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Since buying an HTC HD2 these days tends to be difficult due to the whole sold out aspect, T-Mobile has decided to up and give some away. The hook? You have to follow @T-Mobile_USA on Twitter, and then you have to retweet the following message:
I have a chance to win an HTC HD2! Just follow @TMobile_USA and retweet. Official rules at http://ow.ly/1sH9A #TMOHD2
No purchase necessary and the promotion runs March 30, 2010 until 11:59AM PT on April 13, 2010.
It’s that simple. Hit the jump for the full rules!
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NO PURCHASE OR MOBILE TWEETING NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. PURCHASE OR MOBILE TWEETING DOES NOT INCREASE CHANCE OF WINNING.
Please read the following Official Rules carefully before deciding whether to submit your entry to the T-Mobile HTC HD2 Ultimate Entertainment Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is made available to you by T-Mobile USA, Inc. and third party administrator Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (“Waggener Edstrom”).
ELIGIBILITY: T-Mobile HTC HD2 Ultimate Entertainment Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Employees of T-Mobile USA, Inc. (“Sponsor”), Waggener Edstrom, Twitter, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and household members of each, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
DURATION: Promotion begins at 9:01 AM Pacific Time (“PT”) on March 30, 2010 and ends at 11:59 AM PT on April 13, 2010 (“Promotion Period”).
HOW TO ENTER: During the Promotion Period, complete the following steps:
1. Follow @TMobile_USA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TMobile_USA
2. Tweet the message below, or retweet the message if you receive it via Twitter:
I have a chance to win an HTC HD2! Just follow @TMobile_USA and retweet. Official rules at http://ow.ly/1sfzE #TMOHD2
The entry consists of the tweeted message above, including use of the #TMOHD2 hashtag, from a Twitter account without protected or private updates. All entries must be received by 11:59 a.m. PT on April 13, 2010 to be eligible. If you choose to tweet using your mobile phone, standard text messaging fees for text messages sent may apply. See your wireless provider for pricing plan details. Limit one (1) entry per person and per Twitter account throughout the Promotion Period. Entries received from any person or Twitter account after the first entry received from that person or Twitter account will be void. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which attempt to subvert the entry process will be void. By entering the Promotion, entrants affirm that they have read, accepted, and agree to be bound by these Official Rules. By following @TMobile_USA on Twitter you are opting to receive Sponsor’s marketing communications, but can opt out at any time by unfollowing the @TMobile_USA account. However, if you cease following @TMobile_USA during the Promotion, it will not be possible to contact you via Twitter direct message for purposes of notification. A Twitter account is required to enter and can be opened for free at http://twitter.com. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.
DETERMINATION AND NOTIFICATION OF WINNERS: Five (5) potential winners will be selected in a random drawing from all valid and eligible entries received on or about April 13, 2010. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be contacted via Twitter direct message by Waggener Edstrom on or about April 15, 2010 and required to provide their email address, phone number and mailing address within twenty-four (24) hours of time of direct message notification. The potential winners will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) business days of date of issuance. Failure to return such documents within the specified time period, the inability to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, the return of prize or direct message notification as undeliverable, or potential winner’s failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in forfeiture of the prize and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. If any winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, and such parent/legal guardian will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.
PRIZES (5): Each of the five (5) winners will receive an HTC HD2 device. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $450 each. Wireless phone service plan not included. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent of prize is permitted by winners. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. Total maximum ARV of all prizes: $2250. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. All prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winners are responsible for any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of the prizes not described as being awarded including, but not limited to any cost of a wireless phone service plan and any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize received.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, garbled, damaged, delayed, misdirected or undelivered entries and/or tweets or for the malfunctioning of the Twitter service; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, wireless or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Promotion, the processing of entries and/or tweets, the announcement of the prizes or in any Promotion-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer or wireless device related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries and/or tweets will be void. Should any portion of the Promotion 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 of the Promotion, or submission of entries and/or tweets, or should the Promotion be unable to run as planned for any other reason, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion (or portion thereof) and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action. By participating, entrants agree that Sponsor, Waggener Edstrom, Twitter, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, advertising and promotion agencies, 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 against any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this Promotion. Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, location address (city and state), and photographs, for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further notification, permission, or compensation, in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from a shared Twitter account, the authorized user of the Twitter account at the time of entry submission will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized user of the Twitter account is the natural person who originated the Twitter account.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
WINNERS’ LIST: For the names of the winners (available after April 13, 2010), send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: T-Mobile HTC HD2 Ultimate Entertainment Sweepstakes, C/O Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, 225 108th Ave. NE, Suite 700, Bellevue, WA 98004. Requests must be received by April 27, 2010.
SPONSOR: T-Mobile USA, Inc., 12920 SE 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006.