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Updated on January 11, 2013

Win Big with Free Blog Giveaways!

With a little time and effort, you really can win a lot of great prizes from Blog Giveaways. I am living proof of that. All our gifts last year for Christmas last year were provided from prizes I won from blog giveaways. Yes, all of them! I got to know our UPS and FedEx drivers by name because they were coming by nearly everyday. I don't tell you this to brag. I simply want to help if you are in a similar situation.

The economy has not been kind in recent years. Families everywhere are struggling. If you want to help out the budget by winning some great prizes, then entering blog giveaways may be the hobby for you. (Just be sure to enter to win something for your mailman, since he is going to be straining his back bringing all those great prizes to your door!)

How Free Blog Giveaways Saved Christmas for our Family

Last Christmas (2009) we had literally no money for gifts. I suffered a back injury over the summer that left me unable to work... and with medical bills piling up at an alarming rate. My husband works in sales and the downturn in the economy cut his paychecks in half. We had no idea how we were going to provide Christmas for our 4 kids. My heart broke at the thought of no gifts under the tree for my children.

Around this time, I was introduced to my first blog giveaway. I entered because it was quick and easy. I hit submit and didn't give it much of a thought afterward. I mean people don't actually win those things, right? So imagine my shock when I received an email stating that I was a winner! The prize was an Adorable Kinders doll that was going to make a perfect Christmas gift for my youngest daughter. From there on I was hooked. I entered anything and everything that I thought would make a good gift for someone in my family. I averaged 2-3 wins a week! When Christmas arrived, I not only had gifts for everyone in my family, but I also had a bag of brand-new toys to take over to the annual Toys for Tots campaign at the local mall. I felt very blessed to be able to be able to help provide toys for some children in need through my wonderful hobby.

Winning Blog Giveaways is 10% Luck and 90% Persistence.

Blog giveaways have way better odds than big national sweepstakes. Enter consistently and the wins will start coming.

2010 Christmas Update

Once again we had a completely free Christmas between blog giveaway prizes and Amazon gift certificates I earned from Swagbucks. I don't tell you this to brag, only to inspire you. It can be done if you consistently enter. Persistence is the key. There are thousands of blog giveaways running at any given time. The odds are in your favor if you enter enough.

A few things that I did this year that helped out:

I kept a list by my computer of everyone in my family and their interests. Then if I saw a blog giveaway that would make a good gift, I jotted that down on the list as well. So I was able to keep an eye out for certain blog giveaways throughout the year.

I started entering for Christmas gifts early in the summer. It really took the pressure off and I didn't have to worry if presents would get here in time.

If I saw a prize that interested me, I looked for other blog giveaways giving away the same prize. Generally there were other blogs giving the same thing away so I entered on all of them.

I started doing the daily tweet entries. It made a huge difference in the number of times I was winning.

I started entering any giveaway I could find for Amazon gift certificates. I saved these all year and used them to supplement the gifts I had already won.

What is your favorite prize you have ever won in a Blog Giveaway? - Feel free to brag a little!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I will start this off by telling you about my favorite prize. The very first blog giveaway I won was for an Adorable Kinders doll. She looks just like a cloth doll that my great grandmother made me when I was little! She made a wonderful gift for my youngest daughter!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I discovered blog giveaways by accident in March 2009. I think I happened on a "Bloggy Carnival" (the last one). Then I discovered book giveaways. I took this on as a hobby and in the past year I have won 350 separate giveaways. I was able to give a huge sack of items to Toys For Tots at Christmas and have sent my friends books (nice surprises). I guess the best win (although there have been many) would be the 100.00 Visa gift cards (have won 2) which have allowed me to have some discretionary funds to shop online for something I might otherwise not have due to a tight budget. I've learned to keep accurate records of what I've won in case I have to track wins that do not seem to arrive (books from large publishing companies are especially bad) so I not only know what's due to arrive but also in a separate file what has definitely finally arrived. I wish I would have found out sooner about blog giveaways. I'm still stubborn about Tweeting. I see no reason to invite more contestants to a giveaway and make my chance to win a lot harder. I believe the giveaways should be found by creative searching. Some secrets are best kept close to your heart.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Congrats on the $100 gift card!

      While I see your point about twitter alerting more people to the giveaway, I know of several giveaways I have won because of daily tweeting. Most people don't bother to do it so it's a great way to earn a lot of extra entries.

      I hope your winning streak continues in 2010! 350 wins is awesome!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Enter to Win Tommee Tippee Giveaway @ http://jylasthreeofusgiveaway.org/

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      marsha32 6 years ago

      I've won a few things...my favorite was probably a full size bottle of All Oxy Clean laundry detergent LOL

      I came over to visit your lens after adding my newest blog giveaway in your linky. Thanks for hosting the linky.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @marsha32: It's always nice to win things that you use all the time. It saves a lot of money that way! Thanks for stopping by.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I also discovered Blog Giveaways last year at the end of December. I love doing them. I also was unemployed at the time. Now I have a 35 hour per week job that makes it harder to keep up with all the giveaways. But I love how much they helped me during a rough spot! Thanks for the post!

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      trendymamas 6 years ago

      I love promoting my giveaways with Blog Giveaways! Will have to start entering all the ones they always have and see if I win something.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really liked that you are winning great prizes. I just want to clear a doubt. I started this giveaway hobby just a few days back and able to score some good prizes like t shirts,gift basket etc. Now I am worried if I have to pay taxes on all this stuff. I am not earning any money and would not be able to give tax on these gifts. How do you manage this tax issue ? Or there is no worry of showing gifts as tax if they have small value.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You do need to claim all wins on your taxes. Each sponsor should provide an ARV (average retail value) for your wins. If it is an item like a dvd, I usually see how much it is selling for at Target or Walmart and claim that amount. For more information on claiming your wins, be sure to consult a tax professional as they stay up to date on all the laws.

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      goldenrulecomics 3 years ago

      very interesting. thanks for sharing!

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