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 Long Does It Take To Receive Sweepstakes Prizes?

So you won a sweepstakes or contest. Now what? Of course you have to wait for prize delivery, and how long this is supposed to take is one of the most common questions newbies have. The answer is, it depends. There are many factors that can affect the time it takes to get your prize win. First thing to...

How Sweepstakes Administrators Should Notify Winners

Let’s say you’re running your own sweepstakes or contest, and you’ve picked a winner. Now what? You’ve got to notify the lucky winner, and hopefully get a response in case you need shipping info or whatever. Most sweepstakes administrators prefer to notify winners using email. If you...

Sweepstakes Administration And The Rules

If you’re in charge of sweepstakes administration, and new at it, you may be wondering where to start. There are a few very important things to know before your giveaway goes live. The first most important thing to do is lay down what you’re giveaway is about in the sweepstakes rules. The rules...
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