Giveaway Rules

GIVEAWAY RULES

These rules apply to ALL giveaways hosted by DustinNikki Mommy of Three

Rules

All contests/giveaways are void where Prohibited By Law

No purchase needed to enter or will increase odds of winning any giveaway/contest

You MUST complete the MANDATORY entry to enter before any extra ways of entry are unlocked on the Rafflecopter form.

Must be 18 years old or older to win.  DustinNikki Mommy of Three doesn’t have a way to verify but winner may be subject to verify with company, sponsor, or PR representative if asked to provide proof of age when claiming prize.  If the sponsor, company, etc. wants proof of age provided, it will be stated in the giveaway post.

Entries are approved by DustinNikki Mommy of Three’s admin, Nicole (me) and is subject to my approval.  If comments are not actual entries, they will be deleted.  If there are duplicate entries, they will also be deleted.  Negative and harassing entries (and this goes for comments on any non-giveaway posts as well) will be deleted and you will receive a written warning.  If more than 2 offenses are made, your IP address will be recorded and banned from DustinNikki Mommy of Three.  I feel strong about protecting all my readers and keeping my site fun and friendly.

Any taxes or customs are the winner’s repsonsibility.

All postings (content and images), entries, and links are the sole property of DustinNikki Mommy of Three and/or the posts sponsor.

Winner will be contacted via email and MUST respond within 48 hours to claim prize.  If I do not get a response, a new winner will be selected!

 

How To Enter Our Giveaways (This page only refers to DustinNikki Mommy of Three giveaways)

BE SURE TO READ THE GIVEAWAY POST RULES FIRST AS THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS THE SAME!

DustinNikki Mommy of Three uses Rafflecopter as way to enter our giveaways. It is easy to enter. You sign into the Rafflecopter form by either logging in with Facebook or by logging in with your name and email address. If you log in with Facebook, the email you use with Facebook is the email that will be recorded in the Rafflecopter form. Make sure that your email is valid because I contact winners directly from the from the Rafflecopter form.

I am the ONLY one that will see your email and will never be shared with anyone (unless you win of course and I share it with the sponsor only).  Make sure your email address is valid though because I can’t spend the time trying to track you down if you win!

Mandatory Entry

Usually the Mandatory entry is leaving a blog post comment. You may be required to visit the brand/company website and leaving a comment about another product or leave a comment after reading my product review etc. as long as the comment has something to do with the review, brand, or product. The comment has to be relevant to the post.

After you complete the mandatory entry, extra entries will be unlocked on the Rafflecopter form. The extra entries are all optional and you can complete as many as you want. All the extra entries are one time entries except for tweeting. Tweeting can be done once per day.

Extra Entries

These are a One Time bonus entries. Some may be worth more than others and will be specified how many entries each action earns you.  These are always specified in the Rafflecopter form and sometimes not all of them will be there. Sometimes the extra entries changes from giveaway to giveaway but for the most part, they stay the same. They will be listed in the Rafflecopter form and completing them are as simple as clicking a button. Some of the entries require you to enter a link or social media name just so I can verify your entry. Only I will be able to see a verification. The extra entries below are just some examples which may change per giveaway.

Leave blog post comment (1 entry)

Visiting DustinNikki Mommy of Three on Facebook (1 entry)

Following DustinNikki Mommy of Three on Twitter (1 entry)

Tweeting about the giveaway (1 entry per day)

Following DustinNikki Mommy of Three on Pinterest (1 entry)

Following DustinNikki Mommy of Three on Instagram (1 entry)

Subscribing to DustinNikki Mommy of Three YouTube Channel (1 entry)

Following DustinNikki Mommy of Three on G+ (1 entry)

Visiting “sponsor” on Facebook (1 entry)

Following “Sponsor on Twitter (1 entry)

Following “Sponsor” on any of their other social media platforms (1 entry each)

There may also be additional ways for entry like subscribing to sponsor email newsletters, etc. but will be specified in giveaway post if available.  These will usually be 1 entry unless sponsor requests to allow more than one.

FAQs (Questions that have been asked by entrants before)

Can you win even if you already won a giveaway from the same sponsor whether on my blog or someone elses?

I don’t really have a rule against this.  Most of the time a person who has won a prize from the same sponsor either on my own blog (I work with some companies more than once) or someone else’s has told me they had and gave up their prize so that someone else has a chance to win.  I personally don’t have a rule against it and I most likely wouldn’t even remember or know if someone has already won.  Even though I don’t have a rule against it, a sponsor may make that a stipulation and prize would be approved by the sponsor.  If there is any stipulation of the sort, it will be stated in the giveaway post.

Please Note:  There have been a couple times that a sponsor did not honor a prize because of this without even disclosing it in the beginning.  This has only happened twice since I have been writing my blog but please keep in mind that it may happen when you enter even if it happens NOT to be disclosed before entering.  If this is the case, I cannot be held responsible for a prize not being honored due to multiple winnings.

Who can enter?

All giveaways state who the giveaway is open to.  This is always subject to change.  Prizes are shipped directly from the company or sponsor and so each giveaway may be different.  Sometimes a giveaway may be open to US only or continental US only.  Sometimes they are open to both US and Canada and sometimes they are also open Worldwide.  These restrictions are always stated in each giveaway post so make sure you read the rules in each giveaway post before entering.

How winners are chosen?

All winners are randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. After the giveaway ends, I enter the Rafllecopter giveaway form and it generates a random winner. Once I have a random winner drawn I can email them directly through the Rafflecopter form. Giveaways will always end at 11:59pm EST unless stated otherwise. 

When will winners be chosen?

I try to get winners chosen as soon as possible.  This helps me stay on top of things and get the winner’s information to the company as quickly as I can after the giveaway has ended.  I usually choose a winner on the following day after the giveaway has ended.  Being a stay at home mom, we all know that sometimes things come up so if I have not chosen a winner within 1-3 days, I will announce the hold up and when to expect the winner to be announced.  I have rarely taken more than 3 days as I like to get it done ASAP. 

How long does it take before I receive my prize?

Giveaway prizes are shipped directly from the sponsor or company so it depends on how quickly they ship.  I would allow 6-8 weeks before prizes arrive.  I always ask the winner to let me know when they receive their prize so that I know it was sent.  I know we all forget things sometimes but it is helpful if you remember.  If a month or so goes by and you still haven’t received your prize, please send me an email (it’s easier if you reply with the same email since I don’t save anyone’s information) and I will contact the sponsor about it but please always allow at least 6-8 weeks.

Please Note:  I give all my trust to any sponsor I work with to honor any prize.  I have had a problem once with a company/sponsor that completely “flaked” on a giveaway prize through no fault of my own.  They never got back with me about anything and I had a winner that never received anything.  I have done hundreds upon hundreds of giveaways and only once had this happen.  I feel completely terrible about these things happening but upon entering any giveaway, you are agreeing that if for some reason anything like this should happen, you are not holding me responsible for giveaway prizes.  You will have my most sincere apology and I will keep trying to get to the bottom of things with the sponsor.  Something like that is or can be devastating to a blogger nevermind all the advertising and promoting of their product they receive.  It’s a lot of my time and work and I will not work with those companies ever again.  However, if this should happen although it’s not that likely, I will try to do something if I can.  For example, if the winner is a blogger (most of my readership are bloggers themselves), I can offer a free ad space for their blog for a month or give a facebook and twitter shoutouts once a week for a month or something like that.  Again, I cannot be held responsible for giveaway prizes which is why I state by entering any giveaway, you are agreeing that I cannot be held responsible.  I am sorry I have to stipulate that but prizes come from them and not me.   

Rules will be set on all giveaway posts including when the giveaway ends and who it’s open to.  Please refer to this page for in depth rules details.

DustinNikki Mommy of Three does NOT share or sell emails or any other information and does NOT save or share any personal information other than to send winner info to sponsoring company to claim prize.    

If you have any further questions about any of these rules, do not hesitate to contact me!

danderson35 (at) columbus (dot) rr (dot) com

There are a few different types of giveaways that I post here at DustinNikki Mommy of Three. There are actually three different types and I wanted to explain the difference so there isn’t any confusion. The ones that are most confusing are some of the blog giveaways that I post here.

Blog Giveaways Hosted by DustinNikki Mommy of Three

This is the first type of giveaway. These giveaways are blog giveaways that are hosted by DustinNikki Mommy of Three. That means that DustinNikki Mommy of Three is actually running the giveaway. Recording entries and is also responsible for drawing winners and notifying winners. These giveaways are our giveaways. The majority of the time, these giveaways are sponsored by a company or brand that DustinNikki Mommy of Three has partnered with. These giveaways are usually followed after a product review. These giveaways are also obvious because I will mention that it is a DustinNikki Mommy of Three giveaway in some way multiple times in the review/giveaway post. For these giveaways, entrants can contact me if they have any questions. These giveaways are always entered on the blog at DustinNikki Mommy of Three via a Rafflecopter form unless I change my entry form in the future.

Blog Giveaways Hosted by Another Blog

This is where the confusion comes in sometimes. There are times that I post blog giveaways that can be entered by using an entry form in the giveaway post on DustinNikki Mommy of Three just like our own giveaways. I sometimes post these giveaways for other blogs and help them promote their giveaways. They may look like they are DustinNikki Mommy of Three giveaways, but they are not. I am helping these bloggers promote their giveaways in exchange for adding one or two of our social media links as extra entries into their giveaways. The giveaways that I post to help other bloggers are always clear that they are hosted by another blog. Their images will have their blog name on them. It will also be stated in the post who is hosting the giveaway. I also leave a disclaimer at the bottom stating that DustinNikki Mommy of Three is not hosting that particular giveaway. Any questions will need to be asked of the hosting blog. Their information will be in the post. 

Instant Win Games and Sweepstakes

These are pretty obvious when I post them. Sometimes I come across instant win games or a sweepstakes that is run by a brand or company. These don’t have anything to do with DustinNikki Mommy of Three or any other blog and are not giveaways you actually enter on the blog. When I post one, I will have information about the instant win game or sweepstakes, prize information, how to enter, rules, and even leave a link to the complete rules page. Included in those posts, there will be a direct link that will take you to that brand’s website that has the instant win game or sweepstakes where you will enter.

I hope this clears some things up and helps minimize any confusion.