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Monday, October 25, 2010

How to Enter my Giveaways!

For anyone who is unfamilliar with blogs that do giveaways, I thought I'd give you all a little tutorial on how to enter for my giveaways.

The first entry is Mandatory and will always be something related to the product that was reviewed. I will put in the giveaway instructions how to complete your first entry. For example:
Go to www.thatproductswebsite.com and tell me your favorite product.
You would then click on the link and go to their site. Browse around and come back to my site. Click where it displays the number of comments below the post. A pop up window will display all the comments. Scroll to the bottom and fill in your comment.
If instead all the comments are displayed on the page you're viewing - scroll to the bottom of the comments and click Post a comment
A pop up window will display all the comments. Scroll to the bottom and fill in your comment.
You will need to select your ID: Either sign into your google account or select another option. You may select Name/URL or Anonymous and that doesn't require an account. Be sure to include your email address in the comment though so I can contact you if you win.

After you complete your first mandatory entry you will be eligible for additional entries. Usually I post the following extra ways to enter but please read each individual post for rules. You MUST leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to count.

'Subscribe to my blog by email' may give you two entries instead of one.  Therefore you will post TWO comments; one saying 'I subscribe #1 youremail@email.com' and another totally separate comment saying 'I subscribe #2 youremail@email.com'

Should you combine any entries into one post, they will only count as one entry. The winning entry that is chosen via random.org will be verified that the instructions have been followed and that the entry is legitimate. I will contact the winner and they will have 48 hours to respond with all the necessary information or I will pick a new winner.

Subscribe to my blog by email- Do this by entering your email address in the top left corner of my block and clicking subscribe. You will then receive a confirmation email that you will need to read and click on the link to confirm your subscription. You need to make sure to do this step in order for it to be a valid entry because I will confirm whether you are a subscriber or not. You will now receive a daily email from my blog with the latest giveaways, deals and announcement of winners. Once you have done this you will be able to use this form of entry in each of my giveaways. Simply leave a comment saying "I subscribe" and "youremail@email.com"

-Follow my blog publicly- Simply click follow under follow my blog in the upper right hand column. It will then walk you through creating a google account which is free and easy. Once you do this leave a comment saying "I follow" plus your email. This will get you an extra entry in each of my giveaways, all you have to do is leave a comment on each contest saying "I follow" plus your email address

-Enter any of my other giveaways. Simply enter any or all of my giveaways and each one you enter gets you another entry. For example if I have 3 giveaways going on A, B and C. To gain an extra entry into giveaway A simply enter B and/or C. Come back and leave a comment saying I entered giveaway B and your email address. If you entered both also leave a separate comment saying I entered giveaway C and as always including your email address with each comment.

-Blog about my giveaway-If you have a blog simply post about my giveaway with a link to it and come back and leave a comment saying "I blogged about your giveaway" and leave the link to your post so I can verify your entry. Many times this will include more than one entry; in which case you will leave however many Separate posts saying the same thing, along with the number of times you've posted this. See example above.

-Follow me on Twitter and Tweet about this giveaway-Go to Twitter and create an account if you don't already have one. You may also click on my button on my site that says Follow me on Twitter. Once you have created your account Follow GrinCheek2Cheek and "Tweet" ie-comment on Twitter about my giveaway with a link to the giveaway. Come back and leave a comment saying "I follow on Twitter and I Tweeted + your email and with the URL" to your Tweet. You may do this daily, so that gives you an extra entry every day as long as you Tweet every day.

If the company doing the giveaway has a social networking site or newsletter, I will create a link for you to become a part of this. When you 'Like' the company on facebook, you will also mention to them that http://grinningcheektocheek.blogspot.com/ sent you to them. Sometimes I will include a link that you will post on their wall so others can come back and see the giveaway.  Each thing you do will give you an extra entry.

The more ways you enter the better your odds of winning are! I have some amazing giveaways coming up so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss out! (remember that gets you another entry in every giveaway too!)

Leave a comment or email me if you have any questions!


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