Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT ENHANCE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. ELIGIBILITY: Open and offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico), who are 18 years of age or older (except residents of Alabama and Nebraska who must be 19 years of age or older), and an employee (excluding independent contractors or substitute teachers) of an accredited kindergarten through grade 12 school with 100 students or more (excluding pre-schools and home schools) at the time of entry (“Entrant”). Employees, officers and directors of Best Buy Stores, L.P. (“Sponsor”) and its parent entity, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, any companies who are performing work in Best Buy stores at Best Buy’s request, and Web masters and Web suppliers (and each of their respective IRS dependents, immediate family members [children, spouse, parents, siblings, and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside] and individuals residing in the same household of each, whether or not related) are not eligible to participate. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. By participating, Entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.
  2. ENTRY PERIOD: The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 p.m. (noon) Central Time (“CT”) on March 2, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. CT on July 4, 2015 (“Entry Period”).
  3. HOW TO ENTER: Go to www.BestBuySweeps.com (“Web site”) during the Entry Period; follow the online instructions to review all descriptive information about the Sweepstakes; follow the instructions to enter; and confirm your agreement to the full Official Rules by clicking where indicated to receive one (1) online entry (“Entry”). LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD, EXCLUDING BONUS ENTRIES. Please Note: You will be entering on behalf of your school (“School”), as indicated on your entry form. If your Entry is drawn as set forth in Rule 4, you will NOT receive any prize for your personal use. Your School will be deemed the actual winner (“Winner”) and awarded the prize.

    BONUS ENTRIES: You may also receive one (1) bonus entry (“Bonus Entry”) per day during the Entry Period by including your Twitter handle on the online entry form and then (a) following @bestbuyedu and posting a Tweet to promote the Sweepstakes that includes the Twitter handle @bestbuyedu and the hashtag #BestBuyEducationEntry; or (b) Retweeting a Tweet posted by @bestbuyedu that includes the Twitter handle @bestbuyedu and the hashtag #BestBuyEducationEntry. Tweets and Retweets must conform to the following:
    • Must be in English, except for commonly understood foreign words;
    • Must contain @bestbuyedu and the hashtag #BestBuyEducationEntry;
    • Must not exceed 140 characters;
    • Must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including, but not limited to, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
    • Must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator, or any other person or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Sweepstakes;
    • Must not in any way mention, refer or otherwise allude to the name, logo or trademark of any entity, individual, product or brand other than those of Sponsor and its brands;
    • Must be entirely the original work of Entrant and not contain images or artwork not created by the Entrant;
    • Must not include personally identifiable information;
    • Must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, lewd, pornographic, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion);
    • Must not contain, facilitate, reference or use material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, political orientation, citizenship, ancestry, marital status or age (as determined by Sponsor at Sponsor’s sole discretion);
    • Must not contain any viruses, spyware, malware or other malicious components that are designed to harm the functionality of a computer in any way; and
    • Must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where Entry is created.

    LIMIT ONE (1) BONUS ENTRY PER DAY DURING THE ENTRY PERIOD. A “day” begins at 12:00:00 p.m. (noon) CT and ends at 11:59:59 a.m. CT. Twitter membership is free. Use of Twitter is subject to its privacy policy and terms of use, which can be found at www.twitter.com/tos and www.twitter.com/privacy. NOTE: Due to the way Twitter operates its service, Sponsor may not receive entries from Twitter users with “protected” updates (i.e., Entrant has set his/her account so that only people the Entrant has approved can view their updates). If you wish to get Bonus Entries in the Sweepstakes, please ensure that your account is set to non-private. Retweeted entries from non-mobile devices are free. If you Tweet via SMS from your wireless phone, your wireless service provider may charge you for each text message you send and receive, including those to and from Sponsor. Please consult your wireless-service provider regarding its pricing plans. Message and data rates may apply.

    Entrant represents that his or her Entry and Bonus Entry(ies) conform to all Entry Requirements and acknowledges that Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, disqualify him or her from the Sweepstakes if Sponsor decides that his or her Entry or any Bonus Entry fails to conform to the Entry Requirements or any other provision of these Official Rules. Administrator’s computer is the official clock for the purposes of the Sweepstakes.

    Proof of submitting an Entry will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. Any attempt by any person to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different e-mail accounts, Twitter accounts or any other methods will void all of that person’s Entries and that person will be disqualified. Any form of entry not stated in these Official Rules is void. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification in Sponsor’s sole discretion. All materials submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned.
  4. DRAWING:Potential prize Winners will be selected on or about July 13, 2015, 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. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Both the Entrant and School Principal of the winning Entry will be notified by an Administrator representative via email and overnight courier at the address and email address provided at time of entry on or about July 15, 2015. Please Note: The School will be deemed the actual Winner and awarded the prize. The employee who entered on behalf of the School will NOT receive any prize for his/her personal use. Limit one (1) prize per School.
  5. PRIZES/ODDS: Grand Prize (1): $25,000 worth of qualifying Best Buy products, services and support awarded in the form of a Best Buy for Business credit. An authorized representative of the winning School (to be designated by the School Principal) must order qualifying Best Buy products, services or support solely for use in the School through a Sponsor-designated Best Buy for Business representative only (not valid online or in store) by 5:00:00 p.m. CT on December 31, 2015. Any credit remaining after 5:00:00 p.m. CT on December 31, 2015, will be forfeited in its entirety. The credit cannot be used to purchase major appliances, small appliances or mobile phones, to pay off credit card balances, or to purchase gift cards. Products must be in stock and available for shipment (not valid for products on backorder). Winner will be solely responsible for any purchase amount which exceeds the $25,000 credit. Value: $25,000.00. First Prizes (2): $2,500 in Best Buy gift cards. Gift cards are subject to terms and conditions available at www.bestbuy.com/gcterms. Value: $2,500.00. Second Prizes (5): A Microsoft SurfaceTM Pro 3 128 GB with keyboard. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $1,000.00. Total Value/ARV of all prizes: $35,000.00. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, or redeem prizes for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right to substitute 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 of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. 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.
  6. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Participants agree (a) that Sponsor and its parent entity, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, advertising and promotion agencies, any companies who are promotional participants or prize providers, and Web masters and Web suppliers, 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 by participants 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, technical, typographical, human, or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize; and (b) except where legally prohibited, (i) Entrants grant (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their 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 Internet and/or World Wide Web, in perpetuity, without notice, review or approval; and (ii) Principals of winning Schools grant (and agree to confirm that grant in writing) permission for Sponsor and those acting under its authority to use their and their School’s name, photograph, voice and/or likeness, except where legally prohibited, for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes relating to the Sweepstakes, without additional compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered worldwide, without notice, review or approval; and I agree to obtain signed releases (in the form provided by Sponsor) from any School employees, agents and students (if under the age of majority in his or her jurisdiction, from the minor’s parent or legal guardian) whose names, photographs, voices and/or likenesses appear in any materials for advertising, trade and/or publicity purposes related to the Sweepstakes. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same Twitter account/email address. Should multiple users of the same Twitter account and/or email address enter the Sweepstakes and a dispute thereafter arise regarding the identity of the Entrant, the authorized account holder of said Twitter account/email at the time of entry will be considered the Entrant. “Authorized account holder’ of an email address is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. “Authorized account holder’ of a Twitter account is defined as the natural person who is assigned an account by Twitter or other organization which is responsible for assigning Twitter accounts or the domain associated with the submitted Twitter account. The Entrant and the Principal of potential winning Schools will be required to complete, sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and, where lawful, a Publicity Release within ten (10) days of attempted notification. If documents are not returned on a timely basis, or if prize notification or the prize is returned as non-deliverable, or if a potential Winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these Official Rules, such prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, awarded to an alternate Winner. By participating in this Sweepstakes, Entrant and winning School acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may collect the personal information submitted by them respectively, and use the information pursuant to the privacy policy available online at https://www.bestbuybusiness.com/bbfb/en/US/bb_info/bus_privacy_new2.html or by calling 1-888-BEST BUY.
  7. LIMITATIONS OF 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.
  8. 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, winning School 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.
  9. WINNERS LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: For a Winners list, send an e-mail to bestbuysweeps@gage.com. Requests must be received by July 31, 2015. Official Rules will also be posted on https://www.BestBuySweeps.com/main/rules/Education.aspx during the Entry Period.
  10. SPONSOR: Best Buy Stores, L.P., 7601 Penn Avenue South, Richfield, Minnesota 55423.
    ADMINISTRATOR: Gage Marketing Group, LLC, 10000 Highway 55, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55441.