I use Rafflecopter for my giveaways which picks a winner randomly and makes it easier for contest entries to be kept together. Many bloggers use it now and I promise once you use it you will love it or at least see how easy it is to enter.
To enter a contest:
- Most of my contests have the main entry be “Leave a Blog Post Comment” – I do this so sponsors can see genuine interest in the contest by the comments left.
- To Leave a Comment – Scroll to the top of the blog post and click where it says “Leave a Comment” or “XX Comments” (where XX is the number of comments, meaning others have already left a comment)
- After you leave a blog post comment answering what the Rafflecopter entry says (usually it says leave a comment on XXX or Visit the sponsors webpage and leave a comment on your favorite product), then come back to the Rafflecopter widget and click “I Commented”
- After you do that, the rest of the entries are optional and earn you extra entries. Such as sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and so forth. Each entry counts as one entry.
Here are some visuals to hopefully explain it better!
Okay so here is an example of a giveaway – its says how long before the contest ends, how many entries total and how many entries you have completed. It also says the prize.
As you can see the main entry says “Leave a Blog Post Comment” which when you click on it, it says “Leave a blog post comment on whether or not you have ever been to Medieval Times!”
So scroll to the top of the blog post and see where it says “Leave a Comment” and click on it! If there are already comments then it will say “100 Comments” (or however many comments there are)
Once you leave a comment, then go back to the Rafflecopter Widget and click “I Commented”
After that it will open up additional entries you can complete for bonus entries to increase your odds:
Note: You DO NOT have to Tweet or Facebook or any of the rest if you don’t want to! Just the very first main entry is required!
If you ever have a question please ask! I know it can be overwhelming entering contests as everyone has different rules and ways to enter and I try to make mine as easy as possible. You can email me at ckachelmuss @ gmail.com (remove the spaces in my email when you do!)