You have to buy a ticket to win the lotto. And since I don’t buy lotto tickets, you won’t ever see my name attached to a number with lots of zeros.
I do like freebies though, and the easiest way to get that is through online giveaways. I like hosting giveaways and I also like entering them. Most of the online giveaways pick their winners at random so even if there are thousands of entries, your chances of winning are still very good. I’ve won some awesome prizes from giveaways but I have also entered giveaways where I never saw the prize even after repeated emails to the host. But, that doesn’t happen often; only once or twice since I started signing up for these things.
I ran two giveaways on my food blog in the past month and the thing about hosting giveaways is that you end up running into other blogs who are doing the same thing! So as the old cliche’ goes, one thing leads to another and before you know it, you’ve entered a ton of giveaways! Well maybe not a ton, but quite a few.
I just learned this week that I won two of the Halloween Trick r Treat giveaways that I entered! The first win was from Blessed Elements, where I won a leaf making kit. The second win which I was just notified of this morning is from Maryland Momma’s Rambles and Reviews where I won a Mommy and Me gift pack. Now I’m crossing my fingers that more luck is coming my way 🙂
I will have another cool giveaway next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out the two blogs I won prizes from this past week. They host giveaways way more than I do and some of them have pretty awesome prizes.
Do you like entering giveaways? Which sites are your favorite? Let me know!
OH, by the way… the new trend among giveaway hosts, I’ve noticed is Rafflecopter! I makes doing all the additional entries so much easier. I’ll start using it on my next giveaway, so stay tuned!