No changes from last year really, but it’s always good to have a refresher. One thing you need to be aware of, however: one prize is fairly heavy, and involves glass, so I will need to restrict it to US/Canada/Mexico only, to keep down costs and minimize the risk of breakage. I think, however, that there will be plenty of other prizes you will find exciting to make up for that. Here are the rules–and thank you all so much for your continued enthusiasm for this little project. I love doing it, and I love “meeting” all of you. As you can tell, the blog (and my life) have been in a little transition this year, but every time I think, “Well, maybe it’s run its course,” I remember the fun it can be, and I think, “Let’s give it one more year.”
So. The Rules. I think we’ve got this down to a science by now!
12th Night Give-Away Rules
- The quiz and giveaway will be conducted via this blog and FaceBook.
- The contest will begin on December 24th, 2019 and continue until January 6th, 2020. The last winner will be announced the following morning, January 7th. And yes, this is more than twelve nights. I am bad at math.
- In order to encourage people to answer more questions, people will be allowed to win TWICE during the regular phase of the give-away, and all will be eligible to try for the grand prize offered on January 6th, no matter how many times he or she has won previously.
- I will post the questions every morning. The time will vary, but I will try to do so by 6am, EST. Sometime during the day, as life permits, I will gather the names of those who answered the previous day’s question and place them in a box. One of my children will then draw from the correct answers to determine the day’s winner, and I will announce it on the blog and FaceBook sometime during that day. I have a day job now, which complicates things, but I will let you know!
- If I receive only one answer for a question and it’s wrong…ok, that person wins. But next time, do your research. If I am wrong–and this has happened–well, I will be very happy to have it pointed out!
- To answer a question, please leave a comment here on the blog or PM me on FaceBook, either on the WRS FaceBook page, or on my personal FB page, if we are friends “in real life.” I am no longer on Twitter. Blog comment answers will be kept private. In this way, I hope to avoid concerns some might have with others simply “copying” answers.
- For questions with more than one prize, you must specify which prize you want when you submit your answer. This keeps me from having two winners who want the same prize. If you do not specify a prize on your entry, I cannot place you in the drawing. I know that might be harsh, but hunting everyone down to see which prize they want before the drawing would be time-consuming, and allow for a greater chance of error.
- The daily prize will be announced, so that you can decide if it’s something that appeals to you.
- If a prize has no takers, I will use it for a future giveaway.
- If you win, I will ask you to give me your address privately in order to send you your prize. All addresses will be deleted once the Giveaway is over, and I know the prize has been received.
- I will do my best to contact winners. If, however, I do not hear from a winner, that prize will be used for a future giveaway or awarded to someone else if unclaimed by February 12, 2017 (Mycroft’s birthday). I cannot tag some of you on Facebook, so PLEASE check back to see if you have won. I CANNOT EMPHASIZE ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS!!!
- Apart from the exception mentioned above, I can’t see that geography will be a factor in anyone’s ability to participate. However, unless otherwise specified, videos are all Region 1 only, so please make sure your DVD player is either Region 1, or an All Region model.
- I will ship prizes starting December 27th. Be patient, because shipping can take time, depending upon the weather, or where you live. Sometimes it also depends on payday, but all prizes (excluding “book clubs” in which the book has yet to be published, or is specified as being delivered on a future date) should be shipped by 31st January.
- We’re not talking blue carbuncles, here, just small tokens. All decisions are final. If your prize is damaged in shipping, contact me privately, as most prizes are replaceable.
- If you’ve already won twice, you can, of course, continue to answer questions. You can also answer questions and specify that you don’t want the prize on offer, or that you never want a prize. This happened a lot last year, and it was fun!
- Brett and Mom–sorry, immediately family are not eligible. Also, as always, no Napoleons of Crime.