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Sweepstakes Rules

Rhode Island Blood Center, a division of New York Blood Center Inc.

January 2022 Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

Rhode Island Blood Center (“RIBC”) January 2022 Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is subject to the following rules:

  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. NO DONATION OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A DONATION WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

  2. DEADLINES: The Sweepstakes starts at 12:00AM on Saturday, January 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59PM on Monday, January 31, 2022 (“Sweepstakes Period”). All entries must be made no later than 11:59PM on Monday, January 31, 2022.

  3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the United States, and the District of Columbia aged 16 years of age or older at the time of entry (17-year old’s need parental consent to enter contest and accept prize) who register to donate as set out below. An actual donation is not necessary for an individual to be entered into the Sweepstakes. Presenting donors who complete the registration process remain eligible for entry even if they are deferred from donating at that time. Employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and distributors of NYBC and/or their immediate family members or members of their households are not eligible to participate. All entrants must have a valid address and phone number. RIBC may require proof of identity. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Neither RIBC nor any of its officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives is responsible for lost, late, stolen, incomplete, misdirected or illegible entries. RIBC reserves the right to disqualify any individual whom it determines and/ or deems to be tampering with or improperly affecting the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes.  Non-compliance with any rule, requirement or mandatory procedure herein may, at the sole discretion of RIBC, result in disqualification. RIBC reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes in its sole discretion as it may deem appropriate.  RIBC also reserves the right in its sole discretion to conduct a random drawing at any time to select a winner using all eligible and valid entries received as of the date of the random drawing.

  4. HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To enter this Sweepstakes and become eligible for one (1) prize, the following must be met:
    • Present to donate blood, platelets or plasma at least once at a RIBC donation center OR mobile drive between 12:00AM on Saturday, January 1, 2022 through 11:59PM on Monday, January 31, 2022 and complete the donor registration process.

  5. ENTRY FREQUENCY:
    • All donors: One entry for each donation type.

  6. PRIZE DRAWING: One prize is available to win. Winners will be selected in a random drawing as follows:
    Drawing of prize will take place by 4.00PM, Friday, February 11, 2022.
    The winners will be notified by telephone and/or email (which must be provided during the registration process), at RIBC’s discretion. The prizes may be claimed by, and will be awarded only to, the individuals identified on the donor entry registration form. The winners will be required to complete and return a prize acceptance and release, liability release and consent to use winner’s name and likeness without further compensation, except as prohibited by law. The award of the prize is conditioned upon the winner’s acceptance of the terms in the foregoing release. Such release must be received within five (5) business days of notification. Any selected entrant who cannot be contacted (or who fails to respond to any telephone message or email sent to such selected entrant) within three (3) days of the first attempt to contact such selected entrant, or who does not accept the prize, or who does not submit the required release in a timely manner, may be declared ineligible, and RIBC reserves the right, in such event, in its sole discretion, to select an alternate winner at random from among all remaining eligible entrants.

  7. PRIZE DESCRIPTION: (Prizes are subject to availability. No cash value. Non-transferable.) One (1) Prize in total. There is ONE MIRROR PACKAGE. The MIRROR PACKAGE includes:

    1 x Mirror (home gym) including shipping and installation - Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $1,800.

    1 x 12 month Mirror Membership - Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of $468.00.

    Total ARV per package is $2,268.00.
    Any stated difference between the ARV and the actual value of the Prize, or any substituted prize, will not be awarded.  The prize consists of only the items specifically listed in these Official Rules and any other expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. Odds of winning the prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. The prize may not be sold for cash or other remuneration.


  8. PRIZE ACCEPTANCE: The prize holds no cash value and cannot be substituted, exchanged or transferred for any other prize or award. Limit one prize per winner. All applicable federal, state and local taxes or expenses other than those expressly set out in these Official Rules are the sole responsibility of the Winner. Winner is responsible to determine if they may accept the prize. RIBC agrees to abide by any corporate policy with respect to the awarding of prizes to employees of its customers, and will not intervene in this decision, and reserves the right to select another eligible entrant if the Winner cannot accept the prize offered. No substitution or cash redemption is allowed except by RIBC, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. All prize details are at the sole discretion of RIBC. The return of any prize or prize notification as undeliverable or a determination that a winner was ineligible to win will result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate eligible entrant. RIBC reserves the right to terminate, withdraw, or amend the Sweepstakes for any reason without notice, including, without limitation, voiding any entries of issue and/or terminating the Sweepstakes if RIBC suspects that tampering has occurred.

  9. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: By participating in the Sweepstakes, all entrants agree (a) to release, indemnify and hold harmless RIBC, and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies and each of their respective employees, officers, directors, and agents (“Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all losses, damages, injuries, claims, suits and causes of action related to or arising out of the use of prize or participation in this Sweepstakes or any Sweepstakes activity. The Indemnified Parties are not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize. Except as prohibited by law, each participant 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 Wilmington, Delaware; (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 (collectively, “Special Damages”) may be awarded; and (4) participant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. Delaware law, without reference to Delaware’s choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto. The Sweepstakes is subject to any requirements, revisions and/or limitations imposed by applicable federal, state or local law. Void where prohibited.

  10. WINNER’S LIST: For a complete list of winner(s), send an email to RIBC at donorengagement@RIBC.org before February 28, 2022 titled “January 2022 Sweepstakes - Winners List”. RIBC must obtain permission from the winner in order to share their name.

  11. The Rhode Island Blood Center name and logo are registered trademarks of Rhode Island Blood Center.