The winner of the Purely Dog Beds giveaway decided not to accept her prize, as the sponsor requires the winner's Social Security Number for tax purposes. I apologize for this, and I did not realize that this would be required of the winner. Please know that if you are the winner, you will have to provide your SSN to the sponsor (but not to me) in order to claim your prize. This is what they say about the situation:
"I fully understand your hesitation; rest assured, we wouldn't ask unless it were entirely necessary. When we give away a prize with an equivalent cash value of over $5, we need your Social Security or Tax ID number so we can properly declare it to the IRS. It's for your protection as well as ours, and all personal information will be held in complete confidence; your information, once voluntarily disclosed, will never be sold, shared, or used for marketing purposes."
So if you are chosen as the new winner of the Purely Dog Beds giveaway and are not comfortable providing this information, I completely understand, but please let me know as soon as possible, because they require the winner's info by a certain date for the prize to be fulfilled.
Anyway, onto the new winners!
The new winner of the Rustic Patriot Girl giveaway is...
Lucky number 25, Shannon!
Congratulations to our winner, who has won any pair of wool baby shoes from the Rustic Patriot Girl shop on Etsy! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.
The new winner of the Purely Dog Beds giveaway is...
Lucky number 59, Historical Writer/Editor!
Congratulations to our winner, who has won a $40 gift certificate to PurelyDogBeds.com! The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen.