CHOCOBO RACING™ GRAND PRIX CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

Please read these rules before entering this contest (the "Contest"). By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements.

1. ELIGIBILITY

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. CONTEST OPEN ONLY TO U.S. RESIDENTS EXCEPT RESIDENTS OF ARKANSAS, MARYLAND AND VERMONT. Offer void where prohibited by law. Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor and any of their respective affiliate companies, subsidiaries, agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families are not eligible to win any prizes.

IF YOU ARE A MINOR, YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST READ THESE RULES AND print AND SIGN A CONSENT LETTER ON A 3" x 5" PIECE OF PAPER READING:

"I, (parent or guardian's full name), have read the Official Rules of the Chocobo Racing Grand Prix Contest and agree that (participant's full name) may participate in the contest and will abide by the contest rules."

SEND IN THIS SIGNED CONSENT LETTER WITH YOUR CONTEST ENTRY.

To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by the Sponsor in the format designated in these Official Rules. Limit one entry per person per week. No mechanically or electronically reproduced entries will be accepted.

2. DISCLAIMER

The Sponsor, all participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, professional advisors, employees and agencies will not be responsible for any of the following: (a) late, lost, misrouted or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor; or (c) printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

 

3. HOW TO ENTER

To enter the CHOCOBO RACING™ GRAND PRIX, play through the Story Mode of SQUARESOFT®'s Chocobo Racing for the PlayStation® game console and obtain a score in the Edit Parameter mode. Save the score on a MEMORY CARD or take a photograph of the TV monitor displaying the score. On a 3" x 5" piece of paper, print your name, address and age. Mail the MEMORY CARD/Photograph and the 3" x 5" piece of paper described in the preceding sentence and, if you are a minor, the signed consent letter described above to:

CHOCOBO RACING GRAND PRIX CONTEST
c/o Square Electronic Arts L.L.C.
949 South Coast Drive Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

If you are mailing a MEMORY CARD, label it with your name and address. If you would like to have the MEMORY CARD returned to you after the Contest ends, include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your completed entry. SQUARE ELECTRONIC ARTS L.L.C. (the "Sponsor"), will not be held responsible for loss or damage to your MEMORY CARD. Your photograph will not be returned under any circumstances.

4. JUDGING CRITERIA

The Contest period is from September 30 to December 8. Valid entries will be entered into a weekly contest. The duration of a "week" for this contest starts on a Thursday and lasts until the Wednesday of the following week. Limit one entry per participant per week.

Valid entries will be considered in five age groups: seven years old and younger, eight to eleven years old, twelve to fifteen years old, sixteen to eighteen years old, and 19 years old and older. The Sponsor will determine the three highest scorers per week in each age group.

At the end of the Contest, the Sponsor will determine the three highest scorers overall in each age group. In the event of any tied scores, the entry received first by the Sponsor will be deemed the winner over other entries of the same score. Each participant is eligible to win only one prize in the overall Contest in his or her respective age group. For example, if a participantís multiple entries might fit into the highest score and the second highest score, that participant is eligible to win the highest score prize only. However, each participant may win the weekly prizes in each week separately from the overall prizes.

5. PRIZES

The three participants with the highest scores of the week in their respective age group will each receive a Chocobo Piggy Bank (estimated retail value: $10.00 each).

Each participant with the highest score in the Contest overall in his or her respective age group will receive one free copy of each SQUARESOFT title released in the calendar year 2000 for the PlayStation game console (estimated retail value: $500.00 each), and a Chocobo Watch (estimated retail value: $50.00 each).

Each participant with the second highest score in the Contest overall in his or her respective age group will receive a free copy of Chocobo's Dungeon™ 2 for the PlayStation game console (estimated retail value: $50.00 each), and a Chocobo Watch (estimated retail value: $50.00 each).

Each participant with the third highest score in the Contest overall in his or her respective age group will receive a Chocobo Watch (estimated retail value: $50.00 each).

The Sponsor will attempt to notify winners by mail within one week after the winners of each week have been determined by the Sponsor. The winners of overall Contest will be notified by mail one week after the end of the Contest. To claim a prize, winners should follow the instructions contained in their notification. As a condition of being awarded any prize, winners (and, if winner is a minor, winnerís parent or legal guardian) will be required to properly execute and deliver to the Sponsor a signed affidavit of eligibility and acceptance of these Official Rules and release of liability within ten business days from a receipt of a notice from the Sponsor.

All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Odds of winning a prize depend on the number and nature of eligible entries received. All prizes will be awarded. Prizes returned as undeliverable or otherwise not claimed within 21 days after mailing of notification will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prizes are not transferable. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that the Sponsor reserves the right, in the Sponsorís sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize. Prizes won by a minor (as determined by the laws of the state of residence) will be awarded to a parent or legal guardian on the minorís behalf. Limit one prize per household or address. All prizes are awarded "as is" and without warranty of any kind, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose).

6. GENERAL RELEASE

By entering the Contest, you (and, if you are a minor, your parents or legal guardians) release the Sponsor, participating sponsors and any of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agencies (collectively, the "Released Parties") from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

If you are a minor, your parents or legal guardians further agree to indemnify each of the Released Parties from any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages described in the preceding paragraph which may be suffered by you.

7. USE OF WINNER'S NAME, LIKENESS, ETC.

Except where prohibited by law, entry into the contest constitutes permission to use winnersí name, address, likeness and prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. As a condition of being awarded a prize, except where prohibited by law, winners may be required to execute a consent to the use of their name, address, likeness and prize information, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation. By entering the Contest, you consent to being placed on a mailing list for promotional and other materials.

8. WINNERS LIST; RULES REQUEST

For a copy of the winners list, send a stamped, self-addressed, business-size envelope after 1/1/2000 and before 1/31/2000 to Sponsor at the address listed above, Attn: Chocobo Contest Winners List. To obtain a copy of these rules, send a stamped, self-addressed business-size envelope to Sponsor at the address listed above, Attn: Chocobo Rules Request. Residents of Washington and Vermont may omit return postage.

9. COPYRIGHT NOTICE

The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 1999 by Sponsor. All rights reserved.

10. MISCELLANEOUS

The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States. Entrants agree to be bound by these Official rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. The Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrantís participation in the Contest should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond the Sponsorís control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Sponsor otherwise becomes (as determined in its sole discretion) incapable of running the Contest as planned. Entrants who violate these Official Rules, tamper with the operation of the Contest or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to the Sponsor, the Contest or any other entrant (in each case as determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Contest. The Sponsor reserves the right to lock out persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Contest. If you have questions about these Official Rules or the Contest, please mail them in writing to the Sponsor at the address above.

 

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