Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tips For Entering Giveaways

Entering into blog giveaways is a GREAT idea. There are so many online blog giveaways around.  Bloggers love to giveaway gift cards, kids items, gift baskets, books, movies, and other items. Giveaways are a great way to stock up on many different prizes!

Tips for entering into blog giveaways:

1. Be sure to read all rules for giveaway.
Some giveaways require a "mandatory" entry before you can enter the "bonus" entries.
2. Enter into giveaways you are truly interested in.
There are so many giveaways offered so don't try to complete them all just because they are there. Focus on the ones that you really want to win. They do take time and there is no reason to get overwhelmed with entering giveaways you really don't want.
3. Complete as many entries as you can.
Some giveaways require one entry and some giveaways let you enter in as many as 10+ times. The more entries you submit, the better chance you have to win. If you are blogger, this is even better. Some hosts allow you to "blog" about the giveaway or post a button on your blog, sometimes giving you several entries for doing so.
4. Pay attention to low entry giveaways (and enter low entry giveaways the day of or night before)
You have a better chance at winning a giveaway with low entries than with high entries. (Example: 30 entries vs. 350 entries), especially if 10 of those entries are your own! I like to check giveaways that end soon the day of or the night before to see if it is worth my time to enter.
5. Complete entries before leaving comments.
To save time, go through and complete all entries possible before you comment. Once you finish the entries, then leave your individual comments. This will save time and the headache from going from entry to comment, entry to comment, etc. Write down on a sheet of paper the entries you have completed so you don't have to scroll up and down to remind yourself which entries you completed.
6. Leave separate comments for each entry with your email address spelled out on each entry.
Most blog giveaways require separate comments for each entry. Be sure to leave your email address on each entry so you can be contacted if you are the winner. Some ask that you spell them out to prevent spam such as: thefrugalfreegal at yahoo dot com.
 7. Visit my Giveaways Only tab if you are interested in entering into blog giveaways!
This site will only feature giveaways by promoting giveaway linkys for several blogs or featuring individual giveaways.
8. Have fun entering and good luck winning!
When you feel overwhelmed with entering giveaways, take a breather and return to it when you are ready to enter again!

The Frugal Free Gal wants to hear from YOU!
Do you participate in blog giveaways? What have you won? Do you have any tips to share?
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  1. Great Tips!
    I am your newest follower from the Thursday Blog Hop - Would love it if you could follow back!

  2. Thanks!
    Any tips on becoming PR friendly?

  3. Any tips on becoming PR friendly?

    I was wondering this too. Thanks for all the tips!

  4. I am currently studying about becoming PR friendly. When I feel that I can teach about it, I hope to create a post about it! As of now, I am not familiar with becoming PR Friendly and I can only offer tips on entering into blog giveaways!

    Thank you!

  5. I used to tease my BFF for entering "give aways" and sweepstakes. Now, however, I'm a believer! I have won 4 things in the last 3 weeks!

    Great tips, only I have been entering some give-aways I normally wouldn't, because I know someone who would love a certain product for Christmas.


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