Have you ever entered a blog giveaway? These giveaways are run by real bloggers who want you to win free stuff! I love spending time entering giveaways as a way to stock my prize closet and win some fun surprise treasures. This is something that you can do in your spare time or while you are watching a movie with the family.
How to Enter Blog Giveaways
Why are Blog Giveaways my favorite?
There are usually less than 100 entries on most blog giveaways, so the odds of winning are infinitely better than entering sweepstakes from the big companies. Plus the prizes are often a really great way to supplement your families budget.
***Remember that most giveaway prizes are brand new items. That means that if it’s not something you want to keep for yourself, it would probably make a great gift!
However, there seems to be a language all its own that you must understand in order to enter the giveaways.
Here’s some tips on how to enter
Most blog giveaways have multiple enty opportunities. You can usually do any or all of the options. There are often no mandatory entry requirements. Some blogs require you to do the 1st entry or they won’t count the rest of your entries, so read the article to see if there are special rules.
All of these entry options are free (no credit card needed of course).
Leave a Comment
Sometimes you are asked to leave a comment at the bottom of the page. You might have to visit a website and answer a question or tell your favorite item that a company offers. This gives more exposure to the company offering the prize. Sometimes I’ll just ask a question that pertains to the prize. Just make sure that you remember to go back up to the entry form and click ‘enter’ after you leave your comment.
Like the host company or blog on Facebook. There will be a link to the blog or company’s facebook page. You will need to click over to the facebook page and click like. Then you have to come BACK to the blog and leave a comment that you did that. There’s no way the blog will know you have liked them unless you tell them.
Post about the giveaway on your facebook page. As a blogger, I am working with a company to promote their product. That’s why they do these giveaways. They want people talking about their product. So I often offer an option for you to tell your friends about the giveaway. Just click on the facebook share button below the post. It will automatically take you to facebook where you can share this. Don’t forget to come back and leave a comment that you did that.
***Sometimes the blogger requests you to post the link to where you talked about the giveaway on your facebook or twitter account. To do this, you simply make your post on your facebook wall. Then click on the time that shows under your status. This will take you to a new screen that shows only your status. Just copy the web address at the top of the new page. Then you paste that address into your comment so the blogger will see your exact post.
Follow on Twitter Many companies want to offer giveaways on blogs that have a strong twitter presence. This is a great way to show your support of a company or blog and find out about promotional offers, coupons or discounts.
Tweet about the giveaway For this entry, you obviously have to have a twitter account. You can just click on the twitter share button below the post and it will automatically fill in a twitter message that you can send to all your followers.
No matter which entry you do, you must remember to come back to the blog and let the blogger you know that you completed each requirement.
How do Bloggers pick a winner
Most bloggers have a random number generator that chooses the winner. Then they notify the winner by email. Make sure you enter contests using an email address you actually check. I have almost missed 2 emails telling me that I won a giveaway because the email went to my junk folder. Good thing I check that folder periodically.
Many blogs don’t limit how many prizes you can win.
Where can I find blog giveaways?
Tight Wad in Utah Low Entry Giveaways This is a huge list of daily updated low entry giveaways! Low entry giveaways are usually defined by having less than 200 entries.
Low Entry Giveaway Group on Facebook. This group has individual posting for giveaways sorted by end date.
Hopefully, this will help you know the rules of the blog giveaway game! If you still have questions, just ask!
Have you ever won a giveaway? I’d love to hear!