Parallels Desktop for Mac Power Bundle Giveaway!


To promote our Power Bundle, we want to share the Parallels love with you!

How to Enter

It’s easy to enter to win—just tweet us @ParallelsMac, tell us what your favorite app is in our Power Bundle, and hashtag it #ParallelsBundle! Here’s a quick example:

Say it any way you want to—send us a picture, write a haiku, or tell us in emoji, we just want to know which is your favorite app!

[Tweet “.@ParallelsMac My favorite app is “…….” in the #ParallelsBundle!  http://www.parallels.com/power-mac-app-bundle”]

The Prizes

Here are all the prizes we’ll be giving out over the next 8 days—be sure to check Twitter each day to enter!

The Rules (Short & Sweet)

The giveaway closes at 9:01 PM PT/12:01 AM ET each day. Limit one (1) entry per person, per day, for each day during the giveaway (more below). The giveaway commences at 10:00:01 AM (PT) on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 and ends at 8:59:59 PM (PT) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Winners will be announced at the end of each day!

That’s it! We can’t wait to see what apps you like best—enter now!

[Tweet “.@ParallelsMac My favorite app is “…….” in the #ParallelsBundle!  http://www.parallels.com/power-mac-app-bundle”]

Please see the official rules, below.


“Parallels Power Bundle” Official Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANGES OF WINNING.

Eligibility: OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 100% OF PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO RANDOM ENTRANTS. ENTRANTS MUST BE EIGHTEEN (18) OR THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR JURISDICTION OF RESIDENCE. IF YOU DO NOT MEET ANY OF THESE REQUIREMENTS, OR ANY OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN A PRIZE, AND PARALLELS (“SPONSOR”) RESERVES THE RIGHT NOT TO AWARD PRIZES TO YOU. This Sweepstakes (defined below) is not sponsored or co-sponsored by Twitter. To be eligible to win a prize, entries must be completed and received by Sponsor in the format designated below. Directors, officers and employees of Sponsor and any of Sponsor’s agents, professional advisors, advertising and promotional agencies, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes. All applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Limit one (1) entry per person, per day, for each day during the Sweepstakes Period (defined below).

Entry Period: “Parallels Power Bundle” (the “Sweepstakes”) commences at 10:00:01 AM (PT) on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 and ends at 8:59:59 PM (PT) on Tuesday, March 22, 2015 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

How to Participate: Entries must be submitted to Sponsor by tweeting their response with the appropriate hashtag (#ParallelsPowerBundle) to the following question: “What is your favorite app in the Power Bundle?” via the entrant’s Twitter handle to their followers and including the @reply “@ParallelsMac”. Only one entry per participant per day; no duplicate or near-duplicate entries. Entrants posting multiple entries will be locked out and/or disqualified. Entrants may not use multiple accounts to enter, and doing so may result in all accounts being suspended by Twitter. Sponsor retains the right to use all entries for future use in marketing, communications and social media. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. By entering, entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules. Entrants further agree to abide by all applicable Twitter rules, available at https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311-the-twitter-rules, and by Sponsor’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, available at http://www.parallels.com/about/legal/privacy/ and http://www.parallels.com/about/legal/terms/.

Winner Selection/Notification: Eight (8) Winners will be randomly selected from the eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor will make up to two (2) attempts over the forty-eight (48) hour period following the Winners’ selection to contact the potential Winners via the entrant’s Twitter handle. If a potential Winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of being contacted, the potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate Winner will be selected at random from among the remaining applicable eligible entries received. This process will be repeated until a potential Winner responds. Winners will be announced by Wednesday, March 23, 2015. Sponsor reserves the right to lock out or disqualify persons whose eligibility is in question or who have been disqualified or are otherwise ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

Requirements: Winners must agree to share their experience implementing and using Parallels Desktop. Sponsor retains the right to use the winner’s story, photos, etc. in marketing, communications and social media, as provided in more detail below.

Prizes: Each of the eight (8) Winners will receive the specified prize for that day; daily prizes will be posted at [insert URL]. The prizes awarded for each day’s entries are at the sole discretion of Sponsor. No substitutions or exchanges (including for cash) of any prizes will be permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right, in its absolute and sole discretion, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any prize in the event of the unavailability of any prize or component of a prize for any reason whatsoever.. All prizes will be awarded. Prizes returned as undeliverable may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner to be selected at random. Prizes are not transferable. Limit one (1) 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, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

The following prizes will be awarded:

Total Approximate Retail Value for prizes is $36.00 USD. A winner will not receive the difference between the prize’s actual and approximate retail value, if any.

Sponsor is not responsible if any potential Winner is unable or unavailable to accept prize. The dates for fulfillment of the Prize will be in conjunction with the Winner’s coordination of technical assistance with Sponsor’s sales engineering team following the Winner selection and such dates are subject to change in Sponsor’s sole discretion.

Odds; Taxes:  MANY WILL ENTER, FEW WILL WIN. Odds of winning the prize depend on number of eligible entries received during each Sweepstakes Period, and votes received per entry.  ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH WINNER.

Identity of Entrant:  In the event of a dispute about the identity of the entrant who submitted the winning entry, the entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email account which is associated with the entrant’s badge that was scanned in order to submit the entry.  An authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email account by the service provider.  A potential winner may be required to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the winning entry.

License to Entry Materials:  You hereby grant an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, nonexclusive license to reproduce, distribute, publish, perform, display, make derivative works of, use and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit your entry and all entry materials submitted to Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes (collectively, “Entry Materials”), in perpetuity and throughout the world, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed, without separate compensation or attribution to you or any other person or entity.  If you are selected as a winner, Sponsor may also ask that you provide photographs or other content (at your discretion) to Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes.  If you choose to provide such photographs or content, then you agree that such photographs and content are also “Entry Materials” subject to the license described above.  You agree to take, at Sponsor’s expense, any further action (including, without limitation, execution of affidavits and other documents) reasonably requested by Sponsor to effect, perfect or confirm Sponsor’s rights to use the Entry Materials without restriction and as set forth above in this paragraph.

Disclaimer:  Sponsor, Twitter, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and professional advisors (collectively, the “Released Parties”) will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, misrouted, garbled or distorted or damaged transmissions or entries; (b) telephone, email, website, electronic, hardware, software, network, Internet, or other computer- or communications-related malfunctions or failures; (c) any Sweepstakes disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Sponsor or by non-authorized human intervention; or (d) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes.

General Release:  By entering the Sweepstakes, you release all Released Parties (including Sponsor) 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 Sweepstakes, use of the Entry Materials, 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.  Entrant shall indemnify all Released Parties from and against all claims or suits and any damages or costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from or relating to entrant’s violation or inaccuracy of any warrantees or representations made relating to the Promotion.  Released Parties assume no responsibility for errors that may occur in the transmission of entrant’s entry.  The Released Parties are not responsible for any fraud or misconduct on the part of the Entrant.  IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE TO ENTRANT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, OR FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROMOTION.  Entrant’s sole damages shall be limited to entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses, excluding attorneys’ fees.

Publicity; Affidavit & Release:  Except where prohibited by law, entry into the Sweepstakes constitutes permission to use the name, likeness, prize information and city and state of residence of the entrant, without limitation, for promotional purposes without further permission or compensation.  As a condition of being awarded any prize, except where prohibited by law, each winning person may be required to execute and deliver to Sponsor a signed confirmation of such permission, affidavit of eligibility, acceptance of these Official Rules, release of liability, and other legal, regulatory, or tax-related documents required by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Prizes may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner if such documents are not completed and returned within seven (7) days after delivery of notification to the entrant.

Use and Disclosure of Information:  Sponsor will use information that you provide to it to: (a) conduct the Sweepstakes; (b) to carry out its obligations and enforce its rights; (c) to contact Entrant about Sponsor’s own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to Entrant; and (d) for any other purpose with Entrant’s consent.  Sponsor may disclose aggregated information about Entrants without restriction.  Sponsor may disclose personal information that Sponsor collects from you: (e) to conduct the Sweepstakes; (f) to Sponsor’s subsidiaries and affiliates; (g) to contractors, service providers and other third parties Sponsor uses to support its business; (h) with Entrant’s consent.  Sponsor may also disclose Entrant’s personal information: (i) to comply with any court order, law or legal process; (j) to enforce or apply these Official Rules; (k) if Sponsor believes disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Sponsor, its customers or others

Miscellaneous:  A full copy of the current Official Rules can be found here.  The Sweepstakes and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the State of Washington.  Entrant agrees to irrevocably submit to the venue and jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington in the event of any dispute arising from or relating to the Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, in its sole discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Sweepstakes or any entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes.  Entrants who violate these Official Rules, violate any law, rule or regulation in connection with participation in the Sweepstakes, tamper with the operation of the Sweepstakes or engage in any conduct that is detrimental or unfair to Sponsor, the Sweepstakes or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion) are subject to disqualification from entry into the Sweepstakes.  If you have any questions about these Official Rules or the Sweepstakes, please email them to mspurr@parallels.com.  To request a winners’ list, email mspurr@parallels.com within three months after the end of the Sweepstakes.

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