Rules and Guidelines

Rules and Guidelines


Welcome to Joans 5 Star Reviews information page. I am a premier provider of Product Reviews. My goal is to provide the very best in Product Reviews to my readers and consumers. Because my quality control standards are high, my Reviews and my Sponsors are among the best in the business. My goal is to always deliver honest reviews. I want you, my valued reader, to be happy and feel confident with my reviews!

Thank you my dear friend Mariah Lockwood for these guidelines as used in when active!






I reserve the right to change the rules & guidelines, Disclosure Policy and/or the Terms of Service Policy on this site at any time. I will do our best to post a notice of any changes on my pages, so that you may be made aware of such changes. The updates may scroll off the side bar “News & Announcements” area after more News and Announcements are posted, so please check in here frequently for any changes.

By Entering any of my Giveaways you acknowledge that you have read and will comply with the rules & guidelines set forth here. Please Note that I do check out winners to make sure that all of the winners entries are qualified to win.

1) No purchase is necessary. All entries are at your own risk. The odds of winning depend on the total entries for a particular giveaway.

2) You MUST BE 18 and over to enter. By entering, you are guaranteeing that you are eligible to enter these giveaways. Minors will have their entries disqualified.

3) I cannot guarantee that the sponsor of the giveaway ships out the product to the winner. I am not responsible for the shipping the product nor for the winner not receiving it from the sponsor. I will make every effort to see that the sponsor follows through but there are no guarantees.

4) The reviews are written in my own words and represent my feelings towards the product. I am not compensated monetarily at all for my opinions, and the opinions expressed here are honest opinions. I only receive the product I am reviewing or moneys for Market Testing and Research. I can not guarantee that all of our product reviews will be favorable, however if the review is not favorable a company may ask for the removal of our review.

5) All giveaways will end at 12:01 pm EST on the day specified (unless otherwise noted in the post such as if the Giveaway states it ends on 05/05/05 it ends at 12:01 am Eastern Time Zone on 05/05/05.

6) After the entries have been verified and after the giveaway has been officially closed, I will use a raffle chosing service  to automatically select the winner. The prospective winners entries will be checked through to make sure that all of their entries are qualifying entries. This means we Must be able to see that you “Like” “follow”, tweet or what ever entries you have used to enter the giveaway and you follow the instructions on those entries you have chosen to use.

7) Winners will be emailed their prize notification and they will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If a winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner must be selected (, there are no exceptions. Please check your spam email box regularly for missed notifications as I am not responsible for email not received by the winner.

8) I cannot guarantee any specific outcome for the sponsor of a giveaway or the donor of a product review. I do my best to promote the review and/or giveaway to the best of my abilities on various online sites, including Twitter, Facebook, as well as on other online sites.

9) This is a public website open to anyone to view and enter. I cannot be held liable for any comments or actions made by others. I do try and monitor comments, however, some may slip through my spam blocks as well as my viewing from time to time.

10) Please read Terms of Service notice & Disclaimer Policy before entering any of the giveaways being sponsored on the blog.

11) Any taxes, shipping or other charges that may be incurred as part of the prize-winning are solely the winner responsibility.

12) Iam not responsible for injury, illness or misuse of any product won from this blog.

13) I am human and therefore mistakes happen. I am not responsible for errors, technical glitches, lost emails, lost comments or other weirdness that may happen due to technology or to human error.

14) I reserve the right to end or extend any giveaway that hasn’t hit 100 entrants.

15) No using the same tweet over and over again for all your tweet credits-each Tweet must have a different URL in twitter.

If you have any questions about the policies of this web site, please feel free to email me using my Contact Us Page.






All product review posts will have a summary (mini) disclaimer posted at the bottom of each product review post. Please refer to this page for the full disclaimer/disclosure policy of this blog. ************************************************************************************************* All of my product reviews will include an honest, unbiased opinion, thoughts and ideas about the product in which I am are reviewing and writing about. These opinions are solely the opinions of the author and are not influenced by the manufacturer nor by the company sponsoring the product review. At times, I am sure…not all of my reviews will be favorable.

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

This blog will and does accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, as well as other forms of compensation from companies and organizations. When we accept a form of cash for advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, for a review, I disclose this as well at the end of my review in our mini disclosure. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.

Most advertisements will be in the form of ads generated by third-party companies and as such, they are their sole responsibility (such as Google Ads.) I also have ads from companies that I have hand-picked and personally approved, that will appear periodically throughout the blog, and these are not sponsoring our blog, they are merely there to earn our blog some money, when you fill out forms with or purchase from them. This helps offset the costs of the blog that comes out of pocket.

I am not responsible for injury, illness or miss-use of any product won from this blog site nor am I responsible for the shipping of any of the prizes won from this blog to the winner(s).

Shipping of all prizes won from this site will be solely the responsibility of the company (and/or their representatives) whose product(s) we review and giveaway. If a sponsor does not follow through with mailing of the prize(s) won from this blog, I shall do my best to contact them about the matter…although…I am not responsible for companies who do not follow through.

Please read Terms of Service and Rules & Guidelines pages before entering any giveaways here on this blog. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.





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