The City of Chattanooga has partnered with the Chattanooga Chamber Foundation, CARTA, and American Airlines, and is pleased to announce the roll-out of the VAX 4 CASH SWEEPSTAKES INCENTIVE PROGRAM (“Incentive Program”). Beginning on the date set by mayoral executive order, and ending on the date set by a future executive order (the “Incentive Program Period”), the City of Chattanooga is offering Hamilton County residents the chance to win $1,000 each week for the duration of the incentive program. As part of a public health initiative, the City of Chattanooga will conduct weekly random drawings to identify one (1) vaccinated Hamilton County resident per drawing to win a $1,000 cash prize, and other prizes that may be announced. Unvaccinated residents may become eligible for the sweepstakes first by becoming fully vaccinated, then submitting an entry during the Incentive Program Period.
ELIGIBILITY AND VERIFICATION:
You are eligible to participate in the Incentive Program if at any time you meet all the following requirements:
- You are a living citizen of the United States and a permanent resident of Hamilton County, Tennessee.
- You are at least 18 years of age.
- You are not incarcerated for a felony conviction under the laws of the State of Tennessee, another state, or the United States.
- You have received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose COVID 19 vaccine.
Eligible Hamilton County residents can submit only one entry for the duration of the incentive program. Prior to each drawing, all duplicate entries above one will be removed.
Each winner selected will be notified using the contact information submitted by each entrant and will be required to complete and return a Release of Medical Information, a W-9, an Affidavit of Eligibility and a Publicity Release (“Release”) (collectively, the “Documentation”) within 14 days of notification or an alternate winner will be selected. If a potential winner (i) is unable to be located; (ii) fails to return the Documentation or it is returned as undeliverable; (iii) is selected and cannot accept or receive the cash prize for any reason; or (iv) is not in compliance with these Official Rules, the cash prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternative winner.
By entering the drawing, you authorize the City of Chattanooga to access your vaccination records to verify your vaccination.
Verification of all information must be presented to claim any prize.
Entry into the Incentive Program is voluntary and not a requirement of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
HOW TO ENTER:
There are two (2) ways to participate in the Incentive Program:
- Online: Go to sweepstakes.chattanooga.gov and follow all instructions to complete and submit the online entry form. You will be required to provide your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
- In person: Visit the Chattanooga Public Library downtown and request a paper copy of the entry form. You will be required to provide your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
Regardless of method of entry (online or telephone as stated above), all entries must be received by 11:59 P.M. Eastern time on Saturday of each week during the Incentive Program Period.
RANDOM DRAWING AND RESULTS:
The winners of the drawings will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received. Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the potential winners drawn and verified will be declared the official winners of the Incentive Program.
VAX 4 CASH SWEEPSTAKES: Hamilton County residents 18 and over:
- $1,000 cash prize awarded to each weekly winner. This prize will be awarded for the duration of the Incentive Program Period, once per winner.
- A city parking pass good for one month that will be issued to the weekly winner subject to availability. This prize will be awarded during the Incentive Program Period, once per winner, while supplies last.
Each participant may only be selected as the winner a single time, after which they will be withdrawn from consideration for future drawings
INTERNET CONDUCT AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:
Any attempt by a user, participant or any other individual to deliberately damage the Incentive Program website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Incentive Program, is a violation of criminal and civil laws and the City of Chattanooga reserves the right to seek the prosecution of and/or damages from any such person or persons as permitted by law.
Neither the City of Chattanooga nor any of its officials, officers, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees and agents are responsible for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communication 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 Incentive Program.
All Incentive Program details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the City of Chattanooga. Participating entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements defined in these Official Rules are not eligible to win.
All winners will be responsible for any taxes associated with these cash prizes. Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the drawing winners. An IRS Form 1099 will be issued by the City of Chattanooga to each winner. All federal, state and local laws, application taxes, and regulations apply.
Acceptance of the prize constitutes express permission for the City of Chattanooga and its participating sponsors and agencies as set forth in the Release to use the prize winner’s name and/or likeness in perpetuity, for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, notification or permission unless prohibited by law, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.
Participating entrants agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the City of Chattanooga or its designated representative, and release, defend and hold harmless the City of Chattanooga and affiliated entities, and all other businesses involved in this Incentive Program, as well as the employees, officials, officers, directors and agents of each entity, from all claims and liability relating to their participation, acceptance and use or misuse of the cash prize. Each winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Incentive Program or use or redemption of any prize. The City of Chattanooga makes no warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind concerning any prize and disclaims any implied warranty. By participating in the Incentive Program, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
The City of Chattanooga, at its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to select and/or change the prizes to be awarded as part of this Incentive Program or end it prior to all prize winners being drawn.