June 2017

­­­Honeyfund’s Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway Rules

Beginning June 30, 2017, Honeyfund is promoting its partnership with Amazon.com by giving away ten $500 Amazon.com Gift Cards, one each to ten lucky winners!

Honeyfund’s Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Honeyfund’s Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway (the Sweepstakes) is open to legal residents of the US or Canada to win, and at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Honeyfund, Amazon.com and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible.

The Sweepstakes is administered and sponsored by Honeyfund.com, Inc. (˜Administrator’), located at 321 So Main St, #523, Sebastopol, California 95472.

Honeyfund’s Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway prize includes:

  • Ten (10) $500 Amazon Gift Cards

Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein. The Sweepstakes begins on June 30th, 2017 at 12:01 am PDT and ends on October 31st, 2017 at 11:59 pm PDT (the Sweepstakes Period). Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the Sweepstakes using any of the following methods:

Honeyfund registered users receive one (1) entry for adding the Amazon.com Gift Card to their registry page via their honeyfund.com account, and one (1) entry for every Amazon Gift Card purchased via the Honeyfund Registry Page Offer ad unit on their registry page.

All entrants receive one (1) entry for every Amazon.com Gift Card purchased via the Honeyfund website.*

No purchase necessary. To enter without purchase, receive one (1) entry for each original social media post promoting the giveaway via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest with the hashtag #honeyfundamazon500.

All entries become the property of Administrator and Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

On or about November 6th, 2017, the Administrator will select ten winners at random from among all eligible entries received throughout the entry period. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. The Administrator will attempt to notify the potential giveaway winner via telephone on or about November 7th, 2017. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, the Administrator may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries. The potential winners will be notified by email, mail or phone. Each potential Prize winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. All potential winners from Canada will be required to answer a time-limited skill-testing question correctly without any assistance to be eligible to receive a prize, or such prize will be forfeited.

The Prize will be fulfilled approximately 3-6 weeks after the conclusion of Honeyfund’s Amazon.com Gift Card Giveaway. In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Administrator in its sole discretion, the Administrator may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment.

The Administrator reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Administrator reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Administrator to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Administrator and Sponsors, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the Released Parties) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in California. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy.

For the Winner List, watch this blog or send an e-mail to help at honeyfund dot com.

* Amazon.com Gift Cards (“GCs”) are sold by Honeyfund.com, Inc, an authorized and independent reseller of Amazon.com Gift Cards. Except as required by law, GCs cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods on Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions,¨see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. All Amazon ®, TM & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. No expiration date or service fees.

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5 Ways to Reduce Wedding Stress

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Stress, anxiety, feelings of panic and overwhelm are the last thing you are probably expecting to be hit with after the joy and excitement of getting engaged, but for many of us (often self-imposed), the pressure to get things right and to get things done can mar what should be an awesome experience.

For many of us, the process of wedding planning can take an uncomfortable turn when you realize just how complicated putting together a super-duper love party can be.

I don’t know about you, but when we became engaged, I was pretty confident that we could plan our wedding without getting caught up in the stress and drama that you so often hear about couples succumbing to¦ For the most part, we emerged unscathed (minus some guest list panic and having to ˜find’ a couple of extra grand!)

5 Ways To Reduce Wedding Stress

Here are five ways that you can avoid wedding stress or at least hush any impending panic or pressure.

Communication is key in wedding planning

Communication:

So many issues can be solved by clear communication.

This might seem obvious, but a lot of us avoid saying how we feel instead of having a confrontation. Although sometimes it can feel uncomfortable to discuss certain aspects of your wedding planning process such as money, who is or isn’t invited, and how certain behaviour by others makes you feel, by getting past the potential awkwardness and communicating your feelings, you will ultimately avoid a bunch of stress and potential drama.

For many couples, disharmony and stress emerge when they are not open and honest about how they feel. Clear communication means thoughtful communication, no real housewives yelling. Think about what you want to say and what the ultimate outcome of the conversation is.

Remember the outside world

Remember The Outside World

Wedding planning can feel like a second full-time job, as you are contacting vendors, creating seating charts, scheduling appointments in the bathroom on your phone at work¦ It can all get pretty overwhelming.

It’s really important for you to remember the outside world, that there is life after wedding planning (and during it) and that it is vital to carry on with recreational activities that aren’t connected to planning your big day. Watch TV, do yoga, see friends. Allocate no wedding talk zones. Stay sane.

Ask for help

Ask For Help!

 Asking for help and acknowledging the generosity of those who love you it’s one of the most powerful things you can do to reduce stress.

You don’t have to be a one-stop lady wedding hero. People want to help you. Asking for assistance from those around you is not a sign of weakness, it doesn’t mean you a relinquishing control (which actually isn’t a bad thing) or that you have failed. Instead, it’s a great way to get people involved who want to help you and take the pressure off you. You don’t have to do it alone.

5 Ditch the obligation

Ditch The Obligation:

As I have found hosting the Bridechilla Podcast, so much wedding stress and drama evolve from obligation. We feel obliged to invite certain people. Obliged to spend more money than we have and obliged to keep up with the Joneses by trying to make our wedding look like a styled shoot from Pinterest.

Ultimately your wedding day is about celebrating your love and friendship with your partner and having a fabulous party with your friends and family. When you ditch the feelings of obligation and pressure, you will feel empowered to make decisions that are good for you.

Wedding planner

Consider Hiring A Wedding Planning Or Coordinator

 Gone are the days when hiring a wedding planner or day of coordinator was only something wealthy people did.

There so many fabulous options available to couples, to help ease the burden of event planning. I’m sure 99% of people reading this have never planned events for over 15 people, it’s a complicated business and requires many hours of thought, contacts and money, so why not hire someone who has the existing skills and experience to ease the stress and burden of managing such an event?

If you are enjoying the process of wedding planning, hiring a day of coordinator is such a great opportunity for you to have your carefully laid plans well managed and also make sure you get to enjoy your wedding day to the fullest without stressing over small details.

Wedding planners and coordinators at also often helpful in saving you money using their contacts suggestions and pre-existing contacts and suggesting ways for you to achieve the desired goals without going over budget.

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Bio: The Bridechilla Podcast is hosted by comedian, author, and virtual bridesmaid, Aleisha McCormack. Each week, Aleisha shares her tell it like it is view and unique take on wedding wisdom to help Bridechillas and Groomchillas ditch the pressures and obligations that we sometimes feel during the journey and have fun planning this awesome day. With over 300 shows in the back catalogue, in addition to answering listener questions, Aleisha interviews the world’s leading wedding planners, psychologists and mother-in-law’s.

The Bridechilla Podcast is all about empowering couples to plan the wedding that they want and ditching the stress and meaningless details, that no one will notice…hello, chair covers.

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