JR currently has two giveaways that I have entered with Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts in mind: Toys R Us Dog Toy and Aerospin Yo-yo (they both end mid-July 2012). Tho the one is intended for a dog, I think they would be fine in a shoe box as a child's stuffed animal--I love the bright colors.
|Image compliments of JRFrugalMom @ Frugality Is Free.|
When Cheryl asked me to tell about the great possibilities of blog giveaways, I was very excited, because as a giveaway host and a giveaway winner I personally know just how fantastic blog giveaways are. From my own experience, and from analyzing the giveaway winners at my own giveaways at Frugality Is Free I have come to a few conclusions about the best way to win blog giveaways.
1. Enter! If you don't enter, you cannot win!
2. Use those extra entries!
3. Check your odds!
Since my time is very limited I have to be very choosy, when I decide to enter a giveaway. I rarely enter giveaways with more than 1000 entries, but anything under 500 entries is great, and less than 100 means I have a great chance of winning. The one reason why I enter blog giveaways is that they are possible to win. Compared to giveaways hosted by big brand companies, where they might get thousands and most often more entries, the odds of winning blog giveaways are fantastic.
Most blog giveaways have bonus entries, make sure to take advantage of these. Some bloggers complain about the extra entries, but I love them! Why? Because if I can get in 10 - 15 entries into a giveaway with 200 overall entries, my odds of winning are great. Sure, I could just do the mandatory entry, and maybe an extra entry or two, but if I do more my chances increase. If I enter a giveaway, it is because I want to win it, and I would rather put in 10 entries into a giveaway that I really want to win than 10 separate entries into 10 different giveaways that I am not completely excited about winning.
Where to find current giveaways:
To find more giveaways I often use Google and search "blog giveaway" or "giveaway linkies."