what you'll do
You’ve got your passport and most fabulous outfit packed, so the only thing left on your to-do list? Hop aboard the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express of course! Because the next stop is Venice. But wait, there’s more.
Before departing to the City of Water, you’ll revel in the decadence of a 5-star hotel in Paris while spending your days at the must-visit Louvre, Eiffel Tower and devouring all the macaroons to fill your heart’s content. Then, off to Venice for the dreamiest itinerary including canals, architecture and gelato all day, everyday! It doesn’t stop there.
Whoever said travel was only about the destination itself was seriously missing out! This once-in-a-lifetime overnight journey from Paris to Venice and back is anything but travel as usual. Aboard the world-class VSOE, wake up to countryside beauty as your train traverses the striking beauty of the Italian Dolomites. Or mingle with passengers in the Bar Car (the train’s social hub) as you soak in the old-world elegance of a resident pianist playing the baby grand. Did we mention there’s a butler on board too?
The Orient Express has got it all. The only thing missing? You.
Flights and 5-star hotels are included for both ends of your journey.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
International Medical Corps provides urgent healthcare services, psychosocial support and care to citizens of countries dealing with disaster, disease and conflict. The war in Ukraine has become a desperate humanitarian crisis and the Emergency Response Drawdown Fund is providing urgent relief. Teams inside Ukraine and in the surrounding region are responding to the conflict by expanding access to medical and mental health services for those living in affected communities as well as working to help refugees.
This experience raises funds for Charities Aid Foundation America (“CAF America”), a US-registered, 501(c)(3) public charity. 100% of donations for this experience go to CAF America, which will then grant the donations, minus the experience fees and costs, to International Medical Corps (the “Designated Grantee”). For more information, see the “Fundraising Transparency” section below.
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR DONATION OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING. Capitalized terms used and not defined below have the respective meanings assigned to them in the Official Rules, available here.
One (1) grand prize winner (the “Winner”) and one (1) guest (“Guest”)
Omaze, Inc. (referred to herein as “Omaze” or “Sponsor”)
3. Designated Grantee:
International Medical Corps (Federal Tax ID # 95-3949646) (“Designated Grantee”).
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. 100% of donations raised in this Experience go to CAF America, who will then grant the donations, minus experience fees and costs, to the Designated Grantee. For more information, including how much goes to the Designated Grantee(s), the expected timeframes in which the Designated Grantee(s) will receive the grants, and the rare instances when CAF America may reassign donations to another nonprofit, see the “Fundraising Transparency” section, below.
All Designated Grantees are pre-validated by CAF America to confirm they meet CAF America’s applicable eligibility requirements to receive grants. So long as the identified Designated Grantee remains eligible to receive grants from CAF America, CAF America will distribute grants to Designated Grantee out of the donations raised in this Experience.
4. Deadline to Enter:
This Experience begins May 9, 2022 at 12:00 a.m., Pacific Time, and ends July 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time (the “Entry Period”). Sponsor is the official timekeeper.
5. Entry Limit:
The maximum number of entries for any one person into this Experience (the “Entry Limit”) is six thousand (6,000), regardless of the method of entry.
6. Potential Winner Notification:
A random drawing will be conducted on or after close of Entry Period. Winner will be drawn from among all valid entries received by Sponsor during the Entry Period. Potential Winner will be notified, on or after the close of Entry Period and must timely respond in accordance with the terms and deadlines stated in the Official Rules.
Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Entry Period.
7. Prize Provider(s):
Omaze and Quintessentially Travel Limited (each a "Prize Provider").
8. Prize Details:
(a) The Grand Prize. Winner will receive two (2) tickets on the 2024 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express running overnight from Paris to Venice and returning overnight to Paris; Round-trip flights, four (4) nights of 5-star hotel accommodations in Paris, and two (2) nights of 5-star hotel accommodations in Venice for Winner and Guest (the “Grand Prize”). The Grand Prize is strictly limited to those elements described in this Section 8. Any Grand Prize elements not specifically described in this Section 8 may be determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, present Winner with one or more Grand Prize options, from which Winner may choose one. However, Winner is not guaranteed or entitled to have the ability to request or demand any Prize elements that are not specifically stated in this Section 8.
(i) Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $40,000.00 (USD)
(ii) Anticipated Prize Fulfillment Date: TBD by Prize Provider in it sole and absolute discretion; provided, however, that travel must be booked by July 8, 2024. Winner will be requested to provide three (3) separate dates of preferred travel and Prize Provider will work towards fulfilling at least one (1) of those dates. Additionally, a minimum of six (6) weeks lead time prior to the preferred departure date is required for booking, and Winner and Guest passports must be valid for travel with a minimum of six (6) months of the date of departure. The holidays are subject to availability and blackout dates will apply. Blackout dates include peak Christmas, Easter and summer holidays (July 25 to August 15, annually). Once the package is booked it is non-changeable and non-refundable.
(iii) Prize Fulfillment Location: Paris, France and Venice, Italy
(iv) Any Taxes or Fees Covered: None
(b) Cash Alternative. If Winner does not wish to take delivery of the Grand Prize, does not wish to accept one of the Grand Prize options presented by Sponsor (as applicable), or Sponsor determines that it cannot timely deliver the Grand Prize to Winner, for any reason, including without limitation due to legal restrictions, a force majeure event, failure of construction, or any other reason, the Winner may elect to take a cash alternative of $30,000.00 (USD) (the “Cash Alternative”). No additional prizes or compensation of any kind will be provided if the Cash Alternative is awarded.
Winner must advise Sponsor in writing on or before deadline provided in writing from Sponsor, as to Winner’s election. If Winner does not timely notify the Sponsor in writing that Winner is electing to accept the Grand Prize, then Winner shall forfeit the opportunity to elect the Grand Prize, and Winner will automatically receive the Cash Alternative and not the Grand Prize. Winner’s decision between accepting either the Grand Prize or Cash Alternative cannot be changed by Winner for any reason.
Sponsor reserves the right to require Winner to take the Cash Alternative and remove the option of the Grand Prize if the Winner does not wish to accept one of the Grand Prize options presented by Sponsor (as applicable), or the Grand Prize cannot be fully awarded or otherwise delivered to Winner on or before the Anticipated Prize Fulfillment Date(s) stated above, for any reason, including without limitation due to a force majeure event, legal restrictions, supply chain disruptions, Prize supplier cancellation or delays, or failure of construction.
Except as explicitly stated, all Prizes are awarded as is, without any representations or warranties, and cannot be transferred, sold, substituted, or redeemed for cash by Winner. Unless noted in the Prize details in this Section 8, Winner is solely responsible for all taxes, costs, and fees associated with Prize receipt, ownership, and/or use. In order to accept the Grand Prize, Winner and Guest must accurately complete and timely return all documentation required by Sponsor and/or the Prize Provider.
All third-party names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
9. Eligibility and Restrictions:
This is a Grand-Prize Experience (as defined in Section 5 of the Official Rules). Notwithstanding anything in the Official Rules to the contrary, including Section 4(A)(i) of the Official Rules, an individual who has won the grand prize in any Grand-Prize Experience (as defined in Section 5(A) of the Official Rules) at any time is eligible to win this Experience. Individuals may not win more than one prize within a Secondary Promotion (as defined in Section 5(B) of the Official Rules) in connection with this Experience.
Age to enter: You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Guest must be at least 18 years old, provided, however, that Sponsor may, in its sole and absolute discretion, allow for Guest to be younger than 18 years old if (i) the Winner is the parent/legal guardian of the Guest, or (ii) the parent/legal guardian of the Guest provides written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no individual younger than 5 years old may be a guest.
Prohibited Persons. In addition to those prohibited persons identified in Section 4(A) of the Official Rules, any employees, officers, and/or directors of the Designated Grantee(s) of this Experience are not eligible to enter or win this Experience.
Health and Safety: Sponsor and/or Prize Provider may require that Winner, and any Guest(s), (i) attest to having received certain vaccinations, including, without limitation, a COVID-19 vaccination, and provide proof of the same (in a format determined by Sponsor and/or Prize Provider in its sole discretion), and/or (ii) provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (testing and proof of results in a format determined by Sponsor and/or Prize Provider in its sole discretion) in order to accept the Grand Prize. In the event a Winner, and any Guest(s), are unable to produce proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID-19 test reasonably satisfactory to Sponsor and/or Prize Provider, Sponsor reserves the right to require that Winner take the Cash Alternative (if provided) or substitute an alternate Prize of equal or greater value in its sole discretion.
In addition to all of the other requirements stated in these Experience Rules and the Official Rules, if the Potential Winner is a Canadian resident, (s)he must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question to be eligible to be confirmed the Winner.
Entry is subject to all applicable international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. See the Official Rules for more details. In certain jurisdictions, local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.
10. Winner Confirmation & Verification:
Potential Winners are subject to confirmation and verification by Sponsor per the terms and restrictions stated in the Official Rules. As part of the Winner confirmation and verification process Sponsor may conduct background check(s) on a Potential Winner (and any Guests of Potential Winner) except where legally prohibited. Background checks may occur without any additional notice to Potential Winner and/or prior to awarding the Prize(s), as may be permitted by law. Participation in an Experience constitutes Participant’s authorization to such background checks, without Sponsor providing additional prior notice or seeking additional authorizations or consents from Potential Winner.
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Combo Promotion Terms - May 16 - 20, 2022
The $100K May Big Dream Monthly Giveaway x Grand-Prize Experiences promotion starts May 16, 2022 at 12:00 a.m., Pacific Time, and ends May 20, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time. This promotion is valid for the $100K May Big Dream Monthly and Grand-Prize Experiences only. During this promotion, when you enter any Grand -Prize Experience on Omaze.com, you’ll also receive the same number of entries into the $100K May Big Dream Monthly Giveaway, all subject to each Experience’s Entry Limit, which may be found in Section 5 of the applicable Experience Rules. Each entry awarded in connection with this promotion will constitute a single, independent entry in the applicable Experience, will be treated the same as any other entry to the Experience and will have the same chance of winning as any other entry. See the applicable Experience Rules under “Stuff our lawyers want you to read” here: Win $100K in the May Big Dream Monthly Giveaway; Grand-Prize Experiences
Combo Promotion Terms - July 4 - 8, 2022
The Eastern & Oriental Express x Venice Simplon-Orient-Express promotion starts July 4, 2022 at 6:00 a.m., Pacific Time, and ends July 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time (“Promotion Entry Period”). This promotion is valid for the Eastern & Oriental Express and Orient Express Experiences only. When you enter one of these Experiences, you’ll also receive the same number of entries into the other, all subject to each Experience’s Entry Limit, which may be found in Section 5 of the applicable Experience Rules. Each entry awarded in connection with this promotion will constitute a single, independent entry in the applicable Experience, will be treated the same as any other entry to the Experience and will have the same chance of winning as any other entry. See the applicable Experience Rules under “Stuff our lawyers want you to read” here: Win the Trip of a Lifetime on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express; Win A Dream Vacation on the Eastern & Oriental Express
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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.
(a) How it works: Omaze and CAF America work together to offer incredible Experiences, like this one. You don’t have to donate to enter, but if you do, 100% of your donation goes to CAF America, who then distributes the donations, minus the Experience fees and costs, to the nonprofit(s) identified on the experience page (the “Designated Grantee(s)”). Our model allows CAF America and the non-profit grantees to spend less time worrying about raising funds and instead focus their energy on doing awesome work.
(b) Where your donation goes: For Omaze Owned Experiences, like this one, 15% of the total donations goes to the Designated Grantee(s) via a grant from CAF America. (If there are multiple Designated Grantees, then this amount is equally distributed to each). CAF America retains a small percentage of the total donations (less than 1%) to cover its own operating costs. Omaze uses the remaining amount to pay for the Experience costs, such as Prize costs, payment processing fees, and advertising to awesome people like you, and to cover our operating costs of providing and maintaining the technology and team that makes this all happen. Owned Experiences have higher costs associated with prizing and promotion, which is why a larger percentage goes to Experience costs.
(c) Designated Grantee Eligibility: Before every Experience, CAF America confirms the Designated Grantee(s) as eligible to receive grants. In the rare case where, after the launch of an Experience but before distribution of the donations, a Designated Grantee fails to maintain eligibility (per CAF America’s grant-making policies and/or applicable laws), then CAF America may (i) withhold distribution of the donations until the Designated Grantee is eligible or (ii) reassign the donations to another nonprofit that supports a similar cause. If CAF America reassigns the donations to an alternate organization, the Experience page will be updated to identify what entity(ies) received the grant(s).
(d) When will the Designated Grantee get the money? Omaze sends 100% of donations from this Experience to CAF America within 2 business days of Omaze’s receipt of the donation. The speed at which CAF America distributes the donations to the Designated Grantee(s) depends on the classification of the Experience and can be anywhere from 2 weeks after Omaze received your donation to 90 days from the close of the Experience. In circumstances where a Designated Grantee fails to maintain eligibility to receive grants, the above grant distribution timeframes may be impacted.
For Experiences where the grant amount is a percentage of total donations (e.g., Premiere and Owned Experiences), CAF America will distribute the donations via multiple grants throughout the duration of the Experience, usually within 10-15 business days following CAF America’s receipt of donations from Omaze.
For Experiences where the grant amount is a percentage of Adjusted Donations (total donations minus Experience costs), CAF America will distribute donations after reconciliation of all Experience costs (usually within 15-90 days following the close of the Experience).
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