Product Reviews & Giveaways Guidelines

PRODUCT REVIEWS AND PROMOTIONS (for Sponsors)

A Nation of Moms is a PR friendly blog.  We have a fantastic team of review moms (and dads) with varying demographics and with children of various ages (from unborn to teenage), so we fit most, if not all, family-friendly campaigns.

If desired and if more than one of our reviewers fit your requirements, the brand representative will have the opportunity to handpick the reviewer based on brand criteria, reviewer’s past reviews and/or reviewer’s personal blog.  Please specify at the time of your review request that you would like to do this process.

NoM may charge or accept monetary compensation for a product review, but the compensation will not influence the review in any way.  All reviews and opinions are completely honest, and we will only accept products that we feel will be beneficial for our readers.

Please email pr for more information on content-rich campaigns.

For a product review, full-size, non-returnable product(s) must be provided.  Under no circumstances will NoM be responsible for any shipping costs or other associated fees for the reviewed product.  There will be no fees charged to the sponsor/brand for a product review that meets our minimum value requirement.  Please email pr for our Rate Sheet and information.

NoM will not be responsible for any shipping fees to the reviewer nor to the winner(s) of accompanying giveaways.  In the case of a giveaway, we expect that prizes to our winners will be sent from each sponsoring brand in a timely fashion after the close of the giveaway.

If you have press kits, pictures, or any other pertinent information that you would like to have included in the review, please either email them or send them with your product.

NoM will offer nothing less than our honest opinion, but will not post a negative review without the brand’s consent. If we are not satisfied with the product, we will notify the company directly. Product will not be returned. We will email you when your review or giveaway is published.  Unless otherwise noted, prior arrangements have been made or there are unforeseen circumstances, all reviews will be published within 4 weeks of product receipt.

In doing a product review, NoM strongly recommends offering a giveaway (of similar prize or gift certificate) for your product, as it further increases your exposure, promotes your social networking, and generates more buzz for your product and/or brand. If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, we will always direct our readers there, but only per federal regulations (see below for more information on giveaways).

Our time is valuable.  Sponsored posts or giveaways with no reviewed product will require a fee, unless under very special circumstances.

If you are interested in having NoM review your product and/or host a giveaway or for a content-rich campaign, please email pr or use the form below.

For a partial list of brands with which NoM has previously partnered, please click here.

For access to our Media Kit, please email pr or use the form below.

 

OFFICIAL GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES (for Sponsors and Readers)

NoM is committed to adhering to all FTC rules and regulations concerning blogs, websites, and promotions and/or giveaways.  In order to comply with these rules and regulations, we have incorporated the following guidelines into all NoM giveaways and contests for our potential sponsors and readers to view:

FaceBook Giveaways: To keep in accordance with FaceBook regulations, NoM will not administer any giveaways via FaceBook.  Our giveaways may be announced on FaceBook, but they will never be run via that platform.  Similarly, winners may be announced on FaceBook, but only after they have been properly contacted via email first.  FaceBook has no knowledge, affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, association or involvement with any NoM giveaways.

Eligibility: All entrants and winners must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.  All non-US resident winners may have to answer a simple question or series of questions in order to comply with international regulations on sweepstakes.  (Per Canadian law, all Canadian winners must comply with this rule before they can receive their prizes.  Due to the stringent laws that Quebec has placed on sweepstakes, residents of Quebec will not be allowed to enter NoM giveaways.) All giveaways and promotions are void where prohibited by law.

Entry Methods: No purchase is necessary to enter our giveaways, and the odds of winning will never be increased by any purchase made.  The only mandatory or required entry into all giveaways will be to leave a simple comment.  We will not negotiate other requirements with our sponsoring brands, as it can be construed as a “consideration” of some sort of value.  (This rule is in effect to protect a NoM and its sponsors from running an illegal lottery.)  Optional extra or bonus entry methods may be offered for tasks such as “liking” a particular FaceBook page or following a website or brand via Twitter.  NoM is not responsible for any lost or delayed entries or technical errors.  All erroneous entries, specifically those that did not adhere to entry rules, will not be considered.  If for some reason you cannot complete the required entry, please email us within a timely manner for an alternate means of entry.

Prizes: NoM reviewers will do their best to describe all prizes and their approximate values to the best of their knowledge.  All prizes worth over $600 might require that winners supply sponsoring brands with their social security number for tax purposes.  Please note that NoM will not collect that information (for security and legal purposes), and that it is the sole responsibility of the sponsoring brand to file the appropriate 1099 tax forms when needed.

How Winners are Chosen: Unless otherwise stated, winners will be chosen by random draw using Random.org, “And the Winner Is…” or Rafflecopter upon the individually stated official closing date of each giveaway.  Odds of winning vary upon the number of entries in each giveaway.

Winner Notification and the Claiming of Prizes: Winners will be notified via the email provided at time of entry and also published on the homepage of our blog-azine under the “Recent Giveaway Winners” section.  The winner will have 72 hours to respond to the winning notification email or the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be chosen by random draw.

Prizes Not Received: NoM will not be held responsible for winners not receiving their prizes.  However, we will make every attempt to assist winners in securing them.  It is the winner’s responsibility to make contact with a NoM in a timely manner (within 30 days after the close of the giveaway) to report that a prize has not been received, or the prize may be void.

Privacy: NoM ensures that the confidentiality of any personal information provided is protected.  We will never share or sell any personal information (email, address, phone) that you have provided. We will only use this information to contact you about your entry and/or prize. If you are a winner, we will provide the sponsoring brand with your required personal information (with your knowledge and consent via the notification email where the information is requested) with the sole purpose of fulfilling prize requirements.

As rules constantly change, we will do our best to update these guidelines.

Please read our other policies and disclaimers.

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