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Frequently Asked Questions

What's Chicago All-Access all about? To celebrate 20 great years in Chicagoland, Best Buy® is giving our Chicagoland customers the chance to win exclusive ‘blue carpet' access to 25 once-in-a-lifetime experiences all around town, as well as instant win prizes - and even a $10,000 Best Buy® Gift Card.
Can anyone enter the Chicago All-Access Instant Win & Sweepstakes? Only Chicago area residents who at least 18 years old are eligible to enter the promotion. To be eligible, you must have a Chicagoland residential zip code.
If I upload a photo showing my Chicago, what could I win? You could instantly win prizes like LCD TV's, digital cam-corders, Microsoft Xbox® 360's, even a $200 Best Buy® Gift Card. Also, if you instantly win a $200 Gift Card, you could win the $10,000 Best Buy® Gift Card Grand Prize. Plus every week we're giving away new once-in-a-lifetime Chicagoland experiences. Receiving any prize is subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules.
Does the Best Buy® logo have to appear in my Chicago photo? Yes. Best Buy® Logos are available here by printing; at participating Chicagoland Best Buy Locations, while supplies last; or we'll automatically add it to your photo (if you'd like, you can choose the logo placement).
What is the eligibility criteria for photos? Your photo must meet the eligibility criteria stated in the Official Rules, including but not limited to:
  • Be a photo of you with the Best Buy® Logo* in Chicagoland
  • Be your own original photo
  • Not contain names, logos or images of retailers other than Best Buy
  • Not disparage any person, company or product
  • Avoid using the names, logos or images that belong to others
  • Not contain inappropriate content (such as profanity, violence, drug use, etc.)
What happens if my photo doesn't meet the eligibility criteria? If your initial photo doesn't meet all criteria, you will only be eligible for Instant Prizes other than the $200 Instant Prize. You will not be eligible for a Weekly Sweepstakes Prize, the $200 Instant Prize or the Grand Prize. If any photo doesn't meet all criteria, it will not be posted on the Photo Gallery.
How many times can I enter? You can enter once per day now through November 19th for a chance to win. With each day's entry, you'll be entered in that week's Weekly Sweepstakes Drawing and see if you're an instant winner. Entries do not carry forward from week to week for each Weekly Sweepstakes Drawing.
How does the Weekly Sweepstakes work? Each week Best Buy® is giving away new once-in-a-lifetime Chicagoland experiences - with 25 prizes in all - and only for Chicago area residents. Upon initial registration and photo upload, you'll be entered for a chance to win that week's Weekly Sweepstakes Prizes. Entries do not carry forward from week to week for each Weekly Sweepstakes Drawing. If you are unable or unwilling to undertake the activities required or otherwise decline the Weekly Sweepstakes Prize, the prize will be forfeited.
How does the Instant Win work? Best Buy® is giving away win instant prizes like LCD TV's, digital cameras, Microsoft Xbox® 360's, even a $200 Best Buy® Gift Card. Upon initial registration and photo upload and subsequent return visits, you'll be able to see if you're an instant winner. Only instant winners of the $200 Best Buy® Gift Cards will be entered for a chance to win the $10,000 Best Buy® Gift Card Grand Prize. Unclaimed Instant Prizes will not be awarded.
How does the Grand Prize Sweepstakes work? Only instant winners of the $200 Best Buy® Gift Cards who attend the Grand Prize Event will be entered for a chance to win the $10,000 Best Buy® Gift Card Grand Prize.
How many photos can I enter? You can submit as many Chicagoland photos as you like - but you can only receive Weekly Sweepstakes entry and a chance to instantly win prizes once per day. You only need to register and submit a photo on your first visit.
How can I find a specific photo in the gallery? You can search the photo gallery by key word (such as landmark name) as well as by the first and last name of entrant.
How many exclusive Best Buy® offers can I take advantage of during the promotion? Upon registration, you can print out a new Best Buy® coupon every week.
What if my Chicagoland photo is not accepted? If your initial photo doesn't meet all criteria, you will only be eligible for Instant Prizes other than the $200 Instant Prize. You will not be eligible for a Weekly Sweepstakes Prize, the $200 Instant Prize or the Grand Prize. If any photo doesn't meet all criteria, it will not be posted on the Photo Gallery.
Who is eligible for the $10,000 Best Buy® Gift Card Grand Prize? Only instant winners of the $200 Best Buy® Gift Cards who attend the Grand Prize Event will be eligible for entry into the $10,000 Best Buy® Gift Card Grand Prize Drawing.
If I can't attend the Grand Prize Event, can someone else go in my place? You may designate a proxy to attend the Grand Prize Event in your place if he/she is a Chicago area resident at least 18 years old, signs an Affidavit/Release, and is approved by Sponsor. Otherwise, you will forfeit your entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.
If I win a prize, how will I receive it? Receiving any prize is subject to verification and compliance with these Official Rules. Instant winners will receive notification on the Promotion site screen, and receive their prizes via USPS - please allow 6-8 weeks for verification and fulfillment of your prize. Weekly Sweepstakes winners will be notified by email at the end of each week during the promotion period, and must reply to that email with 24 hours from the time it was sent (otherwise, they will forfeit their prize). Prizes will be sent to each Weekly Sweepstakes winner based on the timing of the prize. The Grand Prize winner will receive the prize at the Grand Prize Event.
How many prizes can I win? An entrant may win one Weekly Sweepstakes Prize, one Instant Prize, and the Sweepstakes Grand Prize.