11-25-2013 05:57 PM
I've been using my points to enter one of the contests and just now saw there was a limit of 5. So, a couple of questions: First, does that disqualify me or just count the first 5 entries? Second, why would the sweepstakes keep taking my points if I reached the limit?
I'm a bit of a newbie on this site and would appreciate some advice.
11-25-2013 11:44 PM
Hi, lhilts - welcome to the forums!
I believe what you may have been experiencing is a 'roll-over' prize. For example: in the Toyota sweepstakes you are (I believe) allowed to enter 5 times *each week* up until Dec. 19th. (HSN Rep, please correct this if I'm wrong!)
Also, on the Toyota gift bundles (All that glitters, Chalet Chic, Oh What Fun, etc.) Each prize period, HSN seems to be offering 3 of these 'gift bundle' type prizes - so while you may have entered to win one that was given away last week, the one in the rewards store currently is, in fact, a different prize. (Did that make any sense? LOL.)
Regardless, in my experience, the Rewards Store is very strict on the entries - if you have entered the current sweepstakes too many times it will be sure to tell you so and will not allow you further entries. *IF* by some chance there is a glitch in the system and you have been allowed to enter a drawing too many times, it is my understanding that the system will still limit your entries to the specified number allowed at prize drawing time (5, 10, etc.)
If you want to double-check on the sweepstakes in which you are currently entered, you can always look at your profile in the arcade and click on the "My Sweepstakes" tab. This will show you for sure which prizes you are entered to win.
Hope this helps and good luck!