First in a series of sansmirror promotions
Update: contest winner was Andrew Barkley of Texas.
I'd like to promote the visibility of sansmirror by increasing the use of the social link options that appear on most pages (e.g. Facebook Like, Twitter retweet, Share This button—see right column), and I'm going to reward someone at random for helping me do that. Some lucky person will get a Sigma 30mm EX DN lens for m4/3 (value US$199).
Normally, Web sites do giveaways via what they call a contest or promotion. Unfortunately, the most common methods used (e.g. retweet this page and we'll pick one of the tweeters as a random winner) fall victim to FTC regulations regarding sweepstakes.
So here's the thing: we're going to try to do this legally, and thus I have to trust the honor system. I humbly ask that you use one of the social media links on one of the sansmirror pages to share that page with someone else before entering this giveaway. If you've shared a page before, share a new page. But I don't require this: you can enter the giveaway without doing what I ask. If your own morals support doing that, so be it, even if it defeats the purpose of what I'm trying to do.
Sorry, but due to the wide discrepancies in applicable laws, this sweepstakes is only open to US residents. You must have a US address to win.
But if you're a US resident looking for good karma:
- Use one of the social links in the upper right column to share a sansmirror.com page, any page, with someone else. It doesn't matter which link you use. Like a page, Tweet a page, email a page, or Google +1 it (additional choices are in the Share button).
- Read the Official Rules, below, so that you understand all the fine print.
- Then click on this link to enter the information I'll need to process a winner.
No purchase is necessary. Only one entry per person will be considered. Anyone found to have entered more than once will be disqualified. Sweepstakes is open only to US residents over the age of 18 only. Employees and contractors of byThom may not enter this sweepstakes. Sweepstakes begins May 16th and ends May 31st.
You enter this sweepstakes by clicking on the link above. You may also enter by sending your name and address on a postcard to byThom, Sansmirror Sweepstake, PO Box 811, Emmaus, PA 18049, postmarked by the last day of the sweepstakes. You are absolutely not required to use one of the social media links on one of the sansmirror pages to enter, though it would be appreciated. You are not required to buy anything. The only requirement is that you submit an entry via one of the two free methods indicated (click on link, or send postcard).
The winner will receive a Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens for the micro 4/3 system, valued at US$199. Prizes will be awarded at random to eligible entrants. All prizes will be awarded, and shipped to the winners via USPS. If a winner provides false information or fails to provide the information necessary to ship the prize when requested, an alternate winner will be selected.
The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winning names will be posted on this site after prizes are awarded and thus available to all entrants to see. You agree that sansmirror.com may use your name and likeness for promotional purposes should you win. All submitted information about all other entrants will be destroyed and discarded and not used for any purposes unless you checked the box that indicates otherwise. We cannot guarantee that the simple act of entering might not expose your identity to others, as we do not control traffic on the Internet, nor can we control who sees a postcard before it reaches us.
Lost or delayed entries for any reason are not the responsibility of sansmirror and will not be considered; we do what we can to avoid technical issues that may cause this, but we cannot guarantee that there won't be any. All disputes will be subject to litigation in Pennsylvania and decided under that state's laws.
Entrants release sansmirror and its employees, contractors, and owner from all liability entrants may incur by entering this sweepstakes or winning it.
VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
This sweepstakes is conducted by byThom, PO Box 811, Emmaus, PA 18049.