If the winner does not fill out the form within 7 days of being contacted, a new winner will be chosen immediately. This is necessary to keep both the winners and vendors happy and coming back for more.
I have also received requests from some readers to post the winners’ information. I used to do this in the early days of SiteWarmings and was advised by a very respected peer to not do that for privacy reasons. However, I know that people like to know! So I have decided that in the case of large giveaways such as the Schwinn giveaway used in the example above, I will do my best to discreetly list the winners in a way that does not invite trolls.
Rest assured that if you won a prize, I have contacted you. Unless of course you won in the lost four weeks….and then if my 5 year old didn’t figure out how to read, you’re probably still owed an e-mail…
Thanks for hanging in there, and keep hope alive. The babysitter starts in July. 🙂