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Consumer Alert

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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Mar 20, 2017
Promotion Tips

We're sharing some of the best ways to advertise your sweepstakes or contest, including a few you might not have discovered yet. Read More

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Mar 09, 2017

There are certain compliance requirements when it comes to offering promotions to kids. But today we're keeping it light with fun prize ideas! Read More

Sweepstakes Bonding & Registration Quick Facts Infographic

Mar 02, 2017
Promotion Tips

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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Promotion Tips

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

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Feb 17, 2017

You may not realize this, but skill based contests required registration in Arizona when certain elements exist in the promotion structure. More here. Read More

15 Reasons to run a sweepstakes in 2017

Feb 02, 2017

Whether you’re on the fence about running a sweepstakes this year or you’re pretty certain you’re going to give it a try, it never hurts to brush up on the many reasons launching a sweepstakes is a win for you. Read More

5 Benefits of Awarding a Gift Card vs. Cash

Jan 26, 2017

We’re excited to be talking about prizes this morning as awarding them to happy winners might be the most exciting part of our job! Today, we want to talk about gift cards and the reciprocal values awarding a gift card will have on your brand. Here’s a few reasons why awarding a gift card for your next sweepstakes or contests might be a win for you too. Read More

Why Not Offer a Student Loan Sweepstakes?

Jan 19, 2017
Promotion Tips

With student loan debt on the rise, we are seeing a lot of our clients offering sweepstakes or contests that provide debt relief to winners. Here's some information to get you started! Read More

Sweepstakes Live? Here’s 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Jan 12, 2017
Promotion Tips

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

Hashtag Contests & Promotions Defined

Jan 05, 2017
Promotion Tips

Way back when we wrote a post about the type of hashtagging the FTC requires when running certain types of promotions. Today we thought we’d take it a step further and talk about hashtag contests & other hashtag promotions, including structure, cost and those pesky FTC requirements. Read More