Giveaway Geek – What did Geek Girl Dythia win this week? 12/23/12
I had an awesome winning week. I won 6 giveaways – YES 6!!!!! WOW!!!
A family 4 pack of tickets to Ringling Bros Circus in Orlando - from My Boys and Their Toys – The Geekling has never been to a circus – so I am really jazzed about this one!
Christmas DVD Adventures of Bailey Christmas Hero from Eccentric Eclectic Woman
Moms giveaway from blog unknown – They didn’t link their blog in the email and I can’t figure it out…. I should have asked but didn’t think about it.
A ThemeFuse Themes From Do it with WordPress. I am interested to see how this theme looks with Just a Dash of Geek – Blog Makeover after the New Year!
$30 GC for Playful Threads from Glamour Girl Reviews
1 pair of children’s Star Wars slippers from BCK – not sure which character will be arriving but any character will be appreciated!I wish they were in my size!
What a great week…right?! This next week might be a little slow though, because of Christmas – we shall see. You might want to check out the above blogs because they have other cool giveaways going on, some of them lower entry.
I want to give a couple of tips to any of my blogger friends that may be reading this – I really do understand both sides of the blogger/sweeper relationship – I can not stress enough how important it is to put a link to the contest (or at least your blog) in your email. You spend all this time promoting your giveaway – get the most out of it. That includes the excited winner telling everyone that they won at your blog. A lot of times they don’t spread it around, but if you do not link your blog in your email, the winner will definitely not spread the word. One blogger above missed out on getting a free link on my blog because they did not put it in their email. I don’t tell bloggers I do this – so that blog will never know they missed out on a golden opportunity.
Also, make sure your congrats email sounds like a congrats email. I use the same email every time I email a winner, I just change out the info. Here is one email I got for one of the above giveaways I won,
Hi you won my giveaway please send me your address so she can contact the company ty
That was all…. These type of emails to your winners make them feel like you don’t care.
Here is an example of what I send out – not that it is the best thing ever, but it is the type of email I would want to get as a winner,
Subject line : CONGRATS – You are a Just a Dash of Geek winner!!!
Congrats!!! You are the winner of the Review Prize Pack ( http://justadashofgeek.com/review-prize-pack/ ). Please respond to this email within 48 hours with your shipping information. If I do not hear a response within 48 hours I will have to choose another winner.Thank you so much for visiting, reading and entering at Just a Dash of Geek. We have more giveaways planned for the future – So stay tuned – Same Bat time Same Bat channel!Natasha Dythia
This is an actual email I sent to a winner. The next giveaway I have, I will copy and paste the wording into an email and change out the prize, the link to the original giveaway post, and what info I need from them (if it needs to be changed). I am not saying I, or my method is perfect, but I do think my method is a little more exciting and in-depth about what they won. You can even add your social networks if you want. I think I may do that in the future because it is so much easier to find the Facebook page of the blog, and leave a nice “I received your prize” on their Facebook page if it is included in the original email.
Alright, enough complaining/tips
On to this weeks cool giveaways. This week, no one asked for anything specific – but I found an AWESOME giveaway hop. 3rd Annual Mid-Winters Eve Giveaway . 157 blogs are involved in this hop!!! Each blog has a giveaway. This is a book readers giveaway hop, so if you are a book lover you will REALLY love this hop. Some of the blogs giveaway specific books, either they are hosting a giveaway for an author or they are the author. But a lot of the blogs are giving away Amazon GC, Barnes and Noble GC, or The Book Depository GCs. One blog, I don’t remember which one, is giving away a Kindle!
Most of these giveaways are a one time entry (no daily entry), but some do have a daily entry. A lot of these are also low entry giveaways – specially for some of the giveaways that give away a specific book. 157 blogs are a lot to go through, took me 2 hours, but you have until December 27th, 2012 to get them all done. My suggestion is to start at the bottom of the blog hop list and work your way up. My reason for this is, most people start at #1 and get distracted by the middle and forget to come back…. so the bottom of a blog hop list has a better chance of having less entries (unless it is an awesome prize or a popular blog).
Alright, that is my giveaway post for this week – see you all next week!
What did you win this week? Or what cool giveaway are you entering that you hope you win? (you don’t have to link it if you don’t want to share Just give the name of the prize)