My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: California
I run a coupon website that also has a facebook fan page. I will be giving away one free oil change per week to those that register on my coupon site or via Facebook (I will comply with the Facebook terms and conditions of course).
Here is my question: Do I have to have users register for each weekly giveaway? Or can I just give away a free oil change to anyone in my database after they register once. Is there an issue with ongoing giveaways to subscribers where an action for each weekly giveaway is not required and only registering once is required? Do I have to set a start and end date for the weekly giveaways?
Also, in the beginning I will give away an oil change per day for 8 days straight. Does that pose the same issue?
Second questions: These oil changes will ONLY be redeemable at local shops that are on my website in Orange County, CA. What are the restrictions I can set up? Residents of Southern California only? (Defined of course) or California Residents only? or do I have to include the whole US? Someone in Alabama is not going to have much use for a free oil change in Orange County.
Third and final question: is the restriction that it is only redeemable at a auto repair shop on my website an issue? I don't think it is, but just wanted to check.
I don't want to fall on the wrong side of the laws so I appreciate any help!
Note: there will be no purchase necessary, just being a fan of my page and entering their full name, email address and City they live in.