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Helms Deep Leveling Promotion

Helms Deep Leveling Promotion
(the “Promotion”)


ELIGIBILITY.  Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 years of age and older and are registered players with an active account with Turbine, Inc. for the Lord of the Rings Online game at the time entry is submitted (“Participant”).  Employees (and their immediate families, parents, children, spouse or siblings and their respective spouses – regardless of where they reside – and those living in their households, whether or not related) of Turbine, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors, distributors and participating advertising and promotions agencies are not eligible to enter.  By participating, Participants fully and unconditionally agree to be bound by these Official Rules terms and conditions and the decisions of Sponsor, which are binding and final on matters relating to this Promotion.  Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.  If Participant is not of legal age of majority in his/her state of residence, Participant shall have obtained his/her parent or legal guardian’s (“Parent”) permission prior to entering and all references to Participant shall be in the name of his/her Parent.  If such Participant is chosen as a winner, the prize will be awarded in the Parent’s name.  By submitting an entry, each player agrees that they have not or will not receive any compensation or other consideration for their entry.  Void where prohibited by law.

TO ENTER.  The program begins at 12:01:01AM. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on Monday, October 28th, 2013 and ends at 11:59:59PM EDT on Sunday, November 10, 2013 (“Promotion Period”).  During the Promotion Period, enter the Promotion by leveling up your in-game character from levels sixty (60) through eighty-five (85).  Each level that is achieved, i.e. from sixty (60) to sixty-one (61), from sixty-one (61) to sixty-two (62), from sixty-two (62) to sixty-three (63) and up to level eighty-five (85), will receive one (1) entry to the Promotion (“Entry”).  You can level up your in-game character by playing The Lord of the Rings Online game, which can be accessed through the game client (sign up and download at www.lotro.com), and then follow the game instructions.  To level up a character, you must gain enough experience points (“XP”) to reach your next level.  Your XP bar at the bottom of the screen shows you how many XP you have, and how many you need to reach the next level.

WINNER SELECTION/NOTIFICATION.   Potential winners will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period in a drawing on or about November 12th, 2013, by Sponsor or its designee, whose decisions are final and binding on all matters relating to the program ("Potential Winners").  Participant need not be present to win.  Each Potential Winner will be notified by e-mail of their potential winnings. Participants who have a winning entry may be required to execute an Assignment and Release. Failure to execute and return the Assignment and Release within the time frame specified may result in another Participant being selected as a Potential Winner.

PRIZES.  All Prizes are virtual or available online and can only be redeemed by playing The Lord of the Rings Online game.

Grand Prize (1 winner):  The Grand Prize Winner will receive one (1) Lifetime Membership to The Lord of the Rings Online game.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of the Grand Prize: $250.00.


First Prize (5 winners):  Each First Prize Winner will receive one (1) Helms Deep™: Premium Edition of The Lord of The Rings Online game.  ARV of the five (5) First Prizes: $59.99 per First Prize Winner; $299.95 total.

Second Prize (10 winners):  Each Second Prize Winner will receive five hundred (500) Turbine points.  ARV of the ten (10) Second Prizes is $7.00 per Second Prize Winner; $70.00 total.

Total ARV for all Prizes in Promotion: $619.95

Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible Entries received during the applicable Promotion Period.  Each Entry will have an equal chance of winning.


Limit one (1) prize per person/family/household.  No substitution or transfer of prize except with Sponsor’s permission or where required by law.  Winner may not redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute the prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value.  Lost or stolen prizes cannot be replaced. Any and all federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winning players.  All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS:  Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled stay data, emails, online or mailed entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind relating to or in connection with the Promotion.  Released Parties are also not responsible for (i) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; and/or (ii) injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion or downloading materials from or use of the website.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.  Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion should any portion of the Promotion be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries. If terminated, Sponsor will select the potential winner via a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.  If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address and s/he must comply with these Official Rules.  The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an Internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.   

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Neither the Sponsor nor any of its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees or advertising and promotion agencies or prize suppliers or any of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have any liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize (including without limitation any travel or activity related thereto) or participation in this Promotion.

GRANT OF PUBLICITY: Winner, by acceptance of prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes relating to this Promotion without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.

GOVERNING LAW/JURISDICTION:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of participants or Sponsor in connection with the Promotion shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the state of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other state laws.  Claims may not be resolved through any form of class action.  Venue for all suits will be in Los Angeles County, California.

SEVERABILITY:  If any provision(s) of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

WINNERS’ LIST: For the name of the winners, which will be available after November 12, 2013, please send a self-addressed envelope to: Turbine Inc., 117 Kendrick Street Suite 300, Needham, Massachusetts 02494, to be received by December 31, 2013.

SPONSOR:  Turbine, Inc., 117 Kendrick Street Suite 300, Needham, Massachusetts 02494.

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