I will not tolerate being lied to. I am honest in all the reviews I do. There is one thing in life I hate more then anything and that is being lied to. My 9 year old daughter even knows better then to tell me lies.
So let this be a warning to those that enter the giveaways I host, as well as those who win the giveaways I host. If I find out you lie to me at any time about receiving an item you have won, you will automatically be blacklisted from winning any other giveaway on my blog.
You may be asking yourself what brings this post on? Well, when I blog, I blog with integrity, I am 100% honest in what I say, I know I would not want to read a review giving all sorts of hype about a product, then go purchase that product and see it was junk.
When I am asked to do a review I expect a company to follow through with the agreement, I give them an honest review to the best of my ability and they in return send the winner the item they have won.
When a winner contacts me and informs me they have yet to receive the item, it doesn’t make me to happy. Why? Because I have did my job in the agreement, and now I find out the company is not following through on their end of the agreement.
When I contact the company to see what is going on and the company gives me not only the dates these items was sent, but also informs me that the winner has won several others of this product as well. Great for the winner on all the wins, BUT when the winner from my blog keeps contacting me and informs me on several times they have not even received the items from the other blogs they won from either. It makes me start wondering and asking questions. I mean really how can the post office lose all of the packages you had coming of the said product.
So I start asking other bloggers about the review/giveaway from the said company. I find out several that hosted had happy winners all received product no problems, then their was a few who had winners with the same situation I was having, they had won several, but had yet to receive the product. This gets me to wondering if the winner I had was really a honest sweeper. So I asked one of the bloggers to email me with the winner from her blog that stated she had not received the said product she won from her blog, BUT did receive the one she won from another bloggers blog.
If you are thinking the winner was the same, you are correct that is what brings on this new rule into my giveaways. I found out this winner, that has been emailing me for almost 2 months stating they still had not received ANY of the items they had won, had in fact received at least one. The winner received from the looks of it the product one week before contacting me telling me they had yet to receive the one they had won from my blog. That was the first contact to this company I had made on behalf of the said winner, and the company informed me said person had won several, which is not the issue, the company never stated winner could not have won previous. However, the issue is when I asked the winner if they received any of the ones they won, I was told no. When in fact they had a week prior to emailing me with the first email stating they had not received said product.
So bottom line, if I have solid proof a winner lies to me about receiving a product they won from my blog, they will be blacklisted from ever winning again on The Neat Things in Life.
I do however encourage winners to contact me if they have not received a product they have won from my blog. I will do what I have to do, to find out if the product had been shipped.