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Blood Battle 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.


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

ELIGIBILITY: The 2019 Blood Center of Ohio Blood Battle Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older at the time of entry, who reside in the state of Ohio. Employees, officers, directors, agents, independent contractors and representatives of Sponsor, Versiti Blood Center of Ohio and their 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 take place from October 30, 2019 - November 20, 2019. (“Sweepstakes Period”).

HOW TO ENTRY: Eligible individuals may enter Sweepstakes by one of two methods:

  1. To enter by donating: To receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes, donate at any Versiti Blood Center of Ohio blood drive (“Blood Drive”) on The Ohio State University campus in the Central Ohio Region held between October 30, 2019 and November 20, 2019. A list of eligible drives can be found at versiti.org/bloodbattle. If you bring a friend (who meets the above eligibility requirements) to donate at one of the blood drives, both you and your friend will receive one (1) additional entry (i.e., both you and your friend will receive two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes).

 (2) To enter without donating (“AMOE”): To receive two (2) entries into the 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: 2019 Versiti OSU vs UM Blood Battle Sweepstakes– Entry, 3132 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43202 2019. All AMOE entries must be postmarked on November 20, 2019. AMOE entries must contain all entry fields to be entered, otherwise void.

Limit (2) entries per person during the Sweepstakes Period, via one of the two methods listed above. Any attempt by an entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different addresses, and /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: One (1) entrant will be randomly selected in total from among all eligible entries. The selected winner will receive the following Prize:

PRIZE: Two (2) tickets to the Ohio State University vs University of Michigan football game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday November 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.; one (1) double-occupancy hotel room for one (1) night at Holiday Inn Ann Arbor, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 – Sunday, December 01, 2019. (Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $928.79)

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entrants. Winners will be notified on or about Monday, November 25, 2019 by phone or email, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, using the information provided on the registration form or AMOE. Winner will be required to respond as directed within one (1) business day 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.

Sponsor will provide the winner and one (1) guest hotel accommodations for one (1) night (one double-occupancy room; excludes meals, room service, or other incidentals) at the Holiday Inn Ann Arbor, 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor MI 48105, for the evening of Saturday, November 30, 2019. Guest of winner must be either at least 18 years of age or the child/legal ward of the winner. No transportation will be provided by Sponsor; winner is responsible for transportation to and from the event and to and from the hotel.

The actual value of the Prize is expected to vary based on the fluctuations in hotel pricing. If the actual value of the Prize is less than stated, the difference will not be awarded in cash, and no such claim will be honored.

Because 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.

All taxes, fees, and surcharges on Prize are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Tickets subject to standard terms and conditions. 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 Prizes, including erroneous appearance of qualification for a 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, 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 Winners, and fulfill Prize. Such information may be shared with Sponsor’s agents and affiliates as necessary to administer the Sweepstakes and fulfill the Prize.  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: 2019 Versiti Blood Battle Sweepstakes - Winners’ List, c/o Versiti Blood Center of Ohio, 3132 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43202. Winner’s List to be available after November 27, 2019.


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