Giveaway & Prize Guidelines
We have been getting questions about whether there are any restrictions on the kinds of things that can be run as a giveaway. First, we generally prefer to avoid a stance on giveaways and their prizes as we would rather let user's and their karma decide.
That said, it is important that the site stay generally safe for adults (in any setting), effective for sponsors and as fun for participants and winners as possible.
To maintain these goals we may decide (seemingly arbitrarily at times) to delist giveaways. If you get delisted and think it wasn't in line with these goals feel free to contact us to make your case.
OK, to avoid that awkwardness, here are some general things to keep in mind when creating a giveaway. There may be things that we haven't thought of yet. In that case, we will revise this list and let you know what the deal was. Alright, here we go.
Types of giveaway content to avoid
- Giveaways that are vague about the prize. It's OK if much of the information is on the page linked to from the product link and not in the description. As long as it's easily available.
- A prize or giveaway description that is "Not Safe for Work". So no nudity, pornography, or profanity or anything else a viewer may not want to be seen accessing in a public or formal setting such as in a workplace.
- Terms and conditions beyond what Prizemojo has established for its users. Examples may include a written "requirement" in the description that our users must sign up or follow your organization on social media to enter the giveaway.
Prize considerations for sponsors
Above all the winner must have zero cost or time obligation to use the prize. So please keep the following in mind:
- You should actually own the prize or have the means to acquire it in a timely manner (< 2 weeks). If circumstances prevent you from acquiring the prize you should send something else of equivalent value. Just note that doing so will likely affect the Winner's rating of you as a sponsor.
- You will be responsible for any costs in delivering the prize to the winner.
- It should be possible and/or legal to deliver the prize. Remember that your winner might be very far away and between 18 and 21 years old! So best to avoid really big/heavy things or alcohol, tobacco, firearms, etc...
- Avoid coupons that provide a value but require a purchase or requirement of the winner's time (no matter how small). E.g. 20% off, buy-one-get-one, free with short survey or demo, etc...
Some, less obvious, things that are actually OK
- "Swag" type promotional items. E.g. Stationary or clothing with a company logo.
- 100% off vouchers for a product or service. E.g. 20 free hours of labor.
- Items that are only usable at a certain location. E.g. 1 free meal at a restaurant or 100 free coins at an arcade. Just be clear about the locations in the description.