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AMVETS DESTINATION DREAM HOME RAFFLE, OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

AMVETS, a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting this raffle pursuant to California Penal Code Section 320.5, et seq., to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. The Rules of the AMVETS raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a raffle ticket the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. AMVETS interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.

GENERAL RULES

The Grand Prize Drawing for AMVETS Dream Home Raffle will be held on Saturday, June 3rd 2017. Tickets will not be sold after May 27, 2017. An independent raffle auditor will supervise the drawing. Prize winners do not need to be present to win.

The raffle Grand Prize for 2017 will be $1,000,000 in Cash or Luxury Home (valued at $2,099,000.). A minimum of forty thousand (40,000) raffle tickets must be sold by the final ticket purchase deadline in order for the Grand Prize to be awarded in full. The Grand Prize is offered as a unit, non-divisible and without substitution.

All gross receipts generated by the sale of raffle tickets are used by AMVETS for charitable purposes. In the event that less than forty thousand (40,000) raffle tickets are sold by the final ticket purchase deadline, the Grand Prize winner will be awarded an amount equal to 50% of the total ticket proceeds received by AMVETS, not to exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000), minus all costs and expenses paid or incurred by or on behalf of AMVETS in connection with the raffle. Only sixty thousand (60,000) tickets will be sold. The chances of winning are based on that number. If fewer tickets are sold, your chances of winning the Grand Prize and other prizes improve. The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.

There are federal taxes and there may be state and/or local tax consequences if the winner selects the Grand Prize. (See Prizes section below) These consequences may apply to other prizes as well. AMVETS takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. All Participants and winners are strongly urged to seek professional legal and accounting advice regarding the tax consequences of receiving any prize. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

LIABILITY RELEASE BY PARTICIPANT

BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT ACCEPTS AND AGREES (1) TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE RULES, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH HERE; (2) AMVETS WILL TREAT PARTICIPANT AND WINNER INFORMATION AS OUTLINED IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY; AND  (3) THAT PARTICIPANT NAMES AND/OR LIKENESSES WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THE NEWS MEDIA, EXCEPT THAT PARTICIPANT NAMES AND/OR LIKENESSES MAY BE USED BY AMVETS AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES AND IN LISTS OF PRIZE WINNERS TO BE PUBLISHED ON THE AMVETS RAFFLE WEBSITE, LOCATED AT: http://amvetsdestinationdreamhomeraffle.com  OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY APPLY. AMVETS INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THESE RULES SHALL BE FINAL.

AS A PRECONDITION TO ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION IN THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT RELEASES AMVETS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE RAFFLE OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION,

USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, OR RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE BY AMVETS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS. EACH WINNING PARTICIPANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD AMVETS HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.

EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 WHICH STATES THE FOLLOWING:

“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”.

TICKETS

Tickets are $150 each, 3-packs for $400, or 5-packs for $550. Only one method of payment, one name, and one mailing address are permitted per ticket pack. Only one eligible person may be entered in the raffle per ticket sold. If the name of more than one person is submitted with a ticket purchase, and that ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed the holder of record of that ticket and declared the winner. Division of any prize by a group of individuals purchasing a ticket in common shall be the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that ticket, should that ticket be selected as a winner.

Tickets purchased by FEBRUARY 11 2017 at Midnight PST will be eligible for entry in the Early Bird Drawing 1 (drawing date on FEBRUARY 18 2017). Tickets purchased by APRIL 1 2017 at Midnight PST will be eligible for entry in the Early Bird Drawing 2 (drawing date on APRIL 8 2017).  Tickets purchased by MAY 27 2017 by Midnight PST will be eligible for entry in the Grand Prize Drawing (drawing date on JUNE 3 2017). All such tickets, including all winning tickets from Early Bird Drawings, will be included in applicable subsequent drawings, as well as the Grand Prize Drawing.

AMVETS reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” Defective or physically altered entry forms may be disqualified from participation in the raffle drawings by AMVETS in its sole discretion. Prior to the Grand Prize Drawing, AMVETS will make a reasonable effort to notify the individual and/or entity that submits such an entry form, including one which has been rejected because the Participant’s credit card or check which was provided for payment did not clear for lack of sufficient funds or any other reason, that such entry has been rejected by attempting to contact Participant by using the information provided by Participant at the time of submitting the purchase request. All orders and payments for tickets for the Early Bird Drawings must be received by AMVETS by the indicated deadline. Any orders received after these deadlines will be held for the subsequent drawings, if applicable, as well as the Grand Prize Drawing. AMVETS assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.

LIMITATION OF REMEDIES FOR BREACH

A RAFFLE PARTICIPANT’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH BY AMVETS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PARTICIPANT FOR HIS OR HER RAFFLE TICKET(S). IN NO EVENT SHALL AMVETS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURIES TO EARNINGS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

HOW TO PURCHASE

An individual can purchase as many tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability.

To purchase tickets: use the order form provided and fax the order form to 888-934-4321 or you may mail it to DDHR, PO Box 2720, Napa CA 94558 or call 1-888-298-0887 providing your name, address, phone number along with your credit card number, credit card security code and expiration date. Tickets cannot be purchased on the raffle website or by email. Any entry form submitted by email will be rejected. All entries must include payment by check, money order or credit card. AMVETS reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” No other refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of AMVETS. AMVETS assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.

SELECTION OF WINNERS

The AMVETS Grand Prize Drawing will be held on JUNE 3 2017 from all eligible raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win. AMVETS will conduct the Early Bird drawings on FEBRUARY 18 2017 (Early Bird Drawing 1), APRIL 8 2017 (Early Bird Drawing 2).  The Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing and Micro-Bonus drawing (See Bonus Drawings) will be held on JUNE 3 2017.  The Early Bird Drawings, Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing, Micro Bonus Drawing and Grand Prize Drawing will be held under the supervision of an independent raffle auditor. Winning Participants will be notified according to the contact information provided by Participant to AMVETS at the time of ticket purchase. If the Grand Prize winner cannot be located within 30 days after the Grand Prize Drawing on JUNE 3 2017 after attempting to make contact through the information provided by the Grand Prize winner at the time of purchasing the ticket, such winner will be deemed to have elected the Alternate Grand Prize, and another winner will not be selected for such prize. In addition to the list of winners posted on the AMVETS raffle website, a list of winners may be obtained from AMVETS or by sending a self-address, stamped envelope to AMVETS, PO Box 2720, Napa CA 94558 within two weeks of the drawing.

In order to collect his or her prize, a ticket winner may be required to sign and deliver to AMVETS: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Rules and applicable law, including without limitation that he or she is at least 18 years old; (b) such written information as is required by any applicable tax and/or real estate laws, including without limitation his or her Social Security Number; (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to AMVETS showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning raffle ticket.; and (d) the winning ticket stub. Certain prize winners may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by AMVETS) for tax withholding purposes.

ELIGIBILITY

Individual U.S. residents physically residing in the United States and District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older are eligible for entry. AMVETS employees, members of the Board of Directors, authorized agents and employees thereof, consultants, attorneys, independent accountant firm(s), and their spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility may be required from prize winners prior to receiving any prize.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY PRIZE?

In the event of a prize winner’s death, representatives of the estate will need to contact the AMVETS office in order to begin the process of transitioning payments to the beneficiaries.  If there is no Beneficiary Designation on file at the time of your death, AMVETS will make payments pursuant to established AMVETS procedures or as ordered by the court.  Designating beneficiaries for your prize payments simplifies the process for transferring prize payments to your heirs.  You may obtain a Beneficiary Designation Form from the AMVETS Office.

PRIZE INFORMATION

NOTE: All prizes are subject to availability and any prize may be substituted with an equivalent cash prize, as determined by AMVETS in its sole discretion. The Dream Home Grand Prize is the featured property as referenced in raffle promotional materials. Alternatively, the Grand Prize winner may elect the Alternate Grand Prize, a one-time $1,000,000 cash payment or annuity payment. If the featured property is not available due to circumstances outside of the control of AMVETS, as determined by AMVETS, the Grand Prize winner will instead have no election as stated above and a cash payment will be awarded.  If fewer than 40,000 tickets are sold by JUNE 3 2017 the raffle will be held as scheduled, and all prizes will be awarded as a one-time cash payment or deferred annuity payment based upon the percentage of ticket sales. The Grand Prize winner will receive a payment equivalent to 50% of the Net Raffle Proceeds paid as a one-time cash payment, not to exceed $1,000,000. Net Raffle Proceeds will be calculated based on AMVETS accounting, which shall be final and conclusive with respect to all winners. For these purposes “Net Raffle Proceeds” is defined as the balance of funds left after paying all other prizes, all raffle expenses and all expenses for the Grand Prize. At the option of AMVETS, the drawing date for the grand prize may take place earlier if all raffle tickets have been sold.

All vehicle prizes come base model factory equipped. Winner(s) are solely responsible for any and all state or local license fees, title, registration, as well as any cost differential between the value of the vehicle and the corresponding cash alternate prize, taxes, or fees associated with the vehicle, as well as insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to delivery), and pickup or delivery costs at the dealership, as well as any non-standard features and options chosen by the winner and/or negotiated with the dealership. All winners of vehicles must make an election between the vehicle and the corresponding alternative cash payment by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the tenth business day after the drawing. All vehicle prizes are subject to availability at the automobile dealer selected by AMVETS and may be substituted with a comparable vehicle by AMVETS or with the corresponding cash alternate prize.

All vacation and travel prizes are subject to space and availability. All gratuities, taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner and each vacation prize has a maximum total value of five thousand dollars ($5,000). Winners of vacation travel related prizes must comply with all applicable requirements and restrictions related to said prizes, including without limitation applicable travel dates, age restrictions, liability waivers, travel documentation and reservation and confirmation procedures. All vacation travel prizes are subject to availability and may be substituted with a comparable vacation travel prize or with the corresponding cash alternate prize.

EARLY BIRD DRAWING 1
Entry Deadline: FEBRUARY 11 2017 @ Midnight PST
Drawing Date: FEBRUARY 18 2017
Prize(s):
  • 1st Prize: Destination Dream Vacation,Private Helicopter Skiing and Stay Vail Colorado
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $20,000)
  • 2nd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Find your inner Chi “Taste of the Orient” Singapore, Tokyo, Japan
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $8,000)
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, 4 Seasons Hotel Bora Bora with Scuba Diving
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Fiji Paradise
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Journey to Machu Picchu
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Costa Rica Escape
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Pinehurst Golf Experience
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Classic Wrigley Field Experience
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Napa Valley Wine Train Exclusive
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Kennedy Space Center Adventure
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
EARLY BIRD DRAWING 2
Entry Deadline: APRIL 1 2017 @ Midnight PST
Drawing Date: APRIL 8 2017
Prize(s):
  • 1stPrize: 2017 Audi TT Roadster
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $40,000)
  • 2nd Prize: Dubai Burj Al Arab Jumeirah Stay & Play
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed ($8,000)
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, James Bond Monte Carlo High Roller Adventure
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Atlantis Hotel in Bahamas
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Aulani Disney Resort in Hawaii
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Egypt Pyramid of Giza Adventure
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Explore Sidney & New Zealand Getaway
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, New Orleans Jazz & Dining
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Vintner Adventure in Sonoma
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Escape to Paris & Prague
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
Entry Deadline: MAY 27 2017 @ Midnight
Drawing Date: JUNE 3 2017

Location: Drawing will be conducted by a representative of AMVETS. All drawings will be held at and under the supervision of an independent accounting firm in Napa, CA. Entrants need not be present to win.

Prize(s):
  • Grand Prize: LUXURY HOME (valued at $2,099,000.00) or $1,000,000.00 CASH
  • 2nd Prize: $50,000. CASH
  • 3rd Prize: $25,000. CASH
  • 4th Prize: Rolex Daytona Watch
  • 5th Prize: Jade Mountain Resort St Lucia Getaway
  • 6th Prize: Ranger XP900 Off Road Vehicle
  • 7th Prize: Louis Vuitton Pallas Shopper Handbag
  • 8th Prize: DJI Inspire 1 V2.0 Drone
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Rome Vatican Vacation
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Fairmont Barbados Luxury Getaway
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 11th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Opulent Escape to Paris
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 12th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 13th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Cruise to Alaska
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 14th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Disney World Family Vacation
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 15th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Cancun Paradise Vacation
  • (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 17-500 Prizes: Electronics and Gift Cards
MULTI TICKET BONUS DRAWING
Entry Deadline: MAY 27 2017 @ Midnight PST
Drawing Date: JUNE 3 2017
  • Prize: Range Rover Sport HSE

Any individual who buys three or more tickets will be entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, subject to the following; to be eligible entrants must purchase three or more tickets during the same purchase, using one method of payment, using the same name on each ticket, and the same mailing address for each eligible ticket. For each eligible ticket purchased, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Three tickets purchased will have three tickets entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Four tickets purchased will have four tickets entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, etc. Multiple tickets purchased at the same time are eligible for discounts. 3-packs are available for $400 and 5-packs are available for $550.

MICRO-BONUS DRAWING
Entry Deadline: MAY 27 2017 @ Midnight PST
Drawing date: JUNE 3 2017
  • Prize(s): Ford F150 XLT and Jewelry Extravaganza Package

Any individual who has purchased at least one (1) ticket for the General Grand Prize Drawing will be qualified to enter our Micro-Bonus Drawings by purchasing separate ticket(s) into the Micro-Bonus Drawings. The Micro-Bonus drawing tickets may be purchased for $10. (ten) per ticket. No minimum ticket amount required to qualify, no maximum number of tickets have been placed for Micro-Bonus Drawings. The Micro-Bonus Drawings will be a separate ticket entry from the Grand Prize Drawing. Multiple Micro-Bonus Drawing tickets purchased will qualify only for their respective Micro-Bonus Drawing categories and do not qualify for the General Multi-Ticket Drawings to the following; to be eligible entrants must purchase tickets specifically for the Micro-Bonus Drawing(s), with one or more tickets during the same purchase, using one method of payment, using the same name on each ticket and the same mailing address for each ticket. For each eligible ticket purchased, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added into the Micro-Bonus Drawing.

Early Access Bonus Drawing
Entry Deadlines: January 2nd 2017
Drawing Date: June 3rd 2017
  • Prize: $10,000 CASH!

Any individual who has purchased at least one (1) ticket for the General Grand Prize Drawing by January 2nd 2017 (01/02/2017) will be qualified for our Early Access Bonus Drawing (for $10,000 CASH) plus the Early Bird 1 & Early Bird 2 Bonus Drawings.  The Early Access Bonus drawing tickets must be purchased prior to the entry deadline to qualify (01/02/2017).  For each eligible ticket purchased by the drawing deadline, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added into the Early Access Bonus Drawing, Early Bird 1 & 2 Bonus Drawings and Grand Prize Drawing.

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All applicable and/or required federal and state taxes will be withheld from any and all cash prizes by AMVETS in accordance with federal and state law, and AMVETS prior to remitting the remaining balance of the cash prizes to the winners. AMVETS takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities incurred by Participants. Consult your tax adviser.

ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE RULES, OR THE BREACH THEREOF, SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES, AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.  IF AN IN-PERSON HEARING IS TO BE HELD, THE PARTIES AGREE TO HOLD THE HEARING IN OR NEAR NAPA, CA.

REGISTRATION WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA:

By letter from the California Attorney General’s office, AMVETS has registered with the Department of Justice under Raffle Registration Number RF0011042. The official registration and financial information regarding AMVETS can be obtained from the Attorney General’s website (at www.ag.ca.gov/charities). Registration does not imply endorsement by the Attorney General or the Department of Justice.