Win a Pilgrimage Terms & Conditions

Drawing will be April 30, 2019. All entries must be received no later than April 29, 2019 at 11:59PM EST.

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.

  1. Eligibility: Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is open only to those who sign up on the online Giveaway page and who are 18 years old as of the date of entry. The Giveaway is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of the Avila Foundation (the “Sponsor”) their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of [company name], as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  3. Giveaway Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about December 4, 2018 and ending April 29, 2019. All online entries must be received by April 29, 2019 at 11:59PM EST.
  4. How to Enter: Below are the methods to enter the Giveaway drawing. Enter via the website: The Giveaway may be entered by making a contribution and submitting an entry using the online form provided on this SpiritualDirection.com site. The entry must fulfill all Giveaway requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the Avila Foundation. You may enter only once and you must fill in the information requested. You may not enter more times than indicated by using multiple email addresses, identities or devices in an attempt to circumvent the rules. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of the Avila Foundation.
  5. Additional Conditions. Any incomplete or illegible entries will not be processed. The use of robotic, automatic, macro, programmed, photocopied entries, or multiple entries sent in bulk mail, or like methods (including without limitation the use of any promotion/sweepstakes subscription, notification entry or like sites or services that offers sweepstakes entry services “on behalf of” Entrant) is strictly prohibited. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of tickets or entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods may void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, postage due, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entry applications, which will be disqualified and destroyed. In the event of a dispute as to any entry application, the authorized account holder of the email address, if applicable, used to register will be deemed to be the Entrant. Except in the case of gift entries, all entries must be made in the name of the individual and no transfer of ownership of a ticket is permitted. No entries will be accepted from or on behalf of, corporations, trusts, partnerships, or other entities
  6. Prizes: Winners will receive: First Prize: Trip for one (1) on the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation Pilgrimage to France: Includes 13 days and 12 nights (July 25 – August 6, 2019), 4-Star hotel accommodations, Breakfast & Dinner daily, Wine with some dinners, Air-conditioned motorcoach, Professional tour manager, Local Catholic guides, Sightseeing & admissions fees as per itinerary, Daily Mass & Spiritual activities offered along the Pilgrimage route, Wireless headsets with some tours, Tips for hotel staff & restaurants, Round-trip airfare from ATL, JFK, or LAX. Worth $4294, 1 prize availableSecond Prize: Tickets and Accommodations for two (2) to the 2019 Avila Summit: Includes 3 days and 2 nights (July 12 – 14, 2019), accommodations, Dinner Friday, All meals Saturday and breakfast and lunch Sunday, Wine with dinners, Admission to entire Summit, Daily Mass, Access to cocktail hour. Worth $1150, 1 prize available. Third Prize: One (1) course with the School of Spiritual Formation: Choose any course offered by the School of Spiritual Formation through the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation by December 31, 2019. Worth $150, 5 prizes available. Fourth Prize: Library of Books by Dan Burke and Dr. Anthony Lilles: Includes Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila, Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God (or Journey to God), Into the Deep: Finding Peace Through Prayer, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, Finding God Through Meditation: St. Peter of Alcantara, and Fire from Above: Christian Contemplation and Mystical Wisdom. Worth $105, 10 prizes available.    Actual/appraised value may differ at the time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for the Avila Foundation to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  7. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received in the Giveaway prior to the drawing date.
  8. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Giveaway will be selected in a random drawing from all available entries who provided their first name, last name, email address, phone number and zip code and are a subscriber the daily and/or weekly e-newsletter from SpiritualDirection.com as of the date of the drawing on April 30, 2019. Winners will be notified via the contact information provided on the entry form and via email to the email address they entered the Giveaway with within fifteen (15) days following the winner selection. The Avila Foundation shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected. The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Giveaway is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY ANY WINNER (AT SPONSOR’S SOLE DISCRETION) WILL RESULT IN SUCH WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE GIVEAWAY AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  9. Rights Granted by you: By entering this contest you understand that the Avila Foundation, anyone acting on behalf of the Avila Foundation, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the world, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Giveaway, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.
  10. Terms: The Avila Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Giveaway. In such case, the Avila Foundation may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by the Avila Foundation reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. The Avila Foundation has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Giveaway, to void entries for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by Giveaway rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Giveaway may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, the Avila Foundation reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. By entering the Giveaway you agree to receive a daily and/or weekly e-newsletters and the occasional promotion from the Avila Foundation and its subsidiaries. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the e-newsletter but will be disqualified if you opt out before the drawing.
  11. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless the Avila Foundation and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the Giveaway and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  12. Disputes: THIS GIVEAWAY IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND ALABAMA, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Giveaway, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Giveaway, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in Alabama having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Giveaway), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  13. Privacy Policy: Submitting Personally Identifiable Information through our website is voluntary. By doing so, you are giving the Avila Foundation your permission to use the information for the stated purpose. We will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested or to respond to your message. The information we may receive from you varies based on what you do when visiting our site. The Avila Foundation will not sell or distribute your information to anyone else other than as stated above.
  14. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Avila Foundation, PO Box 803, Helena, AL 35080. Requests must be received no later than December 31, 2019.
  15. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the Giveaway is Avila Foundation, PO Box 803, Helena, AL 35080.