Vent: For a very brief moment I was a winner of a Silhouette Portrait...
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Moyle
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Posted: 3/4/2013 5:52:45 PM
Like the title says, I entered a giveaway for the portrait - and I won! Only to notice afterwards that the giveaway was for U.S. residents only... So, they picked a new winner instead.

Did I mention how much it sucks NOT living in the U.S. and having scrapbooking as your hobby?

Oh well, I got to be overjoyed for about ten minutes at least

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Posted: 3/4/2013 5:54:34 PM
Aww...I'm sorry.


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Posted: 3/4/2013 5:59:07 PM
aw, that sucks!



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Posted: 3/4/2013 6:34:38 PM
Oh no, that stinks I wonder if they would let you pay the difference for the shipping?

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Posted: 3/4/2013 6:36:51 PM
That really sucks!!!! Not even if you paid shipping.
I agree (im in Canada) and it can really suck sometimes

Moyle
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Posted: 3/4/2013 6:38:39 PM
Thanks for your support ladies

Yes, I offered to pay shipping and I did also offer an address in USA they could ship it to, but no such luck.

Next time I eneter a contest I'll be sure to check out terms and conditions first though! However small the print may be ^^

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Posted: 3/4/2013 6:48:14 PM
So I'm wondering why they even bothered to tell you won if they're not going to send it to you??? I don't get the point of that. Boo hiss!

Sorry this happened to you!


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Posted: 3/4/2013 6:56:45 PM
So sorry to hear about this. I would think they would send it to you if you offered to pay the difference in shipping.


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Posted: 3/4/2013 7:03:08 PM
Omg! I would be sooo upset!! I have never won anything.. But then again I hardly enter any contest only a few here and there.. I guess I feel like ill never be lucky enough to win lol..

On time on YouTube I had gotten a message from a youtuber I follow that does giveaways often.. The message said I had won an iPad looked legit and everything I was soo excited jumping up and down and soo on.. Because when she picks her winners she does it by subscribers so you don't have to do anything to be entered.. Well come to find out a few mins later after watching a video on her channel that her account got hacked and it was false that there wasn't a giveaway for an iPad... I knew it was too good to be true lol. I wasn't that upset because I already have one


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Posted: 3/4/2013 7:06:07 PM
It probably has to do with "legal" issues, not shipping. Most contests, I notice say "US residents only" or something to that effect.

But, that sucks anyway! Sorry you didn't get your prize


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Posted: 3/4/2013 7:12:28 PM
Yes, probably something legal. In Canada, we normally have to answer skill testing questions.

Anyone watch Ellen? Remember that she changed their rules so that Canadians could enter. That was awesome (even though I STILL didn't win).



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Posted: 3/4/2013 7:22:26 PM
That totally sucks!


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Posted: 3/4/2013 8:34:41 PM

Yes, probably something legal. In Canada, we normally have to answer skill testing questions.



What

You have to take a test to win a prize? Really?


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Posted: 3/4/2013 8:45:01 PM


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Posted: 3/4/2013 8:51:20 PM
It didn't say it was only open to US residents?

I'd probably cry actual tears if I won a huge prize and then was disqualified....


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Posted: 3/4/2013 8:57:21 PM
It is definitely a legal thing and one of the reasons we rarely do giveaways at Paperclipping. It's too bad.

Sorry to the OP!


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Posted: 3/5/2013 6:40:43 AM
You're justified in your disappointment. That really is a bummer.

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Posted: 3/5/2013 9:37:22 AM
So sorry!

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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:06:13 AM
That rots! So sorry!



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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:19:07 AM
I'm sorry! I understand why you're disappointed.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 4:56:35 PM
That really stinks


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Posted: 3/5/2013 5:03:30 PM
Thanks for all your support ladies

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Posted: 3/5/2013 5:37:47 PM
Aww! What a let down. Sorry to hear that!



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Posted: 3/5/2013 5:41:07 PM
Aww! What a let down. Sorry to hear that!



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Posted: 3/5/2013 5:46:22 PM
Awwww, so sorry for you




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Posted: 3/5/2013 7:18:32 PM

Yes, probably something legal. In Canada, we normally have to answer skill testing questions.
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What

You have to take a test to win a prize? Really?



Yep! Is that one of the most assinine things you've ever heard of, or what?? One of the peas here has a blog where she does a giveaway sometimes so she'll do something like what's 3 + 7?



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Posted: 3/5/2013 9:05:23 PM
Oh my, so sorry! I would think they would do something for you at least since you were the winner!


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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:24:22 PM
I think the 3+7 thing is to verify you are a human and not a machine filling out entry forms or leaving spam on the blog. SC does that on their website. I think it's called a captcha.


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Posted: 3/5/2013 10:50:18 PM
Goodness girl! You could have given them my address and I would have shipped it to you!!!! So sorry!


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Posted: 3/7/2013 12:55:44 PM


What

You have to take a test to win a prize? Really?




It's usually just a simple math question.

As a Canadian I know I check every fine print I can find before entering contests in the USA. Most of the time we are excluded but once in awhile you can find a contest that lets us Canucks in.


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Posted: 3/7/2013 1:05:51 PM

think the 3+7 thing is to verify you are a human and not a machine filling out entry forms or leaving spam on the blog.
No, in Canada is it because we distinguish between contests and lotteries. Without the "skill-testing question", the prize give-away is considered a lottery, and subject to different rules/laws/restrictions.






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Posted: 3/7/2013 3:16:56 PM
I am so sorry...wish someone here could have mailed it to you~

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Posted: 3/7/2013 3:23:52 PM
oh bummer! So sorry to hear that.


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