Ahh, giveaways. I know for a fact that the net is full of people who trawl sites just for giveaways and contests, as well as those who manage to enter single drawings numerous times under various pseudonyms without getting caught.
Because who doesn’t like free stuff?
And as much as the blog is great on its own, I’m sure that one of the reasons The Pioneer Woman is so popular is because she’s always hosting FABULOUS giveaways.
Hosting a giveaway is also one of the quickest ways to draw new readers to your site. Not all visitors will stick around, but I’ve found that I’ve always snagged at least a few new loyal readers from hosting giveaways. And I’m sure that this is one of the reasons I am always seeing great giveaways on the sites I read regularly.
That being said, I don’t always enter giveaways myself.
Why? Unless it is a product/service that I really, really want or need, I won’t do it lest I ruin the chances for someone else who really wants to win.
Does that make sense?
I know that some of my fellow bloggers want as many people as possible to enter their giveaways to: (1) make it more fun, and (2) show that they have a good readership.
But even then I won’t enter unless I really want to win that product/service because I know that there’s someone out there who must want it more (and in my eyes, is more deserving to win).
Do you enter as many giveaways as possible?
Does anyone else share my philosophy on giveaways?
With that out of the way, let’s get to the fun stuff.
I recently received a $20 gift card to Shutterfly* that I have no use for — so I figured why not give it to one of my readers?
To enter the giveaway, just do one or two or all of the following (each will grant you a separate entry):
- Comment on this post
- Tweet: I just entered to win a $20 gift card to Shutterfly.com via @geekinheels and you can too! http://bit.ly/eueDGP
- “Like” this post using the Facebook “Like” button at the bottom of the post
The giveaway will close at 9pm EST on Sunday, March 27. I will announce the winner on this blog.
And stay tuned for another giveaway next week…this one I’m pretty excited about, because I use the product myself and love it! It’s on my must-have list of items for babies!
*The gift card is good for a one-time $20 credit towards a purchase of $20 or more (excluding shipping, handling and taxes) at www.shutterfly.com.