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January 6, 2014

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT A GIVEAWAY!

You know that there is a giveaway going on at my blog; this is it: http://sweepstakelover.blogspot.com/2013/12/giveaway-amazing-200-dresses-from.html

Our first giveaway for this company (DressSale) ended a few days ago, and I learned that they put a $200 minimum order condition to use the $30 gift card. They didn't tell me anything about it, so it's called cheating. Neither me nor my winners can use our gift cards, we don't have so much money to buy a piece of thing, and their shipping fee costs a bomb!

So, I decided not to promote this company's giveaway and I will remove their banner from my valuable blog. I also want to cancel their ongoing giveaway if you wish. Actually I don't want to promote DressSale and I don't want to pick a winner for nothing at all. You can even unlike/unfollow their pages if I cancel their giveaway. Please tell me your thoughts; do you want to continue to participate in their giveaway, or do you want me to cancel it?

I'm really sorry for this. I learned that they did the same thing to many bloggers. If I had known this in the beginning, I would have never accepted their giveaway offer. I also learned that they are a scammer; according to the reviews on internet, they send very low-quality products and never refund.

UPDATE: I cancelled the giveaway and informed the company about this. They wanted to offer $30 with a new minimum order, but I refused. This isn't a kid's stuff!

UPDATE #2: This morning, they contacted me again to offer the coupon without any minimum order. Hey, are you kidding me? Of course, I refused it again.

UPDATE #3: They contacted me again asking how to make up this problem for me and for my readers. I told them they must offer the $30 coupon without minimum order and with free worldwide shipping. Of course, they didn't reply after that.

27 comments:

  1. Oh now that is really bad. I didn't join your giveaway but they just contacted me to do a giveaway with them. :/ I'm gonna say no.

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  2. Greeting
    I already know that, because i have win a voucher to DressSale, and when i went to spend it, i realize i have to shop 200$ to use it. If i realize that in first place, i never had participated in the giveaway, and i never will in such conditions...a prize is a prize...and that's no prize. That is my personal opinion. Thank you Dalma for caring.

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  3. Wow! I´m happy that I declined their offer.

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  4. Oh shucks :( This is so bad. The giveaway on my blog is going right now. I will write to them regarding this. its not just a loss for their followers but my blog :( we take so much effort to plan a giveaway.

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  5. I didn't participate to yours..but to others and thanks for sharing about this very important information!

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  6. Wow thanks for posting this! I hate companies that lie and never end up doing as they say. I only thought ok this company sounds true to their word but how wrong i was, great post. Everyone needs to know about this. Thank you.

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  7. Omg..now i am gonna do the same...i have been conducting their giveaways....

    Thanks for informing

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  8. Cancel the giveaway, it is just stupid.

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  9. they should give a. voucher for $200 like they promissed....this is cheating for sure.....I enter giveaway because I can't afford to buy clothes so why would I want their voucher if you have. to spend your own money? thanks for letting. us all know

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  10. Thank you very much for your post, you're not the only one that this store + or cheating, or removed the Giveaway post a few hours ago by the same situation as you, I really do not want to mislead any of my followers with false advertising. Thank you very much for your post really helpful.

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  11. Thanks for this info! Im contacting them, and then will be removing all their ads and giveaway on my site! Thats ridiculous! I had no clue!

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  12. I won a prize from them once, it has never arrived and they never replied my letters. They are cheating all the time

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  13. Thank you for cancelling it and looking out for your readers! I appreciate it.

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  14. Thank you for sharing I will be canceling my giveaway as well

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  15. Wow thats completely lame... Im glad that you figured it out early on because what they are doing is wrong. What a giant scam!

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  16. Same here,I decided to not promote on my site any giveaways of this company.
    On their facebook page they still promote giveaways.I wrote them but no answer.

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  17. Wow exactly this happened to us also with our giveaway. At least they answered your emails, they ignored us and our winner completely:)
    www.giveawayroute.com

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  18. Good thing you cancelled!. It's crazy not informing you the complete terms and conditions!!. What crap!

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  19. Way to go Damla!! You did the right thing...they don't deserve to be promoted!

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  20. I just liked u on fb, and I shared this article on my fb page, cause it looks like great article :))


    xx
    ajnira.blogspot.com
    https://www.facebook.com/fashionblogajnira

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  21. I totally agree with you. I also won voucher on some blog giveaway but I couldn't use it because their minimum order condition. This is so unprofessional from them.

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  22. Thank you! I was one of the winners for the gift card. I wanted a necklace on there to wear for my daughters wedding and was told I had to spend $200.00. Was upset and I would NEVER buy from them at all now.

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  23. Here is a heads up...http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/specific_search/dressale

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  24. thanks for the info damla
    ever very kind
    :)

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  25. had the same experience, i won from another blogger, they gave me a $30 coupon code, when im about to purchase and entered the code, it gave me an error message telling me that i need to purchase a minimum of $200 before i can use the coupon... i have never experience anything like that, i've won several giveaways from sheinside, jollychic, persunmall and ahaishopping but had no problems... prizes were as good as cash...

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  26. I spread the world all over my giveaway groups. Hundreds to thousands of giveaway bloggers are now aware.

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