How would you like to be able to enter the Veteran Monthly Giveaway?
That's what I thought you would say.....
So this is how it works.
If you will become a Veteran in 2012, you may already be eligible to enter, see here. If you are eligible for the Veteran contest, you may still participate in the Mini contest, conditions apply see below.
In the Veteran contest, we are having a monthly drawing for all entries up to that date. Each drawing will be executed on the 1st of each month throughout the year, with the exception of December being held December 31st. The first drawing will be February 1st and will include all entries in January. Also for example, the drawing for June will take place July 1st and will include all entries from January through June 30. The process for selecting is below:
Random.org process of selecting monthly winner:
1. If there are 200 post, I will plug into Random.org beginning number 2 and ending number 200. Obviously 1 is skipped due to the post being unrelated to contest.
2. I will then click "Generate" button, which will randomly provide a number.
3. I will locate the post number from the number generated and verify their eligibility. In our example post #195 would be the recipient.
ECF Contest Rules Apply
First thing to do is go here, subscribe to this thread LINK. Before a Mini Contest begins, I will post a notification in this thread, normally at least 30 or more minutes before the contest launches. Be sure when subscribing to the thread to select "Instant By Email".
Do I have to be a Veteran to participate in the Mini contest? No, it is open to everyone.
How often will the Mini contest take place? When ever we get a wild hair.....I mean, randomly . Could be 2 times a week, could be 2 times a day. So subscribe to that notification thread. HERE
What will the contest be? Never can tell. We will have trivia, post count, guess this picture, guess the number 1-50, what color underwear is j0ker wearing ,etc... Stay tuned and when a mini contest is posted, a full explanation will be included.
How many Mini contest can I win? You may win 1 per 30 days. In other words, you will only be allowed one entry per month. **Exception will be when a member acquires Veteran status, 2 entries will occur in this situation only**
If I win a monthly drawing, can I continue to participate in the Mini contest? Once you have one a prize, you will have to wait 30 days before entering a contest, per ECF Contest Rules.
Excerpt: "e. No Member may win more than one (1) Contest within a thirty (30) day period or one calendar month unless the value of one prize is less than $20. No Member may win more than two (2) prizes within any sixty (60) day period or two calendar months."
So what can I win? We have a schedule listed in the Veteran contest thread. Go here and scroll to the bottom of my main post and you will see what we have so far. It is continuing to grow too!
Will I be eligible for the end of the year Grand Prize giveaways? Only if you are a Veteran and stipulations apply to this as well, see the Veteran contest thread for more details.