Friday, January 7, 2011

Tips for Entering Giveaways

Giveaways can be really fun and who doesn’t love to win? But entering giveaways can be time consuming. Following giveaway directions and a few of these tips will make it much easier and more fun. If you have any tips for entering feel free to leave a comment and I will add it to the list.

1. Have a reliable email and check it often.

2 Get a Twitter, Facebook, ASAP. Once you have these it is super easy to get some extra entries

3. There are some blogs that require email in each comment, you can always include your email in every comment, not just the first one. While some giveaway hosts may hunt for your email some will not and move along to the next winner. If that's their requirement #4 makes having your email in each comment much easier.

4. Have your text program open with some of your entries ready for cut and paste. This does not work for first entries as those are unique but will help with the extra entries.
I am a blog follower!

I follow on twitter!
@your twitter

I am your fan!
First and last initial

5. If you are using Mozilla, get the Add-This add on and it will make linking those giveaways to social networking sites a one click operation. If you are already signed in on Mozilla, go to . There is more then one available. The link is to one I use and love!

6. Make clear thoughtful mandatory comments. Most giveaway hosts will delete and or ban you for the “I want to win” and “Pick me” comments.

7. Use Google Blog Search to find giveaways for specific items.

8. Enter multiple giveaways on the same blog. Many blogs give extra entries for entering other giveaway of theirs. But as always check the rules.

9. If you do not win, try and try again! Cant win if you don’t play.

10. Check the end date!! This is important and a waste of time if it has expired.

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shannon717717 said...

Thanks for the good tips!
Can you tell me what the "text program"is?
I'm still trying to learn things,lol
shannpf1977 at yahoo dot com

JRFrugalMom said...

Thanks for the tips. I did not try the add this, I might have to.

Frugality Is Free

Kristina said...

Great tips! Entering these contests are fun and yes very time consuming but hey.... it's not everyday you get something cool and free.

♥Jennette♥ said...

@shannon717717 That would be your computers notepad, or any program you can easily get to and save text:) Hope that helps.

denkli said...

Thank you for the GREAT tips.

MikiHope said...

Great Tips, thank you!!

katychick said...

Thanks for the tips- i love entereing giveaways
tcogbill at live dot com

va said...

great tips !

Amo said...

I never thought of having an open text program. Great idea!

Liza767 said...

thanks what is goofle blog giveaway is it an app?

Misfit Momma aka Missy said...

I agree with everything except for #3. Clicking on someones profile to see if their email is there is not hard at all(which it should be if it isn't in their comment).

I actually just posted my list of peeves when entering giveaways yesterday and requiring an email in every comment was the first one I listed!

♥Jennette♥ said...

@Misfit Momma aka Missy I agree that as the one pulling winners, clicking on a profile is not hard. I am finding more and more blogs requiring email in every post. I have found it really easy to add the email in as part of my extra entries I have ready to copy and paste.

JaMean said...

Thanks for the tips! :) I am now using them!!