Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Giveaway A Month in 2012


I have decided in the year of 2012 to "give back" and figure this will help prevent the world from coming to an end. How? Well, a little kindness can go a long way especially in the way of the greater good. Maybe I have ye little faith in a mustard seed, that if I do something nice for someone, they will do something nice for someone who will in turn do something nice for someone! Therefore, the powers that be may just let us slide from eternal demise yet another year. Good theory right?  So essentially I'll be working with my partner sites and having a giveaway ONE per month of 2012 WOW! 

My giveaways are going well and I get several hundred entries each! They are listed in the beginning of the month and run for several weeks. 

 I am going to keep this page updated so you can spread the word and enter the giveaways! In fact, I'd love if you copy Mr. Smiley guy (bottom of page) below and add him to your site with a link to this page so that people that read your blogs or sites to stay notified of these cool contests! If you want to partner in the later months  contact me as spaces are limited.


January 2012 - Stephanie won a Melmac Dinnerware Set on RetroChalet!

February 2012 - Lisa Adri won and is enjoying this wonderful Italian Music box valued $100-$200 unlimited entries on VintageChalet! it was here  Drawing Here! Closed 2/14/12
 
March 2012:  Angie Lilley won a Glove Mold value $50 +Contest hosted here to enter by March 30 2012 , will post winner after that so stay tuned.
April 2012  Marsha won this great DVD from LitKids -7 episode crafting in America DVD. Click HERE or on the photo to see what Marsha won!



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April Contest is Closed.





May 2012  Catju Designs made this lovely handmade necklace and earring set from Picasso Jasper gemstone beads and Crystal Silver Night Swarovski crystals, sterling silver spacer beads and a pewter toggle clasp. Retail value is $48 and the winner was Sarah Parmeland!



 
 

Open NOW Runs from NOW til September 4th 2012 
Big Fat Daddy's will be hosting the June-July-August prizes (baskets for 3 winners) with some great grilling gifts.  Click on the photo to enter or share the post here:  Barbecue Basket Giveaway


BigFatDaddys Giveaway

 
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Visit Big Fat Daddy's!
 
 
 
 
 
September 2012, October 2012, December 2012 :  OPEN contact me. Read the rules first below!
 
 
 
Future Sponsors Who Are Working On Donations


JEWELRY:  Someone will win a  semi-precious jewelry item and cleaning pack from DoLoBoJewelry. value of $50...stay tuned.

  
Are you interested in sponsoring a contest? 
Here are the rules:
Contests thus far have received upwards and over 500-1000+ entries--some duplicates as there are ways to obtain more than one entry. All my contests are unlimited entries becasue I want them to work hard and earn lots of entries.   I pride myself in offering good quality contents, and I put a lot of work into promoting them. It's not just throwing up a post and having a contest, that doesn't work. 

I OFFER QUALITY PRODUCT CONTESTS ONLY. 
The item you offer must be valued over $25.  The lower the quality product the lower the entries.  Look at the values of the items above and you will see what it takes to be successful.

IT CAN BE ANY QUALITY PRODUCT
You can have an Etsy shop full of jewelry, but offer a brand new sweater, I don't care, as long as it's a quality item. It should be new, unused condition. 

YOU MUST SHIP FOR FREE WITH TRACKING
You must agree to ship this item for free WITH TRACKING information with a few days of me notifying you of the buyer. You must provide ME the tracking number as well as the buyer.   If it is a lightweight item I would strongly encourage you to offer it in the US and outside the US. It may be feasible to send a lightweight item to Canada and obtain more hits and entries.

I WORK HARD ENCOURAGE HITS TO YOUR SITES AND SOCIAL NETWORKING WITH YOU
 I find creative ways for them to network with you the sponsor!  It is a great way to drive traffic to your Etsy shop, website or product. I ask them to connect with you on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest, On your blogs, on your sites, or in your Etsy shop or any online store. This doesn't mean you will sell out, but it does mean you may find someone who really does like your items and in the future may be a customer.  Overall my contests help increase traffic, and promoting yourself.

I TAKE A LOT OF TIME PROMOTING MY CONTESTS 
I promote these contests on all my blogs. I pin them, tweet them and facebook them. I also blog about them.  I then take a good three hours and submit them to other contest and giveaway sites . It's a lot of my time and my hard work.  I write a lot of places online, and do marketing for a living, so it will get found.

SO WHY DO I DO THIS ?
It's a promise I made to myself after my mom died to give free things for a whole year. It's on my bucketlist.  So you donating an item means me donating my time and it's all good kharma.

WHAT DOES IT COST?
I ask that you share the link to the contest, which will be on my blog, every place humanly possible, which helps my blog and in turn helps you, so it costs you nothing. You can tweet it, share it to facebook, pin pictures off it, etc. You help my blog and I will help you. It's a great way to cross promote. Otherwise I would have to charge for my time.

MORE HARD CORE FAQS THAT WILL HELP YOU DETERMINE IF A CONTEST IS FOR YOU
  • All contests run at least three weeks but up to one month.
  • All are hosted on one of my blogs. 
  • People generally wait until the last few weeks to enter, as they are entering contests that run out sooner first. 
  • Most of the contest entries come from females, so that may be something you want to take into consideration.
  • Contests are a great way to promote yourself and your product. 
  • Contests aren't a guarantee or sales or hits. If you give away the moon but sell something no one needs the contest may not help you.
  • You will get 150% more hits by offering the item internationally. One of my blogs, Vintage Chalet has a high Canadian viewing.
  •  I don't know what blog you will be featured on. It is whatever I feel like doing and you will be notified.


If you think this sounds like a good fit for you, please email me details at IraMency@verizon.net
Please note it takes me awhile as I get a lot of mail. 
MORE THINGS FOR YOU

Feel free to use the below image to  Link Mr. Smiley to this page.  Everytime I try to give the link HTML code Blogger updates it to a photo. If you need me to email it to you shoot me an email or convo me on Etsy. 

Here is the logo link:   

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Agj35YHcIx8/TwnsYP6oqrI/AAAAAAAACnY/FLvfaQ_1IDo/s320/MrSmileyGuy.jpg
 

And here is the page you would link him to (this page!) 

http://iramency.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaway-month-in-2012.html

























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