Share Your Story and You Could Win!
We’re officially launching Spoil the Grandchildren. And to celebrate in grand style, we’re inviting you to share your favorite story about spoiling your grandchildren. Where were you? What were you doing? How did your grandkids react? How did you feel? –Give us a cool story, and you could win a $50 gift card from Amazon.com
The first 20 stories that receive at least 50 votes will receive a $50 gift card for Amazon and may also win one of the five $100 gift cards for the most total votes in the month of October, 2016.
Each month new stories will be added, and you get a new chance to win one of five $100 gift cards for the month.
How does the voting work?
When you find a story you enjoy, simply click on the vote button. You will be asked to provide your name and email address in order for you to register as a voter. Then you will be sent an email with a confirmation link asking you to confirm your email address—click the link. This will register you as a voter, and add you to our daily email list. We do this to maintain the integrity of our voting system. Once you’ve registered and confirmed your email address you can vote on up to five stories per month.
Who can vote?
Everyone over 18 is eligible to vote. The only requirement is that you register as a voter and confirm your email address.
Can I make a post about my story on Facebook or Twitter to get votes?
Yes. We encourage you to share the pages of our website. There are convenient links at the bottom of your story for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+
Can I vote more than once?
Yes. You can vote up to five times per month. However, you may only vote for a particular story once.
How do I register to be a voter?
Just click on the vote button, enter your name and email address, and then confirm your email address by clicking the link sent to you.
Can I unsubscribe from your email list?
Yes. You can unsubscribe from our email list and any votes that you have made will still be counted. If you wish to vote again, you will have to reconfirm your email address and be added to our email list once again.
Who can share a story?
Grandparents, great aunts, great uncles, aunts, uncles, and parents are invited to share their stories. Each month, the five stories receiving the most votes will each get a $100 gift card for Amazon. Once you’ve submitted your story and it has been accepted, you will be notified by email with the URL address where your story is posted. We encourage you to tell your friends and family by email, Twitter or Facebook asking them to vote for your story.
What do I need to include in my story?
Your story should have a title, and at least one paragraph. Remember, to win the most votes, a story can be funny or heart-warming. Be descriptive and use as much detail as you like. All stories must be approved by our editors before they become eligible for the contest.
Can I include a picture with a story?
Yes. You are limited to one image per story. Pictures are optional. You may submit a story without one, if you wish.
Can I vote for my own story?
Yes. If you are providing a story, you are also allowed to vote, and you may vote for your own story.
When should I submit a story?
Stories are accepted throughout the month, and are only eligible for votes through the calendar month in which they are submitted. Most stories are reviewed and posted within 24 hours.
We accept new stories at the beginning of each month. When new stories are posted, all voters may again vote for their 5 favorite stories.
How many stories can I submit?
Each person may submit one story per month.
How often can I win?
Once per calendar quarter.
Who is eligible for the contest?
The contest is open to adults, age 21 or older, who are legal residents of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.
How do I submit my story?
Click Submit Your Story button the “Contact Us” link to submit your story by email. By submitting your story you are granting Spoil the Grandchildren permission to post the story on our website. You are also granting permission for the story to be shared through social media (the more it’s shared, the more votes you’re likely to receive).