There is a person behind All Things Bloggy and all these giveaway listings. My name is Charlotte and this is me as a giveway enthusiasts.
How many contest-giveaway do you enter?
A lot! I consider myself as giveaway enthusiasts, but really, I am more of a serial entrant! To be honest, I had quite some luck entering giveaways, but considering the number of giveaways I enter a day, it’s just about right that I win a little bit.
What is the most memorable prize you’ve won? most expensive? most unique?
Lee Jeans is the most memorable because I was so disappointed that I didn’t fit in it. But the fault is all mine because I gave the wrong size. It made a really nice gift for my mother though. It fits her perfectly.
I also won set of baskets from Simply Sarah which I adore so much. They are so useful in my household right now. When I looked it up, I was shocked that they cost $55, however with is great quality and design, the price is just about right.
In your experience of entering contests and giveaways, what are your highlights? What are your frustrations?
It’s always a highlight when I win. The most frustrating for me are those contests with winners that are not randomly chosen, those with certain rules of entering. I enter them too because they are fun to enter. But so far, my entries don’t get chosen. I have less luck with those kind of contest.
What sort of giveaways items or prizes do you enter? And what sort of giveaways items or prizes do you skip?
I find myself entering contest with prizes like jewelries, bags, gift certificate, gift cards, art prints or unique art products, clothing for me or my toddler or products that I think will be useful for me and my family. I also enter most food item giveaways. There are not much items for giveaways for men. I do want to enter some contests with prizes for hubby!
I skip infant products because I don’t have use for them anymore. I also skip pregnancy tools and clothing for obvious reasons and most cosmetic products because, frankly, I am skeptial with new cosmetic products even if it has really good review. I skip coupons, blog makeover or design.
Which blog or site is your favorite giveaway site? Who is your favorite giveaway host?
I have a long list of blogs who really provides great giveaway products. These blogs are owned by great product reviewers and great giveaway hosts.
Is there a blog or site with giveaways you won’t enter? For what reason?
I want to know my odds before I enter. So if by the time I enter, my odds to win is so thin. I won’t enter anymore. Also, I won’t enter contest that looks suspicious of being fake. But I have not found such a blog. I am quite skeptical with non-blog sites, except if it is refered by a blog that I trust.
How long do you think a regular giveaway should last?
Do you host contest and giveaways?
So far, I’ve hosted two contest during my years of blogging. I welcome hosting costest for any willing sponsor.
What is your criteria of a great contest-giveaway?
As a contest-giveaway enthusiast, what are your tips for hosting contests and giveaways?
There is nothing more uncool to the giveaway world than a bogus contest. I think the most basic is for the contest to be fair and legit, as most contests are. However, sometimes, even fair and legit contest appear suspicious.
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Posted on February 28th, 2009 by Charlotte
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