travelin_cat - 5:02 pm on Dec 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Mack, I'm not sure about the UK, but here in the US, there are a lot of regulations that must be followed when offering any type of contest.
The law requires every person who conducts a contest to disclose on each entry blank the deadline for submission of that entry. Use of the word "lucky" to describe an entry form or symbol, or any other implication that advantage is conferred on the participant in preference to other participants, is prohibited. So too is the use of simulated checks, currency or items of value unless they bear the words "SPECIMEN - NONNEGOTIABLE" clearly and conspicuously.
That was just one part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs regulations on contests which can be found here: [dca.ca.gov...]
We considered offering a contest on one of our sites and abandoned the concept after reviewing some of the regs found here in California.