Entering a Prize Draw

Why do entrants need to register?

Registering for VIPrize makes it easier for you to use the site in the future. Once entered, your details will be securely stored. When signed in, you can view your profile at any time to track the Prize Draws that you have entered, how many many entries you currently have on your account, or edit any of your account details. Our Newsletter will keep you up-to-date with Prize Draws that might interest you, and other news. There is an option for you to opt out of this if you do not want to receive it.

How can users donate?

All major credit and debit cards are accepted. We offer PayPal, credit card, SEPA account debits as well as bank transfers.

Is payment secure on the VIPrize Website?

We provide a 100% secure, robust and reliable payment processing service. In addition to the direct integration of PayPal Express Checkout, we are also collaborating with micropayment as our payment provider. Micropayment has instructed independent auditors to regularily check and certify the data security by audits and PEN-Tests. The IT-infrastructure and the complete application level of micropayment are certified by PCI-DSS Level 1.

Are there age restrictions for entrants?

Yes. Age restrictions will vary between 13+, 16+ and 18 depending on the nature of the particular Prize Draw. An adult guardian must accompany any winner under the age of 18 to the prize experience. Please also see point 4.1. in our Terms and Conditions.

Do I have to donate to enter a Prize Draw?

No. There are several options for users to enter the Prize Draws for free without donating. Users will receive free entries for their registration or for sharing the experience with friends via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.

How do winners know if they have won a prize?

Winners will be notified by e-mail shortly after the campaign closes. They must then accept the prize by the deadline indicated in the e-mail in order to be named the winner.

The Prize Draw

How is the winner chosen?

When you enter a draw you will receive entries which will be displayed in your VIPrize account. The winner will be selected by our Random Number Generator software once all entries for the competition have been completed.

What is the probability of winning?

The probability of winning a Prize Draw can differ depending on how many people enter a particular Prize Draw. Each entry is equivalent to one chance of winning, and so the probability of winning a Prize Draw will be one divided by the number of entries sold and distributed for that particular Prize Draw. For example, if there are 100 entries sold and distributed for a particular Prize Draw, each entry has a 1 in 100 chance of winning. If you obtain multiple entries then your chances of winning increase.

How many people win each prize experience?

This depends on the experience, and each campaign page will specify this. Usually there is just one winner, but in some cases there are multiple winners. The winner(s) will usually be allowed to bring at least one guest. The details and many other topics are explained clearly on the respective campaign page in the official rules.

Is travel and accommodation included in the VIPrize experience?

This depends on the experience. Please check the campaign page of the specific Prize Draw you are interested in.

How much of the Prize Draw revenue goes to the charity?

In order to cover some of our operating costs and to further develop our platform, VIPrize takes a standard fee of 20% of the net proceeds for each Prize Draw (e.g. after transaction costs have been deducted). The chosen Charity will receive 80% of the net proceeds.

What services are provided by VIPrize?

VIPrize is a full-service platform and manages all aspects of the Prize Draw process, from the prize development to prize fulfilment onsite. Our many services include marketing and PR, graphic design, video production, credit and debit card payment options, legal services and accounting, and customer service.

My Account

How does VIPrize keep my payment information safe and secure?

The security of your data is one of our key priorities at VIPrize. Our SSL (Secure Sockets Layer protocol) certificate offers a 128/256 bit encryption with a 2048 encryption key length (the highest level commercially available) accepted by all common browsers.

The green visible address feature is mainly used by banks and stands for a highly secured website.

Our servers are located within a Data Center and Network architecture which meets the highest requirements regarding security – so private information stays private.

How can I change my account settings, such as profile name, password and e-mail address?

In your own profile page you will have the ability to change all your settings and personal data at any time.

Can I login using my Facebook account?

Yes. Next to the standard registration via Email, VIPrize users can log on using "Single Sign-On“ via your Facebook account. You can also connect your VIPrize account with Facebook at a later stage in order to easily share our campaigns with your friends.

What is Facebook Connect?

Facebook Connect is a quick and secure way to create an account with VIPrize via your Facebook account. Of course, no sensitive data is transferred without permission. VIPrize strictly respects your privacy settings at Facebook.

What can I do if I am having problems with the site?

Please e-mail us at support@viprize.org and let us know what's wrong.

VIPrize Features

What is the „Pick A Friend“ option?

After entering a prize draw, you will have the option to pick a friend via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail you would like to bring with you to the prize experience if you win. You can also decide to choose the friend at a later stage, and prize winners are under no legal obligation to bring the friends they "picked“ to the prize experience.

I want to receive additional entries for free – how does that work?

You can get additional entries for sharing the prize experience with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or via e-mail. Once the entry process is complete, a unique link will be sent to you via e-mail which you just need to share with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.

You will automatically receive one extra entry for each friend who will sign up at VIPrize through this link. You can check in your VIPrize account how many entries for each prize draw you have already received. Please note that you will only receive an extra entry if your friend has actually signed up at VIPrize via this unique link. Your friend will also automatically receive one free entry for signing up at VIPrize.

Can I suggest future prizes?

Yes, please! Send prize ideas to feedback@viprize.org and we will do our utmost to make these prize experiences work.

Donating a Prize

Can I donate a prize for a VIPrize Prize Draw?

If you are a charity, company or representing a celebrity, we would be happy to hear your prize ideas. If you are a company, please e-mail corporate@viprize.org. If you are a charity, please e-mail charity@viprize.org. If you represent a celebrity, please e-mail celebrity@viprize.org.