We need to test out a new way to handle our giveaways. In the past we occasionally used either Pick Giveaway Winner WordPress plugin or Random.org to randomly choose winners. But both options have their drawbacks. Plugins can fail or conflict with other plugins (as noted in this forum post) and random.org can be tedious if you don’t allow multiple entries. Having to scan through and get rid of duplicate entries etc. can be a pain.
I know a lot of bloggers use Rafflecopter and really like it, so I thought I’d give it a try. Their website says you can: (my comments in parenthesis)
Plan & launch giveaways in minutes, not hours. – (It took me more than a few minutes to set this one up. But this is my first time.)
Turn an ordinary visit into a fun, engaging experience. – (What do you think? Is this fun and engaging?)
Expand your reach and keep visitors coming back. – (Will you be back? Please come back. Please?)
Get creative. Award points for anything you dream up! – (We don’t do this here at FV but I did offer extra entries this time for testing purposes.)
Verify winners and squash cheaters with 1 click. – (I feel like Godzilla with the ability to squash cheaters. Muhahahah)
Sit back, breathe deep, and relax. It’s way easy 🙂 – (Ohmmmm. Ohmmmm. Ohmmmm.)
It’s toootally free, man. Wooo! – (Free is good. Free makes me tingly and giggly.)
So here is my first Rafflecopter giveaway. Go forth and win!!!
Up for grabs: A $10.00 Amazon gift card. To enter, just do the Rafflecopter thingy. Open to all.
Giveaway sponsored by: FVBR
No purchase necessary to win. You must be 18 or over to enter, void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. FVBR is not being compensated for this giveaway. If the winner declines to accept or fails to claim their prize within one week of the announcement, a new winner will be randomly chosen. Prize distribution is the sole responsibility of the giveaway sponsor. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews will not be held responsible for lost or misdirected prizes or for circumstances beyond our control. More information here.