what you'll do
Mike Rowe has traveled across the country getting to know hardworking people in their hometowns, but the tables have turned. He’s flying YOU out to his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland to enjoy a frosty drink and some local bites with him and his folks. You’ll get to know each other, take photos and maybe even convince Mike’s parents to share stories from before he was “the dirtiest man on TV.” You’ve watched his shows, read his books, and listened to his podcast—but now you get to witness Mike’s wit and charm in person. Flights and hotel included.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
The mikeroweWORKS Foundation is on a mission to help close the skills gap by challenging the stigmas and stereotypes that discourage people from pursuing the millions of available jobs. They’re redefining the definition of a good education and a good job, because they don’t think a four-year degree is the best path for most people. Your donations will help support their Work Ethic Scholarship Program, which awards future tradespeople who will work smart and hard.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
The mikeroweWORKS 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 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 and Mike Rowe ("Prize Provider")
Details: Winner and Guest will join Mike Rowe and his parents in Baltimore for lunch and a beer, or non-alcoholic drink of choice if Winner and Guest are under 21. Flights and 4-star hotel included.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
October 1, 2019
Deadline to Enter:
December 8, 2019 at 11:59pm PT
On or around January 8, 2020
Approximate Retail Value:
You must be at least 16 years old to win. You must at least be 21 years old to drink an alcoholic beverage at the experience. 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.
*This means that for the typical campaign, from every dollar you donate, 60 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. 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!
SPECIAL EXTRA DRAWING!
Omaze announces an additional drawing for the Mike Rowe campaign (“Additional Promotion”). Commencing December 3, 2019 through December 8, 2019. Entrants can receive entries into an additional drawing for a voicemail recorded by Mike Rowe, a signed copy of his book The Way I Heard It (signed by Mike Rowe), and a signed copy of his mom's book About My Mother (signed by Peggy Rowe). (“Second Place Prize”).
ADDITIONAL PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES
THE VOICEMAIL AND SIGNED BOOKS (“Promotion”) SPONSORED BY OMAZE OFFICIAL RULES BELOW APPLY IN ADDITION TO THE FOLLOWING:
1. DRAWINGS STRUCTURE:
a. The Promotion begins at 9:00:00 a.m. PST on December 3, 2019 and ends on December 8, 2019 at 11:59:59 p.m. PST (“Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s method of timekeeping is the official time clock for each Drawing and is final and undisputable.
b. During the Promotion Period, Sponsor will conduct a total of one (1) random drawing (the “Drawing”). The Drawing shall take place on the schedule described below (the “Drawing Date”) for the prizes described below (each a “Prize”).
c. All Entries submitted during the Promotion Period will be entered into the Drawing.
A voicemail recorded by Mike Rowe, a signed copy of his book The Way I Heard It (signed by Mike Rowe), and a signed copy of his mom's book About My Mother (signed by Peggy Rowe).
December 3, 2019 – December 8, 2019
December 9, 2019
Location of Drawing:
Los Angeles, CA
2. DESCRIPTION OF PRIZE: One (1) Prize consisting of one (1) voicemail recorded by Mike Rowe, one (1) copy of his book The Way I Heard It and (1) copy of his mom's book About My Mother. There is no retail value associated with this Prize. The total ARV of the Prize is USD $31. 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.