eBay for Charity Sweepstakes Official Rules

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal 501c3 charities located in the 50 United States and District of Columbia. Void where prohibited by law.

Promotion Period

The “eBay for Charity” Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 9:00:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on May 1, 2017 and ends at 8:59:59 a.m. PT on May 31, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). For purposes of this Sweepstakes, a “day” is defined as a 24-hour period, beginning at 9:00:00 a.m. PT and ending at 8:59:59 a.m. PT the following day. The Sponsor’s computer, or that of its designee, runs the official clock for the Sweepstakes and will solely determine the time by which an entry is received.


Open to legal 501(c)(3) Charities located in the 50 United States and District of Columbia (the “Charity” and/or “Entrant”). For clarity, the Entrant is an employee of the Charity who is in a position of authority to submit the entry on behalf of the Charity. Void in Puerto Rico, US Territories and Possessions, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of eBay, Inc., (the “Sponsor”), Causemedia Group, LLC dba Matchfire, (the “Administrator”), Marden-Kane, Inc., their parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, or any other suppliers to Sponsor and the immediate families (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) (collectively “Releasees”) and persons living in households of each, whether or not related are ineligible to enter or win a prize. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. A purchase will not increase your chance of winning.

How To Enter

There are two ways to enter:

1) Register at eBay for Charity (the “Registration”):

  • Go to ebayforcharity.org.
  • Complete the registration from by providing your Charity name, contact name, and contact email address.
  • Click the “Enter” button.
  • After clicking “Enter,” you will earn one (1) entry for your 501c3 Charity into the Registration Prize Drawing for a chance to win an eBay Gift Card.

2) Survey (the “Survey”):

  • Complete the Registration steps above.
  • Upon completion of the Registration, on the next screen, click the “Take the Survey” button.
  • After clicking “Take the Survey” and completing the survey, you will earn one (1) entry for your 501c3 Charity into the Survey Prize Drawing for a chance to win a $1,000 grant to your Charity.

Limit of one (1) entry per Charity for each method of Entry. Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.


Registration Prizes: Ten (10) Sign-up prizes – a $50 eBay gift card. Value: $50 each. Terms and conditions as stated on the gift card will apply.

Survey Prize: One (1) Survey Prize – a $1,000 grant paid directly to the winning Charity via PayPal Giving Fund. Value: $1,000.

The winner of the Survey Prize must have or create a PayPal Giving Fund account in order to receive the prize money. Total Value of all prizes: $1,500. Prizes are awarded to the winning Charity. In no event will more prizes be awarded than those listed in these Official Rules. Limit one (1) Registration Prize per Charity; but a Registration Prize Winner may potentially also win the Survey Prize if they have an entry in both drawings. If applicable, the Winning Charity (herein after referred to as “Winner(s)”) is responsible for the payment of all taxes on the prizes. All details of prizes not specified herein shall be determined solely by Sponsor. Winners cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. Except as provided herein, no cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or prize component) with one of comparable or greater value. If prize cannot be awarded due to circumstances beyond the control of Sponsor, a substitute prize of equal or greater retail value will be awarded; provided, however, that if prizes are awarded but unclaimed or forfeited by recipient, prize may not be re-awarded, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. By accepting prize, Prize winners acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules. All Federal, State and local taxes related to the prize are the responsibility of the individual winner. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received.


A random drawing to select ten (10) Registration Prize winners will be conducted on or around June 5, 2017 from among all eligible entries received in the Registration Prize Pool and a random drawing to select one (1) Survey Prize winner will be conducted on or around June 5, 2017 from among all eligible entries received in the Survey Prize Pool.

Winner Notification and Verification

Potential winners will be notified by e-mail within three (3) business days of drawing using the e-mail address provided at time of entry. Potential winners will be required to sign and return to Sponsor an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release with (where lawful) a publicity release within three (3) days of notification in order to receive prize delivery. If any required documents are not returned within the required number of days, or if any notification is returned as undeliverable, then prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If a potential Winner (i) cannot be contacted after a reasonable attempt has been made by Sponsor (as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion); (ii) fails to timely return the required paperwork without alteration and in the form presented by Sponsor; (iii) refuses the prize; and/or (iv) the prize or prize notification is rejected or returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits all rights to be deemed a winner in the Sweepstakes and receive the prize, then that potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected through a random drawing from the remaining entries.


By entering this Sweepstakes, Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor that shall be final and binding in all respects. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual: (a) suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (b) acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be in violation of the Official Rules; or (c) acting in any manner deemed by Sponsor to be unsportsmanlike, disruptive, and/or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A USER OR ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Limitation of Liability

Sponsor assume no responsibility or liability for: (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of the Internet or any combination thereof, or; (e) any injury or damage to Entrant’s or to any other person’s computer which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download any materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part. Should this Sweepstakes be terminated, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received as of the action requiring such termination.


All Entrants, as a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes, agree to release and hold harmless Releasees and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, suppliers, printers, application developers, advertising, promotional or judging agencies from and against any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons or property which may be sustained in connection with accessing the Sweepstakes page; submitting an entry or otherwise participating in any aspect of the Sweepstakes; the receipt, ownership or use of any prize awarded; or any typographical or other error in these Official Rules or the announcement of offering of any prize. Except where prohibited by law, prize winners grant to Sponsor the right to print, publish, broadcast and use worldwide in any media now known or hereinafter known (including without limitation use online at the Web Site) the prize winner’s name, address, voice, statement, picture or other likeness, without additional compensation, for public relations, advertising and promotional purposes as may be determined by Sponsor.

Conditions of Entry

Use of any automated entry software is prohibited. Electronically reproduced, mechanically reproduced, illegible, incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. By participating, Entrants agree to comply with these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. In case of a dispute as to the owner of an online entry, online entry will be deemed to have been submitted by the authorized account holder from which the entry is made. Caution: Any attempt by an Entrant or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service or web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and/or other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other provision. This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. Jurisdiction and venue shall be solely within the State of California.


Information collected from Entrants is used only for the purpose of awarding prizes, operating the Sweepstakes consistent with the Official Rules and to notify Winners, and will not be re-used, sold or shared in any manner by Sponsor or any third parties unless Entrant has opted-in to receive additional information and promotional material from Sponsor or a third party. Once the Sweepstakes, including any known or unknown extensions of the Sweepstakes, has ended, all information supplied by Entrants will be removed from the database.

Winners List

To request the list of winners, send an e-mail with subject line: eBay Winners to winners@mkpromosource.com. Requests must be received no later than July 28, 2017. The list will be sent when the drawing has been conducted and the winners verified.


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