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Signed copies. Limited editions. Free passes.


Giveaways, whether local or international, certainly catch the attention of every fan from any fandom. Who doesn’t want free merchandise after all? With just a few rules like follow backs, tagging friends, and reposting and using hashtags, you’re all set for a chance to win the featured prizes. Whether they’re offering tickets to favorite shows, signed posters/books/scripts, or giving away limited edition and licensed merchandises, its pretty clear that these giveaways would be pretty difficult to pass up, especially for the hardcore fans.

Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?


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Pureblood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
No, I don't look for those things online.

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Winning a million dollars, car and a house. I think that covers it. I guess maybe a free trip around the world would catch my attention also. I know it helped other people, I think I would participate in that kind of giveaway.

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
It could be a scam, a virus for your computer or worst someone trying to take your identity and money.
 

Mixed Blood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
No i have not, i'v always been a bit nervous to enter one.

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Probably money or a really nice vacation trip.

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
It's possible for it to be a scam.
 

Pureblood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
No. Giveaways do not interest me.
What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
None. Anything you win you have to pay taxes on so it's not really a giveaway
What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
I worry about scams and people stealing your information.
 

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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
No

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Nothing would induce me to enter one

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
Steal identity, scam, stealing other information, putting virus or malware on to computer
 

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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
No, I have not.
What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Everything tempts me. Who doesn't want a free stuff? But I find myself the most interested in paid trips, tickets for shows and merchandise.
What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
The reason why I don't participate is because I'm afraid of scams or getting a virus.
 

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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
a couple, but they were held by like... radio stations, local businesses or schools, and musicians. I've never entered one held by a total stranger who would be more likely to be shady/less likely to be held liable if something happened.

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
the ones I've entered were for things like signed albums/limited edition merch/meet-and-greets for some of my favourite musicians, so that's really what entices me. though official giveaways that offer money are really really tempting, haha. I've just never entered those ones.

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
there's always the possibility of it being a scam, especially with those giveaways on Twitter/Tumblr for example that have conditions like "must be following me" and stuff like that. I don't quite know how it's possible to get a computer virus from entering them... unless we're actually talking about a different kind of giveaway and I'm being stupid... but there's always security and identity theft risks if you're chosen to win something and you give a stranger your address and other information. which is the main reason why I don't enter non-official giveaways.
 

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Pureblood
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Ive entered several online giveaways run by larger companies like Carnival Cruises because I like to travel. If it's a company I already use, I don't mind entering my information since they already have it.

Im usually attracted to giveaways involving vacations, hard-to-get tickets (like Cursed Child!), or other large fun activities.

The risks involved with sharing my personal information online like this with companies is that they may not protect my data. There have been large security breaches, such as Target stores or more recently SPG/Marriott Hotels, where my information was stolen. There's not much that seems to be done to make up for that, only the promise to better secure customer data. I don't really trust it, but I monitor all of my financial accounts.
 

Pureblood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
Yes I enter giveaways on Instagram all the time

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Books mostly

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
There is no harm in giveaways where you just have to follow or tag a friend. Especially if it is run by an account you know and follow already.
 

Mixed Blood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
Yes, I have - and even won things.

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Gift cards, clothing, electronic equipment, ...

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
You give a lot of personal information away. But it depends on the give away itself and who runs it.
 

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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
No, I don't do anything online except HEX and one shopping site.

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
none, I don't visit any sites that might advertise their prizes or giveaways

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
I worry about hackers getting my personal information so I don't bother with any.

 

Mixed Blood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
Yes, I’ve entered a few giveaways for concert tickets (but I’ve never won anything lol )
What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Any free items or clothing, since I love shopping.
What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
It could turn out to be a scam.
 

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I usually never do this, but one of my favourite stores is doing a 12 days of christmas dress giveaway on instagram where they give away a new dress daily. I'm signing up each day haha. Crossing my fingers!

Edited by LochNess
 

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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
Uh not exactly!

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Item for hex or a item from your shop!
Money

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
Your information could get sold and they then will call you non stop.
 

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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?



Yes I have, but I have never won anything. Un less you are counting virtual stuff here on Hex, lol. I have entered contests for trips, houses, money and gift certificates. I am leery about entering too many contests, because a) I do not like putting all my info "out there", and b)I hate that telemarketers get the inof. Oh the phone calls and spam email!

Edited by Kestrel Winter
 

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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
No. I don't trust them

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Despite cool prizes, I wouldn't enter.

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
Giving personal info away. Anyone could get access to it and just like that, your life could possibly be ruined.

Edited by Lilian Pearce
 

Mixed Blood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
I have not, but probably because I'm under 18.
What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Probably something "for life", like a lifetime supply of spray whip or ice cream or phones. Also, an online giveaway for traveling somewhere would definitely get my attention.
What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
Man, I don't know. Legal problems?
 

Pureblood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
NO, never, and I doubt I ever would.

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
There are no prizes that could convince me to participate, because I wouldn't believe the premise from the very start. Have you ever known or heard of anyone who won an online giveaway? No? Didn't thinks so. There's a reason for that.

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
I imagine this is just another way to give up far too much important personal information and set yourself up for identity theft and fraud. Buyer beware!
 

Pureblood
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Have you ever entered an online giveaway?
Hmmm, to be honest, the only giveaways I really even look at are on HEX 😂 And those are mostly contest based and stuff.

What kind of prizes do you think would catch your attention and have you participate in a giveaway?
Well definitely electronics and gaming consoles, I really want one of those since I have no electronics but my school computer. And food of any sort would be awesome for me. Or just plain money. I rarely win so anything is good for me.

What possible risks do you know that comes with participating in these kinds of contests?
Well, most usually have you sign up for something to enter your name right? So it's giving away personal info, plus if you don't win anything, you'll feel crushed.
 

Mixed Blood
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I've never entered an online giveaway, only giveaways on Hex and on apps, but not for real life items. There's not many things that would catch my attention, but anything about Nifflers would. Or a limited edition FB item, like a pin or an animal model. Participating in online giveaways would make me nervous because I'd probably have to enter in credit card information, my address, email... etc., and I'm not comfortable with those kind of things. Plus they could use your credit card information or find some way to cheat you. Not all online giveaways are like that, but you never know.
 
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