Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sit Back & Relax.

Shoes: Rue 21 // Bracelet: Premier Design // Photo: Taylor Love Studios


Once a month, I get to sit back and relax while my large ad spot sponsors do the big giveaway thing. Wait, did I just say sit back and relax? What I meant was once a month, I photo edit, build html for entries, and make this big huge post which usually takes about 4-6 hours. No big deal.

In other words, this is your chance to take a break from seeing my face (hence, the shoes—$5 from Rue 21—if I might add), and go say hi to all my sponsors... even the ones not featured in the giveaway. So go say hi. Enter to win some fun stuff. And be happy. Oh, and if you really want to see a post with my photos in it or a fun story, go venture around my archives or my category labels. I promise you'll find something new.

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Giveaway details: Open internationally (US only prizes include: $15 Ulta giftcard). 14 prizes = 14 winners. The only mandatory entry is that you must tell me what your top 2 item choices are (in the Rafflecopter widget), and if they're still available if your name gets picked as a winner, I'll do my best to award them to you.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

68 comments:

Colleen said...

I love your giveaways!

Lyndsey said...

Your giveaways are always so well put together :)

xoxo,
Lyndsey

www.theeyelinermanifesto.blogspot.com

Leigh-Ellen said...

I love giveaways and appreciate the work that goes into them. That being said I love that you don't JUST post giveaways.

Ashley @ The Sweet Life said...

Giveaways are great! I like that they serve as a way to meet your sponsors and new blogs. I personally like to keep following/adding people to blogs, shops, or twitter. But that's just because I don't want to crowd my facebook account with things that aren't family and old friends (what I use it for mostly). BUT like I said, that's just my opinion :)

Danielle said...

Your group giveaways are amazing Aunie! I know how much hard work you put into them and your sponsors always have some amazing prizes!

The only thing that bothers me a little is that there are SO many entries. Sometimes it takes 10+ minutes just to enter them all.

Anonymous said...

This is the first giveaway I've entered but it's pretty good. I like that I can pick and choose what entries I want. I dont like following anyone but friends on Instagram but dont mind following random ppl on Twitter. Facebook, eh, so-so on that one but yea, thanks for the giveaway!

Nikki said...

I love giveaway posts!! But I love all your posts :)

Amanda @ tales from a FAR said...

Your giveaways rock. Just like you. And that is all I have to say :)

Melissa said...

I love love LOVE your giveaways! Seriously...I look forward to them every month! The hard work you put in def does not go unnoticed! Thanks for giveaway :)

Jes Sica said...

I think you do a great job, and I like that you still include something about yourself.

Liz said...

I love giveaways! Especially when they use rafflecopter. Sooooo much easier than commenting a million different times :)

Elisha said...

You make your giveaways FUN. Not the usual - boring - do this and that..
:)

Myranda Barnes said...

I like to see some entries having a higher value then 1 like sending a tweet or somehow sharing the giveaway. But overall I like them :)

Marley said...

I like the giveaways! Theres a lot of variety and I feel like theres a bit of everything for everyone.

Thank you!

Breenah said...

I love giveaways. I feel like, as long as they don't happen so often it overshadows the blog then you're all good.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I like when giveaways can cater to many different people. For instance this one is awesome because there will be different winners and different prize options. Awesome.

I read a blog about a girl who just had a baby and lately all her giveaways are baby related. Now, her baby is darling and sure, a baby giveaway every now and again is great but for readers like me with no kids it makes me feel a bit left out, ya know?

Kait said...

I love giveaways! Thanks for hosting such awesome ones :)

Gentri said...

I love having the opportunity to win amazing things and that people so willingly donate. But I agree that it is so time consuming and some people only follow for the giveaway. That's not right. So I'm still torn... I like them better than sponsor spotlights though.

MacKensie said...

I love them when they'r well put together and not obnoxious -- aka, you do a great job. :)

Sydney said...

I think you do a great job with giveaways! I agree with some of the other comments - some can be annoying requiring the reader to do a bunch of little things to be able to enter. (Most of the time I don't bother to be honest.) I like how you do it! One free entry just specifying a preference and if people want to do more for more entries then then can! Great job! :)

Lissa said...

i love giveaways and i keep entering...because one day i will win something!

chestnutmocha said...

First of all, thank you for this post! It looks great and we are proud to be a part of it!
Second, yes, I know how it is: very time-consuming and not always rewarding.. But it is very fun and it makes people feel like it's a little holiday and I love playing Santa. You are doing great!
Katie&Ben

Ashley Pedersen said...

your giveaways are great! I like that the entries all seem relevant to the the giveaway

Jess said...

I think giveaways are super fun, not only are they a great way to win something fun, but it helps me find new great blogs to follow!

Abbey said...

I just posted my own, and it felt kind of awkward. I asked others to contribute, and so I felt like they should have part of the rafflecopter chances to win. But I hate finding giveaways that are only about following people I don't know or care about... so I don't really know.

Biggest pet peeve, though, is when the mandatory entries have to do with Facebook, because I don't have a facebook, so I'm out of luck!

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Rachel Felson said...

i love yours - always so much to get and with the multiple winners I always feel like i have a better chance! :)

Chelsea Lennox said...

I LOVE giveaways, simply put.

Anonymous said...

I usually hate giveaways because the only thing that they do is build up my reader with blog I don't read. I try not to enter inless I really want to win but I still don't win.

I like giveaways where more then one winner wins and where there are more choices then just GFC. Oh I also hate pinterest points too. They don't make sense. I don't want to crowd my pins home page with bloggers I don't know. Unless it counts when you just follow one board.

BUT I love you and your blog and this giveaway looks amazing!! I can't wait to enter and I hope to win.

By the way, I kept my comment anonymous. Hope it doesn't count against me.

Carly said...

Wow! This is a great giveaway! Thanks :)

Boom Boom said...

I am in love with your shoes! And this giveaway isn't too shabby either. Thank you!

Alexis [Living the WifeStyle] said...

I love giveaways but winning doesn't happen often so it's hard to make yourself keep entering.

Haleigh said...

everything is well done and eye ctahcing greta job!

wendipooh13 said...

wow that is a jammed pack giveaway!!!! very cool!!!

Julie Marie said...

i really love giveaways! and i know how much work they take which is why i dont do alot of group giveaways. and i came across yours today and honestly it looks AWESOME and the GIVEAWAYS actually do too! they are time consuming to enter, so sometimes i just skip right over them despite the prizes, but i had to enter. =) xo

tmack said...

I am thankful for your time and effort that you put into the giveaway! Thanks for having one, great prizes and chances to meet new bloggers, shops, and such.

Anonymous said...

I love giveaways (who doesn't love free stuff), but I do find it a little time consuming to enter. I can only imagine the work required to create it in the first place! I share other's sentiments with not wanting to clog up my reader with blogs I don't want to follow. But if a person wants a specific prize (like ad space with a particular blog), then they should get a point for following that person and the winner should be chosen only from people who want that particular prize/chose to follow that particular blog. Does that make sense? That way, we don't have to follow a bunch of people only to get extra points to count towards prizes we may not even want....hmm, that sounds convoluted.

Either way - I appreciate the work you put into these giveaways - thank you!

Emily said...

i love giveaways... they brought me to you!

Sinead said...

I love giveaways but sometimes being from NZ makes it difficult even if they are worldwide. Most of the time we can't use the gift cards given away and stuff. But apart from that, love em!

Allana Sendzicki said...

giveaways are good if done correctly!

Mary Davis said...

I like multiple winners and big give aways like this, it makes me feel luckier and more involved some how.

Amy Matsumoto said...

Pretty fabulous. especially multiple winner ones. and ones that use rafflecopter right. it's always sad when the links are broken.

grace said...

I love giveaway posts! I feel like it benefits the blogger and the reader! xo

Brittany Norris said...

I love your giveaways (:

Allison said...

I like giveaways but sometimes get overwhelmed by too many things to do to enter. I do love with blogs give away to multiple winners though, especially when it is a really big giveaway.

carimarie said...

Wow what great give-a-ways!

Heidi S said...

The giveaways are so much fun!

Whitney Elise said...

I love giveaways! Its a great way to gain followers and to meet new bloggers =]

Kelly Ann said...

I love Olive Garden so that would be my choice!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes
My 300 Follower Giveaway!

Priya said...

I like entering your giveaways, and it certainly seems like it takes a lot of time, I would say you could cut down on how many people you include for the giveaway, and this could make it even more appealing! Hope I win this time though!

perfectly priya

Brittany TYD said...

I like the way you put together giveaway posts. I know they are a TON of work, but yours always seem to be pretty interesting prizes!

Katie Ek said...

I appreciate giveaways, partly because I think they help showcase the talents of your sponsors!

gayle said...

I think the giveaways are great, but I would read you every day, anyway. :)

ms.composure said...

giveaways are my FAVORITE!! :-)

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http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

Tessa said...

I think I love giveaways too much, even though I have yet to really win any. And I am very glad you use rafflecopter because it makes entering so much easier!

Julie{isCocoandCocoa} said...

I love the giveaways, too!

Melissa Wright said...

I love your giveaways! The photos always look so nice and love that there are multiple winners! You are doing great work!

TheTinyHeart said...

I love your giveaways, I think they're awesome and I totally appreciate it!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Elle Perez said...

I like the post. It's organized well. I think about 3 of the lower pictures maybe missing but I'm not too sure if that's an error with my computer or with the post.

Anonymous said...

Your giveaways are very well put together & I know they take a lot of time. I just don't have the patience (or desire) to do allll the entries. I just pick a few and go on my way.

Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

I LOVE them!

Erin Campbell said...

I love all of your giveaways!

Erin
readeatcreate.com

Jenna Braddock said...

Love these prizes. And I need the style help. Food I can do. Style is another thing altogether.

Lauren Hochleutner said...

i love giveaways, but they are such a pain to put together. I feel ya! But the reward is amazing when you win. I also like that you let the readers choose their prize and you have more than one winner. keep it up!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I am a HUGE fan of giveaways, especially yours!

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