The Grand Prize Drawing Will Be Held on 03/17/18 & Winners Will Be Published By Noon The Following Day!
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OFFICIAL RAFFLE RULES

Napa Dream Home Raffle, Official Rules & Regulations

Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute, tax exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are conducting this raffle pursuant to California Penal Code Section 320.5, et seq., to raise funds for ongoing charitable purposes. The Rules of the Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute raffle are set forth below. By purchasing a raffle ticket the purchaser agrees to be bound by these rules and regulations. Alternatives For Better Livings’ & McAlister Institute’s interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.

GENERAL RULES

The Grand Prize Drawing for Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute Destination Dream Home Raffle Napa Valley will be held on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. Tickets will not be sold after March 3rd, 2018 at Midnight PST. An independent raffle auditor will supervise the drawing. Prize winners do not need to be present to win.  The raffle Grand Prize for 2018 will be: (a) 3 Bedroom 3 Bath Napa Valley Dream Home (collectively, “Dream Home Grand Prize”) plus $120,000 cash towards closing costs or (b) $1,000,000.00 in cash (“Alternate Grand Prize”).

A minimum of forty thousand (40,000) raffle tickets must be sold by the final ticket purchase deadline in order for the Grand Prize winner to have the choice of the Dream Home Grand Prize or the Alternate Grand Prize.

The Dream Home 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 & McAlister Institute for charitable purposes. In the event that less than forty thousand (40,000) 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 proceeds received by Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute, not to exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000), minus all costs and expenses paid or incurred by or on behalf of Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute in connection with the raffle. Only 60,000 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. Likewise, there are federal taxes and there may be state and/or local tax consequences if the winner selects the Alternate Grand Prize. (See Prizes section below) These consequences may apply to other prizes as well. Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute take 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) THAT ALTERNATIVES FOR BETTER LIVING & McALISTER INSTITUTE 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 & McALISTER INSTITUTE AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION FOR PUBLICITY PURPOSES AND IN LISTS OF PRIZE WINNERS TO BE PUBLISHED ON THE ALTERNATIVES FOR BETTER LIVING & McALISTER INSTITUTE RAFFLE WEBSITE, LOCATED AT HTTPS://NAPADREAMHOMERAFFLE.COM. OTHER RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY APPLY. ALTERNATIVES FOR BETTER LIVING & McALISTER INSTITUTE’S 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 & McAlister INSTITUTE, 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 & McALISTER INSTITUTE, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS. EACH WINNING PARTICIPANT AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD ALTERNATIVES FOR BETTER LIVING & McALISTER INSTITUTE 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 October 7th, 2017 will be eligible for entry in the Early Bird Drawing 1 (drawing date on October 14th, 2017). Tickets purchased by December 2nd, 2017 will be eligible for entry in the Early Bird Drawing 2 (drawing date on December 7th, 2017).  Tickets purchased by March 3rd, 2018 will be eligible for entry in the Grand Prize Drawing (drawing date on March 17th, 2018). 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 & McAlister Institute reserve 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 & McAlister Institute in their sole discretion. Prior to the Grand Prize Drawing, Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute 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 & McAlister Institute 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 & McAlister Institute assume 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 & McALISTER INSTITUTE 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 & McALISTER INSTITUTE, 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 TICKETS:

An individual can purchase as many tickets as he or she may wish, subject to availability.  To purchase tickets Participants must complete the order form provided and transmit the order form via facsimile to 888.934.4321, or mail the order form to Destination Dream Home Raffle, P.O. Box 2720, Napa CA 94558, or call 1-888-789-3888 and provide Participant’s name, address, and phone number along with payment credit card number, credit card security code and expiration date. Tickets cannot be purchased via the raffle website or by email. All entry forms submitted by email will be rejected. All entries must include payment by check, money order or credit card. Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute reserve the right to reject any entry form that is submitted with payment that does not constitute “good funds.” No refunds are available, except as provided in the sole discretion of Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute. Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute assume 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 applicable drawing deadlines.

SELECTION OF WINNERS:

The Alternatives For Better Living Grand Prize Drawing will be held on March 17th, 2018 from all eligible raffle tickets. Winners need not be present to win. Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute will conduct the Early Bird drawings on October 14th, 2017 (Early Bird Drawing 1), December th, 2017(Early Bird Drawing 2).  The Bonus Multi-Ticket Drawing (See Bonus Drawings) will be held on March 17th, 2018.  The Early Bird Drawings, Bonus Multi-Ticket 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 & McAlister Institute at the time of ticket purchase.  If the Grand Prize winner cannot be located within 30 days after the Grand Prize Drawing of March 17th, 2018 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 Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute raffle website, a list of winners may be obtained from Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute or by sending a self-address, stamped envelope to Destination Dream Home Raffle, 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 or McAlister Institute: (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 & McAlister Institute 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 or McAlister Institute) for tax withholding purposes.

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 & McAlister Institute 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 the Alternatives For Better Living or McAlister Institute’s 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 & McAlister Institute will make payments pursuant to established Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute 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 the Alternatives For Better Living office or the McAlister Institute 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 & McAlister Institute in their sole discretion. The Dream Home Grand Prize is the featured property located in Napa Valley, California, United States as referenced in raffle promotional materials. Alternatively, the Grand Prize winner may elect the Alternate Grand Prize, a one-time $1,000,000 cash payment or annuity payment. If the Dream Home Grand Prize is not available due to circumstances outside of the control of Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute, as determined by Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute, the Grand Prize winner will instead have no election as stated above and a cash payment will be awarded. If fewer than 40,000 tickets are sold by March 3rd, 2018, 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 & McAlister Institute in its sole discretion, as will the amount of any payment, which will be calculated based on a percentage of tickets sold and may vary depending between prizes.  For example, if 10,000 tickets are sold a $10,000 prize would equal a $2,500 cash prize based upon the percentage of ticket sales ([total ticket sales / minimum ticket threshold * prize value = cash prize award]). 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 $1,000,000. Net Raffle Proceeds will be calculated based on Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute’s 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 Dream Home Grand Prize. At the option of Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute, the drawing date for the grand prize may take place earlier if all raffle tickets have been sold.

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 & McAlister Institute and may be substituted with a comparable vehicle by Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute or with the corresponding cash alternate prize.

Vacation travel prizes are for two economy round trip tickets from a San Francisco airport (SFO, Oakland and San Jose) to the destination city and for one (1) double occupancy standard hotel room in the destination city or cities for two nights. 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:

Drawing Date: October 14th, 2017
Ticket Entry Deadline: October 7th, 2017

  • 4th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway
    (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 8th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Explore Key West
    (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 10th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Tuscany Culinary Escape
    (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

Early Bird Drawing 2:

Drawing Date: December 9th, 2017
Ticket Entry Deadline: December 2nd, 2017

  • 5th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Sonoma Wine & Dine
    (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 7th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, New York Broadway
    (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING:

Grand Prize Drawing Date: March 17th, 2018
Ticket Entry Deadline: March 3rd, 2018

  • Grand Prize: The Dream Home plus $120,000 cash for closing costs or $1,000,000 one time
    cash option*
  • 2nd Prize: $50,000 CASH
  • 3rd Prize: $25,000 CASH
  • 9th Prize: Apple Watch
    (or equivalent cash prize $1,000)
  • 14th Prize:  Destination Dream Vacation, Sonoma Wine & Dine
    (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)
  • 15th Prize: Destination Dream Vacation, Ireland Adventure
    (or equivalent cash prize not to exceed $5,000)

BONUS DRAWINGS:

Multi-Ticket Drawing
Drawing Date: March 17th, 2018

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 into 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:

$10 Per Ticket
Drawing Date: March 17th, 2018

Any individual who has purchased at least one (1) ticket for the General Grand Prize Drawing will be qualified to enter our Micro-Bonus Drawing by purchasing a separate ticket(s) into the Micro-Bonus Drawing. 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 Drawing 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 into the Micro-Bonus Drawing.

Early Access Bonus Drawing

Entry Deadlines: August 19th, 2017
Drawing Date: August 26th, 2017

  • 1st Prize: $10,000 CASH!

Any individual who has purchased at least one (1) ticket for the General Grand Prize Drawing by August 19, 2017 (08/19/2017) will be qualified for our Early Access Bonus Drawing (for $10,000 CASH) plus 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:

The 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 & McALISTER INSTITUTE DO 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 & McALISTER INSTITUTE DO 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 & McALISTER INSTITUTE 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 & McAlister Institute in accordance with federal and state law, and Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute prior to remitting the remaining balance of the cash prizes to the winners. Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute make no guarantee that the Grand Prize winner will be able to sell or otherwise transfer the 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. Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute take no responsibility for any tax liabilities incurred by Participants. Consult your tax adviser.

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 & McAlister Institute has registered with the Department of Justice under Raffle Registration Number RF0002975. The official registration and financial information regarding Alternatives For Better Living & McAlister Institute 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.

PLEASE CONTACT THE RAFFLE OFFICES AT 888-789-3888 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.

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