Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Winners! (And a Note about Deadlines)

Before I announce the lucky winners of the Infectiguard giveaway, I just wanted to take a moment to clarify my contest entry deadlines. At the end of each giveaway post, in the fine print, you'll see that I make note of the date and time that a particular contest ends. This is almost always 11:59pm EST. For several contests recently, I've received entries after this deadline. If it were just a few minutes, I would be more inclined to let it slide since maybe the network was slow or someone was trying to tweet at the last minute and got the Fail Whale. Things happen, I understand that. But I've caught some entries many hours later after the noted deadline that I simply cannot qualify.

While I really, really want to include everyone who wants to participate, I have to be fair to those who entered within the specified timeframe. The rules are there for a reason. So, sadly, I've had to delete the "fashionably late" entrants. I am so appreciative of everyone who visits this blog and takes the time to write comments and I do not wish to alienate anyone. But I feel this is the only way to keep my contests fair and fun for all. If you have any suggestions on how to make the process easier or more convenient, definitely shoot me an email or leave me a comment. For example, would you prefer a noon deadline to a midnight one? Less/more bonus entry options? I welcome and will consider all constructive criticism and feedback.

Ok, so let me trade in my strict hat for the party girl ensemble as I introduce our two lucky Infectiguard winners! Out of 63 qualified entries, the recipients are...

Julie said... 28

email subscriber

Gerrie said... 60

I work with money all day so I have to use a lot of hand sanitizer

Congratulations, ladies! I will be emailing you in a few to get your addresses and you will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner(s) will be chosen.

Thank you again to everyone who entered and to Megan at Light Years Ahead for this review and giveaway opportunity!

If you didn't win, please check out my current contests listed on the sidebar. There are some sweet ones going on right now!


Julie said...

Thanks so much Kristen! I just was telling my daughter about this product last night/hoping I would win :)

Terra H. said...

Completely understandable; fair is fair. I still have people who enter for my giveaways that ended months ago. In fact, just had a couple earlier tonight. I make it clear when the giveaway ends, and thinks it's right to only include those who follow the deadline.

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