Sunday

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

MAMA'S TEA HOUSE
Mama's Tea House: Ends 7/08. Question of the Day Giveaway. Every day Mama’s Tea House posts a Question Of The Day on the Mama’s Tea House Facebook Page. Each day you post an answer to our question of the day on Facebook, be sure to claim your entry in the monthly drawing through the Rafflecopter entry form. You can find the Rafflecopter entry form through the giveaway tab on our Facebook page, or at the bottom of this post. You can also rack up additional entries by subscribing to our newsletter, following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, by answering the question of the month, and by spreading the word about the Mama’s Tea House Question of the Day through the Rafflecopter “Share This” feature.

Right now, until July 8, you could Win $50 worth of Wildtree food. Wildtree products are made with the finest natural ingredients available. Instead of “good for you” foods with all the flavor of sawdust, Wildtree products are taste-tested winners.

Have an Online Wildtree party right now! If all your Facebook friends know you’re having a Wildtree party and which Wildtree foods you’re trying to get for free, you will get free Wildtree food. Learn more here: Host a Wildtree Party

I’ll pay for your Wildtree host order shipping if you do each of these tasks:

Fill out this form with your full name, address, email address, and phone number, then I’ll set up the event on Facebook.
  Be sure to accept my Facebook friend request, then accept the invite to your the event on Facebook.
I will post a welcome to the party announcement introducing me as your Wildtree Lady.

Invite your Facebook friends.
  Personally invite people. Don’t send out a mass invite and assume they will notice they’ve been invited.
  Make sure to tell each person about your party though private message, text or phone call.

On your welcome post, tag 2 people you think might want to book an online Wildtree party, telling them you think they would be great online Wildtree party hosts.
You qualify for an extra half price item for each person who decides to book a party from your party.

Make a wishlist of at least 10 items. As you look through the online catalog at http://www.mywildtree.com/379428/, post in your online Wildtree party Facebook event when you see something you want.
  I’ll post a picture and some extra info about the items as you mention them.
  Tag at least one friend you think might also like each item to get conversations started.

Get 30 people to RSVP “Yes/Join” or “Maybe” to your online Wildtree Party Facebook Event. They don’t have to commit to buying anything, simply encourage them to RSVP to show they know you’re having a party.
  I’ll do an extra door prize drawing for your guests when you get 30 RSVPs.
  Sending each guest a personal text or facebook message is an easy way to make this happen.

After your party, join me for a group chat on facebook with a chosen friend from the party and ask me everything you’ve ever wondered about being in business with Tupperware!
  No obligation to sign up, just chat with me.

Sunday

RANDOM THOUGHTS ABOUT BLOG GIVEAWAYS

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.


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.