FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is my donation to enter tax-deductible?
Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
I did not receive the e-mail containing my ticket certificate, what should I do?
If you have not received an e-mail containing your ticket certificate, please check your spam and junk mail folders. If you are unable to locate the e-mail, please use the "Contact Us" page to request additional assistance or call 727-536-2777 and ask for customer service.
Do you accept entries from outside the United States?
Yes, however, the giveaway is void where prohibited by law. You should consult your local authorities to determine the rules for your specific location. Thank you for your interest and good luck.
How many tickets for each individual giveaway will be issued?
There is no limit to the number of tickets issued per giveaway. The more tickets an entrant has, the greater the odds of winning. Good luck!
What is the Security Code and why is it required when I enter my credit card information?
The Security Code is a three or four-digit code that provides an extra measure of security against credit card fraud. It is required for non-face-to-face transactions such as Internet and mail orders. This code is printed in reverse italics on the back of the credit card following the full account number, near the signature panel.
Why do postage and handling charges apply to mailed entries?
The preferred delivery method for entries is by e-mail, as it is faster and more cost efficient. If you prefer to have your ticket certificate mailed via United States Postal Service, there is a small postage and handling charge.
Are my tickets transferable?
No, however you can obtain tickets as gifts for others. To obtain gift tickets, simply click on “Enter Now” and follow the gift entry prompts.
Why don't I get entry stubs or individually printed tickets?
We do not issue individual ticket stubs, as the drawing will be conducted electronically. You should receive two e-mails. One contains your ticket certificate listing the ticket number range. The second serves as receipt for your donation.
What is your refund policy?
All requests for refunds on credit card donations will be honored up to 15 days prior to the deadline for entry for each giveaway. Simply use the "Contact Us" form on the website or call customer service at 727-536-2777 to request a refund. You'll receive a confirmation of the credit card refund and your chances to win will be canceled promptly.
Am I eligible to enter a Dream Giveaway?
All giveaways are open to legal U.S. and Canadian residents (except Quebec) and to residents of other countries and U.S. territories and possessions only where offered and permitted by law, void where prohibited. You must be 18 years of age or older. Entrants are required to review the Official Rules and are responsible for compliance with all laws.
How does the cash for taxes work?
IRS withholding regulations are based on the value of the Grand-Prize, which includes the grand-prize package and the cash for taxes. The Sponsor realizes that the federal withholding requirement would prevent many donors from being able to accept the prize and therefore has agreed to fund a cash award to be applied toward the winner's withholding requirement for federal income tax. Additional state, local or federal taxes may be owed.
What percentage of the money raised goes to charity?
100% of your donation goes to New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH), the Sponsor, federal ID #27-5011514, a 501(c) (3) a organization, that maintains care, custody and control of all donations received in connection with 2014 Dream Giveaway drawings. NBCH is participating to benefit from delivery of a nationwide awareness and call-to-action message, and receive funding to further our important mission. A substantial portion of the donations received are used for costs to produce the giveaways including, but not limited to, purchase of the prizes, federal taxes paid on behalf of the winners, marketing and media costs, printing, licensing fees, credit card processing and other costs associated with the drawings. As a result of donations received by Sponsor, grants will be provided to select non-profit organizations. The net funding received by the Sponsor is contingent upon total donations received.
How do I obtain a Free Ticket to a Dream Giveaway drawing?
Mail one self-addressed postage paid envelope to NBCH P.O. Box 1388, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-1388, (except Vermont residents are not required to affix return postage) Limit one entry code request to a Dream Giveaway drawing per outer envelope. One entry code will be returned in the envelope provided to each mail-in request that complies with these requirements. Upon receipt of the entry code, Entrant must register the entry code into the particular drawing to receive a ticket. Entry code can be registered either by going to the specified website or calling toll-free 1-877-700-8946. No service charge or fee will apply to this method of entry. Mail for Free Entry Method to any other address will be disqualified and destroyed.