Review - Giveaway Policy

November 03, 2018 Karminity Blog 0 Comments

One of the best parts of being Social Networkers (on and off the web) is to share with those closest to us about cool products, great fashion finds, interesting books, the latest technology, awesome parenting tips and tricks, the best makeup, hair and beauty options and other amazing products. 

This is what partially inspired our online ventures, the plethora of valuable information that could be shared and spread from your backyard, your home, your neighborhood, your community nationwide and even worldwide.

We value your unique product, mission and message. We would love the opportunity to introduce and share your brand to our readers and followers. So, if you would like us to review a product and/or host a giveaway on this site please review our policies below.

WHY should you have Karminity review or host a giveaway of your product or service?

We utilize all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) to promote and share the latest product reviews and giveaways. The majority of our followers are from the US, UK and Canadian women between the ages of 21-45 years of age and families with children.

Review Policies
1. We DO NOT charge to review a product or service. The company or individual (the Sponsor) will provide the product to be reviewed free of charge, will handle all shipping, brokerage and/or customs fees if necessary.

2. The items to be reviewed must be the actual product. This means no samples, prototypes or trial offers and MUST be the actual sized item. Our Reasoning: We require a full sized product in order to thoroughly test. Standard store sized samples are not usually large enough for thorough testing and therefore will not allow Karminity to provide a clear and precise review for our readers.

3. We reserve the right to decline a review request. If the product does not seem to be a good fit for this site, especially since we cater to a specific demographic, then we will decline a review on that particular item. This does not constitute that we will never review any products sold/advertised by the company products; it is reserved specific to that product alone. We will review the products on your website and present a reasonable alternative (content and cost - if applicable).

4. A product review is posted within 2-6 weeks of receiving the product depending upon product size, product type, schedule and availabilityIf you would like to have a different time schedule for the review post – please let us know and we can try to work around your desired dates for the review.

5. We will give our honest opinion on your product, regardless of compensation. As our readers depend on us to give honest feedback about products, we will try to post our honest opinion about your product after our initial review. – However, if we DO have a negative experience with your product, we will let you/your company know before the review is posted, to decide if you would like us to continue to post the review.

6. Any products sent to us for review will NOT be returned. Due to time and effort of individuals involved in each review, review items/products will NOT be returned. Each item should be the first package and not a package/item/individual product previously reviewed by other bloggers (i.e. no review-"used" product). If both parties agree (under special circumstances) to have the item being sent back before the review is posted, the company/individual (the Sponsor) must pay for the return shipping, handling, return customs and/or insurance costs.

7. The product or service must be available to all residents of the United States. We will review continental or international products but the product or service must also be available to residents of the United States
 
Giveaway Policies
1. The company or individual (the product/service Sponsor) will contact us to let us know of the item(s) they would like to host for the giveaway. The giveaway prize will be sent directly from the company/individual/sponsor to the winner of the giveaway. Please DO NOT send Karminity the prize directly. All shipping costs are the company or individual’s (the product/service Sponsor) responsibility. We try not to handle the prize fulfillment/shipment, so please do not send giveaway items with product review samples.

2. We DO NOT charge for a giveaway, with a review. If you would like a review and giveaway, there is no charge. If you would like just a review there is no charge.

► If you are a company that would like to JUST host a giveaway alone, Karminity will charge a flat $25 fee to manage the giveaway and promotion on all of our social media platforms for you/your company product.

3. If we do not feel the product is appropriate for our readers or this site, we have the right to refuse to host a giveaway. We prefer to host giveaways for family-friendly/family-appropriate products.
4. We will host giveaways nationally and internationally, however the giveaway item must be available to residents of the United States also. 

If you are interested in having us review and/or host a giveaway, please contact me by email: karminity@gmail.com and provide us with ALL of the following details
► What product/service you would like Karminity to host. Please include a description of the product, value of the item, and if possible a link to the photographed product.

► What are the stats/requirements of the giveaway. Open to? Ages? (please note: if international, it MUST be available to residents of the United States)

► Any other relevant information (i.e. dates you would like the giveaway to start and end)

Winners

All giveaways are hosted using Giveaway Tools forms. The winners are chosen randomly using Giveaway Tools. Once the giveaway ends, we will contact the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond. If no winner has responded after 72 hours, at that time, another giveaway winner will be chosen at random.

We will send out two emails to let the winner know they won, once at the initial end of the giveaway and once again at 24 hours after the giveaway is over.

However, if the winner does not respond within this 48 hour time period, we will let them know their prize has been withdrawn (via email) at the end of 72 hours and another winner will be chosen. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Once the winner(s) are confirmed and we have their mailing information and/or choice of prize (if applicable), we will send their information directly to you (the Sponsor). Sponsors are responsible for all shipping and handling costs. We always encourage our sponsors to contact readers directly of their win, via email or on social media, even if in a small Twitter post or Facebook shout out. It shows the readers that you/your company are truly concerned with customer service.

If you are a company and you are interested in having us try out, review and/or host a giveaway for your products, please feel free to contact us at karminity@gmail.com. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

We look forward to working with you and your products!!

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