Rock & Gem



We want to know about you! Please take a moment to ll out our survey questions below or online. Every survey completed online by 10/1/22 or postmarked by 10/1/22 and received by 10/8/22 will be entered to win a $100 Visa gi card!

What is your age?

☐ Under 18 Years ☐ 18 – 20 Years ☐ 21-34 Years ☐ 35-44 years ☐ 45-54 Years ☐ 55 or Over

What is the highest level of education you have completed? ☐ High School/GED ☐ Associate/Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree

Do you own or rent your home? ☐ Own ☐ Rent

What was your combined household pre-tax income in 2021?

☐ Under 25,000 ☐ 25,000 – 34,999

☐ 35,000 – 49,999 ☐ 50,000 to 74,999 ☐ 75,000 – 99,999 ☐ 100,000 or Higher

Are you married or single? ☐ Married ☐ Single

Do you have children that live at home?

If so, what are their ages? ☐ Yes ☐ No _________

How long have you been interested in this hobby? ☐ 2 years ☐ 5 years ☐ 10 years ☐ 11 years or more

Do you purchase or dig your specimens? ☐ Dig ☐ Purchase

What rock-related activities do you enjoy most? ☐ Rock Collecting ☐ Fossil Collecting ☐ Artifact Collecting ☐ Beach Collecting ☐ Cabochon Making ☐ Jewelry Making ☐ Rock Tumbling

What outdoor activities do you like?

☐ Watersport­s ☐ Hiking ☐ Biking ☐ Birdwatchi­ng ☐ Gardening ☐ Other _______________________

Do you dig, purchase, make or sell rocks or rock-related merchandis­e such as jewelry, cabochons or specimens?

If yes, please tell us what you sell

☐ Yes ☐ No_______________________________

How do you generally get informatio­n about Rock & Gem?

☐ Print Magazine ☐ Emails from the magazine ☐ Website ☐ Other

Which sections of the magazine interest you most? ☐ Earth Science News ☐ Feature Stories

☐ What to Cut ☐ Bench Tips ☐ R&G Kids

☐ Field Guide ☐ Fossil Finds ☐ Rock Science ☐ Show Dates ☐ On the Rocks ☐ Parting Shot

What topics would you like us to focus on more? ________________________________________

How do you prefer to read Rock & Gem magazine? ☐ In Print ☐ Online ☐ Both

Have you ever visited or made a purchase from a company advertisin­g in this publicatio­n?

☐ Yes ☐ No

Does your rock-related travel involve the following? Please check all that apply.

☐ Shows and Events ☐ Paid Dig/Collecting Sites ☐ Casual Collecting (Beaches, etc.) ☐ National/State Parks ☐ Museums/Exhibits

For rock-related travel, where do you ƒnd lodging? Please check all that apply.

☐ Hotel/Resort ☐ Campground ☐ Bed & Breakfast ☐ Rental Home

Do you belong to a rock club? ☐ Yes ☐ No

Do you follow us on social media? ☐ Yes ☐ No

If so, what platforms do you use? ________________________________________

Does your home décor express your hobby/passion? If yes, please tell us how. ________________________________________

Reader Survey, Sweepstake­s, O cial Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.

Entries must be postmarked by 10/1/22 and received by 10/8/22 to be eligible for the drawing. Void where prohibited by law.

Sponsor: EG Media Investment­s LLC, 2222 Sedwick Road, Durham, NC 27713.

Entry Period: Enter between 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (“EST”) on 8/1/2022 and 11:59:59 p.m. EST on 10/1/2022 (“Entry Period”).

Eligibilit­y: Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C., 18 years or older. Employees of Sponsor are not eligible to enter.

How to Enter: Mail your completed reader survey and entry to Rock & Gem Reader Survey, EG Media Investment­s LLC, P.O. Box 74660, Chicago, IL 60675-4660, or use the entry form found at

Entries: One (1) entry per person.

Selection of Winner: One (1) potential Winner will be selected by Sponsor in a random drawing held on or about 10/30/2022 from all eligible entries received during the Entry Period. že odds of winning are determined by the number of eligible Entries received.

Winner Notication: Potential winners will be notiŸed on or about 10/30/2022 via the email and/or phone number they provided at entry. If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, the email is undelivera­ble and/or phone number is unreachabl­e (contacted 3X over 5 days), if entrant is ineligible or does not accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited and an alternativ­e winner will be selected. Acceptance of prize constitute­s permission (except where prohibited by law) to use each winner’s name, city and state where winner is located for promotiona­l purposes without further compensati­on.

Prize: že prize to be awarded is a $100 Visa Gi¦ Card. Winner is responsibl­e for any taxes on prize. No substituti­on or cash equivalent permitted, except by Sponsor. Prize is non-transferab­le.

Limit: 1 prize per person.

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