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Charge Up & Play- Plug-In Community Rewards 2015- Rules & Regulations

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                                                                       best buy


                                                                              Contest Rules for Best Buy’s
                                                                                Charge Up & Play Contest

                                                                                          (the “Contest”)

                                                                                October 1- October 30, 2015





How to Enter


  • No purchase necessary.
  • Entries may be made between 12:01 a.m. PST on October 1, 2015  and 11:59 p.m. PST on October 30, 2015 OR when the last prize available is drawn, whatever happens first, (the “Contest Period”) in one of the following methods:
  • Online: by logging in to the Plug-in Community and completing one of the following actions (collectively, the “Actions”): start a new thread, reply to a forum post, comment on a blog article, give kudos to a post, mark a post as an accepted solution or complete any of the wild card challenges (“Wild Card Challenges”) stipulated by Best Buy Canada Ltd. (“Best Buy”). Each action results in one entry to a maximum of ten entries per person per day; or
  • By Mail: by printing your full legal name, date of birth, city or town of residence, phone number and email address and a 500 word essay regarding “What is the most exciting piece of technology today” on a 3” by 5” piece of paper, and mailing it to “Charge Up & Play – Plug-In Community”, 8800 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5K3. Multiple entries per person are not allowed.
  • Entries that are fraudulent or that do not abide by the Plug-in community rules (available at [URL]) are not permitted and may be declared invalid. 

Who Can Enter


  • The Contest is open to residents of Canada, excluding the province of Quebec. 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.
  • 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.

The Prize


  • There are four (4) prizes available to be won: four (4) gift cards with the following denominations: one $50 gift card (“Prize 1”), one $100 gift card (“Prize 2”), one $150 gift card (“Prize 3”), and one $300 gift card (“Prize 4”). The total retail value of the prizes is approximately $600.00.
  • Each prize must be accepted as awarded. The prizes may not be sold, transferred and no component thereof is convertible to cash.
  • Prizes to be administered by Best Buy. All of the above Prize details are subject to change without notice at  Best Buy’s sole discretion.
  • All other expenses not specified herein are the sole responsibility of the winner. 
  • Prizes are subject to the following restrictions:
  • Each Prize is non-transferable, non-exchangeable, and not redeemable for cash;
  • Each prize must be accepted as awarded and may not be sold; and
  • Best Buy reserves the right to substitute any of the prizes with a prize of equivalent retail value in the event the prizes are not reasonably available at their discretion.


Contest Draw


  • The contest will take place between 12:01 a.m. PST on October 1, 2015 and 11:59 p.m. PST on October 30, 2015 OR when the last available prize is drawn, whatever happens first. Each Action will have a different point value (the “Points”): start a new thread (2), reply to a forum post (5), comment on a blog article (3), give kudos to a post (2), mark a post as an accepted solution or by completing any of the Wild Card Challenges stipulated by Best Buy (10-20 per Challenge). Prize draws will occur once the aggregate number of Points generated by all contest entrants  exceeds the following thresholds: (i) Prize 1 at 600 points; (ii) Prize 2 at 1200 points ; (iii) Prize 3 at 1800 ; and (iv) Prize 4 at 3000 points. If the Contest Period ends before any or all of the thresholds are reached, the Contest will end and the applicable prizes will not be awarded. Within 72 hours of a Points threshold being reached, one winner will be drawn at random from all eligible entries. Repeat winners will not be permitted. Points generated by participants who are not eligible to win a Prize or who have been disqualified from the Contest will still count towards the aggregate Points total achieved, though said participants will not be entitled to participate in Prize draws. Draws will be made at Best Buy’s office located at 8800 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby, BC, V5J 5K3. 
    • Following the draws, the selected entrants will be contacted via private message and at the email address listed on their registered account.
    • In order to receive a prize, the selected entrants must:
    • Respond to the prize notification email or telephone call within forty-eight (48) hours of transmission;
    • 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 parents, subsidiaries affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents(collectively, the “Released Parties”); 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, and/or use of winning room for advertising and promotional purposes without any further compensation to the winner.
  • Should the prize winners 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.  
  • The chances of winning a prize depends on the number of eligible entries received and the number of Prizes available (which is dependent on the aggregate Points generated by contest participants).


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’s 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;
  • 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 web 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


  • 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.
  • Return of any prize notification email as undeliverable may result in disqualification, and an alternate winner may be selected.
  • 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. 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.
  • Best Buy may, where required by law, disclose contest entrant information to the government. 



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