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Joyful Hearts, Inc. Raffle Terms and Conditions

  1. Joyful Hearts, Inc., a charitable organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, for children and families, is the fiscal agent for Joyful Hearts, Inc. raffle.
  2. No maximum number of entries will be entered in the drawing. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries received during the raffle time period, and can be obtained after the raffle drawing by writing us at the address listed in Rule 7 (seven).
  3. The date of the Grand Prize drawing is 12:00pm Noon (Central Standard Time) July 31, 2010.  The drawing will be performed and overseen by Kilpatrick Law Firm, 9218 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL  32566.
  4. In the event 50,000 tickets are not sold by the drawing date, the original raffle will revert to a cash prize only with no right to purchase the house.  In such an event, the cash prize awarded to the winner will receive 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of the raffle tickets minus the charity’s expenses. All entries entered are and shall remain the property of Joyful Hearts, Inc
  5. All entries shall be deposited into a designated account at Bank of America Bank and shall be overseen by Joyful Hearts, Inc. and Kilpatrick Law Firm.   Joyful Hearts, Inc. shall determine the time and date of the drawing.  Joyful Hearts, Inc. reserves the right to postpone or re-schedule the drawing or to determine the winners by random drawing in the event of Acts of God or other circumstances beyond Joyful Hearts, Inc.’s control.
  6. The person’s name appearing on the entry form corresponding to the first entry to be drawn will be awarded the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize Winner will be given the opportunity to purchase the house for which the raffle is being held.  Prize winner(s) will be announced within 24 hours of the drawing. Winners need not be present to win. Positive identification and a properly completed IRS Form W-9 will be required to claim any prizes. If the winner cannot be reached within 24 hours, Joyful Hearts, Inc. will select an alternate winner through a random drawing of entries.
  7. A copy of the these complete Rules and Regulations, and the prize winner list can be obtained from Joyful Hearts, Inc. by sending a written request with a self-addressed stamped envelope to Joyful Hearts, Inc., 3749D Gulf Breeze Pkwy #187, Gulf Breeze, FL  32563.
  8. The entry portion of each drawing form must be completed in its entirety and actually received by Joyful Hearts, Inc. by 11:00pm (Central Standard Time) on Friday, July 30, 2010 to be eligible to receive any prize. Entries received after 11:00pm ((Central Standard Time) on Friday, July 30, 2010 will not be eligible to win any prize.   Except as otherwise provided for by Joyful Hearts, Inc., no other entrants are eligible to win any prize.  Drawing entries are made on-line at www.joyfulheartsinc.com.  There can be only one or two names on each entry form. If you prefer, you can send a check or money order with a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address stated in Rule 7 (seven). Any entries sent by check or money order must be received in our office no later than July 19, 2010.  You must include the donor's name, address, phone number, and email address. A copy of the donor's state-issued photo identification must also be included.
  9. All requests for ticket or Raffle entry cancellations must be made by 11:59 a.m. (CST) at least three (3) business days prior to date of the first drawing for which the ticket(s) in question is/are eligible for. Furthermore, all purchases of Raffle entries are non-refundable after the noon deadline posted above, or once an entry has been included in any prize draw.
  10. No equivalent prizes or exchanges will be provided. Any taxes and fees are the responsibility of the winner.
  11. By entering, all entrants release Joyful Hearts, Inc., its members, agents, employees and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to prizes.
  12. By entering the raffle, all entrants consent to the use of their name, photograph, likeness, biography, voice and/or video for advertising and promotional purposes, including online announcements, worldwide and with limitation and without any additional compensation except where prohibited by law.
  13. According to value received, entries may be considered tax deductible by the IRS. 
  14. A minimum donation of $20 is requested. Free entries defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of this event and are not encouraged. No purchase is necessary and any person may, prior to Friday, July 23, 2010 request one free entry per person, by submitting a written request for such entry and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the mailing address listed in Rule 7 (seven).  Requests for free entries will not be accepted after 5 p.m. (CST) on Friday, July 23, 2010.  Raffle is void where prohibied.
  15. Joyful Hearts Inc. will reject any drawing ticket request if the check or credit card payment is not honored or is returned due to insufficient funds or any other reason prior and not remedied before the time of the drawing. Correction of any such return or non-payment is the sole responsibility of the ticket purchaser. All federal, state and local taxes associated with receipt or use of prize, including without limitation all applicable sales, use, luxury, income and special taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner(s).Any lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or undelivered tickets shall be deemed invalid and shall be immediately disqualified. Joyful Hearts, Inc. assumes no liability for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, or undelivered tickets by any means, mail, email, or other.  By entering the Raffle, the entry purchaser acknowledges that he or she is aware and agrees with the raffle official rules.
  16. The winner of the Grand Prize must be over 18 years of age and must pay any applicable sales tax or other fees associated with the grand prize. If the Grand Prize winner is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian may claim the prize.
  17. If any winner cannot be located by 24 hours from the date of the drawing, or if the winner is deemed ineligible, such winner will be deemed to have forfeited their prize and another winner will be selected for such prize.
  18. Joyful Hearts, Inc. board members and their immediate family members, and Joyful Hearts, Inc. employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to win any prizes from this event.
  19. All decisions and interpretations of rules and regulations will be made by Joyful Hearts, Inc. and its judgment is final.
  20. Joyful Hearts, Inc. is dedicated to raising funds and distributing them to children and families in need.  No employee or volunteer of Joyful Hearts, Inc., or the recipient charities will benefit personally from this fundraiser. All operating expenses and prizes awarded will be funded through the receipt of drawing funds. 
  21. Any other questions or concerns made be made by contacting us via the information on the contact us page at www.joyfulheartsinc.com/contact
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