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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What's Up with the rediculous rules for entering Giveaways?

I've read several blogs tonight and many of them have giveaways. How wonderful...a freebie! Not so fast!

In the rules of the giveaways you not only have to follow 3 or 4 other bloggers, but you have to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else under the sun, you also have to subscribe to each of their emails, grab each of their buttons, blog about everybody's giveaways, become friends on Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc., and then don't forget to follow everybody's other blogs attached to the original one??? And then you find out the giveaway isn't open to everyone, only to certain people in certain countries. I don't even have a Twitter!!

Who has time for all that? Personally, I'm lucky if I can get an article in once a day and it's usually at this time of the night (2 a.m.!!) because I spend my day chasing around a couple of toddlers, cleaning, working on my own webstore site, cooking, etc. I don't have time to read 50 people's blogs, sift thru my email for real email, not just a bunch of random blog postings, and join a bunch of communities I'll never be able to remember or keep up with in the first place.

Is it me or have the rules to the giveaways gone too far? I follow quite a few blogs as it is and honestly, I can't keep up with everyone of them, so I get to as many as my day allows...or I should couple of hours allows. If I'm not leaving a comment or a shout, it doesn't mean I haven't been there, it just means I didn't have the time. Every one of the blogs I follow I have enjoyed immensely at one time or another, and many times I can get caught up on one blog reading and reading posts I've missed.

Now, I probably won't make any friends with this post, but heck I don't seem to have that many in the first place. I just can't believe these people expect us to perform all these "tricks" to possibly win something. I understand the name of the game is to get as many followers as possible, but this is ludicrous. I don't know about the lives of the people who do these giveaways, but I just don't have the time to sit in front of my computer all day, every day, reading stuff I have no interest in reading.

I'll be posting a giveaway soon on my sldmerchandise blog, and here are the rules ahead of time:
1. Follow all 3 of my blogs.
2. Follow my husbands, my uncle's...oh and my two nephews blogs too. They all have 3 blogs each...follow them all.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Oh, I don't have a Twitter....follow me on Facebook instead...
5. Do 50 push ups and post the video of you doing it.
6. Write a blog about why you want to win my giveaway.
7. Subscribe to all 4 of my email accounts...wait, do I have 4?
8. Write a blog about someone else's blog and why you like them.
9. Go grab my buttons, my husbands, my uncle's and my two nephews buttons. All of them on each of their blogs.
10. Make a purchase at my sld merchandise webstore.

That's all you have to do to win...I have no idea what I'm giving away yet, so stay tuned!

Much Luvz, Witchie!


  1. LMBO!! a perfect way to end a horribly, tiring night! :)

    love it! hahahahahahahaha
    and love your little pink unicorn too.

  2. But...but...I can't do 50 push-ups! Will you accept a 5k run instead??

    Lol, honestly, I completely agree with you. The giveaways have gotten so ridiculous that I usually skip over them.


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