First published on CloudBlogs on Jan 30, 2017
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The Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security team launched the EMS Blog in June of 2016. Since then, we’ve received great feedback from our readers. In an effort to continue improving the experience for our blog readers, we would like to ask you to take five minutes to provide us with your feedback by completing
this short survey
. Anyone who completes the survey will be entered to win one of five $200 Visa gift cards. The survey will be live from January 30 to March 3 and winners will be notified via email.
Learn more about prize eligibility by reading the rules below and please find our
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MICROSOFT BLOG USER EXPERIENCE SURVEY SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES
These Official Rules (“Rules”) govern the operation of the Microsoft Blog User Experience Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”). Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052, USA, is the Sweepstakes sponsor (“Sponsor”).
In these Rules, "Microsoft", "we", "our", and "us" refer to Sponsor and “you” and "yourself" refers to a Sweepstakes participant, or the parent/legal guardian of any minor Sweepstakes entrant. By entering you (your parent/legal guardian if you are a minor) agree to be bound by these rules.
3. ENTRY PERIOD
The Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) on January 30, 2017, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on March 3, 2017 (“Entry Period”).
The Entry Period consists of 5 weekly Prize Periods, each beginning at 12:01 a.m. PT on Monday and ending at 11:59 p.m. PT the following Sunday, during each week of the Entry Period.
To enter, you must be a legal resident of the 50 United States (including the District of Columbia), and be 18 years of age or older. Minors must have consent of a parent or legal guardian.
Employees and directors of Microsoft Corporation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, and Sweepstakes Parties are not eligible, nor are persons involved in the execution or administration of this promotion, or the family members of each above (parents, children, siblings, spouse/domestic partners, or individuals residing in the same household). Void where prohibited.
5. HOW TO ENTER
No Purchase Necessary.
You will receive one entry by completing a survey and entering your email address.
The entry limit is one per person overall.
We are not responsible for excess, lost, late, or incomplete entries. If disputed, entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address, social media account, or other method used to enter.
6. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Pending confirmation of eligibility, potential prize winners will be selected by Microsoft or their Agent in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received within 7 days following each weekly Prize Period during the Entry Period.
Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry no more than 7 days following the drawing with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing. If you are a potential winner and you are 18 or older, but are considered a minor in your place of legal residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign all required forms on your behalf. Only three alternate winners will be selected, after which unclaimed prizes will remain unawarded.
The following prizes will be awarded:
Five (5) First Prize (s).
Each winner will receive:
A $200 Visa® Gift Card. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) $200.00.
The ARV of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. We will determine the value of the prize to be the fair market value at the time of prize award.
The total Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of all prizes:
We will only award one (1) prize(s) per person/company during the Entry Period. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. No substitution, transfer, or assignment of prize permitted, except that Microsoft reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes will be sent no later than 28 days after winner selection. Prize winners may be required to complete and return prize claim and / or tax forms (“Forms”) within the deadline stated in the winner notification. Taxes on the prize, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner, who is advised to seek independent counsel regarding the tax implications of accepting a prize. By accepting a prize, you agree that Microsoft may use your entry, name, image and hometown online and in print, or in any other media, in connection with this Sweepstakes without payment or compensation to you, except where prohibited by law.
The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible entries received.
9. GENERAL CONDITIONS AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
To the extent allowed by law, by entering you agree to release and hold harmless Microsoft and its respective parents, partners, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees and agents from any and all liability or any injury, loss or damage of any kind arising in connection with this Sweepstakes or any prize won.
All local laws apply. The decisions of Microsoft are final and binding
We reserve the right to cancel, change or suspend this Sweepstakes for any reason, including cheating, technology failure, catastrophe, war or any other unforeseen or unexpected event that affects the integrity of this Sweepstakes, whether human or mechanical. If the integrity of the Sweepstakes cannot be restored, we may select winners from among all eligible entries received before we had to cancel, change or suspend the Sweepstakes. Rules violators will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and may be banned from participation in Microsoft Sweepstakes.
10. GOVERNING LAW
This Sweepstakes will be governed by the laws of the State of Washington, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the State of Washington for any disputes arising out of this Sweepstakes.
11. WINNERS LIST
Send an email to
with the subject line “Blog User Experience Survey winners” within 30 days of March 3, 2017 to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.