Friday, October 28, 2011

Which Giveaways to Enter

I get asked all the time what sorts of giveaways do I enter. When I first started I would enter anything from t-shirts to automotive parts. But I quickly learned that this means you could end up winning anything from t-shirts to automotive parts and do I really need that many of those? It also takes way to much time to fully enter - do all the extra entries on every one that I choose. 
I have learned to follow three simple rules when deciding what I want: 
1. Is the entry worth the item? I have sort of prioritized my "entries" in terms of how freely I will give them up. A twitter follow is the easiest while an email subscription is the hardest in my opinion. So if someone is offering an eBook for an email subscription entry - Pass!
2. How Many Other Enties are there? This is relative to how much time is left on the giveaway - if the giveaway still has three weeks to go and already has 1300 entries - Pass!
3. Do I really want/need it? - My attic can only hold so much stuff! And While I do like to keep a good stock of potenial gift items on hand, there is a point when my hubby is going to tell the UPS guy to skip my house! So if I already have it or don't have a specific use for it - Pass!!