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Please leave a valid email address (which will not be published or shared) when filling out the comment form so that I can contact you if you win.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

    I “liked” the post!

  2. Jackie says:

    I liked the post on Facebook (and liked your facebook page)!

  3. Katherine says:

    I’d get some new books to read on the train to work and some new makeup.

  4. Michelle says:

    I liked the post! My husband and I just moved into our new home Friday and could really use some extra money to make our home more, well, homey!

  5. Jessica says:

    I would use it to buy babyproofing stuff for my very-soon-to-be-mobile 8-month-old! Desperately need some door locks over here!

  6. Michelle says:

    Not sure if I need to post what I’d do with the gift card seperately….I would buy new stuff for my brand new house! : D

    On a side note, i think I entered the wrong blog address on my comment. 😡

  7. Caitlin says:

    Tweeted AND Liked! Thanks! Love the blog

  8. Caitlin says:

    Oh, and I would use my gift card to stock up on DVDs!

  9. Lissa says:

    Love this blog! Been a fan/reader of yours since Weddingbee. Have liked/tweeted/shared it and wish you well in continuing to grow and develop this site online 🙂 With a giveaway card, I’d put it towards office supplies to start/launch an online business/store.

  10. Kalen says:

    I would use the gift card toward decorating/furnishing our new home. We’re moving in on the 17th and as excited as I am, I’m also a little sad because we’re not going to have a lot of extra money to fix the place up for a while. One of these gift cards would be great!

  11. Kalen says:

    I Tweeted the giveaway @kalen – My tweets are private but I’ve got 242 followers so hopefully it will spread the word!

  12. nell says:

    I liked this post

  13. nell says:

    I would use the gift card to buy my text books for law school

  14. elizabeth s. says:

    i’d use the gift card to put toward buying a new digital camera!

  15. Marilee says:

    I would use the Amazon giftcard to invest in some new cookbooks that I’ve had my eye on!

  16. Vicky says:

    Been following your site since you were on WB! 🙂 Congrats on #2!
    I’d probably use the gift card on more ebooks… just got a kindle! 🙂

  17. Vicky says:

    just tweeted! 🙂

  18. Allison says:

    I would use a gift card to buy as much Mark Twain as I can, including the autobiography published last year. That’s expensive stuff, and we’re making a play about Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla and time travel and having an alter ego and Hannibal, Missouri and other cool things. And it’s a banjo musical. I need this. Obviously.

  19. Susan says:

    This is such a thoughtful giveaway!

  20. Emily says:

    Baby boy turns 1 in August and want to buy him a radio flyer wagon but can’t afford it… This would be just the thing to help:)

  21. Mo says:

    I would totally use this on a new printer for my scrapbooking this summer! Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. janieishme says:

    I’d use the gift card to buy my boyfriend’s class (he’s a second grade teacher) some children’s books. He’s working in an up and coming school that’s constantly shorting on their budgeting, which unfortunately means a sparse library.

  23. Sarah says:

    I would have to use it for the biweekly Amazon purchases I can’t help but make. Usually for home stuff. Congrats on your successes!

  24. Amy says:

    Hey, I came here from the Star Wars – Harry Potter page. Awesome!

    Also, if I got the Amazon gift card, I’d probably be getting more books!

  25. Jaime says:

    I would use the gift card to buy supplies for my endless food geekery.

  26. Jaime says:

    Also, I liked this post.

  27. Congrats on the traffic, doll! Yay! I would use my Amazon giftcard to buy a USMLE Step 1 review book. Yes, I just wrote that. (WHAT?! Medical crap is expensive.) 🙂

  28. Nicole says:

    I would use my giftcard to by some goodies for my 10 month old! 🙂