Winner’s Circle FAQs
Why are you doing this?
We want to reward the individuals at our partner firms who are driving sales of our sound masking solutions, and hopefully encourage you to sell even more!
How do I register?
Visit www.cambridgesound.com/winnerscircle and click on the registration button. Fill out the form, create a user name and password, and click submit. You’re now ready to start registering your projects.
Am I eligible?
If your company is an authorized seller of Cambridge Sound Management products, and you are responsible in some way for selling Cambridge Sound Management products to clients, you are eligible. It is up to you to check with your employer to ensure they allow contest participation however.
How do I enter a project or demo?
Once logging in, click on the “Enter a Completed Project or Demo” button on the homepage. Fill out the form by answering a few quick questions about the project or demo, and click “submit.” You will receive an email letting you know CSM staff is reviewing the entry.
Can I enter projects that happened before January 1, 2018?
No, Winner’s Circle is only good for projects you acquire in calendar year 2018 (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018)
Can I enter projects at any time?
Yes, provided that the order shipped after January 1, 2018.
Why do you request the purchase order for the project?
We use this to match your company’s PO# to a CSM sales order/invoice so we can verify it.
Can I order product through Winner’s Circle?
No, continue to order product as you normally would. Winner’s Circle is separate from our ordering system and is to be used to enter projects as contest entries after you’ve made an order for an install.
Why do you need my personal phone and address? Wouldn’t my business information suffice?
We collect this information in the event you change jobs. If you change jobs during the contest period, we will be able to use this information to contact you and verify your status/reward-tier level.
Does a project need to have been designed by the CSM Design team?
No, participants can design their own projects.
How does CSM verify my entry?
Project entries are reviewed by CSM employees. We cross reference your company’s PO# with the CSM invoice it is associated with to ensure validity. In some cases, we may check with your CSM sales rep to double check validity.
What happens if two people enter the same project?
CSM will reach out to both registrants to determine if partial credit should be allocated.
What constitutes a “live demo” of Cambridge Sound Management product?
An in-person meeting with potential clients where you discuss the benefits of QtPro or DynasoundPro system from Cambridge Sound Management using either the CSM demo kit or your demo showroom. Watch a short video on performing a live demonstration and contact your rep for further details.
Are there any limits to the number of live demos I can submit for rewards?
Yes, you will only be rewarded for submitting a maximum of three demos during the contest period ($150).
How do you confirm my live demo entry?
CSM staff will confirm whether the demo took place with your manufacturer rep, and may also contact you for additional details on the demo. Participants must have either a CSM demo kit or a demo showroom.
How do I effectively demo sound masking?
Demoing takes practice and you might like to do your first couple under the guidance of CSM staff or your manufacturer rep. You will also need to purchase a demo kit.
How do I know which level of membership I hold?
Your level is displayed on the homepage once you have logged in.
How do I receive the cash and prizes?
Cash winnings will be provided to you on a Cambridge Sound Management branded Visa debit card that will be shipped to you. If you already have a Cambridge Sound Management card from previous Winner's Circle participation, that card will be funded with your winnings. Prizes will also be shipped via UPS or FedEx.
Do I have to pay taxes on my winnings?
Yes, for winnings over $600. Once you have won more that $600 (Gold tier), we collect your social security number so the winnings can be filed with the IRS. This will count towards your 2018 taxable income.
What are the details of the cruise?
Anyone with CSM purchases totaling at least $200,000 is eligible to go on the cruise. Winners will be notified by the end of January 2019 and the dates of the cruise will be determined by winner availability. The cruise package includes round-trip airfare for the winner and a guest to Boston, hotel accommodations for two nights in Boston, a rewards ceremony at Cambridge Sound Management headquarters, and a 7-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda on Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Do I have to pay taxes on the cruise?
Yes, if you win the cruise vacation, the value of the cruise prize will be added to your 2019 taxable income for 2020 tax returns.
If I win the cruise, but cannot go on it, can I simply take a cash payout for the value of the cruise?
Yes, but if you elect to take a “cash out” instead of going on the cruise, the value of the cruise prize will be added to your 2019 taxable income for 2020 tax returns.
If I win the cruise, but cannot go on it, can I transfer the cruise to someone else?
No, the cruise is a non-transferable prize.
If I have additional questions, who should I contact?
Please contact Mark Hughes at Cambridge Sound Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.