Lenovo® Game State “Code & Play Challenge”

Sweepstakes Official Rules




Entrants must be a current Game State user. It’s free to become a Game State user: Visit www.lenovogamestate.com and click on the “SIGN UP” button located at the top right navigation bar and complete all of the required information and submit


You are providing your information to Lenovo and Intel Corporation. The information you provide will only be used as provided below in the Privacy section of these Official Rules or if the participant has opt-in to receive additional marketing information from Lenovo and Intel Corporation.

1.     SWEEPSTAKES TIMING: The Lenovo “Code & Play Challenge” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes” or “Competition”) begins on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 12:01:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and entries must be received by Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST” (the “Entry Period”). Please note that an entry in this Sweepstakes does not constitute entry into any other promotion, Sweepstakes or challenge sponsored by Lenovo. There will be three (3) drawing periods to award five (5) prizes in each relevant drawing plus one (1) Grand Prize drawing to award one (1) prize. By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Lenovo (United States) Inc., with address at 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC 27560 (the “Sponsor”) and COHEN-FRIEDBERG ASSOCIATES, LLC Framingham, MA 01702 www.cfapromo.com (the “Administrator”), whose decisions shall be final and legally binding in all Sweepstakes related matters. 


  1. ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia (“US”) who are fourteen (14) years of age or older at the time of entry and legal residents of the United Kingdom and Germany, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry (the “Entrant”). Management level employees of Sponsor and its affiliated companies and employees at the Lenovo or Intel corporate office are not eligible to enter or participate. Employees, officers, and directors of Administrator, Sweepstakes prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, and their advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household are not eligible to participate. All eligibility is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All entries submitted are the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.



Š       Once you have registered for a Game State account at www.lenovogamestate.com you may access the Code & Play Challenge on the Game State home page.

Š       You may receive one (1) entry in to the Sweepstakes each time you complete and unlock a Code & Play Challenge level. There are (143) total levels to attempt to complete and unlock.

Š       One (1) entry per completed Code & Play Challenge level (maximum number of entries (143) per person. All entries are carried forward to all remaining drawings (if any remain).


You may enter without participating in the Game State Challenge by  hand printing on a piece of paper; your full name, address, city, state, postal code telephone number and age, inserting the single entry into a standard size (#10) envelope and mailing to: Lenovo Game State Challenge PO Box 2274, Framingham, MA 01703-2274 USA.  All mail in entries will be entered in to the relevant monthly drawing based on the date of arrival at the PO Box. All mail in entries received prior to March 31, 2017 will be entered in to the Grand Prize drawing.  No responsibility is assumed by Sponsor or the Administrator for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, stolen, postage due or mutilated entries or technical malfunctions that may occur.


The decisions of Sponsor and Administrator are final and legally binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any other means which subvert the entry process or are otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules are void. If multiple Entries are received from the same person utilizing multiple email addresses, the Sponsor may use their discretion to select the entry submission and or disqualify the Entrant from participation in this Sweepstakes. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Except as otherwise provided herein, Sponsor will not enter into any correspondence with an entrant regarding an entry.


4. DRAWING SCHEDULE: Random drawings will be conducted based on the drawing schedule below from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period and prior to the relevant drawing.  





Drawing Number:

Entry begins at 12:01:00 a.m. PST

Entry Ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EST

Anticipated Drawing Date:

Number of Prizes to be won:

Drawing #1





Drawing #2





Drawing #3





Grand Prize Drawing:






Prize winners will be notified via telephone and/or email. If any e-mail to a potential winner is undeliverable, any phone number provided by a potential winner is incorrect or no longer in service, a response to any given e-mail or phone call is not received within two (2) days of date of its issuance or any potential winner does not comply with these Official Rules, the opportunity to receive a prize may be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an Alternate Prize Winner may be selected.


5. PRIZES & approximate Retail Values (“ARV”):


One Grand Prize (drawing date 4/6/17): One winner will receive a $2,500 USD Scholarship. Prize to be awarded in the form of a check payable to the winner. ARV $2,500 USD.


Each Month (4 in all) the following prizes will be awarded:

Š       Prize #1:   Precision Mouse. ARV $69.99 USD

Š       Prize #2: Armored Backpack (Specific model to be determined). ARV $69.99 USD

Š       Prize #3:  Active Backpack (Specific model to be determined). ARV $99.99 USD

Š       Prize #4:  Lenovo Stereo Headset (Specific model to be determined). ARV $39.99 USD

Š       Prize #5: Yoga Tab 3. ARV $199.99 USD


Approximate Retail Value of each monthly prize drawing: $479.95 USD


Monthly prizes may not be redeemed for cash. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) of equal or greater value if the advertised prize (or portion thereof) becomes unavailable. 


Prize winners are responsible for any and all applicable federal, state, local taxes, if any, and any other unspecified expenses associated with acceptance or use of the prize. 


Grand Prize winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/publicity and liability release and, as applicable, U.S. W-9 tax payer request for identification or other tax-related documentation, and return it properly executed, within five (5) days of notification as a condition of receiving a prize. If any winner is a minor, the Parent must complete the Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release.

All estimated retail values are subject to change based on, among other things, normal price fluctuations associated with electronics in the marketplace. If the prize or the prize notification is returned as undeliverable or any non-compliance with the Official Rules or failure to respond within the applicable time period, it will result in forfeiture of the prize and an alternate prize winner will be randomly selected from all remaining eligible entries received during the relevant drawing period (“Alternate Prize Winner”). Prize will be awarded only if the prize winner fully complies with these Official Rules.





Conduct of the Sweepstakes and the selections are under the supervision of the Administrator. Potential prize winners will be notified by phone or E-mail, according to the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any potential prize winning notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by any potential prize winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, any potential prize winner does not respond within (5) days of the first notification attempt, or if the prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable such prize winner will forfeit his or her prize and an Alternate Prize Winner may be selected. If any potential prize winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential prize winner will be disqualified and an Alternate Prize Winner may be selected.


7.     GENERAL PRIZE RESTRICTIONS/CONDITIONS: By entering, each entrant agreeS for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (A) to release and hold harmless employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, Sweepstakes prize suppliers, and each of their affiliated companies, subsidiaries, licensees, franchisees, distributors, dealers, sales representatives, and their advertising and Sweepstakes agencies (collectively the “Sweepstakes Entities”), the Woo Agency and any and all other companies associated with the Sweepstakes and their respective affiliates, parents, owners, franchisees, officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (B) that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, with respect to any prize, including, without limitation, to such prize’s quality or fitness for a particular purpose; and (C) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Sweepstakes itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsor, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes at Sponsor’s sole discretion. 


  1. PUBLICITY RELEASE: Acceptance of any prize constitutes prize winner’s permission for the Sweepstakes Entities to use prize winner’s name, photograph, image, likeness, voice, biographical information, statements and complete address (collectively, the "Attributes"), for advertising and/or publicity purposes worldwide and in all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without further compensation or authorization, (except where prohibited by law), and releases the Sweepstakes Entities from all claims arising out of the use of such Attributes.


  1. DISQUALIFICATION/FORCE MAJEURE: Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who is found to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, to be acting in violation of these Official Rules, or to be acting in an unsportsman-like or disruptive manner, or with the intent to disrupt or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes, or to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, and Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserves the right to modify, extend, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes if it determines, in its sole discretion, that the Sweepstakes is technically impaired or corrupted or that fraud or technical problems, failures or malfunctions or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control have destroyed or severely undermined or to any degree impaired the integrity, administration, security, proper play and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein. In the event an insufficient number of eligible entries are received and/or Sponsor is prevented from awarding prizes or continuing with the Sweepstakes as contemplated herein by any event beyond its control, including but not limited to fire, flood, natural or man-made epidemic of health of other means, earthquake, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, terrorist threat or activity, war (declared or undeclared) or any federal state or local government law, order, or regulation, public health crisis (e.g. SARS), order of any court or jurisdiction, or other cause not reasonably within Sponsor’s control (each a “Force Majeure” event or occurrence), then Sponsor shall have the right to modify, suspend, or terminate the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is terminated before the designated end date, Sponsor will (if possible) select the winners in a random drawing from all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the date of the event giving rise to the termination. Inclusion in such drawing shall be each entrant’s sole and exclusive remedy under such circumstances. Only the type and quantity of prizes described in these Official Rules will be awarded.  If, for any reason, more bona fide winners come forward seeking to claim prizes in excess of the number of each type of prize set forth in these Official Rules, the winners, or remaining winners, as the case may be, of the advertised number of prizes available in the prize category in question may be selected in a random drawing from among all persons making purportedly valid claims for such prize(s). The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these rules shall otherwise remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.


  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for, and entrant hereby releases the Released Parties from any claims arising from: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (iv) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant's computer, hardware or software, which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Sweepstakes and (vi) use of any prize.  

  2. DISPUTES: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the state of North Carolina, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (3) unless otherwise prohibited, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of North Carolina, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of State of North Carolina or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of North Carolina.          

12.        PRIVACY POLICY:

Data Controller – The Sponsor is the “Data Controller” in relation to processing personal data of participants to the Sweepstakes. Please note that this Privacy Policy remains without prejudice to the processing of the participants’ personal data. See the privacy policy at the http://www.lenovo.com/privacy/us/en/ and   http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/privacy/intel-privacy-notice.html

Purposes for processing personal data in this Sweepstakes - The Sponsor collects the personal data of Entrants exclusively for the purposes of organizing the management of the Sweepstakes and communicating with participants and other related projects run by the Sponsor. Personal data provided by participants shall only be used in accordance with these Privacy Policies. As permitted in accordance with applicable laws, by entering the Sweepstakes, the Entrants agree that their data may be used to contact them in connection with the Sweepstakes and for publicity purposes as stated above.

Your personal data will be transferred to the United States. Pursuant to EU law pertaining to data collection and processing, as an EU resident, you have a right of access to, modification and withdrawal of your personal data. You also have the right of opposition to the data collection, under certain circumstances. To exercise such right, you may write to: Lenovo (United States) Inc., (DATA MODIFICATION REQUEST) with address at 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC 27560. The Data Controller and the data recipient is Sponsor. Your data will be transferred outside the European Union.


13.  WINNERS LIST: To obtain a copy of the winners list, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Lenovo “Game State Code & Play Challenge Winners”, PO Box 2312, Framingham, MA 01703-2312.  All such requests must be received by 4/24/17.      


The use of any prize manufacturer, name or trademark in connection with any of the prizes is solely for the purpose of describing such prize, and is not intended to suggest any affiliation or sponsorship.