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“DINNER FOR TWO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD”

RAFFLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast (UUCB), or its designated representative, will conduct the raffle drawing after the regular church service on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The person who purchased the selected raffle ticket (the “Winner”) will be notified by phone and/or email as provided on their ticket stub by Monday, January 2, 2023.

The Winner is entitled to one of four prize options:

  • A. For travel outside of the U.S.A.: Two round-trip airline flights to and from any major international airport, dinner for two at a restaurant of their choice, and two nights hotel accommodations for two (the “Prize”). The destination and restaurant will be selected by the Winner. UUCB will select the airline and accommodations. The Prize does not include bush flights or ground transportation, alcohol except as included in meal packages, or any other entertainment or services beyond those explicitly stated in these conditions.

  • B. For travel within the U.S.A.: Two round trip airline flights to and from any U.S. airport (or other transportation of choice), two dinners for two at restaurants of their choice, and four nights accommodations for two (the “Prize”). The destination and restaurant will be selected by the Winner. UUCB will select the airline and accommodations. The Prize does not include bush flights or ground transportation, alcohol except as included in meal packages, or any other entertainment or services beyond those explicitly stated in these conditions.

  • C. If Winner wants to stay within New England, submit a proposal to UUCB. For example, rent a cottage on a lake for a week and host a lobster bake for your family reunion.

  • D. An all expense paid trip to the UU General Assembly for two.

Total package value is not to exceed $5,000. The Winner must decide upon a destination and a restaurant(s) by June 1, 2023. The Winner must use the Prize by January 1, 2024, barring Covid19 restrictions. All travel arrangements must be booked through UUCB or its designated representative.

  • The Winner must be at least 21 years of age. The Winner may be required to provide proof of age acceptable to UUCB.

  • UUCB is not liable for any loss, injury, death, accident, theft, illness, or other misfortune of any nature whatsoever incurred during this trip or resulting from it. By accepting airline tickets or any other portion of the Prize, the Winner releases UUCB, its employees, trustees, agents, and attorneys from any and all obligations to the Winner and any and all claims or causes of action that may exist against UUCB, known or unknown, as well as any such obligations, claims, or causes of action arising from the Winner’s acceptance of the Prize. UUCB makes no warranty whatsoever, express or implied, with respect to the prize.

  • The IRS takes the position that no portion of the ticket price will qualify as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.

  • Net proceeds will be applied as follows: Any unused balance of the $5000 prize, up to $500, will be used to purchase carbon offsets from Carbonfund.org; all remaining proceeds will be applied to the religious organization of the UUCB and servicing the public benefit of the community by working toward the fulfillment of its mission.

  • Tickets are $20.00 each and may be purchased by cash, check, credit card, or money order. Each ticket must list the purchaser’s telephone number and address. Raffle tickets may not be deposited in the federal postal service; doing so is a violation of federal law and may lead to penalties.



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2022 Dinner Raffle FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. I have questions, who do I talk to?

A. Anna Wood-Cox can be contacted anytime: awood@drinkwaterschool.org or text/cell phone: (207) 930-9399. You may also contact Cayla Miller in the church office at office.uubelfast@gmail.com

Q. Where do we get tickets to sell?

A. You may text or call Anna at (207) 930-9399 or Susan at (207) 505-5441; or, send an email request to uubelfast@gmail.org or awood@drinkwaterschool.org and they will get tickets to you.

Q. Can tickets be purchased online?

A. No. According to Maine state law, no organization is allowed to sell raffle tickets via the Internet. You can pay for them online via Breeze on the church website.

Q. What payment methods are accepted?

A. Cash, personal checks, credit card, or money orders made payable to "UUCB" with "Raffle" written in the memo line.

Q. Is it mandatory to participate?

A. It is not mandatory, but we are asking each member to talk about the raffle with everyone! The tickets tend to sell themselves. If we sell all 1000 tickets we will not need any other fundraisers this year.

Q. I've sold all my tickets and I need more. What do I do?

A. First, pat yourself on the back for a job well done! Then text or call Anna at (207) 930-9399 or send an email request to awood@drinkwaterschool.org to turn in your sold ticket stubs and monies. She will then issue you another batch of tickets. When turning in your packets, please be sure it is clear which payments go with which ticket stubs.

Q. When do the tickets have to be turned in? Where do I bring them?

A. Optimally, you will turn in your sold tickets to Anna or Cayla as soon as you’ve sold each packet. This gives us the ability to track our progress. Final deadline to turn in sold ticket packets is Sunday, December 31, 2023.

Q. When is the raffle drawing?

A. After church on Sunday, January 1, 2023. The winner does not need to be present to win.

Q. When do we have to travel by?

A. The Winner must decide upon a destination and a restaurant(s) by April 30, 2023. The Winner must use the Prize by January 2, 2024, barring Covid19 restrictions. All travel arrangements must be booked through UUCB or its designated representative.


Q. I'm selling my tickets to someone who lives in another state. How do I get the tickets to them?

A. Please hold on to their tickets for them. Sign the tickets on their behalf (so you know it's their tickets). If possible, take a picture of the completed stubs and email/text the photo to them as proof of purchase. You may mail them the stub of their ticket.

Q. Anything else I should know?

A. Fill in the tickets as completely as you can. Name and phone number are the most important! We want to be able to call the winner right away if they are not present at the drawing.


The Winner is entitled to one of four prize options:

  • A. For travel outside of the U.S.A.: Two round-trip airline flights to and from any major international airport, dinner for two at a restaurant of their choice, and two nights hotel accommodations for two (the “Prize”). The destination and restaurant will be selected by the Winner. UUCB will select the airline and accommodations. The Prize does not include bush flights or ground transportation, or any other entertainment or services beyond those explicitly stated in these conditions.

  • B. For travel within the U.S.A.: Two round trip airline flights to and from any U.S. airport (or other transportation of choice), two dinners for two at restaurants of their choice, and four nights accommodations for two (the “Prize”). The destination and restaurant will be selected by the Winner. UUCB will select the airline and accommodations. The Prize does not include bush flights or ground transportation, or any other entertainment or services beyond those explicitly stated in these conditions.

  • C. If Winner wants to stay within New England, submit a proposal to UUCB. For example, rent a cottage on a lake for a week and host a lobster bake for your family reunion.

  • D. An all expense paid trip to General Assembly for two.

If there are any unexpended funds from the $5000 prize value, a donation up to $500 will be made to Carbon.org to offset the carbon load of the winning trip.



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