What You'll Do
The Volkswagen® Bug. With one glance this sporty icon evokes memories of idealism, peace and the counterculture movement of the 60s… and now you’ve got your very own! While this one looks like the past, it drives like the future. We’re throwing you the keys to a one-of-a-kind 1958 VW Bug with a modern twist. Thanks to Zelectric, this baby is powered by an electric motor and Tesla batteries! Oh yeah, you read that right. An iconic car from 1958 that is now powered by the future of tech, an electric motor and Tesla batteries. You’ll cruise the streets showing off the fully restored classic design on the outside—whitewall tires, chrome accents and a fresh anthracite paint job. Simultaneously, you’ll be in control of its 102 HP (nearly three times its original power!), own its 120 lb-ft of torque and enjoy the almost 100 mile battery range per charge. This baby is truly the best of both worlds—and you’ll be the only one in the world to own it. Taxes and shipping costs are on us.
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Who You'll Help
The Planetary Society is the world's space exploration team. Co-founded by Carl Sagan and now led by CEO Bill Nye, the mission of the Society is to empower the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration. To achieve this mission, the Society pursues four core enterprises: robotic space exploration, human space exploration, planetary defense (from asteroids and comets), and the search for life. They believe that space is for everyone!
Omaze, Inc. (“Sponsor”)
The Planetary Society
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 will receive a restored and electrified 1958 Anthracite Volkswagen Beetle (taxes and shipping included)
"VW" and "Volkswagen" are registered trademarks of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Corporation. "Tesla" is a registered trademark of Tesla, Inc. This sweepstake is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated in any way with Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Corporation or Tesla, Inc.
Sweepstakes Start Date:
March 19, 2019
Deadline to Enter:
June 16, 2019 at 11:59pm PT
On or around June 28, 2019
Approximate Retail Value:
You must be at least 16 years old and a resident of the United States to win.
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.
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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.
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(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).