Saturday, April 10, 2010

Important Giveaway News

*****Important Giveaway News*****

It has recently come to my attention there are some giveaway participants who have been submitting entries without following through.

For example: "+1 extra entry for subscribing to Review Retreat's email newsletter. " You leave a comment/entry stating you have subscribed to the email newsletter. However, you have not subscribed.

I do verify ALL entries. Whether the giveaway has 10 entries or 600 entries, every single entry will be confirmed or validated!

If you don't want to subscribe to my email newsletter or become a follower, that is completely fine. But please don't be dishonest and enter a comment for that entry or extra entry if you have not done so.

I hate to be a rule pusher. But my giveaway rules help make my giveaways fair for everyone participating.

If you comment for your entry and have not followed through , that is cheating no matter how you look at it. Cheating will not be tolerated. If it has been found that you are cheating, you will no longer be allowed to enter Review Retreat's giveaways.

It takes a lot of time to prepare giveaways. First a review needs to be done. I put several hours into research and preparation for my reviews/giveaways. My readers entering my giveaways also spend a lot of time to enter. They take time to view the sponsors website, and take additional time to subscribe to Review Retreat, write blog posts about my giveaways, and so on. So please, respect the guidelines and be truthful when submitting your entry(s).

To those of you who submit truthful entries, thank you. If you have any questions regarding Review Retreat's giveaway guidelines, please refer to our Official Rules. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me via email at jennifermarek at rocketmail dot com


  1. I'm glad that you verify entries.
    You're right, it is fair.

  2. Jen thanks for your post. I know it is hard. Especially when you want to be fair to everyone else and makes it hard because you have to go through and verify hundreds of comments. Thanks for your post. :)


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