Employee Vaccine Incentive Drawing


50 winners have been selected!  Read the full announcement of winners.

Vaccinated Boilermakers should still submit proof of vaccination here.

(Looking for information on the student Old Golden Ticket vaccine incentive drawing?)


Purdue employees who choose to get vaccinated against COVID-19 have a chance to win one of 50 prizes — including a pair of 2021 Boilermaker football season tickets! 

Employees must successfully submit valid proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to the university by August 13. From the pool of employees who document their choice to be vaccinated, 50 will be randomly selected. The winners will be validated and announced the week of August 23.

The drawing is open to employees affiliated with the West Lafayette campus. Read full eligibility details and complete contest Terms and Conditions below. 

Prizes include

  • 2021 Boilermaker football season tickets
  • Tickets to the men’s basketball home opener
  • Reserved campus parking spot for one year
  • Annual “A” parking pass
  • Gift cards to local establishments

See the full list of prizes and other details in the Terms & Conditions below

How to Enter

  1. Get vaccinated against COVID-19.
    • IMPORTANT DATES:
      • To be eligible, you must receive both doses of the two-dose vaccines, or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine, by August 13.
      • To make sure you get your second dose on time, the first dose of a vaccine series administered 28 days apart (e.g., Moderna) must be administered absolutely no later than July 16, or the first dose of a vaccine series administered 21 days apart (e.g., Pfizer) must be administered absolutely no later than July 23 so that you have time to receive the second dose on/before August 13. The Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine can be administered as late as August 13.
  2. Submit valid documentation of your vaccination by August 13.
  3. Wait patiently until the week of August 23 to see if you win!

Employee Vaccine Incentive Drawing FAQs

This drawing is open to Purdue West Lafayette employees only. You are eligible to participate in the Purdue Employee Vaccine Incentive drawing if:

  • You are an active Purdue West Lafayette employee in one of the following employee groups as of the date of the drawing:
    • Faculty
    • Limited Term Lecturer
    • Management
    • Professional
    • Administrative and Operational Support
    • Police, Fire and Skilled Trades
  • You have submitted valid documentation to the University that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by August 13 at 11:59:59 p.m. (ET).

Full terms and conditions are below.

To participate in the drawing, eligible employees must submit valid proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) August 13.

Purdue will randomly select 50 winners from the pool of all eligible submissions received by 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) August 13.

The 50 winners will be notified and announced on the Protect Purdue website during the week of August 23.

Employees who have already uploaded their vaccine documentation via Qualtrics will be automatically entered in the drawing and do not have to complete this step again.

Purdue recognizes the following COVID-19 vaccinations, which have gained Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Should other vaccines receive such FDA authorization or WHO approval, they will be added to this list at that time.

Platform Vaccine name Manufacturer
mRNA BNT162b2/Tozinameran/COMIRNATY® Pfizer-BioNTech
mRNA mRNA-1273 Moderna
Ad26 Ad26.COV2.S Johnson&Johnson
ChAdOx1 Azd1222 AstraZeneca; MFDS Korea
ChAdOx1 Covishield (ChAdOx1_nCoV-19) Serum Institute India
Inactivated virus/aluminum adjuvant Sinopharm Beijing Bio-Institute of Biological Products Co Ltd
Inactivated virus/aluminum adjuvant CoronaVac (formerly PiCoVacc) Sinovac Biotech

Yes, you must receive the full vaccination protocol — both doses of a two-dose vaccine, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson&Johnson.

You may enter as soon as you have received the full vaccination protocol — both doses of a two-dose vaccine, such as Pfizer or Moderna, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson&Johnson.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is the surest, safest and quickest way to significantly reduce the risk of exposure and serious illness. In addition, the vaccination is another significant step toward the return to a greater sense of normalcy for the Purdue community. On a campus of 50,000 people, 95% efficacy still translates to 2,500 individuals being vulnerable to the disease.

The drawing is a fun and financially rewarding incentive that encourages all Boilermakers to take this important public health step as an expression of the Protect Purdue Pledge to protect themselves, others and the entire Purdue community.

Purdue’s campus COVID-19 vaccine distribution site, located on the northwest side of the Co-Rec, is open to help vaccinate as many Boilermakers as possible. Hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The vaccine administered at the campus site is Pfizer and is free for Purdue employees. More information about the Purdue vaccine clinic, instructions to schedule an appointment and additional details are available here.

Individuals can also be vaccinated in Indiana at any of the more 1,000 vaccine clinics across the state. Visit https://vaccine.coronavirus.in.gov/ or call 211 (or 866-211-9966) for more information or to schedule an appointment. You also can schedule an appointment with a federal partner site, such as Meijer and Kroger. There is no cost to receive the vaccine.

For those living outside Indiana, go to Find a COVID-19 Vaccine and enter your zip code, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you.

Winners will be responsible for any federal, state and local taxes associated with the drawing. The value of the prize will be included on the employee’s W-2 issued by Purdue University. All applicable Federal, FICA and State/local taxes will be withheld on a normally scheduled pay date occurring after Winner has accepted the prize. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. 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.

Eligible Purdue 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.

Official Rules 

Purdue Employee Vaccine Incentive Drawing

Updated July 16, 2021 

Binding Agreement. Your participation in the Purdue Employee Vaccine Incentive 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.

Promotional Period.  Only Eligible Purdue Employees (as defined below) may enter the Promotion and be eligible to win a prize.  Eligible Purdue Employees must submit their vaccine documentation before August 13, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT (the “Promotional Period”). 

Submission of Documentation. Entry must be completed through https://protect.purdue.edu/vaccine-information/employee-vaccine-incentive/ (the “Submission Portal”) by August 13, 2021 at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT 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: https://www.purdue.edu/purdue/about/privacy-notice.php

One entry per person. Eligible Purdue 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. 

Date of Drawing. The drawings will be conducted by Monday, August 23, 2021.

Announcement of Winners. All winners will be announced and posted to protect.purdue.edu website after the announcement.

Promotion Prizes.  The Purdue Employee Vaccine Incentive Drawing:

  • Eligible Purdue Employees
  • Fifty (50) 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 Employees. You are an “Eligible Purdue Employee” if you meet all the following requirements: 

  1. Active Employees within the following employee groups at Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus as of the date of the drawing. 
    1. Faculty
    1. Limited Term Lecturer
    1. Management
    1. Professional
    1. Administrative and Operational Support
    1. Police, Fire and Skilled Trades
  • You satisfy either of the following:
  1. 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 the required dose(s) of another FDA, EU, or WHO-approved vaccine (a full list of approved vaccines is located here) and have submitted your vaccine documentation to the Submission Portal during the Promotional Period; 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 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. Student and temporary employees 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 University 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 University (the “Release and Verification“), or does not promptly respond to the initial contact by Purdue University 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 University.

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, the Purdue University 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 University nor 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 University nor 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 University. Purdue 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. Federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the applicable drawing winners. The value of the prize will be included on the employee’s W-2 issued by Purdue University.  All applicable Federal, FICA and State/local taxes will be withheld on a normally scheduled pay date occurring after Winner has accepted the prize. All federal, state and local laws, applicable taxes, and regulations apply.  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 University and its agencies 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 University, 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 University 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 University and will not be returned. Prizes are nontransferable to any other person, including relatives or friends. Fulfillment of the prize will occur approximately six (6) weeks after the announcement date.

Purdue University, 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 University 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 Employees of a chance for a prize.

PRIZES

Updated: June 25, 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. 

  • Pair of Football season tickets
    • Value $444 
  • Pair of MBB tickets (home opener)
    • Value $80
  • PMU Dining Certificate
    • Value $50.00
  • One night / One room stay + $150 food voucher at the Union Club Hotel at Purdue University (two winners)
    • Value $350 (est.)
  • Reserved parking spot for one year
    • Value $1,000
  • Annual “A” Parking Pass
    • Value $250
  • Dining gift card
    • Value $50
  • One Hour Purdue Photo Shoot with Boilermaker Special and Purdue Pete
    • Value $150
  • One Hour Boilermaker Special certificate for a campus ride/tour
    • Value $75 
  • One Hour Purdue Pete Event (birthday, anniversary, etc.)
    • Value $100 
  • One-year membership to the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center
    • Value $375
  • Various restaurant gift cards
    • Value $50