I can’t think of one person who dislikes movies, travel, photos, and free stuff. Those are all things I think we can pretty much agree are good, if not great. But if you ARE that kind of person, you might not want to read the next part of this sentence: you can win FREE STUFF by submitting your movie-related travel photos to us!
We want to see your pictures from movie and television scenes (Katz’s Delicatessen in New York from When Harry Met Sally, etc.). All you have to do is submit your photos to our Movie Road Trip Flickr group from now until July 10. Then we’ll pick our top three favorite pictures. The top two submitters will each win a Sylvania Blu-ray player. The runner-up will win a $50 BLOCKBUSTER GiftCard. We’ll announce the winners on July 15, and post the winning entries on this very blog.
We have some example pictures already up on the group, just to give you an idea of what we’re looking for. If you submitted a picture to the group prior to today, you’re still eligible to win.
So comb through your archives and find your finest movie-related pics. These Blu-ray players aren’t going to win themselves. For official contest rules, look down the page about half an inch, to where it says “Official Contest Rules.”
Official Contest Rules:
BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE ROAD TRIP PHOTO CONTEST (the “Contest”) NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest runs from 7/2/2009, 10:01A.M. CT through July 10, 2009 11:59 p.m. CT (“Entry Period”). All entries received after the Entry Period will not be considered. This Contest is sponsored by Blockbuster Inc. (“Sponsor”).
Entering: To enter, submit your very own favorite photos depicting a movie or television scene (for example, Platform 9 ¾ in London from the Harry Potter movies) at The BLOCKBUSTER Movie Road Trip Site on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/groups/movieroadtrip (the “Site”). Submission on the Site requires registration at flickr.com, which is free with a free Yahoo account. Sponsor is not responsible for your use of the Flickr site and/or your ability to register on flickr.com and/or yahoo.com. Duplicate entries of the same submission will not be considered.
By entering, you warrant that your materials are original and your own work, do not infringe on any third party’s rights, and that you have obtained any necessary permissions from any third party if a third party or third party’s property appears in the photograph. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Further, you warrant your materials will not (i) be sexually explicit, unnecessarily violent or derogatory, (ii) promote drugs, alcohol, or firearms, (iii) contain trademarks, logos or copyrighted materials owned by others, or (iv) depict the likeness of anyone or any personal property without their permission. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry if it finds in its sole discretion that any of the foregoing warranties are not true or finds an entry to be inappropriate, in its sole discretion. Sponsor is under no obligation to post any entry. Decisions of Sponsor shall be final and binding.
Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of the photographs they enter except for the following: Your entry to the Contest constitutes your agreement to allow your entered photographs and your name, city, and state, without any fee or other form of compensation, to be published as a winner of the Contest on blockbuster.com and other websites, as determined in Blockbuster’s sole discretion, and Blockbuster may make and retain copies of each winner’s photograph for archival purposes.
Consent by Winner: All entries submitted to the Sponsor become the property of the Sponsor, and no correspondence will be entered into. Sponsor has the right and permission to use, publish, broadcast, reproduce, and distribute the winning photograph in any manner or media through the world in perpetuity, for any purposes whatsoever, including but not limited to, advertising and promotion.
Judging: Entries will be judged by Sponsor’s employees (“Contest Judges”) on the basis of: creativity (50%) and photographic quality (50%). Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Decisions of the Contest Judges are final and binding.
Drawing: On July 14, 2009 at approximately 10:00 AM Central Time, the Contest Judges will judge all eligible photos received during the Entry Period.
Eligibility: Contest open to all legal US residents, 18 and older as of the start of the Contest. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and accept decisions of the Sponsor as final. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law. Persons who are employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) or agents of the Sponsor, its franchisees or their advertising and promotional agencies and the Contest Judges, are not eligible. The promotion is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to Texas law.
Prizes: There will be two (2) Grand Prizes consisting of two (2) Sylvania Blu-Ray DVD Players (approximate retail value of $199.99 each) and one (1) Runner Up prize consisting of a $50 BLOCKBUSTER GiftCard® (“GiftCard/s”). GiftCards may be applied to the cost of any eligible merchandise sold or rented at participating BLOCKBUSTER stores and online at blockbuster.com and cannot be used to purchase BLOCKBUSTER GiftCards or any third party gift card. Membership rules and certain restrictions apply for renting at BLOCKBUSTER. For complete terms and conditions, or to locate the store nearest you, visit blockbuster.com.
Prizes must be accepted as awarded, are not transferable, assignable, or redeemable for cash. No substitute of a prize, except by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right at any time to substitute a prize or any portion thereof for a prize of equal or greater value.
Winners will be announced via blog.blockbuster.com on July 15, 2009, and winners will
be emailed through their Flickr accounts. Prizes will be shipped to winners. If a winner is disqualified or determined to be ineligible, or if a prize is unclaimed or undeliverable, an alternate winner will be selected using the same judging process/criteria described above. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules
Entries must be made on the Site by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, internet domain owner, or other person or organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. The Sponsor reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
Limitation of Liability: Sponsor is NOT responsible for printing or typographical errors in any related materials; stolen, fraudulent, entries or mail; or transactions that are processed or lost due to computer or electronic malfunction. Each winner is solely responsible for payment of all federal, state, and local taxes on prize. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify Contest if fraud or technical failure compromises the integrity of the Contest as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
Sponsor not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or fraud, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission whether caused by Sponsor, user, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion or by any technical or human error which may occur in the process of submissions which may limit a participants ability to participate in this Contest. Sponsor is entitled to interpret these rules as needed and its decisions are final.
By participating in this Contest, you agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor and its employees, officers, affiliates, agents and franchisees from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of action, or losses of any kind resulting from your participation in this Contest, including without limitation, infringement of intellectual property rights, any prize won, any use of the entry materials by Sponsor, the warranties participants make, or any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded. IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR 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 THIS CONTEST AND/OR USE OF THE SITE.
Winners List: A Winners Name list will be posted online at blog.blockbuster.com.
Sponsor: Blockbuster Inc., 1201 Elm Street, Dallas, TX. 75270.