Here are a few of the most common questions
we receive about our 2018 Great Annual Giveaway entry rules —
along with the answers. If you have any further questions which aren't answered
here or in the posted rules themselves, feel free to drop me a note asking
Is it a problem if I
submit entries for two different weeks on the same day? (I know there is
a restriction against multiple entries.)
No. The only limitation is one entry for each of
the four weeks — one for week #1, one for week #2, and so on. Actually,
they can all be sent in on the same day, if you wish, but they must be separate
entries (separate mailed or web entries). The "multiple entry" restriction
prohibits multiple entries for the same week, not entries for
different weeks sent on the same day. Last-minute entries risk missing the final entry
In the past, you've required mailed entries to be on
separate postcards. I don't see that requirement this year. Has
Yes. We had that requirement in the past because
of the sheer volume of mailed entries and the difficulty in opening so much
mail here for processing (every entry is examined and entered on
computer). However, in recent years the number of entries submitted
electronically through our website has become the majority of entries, so
those entries coming by mail are not so much of a problem. However,
since each week is considered a separate entry, we do suggest you either
send your four entries separately or at least send the first entry separately
(so you are sure to get into our system). If you send several entries
together in the same envelope, please be sure to mail them quickly enough
so that the Postal Service gets them to us in time before the deadline (otherwise
they all would be disqualified, which is another reason to send at least
the first one separately). We highly recommend that all non-USA
entrants enter online rather than through the mail to avoid postal
The giveaway is almost over. Is it too late to send
in entries for the early weeks of the giveaway?
No. The 2018 deadline for entries is March 26,
2018, and all entries received by then
for any or all four weeks will qualify for the prizes. Electronic entries
(through the website) must be received by NOON (Eastern time) on that
I didn't get to hear
the first two weeks of the giveaway and am unable to enter for those weeks.
Can I enter for just the final two weeks?
Absolutely. Even one correct entry qualifies you
for all of the prizes, including the Grand Prize. We encourage you, if possible,
to enter for each of the four weeks simply because that gives you a better
chance of winning. (Four qualified entries are better than one, obviously.)
I think my computer
messed up and sent the same entry twice. Am I disqualified?
Not necessarily. We do make allowances for the strange
things that sometimes happen in cyberspace. If you're concerned about it,
just drop an e-mail to the contest
judge about it.
Unfortunately, I wouldn't
be able to take that cruise if I would win the Grand Prize due to personal
circumstances. Is there any point of entering anyway?
Oh, yes, indeed. There are many hundreds of "points"
to entering. Remember we have hundreds of other prizes, including Singing
News Magazine complimentary copies and plenty of CDs and possibly other things to give
away. We'd like you to get in the running for one of those prizes.
I missed the second
program and then heard you on the air later saying to ask around to see if
someone heard the Key Word and would give it to me. I called the station,
but they wouldn't give it to me.
Radio stations that carry The Gospel Greats program are not allowed to provide that information individually.
Under the rules of the giveaway, neither the radio stations nor our office
are to give the Key Word information other than on the air during
the program. What we do encourage is for you to ask your friends who may
have heard the program. Perhaps they would be willing to share the information
Which kind of
entry has the better chance of winning — online (through the website)
Actually, there is no
difference. All entries — electronic or mailed
in — are entered into our computer system manually after they have been
checked by our judges for accuracy and deemed to be qualified in accordance
with the rules. When it comes time to draw the winners, the computer selects
the winner(s) randomly from all names which have been entered.
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