Congratulations to the Winner of the Athens, Greece Sweepstakes:
Robert A. Cohen
COHEN RUIZ P.A.
2014 ABA Annual Meeting Registration Sweepstakes
Description: To encourage registration for the 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, the ABA will offer two sweepstakes. Eligible participants will be entered into a random drawing to win accommodations and airline travel to one of two destinations. In the first sweepstakes, the destination will be Bangkok, Thailand; in the second sweepstakes, the destination w ill be Athens, Greece. By entering, all participants agree to these Official Rules.
Eligibility: First Sweepstakes- Those who register for the ABA 2014 Annual Meeting between March 3 through 5pm CST March 31, 2014, or who enter by alternate entry, will be entered into the first sweepstakes. Second Sweepstakes- Those who register for the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting by 5pm CST on Monday, June 16, 2014 or who entered but did not win the first sweepstakes, or who enter by alternate entry, will be entered into the second sweepstakes. Alternate Entry - ABA members who wish to participate in the drawing but do not wish to register for the ABA 2014 Annual Meeting may enter by mailing a 3x5 card with name, address, telephone and current email address to: ABA Meetings and Travel Department, 2014 Annual Meeting Sweepstakes, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654. Alternate entries must be received no later than 5pm CST March 31, 2014 (for the first sweepstake) and no later than 5pm CST June 16 , 2014 for the Second Sweepstakes.
Entrants must be legal residents of the US and be over the age of 18 or the age of majority. Officers, Directors, and employees of the ABA and its related organizations and their immediate family or household members are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law.
Prizes: First Sweepstakes- One winner will be chosen in a random drawing of eligible participants and will receive a certificate for a three-night stay at the St. Regis, Bangkok, Thailand and two (2) roundtrip airline certificates valid on United Airlines for travel to Bangkok. Second Sweepstakes- One winner will be chosen in a random drawing of eligible participants and will receive a certificate for a three-night stay at Hotel Grand Bretagne in Athens, Greece in deluxe room accommodations, including breakfast for two guests daily, and two roundtrip economy airline certificates valid for travel to Athens, Greece on Delta Airlines.
Hotel and airline certificates are subject to availability. Winner must complete travel arrangements directly with airline; taxes, surcharges and other fees may apply when making airfare reservation. Certificates cannot be sold and/or transferred; prize certificates have no cash value. Airline certificates are subject to carrier restrictions and booking fees. Flights must originate in U.S., Canada or Mexico. Hotel stay may be extended by utilizing the applicable negotiated ABA Preferred Rate at the St. Regis, Bangkok or Hotel Grand Bretagne Athens based on room type availability and blackout dates at the time of booking. Hotel certificates will expire December 31, 2014. Certificate expiration dates cannot be extended. Further restrictions may apply.
Drawing Dates and Notification of Winners: One Winner will be selected in a random drawing on Friday, April 4, 2014 (for the First Sweepstakes) and another on Friday, June 20, 2014 (for the Second Sweepstakes). The ABA will attempt to notify the winner(s) within 24 hours of each drawing by email, phone or mail, in that order, using the contact information provided in the entry. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, the notification as returned as undeliverable, or the potential winner does not respond within five (5) business days from the date the ABA first attempts notification, such potential winner forfeits all rights to win the promotion or receive the prize, and an alternate winner will be selected by random. To obtain the name of the winner, please call the ABA Meetings and Travel Department at 800-245-0602.
Prizes are nontransferable and cash equivalency for prizes is not available. Odds of winning either prize depend on the number of eligible entries received; however, odds of winning either prize are estimated at 1/5000.
Taxes and Other Requirements. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with receiving the prize. The fair market value of the prize must be included in the recipient's income. The fair market value of the Bangkok trip is estimated at $3,000; the fair market value of the Athens trip is estimated at $3,600. Prior to receiving the prize, winners will be required to submit a completed W-9, and the fair market value of the prize will be reported on a 1099 tax form.
Release: By participating, each entrant agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and releases and discharges the ABA, its subsidiary and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively "Sponsor'') from any and all liability whatsoever in connection with this promotion, including without limitation legal claims, cost, injuries, losses or damages, demands or actions of any kind (including without limitation personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light) (collectively "Claims"). Except where prohibited, acceptance of a prize constitutes a release by any winner of the Sponsor of any and all Claims in connection with the administration of this promotion and the use, misuse or possession of any prize. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. The Sponsor is not responsible for lost, incomplete, malfunctioning entries or failed computer transmissions. Sponsor may cancel, modify or terminate the promotion if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical difficulties of any kind.
Opt Out Option: Any member may elect to opt out of receiving future sweepstakes or contest mailings by calling the ABA Meetings and Travel Department at 800-245-0602 or by writing to:
American Bar Association
Meetings and Travel Department
321N Clark Street, Floor 16
Chicago, IL 60654
Sponsor: American Bar Association, 321 N Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654. This sweepstakes is not associated with or sponsored by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, United Airlines, or Delta Airlines.