Guess what? I didn’t get my Amazon Giveaway prize! I was greeted with that text message earlier today. My sister recently won something she had tried hard to snag for months. Items she won before arrived within a week, but not this one! It’s been a few weeks now and she’s both anxious to receive it and worried that it won’t arrive. Before suggesting contacting Amazon I asked her a few questions. I haven’t had problems getting Amazon Giveaways prizes, but I’m aware of how it works. If you qualify to win AG prizes chances are the missing item will show up the minute you contact Amazon. You know how it goes! If you didn’t get your prize from Amazon Giveaways, before panicking, consider these possibilities.
Have You Received at Least One Prize in the Past?
First of all, have you received a prize in the past? If the missing Amazon Giveaway prize was your very first win you need to double check your address. If you’ve received a prize in the past or made a purchase and your info hasn’t changed, chances are your address isn’t the issue. As long as you weren’t found to be ineligible or you didn’t overlook one simple step you’ll likely have it soon.
What Causes Ineligibility?
Using more than one Amazon and/or Twitter account isn’t allowed. The site randomly requires additional info to keep it fair for all. If you’re tempted to use more than one Amazon account and/or Twitter account to increase odds of winning Amazon Giveaways, don’t do it! Also, don’t be surprised if you’re asked to submit your social security number or taxpayer ID to the contest sponsor. Don’t do it and you won’t get the prize.
Did You Remember to Do This?
Help! I didn’t get my Amazon Giveaway Prize! It may be too late to resolve the problem. One of the main reasons why people don’t get Amazon Giveaway prizes is carelessness. They miss a vital redemption step. After winning a prize you’ll see a graphic of the item along with confetti and a congrats announcement. Scroll down below it and you’ll see ‘Ship My Prize’. You’ll have the chance to change your address if necessary. If you don’t tick the circle and click submit it will be awarded to someone else. You have just 48 hours to respond.
I Didn’t Get My Amazon Giveaway Prize – and Why it May Be Too Late –
Need to know how to tell if you forgot to click ship my prize? You should have received an email verification. The email includes the order number as well as a link to the item listing. Always save those emails in case something goes wrong. That way you have a reference number when contacting Amazon about a missing Amazon Giveaway prize.
*Update: My sister received her prize today.
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