What You'll Do
Ever watch one of National Geographic’s specials and wish you could be part of the adventure? Well, wish granted! You and a friend will experience Bertie Gregory’s newest show “Wildlife with Bertie Gregory: Resurrection Island” firsthand as you join him on a National Geographic Expeditions cruise to the spectacular isles of the South Atlantic. You’ll spend 19 days (!!!) discovering the remote landscapes and magnificent wildlife of the Las Malvinas/Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island. From hiking among the gorgeous glacial views to encountering elephant seals and colonies of king penguins—every day will bring a new thrill. And because Bertie’s an expert on this region, you’ll get the scoop on all his wildlife knowledge and photography tips. Flights and accommodation aboard the 'National Geographic Explorer' are covered.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
Who You'll Help
The National Geographic Society is an impact-driven global nonprofit organization that pushes the boundaries of exploration, furthering understanding of our world and empowering us all to generate solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future for generations to come. Their ultimate vision is a planet in balance. Your donation will support their research projects, education efforts, grant programs and more.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
October 23 - November 10, 2019
South Georgia and the Las Malvinas/Falkland Islands
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
National Geographic Society ("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.
National Geographic and Omaze ("Prize Provider")
Details: One winner and a guest will receive a trip aboard the National Geographic Explorer to South Georgia and the Las Malvinas/Falkland Islands. Flights and accommodations included. Not all meals are included.
All other prize expenses not specified herein shall be the sole responsibility of prizewinner including, without limitation, additional excursions that are not already included in the itinerary, and excludes optional or additional services or meals not expressly included in the itinerary, transfers, insurance, amendments, transportation not expressly included in the itinerary, delivery, processing and handling fees, gratuities, and/or personal purchases. Size and type of room, shall be at Sponsor’s sole discretion and subject to availability. The prizewinner must comply with all check-in requirements, including but not limited to the presentation of a major credit card.
If the potential prizewinner does not book and provide proof of booking to Sponsor by March 1, 2019, then such potential prizewinner shall forfeit the prize in its entity and an alternate prizewinner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries received.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
October 4th, 2018
Deadline to Enter:
December 13, 2018 at 11:59pm PT
On or around December 21, 2018
Average Retail Value:
You must be at least 13 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. Residents of the states of New York and Florida are not eligible to win. 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.
This Experience is part of a fundraising campaign for Charities Aid Foundation America (“CAF America”), which is a globally recognized United States 501(c)(3) public charity (Federal Tax ID # 43-1634280). CAF America retains exclusive control over all donations raised in this Experience.
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