NAPA DREAM HOME RAFFLE, OFFICIAL RULES, AND REGULATIONS

Alternatives For Better Living, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code, is conducting this raffle pursuant to California Penal Code Section 320.5, et seq., to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. The Rules of the Napa Dream Home Raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a raffle ticket, the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. Alternatives For Better Living interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.

 

GENERAL RULES

The Grand Prize Drawing for the Napa Dream Home Raffle will be held on Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. Tickets will not be sold after November 9th, 2019. An independent raffle auditor will supervise the drawing. Prize winners do not need to be present to win.

The raffle Grand Prize for 2019 is a Luxury Napa Dream Home valued at $2,995,000. The alternate grand prize for 2019 is $2,000,000 cash.  A minimum of sixty thousand (60,000) raffle tickets must be sold by the final ticket purchase deadline in order for the Grand Prize to be awarded in full. The Grand Prize is offered as a unit, non-divisible and without substitution.

All gross receipts generated by the sale of raffle tickets are used by Alternatives For Better Living for charitable purposes. In the event that less than sixty thousand (60,000) raffle tickets are sold by the final ticket purchase deadline, the Grand Prize winner will be awarded an amount equal to 50% of the total ticket net proceeds received by Alternatives For Better Living not to exceed two million dollars ($2,000,000), minus all costs and expenses paid or incurred by or on behalf of Alternatives For Better Living in connection with the raffle. Only eighty thousand (80,000) tickets will be sold. The chances of winning are based on that number. If fewer tickets are sold, your chances of winning the Grand Prize and other prizes improve. The IRS has taken the position that amounts paid for chances in raffles, lotteries or similar drawings for valuable prizes are not gifts, and consequently, do not qualify as deductible charitable contributions.

If the Dream Home Grand Prize is chosen as the prize, the Grand Prize winner assumes all fees, local, state and federal taxes (including but not limited to income taxes based on the value of the house), financing costs (including, but not limited to, closing costs, title insurance, and transfer tax and fees) which must be paid when the House is transferred to the winner.

There are federal taxes and there may be state and/or local tax consequences if the winner selects the Grand Prize. (See Prizes section below) These consequences may apply to other prizes as well. Alternatives For Better Living takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities. All Participants and winners are strongly urged to seek professional legal and accounting advice regarding the tax consequences of receiving any prize. Void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

 

LIABILITY RELEASE BY PARTICIPANT

BY ENTERING THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT ACCEPTS AND AGREES (1) TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE RULES, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH HERE; (2) Alternatives For Better Living WILL TREAT PARTICIPANT AND WINNER INFORMATION AS OUTLINED IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY; AND  (3) THAT PARTICIPANT NAMES AND/OR LIKENESSES WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THE NEWS MEDIA, EXCEPT THAT PARTICIPANT NAMES AND/OR LIKENESSES MAY BE USED BY Alternatives For Better Living AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES AND IN LISTS OF PRIZE WINNERS TO BE PUBLISHED ON THE NAPA DREAM HOME RAFFLE WEBSITE, LOCATED AT https://napadreamhomeraffle.com/ OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY APPLY. Alternatives For Better Living INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF THESE RULES SHALL BE FINAL.

AS A PRECONDITION TO ENTRY AND PARTICIPATION IN THIS RAFFLE, EACH PARTICIPANT RELEASES Alternatives For Better Living, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE RAFFLE OR WINNING ANY PRIZE OR RESULTING FROM ACCEPTANCE, POSSESSION,

USE OR MISUSE OF ANY PRIZE, OR RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE BY Alternatives For Better Living, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS. EACH WINNING PARTICIPANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD Alternatives For Better Living HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS, AND ACTIONS OF ANY KIND ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH OR AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE RAFFLE OR THE WINNER’S ACCEPTANCE OR USE OF ANY PRIZE.

EACH PARTICIPANT HEREBY WAIVES THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 WHICH STATES THE FOLLOWING:

“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR”.

 

 

TICKETS

Tickets are $150 each, 3-packs for $400, or 5-packs for $550. Only one method of payment, one name, and one mailing address are permitted per ticket pack. Only one eligible person may be entered in the raffle per ticket sold. If the name of more than one person is submitted with a ticket purchase, and that ticket is selected as a winning ticket, then the person named first will be deemed the holder of record of that ticket and declared the winner. Division of any prize by a group of individuals purchasing a ticket in common shall be the sole responsibility of the person named as the holder of record of that ticket, should that ticket be selected as a winner.

Tickets purchased by August 10th, 2019 at Midnight PST will be eligible for entry in the Early Bird Drawing 1 (drawing date on August 17th, 2019). Tickets purchased by September 28th, 2019 at Midnight PST will be eligible for entry in the Early Bird Drawing 2 (drawing date on October 5th, 2019).  Tickets purchased by November 9th, 2019 by Midnight PST will be eligible for entry into the Grand Prize Drawing (drawing date on November 23rd, 2019). All such tickets, including all winning tickets from Early Bird Drawings, will be included in applicable subsequent drawings, as well as the Grand Prize Drawing.

Alternatives For Better Living reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” Defective or physically altered entry forms may be disqualified from participation in the raffle drawings by Alternatives For Better Living in its sole discretion. Prior to the Grand Prize Drawing, Alternatives For Better Living will make a reasonable effort to notify the individual and/or entity that submits such an entry form, including one which has been rejected because the Participant’s credit card or check which was provided for payment did not clear for lack of sufficient funds or any other reason, that such entry has been rejected by attempting to contact Participant by using the information provided by Participant at the time of submitting the purchase request. All orders and payments for tickets for the Early Bird Drawings must be received by Alternatives For Better Living by the indicated deadline. Any orders received after these deadlines will be held for the subsequent drawings, if applicable, as well as the Grand Prize Drawing. Alternatives For Better Living assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.

 

LIMITATION OF REMEDIES FOR BREACH

A RAFFLE PARTICIPANT’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR BREACH BY Alternatives For Better Living SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE PAID BY PARTICIPANT FOR HIS OR HER RAFFLE TICKET(S). IN NO EVENT SHALL Alternatives For Better Living, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURIES TO EARNINGS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

 

HOW TO PURCHASE

An individual can purchase as many tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability.

To purchase tickets: use the order form provided and fax the order form to 888-833-8555 or you may mail it to DDHR, PO Box 2720, Napa CA 94558 or call 1-888-387-1448 providing your name, address, phone number along with your credit card number, credit card security code and expiration date. Tickets cannot be purchased on the raffle website or by email. Any entry form submitted by email will be rejected. All entries must include payment by check, money order or credit card. Alternatives For Better Living reserves the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” No other refunds are available except in the exclusive discretion of Alternatives For Better Living. Alternatives For Better Living assumes no responsibility for lost, late, misdirected or non-delivered mail or fax messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines.

 

SELECTION OF WINNERS

The Napa Dream Home Raffle Grand Prize Drawing will be held on November 23rd, 2019 from all eligible raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win. Alternatives For Better Living will conduct the Early Bird drawings on August 17th, 2019 (Early Bird Drawing 1), October 5th, 2019 (Early Bird Drawing 2).  The Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing and Micro-Bonus drawing (See Bonus Drawings) will be held on November 23rd, 2019.  The Early Bird Drawings, Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing, Micro Bonus Drawing and Grand Prize Drawing will be held under the supervision of an independent raffle auditor. Winning Participants will be notified according to the contact information provided by Participant to Alternatives For Better Living at the time of ticket purchase. If the Grand Prize winner cannot be located within 30 days after the Grand Prize Drawing on November 23rd, 2019 after attempting to make contact through the information provided by the Grand Prize winner at the time of purchasing the ticket, such winner will be deemed to have elected the Alternate Grand Prize, and another winner will not be selected for such prize. In addition to the list of winners posted on the Napa Dream Home Raffle website, a list of winners may be obtained from Alternatives For Better Living or by sending a self-address, stamped envelope to Alternatives For Better Living, PO Box 2720, Napa CA 94558 within two weeks of the drawing.

In order to collect his or her prize, a ticket winner may be required to sign and deliver to Alternatives For Better Living: (a) a sworn affidavit of eligibility in accordance with these Rules and applicable law, including without limitation that he or she is at least 18 years old; (b) such written information as is required by any applicable tax and/or real estate laws, including without limitation his or her Social Security Number; (c) proof of identity in forms satisfactory to Alternatives For Better Living showing that the person claiming the prize is the same person who is named on the winning raffle ticket.; and (d) the winning ticket stub. Certain prize winners may be required to submit a W-2G, Form 5754 or similar tax form (provided by Alternatives For Better Living) for tax withholding purposes. Prizes not collected within 6 months after the raffle will be forfeited and another prize winner will not be selected.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Individual U.S. residents physically residing in the United States and District of Columbia who are eighteen (18) years of age or older are eligible for entry. Alternatives For Better Living’s employees, members of the Board of Directors, authorized agents and employees thereof, consultants, attorneys, independent accountant firm(s), and their spouses and children living in the same household are excluded from participating and are not eligible to win a prize. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. The raffle is void where prohibited or restricted by law. An affidavit of eligibility may be required from prize winners prior to receiving any prize.

 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DIE BEFORE I RECEIVE MY PRIZE?

In the event of a prize winner’s death, representatives of the estate will need to contact Alternatives For Better Living office in order to begin the process of transitioning payments to the beneficiaries.  If there is no Beneficiary Designation on file at the time of your death, Alternatives For Better Living will make payments pursuant to established Alternatives For Better Living procedures or as ordered by the court.  Designating beneficiaries for your prize payments simplifies the process for transferring prize payments to your heirs.  You may obtain a Beneficiary Designation Form from Alternatives For Better Living Office.

 

PRIZE INFORMATION

NOTE: All prizes are subject to availability and any prize may be substituted with an equivalent cash prize, as determined by Alternatives For Better Living in its sole discretionThe Mini Dream Home Grand Prize is the featured Prize Package referenced in raffle promotional materials. Alternatively, the Grand Prize winner may elect the Alternate Grand Prize, a one-time $2,000,000 cash payment or annuity payment. If the Mini Dream Home property is not available due to circumstances outside of the control of all parties associated with the raffle, as determined by Alternatives For Better Living, the Grand Prize winner will instead have no election as stated above and a cash payment will be awarded.  If fewer than 60,000 tickets are sold by November 9th, 2019, the raffle will be held as scheduled, and all prizes will be awarded as a one-time cash payment or deferred annuity payment.  The manner of payment (one-time cash or deferred annuity) will be determined by Alternatives For Better Living in its sole discretion, as will the amount of any payment, which will be calculated based on a percentage of tickets sold ([total ticket sales / minimum ticket threshold x prize value = cash prize award]) and may vary depending between prizes. The Grand Prize winner will receive a payment equivalent to 50% of the Net Raffle Proceeds paid as a one-time cash payment, not to exceed $2,000,000. Net Raffle Proceeds will be calculated based on Alternatives For Better Living accounting, which shall be final and conclusive with respect to all winners. For these purposes “Net Raffle Proceeds” is defined as the balance of funds left after paying all other prizes, all raffle expenses and all expenses for the Grand Prize. At the option of Alternatives For Better Living, the drawing date for the grand prize may take place earlier if all raffle tickets have been sold. If fewer than 10,000 tickets are sold by October 5th, 2019, midnight, Alternatives For Better Living, in its sole discretion, may end the raffle as of the Second Early Bird Drawing. Early Access, Early Bird 1, 1-10 Early Bird 2, 1-10, Micro-Bonus and Multi Ticket Drawings will revert to cash prizes based on a percentage of tickets sold and may vary depending between prizes for those drawings. The Grand Prize winner will be held at that time, but the winner will receive, in lieu of the stated Grand Prize, 50% of the Net Raffle Proceeds, less appropriate and required income taxes (federal, state and/or local). No further raffle drawings will be held.

All vehicle prizes come base model factory equipped. Winner(s) are solely responsible for any and all state or local license fees, title, registration, as well as any cost differential between the value of the vehicle and the corresponding cash alternate prize, taxes, or fees associated with the vehicle, as well as insurance (proof of which must be shown prior to delivery), and pickup or delivery costs at the dealership, as well as any non-standard features and options chosen by the winner and/or negotiated with the dealership. All winners of vehicles must make an election between the vehicle and the corresponding alternative cash payment by no later than 5:00 p.m. on the tenth business day after the drawing. All vehicle prizes are subject to availability at the automobile dealer selected by Alternatives For Better Living and may be substituted with a comparable vehicle by Alternatives For Better Living or with the corresponding cash alternate prize. The manner of payment (one-time cash or deferred annuity) will be determined by Alternatives For Better Living in its sole discretion, as will the amount of any payment, which will be calculated based on a percentage of tickets sold ([total ticket sales / minimum ticket threshold x prize value = cash prize award]) and may vary depending between prizes.

All vacation and travel prizes are subject to space and availability. All gratuities, taxes, and fees are the responsibility of the winner and each vacation prize has a maximum total value of five thousand dollars ($5,000). Winners of vacation travel-related prizes must comply with all applicable requirements and restrictions related to said prizes, including without limitation applicable travel dates, age restrictions, liability waivers, travel documentation and reservation and confirmation procedures. All vacation travel prizes are subject to availability and may be substituted with a comparable vacation travel prize or with the corresponding cash alternate prize.

 

EARLY BIRD DRAWING 1

Entry Deadline: August 10, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: August 17, 2019

Prize(s):

 

  • 1st Prize:Destination Dream Vacation, SUPERBOWL 2020 (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $15,000)
  • 2nd Prize: $10,000 Cash
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, NAPA PRIVATE FARMHOUSE GETAWAY FOR 14 (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, JOURNEY TO MACHU PICCHU (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, KENTUCKY DERBY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, RYDER CUP GOLF COMPETITION (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FAIRMONT BARBADOS LUXURY GETAWAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, LONDON & PARIS LUXURY STAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, JAMAICA ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TUSCANY TRUFFLE HUNT (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

 

EARLY BIRD DRAWING 2

Entry Deadline: September 28, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: October 5, 2019

Prize(s):

 

  • 1st Prize: MERCEDES BENZ C 300 SPORT COUPE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $20,000)
  • 2nd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, ULTIMATE BRITISH OPEN GOLF EXPERIENCE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 3rd Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 4th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FIJI PARADISE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 5th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, ICELAND: LAND OF FIRE AND ICE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, FAIRMONT GETAWAY TO MAUI (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TONY AWARDS (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, LONDON WEST END THEATRE EXPERIENCE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, THE PLAZA NEW YORK (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, CELEBRITY CRUISES (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

 

 

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: November 23, 2019

Location: Drawing will be conducted by a representative of Alternatives For Better Living. All drawings will be held at and under the supervision of an independent accounting firm in Napa, CA. Entrants need not be present to win.

 Prize(s):

 

The Grand Prize: a Luxury Napa Dream Home valued at $2,995,000. The alternate grand prize is $2,000,000 cash

  • 2nd Prize: $50,000 CASH
  • 3rd Prize: $25,000 CASH
  • 4th Prize: KALAMAZOO K100HB HYBRID GRILL (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $15,000)
  • 5th Prize: 2020 CHEROKEE WOLFPUP TRAVEL TRAILER (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $7,500)
  • 6th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, NCAA FINAL FOUR CHAMPIONSHIP (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize: Destination Dream VacationDISNEYLAND VIP TOUR (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TASTE OF TUSCANY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 9th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, WILLIAM SELYEM PERFECT PINOT EXCLUSIVE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, CHURCHILL DOWNS PRIVATE ESTATE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 11th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, HAWAIIAN FAIRMONT GETAWAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 12th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, TORTUGA BAY PUNTACANA JEWEL (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 13th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, COSTA RICA GETAWAY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 14th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, IRELAND ADVENTURE (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 15th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, GAME OF THRONES JOURNEY (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 16-300 Prizes: Electronics and Gift Cards

 

MULTI-TICKET BONUS DRAWING

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: November 23, 2019

  • 1st Prize: 2019 RANGE ROVER SUPERCHARGED (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $50,000)

Any individual who buys three or more tickets will be entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, subject to the following; to be eligible entrants must purchase three or more tickets during the same purchase, using one method of payment, using the same name on each ticket, and the same mailing address for each eligible ticket. For each eligible ticket purchased, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added to the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Three tickets purchased will have three tickets entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing. Four tickets purchased will have four tickets entered into the Multi-Ticket Drawing, etc. Multiple tickets purchased at the same time are eligible for discounts. 3-packs are available for $400 and 5-packs are available for $550.

 

MICRO-BONUS DRAWING

Entry Deadline: November 9, 2019 @ Midnight PST

Drawing Date: November 23, 2019

  • 1st Prize: 2019 CLUB CAR VILLAGER 2+2 LSV ELECTRIC (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

Any individual who has purchased at least one (1) ticket for the General Grand Prize Drawing will be qualified to enter our Micro-Bonus Drawings by purchasing a separate ticket(s) into the Micro-Bonus Drawings. The Micro-Bonus drawing tickets may be purchased for $10 per ticket. No minimum ticket amount required to qualify, no maximum number of tickets have been placed for Micro-Bonus Drawings. The Micro-Bonus Drawings will be a separate ticket entry from the Grand Prize Drawing. Multiple Micro-Bonus Drawing tickets purchased will qualify only for their respective Micro-Bonus Drawing categories and do not qualify for the General Multi-Ticket Drawings to the following; to be eligible entrants must purchase tickets specifically for the Micro-Bonus Drawing(s), with one or more tickets during the same purchase, using one method of payment, using the same name on each ticket and the same mailing address for each ticket. For each eligible ticket purchased, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added to the Micro-Bonus Drawing.

 

Early Access Bonus Drawing

Entry Deadlines: June 20, 2019

Drawing Date: June 22, 2019

  • 1st Prize: $10,000 CASH!

Any individual who has purchased at least one (1) ticket for the General Grand Prize Drawing by June 20th, 2019 will also be qualified for our Early Access Bonus Drawing (for $10,000 CASH). The Early Access Bonus drawing tickets must be purchased prior to the entry deadline to qualify (06/20/2019).  For each eligible ticket purchased by the drawing deadline, a corresponding eligible ticket will be added into the Early Access Bonus Drawing, Early Bird 1 & 2 Bonus Drawings and Grand Prize Drawing.

 

 

ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All applicable and/or required federal and state taxes will be withheld from any and all cash prizes by Alternatives For Better Living in accordance with federal and state law, and Alternatives For Better Living prior to remitting the remaining balance of the cash prizes to the winners. Alternatives For Better Living takes no responsibility for any tax liabilities incurred by Participants. Consult your tax adviser.

The Napa Dream Home Grand Prize, if selected, will be transferred to the Grand Prize winner “AS IS, WHERE IS, AND WITH ALL FAULTS”. ALTERNATIVES FOR BETTER LIVING DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOUSE AND ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OR CONDITION OF THE HOUSE. ALTERNATIVES FOR BETTER LIVING DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE HOUSE IS OF MERCANTILE QUALITY OR THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES ARE GIVEN AND NO AFFIRMATION OF ALTERNATIVES FOR BETTER LIVING BY WORDS AND/OR ACTIONS WILL CONSTITUTE A WARRANTY.

At the time of closing, all federal and state income taxes based on the value of the House will be due from the Grand Prize Winner. All applicable and/or required federal and state taxes will be withheld from any and all cash prizes by Alternatives For Better Living in accordance with federal and state law, and Alternatives For Better Living prior to remitting the remaining balance of the cash prizes to the winners. Alternatives For Better Living makes no guarantee that the Grand Prize winner will be able to sell or otherwise transfer the Napa Dream Home Grand Prize for a particular value, nor is there any guarantee that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will accept a stated or advertised value of the Dream Home Grand Prize for the purpose of determining any income tax that may be due from the winner.

ANY CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE RULES, OR THE BREACH THEREOF, SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (PURSUANT TO ITS EXPEDITED PROCEDURES) UNDER ITS COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION RULES, AND JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION THEREOF.  IF AN IN-PERSON HEARING IS TO BE HELD, THE PARTIES AGREE TO HOLD THE HEARING IN OR NEAR NAPA, CA.

REGISTRATION WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA:

By letter from the California Attorney General’s office, Alternatives For Better Living has registered with the Department of Justice under Raffle Registration Number RF0002975. The official registration and financial information regarding Alternatives For Better Living can be obtained from the Attorney General’s website (at www.ag.ca.gov/charities). Registration does not imply endorsement by the Attorney General or the Department of Justice.