Best Buy

Cash for College

  1. NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico), 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska, who must be 19 years of age or older) at time of entry, who have successfully signed up their personal .edu e-mail address (U.S. only) for Best Buy College Student Deals at http://www.bestbuy.com/studentdeals by 11:59:59 p.m. Central Time (“CT”) on July 26, 2014, and who have received a Best Buy College Student Deals e-mail featuring a link to the Cash for College Sweepstakes. Signing up for Best Buy College Student Deals is free and subject to the Best Buy College Student Deals Rules. Employees and directors of Best Buy Stores, L.P. (“Sponsor” or “Best Buy”), Gage Marketing Group LLC (“Administrator”), and each of their respective parent entities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, owners, shareholders, officers, directors, partners, agents, representatives and employees, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, any companies who are promotional participants or prize providers, web masters and web suppliers, and any companies who are performing work in Best Buy stores at the request of Best Buy (and their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members (parent, child, sibling and spouse) and individuals residing in their same household) are not eligible to participate. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding.
  2. To Enter: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 a.m. (midnight) CT on July 6, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on August 2, 2014 (“Entry Period”). Please note, however, that you must sign up for Best Buy College Student Deals by 11:59:59 p.m. CT on July 26, 2014, in order to receive your Best Buy College Student Deals e-mail with a link to the Cash for College Sweepstakes (as set forth in Rule 1). To Register: During the Entry Period, click on the Sweepstakes link within the Best Buy College Student Deals e-mail; follow the instructions to complete the entry form and provide the .edu e-mail address (U.S. only) that you used when you signed up for Best Buy College Student Deals; and confirm your agreement to the full Official Rules by clicking where indicated. LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER .EDU ADDRESS. Promotional Codes are non-transferable and valid for one-time use by the recipient of the Best Buy College Student Deals e-mail only. The .edu e-mail address (U.S. only) provided at time of entry must be the same as the .edu e-mail address used at time of sign-up for Best Buy College Student Deals. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Any attempt at e-mail or other Internet entry is void. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of entries may be disqualified. Administrator’s computer is the official clock for the Sweepstakes.
  3. Random Drawing: Potential prize winners will be selected on or about August 11, 2014, from among all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The Administrator, an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to the drawing, will conduct the drawing. Potential Grand, First and Second prize winners will be notified by an Administrator representative via overnight courier at the address provided with Entry on or about August 15, 2014. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one (1) prize per person.
  4. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”):
    Grand Prize – Two (2): $100,000 awarded as a check made payable to winner.
    First Prize – Eight (8): $25,000 in Best Buy gift cards. Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions available at www.bestbuy.com/gcterms.
    Second Prize – Ten (10): A HP Envy x360 2-in-1 laptop. ARV: $800.
    Third Prize – Ten (10): An Xbox One Console and an Xbox One Wireless Controller. ARV:$560.
    Fourth Prize – Ten (10): Beats™ by Dr. Dre Wireless Bluetooth Headphones and a Pill 2.0 portable speaker. ARV: $480.
    Fifth Prize – Twenty (20): ): A Dyson AM07 tower fan. ARV: $400.
    Sixth Prize – Twenty (20): A GoPro® Hero 3 plus Black edition camera. ARV: $400.
    Seventh Prize – Twenty (20): A Frigidaire® 3.1 cu. ft. compact refrigerator. ARV: $245.
    Eighth Prize – Twenty (20): A LG midsize microwave. ARV: $240.
    Ninth Prize – Twenty (20): An Insignia™ 32" Class LED HDTV. ARV: $200.
    Tenth Prize – Twenty (20): A Mophie® Juicebox Powerstation duo battery. ARV: $100.

    Each winner is solely responsible for all applicable taxes, insurance, expenses not set forth herein and other expenses which may be required for the enjoyment and use of the respective prize.

    Total ARV of all Sweepstakes prizes is $450,100. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to substitute prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. Prizes consist of only those items specifically listed as part of the prize. Electronic prizes are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty and/or terms and conditions. The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. Prizes will not be fulfilled outside the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Taxes on prizes are solely the winner’s responsibility.
  5. Conditions of Participation: Participants agree (a) that Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parent entities, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any companies who are promotional participants or prize providers, and Web masters and Web supplies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless against any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize, or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes related activity, or for any printing, production, typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize; and (b) except where legally prohibited, winner grants (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use winner’s name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes without additional compensation in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide and on the World Wide Web, without notice, review or approval. Potential Grand, First, Second and Third prize winners will be required to complete, sign, notarize and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where lawful, a Publicity Release via overnight mail within ten (10) days of attempted notification. If a Potential Grand, First, Second or Third prize winner does not return his/her completed, signed and notarized Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability Release and where lawful, Publicity Release, within ten (10) days, they will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner contacted. By participating in this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may collect the personal information submitted by you, and use the information pursuant to Sponsor’s privacy policy available on-line at www.bestbuy.com/privacy or by calling 1-888-BEST BUY.
  6. Limitations on Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for illegible, lost, late, damaged, destroyed, inaccurate, delayed, incomplete, unintelligible, non-delivered, misdirected, stolen entries; or for incomplete, inaccurate, lost, interrupted or unavailable network, satellite, telephone networks or lines, cellular towers or equipment (including handsets), computer online systems, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs, servers or providers, or other connections, availability or accessibility; or for unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries; or miscommunications, failed computer, telephone, cellular, satellite, or cable transmissions, lines or other technical failure; or for jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry or other information, or the failure to capture any such information. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or Web site, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified (and all associated entries will be void), and Sponsor reserves the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor. Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from the Web site. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes, and select winners for the drawing from all non-suspect, eligible entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Without limiting the release provided above, and for greater certainty, Released Parties will not be liable for (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information, whether caused by wireless device users or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of entries; (b) the theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (c) any problems with or technical malfunctions of telephone networks or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (d) any failure of any message to be received by or from Sponsor for any reason including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or wireless waves or at any Web site or combination thereof; or (e) damage to a participant’s or other person’s system or equipment occasioned by participation in this Sweepstakes. In the event of a dispute as to ownership of a winning entry, the owner of the e-mail address associated with the entry will be deemed the winner, subject to compliance with these Official Rules.

    IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEB SITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM WWW.BESTBUY.COM, OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.
  7. Governing Law: Except where prohibited by law, all issues concerning the construction, validity and enforcement of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor, shall be construed and governed by the laws of the state of Minnesota, without regard to conflicts of law. All suits or claims brought in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a state or federal court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  8. Winners List & Official Rules: For a winners list, send an e-mail to CashforCollege@gage.com. Requests must be received by August 31, 2014. Official Rules will also be posted on https://www.BestBuySweeps.com/main/rules/College.aspx during the Entry Period.
  9. Sponsor: Best Buy Stores, L.P., 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, MN 55423.
    Administrator: Gage Marketing Group, LLC, 10000 Highway 55, Minneapolis, MN 55441.