New York Blood Center January 2020 Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

The New York Blood Center, Inc. January 2020 Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is subject to the following rules:

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
    NO DONATION OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.
  2. DEADLINES: The Sweepstakes starts at 12.01am on January 1, 2020 and ends at 11.59pm on January 31, 2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”).  All entries must be made no later than 11.59pm on January 31, 2020.
  3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States, and the District of Columbia aged 16 years of age or older at the time of entry (entrants under 18 years old need parental consent to accept prize) who register to donate as set out below. An actual donation is not necessary for an individual to be entered into the Sweepstakes. Presenting donors who complete the registration process remain eligible for entry even if they are deferred from donating at that time. Employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and distributors of NYBC and/or their immediate family members or members of their households are not eligible to participate. All entrants must have a valid address and phone number and email address. NYBC may require proof of identity. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Neither NYBC nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives is responsible for lost, late, stolen, incomplete, misdirected or illegible entries. NYBC reserves the right to disqualify any individual whom it determines and/ or deems to be tampering with or improperly affecting the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes.  Non-compliance with any rule, requirement or mandatory procedure herein may, at the sole discretion of NYBC, result in disqualification. NYBC reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes in its sole discretion as it may deem appropriate.  NYBC also reserves the right in its sole discretion to conduct a random drawing at any time to select a winner using all eligible and valid entries received as of the date of the random drawing.
  4. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To enter this Sweepstakes and become eligible for the grand prize, the following must be met:
    - Present to donate blood or platelets or plasma at least once at a New York Blood Center blood donation center or mobile drive between January 1, 2020 and January 31, 2020 and complete the donor registration process.
  5. ENTRY FREQUENCY:​​
    - Existing Donor: One entry for each donation type.
    - New Donors: One entry for each donation type.
  6. PRIZE DRAWING: One Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing for the grand prize by February 5, 2020. The winner will be notified by telephone and/or email (which must be provided during the registration process), at NYBC’s discretion. The prize may be claimed by, and will be awarded only to, the individual identified on the donor entry registration form. The winner will be required to complete and return a prize acceptance and release, liability release and consent to use winner’s name and likeness without further compensation, except as prohibited by law. The award of the prize is conditioned upon the winner’s acceptance of the terms in the foregoing release. Such release must be received within five (5) business days of notification. Any selected entrant who cannot be contacted (or who fails to respond to any telephone message or email sent to such selected entrant) within three (3) days of the first attempt to contact such selected entrant, or who does not accept the prize, or who does not submit the required release in a timely manner, may be declared ineligible, and the NYBC reserves the right, in such event, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate winner at random from among all remaining eligible entrants.
  7. PRIZE DESCRIPTION: (Prizes are subject to availability. No cash value. Non-transferable.) One (1) Grand Prize: There will be ONE four-night, five-day vacation for two to Cancun, Mexico at an all-inclusive resort. Trip includes roundtrip airfare from the nearest New York or New Jersey airport, hotel, food and transfers to and from Cancun airport.  Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $3,100.00. Any stated difference between the ARV and the actual value of the Prize, or any substituted prize, will not be awarded.  The prize consists of only the items specifically listed in these Official Rules and any other expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. The prize may not be sold for cash or other remuneration.
  8. PRIZE RESTRICTIONS: Winner must take the holiday package no later July 31, 2020.  Vacation times will exclude black-out dates, such as peaks holiday times, etc. Travel agent will advise at time of booking.
  9. PRIZE ACCEPTANCE: The prize holds no cash value and cannot be substituted, exchanged or transferred for any other prize or award. Limit one prize per winner. All applicable federal, state and local taxes or expenses other than those expressly set out in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner is responsible to determine if they may accept the prize. The NYBC agrees to abide by any corporate policy with respect to the awarding of prizes to employees of its customers, and will not intervene in this decision, and reserves the right to select another eligible entrant if the Winner cannot accept the prize offered. No substitution or cash redemption is allowed except by NYBC, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All prize details are at the sole discretion of NYBC. The return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable or a determination that a winner was ineligible to win will result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate eligible entrant. The NYBC reserves the right to terminate, withdraw, or amend the Sweepstakes for any reason without notice, including, without limitation, voiding any entries of issue and/or terminating the Sweepstakes if NYBC suspects that tampering has occurred.
  10. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in the Sweepstakes, all entrants agree (a) to release, indemnify and hold harmless NYBC, and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, and agents (“Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, injuries, claims, suits and causes of action related to or arising out of the use of prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes activity. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. Except as prohibited by law, each participant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, New York; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits (collectively, “Special Damages”) may be awarded; and (4) participant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. New York law, without reference to New York’s choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto. The Sweepstakes is subject to any requirements, revisions and/or limitations imposed by applicable federal, state or local law. Void where prohibited.
  11. WINNER’S LIST: For a complete list of winner(s), send an email to donorengagement@NYBC.org before February 10,2019 to New York Blood Center, titled “Sweepstakes 2020 - Winners List”
  12. The New York Blood Center name and logo are registered trademarks of New York Blood Center, Inc.