Periodically, Be Your Own Birder will have the opportunity to give away items – books, bird feeders, etc. – through simple giveaways with randomly-selected winners. There is no guarantee of the frequency of giveaways, length of contest entry period, or overall value of items to be awarded.
Please note the following guidelines for each contest…
1. ENTRY: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Entry method will be specified with individual giveaways.
2. ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open only to legal U.S. residents, over the age of 18. Void where prohibited by law. Some giveaways may have more specialized eligibility, which will be stated on the giveaway contest blog post.
3. WINNER SELECTION: Winner(s) will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. If selected winner is found to be ineligible or fails to respond to the winning email notification within a specified time frame, an alternate winner may be selected or the prize may not be awarded.
4. PRIZES: Winner(s) will receive specified merchandise for each different sweepstakes. No minimum prize value is guaranteed. All entrants acknowledge that prizes may be former review items and may have been previously used to a minor degree, which can include minor wear, but are in new or like-new and fully usable condition unless otherwise specified.
5. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified within 3 days after the giveaway end date. Inability to contact a winner within specified time frame(s) – typically 24 hours but may vary – may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner or the prize not being awarded until a new contest period.
6. ADDRESS INFORMATION: By accepting a prize, winner(s) agrees to provide necessary address information for delivery of prize, with delivery charges to be paid by contest administrator or giveaway sponsor if prize is to be shipped directly from the retailer or manufacturer. Be Your Own Birder will not use address information for any purpose other than delivery of the prize, and addresses and will not be sold, traded, or exchanged with any other entity except when the retailer or manufacturer needs the information to ship the prize. Be Your Own Birder is not responsible for the retailer/manufacturer’s treatment or use of address information.
7. TAXES: Any income tax liability is the sole responsibility of the winner.
8. NOT ENDORSED BY SOCIAL MEDIA: By participating in this contest, entrants acknowledge that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram, or any other social media platform and release these platforms from any and all liability arising from or related to this contest.
9. CONDUCT: All contest participants agree to be bound by these sweepstakes guidelines. Any person tampering with the entry process or otherwise in violation of these rules may be disqualified.
10. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Contest administrator and Be Your Own Birder is not responsible for late, lost, or misdirected entries. If for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, or technical failures of any sort, contest may be canceled, terminated, modified, or suspended and entrants will be notified via updates to the original contest post. Entrants further agree to release the contest administrator and Be Your Own Birder from any liability resulting from or related to participation in the contest or the delivery of prizes, including late, lost, or misdirected mail.
11. WINNERS LIST: The name(s) of the winner will be announced on the contest blog post at the conclusion of each giveaway.