Giveaway FAQs

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

Hey, what the hell happened to the drop-down menu that had all the different giveaway pages? It was so good.
Yeah, we know. But drop-down menus were causing some serious technical problems, so they had to be removed. But if you visit the first page of the giveaways, you’ll find a handy new navigation tool that opens each subsequent page so you’re never be more than a click or two away from your favorite giveaway.

Also, a nifty tip: On a PC, if you hold down the SHIFT key and click a giveaway link, it will automatically open the giveaway in a new tab, keeping the original page open along side It. For Mac user, hold down the COMMAND key while clicking a giveaway. Try it, you’ll like it.

How long does each contest run?
Cookbook giveaways run for 3 weeks and the majority of product giveaways run for 8 weeks. Although sometimes when we’re hit by a particularly generous mood, we like to offer us some shorter, surprise giveaways.

Is there a limit to how many times I can enter?
Each giveaway has a specific number of entries. See the official rules of each giveaway to find that number but it’s usually between 1-3 entries.

What happens if I enter a giveaway too many times in one day?
The system will automatically delete all of your entries for that specific giveaway and for that day only. Your previous days’ entries will remain untouched.

Do I have to live in the US to enter a giveaway?
Most giveaways are open to residents of the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec. In some instances, due to shipping constraints, the giveaways must be limited to residents of United States only. Please see the official rules of the particular giveaway to see who can enter.

How long do I have to claim my prize after you notify me?
We try to notify winners within 48 hours after the contest ends. After a winner is notified via email, that person has 2 weeks to respond.

After I’ve won a prize, how long do I need to wait before re-entering?
No need to wait if you’ve won a prize. Go ahead and enter again right away!

Where can I see all of your current contests?
Check out our Giveaway Central to view and enter our latest giveaways. You can also look at our Pinterest Giveaways page.

What is the email address used to notify winners?
We contact winners from giveaways@leitesculinaria.com. Be sure to add this address to your contacts because we are disappointed when prizes go unclaimed.

Do people really win your giveaways?
Are you kidding? Absolutely! Take a look at our Previous Winners and Very Happy Winners pages to see a sampling of some of our lucky readers.

Why are your giveaways so freaking slow? It takes me 3 to 4 minutes to enter JUST ONE, and it then crashes my computer? I’m never coming back!
Several times a week we check the speed of the site using a third-party speed test. While it can take the full page’s code a bit to load, we’ve set it up so that the text, images, ads, and entry forms take but seconds to appear. (The below video is a real-time entering of two giveaways, which takes approximately 35 seconds.) Because we have people all over the country entering–and we receive a very low percentage of complaints regarding load times (fewer than .001%)–the cause most likely has something to do with a temporary slow connection in the region you live in or with your ISP, a conflict with new software you may have installed, an upgrade in your browser, etc. But we will continue to monitor the speed and do all we can to make the experience as fast as possible. That’s a promise.

Where can I find your official rules?
Why, the Official Giveaway Rules are right here.

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