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Versiti Blood Center of Ohio’s All Blood Battle Blood Drives Sweepstakes


OFFICIAL RULES

  • NO PURCHASE OR BLOOD DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE IN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE OR DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
  • SWEEPSTAKES OPEN TO U.S. RESIDENTS, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, AT TIME OF ENTRY.
  • AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED.

BY ENTERING (OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATING) IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES, WHICH CREATE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING. WITHOUT LIMITATION, SUCH CONTRACT INCLUDES A CLASS ACTION WAIVER AND A LIMITATION OF YOUR RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

SPONSOR: Versiti Blood Center of Ohio, 3132 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202 (“Sponsor”).

ELIGIBILITY: The Versiti Blood Center of Ohio’s Blood Battle 2021 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers, directors, agents, independent contractors and representatives of Sponsor and its respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, wholesalers, retailers, distributers, advertising and promotion agencies, and their immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, husband, wife, daughter, son, step-father, step-mother, step-daughter, step-son, step-brother, step-sister, half-brother, half-sister) and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law or regulations. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these terms and conditions and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes will begin on October 27, 2021 and end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on November 24, 2021.

HOW TO ENTER: Eligible individuals may enter the sweepstakes by one of two methods:

    • To enter by donating:
    Eligible participants who donate at a Versiti Blood Center of Ohio Blood Battle blood drive held during the Sweepstakes Period will receive (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. A complete list of Versiti Blood Center of Ohio Blood Battle blood drives can be found at www.versiti.org/bloodbattle.
    • To enter without donating (“AMOE”):
    To receive one (1) entry into a sweepstakes without donating blood, you may enter by mail as follows: On a 3" x 5" card, legibly handprint your name, email address, mail address, zip code, telephone number (including area code), and date of birth (including birth year). Mail your 3” x 5” card in a business size envelope to: Versiti All Blood Battle Blood Drives Sweepstakes– Entry; Versiti Blood Center; Attn: Bianca Bonilla Marketing; 3450 N. Meridian St.; Indianapolis, IN 46208. All AMOE entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Period. AMOE entries must contain all entry fields to be entered, otherwise void. Eligible participants who send in an AMOE entry will receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes.

Limit one entry per person, regardless of method of entry. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different addresses or any other methods will void that entrant’s entries and that entrant may be disqualified from the Sweepstakes. Entries submitted by anyone other than the entrant are void. Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries for entrants. All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, illegible, damaged, or postage-due mailed entries.

SELECTION OF WINNERS, PRIZES, AND ODDS OF WINNING: Three prizes will be randomly awarded in total, in the following order:

Winner #1: One entrant will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries to receive the following prize:

  • Ohio State University football autographed by head football coach, Ryan Day. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $170.

Winner #2: One entrant will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries to receive the following prize:

  • Ohio State University jersey autographed by head football coach, Ryan Day. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $400.

Winner #3: One entrant will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries to receive the following prize:

  • Ohio State University helmet autographed by head football coach, Ryan Day. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $350.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entrants received for the Sweepstakes. Winners will be notified on or about November 29, 2021 by phone, email, or regular mail, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, using the information provided on the entry form. Winner will be required to respond within three (3) business days of notification, or the prize will be forfeited, and an alternate winner will be chosen. A prize acceptance form and/or mutually acceptable liability releases may be required and, if so requested, must be returned within the reasonable specified time or prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner chosen.

Upon winner confirmation, Sponsor will provide information to winner on how to obtain the prize.

All taxes, fees, and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winner. If the value of the prize exceeds $600, the Winner’s social security number or taxpayer I.D. will be required in order to issue a Form 1099-MISC showing Prize ARV as income to winner. Prizes are non-transferable except in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. No substitution or cash equivalent is allowed. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of the same approximate retail value. Prize consists only of items specifically listed as part of the prize. All costs and expenses not specified herein related to any prize or incurred by accepting the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner.

PUBLICITY RELEASE: Except where prohibited, acceptance of the prize constitutes winner’s consent that his or her name, likeness, voice and/or biographical data may be used for advertising and promotional purposes without limitation and without additional notice, compensation, or consent.

RELEASE: By entering, entrant agrees to accept and abide by the Official Rules of this Sweepstakes and agrees that any dispute with regard to the conduct of this Sweepstakes, rule interpretation, or award of prize shall be submitted to Sponsor, whose decision shall be binding and final. By participating, you release Sponsor, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, employees, directors, and agents from any and against any and all injury, loss or damage including but not limited to, personal injury, death or damage to or loss of property, caused or claimed to be caused by your participation in the Sweepstakes. Entrant hereby agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, assignees, against any and all third party claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and expenses, arising out of or related to any breach by the entrant of any provision of this document, including, without limitation, entrant’s representations and warranties.

ADDITIONAL RULES: Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of this offer, administration of the Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prize, including erroneous appearance of qualification for the prize, and under no circumstances will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to modify, cancel, or suspend this Sweepstakes, or to amend the Official Rules at any time, without prior individual notice, should any factor interfere with the administration, security, or proper play of this Sweepstakes as contemplated by these Official Rules. If for any reason Sponsor is prevented from continuing with this Sweepstakes, or the integrity and/or feasibility of the Sweepstakes is severely undermined by any event including but not limited to fire, flood, epidemic, earthquake, pandemic, explosion, labor dispute or strike, act of God or public enemy, satellite or equipment failure, riot or civil disturbance, war (declared or undeclared), terrorist threat or activity, or any federal, state or local government law, order or regulation, order of any court or jurisdiction, Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel, or terminate the Sweepstakes without further obligation. If Sponsor in its discretion elects to so abbreviate the Sweepstakes, Sponsor reserves the right, but not the obligation, to award the Prize from among all eligible entries received to date. All entries are the physical property of Sponsor and are not returnable.

DISPUTES / CHOICE OF LAW: EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED, EACH ENTRANT AGREES THAT: (1) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION, AND EXCLUSIVELY BY STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS SITUATED IN OHIO, (2) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED, BUT IN NO EVENT ATTORNEYS’ FEES, (3) NO PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, MAY BE AWARDED (COLLECTIVELY, “SPECIAL DAMAGES”), AND (4) ENTRANT HEREBY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO CLAIM SPECIAL DAMAGES AND ALL RIGHTS TO SUCH DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR INCREASED. OHIO LAW, WITHOUT REFERENCE TO CHOICE OF LAW RULES, GOVERNS THE SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL ASPECTS RELATED THERETO.

PRIVACY: As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees that personally identifiable information submitted as part of an entry will be used to administer the Sweepstakes, select the winners, and fulfill the prizes. Such information may be shared with Sponsor’s agents and affiliates as necessary to administer the Sweepstakes and fulfill the prizes. Information will be treated in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy available at www.versiti.org/privacy-policy.

WINNER’S LIST: To receive any legally-required name of the winner and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope within sixty (60) days of the end of the Sweepstakes to: Versiti Blood Battle 2021 Sweepstakes– Winner’s List; Versiti Blood Center; Attn: Bianca Bonilla, Marketing; 3450 N. Meridian St.; Indianapolis, IN 46208. Winner’s List to be available after December 6, 2021.

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