Tonight at midnight, the Rafflecopter form is set to turn off. Sometime tomorrow, I will change the blog header back to the original, and generate the list of winners. Given my experience with newsletter bonuses, I will approach the awarding of the prizes in this way:
- I will announce the 1st place winner first, and give the winner 3 days to claim the prize. The 1st-prize winner will have the choice of the 1st or 2nd prize.
- If the 1st-place winner does not respond in time, I will move the 2nd-place winner up to 1st place, and repeat.
- After I have given away whichever prize the 1st-place winner chooses, I will then publish the rest of the winners. The rest of the winners will have 3 days to claim their prizes.
- Any prizes not claimed in time will be awarded by random drawings from the current subscriber list, and the winners will have 3 days to claim their prizes. I will repeat this process until all prizes are awarded.
For the next two weeks, the newsletters will be short, and probably won’t follow a set schedule, due to the fact that I will be travelling. Once I get back from vacation, I will ship all of the prizes that have been awarded, and resume the regular schedule of sending the newsletter out on Sunday evenings. Sorry about the delay in shipping, but this trip got planned a bit late in the game.
I will, from time to time, be giving away bonus prizes to subscribers, generally worth anywhere from $5 to $35. If I make it a full year, I will have an anniversary celebration with another major giveaway sweepstakes. I have learned a lot about holding a sweepstakes, so I will be changing my approach substantially next time.
P.S. In case you are wondering, I have decided to go ahead with the project I described in my newsletter a few issues back.
P.P.S. The newsletters are archived, with a one-week delay (and with some details omitted) at MusicalNotesNewsletter.com.