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Official CONTEST Rules


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final, without right of appeal, on all matters relating to this Contest.  Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws. Void where prohibited by law.



No purchase necessary. Contest is open to legal residents of Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) and of the United States including the District of Columbia, who have reached the age of majority in their respective province/territory or state of residence.  Employees or contractors of Sponsor, its affiliated companies, advertising and promotional agencies and immediate family members of, and any persons domiciled with any such employees or contractors, are not eligible to enter.


2.       HOW TO ENTER

To enter, follow @BlackBerryHelp on Twitter (http://twitter.com/blackberryhelp).  Once per day throughout the Contest Period, an invitation will be posted on the @BlackBerryHelp Twitter Page inviting you to enter the Contest (“Contest Invitations”).  The Contest Invitation will ask you to name a topic you would like to discuss during the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Community Insider Event that will take place on the on-line BlackBerry Support Community on March 7-8.  To enter, respond to the Contest Invitation with your answer and include #InsidePlayBook  in your tweet (“Entry”).  Only those Entries that contain legitimate and relevant discussion topics, that are in statement form (ie. no questions), will be considered eligible.  Entries that do not comply with the following content guidelines, in Sponsors sole discretion, will be disqualified:

  • Entries cannot be sexually explicit or suggestive, violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional or age group, profane or pornographic, contain nudity or any materially dangerous activity;
  • Entries cannot promote illegal drugs or firearms (or the use of any of the foregoing),  or any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous, or any particular political agenda or message;
  • Entries cannot be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group;
  • Entries cannot defame, misrepresent or contain disparaging remarks about Sponsor or its products, or other people, products or companies;
  • Entries cannot contain trademarks, logos owned by others (except trademarks and logos owned by Sponsor), or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind (other than those owned by Sponsor),
  • Entries cannot contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, email addresses or street addresses;
  • Entries cannot contain copyrighted materials owned by others
  • Entries cannot contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead,;
  • Entries cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate; and,
  • Entries cannot depict, and cannot itself, be in violation of any law;


There is a limit of one (1) entry per person, per Twitter account for each Contest Invitation.  In the event that more than one person is using the same Twitter account and there is of a dispute as to who submitted the Entry, the account holder of the Twitter account specified will be deemed to be the entrant. 


3.       HOW TO WIN

The entrant who posts the 5th eligible tweet in any given Contest Invitation will be eligible to win.  If the eligible entrant resides in Canada, he/she will not be declared a winner until they have correctly answered a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, which will be administered by Sponsor at a pre-arranged mutually convenient time. 


4.       PRIZES

There is one (1) Prize available each day throughout the Contest Period.  The number of prizes available to be won and the approximate value of each are outlined in the chart below.  




BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Starter Bundle 2

  • BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod
  • BlackBerry PlayBook Convertible Case



BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Rapid Charging Pod 



BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Journal Case



BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Convertible Case



BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Leather Envelope




The Prize awarded for any given Contest Invitation will be randomly selected by Sponsor.  Requests for a specific Prize will not be accepted or fulfilled.  Any other costs not specifically identified as included in the Prize are the responsibility of each winner (“Winner”).  Sponsor is not responsible for any third-party products or services you may use with the Prize.  Prizes must be accepted as awarded, are not transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater monetary value, in its sole discretion if a Prize cannot be awarded for any reason. Odds of winning depend on likelihood of being 5th tweet amongst all eligible entrants in any given Contest Invitation.

Sponsor is not liable for any tax implications arising from the Prize or Contest. The Winner is solely responsible for all applicable federal, provincial/state and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with prizes not specified herein as being awarded.



Eligible entrants will be notified via Twitter direct message (“Notification”) within 24 hours after the Contest Invitation and must respond and claim their Prize within five (5) days from the date the Notification is sent, the Prize will be forfeited and may be awarded through another Contest Invitation during the Contest Period.

The Winner of a Prize may be required to sign a standard Release and Indemnity form confirming compliance with the Official Rules and releasing Sponsor and its directors, affiliates, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies from any and all liability arising from their participation in the contest or out of, pursuant to, or as a result of the carrying out of the contest, including liability arising from the acceptance of and usage of the Prize as awarded. Failure to comply with the Official Rules or to sign and return the Release and Indemnity form within five (5) days of the date on the documents will result in disqualification and forfeiture of the Prize.



All Entries become property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including submissions provided by entrants, for editorial, marketing and any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

Each entrant grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and Province/State), photograph, voice and/or other likeness for advertising, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, in perpetuity, without compensation, notification or permission.

Each Entrant consents to the collection, use and disclosure of his/her personal information for the purposes of this Contest and grants permission for Sponsor to disclose personal information to its related and affiliated companies, contractors and agents to assist in the Contest.



Sponsor assumes no responsibility for delayed or misdirected entries or for any failure of any website, for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or entry to be received by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to an entrant’s or any other person’s computer, mobile device or other electronic device related to or resulting from this contest.

In the event the Contest is compromised by a virus, non-authorized human intervention, tampering or other causes beyond reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper operation of the Contest, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest and if it so chooses, to award the Prize based on a random entry from those entries received prior to termination.  In the event of any modification, Sponsor may post a notice on Twitter or at www.blackberry.com.



This Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations. All entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, Twitter’s Terms of Service and Twitters Rules. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person it finds to be in violation of these rules or tampering with or otherwise abusing any aspect of the Contest.

These Official Rules shall be governed by and construed under the laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to conflict of laws principles.  Any dispute under these Official Rules shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario.  You irrevocably waive any objection on the grounds of venue, forum non-conveniens or any similar grounds and irrevocably consent to service of process by mail or in any other manner permitted by applicable law and consent to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario.  You further hereby waive any right to a trial by jury with respect to any lawsuit or judicial proceeding arising or relating to the Official Rules.

Entrants agree, by participating, (i) to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding, without right of appeal, on all matters relating to this Contest, and (ii) to indemnify, release and hold harmless the Sponsor, its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees from 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 participation in this Contest or acceptance, misuse, nonuse or use of any Prize, including any travel or activity related thereto.

Any provision in these Official Rules which is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court, governmental department, body or tribunal, or in any applicable jurisdiction shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability and will not invalidate or render unenforceable the remaining provisions hereof and should any provision be held invalid or unenforceable in an applicable jurisdiction such provision shall not be invalidated or rendered unenforceable in any other jurisdiction.


For the name of the Winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope postmarked no later than March 15, 2012 to: @Blackberryhelp BlackBerry® PlayBook™ 2.0 Tablet Giveaway On Twitter Contest Winner List Request, Research In Motion Limited, 50 Innovation Drive, Bedford, NS Canada B4B-0G4, Attention:  Bo Reeves.  Residents of VT and Canada may omit return postage.


© 2012 Research In Motion Limited.  All rights reserved.  BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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