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Ultrasuede® Giveaway? Why I want to but can't do it...

Remember when I asked you to raise your hands if you want an Ultrasuede® Collection back HERE? I wasn't kidding, but then something came in the way.
I happened upon a blog belonging to Sara Hawkins, an attorney.  She wrote an entry called: Sweepstakes, Contests & Giveaways - Laws Bloggers and Brands Need to Know.  So I started reading and could feel myself rolling my eyes.  What now?  Why has it become complicated, legal/illegal, and altogether "forget I even mentioned it"?  I understand the internet is the driver and the laws seem to follow, and I understand why these Giveways can lead to tricky situations. But my only intention is to send a few of you a gift, a little something from me.  I must say I have no patience to try to understand what I need to do in order to be in compliance. This is the long checklist that Ms. Hawkins has for keeping a giveaway legal:

Checklist for your giveaway:
If your giveaway winner will be chosen at random you are hosting a sweepstakes and thus you should comply with the laws regarding sweepstakes.
1. Identify the prize – provide as much detail as necessary to both identify it and make it attractive to your readers
2. Who can enter – detail who is allowed to enter, as well as those excluded
3. Duration – clearly set out when the giveaway (sweepstakes) will begin and end, and follow through
4. How to enter – let the reader know what they need to do to enter your sweepstakes, keeping in mind that element of consideration that could vault your sweepstakes into illegal lottery territory. Ultimately, the best bet is to keep entry as simple as possible.
5. How Winner Is Chosen – describe how you will choose your winner, especially since you are likely choosing randomly
6. Technical Issues – since we all know there could be technical problems, let people know how they will be handled. For example, will you delete duplicate entries? If your site goes down, what will you do?
I admit, can't deal with this.  If you have any ideas of how I can get a beautiful little Ultrasuede® collection to 4 lucky readers without any problems, let me know.  They are all here, ready to go. (22 pieces of Ultrasuede®, 22 colors, all about 2.5" x 3" in size).

Waiting to hear from you...


Stitching Cat  – (September 9, 2015 at 5:29 PM)  

Sorry, I don't have any good ideas but am wondering if you sell ultrasuede? I like to use it in my needlework finishing and it is almost impossible to find. Good luck with your giveaway v

lewmew  – (September 9, 2015 at 6:25 PM)  

Many blogs I read that have giveaways use Rafflecopter.com to run it. And maybe I could win one of those Ultrasuede packages for helping you find a way to do a giveaway :)

Melitastitches4fun  – (September 10, 2015 at 8:52 PM)  

Mary Corbet has periodic giveaways & would more than likely answer any questions. And, check out what she did for one she had last year. http://www.needlenthread.com/2014/02/embroidery-thread-give-away-luscious-fun-colors.html It's a typical one for her. Hope you find a way forward! Melita

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