Sunday

Announcing monthly giveaways!

Let's be honest here: Most giveaways are not for the purpose of giving something nice to regular readers. They are, first and foremost, a way to gain followers and, as we all know, there's nothing wrong with that! Some regular readers may have noticed I rarely host giveaways (I've had two in the past 18 months) and that's for this very reason- I want them to be a way to thank my current readers, rather than someone who's only followed for the purpose of winning some make up. 
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After a while of pondering, I've come up with the perfect solution- Secret giveaways! At the beginning of each month, I will choose a post that will be published in the following 30 days and a number. The person who posts that numbered comment on the post I chose will win a secret prize related to that post.

EXAMPLE

At the beginning of August, I decide that my book review on Amy Poehler's book will be my chosen post and pick the number 6. The sixth person to comment on the review will win a copy of the book for themselves.

(I don't actually have a review of Amy Poehler's book planned, or indeed any intention to read it in the first place, so don't get too excited)

Where I choose a number that exceeds the number of comments (eg: I pick 11 and there are only 9 comments, the last one will be the winner). Each prize will be linked to the post and it won't be something huge but more a little thank you. Reviews are easy as the prize will be whatever I'm reviewing, but OOTD posts might be vouchers for the store featured, travel posts might be a ticket to a similar attraction and so on. 

Who's excited? I sure am!

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35 comments :

  1. clever! :) looking fwd to it :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. I think this is a really amazing idea!! x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

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  3. This is such a cool & unique idea! Hope it's successful for you, I'm sure it will be! :) x
    Emily
    thebelljarxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This sounds like a super exciting idea, I can't wait!

    Frankie | Crazyblondegal

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  5. This is a really clever way to do giveaways! I look forward to them & good luck with them!xx

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  6. Super plan - its a great way of thanking your commenters and readers. And fun that it'll always be a wee surprise!

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  7. Fancy and sneaky all at once, tis intriguing indeed :)

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  8. This is such a smart and unique way to do giveaways (and get more comments!).

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  9. This is a really creative idea, I love it! :D

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  10. That is a clever idea. Perfect for regular readers.


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  11. What a great idea and I think that is wonderful that you doing a giveaway to thank your readers rather than to gain more followers. Good on you can't wait to see what you bring to the table xx http://www.fadedspring.co.uk/#!Queen-Of-The-Dance/cmbz/55a90cf70cf286eab0254207

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  12. Brilliant and very sweet idea! Love it!!

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  13. This is a fab idea and I look forward to it! Xx

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  14. I think that's a great idea and a great way to be able to gift a follower rather than someone just entering a giveaway.

    Fiona | Wishes, Hopes and Dreams

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  15. This is literally such a good idea Becky! It means that you can see who is more genuinely interested in your blog and that is something that is so difficult to achieve when it comes to giveaways. You're a genius.

    Amy xo

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  16. Becky, this is such a great way to go about giveaways! I'm quite inspired, hope you don't mind that I borrow your idea.

    xoxo
    Jessica
    Kaleidoscopes & Polka Dots

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  17. THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING IDEA EVER HAHA! I love it! I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for sure
    xx
    www.lovelaughslipstick.com

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  18. Oooh sneaky yet great at the same time. I like it!

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  19. This is such a brilliant idea, a great way of ensuring your loyal readers are the winner of any giveaway.

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  20. This is such a fun little idea! Very exciting :D x

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  21. This is a lovely idea! Good woman :)

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  22. What a lovely thing to do! I often think there are too many giveaways knocking around just to gain followers, this is a genuinely nice thing to do!

    Faith in humanity restored ^^ xx

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  23. This is a really smart and nice idea! :)
    Kirsty x

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  24. This is a really interesting idea :D

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  25. This is such a clever idea! It will definitely be a lovely surprise for the winners!

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  26. Oh that's such a nice idea! I may have to pinch it for a future giveaway I do (if you don't mind) as when I did a giveaway as a genuine thank you it was really annoying to have people with clearly no interest in ever reading my blog again following me and commenting!
    Megan x
    London Callings

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