Call Me Lady Luck

{Some of} the blogging community seems to despise sweepers because it seems they only come around for the giveaways, but some of them do stick around for other content. I have a few who do and I appreciate them. Turning the tables around, I can see why sweepers… sweep. I can’t turn my nose up at them because I have won so many things without much effort. I’ve won 2 iPads last year. One from Shannon, and the other from Milanoo.

We won a white 16GB iPad 4 from @milanoo_en! Thx Milanoo! #proof #win

My Win From Milanoo

I won a cellphone from Niri, a $500 Macy’s gift card from Retail Me Not, a huge prize pack full of butter, Wholesome Sweeteners, a Pie cookbook, pie pan, oven mitt and matching apron from BlogHer Food ’12. I won 12 Fuzzi Bunz cloth diapers from Gina at BlogHer ’10. I’ve won Zarbee’s cough syrup and a Bum Genius Freetime and Baby Legs via Twitter. I’m sure I’ve won more things over the years and I am forgetting some. Oh, I won a few cloth diapers from Kim… 4 or 5 different varieties? I do remember winning a cute bunny towel from Gina, a portrait session at Walmart from Mom’s Nite Out, and 101 Wines.

stuff I won

More Wins

Sweeping… can’t knock the hustle… especially during these hard economic times. Now if only I could win an SUV, vacation, and a house, we’d be set! Hey, after all, I’ve got the lucky hand!

Do you enter giveaways/sweepstakes? What cool stuff have you won?

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10 Responses to Call Me Lady Luck

  1. Harmony B says:

    I’ve won many thing but along the way I have come across so many different wonderful things. Blogs have many things to offer. Recipes, crafts etc.. There are food blogs I read just because there are funny (I cant cook) and sometimes you need a laugh. Winning is an extra bonus since I’m at stay at home mom of 3 little ones. I can be with them and participate in giveaways too. Winning has given us the opportunity to save a lot of money as well, many prizes get put away for holidays or gifts.
    Good luck to you!

  2. L. says:

    You’ve encouraged me to enter more giveaways now! You are definitely Lady Luck when it comes to Giveaways!

    L.
    @PartyOverHair

  3. Jacque says:

    I do enter giveaways but I do stick around for the other stuff too! :) I won a cool phone from you! Which I was nice enough to give to my husband and some CDs for me and my kids! Not as lucky as you yet but keeping my fingers crossed lol!

  4. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I love the giveaways–that’s how I originally found most of the blogs I read regularly. Through the blogs I manage to keep up with what’s going on and what’s hot. Two very large purchases I made last year for graduation gifts (son from medical school; daughter from high school)were from companies I had never heard of before. Both had offered giveaways which I entered but did not win. In both cases the amount I ended up spending with those companies was many times more than the giveaway they’d offered. Reading blogs makes the item or business more personal–I have an idea of the blogger and her family, so I have an idea of how the product might work for me or my family. I have read recently about bloggers not liking “sweepers,” and one said she wanted to “rise above” the reviews and giveaways and produce “quality content.” That statement made me sad.

  5. Tanyetta says:

    I need to enter more giveaways!!

  6. Beth says:

    I started entering blog giveaways when there was a major cloth diaper hop going on. Because of that, I ended up following a bunch of blogs. I have weeded out the ones I don’t like, but I’m so glad that it led me to some really great blogs. I did eventually win something, and it was really cool! I won a carseat, and my son loves it. It will last him all the way through a booster seat and everything. I’m really happy that I discovered blog giveaways. :)

  7. Idaho Jill says:

    I go through spurts – right now I am busier at work, so am entering less giveaways and sweeps. I miss winning when I don’t enter though :). Last year I made it a hobby and won lots of stuff – including a 4 day cruise! I won a home depot gift card from you a few years ago, too :). The ipad still eludes me though…I have never won one and really want to! oh well, still love my hobby!

  8. Heather H. says:

    You’ve convinced me to enter sweepstakes! I always think I won’t win, so why bother entering. But an iPad? That was motivation enough!

  9. I’ve been fortunate to win books! Autographed by the authors. Probably because I hang out @ Goodreads & stalk them. Lol. It’s such a special feeling talking directly to the person who wrote a book you love :-)

  10. I do enter giveaways. A lot. I am always sure to look around at the blog I enter giveaways on, though, and if I like the content that I see on their homepage, I’ll add them to my RSS reader and make it a point to comment from time to time. The most awesome thing I won through a giveaway was my Nook, which I am so thankful for because I get a lot of use out of it and, if I didn’t win it, I wouldn’t have one because I definitely could not afford to buy one.

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