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PASS Summit 2010 Microsoft "Refer an Attendee" Program

Want to make customers and partners happy - and yourself happy too? Spread the word about PASS Summit and you could get a new Dell Streak tablet!

PASS has launched an "Attendee Referral" program, open to all Microsoft employees. Send your customers and partners this discount code - MSF10 - and, as of October 1, they will get $400 off the prevailing registration rate. They must also enter your name and primary email address as the referrer during the registration process.

Every referrer and every referree will be entered into a draw to each win a new Dell Streak tablet! There are 4 Dell Streaks available to be won.

Plus, if you refer 10 new registrations, YOU GET A DELL STREAK GUARANTEED.

Read on for all the details and the full contest rules. And start contacting all your customers and partners!

Note: New registrants must use discount code MSF10 and provide the Microsoft referrer name and email address to qualify for a chance to win a Dell Streak.


PASS Summit 2010 "Microsoft Refer an Attendee Program" Contest Rules

Sponsor: Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS)




To enter the Microsoft Refer an Attendee Program Contest (“Contest”), referrers must be a Microsoft employee or contractor. The friends you refer must be new registrants to PASS Summit 2010. Any applicable discount used in conjunction with this new registration cannot exceed $200 off the current and published Full Summit cost in order to be eligible for the Contest. Effective October 1, 2010, the discount increased to $400 off the current and published Full Summit cost. Registrations using any other discount code, pre-pay code, or comp code is not eligible for the Contest. Current registrations cannot be altered to take advantage of the Contest. The contest begins on August 10, 2010 and ends on November 7, 2010 (the “Contest Period”). All entries must be received by November 7, 2010, at 5:00 pm Pacific Time (“Contest Deadline”).


There is one (1) way to enter: When the customer/partner you refer registers for PASS Summit 2010 at, they must answer Yes to the following registration question: “Did you hear about PASS Summit 2010 from a Microsoft contact?” They will be prompted to enter the full name and primary email address of the Microsoft person who referred them. Each person referred may only enter one name for the Microsoft contact registration question. During the registration process, the new registrant must select "Full Summit - Discounted Registration" and enter the Microsoft referral discount code you have provided to them. No other discount codes are eligible for entry into the contest drawing.

There are no limits to the amount of times a referrer’s name may be entered by different persons. All entries must be received by the Submission Deadline. Each new valid registration is equivalent to one entry.




Contest is open to legal residents of Canada and the U.S., except employees (and those with whom such employees are domiciled) or agents of the Sponsor. No employee, contractor, board member, or elected board member of PASS, the Professional Association for SQL Server, or its affiliated companies, his or her spouse, or immediate family members shall be eligible to win. Additionally, PASS reserves the right to disqualify any other person from participating in the Contest where such participation would, in the sole opinion of PASS, compromise or give the appearance of compromising the integrity of the Contest.




There are several prizes to be won, as follows:


There are (2) Draw Prizes available to be won. Each Draw Prize consists of two (2) Dell Streak units, one for the referrer and one for the person who was referred. Each referral registration consisting of a referrer and the person referred is considered as one entry eligible for a Draw Prize. The approximate retail value of each Dell Streak is $549 USD.


There are approximately twenty (20) First Prizes of one (1) Dell Streak for every person who refers ten (10) or more valid new registrations to PASS Summit 2010. The persons who have been referred will only be eligible for the Draw Prize. The approximate retail value of each Dell Streak is $549 USD.


Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not convertible to cash. Prizes may not be transferred. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize or a prize component with one of equal or greater value. Any taxes on the prize are the sole responsibility of the winners.




A panel of judges appointed by the Sponsor consisting of members of the PASS Board of Directors and/or PASS Headquarters and/or its representatives will review all Contest entries and will participate in the draws.


All persons who refer ten (10) or more valid new registrations will be entitled to a First Prize and are ineligible to participate in the Draw Prize.


All entrants (referrer and person referred) except for winners of a First Prize will be placed in a draw for the Draw Prizes.


The Contest drawing and review will be completed and the winners contacted by Nov. 8, 2010. If you have not been contacted by this date, you may assume that your entry is not a winner.


Odds of referrer winning a prize increase with every referral made and are dependent on the number of entries. Odds of the person referred winning is dependent on the overall number of entries.


If PASS discovers the ineligibility of a winner as outlined in the official rules, the winner can be disqualified from winning any prize. PASS may select the next eligible person as the winner.


All winners must sign an affidavit of eligibility and release/waiver that releases PASS from any and all liability, claims, demands, or actions resulting from acceptance and use of the prizes awarded.





No correspondence will be entered into except with the selected winners. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws. Void where prohibited by law. The decisions of the contest judges with respect to all aspects of this contest are final and binding on all entrants without right of appeal.


Selected winners will be required to sign and return a standard Declaration, Liability and Publicity Release, releasing the Sponsor, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, and the contest judges from any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from this contest, participation in contest-related activities, the awarding of a prize, and the use or misuse of any prize.


By entering the contest, selected winners agree to comply with these official contest rules and agree to the publication, reproduction, and/or other use of their name, address, company, voice, statements about the contest, and/or personal photograph or other likeness without further compensation, in any publicity or advertisement carried out by the Sponsor in any manner whatsoever, including print, broadcast, or the Internet.


The Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, and the contest judges are not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, postage-due, delayed, or illegible entries. Without limitation, the Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies, and the contest judges will not be liable for the failure of any entry to be received.


The Sponsor reserves the right to withdraw or amend this contest in any way, in the event of an error, technical problem, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor that interferes with the proper conduct of this contest as contemplated by these Rules. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of this contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek remedies and damages to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. The Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or suspend this contest in the event of any accident, printing, administrative, or other error of any kind without prior notice or obligation.


By entering this contest, each entrant expressly consents to the Sponsor, its agents and/or representatives, storing, sharing, and using the personal information submitted with his/her entry only for the purpose of administering the contest and in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at unless the entrant otherwise agrees.


Failure to sign the eligibility affidavit and release consent form will result in the forfeiture of prizes. All federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations apply.


Winners are responsible for all taxes incurred on all prizes awarded. Winners may be required to provide their tax ID number for tax purposes. All prizes are non-transferable and non-assignable. The decision of PASS with regard to all matters relating to the contest, including matters not specifically addressed in these rules, shall be final. A prize not claimed in accordance with these rules will be forfeited and not awarded. All unclaimed prizes become the sole property of PASS. Winners have (30) days from the day contacted to claim their prize.


For a list of winners, email Requests must be received by November 15, 2010.

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