one (1) time during the
Promotion Period to receive ten (10) additional entries.
f. Click to Pre-order a Movie Ticket: From October 15, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. ET through
November 18, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET, after Entrant enters the Sweepstakes, click on the
“Pre-Order a Ticket” button. By clicking on the button, Entrant will receive thirty (30)
additional entries into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Each Entrant may complete this action
one (1) time during the entire Promotion Period.
g. Upload Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie ticket in the Sony Rewards App:
i. From November 19, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. ET through December 15, 2021 at 11:59
p.m. ET (“Purchase Period”), purchase Ghostbusters: Afterlife 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. During the Purchase Period, if you would like to receive bonus entries into the
Sweepstakes without making a purchase, visit
https://sonyrewards.promo.eprize.com/ghostbusters/?affiliate_id=amoe.
By purchasing a ticket or visiting the link outlined above in 4.g.ii, Entrant will receive thirty
(30) additional entries into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Each entrant may complete this one
(1) time during the Purchase Period.
This Promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter,
Inc. and/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 December 16, 2021. Instant Win Game: For the Instant Win Game, three hundred thirty-
eight (338) 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)
65″ BRAVIA XR X90J 4K HDR Full Array LED with Smart Google TV; one (1) PlayStation®5
console; one (1) Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones; one (1) Ghostbusters Ghost
Trap Prop; one (1) Ghostbusters 1 & 2 combo Blu-ray disc (TM) and Ghostbusters (2016) Blu-ray
disc (TM); one (1) $50 PlayStation Store Code; one (1) GHOSTBUSTERS PLASMA SERIES
SPENGLER’S NEUTRONA WAND BY HASBRO; and one (1) GHOSTBUSTERS: THE
ULTIMATE VISUAL HISTORY. 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 Quantity ARV
Ghostbusters Fan Pack which includes one (1)
GHOSTBUSTERS PLASMA SERIES SPENGLER’S
NEUTRONA WAND BY HASBRO; one (1) GHOSTBUSTERS
RETRO LOGO RINGER TEE (Size: Adult Large); one (1)
GHOSTBUSTERS CREW BLACK RINGER TEE (Size: Adult
Large); one (1) GHOSTBUSTERS SLIMER VINYL FIGURE;
one (1) ECTO-1 KEYCHAIN FROM GHOSTBUSTERS; one
(1) STAY PUFT ENAMEL PIN FROM GHOSTBUSTERS; and
one (1) STAY PUFT CLASSIC BOBBLEHEAD FROM
GHOSTBUSTER.
4 $170.00
Unsigned Ghostbusters Movie Poster 25 $10.00
One (1) Ghostbusters 1 & 2 combo Blu-ray disc and
Ghostbusters (2016) Blu-ray disc
20 $30.00
Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones 4 $250.00
$25 Fandango Gift Cards 25 $25.00
$10 AMC Gift Card 25 $10.00
$10 Regal Gift Card 25 $10.00
250 Sony Rewards Points 200 $2.50
Playstation PS Store Code – $10 5 $10.00
Playstation PS Store Code – $20 5 $20.00
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:
$8,305.00.
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. The
potential Sweepstakes 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 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/3o64RT8. 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 Rewards Ghostbusters Afterlife Giveaway” “Rules” or “Winners’ List”
(specify which), 25 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010 to be received no later than January 15,
2022.