March 2018 Sweeps Official Rules

2018 Best of Sony Sweepstakes



1. Eligibility: The 2018 Best of Sony Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to permanent legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. or D.C. (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam and all other U.S. and foreign territories and possessions), who (i) are currently physically located and residing therein, (ii) are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the time of entry, and (iii) are registered Sony Rewards members or become registered Sony Rewards members in conjunction with entering the Sweepstakes.  Entrants must also have either a valid Social Security number or a valid U.S. Individual Tax Identification Number to participate. Employees of Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sponsor”), Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc. (“Sweepstakes Administrator”), Merkle Corporation, their advertising or promotion agencies, those involved in or associated with the production, design, printing, development, implementation or handling of the Sweepstakes, any agents acting for, or on behalf of the above entities, the above entities’ respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and related companies, the above entities’ officers, directors, licensees, and service providers (collectively “Sweepstakes Entities”), members of such persons’ immediate families (spouses, domestic partners, children, siblings, parents), and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.   

2. Sweepstakes Description: The Sweepstakes consists of a promotion in which potential entrants can enter the Sweepstakes by visiting sweeps ("Website”) and following the instructions on the Website during the period between 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on March 5, 2018 and 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 30, 2018 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  Any non-Sony Rewards member who visits the Website can become a member of Sony Rewards, and in conjunction with signing up receive an entry into the Sweepstakes, as further detailed below in Section 3.  In the event that an individual that is already a Sony Rewards member visits the Website, he/she will be entered into the Sweepstakes by logging into his/her Sony Rewards account through the Website.  Individuals may also use the AMOE (defined below).  The Sweepstakes has available one (1) prize consisting of Sony merchandise as outlined in Section 4 (“Prize”).  ET shall control for all purposes of the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor’s computer shall be the official clock for purposes of the Sweepstakes.  The potential winning of the Prize is subject to verification, as set forth below. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

3. How to Enter: TO ENTER, YOU MUST BE OR BECOME A REGISTERED MEMBER WITH SONY REWARDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH ENTERING INTO THE SWEEPSTAKES TROUGH THE WEBSITE. IF YOU ARE ALREADY A SONY REWARDS MEMBER, YOU MUST LOG INTO YOUR SONY REWARDS ACCOUNT THROUGH THE WEBSITE.  IF YOU ARE ALREADY A SONY REWARDS MEMBER DO NOT REGISTER FOR A SECOND SONY REWARDS ACCOUNT.  If you are a Sony Rewards Member, to enter the Sweepstakes, access the Website and log in to your Sony Rewards account with your username and password.  Upon successfully logging into your Sony Rewards account you will receive one entry (“Online Entry”) into the Sweepstakes.  If you are not a Sony Rewards member, you must register to become a member by visiting the Website and then clicking on the Join Now text link to access the Sony Rewards registration form.  You must complete the following information on the registration form: First Name; Last Name; E-mail Address (E-mail Address must be confirmed as part of the enrollment process in order to be eligible for the Prize); Date of Birth; and your choice of Password (collectively, “Registration Information”).  In connection with signing up for the Sony Rewards program you will automatically receive one (1) Online Entry into the Sweepstakes.  In order to enter the Sweepstakes without signing up to be a Sony Rewards member or being a Sony Rewards member, send an email with your First Name; Last Name; E-mail Address; Phone Number; and Date of Birth to (“AMOE Entry,” and collectively, with Online Entry, “Sweepstakes Entry”).  Sweepstakes Entries must be received by 11:59:59 p.m. ET on March 30, 2018.  Limit one (1) Sweepstakes Entry per person for the entire Sweepstakes Period.  All required Registration Information and AMOE Entry information must be completed in full, be accurate and valid.  Any Sweepstakes Entries submitted in excess of this limit will be disqualified.  Any attempted form of participation in this Sweepstakes other than as described herein is void.  Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void that entrant’s Sweepstakes Entry and that entrant may be disqualified, at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Proof of delivery or receipt of Sweepstakes Entries will not be deemed by Sponsor as proof of receipt (or entry).  If an entrant is a resident of a jurisdiction that deems him/her to be a minor, he/she must obtain parental/legal guardian consent prior to entering or submitting any personally identifiable information to Sponsor.  If entrants use a web-enabled mobile device to participate, data rates may apply (entrants should contact their service provider for data rates/plans).  Entrants should use care and do not drive while entering the Sweepstakes. 

4. Prize/Odds of Winning: There is one (1) Prize for the Sweepstakes.  The Prize winner will receive one (1) 49” Bravia XBR X800E Series TV (approximate retail value (“ARV”): $649.99); one (1) PS4 Pro (ARV: $399.99); one (1) collection of steelbook DVDs (ARV: $500) (actual DVD’s awarded at Sponsor’s sole discretion); one (1) Jumanji Prize Package (ARV: $200) (actual items awarded at Sponsor’s sole discretion and may include a backpack, canteen/water bottle, etc.); one (1) Sony soundbar (model #: HT-NT5) (ARV: $600.00); and one (1) Sony headphone with mic (model #: MDR-XB650BT) (ARV: $100.00).  Total ARV of the Prize is $2,449.98.  Odds of winning the Prize depend upon the total number of eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for the Prize is available, except that Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute a Prize (or any prize element) with one of equal or greater value due to Prize (or prize element) unavailability or for any other reason.  Any depiction of the Prize, in Sweepstakes materials or otherwise, is for illustrative purposes only.  All expenses not specifically mentioned as being included (e.g., any required installation, requested upgrades/options, subscriptions) are excluded and are the Prize winner’s sole responsibility.  The Prize only comes with standard Sony Electronics Inc. manufacturer’s warranty. All federal, state or other tax liabilities (including, but not limited to, income taxes) arising from winning the Prize in the Sweepstakes will be the sole responsibility of the Prize winner and the Prize winner will receive an IRS Form 1099 (or other tax documents, if applicable) from Sponsor for 2018 for the total ARV of the Prize won as stated herein.  The Prize will only be shipped to a street address in the 50 states of the U.S. and D.C.  The Sweepstakes Administrator is not the supplier or guarantor of the Prize.   

5. Drawing and Notification of Winner: For the Sweepstakes, one (1) Prize winner will be randomly selected from all eligible Sweepstakes Entries received during the Sweepstakes Period, in a drawing to be held within one (1) business day following the end of the Sweepstakes Period, by the Sweepstakes Administrator, an independent organization.  The potential Prize winner will be notified by Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative via phone or email (at the phone number or email address provided in their Sony Rewards Registration Information or AMOE Entry) within approximately one (1) business day after the drawing is completed.  The potential Prize winner will be required to sign, execute, have notarized and return an original unmodified Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release, (where legal) a Publicity Release and any other documentation that Sponsor requires (collectively "Affidavit/Release”).  Sponsor must receive a completed Affidavit/Release as well as a copy of the potential Prize winner’s legible government issued photo identification and any other documentation (“Documents”) required by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion within five (5) days after such Affidavit Release is sent to the potential Prize winner from Sponsor.  If the potential Prize winner cannot be reached, does not respond within the times noted above, if he/she is found to be ineligible, or if his/her Documents are undeliverable for any reason, such potential Prize winner will be disqualified, and, in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, an alternate potential winner for the Prize may be selected from all remaining eligible Sweepstakes Entries.

6. General Conditions: The Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations (collectively “Rules and Laws”).  By accepting the Prize, the Prize winner attests to the provisions stated herein including the accuracy of his/her Registration Information or AMOE Entry information and his/her compliance with these Official Rules.  Where permitted by law, the Prize winner’s acceptance of the Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and Sony Corporation of America (“SCA”) to use such Prize winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, voice, biographical information and address (city and state) for advertising/trade/publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media (including but not limited to posting on,, any of Sponsor’s and SCA’s social channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (and future social channels to be launched), email, newsletter, mobile app, print, in Sony owned or operated buildings, and in Sony retail stores now known or hereinafter devised), in perpetuity, without further notice, permission or compensation, in connection with the Sweepstakes, or the Prize awarded, and the advertising and marketing thereof and of Sponsor and SCA. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, the Website, or any web page or web banner ad related to the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person.  Any person attempting to defraud or in any way tamper with the Sweepstakes will be ineligible to win the Prize and will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not running as originally planned, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes and instruct the Sweepstakes Administrator to either not award the Prize or to conduct the applicable drawing and award the Prize for the Sweepstakes from all eligible Sweepstakes Entries received prior to and/or after (as appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor.

7. Additional Terms and Disclaimers: Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible or liable for Sweepstakes Entries that are entered by other than human means (such as by an automated computer program or any non-human mechanism, entity, or device), in excess of the stated limits, or for Sweepstakes Entries that are illegible, late, destroyed, lost, misplaced, stolen, misdirected, tampered with, incomplete, deleted, damaged, mutilated, dropped, inaccessible, corrupted, jumbled,  or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules and all such Sweepstakes Entries will be disqualified.  By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless the Sweepstakes Entities from any and all liability and any losses/injuries of any kind, including personal injury and/or death, resulting or arising from participation in the Sweepstakes and entrants participation therein, or the acceptance/possession of the Prize by the winner of the Prize; including, but not limited to, inability to use the Prize; human error; incorrect or inaccurate transcription of Sweepstakes Registration Information or AMOE Entry information; any technical malfunctions of the telephone network, computer online system, computer dating mechanism, computer equipment, software, or internet service provider utilized by the Sweepstakes or any entrant;  interruption or inability to access the Sweepstakes, Website, or any online service via the internet due to hardware or software compatibility problems; wireless network dead zones or obstructions; any damage to entrant’s (or any third person’s) computer and/or its contents related to or resulting from any part of the Sweepstakes; any lost/delayed data transmissions, omissions, interruptions, defects; and/or any other errors or malfunctions, even if caused by the negligence of one of the Sweepstakes Entities.  Sweepstakes Entities are also not responsible for any typographical or other error contained in these Official Rules or other Sweepstakes-related materials.  IN NO EVENT WILL ANY SWEEPSTAKES ENTITY BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, ANY PRIZE AWARDED HEREUNDER, YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE OR THE DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING OF MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE WEBSITE.  Entrants also agree to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and/or Sponsor’s representatives, which are final and binding in all respects, and waive any right to claim any ambiguity in these Official Rules or any Sweepstakes materials.  The failure of Sponsor to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, or actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsor (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. 

8. GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION: The Sweepstakes shall be construed and governed according to the laws of the U.S. and the state of New York. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to (i) the Sweepstakes, (ii) the awarding or redemption of the Prize and/or, (iii) the determination of the scope or applicability of these Official Rules or their enforcement or interpretation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state’s laws.  Entrant agrees that his/her claim, if any, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action.  Entrant further agrees that any claim/judgment/award shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with participating in the Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and, under no circumstances, will an entrant be entitled to awards. Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. Should any term of this Section be deemed void, unenforceable or contrary to law, such term shall, but only to the extent necessary to bring this section within the requirements of law, be deemed to be severed from the other terms of these Official Rules, and the remainder of these Official Rules shall be given effect as if it had not included the severed term herein. 


9. OFFICIAL RULES/WINNER NAME:  An additional copy of these Official Rules by which all participants are bound, or the name of the Prize winner, may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: 2018 Best of Sony Sweepstakes “Rules” or “Winners List” (specify which), P.O. Box 6493, Burbank, CA 91510 to be received no later than May 30, 2018.

10. SPONSOR: This promotion is sponsored by Sony Electronics Inc., 1 Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656.

11. SWEEPSTAKES ADMINISTRATOR: Enteractive Solutions Group, Inc., P.O. Box 7398, Burbank, CA 91510.


©2018 ESG.  Participants may copy these Official Rules for personal use only and not for any commercial purpose whatsoever.  All rights reserved.

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