Monday, January 4, 2010
I hate to start the New Year with a mean mama face but it looks like I'm going to have to modify my blog entry requirements. Lately, I've had to chase down a fair share of winners who did not leave me an email address or make it visible in their profile. This proves to be time-consuming for me, not to mention unfair to those who did happen to leave behind all of their necessary info. So, beginning with the very next giveaway, I will have to disqualify any winners that do not leave me with a valid email address - either in their comments or by setting it to visible in their Blogger profile. I'm sorry to be a stickler, as I'm a pretty easygoing person by nature and want to give everyone a break, but it is just becoming a problem that I want to nip in the bud before it gets out of control.
As the giveaways conclude, I will continue to post the winners on my blog so you can easily check back to see who won. This can also serve as a sort-of "double-check" in case you were the winner but did not receive an email notification from me. I know things can happen (I could misspell your address, get sent to spam, etc.) so I think this is the best way to prevent miscommunication. I give everyone 48 hours to respond, and in many cases, I actually give slightly more than that. Once a winner is confirmed, meaning I have received their reply and have all the information I need to pass onto the company, I display their name on the Winner's page. As always, you are welcome to shoot me an email [stickybean12 at gmail dot com] if you have any questions or feedback about this process.
Secondly, I want to clarify that each entry into a contest should be its own separate comment. For example, if you perform the mandatory entry, follow my blog and tweet the giveaway on Twitter, you should comment three times for your three entries. I know it's more work for you this way but it really makes it easier on me when I draw a winner, as I have the comments numbered automatically. If you leave one comment containing all of your entries, that will only count for one entry. I don't want anyone to miss out!
As this blog continues to grow, I'm sure I'll have to adapt further with new policies and such. But it's all so I can improve and continue to bring some great finds and products your way! Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
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