Raffle Rules

The Mega Sweepstakes 5779 
Official Rules
In the event the Sweepstakes is, in the opinion of the Sponsor and/or Presenting Promoter(s), compromised by viruses, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor and/or Presenting Promoter which corrupt or impair its administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Sweepstakes, Sponsor and/or Presenting Promoter(s) reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes from point of impairment, and select the winners from among all eligible entries received prior to termination.  Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and advisers and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and representatives of each are not responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation of transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries.  Sponsor and its parent company, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and advisers and the employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and representatives of each are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software or failure of email on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any web-site or combination thereof, or for any injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Sweepstakes.
Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor’s representatives.
LEGAL WARNING:  Any attempt to deliberately damage any on-line entry or web site or to undermine the legitimate operations of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal & civil laws.  Should such an attempt be made, Sponsor and/or Presenting Promoter(s) reserves the right to disqualify such entrant & seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY POLICY:  By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that in addition to being used for prize drawings, collected information from entrants may be used by Sponsor in a manner that is consistent with the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy.


The Mega Sweepstakes 5779 (the “Sweepstakes”) begins on 10/4/18 and ends on 1/24/19 at 11:59pm ET. Unless otherwise specified in this offer, online/telephone (donation) entries must be received by 1/24/19 and mail entries must be received by 2/2/19. This Sweepstakes may be presented in different creative presentations by different non-for-profit organizations (“Presenting Promoters”). Sweepstakes is sponsored by Heritage Retreats, 557 Fenlon Blvd, Clifton, NJ 07014

ELIGIBILITY. The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK and other countries only where offered and permitted by law, who have reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Void prohibited by law.

HOW TO ENTER. You will automatically receive an entry when you donate to a Presenting Promoters or can receive an entry without donating.

Automatically Receive an Entry when you Donate:

  1. $100 donation will receive (1) entry.
  2. $180 donation will receive (2) entries.
  3. $250 donation will receive (3) entries.
  4. $500 donation will receive (7) entries.
  5. $1,000 donation will receive (15) entries.
  6. $1,800 donation will receive (30) entries.

Donations can be made online, at a live event or by telephone. Donations to a Presenting Promoter are tax deductible.

 To Enter Without DonatingHandprint your name, address, day/evening phone number and email address (if available) on a 3”x5” card and send to: Yeshiva Ner Shlomo, 530 Central Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516. Indicate one option from (i)-(vi) above on the front of your envelope to indicate the drawings you wish to enter. For example, if you write (iv) on the front of your envelope, you will receive seven (7) entries. Your mailed entry must be postmarked by 1/24/19 and received by 2/2/19. Limit thirty (30) entries per person regardless of the method of entry.

 SELECTION OF WINNERS. Winners will be selected on or about February 7, 2019 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Winners for the early bird prizes will be selected on or about December 26, 2019 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the time of the drawing. A maximum of approximately 25,000 entries will be accepted. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the judges are final but are anticipated to be nor more than 1:25,000. Winners will be notified by email and/or US mail, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor. If a potential winner fails to respond after two notices, his/her prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. If offered in Canada, Canadian winners will be required to answer a mathematical skill testing question as a condition of receiving a prize.

PRIZES. The following prizes awarded. One (1) grand prize: $100,000 (ARV: $100,000). One (1) first prize: Trip to Israel (airfare for 4; restrictions apply) or $5,000 cash (ARV: $5,000.00). Five (5) second prize: each winner will receive $1,000 (ARV: $1,000). Early Bird Special Prizes: One (1) First Prize: Trip to anywhere in US (airfare for 4; restrictions apply) or $2,000 cash prize (ARV: $2,000.00). Second prize: $500 Online Gift Card (ARV: $500). For all Prizes: No cash equivalent for the prize, unless stated in the rules. Prize is non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Winner (or parent / legal guardian if winner is a minor) is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. All federal, state, and local tax liabilities, as well as any other costs and expenses not specified herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winner may be required to complete and return an IRS W-9 form (i.e. Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification). Prize will be awarded only if the potential winner fully complies with these Official Rules. Total approximate retail value of all prizes is $112,500.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION. Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit/Declaration of Eligibility and a Liability and Publicity Release (where legal) within fourteen (14) days of notification. Non-compliance with these requirements may result in disqualification and an alternate winner selected at random. In the event that a prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner selected at random. By participating, entrants release and agree to hold Sponsor and Presenting Promoters harmless from any liability for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession or use/misuse of any prize or participation in the Sweepstakes. No responsibility assumed for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, damaged, incomplete, illegible or postage due/entries. All such entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of their respective Presenting Promoter and will not be returned or acknowledged. Except where prohibited by law, each winner agrees that Sponsor and Presenting Promoters may use the winner’s name, address (city, state/province/country, photograph, videotape, likeness, and/or prize information for advertising, publicity and promotional purposes without further notice and/or compensation.

ERRORS. Sponsor and Presenting Promoters are not responsible for electronic, technical or mechanical malfunctions of any sort, for any late, lost or mishandled entries, or for any typographical errors in the advertising of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel/suspend/modify the Sweepstakes if it becomes corrupted in any manner such that it cannot be conducted as originally planned and, in such event, to select winners by random drawing from all eligible entries received prior to the action taken by Sponsor.

DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW. Each entrant agrees that this Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York and: (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 New York (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, may be awarded, and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim such damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.

WINNERS LIST. For the names of prize winners send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Heritage Retreats, 557 Fenlon Blvd, Clifton, NJ 07014. List will be available beginning on or about February 20, 2019. MAIL PREFERENCE SERVICE: IF YOU WOULD PREFER NOT TO RECEIVE FUTURE SWEEPSTAKES MAILINGS FROM THIS PRESENTING PROMOTER, PLEASE WRITE: Heritage Retreats, 557 Fenlon Blvd, Clifton, NJ 07014