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Please leave a valid email address (which will not be published or shared) when filling out the comment form so that I can contact you if you win.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

    Great giveaway! If I won I would spend it on books…Im in dire need of some new reading materials! Congrats on 100k+ visitors!

    bjetherington (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. I liked this post on facebook!

  3. I would buy all these books on my wishlist and read them to my friends!

  4. Di says:

    I liked the post.

  5. Di says:

    I would probably roll around on the floor just clutching the gift card in a fit of indecision.

  6. Di says:

    Hey-o! I also tweeted.

  7. Dayna says:

    I would use to buy some much needed new boots!

  8. amancay says:

    I “liked” this post for fb.

  9. amancay says:

    I would use a gc to finish of some series I’ve started reading… on my kindle!

  10. Evelyn says:

    Agree with the above poster.. I would probably spend it on books for my Kindle. Because I’m a grad student, I don’t have much time Sept-May to read and am using this summer to read read read!

  11. karey says:

    I would use the gift certificate to help furnish my new apartment and supply goods needed for my children, as we were victims of domestic violence where I was seriously hurt and we had to flee.


  12. Just tweeted it!!

  13. Hmm, looks like my first comment did not go through!

    Congrats! That is wonderful!

    If I won, the gift card balance would go into my camera fund to eventually upgrade my Rebel to a 7D!

  14. busylizzy says:

    Congrats! I’d use the card to make a serious dent into my ever growing amazon wishlist.

  15. busylizzy says:

    I liked the post

  16. busylizzy says:

    Aaaaaand I tweeted.

  17. Zweckoptimismus says:

    Haha 🙂 Maybe I’d buy me some new Terry Pratchett Novels… 🙂

  18. Joy says:

    I would totally give the card to my husband so he can buy books for his kindle =] and then of course both of us can read them =]

  19. Joy says:

    I just liked this post too =]

  20. Meredith says:

    I’ve been saving AmEx points for a Kindle, but haven’t been making much progress. I’d love to win. Love your blog! I get sad when you don’t get a chance to blog frequently!

  21. Jen says:

    love your blog! i would probably spend it on books or other neat kitchen gadgets! 🙂

  22. Jen says:

    just liked you on facebook!

  23. Nani says:

    oh wow a giveaway! I would probably spend it all on baby goodies I have some things I have been eyeing lately.

  24. Nani says:

    I also tweeted!

  25. Nani says:

    I liked this post on FB

  26. Whitney says:

    I would use the Amazon giftcard to buy stuff for my classroom. I am a Geography teacher and I’ve had my eye on a large map mural for the back wall of my classroom. If I won the $100, I would have enough to cover it and still get a couple books. 🙂

    I liked the page on facebook and this post!

  27. Nani says:

    I also liked Geek In Heels on FB!

  28. Stephanie says:

    Have you ever seen my Amazon Wishlist? I should send it to you, it’s big. Full. Lots o’ stuff on it. I’d buy something off my Wishlist!