The Elder Scrolls Online has announced that it will be giving away $1,000,000 USD to players of the game. To enter, go this page and follow the instructions on submitting an online or mail-in form. You must be 18 years or older to enter.
In order to win the grand prize, register via the entry form and log into the game sometime between December 3rd, 2015 and January 10th, 2016.
The second prize is 3,000,000 (Crowns) to 1,000 players who have entered, meaning 3,000 for each of them.
The Elder Scrolls Online is available for 60% off digitally from the ZOS store, along with Steam, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live – along with other participating retailers – now through December 7th.
The winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries on February 1st, 2016.
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(*Payable $50,000/year, for 20 years, no interest)
OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. #ESO #MillionReasonsToPlay US$1,000,000 Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Bethesda Softworks LLC (the “Sponsor”) and administered by Midnight Oil Agency, Inc. (the “Administrator”). For the purposes of the Sweepstakes, the “Sweepstakes Group” is composed of the Sponsor and the Administrator, together with their affiliates and related companies, including without limitation their parent, sister and subsidiary companies, retailers, franchisees, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers of material and services related to the Sweepstakes, and any other corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other legal entity directly involved in the Sweepstakes and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and other representatives.
1. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD
The Sweepstakes starts on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 12:01:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) and ends on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
All participants must (a) be at least 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, whichever is older, (residents of Alabama or Nebraska must be at least 19 years old; residents of Mississippi must be at least 21 years old),at the time of Entry; (b) possess a valid form of identification; and (c) be a legal resident of: (i) one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia (excluding residents of Florida, New York, Rhode Island, the territories and military installations), (ii) Canada, excluding the Province of Quebec, (iii) Finland, (iv) France, (v) Germany, (vi) Mexico, (vii) Norway, (viii) Russia, (ix) Switzerland, or (x) the United Kingdom. Persons identified as “Blocked Persons” or persons subject to applicable sanctions prohibitions, including, without limitation, those persons listed on the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, national, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited, restricted or where Sweepstakes Group would be subject to a tax by law. Excluded from eligibility are officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of Sweepstakes Group, each of its respective parent, affiliated or related companies, agencies, suppliers of the materials and services related to this Sweepstakes, and members of any immediate families (defined as parents, siblings, children and spouses, regardless of where they live) or households (whether or not related) of such officers, directors, employees, agents and sales representatives (collectively above, the “Eligibility Criteria”).
3. HOW TO ENTER
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Internet access required at your cost. An individual meeting the Eligibility Criteria may enter the Sweepstakes during the Sweepstakes Period in one of two ways (each method an “Entry,” collectively, the “Entries”):
(i)With a Valid The Elder Scrolls ® Online Account: During the Sweepstakes Period: Access the #ESO #MillionReasonsToPlay US$1,000,000 Giveaway website at: https://millionreasons.elderscrollsonline.com; Complete the Sweepstakes entry form; Accept the terms, conditions, and Official Sweepstakes Rules; Click the “Register” button to submit your entry form; and Log into your valid The Elder Scrolls ® Online account and play The Elder Scrolls ® Online at least once during the Sweepstakes Period. Upon submission of your entry form, you will be entered into the Sweepstakes for a chance to win a prize described in Section 6 below (“Prize”), provided that you log into your valid The Elder Scrolls ® Online account and play the game at least once during the Sweepstakes Period. If you do not play, your entry form will not be counted. Entrant may only use one (1) valid The Elder Scrolls ® Online account in connection with this Sweepstakes. Chances of winning are not increased based on game play.
(ii)Mail In Entry: During the Sweepstakes Period, access the Mail In Entry Form (available at: https://millionreasons.elderscrollsonline.com/form (“Mail In Entry Form”), download and print the Mail In Entry Form and complete all fields, and mail it to : P.O Box 490, Woodbury, NY 11797-0490, United States of America (“Mail In Entry”). The Mail In Entry Form must contain all requested information or the Mail In Entry may be disqualified. All Mail In Entries must be postmarked no later than January 10, 2016, and must be received at the foregoing address no later than January 26, 2016 to be entered to win a Prize. Entries received after the January 26, 2016 deadline will not be considered. By submission of an Entry, you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to abide by these Official Sweepstakes Rules. Your Entry must adhere to the Eligibility Criteria listed above or your Entry will be void and ineligible for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit: One (1) Entry per person during the Sweepstakes Period regardless of method of entry. Entry must be submitted by the entrant him or herself. Any attempt to exceed the maximum number of Entries per person is a violation of these Official Sweepstakes Rules and may result in disqualification. Use of automated devices is prohibited; automated Entries (including but not limited to Entries submitted using any robot, script, macro or other automated service) are not permitted and may result in disqualification.
Incomplete, corrupted, garbled, misdirected or otherwise illegible Entries, or Entries without contact information, or agreement to these Official Sweepstakes Rules, are void and will not be accepted. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false Entries or Entries suspected of being false. All Entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. All Entries must be received by Sponsor by the deadlines specified above.
4. HOW TO WIN
On or about Monday, February 1, 2016 (the “Draw Date”) in Woodbury, New York, a random draw will be conducted by Sweepstakes Group or its designee, from all eligible Entries that are timely received in accordance with Section 3 to select one (1) Grand Prize winner and one thousand (1,000) Secondary Prize winners. See Prize Claim Conditions in Rule 5 below. Odds of being selected as eligible to win a Prize in this Sweepstakes will depend on the total number of eligible Entries timely received in accordance with Section 3. Prizes will be awarded by random draw and there will be no geographically apportioned distribution of the Prizes.
5. PRIZE CLAIM CONDITIONS
Sponsor will attempt to notify each selected entrant via email within approximately forty-eight (48) hours of the Draw Date at the email account provided by the entrant in his or her The Elder Scrolls ® Online account if that was the means of entry or provided on the Mail-In Entry form if that was the means of entry.
In order to be declared a prize winner, each selected entrant must:
(i)complete and return to Sponsor (or its authorized agent) by the deadline specified in the documents a written affidavit of eligibility (or declaration and release) and publicity release form (collectively, the “Release”), releasing the Sweepstakes Group from any liability in connection with this Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize;
(ii)complete all tax documentation required by the law of the jurisdiction in which the selected entrant resides (“Tax Documentation”);
(iii)have a bank account at an institution to which Sponsor's bank is permitted and willing to transfer funds, directly or through correspondent bank relationships; and
(iv)If entrant is a resident of Canada: correctly answer without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered at a mutually convenient time in person or by telephone.
Sponsor will attempt to notify each selected entrant a maximum of two times. If selected entrant does not respond within three (3) calendar days of fist attempt by Sponsor or Sponsor's agent, Sponsor will make a second and final attempt to notify the selected entrant. Return of any prize or winner notification as undeliverable, inability to reach selected entrant or failure of selected entrant to respond to notification within three (3) calendar days of second attempt by Sponsor or Sponsor's agent, failure to provide proof of eligibility (if requested), Release documents, Tax Documentation or other required documentation in a timely manner, failure to correctly answer the skill-testing question (as applicable), or other non-compliance with these Official Sweepstakes Rules may result in disqualification, forfeiture of the prize and, at Sponsor's sole discretion, selection of an alternate eligible entrant for the forfeited prize at random from all remaining eligible Entries received, who will be subject to disqualification in the same manner.
There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner, and one thousand (1,000) Secondary Prize winners. Prizes will be delivered to winners on or about February 22, 2016, provided that winners have fully complied with the terms of Rule 5 (“Prize Claim Conditions”), above.
Grand Prize: One million U.S. dollars ($1,000,000 USD), to be paid as an annuity of $50,000 USD per year, for twenty (20) years, without interest (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) based on present value: $775,000). By accepting the annuity, the Grand Prize winner agrees to release the Sweepstakes Group from all liability and responsibility for payments of the prize and acknowledges that such liability and responsibility shall rest only with the annuity company from which the annuity is purchased for the winner.
Secondary Prize: 3,000 Crowns, to be delivered electronically to the user's valid The Elder Scrolls ® Online account or in the form of a voucher to be emailed to the email address used on the entry forms submitted by Secondary Prize winners who do not have a valid account. All Secondary Prizes that are not used by the winner within three (3) years of the date received by the winner will expire. ARV of each Secondary Prize: $25. One thousand (1000) Secondary Prizes to be awarded. Total ARV: $25,000.
Total ARV of all prizes: $800,000.
ARVs are correct at date of publication, but may be subject to change. Any difference between the ARV and the actual value will not be paid to the winner.
The Prizes will be delivered only to verified winners. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and may not be substituted, transferred or redeemed for cash or otherwise, except that the winner of the Grand Prize may designate beneficiaries of the annuity per the terms of the annuity granted; however, the Sweepstakes Group reserves the right to substitute Secondary Prizes for a prize of equal or greater monetary value, in cash or otherwise, at its sole discretion, if a prize, or any component of any prize, cannot be awarded for any reason. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prizes. To the extent permitted by law, Sponsor makes no representations or warranties with respect to any prize. As applicable, delivery of Secondary Prizes to participants that entered the Sweepstakes using the Mail In Entry method will include delivery via e-mail of a voucher good for 3,000 Crowns to the e-mail address specified on the winner's Mail In Entry Form. Winners will be responsible for all taxes (federal, state, and local of all applicable jurisdictions) and all expenses not listed herein related to acceptance and use of any prize. Any person winning $600 or more worth of prizes from Sponsor in a calendar year will receive an IRS form 1099 after the end of the calendar year in which the prizes were awarded, and copy of such form will be filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or such other tax form as may be required by the laws of the jurisdiction in which the winner resides.
7. PERSONAL INFORMATION
Sponsor and its authorized agents will collect, use, and disclose the personal information you provide when you enter the Sweepstakes for the purposes of administering the Sweepstakes and prize fulfillment. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants consent to such collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information. Non-U.S. Participants Only: The Sweepstakes websites may be hosted on servers in the United States, and the personal information you provide may therefore also be subject to the laws of the United States, which may not provide the same type or level of data protection as the laws in your country.
By accepting a Prize, each winner agrees to Sponsor's use of his/her name, city/state/province of residence, picture, biographical information, statements, voice and likeness in any advertising and publicity Sponsor may conduct relating to the Sweepstakes in any media or format, whether now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the World Wide Web, at any time or times in perpetuity, without further compensation or notice, except where prohibited by law. Aggregate and anonymized Sweepstakes winner information may be used by the Sponsor to communicate about the Sweepstakes to its retailers and distributors.
8. RIGHT TO VOID / TERMINATE / SUSPEND / MODIFY
Sponsor reserves the right to suspend or modify this Sweepstakes, or these Official Sweepstakes Rules, in whole or in part, at any time and without notice or obligation if, in Sponsor's sole opinion, any factor interferes with its proper conduct as contemplated by these Official Sweepstakes Rules. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if the Sweepstakes, or any part thereof, is not capable of running as planned for any legitimate reason, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, programming errors, or technical failures, which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect Entries and: (a) terminate the Sweepstakes, or any portion thereof; (b) modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, or any portion thereof, to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes, or relevant portion, in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Sweepstakes Rules; and/or (c) award the prize from among the eligible, non-suspect Entries received up to the time of the impairment in accordance with the winner selection criteria discussed above.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS
10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY AND RELEASES
BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANTS AGREE THAT SWEEPSTAKES GROUP HAS NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR, AND ENTRANTS SHALL HOLD THE SWEEPSTAKES GROUP HARMLESS AGAINST, ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INJURIES, CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES) TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY RESULTING FROM (A) ENTRY OR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITES, (B) ANY CLAIMS BASED ON PERSONALITY OR PRIVACY RIGHTS, DEFAMATION OR PRIZE DELIVERY, OR (C) THE ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, therefore such exclusions may not apply to you, please see Rule 12 below.
Without limiting the foregoing, but subject to Rule 12 below, the Sweepstakes Group and any of Sponsor's other agencies, suppliers or contractors, shall not be responsible for: (a) any incomplete or inaccurate information that is caused by Sweepstakes website users, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes; (b) lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, service provider, on-line systems, telephone networks or telephone lines, or any other connections; (c) the theft, destruction, loss or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries; (d) any problems with, or malfunctions or failures of, telephone networks or lines, computers or computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, viruses or bugs; (e) garbled transmissions or miscommunications; (f) failure of any e-mail to be received by or from the Sweepstakes judging organization or Sponsor for any reason, including but not limited to traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof or technical incompatibility; (g) damage to a user's computer equipment (software or hardware) occasioned by participation or downloading of materials related to this Sweepstakes; (h) printing, distribution, programming or production errors, and any other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise; or (i) technical, pictorial, typographical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
11. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Except where prohibited, you agree that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for Montgomery County, Maryland; (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, indirect, 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 otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE ABOVE RESTRICTIONS IN THE EVENT OF DISPUTE OR LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU – PLEASE SEE RULE 12 BELOW. Subject to Rule 12, all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Sweepstakes Rules, or the rights and obligations of you and the Sweepstakes Group in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Maryland without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Maryland or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland.
12. ELIGIBLE NON-U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
Country Specific Notices: If any provision of these rules is invalid under the law, rules or regulations of a particular country, it will only apply to the extent permitted. In addition to the tax liability disclosures in these rules, winners are subject to abide by the income reporting and, if applicable, the payment of any taxes and withholdings due per the laws, rules and regulations of the winners' country of residence and the existence and level of such taxes and withholdings may change over time.
For European Economic Area and Switzerland: The limitation and exclusions of liability set out above do not apply to you but you and the Sweepstakes Group agree that: (a) the Sweepstakes Group shall not have any liability for events which neither the Sweepstakes Group nor its suppliers could have foreseen or prevented even if the Sweepstakes Group or its suppliers had taken reasonable care; and (b) as you are a consumer and not entering the Sweepstakes in connection with any business the Sweepstakes Group shall not have any liability for any commercial or business-related damages, costs or losses. The Sweepstakes Group will be liable to you for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or if it acts fraudulently. The Sweepstakes Group will try and solve any disagreements with you quickly and efficiently. If you are not happy with the way the Sweepstakes Group deals with any disagreement you and the Sweepstakes Group may agree to refer the matter to arbitration but you and the Sweepstakes Group are not restricted from bringing court proceedings in your country or elsewhere. Local mandatory laws may be applied.
For Canada: If a winner is from Canada he or she, as a condition of winning/redeeming a prize, must correctly answer a skill test question. Any prize payout will be governed by the Canada Revenue Agency's rules for annuity contracts, and the Sweepstakes Winner will be solely responsible for paying all taxes and other charges associated with the prize.
13. OFFICIAL RULES AND WINNERS LIST
To obtain a copy of these Official Rules or a winners list, please mail your request, together with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to: Marden-Kane, Inc., Attention: BH, Request for Rules and Winners, 195 Froehlich Farm Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11797, United States of America. Requests must be received by 02/12/2016. DO NOT SEND ANY OTHER CORRESPONDENCE OR ENTRIES TO THIS ADDRESS.
14. SPONSOR CONTACT INFORMATION
BETHESDA SOFTWORKS LLC
1370 Piccard Drive Suite 120
Rockville, MD 20850
DO NOT SEND MAIL IN ENTRIES OR REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL RULES OR WINNERS LISTS TO THIS ADDRESS.