The Ethics Of Selling Sweepstakes Prizes

One of the most contentious aspects of the sweepstakes and contest hobby is the controversy of selling prize wins. Those who’ve been playing the games for a while know already that winning stuff you don’t need, like or want is normal. Sponsors often run giveaways with many levels and types of...

Do You Care What People Think Of Your Sweepstakes Hobby?

The word seems to be spreading “out there” that most sweepstakes and contests are legitimate and not “a scam” as generally believed years ago. Blame the popularity of social media for this. It seems that every large company has a fan page and is running a sweepstakes these days. When...

It’s Illegal To Charge To Enter A Sweepstakes

No matter how big or small a company may be, it’s still illegal for for-profit companies to demand a purchase to enter a sweepstakes. Over the years, I have seen companies of all sizes violating this law, which falls under federal consumer trade law as administered by the FTC (Federal Trade...

How To Run A Compliant Blog Sweepstakes

If you have a blog website, running a giveaway is an excellent way to bring visitors to your website. Everybody loves sweepstakes, and blog sites have been giving away some great stuff. A lot of the prizes are targeted to women with children, but those with no kids can find lots of stuff that interests them....
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