Thursday, December 1, 2011

Giveaway Overwhelmed

So, this is going to be a bit of a rant. But I have to say I kind of hate most giveaways.

Once I saw a news story about people that win THOUSANDS of dollars of merchandise a year because they spend all their time entering. They play sweepstakes, do any and all online giveaways they can find. Spend hours, upon hours fulfilling requirements to be entered. And they win.

I could never be one of those people.

Do I like giveaways? Heck yes! Do I like winning? Even better! But am I willing to spend hours working on it? No.

I don't even like giveaways that require you to go to other websites to do things, then come back and answer questions. Or require you to FB or tweet or share.

As someone who hosts giveaways I hope I do a good job of saying, fill out your info, you're done. If you WANT to spread the word, it gives you extra points, but it by no means is necessary. I hope you don't cringe when you see the requirements for my giveaways.

What do you think? Are you less likely to participate in something that requires more work even if the reward is huge? Am I making a mountain out of a molehill?


Randi said...

I'm with you I don't like it to take so much work. I don't mind fb sharing if its something I really like but I'd like it to be enter and done. :)

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