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Press Release -- December 14th, 2015
Source: Sprint Nextel

Where’s BB-8™?

By Amy Johnsonbaugh

If you’re anything like most of the country, you’re eagerly awaiting this Friday, Dec. 18th, when the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens at movie theaters nationwide. BB-8 has already become one of the film’s most popular characters.

Sprint is giving you the chance to take home your very own BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™. Contest details are outlined below.

  • Sprint is the only wireless provider to offer the BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero nationwide. It’s available in local Sprint Stores, Sprint Store at RadioShack or you can purchase on for $149.99 plus tax.
  • Sprint is your go-to holiday destination for hot toys like BB-8, in addition to the latest smartphones, tablets and more.

About BB-8 App-Enabled Droid by Sphero
Over the years, the magic of Star Wars™ has always lived on screen and in our imaginations. Thanks to our advancements in technology, we’ve made it possible to bring a new part of Star Wars: The Force Awakens™ into your home. Meet BB-8™ – the app-enabled Droid™ that’s as authentic as it is advanced. BB-8 has something unlike any other robot – an adaptive personality that changes as you play. Based on your interactions, BB-8 will show a range of expressions and even perk up when you give voice commands. Set it to patrol and watch your Droid explore autonomously, make up your own adventure and guide BB-8 yourself, or create and view holographic recordings. It’s now possible to explore the galaxy with your own trusty Astromech Droid by your side. BB-8 is more than a toy – it’s your companion.$149.99

Key features include:

  • Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet. Using an app, available for iOS and Android.
  • Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice.
  • Holographic Communication: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8.
  • Autonomous Behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars™galaxy together.
  • Adaptive Personality: Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact.

Entry period:
December 14 – 20, 2015 at 8:00am (CST) through 11:59pm (CST) each day.

Entry Methods
To enter the sweepstakes a user must to the following:

1.Find the hidden BB-8 in the photo, posted on Twitter or Facebook:  To enter the sweepstakes a user must find the hidden BB-8 in the photo posted on Sprint’s Twitter handles (@sprint, @sprintnews or @sprintlatino) or on Sprint’s Facebook page.

2. Fill Out Entry Form at Bottom of Blog Post: Fill out the entry form found at the bottom of this blog post.  Entry form requires that you answer the question and give us your email and social media handle so we can contact you if you are a winner.

To enter the sweepstakes via Facebook, a user must find the hidden BB-8 in the photo posted on Sprint’s Facebook page then fill out entry form at the bottom of blog post.

Entrants who enter the sweepstakes through Twitter,must use their own personal Twitter handle. If you do not have a Twitter account, you may sign up for a free account at By submitting your information and creating a Twitter account, you will be required to agree to the Twitter terms of service and privacy policy.  If you do not agree to Twitter’s terms of service and privacy policy, you cannot create a Twitter account.

Entrants must follow @Sprint or @SprintNews so that we may send you a DM in the event that you are selected as a potential winner. Limit one (1) entry per person (including multiple twitter accounts), per entry period.

Entry Form is at the Bottom of This Blog Post

Additional Eligibility Requirements:
Open only to legal residents of fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are eighteen years of age or older. Employees of Sprint Communications Company L.P., or other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

21 BB-8™ App-Enabled Droid™ by Sphero devices with an SRP of $149.99 each. Aggregate Market Value of All Prizes is $3149.79. Winner is awarded one BB-8.

Prize is awarded WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND by Sprint, express or implied, without limitation. Wireless service is NOT INCLUDED with the Prize, and any and all fees and costs associated with the activation and use of wireless service on the Prize is the sole responsibility of the winner.  Sponsor is not responsible for any fees, costs or additional charges resulting from the use of the prize.

Selection and Notification Process
21 random entries that have responded via the various social platforms, Twitter, Facebook with the correct response for where BB-8 is hidden in the photo, as well as using hashtags #WheresBB8 AND #SprintSweepstakes, will be chosen and will be declared the Sweepstakes winners (“Winner”).

The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries. The judges will attempt to notify the potential winner within seven (7) days of the sweepstakes. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within seven (7) days after the first attempt to contact him/her, the judges may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining entries. The winner will be notified via email or Twitter DM.


6330 Sprint Parkway Mailstop: KSOPHIA04064
Overland Park, KS 66251
“ATTN: BB-8 Sprint Sweepstakes”
Click here to read Sprint Social Contest & Social Promotion General Rules.

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