Reading Contest Rules
There are rules for a Reason. It's up to you the person entering to read these rules.
Even if your on a forum, or perhaps a sweepstakes site, that gives you the basics for rules. Such as Daily entry, Quebec excluded, One per Household etc.
Lots of these sites may have an entering blunder. It happens to anyone ~ only Human
Read the fine lines of Prize Details
This happens all the time
For a Trip
~ There's lots of contests out there "Where you can win a Weekend vacation" but when you read the rules, it does not include transportation
~ Also in the rules it will say it's Canada wide. So if you live in British Columbia and the weekend getaway is in Ontario ~ You need to ask yourself "Are you willing to pay for transportation. Especially if the prize is non transfer.
Another Example ~ Win a Trip outside the country for an event And it's this month for example
~ But you don't have any holiday time left, and you know you can't afford to take time off with pay. Then you should simply skip this contest.
Age: What is the age that you must be when entering?
The majority of the contests are Age of Majority of the province.
- Alberta 18
- British Columbia 19
- Manitoba 18
- New Brunswick 19
- Newfoundland and Labrador 19
- North West Territories 19
- Nova Scotia 19
- Nunavut 19
- Ontario 18
- Prince Edward Island 18
- Quebec 18
- Saskatchewan 18
- Yukon Territories 19
Whom in your house can enter?
Does the contest specify One per person or does it say "one per household" or does it not say either way?
If it's one per person, then you can try and convince your spouse to join you in to the contesting hobby you are trying to get into, and let them enter into the one's that allow "one per person".
How many times you can enter a contest.
Some contests are simply confusing on ways of entering. It may not be clear. Such as You can enter every pin, or perhaps for every UPC code. Or it may be a Total number of entries Like 45 .
Another example is There is an entry, then a voting section. You can vote daily, but can only enter once. You may gain Entries for referring friends as well.