The Tiny Heart: How to Win Giveaways

10.04.2012

How to Win Giveaways

Since a lot of you have commented on my ability to win giveaways, I figured I'd do a post on my giveaway strategies. Of course, there is still always an element of luck involved! (which is probably why I have yet to win the lottery, ha).
 

1. Believe you can win. This seems like a no-brainer, but a lot of people don't even bother to enter at all. And if you don't enter, you can't possibly win!

Just some of the many jewelry pieces I've won


2. Fill out as many entries as possible. Yes, you can still win if you only do the mandatory entries, but I've noticed most of the people that have won my own giveaways had multiple entries. Increase your odds of winning by filling in the maximum number of entries. It can be time consuming, but worth it in the end if you win.
 Custom Print won from Pen & Paint

3. Read carefully. Your entries won't count at all if you read the entry rules incorrectly. Make sure you've fulfilled the requirements.


Favorite Things Giveaway won from Penniless Socialite

4. Enter lots of giveaways. I may have won a lot, but I'm sure I've lost many more times. The more giveaways you enter, the more likely there will be one that you end up winning.

 Custom Silhouette Print from Olive + Burch 

I hope you enjoyed my giveaway tips! You can enter the Chicnova Giveaway here. If you'd like to be a part of my 1000 followers Giveaway Extravaganza, you can fill out the form here.

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41 comments:

  1. Wow! You've won some awesome giveaways! Thanks for the tips :)

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  2. Nice, nice. :)
    Following you too, thanks you daer. :*

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  3. haha thanks for the tips (i still have bad luck though)

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  4. i have won quite a few myself and follow those strategies as well. it also helps to find other multi-giveaway enterers and follow them on twitter to see what they're entering. and blogs with fewer followers up your chances of winning as less people enter.
    great post!
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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    1. That is very true about the less followers. And I'm always finding new giveaways on Twitter :)

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  5. I always say, you can't win if you don't play! I have been lucky enough to win some giveaways too! It may be luck of the draw but I find I have better luck if I enter somewhere in the middle too - not right at the start of the giveaway and not right at the end. But again, it's probably just luck!

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    1. Ooh I will have to test that out, Beth!

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  6. You DO win a lot of giveaways! I've won 3 or 4 in the past few months, which is awesome! I even won your Jeweliq one a few months back. I usually try to do most of the entries, but I do get annoyed when I follow too many people on Twitter or Facebook, so sometimes I'm picky with which entries I do.

    Life Unsweetened

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    1. Yeah it gets annoying when your FB is littered with tons of pages!

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  7. Wow, you really do have luck! I just won my 2nd giveaway (both were from the same blog too!). I definitely get as many entries as possible in. And it also helps to enter smaller giveaways. Less people entering = a better chance of winning!

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    1. Congrats on winning, Allyssa! I agree that the smaller giveaways are in your favor :)

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  8. i have won a few....it's always a shock to me!! great tips!

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  9. Too good!! I never even enter because I know I will never win.. yet I always seem to be buying scratch offs :) You now have a new BlogLovin follower!! Feel free to followback :) Have a great day!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3811068/bohemian-treehouse/follow

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    1. Haha my hubby is always buying scratch offs too but I think he spends more than he wins! Thanks for the follow, I'm following back :)

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  10. Sharon, these are excellent tips. When I started blogging last year, I entered a lot of giveaway and WON! HAAHAHAHA I did everything listed and it WORKS. There's much to be won in the blogosphere.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  11. LOL!!! Love this!!! You def are the most winning giveaway girl!!! Now go enter mine!! :) Love ya!

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    1. I knew you'd love this post, Shanna! haha.

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  12. Great post, very interesting tips !!
    I'm following you now :)
    Kisses.

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  13. Great post! Thank you for visit my blog. I'm now following you.
    http://solaanteelespejo.blogspot.com.es/

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  14. these are such great tips, sharon!! you are the giveaway queen!

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  15. Wow! You have won a lot! You go girl!
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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  16. Well said! The few that I have won were when I took the time to max out the entries (and when there were few entrants...lol) :)

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  17. This is cracking me up right now because you won again!
    You won the Style Lately giveaway on Blissful and Domestic. Shoot me an e-mail with your info. Thanks!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

    blissful_and_domestic@yahoo.com

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  18. Great tips! Who doesn't love winning free stuff! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  19. I never win anything! I think the main tip you're forgetting is to payoff the judge ;) Just kidding! I hope these tips help me win!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  20. Lucky lucky YOU! Great tips. I have entered four giveaways and I've won two so I feel like I might be doing something right. I agree with all you said above.

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  21. You are one lucky lady!!! Love all the stuff you've won!

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  22. You've done well for yourself in these giveaways! I def should enter them more often :)

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  23. Thanks for the tips Sharon. I think some people are just lucky. I never win anything. Have a great weekend girlie.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  24. You definitely win a lot of giveaways!!! I love the NJ print!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  25. This is so helpful! I always assume I wont win


    Xo, Rachel
    http://www.glitzyblues.com

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  26. Haha, the entering part is key! I'm always lazy when it comes to giveaways so I almost never enter them. (Plus, I don't Facebook or twitter and most of the time that's required for entering a giveaway.)

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  27. i LOVE winning giveaways! :) i've won my fair share!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  28. Sharon I have won 3 giveways but I must admit, I am lazy about joining...sorry. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  29. Awesome! Thanks so much for these tips! I'm a big believer, but I've been slacking on entering giveaways lately.

    -Nathy
    Earnestyle

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