PUERTO RICO VACATION RAFFLE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS 

PUERTO RICO VACATION RAFFLE RULES

2018 WIN A PUERTO RICO VACATION RAFFLE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Puerto Vacation Raffle (“Raffle”) is being conducted by MESSFAM ENTERTAINMENT and Helping Hands for Puerto Rico, a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Raffle is being conducted pursuant to the New York Gaming commission Article I, Sec. 9. 1. MESSFAM ENTERTAINMENT Puerto Rico Vacation Raffle Official Rules and Regulations (the “Official Rules”) are set forth below. By purchasing a Raffle ticket (a “Ticket”), the purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware of, and agrees to be bound by, these Official Rules. MESSFAM interpretation of any such Official Rules. MESSFAM shall be responsible for interpreting and applying the Official Rules. MESSFAM’s interpretation and application of such  rules shall be final. By entering, participants (a) agree to be bound by the Official Rules, (b) that the decisions of the judges are final on all matters relating to the Raffle, © release Sponsors and its agents and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from any and all liability, loss, or damage arising out of their participate in the Raffle or with respect to the awarding, receipt, possession, use and/or misuse of any prize. Sponsors reserves the right to cancel the Raffle or change any element thereof, with or without notice, at any time, due to printing errors or other other mistakes in the production of the Raffle.

Eligibility

Any individual who is 18 years of age or older at the time of the purchase of the Ticket is eligible to enter the Raffle. MESSFAM employees are excluded from participating in the Raffle and are ineligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Raffle is void where prohibited by law.

How to Enter

For one ticket, all you have to do is like, share our GoFundMe page and tag @Messfam, for tracking purposes. You will receive 2 tickets for $1.00. The following discounts are provided for multiple tickets purchased at the same time: ten (10) tickets for $5.00. Only one (1) eligible person may be entered in the Raffle per ticket sold. If the name of more than one (1) person on a ticket entry form and that Tickets is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed as the holder of record ofo that Ticket and declared the winner. The division of any prize among a group of persons purchasing a Ticket in common shall be to the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that Ticket should that Ticket be selected as a winner. MESSFAM is not responsible for resolving any disputes that may arise from different individuals listed on a winning Ticket.

Tickets will be sold until June 16, 2018, but may sell out before that time. An individual can purchase as many Tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability.

Tickets may be purchased:

       *          By the internet. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/messfampr . Follow the instructions to complete the order form and submit payment 

       *          By personal Delivery. Complete form and deliver the completed form to the Community House, 25 Sandy Brook Drive, New Hempstead, NY, 10977. This includes from one of our staff or volunteers who will be selling                         official raffle tickets at various community events.


All entries must include payment by check, cash or credit card. MESSFAM reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted without proper or payment or payment that does not constitute “good funds” No refunds will be made.

Upon receipt and acceptance by MESSFAM of a proper entry form, a receipt (ticket stub) of purchase will be sent via electronics email to the purchaser at the billing address provided or the email address provided by the purchaser during The Ticket purchase. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide a valid, deliverable mailing or email address to MESSFAM.

And defective or physically altered entry form, or entry form received without proper or sufficient payment, will be immediately disqualified by MESSFAM. Prior to the Grand Prize Drawing. MESSFAM may make a reasonable effort to notify the individual of a rejected or disqualified entry by attempting to make contact through the information provided at the time of the Ticket purchase request. Neither MESSFAM nor its directors, officers, employees, agents or other representatives assumes any responsibility or liability for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible or undelivered entries, or any other failure to receive entries, or any failure to deliver a receipt of purchase prior to the drawing deadlines.

Prize Drawings

Prize drawings will be conducted by a representative of MESSFAM. The drawings is open to the public. Entrants need not be present to win. Winners will be selected at random.

Grand Prize Drawing

The Grand Prize Drawings will be held on June 16, 201. To be eligible for this drawings, the entry must be received by 3:00 p.m. CST on June 16, 2018. At the option of MESSFAM., the drawing date for the Grand Prize may take place earlier if all Tickets have been sold prior to the ticket sale deadline.


Prizes

Subject to availability and the terms and conditions of these Official Rules, prizes are as follows:

The chosen raffle winner will be awarded the following raffle prize*.

Puerto Rico Vacation

Four Days & Three Nights at the Courtyard Aguadilla, West Parade/Belt Road, Ramey Base, Aguadilla Puerto Rico 00603 with Economy Class Air for two, Including a VIP all access pass to MESSFAM P.R.O.U.D (Preserve Relieve Organize Unite Defend) Festival.

Terms and Conditions: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Airports and carrier imposed fees are the responsibility of the passenger. Flights may not be upgraded with miles.

*Assume a minimum of 600 tickets are sold. If less than 600 tickets are sold, then the Grand Prize will be reduced as described below.

If fewer than 300 Tickets are sold by the ticket sale deadline, the Raffle will be held as scheduled, except that the Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize equal to 50% of the total Ticket proceeds received by MESSFAM. For example, if 300 tickets are sold, and the total gross proceeds of tickets is $3,000, the winner would receive a grand prize of $1,500.

For any vacation packages chosen as the prize, the Grand Prize winner assumes all fees, local, state and federal taxes (including, but not limited to, income taxes based on the value of the prize, any other taxes).

All non-cash prizes may not be exactly as described, are based on availability and MESSFAM may substitute with a prize of similar value. The Grand Prize winner will directly coordinate prize delivery with MESSFAM ENTERTAINMENT, the raffle prize consignment provider.

Any gratuities, taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner. Winners of travel related prize must comply with all applicable requirements and restrictions related to said prize including, without limitation, applicable travel dates, travel documentation and reservation and confirmation procedures.

Substitutions

Under no circumstances will any Raffle Winner be allowed to request substitution, alteration, or exchange of any prize be offered by MESSFAM. The Grand Prize, as described above, will not be substituted, exchange or altered in any fashion.

Notification of Winners

Winner will be notified according to the contact information provided to MESSFAM at the time of Ticket purchase. If the Grand Prize winner cannot be located by 5:00 p.m. EST on July 18, 2018. At the option of MESSFAM, the drawing date for the Grand Prize may take place earlier if all Tickets have been sold prior to the tickets sale deadline.

A copy of the winners’ list and of these Official Rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: MESSFAM ENTERTAINMENT, 25 Sandy Brook Drive, New Hempstead, NY, 10977. Requests must be received within 30 days of the close of the Raffle.

Winning Odds

The odds of winning a prize will depend on the number of tickets sold. The Grand Prize is 1 in 20,000.

Non-Deductibility of Ticket Purchase

The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently, the purchase of a Ticket does not qualified as a deductible charitable contribution.

Taxes

There may be federal, state and/or local tax consequences of winning a prize in this Raffle. Any and all taxes are the sole responsibility ofo the winner. Each purchaser of Tickets is advised to consult his or her own tax advisors with respect to tax liabilities that may arise from winning a prize in this Raffle. Winner of prizes of $1,000 or more may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by MESSFAM) for tax withholding purposes.

Terms and Conditions

The Raffle is subject to these Official Rules. These Official Rules cannot be changed by any oral statement made by any employee, consultant or agent acting on behalf of MESSFAM. By entering this Raffle, entrants accept and agree: (1) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of MESSFAM which shall be final and binding; (2) waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Raffle or these Official Rules; and (3) that MESSFAM may use the entrant’s name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice and city of habitation for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Raffle on a worldwide basis and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation, except where prohibited by law. Other rules and regulations may apply. Please contact MESSFAM if you have any questions. This Raffle is void where prohibited by law.

BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH ENTRANT RELEASES MESSFAM, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEY’S FEES) CAUSED BY PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION, USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, AND EACH WINNER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD MESSFAM HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH, OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.

THIS RAFFLE IS NOT SPONSORED OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK ITSELF. FACEBOOK PAGE GUIDELINES

A RAFFLE ENTRANT’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM AGAINST MESSFAM ARISING OUT OF THE SALE OF TICKETS OR THE CONDUCT OF THE RAFFLE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID FOR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURIES TO EARNINGS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL , PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


Cancellation/Termination of Raffle

By purchasing a Ticket and choosing to participate in the Raffle, each Raffle participant acknowledges and agrees that MESSFAM has the right, in its sole discretion, to elect not to proceed with the Raffle for any reason whatsoever or for no reason, and in such event, a participant sole and exclusive remedy shall be to receive a refund of the full price paid by sch participant for each Ticket purchased, without interest.