Vaccine Incentive Program

Purdue University Northwest students, faculty and staff who choose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter drawings for prizes including a $2,000 tuition credit for students or a $2,000 Visa gift card for faculty and staff!

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Congrats to Our  Winners!

The individuals below were chosen in our first prize drawing! Want to join them? Be sure to submit your entry to PNW’s Vaccine Incentive Program today.

Please note: each week’s winners are posted as soon as information and status is confirmed.

Student Winners

  • Hannah Plunk
  • Courtney Valentas
  • Armie Quinn
  • Alma Alvarado

Employee Winners

  • Matt Gourley
  • Michelle Mason

How to Enter

Purdue Northwest students who choose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter a drawing to win a credit toward your PNW tuition!

Already Vaccinated?

If you already have been vaccinated, submit the VIP Entry Form by Aug. 29. You will have 30 chances to win $2,000 in tuition credit! From the pool of students who receive the full course of vaccination* prior to the start of the 2021-22 academic year (Aug. 23), two will be randomly selected each week from Aug. 30 to Dec. 6.

Not Vaccinated Yet?

Not vaccinated yet? You can still qualify to win a VIP tuition credit of $1,000! Receive the full course of vaccination* by the end of the fall semester and submit the VIP Entry Form.

PNW is making it easy for you by offering vaccine clinics on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, or you can get your vaccine in many locations in your community. From the pool of students who receive the full course of vaccination* after Aug. 23 through end of fall semester classes, one will be randomly selected each week from Oct. 4 to Dec. 6. Depending on when you receive the full course of vaccination* , this gives you up to 10 chances to win $1,000 credit toward your PNW tuition.

All students whose names are drawn must present their proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID to win. Each individual is eligible to win only once. The winners will be validated and announced following each drawing.

*For the purposes of this program, full course of vaccination means you have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine (if receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or one dose (if receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) OR you can provide: (I) documented proof of a physician’s directive that you should not receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines because you are contra-indicated due to a known history of severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any of the vaccines’ components, and (II) your own sworn affidavit, under penalty of perjury, that you have such a history. Read complete Vaccine Incentive Program Official Rules below.

Purdue Northwest employees who choose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 can enter a drawing to win one of four prize packages.

Already Vaccinated?

If you already have been vaccinated, submit the VIP Entry Form by Aug. 29. From the pool of employees who have received the full course of vaccination* prior to the start of the 2021-22 academic year (Aug. 23), two will be randomly selected the week of Aug. 30 to win this prize package:

  • $2,000 Visa Gift Card
  • Free parking spot of your choice at any PNW location through June 30, 2022 ($500 value)

Not Vaccinated Yet?

Not vaccinated yet? You can still qualify to win a VIP prize package! Receive the full course of vaccination* by Oct. 3 and submit the VIP Entry Form. PNW is making it easy for you by offering vaccine clinics on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, or you can get your vaccine in many locations in your community. From the pool of employees who receive the full course of vaccination between Aug. 23 and Oct. 3, two will be randomly selected the week of Oct. 4 to win this prize package:

  • $1,000 Visa Gift Card
  • Free parking spot of your choice at any PNW location through June 30, 2022 ($500 value)

All employees whose names are drawn must present their proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID to win. The winners will be validated and announced following each drawing.

*For the purposes of this program, full course of vaccination means you have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine (if receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or one dose (if receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) OR you can provide: (I) documented proof of a physician’s directive that you should not receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines because you are contra-indicated due to a known history of severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any of the vaccines’ components, and (II) your own sworn affidavit, under penalty of perjury, that you have such a history. Read complete Vaccine Incentive Program Official Rules below.

A PNW student is vaccinated for COVID-19 at an on-campus clinic.

Official Rules

Purdue Northwest Vaccine Incentive Program (“VIP”)
August 17, 2021

Binding Agreement. Your participation in the Purdue Northwest VIP drawing (the “Promotion“) is entirely voluntary.  However, if you elect to participate, you agree that submission of an entry in the Promotion constitutes agreement to these rules (the “Official Rules“).

Sponsor. The Promotion is sponsored by Purdue University; a state educational institution located at 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 by and on behalf of Purdue University Northwest, a multi-campus metropolitan university with campuses at Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Purdue Northwest’s main campus address is 2200 169th Street, Hammond, IN 46323.

Promotional Period.  Eligible Purdue Northwest Students and Employees (as defined below) may enter the Promotion and be eligible to win a prize.  Eligible Purdue Northwest Students and Employees must submit their vaccine documentation before the following deadlines for the following prizes:

  • August 29, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT for $2,000 tuition credit for students & $2,000 visa card + free parking for a year for employees
  • October 2, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT for $1,000 visa card + free parking for a year for employees
  • December 6, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT for $1,000 tuition credit for students

(the “Promotional Period”).

Submission of Documentation. Entry must be completed through purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bQQy7LHHpUbqlO6 (the “Submission Portal”) by December 6, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT to participate in the Promotion. All information submitted online by entrants is subject to, and will be treated in a manner consistent with, the Submission Portal’s Privacy Notice, which is currently accessible at: www.pnw.edu/legal-and-privacy/

One entry per person. Eligible Purdue Northwest Students and Employees can only submit one (1) entry into the drawing.  Prior to the drawing being held, the entry list will be reviewed, and all duplicate entries removed.

Dates of Drawings. The drawings will be conducted as follows:

$2,000 tuition credit             2 drawn every week from August 30 until December 6, 2021
$1,000 tuition credit             1 drawn every week from October 3 until December 6, 2021
$2,000 Gift Card + 1 year free parking      2 drawn the week of August 30, 2021
$1,000 Gift Card + 1 year free parking                 2 drawn the week of October 3, 2021              

Announcement of Winners. All winners will be announced and posted to pnw.edu website after the announcement. Each Eligible Student and Employee may win only one prize.

Promotion Prizes.  The Purdue Northwest VIP Drawing:

  • Eligible Purdue Northwest Students and Employees
  • Forty-four (44) drawings total
  • Prizes and Values are described on the prize list at the end of these rules and will be updated as new prizes become available

Eligible Purdue Northwest Students. You are an Eligible Purdue Northwest Student if you meet all the following requirements:

  1. You are admitted and enrolled as a student at Purdue Northwest for the fall 2021 academic semester.
  2. You satisfy either of the following:
  • You have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine (if receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or one dose (if receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and and provide sufficient proof of same to Purdue Northwest upon your selection as a Winner; or
  • You can provide: (I) documented proof of a physician’s directive that you should not receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines because you are contra-indicated due to a known history of severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any of the vaccines’ components, and (II) your own sworn affidavit, under penalty of perjury, that you have such a history.

Eligible Purdue Northwest Employees. You are an “Eligible Purdue Northwest Employee” if you meet all the following requirements:

  1. Active Employees within the following employee groups at Purdue University Northwest campuses as of the date of the drawing.
    • Faculty
    • Limited Term Lecturer
    • Management
    • Professional
    • Administrative and Operational Support
    • Police, Fire and Skilled Trades
  2. You satisfy either of the following
    • You have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine (if receiving the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or one dose (if receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and and provide sufficient proof of same to Purdue Northwest upon your selection as a Winner; or
    • You can provide: (I) documented proof of a physician’s directive that you should not receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines because you are contra-indicated due to a known history of severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) to any of the vaccines’ components, and (II) your own sworn affidavit, under penalty of perjury, that you have such a history.

Certain Relationships Ineligible.  Purdue Northwest employees in the Executive job classification (an “Executive“), members of the Executive’s immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live), and members of the households (whether related or not) of such Executives are ineligible to participate in this Promotion. Staff associated with the development or execution of the Promotion are ineligible to participate.

Validation and Verification.  All apparent winner information and eligibility will be reviewed prior to the declaration of an official winner in the Promotion (each, an “Official Winner“).  Apparent winners’ information will be validated and verified by Purdue Northwest officials.

In the event that an entry is deemed invalid, a discrepancy is found, or an apparent winner cannot be located based upon the contact information submitted, an alternate shall be used in place of the ineligible or un-locatable winner.

In the event that the winner does not wish to receive a prize, refuses or fails to provide a release and verification information in a form acceptable to Purdue Northwest (the “Release and Verification“), or does not promptly respond to the initial contact by Purdue Northwest officials, that winner may be deemed ineligible and an alternate may be used. If it is determined that an alternate will be used, the winner who was deemed invalid will forfeit any prizes associated with the Promotion.

The promptness and degree of reasonableness of efforts to locate a winner or of any decision to deem a winner ineligible based upon these Official Rules shall be at the sole discretion of Purdue Northwest.

Alternates will be used in the order in which they were selected (i.e., alternate one (1) will be used first, alternate two (2) will be used second, and so on) as vacated spots become available.

Verification of all information must be presented to claim any prize.

Internet Conduct and Limitations of Liability.  Any attempt by a user, participant or any other individual to deliberately damage the Submission Portal or other components of the Promotion website or undermine the legitimate operation of this Promotion, is a violation of criminal and civil laws, and should such an attempt be made, Purdue Northwest reserves the right to seek the prosecution of and/or damages from any such person or persons as permitted by law. Furthermore, such person may be excluded from the Promotion.

Neither Purdue Northwest nor Purdue University or any of its trustees, officers, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees or agents are responsible for late, or incomplete or misdirected entries, or responsible for incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by the Submission Portal or other components of the Promotion website, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Promotion.

Neither Purdue Northwest nor Purdue University or any of its trustees, officers, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees or 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 Promotion, which may include, without limitation, inaccessibility or unavailability of the internet, the Submission Portal or other components of the Promotion website or any combination thereof; theft or destruction or unauthorized access of the Submission Portal or other components of the Promotion website; any injury or damage to the participants or to any other person’s computer(s) or smartphone related to or resulting from participating in this Promotion, or downloading materials from or use of the Submission Portal or other components of the Promotion website.

Random Drawing and Results. The winners of the drawing will be randomly selected from among all eligible entries received and matched to their prize in the order in which they are drawn.

Subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules, the apparent winners drawn and verified will be declared the Official Winners of the Promotion.

General Terms and Conditions. All prize details shall be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Purdue Northwest. Purdue Northwest students and employees who do not meet the eligibility requirements defined in these Official Rules are not eligible to win.

Official Winners will be responsible for any taxes associated with this prize. All federal, state and local laws, applicable taxes, and regulations apply.  Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the applicable drawing winners. Employee prizes are taxable as income to the Employee. Student tuition credits are generally not taxable as income to the Student. Before accepting the prize, validated and verified Official Winners should consult with their own tax advisors to understand the potential tax impact to them of accepting and receiving the prize

Acceptance of a prize constitutes express permission for the Purdue Northwest as set forth in the Release and Verification, to use the prize winner’s name and/or likeness worldwide, in perpetuity, for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation, notification or permission unless prohibited by law, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised. Further, by accepting a prize, each prize winner agrees to hold Purdue Northwest, including any of its trustees, officers, employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, assignees and agents, absolutely harmless against any and all claims and/or liability arising out of the acceptance, receipt and/or use of a prize. Each prize winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in the Promotion or acceptance, receipt and/or use of any prize. Purdue Northwest makes no warranty, guarantee or representation of any kind concerning any prize (or any portion thereof) and disclaims any implied warranty. By participating in the Promotion, all entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.

All materials submitted become the property of Purdue Northwest and will not be returned. Prizes are nontransferable to any other person, including relatives or friends, and Official Winners are encouraged to use prizes to cover educational expenses. Fulfillment of the prize will occur approximately six (6) weeks after the announcement date.

Purdue Northwest, at its discretion, reserves the right to select and/or change the prize(s) to be awarded as part of this Promotion or end the Promotion prior to all prize winners being drawn.

All participants in the Promotion recognize and agree that Purdue Northwest is not charging a price, raising funds, or receiving any consideration from participants in the Promotion.  The Promotion simply entails the offer to Eligible Purdue Students and Employees of a chance for a prize.

Prizes

Updated: August 17, 2021

The following prizes will be awarded in the Promotion. The prizes will be awarded in the order listed. As new prizes become available, this list will be updated. Values are approximate (no cash equivalents will be offered). Standard terms, conditions and policies will apply to use of the prizes. Additional restrictions may apply.

  • $2,000 tuition credit (30 prizes)
    • Value $2,000
  • $1,000 tuition credit (10 prizes)
    • Value $1,000
  • $2,000 Visa Gift Card and a reserved parking spot for one year (2 prizes)
    • Value $2,500
  • $1,000 Visa Gift Card and a reserved parking spot for one year (2 prizes)
    • Value $1,500

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