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Nintendo 3DS Summer Gaming List SWEEPSTAKES

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. 

Purchase will not improve odds of winning.  Many will enter; few will win.

The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA (“Sponsor”). 

Eligibility:  Sweepstakes is open only to residents of the 50 United States, and District of Columbia who are at least thirteen (13) years old as of August 18, 2016. Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor and any of its respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, development and promotional partners, and advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each, are not eligible to win any prizes.

Sweepstakes Period:

(1)    Entry through Miiverse.  For entries via Miiverse, the Sweepstakes Period will begin at 10:00AM PT on August 18, 2016 and ends at 10:00PM PT on August 31, 2016

 

(2)    Alternative Method of Entry by Postcard.  For entries via postcard, the Sweepstakes Period will begin on August 18, 2016 and end on August 31, 2016 (both dates indicate the range of dates by which your postcard entry must be postmarked).

How to Enter: There are two ways to enter the Sweepstakes:

(1)  Entry through Miiverse.  To enter, follow these steps: (i) launch the Miiverse application from the Home Menu of the Wii U GamePad controller or your Nintendo 3DS family system; (ii) access the Nintendo 3DS Summer Vacation Sweepstakes community; and (iii) during the Sweepstakes Period, make a post to the Nintendo 3DS Summer Gaming List Sweepstakes community describing what your favorite Nintendo 3DS game is for this summer. Please format your entry as follows:

(a) include the following hashtags at the beginning of your post: #NintendoSummer  #NintendoSweepstakes

  (2)  Alternative Method of Entry by Postcard.  To enter without posting comments to Miiverse, hand print your (i) first and last name, (ii) email address, and (iii) a description of what your favorite Nintendo 3DS game is for this summer on a postcard approximately three and a half by five inches (3.5" x 5") in size and mail it to: Nintendo of America Inc., Attn: Miiverse –Nintendo 3DS Summer Gaming List Sweepstakes Entry,  Nintendo of America PO Box 957 Redmond, WA 98073-957, USA.  Unless you have already subscribed to receive communications from Nintendo, the email address, mailing address and phone number you provide will be used only for purposes of the Sweepstakes.  All postcard entries must be postmarked between August 18, 2016 and August 31, 2016, and received by Sponsor by Tuesday, September 6, 2016 to be eligible for the Sweepstakes.

Limit one (1) entry per person, regardless of method of entry.

Selection of Winners: On or about September 15, 2016, five (5) potential prize winners (“Prize Winners”) will be randomly selected from all eligible entries received.  Each selected potential Prize Winner will be notified by email on or about September 20, 2016. 

Prize: There are five (5) Prize packages offered in the Sweepstakes.  Each Prize Winner will receive a prize package that consists of one (1) download code for each of the following games: Kirby: Planet Robobot, Mario Kart 7, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Disney Art Academy, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and either Pokémon Omega Ruby or Pokémon Alpha Sapphire. Download codes will be provided by email.  ARV of each First Prize package: US$279.92. 

Odds of winning a prize depend on number of eligible entries received.  All prizes will be awarded if at least thirty (30) eligible entries are received.  Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within seven (7) days after delivery of notification may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.  No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize.  Prizes won by a person who entered the Sweepstakes while under the age of 18 (or age of majority in his or her state or province of residence) (a “Minor”) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the Minor's behalf.  All prizes are awarded "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. 

Use of Entries:  Miiverse posts are governed by the Nintendo Network Services Agreement between Sponsor and users of Nintendo Network Services (including Miiverse).  The Nintendo Network Services Agreement, among other things, permits Sponsor to use all or part of the content in users’ Miiverse posts for marketing and promotional purposes.  If you do not want Nintendo to use your entry description for marketing or promotional purposes, do not enter the Sweepstakes via Miiverse and instead enter via mail-in entry and do not include an entry description with your entry.  In addition, except where prohibited by law, entry into the Sweepstakes by any means constitutes permission, but not the obligation, to use entrant’s name, state of residence, likeness, entry description and/or prize information, without limitation, for Sponsor's promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.  As a condition of being awarded a prize, winners (and if a winner is a Minor, winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to confirm such permissions in writing.

General Terms and Conditions: The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Washington, USA.  This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and is void where prohibited.  Any provision of these Official Rules deemed unenforceable will be enforced to the extent permissible, and the remainder of these Official Rules will remain in effect.  Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  Sponsor shall not be responsible for late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or misdirected entries and accept no responsibility for any injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from an entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to amend these Official Rules or to terminate this Sweepstakes.  By entering the Sweepstakes, you release Sponsor from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  As a condition of being awarded a prize, winners (and if winner is a Minor, winner’s parent or legal guardian) may be required to execute and deliver a written affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability, tax forms, and other reasonable documentation.  By entering, entrants certify that they have complied with these Official Rules and are eligible to win.  For a copy of the winners list or these Official Rules, send a written request with a self-addressed, business-size return envelope to: Attn: Miiverse Nintendo 3DS Summer Gaming List Sweepstakes, Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA.  By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects.  All rights reserved.  © 2016 Nintendo.