what you'll do
Pack your bags and drop your r’s, because you’ve scored lunch with two best buds from Boston—Matt Damon and Ben Affleck! They grew up together. They won an Oscar together. And now their next big project will be getting to know YOU over lunch. How do you like them apples? You and a friend will be flown out to Hollywood to join Matt and Ben for a meal you’ll never forget. Ask Matt and Ben all your burning questions like “When is Good Will Hunting 2 happening?” and “Who would win in a duel?” And be sure to snap a selfie or twelve. Flights and hotel are on us!
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
Eastern Congo Initiative: Founded in 2010 by Ben Affleck and Whitney Williams, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo through advocacy, grant-making initiatives and Asili, a social business platform. They envision an eastern Congo vibrant with abundant opportunities for economic and social development, where a robust civil society can flourish. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.
Water.org: 785 million people (1 in 9) lack access to safe water and 2.3 billion people (1 in 3) lack access to a toilet. Founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a global nonprofit organization that is working to change this. Water.org empowers people in need with access to safe water and sanitation, giving women hope, children health and families a bright future. To date, Water.org has changed more than 30 million lives and your generosity will help change even more.
All donations are paid to Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America), an IRS recognized, U.S. public charity. So long as ECI & Water.Org continue to qualify as eligible recipients of CAF America grants, CAF America will make a grant to ECI & Water.Org equal to the net proceeds of this experience.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
Sweepstakes Start Date:
October 15, 2020
Deadline to Enter:
January 28, 2021 at 11:59pm PT
On or around February 17, 2021
Approximate Retail Value:
Los Angeles, CA
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
Eastern Congo Initiative & Water.org ("Designated Grantee")
All donations made in connection with a fundraising campaign are paid to Charities Aid Foundation of America (“CAFA”), an IRS-recognized, U.S. public charity whose mission is to make giving internationally and domestically safe, easy and effective for U.S. donors. CAFA prequalifies each Designated Grantee as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants. At the end of each fundraising campaign, so long as the Designated Grantee continues to qualify as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants, CAFA will make a grant to the Designated Grantees of the net proceeds of the fundraising campaign.*
Matt Damon & Ben Affleck ("Prize Provider")
Grand Prize Details: Winner and guest will have lunch with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in Los Angeles. Flights and hotel included (the "Grand Prize").
All third party names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This sweepstake is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated in any way with DC Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures or their affiliates.
Age to Enter: You must be at least 18 years old to win.
Ineligible Countries: Winners must not be residents of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand.
Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless Winner is the parent / legal guardian of Guest. No individual younger than 5 years of age may be a Guest. In addition to Winner requirements (detailed below), Guest must complete and return a publicity and liability release prior to departure. If a Guest is a minor, then the Winner must execute and return all required documents on behalf of such minor child. If Winner and/or Guest reside outside the country where experience will take place, Winner and/or Guest must have current, valid passports, and be able to travel to the experience location(s). If they are unable to travel to the experience location(s), they will forfeit the prize.
In certain countries, local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation. Entry is subject to all local laws. See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details. Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor, Designated Grantee , or Prize Provider, and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible to win.
Individuals may not receive more than one grand prize within the same 18 month period. Individuals may not receive more than one minor prize within the same sweepstakes.
How to Enter:
Visit Omaze.com to utilize any of our methods of entry. See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries held.
Winner Confirmation Process:
Within 10 business days of campaign close, we’ll use an automated random drawing process to draw a potential winner(s) for that campaign. A confirmation process, which may include a background check, will then take place to ensure the potential winner meets the legal standards required. Winner and, if applicable, their guest(s) agree to cooperate fully with Omaze in Omaze conducting any background check(s), which includes providing information requested by Omaze including, but not limited to, full legal names and addresses. If the Prize includes meeting a celebrity, meeting a public figure, or attending a special event and any background check indicates, in Omaze’s sole discretion, that the potential winner or the potential winner’s guest(s) pose a danger to or may harm the reputation of any person or entity involved in the sweepstakes, Omaze may disqualify said winner and move on to the next randomly drawn potential winner. Pending a positive outcome of the confirmation process, an Omaze representative will notify the potential winner via email and/or phone. The potential winner must respond within the time period designated in the notification, or Omaze may move on to another randomly drawn potential winner. Before confirming a potential winner as the winner, Omaze may require the potential winner to confirm their eligibility. Once that’s done, the potential winner and guest(s) must execute and return all required documents within the time frame specified by Omaze. If you do not execute and return all required documents within the time frame specified by Omaze, you will forfeit the Prize and Omaze will move on to another randomly drawn potential winner.
Travel companions are also required to sign a liability/publicity release prior to issuance of tickets. Additionally, travel companions/guests of the winner may be subject to a background check, which may impact their ability to participate in the Prize.
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR CONTRIBUTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited.
At Omaze, we believe fundraising should be about impact, not percentages. Our model allows us, in partnership with Charities Aid Foundation America (we call them CAFA), to really make a difference and disrupt the way society traditionally thinks about charitable giving.
Here’s how it works: Omaze and CAFA work together to offer incredible prizes and experiences that anyone can potentially win. You don’t have to donate to enter, but if you do, your donation to CAFA is then used to make a charitable grant to a great cause, which we love. Omaze pays for everything that’s needed to run the sweepstakes, which means the only ones taking a chance are the entrants (you!)—not the Designated Grantee. The organizations can spend less time worrying about raising funds, and instead focus their energy on doing awesome work.
In calculating net proceeds, we first account for the hard costs, which include the grand prize and secondary prizes as well as items like content, marketing and credit card transaction fees. After those are accounted for, eighty percent of the remaining net revenue (i.e., the net proceeds) is then used by CAFA to make a grant to the designated grantee, and twenty percent of the net revenue goes to Omaze, to support the team’s work running the fundraiser. If there are multiple charities, Designated Grantees then grants of equal share are made to each Designated Grantee.
The result? Causes get a guaranteed grant with no risk and no overhead or investment, our lucky winners get awesome prizes, and everyone else gets to help a great cause and spread joy!
SUPPLEMENTAL SWEEPSTAKES AS OF 12/8/2020
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Donating will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited.
Omaze is conducting a supplemental sweepstakes for the Get Lunch with Matt Damon & Ben Affleck in Los Angeles sweepstakes (“Supplemental Promotion”). Entrants can receive entries into the Supplemental Promotion.
SUPPLEMENTAL PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES
THE SUPPLEMENTAL SWEEPSTAKES IS SPONSORED BY OMAZE.
1. DRAWINGS STRUCTURE:
a. The Supplemental Promotion begins at 9:00 a.m. PT on December 8, 2020 and ends on December, 11, 2020 at 9:00 am PT (“Supplemental Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s method of timekeeping is the official time clock for the Supplemental Promotion.
b. During the Supplemental Promotion Period, Sponsor will conduct a total of one (1) random drawing (the “Supplemental Drawing”). The Supplemental Drawing shall take place on the schedule described below (the “Supplemental Drawing Date”) for the prizes described below (each a “Prize”).
c. All Entries submitted during the Supplemental Promotion Period will be entered into the Drawing.
Supplemental Prize (full details below):
Each winner will receive one (1) script book of Good Will Hunting signed by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
The supplemental sweepstakes prize is a Minor prize.
Total ARV of Supplemental Prizes:
Supplemental Drawing Date:
December 11, 2020
Winner Announcement Date:
February 17, 2021
Location of Supplemental Drawing:
Los Angeles, CA
2. ELIGIBILITY: Winners must not be residents of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand. Winner(s) must be at least 18 years old.
3. DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL PRIZE: Five (5) Supplemental Prizes consisting of one (1) script book of Good Will Hunting signed by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. The ARV of each Prize is USD $22. Conditional winners will be chosen through a random selection process by Sponsor. A verification process will take place during which conditional Winners will be required to sign paperwork re-confirming their eligibility and their ability to participate. Sponsor may also perform background checks, at its discretion, before an official Winner is announced.