Enter Best Buy’s “make the music you love with Casio” contest
byBBYMartin01-22-201508:59 AM - edited 01-23-201508:15 AM
Many people think of Best Buy as that store where you buy a computer, or a tablet, or a cellphone. Of course that’s true, but Best Buy is also quickly becoming the place to get so many other things too. For example, they have been carrying music products for quite some time, expanding their selection each year with top brands likeCasio, Gibson and Fender. In many ways this makes sense as most musicians use computers and tablets to help them create, record, and perform their music.
Canadians have a long tradition of making amazing music. From the sixties, The Guess Who, to the eighties Bryan Adams, and the current hugely successful Justin Bieber, these performers all began with an instrument and the ability to create songs that people love.
Making music doesn’t require tons of equipment. I know many people who make music, and perform regularly. They have a few essential pieces of equipment in common: they all play an instrument and they all use an iPad to either connect to the instrument (which can drastically increase the instruments functionality), or to display lyrics as they perform.
By offering a huge selection of instruments and gear at the most affordable prices anywhere, Best Buy is helping many more people across the country to create the music they love. It doesn’t matter where you live in Canada, you can order what you need (keyboards, guitars, computers, cables) and have it all delivered to your home. For example, perhaps your child is ready to start taking piano lessons, but you live far outside a major city, you can visit Bestbuy.ca online, order a Casio piano, and have it in your home in no time.
Consumer expos generally get people excited to try new merchandise, and the NAMM music show is no exception. For the second year in a row, Best Buy has teamed with Casio to send two of our writers to NAMM in Anaheim. They will regularly post about the biggest and coolest innovations that they find. Manufacturers like Casio will have their newest instruments on display, and we will get to learn about them right here on the Plug-in blog. We have set up a summary NAMM blog page to make it easy for you to browse through these announcements and quickly find things that interest you most. This page also has a selection of articles, images and videos from last year’s show.
Are you ready to start making music? Best Buy and Casio are going to make it even easier for a couple lucky people. Enter this contest and you may win a new Casio keyboard with stand and bench, a new iPad and the necessary interface to connect your keyboard and iPad, so you can create the music you love right away.
HOW TO ENTER:
You can enter by commenting right here on this blog post. First you must visit the NAMM show summary pageand find a new music product that you think is really cool or interesting. Then return here and tell us in a comment about one of the new music products you liked on that page (it may have been shown in an article, a picture or a video from last year or this year’s coverage). That’s it.
WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
After the contest is over we will draw two entries from all of the eligible comments to this blog post. One person will win the second prize of a new Casio Keyboard, the other person will win the Grand prize consisting of
1) Casio 76-key Electric Keyboard,
2) On-stage Classic Double Brace Keyboard Stand
3) On-stage Delux X-Style Bench
4) Audio-Technica ATH-M30X monitor headphones
5) IK Irig pro mobile audio/MIDI Interface
6) IPad Air 2 64 GB with Wi-Fi
The contest begins on Thursday January 22nd and ends on Sunday January 25th .
You may only enter once. But we all know people who love to play music. Perhaps you know a young family with children who are beginning to take lessons, privately or in school. Share this post with them so they too can have a chance to win this amazing prize.
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on Plug-in Blog as Blog Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen or having fun with his teenagers on the tennis court.
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Contest Rules for Best Buy Make the music you love with CASIO contest
January 22-25, 2015
How to Enter the “Make the music you love with CASIO contest” (the “Contest”)
No purchase necessary.
Entries may be made by commenting on the Best Buy Plug-in contest post between 9:00 a.m. on January 22 and 11:59 p.m. on January 25, 2015 (PST) (the “Contest Period”). Best Buy will present a summary selection of blog articles, photos and videos about the NAMM music conference on the Plug-in blog (add link). Fans will be asked to (a) register on the blog, and (b) go to the NAMM summary page and find one new musical product either discussed there in an article, or displayed in an image or shown in a video. To enter, fans must enter a comment on the contest entry article stating what new musical product shown on the NAMM summary page they liked most and how they learned about that product (was it discussed in an article, shown in a photo or shown in a video.)
By Mail: Visit the Best Buy NAMM summary of articles on the plug-in blog (add URL) and by printing your full legal name, date of birth, city or town of residence, phone number and email address and a 500 word essay telling what new musical product shown on the NAMM summary page they liked most and how they learned about that product (was it discussed in an article, shown in a photo or shown in a video) on a 3” by 5” piece of paper, and mailing it to Make the music you love with CASIO contest,8800 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5K3.
Only one entry per person will be permitted. Participants making multiple entries may be disqualified. Entries that are fraudulent are not permitted and will be declared invalid. Entries that are illegible, altered, mutilated or tampered with may be declared invalid. All entries become the property of Best Buy and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Who can enter
The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada only who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence on or before January 22, 2015.
The Contest is not open to employees of Best Buy, and its parent, subsidiaries, or affiliated companies, their advertising and promotion agencies, or their other representatives or agents, or anyone with whom any of the foregoing is domiciled.
There is one (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of: one (1) Casio 76-key Electric Keyboard, one (1) On-stage Classic Double Brace Keyboard Stand, one (1) On-stage Delux X-Style Bench, one (1) Audio-Technica ATH-M30X monitor headphones, one (1) IK Irig pro mobile audio/MIDI Interface, and one (1) IPad Air 2 64 GB with Wi-Fi . There is one (1) second prize available to be won consisting of: one (1) Casio 76-key Electric Keyboard. The approximate retail value of the grand prize is approximately $1,225.00 CAD (the “Grand Prize”) and the approximate retail value of the second prize is $250.00 (the “Second Prize”)
The Prize must be accepted as awarded and is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, not to be sold and not redeemable for cash;
Best Buy reserves the right to substitute the Prize in whole or in part with a prize of equivalent retail value in the event the Prize or any component of the Prize is not reasonably available at its discretion.
The Contest will run Thursday, January 22, 2015 from 9:00 am PST to Sunday, January 25, 2015, 11:59 pm PST. Contest winners will be drawn randomly from the entries. The draw will take place on or about Monday January 26 at 1:00 pm (PST) at the Best Buy head office, located at : 8800 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC.
In order to be declared a winner, the selected entrant must:
respond to the prize notification email or telephone call within 72 hours of receipt of email or call;
correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question; and
sign a declaration stating that he/she:
has read, understands and complies with the Contest rules;
releases and discharges Best Buy and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates; and
consents to the announcement of the winner's name and the use by or on behalf of Best Buy of the winner's name, address, photograph, likeness, voice or statements for advertising and promotional purposes without any further compensation to the winner.
Should the selected entrant fail to comply with any of the requirements set out in paragraph 10, the prize will be automatically forfeited and another entrant will be selected by random draw.
The chances of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
Consent to Personal Information Use and Disclosure
By entering the Contest, participants consent to Best Buy’s collection, use and disclosure of the personal information provided in Contest entries for the administration of the Contest and in aggregated, non-personal form in order to create reports regarding Contest entrant demographics and consumer habits, which reports Best Buy may disclose to others.
Participants who indicate on their entry form that they wish to receive Best Buy’s e-newsletter further consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of their personal information (including their email address) by Best Buy for the purpose of providing the e-newsletter. Signing-up for the e-newsletter will not affect the odds of winning.
Disclaimer and Liability Exclusion
Best Buy and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliates will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for, or liable to any Contest entrant or any other person for:
any erroneous, lost, damaged, late, incomplete, misdirected, deleted, defective, or altered Contest entries, regardless of the cause;
any failure for any reason whatsoever of the selected entrant to receive a prize notification email or telephone call;
any changes in email addresses, email address assignments, or telephone numbers after Contest entry forms are submitted;
any computer, online, telephone, or technical malfunctions or errors that may occur, regardless of the cause; or
any damage or loss, including any loss of use, loss of production, loss of profits (anticipated or otherwise), loss of markets, economic loss, special, indirect or consequential loss or damage or punitive damages, whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of law or equity, arising from, connected with, or relating to the Contest or the submission of entries to the Contest or participation in the Contest or the Prize, or the use of the bestbuy.caweb site (including the downloading of any materials from that web site) and regardless of the cause or any negligence by Best Buy or anyone for whom Best Buy is responsible, and notwithstanding that Best Buy may have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage being incurred.
If for any reason the Contest is not capable of being conducted as intended by Best Buy, including due to computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause that corrupts or interferes with the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, Best Buy may, at its sole discretion, disqualify any entrant responsible for such misconduct and cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND Best Buy Canada RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND/OR OTHER RELIEF FROM ALL RESPONSIBLE PERSONS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Decisions of Contest judges in respect of any aspect of the Contest are final and binding on all entrants.
Participation in the Contest constitutes acceptance and agreement to these Contest rules.
Best Buy reserves the right, at their option, to publish the winner's name, address, photograph, likeness, voice or statements without any further compensation to the winner.
The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and is void where prohibited by law. If any provision of these rules is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.
Best Buy is an operating division of Best Buy Canada Ltd. bestbuy.ca is a web site owned and operated by Best Buy.
Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of this publicity Contest may be submitted by a resident of the Province of Quebec to the Régie des alcools, des jeux et des courses for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted by a resident of the Province of Quebec to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.