Alright, so unfortunately we've hit a few snags in regards to the awesome X & Y Giveaway Bonanza sweepstakes we've got going on. Don't worry, the giveaway will still go on, of course, but I want to assure anyone who is having difficulty entering the sweepstakes that we're aware of the problems some people are having entering and will make sure we make it right!
Let me first answer a few questions that have arose about this giveaway.
Which countries are eligible to enter in the giveaway?
I'm still awaiting exact confirmation on which countries are eligible, sorry about that. There is a list that sometimes shows up right now showing the "eligible countries". DO NOT GO BY THE BULLETPOINT LIST YOU SEE ON THE SITE RIGHT NOW! It is currently INACCURATE and INCORRECT and needs to be fixed!
Instead, people from the following countries are eligible to enter:
- United States of America
- Most of Europe (must be 18+, so if you are younger, have a parent or guardian enter)
I don't yet know exactly which countries in Europe are eligible. I do have confirmation that, unfortunately, viewers from France and Germany are not eligible due to contest laws in these countries.
I haven't heard whether or not South America, Australia & New Zealand, or any other countries/continents have support, although unfortunately I find this doubtful, sorry.
Why can't you hold a giveaway for my country? This stinks!
Hey, trust me, I agree with you, it does stink. But there are these little things called laws in place, and they vary from country to country. If you dislike that, keep that in mind when you are of age to vote so you can help to change it!
I live in the US or Canada and it says I am ineligible to enter. Why?
This may be due to several reasons:
- You are younger than 13 years old
- You did not fill out all of your information properly or are not using a proper e-mail address
- You live in Arizona, Massachusetts, or Quebec (see the bit about contest laws in the last question, sorry!)
- It's a problem on our end and we need to fix this
I live in the UK or Ireland and it says I am ineligible to enter. Why?
This is most likely due to a bug in the system that we hope to have resolved as soon as possible. As it is the weekend, we might not be able to get to this until Monday, but we will work towards getting it resolved as quickly as possible. I'm also not 100% sure that Northern Ireland is eligible for the contest. (Sorry!)
Additionally, due to contest laws, you must be 18 years old or older in order to enter.
It says "You do not have access to perform that action" when I try to read the US/Canada rules. Why?
This is unfortunately a bug. A rather unfortunate one at that. We will have this fixed as soon as possible! I unfortunately do not have a copy of the rules to share with you, but you can check out the UK version of the rules to get an idea of what's involved.
In a nutshell, you just need to have a Curse or Marriland account (they're the same thing), you just need to sign up on the page, and then you're entered, simple as that. We'll choose the winners at random and will contact you via e-mail.
Alright, so what will Marriland do to make it right?
IMPORTANT!! THIS SIDE GIVEAWAY HAS OFFICIALLY CONCLUDED!! Private Messages will be sent to the winners by Tuesday. You can still enter in the main X & Y Bonanza Giveaway, though!
Trust me, I hate the fact that contest laws can prevent fans from all around the world to have a chance to enter cool contests and giveaways. It's not cool! I also feel bad that there have been other problems and issues regarding the X & Y Bonanza Giveaway. To make up for the rocky start for the giveaway, I will be holding a SPECIAL GIVEAWAY that you can enter over the weekend while we get things all sorted out.
To enter, all you need to do is POST A COMMENT ON THIS UPDATE and you're entered. Boom! Simple as that! Does it matter where you're from? Nope! This little mini giveaway is open and available to everyone!
So what's being given away? Well, FIVE lucky commenters here (chosen mostly at random, with duplicate entries ignored) will have a chance to trade with Marriland personally over Wi-Fi! Yup, that's right, I unfortunately have very little time (or space on my Pal Pad) to trade with people online, but I want to make this right, so I will take some time to trade you a cool Pokémon straight from Marriland himself — yup, you get a Pokémon of mine! It won't be anything on my main teams, unfortunately (sorry!), but I could hook you up with something like a Marill or maybe even something else. :) It can even be on either the 4th Generation or 5th Generation. On top of that, you five winners will also win one month Curse Premium, which gives you some nifty features around here (click the link to check 'em out).
Entries to this giveaway will be open from now until June 24th at 6:00pm Central Time. I will contact you on the Marriland Forums if you win by June 25th, so you should receive a notification both here on Marriland and in your e-mail, assuming you have PM notifications sent to your e-mail (that's the default setting). We can then coordinate a time that's convenient to trade and other details.
Anyway, again, we'll get this all sorted out as soon as we're able to, most likely by Monday. If you've had any difficulties entering the X & Y Giveaway Bonanza and the above problems sound like the cause of it, don't worry, because we'll get things fixed and you should be able to enter! It lasts until July 12th, so that's plenty of time. But even if you don't enter, I hope you'll at least join in the fun by leaving a comment here for a chance at having a nice, fun trade with me, Marriland.