We’re pretty excited about the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. I mean, it’s only the sequel to the BESTSELLING FIRST-PERSON ACTION GAME OF ALL TIME.
How excited are we? So excited that we’ve gone crazy, and are giving away a bunch of sweet stuff for the entire week leading up to the game’s release on November 10! The grand prize is a Playstation 3 bundled with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Hardened Collectors Edition. Other prizes include PS3 peripherals, a copy of the PS3 version of the game, and BLOCKBUSTER GiftCards.
Get in on the action by following us on Twitter. We’ll tweet a military history trivia question each business day at 2pm Central from November 2–10. The first person to correctly answer the question will win a fabulous prize!
If you’re a fan of things that are official, you’ll probably enjoy reading the Official Contest Rules below.
OFFICIAL RULES BLOCKBUSTER® Modern Warfare®2 Contest (the “Contest”)
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANGES OF WINNING. Contest begins on November 2, 2009 and ends on November 10, 2009. Contest is sponsored by Blockbuster Inc., 1201 Elm Street, Dallas, Texas 75270 (the “Sponsor”)
HOW TO ENTER: Each weekday during the Contest, Sponsor will post a military history question at approximately 2 p.m. CST on its Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/blockbuster. The first person to respond back with the correct answer will win the prize for that day. Odds of winning depend on whether you are the first person to respond with the correct answer, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Limit 1 entry per person per day and limit 1 prize per person during the Contest period. Entry requires signing up for a Twitter account through twitter.com. There is currently no charge for a Twitter account. Sponsor has no control over the data practices and data collection of Twitter. This Contest is not endorsed, sponsored by or affiliated with Twitter, Inc.
ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open to all legal US residents, 18 and older as of the start of the Contest. Void in Puerto Rico and 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. Employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) or agents of the Sponsor, its affiliates, franchisees or their advertising and promotional agencies and the Contest judges, are not eligible. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify entrants who fail to follow these Official Rules or who make any misrepresentations relative to the Contest or the redemption of any prize. 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 describer herein. Alternate winners are subject to all requirements set forth in these Official Rules.
PRIZES: The daily prize for each of the first six days of the Contest period will consist of either a $50 BLOCKBUSTER GiftCard® (value of $50) or a select PlayStation3 peripheral (approximate retail value of $54.99). The daily prize on November 10, 2009 is a PlayStation®3 Modern Warfare®2 bundle which includes one PlayStation®3 120GB System and a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare®2 game, Hardened Collectors Edition (approximate retail value of $359.98). Note: BLOCKBUSTER GiftCards are subject to the terms and conditions printed on the GiftCard and/or its packaging. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, and are not transferrable, assignable or redeemable for cash. No prize may be substituted 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. All federal, state and local taxes imposed on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner. Prizes will be shipped to winners.
CONSENT BY WINNERS: Your entry to the Contest constitutes your agreement to allow your entry and your name, city and state, to be published as a winner of the Contest on blockbuster.com and other websites, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion without any fee or other form of compensation. All winning answers submitted 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 all winning entries in any manner or media throughout the world in perpetuity, for any purposes whatsoever, including but not limited to, advertising and promotion.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Sponsor is not responsible for any: (i) computer, telephone, cable, satellite, network, technical, electronic or hardware/software malfunctions, connections, failures, availability, traffic congestion, unauthorized human intervention or technical, electronic or mechanical computer error of non-transmitted automatic entries; (ii) incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by tampering, hacking or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; or (iii) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from your participation in the Contest. If the Contest is incapable of running as originally planned due to computer virus, bug, tampering, technical failure or other cause beyond the control of Sponsor, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Contest. Sponsor is entitled to interpret these Official Rules as needed and its decisions are final and binding.
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 you make under these Official Rules and any misuse or malfunction of any prize awarded. IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR BE RESPONSIBLE 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 ANY PRIZE. All disputes between you and Sponsor relating to this Contest shall be resolved by binding individual arbitration under the American Arbitration Association’s rules for consumer-related disputes. Neither you nor Sponsor will participate in a class action or class-wide arbitration for any claims relating to this Contest. If this class action waiver is found to be unenforceable in a particular case, then the entire agreement to arbitrate disputes relating this Contest shall be null and void in that case. Sponsor reserves the right to change this dispute resolution provision, but any such changes will not affect claims that have already been filed. This contest is offered in the United States only and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and, where consistent, Texas law.
WINNERS LIST: A winners list will be posted online at blog.blockbuster.com