Reader Poll: Extra Giveaway Entries

Until recently, I offered extra giveaway entries for entering my other giveaways. You received one extra entry into each giveaway for every other giveaway you entered. After talking with a couple of people about it, I decided to not use this method of gaining extra entries anymore.

With all of the Cupcake Craze giveaways going on, it was possible to gain around 30 extra entries into every giveaway if you entered each of the current giveaways. That just seemed like a lot on top of all the other ways to gain extra entries!

Now, I am wondering if I made the right decision to do away with this method of gaining extra entries. Someone told me that they hate having to write so many different comments for each of the giveaways they entered. However, if they didn’t, their chances of winning were drastically reduced because of the others who took the time to do this. So, they did it as well.

Since you all are the ones entering the giveaways, I would like to know your thoughts on the subject. Please leave a comment on this post and tell me what you think. Thank you!

11 comments

  1. hollowsins says:

    I liked the extra chances but it was time consuming, I stopped after a few extras and just crossed my fingers to win.I think in the end it is your choice which way you do it

  2. Amy says:

    As someone who doesn’t enter every giveaway (just things I’d actually use), I like that I would have more of a chance to win versus someone who enters everything.

  3. Jennifer H says:

    It really was time consuming so I agree w/the chance. I do like what NM mentioned where you could put a limit of enter (1) or (2) of my other giveaways for an extra entry, but I’m okay w/the new way as well. :)

  4. Stuff Parents Need says:

    Yup, I thought it was too time consuming to write all the other giveaways I had entered (and I couldn’t remembered) so I was just not even getting those extra entries! I think your new way is great…there are still ways to get extra entries!

  5. MarleesMommy28 says:

    I like the new way. I also like the other suggestion of maybe doing it for 2 giveaways or something. I also saw where you get an entry for commenting on a non-giveaway post for an entry..

  6. Nature Manipulated says:

    I think it is a nice thing to do but I would limit it to two other giveaways. The posts for each entry is a bit much but I understand why it is done. For my giveaways, I tend to give one extra entry for each type of posting (blog, twitter, ad button, …) and more for making a purchase – keeps the entries down a bit.

  7. Tim, Allyson, and kids says:

    I like the new way of entering your giveaways. There are still a number of extra entries and the odd way took forever :) I know I could just not do all the extra entries, but when I had already entered the other giveaways it seemed silly to not get credit for it when others were. Overall I think it was too many options and made entering giveaways too time consuming. Most of those entering are probably moms anyway and anything that takes that much time can become a burden.

    I like the amount of options you have now. I can enter your giveaway in just a few minutes and I don’t have to worry about going back and adding the other giveaways I’ve entered.

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