April 29, 2013

Easy Wins: Low Entry Giveaways


The cool thing about blog giveaways is you can usually tell now many people are entered. The less entered, the better your chances to win. Here's some I found with low entries ending soon. 
If you have a giveaway with less than 60 entries per prize ending in the next 6 day, please submit it here.







April 30

Digital Beauty Magazine Subscription (27 entres/10 winners) - WW







May 3

Book:  Out of Egypt (46 entries)

$5 Amazon Gift Card (102 entries/2 mandatory)


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*I got extra entries for posting starred giveaways


April 25, 2013

Charitable Deals and Giveaways 4 Good

DEALS
Save money shopping for good causes.

Right now you can buy a 3 month subscription to Concious Box through Educents at 40% off and not only will all the money go to The 1 Fund helping victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings, but Educents will match that amount, meaning that actually 200 percent is donated to charity!



GIVEAWAYS FOR GOOD
There are various giveaways going on which promote good causes,
fair trade companies, or products which support charity.


Promoting and supporting The One Campaign

Promoting and supporting The One Campaign

Take the pledge to stop bullying to enter.

Fair Trade


Conscious Box (at Traveling Sisterhood) (5/10






April 24, 2013

Easy Wins: Low Entry Giveaways

The cool thing about blog giveaways is you can usually tell now many people are entered. The less entered, the better your chances to win. Here's some I found with low entries ending soon. 
If you have a giveaway with less than 60 entries per prize ending in the next 6 day, please submit it here.






April 26

Stork Babies (22 entries)

E-Book:  Minimalist Parenting (2 entries)


April 27

Mailpix Photo Book (97 entries)


April 28
*Was 4 entries when submitted April 22




April 30

Bestowed Box (83 entries)











April 13, 2013

Giveaways 4 Good

I like to help promote giveaways and raffles which help support or promote good causes (or companies which support good causes).  These do...



For every Andalou.com sale and newsletter subscription, the company donates $1 to one of our four charitable organizations. Also 100% of Andalou’s special-edition A Force of Nature Hand Cream’s net sales goes to charity.


Fair Trade - Multiple Prizes (4/17) - RAFFLE 
This giveaway is not only fair trade, but is also supporting 
a mission trip.  You do need to pay $5 to enter.

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Puro Fair Trade Coffee (4/17) - Europe + North America
Fair trade is always a good cause.

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Necklace Saver (4/17) - WW
A portion of every sale is donated to orphanages around the world. 
Two beneficiaries are Terchoonian Home and Diramayr Hayastani Center.



MULTIPLE PRIZES Supporting Adoption (4/20) - RAFFLE & GIVEAWAY
The $5 Raffle for various prizes (I think to separate winners) including What's In the Bible DVD set, various Veggie Tales DVDs and Books, AND $100 to go toward the adoption fund of the family of your choice.  Moneys collected go to help fund their adoption.  The last item (a single What's in the Bible DVD) you can win simply for sharing about this raffle/giveaway.







If you know of a giveaway which supports a good cause, 

Easy Wins: Low Entry Giveaways


The cool thing about blog giveaways is you can usually tell now many people are entered. The less entered, the better your chances to win. Here's some I found with low entries ending soon. 
If you have a giveaway with less than 60 entries per prize ending in the next 6 day, please submit it here.






April 14

$50 to the New York Dog Shop (56 entries*)
*Entries based on number submitted by host April 12



$50 In Rosies Soaps (5 entries)

5 Cleaning Products (32 entries)

Exploring Microgravity DVD (23 entries)

Concious Box (2 entries)


April 15

Andalue Naturals (132 entries)



April 17

The Necklace Saver (32 entries)



African Print Pencil Skirt (3 entries)



April 18

$25 CafePress GC (3 entries)

$25 CafePress GC (39 entries)



April 11, 2013

Easy Wins: Low Entry Giveaways


The cool thing about blog giveaways is you can usually tell now many people are entered. The less entered, the better your chances to win. Here's some I found with low entries ending soon. 
If you have a giveaway with less than 60 entries per prize ending in the next 6 day, please submit it here.









April 12

Dial Body Wash (32 entries) - US

Carmex Giveaway (42 entries)

Gluten Free Cookbook (9 entries) - US/CAN






April 13

Concious Box Giveaway (133 entries/2 mandatory)

DVD:  Sid the Science Kid Movie (21 entries)


April 14

$50 In Rosies Soaps (5 entries)

5 Cleaning Products (32 entries)

Exploring Microgravity DVD (23 entries)

Concious Box (2 entries)


April 15

Andalue Naturals (72 entries)



April 5, 2013

Easy Wins: Low Entry Giveaways

The cool thing about blog giveaways is you can usually tell now many people are entered. The less entered, the better your chances to win. Here's some I found with low entries ending soon.
If you have a giveaway with less than 60 entries per prize ending in the next 6 day, please submit it here.








April 6

Conscious Box (69 entries)

Subcription Box Samples (64 entries)

Stargazer Lily Thank You Cards (31 entries)



$25 CafePress GC (56 entries)

Tantrum Zone Onesie


Zoya Toxin Free Nail Polish (20 entries)





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April 4, 2013

Squidoo Hop: Flagging Frustrations

Hello, and welcome fellow Squido Lensmasters! For those who aren't travelling here by blog hop and don't know what Squidoo is, it's just a place where you can make nifty little web pages about any topic you choose, and maybe earn a little money for yourself or a charity in the process.

Oh, and Squidoo has been making some changes...not allowing things that have been fine for sometime, locking lense, flagging lenses.  And I've been scrambling to keep up.

Before I flagging had even started, I went in to edit My Vintage Alphabet Posters lens and learned I couldn't publish it without fixing it first.  That lead to me doing a bunch of research about the posters I had featured, and even lead to a lead for some other great additions (one Etsy seller I asked a question of offered to help me in future research...I'll be posting some of her vintage restorations soon).   

The the flagging officially began, and I found several of mine flagged.  One I deleted (a one about Black Friday linkies I didn't care to try to keep up anyways).   I worked like crazy and got two of them fixed.  Another I worked like crazy on but couldn't figure out why it wouldn't publish.   Easter weekend (when I usually fast from the internet) was approaching and so I decided to quit  since "they would only be unpublishing them" and I'd have more time to work on getting them republished later...or so I thought.

Come Monday morning I saw that one of the lenses I had left "to work on later" had been unflagged, one still had a flag but said I had until late April to fix it...and two of them had been locked.  CRAP.    I'm letting one of those (My Art Nouveau Calendar One) go.  The other, My Giveaway Linkies Lens, which I had worked like crazy to try to fix and which didn't have ONE money-making module on it (or affiliate link out), I have moved to this blog.  It was one which got tons of traffic, was consistently in tier 2, and which I used for my own reference frequently.  I'm frustrated because other similar giveaway linky list lenses on Squidoo remained...so I was wrong about it being a banned subject (thought after trying to fix it unsuccessfully that maybe they considered it a gambling lens).  I think now that maybe I just used the word "giveaway" on it too many times.  WHO KNOWS.  I wish the algorithm would have been more clear on WHAT was wrong with the lenses.

Anyways, so then the next day I go on Squidoo to fix the one that was flagged but not locked (My Texas Christmas Cards and Ornaments Lens).  It was now LOCKED.  (Grrrrrr....I had started to fix and I would have finished the day before, but they said "you have this much time."  The algorithm LIED.)

And then, today, I go in again to work on some stuff and I see ANOTHER lens of mine has been flagged.  SHOOT.  I thought this was OVER!  

It's the uncertainty that is freaking me out!    I don't trust the dates they give anymore...but I am going to risk letting it go one more night.  HOPEFULLY, that newly flagged lens will not be locked in the morning. 


April 3, 2013

Easy Wins: Low Entry Giveaways

The cool thing about blog giveaways is you can usually tell now many people are entered. The less entered, the better your chances to win. Here's some I found with low entries ending soon.  
If you have a giveaway with less than 60 entries per prize ending in the next 6 day, please submit it here.






April 3

Conscious Box (18 entries)

Conscious Box (88 entries)



April 5

Conscious Box (63 entries)


April 6

$25 CafePress GC (56 entries)

Tantrum Zone Onesie



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April 2, 2013

My Favorite Giveaway Linkies!

One of the easiest ways to draw traffic to your blog is to give something away. It's not just that giveaways are popular--they're easy to advertise for, too! There are hundreds of sites where you can advertise your giveaways for free. Read on to learn some of the best places to list your blog giveaways

My Top 10 Giveaway Link Sites
While there are many, many sites to list your giveaways on, I've found that most bring in few hits (usually around 2-3 hits each, usually). The following sites 10 sites are the exception. When I list my giveaways on the sites below they typically bring in 10-60 hits each.  The first three are the real powerhouses...they've stayed consistently on this list through many updates and always do well, but they have some restrictions.  

Etsy Giveaways 
Items in giveaway don't have to be specifically from an Etsy shop, in spite of the name. Accepts handmade independent artist giveaways only, with rare exceptions (giveaways for advertising or craft supplies usually accepted too).Submit via web form on site.

Tight Wad in Utah: LOW Entry Giveaway
Tight Wad in Utah posts low entry giveaways daily except on Sundays (and has an ongoing list as well). You can submit them anytime but she suggests waiting until late in the giveaway. She only posts giveaways under 200 entries.

Sweepstakes Advantage
Submit via form. You need to be registered to submit giveaways but giveaway submission is free.

Mommy Kat and Kid - Fabulous Fridays 
Weekly text linky posted Fridays.

Airplanes & Dragonflies (Giveaway Under 500 entries)
If you have a giveaway with under 500 entries she will post it on her Last Chance giveaway and may also post it in daily "low entry giveaway" posts. You submit giveaways via a form.

Cloth Giveaway Round-up 
Every Friday this blog posts a list of cloth-diaper giveaways followed by a general linky that all family friendly giveaways can be posted on.

Two of a Kind Working on a Full House - Got Giveaways 
Linky updated Tuesdays.

Tales of a Ranting Ginger - Canada Friendly Giveaways 
Thumbnail linky posted Mondays. As the name implies, giveaways submitted here must be open to Canadians.


International Blog Giveaways
Site usually only accepts giveaways which are open internationally, and has always sent a lot of traffic.

Nickels-n-Dimes - Want to Win it Wednessday
Submit via inLinkz pictoral linky posted on Wednessdays (sometimes posted Tuesday Night).








Past Top Linkies
These have fallen out of the top 10 for various reasons. Some are still good to add too, but just may have fallen below others. A few of these are temporarily not taking new links.


International Blog Giveaways
Site usually only accepts giveaways which are open internationally, and has always sent a lot of traffic.
Nickels-n-Dimes - Want to Win it Wednessday.
Submit via inLinkz pictoral linky posted on Wednessdays (sometimes posted Tuesday Night).
Frugal, Freebies and Deals - Win It Wednesday
Submit via Mr. Linky posted Wednesday.
Saving Cents With Sense - Giveaway Round Up
Submit via Mr. Linky posted on Thursdays. 
Money Saving Moms - Giveaways Galore
Ongoing Mr. Linky (used to be posted Tuesdays)
Contest Listing
Submit Via Web Form.
The Steady Hand - Rafflecopter Giveaway Linky
Ongoing linky which accepts only Rafflecopter giveaways. She has another giveaway linky for any type of giveaway here, but I find the Rafflecopter one is the real traffic draw.




Other Great Places to Post Giveaways
While the ones above are my best bets for consistent traffic, depending on the type of giveaway you have, other sites may work better for you.  Here are some suggestions.

If you're having a hard time getting people to enter, these lists are perfect for you.  Most of the time they list giveaway under 200 entries (sometimes less), and some have time restrictiosn (such as ending within the next week).

If you're giveaway is open outside the US, or is a local giveaway only availaible to people of a certain state or city, than regional or international linkies are a good place to list it.

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words.  So if you have a visually appealing product, you might want to list it on one of these pictoral/thumbnail linkies.

There are linkies out there focusing just on specific types of giveaways (book giveaways, baby giveaways, giveaways from specific stores).  These linkies might give you more traffic than others if you have a giveaway that fits their topic.

OK, these won't give you any more traffic than others, but the cool thing about giveaways which use a Mister Linky form is that once you've entered your giveaway into one form, usually the next form will automatically fill in your title/URL (you only have to click submit).  That makes these forms VERY EASY to fill in, and you can go through a lot of them very quickly.  And one or two hits from A WHOLE LOT OF LINKIES makes up for a lot of hits.

If you want to take the time to list your giveaways EVERYWHERE POSSIBLE, these sites list even more giveaways.  And if you're looking for places to FIND giveaways, these might be even better than my top ten (since they may be getting less traffic).



Places to Share Blogger Opps
Are you planning a group giveaway or other giveaway event?  Below are some good places to share them (or to look for places to join).  
Giveaway Monkey Giveaway Opps

Advertise With Bloggers Giveaways Facebook Group
They have a thread where you can list blogger opps.  
Blog Events and Leads Facebook Page
Mostly giveaways, but you can post opps too.

2 Just Be You
Giveaways on the top, then linkies, then opps at the bottom.





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April 1, 2013

CampusBookRentals and Operation Smile

Are you a student? Looking for a place to find textbooks that's cheaper than your Campus Bookstore? When you rent books at CampusBookRentals.com you not only save 40% to 90% off new bookstore prices, you also help a child smile...because for every book rental they donate a portion of the profits to Operation Smile, an organization that performs cleft lip surgeries on children whose families could not otherwise afford it.  Check out the video below about how Operation Smile changes children's lives.


I was not compensated for this post. I did create post for CampusRentals on another blog which I was paid for, but when I found out about their partnership with Operation Child I wanted to share about that here for free.

Low Entry Giveaway Linkies

If your giveaway is nearing it's end and you still have few entries, these places might help. Each has a different definition of "low comment/entry." Some are under 200, some are under 100, some have limits on when the contest ends, etc.  (I will be editing this to put it in order by day posted soon).  And of course, if you are looking to enter giveaways, these will generally be easier for you to win, since there are less people entered to these.




DAILY, MONTHLY AND ONGOING
You can always submit to these linkies.  Expired giveaways are removed occassionally, or new linkies are posted daily.



Such Fun to Give
We accept giveaways ending in 6 days or less with less than 60 entries, and giveaways ending in the next 3 days with up to 100 entries.  If the giveaway has more than one winner, or has multiple mandatory entries, sometimes higher entry levels will be accepted. Easy Wins posts are posted randomly, and you can submit any time.

Tight Wad in Utah
She posts low entry giveaways every day on her blog. She only posts the ones ending that day (except Saturday, when she posts Saturday and Sunday) and won't post them after they go past 200.  She also has a list of all low entry giveaways she upkeeps.   I've gotten very good traffic from her site.
Airplanes and Dragonflies
Lists giveaways daily.  Accepts up to 500 entries, but those with 200 entries or less are listed first.

Giveaways 4 Mom
Lists giveaways under 500 entries
Momma Is Sweeping
Lists giveaways under 300 entries







WEEKLY LINKIES:


POSTED WEDNESDAYS

Shopper Strategy
For entries of 100 comments or less...posted Wednesday.

Forumula Mom 
Entries With under

Multi Testing Mommy - Canadian Linky
Accepts only giveaways open to Canadians.  Has regular and low entry linky.  Leaves definition of "low entry" up to you.  

POSTED FRIDAYS

Little Yaya's Low Entry Giveaway Link-up
Little Yaya posts a linky for giveaways with 150 entries or less. I can't link directly to it but if you visit on Friday you should be able to find it pretty easily.

Mama Dweeb - Low Entries Linky
Post giveaways with less than 200 entrants. 

POSTED SUNDAYS

Just Another Hat: Low Entry Giveaway Linky
Accepts giveaways under 200 entries ending within two weeks.  Posted Sundays.









Picture Thumbnail Linkies

Thumbnail or "pictoral" linkies are great for those visually appealing product giveaways.  Below I include a list of these by day.  Though there are other giveaway sites which also post pictures, I've just included linkies here.  A few items are listed on two days because while they may officially be a linky for one day, they usually are posted the day before.


 Daily
Tuesday
Wednessday


*Starred linkies are often posted the night before


Regional Linkies

The following linkies and sites promote giveaways from various regions or countries.  Since most linkies accept US giveaways, I don't list those here, except for places that list only local/state giveaways.

NOTE:  If you want to host a giveaway open to another country, you may want to check out the information on international giveaway laws here.


INTERNATIONAL:

International Giveaways
A site for international giveaways that was once on my top ten list.


International Giveaways
Another blog listing international giveaways.
Giveaway Linky By Country!
This giveaway linky requires you to list the countries where the giveaway is elligible. Linky Posted Tuesday
US-Japan Family Giveaway Linky
This giveaway linky requires you to list the countries where the giveaway is elligible.  She also features 5 of her favorite giveaways each week on her blog, so you have a chance for extra exposure.




BY COUNTRY:

AUSTRALIA:

Aussie Giveaway Link-Up
Thumb-nail (pictoral) linky where you can post giveaways open to Austrailian Residents AND Run by Austrailian Bloggers and Businesses. Posted Saturday (sometimes Friday).

Aussie Giveaways


CANADA: 

Canadian Mom Reviews
Ongoing pictoral linky.

Giveaway Link-up at Kaley Davies (KD)
Weekly pictoral giveaway link-up posted Monday.


Any Canada friendly giveaway welcome.  Thumbnail/pictorial linky posted Mondays.  




The Great Canadian Link-Up at Maple Leaf Mommy
Post giveaways open to Canadians. Linky posted Wednesday.


Giveaway Round-up for Canadians at Multi Testing Mommy
Post giveaways open to Canadians.  Linky Posted Thursday.  Has separate Low Entry Linky as well (also Canadian friendly).


Canadian Friendly Link-Up at Canadian Angel
Any giveaways that allow Canadian entries can link up, every Friday.  (Thumnail/pictorial linky).




UNITED KINGDOM:

Blog Comp Linkies
Look at the BOTTOM of the page where the linky list for this and next month are listed.



BY STATE (US):

California (at Sweeps 4 Bloggers)
Texifornia lists giveaways of special interest to people in California and Texas.  Just leave a comment on any post letting her know about your Texas or California giveaway and she'll promote it if she has time.
California (at Texifornia)
Texifornia lists giveaways of special interest to people in California and Texas.  Just leave a comment on any post letting her know about your Texas or California giveaway and she'll promote it if she has time.
Texas (at Texifornia)
Texifornia lists giveaways of special interest to people in Texas and California.  Just leave a comment on any post letting her know about your Texas or California giveaway and she'll promote it if she has time.