Dragon Blogger Sweepstakes Official Rules

Dragonblogger Sweepstakes – Official Rules

Updated January 3, 2024

1. ELIGIBILITY: Dragonblogger Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia over the age of 18 with access to the Internet at all times during the Sweepstakes and subsequent prize-award period unless otherwise specified by Dragonblogger. Non-US residents over the age of 18 may enter Internationally as well unless expressly prohibited by local regulations and law. All employees of Dragonblogger. (“Sponsor”), all associated agencies and each of their sales representatives, distributors, or agents (all of the foregoing, together with Sponsor, collectively referred to as “Sweepstakes Entities”), and their immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, sibling and their respective spouses) and those living in the same household of each (whether related or not), are ineligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. You must also be in good standing as a Dragon Blogger Mailing List subscriber or not be yet subscribed to the Dragon Blogger Mailing list.  If your email address is found in the Dragon Blogger Mailing list (blacklist) for flagging the mailing newsletter as Junk/Spam or unsubscribing at any point, you will not be eligible to win unless you restore your subscription to good standing.  Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional acceptance of these Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

2. SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes entry period begins and ends on the time stamp listed in the sweepstakes widget (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Winners will be selected from entries properly submitted and timely received during the Sweepstakes Period.

3. SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS: During the Sweepstakes Period, you may submit an entry form online. Limit One (1) Online Entry per person, per e-mail address, and per household during the Sweepstakes Period via Online Entry, regardless of whether a person has more than one address or more than one person uses the same address.  By entering you are also giving permission and asking to be subscribed to the Dragon Blogger Newsletter (required to be a subscriber to be eligible to win as we must be able to contact you via email and if you unsubscribe or blacklist we aren’t allowed to contact you at all).  In some giveaways your email will be shared with the brand sponsor, but only if the prize is sponsored by a brand and email is required for them to contact and deliver prizes (or in some cases they will deliver consolidation prizes/coupons/discounts to non-winners), this will be clearly stated in the giveaway up front if the giveaway is co-sponsored by a brand, if it does not state this, then no emails or information entered in this giveaway will be shared with anyone.

4. PUBLICITY: As a condition of entry into the Sweepstakes, except where prohibited by law, each entrant and each winner by accepting a prize grants to Sponsor and its affiliates, legal representatives, assigns and licensees, all right, title and interest in to publicize, broadcast, display and/or otherwise use the Sweepstakes entrant’s name, city, state, and biographical material (collectively, “Licensed Rights”) in any media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional review, compensation, permission or approval of the winner. Prize winner is asked to publicly share that they won the prize on social media and provide a picture via email to DragonBlogger of the prize after it is received if it is a physical prize for promotional purposes and the “Winners Wall”.

5. SELECTION OF SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS/ODDS: The potential Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing to be held within 1-5 days after the sweepstakes has ended. Winner will be selected from entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The potential winners will be notified via email to the email address submitted with the potential winner’s entry within twenty four (24) hours after the drawing. The drawing will be conducted by Sponsor, the judge of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes shall be final and binding. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, award the applicable prize to an alternate winner selected at random. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the prize claim and complete the prize claim form, if winner does not respond within 48 hours then a new winner may be chosen.  Any return of prize notification or prize email as undeliverable will result in forfeiture of any prize and an alternate winner may, at Sponsor’s discretion, be randomly selected.  Winner will be automatically disqualified if they have unsubscribed from the newsletter or flagged the newsletter as junk/spam and are in the “email blacklist” from mailing list provider.  Winner will also be disqualified if they un-follow or reverse any entries during the sweepstakes periods (such as unlike or unfollow) after gaining the follow for the entry.

Update to this section:  Due to some email providers marking dragonblogger emails as spam, the winner will be contacted by another method of entry if they chose to use one.  Eg.  IF they used Twitter/X, Facebook or Instagram as an entry, they will be contacted by Direct Message on that platform in addition to email so that the winner doesn’t miss out on a prize claim.  This is only possible for winner who do more entries than the minimum email subscribe entry.

6. PRIZES: Any prize will be ordered or delivered within 21 days of the winner claiming the prize (unless product is on-back order or out of stock). The Prize will be delivered to the winning entrant’s address, email or at the sole option and discretion of the contest sponsor to a recipient designated by the contest winner. If the winner is International and the prize is a physical product then in some cases only the winner may opt for the cash value of the prize, please get clarification first or the winner can ship the prize to someone inside the United States, or offer to pay shipping costs to have the product shipped to them. All taxes and other charges are responsibility of the winner. No substitutions allowed unless expressly mentioned. All expenses not specifically mentioned herein are not included as part of any Prize package, and are solely the winner’s responsibility.

7. GENERAL RULES: By entering or participating in the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information or technical failures of any kind, (2) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; or (3) any other computer, network, technical, human or other error, problem or malfunction that may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, or the selection or notification of winners. Further, if, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons outside the control of the Sponsor which, in the sole opinion of Sponsor, may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof), Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes (or portion thereof). Sponsor also reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify the Entry of any individual found to be (a) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or any website operated by the Sweepstakes Entities; (b) using any robotic, macro, automatic, programmed or like entry methods, which will void all such entries; (c) violating these Official Rules or the terms of service, conditions of use, and/or general rules of any Sponsor property or service; or (d) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. Sweepstakes Entities are not responsible for claims, injuries, losses or damages of any kind resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the awarding, delivery, acceptance, use, misuse, possession, loss or misdirection of the prize; participation in this Sweepstakes or in any activity or travel related thereto or from any interaction with, or downloading of, computer Sweepstakes information.

8. PARTICIPANT OBLIGATIONS: By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to release and hold Dragonblogger and affiliates harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, actions and liabilities of any kind in connection with the Sweepstakes or receipt or redemption of the prize. The winner assumes all liability for any injury, death, or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by participating in the Sweepstakes or use or redemption of the prize.

9. By check marking the optional sign up for the mailing list entry, your email will be shared only with the sponsors of this giveaway and they may contact you with offers, or introduce you to their mailing list. You may opt out at anytime after receiving any emails.  You are also asking to be added to the newsletters in compliant with Canadian Law requiring specific asking to be added to a newsletter, as well as agreeing to not flag or mark the Dragon Blogger Newsletter as spam or unsubscribe at any time during the giveaway period.  If you unsubscribe from the newsletter you may be ineligible to enter future giveaways.

10. SPONSORS: See the current giveaway post to find out who the sponsors are of the current giveaway.  Reminder, if no sponsor is listed then your contact information will never be shared that was entered in this giveaway, only if a specific sponsor is mentioned and clearly listed will your email be shared with the brand sponsor.  This is used to show the validity of entries and meet the ROI for our sponsors who fund the prizes.