Thursday, August 18, 2011

Giveaways & Reviews?

I was recently approached about doing a giveaway and a review of a product that looks to be very promising....up until this point the only giveaways that I have hosted have been through Facebook and have been for my own Country Gourmet Home products.  I have always been intrigued about the review/giveaway progress, but haven't had the time to really delve into them nor to search out sponsors.

For those of you who are currently doing or have done product reviews/giveaways can you provide me with some feedback on your thoughts, advice and/or impressions of this process?  What giveaway software, if any, are you using?

For those of you who enter giveaways, what would make you want to participate in a giveaway that I host?  What influences your decision to participate?  How important is the actual process of entering the giveaway?  I have to admit that I have entered some giveaways in the past and found the whole process of entering downright intimidating and almost scary!

I look forward to hearing your thoughts.......



  1. KerrieLynn,
    I think the process is very important. Almost as important as what is being given away. I enter a lot on the giveaway stumbler because I don't have to fill anything out. No form. No surveys. No hassle or wonder of where my info is going. I am also more likely to enter a giveaway that includes gift cards (if it is one with multiple opportunities for multiple products.) I am not likely to enter one that is for a very small scope demographic (baby stuff for example.)
    That help you figure out the entrant perspective? Hope it helps a bit anyway.

  2. I love using Rafflecopter to host my giveaways!! It is super easy : ) Thanks for linking up with Thursdays Friends Cafe and Giveaways!

  3. I enter a ton - there's really no "bad" way to have to enter, but I prefer not to have to leave 1000 comments for every "thing" I have to do.

  4. thanks for stopping by Couponing Texas...we are now your newest GFC follower

  5. Thanks for becoming a follower of This Farm Family's Life. You have an awesome blog and I can't wait to sit on the couch with my Diet Pepsi and browse.

    As for giveaways, I haven't hosted one yet but I'm not big on having to leave a bunch of comments for one item...

  6. Hi! I'm a new follower on GFC!

    Have a nice day!

  7. If you're going to promote a product, which a giveaway is, I think it needs to be something that you believe in.

    I'm visiting from the Alexa Blog Hop and a new follower!


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