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Sweepstakes winners are NOT required to pay any money before receiving their prize. If you have been called or have been mailed notification that you have won a sweepstakes or other type of promotion and need to send money before receiving your prize you are most likely being scammed.

Over the past few years, NSC has advised consumers not to fall prey to these frauds. Unfortunately, these individuals are now using our name and logo in order to appear legitimate.  These sweepstakes are NOT legitimate and are in no way associated with NSC.

If you have been notified that you have won a sweepstakes or other type of promotion and are asked for money please contact your State Attorney General, or you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

For more information, please click here or call 800-894-5461.

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7 Tips for a Successful Sweepstakes

Jul 26, 2017
Sweepstakes

We're a little over halfway through the year, so we're sharing seven ways to ensure a successful sweepstakes.  We've got everything from mistakes to avoid to influencer marketing and more.

Whether you're totally new to the sweepstakes world, or your a seasoned vet, we recommend taking a few minutes to refresh yourself on each of the topics below!

AVOID THESE MISTAKES ONCE YOUR SWEEPS IS LIVE

We talk a lot about what to do before your sweepstakes or contest launches. Today, we thought we’d shake things up by offering a little advice on what to do after your promotion has launched. Here's 5 mistakes to avoid once that promotion goes live.  Read more...

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ENLIST INFLUENCERS!

Developing a marketing strategy surrounding social influence is a an awesome way to promote your sweepstakes (and brand!)  Read more...

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DON'T FORGET BONDING & REGISTRATION

Since we get so many questions regarding the basics of bonding & registering, we thought we’d create a simple infographic to access in a pinch.  Read more...

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KNOW YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA RULES

Of course, all sweepstakes, contests and games are subject to the various promotional laws instituted on a federal and state level, so it’s important to consult with a sweepstakes administrator prior to hitting the go button.  Here's a few social media guidelines to be aware of when you're planning your next promotion.  Read more...

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STAY AWAY FROM DIY SWEEPSTAKES

You have a good idea of how you want to run your sweepstakes, so why not forgo hiring a Sweepstakes Administrator and DIY it? 5 reasons here.  Read more...

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MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND THE AMOE

We use this word a lot when talking about AMOE requirements.  To be on the up and up, you’ve got to remove “Consideration” as your sole method of entry.  So, what is it? Read more...

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FOLLOW THE RULES WHEN IT COMES TO MINORS

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is in charge of creating (and most recently, revising) the compliance guidelines for COPPA (the Children’s Online Privacy Protection act). Read more...

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NEXT STEPS

We are well versed in all of the requirements you need to adhere to when running a sweepstakes - from writing the Official Rules and assisting in a compliant structure, to collecting entries, notifying winners and fulfilling prizes.  See our full menu of services here and contact us when you're ready.  Consultations are always FREE!


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