HOW IT WORKS: GIVBAK is where sports fans unite with professional athletes, their teams and/or leagues to positively impact local communities by entering a sweepstakes (“Campaign”) to win the ultimate fan experience (“Prize”). GIVBAK.com is an on-line fundraising platform aimed to help tax-exempt foundations and charities (“Beneficiary”) raise money to support local initiatives by recruiting professional athletes, their teams and/or leagues (“Prize Providers”) to offer unique experiences to sports fans (and everyone else). You get the chance to win the ultimate fan experience with your favorite athlete, team or league and together we help improve hometown communities.
Interested? We want to make sure that you have all of the information you need so please read these Official Rules before entering any sweepstakes or Campaign advertised on our website. These Official Rules apply to each Campaign; however, if we have additional information or requirements for a specific Campaign, the details will be published on the Campaign page.
LEGAL STUFF WE NEED TO TELL YOU: We want to make sure we emphasize certain parts of these rules required by different laws. So that you don’t miss them, we’ve used bold capital letters and outlined them below.
- NO PURCHASE OR DONATION NECESSARY TO ENTER, OR WIN, ANY SWEEPSTAKES.
- AN UNRELATED PURCHASE OR DONATION TO A BENEFICIARY WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
- MOST EXPERIENCES ARE OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. PLEASE REVIEW THE CAMPAIGN TERMS PRIOR TO ENTRY. ONE OR MORE CAMPAIGNS MAY BE SUBJECT TO MORE LIMITED ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
- VOID WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAWS APPLY.
- PRIZES ARE AWARDED BY A RANDOM DRAWING WITH THE ODDS OF WINNING DETERMINED BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED.
CAMPAIGN PERIOD: Each Campaign will begin and end at the dates and times listed on the campaign page for that particular Campaign (the “Campaign Period”). Unless otherwise specified, Campaigns will start 12:00:01 A.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and end at 11:59:59 P.M. EST.
HOW TO ENTER: There are two ways to enter any sweepstakes.
Online with donation: Simply visit GIVBAK.com, choose your ultimate fan experience Prize during the applicable Campaign Period, and follow the online prompts to make a donation to the Beneficiary for that Campaign. You will be granted 100 entrees for a basic donation amount of $10. We calculate entries in $10 increments, so if you donate more than that, we round it up to the next ten dollars. We may also offer guaranteed swag and incentives which are based on the donation and not part of the sweepstakes. Details will be listed on the Campaign page for the applicable Campaign. If your payment is revoked, rejected for any reason or no reason or otherwise insufficient, you will not be awarded any sweepstakes entries, swag or other incentives and any sweepstakes entries in your name shall be null and void. All donations are final and nonrefundable. The maximum number of entries for both online and mail-in entries (combined) is restricted to a maximum of 1,000,000 per person per Campaign.
Mail-In Entries: To enter any sweepstakes without making a donation, simply send us a hand-written postcard to P.O. Box 97, Verona, PA 15147 in clearly legible print. Please make sure that you print your complete name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), city, state, zip code, daytime phone number, age, email address (if available and, if not, expressly state that you do not have an email account), the name of the specific Campaign and the following statement: “I have read and agree to the GIVBAK Official Rules”. All mail-in entries must conform specifically to the above requirements and any incomplete, illegible or otherwise unacceptable entries are null and void. We are not responsible for typographical errors or for late, lost, undelivered, misdirected or incomplete entries. Any and all mail-in entries are the exclusive property of GIVBAK and will not be returned to the entrant. Each mail-in entry will be considered a basic donation (equivalent to $10) and assigned 100 entries. The maximum number of entries for both online and mail-in entries (combined) is restricted to a maximum of 1,000,000 per person per Campaign.
WAIVERS AND OTHER IMPORTANT RULES. By participating, you accept that we and our managers, directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents are not liable for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind, including without limitation death or property damage, resulting from entry, participation, acceptance, redemption, use or misuse of Prize. If in our sole discretion we find actual or suspected tampering with the Campaign, or automated entries, or technical difficulties that affect an entry or the Campaign, we reserve the right to void any entries and/or to change the Campaign. Hardware problems, software problems, network difficulties, or events beyond our control may affect the fairness of the Campaign or our ability to conduct the Campaign, in which case we reserve the right in our sole discretion to cancel, suspend, or change the Campaign. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
ELIGIBILITY: In general, you must be at least 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia. However, specific Campaigns may be subject to more limited eligibility requirements and you should review the Campaign terms for such additional eligibility limitations prior to entry. Participation is not open to employees or immediate family members of GIVBAK, Beneficiary or Prize Provider for the applicable Campaign. GIVBAK shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, service providers, contractors or any advertising or promotion agencies involved with the sweepstakes, and their respective employees and immediate family members of such employees are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law. In consideration for receiving a prize, each winner, and any individual selected to accompany the winner (collectively the “Prize Recipients”) shall be required to (i) complete, execute and return a “Prize Recipient Agreement” or “Prize Recipient Companion Agreement”, as applicable, within 7 days of notification which may include an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release, and where lawful, a publicity release, and (ii) any other documents or actions necessary, including a background check, and as may be set forth in the applicable Campaign page. Where required by Prize Provider, potential Prize Recipients must pass a background check to Prize Provider’s satisfaction. Prize Recipients represent and warrant to us that any and all information provided to us in connection with the immediately preceding sentence is complete and accurate. If a potential Prize Recipient fails to timely return documents, fails to use correct information in such documents or in a background check, fails to pass the background check to the Prize Provider’s satisfaction, is found to be not in compliance with these Official Rules or such Campaign page, or otherwise is ineligible -- or if Prize notification or Prize is returned as non-deliverable -- disqualification of such potential Prize Recipient may result and an alternate Prize Recipient may be selected.
WINNER NOTIFICATION AND SELECTION: Within 5 days after a Campaign ends, we will use an automated random drawing process to select a potential winner and a number of alternates from among the eligible entries received during the applicable Campaign Period. We call or email the potential winner using the contact information supplied at the time of entry. No liability is assumed for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted or not received by a potential winner for any reason, including without limitation inaccurate or outdated contact information.
WITHIN 7 DAYS OF NOTIFICATION, each potential Prize Recipient needs to sign and return back to us the applicable Prize Recipient’s Agreement as described above. Once this is done, we confirm them as the winner and Prize Recipient. If they don’t get back to us, don’t sign all of the required forms, are unable to claim a Prize, or do not pass the background check to the Prize Provider’s satisfaction, we disqualify that person and proceed with the first alternate and may continue this process (including without limitation drawing the names of additional alternates in case a winner has not yet been qualified) until we confirm a winner. Travel companions are also required to sign a liability release in a form and substance satisfactory to GIVBAK in its sole discretion, where lawful a publicity release and may be subject to a background check prior to the issuance of tickets for travel related to Prize.
WINNER’S LIST: To find out the winner of a particular Campaign, simply send a self-addressed stamped envelope to GIVBAK, LLC, c/o Winner List, P.O. Box 97, Verona, PA 15147, no later than one year after the end of the Campaign Period.
APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUES: For all Prizes that require travel, you (and your travel companion, if applicable) must travel on the dates specified by us and all airfare is coach class and hotel accommodations are standard class, double-occupancy unless otherwise specified on the Campaign page. For international travel, you are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel authorizations, visas, or other documentation. All other expenses are your responsibility. Travel restrictions, conditions and limitations may apply. The Prize value may vary depending on point of departure, travel dates and fare/rate fluctuations. We are not responsible for any cancellations, delays, diversions or substitutions, or any act or omission of any third person with respect to the trip. Lost or stolen tickets, travel vouchers or certificates or similar items once they are in your possession, will not be replaced. You will need to make your own assessment as to what taxes you will need to pay in connection with any Prize you are awarded, and as with all matters, consult your own tax advisor.
MORE LEGAL STUFF: ALL OF THE BENEFICIARIES WILL BE 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RECOGNIZED BY THE I.R.S.; HOWEVER, YOUR CHARITABLE GIVING WILL BE INDIRECT, THROUGH GIVBAK, WHO WILL RECEIVE A PORTION OF THE DONATIONS. YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN ASSESSMENT AS TO WHETHER ANY PORTION OF YOUR DONATION IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE, AND AS WITH ALL TAX MATTERS, CONSULT YOUR OWN TAX ADVISOR.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE, BENEFICIARIES, PRIZE PROVIDERS, OR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE CORPORATE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR EXPERIENCE AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ENTRY IN, AND PARTICIPATION, IN THE CAMPAIGN OR THE DOWNLOADING AND/OR PRINTING OF MATERIAL ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAMPAIGN. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THIS SITE AND IN THIS EXPERIENCE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
By entering any Campaign, you agree: (a) to be bound by these Official Rules and by all applicable laws and decisions of us, which are binding and final; (b) to waive any rights to claim ambiguity with respect to these Official Rules; (c) to waive all of your rights to bring any claim, action, or proceeding against us in connection with a Prize; (d) to forever and irrevocably agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from any and all claims, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action, proceedings, demands, fines, penalties, liability costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable outside attorneys’ fees) that may arise in connection with your participation in a Campaign (including any prize) and (e) execute a prize recipient’s Agreement as a condition precedent to ULTIMATELY receiving a Prize.
You agree that any and all disputes and disagreements between us will be governed by laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and you will bring any claims only in the Federal and State courts located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. You also agree that unless you are prohibited from law in doing so, you promise you will bring any and all disputes, claims and causes of action against us individually, without resort to any form of class action. Finally, unless the law prohibits you from doing so, you agree to waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages and participants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Now that we got all of that legal stuff out of the way, we just want you to know that we’re glad you’re here and that you have the power to bring about real change in local communities at any giving level. Good luck!