Eligibility :
The Microsoft and  Warner Brothers 13 Days of Gears Sweepstakes is open to legal resident of the 50 United States (includes District of Columbia) and you are 18 years or older at the time of entry (NOTE: If you are 18 years of age or older, but are considered a minor in your state of residence, we may require your parent or legal guardian to sign and return all required documentation, and award the prize to your parent or legal guardian on your behalf.)

Timing :
The Microsoft and  Warner Brothers 13 Days of Gears Sweepstakes starts at 12:01 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) on February 1, 2009, and ends at 11:59 P.M. PT on February 13, 2009 (“Entry Period”).

How to enter:

You can enter online if you have access to an Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the Gears of War® 2 Xbox 360 video game, and you are an Xbox LIVE® Gold member in good standing.  Once you have verified that you meet these system requirements, in order to earn entries, you must register for the Sweepstakes and earn entries as follows:

Register
There are two (2) ways to register: via Xbox.com and via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace as follows:

1.     To register via Xbox.com , simply navigate to http://xbox.com/wbgow and register as instructed before the close of the Entry Period on February 13, 2009, at 11:59:59 P.M. PT.

OR,

2.     To register via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace , simply download the free Warner Brother’s 13 Days of Gears  Registration Gamer Picture (“Gamer Picture”) before the close of the Entry Period on February 13, 2009, at 11:59 PM PT.  To download the Gamer Picture:

  1. Sign in to Xbox LIVE and access the Game Marketplace,
  2. Select “Explore Game Content”,
  3. Select “All Games”,
  4. Select “Browse”,
  5. Under Title, Select “W”,
  6. Select “Warner Brothers“,
  7. Select ” ’13 Days of Gears’ brought to you by ‘Friday the 13th’ Registration Gamer Picture” from the list of available content and select “Confirm Download”.
  8. Upon the successful completion of the Gamer Picture download, Players will see a ” ’13 Days of Gears’ brought to you by ‘Friday the 13th’ Registration Gamer Picture downloaded” message.

(NOTE:  Users may also access the free Warner Brothers 13 Days of Gears Registration Gamer Picture via the banner ads running on the Xbox LIVE dashboard.)

You must register for this Sweepstakes using the same Xbox LIVE gamertag that you will use to play Gears of War 2 multiplayer sessions on the Xbox LIVE service during a Daily Prize Period.  Please be sure that your Xbox LIVE gamer profile information including e-mail address, mailing address and phone is correct and current.  You can update your gamer profile information as described below

Updating Account Information (example for e-mail):
You can verify/update your profile information via your account profile on Xbox.com or through the Xbox Dashboard:

  1. From the Xbox Dashboard:
    1. From the Xbox Dashboard, select “My Xbox Channel”.
    2. Select “Profile in Slot 2”.
    3. Select “Manage Account”.
    4. Select “Contact Information”.
  2. Via Xbox.com:
    1. Go to http://live.xbox.com/en-US/default.aspx.
    2. Sign in to Xbox using your Windows Live ID account email and password.
    3. Select “Manage Profile” on your “My Xbox” Home Page.
    4. Select “Billing and Contact Information”.
    5. Update your Profile Information and then select “Save”.

Earn Entries
Provided you have registered for the Sweepstakes as described above, you will automatically receive one (1) entry into a Daily Prize Period Drawing when you log in to the Xbox LIVE service on an Xbox 360 system and play a Gears of War 2 multiplayer session in the Gears of War 2 multiplayer mode for that Daily Prize Period.  For example, if you are a registered player, to earn one (1) entry during Daily Prize Period 1, you must log in to the Xbox LIVE service on an Xbox 360 system and play a Gears of War 2 multiplayer session in “Annex” mode. Limit one (1) entry per person per Daily Prize Period Drawing.

Limit:
Only one (1) entry per person per Daily Prize Period, regardless of entry method.

Prize (s):

Thirteen (13) Grand Prizes.  A prize package that consists of  the following:

  • A Samsung 40″ 1080p flat panel LCD HDTV (Approximate Retail Value (ARV), $1000)
  • A Locust Bust (ARV, $650)
  • A red Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (ARV, $64.95)
  • A Marcus Fenix bronze statue (ARV, $200)
  • Gears of War 2 video game soundtrack (ARV, $12)
  • Gears of War Aspho Fields novel (ARV $10),
  • A 12″ x 18″ Gears of War 2 promotional poster autographed by members of the Epic development team
  • An in-game Golden Hammerburst and Lancer weapon

Total ARV of each Grand Prize: [$1,936.95]

Sixty-Five (65) Daily Prizes Available (five (5) Daily Prize Winners Per Daily Prize Period). A prize package that consists of the following items:

  • Gears of War 2 video game soundtrack (ARV, $12)
  • Gears of War Aspho Fields novel (ARV, $10)
  • A 12″ x 18″ Gears of War 2 promotional poster autographed by members of the Epic development team
  • An in-game Golden Hammerburst and Lancer weapon

Total ARV of each Daily Prize: $22

Total ARV of all prizes:
$26,610.35

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