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Explore New Zealand’s Stunning South Island
YOU AND A FRIEND WILL:
Discover the natural wonders of New Zealand’s South Island on a 10-day trip with stops in Christchurch, Mount Cook and Queenstown
Team up with a top-rated tour company to create the adventure of your dreams and enjoy a fully-customizable itinerary of incredible activities
Score $1,000 to spend on food, souvenirs, wine tasting, a skydiving adventure or anything you want
Be flown out and put up in 4-star hotels
Your safety and peace of mind is our top priority, so we’ll make sure this trip is scheduled when it’s safe. You’ll have until December 31, 2022 to book your travel.
what you'll do
Turquoise lakes, lush forests and sparkling glaciers. You’ve won 10 days of adventure surrounded by the stunning beauty and majestic landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island! You and a guest will explore Christchurch, Mount Cook and Queenstown—but the exact itinerary is up to you. You’ll get to work with a top-rated tour company to figure out the New Zealand trip that’s perfect for you! Maybe you’ll go swimming with Hector’s dolphins (the smallest and rarest marine dolphin on Earth!). Maybe you’ll take a cruise through Milford Sound’s glistening fjords. Maybe you’ll go bungee jumping over Queenstown. Plus, on top of your ultimate Kiwi adventure, you’ll score $1,000 cash to spend however you like. The schedule is yours to make and the memories will be yours to keep. Flights and hotel included.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
First Descents provides life-changing, outdoor adventures for young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. The participants experience free outdoor adventure programs that empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, reclaim their lives, and connect with others doing the same. Your donation will help fund their recently launched Hero Recharge initiative that provides these same programs to frontline healthcare workers who are currently fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
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250 entries to win
250 chances to explore New Zealand’s stunning South Island
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100 chances to explore New Zealand’s stunning South Island
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You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
Sweepstakes Start Date:
July 16, 2020
Deadline to Enter:
September 29, 2020 at 11:59pm PT
On or around October 14, 2020
Approximate Retail Value:
TBD, must be booked by December 31, 2022
Christchurch, Mount Cook, and Queenstown, New Zealand
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
First Descents ("Designated Grantee")
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 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 the Designated Grantee of the net proceeds of the fundraising campaign.*
Omaze, Inc. ("Prize Provider")
Grand Prize Details: Winner and guest will receive a 10 day New Zealand: Active South Island package from Kensington Tours. Winner will also receive a $1,000 USD stipend. Flights included.
Omaze may permit Winner to receive a cash alternative prize in the amount of $13,500 (United States Dollars) in Winner’s sole discretion (the “Cash Option”).
All third party names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Age to Enter: You must be at least 18 years old to win.
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 prior to departure. 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.
*Omaze also invests in securing the prizes for the typical Omaze Owned campaign, so for these, from every dollar you donate, 15 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. 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!