Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rafflecopter - What are your thoughts? Is it fair do you like it? Do you pay for their services?

Rafflecopter - What are your thoughts?  Is it fair do you like it?  Do you pay for their services?

I recently had my first giveaway using Rafflecopter.  Although I like how easy it was for the  entrants, it was a lot of work!  After the giveaway I found the random generator to be inaccurate and unfair.  ( It only randomly picked 10 our of 100 and some of the entrants didn't  do the required entries)  I  used the free version.  I had to go to the spreadsheets and calculate the winners fairly on my own!  What are your thoughts?   Is there an easier way to get fair results?  What do you use for giveaways?

Any thoughts on Punchtab?

Did you know entering giveaways is not only about winning?  YES, you heard that right -lol ( I know I love to win too:)  Entering giveaways is a great way to find other blogs with similar interests and to connect and make new friends (by following their blog or through google +)!!!

AND if you donate something to a giveaway, it's a great way to get your great ideas out there to other people!  They may see it and NEED it or they may WIN it and LOVE it!  Then you've made a new friend for sure:)

How do you join in and donate?  Well the best way I have found is looking for people who need help in the TPT forums.  Other ways include being asked in private e-mails or by reading other people's blogs noticing when they are in need of a donation or two:)  How do you link up and donate?  I would love to hear your thoughts! 

***Rafflecopter Tip***  I just got this from Alyssha at Teaching and Tapas..

."To make a clickable link is really easy. On rafflecopter, there is a "link" button on the formatting tab. You just put it in, then type the text of the link i.e. "Follow the Traveling Classroom on TpT", then paste the link where is says "type URL here". -

Thanks so much Alyssha!  Don't you just hate all that copying and pasting, it's much easier to just "click" on a link:)

Speaking of Rafflecopters...Here's a few more giveaways using them:)  (Yes, I did enter them & donate too:)

Talk to you soon!

PS:  Did you know when you follow a teacher on TPT you can get a monthly newsletter from their store?  Many teachers give you updates on their new items and sometimes exclusive freebies to their followers!  I love to give out freebies and get them too!  Don't you???  So....don't forget to check your TPT inbox periodically - you may get a surprise!

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