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Celebrate the start of 2013 by joining us for a Buchanan’s “A Lo Grande” Twitter Party!

The holidays are over but that doesn’t mean the party has to end. We believe the only way to successfully keep your resolutions is to have fun while you’re striving to meet your goals. That’s why Buchanan’s is helping us celebrate the start of great things to come in 2013, and they are celebrating A Lo Grande! Whether you decided to get healthier, lose weight, get rid of debt or even promised to hang out with your friends and family more, we want to hear your plans for 2013 and help you reach your goals!

Party Details:

What: Toast to 2013 Buchanan’s A Lo Grande Twitter Party

When: Wednesday, Jan 30th from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ET

Where: Twitter Hashtag: #ALoGrande

Who to Follow:

Panelists: @RemingtonsWorld, @CapicuCulture, @BrenHerrera, @ElizardoValdez, @SuperLatinaShow

Moderator: @BeingLatino

Brand: Buchanan’s


At the #ALoGrande twitter party we’ll be giving out some great prizes that will aid you in reaching your goals. Prizes include a Heart Rate Monitor,a leather briefcase to keep you organized, a kindle fire where you can read about healthy recipes or just reach your goal of reading more in 2013; we’re also giving away a luxurious set of whiskey glasses to help you keep the celebration going in the new year.We suggest you fill those glasses with delicious Buchanan’s DeLuxe, which has an inviting aroma of honeyed, vanilla notes and fills the mouth with a peaty taste balanced by fruit and vanilla. Ok so we might be a little biased but you truly haven’t tasted luxury until you’ve tasted Buchanan’s! Please remember when celebrating A Lo Grande, do so responsibly. Remember to eat, hydrate and plan ahead to ensure a safe ride home.

So what are you waiting for? Fill out the RSVP box below and join Being Latino and our blogger co-host for a toast to the new year and to reaching our goals and making 2013 the best year yet!

See you next week, don’t forget to invite your friends. Cheers!

BUCHANAN’S #ALoGrande Party: Toasting to 2013


Overview: In conjunction with the BUCHANAN’S #ALoGrande Party (also referred to herein as the “Twitter Party” or simply “Party”), Sponsor will offer prizes in a Sweepstakes promotion wherein winners will be selected via random drawing, as explained below.

1. To Enter: This Sweepstakes begins at or after 12:01 a.m. (EST) on January 23rd, 2013 and ends at 10:30:00 p.m. (EST) on January 30th, 2013. In addition, to be eligible for Sweepstakes, recipient’s RSVP to Sponsor’s invitation to attend the Twitter Party must be received by Sponsor by 1:00:00 p.m. (EST) on January 30th, 2013. To RSVP to the Twitter Party invitation, access the Being Latino Website at and follow the on-screen instructions. No alterations or forged entries are permitted. Twitter Party invitation is valid only for person who received same directly from Sponsor (i.e., recipient) and is not transferable. One RSVP to Twitter Party invitation/one Sweepstakes entry per person. Multiple entries will automatically result in disqualification.

Sponsor is not responsible for technical difficulties, telephone or cell phone service disruptions or other equipment or service issues which might affect the ability of Sponsor to notify the winners (the preceding includes but is not limited to filtering by Twitter). Sponsor assumes no responsibility for lost, late, damaged, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or incorrect entries or other Sweepstakes materials (including recipients’ RSVPs to Twitter Party invitations), all of which are void. All entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned. Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged.

Recipients who timely RSVP to Twitter Party invitations must access the Party on-line on January 30th, 2013 between 9:00:00 p.m. (EST) and 10:30:00 p.m. (EST). SUBMITTING AN RSVP TO TWITTER PARTY INVITATION ALONE WILL NOT RESULT IN SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY; TO BE ENTERED IN THE SWEEPSTAKES, RECIPIENT MUST ALSO ATTEND THE TWITTER PARTY AND SEND/POST A TWEET WITH A RELEVANT, TOPICAL ANSWER TO AT LEAST ONE (1) QUESTION POSED BY THE PARTY HOST/CO-HOST(S) DURING THE PARTY. Recipient must be an active holder of a non-private Twitter account to attend Twitter Party and enter Sweepstakes. To result in Sweepstakes entry, in addition to providing a relevant, topical answer to the question posed by the Party Host/Co-Host(s), tweet must include the hashtag #ALoGrande. Party Host/Co-Host(s) will determine in their sole discretion what constitutes a relevant, topical answer to a given question so as to result in Sweepstakes entry. Regardless of the number of questions to which a recipient responds with a relevant, topical answer, he/she may only receive a maximum of one (1) entry in the Sweepstakes.

By sending tweets during the Twitter Party, you agree that your tweets conform to these Official Rules and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may eject you from the Party, as well as disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if it believes that your tweets are invalid and fail to conform, for any reason it deems appropriate in Sponsor’s sole discretion, to these Official Rules. Sponsor may also eject you from the Twitter Party and disqualify you from the Sweepstakes if you engage in any conduct during the Party which the Party Hosts/Co-Host(s) and/or Sponsor in their sole discretion determine to be inappropriate, offensive or anti-social (this includes but is not limited to failure to follow the instructions of Party Host/Co-Host(s) and/or these Official Rules). All tweets must comply with Twitter’s Terms of Service and all other applicable Twitter guidelines.



2. Prizes: (1) Grand Prize will be awarded: The Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire HD. Approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $199.00.

(1) First Prize will be awarded. The First Prize winner will receive a leather travel duffel. Approximate retail value of the First Prize is $151.99.

(1) Second Prize will be awarded. The Second Prize winner will receive a Polar RS100 Heart Rate Monitor and Stopwatch. Approximate retail value of the Second Prize is $64.08.

(1) Third Prize will be awarded. The Third Prize is a Bormioli Rocco Selecta Whisky Gift Set. Approximate retail value of the Third Prize is $58.99. (Alcohol beverages are not included as part of the Third Prize.)

(1) Fourth Prize will be awarded. Fourth Prize is an Apple iPod shuffle mobile digital device. Approximate retail value of the Fourth Prize is $49.00.

(2) Fifth Prize will be awarded. Fifth Prize is a $50 American Express gift card. Terms and conditions apply to use of gift card.

{Third party trademarks are used solely for purposes of prize identification. No endorsement or sponsorship is intended or implied by such use.}

Approximate retail value of all Prizes: $573.06.

3. Winner Determination: The winners will be determined in a random drawing on or about January 30th, 2013, by an independent organization whose decisions will be final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes. Odds of winning will be determined by the total number of eligible entries received. The winners will be initially notified by direct message from the Party Host/Co-Host who winner is following. Winner must respond to the direct message, confirming his/her name and providing his/her telephone number, mailing address and e-mail address, within 2 days of notification; winner will also be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability release within 7 days of notification. If winner fails to comply with the above requirements, prize will be forfeited and may be awarded to another winner at sponsor’s sole discretion. Except where prohibited, acceptance of prize constitutes winner’s consent to use of his/her name, likeness and biographical data for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion without notice or further obligation.

Prize will be shipped to winner upon proof of eligibility. Winner must furnish valid proof of age (for example, a driver’s license, birth certificate or passport). An Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability Release must be provided to independent judging organization before prize can be received. No prize will be awarded unless an Affidavit has been received by the independent judging organization.

4. Sweepstakes Entries: All materials, documents, information and data submitted to the Sponsor in connection with this Sweepstakes, including but not limited to tweets sent/posted during the Twitter Party (collectively “Sweepstakes entry”) are the property of Sponsor, will not be returned and will not be acknowledged. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants represent and warrant that their Sweepstakes entry is their sole, original work and that it does not infringe upon the rights of any other party, including but not limited to any intellectual property, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any other party. By submitting a Sweepstakes entry, entrant further represents and warrants that any person(s) referenced has given his or her express written consent to the reference and use as contemplated by these Official Rules and that entrant has obtained written permission for such use from any such person. Submission of an entry grants Sponsor the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify Sweepstakes entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such Sweepstakes entry, and any ideas or concepts contained therein, in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to Sponsor’s website, without limitation or compensation to the entrant and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the Sweepstakes entry. Submission of a Sweepstakes entry further constitutes the entrant’s consent to irrevocably assign and transfer to the Sponsor any and all rights, title and interest in and to the Sweepstakes entry, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights and proprietary rights worldwide. (The preceding grant of rights in the Sweepstakes entry is made contingent upon Twitter’s rights in tweets disseminated via its social media network). Any content, material or information included in Sweepstakes entry shall not be confidential, proprietary or trade secret. By submitting a Sweepstakes entry, entrant consents to Sponsor’s use, reproduction and disclosure of the Sweepstakes entry, and ideas, concepts or other materials contained therein, for any purpose, including any commercial purpose. Any Sweepstakes entry that contains third party artistic works, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos or similar brand identifying marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights will not constitute a valid Sweepstakes entry.

All tweets sent/posted must have been created solely by the entrant. By submitting an entry, entrant represents and warrants that: (i) his/her tweets are the sole and original creation of the entrant and have not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; (ii) the entry does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, trade name, trade secret or other proprietary right of any person or entity; and (iii) any person(s) referenced in the tweets has given his or her express written consent to its submission into the sweepstakes and use as contemplated by these Official Rules and by submitting any tweets that contain the name, nickname or other indicia of identity of any person, you hereby represent and warrant that you have obtained such written permission. Any tweet that contains third party artistic works, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, similar brand identifying marks, trade secrets or other proprietary rights will not constitute a valid Sweepstakes entry. Submission of a Sweepstakes entry grants Sponsor the right to use, publish, adapt, edit and/or modify entry in any way, in whole or in part, and to use such entry in commerce and in any and all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, including but not limited to Sponsor’s website, without limitation or compensation to the entrant and without right of notice, review or approval of any such use of the entry (again, subject only to the rights of Twitter in same).

Should tweet include a photo, if photo contains full or partial nudity, defined as the display of the genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, or anal cleft with less than a fully opaque covering or the showing of the breast with less than a fully opaque covering of any part of the nipple, or any lewd or sexually suggestive gesture, the Sweepstakes entry will be disqualified. No tweet may (a) contain material that would imply that the consumption of alcohol beverages is acceptable before or while operating machinery, driving a vehicle or undertaking any other activity that requires a high degree of alertness or physical coordination, (b) contain any material that would degrade or demean the human form, image or status of women, men or the members of any group based on race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation or any other minority status, or (c) include any reference to any person who appear to be under 21 years of age. Should tweet include a photo, photo cannot (a) depict persons consuming alcoholic beverages or (b) depict persons conducting themselves in an inappropriate manner. Sweepstakes entry may not be obscene, provocative, lewd, offensive, defamatory, discriminatory, obscene or libelous, and may not reflect poorly on the brand being promoted or be inappropriate for use in advertising or for promotional/publicity purposes as determined by the Sponsor and/or the Judge(s) in their sole discretion.

Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to abbreviate, modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the promotion without notice or further obligation.

5. Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are 21 years of age or older at the time of entry except Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and wherever else prohibited or restricted by law. Employees of the following entities and members of their families or households are not eligible for participation under any circumstances: Diageo Americas, Inc., and its respective affiliates, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, alcohol beverage suppliers, importers, wholesalers, distributors or retailers. All federal, state and local laws apply.

6. General Conditions: Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes an entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to abide by and accept the terms and conditions of these Official Rules. No substitution of prize or cash equivalent except at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Cash equivalent may be less than the approximate retail value of the prize. Prize is non-transferable except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Limit of one (1) prize per family/address/household. All federal, state and local taxes on the prize are winner’s sole responsibility. By accepting the prize, winner waives the right to assert as a cost of winning said prize, any and all costs of redemption or travel to redeem said prize and any and all liability that might arise from redeeming or seeking to redeem said prize. Sponsor reserves the right to conduct a background check of any criminal records of the prize winners. To the extent necessary and permitted by law, prize winners shall authorize this background check. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify prize winners from any prize element, based on the background check. Winner also accepts sole responsibility for any miscellaneous costs relating to acceptance of prize. By way of example only, for Grand Prize, such costs include wireless Internet access.

Entrants hereby agree to indemnify and hold Sponsor, as well as Facebook, harmless from and against any third party claims, actions or proceedings of any kind and from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses, including attorney fees and court costs, arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of the warranties and representations set forth above.

The value of the prize won by a participant under the Sweepstakes may be taxable as income to its winner. Winner is solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees associated with the prize. Upon receipt of a prize, the winner shall be required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state and local law, rules and regulations.

In consideration of his/her receipt of any prize, prize winner for himself or herself and his or her guests, heirs, personal representatives and assigns shall voluntarily and knowingly completely and forever shall release, waive and discharge Sponsor and all related parties as well as Facebook from and against any and every kind of claim, demand, injury, costs, attorney fees, right, liability or cause of action or other liabilities of whatever kind or nature, known or unknown, absolute or contingent, and whether or not fixed, which the prize winner ever had, now has or might in the future have arising in any way or related to this Sweepstakes, including, but not limited to, prize winner’s participation in the Sweepstakes; prize winner’s Sweepstakes entry; use of prize winner’s name, likeness, biographical information, signature, image or likeness; prize winner’s receipt, use or inability to use any prize or part thereof, including but not limited to injury or loss sustained in any travel related to the prize; financial claims; physical and/or emotional injury; and/or any other legal claim that may arise, whether under contract, tort, warranty or any other theory or claim.

7. Electronic Entries: In the event of a dispute, on-line entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an internet access provider, on-line service, or other organization that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for lost, late, damaged, illegible, misdirected or incomplete entries, or for on-line entries not received due to lost, failed delayed or interrupted connections or miscommunications, or to other electronic malfunctions, delays, or errors of any kind in the transmission or receipt of entries. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry information, whether caused by web-site visitors or by any human or technological error that may occur in the processing of entries in this Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend all or a portion of the Sweepstakes, should viruses, bugs or other causes beyond control of the Sponsor corrupt the administration, security or proper operation of the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

8. Winners’ List: For a list of winners, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Buchanan’s Deluxe c/o JeffreyGroup, 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 5310, New York, NY 10165. All requests for the winner’s list must be postmarked by February 28, 2013 and received by March 7, 2013.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. By entering, you are submitting information to Sponsor, and not to Facebook.

Sponsor: Diageo Americas, Inc., Norwalk, CT

BUCHANAN’S Blended Scotch Whisky. 40% Alc/Vol. © 2013, Imported by Diageo, Norwalk, CT.


About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. Leslie says:

    can’t wait! …i’d take any of those prizes LOL =D

  2. Patricia M says:

    Looking forward to this! Salud!

  3. Leslie Evans says:

    That’s a BIG disclaimer lol! …can’t wait’ll b fun! =)

  4. Klk?

  5. I’m ready to party

  6. RSVP @Geekdad248

  7. RSVP: @luv2workhard

    My Abuela always used a shot of Buchanans & a teaspoon of honey to cure all of our colds, growing up! Can’t wait to tweet and enjoy the party!

  8. Rsvp @djc319 will be there and I’ll drink to that !

  9. Eric Sanders says:

    I can hardly wait!!

  10. Kristina Wilson says:

    I’ll be there @kwilson887

  11. Donna W. says:

    RSVP @disneymom917

  12. I will be there! @JULIE_CONN

  13. Can’t wait :)

  14. Joining late!

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