Microsoft’s “Links LS 2000” Hole-in-One Sweepstakes Gives Users a Chance to Win a Hawaiian Vacation

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 22, 1999 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Internet users can download a free* trial version of the Microsoft® ”
Links TM LS 2000″
golf simulation game at http://www.microsoft.com/games/links2000/ and enter the
“Links LS 2000”
Hole-in-One Sweepstakes for a shot at a five-night stay at the world-famous Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Using the free nine-hole trial version of the best-selling golf simulation series,
“Links LS 2000,”
contestants can attempt hole-in-one shots on the game’s Mauna Kea hole 7. Contestants who shoot an ace will be entered to win the grand prize trip, which includes a round of golf at the Mauna Kea Golf Course.

The contest runs through Dec. 31, 1999, and the grand prize winner will be chosen in a random drawing. The complete prize package includes round-trip air fare for two to Hawaii, five nights at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, a rental car for five days, a travel allowance of $500 and a round of golf for two at the Mauna Kea Golf Course, featuring hole 3, the only hole in Hawaii rated among the
“100 Best Holes in the World”
by Golf Digest.

How to Enter

To enter, contestants must own or download a free trial version of Microsoft
“Links LS 2000”
at http://www.microsoft.com/games/links2000/ or, for a limited time, at the popular gaming site GameSpot, http://www.gamespot.com/ . Once a hole-in-one is achieved, contestants are asked to save their shot (an option on the post-shot screen) and send the saved shot file as an e-mail attachment to Links2K@microsoft.com, with the subject line reading
“Microsoft ‘Links LS 2000’ Hole-in-One Sweepstakes.”
The body of the e-mail message must include the contestant’s full name, address and daytime phone number. Interested parties can also save the image onto a disk and mail it along with a 3×5 card indicating their contact information to Microsoft, Attn: The
“Links LS 2000”
Hole-in-One Sweepstakes entry, 4750 Wiley Post Way, Bldg. 1, Ste. 200, Salt Lake City, UT, 84116.

All entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Dec. 31, 1999, and mail entries must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 1999.

About


Links LS 2000

Microsoft
“Links LS 2000”
is the newest edition of the all-time best-selling golf simulation game. More than 17 years of passion and precision have evolved into
“Links LS 2000.”
The realism of the ball’s flight and its interaction with the meticulously rendered terrain separate the
“Links LS”
series from all other PC golf games.
“Links LS 2000”
is about two things: delivering the features that loyal users want most and providing features that make
“Links LS”
easier to learn. The accessibility of the unrivaled feature depth in
“Links LS 2000”
creates a world of options for both new and experienced PC golfers.

Microsoft
“Links LS 2000”
is available for online matchmaking on the MSN TM Gaming Zone ( http://www.zone.com/ ) with additional tournament support via the
“Links”
series Web site ( http://www.lstour.com/ ).

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
“MSFT”
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device.

*Connect-time charges may apply.

Microsoft
“Links LS 2000”
Hole-in-One Sweepstakes is open to residents of the continental United States who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and who have established Internet access as of Sept. 30, 1999. For complete rules and details, visit the sweepstakes site at http://www.microsoft.com/games/links/ .

Microsoft,
“Links”
and MSN are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. Other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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