Auction Terms

No Purchase or Donation Necessary to Enter or Win.  A purchase or donation will not increase your chances of winning. The Oorah Donor Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by Oorah, Inc., 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 (“Sponsor”).

  • ELIGIBILITY.  The Oorah Auction Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open to current legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry (“Entrants”).  Void where prohibited.
  • SWEEPSTAKES DRAWING.The drawing will be held on the night of June 1st, 2019, subject to change upon Sponsor’s discretion.

Sweepstakes Deadlines
(“Deadlines”)

Entry Begins at 12:01 a.m. EDT
December 1st, 2018

Entry Ends between 12:00-3:00 a.m. EDT
June 1st, 2019

Mail in Entries must be received by May 28th, 2019

HOW TO ENTER. All entries must be made subsequent to the "Entry Begins" date and prior to the "Entry Ends" date.
All donors during the above period will be granted an automatic entry to the sweepstakes.

  • Automatic Entry Through Telephone Donation. You can start the donation process by calling 877-7-AUCTION and provide the required information to initiate the donation process.
  • Automatic Entry Through Online Donation. You can start the donation process by going online to www.oorahauction.org and fill out the required information to initiate the donation process.
  • Automatic Entry Through Mail In Donation. You can start the donation process by mailing in your donation along with the order form available at Sponsor’s office located at 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.  Payment can be in the form of a check or credit card.
  • Automatic Entry Through In-Person Donation. You can start the donation process by stopping at Sponsor’s office located at 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 to make your donation.  Payment can be in the form of a check, credit card or cash.
  • Alternative Method of Entry.  You may also enter by mailing a handwritten 3 x 5 card with your full name, postal address, email address and telephone number. to Oorah Donor Sweepstakes, 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Only one card will be allowed per envelope. The card must specify which prize the entry is for.

Oorah reserves the right to offer special entry periods during certain times, which may result in extra entries for entrants during that time.

All contact information provided must be valid, truthful and current.  Entries submitted must be received by the close of the Sweepstakes Period.  Mail-in entries must be received no later than May 28, 2019 in order to be entered in the sweepstakes. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, delayed, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify false entries or entries suspected of being false.  Persons discovered entering under several names will be disqualified. Only complete valid entries will be accepted. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, delayed, destroyed, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, mutilated, or postage due mail.  Such entries are void and will not be accepted.  Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries, in the sole discretion of Sponsor, will be disqualified.  Sponsor will not verify receipt of entries.  All entries submitted become the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible.

Canadian residents donations are to Oorah Charitable Organization, B/N 807556071 RR0001 for furtherance of their programs

  • SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION OF SELECTED ENTRANT. Each qualified entry will be entered into random drawings for prizes to take place on or about the dates listed in the table below. There will be fifty (50) drawings, each for one prize. Listed below are the prizes and their approximate value.


Prizes

Approximate Value

$18,000 Cash

$18,000

Rent and Mortgage

$12,000

Classic Jewels

$4,000

6 Tickets to Israel

$6,000

Fiveish Cash

$5,555

Grocery Giveaway

$7,800

Your Wheels

$15,000

Dini Shaitel

 

6K Amex Gift Card

$6,000

Sefer Torah

$23,000

Hired Help

$7,800

Fine Furniture

$10,000

Summer Fun

$8,000

$100,000 Bonus

Up to $100,000

12 Tickets to Israel

$12,000

Balabusta's Dream

$5,000

Jewel Shaitel

$2,000

Basar V'dagim

$10,400

Online Shopping

$10,000

$7,000 Visa Gift Card

$7,000

Chodesh Gelt

$6,000

Eretz Yisroel

$4,500

Set to Impress

$3,200

Health and Relaxation

$5,000

Lishma

No Value

$36,000

$36,000

Family Shopping

Undeterminable

Stunning Silver

$4,500

Artscroll Library

$3,000

$7,000 Mastercard

$7,000

Dining Out

$5,000

Tuition

$9,000

Vacation Anywhere

$3,600

Investment Portfolio

$15,000

Instant $50,000

$50,000

Only Simchos

$10,000

Debt Free

$7,500

Sukkos in Israel

$5,000

2018 Toyota Sienna

$30,000

Shop New York

$10,000

Jacquelyn Shaitel

$2,000

Weekly Winner

$26,000

Priceless Bracha

$4,000

Big Fat Check

$6,130

Bucket List

$5,000

Yom Tov Expenses

$11,000

Home Makeover

$10,000

Yearly Cash

$10,000

Loser's Prize

$20,000

Jackpot

No Value

 

The Selected Entrants will be notified by phone, email and/or mail in Sponsor’s discretion. Selected winners may be called on the night of the Oorahthon. All Selected Entrants will be required to respond (as directed) within five (5) days of attempted notification.  The failure to respond timely to the notification may result in forfeiture of the prize and, in such case, Sponsor may randomly select an alternate Selected Entrant from among the remaining eligible entries.  Each Selected Entrant may also be sent an affidavit of eligibility / liability / publicity release (“Release”).  Except where prohibited by law, Selected Entrants must allow Sponsor to use their name and photograph for advertising, press and promotional purposes in order to claim the prize. The Selected Entrants’ names may be published on Sponsor’s web sites in the form of a first and last name and hometown. Unless restricted by law, each Selected Entrant will be required to complete and return the Release within fifteen (15) days from the date of notification. An alternate Selected Entrant may be randomly selected from among the remaining eligible entries if a Selected Entrant:  (i) cannot be reached; (ii) fails to obtain all signatures on the Release and to return the documents in a timely manner as required pursuant to these Official Rules; or (iii) cannot accept or receive the prize for any reason. 
All prizes must be picked up or claimed within thirty (30) days of the auction drawing.
If a Selected Entrant is a Canadian resident, such resident will be sent a skill question during a mutually agreed-upon time. The Canadian resident will have 5 minutes to correctly answer the question in order to be deemed a qualified Selected Entrant.
Assumed notification by caller ID and any subsequent returned calls do not constitute a winner. Sponsor will not be obligated to make multiple attempts to contact Selected Entrants.  
Selected Entrant may be issued an IRS form 1099. All winners shall be responsible for any and all federal, state and local income taxes, fees, assessments and like charges associated with the prizes. All prizes will be paid net of applicable income tax withholding. Government rules regarding withholding can change without notice. Oorah does not provide tax advice. Please consult with your tax advisor with respect to any tax-related questions. Oorah will follow the rules in effect at the time the prizes are awarded.
In the event of a dispute about the identity of an Entrant, each entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry. 
If eligible under these Official Rules, up to fifty Selected Entrants will each receive a prize. All cash prizes will be made payable by check, in Sponsor’s sole discretion to the individual listed as Entrant at the time of Submission. Prizes shall be delivered by first class mail. Selected Contestant may request delivery of Prize by overnight carrier (such as FedEx or UPS) at his or her expense. Shipping costs are included for prizes within the US, Canada, and Israel, however shipping is limited to $500 in actual shipping and handling costs.
With regard to any prize in which a vehicle or any other machine which may require registration, insurance, or specific taxes to be paid, Oorah will not be responsible for any such registration, insurance, or taxes.
Travel prizes are for the tickets only unless otherwise specified. Travel prizes do not include transportation to and from the airports, and do not include provision of kosher food. With regard to any prize which includes airline flights, blackout dates may apply, i.e. certain dates may be unavailable for such flights.
Pictures of prizes are for illustration purposes only. Actual prizes may differ.

Terms for Prize #14 $100,000 Bonus - The winner of the $100,000 Bonus drawing will not receive any prize unless he/she also wins an additional, separate drawing in this year's Oorah Auction.

Terms for Prize #27 Family Shopping - Winner will receive $2,000 per immediate family member living in household at time of drawing.

Terms for Prize #34 Investment Portfolio - Prize consists of $15,000 cash to be invested by the winner. There is no guarantee of any return on the Investment Portfolio prize nor of the security of invested capital. Returns vary based on investment decisions, market performance, and other factors. Oorah does not offer financial/investment advice, makes no representation as to past or future portfolio or market performance, and encourages the winner of the Investment Portfolio and other investors to seek guidance only from licensed professionals.

Terms for Prize #40 Shop New York - Includes $10,000 worth of assorted gift certificates of predetermined amounts at predesignated vendors, as well as airfare if applicable.

Terms for Prize #42 Weekly Winner - Prize will include 52 winners, 1 winner announced per week for an entire year, starting from the Oorahthon June 1, 2019.

Terms for Prize #49 Loser's Prize - Includes 1,000 winners who will be contacted via email and will receive a sweatshirt.



Unless otherwise specified, non-cash prizes may be provided either as actual items, or as cash value, entirely at the discretion of Oorah.
No substitution or transfer of prize permitted, provided however that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize with another prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason. If a substitute prize is awarded, there shall be no cash redemption of prize permitted and any difference between actual value and actual retail value will not be awarded.  Selected Entrant cannot assign or transfer their prize to another person or business.  Selected Entrant is solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes on prize. All activities related to the prize are at the Selected Entrant’s own risk and subject to whatever restrictions are imposed by the entities that govern such activities. Acceptance, participation in and/or use of the prizes are at the Selected Entrant’s sole risk and Sponsor is not responsible for damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of the prize.   If prize notification or any prize is returned as undeliverable, prize will be forfeited and an alternate Selected Entrant may be selected.

  • ODDS.  The odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received.
  • CONDITIONS.  Sweepstakes is subject to these Official Rules.  By participating, Entrants agree: (i) to be bound by these complete Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor which shall be final and binding; and (ii) to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the Sweepstakes or these Official Rules, except where prohibited by law.  By accepting a prize, Selected Entrant agrees to release Sweepstakes Entities together with their subsidiaries, affiliates, parent companies, directors, employees, officers, licensees, licensors and agents of each, including without limitation, their respective advertising and promotion entities and any person or entity associated with the production, judging, or administration of the Sweepstakes, (collectively, the “Releasees”) from any and all liability, loss or damage arising from or in connection with awarding, receipt and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities.  Releasees reserve the right to use the Sweepstakes for publicity purposes in any media, and to use the name, likeness, and hometown name and/or prize information of Selected Entrant as part of that publicity, without any compensation or prior review unless prohibited by law.  Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of Selected Entrant and Selected Entrant may be issued an IRS Form 1099 for the Estimated Retail Value of any awarded prize.  This Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and subject to applicable federal, state and local laws.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or violating these Official Rules. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate the Sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winner(s) in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken. Disputes regarding these Official Rules and/or this Sweepstakes will be governed by the internal laws of the State of New Jersey.  Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Sweepstakes must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the United States.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
  • PUBLICITY. Except where prohibited by law, the Selected Entrant's acceptance of a Prize constitutes permission for Sponsor to use said Selected Entrant’s name, photographs, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and city and state address for promotional or advertising purposes in connection with the Sweepstakes on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, now or hereafter known, in perpetuity, without review, permission or further compensation. Selected entrant also releases sponsor from any liability related to the above.
  • PRIVACY. All personal information collected by Sponsor will be used for administration of the Sweepstakes. In addition, Entrants may receive email correspondence from, or on behalf of the Sponsor, subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy. Sponsor uses reasonable commercial efforts to comply with federal CAN-SPAM guidelines, and Entrants may subsequently opt-out of receiving further emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Any questions regarding privacy matters should be directed to: The Oorah Donor Sweepstakes, 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Please refer to Sponsor’s privacy policy located at http://www.oorah.org/privacy.asp for important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by Sponsor.
  • OFFICIAL RULES.  These Official Rules will be available at www.oorah.org/auctionterms or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Oorah Donor Sweepstakes, 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701 (WA, VT residents need not affix postage).
  • WINNERS’ LIST. The winners list will be available on the Oorah Auction Website following the Auction. For a copy of the winners’ list, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: The Oorah Donor Sweepstakes, 1805 Swarthmore Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701.  Lists of Selected Entrants will be sent once all Selected Entrants have been verified and prizes have been awarded.  All requests must be received within 90 days of the end of the Sweepstakes Period (WA, VT residents need not affix postage).