2021 Micro Center Reddit

“2021 Micro Center Reddit" Contest

OFFICIAL RULES

These are the Official Rules (Rules) for the “2021 Micro Center Reddit” Contest (the “Contest”) that govern how the Contest will operate. Entrant must agree to these Rules to participate in the Contest. Please read them carefully to fully understand the Rules prior to registering for the Contest.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

DATES OF CONTEST: The Contest begins at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on November 4, 2021 and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on November 11, 2021 (“Challenge Period”). For purposes of these Rules, all times given are in Pacific Time (“PT”). Sponsor’s clock is the official clock of the Contest.

SPONSOR: TIntel Corporation, 2200 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054-154.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to persons who are legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry; (each, an “Entrant”). Employees and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings or spouse, regardless of where they live, or persons living in same household, whether related or not) of Intel Corporation (“Sponsor”) and each of its respective parent companies, divisions, affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, advertising and agencies, and any others engaged in the development, production, execution or distribution of this Contest, and the entities supplying the prizes herein (all of the aforementioned collectively referred to as the “Contest Entities”), are not eligible to participate. Contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, without regard to conflict of law provisions. Contest is void in Puerto Rico, US territories and possessions located outside of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and wherever else restricted or prohibited by law.

By entering, each Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Rules, the information provided by Sponsor in connection with the Contest, and the decisions of the Sponsor (or its authorized representative) which are final and binding with respect to all matters pertaining to this Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

HOW TO ENTER: Visit https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder-intel.aspx (the “Website”) and configure an Intel® processor-based PC configuration using the Microcenter Custom PC Builder Tool. Configurations must include an 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor. Paste the configuration URL from the ‘Share’ section on the right side of the page into a comment on the official Contest thread on r/buildapc (the “Submission”), along with the words “contest entry” and a short explanation of the PC’s intended game or use to receive one (1) Submission into the Contest. The contest thread will be posted in r/buildapc by u/IntelGaming on November 04, 2021 and include “2021 Micro Center Reddit Contest” in the post title. You must be a Reddit member to enter and access to the Internet in order to enter. Normal Internet, phone and usage charges imposed by your online or phone service provider may apply. Membership registration is free. Visit www.reddit.com and the User Agreement ( https://www.redditinc.com/policies/user-agreement ) to create an account.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Reddit. Entrant understands that he/she is supplying his/her information to the Sponsor and not to Reddit.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS: Limit of one (1) Submission per Entrant for the entire Contest Period.

Entry in this Contest does not constitute entry into any other promotion. The time stamp on the above entry methods will determine whether the entry is received during the Contest Period.

Neither Sponsor, nor any other Contest Entity, are responsible for any Submission that is lost, late, misdirected or undeliverable, whether due to system errors, omissions, interruption, deletions, defects, delay in operations or transmissions or any other reason, theft or destruction or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, Submissions not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.

By submitting a Submission, Entrants grant Sponsor and their affiliated companies worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional, and fully paid-up rights to publicly perform, display, broadcast, or transmit the Submissions, in whole or in part, for promotion and marketing purposes worldwide in any and all forms of media, whether now know or hereafter devised, and to distribute (directly or indirectly through multiple tiers) the Submission to Sponsor affiliates, its marketing agencies, and to third parties for these purposes. Submissions must be truthful in all respects. Entrants further agree and warrant that he/she may not submit any Submission that is known or that should be known at the time by the Entrant that (a) is false, inaccurate, or misleading; (b) infringes on any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (c) violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising); or (d) is or may reasonably be considered defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation.

Any attempt by an Entrant to obtain more than the allowable number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, Accounts, identities, registrations, logins, and/or any other methods, including, but not limited to, automated entry, will void all of that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified from the Contest. Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Accounts. Neither the Sponsor nor any Contest Entity will verify receipt of entries for Entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

NON-QUALIFYING SUBMISSIONS: Submissions (a) containing general obscene, lewd, crude, vulgar, profane, defamatory or inappropriate text, including acts of violence or acts that appear to cause harm; (b) containing other offensive content and/or any content expressing explicit, graphic or excessive indecent content that is or could be considered inappropriate, unsuitable, or offensive; (c) containing and displaying third-party brands prominently and intentionally or any materials that violate or infringe (or may infringe) any copyright (including, without limitation, music or artistic work), trademark, logo, or other mark that identifies a brand, entity or other proprietary right of any person living or deceased, including but not limited to rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light; (d) violating Reddit or r/buildapc rules; or (e) otherwise violate these Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor, in their sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify a Submission with offensive content or material that it feels inappropriate in any way. Each Submission submitted must be an original work, never previously published, manufactured or produced. Late Submissions or Submissions sent via any other method than those stated above will not be accepted.

JUDGING:
Phase 1: On or about November 12, 2021, all eligible Submissions received during the Contest Period will be judged by a Sponsor representative based on the following criteria:

  • Compatibility (25%)
  • Best Gaming Setup (25%)
  • Use of 12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (25%)
  • Creativity (25%)

The Submission that receives the highest overall score will be the grand prize winner (the “Grand Prize Winner”). The Submission that receives the next highest overall score will be the first prize winner (the “First Prize Winner”) and the Submission that received the next highest overall score will be the second prize winner (the “Second Prize Winner”). In the event of a tie, the Sponsor will cast one (1) vote to determine the Submission that best meets the judging criteria as outlined above. Sponsor may perform as many ‘tie-breakers’ needed in order to determine exactly one (1) Grand Prize Winner, one (1) First Prize Winner, and one (1) Second Prize Winner.

The judging of Submissions will be conducted under supervision of the Sponsor, whose decisions are based upon their sole interpretation of these Rules and are final and binding in all respects.

Sponsor reserves the right not to award all prizes if, in its sole discretion, it receives an insufficient number of eligible and qualified Submissions. Prize awards are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these Official Rules.

PRIZES: The grand prize winner will receive an Intel® Core™ i9 processor with an approximate ARV of $650, an ASUS motherboard, a 600-series ASUS motherboard with an approximate ARV of $300, and a swag bag with an approximate ARV of $50, having a total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $1,000.

The First Prize Winner will receive an Intel® Core™ i7 processor with an approximate ARV of $450, a 600-series ASUS motherboard with an approximate ARV of $300, and a swag bag with an approximate ARV of $50, having a total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $800.

The Second Prize Winner will receive an Intel® Core™ i5 processor with an approximate ARV of $320, a 600-series ASUS motherboard with an approximate ARV of $300, and a swag bag with an approximate ARV of $50, having a total approximate retail value (“ARV”) of $670.

Total ARV of all prizes is $2,470.

PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Prize winners agree that the prizes are being provided “as is” and the Sponsor or its authorized representations make no warranties, representations or guarantees regarding any prize, including but not limited to its quality, condition, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. No transfer or substitution of a prize is allowed except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Each prize winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations. The value of the prize may taxable as income and the prize winner is solely responsible for all matters relating to the prize, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state, and local taxes that become due with respect to the prize. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value if any part of the prize becomes unavailable due to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsor. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen portion of the prize. Except where prohibited by law, the prize winner’s entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor or the Contest Entities to use said prize winner’s first name and last initial, photograph, likeness, statements, and voice on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation (TN residents will not be required to sign a publicity release as a condition of winning a prize). No more than the number of prizes as set forth in these Rules will be awarded.

PRIZE NOTIFICATION/CLAIM: Potential prize winner will be notified by a Sponsor Representative via email within seven (7) days from the judging date (the “Notification”). In the event the Sponsor Representative cannot reach a potential prize winner via the Notification, the potential prize winner does not respond by the date indicated within the Notification, or if it is determined by the Sponsor, in their sole discretion, that a potential prize winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, he/she will be disqualified (without compensation of any kind) and an alternate prize winner will be selected based upon the Entrant whose Submission received the next highest cumulative score in Judging, and he/she will be notified as outlined above.

Except where prohibited, prize winner must sign and return to the Sponsor Representative, within the date and time indicated in the Notification, an “Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability/Publicity Release,” IRS form W-9, and any other relevant form (collectively, the “Required Documents”) in order to claim the prize. If the potential prize winner fails to sign and return the Required Documents within the required time period, the potential prize winner forfeits his/her right to the prize and an alternate prize winner will be selected based upon the Entrants whose Submission received the next highest cumulative score in Judging. When the value associated with the prize is taxable as income, the prize winner is solely responsible for any taxes, including, but not limited to all applicable federal, state and local taxes that become due with respect to the value of the prize. The Sponsor (or third party acting on its behalf) must report the value of the prize to the Internal Revenue Service in the year the prize is received by the prize winner and will be reported to the prize winner and the Internal Revenue Service in the form of a Form 1099.In the event it is deemed during the verification process that the potential prize winner does not have a unique, personal and valid social security number for Sponsor (or third party acting on its behalf) to report the tax liability associated with acceptance of the prize, potential prize winner will be disqualified and another prize winner will be selected as outlined above. Valid social security numbers will be determined by IRS requirements. If it is determined by the Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that a potential prize winner is not eligible in accordance with these Official Rules, the potential prize winner forfeits his/her right to the prize and an alternate will be selected as outlined above. In the event that the potential prize winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor shall have no liability or obligation to such individual.

GENERAL RULES OF PARTICIPATION:

  1. LIABILITY RELEASE: By participating and to the fullest extent permissible by law, Entrants agree to release, discharge, defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsor, Administrator, and any other authorized third parties, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claims made by prize winners, Entrants or any other third parties, related in any way to the operation of the Contest as well as any other claims, damages or liability due to any injuries, damages or losses to any person (including death) or property of any kind resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related activity or participation in the Contest.
  2. FINALITY OF DECISIONS: By participating in this Contest, Entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final in all respects and not subject to appeal. Sponsor reserves the right permanently to disqualify from this Contest any Entrant it believes has violated these Rules.
  3. PROMOTIONAL USAGE: Except where prohibited, winning a prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use prize winners’ name, addresses (city & state/province/territory), videos, photos, voices and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity, for this Contest only, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  4. LOST OR MISDIRECTED ENTRIES: Sponsor and/or Contest Entities are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, undeliverable or incomplete entries, whether due to system errors or failures, faulty transmissions or other telecommunications malfunctions, entries not received resulting from any hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or telephone transmissions, typographical or system errors and failures, faulty transmissions, technical malfunctions, or otherwise.
  5. CHEATING, HACKING, & DECEPTIVE ENTRIES: Sponsor may prohibit an Entrant from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said Entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrant, Sponsor, or Contest Entities.
  6. UNFORSEEN TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: If for any reason this Contest is not able to be conducted as planned, including, but not limited to, by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest and select prize winners from those entries received up to the cancellation/suspension date. Notification of such action will be provided on the Website.
  7. JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in the State of Oregon and any and all disputes shall be governed by Oregon law, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to the lower of actual or reasonable out-of-pocket costs incurred, not to exceed $500.00 USD, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, "Special Damages"), and (4) Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. Oregon law, without reference to its choice of law rules, governs the Contest and all aspects related thereto.
  8. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. SPONSOR’S FAILURE TO ENFORCE ANY TERM OF THESE RULES SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THESE PROVISIONS

PRIVACY NOTICE: If not stated otherwise in these Rules, personal information collected from Entrants will be incorporated in computerized files belonging to Sponsor and used where applicable in accordance with the respective privacy policy and in accordance with all applicable data protection and privacy laws.

Collection and use of Entrant’s personal information in conjunction with participation in the Contest shall be governed by Sponsor’s Privacy Notice, accessible at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/privacy/intel-privacy-notice.html.

WINNER'S LIST/RULES REQUEST: For the names of the prize winners, please submit a self-addressed, stamped envelope by December 15, 2021 to “2021 Micro Center Reddit” Contest (please specify “Winner's List” or “Rules Request”), PO Box 458, Newark, NY, 14513. A copy of these Official Rules may also be obtained at http://pcgamingcontests.com during the Contest Period.

This Contest shall not be published without permission of the Sponsor.