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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

TU BISHVAT SWEEPSTAKES

OFFICIAL RULES

 

Tu BiShvat – the original Earth Day – is February 6. Plant trees now!

 

 

NO PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION NECESSARY. PURCHASE, PAYMENT OR DONATION WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCE OF WINNING. 

 

ELIGIBILITY: The Tu BiShvat Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to current legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older only. Employees of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) (the “Sponsor”), EL AL Israel Airlines Ltd© (the “Prize Provider”), Marden-Kane, Inc. (the “Administrator”) and their parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies directly involved in this Sweepstakes, and members of the immediate families (spouse, parents, siblings and their spouses) or households and any individuals living in the same household of such employees (collectively “Releasees”); any of the foregoing, are not eligible to participate. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited. The Sweepstakes is governed by, and subject to all applicable United States federal, state and local laws.

 

PROMOTION PERIOD: Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on January 17, 2023 and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET February 6, 2023 (the "Entry Period"). Sponsor’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.

 

HOW TO ENTER: There are two (2) ways to enter the Sweepstakes as further detailed below:

 

1)    Automatic Entry: Eligible individuals automatically receives one (1) entry for each purchase of a Tree (US$18) online at Jnf.org/sweepstakes, or by calling (800) 542-TREE; or by downloading this PDF and following the instructions.

 

2)   No Purchase Necessary. To enter without making a purchase, transaction or obligation:

To enter without purchase, click here and follow the instructions to download the entry form and mail as directed.

 

Individuals will receive one Sweepstakes entry for each Tree purchased or envelope received prior to the end of the Entry Period. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of any entrant, the entry in question will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry (i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address). Online and telephone entries must be received by 11:59:59 pm ET on February 6, 2023, and mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 6, 2023 and received by February 13, 2023. Limit of one entry per mailing envelope. Envelopes received with more than one entry will be void. Photocopies, facsimiles or reproductions of mail-in entries will not be accepted. Proof of mailing does not constitute proof of delivery. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Donation(s) made as part of the entry process are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize: Grand Prize winner will receive two (2) round trip EL AL Airlines coach tickets to Israel and two (2) 1-day tour tickets for winner and guest. Tours to be determined by Sponsor. Approximate Retail Value: (“ARV”) $3,100.00. However, actual value may vary based on travel dates and departure city. Total ARV of Prize: $3,100. All other expenses not stated herein as part of the Prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.

 

Odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of eligible entries received.

 

Additional Conditions of Grand Prize:

• Guest of winner must be eighteen (18) years of age or older or a member of the winner’s immediate family.

 

• The Grand Prize winner and their guest must travel on the same itinerary. Travel must be completed within the following dates: through March 25, 2023, April 22 – June 30, 2023, September 1 – 9, 2023 and October 17 – December 13, 2023. Travel must be completed by December 13, 2023.

 

• The Grand Prize Winner and guest must adhere to any COVID-19-related requirements that are imposed by state of residence or destination, travel suppliers and governments, such as vaccinations, completing health affidavit forms, health screenings prior to departure or upon arrival, face coverings, or quarantines prior, during or after your trip. Winner and guest must have valid passports with an expiration date at least six (6) months after your return date and are responsible for obtaining and must have valid ID or other required documentation for international travel.

 

• The Grand Prize winner and guest are responsible for obtaining travel documents (e.g., acceptable photo ID, passport, etc.) and any required (or optional) insurance (health, travel, etc.) that they may wish to obtain (at their own expense) and hereby acknowledge that the Sponsor has not and will not obtain or provide travel insurance or any other form of insurance.

 

• The Grand Prize may be forfeited if: (a) proper travel documents for any and all travel are unattainable for any reason within the time required by the Sponsor; (b) the Grand Prize Winner did not have the unqualified right, at the time of being selected, to re-enter country of origin after leaving the country; or (c) if any immigration or travel documentation complications arise which prohibit the Grand Prize winner from travelling to, or from the stated destination. In the latter event, the Grand Prize winner will be solely responsible for arranging and paying for travel back to their point of origin.

 

• The Grand Prize winner is solely responsible for determining and complying with all applicable international/domestic travel procedures and restrictions.

 

• Sponsor is not responsible if tickets, tour passes or travel vouchers are lost, stolen, or misplaced by the winner and will not be replaced, or if booked transportation is missed, cancelled or delayed for any reason including any acts of nature that might result in travel being prohibited.

 

• The Grand Prize does not include any other incidentals not mentioned in these Official Rules, such as, but not limited to, hotel accommodations, international flight taxes, ground transportation, baggage fees, food, gratuities and tips, room service, service charges or souvenirs. All other expenses not stated herein as part of the Prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.

 

• Certain travel restrictions may apply and airline tickets are based on availability, as well as the rules and regulations of “E” economy class. Airline tickets are not valid for receiving Matmid frequent flyer points. Upgrading to a higher class of service with either money or points and once a ticket is issued is not permitted.

 

• In the event that any part of the prize or any of the events associated with the prize are unable to take place as planned, for reasons including, but not limited to scheduling conflicts, cancellations, postponement, delays, an event of force majeure, epidemic/pandemic, or for any reason whatsoever, then the remaining components of the Prize shall constitute full satisfaction of Sponsor obligation to the Winner and no other or additional compensation will be awarded.

 

• Actual value of prize may vary based upon point of departure and dates of travel. Grand Prize winner will not receive cash or any other form of compensation if actual travel costs are less than the estimate made in these Official Rules.

• All travel arrangements must be made through Sponsor or its designated agent.

 

All company and product brand names are registered trademarks of their respective companies and are not a sponsor or affiliated with this Sweepstakes.  No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of right to receive prize is permitted, except in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, and for any reason. Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value, including a cash award.

 

WINNER SELECTION: A random drawing will be conducted on or about February 15, 2023 from among all eligible entries received (purchases and mail-ins) under the direction of Marden-Kane, Inc., an independent judging organization, whose decisions are final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.

 

PRIZE WINNER NOTIFICATION:

The Potential Prize Winner (a “Potential Winner”) will be notified within three (3) business days after the drawing date via email. The Potential Prize Winner will be required to complete, sign and properly execute (including notarization) an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (where applicable by law), and, if applicable, an IRS-W9 Form and, furnish his/her social security number that will be used only for the purpose of reporting the Winner’s prize earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, as required by law; both Potential Prize Winner and Guest must complete a Travel Release Form and return them by mail within five (5) days to Administrator. If a potential Prize Winner does not return the required documents within the stated timeframe, they will be disqualified, and an alternate Prize Winner will be selected as described above, time permitting. In the event of non-compliance with these rules, or if the prize or prize notification is unclaimed or returned as undeliverable, the prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, awarded to an alternate potential Prize Winner, time permitting. Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given. If the prize is won by an eligible individual who is not of the legal age of majority in the state of residence (minor), the required documents must be confirmed and signed by winner’s parent or legal guardian, and the prize will be awarded in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to fulfill all requirements imposed on the winner set forth herein. For tax purposes, the prize value will be treated as miscellaneous income and will be reported to the IRS on Form 1099-MISC in the year in which the prize is received. Except where prohibited by law, the winner’s entry and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use said winner’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, and biographical information including but not limited to the posting of Winners’ name on the Sponsors' website(s), in a Winners’ List or other online announcements for advertising and promotional purposes for this and similar promotions, worldwide, and in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media, now known or hereafter devised (including and without limitation, the Internet) without additional compensation, notification, or permission. Upon request, Winner must consent to such in writing.

 

ENTRY CONDITIONS: Releasees are not responsible for incomplete, lost, late, damaged, illegible, delayed, corrupted, nondelivered or misdirected entries or e-mail, or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware or software, lost or unavailable network connections, incorrect or inaccurate capture of entry information or loss of entry information, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, any other human or technical errors of any kind, or any combination of any of the foregoing. Releasees assumes no responsibility for undeliverable emails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a user's Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in user's e-mail account to receive e-mail. Releasees are not responsible for any damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with this Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAW. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process.

 

GENERAL TERMS: By entering, entrants agree to release and hold Releasees, their affiliates, subsidiaries, distributors, agents, prize partners and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims and liability arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or use of a prize. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Sweepstakes or use or redemption of any prize. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and licensees to use winner's name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. All entries become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be returned. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor and the judges, which are final and binding in all respects. Releasees are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of any prize. In no event will more than the stated number of prizes be awarded. Notice to online participants: Internet access and usage charges applicable to a participant’s account, including local, long distance, 800/888* access charges and/or any usage charges applicable under participant’s Internet pricing plan and any applicable taxes will continue to apply while a participant is online in connection with this Sweepstakes, and will be the sole responsibility of such participant. If for any reason, in the Sponsor's opinion the Sweepstakes is not able to run through completion for reasons which may include, without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, including any other factors beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control such as a force majeure event (e.g., war, riots, terrorism, civil unrest, strikes, blackouts, supply shortages, order of governmental authority,) an “act of God” (e.g., natural disasters, weather, etc.) or an unforeseeable health event (e.g. pandemic or epidemic), then the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part, without further liability to the entrants or third parties. In the event the Sweepstakes is canceled prior to the stated end date, a notice will be posted at Jnf.org/sweepstakes and Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize from among all eligible non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the action or event warranting such cancelation. Caution: Any attempt by a participant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsors failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision.

 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES.

 

PRIVACY: By participating in the Sweepstakes entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and use of their personal information as permitted by Sponsor’s privacy policy available at https://www.jnf.org/menu-3/privacy. Personal information collected from entrant is used only for the purpose of the Sweepstakes and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner unless entrant agrees to receive further information on Sponsor’s or prize partner’s products and/or promotions.

 

WINNER’S LIST: To receive the Winner’s List send an email with the subject line: Tu BiShvat Sweepstakes Winner to [email protected]. Requests must be received by February 28, 2023. The Winner’s List will be sent once the drawing has been conducted and the Winner confirmed.

 

SPONSOR: Jewish National Fund, 42 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021.

 

ADMINISTRATOR: Marden-Kane Inc., 575 Underhill Blvd, Suite 222, Syosset, NY 11791

 

 

©2023 Marden-Kane, Inc. All rights reserved. These Official Rules may not be copied, edited, or used for any other purpose, commercial or otherwise, without the express written consent of Marden-Kane, Inc.


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