Giveaways are great. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Generally, the person giving the free stuff if it’s expensive and they don’t get enough ROI. Now, if you give an item away in a sweepstakes or contest of some sort and reap appropriate benefits, that’s great. If you can keep the cost down on giveaway items and reap rewards, even better! 


Custom t-shirts make for great giveaway items. They are cost-effective and have a broad appeal  as a comfortable and versatile apparel option. People love t-shirts, and have since the 50’s. T-shirts are perfect for contests in the field, like radio station promotions, because they’re light weight and easy to transport. 


You can drive the cost down even further by ordering in bulk. Decide on a design you can get in a variety of sizes and order it in bulk. This drives the price per shirt down, and you can see the difference in real time by changing quantities while using our free quote tool. You will get a breakdown of what your total order will cost, including, the price per shirt. You won’t get an surprises on the shipping front either, as all of our orders ship for free in two weeks. 


T-shirts make for great donations to silent auctions and are perfect for social media giveaways. You can increase your followers and reach by giving away t-shirts and having people, like, follow, or comment to enter a random drawing. 


The key to that last statement is random. Keep in mind there are legal requirements to contests. In most jurisdictions, your contest can actually considered a lottery. Generally, a lottery has these three factors: 


Prize – Something of value being won.


Chance – This one is self-explanatory. Chance is simply chance, and differentiates a sweepstakes from a contest, as a contest is a game of skill and a sweepstakes is a game of chance. 


Consideration – Something of value being given to enter. 


Now, we don’t pretend to be lawyers, so don’t take this as legal advice. If you want to make sure you’re on the up and up and are worried your contest or sweepstakes may actually be a lottery, consult with an attorney or ask your local government. 


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