Microsoft Engage With Bing Sweepstakes Official Rules

MICROSOFT ENGAGE WITH BING SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

1. SPONSOR

These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Engage with Bing Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA, is the Sweepstakes sponsor (“Sponsor”).

2. DEFINITIONS

In these Rules, "Microsoft", "we", "our", and "us" refer to Sponsor and “you” and "yourself" refers to a Sweepstakes participant, or the parent/legal guardian of any minor Sweepstakes entrant. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these rules.

3. ENTRY PERIOD

The Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on December 1, 2018, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on March 1, 2019 (“Entry Period”).

4. ELIGIBILITY

This is a trade Sweepstakes open only to advertising agencies who engage with the Bing Ads platform, and  authorized representatives of such agencies who are 18 years of age or older. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and Sweepstakes Parties are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household). Void where prohibited.

5. HOW TO ENTER

No Purchase Necessary.

You will receive one entry by completing one of the following activities:
  • Complete (pass) their BAAP certification
  • Open a New Account (XID) on the Bing Ads Platform
  • Enroll or be an existing Bing Partner Program member
The entry limit is one per person overall for BAAP certification and Bing Partner Program.  The entry maximum is 10 per agency for Opening a New Accounts (XIDs).
We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media account, or other method used to enter.

6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

Pending confirmation of eligibility, potential prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received within 7 days following the Entry Period.
 
Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry no more than 7 days following the drawing with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. IIf you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded. 

7. PRIZES

The following prizes will be awarded:
 
For US/CA markets: One (1) Grand Prize (s). The winning agency will receive:
A trip for two to Redmond, WA to attend Bing Ads Partner Summit on May 1, 2019. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $2,000.00. Trip includes:
  • Round trip coach airfare from major airport closest to winner’s home.
  • Three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations.
  • Transportation to/from airport/hotel.
  • Admission for Two (2) to attend Bing Ads Partner Summit on May 1, 2019.
    • If the event is cancelled for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner other than to provide the travel portion of the prize minus the opportunity to attend event.
For EMEA markets: One (1) Grand Prize (s). The winning agency will receive: A trip for two to Dublin, Ireland to attend Bing Day Dublin on April 3, 2019. Approximate Retail value (ARV) 2000€. Trip includes:
  • Round trip coach airfare from major airport closest to winner’s home.
  • Three (3) nights standard hotel accommodations.
  • Transportation to/from airport/hotel.
  • Admission for Two (2) to attend Bing Day Dublin on April 3, 2019.
    • If the event is cancelled for any reason, Sponsor shall have no further obligation to the winner other than to provide the travel portion of the prize minus the opportunity to attend event.
Travel subject to availability and must be completed on dates specified by the Sponsor or prize will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Some restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Any expenses not described above are the responsibility of the traveler(s) including but not limited to taxes, ground transportation, gratuities, and room charges. Winner and any guests must travel on same itinerary. If included, winner’s travel companion must execute a Liability/Publicity Release prior to issuance of travel documents. If included, travel companion must be at least 18, or the child/guardian of the winner. Winner and any guests are responsible for providing all required travel documents, including, but not limited to government issued ID, Visa, or Passport. Once made, no cancellation or change of reservation allowed. If winner lives within 300 miles of travel destination, Sponsor reserves the right to provide alternative transportation. Actual value depends on date/time/destination, and difference between actual value and stated value will not be awarded.

8. ODDS

The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.

9. GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.
 
All local laws apply.
 
We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Sweepstakes.

10. USE OF YOUR ENTRY

Personal data you provide while entering this Sweepstakes will be used by Microsoft and/or its agents and prize fulfillers acting on Microsoft’s behalf only for the administration and operation of this Sweepstakes and in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

11. GOVERNING LAW

This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes.

12. WINNERS LIST

Send email to engagewithbing@microsoft.com with the subject line “Engage with Bing Sweepstakes winners” within 30 days of March 1, 2019 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.