A New Way For Bloggers To Run Giveaways + BH Cosmetics Giveaway Update

Wow so much for keeping up with blogging!  Even that turns out to be difficult with my stupid broken foot!  Crutches make it hard to even get around the house -- it's a pain to mess with my lightbox, lug my camera around, and set up props or products for pics -- thus making me too lazy to take pictures for my posts.  I mean I could blog all day if it was just the writing part but who wants to see posts without pics??

It's officially been two weeks in my cast and I've done pretty much nothing except read and watch tv.  My brain has turned to mush from watching all four seasons of Gossip Girl.  I have to say, I don't think Blake Lively is very photogenic because I always thought she looked average and was surprised the model-loving Leo would date her.


That is until I saw her in the Green Lantern, which then in turn prompted me to finally watch Gossip Girl.  She looks gorgeous on TV!  The paparazzi pics really don't do her any justice.  And normally I wouldn't watch a show like Gossip Girl but I'm seriously in LOVE with the fashion -- it's like Sex & The City but younger -- absolute fashion porn!  I can't believe it took me so long to catch on!





So once again I've gotten TOTALLY behind on blogging -- I have tons of giveaways, lens reviews, and product reviews pending and also I know everyone's been waiting on the giveaway winners.  I actually have my Sigma Giveaway winners ready but will be announcing them in tomorrow's post.  Why do I feel as if I always lag on announcing giveaway winners haha?  Maybe because it takes AGES to organize spreadsheets and check the thousands of entries.  Which is why I was really excited to discover Rafflecopter!

Rafflecopter is an AWESOME new way for bloggers to run their giveaways efficiently.  Basically you can enter all the giveaway requirements, say how many entries each requirement is worth, and include a clickable link.  It saves so much time because it simplifies the entry to the readers -- they don't have to count or figure out how many points they have and they can simply click a link to follow you on Twitter or Facebook.

It also protects the privacy of the entrant so they don't have to leave their e-mail in a comment which can lead to spam, allows you to export the entries to an Excel spreadsheet, and my FAVORITE part -- it pretty much auto checks all entries for you AND detects any duplicate entries.  With this I can finally announce winners the next day!  Rafflecopter is still in beta so it definitely has some kinks they need to work out.  It's also currently invite only but if you sign up for the waitlist, they usually send out an invite code within a few days.  Sign up here.

So I'm giving it a little test run today.  I spoke with BH Cosmetics and they have agreed to give me an extension on my 88 Color Cool Matte Palette Giveaway.  I've already entered all the previous entrants into a form and the new entrants can try out my Rafflecopter form.  It will only run for 3 days from today until Friday at midnight EST.  I've had to change around the point system a bit but not to worry -- for those of you who already entered I added the correct number of points to match the new rules.  Please do not re-enter as Rafflecopter will find you haha!





19 comments:

cutebun said...

Sherrie Pui, djperfectclub@yahoo.co.uk, Cutebun

la tía maruja said...

Hi! I've a mobile connection and I read everything in mobile version... I've tweeted about the giveaway but I don't know how to copy the link to show you or change into a normal view to do that normally... You can check, my tweeter nick is latiamaruja... Anyway, thanks for the giveaway! How is your leg? I wish you feel better... Kisses!!

aMz88 said...

wah i clicked the 1st thing just to try it out >.< pls disregard thank u :">

LibelinhaAmarela said...
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Vanity make-up said...

this is a fantastic giveaway...

MissBrittanyBoo said...
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Anonymous said...

What happened to the winner of the Sigma Double Prize Giveaway
http://www.lipglossloveaffair.com/2011/08/sigma-double-prize-giveaway.html

Tanya said...

I LOVEEEE gossip girl~!! heard sex and the city will be coming back as carrie's diary or something and Blake lively will be in it. I can't wait!!!
I must try this rafflecopter it'll make my life so much easier!

preciouspearl said...

Great giveaway!!

Get well soon :)

Arianne Cruz said...

I'm pretty sure I already entered but I can't remember so I filled out the Rafflecopter... if it's a duplicate, sorry!

Sweets said...

Hahaha. What are you talking about?
She doesn't look horrifying in her paparazzi pictures! x]
Oooo! Rafflecopter seems so cool.

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G A B Y said...

Thank you for letting us know about this website, it looks amazing! I have signed up and can't wait for my invite (:

Marla said...

eeeek i was gonna put the gfc name but clicked on accident is it ok since my name is the same as the gfc ?

Alleyson Laurice R. Rabino said...

I forgot to put my GFC name :( but here it is Alleyson Laurice. I hope I'm not disqualified (crossfinger)

Fannie said...

Rafflecopter sounds really cool. Thanks for letting us know.
I love gossip girl. lol. I sounds like a crazy fan but seriously the show is so entertaining and everything is always so beautiful and glamorous what is there not to love?

aileenika said...

Wow, giveaways must be much easier now! Good for you :D And I'll have to admit it's simple for us, too...
I'll keep my fingers crossed... This palette is AMAZING!

Tamara said...

Tamara Miljkovic, tamara90nbg@yahoo.com,
GFC: Tamara

Miss R. said...

Gossip Girl is the best show EVER! Season 5 starts Monday by the way...

pretty gossip girl said...

Why didn't I see this BEFORE my very 1st giveaway that just ended 4 minutes ago!!! Also hilarious that this post talks about gossip girls! My blog is called pretty gossip! Thanks for the info. Will be following along.