contest prizes?

Hello everyone,

I know someone who won a contest and they still have not received their prizes. It has been a little over a month and I was just wondering how long does it usually take . He does not want to ask because he does not want to bug anyone.  Thank you.

Billie Joe 

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Vyger4 years ago
The last contest I won they took a long time to deliver. I was told that it is mostly due to the contest sponsor. It is the sponsor that provides the prizes and in most cases they don't ship the prizes to instructables until after they have verified the contest results and the eligibility of the winners. I won an I pad and it seamed like it took forever to get here, but it finally did and was worth the wait. Have faith, the world didn't end on the 21st so you will still get it, eventually .

One improvement they really could make though is providing tracking numbers for you after they ship something. I didn't even know which carrier it was coming by and since I have had stuff get lost by both UPS and FedX it would be nice to be able to track it.
billiejoe (author)  Vyger4 years ago
thank you for your help
canucksgirl4 years ago
The time frame varies. It depends on how many contests are going on at one time, holidays etc and whether the prizes are coming directly from Instructables or being sent by a sponsor. Either way, it can take some time. (I think it was just over 2 months the last time I won something). Your friend however shouldn't think its bugging anyone to ask, and should send an email to to get a better time frame (if he hasn't already received a delivery message).
Exactly. Instructables has a wonderful staff! (and I'm pretty sure being "bugged" is part of the job description. ;-)
billiejoe (author)  bajablue4 years ago
thank you I told him the same thing
Good/GREAT advice you already gave him, billiejoe! ;-)
Would you mind awarding "Best Answer" so Instructables closes this question?
billiejoe (author)  canucksgirl4 years ago
thank you