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Please leave a valid email address (which will not be published or shared) when filling out the comment form so that I can contact you if you win.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. Congrats on the traffic achievement! Been following your blog for years and I’ve always loved it. 🙂

    If I win I will probs use the gift card for accessories for my iPad2 🙂 Or perhaps an extension pack for Sims 3 (can you say addicted?)

  2. I ‘liked’ this post! 🙂 xoxoxo

  3. Gabby says:

    I’d love some new reading material!

  4. Maria says:

    Undoubtedly it would be spent on baby stuff! 🙂

  5. Anna says:

    If I won an Amazon gift card, I would use it to buy a new lens! 🙂

  6. BMock says:

    I’m saving up for a Netbook!

  7. Liz says:

    Just had a baby girl on June 30th! So I would use the card for baby stuff (Amazon mom- diapers, need to buy a sterilizer, and nursing cover, etc.)

  8. girlonthepark says:

    Oooh! Exciting! If I won a card, I would split the prize between summer books for me and picture books for my niece Abby. 🙂

  9. Tina Lane says:

    If I won, I would like to buy some bb cream. I keep debating to myself which one I would like. I would love to try the Skin79.

  10. Tina Lane says:

    I liked this post as Tina Lane

  11. Jenna says:

    As much as I would love to spend my winnings on something fun, we would probably use it to buy dog food because we’re running low : )

  12. Katie says:

    I would use my Amazon giftcard to finally buy some books on my Kindle Wishlist! I love reading but I have to be careful not to go overboard and buy too many at once…

  13. Jenna says:

    And I clicked the “like” button.

    (My Captcha code for this post is R2D2, I thought that was fitting!)

  14. sam says:

    congrats on reaching 100k!

    we’re renovating our master bathroom right now and amazon has the best prices on toilets and fans! (i’m such a practical gal!)

  15. Yay for new fitness equipment!

  16. Jamie J. says:

    I’ve seriously been putting off ordering an external hard drive to do some backing up (sexy, I know), but that’s what I would order!

  17. Liz says:

    I would put it towards a new camera lens! Congrats on the stats and thanks for hosting such a great giveaway 🙂

  18. CarliJean says:

    I would use the gift card for photography equipment!

  19. Jackie says:

    If I won the amazon.com gift certificate I’d use it to buy some new books.

  20. Liz says:

    I “like” this on facebook 🙂

  21. Liz says:

    I also “like” your facebook page.

  22. Donna says:

    YAY for so much traffic! So proud and excited for you! You’re definitely doing what I can’t do (I prefer my privacy) If I won, I would spend it on a video monitor so I can see what my two year monkey is up to and keep an eye on his little sister-to-be.

  23. Jen says:

    Congrats! We just bought a laptop, but would love to increase the memory on it.

  24. Holly says:

    Congratulations! I love Geek in Heels—thank you!

  25. Michelle Williams says:

    If I won the gift cards I would use them to buy a new hard drive, memory and battery for my powerbook g4 that is running so slow and desperately needs an update.