Patreon/ko-fi Promotion Event Terms and Conditions

These are the rules, terms, and conditions for the Patreon/ko-fi backer drive + Add Magic to Taste giveaway Duck Prints Press is running from January 3rd, 2023 through January 31st, 2023.

  1. This sweepstakes is being run by Duck Prints Press LLC, which is based in New York State, USA, and operates under the laws thereof, and being run by Claire Houck, who can be reached at
  2. No purchase necessary to win the Add Magic to Taste sweepstakes. Purchase or payment of any kind will not increase entrants’ odds of winning.
  3. Sweepstakes is valid where applicable law allows, and is void where prohibited by law.
  4. Entrants must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.
  5. The sweepstakes runs from January 3rd, 2023, through January 31st, 2023 (ending midnight, Eastern time in the USA).
  6. The sweepstakes prize is a single print copy of Add Magic to Taste, of which there are only 6 “firsts” left. (There are 20 “seconds,” which have minor damage). The approximate retail price of Add Magic to Taste is $20 USD. 
  7. Duck Prints Press will cover up to $15 USD in shipping costs. (US Domestic shipping of the book will cost approximately $4 USD.) Depending on local laws, we cannot guarantee that people outside the US will be eligible to win; legality and eligibility of people who live outside the US relies on the laws of their governing jurisdiction(s).
  8. The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. On request, once the event is complete, we will share information on the number of entries collated.
  9. Entries are made by liking and/or reblogging/retweeting/sharing posts originated by Duck Prints Press social media accounts. Entrants will receive one (1) entry for “liking” or “thumbs upping” or “hearting” a post (as relevant to different social media platforms) and can receive one (1) entry per platform on which they “like” the post(s). Entrants can receive up to three (3) entries for “reblogging” or “retweeting” or “sharing” a post (as relevant to different social media platforms), and can receive up to three (3) entries per platform on which they “reblog/retweet/share” the post(s). Entrants will not receive confirmation of entry. Post interactions will only be tallied on posts for which Duck Prints Press’s official social media accounts are the post originator. Entrants do not need to follow a Duck Prints Press social media account to be eligible to win, and no entries will be granted in exchange for following Duck Prints Press.
  10. All eligible entries will be listed in a spreadsheet, and the winner will be selected using the randomizer The winner will be contacted on the same social media account from which they applied. The winner will have one week to reply to outreach attempts from Duck Prints Press, and they must be willing to share a legal shipping address in order to receive the prize. They do not need to share a name, and no information about the winner will be retained. The winner’s online name will be shared only if the winner gives Duck Prints Press permission to do so (for example, to “at” their username on the platform in question and announce that they won). The winner’s personal information will be retained only as long as necessary to fulfill the delivery of the prize. If the first-selected winner does not reply, Duck Prints Press will randomly select another winner, who will also have a week to reply. We will continue picking until a winner claims the prize. The first winner will be selected and contacted by February 15th, 2023. You can review our Privacy Policy here.
  11. Bot accounts, empty accounts, accounts with no followers (where determinable), and accounts that solely exist to promote sweepstakes are not eligible to participate.
  12. The winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these official rules. In the event that a prize winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner by random drawing made using
  13. The prize is non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at Duck Prints Press’s sole discretion. We reserve the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. The winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. 
  14. By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Duck Prints Press, and our affiliates, suppliers, and distributors, from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to: personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. The released parties are not responsible for: a. any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion; b. technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to: malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; c. unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; d. technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; or e. any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. 
  15. The prize winner also agrees to release and hold harmless the involved social media providers (such as Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) from and against any claims or cause of action related to this sweepstakes. None of these platforms have sponsored this sweepstakes. The sweepstakes hosted by Duck Prints Press is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Pillowfort, cohost, Mastodon, Dreamwidth, Discord, LinkedIn, WordPress, or any other social media platform on which Duck Prints Press promotes the sweepstakes. Duck Prints Press explicitly releases these social media networks from any form of liability related to this sweepstakes.
  16. Duck Prints Press reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond administrator’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the sweepstakes, as determined by administrator in its sole discretion. In such an event, administrator reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. 
  17. Purchase (in the form of backing Duck Prints Press on Patreon or ko-fi) is necessary to receive the offered free merchandise valued up to $5, but this is not a random sweepstakes: all backers—current and new—are welcome to collect their freebie. THIS IS NOT A LOTTERY OR RAFFLE. There is no random element involved in determining eligibility for this freebie (though supplies of individual/specific items are limited). Level of backing, outside fiscal support for Duck Prints Press (such as making a purchase at our store), reblogging/liking/participating in the Add Magic to Taste sweepstakes, and other considerations will have no influence over the issuing of these free “thank you” rewards or on the value of the freebie that any given backer receives. Duck Prints Press guarantees that all current backers and all new backers who support our Patreon or ko-fi account between January 3rd, 2023 and January 31st, 2023, will be eligible to receive one (1) free merchandise item produced by Duck Prints Press with a retail value of up to $5 USD. The sending of this freebie is contingent on the backer providing Duck Prints Press with adequate information to distribute it (see below, item 18). The same liability releases stated in regards to the sweepstakes (items 14 and 15 above) apply to this merchandise giveaway. If a backer selects a freebie that is no longer available, they will be contacted by a member of the Duck Prints Press staff and asked to select a different item that is still in stock.
  18. Information necessary to provide backers with their freebie will be collected via a Google Form. Everyone who wishes to receive the freebie will need to provide enough information for us to confirm that they have backed one of our accounts, and they’ll be asked to provide their prize selection and provide an address to which their reward can be sent. Personal information will be protected in alignment with our existing Privacy Policy and will only be retained as necessary to ensure that individuals receive their chosen rewards. 
  19. Backers will have until February 28th, 2023 to fill out the claims form for their freebie. All selected freebies will be mailed by March 15th, 2023.