Aug 252013
 

Six months ago, I held our baby girl in my arms for the very first time, and it was truly one of most special moments of my life.  I soon realized that with four kids in the house, my writing would be limited, and so I set out on a journey to help out the family budget without spending too much time writing. This is when I began entering blog giveaways, because blog giveaways can be entered easily and with little effort, which meant that I could spend more time just focusing on my little new precious Bellamy Blue. Check out my list below for tips on how to win a giveaway.

 

A few of the blog giveaway wins:

giveaway prizes

 

I set out a few goal, but the biggest one of them was that I wanted to win the baby a new car seat. I also wanted to win grocery money, clothing gift cards and gifts for Christmas and birthdays.

Well, I have not won a car seat. I am still trying very hard to win it, and I am determined to win her a new car seat, before she grows out of the one she has.

 

Giveaways that I really wanted to win:

A Gymboree giveaway – Won!

A Children’s Place giveaway – Won!

A Vtech Innotab giveaway – Won!

An Umi Shoes giveaway – Won!

A Zutano giveaway – Won!

 

Other giveaways that I really wanted to win, but which I didn’t have been: A swim diaper, a stroller, a car seat cover, a baby swing and a baby gate.

 

Giveaways that I have won and received during the past six months:

    • A Gymboree gift card,
    • A Children’s Place gift card
    • A Zutano gift card
    • A Publix gift card
    • An Umi Shoes Gift Card
    • A Peachy Bambini Gift Card
    • A ThredUp Gift Card
    • A Vtech Innotab
    • A Nuk Pacifier
    • A Nuk Bottle
    • A hot pink tuto
    • Girl’s headband
    • Girls Hair Bows
    • Girls Hair Accessories
    • A Monogrammed Gym Bag
    • A name bracelet
    • A Smoobee hair brush
    • 2 French Toast Uniform Tops and 1 Bottom
    • Nature’s Own Free Product Coupons
    • Clorox Free Product Coupons
    • A Dymo Label Machine
    • A Wahl Massage Hot/Cold Pad
    • A Barbie Color Mermaid Doll
    • A Tiny Love Follow Me Fred Toy
    • A Tiny Love Baby Book + Crab Toy
    • Baby Wash
    • Kids Headphones
    • A Mickey DVD
    • A Minnie CD
    • An AMF Bowl and Pizza Package
    • An Allergy Test
    • A Bamboo Baby Shirt
    • Soapberry laundry detergent
    • Calavera swimwear
    • A Leading Lady nursing bra
    • 2 Pink Blush nursing tops
    • A Glamourmom Tank
    • Bertolli olive oil
    • Mayapple Teething Toys
    • HearthSong HugglePod
    • Mega Bloks Skylanders Giants ZEPPELIN AIR SHIP ASSAULT
    •  Anthony’s Pasta + TFal Cookware Set
    •  Infinity Scarf
    • Citygrips for stroller
    • A PS Aeropostale Gift Card
    • A Sight Word Pop set from Learning Resources

 

I have won about a dozen more giveaways, where the prizes have not arrived yet. We love to keep our mailman busy around here…

 

How To Win A Giveaway:

 

  • The more you enter – the more you win
  • Take advantage of daily entries – do them every day
  • Go through your twitter account, and click through to the giveaways every day.
  • Bookmark giveaways that can be entered several times daily, so that you can easily get to them.
  • Check your junkmail daily, so that you never miss a winner’s email announcement.
  • If there is a giveaway, which you really want to win…google it. Then enter them all to increase your chances.
  • Follow the rules! It is easy to be disqualified, so follow the rules, leave verification links etc., so that your work does not go to waste.
  • Keep an organized inbox – put all winner announcement under one label, then check them off, once a prize is received.
  • Enter a giveaway as early as possible, so that you get the most out of the daily entries.
  • If you have not received a prize after 8 weeks, send the blogger an email.
  • It is always courteous to send the blogger an email, once you have received your prize.

 

The biggest secret to winning blog giveaways is very simple – blog giveaways can be won!

Now, the biggest truth to winning blog giveaways is that you need to invest the time that it takes to enter. I spend at least one hour a day entering blog giveaways, and the time pays off. The more time I spend, the more giveaways I enter, and the more giveaways I win.

Entering blog giveaways is a great way to win gifts for your loved ones, and if you need a little help with holiday shopping this is the time to enter. Don’t wait until October, because your prizes might not get there in time.

Do you enter blog giveaways? Do you win?

Do you have any tips on how to win a giveaway?

 

  50 Responses to “How To Win A Giveaway – The Six Month Prize List Update”

  1. I win a lot of giveaways but often don’t receive the prize. I email the blogger and they don’t want to help me. Is there somewhere I can report them? And is there something else I can do to receive my prize?

    Thanks Amy

    • I’d like to hear your answer to this, too. I have one from mid-June and I’ve emailed the blogger twice and have not heard from her. It is one I went back every day for 2 or 3 weeks and did all the extra entries–so I spent quite a bit of time on it so would really like to get it (and it is something I really wanted).

      • Some companies are slow to send out prizes, some bloggers are so to get info forwarded etc., it is just the reality. I personally try to get everything done in a timely manner, but even I am guilty of being slow, when life gets in the way.

        What I do is simply email the blogger every couple of weeks to check in – just remember to be polite. One year I had a prize that I won in July (from a very well-known company), and it did not arrive until the end of December after numerous emails to the blogger, and from the blogger to the company.

  2. I am having fun keeping my mailman busy, too. Thanks to you I have won about 45 giveaways since I started entering in June (I haven’t received them all yet). I had hurt my foot and had to sit around quite a bit for about 4 weeks so I entered more than normal, but I learned how to organize myself and spend less time and still enter dozens a week now that I am up and about more.

    My two biggest wins are an air purifier ($250+ value) and a $250 Home Depot gift card (along with two rolls of Bounty). I focus mainly on gift card giveaways that will help with my everyday budget, but I also keep my eye open for any great Christmas presents or stocking stuffers and have a few tucked away for Christmas.

  3. I have been entering blog giveaways for about 3 years now but just really got into it within the past 1.5 years. Last year a lot of my Christmas presets where things I have won. I’m starting my Christmas winnings already for this year. I have won numerous things, an ipad, 2 kindles, clothing giftcards, restaurant gift cards, money gift cards, year supply of laundry detergent, to many things to list.

  4. my biggest win was a double jogging stroller- 499.99- and i didnt even know i needed one- but i love it- we use it all the time-1 baby and 2 toddlers- my oldest sits on the bottone- so its great

  5. I started entering giveaways last Christmas, when Ree Drummond was doing her 12 days of boots giveaways. 🙂 Since then, I discovered giveaway blogs, and I’ve been going to town, lol I can’t remember exactly everything I’ve won, but the ones I do remember are Chicken Soup for the Soul, Raising a Child on the Spectrum book; 8 limited edition flavors of Chapstick, a bottle of probiotic capsules for women, a Mike The Knight DVD and play set, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD, a $10 Seattle’s Best coffee gift card, a melamine salad bowl, a car seat (that’s the most recent one–just won it a few weeks ago and still waiting for it) and the biggest thing I ever won was back in June–I won the Big Grill Giveaway–an $8,000 GE Monogram Grill! There have been probably 5 or 6 other small things I’ve won, but I really don’t remember them.

  6. I enter numerous times/numerous ones but i’ve never won anything 🙁 I often wonder if my entries are being counted, I never know even though I do what is asked. Hoping one day, I even enter baby ones though my baby is 4, my sister’s going to be having a newborn soon, so I figure anything I can do to help her, but no such luck..

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  9. I started entering giveaways around April and won 4 right away. Small ones. I really wanted to win a giftcard for The Green Store, won it…and never got it. I am still disappointed about that one. They do giveaways on other blogs often and I ignore them now lol. I took a break over the summer but started back up again last week!

    My cousin wins big things all of the time…dvd players, tablets, etc. She was going through cancer treatment and couldn’t sleep so she spent her nights doing sweepstakes! Now she’s hooked. And in remission. 🙂

  10. I win a lot but the emails are over 1000 of them a day, it takes time to look through all of them and if u miss a day forget about it. That is the only bad thing about the giveaways and maybe sometimes you have to unlike and unfollow people when you’re at the 5000 limit and whatever it is on twitter

    One other thing that I haven’t done yet is trade with another winner, maybe a car seat for something else. I should have traded the phone I won cause the value went down

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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