No Purchase Necessary To Enter or Win! A purchase will not improve an entrant’s chances of winning. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The SteelSeries “BlizzCon VIP Experience For Two” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) will begin at 12:00am Eastern (“ET”) on July 29, 2013 (“Sweepstakes Start Date”), and end at 11:59pm ET on August 11, 2013 (“Sweepstakes Period”). The Sweepstakes is sponsored by SteelSeries, 656 W. Randolph 2nd Floor East, Chicago, IL 60661 (the “Sponsor”).
Eligibility: The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 48 United States (excludes Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada (excludes Quebec), 18 years of age or older, as of Sweepstakes Start Date. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, member magazines, advertising and promotion agencies, (collectively including Sponsor, “Sweepstakes Entities”) their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouses) and persons living in the same household (whether related or not), are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.
How To Enter: Enter by simply completing the online Sweepstakes registration form and questionnaire located at http://c.steelseries.com/BlizzConsweepstakes (the “Website”). All entries must be received by 11:59 pm EDT on August 11, 2013. Entry form must be filled out completely including first name, last name, state/province, zip/postal code, daytime phone number, date of birth, e-mail address. Limit one entry person per mailing address and/or e-mail address. All required information must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Proof of entering information at the Website is not considered proof of delivery to or receipt by Sponsor of an entry. Internet entries must be made by the entrant only at the Website. Entries made by any other individual or any entity, and/or originating at any other web site or e-mail address, including, but not limited to, commercial sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering service sites, will be declared invalid and disqualified for this Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, incorrect, delayed, garbled, undelivered, misdirected registrations/entries. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person or e-mail address that submits more than maximum allowed entries. All entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. By participating, you consent for Sponsor to obtain, use, and transfer your name, address and other information for the sole purpose of administering this Sweepstakes.
Internet Limitations of Liability: If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of, the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, at any time, without notice and award the prizes using all non-suspect eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website including the Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant's or any other person's computer relating to or resulting from participation in the Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON (S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of a winner based on an e-mail address, the winning entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.
Prizes: There will be One (1) Grand Prize, Ten (10) SteelSeries Prize winners and Five (10) J!NX Prize winners. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a three (3) day / two (2) night trip for two (2) individuals to Anaheim, CA (“City”) (“Trip”) to attend BlizzCon (“Event”). The trip must be taken on November 7 – November 9, 2013. The trip consists of the following elements:  hotel accommodations for two (2) persons (one (1) standard double occupancy room for two (2) nights in the City plus hotel tax;  two (2) tickets to BlizzCon;  if winner resides more than one hundred (100) miles from the City, round-trip economy air transportation for two (2) persons between the major metropolitan airport nearest winner’s residence (“airport of origin”) and an airport in or near the City (if winner resides within one hundred (100) miles from the City, Sponsor-selected round-trip ground transportation for two (2) persons between winner’s residence and the hotel);  one (1) custom costume created by professional costume designers The League of S.T.E.A.M. Airline carrier and hotel regulations and conditions apply. Stopovers are not permitted on flight voucher issued and, if a stopover occurs, the Grand Prize will terminate at the stopover point and full fare will be charged for the remaining segments of the flight. Sponsor (or Sponsor’s designee), in its sole discretion, will determine transportation and lodging accommodations. While prize suppliers will make every effort to confirm reservations as requested, operational and/or market conditions may prevent them from doing so. Travel, Event tickets and accommodations are subject to capacity controls, availability, blackout dates and other restrictions, all of which are subject to change at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winner and his/her guest will be solely responsible for all other expenses not specifically set forth herein including but not limited to round trip transportation between the winner’s residence and any airport of origin, taxes, gratuities, parking fees, laundry service, food, alcoholic beverages, merchandise, souvenirs, telephone, in-room services, tips and any other incidentals. If the Event portion of the Grand Prize is cancelled or rescheduled for any reason, Sponsor will not be responsible for awarding that portion of the Grand Prize, but the remainder of the Grand Prize package will be awarded. The Grand Prize awarded consisting of products/services for two (2) people require that you and your companions redeem the Grand Prize together. The Grand Prize will be deemed awarded upon the winner’s receipt of Event tickets (or voucher) and travel/lodging confirmation. Sponsor will not replace any lost, mutilated, or stolen travel vouchers or certificates. The Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize is $2,500 which will vary depending upon points of departure and destination and seasonal fluctuation of hotel rates and airfares. The travel, event tickets and accommodations cannot exceed the maximum allowable prize amount of $2,500 and any difference between stated ARV and actual value of Grand Prize will not be awarded. The Trip must be completed by November 9, 2013 or prize will be forfeited.) Ten (10) SteelSeries Prize winners will each receive one (1) SteelSeries World of Warcraft Wireless MMO Mouse (ARV: $130). Five (5) J!NX Prize winners will each receive one (1) J!NX $100 gift certificate (ARV: $100). Custom Costume by The League of S.T.E.A.M.: The Grand Prize winner will receive a personal consultation with the Designers and select a costume design from a list of options provided by the Sponsor and the Designers. The Grand Prize winner must agree to provide personal information to the Designers pertaining to the creation of the costume (including body measurements) and follow the mutually agreed upon timeline to ensure completion of the costume in time for BlizzCon. Sponsor and Designers will not be responsible for any delays to the costume completion if milestone dates and/or required information are not provided on time by the Grand Prize winner. All final costume design decisions are at the discretion of the Sponsor.
By accepting any of the aforementioned prizes, prize winners agree to release the Sponsor and Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind caused by entering the Sweepstakes or for damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, or use or misuse or failure to use any prize awarded, or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to and from any prize-related activity. Sponsor has not made any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize and specifically disclaims all such warranties, including, without limitation, any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. Prizes are not exchangeable, transferable (exception: Grand Prize is transferable to a surviving spouse residing in the same household), or redeemable for cash. There are no substitutions unless specified by the Sponsor. The Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute any prize package with another prize of equal or greater value. All decisions by Sponsor as to prize winners and prizes are final. Limit one prize per person/family/household email or mailing address. The Total Prize Pool value is $ 4,300.00.
Drawing and Notification: All potential prize winners will be selected, from among all eligible entries received, in a random drawing conducted on or about August 12, 2013 by Massey Ward and Company (the “Administrator”) an independent organization, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be notified by phone and/or email. Upon initial notification and verification of potential Grand Prize winner, confirmation will be sent to winner in writing via USPS mail, or other home delivery service of Sponsor’s choice.
Prize Conditions: Prize winners are solely responsible for the payment of all applicable federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt of any prize. If a Canadian citizen wins a prize they will be required to answer, unaided, a mathematical skill-testing question. If a potential winner from Canada cannot be contacted and the skill test administered within three (3) days of notification, or the question is not correctly answered, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected. The Grand Prize winner will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and a Travel Companion Waiver. The Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release and a Travel Companion Waiver must be returned by the respective winners within 14 days of written notification by mail or prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner selected. Both Winner and travel companion must be 18 years of age or older. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. A winner’s entry, and acceptance of the prize offered, constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and address (city and state), in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation.
Terms & Conditions: The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sweepstakes Administrator, and waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules. Winners and entrants also agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, vendors associated with the sweepstakes, and the respective officers and employees of these entries, from and against any claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in any part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize offered, or participation in this sweepstakes. Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the sweepstakes mechanics and/or implementation will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This sweepstakes is void where prohibited.
Governing Law/Jurisdiction: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these official rules or the rights and obligations of entrants or sponsor in connection with the sweepstakes shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the state of New York without giving effect to any choice of law of conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.
Winners List: To request confirmation of the name and address of the winners, please send a self-addressed, stamped business size envelope, by December 1, 2013, to: SteelSeries “Ultimate BlizzCon Experience” Sweepstakes Winners List, 656 W. Randolph 2nd Floor East, Chicago, IL 60661.
Winners will be notified by phone or email and will be posted on the SteelSeries Facebook page after August 11, 2013.