what you'll do
The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express runs once a year from Turkey to France—and you’ll be one of the lucky few to climb aboard in 2021! This is much more than a trip across Europe. The restored 1920s carriages will also transport you back to the Golden Age of Travel. You and a friend will embark on this classic journey starting in Istanbul and traveling along the storied route to Paris. You’ll savor the beautiful countryside of Bulgaria, explore castles in Romania and enjoy private guided tours in Hungary. As the rail voyage continues, you’ll pass through Austria, Germany and France while taking in the stunning scenery from your cabin. And don’t forget the daily gourmet meals of local specialties. Between nights in your elegant cabin (complete with personal steward service) and grand European hotels, this will truly be the experience of a lifetime. Flights and accommodations are on us.
This sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated in any way with Belmond.
No donation or payment is necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.
who you'll help
The Black Voters Matter Fund works to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. And while effective voting is an important way for a community to determine its own destiny, that’s only one way the organization strives to build power. In addition to voting and electoral organizing, the Black Voters Matter Fund supports community-based organizations working on a wide range of issues such as mass incarceration, gentrification, health care, education and more. Your generosity will help the Black Voters Matter Fund protect voting rights, improve lives and strengthen communities.
All donations are paid to Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America), an IRS recognized, U.S. public charity. So long as Black Voters Matter Fund continues to qualify as an eligible recipient of CAF America grants, CAF America will make a grant to Black Voters Matter Fund equal to the net proceeds of this experience.
You (“Winner”) + 1 (“Guest”)
Sweepstakes Start Date:
October 29, 2020
Deadline to Enter:
January 26, 2021 at 11:59pm PT
On or around February 10, 2021
Approximate Retail Value:
August 27, 2021- September 1, 2021
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
Black Voters Matter Fund ("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 tickets to the 2021 Istanbul to Paris annual journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Flights and a hotel stay in both Istanbul and Paris included.
All third party names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.This sweepstake is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated in any way with Belmond.
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!
SUPPLEMENTAL SWEEPSTAKES AS OF 12/21/20
NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT, OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Donating will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited.
Omaze is conducting a supplemental sweepstakes for the Win a Trip on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Travel from Istanbul to Paris sweepstakes (“Supplemental Promotion”). Entrants can receive entries into the Supplemental Promotion.
SUPPLEMENTAL PROMOTION OFFICIAL RULES
THE SUPPLEMENTAL SWEEPSTAKES IS SPONSORED BY OMAZE.
1. DRAWINGS STRUCTURE:
a. The Supplemental Promotion begins at 9:00 a.m. PT on December 21, 2020 and ends on December 24, 2020 at 9:00 am PT (“Supplemental Promotion Period”). Sponsor’s method of timekeeping is the official time clock for the Supplemental Promotion.
b. During the Supplemental Promotion Period, Sponsor will conduct a total of one (1) random drawing (the “Supplemental Drawing”). The Supplemental Drawing shall take place on the schedule described below (the “Supplemental Drawing Date”) for the prizes described below (each a “Prize”).
c. All Entries submitted during the Supplemental Promotion Period will be entered into the Drawing.
Supplemental Prize (full details below):
One supplemental sweepstakes winner will receive a Gucci Ophidia GG large carry-on duffle and Gucci Ophidia GG large cosmetic case.
The supplemental sweepstakes prize is a minor prize
All third party names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This sweepstakes is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated in any way with Gucci or their affiliates.
ARV of Supplemental Prize:
Supplemental Drawing Date:
On or around January 4, 2021
Winner Announcement Date:
On or around February 10, 2021
2. ELIGIBILITY: Winners must not be residents of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan, Syria or Thailand.. Winner(s) must be at least 18 years old.
3. DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL PRIZE: One (1) Supplemental Prize consisting of one (1) Gucci Ophidia GG large carry-on duffle and (1) Gucci Ophidia GG large cosmetic case. The total ARV of the Prize is USD $3,010. Conditional winners will be chosen through a random selection process by Sponsor. 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. Sponsor may also perform background checks, at its discretion, before an official Winner is announced.