Dream Raffle Rules
I. General Information
Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (“LifeStream”), a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting this raffle pursuant to California Penal Code Section 320.5, et seq., to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. The Rules and Regulations of The LifeStream Dream Raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a raffle ticket or tickets, the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. LifeStream’s interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.
All raffle tickets are included in the drawing for all prizes, including the Grand Prizes. No more than 10,000 tickets will be sold. There is no guaranty that purchaser will win any prize, the odds of winning being dependent upon the number of tickets actually sold (see Section V below). The sale of raffle tickets will commence on September 16, 2020 and end at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 30, 2020. Tickets may be sold out before that time. In the event that LifeStream receives any request to purchase tickets after all 10,000 have been sold, or after 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on November 30, 2020, LifeStream will return such request and any payment accompanying therewith.
The drawing will take place on December 8, 2020, subject to rescheduling, as more particularly described below. An independent auditor will supervise the drawing. Raffle tickets that meet certain eligibility requirements shall also be entered into the Early Bird Drawing (see below). Winners need not be present to win a prize in any drawing.
The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.
BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, ENTRANTS ACCEPT AND AGREE (1) TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE RULES, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH HERE; AND (2) THAT THEIR NAMES AND/OR LIKENESSES MAY BE DISCLOSED TO AND USED BY THE NEWS MEDIA AND MAY OTHERWISE BE USED BY LIFESTREAM FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES AND IN LISTS OF PRIZE WINNERS TO BE PUBLISHED IN NEWSPAPERS AND ANNOUNCED ON THE LIFESTREAM DREAM RAFFLE WEBSITE. OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS MAYAPPLY. PLEASE CONTACT LIFESTREAM IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. LIFESTREAM’S INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL BE FINAL.
BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT RELEASES LIFESTREAM, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, AND EACH WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD LIFESTREAM HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.
FURTHER, EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES THE PROVISIONS OF CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 WHICH STATES THE FOLLOWING: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”.
CERTAIN PRIZE WINNERS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER, WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT CONFIRMING THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED RELEASE AND WAIVER AS A CONDITION TO RECEIVING SUCH PRIZE(S).
II. Raffle Tickets
Tickets may be bought individually or in “packs of tickets”. Single raffle tickets are $10 each. For $50, the purchaser will receive a “pack” of six (6) tickets. For $100, the purchaser will receive a “pack” of 13 tickets. Purchasers may purchase multiple individual tickets or multiple “packs” of tickets containing the number of tickets in each pack as set forth above. Only one method of payment, one name, and one mailing address are permitted per raffle ticket transaction. Only one eligible person may be entered in the raffle per ticket transaction. If the name of more than one person is submitted with a ticket transaction, and the raffle ticket is selected as a winning raffle ticket, then the person named first will be deemed the holder of record of that ticket and declared the winner. Division of any prize by a group purchasing a raffle ticket in common shall be the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that raffle ticket, should that raffle ticket be selected as a winner and at no time shall LifeStream be obligated to split any prize among group members.
LifeStream reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” All defective or physically altered entry forms will be immediately disqualified by LifeStream. Prior to the drawing, LifeStream will make a reasonable effort to notify any individual who submits a rejected entry form or one that has been rejected because the credit card or check did not clear. LifeStream will attempt to make contact through the information provided on the entry form at the time of submitting the purchase request. LifeStream assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered packages or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.
A RAFFLE PARTICIPANT’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR A BREACH BY LIFESTREAM SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR HIS OR HER RAFFLE TICKET(S). IN NO EVENT SHALL LIFESTREAM, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURIES TO EARNINGS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
III. How to Purchase
Any eligible individual may purchase as many tickets as he or she may wish by 11:59 p.m., November 30, 2020.
Ticket(s) may be purchased one of three ways:
(1) Call 909-386-6840 to place an order by phone, providing name, address, email address, and phone number along with credit card number, credit card security code and expiration date. Phone lines will be open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All major credit cards are accepted; (2) Complete and print the order form provided at lstream.org/raffle and fax the order form with payment information to 909-381-2036; Or (3) Complete and print the order form provided at lstream.org/raffle and mail the order form with payment to The LifeStream Dream Raffle, 384 West Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA 92408.
Raffle entries must be mailed from within the state of California. All entries must include payment by check, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card. Tickets cannot be purchased through the Dream Raffle website, the LifeStream website, or by email. Any entry form submitted by email or on any website will be rejected. No refunds will be made except under the following circumstances: a ticket order with payment received after the 10,000 raffle tickets have been sold or a ticket order with payment is received after November 30, 2020 (even if mailed on or prior to November 30, 2020). No other refunds are available except at the exclusive discretion of LifeStream. LifeStream assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered packages or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.
IV. Selection of Drawing Winners:
The LifeStream Dream Raffle drawing will be held on December 8, 2020 from all eligible raffle tickets. The drawing will be held under the supervision of an independent auditor. Winners need not be present to win. The list of winners will be posted on www.lstream.org/raffle and may also be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The LifeStream Dream Raffle Winners List, 384 West Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA 92408 within 30 days of the drawing.
Winners will be notified through the contact information provided to LifeStream at the time of the ticket purchase. In order to collect his or her prize, a ticket winner may be required to sign and deliver to LifeStream: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Rules and applicable law, including, without limitation, that he or she is at least 18 years old; (b) such written information as is required by any applicable tax and/or other applicable laws, including, without limitation, his or her Social Security Number; and (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to LifeStream showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning raffle ticket. An official ticket stub is not required to claim a prize and is not a substitute for proof of identification. Winners of prizes valued at $1,500 or more may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form for tax withholding purposes. If you wish to have your ticket stub(s) or confirmation sent to you, please submit your request to LifeStream Blood Bank, Community Development Department, 384 West Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA 9204, no earlier than two weeks after your purchase. Please note that the ticket information will be mailed and must be sent to a home or business address in California (P.O. Boxes not accepted).
V. Winning Odds:
At least 50 prizes will be awarded in The LifeStream Dream Raffle drawing. Any number of prizes above that number is at the sole discretion of LifeStream. The odds of winning a prize will depend on the actual number of tickets sold. If all 10,000 tickets are sold, and 50 prizes are awarded, the odds of winning a prize for any given ticket are 1 in 200.
The raffle is open to any individual who is 18 years of age or older and in the state of California at the time of ticket purchase. LifeStream Blood Bank employees, members of the Board of Directors, authorized agents, consultants, attorneys and employees of the independent auditor, and their spouses, domestic partners, and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility may be required of prize winners.
The first Grand Prize is $5,000 which will be paid by bank or cashier’s check to the winning ticket holder. The first ticket to be drawn will win this prize.
The second Grand Prize is a trip for four to Orlando, Florida the week of April 4–11, 2021 that includes: domestic round-trip airfare for four, accommodations in a two-bedroom villa at Marriott’s Royal Palms Resort, use of a rental car for the week, and theme park tickets. Alternate dates and destinations may be available based inventory and capacity controls. This travel package has an approximate value of $5,000. The second ticket drawn will win this prize.
The following prizes will then be awarded in the following order as each ticket is drawn:
Palm Desert Hotel and Golf Package. Two nights and a round of golf for 2 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert* – donated by JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa $1,050 value
Sight and Sound Package. 65” LG 4K UHD LED TV w/HDR & 4.1 Ch. LG Sound Bar — sponsored by US Bank $1,000 Value
2021 BNP Paribas Open Tickets. 2 Stadium Box tickets for both sessions on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. – donated by Desert Champions LLC $950 value
Rancho Mirage Hotel and Dinner Package. Two nights at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa plus dinner for 2 at Pinzimini* – donated by Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa $950 value
Fantastic Flight Prize. One winner will be given a ride in a T-28 Trojan Warbird plane — donated by Palm Springs Air Museum $900 value
*restrictions and blackout dates may apply
Agua Caliente Resort Casino & Spa. Two-night stayat this Rancho Mirage resort* — donated by The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians $750 value
Rowan Hotel. Two-night stay at this Downtown Palm Spring’s hotel* – donated by Kimpton Hotels $700 value
Ace Hotel and Swim Club. Two-night stay at this Palm Springs resort* – donated by Ace Hotel and Swim Club $600 value
Homewood Suites by Hilton. Two nights at this La Quinta hotel* – donated by Homewood Suites by Hilton La Quinta $385 value
*restrictions and blackout dates may apply
Stater Bros. Markets. $250 Gift Card — donated Stater Bros Markets
Target. $200 Gift Card – donated by Target-San Bernardino
Walmart. $200 Gift Card – sponsored by Sam’s Club-Riverside
Macy’s. $100 Gift Card – sponsored by Pacific Premier Bank
Sprouts. $100 Gift Card – donated by Sprouts-La Quinta
Walmart. $100 Gift Card – sponsored by Sam’s Club-San Bernardino
Amazon. $50 Gift – sponsored by American Business Bank
Amazon. $50 Gift – sponsored by American Business Bank
SimpliSafe Security System. $275 value – donated by Sam’s Club-San Bernardino
Mathis Brothers Furniture. $250 Gift Certificate – donated by Mathis Brothers Furniture-Ontario
Retro Fridge. $240 value — donated by Home Depot-Palm Desert
Tools, Tools, Tools. Homeowner’s Tool Kit, a toolbox and more tools — donated by The Home Depot-Palm Desert & Palm Springs $100 value
Moller’s Nursery. $100 Gift Card — donated by Moller’s Nursery–Palm Desert
Lowe’s Home Improvement. $50 Gift Card — donated by Lowe’s-Palm Springs
TCL Smart TV. 43” TCL 4 Series 4K Roku Smart TV – sponsored by Walmart-Palm Desert $350 value
Microsoft Xbox. Xbox One S console and controller – sponsored by Walmart-Riverside $329 value
iPad. Apple 10.2” iPad Wi-Fi 32GB – sponsored by Sam’s Club-San Bernardino
Samsung Tablet. Galaxy 10” Tab A tablet – donated by Walmart-Riverside $240 value
Samsung Smart TV. 32” 4 Series M4500 – sponsored by Walmart-Palm Desert $180 value
Wine Tasting Class. Experience a private wine tasting class for 20 people – donated by Total Wine & More $500 value
Agua Caliente Steakhouse. $150 gift certificate — donated by The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Gelato Granucci. $100 gift card – donated by Gelato Granucci
Agua Caliente 360 Sports Bar. $100 gift certificate — donated by The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
Romano’s Macaroni Grill. $100 gift card – donated by Sam’s Club-Riverside
Starbucks Gift Bag. Coffee, mugs, and more coffee! – donated by Starbucks–Rancho Mirage
Sullivan’s Steakhouse. $100 in gift cards – donated by Sam’s Club-Riverside
Riccio’s Steak, Seafood & Pasta. $100 gift certificate – sponsored by Riccio’s Steak & Seafood
The Tropicale. $100 in gift cards– sponsored by The Tropicale
Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge. $50 gift certificate – donated by Eight4Nine Restaurant & Lounge
Ben & Jerry’s – The River. $50 gift card– sponsored by American Business Bank
Ben & Jerry’s – The River. $50 gift card — sponsored by Pacific Premier Bank
The Coffee and Tea for Me! $50 gift card — donated by Sam’s Club-Riverside
San Andres Fault Jeep Tour for Two. — donated by Desert Adventures Red Jeep Tour $280 value
The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. Passes for two adults and two children – donated by The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens $100 value
Harkins Theaters. $100 in gift cards – donated by Sam’s Club-Riverside
Limo Service Four hours use of a limo for up to 12 people – donated by Cardiff Limousine and Transportation $700 value
Caddy for a week! Enjoy a week’s use of a Cadillac and a free oil change for your car (winner must provide proof of insurance and credit card deposit) — donated by Jessup Auto Plaza $550 value
Bliss Car Wash. 1 full year of the Transform unlimited wash package – donated by Bliss Car Wash $300 value
BMX Bike. – donated by Stacked BMX Shop-Riverside $260 value
Quick Quack Car Wash. Six months of unlimited Lucky Duck car washes – donated by Quick Quack Car Wash $180 value
Additional prizes may be added to the list up to the date of the drawing. Prize substitutions will not be permitted. For a complete list of prizes, visit www.lstream.org/raffle and click on PRIZES.
Winners of a prize must make arrangements to pick up the prize at LifeStream’s offices located at 384 West Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA 92408 by January 15, 2021. Prizes not picked up by this date will be considered forfeited and become the property of LifeStream Blood Bank. Gift cards and gift certificates may be mailed via FedEx or UPS to the address provided at the time of purchase at a winner’s request.
All taxes, gratuities, and fees are the responsibility of winners.
With respect to any vacation travel prizes, such travel is transferable. Travel must be used by the specific deadline established for the respective prize. All taxes are the responsibility of the winner. Gratuities and fees are the responsibility of the winner. Winners of travel-related prizes must comply with all applicable requirements and restrictions related to said prizes including without limitation applicable travel dates, age restrictions, liability waivers, travel documentation and reservation and confirmation procedures. All travel and vacation prizes are subject to mandates and directions of government authorities, and the individual providers of such travel and vacation prizes, regarding public gatherings, lodging, business operations, stay at home orders, and travel restrictions arising from pandemics, disease and other public health or safety events and in the event that travel or use of the prizes are unavailable or restricted as a result thereof, LifeStream shall have no liability or obligation to replace or substitute any such prize. For all such prizes, restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
Gift card prizes are subject to the terms and conditions delivered with, or printed on, said cards and as otherwise determined by the business for which said card applies. The Fantastic Flight Prize is subject to additional restrictions on weather, health and eligibility of the user as set forth by Palm Springs Air Museum for similar plane rides. The BNP Paribas Open Tickets are also subject to such event taking place. Times and players will be named at a later date. All products, goods or services are transferred to the winner “As-Is and with All Faults” and LifeStream is making no guarantee or warranty, express or implied in connection therewith and accepts no liability or responsibility regarding the condition or quality thereof.
VIII. Other Drawings-Early Bird Drawing
The Early Bird drawing is subject to the same rules and regulations set forth above and below. The Early Bird Drawing is a bonus drawing for eligible entrants who purchase at least one Dream Raffle ticket by October 31, 2020. Tickets purchased by 11:59 p.m. October 31, 2020 will be eligible to win a $300 VISA gift card. There will be one $300 VISA gift card awarded in the Early Bird Drawing. The winner will be drawn from eligible entries on November 5, 2020. The Winner of the Early Bird Drawing will also be eligible to win the other prizes of the LifeStream Dream Raffle. The odds of winning the Early Bird prize will depend on the actual number of tickets sold by October 31, 2020. If 1,000 tickets are sold, the odds of winning the Early Bird prize are 1 in 1,000.
IX. Other Terms and Conditions:
Cash prizes valued at more than $1,500 are subject to all tax withholdings as required by federal and state law, and LifeStream will remit the balance of the cash prize to the winner. LifeStream makes no guarantee that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will accept that value of cash, vacations, or other prizes for the purpose of determining any income tax that may be due from winners. LifeStream takes no responsibility for prize winners’ tax liabilities. Consult your tax advisor.
LifeStream reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute, add or modify any prize or prizes or provide alternative prizes. No cash or other prize substitutions are permitted except at the sole discretion of LifeStream.
All costs and expenses associated with the acceptance or use of any prize is at the sole responsibility of the recipient.
ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTRACT, OR THE BREACH THEREOF, SHALL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES, AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.
By purchasing a raffle ticket and choosing to participate in the raffle, each raffle participant acknowledges and agrees that LifeStream has the right, in its sole discretion, to elect not to proceed with the raffle for any reason whatsoever or for no reason, and in such event, a participant’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be to receive a refund of the full price paid by such participant for each raffle ticket purchased, without interest.
X. Registration with the State of California:
By letter from the Attorney General’s office, Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (LifeStream) has registered with the Department of Justice under Raffle Registration Number RF0004544 and is authorized to conduct raffles in California pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code section 320.5 for the raffle period which begins September 1, 2020 and ends August 31, 2021. Registration does not imply endorsement.