RAFFLE RULES & INFORMATION

NEW FOR FALL 2021 RAFFLES:
The NOCF Virtual Closing of this raffle on Saturday, December 11, starting at 10am EST, will feature winners being drawn LIVE throughout the event! Therefore, the Noon Closing of all raffles is suspended in favor of staggering individual closings. Plan to attend ~ ticket sales will be open on items until the hosts announce closings at random. Tune into twitch.tv/nova_open.

  • Direct donations to NOCF are tax deductible, but confirm this with your accountant.
     

  • Raffle donation structure:
     

    • .85 cents of every $1 raised will go directly to the nonprofit cause as designated by each raffle.
       

    • Approximately .05 cents of every $1 raised will be used to support the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation overhead, administrative costs, and shipping fee.
       

    • Approximately .05 cents of every $1 raised will be used to cover PayPal fees and tax reporting.
       

  • Ticket purchases, though supporting nonprofit charitable causes as outlined above, are not tax deductible.
     

  • The buyer’s name will be entered into the raffle once for every ticket purchased. The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation will use an accurate, independently-developed electronic randomizer to select the winners.
     

  • The final drawings for each raffle will be listed on the raffle item page.
     

  • Winners need not be present to win. NOCF will ship to a deliverable address anywhere in the world.
     

  • Sales will continue on the website until the dates and times listed on each raffle item page.
     

  • Website ticket sales may occur during live convention.
     

  • Winners’ names (plus city/state/country) will be posted on the NEWS page of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation (novaopenfoundation.org) website no later than three (3) days after the drawings.
     

  • NOCF will email winners using the email address noted in the PayPal account; an item will ship only after confirmation of mailing address is received by NOCF.
     

  • If the winner does not respond to NOCF efforts to engage - via website announcements, PayPal email address, All Points Bulletins on social media, and/or all other means at their disposal - a second drawing will occur four (4) weeks after the original, and the new winner will be contacted. This process will continue until a winner acknowledges the NOCF announcement.
     

  • Armies will be packaged and shipped with tracking information provided to the winners.
     

  • Members of the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation Board of Directors and the NOVA Open Executive Board, are ineligible to win.
     

  • NOCF artists are eligible to win any item other than those they worked on.
     

  • There is no maximum ticket purchase. No percentage chance of winning can be calculated unless ticket limits are noted on the item page. Ticket purchase does not guarantee win.
     

  • All ticket sales are final and there are no refunds.