Aloha Fridays are brought to you by Kailani from An Island Life. Over there in Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So Kailani thought that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting, too. So, for Aloha Friday, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Answer my question and put one of your own up on your blog. Link up and check out other blogs that participate at An Island Life.
If you host giveaways on your blog, do you (or would you) notify the winner if you are going to choose a new winner if they have not responded to you within the time that you allow to claim it?
I normally notify the winner by email and give them three days to reply - which is a generous amount compared to some. In that email I state that if they do not reply within the three days I will choose a new winner. I have only had to do it a handful of times but one winner got pretty upset with me that I chose a new winner. She thought that me notifying her that she missed out, which I did as a courtesy, was like me rubbing it in her face, which wasn't my intention at all. I just thought that she should know. So, my question is: If you host giveaways on your blog, do you notify the winner if you are going to choose a new winner if they have not responded to you within the time that you allow to claim it?