What You'll Do
You shall not pass…up this once-in-a-lifetime trip to New Zealand! You and a friend will embark on a 12-day adventure that takes you from your home all the way to Middle-earth. Beginning in Rivendell (aka Queenstown) and ending Orcland (aka Auckland), prepare yourself for unforgettable immersive experiences, breathtaking landscapes and selfies that you’ll look back on and say, “my precious.” You’ll visit instantly recognizable filming locations from both trilogies, plus score an exclusive tour of Weta Workshop where you’ll meet the wizards responsible for the props and special effects that brought the words of J.R.R. Tolkien to life. Throw in a special Hobbit’s Day celebration (Hobbits know how to party), and you’ve got yourself one vacation to rule them all. Flights and hotel included!
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
Who You'll Help
Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms. This is primarily done through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. Your donation will help Comic-Con International establish the Comic-Con Museum and achieve their vision of bringing the magic of the convention to life year-round.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
September 12 to 25, 2019
Guided tour of filming locations will take place between Queenstown, NZ and Auckland, NZ. Weta Workshop tour will take place in Wellington, NZ.
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
Comic-Con International ("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 ("Prize Provider")
Details: Winner and Guest will travel from Queenstown, NZ to Auckland, NZ on a 12-night and 13-day guided tour of iconic filming locations featuring The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. Winner and Guest will get a private tour of the Weta Workshop with a lunch and meet and greet with artists. Flights and hotel included.
Hobbiton, Rivendell, Middle-earth, My Precious, Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and the names of the places, events, characters and items contained therein, are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Middle-earth Enterprises (SZC) and are used by permission.
"Weta Workshop" is a registered trademark of PJR Holdings Limited.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
May 14, 2019
Deadline to Enter:
July 17, 2019 at 11:59pm PT
On or around July 31, 2019
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.
*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!