Sunday, October 3, 2010

Giveaways to enter this week!

I rounded up a bunch of giveaways this week (some end in the next day or two, some not for two weeks or longer).

In the miscellaneous category, we have:

A giveaway over at Chronically Vintage for those who would like to sign up for a cool new service called Any New Books?
A Hobby Lobby giveaway over at Casa de Mask.
A Pillsbury giveaway at Chat with Vera!
A four-pack of reusable SKOY cloth cleaning cloths at my life as a domestic nerd!
A Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar giveaway from Delightful Chaos!
A Dollar Tree giveaway from Single Mom Saving Money!
A Coach giveaway over at Money Smart Fashion!

CSN Stores giveaways at:

Allison's Reviews and Giveaways
Blonde at Heart
Food, Wine, & Mod Podge
Getting Stronger, Burning Fat
Momma of 3 on the Run
Queer Vegan Runner
More Than Your Average Runner
S. I. Money Savers
Burkett Blessings
Fashion Rehab
Fashion's Maven
Lindsey Lou!
My Lil' Budget Book
Diva In Deep Thought
The Clydesdale Project (If you're interested in running and cycling, swing by and follow his blog too!)
Material Girl
Tales From Bloggeritaville
All the Mus
Retro Housewife
fairy tales are true
Insert Book Title
Nanbon's Corner
Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
The Charm of Home
The Funky Dot
70.3 or Bust!
Tales and Treats
In Her Makeup Bag
The Funky Dot
Retro Housewife: The Remix
Brizmus Blogs Books
Enriching Your Kid

Crafty Giveaways:
I'm sure those of you who are crafty know about the Fall into Fall giveaways going on until 10/15, but if not, be sure to check them out. Because they've received so much attention (and because most of them will get too many entries for me to be motivated to enter them), I won't post them all here. However, here are a few highlights from the sewing and quilting blogosphere this week:

Riverside Stitching
Spun Sugar Quilts
Lucky Duck Dreams
Sew Scrumptious
Talk About Fabric

As a side note, I have a small rant. If your giveaway requires a purchase or donation in exchange for entries (or if a purchase improves your chances of winning, even if there are other ways to gain entries that don't require a purchase), it isn't a giveaway. It's an illegal lottery. It is prohibited pretty much everywhere. You are basically running numbers using your website or blog. Don't believe me? Look it up. This is true even if you are trying to raise money for your sick relative's chemotherapy or your adoption expenses. If you want to have a raffle to raise money for your own personal charitable cause, contact a local church or non-profit agency; they are generally allowed to run such contests, and you are not. If you have no beneficent motive and are simply trying to drive traffic to your shop, then just knock it off. And if you see someone else doing this, it'd be nice if you let them (or PayPal, if applicable) know that they are doing something wrong. (The preceding rant is based on laws generally applicable in the United States; many other countries have even more stringent laws, however. This is why so many sweepstakes are limited to U.S. residents only. Another option would be to have a contest with a skill requirement and an entry fee, e.g., a poetry contest in which the best poem is chosen, but that sort of thing is best done if you have a lawyer on retainer.)

1 comment:

Jenny Cleary said...

Wow, had no idea CSN Stores had so many giveaways. Not I don't feel special :P

I guess you noticed my blog, giveaway afterwards. But thanks for your entry and following. Hopefully you win one or more!

Good luck and nice blog~