Who can participate in Android Authority giveaways?
To participate in Android Authority giveaway sweepstakes, you must be the age of majority in your country. Our giveaways sweepstakes are usually open to readers worldwide, though occasionally, we will run sweepstakes that are only open to residents of certain countries. Check the Terms and Conditions of each giveaway for full eligibility details.
How do I enter the giveaway?
We run giveaways exclusively on AndroidAuthority.com and our social media channels. To enter a giveaway, follow the instructions outlined in the giveaway widget, which vary with each sweepstake. For each completed action, you get one or more entry for the sweepstake. Each entry gives you one chance to win. In order to complete an action and collect your sweepstake entry, click on the respective action and follow the instructions.
Why do you use the Gleam widget?
Android Authority currently uses a third-party service called Gleam.io to run our sweepstakes. Gleam provides a safe and user-friendly way to run our giveaways.
Is my personal data safe?
Yes. We will never share your data with third-parties or use it to spam you.
I already follow you, can I still enter the giveaway?
Yes. Our sweepstakes usually include free entries that don’t require you to do anything in order to win.
I wasn’t able to complete some entries. What can I do?
Due to circumstances outside of our control, you might not be able to claim all the entries in a giveaway. There’s nothing we can do about it. Please claim the available entries, which still give you a chance at winning the prize.
Can I enter the giveaway under multiple email addresses?
No, only one email address per person is allowed. We verify all winners. If we detect users who used multiple addresses to enter the giveaway, they will be disqualified from winning the prize.
How do you pick the winners?
Giveaway winners are selected through a random draw at the end of the giveaway period.
When do you announce the winners?
We announce sweepstake winners as soon as possible after the end of the giveaway. Actual times may vary due to availability of staff. The duration of the giveaway varies from sweepstake to sweepstake.
How will I know if I win?
Winners will receive an email from an Android Authority staff member informing them they have won the sweepstake. We do not use other channels to communicate with giveaway winners. In addition, we update the giveaway page with the winner’s first name and country of residence.
I believe I’ve won a giveaway, what should I do?
Nothing. We contact giveaway winners directly through email. If you haven’t received an email from Android Authority, then you haven’t won, even when the winner announced on the giveaway page has the same name and residence as you.
I didn’t see the email/it went to the spam folder. What do I do?
In the situations when a giveaway winner doesn’t reply to our messages within a reasonable time, we reserve the right to conduct a second draw and select a different winner. In this case, the original winner loses all claims to the prize.
Can I get cash, a different prize, or a gift card instead of the prize?
If we are not able to ship the prize to your country of residence, you will be compensated with an online gift card of equal MSRP value to the prize. In all other situations, winners are only entitled to the original prize and cannot exchange it for cash, a gift card, or a different prize.
How long does it take to receive my prize?
We try our best to ship prizes in a timely fashion. Prizes typically take 4-6 weeks to reach winners, but it can take longer in some cases. When the prize is not yet on sale, please allow for the device to become available for purchase. You will be notified when the prize has been shipped to you. Shipping times may be influenced by factors like your country of residence, available shipping services, and customs, duties, and other regulations. We cannot control these factors and we are not responsible for any delays caused by them.
I won a giveaway, but I haven’t heard from you in a while. What can I do?
We try to put the prize in your hands as soon as possible, but the acquiring, handling, and shipping of prizes can be time consuming. Furthermore, the staff member who is in charge with the process has other responsibilities as well. We understand you are excited to receive your prize, but please wait for the terms we specified in our communication to expire before you contact us again. Harassing us with emails or complaining on social media will not help get your prize faster.
There’s a problem with the prize. Can you do anything?
We cannot help you with anything that happens to the prize after we ship it off. We are not responsible for lost parcels, damage incurred during shipment, shipments that are stuck in customs, or any other issues with the prize. We do our best to ensure that the prize is sent to you in working order, but we are not liable in any way if the prize malfunctions, stops working, or suffers from any other problem. We are not responsible for the warranty of your prize.
Do I need to pay anything to get the prize?
We only cover the shipment costs for your prize. Depending on your country of residence, you may need to pay tariffs, duties, or other taxes in order to receive your prize. It’s entirely your responsibility to fully comply with your country’s laws and regulations.
Who provides the giveaway prizes?
While the majority of our giveaways are funded entirely by Android Authority, we occasionally partner with companies and other organizations to give stuff away to you. The companies we partner with can handle and ship prizes to the winners directly. In these cases, you will be contacted by the respective companies. In the case that we work with a partner on a giveaway, our cooperation doesn’t imply endorsement — it is simply an opportunity to give you some free gear.
Why have I not won yet?
Our giveaway sweepstakes are very popular, drawing in tens of thousands of participants. It’s possible to enter every giveaway and never win. We understand that can be frustrating, and our only advice is to keep trying.
How do I know that Android Authority giveaways are real?
Android Authority is an established and highly-respected technology publication. Millions of people follow us across the website, our YouTube channel, and social media. We are extremely grateful to our loyal readers and the community we fostered around Android Authority. Giveaways are one of the ways we try to give back to our community. We have a long track record of happy giveaway winners. Check out our photo gallery to see some of the persons that won prizes from Android Authority over the years. In addition, we regularly share messages and posts from our prize winners on our social channels.
I won a giveaway and I want to say thanks. What can I do?
One way you can say thanks is to announce you won on social media and tag our official Facebook or Twitter accounts. Please also consider sharing a picture of yourself with your prize.