D.A.R.E. America Inc Sweepstakes

Official Rules

  1. Sponsor: D.A.R.E. America Inc, P. O. Box 512090, Los Angeles, CA 90051 (“D.A.R.E.”). A donation will not increase your chances of winning in the Sweepstakes. Donations received from the D.A.R.E. Sweepstake will help fund programs that give children the much needed skills and knowledge to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs and violence.

  2. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on 10/08/2012 and ends 5pm PDT on 10/06/2013. Entries into the Major Prize draw and all claims for instant win prizes must be received by 5pm PDT on 10/21/2013. The Major Prize Draw for $40,000 and Bonus Prize Draw for $6,000 will take place at DARE AMERICA 11/11/2013.


    Visit the D.A.R.E. America Inc Website, www.dare.org, locate the Sweepstakes entry form, and complete the form following the directions online.


    Complete your details on the back of the Scratch Card and mail (original) to: D.A.R.E. America Inc (Sweepstake), P.O. Box 512090, Los Angeles, CA 90051. Allow 4 weeks for receipt of prize check from date received by D.A.R.E. Important: Retain a photocopy of the Scratch Card(s).


    To claim an Instant Win cash prize, winning Scratch Card holders will be required to:

    1. Complete name and address details on the back of the Scratch Card.
    2. Mail the completed (original) Scratch Card to: D.A.R.E. America Inc (Sweepstakes), P. O. Box 512090, Los Angeles, CA 90051.
    3. (d) Allow 4 weeks for receipt of prize check from date received by D.A.R.E. Important: Retain a photocopy of the winning Scratch Card(s).


    Participants are limited to one entry per person or one Scratch Card for every $10.00 donation. A bonus Scratch Card will be given to supporters donating $50.00 or more.

    For entry and Sweepstake Scratch Card requests without a donation, you must mail a self addressed stamped envelope and a handwritten letter requesting the free scratch card including your full name and postal address to the D.A.R.E. America Inc(Sweepstakes) at P. O. Box 512090, Los Angeles, CA 90051. Limited to one entry per person. All handwritten entry requests must be received by 5pm PDT on 09/28/2013.

    You need to register for the Major Prize Draw and Bonus Prize Draw online at www.dare.org or by completing the required details on the back of the Scratch Card and mailing to D.A.R.E. America Inc (Sweepstakes); P. O. Box 512090, Los Angeles, CA 90051.

    Instant prize winners must complete their name and address on the back of the Scratch Card and post the completed (original) Scratch Card to: D.A.R.E. America Inc (Sweepstakes), P. O. Box 512090, Los Angeles, CA 90051

    You must retain a photocopy of the Scratch Card as proof of your win. Failure to do so may result (at the absolute discretion of the Sponsor) in the invalidation of the entrant’s winning Scratch Cards and forfeiture of any right to a prize. The Sponsor recommends that entrants use registered mail; however this is not a condition of entry and the cost to do so will be the responsibility of the entrant.

  4. Eligibility: The Sweepstake is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico and all other territories) who are of the age of majority in the state in which they reside at the time of entry, but in no event less than 18 years of age, who received the scratch card(s) in California. Individuals who are an employee, officer or director of D.A.R.E. Inc or the distributor Appco Group, or its affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies or involved in the development or execution of the Sweepstake, or an immediate family member of or household resident with any such person, are ineligible to enter or win.

    One Major Prize of $40,000. From the eligible entries received for the Major Prize Draw, the first valid entry drawn will win the Major Prize of $40,000. The Major Prize will be awarded by a non-transferrable check in the name of the winner. The Major Prize is not transferable or exchangeable. Entrants participating in the Major Prize will have a 1 in 80,000 chances of winning $40,000.

    One Bonus Prize of $6,000. From the eligible entries received for the Bonus Prize Draw, the first valid entry drawn will win the Bonus Prize of $6,000. The Bonus Prize will be awarded by a non-transferrable check in the name of the winner. The Bonus Prize is not transferable or exchangeable. The maximum number of entries in the bonus Sweepstake is 10,000 Scratch Cards. Entrants participating with a bonus Scratch Card have a 1 in 10,000 chances of winning

    Instant Prizes. All Instant prizes will be awarded by a non-transferrable check in the name of the winner.

    Instant winners will receive their check within 4 weeks of the winning Scratch Card being received by D.A.R.E. Their names (for prizes of $250 or over) will be published on the competitions website (www.DARE.org).


    Quantity of Instant Prizes Instant Prize Value Odds of Winning
    1 $2,000.00 1 in 80000
    1 $1,000.00 1 in 80000
    4 $200.00 1 in 20000
    13 $100.00 1 in 6153
    56 $40.00 1 in 1428
    250 $20.00 1 in 320
    1275 $10.00 1 in 62
    INSTANT PRIZES 1 in 50
  5. Prizes: The Major Prize and Bonus Prize winners will be selected in random drawings conducted by sponsor to be held at the DARE AMERICA Headquarters on 11/01/2013.

  6. Additional Conditions: The sponsor reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants (including an entrant’s identity, age and place of residence). The Sponsor may disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or who tampers with the entry process. Errors and omissions will be accepted at the Sponsors discretion. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights. Incomplete, indecipherable, or illegible entries may be deemed invalid.

    D.A.R.E. America is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to, technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any network, telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof, entry materials that have been tampered with, or mail-in entries that are illegible, late, lost, damaged, have postage due, or were misdirected. The sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this sweepstakes, in its sole discretion, if it is not capable of running as planned based on circumstances beyond their control, and which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion.

  7. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/ promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
  8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  9. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes, if it is possible. If the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.
  10. Disputes: Except where prohibited, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Central District of California or the appropriate California State Court located in Los Angeles County, California; (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.
  11. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to the sponsor’s privacy policy.
  12. Winner List: Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above) and no later than December 31, 2013. For the Winner List, email Mistie.BellBanks@DARE.org.

Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Terms and Conditions.
Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to the terms and conditions.