Indie Loot Rewards FAQ
UPDATE ON 08/28/2012
The indie game scene is all about good karma. Help provide great feedback to indie game devs, and they hook you up with free games!
How do I win free sweet swag?
It’s easy, but first you got to register! Every now and then we give out a batch of free indie games to our members. We pick winners based on various criteria, which varies based on which promo we are running. That’s it’s. Leave more comments in our forums, and you increase your odds of getting free games.
How do I increase my odds of winning?
So here’s the cool part. Every post you make in our forums, you earn a point. Points accumulate, and each point increases your odds of winning a free game. So if you had 100 points accumulated, you pretty much have increased your odds by x100 for any giveaway you participate in.
Once you win, your points get reset to zero, and you start again. This way, everyone gets a fair shot at free stuff, but you have increased odds over time.
Are there any rules for earning points?
Damn straight there are. So take note. If we find that you are creating lots of useless posts and comments, you will be flagged. It’s what we call point jacking. We have ways to tracking if you are jacking up your points artificially, so don’t even think about it. In the worst case scenario, if you are caught abusing our rules, you could get banned, and lose all your points.
Who has final say if any rules are broken?
Please note that any issues that arise from problems with posting or points, or if our Terms of Service is compromised, the site admin ultimately has final say on any actions taken. Please note that we reserve the right to update and change the rules, so you may want to double check this page every now and then so that you understand how things work.
Can I win multiple times?
Usually yes, but it depends on the promo. So make sure you read the rules!
When is a promo over?
Most promos will list when a promo is over. Some have mysterious endings to encourage you to enter quickly before time runs out.
I won something! What happens next?
Once you bid on something, and won it, we then verify if you qualify to win. If it’s a digital download product, we email it to you, so you better make sure your email is valid. If we need to ship something to you, we’ll email you and confirm your address before sending anything. We pay for shipping and all that jazz.
Who can enter to win? What if I live outside the US?
We’ll specify if there are international limitations to rewards. To be honest, if you don’t live within North America, which includes Canada, due to legal issues, it’s hard to make promos work for you. We try our best, but just realize you can’t enter in most things, so don’t post up in our forums how unfair it is. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
Who pays for shipping?
At this point, we will try and cover shipping on all items. If there is a big ticket item that may be tricky to ship we’ll indicate that there may be shipping cost, and clearly mark how much it is. We’ll pay for shipping as long as we can. We prefer to do it this way.
When we ship items out?
If your reward requires shipping, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for delivery. We typically ship items out on a monthly basis, and it could take the US Post Office up to 3 weeks for delivery. However, because we are a small crew, if we are on assignment, ie. covering E3, we won’t be able to get items shipped out right away. So please be patient. If you don’t receive your item within 6 weeks, feel free to ping us so that we can check up on it for you. To reach us, just click on the Send Message link on the left.
What happens if you can’t send me something I won?
While we try to do our best to send you the item you won, various unforeseen issues could plague us. So we reserve the right to send you a comparable prize, give back your points, or send cash equivalent.
Please note that if something goes wrong in delivery, we can’t be held accountable. If a code doesn’t work, if the address is wrong, or who knows what… if you don’t get your reward, we can’t help you. Most rewards we get are freebies due to the support from indie devs. So please recognize it’s out of their appreciation for your support they do this to begin with.
How long do I have to claim my prize?
You have 2 weeks from our initial contact to reply to us so that we can verify you as a winner. After that point, if we do not hear from you all winnings will be nulled. You will not get your points back either.
How do I see who has won a prize?
We typically list who won various prizes in our Winners Circle forum thread. We don’t list everyone, depending on privacy issues, and such, but you can see a good chunk of stuff we given away.