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Explore Patagonia on a National Geographic Expedition
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what you'll do
Ready to embark on the coolest vacation ever? You and a guest will be flown out to Buenos Aires, Argentina to begin your epic trek to the icy and majestic beauty of Patagonia. You’ll glide past pristine fjords and vast glaciers on a four-day cruise. Hike inland to explore granite spires, sapphire lakes and hidden waterfalls. Visit the legendary Cape Horn for a panoramic view from the southernmost tip of South America. And even witness Magellanic penguins in their natural habitat. All with expert guides at your side! And the adventure doesn’t stop when you turn in for the night. Part of your stay is at the incredible Tierra Patagonia, a National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World that overlooks the glistening glaciers and jagged peaks of Torres del Paine National Park. Flights to Argentina and back from Chile, plus accommodations in hotels and on the cruise ship are included.
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 the National Geographic's work to help save wildlife, protect the wild places on land and in the ocean, preserve our ancient heritage for future generations, and empower the world’s most innovative scientists and explorers to help find solutions to the planet’s critical challenges.
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You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
TBD 2020, must be booked one year from August 5, 2019
Argentina and Chile
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.*
Omaze, Inc. ("Prize Provider")
Details: Winner and guest will go on National Geographic's Exploring Patagonia trip. Flights included. Trip subject to availability.
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.
Omaze may permit Winner to receive a cash alternative prize in the amount of $18,443 (United States Dollars) in Winner’s sole discretion.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
August 5, 2019
Deadline to Enter:
September 22, 2019 at 11:59pm PT
On or around October 9, 2019
Approximate Retail Value:
Winners under 18 years of age. Guest must be of legal age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence (and at least 18). In addition to Winner requirements (detailed below), Guest must complete and return a publicity and liability release prior to departure.
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!