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 and bonus entries will be included in the drawing for the Grand Prize and the other raffle prizes. Only the bonus entries will be included in the drawing for the Special Incentive Prize.
The raffle drawing and Special Incentive Prize drawing will both take place on December 8, 2021, subject to rescheduling, as more particularly described below, with the raffle drawing being conducted first. The drawings will take place at LifeStream’s offices at 384 West Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA 92408, which such location may be changed without notice at LifeStream’s discretion.
An independent auditor will supervise the drawings. 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 MAY
APPLY. 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 four tickets”. Single raffle tickets are $25 each. If a purchaser buys a “pack” of four tickets for $100, they will receive one bonus entry. Only one bonus entry will be awarded for each “pack” of four tickets bought and a purchaser may buy more than one “pack” of four tickets.
LifeStream reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds” or contains any other missing information. 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) WITHOUT INTEREST. 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
Ticket(s) may be purchased one of three ways:
(1) Call 909-386-6929 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 Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. All major credit cards are accepted; (2) FAX the completed ticket order form available at public displays and lstream.org/raffle to 909-381-2036; OR (3) Mail the completed ticket order form available at public displays and lstream.org/raffle to The LifeStream Dream Raffle, 384 West Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA 92408.
All Ticket phone orders must be placed, and all Ticket order forms must be faxed or mailed, from within the state of California. All orders 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 ticket order 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 5,000 raffle tickets have been sold or a ticket order with payment is received after November 30, 2021 (even if mailed on or prior to November 30, 2021). 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 drawings will be held on December 8, 2021 from all eligible raffle tickets and bonus entries, with the drawing for the Special Incentive Prize being held after the drawings for all other prizes have been held.
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 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 stubs and bonus entries 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 requested information will be mailed and must be sent to a home or business address in California (P.O. Boxes not accepted).
V. Winning Odds:
Six (6) prizes (including the Grand Prize) will be awarded in The LifeStream Dream Raffle drawing. Any number of raffle prizes above that number is at the sole discretion of LifeStream. The odds of winning a raffle prize will depend on the actual number of tickets sold and bonus entries awarded. If all 5,000 raffle tickets are sold individually (with no bonus entries awarded), and 6 prizes are awarded, the odds of winning a prize for any given ticket are 1 in 833. If all 5,000 raffle tickets are sold to individuals in “packs”, the odds of winning a prize for each person who purchased a “pack” are 1 in 208. Assuming all 5,000 tickets are sold and depending on the mix of individual tickets and packs of 4, the odds of winning a prize range from 1 in 208 to 1 in 833. Additionally, one (1) prize will be awarded in the Special Incentive Prize drawing from all eligible bonus entries. The odds of winning the Special Incentive Prize will depend on the actual number of bonus entries awarded. If 500 bonus entries are awarded, the odds of winning the Special Incentive Prize are 1 in 500.
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.
VII. Raffle Prizes
The Grand Prize will be a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport base model factory equipped valued at $28,000 or a one-time lump sum cash payment of $20,000 cash, at Winner’s election, if at least 3,500 raffle tickets (not including any bonus entries) have been sold. If less than 3,500 raffle tickets have been sold, the Grand Prize will be $10,000 cash. The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport will be awarded through LifeStream’s partnership agreement with Palm Springs Motors of Cathedral City, California. Cash prizes will be paid by bank or cashier’s check to the winning ticket holder. The first raffle ticket to be drawn will win the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Winner must make the prize selection in writing between the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport and the lump sum cash payment no later than December 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time. If no selection is made by the winner by that deadline, the Grand Prize will become the cash alternative. The Grand Prize (whether the vehicle or the cash payment) does not include sales or income taxes; license, title, and registration fees; delivery or transportation costs; or any other costs associated with the winning and use of the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize is nontransferable and non-refundable and must be accepted as awarded in “as-is, where-is, with all faults” condition. Except as expressly stated in these Official Rules, LifeStream makes no representation or warranty of any kind or character, expressed or implied, concerning the Grand Prize. Any prize vehicle, if selected, will be transferred to the winner “AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS”. LIFESTREAM DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER AND ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OR CONDITION OF THE VEHICLE. NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN AND NO AFFIRMATION OF LIFESTREAM BY WORDS AND/OR ACTIONS WILL CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY.
If the Grand Prize Winner chooses the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, they will be solely responsible for all applicable state, federal and local sales and income taxes and any other taxes associated with the winning and use of the Grand Prize; all license, title, and registration fees; all delivery or transportation costs; and any other costs associated with the winning and use of the Grand Prize, as well as insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to delivery) and pickup or delivery costs at the dealership as well as any non-standard features, option or upgrades chosen by the Winner and negotiated with the dealership. In the event that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) or any state tax authority requires LifeStream to collect income taxes upon delivery of the Grand Prize to the Grand Prize, if the Grand Prize Winner receives or elects to receive a lump sum cash amount then required taxes will be withheld from the lump sum cash amount to be distributed and if the Grand Prize Winner elects to receive the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, the Grand Prize Winner is responsible for paying LifeStream the estimated federal and state withholding tax amount before delivery can occur, which tax withholding amount will be submitted by LifeStream to the IRS on Prize Winner’s behalf. Federal and state withholding laws are subject to change without notice. The withholding laws in effect at the time the Grand Prize is claimed will be followed.
The Grand Prize Winner will have 30 calendar days after the drawing to pay all required taxes to LifeStream, take delivery of the Grand Prize, and meet all other requirements of these Official Rules. If the Grand Prize is not redeemed by that date, or if the Grand Prize Winner does not otherwise meet all requirements of these Official Rules by that date, then the Grand Prize is automatically forfeited and LifeStream will select a new Grand Prize Winner at random from all remaining eligible
Tickets. Within 30 calendar days of being selected, the new Grand Prize Winner must pay all required taxes to LifeStream, take delivery of the Grand Prize, and meet all other requirements of these Official Rules. LifeStream will repeat this selection process until a Participant is selected who complies with all Official Rules and the Grand Prize is awarded.
The following prizes will then be awarded in the following order as each ticket is drawn:
FANTASTIC FLIGHT PRIZE ($2,000 value): Experience the thrill of flying in a P-51 Mustang WWII plane
NEW MEXICO WINTER PACKAGE* ($1,200 value): 4 days/3 nights at a Red River cabin w/ski package
UNWIND & DINE RESORT PACKAGE* ($950 value): Two nights & dinner for 2 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM PRIZE PACKAGE ($900 value): Samsung 65” 4K Crystal UHD TV & 240W 4.1 Ch. Sound Bar System
GRILL MASTER PRIZE PACKAGE ($750 value): NEXGRILL Deluxe 6-burner gas grill, Omaha Steaks, & accessories
*restrictions and blackout dates may apply
Additional raffle 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
Winners of other prizes 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 31, 2022. Prizes not picked up by this date will be considered forfeited and become the property of LifeStream Blood Bank. Prizes awarded via gift cards or gift certificates may be mailed via FedEx or UPS to the address provided at the time of purchase at a winner’s request, but LifeStream shall have no liability for any lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered packages. Delivery date, and color, of the 2021 Ford Bronco Sport, is subject to availability at Palm Springs Motors, and the 2021 Fort Bronco Sport shall be delivered to the winner at Palm Springs Motors of Cathedral City, California.
All taxes, gratuities, and fees are the responsibility of winners.
With respect to any vacation travel prizes, such travel is transferable subject to such person agreeing to be bound by all terms herein. 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. 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-Special Incentive Prize
The Special Incentive Prize Drawing is subject to the same rules and regulations set forth above and below. The Special Incentive Prize Drawing is a drawing from all eligible bonus entries awarded by November 30, 2021. One (1) winner will receive a five (5) carat diamond bracelet ($7,000 estimated value) donated by El Paseo Jewelers in Palm Desert, California. The winner will be drawn from eligible bonus entries on December 8, 2021. The winners must make arrangements to pick up the Special Incentive Price at LifeStream’s offices located at 384 West Orange Show Road, San Bernardino, CA 92408 by January 31, 2022.
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 cancel, suspend, and/or modify the LifeStream Dream Raffle for any reason and in LifeStream’s sole discretion, or to elect not to proceed with the raffle for any reason whatsoever or for no reason, and in any 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. LifeStream reserves the right to disqualify any individual it determines, in its sole discretion, has tampered or intends to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the LifeStream Dream Raffle, or is acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the LifeStream Dream Raffle may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, LifeStream reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. LifeStream’s delay or failure to enforce any term or provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
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 and ending August 31, 2022. Registration does not imply endorsement.