GET READY TO RAFFLE!!!!
Are you ready to win a Mercedes Benz!!
North Georgia's Dancing Stars is Raffling off a 2 year prepaid lease of a stylish and classy Mercedes Benz SLC-300!
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Tickets are $100 each
Only 500 tickets to be sold!
Provided By Mercedes Benz Long of Chattanooga
Charity Support Foundation, Inc, a tax exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting the North Georgia’s Dancing Stars Mercedes Benz 2 Year Lease Raffle (Raffle) to raise funds for Primary Healthcare Centers of North Georgia. The Rules and Regulations of the Raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a Raffle ticket the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. CSF’s interpretation and application of these rules and regulations shall be final.
The Drawing for the Raffle will be held on February 2, 2019. Tickets will not be sold after February 2, 2019. Tickets may sell out before that time. The drawing may be open to the public, but the winner does not need to be present to win.
Only 500 tickets will be sold. The chances of winning are based on that number. If fewer tickets are sold, your chances of winning the Mercedes Benz 2 Year Lease improves. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.
If the Mercedes Benz 2 year lease (Car) is chosen as the prize, the winner shall assume all fees, local, state and federal taxes, sales tax, financing costs which must be paid prior to the Car being transferred to the winner. Likewise, there are federal taxes and there may be state and/or local tax consequences if the winner selects the alternate cash prize. (See Prize section below.) CSF takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities or costs. Consult your tax advisor. This offer is void where prohibited by law, and all federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
By entering this raffle, entrants accept and agree (1) to be bound by all the rules, limitations and restrictions set forth here and (2) that their names and/or likenesses may be disclosed to and used by the news media and may otherwise be used by CSF for publicity purposes and in lists of prize winner to be published in area newspapers and announced on the North Georgia’s Dancing Stars raffle website. Other rules and regulations may apply. Please contact CSF if you have questions. CSF’s interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.
By entering this raffle, each participant releases CSF, its directors, officers, employees and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind 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 CSF harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind rising in connection with or as a result of participating in the raffle or the winner’s acceptance or use of any prize.
Tickets are $100 each. Only one method of payment, one name, and one mailing address are permitted per ticket. Only one eligible person may be entered in the raffle per ticket sold. If the name of more than one person is submitted with a ticket purchase, and that ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed the holder of record of that ticket and declared the winner. Division of prize by a group 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.
CSF reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds”. All defective or physically altered entry forms will be immediately disqualified by CSF. Prior to the Prize drawing, CSF will make a reasonable effort to notify the individual and/or entity that submits such an entry form or one which has been rejected because the credit card or check did not clear that the entry has been rejected by attempting to make contact through the information provided at the time of submitting the purchase request. All orders for tickets must be received and/or purchased by the indicated deadline. CSF assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.
A raffle participant's sole and exclusive remedy for CSF's breach shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her raffle ticket(s). In no event shall CSF, its directors, officers, employees, agents or 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.
How to Purchase:
An individual can purchase as many Raffle tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability.
To purchase Raffle tickets: Tickets may be purchased online through the North Georgia’s Dancing Stars website, www.ngdstars.comor directly from one of the North Georgia’s Dancing Stars participants. CSF reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute "good funds". No refunds will be made except under the following circumstances: any ticket order with payment received after 500 tickets have been sold or after February 2, 2019 will be returned. No other refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of CSF. CSF assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.
Selection of Winners:
The North Georgia’s Dancing Stars Mercedes Benz 2 Year Lease Raffle drawing will be held on February 2, 2019, from all eligible Raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win. The winner will be notified according to the contact information provided to CSF at the time of ticket purchase. If the Prize winner cannot be located by 5:00 p.m., February 9, 2019, after making a reasonable attempt to make contact through the information provided at the time of purchasing the Raffle ticket, another winner will not be selected for such prize. Should the North Georgia’s Dancing Stars Mercedes Benz 2 year lease Prize winner not claim their prize within 180 days of the Prize drawing date, the Prize will be forfeited and another winner will not be selected. In addition to the name of winner posted on the North Georgia’s Dancing Stars Raffle web site, the name of the winner may be obtained from CSF or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Charity Support Foundation Raffle, PO Box 1601, Dalton, Georgia 30722-1601 within one week of the drawing.
In order to collect his or her prize, a Raffle ticket winner may be required to sign and deliver to CSF: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Rules and applicable law, including without limitation that he or she is at least 18 years old at the time he or she purchased the winning Raffle ticket; (b) such written information as is required by any applicable tax and/or real estate laws, including without limitation his or her Social Security Number; (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to the CSF showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning Raffle ticket.; and (d) the winning Raffle ticket stub. The Prize winner may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by CSF) for tax withholding purposes. Prizes not collected by August 2, 2019 will be forfeited and another prize winner will not be selected.
The odds of winning a prize will depend on the number of Raffle tickets sold. If all 500 tickets are sold, the odds of winning the Mercedes Benz 2 Year Lease Prize is 1 in 500. If less than 300 tickets are sold, the prize will revert to a cash prize of $5000.
Anyone 18 years of age or older at the time of the purchaser's Raffle ticket purchase may enter. CSF staff, members of the Board of Directors and immediate family members residing in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. The Raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility may be required from prize winners.
The Prize is the winner's choice between a 2 year prepaid lease for a Mercedes Benz of the winner’s choice or $5,000 cash (except as stated below). The Mercedes Benz Prize Winner must make an election in writing between the car and the cash option no later than 5:00 p.m. February 12, 2019. A minimum of 500 tickets must be sold by February 2, 2019 for the Mercedes Benz 2 year lease Prize Winner to win the Mercedes Benz lease. If fewer than 300 tickets are sold by February 2, 2019, the raffle will be held as scheduled, and the Prize Winner will receive a sum of $5000.
The vehicle will be chosen from Long of Chattanooga Mercedes Benz and winner is also solely responsible for any and all state or local license, title, registration, cost differential between the value of the car and the cash alternate prize, taxes, or fees associated with the vehicle, as well as insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to delivery) and pickup or delivery costs at the dealership as well as any non-standard options chosen by the winner and negotiated with the dealership. All winners of vehicles must make an election in writing between the vehicle and the alternative cash payment no later than 5:00 p.m. on the fifth business day after the drawing. All vehicles are subject to availability at Long of Chattanooga Mercedes Benz.
General Terms and Conditions:
The Car lease, if selected, will be executed by the Prize winner “as is, where is, and with all faults”. CSF does not make or provide any representation, guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, in connection with the Car and accepts no liability or responsibility regarding the construction or condition of the Car. CSF does not warrant that the Car is of mercantile quality or that it can be used for any particular purpose. No express warranties are given and no affirmation of CSF by words and/or actions will constitute a warranty.
At the time of closing, all federal and state income taxes and sales tax based on the value of the car, will be due from the winner. If the winner selects the alternate award of cash instead of the car, all appropriate and required federal and state taxes will be withheld by CSF in accordance with federal and state law and CSF will remit the balance of the cash prize to the winner. CSF makes no guarantee that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will accept that value of the car for the purpose of determining any income tax that may be due from the winner. CSF takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. Consult your tax advisor.
ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTRACT, OR THE BREACH THEREOF, SHALL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES, AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.
By purchasing a raffle ticket and choosing to participate in the raffle, each raffle participant acknowledges and agrees that CSF 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's sole and exclusive remedy shall be to receive a refund of the full price paid by such participant for each raffle ticket purchased, without interest.
Registration with the County of Catoosa, Georgia:
Charity Support Foundation as North Georgia’s Dancing Stars has registered with the Catoosa County Sherriff’s office and has obtained a Raffle license. Registration does not imply endorsement.