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Sunday

Blog Giveaways

9/28/2014
Hey, thanks to those of you who tweet and facebook about contests for an entry and then protect your tweets/posts. It greatly improves my chances of winning. Ha Ha.

Just a suggestion -- when you ask us to pin an image to Pinterest, plase provide the link in addition to the Pin It button. Almost every time I try to do this, when I click on the "Pin It" button, there is nothing there and I don't know exactly what you want pinned!

Please be explicit about when your CONTEST ENDS -- instead of saying "midnight" say 12:01am or 11:59pm or something more precise than just midnight. I never know when you consider "midnight" to take place!

And please be explicit about how you will NOTIFY WINNERS -- is it is by e-mail or do you want the winners to contact you?
That said, I LOVE blog giveaways! Thanks to everyone who hosts them! You are AWESOME.

PromoSimple is a really annoying way to enter!


Are these long, illegible captcha phrases really necessary? Don't the ones where you just check a box saying you are human suffice? Or even the ones where you have to type in the answer to a simple math question? I HATE CAPTCHA PHRASES! DOESN'T EVERYBODY?
No Comment Captchas

I am REALLY annoyed right now! I contacted not one but TWO blog hosts about a giveaway -- high value prizes -- that I had won about 6 weeks ago to see where they were. They responded that they had to choose another winner because I had not responded within the correct amount of time. NOT. I sent them both a copy of both their e-mails notifying me of my win and my response to it. I responded WELL WITHIN THEIR TIMEFRAME. WTF? Did my mail not get to them in time? Did it go to their spam box? Was the giveaway a phony? This is a good reason to notify winners a second time. There have been instances where winning notifications have gone to my spam mail, so wouldn't the reverse be true? I appreciate the bloggers who do this and also the ones who respond to my e-mail right away telling me they received it and have sent my info to the company. Just venting since these were both prizes I really wanted a lot and now there's nothing that can be done at this point.

Ohhhh, another rant! I won a Visa gift card from someone several months ago. I was going to give it to my daughter for Christmas, but ended up not doing that -- thank goodness. I just kept it. Anyway, yesterday, I went to use it and found out it had never been activated! I don't know who I won it from and it's been too long to rectify it anyway -- but a suggestion -- if you are giving away a Visa/AMEX gift card, keep the receipts for awhile, or even send the receipt along with the card. When I give gift cards to people at Christmas, etc., that's what I do.

LOCAL GIVEAWAYS

You have a much better chance of winning local giveaways than you do national ones. Come by and check out my Facebook page where you will find lots of local giveaways to enter! See if your state has any listed yet! You will find giveaways for rfestaurants, concerts, gift cards, events, and lots more!
ENTER LOCAL GIVEAWAYS HERE

Saturday

GIVEAWAYS I'VE ENTERED

Don't Read This; It's Boring.L Ends 11/14. Win lots of goodies here -- the prize package includes stuff like Pantene Shampoo, folding travel alarm clock, Elmer's Glue, Revlon Nail Polishes and SO MUCH MORE!

Emblazon: Ends 11/17. Attention teachers, librarians, tweens, and parents of tweens! Announcing a contest just for you…...To celebrate our first year and to treat you, our readers, we, the Emblazon authors, are giving away a brand new touch screen Kindle loaded with over 50 of our books. That’s a $300 value and hours of reading entertainment!

Show Me Mama: Ends 11/21. Celebrate Thanksgiving with Butterball Turkey. Win a coupon for a Butterball Turkey!!

Sunday

BUGSY'S PET PAL GIFTS

Dear Truffles and Jenna,
Here are some pictures of me with some of the gifts my Pet Pal match, Truffles and her human, Jenna, sent to me! I love, love, love the Mylar balls -- I love batting them under the bed and the dresser so my humans have to get down on their hands and knees and fish them out for me! I am just figuring out those kinky little metal spiral thingys! The big fluffy white feathery toy is one of my favorites! If I swat it, the bell tinkles. How cool is that? And the little mousey that makes noise is fun, too. Mom said she would blow me some of the catnip bubbles that were in the package soon! I've been enjoying the turkey treats, too. I'm trying to figure out a way to snag the whole package and have a REAL feast! Enough of this one-piece-at-a-time stuff! Thanks Truffles and Jenna!
~~~ Love, Bugsy

P.S. I hope Constance and her two kitties liked what we sent them, too!

If you are interested in being matched up as a Pet Pal, check out Time Out For Truffles for more information.