Give blood this summer for your chance to win a Dream Vacation

All June, July and August donors are entered to win a Dream Vacation, valued at $6,000.  For one lucky winner, Vitalant will cover the transit and lodging cost up to $6,000, to the destination of the winner's choice.  Winner can bring as many people with them as they would like. 

 “Dream Vacation” Giveaway Drawing
Vitalant & Travel Machine LLC                                                                                     
Official Rules: 2019
Drawing is offered only at Vitalant donor centers and mobile blood drives located in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi from June 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.
Official Rules
The drawing is sponsored by Travel Machine LLC and Vitalant.
Eligibility: 
The drawing is open to United States residents, who are at least 21 years of age on the date of Vitalant and Travel Machine LLC grand prize ceremony, who present to give blood at any participating Vitalant donor center or mobile blood drive during the promotion timeframe (June 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019). The drawing also is open to non-donors who visit a participating Vitalant donor center or mobile blood drive and request to be entered into the drawing, during the drawing promotion timeframe.
Employees of Vitalant, Travel Machine LLC or their subsidiaries and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. The term “immediate family” includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren or other persons residing in the same household (related or not). The drawing is void where prohibited. Residents of jurisdictions where this contest is not permitted, or where Vitalant would be required to register or be restricted in any other way, are not eligible to win a prize.
How to Enter:  Persons presenting at a participating Vitalant donor center or mobile blood drive from June 1, 2019, through August 31, 2019, are eligible to enter the drawing.
Donor Entry:  Persons intending to donate blood must complete a donor eligibility interview to enter the drawing. Persons who have presented to donate and have completed the donor eligibility interview will be automatically entered into the drawing and do not need to complete an official entry form.  It is the responsibility of the person intending to donate to ensure that Vitalant has the correct contact phone number in the event their name is drawn as a finalist. Persons who do not wish to be automatically entered into the contest may call (337) 593-7363 and leave their name, phone number and date of donor eligibility interview to be removed from the drawing. Only one donor eligibility interview is permitted per person per day.
Non-Donor Entry:  No purchase or blood donation is required to enter the drawing or to win a prize. Persons not intending to donate blood (non-donors) must obtain and submit an official entry form in person at a participating Vitalant donor center or mobile blood drive, to enter the drawing. Entries at participating Vitalant donor centers and mobile blood drives will be accepted only during operating hours during the promotion timeframe.  Entry forms sent through the U.S. mail or by fax will not be accepted. The entry form is non-transferable. Completed entry forms that are illegible, inaccurate or that have been reproduced will be disqualified. Only one entry is allowed per person per day. All non-donor entry forms must be deposited at a participating Vitalant donor center or mobile blood drive during operating hours during the promotion timeframe and no later than August 31, 2019.
Grand Prize:  One (1) winner will receive pre-paid transit and lodging to one vacation destination of their choice for any number of guests, not to exceed Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000).  Winner will arrange travel only through Travel Machine LLC in Lafayette, LA (or Travel Machine’s agents or designees). Travel must be arranged and confirmed by November 15, 2019 and travel must be completed by May 7, 2020.  Travel prize is not transferrable and has no cash value.  It cannot be redeemed for cash in whole or in part in the event that pre-paid transit and lodging costs are less than the value of the prize. Winner is responsible for all other vacation-associated expenses, including, but not limited to, any transit and lodging costs in excess of the value of the prize, and all taxes and fees. 
Selection of Finalists and the Grand Prize Winner:  The drawing entry period starts on June 1, 2019, and ends on August 31, 2019. Twenty-eight (28) finalists’ names will be drawn based on the following criteria throughout the duration of the drawing entry period. While donors are eligible to be entered into multiple finalist drawings, only one of the twenty-eight spots can be garnered by each finalist. In the event the same donor is drawn for a second finalist spot, an alternate name will be drawn.
Thirteen Weekly Finalists:  One (1) finalist’s name will be drawn for each week of the June 1, 2019-August 31, 2019 timeframe from among those who presented to give blood at a participating Vitalant donor center or  mobile blood drive, for a total of Thirteen (13) weekly finalists.
Nine Special Event Finalists:  One (1) finalist’s name will be drawn from each of the Nine (9) following special blood drive events:

  1. SLEMCO Annual Meeting blood drive in Lafayette, LA on June 1, 2019
  2. Boogie on the Bayou blood drive in Baton Rouge, LA on June 6, 2019.
  3. B-95 Summer Donor’s Island Blood Drive in Laurel, MS on June 11, 2019.
  4. Donor Fest in Memphis, TN on June 8-15, 2019.
  5. Donor’s Island blood drive in Meridian, MS on June 20, 2019.
  6. Rock Around the Clock blood drive in Tupelo, MS on June 27 and 28, 2019.
  7. Race Against the Clock blood drive in Lafayette, LA on July 11 and 12, 2019.
  8. Tour de Life blood drive in Lafayette, LA on August 19-24, 2019.
  9. Blood Bowl in Hattiesburg, MS on July 22-26, 2019. 
Three Platelet Donor Finalists:  In addition to being included in weekly and special event drawings, three (3) finalists’ names will be drawn from among those who complete a platelet donation (specific automated donation procedure focused on drawing platelet blood component) at a Tennessee, Louisiana or Mississippi donor center June 1 through August 31, 2019.  There are no Vitalant platelet donation opportunities in Alabama, Arkansas or Missouri.
Three Blood Drive Coordinator Finalists:  Three (3) finalists’ names will be drawn from among blood drive coordinators who host a blood drive during the promotion timeframe of June 1 through August 31, 2019. One (1) blood drive coordinator finalist will be selected each month: one in June 2019, one in July 2019 and one in August 2019. 
Grand Prize Dream Vacation Winner:  One (1) Dream Vacation winner will be selected from the Twenty- eight (28) finalists and will be notified on or before September 16, 2019. 
Post-Selection Procedures:  Vitalant will use its reasonable best efforts to contact each finalist and the grand prize winner by telephone for two business days following the drawing. If contact cannot be made, the person will be deemed ineligible and an alternate name will be randomly drawn from among the remaining entrants or finalists on the third business day.  All finalists will be required to sign the Vitalant Affidavit of Eligibility to be entered into the grand prize drawing. The Affidavit of Eligibility must be completed and received by Vitalant within five business days of receipt by the finalist in order for the finalist to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. If the Affidavit of Eligibility is returned as undeliverable, or is not received by Vitalant within the five business days as required, the finalist will be disqualified and an alternate name will be drawn. All drawings will be managed by the Donor Recruitment Marketing and Communications Manager at the Vitalant district office located at 1503 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette, Louisiana, and will be held under the supervision of two Vitalant employees, whose decisions are final and binding.    
In order to claim the grand prize, the winner must attend and participate in the scheduled prize presentation at a Vitalant donor center in Tennessee, Louisiana or Mississippi, the date of which is to be determined.  The grand prize winner will be required to sign the Vitalant media release form which grants Vitalant permission to use his/her name, likeness, photograph and voice in connection with the promotion and waives any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use.
Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and the drawing of an alternate finalist or grand prize winner’s name. Vitalant reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person who it believes has intentionally violated these Official Rules.
Miscellaneous:  The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received according to the eligibility requirements. By entering, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and decisions of Vitalant. By participating in the drawing, finalists agree to release and hold Vitalant, Travel Machine LLC  and their employees harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the drawing or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any prize, including without limitation, personal injuries, death and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation or invasions of privacy. Vitalant reserves the right to change these Official Rules without notice.
The conduct of this giveaway may be governed by the applicable state laws, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Vitalant will follow the all state laws for conducting a giveaway, if applicable.
For names of finalists or the grand prize winner, visit www.Vitalant.org  or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Vitalant, Marketing and Communications Manager, c/o Dream Vacation, 1503 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506.