what you'll do
Craving an incredible vacation? We’ve got your hunger covered with an epic Airbnb Adventure on the Galápagos Islands. On this eco-friendly adventure, you’ll experience the Slow Food movement with an authentic connection to the nature, culture and people of Galápagos through the common thread that ties it all together—food! We’re talking a full itinerary of food-friendly activities from a guided tour of five of the top local restaurants, a discussion with the chefs at Huerta Luna Farm and Kitchen, a taste test of regional cuisines and so much more. Chat with local Slow Food leaders Jill and Javier about what it means to change the world through food that is good, clean and fair for all. Work up an appetite snorkeling, hiking and exploring your way through the islands once studied by Charles Darwin. The Galápagos Islands aren’t your typical island paradise… and this will be anything but a typical vacation. Flights plus a stay at the luxurious and sustainable Montemar Ecoluxury Villas are included.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
Slow Food USA is part of the global Slow Food organization founded to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life, and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from and how our food choices affect the world around us. They’ve grown to more than 150 local chapters with 6,000 members in the US working to ensure everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Slow Food USA connects the pleasures of the table with a commitment to the communities, cultures, knowledge and environment that make this pleasure possible.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
December 13-18, 2019 or January 27- February 1 2020
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
Slow Food USA ("Charity")
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 Charity as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants. At the end of each fundraising campaign, so long as the Charity continues to qualify as an eligible recipient of CAFA grants, CAFA will make a grant to the Charity of the net proceeds of the fundraising campaign.*
Omaze ("Prize Provider")
Details: One Winner and one Guest will receive a 7 day, 6 night trip to the Galapagos Islands with flights, lodging and select meals included. Trip date options: December 13-18, 2019 or January 27- February 1 2020. Winner and guest will be joining 8 other travelers on the tour.
Prize may be subject to availability restrictions in certain jurisdictions based on licensing, import, or other distribution restrictions.
Sales tax prepaid and 25% of ARV will be paid by Omaze to the winner to cover taxes.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
July 11, 2019
Deadline to Enter:
September 24, 2019 at 11:59pm PT
On or around October 9, 2019
Approximate Retail Value:
You must be at least 16 years old to win. Winners under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian as their Guest. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18), unless Winner is the legal guardian of Guest and Guest is at least 5 years of age or older at the time of travel. In addition to Winner requirements (detailed below), Guest must complete and return a publicity and liability release prior to departure. If Winner is the legal guardian of Guest, Winner must execute and return all required documents on behalf of such child or legal ward.
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. Winners must not be residents of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand. 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, Charity, or Prize Provider, and members of their immediate families and households, are not eligible to win.
Individuals may not receive more than one major/grand prize and one minor prize within the same 18 month period.
How to Enter:
Visit Omaze.com to utilize any of our methods of entry. Receive bonus entries for donations. See our Sweepstakes Official Rules for more details.
Conditional Winners will be chosen through a random selection process by Omaze or its representative. Odds of winning depend on the number of tickets held. 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 on given dates. Omaze may also perform background checks, at its discretion, before an official Winner is announced.
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 charity. The nonprofit can spend less time worrying about raising funds, and instead focus their energy on doing awesome work.
*Omaze also invests in securing the prizes for the typical Omaze Owned campaign, so for these, from every dollar you donate, 15 cents is passed directly through to CAFA, all of which is then used by CAFA to make a grant to the associated charity. If there are multiple charities, then grants of equal share are made to each charity. 70 cents is typically used to actually get the prize, process payments and advertise to awesome people like you (Omaze Owned campaigns require more significant marketing efforts by Omaze and do not rely (or rely to a much smaller degree) on the work and name of celebrities to help raise awareness and promote the campaign). The remaining 15 cents of your dollar goes to Omaze—it’s used to cover the cost of providing and maintaining the technology and team that makes this all happen.
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!