Microsoft, the NBA, and Best Buy have teamed up to bring you an amazing opportunity. Are you sitting down? You might want to be when you hear about this fantastic contest. The Grand Prize includes a trip for two to the NBA All-Star 2023 Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah and two new Microsoft Surface Pro 9. There are also secondary prizes of a Microsoft Surface Pro 9 Windows 11 tablet. This contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding residents of Quebec. Read on to learn about the prizes and to learn how to enter: note that for this contest you will not enter with a comment on the Best Buy Blog.

Picture how you would use the Microsoft Surface for your daily life. This video shows how the best coaches rely on great tech to prepare their team and get the winning edge.

Microsoft has the solutions for work and school

Not a day goes by when I am not using something created by Microsoft. For many people it’s Microsoft Word, Outlook, or one of the many components of Microsoft 365. For others, it is a Surface computer like the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 that you can win from this contest (there are 12 Surface Pro 9 prizes to be won!). Microsoft’s Surface is transformative technology that enables you to work better and faster. On its own, it’s an amazing tablet great for creating, and great for entertainment like gaming. Combined with the Microsoft keyboard, it’s a powerful laptop.

What comes to mind when you think of the tech that affects your life

There is no doubt that technology continues to impact all of our lives in ways we can’t even imagine. Of course there are the obvious ones that we use to consume information and get work done. But there are also less obvious ways, from the health services that make diagnoses, treatments, and ground-breaking research especially possible, to the integration of tech into the sports that we love.

All of our lives are impacted by tech, even players and coaches of professional sports. Watch an NBA game and you’ll see a huge variety of tech along the sidelines informing the coaches on statistics and strategies and informing and entertaining the fans taking the game itself to a whole new level. The partnership of the NBA, Microsoft, and Best Buy on this contest is a testament to the integration of tech in our daily experience. So think about what tech impacts your life, then enter this contest for a chance to experience the NBA All-Star Weekend in person, and experience the newest Microsoft technology in your home.

How to enter

Entering this contest requires posting a comment on either Instagram or TikTok (comments on the Best Buy Blog will not enter you in this contest). You can enter as many times as you want, but each entry must be unique.

  1. On Instagram (@bestbuycanada): Entrant must make a comment under the Official Contest Post on Instagram describing how tech has impacted the entrant and tagging the plus-one the entrant would like to accompany them on the potential prize trip.
  2. On TikTok (@bestbuycanada): Entrant must make a comment under the Official Contest Post on TikTok describing how tech has impacted the entrant and tagging the plus-one the entrant would like to accompany them on the potential prize trip.

No purchase necessary. View Official Contest Rules for full details.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly draw eleven (11) winners, awarding one Grand Prize and ten (10) secondary prizes.

Grand Prize: includes a trip for the winner plus a guest to Salt Lake City, Utah for the NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb 17 to 20, 2023. In addition, the winner and their guest will each get a Microsoft Surface Pro 9 and Microsoft Surface Pro Signature keyboard with Slim Pen 2.

Ten Secondary prizes:  each includes a Microsoft Surface Pro 9 and Microsoft Surface Pro Signature keyboard with Slim Pen 2.

This contest runs from Oct 26th 2022 to Nov 10th 2022. 

Remember you can enter as many times as you would like on Instagram and TikTok, but each entry must be unique. The prizes are so impressive with twelve (12) incredible Microsoft Surface Pro 9 laptops and an amazing trip to the NBA All-Star Weekend you will want to tell all of your family and friends to enter now and enter often.

NBA All-Star Weekend 2023 Contest Rules for Best Buy Canada Ltd and Microsoft Canada Inc

Good Luck

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. This contest is now closed. The winners will be drawn soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  2. Hi! Have a question. I’m not clear on what you mean by unique. So, for example, I post comments A and B and tag the same person on Instagram and comments C and D on TikTok. Does all of my comments (A, B, C, and D) are eligible to be considered as entries then?

    • Hi, thanks for your question!

      A unique entry means that each time you comment on both platforms, you will tell us a different way that technology impacts or makes a difference in your life. You may always tag the same person if you wish.

      We want you to enter as many times as you’d like so you can have a higher chance of winning, however we also want to reduce spammed entries that are repeats of previous comments by the same user. I hope this clarification helps.

  3. Would love to get away for a weekend – and do something – don’t have instant gram or tie Tok so hope to be enter this way

  4. My John would love this he is 82 and has never been to an NBA Game!! Thanks I am sure it would be fun! Instagram no Tik Tok at my age!

    • Get over yourself. “Oooo here’s this great contest and all I have to do is go make a comment on an IG or Tik Tok post, and if I do that I’ll have the chance to win an amazing prize, but, naaaah, I can’t be bothered to take five whole seconds to do that…..however, I do have five seconds to write a holier-than-thou egocentric post whining and complaining about the contest’.

    • Thanks for the chance, would be great to see a live game. Entered only in instant gram don’t have tik tok

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