Disclosure & Giveaway Policy

The boring stuff:

I have had a blog as long as I can remember. My most “successful” was in college and I let it fall to the wayside. I hope to get this up and running and successful so I want to let you know right off the bat how everything works between the scenes. I work with businesses and PR companies to highlight products or services when it is something that’s a good fit for the business and this blog. This means I might receive these products or services at a discount or for free in addition to compensation for styling, photographing, editing, writing and posting about that product.

I promise to be fully transparent and honest with you so I will be sure to tell you in the post if it is a gift or I will make a disclosure in the post!  I will be completely honest whether or not I would buy the item with my own money or if it didn’t work for me and why!

When I first started blogging I didn’t care what ads were posted but now that I have gotten older, I will only post what I would recommend to my own friends and family and that means you as well! The affiliate links are what help me be a stay at home blogger and hopefully soon mom! 🙂

Occasionally, Fire + Wife hosts giveaways for the readers. These events may be self-sponsored by myself or may be sponsored by another individual, business or corporation. This may or may not be plainly stated in the actual giveaway. If you need further clarification, please ask.

All giveaways, unless otherwise stated, will follow these guidelines:

~hosted and winners chosen via Giveaway Tools.

~are hosted with the intent of adding some fun to this site and in no way are meant to be a form of gambling or sweepstakes.

~open only to individuals in Canada and the USA, 18+, unless where prohibited.

~will start and end on dates listed on each specific contest.

~each winner will have 48 hours to claim prize, after being notified via the email they used to enter the contest. After 48 hours, if there is no response, another winner will be chosen.

~If giveaway is self-hosted, I agree to mail prize to winner(s) within 7 business days.

~If giveaway is sponsored by an outside entity, then winner will abide by their prize fulfillment periods, which may be as long as 180 days, depending on the company. Please know that I choose the companies I work with very carefully and only choose companies that I think are reputable and honest. That being said, it is an online world, and anything can happen. I cannot be held liable or responsible, should a vendor choose not to fulfill a promised prize.  I will do whatever I can to try to get a company to make good on a promise, but there are no guarantees. Thankfully this has not ever happened and hopefully never will happen.

~All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspect of fraud is decided upon by myself and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.

~Any prizes that may result in tax liability for the winner(s) are the winner(s) responsibility.

~Any and all giveaways may be promoted on Facebook, Twitter, email or other social network sites. This is a means of promotion only, and any promotion on those sites is not to be interpreted as Facebook or Twitter partaking in, or being in any way responsible for that particular contest.

~Winner(s) assumes all responsibility if further clarification is needed, prior to either entering a giveaway on this site or claiming a prize at the conclusion of a contest.

~I use various hosting methods for giveaways, for example Rafflecopter or GiveawayTools. Most of these entities gather email addresses for verification, and by entering, you are giving permission to have your email added to our mailing list. You still will get a verification/confirmation email and may decline or unsubscribe at any time.*

Let me know if you have any questions and e-mail me at kaitlin@firepluswife.com!


*Giveaway policy adapted from Smart Spending Spot.