Official Rules for Mercy Home’s 2019 Have Mercy! Raffle

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  All raffle tickets must be purchased or issued in the City of Chicago or other authorized jurisdiction in accordance with these Official Rules.  The Mercy Home 2019 Have Mercy! Raffle (“Raffle”) is a random drawing raffle to occur on or about April 27, 2019 (the “Drawing”).  Participation constitutes each entrant’s full and unconditional acceptance of, and agreement to, be bound by these Official Rules.  The Raffle is sponsored by Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60607 (“Sponsor”).  All federal, state and local laws apply.

Eligibility / To Enter: The Raffle is open to individuals who are at least 21 years of age.  Employees of Sponsor and Charity Booster who directly assist with the actual operation of the Drawing (“Sponsor Personnel”) are not eligible to enter or win.  Tickets for the Raffle are to be offered at the rate of one ticket for $25.00 and/or six tickets for $100.00. To enter, eligible entrants must purchase one or more raffle tickets for the Raffle at the Have Mercy! Spring Gala on April 27, 2019 at Wintrust Grand Banking Hall located at 231 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, prior to the Drawing and while supplies last (the “Entry Period”).  No more than 400 raffle tickets will be sold.

Selection of Winners: One (1) Grand Prize winner will be randomly selected by Sponsor or Sponsor’s representative at the Drawing.  Winner need not be present at the Drawing to win.  Sponsor will attempt to notify winner based on contact information provided to Sponsor with the entry.  Entrants are solely responsible for providing Sponsor with accurate and updated information.  Winner must acknowledge acceptance of the prize to Sponsor within 72 hours of Sponsor’s attempted notification, and will be required to complete and return within such designated time period an affidavit of eligibility and a liability and publicity release.  Winner’s travel companions (or guardian of travel companion, if a minor) may also be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/liability release and a publicity release, and return these documents to Sponsor properly executed, prior to Grand Prize winner’s being awarded the Grand Prize and taking the trip.  Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received and number of tickets sold.

Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive one (1) 7-Night Pick-Your-Paradise travel package for 2 adults and 2 children (ages 12 and under) consisting of a seven night stay at one of the following resorts:

  • Vidanta Acapulco
  • Vidanta Cabo San Lucas
  • Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta
  • Vidanta Cancun-Riviera Maya
  • Vidanta Puerto Penasco

(ARV: $4500).  Airfare is not included with the prize and will be the responsibility of the Winner.  Within 2-3 weeks of the Drawing and winner confirmation, Winner will receive an email with additional information and instructions on how to select the destination and book the travel package.  All reservations are subject to availability and all packages must be used within one stay.  Winner must book the travel package within twelve (12) months of the Have Mercy! Spring Gala and must travel within eighteen (18) months such date.  All additional expenses associated with the Grand Prize including but not limited to incidentals, hotel/resort taxes and fees, holiday booking fees, airfare, ground transportation, baggage fees, meals, federal, state and local sales or other taxes and surcharges are the responsibility of the Grand Prize winner, unless otherwise set forth in the Official Rules. Winner’s right to the Grand Prize is non-transferable and may not be assigned.

No substitution of prize will be permitted, except in the sole discretion of Sponsor in the event of prize unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.  All travel packages are subject to availability and additional restrictions may apply.  Sponsor reserves the right to change the prize at any time.  Once a reservation has been made absolutely no changes, extensions or cancellations are permitted.  No refunds will be made.  If Grand Prize winner cannot travel on date confirmed, or within the date range given above, prize may be forfeited.

General Terms:  By participating in this Raffle, entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and all decisions of Sponsor, which shall be binding and final.  Sponsor and its affiliated entities are not responsible for printing, distribution, production, or other errors that may affect the Raffle, its operation, or its integrity, and may rescind, cancel, or revoke this Raffle based on such error and without liability by refunding all tickets purchased.  Entry constitutes permission to use Grand Prize winner’s name and likeness in any and all media or venues now or hereafter known in perpetuity for advertising and/or promotional purposes without further remuneration (except where prohibited by law).

Sponsor, its affiliated entities, and Sponsor Personnel are not responsible for incorrect, incomplete, or illegible contact information provided by entrants.  In the event that the Grand Prize winner fails to acknowledge acceptance in the time period set forth in these Rules or in the prize notification, the Grand Prize winner’s right to the Grand Prize may be forfeited and another winner may be chosen.

Each entrant agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor, Charity Booster, their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliates and each of their respective employees, representatives and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any liability, claims, actions, losses, or damages arising in any way from participation in or administration of this Raffle or acceptance, failure to accept, receipt, ownership, use, or misuse of any prize.  To the extent that some provisions may not be applicable in whole or in part, the liability of the Released Parties shall be limited to the fullest maximum extent permitted by law, including, where permitted, eliminated altogether.  Entrant agrees that (1) under no circumstance will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and (2) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Raffle, but in no event attorneys’ fees.

Raffle is subject to the laws of the State of Illinois and the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago.  Any dispute in connection with these Official Rules or this Raffle shall be resolved exclusively in state or federal courts in Chicago, Illinois.  Entrants consent to jurisdiction in such courts.

Sponsor and Charity Booster respect your privacy, and entrants’ information will not be used except by Sponsor, Charity Booster, and the agent delivering the Grand Prize, and as otherwise provided in these Rules.

Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name, please send your request in writing along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Attn: 2019 Have Mercy! Raffle, 1140 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60607.  Requests must be received by August 27, 2019.

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VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.  The Mercy Home 2019 Have Mercy! Raffle is a random draw raffle to occur on or about 4/27/2019.  Open to adults age 21 or older.  Employees of Sponsor and Charity Booster who directly assist with the operation of the drawing are not eligible.  To enter, purchase one or more raffle tickets ($25 per ticket or 6 tickets for $100) on 4/27/19 at the Have Mercy! Spring Gala, while supplies last.  No more than 400 tickets will be sold; odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and number of tickets sold.  All raffle tickets must be purchased or issued in the City of Chicago or other authorized jurisdiction.  Grand Prize is a 7-Night Pick-Your-Paradise travel package for 2 adults and 2 children (ages 12 or under) in Mexico.  Total ARV of all prizes: $4500.  Airfare not included.  All federal, state, and local laws apply. Sponsored by Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60607.