I hate to have to write such an unpleasant post, but this is an issue that unfortunately needs to be addressed. First, I want to say I greatly appreciate my readers and the amount of time they spend reading my reviews and entering my giveaways. Before I started blogging, I entered and won a TON of giveaways myself, so I know how incredibly time consuming this can be.
That being said, there is a person going to many, many blogs who refuses to play by the rules and has been caught cheating on many, many giveaways. This person has been entering MY giveaways as well. I will not publicly call out the person unless I need to, but they enter giveaways using multiple aliases and e-mail addresses. They also claim entries that they have not completed. I first caught on to this due to entries one after another using the same terrible grammar and similar, though not identical, e-mail addresses. So of course, because I DO verify ALL entries, I went and looked closer...Lo and behold, these entries originated from the same IP address.
I want to assure my many readers who DO play by the rules that THIS PERSON WILL NOT WIN ANY OF MY GIVEAWAYS. EVER. PERIOD. I don't know if they think they're getting away with something, but bloggers are NOT stupid. Yes, we are busy. Yes, we put a ton of time and work into our blogs. Yes, you might think that we may not check our entries and let things slide. But THIS blogger ALWAYS checks. If you do not follow the rules, you WILL be disqualified. End of story. If you say you like a sponsor on Facebook, I can check this! If you claim to subscribe to my e-mails, guess what? I can check that, too! Even if you claim to subscribe to a sponsor's newsletter, I can and will verify this with the sponsors!
It is completely and totally unfair to all of those who play by the rules to cheat on giveaways. It is also unfair to the very generous sponsors who sponsor these giveaways. Providing great giveaways is something I LOVE doing. I literally feel like Santa Claus when I announce my winners, and I am legitimately excited for them when they win! But these giveaways serve a purpose other than winning products. These giveaways are to promote and advertise a product, company or service. So, it is my personal guarantee that I will NOT disrespect my generous sponsors by allowing a cheater to win.
I just wanted to reassure you that I am fully aware of this, and that I DO PAY ATTENTION. I appreciate my readers and want to provide only the best experiences here at Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3. I promise to always do my best to run these giveaways honestly and ethically. This is MY personal commitment to you and to all of my amazing sponsors. Thank you to those who follow the rules.
Now go enter some giveaways! :)
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud Mom of 3 amazing kids. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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