what you'll do
Japan’s cherry blossom season is nothing short of magical. And you’ve scored an incredible vacation for two—plus $2,000—to find out why! You and your guest will enjoy a six-night vacation to experience hanami, the Japanese word for viewing cherry blossoms and picnicking beneath them. (Your picnic packing list should include a camera, onigiri rice balls, tea, mochi and sake if you’re up for it!) Picture yourself checking out the food stalls and over 800 cherry trees lining the Meguro River in Tokyo. Watching the sunset light up the trees surrounding an ancient castle in Osaka. Floating beneath the white and pink petals on a scenic boat ride in Kyoto. And day after day, witnessing something so special it’ll take your breath away. Flights, hotels and $2,000 all included.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
Omaze has teamed up with PATH, a nonprofit that works to end homelessness, to build a community hub at their downtown LA campus. And you’re going to be part of it! Your donation to this campaign will help transform the existing first floor of PATH into a hub of vital support services for thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness. And to commemorate your generosity toward this life-changing project, your name will be featured on the wall inside the hub once the renovation is done!
The Omaze Community Hub will be a welcoming space that provides a center for employment preparation, placement assistance for those in need of permanent housing and so much more.
Thanks to you, this awesome organization can continue doing what they do best—whether it’s building new housing or providing services like case management, medical and mental healthcare, benefits advocacy, or employment training. PATH is working to help Californians in over 140 cities maintain housing stability, and you’re a part of that! Thank you.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
TBD; must be booked by November 18, 2020
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
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, Inc. ("Prize Provider")
Details: Winner and guest will receive a 3 night stay in Osaka, a 3 night stay in Tokyo, and a $2,000 stipend. Flights and 4-star hotel included.
Omaze may permit Winner to receive a cash alternative prize in the amount of $6,000 (United States Dollars) in Winner’s sole discretion (the “Cash Option”).
All third party names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
November 18, 2019
Deadline to Enter:
January 23, 2020 at 11:59pm PT
On or around February 12, 2020
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!