Donate to Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, enter to win $1,000 gift card

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Want to win $1,000 and give back to the community?

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in Columbus Wednesday May 29, and if you donate blood or platelets you automatically be entered to win one of three American Express $1,000 Gift Cards.

The drive will take place 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Resource Center located at 4105 Buena Vista Road.

The blood drive is hosted by the Columbus Hospice Community.

Rules and Conditions

*All presenting blood and platelet donors will be automatically entered in the grand prize drawing.

*All references herein to the American Red Cross shall mean the American Red Cross Blood Services.

*Contest period begins April 1, 2013 and ends at the close of collections on June 30, 2013.

*The Red Cross reserves the right to disqualify any entrant.

*Decision of the judges is final in determining the winners through an impartial drawing after June 30, 2013. The name of the grand prize winner will be announced and made available by contacting 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or by visiting their website at

*Grand prize winners will sign a statement acknowledging responsibility for all associate taxes. The grand prize winners will sign a release, as a condition of accepting the grand prize, that their names, likenesses, names of communities and testimonies may be used in Red Cross publicity of any type. Minors must have the written permission of a parent or legal guardian.

*The grand prize winners, in signing the above mentioned release as a condition of accepting the grand prize, will acknowledge and agree that it is understood that no part of the grand prize is transferable and that no part of the grand prize will be converted to cash or other financial gain.

*The Red Cross is not responsible for accidents/damage to property or person incurred while using the grand prize.

*Grand prize winners must show valid identification to claim prize and minors may accept the prize with identification and signed permission of a parent or legal guardian.

*Red Cross employees or family members of Red Cross employees are not eligible to win.

*Void where prohibited. Blood drive sponsors have the right to decline participation. For inquiries, contact your American Red Cross representative.

For additional information, visit or call 706-243-7514.

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