Edited: 05/24/2017 – Changes made to the policy are in bold italics for your convenience.
By entering the sweepstakes and contests you acknowledge and agree to these rules and policies.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Donating monetarily will not increase your chances of winning; purchasing from the site or affiliates will not increase your chances of winning. Clicking on banner ads and affiliate links will not increase your chances of winning.
Eligibility: When sponsored by The Giveaway Geek – Open to legal residents of the world, who are 18 years or older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. The Giveaway Geek, Ryan (me) and his immediate household family is ineligible to enter or win a prize; sponsors, their employees and members of their immediate household are ineligible to enter or win a prize for their own sponsored giveaway. Independent sponsors will decide area eligibility, void where prohibited by law.
Note: Unfortunately, some countries have strict restrictions and regulations regarding sweepstakes, equating them to gambling which make it difficult or impossible for small businesses with small budgets to comply with, therefore those countries are usually withheld from entering the sweepstakes. Here is a list of some of the countries that apply to The Giveaway Geek (not an exhaustive list, more will be added as I do the research). I am truly sorry to everyone from these countries:
Winner Selection: The winner of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted with 24 hours of the end date by The Giveaway Geek, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received. Winner will be notified and must accept a prize and contact Board Game Giveaway within 48hrs of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture at which point a new winner will be selected.
Photo Contests Winner Selection: The winner of the photo contests will be selected by vote. At the end of the contest the photo with the most votes wins. In the event of a tie the winner will be chosen by a third party judge.
Photo Contest Copyright: Copyright holders retain copyright of their work.
Photo Contest Usage Right: By entering this competition, you are granting The Giveaway Geek a non-exclusive perpetual license to reproduce images of your work on The Giveaway Geek website and in our social media, and in the marketing of The Giveaway Geek competitions and sweepstakes to the general public. Photos will not be used for any other purpose than that which is stated here. Each entry will be displayed in an image gallery on The Giveaway Geek website and social media outlets, it can be removed at a later date upon request.
Prizes: Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded per individual giveaway. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsors reserve the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The Giveaway Geek is not responsible in the event that a prize from an independent sponsor, described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The Giveaway Geek makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. The Giveaway Geek will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within US and Canada, unless otherwise stated in the giveaway post. Shipping method will be at the discretion of The Giveaway Geek or respective sponsors. Shipping will be free.
All winners of any sweepstakes and contests will be notified by email and have 48 hours to contact The Giveaway Geek through the address the notification was sent or a new winner will be selected. A public announcement of the winner will be posted where the individual’s name will be made public at the time of drawing on the site and social media outlets.
All winners will be asked to snap a selfie with their prize upon receipt with a note stating something along the lines of, “I won this on The Giveaway Geek”, send it to The Giveaway Geek with permission to use on the site and social media. This is completely optional and is not a requirement for entry or winning.
Privacy: For contests sponsored by The Giveaway Geek, all entrants acknowledge that all personal information submitted as part of the Sweepstakes will not be shared by The Giveaway Geek except for the identity of the selected winner; name only.
By entering a contest by an independent sponsor or entity you may be opting-in to receive email newsletters or notifications from the sponsor. Any information acquired by a sponsor will be used in accordance with their respective independent online privacy policies.
Limitation of Liability: The Giveaway Geek is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error, which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any misdirected or lost mail, or any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay of operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Entries. The Giveaway Geek is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, then Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. In such event, Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, perform the random drawing from among all eligible Entries received prior to or after such cancellation, suspension, or modification.
In the event of a dispute concerning who registered online to participate in the Sweepstakes, the registration will be declared to have been made by the authorized account holder is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. A potential winner may be requested to provide Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the email address. If a dispute cannot be resolved to Sponsor’s satisfaction, the entry will be deemed ineligible.
Sponsor: Unless otherwise stated the Sweepstakes and contests are sponsored by The Giveaway Geek.