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Sweepstakes are only available for residents of the following countries/regions: USA, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan. Entry will open for 24 hours on June 7th at 5:00 pm PST, closing June 8th at 5pm PST. No purchase required for entry. Entry to sweepstakes via online web submission only (internet access required). 500 processors available to be won in The United Kingdom. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received in each country/regional sweepstakes. For Official Rules please See Details of the sweepstakes.

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 8086k Limited Edition Processor Sweepstakes FAQs

What is the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086k Limited Edition processor?
To celebrate the anniversary of 40 years of x86 processor architecture, Intel is releasing a limited edition processor, which will be available in limited quantities and for a limited time.

What’s so special about this processor?
This processor is Intel’s first 5Ghz out of the box consumer desktop processor, featuring 6 cores and 12 threads, and is unlocked for overclocking*. The product will come in special commemorative packaging celebrating this special anniversary.

How can I enter to win an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K processor?
If you are a resident in one of the applicable countries/regions then you will be able to enter. Entries can be made on www.intel.com/8086sweepstakes . Entry will open on June 7th 2018 5:00 pm PST, which will be signaled by a countdown timer on this webpage prior to this date and time. Entry will be open for 24 hours only, and the closure of entry will be signaled by a countdown timer.

Why can I only enter if I am a resident of one of the following countries/regions: USA, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan?
Intel is always looking for ways to engage the global community, however promotional programs are not available in every country/region due to specific local laws and regulations.

How will I know if I have won?
Winners will be notified via the e-mail address provided on the entry site, no later than two weeks after the closure of the sweepstakes entry.

If I am a lucky winner, when can I expect my prize to be delivered?
Delivery times will vary by country/region, but could take up to 6-8 weeks after you have been contacted as a winner, and have confirmed your delivery details with us.

Where can I buy the 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8086K processor?
As these are a limited edition Intel cannot guarantee availability, but should be available in popular online retailers and technology suppliers where you’d typically expect to find other Intel boxed processors – while supplies last!

*Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

Intel® 8th Gen Core™ 8086k Limited Edition Processor Sweepstakes Official Rules

No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Intel 8086 Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Germany, France, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan who are 18 or older as of date of entry. Void in Quebec, Hong Kong and where prohibited by law.

  1. Sweepstakes Period: This promotion consists of nine (9) separate regional sweepstakes (each, a “Sweepstakes”) Each Sweepstakes begins at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on June 7, 2018 and ends at 5:00 p.m. PT on June 8, 2018 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).
  2. Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, Germany, France, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, South Korea, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan who are 18 years of age or older as of the date of entry. Void in Quebec, Hong Kong and where prohibited by law. Employees of Intel (the “Sponsor”), Votigo, Inc. (“Administrator”) and their respective parent, affiliated companies, agents, and the immediate family (defined as parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents) of each of such employees, and all those with whom such employees are domiciled, are NOT eligible. Entrants are only eligible to enter into the Country Sweepstakes for their legal country of residence. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and to Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, local, provincial and municipal laws and regulations and is void in Quebec, Hong Kong and where prohibited. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Sponsor reserves the right to verify the eligibility of winners. Intel is committed to compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and ethics rules. This notice is intended to ensure that your participation in this Sweepstakes will not violate any such laws, regulations, policies or rules. Intel seeks no promises or favoritism for itself or any of its affiliates in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the Sweepstakes.  By participating the Sweepstakes, (i) you agree that your participation in the Sweepstakes – including your acceptance of any potential prizes – will not violate any law, regulation, policy or rule of your country, state or government agency; and (ii) you certify that any potential prize is not in exchange for an agreement to influence a recent, pending or anticipated act or decision that may result in Intel obtaining or retaining business or a business advantage.
  3. Sponsor/Administrator: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Intel Corporation., 2200 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054. The Sweepstakes is administered by Votigo, Inc., 1630 30th St. STE A-530, Boulder, CO 80301.
  4. How To Enter: There is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY to participate in the Sweepstakes. A purchase does not increase your chances of winning. During the Sweepstakes Period, visit http://www.intel.com/8086sweepstakes (“Website”). Follow the instructions to complete the online entry form to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes Entry”). The prizes for which you are eligible depend on your country of residence as set forth in Section 7 below. Limit of one (1) Sweepstakes Entry per person. More than one (1) Sweepstakes Entry from any person will void all Sweepstakes Entries for that person. Use of computer programs and other automatic means to participate is prohibited. Sweepstakes Entries generated by script or bot are not eligible.Incomplete, corrupted, or untimely Sweepstakes Entries are void and will be disqualified. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for late, incomplete or misdirected Sweepstakes Entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections; or miscommunications, computer or software malfunctions, telephone transmission problems, technical failures, garbled transmissions, damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware), or other errors or malfunctions of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic or otherwise. Consequently, Sponsor and its agencies are not liable in the event your Sweepstakes Entry is not captured due to the aforementioned reasons. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter/play will be deemed to be the entrant or participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, Internet service provider, or other organization (which may include an employer) responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Entries specifying an invalid, non-working, or inactive email address will be disqualified and ineligible to win.Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, Facebook account ID’s, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void such Entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated or computer system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
    Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by your online service may apply. If entering via mobile device, normal phone and usage charges imposed by your phone service may apply. Standard data rates may apply if entering via mobile device.
  5. Notification of Winners: The potential Winners will be notified by email and required to complete a prize fulfillment form. In order to be eligible to win any prize, potential winners who are Canadian residents must correctly answer, unaided, a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question as posed by Sponsor.If the prize/prize notification is returned undeliverable, or in the event that the potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected by a random drawing from among all remaining eligible Entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.Potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor and/or Administrator, whose decisions are final AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE SWEEPSTAKES. An entrant is not a winner of a prize unless and until entrant’s eligibility has been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.
  6. Sweepstakes Random Drawing: On or about June 11, 2018, potential Grand Prize Winners will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received in the applicable regions during the Sweepstakes Period based on the table in Section 7 below. A total of eight thousand and eighty-six (8,086) winners will be selected. The random drawings will be conducted by the Administrator; an independent judging organization whose decisions are final on all matters relating to the drawing. The odds of winning are based on the number of eligible Entries received for each Sweepstakes. All prizes will be delivered by October 15, 2018.
  7. Sweepstakes Prizes and Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): Grand Prize: Eight thousand and eighty-six (8,086) Grand Prizes will be awarded. The Grand Prize consists of one (1) Intel Processor Core i7 Chip (ARV: $425USD). Limit: One (1) prize per person during the Sweepstakes Period. Total ARV of all prizes is $3,436,550USD.
    Country/Region Number of Winners and Prizes Awarded
    United States 2,086
    Mainland China 2,000
    Germany 1,000
    Canada 500
    France 500
    The United Kingdom 500
    South Korea 500
    Taiwan 500
    Japan 500

    Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Prizes cannot be substituted, assigned, transferred, or redeemed for cash; however, Sponsor reserves the right to make an equivalent prize substitution at its sole discretion if any advertised prizes become unavailable.

  8. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor and their agencies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen or misdirected entries; lost, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, garbled transmissions or miscommunications, telephone transmission problems; computer or software malfunctions or damage to a user’s computer equipment (software or hardware); technical failures; or other errors or malfunctions of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise. Proof of sending or submission of Entry will not be deemed proof of receipt by Sponsor or Administrator. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.Warning: Any attempt by an entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any web site associated with this Sweepstakes or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to prosecute and seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the Entry process, the Website, and/or the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes; to violate the Official Rules; or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, void any suspect Entries and (a) modify the Sweepstakes or suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) award Grand Prize prizes from among the eligible, non-suspect Entries received for the Sweepstakes Period up to the time of the impairment. FOR RESIDENTS OF FRANCE AND GERMANY: THIS RELEASE DOES NOT APPLY TO CLAIMS AGAINST SPONSOR, ITS REPRESENTATIVES AND ITS VICARIOUS AGENTS FOR DAMAGES BECAUSE OF PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, AND TO CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES IN CASE OF INTENT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE BY SPONSOR, ITS REPRESENTATIVES OR VICARIOUS AGENTS.
  9. Release and Limitations of Liability: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that Sponsor and each of their affiliates, subsidiaries, franchisees, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment and marketing agencies, website providers, web masters, and their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotions; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of Entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of a prize.By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that the Released Parties will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prize, Entry, or participation in this Sweepstakes or in any Sweepstakes related activity, use of http://www.intel.com/8086sweepstakes or the downloading from and/or printing material downloaded from said or any claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasion of privacy, or merchandise delivery. The Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if the prizes cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions, acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism.Without limiting the foregoing, everything regarding this Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, the above Website and the prize, are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Some jurisdictions may not allow the limitations or exclusions of liability for incidental or consequential damages or exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above limitations or exclusions may not apply. Check local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding these limitations or exclusions.
  10. Publicity. Except where prohibited by law, winner grants to Sponsor and those acting pursuant to its authority, the right and permission to print, publish, broadcast, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, the winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, Entry and biographical information for advertising, trade, and promotional purposes (including the announcement of his or her name on television or radio broadcast) without additional consideration, compensation, permission, or notification. Entrants agree that Sponsor shall own Entries, which will not be acknowledged or returned, and that Sponsor and its designees shall have the perpetual, worldwide right to edit, publish, and use the Entries in any way and in any media for trade, advertising, promotional, and/or other purposes as Sponsor and/or its designees may determine without further consideration to entrants or any third party.
  11. 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 (excluding any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the prizes awarded in the Sweepstakes or the use or misuse thereof) shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States Court for California or the appropriate State Court located in California; (2) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with the prizes awarded in the Sweepstakes or the use or misuse thereof shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate courts located in Centre County, Pennsylvania; (3) 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 (4) 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 shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than California.
  12. Privacy: Information collected from entrants is subject to Intel’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/privacy/intel-privacy-notice.html. For residents of the Germany, France, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Mainland China and Taiwan: Your personal data will be stored in the United States.
  13. Winners List: For the names of the winners, available after July 11, 2018, for a period of at least 30 days, email support@votigo.com with an email subject of “Intel 8086 Sweepstakes”.