Jul 1, 2011  •  In Blogging, Giveaways, Personal

Celebrating 100k+ Visitors with an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Update: the giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! I will post the winners shortly.

June 2011 was a big one for this blog.

We started the month with a site re-design and I began my efforts to monetize my site.

This has also been the biggest month ever in terms of traffic.

Back in April, I received a little over 95,000 unique visitors and so had set a short-term goal of 100,000 visitors per month by the summer’s end.

Well, as of 12:00am this morning, I had received…

105,785 visitors for the month of June 2011.


Thank you, thank you, thank you all so much for supporting this blog and continuing to spread the word about it!

And, as a token of my appreciation — as well as a celebratory gesture — I have decided to host a giveaway from my favorite online store: Amazon!

The best part?

I will be giving away not one…not two…but THREE gift cards!


ONE lucky winner will receive a $100 gift card:


A second winner will receive a $50 gift card:


And a third winner will receive a $25 gift card!


I must admit that I have an ulterior motive for hosting this giveaway.

You see, I have created a Facebook Page for this blog, and I would love to gain some new fans to the page.

So, as an added incentive, you will automatically be entered to the drawing three times if you “Like” the Geek in Heels Page on Facebook.

Of course, there are other ways to enter, but they only grant you one entry each.

Here are the four ways to enter this giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment here telling me how you would use your Amazon gift card (one entry)
  2. Tweet — and leave a comment here saying you did so — the following (one entry):
    I just entered for a chance to win a $100, $50, or $25 Amazon gift card via @geekinheels and you can too! http://bit.ly/lbUolr
  3. “Like” this post using the Facebook “Like” button at the bottom, and leave a comment here saying you did so (one entry)
  4. “Like” the Geek in Heels Facebook Page (three entries)

There is no need to leave a comment if you enter using method #4, as everyone who “Likes” the page will be automatically entered in the drawing. (But please note that if you are the winner, I may try to contact you via a Facebook private message.)

Obviously, you can increase your chances of winning by using all four methods.  😉

Please leave a valid email address (which will not be published or shared) when filling out the comment form so that I can contact you if you win.

The giveaway will end next Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 12:00pm EST. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and be notified via email or a private Facebook message.

Thanks for reading, thanks for all the support, and good luck!

Edited to add, 7/2/11:

There have been quite a number of people who are commenting multiple times in hopes that this will increase their chances of winning. Since this is the largest giveaway I have run to date, I am being extra careful and have been keeping careful tabs on ALL entries (and yes, this includes IP addresses). Multiple/duplicate entries are immediately deleted, so these people are only wasting their time. And to those who are playing fair, thank you!

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447 Responses to “Celebrating 100k+ Visitors with an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!”

  1. JessC says:

    I would use the gift card to buy Christmas gifts for my nieces. (My ongoing New Year’s resolution is to be a better adult– which includes thinking ahead!)

  2. Miri says:

    I tweeted and liked everything, so I’ve done all four things. I would use an Amazon gift card to buy A New Hope, since I only own the first two original Star Wars movies right now. And I would buy Harry Potter 7.2 when it comes out! (I loved your post comparing the two.)

  3. Ooooo-eeee! I’d use my Amazon card to do as much of a shopping spree on photography equipment as the little piece of plastic can! I love me some Amazon!

    Thanks a bunch for the awesome giveaway Jenny!

  4. Tweeted about the giveaway! Good luck to all! 😀

  5. Aimee says:

    There are some books I’ve been putting off buying, certainly a gift card would encourage me to get them sooner! =)

  6. Anne says:

    I would use it on school books! Thanks for this giveaway!

  7. Ali says:

    Hey I just liked your post! ^_^

  8. wendy says:

    count me in!

  9. Nina A. says:

    I would probably buy some games if I won 🙂

  10. Melanie says:

    New reader here. I love to cook so I’d use a giftcard to buy a food processor.

  11. Malissa says:

    I’d use a giftcard to purchase a carrier for my new daughter. We like to be close. 🙂

  12. Joyce says:

    I would use the gift card to prepare for baby #2. I use Amazon for nearly all my baby shopping.

  13. Eileen says:

    I would probably use the gift card for some new music. And books. Always adding books to my wish list 🙂

    thanks for hosting!

  14. Mel says:

    I’d use the giftcard to buy the random (un)necessary cooking suuplies I’ve wanted for so long: a microplane grater, a small food processor, Silpat baking mat . . .

  15. Ashley says:

    Just discovered your blog this week and I’m already hooked!

  16. Jody says:

    Congrats on being so popular! 😉 If I won, I’d probably spend the entire gift card on new ebooks for my Kindle.

  17. Christiana says:

    I would use it to buy a vacuum, or a composter – so exciting I know!

  18. Deanna says:

    so exciting! congrats! I liked the post and the fb page!

  19. Christiana says:

    and of course I tweeted 🙂 Congrats again Jenny!

  20. A says:

    Hmmm…I would use it on great books and a jar of tahini for making salads.

  21. Elizabeth says:

    I would buy books! Lots of books! Or Christmas presents. Depending on how generous I feel.

  22. Elizabeth says:

    I liked this post on facebook 🙂

  23. birdie says:

    I would use the money to buy baby stuff for my son due in Nov. 🙂 Thanks!