September 20, 2012

We've rolled out several upgrades to Ask For It to make your experience more efficient and more fun.  You asked for it!

 

Easier Asking - In lists of Asks you can now click the Ask For it button to join the Ask without being sent to the full Ask page.  Big time saver, less frustration, more fun finding and joining Asks.

Commenting and Progressing without Asking - Previously, users were required to join an Ask before they were permitted to comment on it or post progress.  No longer.  Now you can join the conversation even without joining the Ask.

Comment notifications in My Asks - This is a big time saver. Go to the "My Asks" section and if new comments have been added to that Ask you'll see a notification and count next to that Ask.

Widget - Now you can promote Asks you like on your site and blog.  More on that here.

Ask Randomizer - Find Asks you didn't know existed by visiting the daily randomizer.

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September 19, 2012

Build support for your favorite Asks and make them happen.  Now you can promote Asks on your own website or blog with the new Ask For It Widget!

 

Just visit an Ask page, click the widget button, copy the widget embed code, and paste the code into your site. Ta da!  

 

People will see the Ask and the Ask For It button and be able to join the Ask right from your site. Inside the widget your site visitors will also see how many others have joined the Ask.

 

Help the Asks you love get noticed!

 

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January 24, 2012

On August 29, 2011, Shannan Wagenman started the Ask "We want adult pants to have those adjustable waist tabs that kids pants have" which - per the contest terms - then garnered 10 additional followers and was entered into our Ask For It Amazon Kindle Giveaway.

 

She was randomly selected and subsequently certified as the winner of an Amazon Kindle. 


We congratulate Shannan and thank her for being a loyal user of AskForIt.com.


Thank you to all who participated in the contest.

 

 

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November 07, 2011

Between the time we ask for something and we get it, something has to happen - and that is "progress" toward achieving our desired outcome.

 

To that ends we've now added a "Progress" section to each Ask page.  As you, and we, find or create news related to the advancement of a given Ask, we can update this area of the Ask page.  

 

When you receive email updates related to your Asks, you will also receive Progress updates related to them.

 

 

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July 18, 2011

We are giving away an Amazon Kindle to one lucky Asker.  It could be you.


To be eligible to win, simply create an Ask, get 10 other people to join, and you will be automatically entered into our drawing to win an Amazon Kindle! 


What have you always wanted?  Now is the time to ask for it.  Not only might your wish be granted,but you may also find yourself as the owner of a cool piece of hardware!

 

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Full contest Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility

The Ask For It Amazon Kindle Giveaway (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Void in Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. Employees of Ask For It or any of its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, or any other company or individual involved with the design, production execution or distribution of the Promotion and their immediate family (spouse, parents and step-parents, siblings and step-siblings, and children and step-children) and household members (people who share the same residence at least three (3) months out of the year) of each such employee are not eligible. The Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official  Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The Promotion consists of a sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). 

2. Sponsor
Ask For It, Inc., 6024 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205.

3. Timing
The Promotion begins on July 18th, 2011 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on December 15, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Period”). Sponsor is the official time keeper for this Promotion.

4. How to Enter
There are two ways to enter during the Promotion Period: 
1) submit a wholly original Ask which at least 10 other people join (11 total, including creator of the Ask) ; or 2) Alternatively, you may enter by hand printing your name, age, complete address (including zip code), daytime phone number and e-mail address on a 4”x 6” card and mail it, postage prepaid, to: Ask For It Amazon Kindle Giveaway, c/o Ask For It, 6024 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205. Mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 15, 2011 and received no later than December 26, 2011. Mail-in entries will NOT be accepted via messenger/courier delivery service or any means other than United States Postal Service mail. Entrant is solely responsible for properly packaging and shipping the entry and all related costs. Sponsor shall not be liable for damage to submission during shipment. No C.O.D.s accepted. You will automatically be entered with one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit: Limit one entry per person, per household, per email address, per day during the Promotion Period regardless of method of entry. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's plays and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any registration, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the registrant or player. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and will not be returned. Sponsor reserves the right to contact entrants and all other individuals whose email address is submitted as part of this promotion. 

5. Winner Selection
On or about January 10, 2012, Sponsor or an independent judging agency will select one (1) entry for the prize described below in Section 8 in a random drawing of all valid entries received. The drawn entrants will be contacted using the email address, phone number or mailing address provided with their entries and may be awarded the prize (subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with the terms of these rules.) Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration and operatio n of the Promotion and the selection of potential winners are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. Winners will be notified on or about January 15, 2012. Failure to respond to the initial contact within five (5) business days of date of notification may result in disqualification. 

6. ALL POTENTIAL SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR WHOSE DECISIONS ARE FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE PROMOTION.

7. Verification of Potential Winners
Potential winner(s) must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. The potential winner(s) will be notified by email, telephone, or mail after the date of random drawing. The potential winner(s) will be required to sign and return to Sponsor, within ten (10) days of the date notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility, and liability/publicity release (except where prohibited) in order to claim his/her prize if applicable. If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within the required time period (if applicable), or if the prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. In the event that a potential winner of a sweepstakes prize is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.


8. Grand Prize: One(1) Grand Prize will be awarded. Winner will receive an Amazon Kindle, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology which includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers.  The prize is valued at over $110. No warranty or guarantee will be given by Sponsor in respect to all prizes. Any and all guarantees and warranties are subject to the manufacturer's or service provider’s terms and conditions, and winner agrees to look solely to such entity for any such warranty or guarantee claim. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution, assignment or transfer of prize permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right in its sole discretion to substitute a prize with another prize of greater or equal value. Prize will be sent to Winner's address associated with user's order or mail-in entry on or around February 1, 2012. Approximate retail value of the prize is One Hundred Seventeen Dollars ($117.00).

9. Entry Conditions and Release
By entering, each participant agrees to: (a) comply with and be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and/or the Sweepstakes judges which are binding and final in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) release and hold harmless the Sponsor and the Sponsor and each of their respective parents, subsidiary, and affiliated companies, the prize suppliers and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Sweepstakes and Promotion, and all of their respective past and present officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant's entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in the Sweepstakes and Promotion, acceptance or use or misuse of prize (including any travel or activity related thereto) and/or the broadcast, exploitation or use of entry; and (c) indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and Promotion and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize.

10. Publicity
Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes winners consent to Sponsor's and its agents' use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. 

11. General Conditions
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Sponsor 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 any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. 

12. Limitations of Liability
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) 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; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) 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. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Sweepstakes play, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, Sponsor, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims. 

13. Disputes
Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, other than those concerning the administration of the Sweepstakes or the determination of winners, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (ii) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate Arizona State Court located in Maricopa County, Arizona; (iii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iv) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses , and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Promotion, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Arizona, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Arizona or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Arizona. 

14. Entrant's Personal Information
Information collected from entrants is subject to the Sponsor's Privacy Policy which is available at http://www.askforit.com/privacy.php.

15. Promotion Results
To see the name of the winner of the drawing send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Ask For It Amazon Kindle Winners List c/o Ask For It, 6024 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205, before March 1, 2012.

 

 

 

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July 14, 2011

On March 30th, an Ask was created which requested that  Scrapbook.com provide free shipping more frequently.  

 

Shortly thereafter, Scrapbook.com was made aware of the more than 150 Ask For It users who wanted this.  The company responded.  On June 29th and June 30th Scrapbook.com ran their first ever two-day shipping promotion.  They also indicated that the frequency with which they offer free shipping has now increased.

 

Way to go!

 

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May 23, 2011

We just introduced several upgrades to the Ask For It application to enhance your experience.

Among them are the following:


  1. Related Asks - on individual Ask pages we now display lists of Asks that are related to the one you are reviewing.

  2. Enhanced Share Tools - We revamped share tools including the addition of a Facebook like button so that you can like and share on your Facebook wall; also added a Facebook send option so that you can quickly and directly private message your Facebook friends with the Ask you would like them to join.

  3. Channels - like related Asks, channels group all the Asks pertaining to a given subject.  For example, check out the Asks related to Scrapbook.com.

So have a great time surfing the site.  Remember that anything can happen if enough people ask for it, so please invite your friends!

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