The first thing I do in the morning is check my emails on my phone while I am still in bed. I woke up yesterday and had an email from Amazon. It was for a $100 gift card to Amazon courteous of Mr. Rebates. I had no idea that I had won or which blog I won it from. It was a complete surprise to receive the email. I do not know what I will buy!
I have not been a giveaway enterer for too long. Since about last August I would say is when I first started. I remember seeing all these cool giveaways in magazines all the time. One day I finally decided to start entering magazine giveaways. Then when I entered from all the magazine websites I could think of, I discovered that there are thousands of giveaways to enter, especially blog giveaways. Thanks to certain sites that list active giveaways, it was easy to find ones that interested me.
Since then I have been hooked. I mainly only enter blog giveaways, since the chances of winning are so much higher compared to big giveaways advertised in magazines, on TV, etc. I know a lot of people do not enter giveaways, but I think it is a good investment of a few spare minutes here and there. Here’s why!
1. Someone has to win: Nongiveaway enterers always seem to say “but I am not a lucky person”. Sure it has a little something to do with luck, but I think it has more to do with consistency. If you enter a lot of giveaways, your chances are so much higher that you will win a giveaway. Someone has to win, so why shouldn’t it be you?
2. Find out about new products: What I love about blog giveaways is that a lot of the products being given away are new to me. I like learning about new products through the reviews posted with the giveaway. But also when I win a giveaway and win a product that is new to me, I get really excited. I cannot begin to tell you how many products I have discovered since I won them in a giveaway. I would not have discovered some of these products otherwise.
3. You sometimes do win big: The biggest giveaway I have won was for a $1000 Amazon gift card. To me that makes it totally worth all the time I spent entering giveaways. Plus I get to “buy” some things for myself that I never would have otherwise.
4. The feeling when you see you won something: I love it when I see an email that says I am a winner of a giveaway. It is so exciting and totally makes my day.
I do not spend a whole lot of time entering giveaways, but I try to squeeze it in when I can. I absolutely love entering giveaways, and checking my email to see if I was a winner!