I love sharing things I find, thoughts I have, and experiences I encounter. Yet, some of those findings and experiences are my own discoveries, and sometimes it is brought to my attention by other people. Often those other people want to provide me with a free product or service, or want to pay me for my time or my space. Sometimes I am okay with that and sometimes I am not. Sometimes I am happy to share and sometimes I am not.
If you don’t see something on this site, it means one of two things: (1) I haven’t discovered it yet or (2) I discovered it, but I didn’t like it at all. If I did like it, it then has to fit with this site. For example, I may love a certain brand of lawnmower, but since I don’t write about, err, lawns, it wouldn’t make sense for me to share it with you. Or I may discover the lawnmower is a death trap, and then I wouldn’t want to write about it either.
So, if I decide to write about something, I want to be transparent about it. If I decide to do a giveaway, I want to let you know how I got it. So here are the legal thingy-ma-jigys that explain as much.
Any Contest or Giveaway I have on my site is open to all legal residents of the 50 United States including the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. The entry period for the Contest or Giveaway begins at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time (ET) and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on the date provided in the respective post. Once a comment is validated, it will be approved. Only approved comments will be eligible for the contests and giveaways and is subject to the sole discretion of Charlene Chronicles.
The winner will be selected using a random generator through ‘And the Winner Is’ WordPress Plugin, Rafflecopter, Random.org or PromoSimple, and will be specifically stated in each giveaway post to which method is being used. The winner will be notified no later than one week after the contest end date described in the post. It is in the sole discretion of Charlene Chronicles to repost the contest if less than 5 people enter. If the winner is unable to be contacted within forty-eight hours, another winner will be chosen and so forth. By participating and/or accepting the prize, Entrants agree to be bound by these Rules and to accept decisions of Charlene Chronicles as final in all matters relating to the respective Contest or Giveaway.
Sample language for ‘And the Winner is” giveaway entries is as follows. It will be on each post until the end date of the giveaway in which case the giveaway language will be removed but can be reviewed here at all times. For Rafflecopter, Google, PromoSimple giveaway entries, disclosure language is the same, but will be stored via Rafflecopter.
Rules: (Gotta have them)
+Leave a comment about this post; US 18+ entrants welcome. Include your name and email in the appropriate fields so I can contact you if you win. (Including just first name or first name + last initial is OK!). For your safety, please do not put your email in the actual comment. Anonymous or SPAM-like comments will be discarded. Entry period closes at 11:59PM ET, [Date here].
+ + One lucky winner will receive the prize pack shown above. No substitutions and the winner will be notified directly via e-mail who has roughly 48 hours to respond and claim their prize. They then will be listed back at this post using first name only.
+++A minimum of 5 people must enter in order for the Giveaway to occur. Winner must comply with all rules mentioned here, or a new winner will be selected. Charlene Chronicles has the final decision on the winner and is not responsible for wrong email addresses or notification being tagged as spam. Prize will be fulfilled by a Third Party and any issues with prize fulfillment shall be directed to said Third Party and Charlene Chronicles is not responsible for said prize fulfillment. Entry into this giveaway/contest means you agree to all the terms listed in this post and the full legal disclosures can be found here.
++++ Google+, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are never affiliated with any giveaway on this site.
If Charlene Chronicles received compensation, product or service for a post or prize, it will be noted in the respective post. But the words, concepts, ideas, thoughts (you get the picture) are always my own!
Yes, I have them. So you if you see a link to Groupon or some other third party site, I may be paid for you clicking on it or buying something after you have clicked on it, or for both clicking and buying. Or I may not be paid at all.
Charlene Chronicles uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit this Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here. But I’ll do my best to make sure the ads are something you wouldn’t be embarrassed to have on your screen if your boss walks by or your son logs onto your computer.
Any contact information you provide on this website will not be sold to anyone. However, Charlene Chronicles shall not be responsible for any information you publicly provide on the website’s comment sections or connected social media outlets, or external sites like Rafflecopter.
The recommendations on this site are solely the personal opinions of the owners and readers. Visitors are responsible for their own due diligence before acquiring product or obtaining services. Charlene Chronicles or its subsidiaries does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, services or products advertised on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from the CharleneChronicles.com web pages or Facebook-related pages.
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, will Charlene Chronicles or its subsidiaries be liable for special or consequential damages that result from the use or inability to use the materials or services mentioned on this site. Under no circumstances shall Charlene Chronicles be liable for the injury, damage or expense arising from any materials or statements contained in any site linked to or from this site.
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