THE MERCEDES-BENZ DRAWING

BENEFITING THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
OFFICIAL RULES

 

NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

ALL DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED SOLELY BY BINDING ARBITRATION AND ENTRANTS WAIVE THE ABILITY TO BRING CLAIMS IN A CLASS ACTION FORMAT. 

 

SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD: The Mercedes-Benz Drawing—Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and ends at 9:00:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 16, 2019 or once 7,500 Entries, as defined below, have been received (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for this Sweepstakes.

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, including the District of Columbia, who are age 21 or older at the time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S., and wherever else prohibited by law.  Employees of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (the “Sponsor”), US Sweepstakes & Fulfillment Company (the “Sweepstakes Administrator”) and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and the immediate family members (spouses, parents, children, and siblings and their spouses) of, and/or those living in the same household of each, are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

 

HOW TO ENTER: There are three (3) ways to enter.

 

Method #1: Donation Entry. During the Sweepstakes Period, visit https://events.lls.org/pages/nca/drawingentry and follow all entry instructions to complete the entry form and submit (the “Donation Submission”) to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for every $100 donated in a single donation (each, a “Donation Entry”). Donation entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.lls.org/lls-us-hq/article/privacy-policy.

 

Method #2: Event Entry. Purchase an admission ticket and attend the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Leukemia Ball taking place on March 16, 2019, visit the Mercedes-Benz Drawing Table, complete an Official Sweepstakes Entry form and submit a donation to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes for every $100 in the donation (each, an “Event Entry”). Event Entries must be received between 6:00:00 PM ET and 9:00:00 PM ET on March 16, 2019.  Entrants are subject to all notices posted.

 

Method #3: Free, Alternative Method of Entry. To enter without making a donation, visit https://www.llsform.org/0036FS01/form124/index.html during the Sweepstakes Period and follow all entry instructions to complete the entry form and submit to receive one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes the (“AMOE” Entry”). AMOE Entries must be received between Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM ET and Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 9:00:00 PM ET. AMOE entrants are subject to all notices posted online including but not limited to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.lls.org/lls-us-hq/article/privacy-policy.

 

Donation Entry, Event Entry and AMOE Entry collectively referred to herein as “Entry” or “Entries”. Entries must be received between Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 12:00:01 AM ET and Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 9:00:00 PM ET.

 

Limit: Regardless of the method of entry, there is a limit of ten (10) entries per person. All methods of entry have an equal chance of winning. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

 

PRIZE/APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE (“ARV”)/ODDS: There is one (1) Grand Prize available to be won. One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a Mercedes-Benz 2019 C 300 4MATIC Sedan. The ARV of the Grand Prize is $43,400. Model and vehicle specifications will be determined by manufacturer in its sole direction. The difference in value of prize as stated herein and value at time of prize notification/award, if any, will not be awarded. Sponsor is not responsible for delays in delivery of the Mercedes-Benz (the “Vehicle”). Winner must take delivery of Vehicle from the automobile dealership designated by the Sponsor. Sponsor shall use best efforts; however, to select a dealership that is close to Grand Prize winner’s primary residence. Vehicle will be available with standard equipment, as designated by the Sponsor; any upgrades and options are at the sole expense of the winner. Color, package, factory options, and other prize specifics to be determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion and are subject to availability. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to require the winner to select the Vehicle from available dealer stock. Winner shall bear all risk of loss or damage to the Vehicle after it has been delivered to the specified delivery site. Winner will be responsible for any and all costs associated with the collection and use of the Vehicle, including but not limited to, optional equipment, freight and dealer prep, title, license, insurance, registration fees, applicable taxes and any travel and transportation costs associated with collecting the Vehicle. All other costs not specifically stated herein are the responsibility of the winner. Winner must personally retrieve the Vehicle within 30 days of written notification of delivery. Winner must have proof of a valid U.S. driver’s license from his or her State or place of residence in the United States and proof of insurance to take delivery of Vehicle; noncompliance may result in forfeiture of prize.

 

Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received or 1:7,500 if maximum number of entries is reached prior to the end of the Sweepstakes Period.

 

RANDOM DRAWING: The potential winner will be selected in a random drawing at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Leukemia Ballon March 16, 2019 at 10:30 PM ET from among all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The random drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor whose decisions are final.

 

WINNER NOTIFICATION & VERIFICATION: The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified by the Sweepstakes Administrator via email and/or phone on or about Monday, March 18, 2019. The potential Grand Prize winner will be required to sign and return, within five (5) days of notification, an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Waiver, an IRS W-9 Form and where allowable, a Publicity Release (collectively, “the Releases”). These Releases will require the Grand Prize winner to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of tax reporting, as required by law.  Noncompliance will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.  The prize package will be awarded within approximately 45 days after the winner is verified.

 

If a prize notification or prize is returned as undeliverable, or if winner is found to be ineligible or not in compliance with these rules that winner will be disqualified, and the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner in a separate random drawing. Only two (2) alternate winners may be determined through this process, after which the prize may remain un-awarded.

 

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Prize is not redeemable for cash. Prize is not assignable nor transferable. No substitution is permitted except if prize is unavailable, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. No cash in lieu of prizes and no exchange or substitution of prizes, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Any other incidental expenses on prize not specified herein are the winner’s sole responsibility.

 

Winner is responsible for all federal, state, local and income taxes associated with winning prize. Grand Prize winner will be required to furnish his/her Social Security Number for the sole purpose of preparation of tax forms as required by law.

 

Except where prohibited by law, entry and acceptance of prize constitute permission to use winner’s name, prize won, hometown, likeness, video tape, photographs, and statements for purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity (including online posting) in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification or permission.

 

Prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor.  Winner acknowledges that the Sponsor and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered, except that each merchandise prize shall be subject to its manufacturer’s standard warranty (if any). Once the prize has been delivered to the winner’s provided address, the prize is considered awarded.

 

GENERAL: Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, and release the Sponsor, the Sweepstakes Administrator, and their affiliated companies, and all other businesses involved in this Sweepstakes, as well as the employees, officers, directors and agents of each (the “Released Parties”), from all claims and liability relating to their participation in the promotion, and the acceptance and use/misuse of the prize offered. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use/misuse or redemption of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

 

In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. Authorized Account Holder means the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address.  Sponsor may ask any entrant or potential winner to provide Sponsor with proof, to Sponsor’s satisfaction, that such party is the authorized account holder of the email address associated with the entry.  Entry materials/data that have been tampered with or altered, or mass entries or entries generated by a script, macro or use of automated devices are void. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) lost, late, misdirected, damaged or illegible entries; or (ii) error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or any combination thereof; or (iii) any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in the Sweepstakes. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you (i) agree to be bound by these official rules, including all eligibility requirements, and (ii) agree to be bound by the decisions of Sponsor and the Sweepstakes Administrator, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Failure to comply with these official rules may result in disqualification from the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right to: (i) permanently disqualify from any Sweepstakes it sponsors any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules; and (ii) withdraw a method of entry if it becomes technically corrupted (including if a computer virus or system malfunction inalterably impairs its ability to conduct the Sweepstakes). If for any reason this Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned due to an infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, at which time, Sponsor will conduct a random drawing from among all eligible entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes termination.

 

LEGAL WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL, WHETHER OR NOT AN ENTRANT, TO DAMAGE, DESTROY, TAMPER OR VANDALIZE THIS WEB SITE OR INTERFERE WITH THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND DILIGENTLY PURSUE ALL REMEDIES AGAINST ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

 

GOVERNING LAW AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules or the rights and obligations of entrants, Sponsor or the Released Parties in connection with the Sweepstakes will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of any other laws.

 

BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, ENTRANT AGREES THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW: (A) ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES, OR ANY PRIZE AWARDED, WILL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY, WITHOUT RESORT TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ACTION; (B) ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL THIRD-PARTY, OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS INCURRED (IF ANY) NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), BUT IN NO EVENT WILL ATTORNEYS’ FEES BE AWARDED OR RECOVERABLE; (C) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY ENTRANT BE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN ANY AWARD FOR, AND ENTRANT HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND EXPRESSLY WAIVES ALL RIGHTS TO SEEK, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES, OTHER THAN ACTUAL OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES NOT TO EXCEED TEN DOLLARS ($10.00), AND/OR ANY RIGHTS TO HAVE DAMAGES MULTIPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCREASED; AND (D) ENTRANTS’ REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO A CLAIM FOR MONEY DAMAGES (IF ANY) AND ENTRANT IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT TO SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR EQUITABLE RELIEF.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

DISPUTES:  The parties hereto each agree to finally settle all disputes only through arbitration; provided, however, the Released Parties shall be entitled to seek injunctive or equitable relief in the state and federal courts in Westchester County, New York and any other court with jurisdiction over the parties.  In arbitration, there is no judge or jury and review is limited.  The arbitrator’s decision and award is final and binding, with limited exceptions, and judgment on the award may be entered in any court with jurisdiction.  The parties agree that, except as set forth above, any claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of or relating to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved solely by binding arbitration before a sole arbitrator under the streamlined Arbitration Rules Procedures of JAMS Inc. (“JAMS”) or any successor to JAMS.  In the event JAMS is unwilling or unable to set a hearing date within fourteen (14) days of the filing of a “Demand for Arbitration”, then either party can elect to have the arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) or any other mutually agreeable arbitration administration service.  If an in-person hearing is required, then it will take place in Westchester County, New York.  The federal or state law that applies to these Official Rules will also apply during the arbitration.  Disputes will be arbitrated only on an individual basis and will not be consolidated with any other proceedings that involve any claims or controversy of another party, including any class actions; provided, however, if for any reason any court or arbitrator holds that this restriction is unconscionable or unenforceable, then the agreement to arbitrate doesn’t apply and the dispute must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Westchester County, New York.  Sponsor agrees to pay the administrative and arbitrator’s fees in order to conduct the arbitration (but specifically excluding any travel or other costs of entrant to attend the arbitration hearing).  Either party may, notwithstanding this provision, bring qualifying claims in small claims court.

 

PRIVACY: Personal information collected from entrants are subject to the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at http://www.lls.org/lls-us-hq/article/privacy-policy.

 

OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To request a copy of the Official Rules, see www.leukemiaball.org or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by March 16, 2019, to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mercedes-Benz Drawing Official Rules Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

 

WINNER CONFIRMATION REQUEST: For a written confirmation of the winner (available after March 16, 2019), send a stamped, self-addressed envelope (no later than April 16, 2019), to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Sweepstakes Winner Confirmation Request, PO Box 25466, Rochester, NY 14625-0466.

 

SPONSOR: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Capital Area Chapter, 3601 Eisenhower Ave, Suite 450, Alexandria, VA 22304.

 

Void outside the US, in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and wherever else prohibited by law.