what you'll do
Check yes or no: Do you want to join country music superstar George Strait for a virtual happy hour? Yes, yes, yes! Here’s your chance to pretend your living room is just like every little honky tonk bar with the man behind your favorite country songs. You and a friend will video chat with George and get to know each other over the drink of your choice. (George’s recommendation = Código 1530 Añejo tequila!) But that’s not all, George will also hook you up with a signed pair of his completely custom Código 1530 boots and VIP tickets to an upcoming concert when it’s safe to travel again. Got two more wishes? Your flights and hotel are included!
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. The Foundation recognizes the serious situation the food and beverage community is in due to COVID-19. To help bring swift economic relief to these essential businesses, they've launched the Open for Good Campaign, which supports the rebuilding of a thriving independent restaurant industry through programs, education and financial resources. Your generosity will support the vibrant culinary and beverage community when it needs it most, and help keep restaurants Open for Good.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
Sweepstakes Start Date:
May 19, 2020
Deadline to Enter:
June 18, 2020 at 11:59pm PT
On or around July 1, 2020
Approximate Retail Value:
TBD; timing of experience is at Omaze's discretion.
TBD; location of experience is at Omaze's discretion.
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
James Beard Foundation ("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 Designated Grantee 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 theDesignated Grantee of the net proceeds of the fundraising campaign.*
George Strait and Omaze ("Prize Provider")
Grand Prize Details: Winner and Guest will have a private virtual happy hour with George Strait and get VIP tickets to a future George Strait show. Winner will get George Strait Código 1530 boots by Justin in their size and signed by George during happy hour.
VIP package is subject to the concert venue.
Winner and Guest may not record and/or publicly share video call with George Strait.
Age to Enter: You must be at least 18 years old to win. Winner and Guest must be at least 21 years old to consume alcohol at any point of the experience.
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. 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.
*This means that for the typical campaign, from every dollar you donate, 60 cents is 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. Of the remaining 40 cents, 25 cents is typically used to pay for things like advertising, payment processing and the costs of making the campaign a success—including providing the prize. Then the last 15 cents goes to Omaze and is 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!