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Sara F. Hawkins

Sara has been practicing law and helping entrepreneurs for over 20 years. As one of the few long-term practitioners in the sweepstakes and content space, Sara has worked with clients of all sizes - from global multi-nationals to solo entrepreneurs - to help them bring their marketing promotions to life in a way that is legally compliant yet still creative.

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Promotions with Receipt Validation in the USA; Legal Aspects

Publication date: 10/01/2022

Many brands want to organize exclusive prize promotions for their customers and one way of doing this is asking users to upload a picture of their purchase receipt. With the new Validate Receipts app from Easypromos, it’s much easier to validate the receipts and thus the participation. The app uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to validate the purchase receipts automatically. That way, the promotion organizer can give direct prizes to the users when they sign up. But in some countries, asking consumers to make a purchase to enter a prize promotion, makes the promotion an illegal lottery. The United States is one of those countries.

Legal Guide for Running Online Marketing Promotions, Contests and Sweepstakes in the United States

Publication date: 18/11/2019

All countries have specific laws about contests, promotions, and sweepstakes, and it’s important to stick to them as an organizer. When it comes to the United States, apart from federal laws, there are also state laws that should be taken into consideration. To shed some light on this complex topic, we bring you this article in cooperation with attorney-at-law Sara F. Hawkins, expert in internet law, sweepstakes and contests, website and app policies, contract review and negotiation, and trademark and copyright matters with 20 years of experience in helping businesses of all sizes, entrepreneurs, content creators, online professionals, and bloggers.