It seems like every business or company is participating in giveaways these days, and this can be a major benefit for you! You may be thinking, there’s absolutely no way that I will win anything, because that’s exactly what I thought when I first started entering.
There are many different types of giveaways, some of which I avoid altogether. However, if you have the time to enter them, you can’t win if you don’t enter right?
IWG – Instant Win Games, these are exactly what they sound like. You play the game and you may instantly win. A lot of companies offer giveaways like this, and if I have extra time then I will enter them. Sears offers some for their Shop Your Way Rewards Members to earn points, so before I make a purchase I try to win some points! If it’s something that I would really like to win, then I try to remember to enter everyday. Raisin Maid was hosting a giveaway for “Goodnight Moon” books awhile back, and wanting to build my little’s collection, I entered every day until I won one! It’s a very nice hardcover version, and we try to read it every night!
Instagram Giveaways – Many companies/pages are starting to offer Instagram giveaways. A lot of time you will find “page hops” on IG. Meaning that you have to like a page, and when you click on the picture it gives you the next page to like, and you continue doing so until you land on the main page. Other IG giveaways simply entail liking a photo and tagging a friend. Although I don’t do these often, I have found a lot of pages that I really like by entering these!
Facebook Giveaways – I’m sure you’re familiar with Facebook and companies have been using it for giveaways since they joined. These can be as detailed as a giveaway tab on their page that requires you to visit or like certain pages, or as simple as liking a picture and leaving a comment. These are often easy to find just by following your favorite brands! I recently won a prize pack from Earth Mama Angel Baby during a Facebook giveaway!
Blog Giveaways/Blog Hops – Blog giveaways can be structured much like other giveaways that require you to simply leave a comment, or various other tasks. These are my favorite as many show how many entrants there have been, and you can enter many of them daily! Blog hops are much like the IG version where you visit a few different pages and then leave a comment or like! One of my favorite blogs features a weekly cloth diaper roundup of giveaways! If you cloth diaper check out Change Diapers for their weekly roundup!
Weekly Chats – A few pages that I follow on social media offer a weekly chat. During the chat you are able to ask the company/person questions, or they are simply there just to offer information. A lot of these chats will be followed with a giveaway for participants! I won a package of Osocozy Prefolds from a chat a few weeks ago!
I’m sure there are a ton of other giveaway options including the ones where you just leave an email address and hope that you win when it closes in three months. Those aren’t my favorite, but doesn’t mean I won’t enter them!
Now, as I said before, I was a major skeptic when I first started entering giveaways! However, my favorite ones I would add to my bookmark bar and every time I got on my computer I would enter! I’ve also found a few friends that don’t mind if I tag them in giveaways, this means I’m not tagging people who may get annoyed at all my giveaways! I don’t share many on my personal Facebook page, but if it’s something super special I will! Entering and winning some giveaways has allowed me to win so many different things that have helped me to save money for other things that I need for my little!
If you have made it this far, congrats! Every Monday I will be posting a roundup of some of my favorite giveaways! Make sure you visit the page to see if there’s something you may like to win! Also, let me know if there are any other types of giveaways that you have found or enjoy!