I enjoy entering giveaways on other people’s blogs, so I decided to begin hosting my own last year on Atlanta Mom of Three. I have more ideas for 2014, so stay tuned!
These “giveaways” are technically sweepstakes because:
“Sweepstakes are prize giveaways where the winners are chosen by the luck of the draw. ” – Sarah F. Hawkins
Most of my giveaways are open to US residents only (18 years of age or older) because of differing laws in other countries. I apologize if this leaves you out. The only exceptions are my “virtual” ad space giveaways and other giveaways where the prize is delivered electronically (PDF download, online giftcard, etc) – they are open to bloggers worldwide!
How winners are chosen and announced/contacted:
I randomly choose the winner(s) by numbering the entries (comments) and then I use http://www.random.org/ to select the number(s).
The winners are announced on the date given in the original giveaway post. Once announced, I contact the winner(s) via the email provided to me in their comment on the post. If I do not hear back from them within one week of the email, I randomly select another winner and contact them the same way.
Getting the winner(s) their prize(s):
Once a giveaway is over and the winner(s) have been announced and contacted, I mail the prize(s). I will send them via USPS within 2 weeks of receiving the winner(s)’ addresses.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
**All products offered in the giveaways are purchased by myself or graciously provided by the Etsy shop owner/small business owner. I am in no way compensated for hosting the giveaways. As a thank you, I provide ad space in my sidebar for the month of the giveaway to the shop owner (free of charge, of course).**
These were the giveaways in 2013 (not including ones for virtual ad space):
And here are the ones from 2014, so far:
Occasionally, I also share reviews of products I’ve gotten to try. Some of these products are provided through BzzAgent and others by various businesses. The views expressed are purely my own and are in no way swayed by anyone. I am not compensated for any reviews I share on Atlanta Mom of Three.