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Home Grown Families makes every effort to stay on top of the quickly changing regulations around giveaways. These rules/policies have been set up to adhere to FTC rules and regulations.By entering this contest, you certify that you are 18 years old or older and that you agree with the rules outlines in this giveaway policy. At this time, unless noted otherwise, giveaways are only open to U.S residents. All giveaways are void where prohibited by law.
I understand that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. I understand that I am providing information to Home Grown Families and not to Facebook. I release Facebook from any and all responsibility.
At this time, all HGF giveaways are ran by Rafflecopter. An easy way to enter! No purchase is EVER necessary to enter a giveaway. Purchasing from the sponsoring company does not increase odds of winning, odds of winning are based on number of entries. In order to enter a giveaway, you must complete the mandatory requirement. All other entries are 100% optional. HGF is not responsible for any lost entries due to technical difficulties.
By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to indemnify, defend, release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor and its related entities, from any and all claims and liabilities arising from or in connection with the entrant’s participation in this Sweepstakes and the receipt and use of any Prize or Grand Prize.
All winners will be announced on Home Grown Families, and each individual winner will be emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. A list of winner’s can also be available upon email request to momtosprouts (@) yahoo (.) com. All prizes will be shipped from the sponsoring company. HGF is not responsible for prize fulfillment, although we will make every effort to get you your prize.
We will never sell your private information including email address to third parties. The winner’s information will be emailed to the sponsoring company for prize fulfillment.
I have read and understand this policy, and I have read the Disclosure policy.
We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Home Grown Families is a very PR friendly blog and we LOVE to do product reviews! We are interested in completing reviews for homeschooling materials, children’s products, clothing, wellness products, entertainment, and family products. We will be honest if a product is not right for our family’s lifestyle.While we will not post a negative review, we will offer our honest opinions if there is a feature we do not like. If we are not satisfied with the product, we will contact the company directly. Please note that if we decide not to publish a review and the company would like their product returned, the company is responsible for any return shipping fees. These fees must be paid up front in the form of a PayPal payment or a prepaid return shipping label. All reviews may take up to 45 days from arrival to be completed. We are interested in booking in advance as well.
Home Grown Families does not complete product reviews on sample size products and we are not responsible for shipping fees. All products used for review purposes will not be returned unless discussed prior to receiving the product. If you have press kits, videos and/or pictures that you would like to have in your product review please include them as well.
Due to overwhelming demand, all reviews AND giveaways must be on products (or a combination of products) with a value of $50 USD or more. Any unsolicited products, products sent that do not apply to the blogs focus, products that do not meet our minimum monetary value, products that do not give us enough information on your company or service, products we find to be unsafe or environmentally irresponsible or offensive products may not be reviewed and will not be returned. We will ALWAYS contact you if we have a question but if we do not receive an answer your product may not be reviewed and will not be returned.
All review and giveaways posts will be written with all links to the site as “no follow” per Google’s TOS that states in part:
In order to prevent paid links from influencing search results and negatively impacting users, we urge webmasters use
nofollowon such links.
With paid links being defined as:
Buying or selling links that pass PageRank. This includes exchanging money for links, or posts that contain links; exchanging goods or services for links; or sending someone a “free” product in exchange for them writing about it and including a link
We are ethical bloggers and we only work with ethical companies.
Reviews are great networking tools and moms love to read what other mothers think prior to purchasing something. Due to our tough economic situation, moms want to be sure a product is right for their family before paying for it! Giveaways seem to be very effective at gaining attention towards a product and we encourage you to offer a giveaway. We work hard to promote our giveaways on social networks! Giveaways are always free when combined with a product review. Sponsored posts and giveaways without a review may require a fee. The sponsoring company is responsible for shipping to the winner, so please do NOT ship it to us. We will email you with the winner’s mailing information, so you can get it out to them. All giveaways are open to U.S and Canada as default, unless otherwise discussed.
At this time, due to Facebook Rules we are unable to ask our readers to comment on your Facebook page. It can be asked to have them “like” your page but no comments and not as a mandatory entry. We always make liking your Facebook page a way to gain an additional entry into the contest. We also promote your newsletters, Twitter, website and any other social networking you may have. Per FTC regulations, we are unable to ask readers to make a purchase in order to participate in the giveaway.
Home Grown Families reserves the right to include your review and/or giveaway in a special promotion or other event.
If you are interested in advertising on Home Grown Families, please contact us at [email protected]
Thank you for your interest! Media Kit to be available soon.
*Updated: September 2013
Thank you for stopping by! All pictures, designs, ideas and information on this blog are property of Home Grown Families. If you would like us to share, please email me at [email protected] You are free to use our ideas for your purpose, but please remember to give credit where it is due.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by us. We will, and do, accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.
The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.
The owner(s) of this blog are not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does not accept any items for review that are adult themed or may be considered offensive. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Home Grown Families is not responsible for prize fulfillment~ that is the responsibility of the sponsor of the giveaway. We also can not be help responsible for Blogger deleting/losing/misplacing entries. We will do all we can to make each contest fair but some things are out of our hands.
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