Enter to win the best Star Wars contest in the galaxy

by Editor in Chief ‎12-02-2015 08:59 AM - edited ‎12-18-2015 03:07 PM


People say that only 2 things are certain in life, but now we have a 3rd to add to this list: Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be the most popular movie ever released. Everyone knows it is coming. Everyone is aware that it will be a movie event like no other. And even people who have never seen the early movies (yes there are still a few of these people, I’ve met a couple myself!) are feeling the buzz of excitement in the air.



A big part of the Star Wars experience is the enormous selection of products linked to the Star Wars franchise that are available. These range from Star Wars toys (my favourite is the Millennium Falcon Quadcopter) to Star Wars dishes. If you are a regular reader of the blog you will have seen reviews of the toys (with videos too), the HP Star Wars Edition Laptop, and even the Darth Vader toaster!


Best Buy has been carrying a huge selection of these items, and we are going to give one lucky person a chance to experience many of these for themselves. We are calling this contest the “best in the galaxy” because we are confident that you will not find a prize package like this anywhere else. If you collect Star Wars memorabilia, this is the contest for you. If you have kids, this contest is for you. And I think that if there is intelligent life on another planet, they too will want to enter (but alas it is only open to residents of Canada).


This amazing Star Wars prize bundle includes all of these cool products:


SMS Boba Fett Headphones

Sphero BB-8

3 Hasbro Force FX Lightsabers (Luke, Vader, Yoda)

Air Hogs X-Wing Fighter

Yoda Robotic Toy

Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Quadcopter

11 Funko Star Wars: the Force Awakens  Bobble Heads

Air Hogs RC Millennium Falcon

6 Steelbook Movie Set

Hasbro Black Series Tie Fighter

Darth Vader Toaster

PS4 Console Bundle: Battlefront Edition

Kids 3 piece Dinnerware Set

HP Star Wars Special Edition Laptop

2 Speedster Tumblers



This is a prize package valued at more than $3400! More importantly, it is all Star Wars: the HP laptop; the PlayStation with the Battlefront game; all the toys; everything! You’ll have a hard time deciding which one is your favourite.


How to enter


This contest is really easy to enter. Simply post a comment below telling us which Star Wars character is your favourite. You can only do this once. However, there is a bonus entry method too: leave a separate comment below telling us which item that is being given away in this contest is your favourite.


That means you can enter a maximum of two times.



What you can win


We will randomly select one entry from all eligible comments entered here on the blog. That person will win the entire Star Wars prize package valued at over $3400!


This contest will run from December 2nd until December 15th.


We will draw the winner on December 16th and contact that winner via email (if an email address was entered on their blog profile) or by private message on the blog. Be sure to check your email or blog account for our message so you don’t miss out.


Remember you can enter only twice, once by telling us your favourite Star Wars character, and once by telling us your favourite item in the huge Star Wars prize bundle we are giving away in this contest. 


Sharing is good! You will also want to share this contest with your family and friends to boost your odds of getting to see all of these items.  You never know, if someone you know wins, then they might let you have a turn flying the Millennium Falcon, or playing with BB-8!



Good Luck



By Martin Renaud, Editor-in-Chief


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. He regularly shares fun and interesting articles on his Twitter account.  








Contest Rules for Best Buy’s
“Best Star Wars contest in the galaxy”

(the “Contest”)

December 2 to December 15, 2015




How to Enter


  1. No purchase necessary.
  2. Entries may be made between 9:00 am PST on Wednesday, December 2 and 11:59 p.m. PST on Tuesday December 15 (the “Contest Period”) in the following method:


    1. Leave a comment on the Contest blog announcement telling us what is your favourite Star Wars character; or
    2. Leave a comment on the Contest blog announcement telling us what is your favourite item offered in this Contest’s prize bundle.


  1. Only one entry per person per method of entry, for a total of 2 entries per person. Participants making more entries than these two may be disqualified. Entries that are fraudulent are not permitted and will be declared invalid. 


Who Can Enter


  1. The Contest is open to residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province of residence before the end of the Contest Period. Where an entrant is a minor, a parent or guardian who has reached the age of majority in his or her province of residence by the closing date of the Contest, must indicate acceptance of the Contest rules.
  2. The Contest is not open to employees of Best Buy Canada Ltd. (“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.


The Prize


  1. There is one prize bundle available to be won (the “Prize”). The total retail value of the Prize is approximately $3406.64. The Prize includes these items:


One (1) SMS Boba Fett Headphones

One (1) Sphero BB-8 App-enabled Droid

Three (3) Hasbro Force FX Lightsabers (Luke, Vader, Yoda)

One (1) Air Hogs X-Wing Fighter Model

One (1) Yoda Robotic Toy

One (1) Air Hogs Millennium Falcon Quadcopter

Eleven (11) Funko Star Wars: the Force Awakens  Bobble Heads

One (1) Air Hogs RC Millennium Falcon

Six (6) Star Wars Steelbook Movie Set

One (1) Hasbro Black Series Tie Fighter

One (1) Darth Vader Toaster

One (1) PS4 Console Bundle: Battlefront Edition

One (1) Kids 3 piece Dinnerware Set

One (1) HP Star Wars Special Edition Laptop

Two (2) Speedster Tumblers



  1. Prize must be accepted as awarded. The prize may not be sold, transferred and no component thereof is convertible to cash.
  2. Prize is to be administered by Best Buy. Prize details are subject to change without notice at the Best Buy’s sole discretion.
  3. All other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. 
  4. Prize is subject to the following restrictions:
  • Prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and not redeemable for cash;
  • Prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be sold; and
  • Best Buy reserves the right to substitute any of the prize with a prize of equivalent retail value in the event the prize are not reasonably available at their discretion.


Contest Draw


  1. The contest will take place from December 2 at 9:00 a.m. PST until December 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST. One winner will be selected by random draw from all eligible comments made here on this blog announcement. The draw will be made on December 16 at 10:00 a.m. PST at Best Buy’s office located at 8800 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5K3. 
  2. Following the draw, the selected entrant will be contacted using the contact information on their blog profile.
  3. In order to receive a prize, the selected entrants must:
    1. Respond to the prize notification email or telephone call within forty-eight (48) hours of transmission;
    2. correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question; and
    3. sign a declaration stating that he/she:
      1. has read, understands and complies with the Contest rules;
      2. releases and discharges Best Buy and its parents, subsidiaries affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents(collectively, the “Released Parties”) and
      3. 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, and/or use of winning room for advertising and promotional purposes without any further compensation to the winner.
  1. Should the prize winner fail to comply with any of the requirements set out in paragraph 13, their applicable prize will be automatically forfeited and another entrant will be selected by random draw.  
  2. The chances of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received.


Consent to Personal Information Use and Disclosure


  1. 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’s may disclose to others.
  2. 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


  1. 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;
  • any changes in email addresses or email address assignments 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 Contest prize, or the use of the 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.


Other Matters


  1. 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.
  3. Return of any prize notification email as undeliverable may result in disqualification, and an alternate winner may be selected.
  4. Decisions of Contest judges in respect of any aspect of the Contest are final and binding on all entrants.
  5. Participation in the Contest constitutes acceptance and agreement to these Contest rules.
  6. 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.
  7. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and is void where prohibited by law. Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government.  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.
  8. Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government.
  9. 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.  

by Rigbus
on ‎12-15-2015 05:07 PM


by Rigbus
on ‎12-15-2015 05:07 PM

HP Laptop 

by ballisticpantz
on ‎12-15-2015 05:08 PM

My favourite item in the huge Star Wars prize bundle Best Buy is giving away in this contest would be the Air Hogs Star Wars RC Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quadcopter becuase, WHO WOULDN"T want to pilot the Millennium freaking Falcon????  I wonder if my wife would make Wookie noises for me?

by Frosty
on ‎12-15-2015 05:11 PM

Favorite Star Wars character: R2D2

by The Bestower krish992 The Bestower
on ‎12-15-2015 05:11 PM
Yoda, my favourite character he is.
by Lynda_29
on ‎12-15-2015 05:12 PM
Favorite character is Yoda
by Frosty
on ‎12-15-2015 05:12 PM

Favorite item from bundle: FX Lightsabers

by The Bestower krish992 The Bestower
on ‎12-15-2015 05:12 PM
My favourite item in the Star Wars prize bundle is the PS4 Bundle. Fun, it will be.
by thelastdisciple
on ‎12-15-2015 05:13 PM

Kyle Katarn is my favorite Star Wars character.

by Viriak
on ‎12-15-2015 05:13 PM

My favorite item is PS4 Console Bundle: Battlefront Edition  so I can relive every single moments of past movies.

by RBuschy
on ‎12-15-2015 05:13 PM

Yoda is my favourite Star Wars character!

by airlinepilot
on ‎12-15-2015 05:13 PM

My favourite Star Wars Character has to be the robot, R2D2!

by RBuschy
on ‎12-15-2015 05:14 PM

The PS4 Console Bundle: Battlefront Edition prize is the one I would like to win most!

Merry Christmas folks, thanks for the contest

by Pegasusu
on ‎12-15-2015 05:16 PM
My favourite character is Darth Vader!
by airlinepilot
on ‎12-15-2015 05:16 PM

My favourite item from the Star Wars Prize Bundle has to be the Air Hogs Milennium Falcon Quadcopter...I love flying.

by The Bestower binnsy1138 The Bestower
on ‎12-15-2015 05:17 PM
The Sphero BB8 would be the best. I would post so many videos of him chasing my dogs around!
by Lynda_29
on ‎12-15-2015 05:17 PM
Best prize is Sphero BB-8
by Pegasusu
on ‎12-15-2015 05:19 PM
My item would be a toaster because having Darth Vader on my bread is fab!
by Bat395
on ‎12-15-2015 05:21 PM

PS4 console bundle is my favourite.

by Bat395
on ‎12-15-2015 05:22 PM

Boba Fett is my favourite character.

by KiKi47
on ‎12-15-2015 05:22 PM

I really like Darth Vader, he's a scary guy and he is my favourite Star Wars character

by KiKi47
on ‎12-15-2015 05:23 PM

I think that the best prize would be the Star Wars laptop

by Ravyyaya
on ‎12-15-2015 05:25 PM
HP Star Wars Special Edition Laptop!
by Ravyyaya
on ‎12-15-2015 05:26 PM
My favorite character is Han Solo!
by PadméAmidala
on ‎12-15-2015 05:29 PM

My favorite Star Wars character is Padmé Amidala ! 

by KerrieProudlove
on ‎12-15-2015 05:29 PM

Favourite character - c3PO

by KerrieProudlove
on ‎12-15-2015 05:30 PM

Favourite item - HP Star wars laptop

by PadméAmidala
on ‎12-15-2015 05:35 PM

My favorite item is the HP Star Wars special edition laptop ! 

by Wandalee1603
on ‎12-15-2015 05:36 PM
Favorite- Chewbaca.....that toaster is so cool!
by victoriag1
on ‎12-15-2015 05:37 PM

My favourite character is Luke Skywalker

by victoriag1
on ‎12-15-2015 05:38 PM

My favourite prize is 

Air Hogs Star Wars RC Ultimate Millennium Falcon Quadcopter

by tonya_kb
on ‎12-15-2015 05:39 PM
My favorite Star Wars character is Chewbacca 😍
by tonya_kb
on ‎12-15-2015 05:40 PM
The lightsabers are my favorite prize as well! I've been wanting one for Christmas for so long!
by StellaTzintzis
on ‎12-15-2015 05:43 PM

My fav is Darth Vader. I would love the toaster Darth Vader.  Thank u

by LauraMacMillan
on ‎12-15-2015 05:52 PM

 My favorite Star Wars character is definitely Luke Skywalker....had the biggest crush as a kid 

by osarr
on ‎12-15-2015 05:53 PM

My favourite Star Wars character is Darth Vader

by LauraMacMillan
on ‎12-15-2015 05:53 PM

I would love to win The HP Star Wars edition laptop

by StephenGris
on ‎12-15-2015 05:57 PM
There's always been something about Han Solo for me. How can you deny the appeal of an intergalactic arms smuggler with one of the roughest toughest ships and a killer furry companion/bodyguard? The aloof nature rounded out with some hidden depth and redemption rounds him out. A classic
by StephenGris
on ‎12-15-2015 05:59 PM
As for my favourite item in the prize, I mean, its hard to choose! Such a huge incredible prize package. But that Air Hogs Millenium Falcon Quadcopter - that has to be it. I'm a 22 year old man and Ive had a hard time not buying the thing up to this point
by jjroy
on ‎12-15-2015 06:08 PM

My favourite Star Wars character is Itchy, for sure! Heart

by jjroy
on ‎12-15-2015 06:12 PM

And... my favourite item would be the PS4 Console Bundle!

by dorh
on ‎12-15-2015 06:13 PM

My favourite character is R2-D2 ! 

by dorh
on ‎12-15-2015 06:14 PM

My favourite prize is the PS4 Console Bundle! 

by merergasia
on ‎12-15-2015 06:15 PM

Can't wait til the 18th!!!  LOVE Yoda!!  Would love to share this with my brother and nephew!!

by HavocMan
on ‎12-15-2015 06:17 PM

My favorite character is Boba Fett and I really hope that he shows up in the new Trilogy.

by Wendy5
on ‎12-15-2015 06:18 PM

My favorite character is R2D2.

by Wendy5
on ‎12-15-2015 06:19 PM
by BonnieMacKay
on ‎12-15-2015 06:20 PM

I love Darth Vader.Always my favourite.

by Guayze
on ‎12-15-2015 06:20 PM

My favourite Star Wars character is Han Solo the legend!

by Guayze
on ‎12-15-2015 06:24 PM

My favourite item from the contest would have to be the PS4 Console Bundle with the new Star Wars Battlefront. The Darth Vader toaster and the HP Star Wars Lap Top come in a close second place.