It has been awhile since we have a done a good old fashioned giveaway. So we are pleased to announce the biggest (and baddest) Abnormal Returns giveaway yet!

We are giving away a complimentary ticket to the 4th annual Stocktoberfest, October 18-20th, 2015 in sunny Coronado, California. This is a $699 value! (That definitely beats a couple of finance books.*)

Stocktoberfest represents a unique event in a unique setting. Complimentary ticket (or not) you do not want to miss out. Host Howard Lindzon announced the event, including some of the speakers and attendees, in a blog post. If you haven’t attended before here is what you can expect:

At this year’s Stocktoberfest, we continue to focus on investing for profit AND joy.  We have leading CEO’s, traders, and investors discussing technology trends, global macro opportunities, strategies for all types of investing styles, and a look beyond US investing borders into China.

The revolution that is social finance will be a theme that continues.  Leading financial startups will be demonstrating their vision and products, many for the first time.

Everyone will leave our event ready to improve their results in 2016 and beyond with the added benefit of an improved network of friends.

Stocktoberfest is sponsored by StockTwits and Amazon Web Services. You can expect a packed schedule of market and fintech speakers at Stocktoberfest including Jack Schwager author of the Market Wizards series of books. Follow #stocktoberfest to keep track as more speakers are confirmed.

You may be asking how do I win? Simple. You need to be a subscriber to our daily e-mail newsletter. That is it. It is easy to sign-up and will stay you up-to-date on new content on Abnormal Returns. In addition you will be doing us a favor by building up our e-mail subscriber base.**

Tickets for Stocktoberfest go for $699 (or $499 if you sign-up early). If you are the lucky winner of the ticket, only accept if you can (and will) attend. Otherwise please let some one else take advantage of this great opportunity.

The contest is going close Friday, August 7th at Noon (Eastern). If you are subscribed to the Abnormal Returns e-mail list you are eligible to (randomly) win. We will contact the winner at the e-mail address with which you subscribed. If you don’t respond in a timely manner we will move onto the runner-up. Winners are responsible for their all their other expenses including travel, lodging etc.

Thanks again for supporting Abnormal Returns. Good luck and we look forward to seeing you in October at Stocktoberfest!

*We will do another book giveaway soon. We are staring at a pile of books that need to find another home.

**E-mail delivery is not free. Abnormal Returns e-mail subscribers will receive occasional e-mails from relevant, pre-screened sponsors.

Update: We have a winner! Michael in New York City won the complimentary ticket to Stocktoberfest. See you in October!