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Sony VAIO® Flip Sweepstakes

by Kathleen 11/04/2013

This week, we are in cahoots with two-time Olympian Gabby Douglas. She’ll be tumbling and flipping around the streets of New York to spread the word about our new VAIO | Flip PC.

(If you’re in the NYC area, check out this link for all the details.)

The PC instantly goes from laptop, to tablet, to viewer mode with a simple flip so you can watch movies, share your screen, or use it like a tablet with a stand.

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If you’re not in the New York city area to see Gabby, no worries! We want you to get in on the fun too. To enter for a chance to score a VAIO | Flip PC of your own, take to Twitter® or the Sony blog!

Here’s how to enter for a chance to win:

  • Get creative and tell us what you’d do with a Sony #VAIOFlip by tweeting your answer to @SonyElectronics
  • Make sure #VAIOFlip is included in your tweet or you won’t be entered. This is a must!
  • Examples:
    • @SonyElectronics I would make cool videos #VAIOFlip
    • @SonyElectronics To capture my baby crawling #VAIOFlip

Not on Twitter®? No problem. Submit your response in the comments section of this blog post at Blog.Sony.Com. Make sure you provide your correct email address so we can contact you if you win.

Only G-rated entries will be accepted. Any inappropriate responses will be disqualified. Plus, we don’t want anyone getting banned from Twitter.

One entry is allowed per person and only U.S. residents are eligible. One winner will be selected at random.

The sweepstakes starts at 9 a.m. ET, Nov 4 and ends 5 p.m. ET, Nov 18

The winner will be contacted via Direct Message on Twitter or through the email address provided to the Sony Blog (make sure it’s accurate!). Check the official rules below. Good luck!

 

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SONY’S VAIO FLIP SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL SWEEPSTAKES RULES

OPEN ONLY TO ELIGIBLE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (EXCLUDING TERRITORIES), 18 YEARS OLD AS OF TIME OF ENTRY

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

 1.         THE SWEEPSTAKES; PROMOTION PERIOD: Sony’s Vaio Flip Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Sony Electronics Inc. (“Sponsor”) and consists of one First Prize.  The Sweepstakes is from November 4, 2013 from 9:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) through November 18, 2013 to 5:00 pm ET (the “Promotion Period”).

2.         HOW TO ENTER:  To enter the Sweepstakes, during the Promotion Period, entrant must answer the question “Tell us what you would do with a VAIO Flip” via either: (i) post to www.Blog.sony.com (“Sony Blog”) under the post “Sony VAIO Flip Sweepstakes”; OR (ii) tweet on Twitter to @SonyElectronics using the hashtag #VAIOFLIP; OR (iii) post to Facebook.com/Sony as a comment on the post titled “VAIO Flip Sweeps”. One entry per person during the Promotion Period regardless of means of entry.

The entry/post/comment/tweet (i) may not be inappropriate, offensive, libelous or defamatory, pornographic, sexually explicit, unlawful or plagiarized, as determined by Sony in its sole discretion; (ii) must not be harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, profane, obscene, excessively violent, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or offensive in any way, as determined by Sony in its sole discretion; (iii) may not violate or encourage others to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (iv) may not defame or invade publicity rights or privacy of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringe upon any person’s personal or property rights or any other third party rights; (v) may not contain commercial or corporate advertising, including but not limited to corporate logos, brand names, and slogans, other than those relating to Sony; (vi) may not include any viruses, worms, corrupt files, Trojan horses, or other forms of corruptive code or content that may harm or compromise the Sweepstakes website, associated third party websites  and/or the proper conduct of the Sweepstakes; (vii) may not use any watermarks or distinguishing artist marks (such as signatures); and (viii) if found to be in violation of these rules will be disqualified and therefore removed from the Sweepstakes.

3.         WINNERS:  On or about November 19, 2013, one (1) random drawing of all eligible entries will be conducted by Sponsor. Winning entry will be drawn and the winner will be contacted by telephone.  Winner must respond to Sponsor within twenty-four (24) hours from the initial notification in order to be eligible to receive the prize. Sponsor’s decisions shall be final in all matters pertaining to this Sweepstakes.

 

4.         PRIZE:  There will be one (1) winner. The First Prize Winner will receive one (1) VAIO Fit 13A Flip PC (model number SVF13N17PXB) (ARV $1,599.99).  The prize in this Sweepstakes is nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, and non-substitutable, except that Sponsor may, at its sole discretion, substitute the prize or any component thereof with one of equal or greater value.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  A potential winners will be required to sign and return within ten (10) days of notification or attempted notification of being a potential winner, an Affidavit of Eligibility/Compliance (including Social Security Number as required for tax reporting purposes) & Publicity/Liability Release (where permitted by law), or the prize will be forfeited in its entirety and, time allowing, an alternate potential winner(s) will be selected. If the Prize is won by a minor in his/her state of residence, his/her parent or legal guardian must sign and return all required aforementioned documents.

5.         ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open only to participants who enter pursuant to Rule 2 and who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.  Employees and the immediate families of employees of Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and any and all other companies involved in the implementation and execution of the Sweepstakes are not eligible to enter or win a prize.

6.         RELEASE: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each participant releases Sponsor, and its parent, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, directors, officers, agents, employees, managers, licensees, distributors, dealers, retailers, printers, representatives and advertising and promotion agencies, and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”), from and against any and all liability and claims or causes of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property with respect to any and all aspects of this Sweepstakes, including those arising out of any prize related activity, whether provided by Sponsor or third parties, or the acceptance or possession or use/misuse of a prize or any component of a prize.

7.         LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Any entrant who attempts to interfere with the proper play of this Sweepstakes will be disqualified from participation in the Sweepstakes.  Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Sweepstakes, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and may be subject to prosecution. If in the judgment of Sponsor, the Sweepstakes is compromised by viruses, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor, which corrupt the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to discontinue, modify, suspend or terminate the Sweepstakes and proceed in a manner it deems fair and reasonable, including the selection of winners from among eligible entries received prior to such discontinuation, modification, suspension, or termination. Any personally identifiable information collected during an entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes will be collected by Sponsor and used by Sponsor and its agents solely for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Sweepstakes as described in these Official Sweepstakes Rules or as stated in Sponsor’s Privacy Policy at http://products.sel.sony.com/SEL/legal/privacy.html.

ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKESIS IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.  SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT.

8.         DISPUTES: Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Sweepstakes Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware. All disputes arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of Delaware and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of Delaware. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual incurred out-of-pocket expenses (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this Sweepstakes and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.

9.         GENERAL: By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to these Sweepstakes Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all matters and all respects relating to this Sweepstakes. This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law. Acceptance of a prize constitutes the winner’s consent to the use of his/her name, biographical information, photograph, and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes as determined by Sponsor or its designees without further compensation, except where prohibited by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Sponsor is not responsible for any entries that are lost, late, undelivered, or misdelivered.

10.       WINNERS LIST: For the name of the winner, send your request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to Attn: Sony’s Vaio Flip Sweepstakes, Sony Guest Experience at 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127.

Sponsor:  Sony Electronics Inc., 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127.

Sony’s Vaio Flip Sweepstakes Official Rules may not be reprinted or republished in whole or in part without the prior written permission of Sony Electronics Inc.

Copyright 2013 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved.

 

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  1. Rajeev wrote: November 16, 2013 11:42pm

    I’d use it to do everything that I do on a laptop, everything that I do on a tablet, and watch everything that I watch on a TV. Hence it’s going to replace my old laptop, tablet and TV.

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  2. Rinda Freeman wrote: November 17, 2013 12:01am

    There are so many things that I could do, I would just spend a long time experimenting with the possibilities

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  3. DAVID wrote: November 17, 2013 12:09am

    I WOULD SURF TO MY HEARTS CONTENT………

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  4. Ellen Harry wrote: November 17, 2013 12:12am

    I would use the vaio flip for myself! I like cool things. I would go on facebook, do random google searches, check my email, watch youtube videos… you know all the things that cool people do. This computer would make me way cooler than I already am. If that isn’t enough of a sell to give this sweet prize to me, then please give it to me out of pity. I have a 3 year old daughter that is so busy and makes messes all the time. I need an expensive computer to make myself feel better. She is making me age so quickly I may not have much more time to be able to live my internet life.

    Pick me your mom wants you to!

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  5. Thomas wrote: November 17, 2013 4:29am

    @SonyElectronics I would use it as a teaching tool for my students. #VAIOFlip

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  6. Diana Stanhope wrote: November 17, 2013 7:04am

    I would make special family videos #VAIOFlip

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  7. Susan Kegerreis wrote: November 17, 2013 8:14am

    I would use this to document my new puppy’s journey to becoming a service dog.

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  8. ellen beck wrote: November 17, 2013 11:59am

    I would make videos of the feral cats needing furever homes *purr*

    Reply
  9. Rajeev wrote: November 17, 2013 12:40pm

    I’d use it to do everything that I do on a laptop, everything that I do on a tablet and watch everything that I watch on a TV. So it’s going to replace my old laptop, tablet and TV.

    Reply
  10. Michael Martinez wrote: November 17, 2013 12:59pm

    What would I not do with it is a better question. But if I had to decide what my main use would be, I would have to choose course work. I could finally draw diagrams for all my physics course and edit them, so I can actually understand them after lecture.

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  11. Vrunda wrote: November 17, 2013 1:14pm

    Capture the birth of my baby

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  12. Janice Reilly wrote: November 17, 2013 1:57pm

    I would love this for traveling! Can’t haul my desktop around. :)

    Reply
  13. Daniel Lee wrote: November 17, 2013 3:20pm

    I would use it to do my Homework for college to do my CAD design and Excel sheet.

    Reply
  14. Sebastien wrote: November 17, 2013 3:35pm

    People all say that they would do this or that, but personnaly, I would simply do EVERYTHING. I work in graphic design and illustration, and this would simply be ideal for everything I do. Whenever I’m inspired, I would be able to flip it in tablet mode and use it for photo editing or illustration. Awesome.

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  15. Meredith Thomas wrote: November 17, 2013 4:50pm

    Ooh! I want one!

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  16. Melvin wrote: November 17, 2013 6:31pm

    I would probably have a heart attack as I do not win these contests!

    Reply
  17. Dan wrote: November 17, 2013 6:56pm

    I could browse the internet while watching tv

    Reply
  18. Jessie Downey wrote: November 17, 2013 9:18pm

    I would help my children learn with it.

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  19. Reginald Lincoln wrote: November 17, 2013 11:24pm

    I’d use it to do all of the things I’ve been doing on my laptop, only now I’d be more portable and more fashionable too!!
    The new SONY VAIO FLIP looks so cool and since it’s made by Sony, I know it will have all the features someone like me will ever need to stay in touch socially and to be able to do and watch whatever I want to do.
    Sony has always been my favorite brand when it comes to technology and I always get what I expect, the very best.

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  20. Stephanie wrote: November 18, 2013 5:58am

    @SonyElectronics I would love to win so that I could record my life and make awesome videos! #VAIOFlip

    Reply
  21. BECKY EVANS wrote: November 18, 2013 8:24am

    I would film the many memories of Today and the Future with the Sony Flip Cam.

    Reply
  22. Jack wrote: November 18, 2013 9:32am

    I’d give this Vaio to my granddaughter to use in her school work.

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  23. LaWanna wrote: November 18, 2013 9:43am

    I think my grandson’s computer just broke, so this would be perfect for him!

    Reply
  24. Jeff wrote: November 18, 2013 9:52am

    My son and I would arm wrestle over who gets to use the computer, so it’ll be mine…for a little while anyway!

    Reply
  25. Lori wrote: November 18, 2013 10:04am

    My daughter and I could share this super cool computer for our school work (mine as a teacher, and hers as a student).

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  26. Robin wrote: November 18, 2013 11:12am

    I would share it with my kids and tell everyone i know how great it is cause im sure it is!!!

    Reply
  27. Fran B wrote: November 18, 2013 11:36am

    I plan to use a sony vaio flip to perform mapping of utility assets. The tablet mode will be useful for displaying and editting attribute data to gps points and the notebook mode will be used to pull all necessary data for editting and end users purposes and the viewer mode will demonstrate completed work to a large audience.

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  28. John Cheatle wrote: November 18, 2013 12:37pm

    If I won the the VAIOFLIP I’d load all my books from the reader store on it. The only time I can read them on my computer is at home, because the computer is too awkward to try carrying it around. The VAIOFLIP is a perfect substitute.

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  29. Neha B wrote: November 18, 2013 1:41pm

    If I won, I’d get so *flipping* much done. My old Vaio has been chugging along for 6 years, but it’s time I upgraded and got a computer that’s as fast as my fevered thought processes, responds quicker than my deadlines are approaching, and as versatile as my interests in university are diverse. Be it taking notes in class or finishing my presentation on the crayfish tail flip, I’d flip with joy every time I used it and I’d secretly smile when others flipped their lids with envy.

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  30. Kathy Willis wrote: November 18, 2013 2:12pm

    I would use it to organize my photos.

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  31. shashi wrote: November 18, 2013 7:11pm

    I would give this to husband as our anniversary gift and surprise him.I dont work so this would be a great help for me

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  32. Heidi Breen wrote: November 19, 2013 7:07am

    This would be a great gift for my son a tool to help him learn

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  33. Kat wrote: November 19, 2013 1:14pm

    I would use it as my everyda computer sunce my older VAIO is suspectedly dying on me.

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  34. Nathan Brown wrote: November 19, 2013 2:37pm

    If I win I will use it to do my homework on the couch!

    Reply
  35. Wai Che wrote: November 19, 2013 3:51pm

    I could use it as a camera stand when I’m not using it as a awesome Laptop/tablet of course :)

    Reply
  36. Danielle Foster wrote: November 20, 2013 1:09am

    A Sony Vaio to this aspiring film editor would be great, a flip, snap, clap, i’d put my education to work!

    Reply
  37. tahir wrote: November 20, 2013 5:12am

    i wish to have such a beuty but couldnt buy it …..my salary goes to my family ,,, i wish i have the one for my work and etertainment me and my daughters….

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  38. joel martinez wrote: November 20, 2013 12:06pm

    Who won? And I posted on the blog on nov 12 at like 4 and it was visible and now it ain’t hmmm just hoping I won if read my last posting

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  39. Kery Grunden wrote: November 21, 2013 12:46am

    I would make my wife very happy by giving it to her as a gift.

    Reply
  40. Gokulakrishnan Hemachandran wrote: November 22, 2013 10:26am

    The name says it all “Sony Vaio”.

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  41. Sha wrote: November 25, 2013 9:15pm

    Wow I would use this for everything everywhere!!!

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  42. Raymond Yu wrote: November 26, 2013 10:41pm

    @SonyElectronics I would use in class to take written notes over the instructors PDF slides. #VAIOFlip

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  43. DrCheap wrote: December 1, 2013 10:52pm

    @SonyElectronics : I would use the Flip to help authors and students by providing feedback, markup, and annotation on their work so they can move to publication faster. #VAIOFlip

    Reply
  44. Troy Weber wrote: December 2, 2013 10:24am

    As a college student I could use it to take notes in class, do homework, and pick up my grades to make my parents proud; however, I would most likely end up just watching netflix on it for hours at a time… #VAIOFlip

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