How to Enter my Giveaways!

October 26, 2010

For anyone who is unfamilliar with blogs that do giveaways, I thought I’d give you all a little tutorial on how to enter for my giveaways.

Entries are done in comment form.  Each comment counts as one entry to the giveaway: Read detailed instructions below.

Mandatory Entry:
The first entry is Mandatory and will always be something related to the product that was reviewed. I will put in the giveaway instructions how to complete your first entry.

Example: You must ‘like’ such and such company on facebook.
Click the link provided, click the ‘like’ box
Come back to my site and write a comment saying “I Liked them on facebook”

Be sure that your E-Mail address is in the comment form; otherwise I have no way to reach you, and I can’t help you then.

After you complete your first mandatory entry you will be eligible for additional entries. Usually I post the following extra ways to enter but please read each individual post for rules.

You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to count. Should you combine any entries into one post, they will only count as one entry

Subscribing to my email posts:
to subscribe to my email: you type your email in the oval on the right side of the blog.  Then be sure to confirm your subscription; otherwise it is invalid.  This type of comment you would just say ‘I subscribe’, being sure that your email that you subscribe with is in the comment form.
This subscribes you to a maximum of once per day emails that update you on my current posts. you can subscribe at any time; and I do not share these emails with anyone else.

The winning entry is chosen with a plugin called ‘and the winner is..’  All entries of the chosen winner will be verified: if any false entries are made, the winner will be disqualified.  I will contact the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond with all the necessary information or I will pick a new winner.

Follow my Blog Publicly with GFC:
Simply click ‘follow’ under ‘Connect with me’  on the right sidebar.  This is google friend connect.  It will add you to a feed that pretty much means nothing, unless you’re logging into your google friend connect feed on a regular basis 🙂
Once you do this leave a comment saying “I follow”. Be sure to include your name that you follow with in the comment form.

Follow my blog on Networked Blogs:
Networked blogs is something where my blog updates will post to your facebook status.  Simply click on the right side in the networked blogs area, and follow the instructions.  Put a comment saying ‘Following on Networked Blogs’

Follow me on Facebook:
Follow the link to click on my ‘like’ button on facebook.  Comment saying that you follow – be sure that your name is included with this comment – so I can be sure you’re following me.

Follow me on Twitter:
Follow the link to follow me on twitter.  Be sure to leave your @name so I can be sure that you follow

Tweet about the Giveaway:
Copy and paste the tweet message I made into your twitter status.  In your Home page on twitter: you will find where it says ‘xxseconds ago: and the message you tweeted’  Click the __ seconds ago:  and that will bring you to a page with just that tweet.  copy and paste that link into the comment form.  This can be done up to once per day for an extra entry per day. You must post a separate comment for each time you tweet about the giveaway for the extra entries to count.

Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs:
Easiest one on there. Click the link. Comment saying you voted (along with the date).  This can be done as often as it will allow you to vote (around 12-18 hours)

Post my Button on your Blog:
My HTML Grab box is on the right side with the code for my button. Place this code in your blog or web page, and comment with the link of where you put it – for an extra entry!

Enter any of my other Giveaways:
Enter any other giveaway I currently have running: you get one extra entry per extra giveaway you enter.  All you need to do is the mandatory entry for each giveaway in order for it to be valid.

The more ways you enter the better your odds of winning are! I have some amazing giveaways coming up so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out! (remember that gets you another entry in every giveaway too!)

Please contact me if you have any questions!


  1. Hi – I have a request. Twitter limits how many people you can follow based on how many people follow you. I follow you @hmb99 ~ but I’m at my limit because too many people don’t me follow back.

    This limits my ability to enter contests as well as to follow other bloggers (especially newer ones).

    Would you please follow me back and consider asking any giveaway sponsor to also “follow back”? Thank you.

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