How to enter giveways

HI everyone. I  have some friends of my that don't know the first thing about entering giveaways and have been asking me questions. So I am going to help you the best I can on here. Lets start with the first part:

When someone says Mandatory Entry you must do that FIRST. Most of the time it is simple such as follow me on GFC. But what is GFC? GFC is Google friend connect, on my blog is it on the left hand side and all you have to do is click where it says follow. It will then take you to a page to log in to your yahoo or gmail. Log in click done and that it!!! Now wasn't that easy.

Lets move on. After that most blog have a Extra Entries part. You may do as many or as little as you want here. Just remember the more you do the better chance you have to win!! They usually persist of things like follow on twitter or facebook. The blogger will always up a link up so you can go click right on it and go where they need you too. 

Now here is where people start to get confused when there is a (+2) at the end that means leave two comments that you did this. We are so happy that you did what we wanted you to do that we are giving you extra entries. For example on one of my giveaways it says (+2) Go Like Baby Bond on FB (let them know I sent you). So once you go to baby bond and tell them on facebook that I sent you you tell me twice.

Here is the tricky part if it says you can tweet this once a day and leave the link where the blogger can find it. What you do is tweet it make sure you tag the blogger. To do this it is the same on Facebook as well as on twitter. Just do @ and there name, so for me on twitter it would be @mummyknowsrevie. Once you have posted your tweet or facebook, click on the time that it says you did it. It will then take you to a new page with just that comment on it. Copy the URL and then past it in the bloggers comments. That's it!

The only other thing I have have to say is the MOST IMPORTANT  thing you must do it leave your email with EVERY COMMENT. I just make it easier for the blogger to get a hold of you to let you know you have won!!

That's it, see not to hard at all. If you have any other question feel free to ask!


I had to write a similar post. It's much needed. Bloggers take some of this for granted, and the average lay person gets confused by statements like "follow me on GFC". Well done.

Stopping in from the Alex Hop. Here's a link to my post if you want to check it out:
Twingle Mommy said…
I do giveaways and I hate it when I have to do a redraw because they don't leave an email and it's not public. Stoppig by the Alex hop.
Ourfamilyworld said…
Great post. Some readers are sometimes confused and do not know how to enter. This post will help them.
I follow you on GFC from the alexa hop.
Happy Easter
shannon said…
I think I need to also put my giveaways in a separate place on my blog they seem to get lost on the main page . I just to figure out how to make that work.
Katie said…
@shannon what you do is go to design under your header add gadget and you should see something about pages, then just go like you are adding a new post put click on edit page and there you go. All I do is add a link to where you can find the giveaways, if you have any other questions feel free to email me
shannon said…
Thank you, after I saw this post I thought about it and tried it out. I think that is alot better.
You have a great site! I am your newest follower from the Alexa hop! I hope to see you soon at

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