Want to win a $100 contribution to your first grader’s CollegeCounts 529 account?

Get a head start for your child’s future with a $100 contribution to your Alabama first grader’s CollegeCounts account. We will be giving away up to $20,000 in contributions to new or existing CollegeCounts 529 accounts over the course of the 2023-2024 school year.

Upon completing registration for the First Grade, First Step Giveaway, you and your child will automatically be entered into each of the monthly drawings (September 2023 – June 2024) for the 2023-2024 school year. (Registration opens August 8, 2023.)

Eligibility requirements:

  • Account owner must be age 19 or older and an Alabama resident
  • 529 account beneficiary must be in the first grade in Alabama for the 2023-2024 school year (public, private, and home school students are eligible)
  • Only 1 entry is valid per student
  • Winners must claim their $100 contribution for their child’s 529 account within 21 days of being notified. If the user fails to do so, the prize is forfeited, and a new winner will be selected.

(Please Note: Individuals cannot win more than once. Names of previous winners will be withdrawn from the list on a monthly basis.)

Official Rules

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Enter the Sweepstakes by completing a sweepstakes entry form at the CollegeCounts 529 website, located at www.collegecounts529.com/firstgrade between August 8, 2023 and May 31, 2024. You must complete all required fields on the entry form. You must be the parent or legal guardian to a child who is a resident of Alabama and who will be a first grader at an Alabama public, private, or home school during the 2023-2024 school year. Only one entry per qualifying child. Up to twenty (20) prize winners will be randomly drawn each month between September 2023 and June 2024. You need not be present to win. Each prize winner will receive $100 in the form of a contribution to a CollegeCounts 529 College Savings Plan account established by the Sponsor for the benefit of a child, designated by the winner. Total prize value of each prize is $100 and the total prize value of all prizes awarded is up to $20,000. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Official rules available at the website identified above. The Sponsor of this Sweepstakes is CollegeCounts 529 Fund. This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Parent Name*
Must be a parent or legal guardian of the first grader.
Must be a 1st grader in Alabama during the 2023-2024 school year.
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The CollegeCounts 529 Fund is a qualified tuition program under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code that is offered by the State of Alabama, administered by the Board of Trustees of the ACES Trust Fund (the “Trust” and plan issuer), marketed as the CollegeCounts 529 Fund, and Union Bank & Trust Company serves as Program Manager. Except for any investments made by a Participant in the Bank Savings 529 Portfolio up to the limit provided by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) insurance, neither the principal contributed to an Account, nor earnings thereon, are guaranteed or insured by the State of Alabama, the State Treasurer of Alabama, the Board, the Trust, the Program, any other state, any agency or instrumentality thereof, Union Bank & Trust Company, the FDIC, or any other entity. Investment returns are not guaranteed. Account Owners in the Plan assume all investment risk, including the potential loss of principal.
An investor should consider the investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses associated with municipal fund securities before investing. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and the CollegeCounts 529 Fund Program Disclosure Statement (issuer’s official statement), which can be obtained by calling 866.529.2228 and at CollegeCounts529.com and should be read carefully before investing. You can lose money by investing in a portfolio. Each of the portfolios involves investment risks, which are described in the Program Disclosure Statement.
An investor should consider, before investing, whether the investor’s or designated beneficiary’s home state offers any state tax or other benefits such as financial aid, scholarship funds, and protection from creditors that are only available for investments in such state’s 529 plan. Investors should consult a tax advisor.

Not FDIC Insured. No Bank Guarantee. May Lose Value.
(except the Bank Savings 529 Portfolio underlying investment)