Thrifty and Frugal Living: Giveaways What I have won and How you can Win!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Giveaways What I have won and How you can Win!


I have personally won quite a few things from following blogs that host giveaways. This is part of the reason why I decided to start my own blog and host giveaways (I have about a dozen of them lined up now...just waiting on my review product to come in the mail...get ready!) I decided to share with you everything that I had won and share a few tips to increase your chances. Most of these are from blogs, but you will see one from twitter and one from an IWG (Instant Win Game). Here is my list for one month exactly (12/21/09-1/21/10) :
Wow! Amazing, right? That is over $400 worth of prizes in one month!! I have won some things before this, but December 2009 is when I really started entering giveaways. Jealous? You can win too! The best thing about it is that normally these companies work with several different bloggers. I entered 4 SodaStream giveaways and lost...on the 5th one I entered, I won! Now I will give you some tips and techniques.

  1. Enter every way possible! Yes, it may be a pain to have an extra newsletter delivered to your mailbox, but it is worth it. More than likely you will end up loving the newsletter and discovering more great giveaways you may have overlooked. So, become a facebook fan, tweet, sign up for the newsletter, enter as many times as possible! 
  2. Tweet! Tweet like crazy! Most bloggers will allow you to tweet once a day. Make sure you do so. What I do everyday when I first get on the computer (of course I miss days, but I try not to) is go to my twitter account and scroll down to my first tweet of the previous day. I then open up another tab (window for i.e.) and set that tab to my twitter home. Now, I copy from my profile one at a time my giveaway tweets into the other tab that is set at home. After I post each tweet, I open up the link for the giveaway in a 3rd tab and post my comment with a link to the tweet. It sounds a lot more complicated than it is. Trust me, this is a very easy way of doing it & it guarantees you don't miss a daily entry. Just watch the deadlines on giveaways!
  3. Make sure you leave your e-mail address! Bloggers complain all the time about not being able to contact winners and having to choose another winner. 
  4. Check your e-mail daily! Most of the time you only have 48hours to claim your prize if you win. No matter what is going on, I try to at least spend 5 minutes scanning e-mails. Most of the time they will say winner in the subject, but not always...so be careful.
I hope this helps. Get out there and win some amazing free stuff!! Don't forget..I will have LOTS of giveaways soon, so check back. Until then my dears, good luck!

    5 comments:

    Midday Escapades said...

    Congratulations on your wins and thanks for including me. These are great tips and I will need to use them myself. I love winning as much as I love to host giveaways. Look forward to your upcoming reviews and giveaways.

    ~ Lynn

    Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

    That's some great stuff. I'm following from Friday followers (a little late). You can find me blogging here:

    http://www.couponclippinmommy.com

    ps- I have lots of giveaways going on right now :)

    Crystal said...

    Thanks Ladies! It really does pay off! : )
    I am following you now too Coupon Clippin' Mommy.

    Katie @ All things Sizzle said...

    Hey!
    Congrats on the wins! I started my blog as well from winning a bunch of blog giveaways and radio station giveaways. :) I'm following you and your blog looks great!!

    http://giveawaysandgiveawaywins.blogspot.com/

    Katie

    Tazim said...

    I like your twitter tips!