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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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Free Method of Entry – Why is it Required?

Sep 29, 2016
Promotion Tips

Free? Yes, free. I know it feels counter intuitive, but we promise you that all hope is not lost. You can still meet your marketing objective AND be compliant with promotional law. And, we’ll help you through it. Read More

    Refer a Friend Promotion Tips

    Sep 22, 2016
    Promotion Tips

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    Random Drawings: How do they work?

    Sep 15, 2016
    Promotion Tips

    You know that we selected winners at random, but what exactly does that mean? Here’s an overview of the winner selection process... Read More

    Travel Waivers: Are they necessary?

    Sep 08, 2016
    Promotion Tips

    Your promotion just ended and it was a huge success. Your winner is selected, and now it’s time to notify them and plan that awesome trip they’ve won. You know that the winner needs to sign off on an “Affidavit of Eligibility / Liability / Publicity” Release, but what about his travel companions? Should they sign something too? Read More

      When Great Promotions Go Bad (And Don’t Have To)

      Sep 01, 2016
      Promotion Tips

      Touch-a-thons, treasure hunts and eating contests can create a ton of traffic and buzz around your brand. But what happens when it goes bad? What happens when you think you are doing everything right and something inexplicable happens? Here’s where having a contest administrator by your side is a must. Read More

      Winners & Taxes: How the IRS May Impact Your Marketing Plan

      Aug 24, 2016
      Promotion Tips

      Sweepstakes, contests and games are a great way to incentivize your customers, followers and fans – who wouldn’t want to win a 5,000 square foot beach home or a million dollar cash prize? You might be surprised to know that some may want something a little less pricey. Here’s what you should know about the taxes imposed by the IRS... Read More

      International Series 4: Say “Ello” to the UK!

      Aug 11, 2016
      International

      It’s time for another International Series post! We chose the UK this time around. If you have a strong demographic there, the UK is a fairly simple country to take your promotion international. Here are the basics... Read More

      The Ins & Outs of Alcoholic Beverage Promotions

      Jul 28, 2016

      Whether you’re an alcohol brand, a restaurant, promoter or otherwise, promoting and awarding alcohol in a sweepstakes, contest or game can seem quite appealing. The good news is that like most promotions, we can get them launched without a hitch by ensuring the structure is compliant with Federal and State laws... Read More

        YouTube Promotions - The Basics

        Jul 21, 2016
        Promotion Tips

        Did you know that YouTube is the second most popular social media site in 2016? Here's a snapshot of the basic requirements for running your sweepstakes or contest on the platform... Read More

        Promotion Spotlight: The Runner

        Jul 18, 2016
        NSC Announcements

        Have you heard of The Runner yet? The show involves a Runner, Chasers and viewer participation and we're fulfilling all of the prizes. Check it out... Read More