AMAZON HOSTED GIVEAWAY RULES
1. Do I need an Amazon.com account to enter?
Yes, you will need to have one or create an account to enter.
2. How do I enter a giveaway?
When you find a link to enter a giveaway, simply click and follow the instructions on the page. You may be required to follow an Author, watch a video, or take some other action, and then either enter into a random drawing for a chance to win or tap the box to open and instantly see if you won.
3. Does it cost me anything to enter?
No. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
4. How do I know there are prizes still available?
If you are able to enter a giveaway, prizes are still available. New entrants will not be accepted after all prizes are claimed.
5. How do I know what the prize is?
The prize title is on any landing and entry pages. Tap the prize title to see the prize image, price, and ratings. You can click the image to open the product detail page to learn more about the prize.
6. How do I know if I have won?
Giveaway winners are determined in two ways, via either random instant win or random drawing. For instant win, immediately after tapping the box you will find out if you are a potential winner. Random drawing giveaways require you to enter for a chance to win and then potential winners will be notified once the entry period has ended. Random drawing giveaways can have entry periods from 1 day to 30 days. Once you have been notified as a potential winner, you then need to confirm an eligible shipping address, and potentially provide tax identity information, in the time indicated to claim your prize. You will receive a confirmation email once your prize is claimed.
7. What is an eligible address?
In order to claim their prize, winners need to confirm a shipping address in the 50 U.S. states or District of Columbia. This must be a street address and excludes P.O. Box addresses or Amazon Locker delivery. If the value of all prizes in the giveaway exceeds $500 then addresses in Rhode Island are not eligible.
8. Will I be asked for my Social Security number?
If you win higher value prizes or if other circumstances apply, you may be asked to submit your tax information to Amazon for tax reporting purposes. Your information will be verified with the IRS via Amazon’s secure system and verification will only need to be completed once per customer. This information is not shared with hosts. You will need to complete this in the time indicated to claim your prize, otherwise the prize will be forfeited.
9. Who will send my prize and how long will it take to receive it?
For non-digital prizes, Amazon will ship your prize directly to you. It will be sent by either Standard Shipping or FREE Shipping. You can find general shipping information here. You will not receive specific tracking information for this package. Digital prizes will be added directly to your Amazon account.
10. What do I do if I won a prize but it was damaged when it arrived or it never arrived?
Contact Amazon Customer Service and have your prize confirmation email handy. They will help you get a replacement. Do not contact the host.
11. Can I return or exchange my prizes?
No, all prizes are final. If you do not want it, we suggest giving it to someone else who would enjoy it.
GENERAL CONTEST RULES BY STUDIO KNIT
No Purchase Required
No purchase or contribution is necessary to enter or win. Making a purchase or contribution will not improve an individual’s chances of winning.
Odds of Winning
The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received and/or the number of contestants participating in the contest.
Residents of the United States of America
Participants and winners must be residents of the United States of America, at least eighteen (18) years or older. Winners acknowledge that if they enter any contest under a fraudulent name or location, they will automatically be disqualified from the contest.
All prizes must be accepted as awarded. Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash or exchangeable for any other prize. Winners must redeem the prize within twenty-four (24) hours after notification of winning unless otherwise specified at the time of winning or unless specified for a particular contest. If a winner fails to redeem the prize within twenty-four (24) hours, the winner forfeits the prize and no other prize will be awarded in its place. If a winner cannot be contacted or is disqualified, we reserve the right to determine an alternate winner or to not award that winner’s prize. We retain the right to substitute a prize with another similar prize of equal or greater value in the event the original prize offered is not available due to circumstances beyond its control.
Delivery of Prizes
All prizes will be delivered via United State Postal Mail to a location with the USA, unless otherwise noted. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, misdirected or damaged mail. Prizes lost or damaged in mailing will not be replaced.
Payment of Taxes and Related Expenses
Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prize which are not expressly included as part of the prize.
Winners of prizes with a fair market value of $600 or greater must execute and return an IRS Form W-9 and an affidavit of eligibility and liability release, as well as any additionally required forms, and must provide a photocopy of a legal document showing California residence and a photocopy of a legal document showing the winner’s social security number within twenty-four (24) hours after receiving such forms or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries. Winners agree to accept the estimate of the fair market value of the prize. Winners of prizes with a fair market value of less than $600 may be requested to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability release and provide a photocopy of a legal document showing United States residence. Where such forms are requested, winners must execute and return such forms and documents within twenty-four (24) hours after receiving the forms or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be randomly selected from the remaining eligible entries. We may require proof of each winner’s own social security number before a prize can be sent to the winner.
Specific Types of Contests
To enter a contest on one of our websites, emails, or social media platforms, participants must complete all the information deemed necessary to declare a winner. We do not assume any liability for any malfunction of the telecommunication, internet or individual computer systems. Winning entry(s) will be randomly selected from all valid entries received. If an entry is illegible or does not supply all information deemed necessary to declare a winner, the entry will be deemed invalid and another entry will be selected.
Release of Liability
All winners and their guests, by acceptance of any prize, agree to release and hold forever harmless Kristen McDonnell, Studio Knit, and their affiliated prize partners, their affiliated companies, their agents, officers, employees, affiliates and assigns for any injuries, accidents, misfortunes, or causes of action arising from or in connection with participation in any contest, acceptance of any prize, use of any prize, or while traveling to or from any prize-related activity.
Contest Rights and Legal Rules
Kristen McDonnel from Studio Knit has the sole discretion to terminate a contest at any given time or extend the dates of a contest and retains the right to amend these rules at any time for any reason. We reserve the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value upon notice or change to the contest rules. Any ties, disputes, conflicts, questions or concerns regarding our contests and/or their associated prizes will be handled by Kristen McDonnell whose decisions are final and indisputable.
These rules and all contests are governed by and controlled by the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of California, San Francisco County. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of California and the federal courts located with such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of these rules and all contests.
At any time, please contact us at kristen at studioknitsf.com for questions related to these Contest Rules.
Last updated: December 7, 2018.