Vitalant’s Arizona Facilities & Maricopa County Valley Volkswagen Dealers
Official Rules - The raffle is sponsored by the Maricopa County Valley Volkswagen dealers and Vitalant Arizona Operations.
Eligibility - The raffle is open to United States residents, who are at least 16 years of age on the date of the Vitalant Volkswagen grand prize ceremony, who present to give blood at any Vitalant Arizona donor center or Arizona mobile blood drive and for non-donors who visit the Vitalant headquarters located in Tempe during the raffle timeframe. In the event the winner is younger than 18 years of age on the date of Vitalant Volkswagen grand prize ceremony, the prize will be awarded to the legal parent/guardian of the finalist.
Employees of Vitalant, Volkswagen 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 raffle 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 location from May 26, 2023, through September 7, 2023, and other specified blood drives approved by Vitalant Donor Recruitment management are eligible to enter the raffle.
First Entry: Persons intending to donate blood must complete a donor eligibility interview to enter the raffle. Persons who have completed the donor eligibility interview will be automatically entered into the raffle and do not need to complete an official entry. 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 email vitalantAZ@vitalant.org and provide 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 raffle or to win a prize. Persons not intending to donate blood (non-donors) must obtain and submit an official Bonus Entry Card in person from the Vitalant administrative office main located at 1524 W. 14th St. in Tempe to enter the raffle. Entries at the Vitalant administrative office will be accepted only Monday through Friday, holidays excluded, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Bonus Entry Cards sent through the U.S. mail, by fax or by email will not be accepted. The Bonus Entry Card is non-transferable. Completed Bonus Entry Cards that are illegible, inaccurate or that have been reproduced will be disqualified. Only one Bonus Entry Card is allowed per person per day. All non-donor Bonus Entry Cards must be submitted at the Vitalant administrative office main reception desk during the designated hours/days no later than September 7, 2023.
Bonus Entries 1 & 2: All persons completing the donor eligibility interview will be offered one Bonus Entry Card to get a second and third chance to enter the raffle. The entrant will be allowed to register the Bonus Entry Card online (Bonus 1), deposit the Bonus Entry Card (Bonus 2) at a designated Arizona Volkswagen dealer, or both, according to the rules and timelines described below. The Bonus Entry Card is non-transferable. Completed Bonus Entry Cards that are illegible, inaccurate or that have been reproduced will be disqualified. Bonus Entry Cards that are mailed or faxed to a Volkswagen dealer, Vitalant or Vitalant donation location are not eligible.
1. Bonus Entry 1 - Online: To obtain a second chance to win, the entrant must register their Bonus Entry Card at vitalant.org/VW. Each Bonus Entry Card with its unique code may only be registered once. Only one Bonus Entry Card may be registered per person per day. All online Bonus Entry Cards must be registered by 11:59 p.m. on September 14, 2023. In the event the number of codes registered exceeds the number of pre-donation interviews, the entrant will be disqualified.
2. Bonus Entry 2 – VW Raffle Box: To obtain the third chance to win, the entrant must visit any of the designated Volkswagen dealers to deposit the Bonus Entry Card in the official entry raffle box. The Bonus Entry Card may be deposited in the raffle box by the entrant or given to a Volkswagen employee on-site at any of the participating dealer facilities for deposit. Persons are not required to meet with a Volkswagen sales representative or to make a purchase at a Volkswagen dealer to be eligible to deposit an entry. Only one Bonus Entry Card at a designated Volkswagen dealer is allowed per person per day. All Bonus Entry Cards must be deposited by 5:00 p.m. on September 14, 2023, at one of the designated Volkswagen dealers which include: Larry H. Miller Volkswagen (Avondale), Berge Volkswagen (Gilbert), Ken Garff Volkswagen (Gilbert), Lunde’s Peoria Volkswagen (Peoria), Camelback Volkswagen (Phoenix), Volkswagen North Scottsdale (Phoenix), Chapman Volkswagen (Scottsdale) and Findlay Volkswagen (Flagstaff). In the event the number of Bonus Entry Cards deposited exceeds the number of pre-donation interviews, the entrant will be disqualified.
Prize - A maximum prize of one 2023 Volkswagen Taos S valued at approximately $26,950 MSRP will be awarded. The winner may upgrade the prize vehicle at the discretion of Volkswagen and at the winner’s expense, as long as the prize vehicle awarded is a Volkswagen model. The substitution or upgrade to another vehicle make/manufacturer is not permitted. The winner of the prize is responsible for all taxes, license, registration fees and any other miscellaneous expenses
Selection of Finalists and the Grand Prize Winner - The raffle entry period starts on May 26, 2023 and ends on September 7, 2023. Ten finalists’ names will be drawn based on the criteria below. While donors are eligible to be entered into multiple finalist drawings, only one of the ten 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.
Three Finalists: One finalist’s name will be drawn within five business days after the end of each of the following date ranges from among those who presented to give blood at a Vitalant mobile blood drive or donor center.
1. May 26 – June 30: Vitalant blood drive & center donors
2. July 1 – August 5: Vitalant blood drive & center donors
3. August 6 – September 7: Vitalant blood drive & center donors
One Special Event Finalist – Phoenix Fan Fusion Blood Drive: In addition to being included in the date range drawing #1, one finalist’s name will be drawn within five business days following the event from among the June 2 - 4, 2023, Phoenix Fan Fusion blood drive special event donors.
One Special Event Finalist – Saving Arizona Blood Drive: In addition to being included in the date range drawing #2, one finalist’s name will be drawn within five business days following the event from among the July 2, 2023, Saving Arizona blood drive special event donors.
One Automated Donor Finalist (Vitalant blood drives & donor centers): In addition to being included in the date range drawing(s), one finalist’s name will be drawn within five business days after the end of the raffle from among those who complete an automated donation at a Vitalant donor center or blood drive May 26 - September 7, 2023.
One Teen Finalist: In addition to being included in the date range drawing(s), one finalist’s name will be drawn within five business days after the end of the raffle from among 16- to 19-year-old donors who meet all three of the following requirements:
1. Completes the online pre-registration at vitalant.org/teenfinalist
2. Is 16 to 19 years of age during the timeframe of May 26 - September 7, 2023
3. Presents to donate at a Vitalant blood drive or donor center May 26 - September 7, 2023
One Goal-Making Blood Drive Coordinator Finalist: One finalist’s name will be drawn within five business days after the end of the raffle from among the primary blood drive coordinators who achieved or exceeded their official blood drive procedure goal May 26 - September 7, 2023. Only one person may be designated as the primary blood drive coordinator for each organization hosting a blood drive. One entry may be earned for each goal-making blood drive operation that requires a separate Vitalant Donor Services’ staff change.
One Bonus Entry Card Finalist 1: In addition to being included in the date range drawing(s) one finalist’s name will be drawn within five business days after the online registration deadline from among the Bonus Entry Cards registered at vitalant.org/VW, combined with any qualified non-donor entries received during the campaign timeframe.
One Bonus Entry Card Finalist 2: In addition to being included in the date range drawing(s), one finalist’s name will be drawn within ten business days after the raffle box deposit deadline from among the combined Bonus Entry Cards deposited in the official entry boxes at the designated Volkswagen dealers.
Vitalant will conduct an audit to verify the names drawn as the two Bonus Entry Finalists from among the Bonus Entry Cards registered online and deposited at designated locations were submitted in compliance with the raffle rules and will draw an alternate name(s) in the event of any fraud or deception. In the event the number of codes registered or the number of Bonus Entry Cards deposited exceeds the number of pre-donation interviews, the entrant will be disqualified.
Vitalant will use its reasonable best efforts to contact each finalist by telephone for two business days following the drawing. If contact cannot be made, the finalist will be deemed ineligible and an alternate name will be randomly drawn from among the remaining entries on the third business day. Drawings will be managed by the Arizona Communications Manager at the Vitalant headquarters located at 1524 W. 14th St., Tempe, Arizona, and will be held under the supervision of a second Vitalant employee, whose decisions are final and binding.
Each finalist will be required to provide proof of a driver’s license or learner’s permit valid in the United States and proof of insurance and sign the Vitalant Affidavit of Eligibility statement to participate in the grand prize ceremony. Through the Affidavit of Eligibility statement, each finalist must agree to accept responsibility for all taxes, license fees, registration fees and any other miscellaneous expenses in the event he/she wins the grand prize drawing. In the event the finalist is younger than 18 years of age on the date the Affidavit of Eligibility is signed, the finalist’s parent/legal guardian must also sign the Affidavit of Eligibility and provide proof of a driver’s license valid in the United States and proof of insurance. By signing the Affidavit of Eligibility, all finalists also grant Vitalant and Volkswagen permission to use their names, likeness, photographs and voices in connection with promotion of the raffle and waive any claims to royalty, right or remuneration for such use. 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 ceremony. 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. Non-compliance with any of the foregoing may result in disqualification and the drawing of an alternate finalist name. Vitalant reserves the right to permanently disqualify any person who it believes has intentionally violated the Official Rules.
The ten finalists will be invited to the grand prize ceremony that will be held on or before October 31, 2023. Finalists must be present at the grand prize ceremony in order to be eligible to win the prize. One of the finalists will draw the key that will start the engine of a 2023 Volkswagen, and the keys drawn by the other finalists will not start an engine. The finalist whose key starts the automobile’s engine will be deemed the contest winner and will be awarded a 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan S. The identifying VIN of the vehicle with the winning key will be placed in a sealed envelope by the designated Volkswagen representative. Only one 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan S will be awarded. In the event of a malfunction that causes the engine of more than one vehicle, or no vehicle, to be started by a grand prize ceremony key, the finalist holding the key of the vehicle identified in the sealed envelope will be deemed the contest winner.
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, Volkswagen and their employees harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with the drawing or the raffle, 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 raffle is governed by the applicable United States laws, which take precedence over any rule to the contrary herein. Vitalant will follow the applicable laws for conducting raffle.
For names of finalists or the grand prize winner, visit vitalant.org/VW or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Vitalant, Donor Recruitment Department, c/o Volkswagen Raffle, 1524 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281.