NextGen 529 is a Section 529 plan administered by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME). Before you invest in NextGen 529, request a NextGen 529 Program Description from your Merrill advisor or Maine Distribution Agent or call Merrill at 1-877-463-9843 and read it carefully. The Program Description contains more complete information, including investment objectives, charges, expenses and risks of investing in NextGen 529, which you should carefully consider before investing. You also should consider whether you or your designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other state benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s 529 plan. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer, member SIPC, is the program manager and underwriter.
Please contact FAME at 1.800.228.3734 with any additional questions you might have.
No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win the Savvy Saver Giveaway. A purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.
By entering and participating in the Savvy Saver Giveaway (the “Giveaway”), or accepting a prize if a winner, each entrant accepts and agrees to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor (as defined below), which are binding and final in all respects. This offer is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void outside of the fifty (50) United States and where prohibited or restricted by law.
The Finance Authority of Maine (“FAME” or the “Sponsor”) is sponsoring a Giveaway offering one (1) Amazon® gift card in the amount of $20.00 (a “Prize”) to be awarded to each of five (5) eligible winners. One Prize winner will be selected in each of five (5) random drawings conducted weekly by the Sponsor from all eligible entries submitted during the week preceding the drawing (each a “Winner”). The random drawings will be conducted on the following dates: October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11. See “Timing and How to Enter” for details.
Giveaway Sponsor and Administrator. The Finance Authority of Maine, PO Box 949, 5 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04332-0949 is the sponsor and administrator of the Giveaway. FAME is an independent agency of the State of Maine responsible for administering the State’s higher education finance programs. FAME is also the administrator for the State’s Section 529 Plan– NextGen 529™. The Giveaway is in no way endorsed, sponsored or administered by Amazon.com, Inc. (“Amazon”). All references to Amazon, other third-party company names, or third-party products or service names in Giveaway materials, including but not limited to this website, are for identification purposes only, and all names, logos and brands are the property of their respective owners.
The Giveaway period begins on October 7 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends on November 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET (“Giveaway Period”). During the Giveaway Period there will be five (5) separate Prize drawings on: October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11 (each a “Weekly Drawing”). One Winner will be randomly selected in each Weekly Drawing from the entries received by Sponsor during the one-week period beginning at 12:00 a.m. on the Monday 10/7, Monday 10/14, Monday 10/21, Monday 10/28 and Monday 11/4 prior to the Weekly Drawing (each a “Weekly Drawing Period”).
To enter visit Fame-Education.com/SavvySaver and answer the weekly Savvy Saver questions then follow the instructions to electronically complete and submit the Giveaway entry form. All required fields in the entry form must be completed with information that is valid on the date of the drawing to be eligible to win.
LIMIT OF ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON PER WEEKLY DRAWING. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if inaccurate or incomplete information is submitted or suspected. Any attempt to submit more than one entry during a single Weekly Drawing Period by using multiple or different identities, email addresses, or other contact information, as determined by Sponsor, will void that person’s entries and the entrant will be disqualified from participation in the Giveaway.
One Winner will be selected from each Weekly Drawing in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received by Sponsor during the Weekly Drawing Period. The drawing will be conducted by the Sponsor. Odds of winning the Prize in each Weekly Drawing depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Weekly Drawing Period.
The Winner of each Weekly Drawing will be notified by email at the email address provided on the entry form. Sponsor will use its reasonable best efforts to notify the Winner within five (5) days of the drawing. Sponsor is not responsible if a potential winner notification is not received for any reason or returned as undeliverable. For instance, Sponsor is not responsible if a potential winner does not receive his or her winner notification because inaccurate email information was provided at the time of entry or such information is not current at the time of drawing. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to return contact as instructed in the winner notification email within three (3) business days of Sponsor’s notification, he/she forfeits the Prize. In addition, Winner may decline the Prize for any reason and the Prize will be forfeited. In the event of any forfeiture, the Sponsor may select a new Winner following the random drawing process.
Upon confirmation of contact, potential winners are subject to verification by Sponsor whose decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Giveaway. An entrant is not a Winner of any Prize, even if entrant receives an email message saying he or she won, unless and until entrant’s eligibility and compliance with the Official Rules have been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor may require potential winners to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. If a Winner is selected and found to be ineligible or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules, the Prize will be forfeited. By accepting a Prize in the Giveaway, Winner agrees to the use of his or her name on the official, publicly available, list of Giveaway winners and in FAME promotional materials (including, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages and online ads) without compensation. Winner may be asked to agree to use of his or her statements and likeness in photographs and/or sound or video recording of him or her.
Five (5) Prizes are available to be won in the course of the Giveaway. Each Prize is one (1) $20.00 Amazon Gift Card, a $20.00 (USD) value and is non-transferable. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with prize receipt and/or use. Prizes are not transferable, assignable or convertible to cash and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute any listed prize for one of equal or greater value for any reason. Sponsor will mail the Prize within two (2) weeks of Sponsor’s verification of the Winner. ALL PRIZES ARE GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSOR “AS IS.” SPONSOR DOES NOT MAKE AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT) WITH REGARD TO ANY PRIZE. All gift card prizes are subject to terms and conditions of use issued by the gift card seller and any terms and conditions set forth on the card itself.
Sponsor is not responsible for or liable for any loss or damages of any kind for late, incomplete, incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by the entrant or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway, or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the Giveaway, or for failure to receive entries due to transmission or technical failures of any kind.
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway, in whole or in part, if Sponsor believes that the integrity of the Giveaway has been, or could be, compromised or that the Giveaway is not capable of running fairly or as planned, for any reason, including due to such causes as infection by a computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or Force Majeure or any other causes beyond Sponsor’s control. In such event, if feasible, a Winner or Winners may be drawn from among all eligible entries received up to the time of cancellation/termination or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by the Sponsor. Notice of such action by Sponsor will be posted on fame-education.com/savvysaver. Sponsor can modify these Official Rules in any way or at any time, as long as Sponsor gives reasonable notice.
Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry from the Giveaway if in Sponsor’s sole judgment entrant has not complied with these Official Rules. Without limitation, an entry will be disqualified, at the sole discretion of Sponsor, if entrant attempts (i) to tamper with the entry process or enter the Giveaway through any means other than as described in these Official Rules; (ii) provides information that is inaccurate or fraudulent; or (iii) attempts to disrupt the Giveaway or circumvent the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.In the event of any fraudulent conduct, Sponsor expressly retains the right to pursue all available legal remedies against an entrant under applicable law.
By participating in this Giveaway, each entrant agrees to release and discharge, hold harmless, and indemnify Sponsor and its officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives, and its successors and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all tax liability that may be imposed or associated with receipt or use of the Prize, and any and all claims, actions, proceedings, and liability for any damages, expenses, fees, injury or losses sustained in connection with receipt of the Prize or participation in the Giveaway. Sponsor is not responsible for and assumes no liability for (1) damage caused to entrant’s or any other person/entity’s computer hardware, software or communications network, regardless of cause; (2) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway; (3) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (4) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Giveaway; and (5) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Giveaway or the processing of entries. IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to a particular entrant.
The Giveaway and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maine without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of Maine or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Maine. Entrant agrees that venue for any litigation arising out of or related to this Giveaway or these Official Rules shall be in state court located in Augusta, Maine, and hereby consents to the jurisdiction of same.
The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any such provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, these rules shall be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or unenforceable provision was not contained therein.
For the Winners’ names (first initial, last name) or a copy of the Official Rules, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope specifying “Official Rules” or “Winners’ Names”, to Savvy Saver Giveaway, C/O Finance Authority of Maine, PO Box 949, 5 Community Drive Augusta, ME 04332-0949. The Winners’ names will be available after November 18.