Sunday, December 31, 2017

2018 Giveaway Event Rules


 Let's start 2018 off with a kick!
https://blackstonedesigns.blogspot.com/2017/12/giveaway2018.html


If you've been a fan for a while, then this giveaway probably looks familiar, because I did this in January of 2016!

So, what is it all about?

Every day in the month of January, I will set a new pattern to FREE for 24 hours only (Midnight to 11:59 pm EST).

There will be a new blog post every day. If you click the home tab on this blog, you will be redirected to my main page where you will find the newest post.

I would love to have you follow me on social media!

www.facebook.com/sblackstonedesigns

www.instagram.com/blackstone_designs
 www.pinterest.com/sib1222

What do you need to know?

The first time I ran this event, I was very excited and had a lot of fun, but unfortunately there were some people that took advantage of me. So, I am writing a pre-event post to set some rules. 

1). The free pattern code will change periodically, so check the code every day that you visit to make sure you have the correct one.
2). Make sure you have properly added the code and that your cart price reflects "FREE" before finalizing your purchase. There will be NO refunds.  
3). Make sure you are logged in to your Ravelry account. I will not be able to send the pattern to your library later.
4). Do not share the code, only the link to the giveaway posts (posts will be active at midnight each day). If I find that people are sharing the code, I will end the giveaway. 
5). Do not share my patterns: If you miss a day, then you miss a day. One free pattern is better than none, right? I will not be sending patterns out if you miss them, nor will I accept other people sending patterns to each other. That is theft and very much the wrong thing to do. If I find that people are sending my patterns to each other, I will end the giveaway.
6). If there is a code error and the code will not go through check to make sure you have the updated code. If you have the correct code and there is an error on my end, I WILL get it fixed no later than Noon EST. Try again after noon. DO NOT make the purchase if your cart doesn't reflect FREE. No refunds will be given.


Please understand that I give away (lose) a lot of money from this event. 2,000 downloads of a $5 pattern for 31 days... well, you can do the math if you want. To recoup some of that loss, it helps to have people visiting my blog! This is a "set-in-stone" rule. When sharing about this giveaway I will only accept people directing people back to my blog to get in on the fun. You are not obligated to share about this giveaway, but it is appreciated.

Don't be the person that ruins it for everyone. 

To get to the Day One giveaway post, click HERE.




I would love it if you could please make sure you follow me on at least one social media account and
add whatever patterns you download to your Ravelry favorites.

Are you excited? What patterns are you hoping to see?

See you tomorrow! ;) 

If you want to find the current giveaway, click the home tab to be redirected to the main page. 

53 comments:

  1. I am very excited as I was last year I know you give away not only your patterns that could be giving you extra income ,but your time and energy ,I for one appreciate you very much ...Happy new year and Thank you so much for everything

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  3. Beautiful squares - I agree to all rules THX

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  4. The HERE button take me to the give away page on the blog. Thank you for doing this in the month of January, it's my birthday month! The 20th is my birthday.

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  5. have shared thank you very much for doing this

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  6. Thank you for doing another month of giveaways... maybe this year I'll be able to get a few more than last year. I only found your blog on the last day of January 2016.

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  7. This is very generous of you! Thank you so much 😊 may you and your family be blessed with all good things in the coming year!

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  8. This is my first time here, I’m looking forward to this. I’m really excited about this. Thank you for taking your time and doing this for everyone. Your so kind in doing so. You have a blessed New Year.

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  9. Happy New Year and thank you for starting it with a bang!! <3

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  10. It says click here...then page isnt available.......im so excited for this πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  11. Excited. First time seeing something like this. Love learning new things.

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  12. This is very generous of you, thank you! My Birthday is January 5th so this adds to the fun!

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  13. This is just so amazing of you to do this again! Thank you so much for your generosity.

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  14. Wow this sounds like fun :) I'm excited to participate :)

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  15. I remember doing this with you in 2016. It was a ton of fun and very generous of you. I hope you have a very happy new year Sonya and family!

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  16. OMG you totally rock. I can't thank you enough for everything you do for us. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Oh by the way I wore my whatever sweater yesterday and the hubby liked :D

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  17. Thank you Sonya you are always so very generous I hope you haave a very healthy happy prosperous new year. Flash

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  18. So generous Sonya! Thank you for hosting this :) Happy New Year!

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  19. Thank you, and love your patterns. The HERE button takes you to a page that says unavailable.

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  20. Thank you for doing this. I am excited because this is my first year with you. Happy New Year. :)

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  21. Wow you are awesome to do this for us again. I've bought alot of your designs but I bet you find some I'm missing. I don't think anyone would break your rules. Anyone can get in on the act they just have to go to the blog and follow the rules. Why risk ruining it for everyone. We won't will we ladies?

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  22. SO EXCITED!!! I think I must've missed this last year. Here's hoping that everyone can follow these simple, sensible rules. πŸŽ‰♥️πŸŽ‰

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  23. Your designs are some of the best I use, and I check your listings often. It's always exciting to open one of your patterns. Thank you for the time, care and generosity you give to all of us who follow you.

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  24. HAPPY NEW YEARπŸΎπŸΎπŸ’«πŸ’«πŸ’«πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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  25. Thank you for sharing your talent with us again this year! HAPPY 2018

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  26. Thank you.
    happy New Year
    last year's giveaways were great

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  27. Thank you and Happy New Year

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  28. Thank you ! I am a newbie to your designs and excited for this! God bless and happy new year!

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  29. Thank you so much. Wishing you a happy healthy New Year

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  30. Thank you so much from a very hot South Africa. Happy new year to all.

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  31. Thank you for your generosity. Best wishes in the New Year! May God bless you. Following you on Facebook.

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  32. Thank you so very much for everything that you do for us. Happy New Year to you, and your family.

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  33. Thank you so much for sharing, I am new to your site and very excited! Happy New Year to you.

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  34. I am not sure what I am missing here, I can't find the code and I know nobody is supposed to tell it either. :-(

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    1. This is the link to the page that has the pattern and the code. Be sure to read everything on the page! http://blackstonedesigns.blogspot.com/2018/01/giveaway2018.html

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  35. Thank you for your generosity.

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  36. I shared on your facebook. (I hope I did it right.)Please let me know if I need to do something different.

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  37. Thank you for doing this. I would not be able to have the amazing patterns available without giveaways like this. Your amazing generosity brightens my day. Thank you

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  38. First of all, thank you for your generosity! And I am sorry, I tried to share in a group that has certain rules and it seems some think I broke the rules set by you how you would like your giveaway shared. I truly am sorry if I did, I did not intend to do so, and did not share the code of the day, was trying to spread the word. Again, thank you and sorry if I did break the rules.

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  39. what did I miss on Jan 1st?

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  40. I am so excited!!! Love your designs❤️❤️ I was late for the first one but that’s ok, I’m following you on all the social media now so I won’t miss you anymore 😊. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  41. Thank you for your generosity - I know it's costing you money - it's very kind of you.

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  42. Thank you, this is very nice of you!

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