contests vs random acts of kindness giveaway

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contests vs random acts of kindness giveaway

SiNn SiNn 12/07/2011

random poll really I have a blog and im curious as to if people like contests if so what kind or if they like the sur of the moment pick a winner to win a suprise

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SiNn SiNn
im just getting an idea of things really
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
klyte , HannahPanda , SMichelle , Cherry21 , acessorie , geliebt , Princess Zelda , CaliGirl , Lioncub , Abombadong , ViVix
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Vanille , HomuHomu , T&A1987 , ellejay , PeppermintFuntimes , null , CAKES , sexydelphia , Hadespark , mandaj , Drakoni , dhig , SexyTabby , Ghost , GenderSexplorations , DeliciousSurprise , ily , LilLostLenore , sktb0007 , GONE! , AmberM , BlooJay , eeep , Ash1141 , Beck , sissymorwen , Kindred , zwee75 , *HisMrs* , wrmbreze , llellsee , xyrella , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Peggi , cheetahpita , her angelness , Pink Jewel , dv8 , Bignuf , darthkitt3n , mpfm , ijako9 , unfulfilled , Do-Re-Mi , badk1tty , LAndJ , potstickers , Kitka , Terri Strickland , Anjulie , EdenJP , True Pleasures , toxie m , Misfit Momma , zeebot , winterseve , Jon S , Aberrant , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Kayla , pfoof , AJvil , eroticmutt , (k)InkyIvy , curious kitten , MaiNai , vampyroteuthidae , SJ88 , Undead , Allstars316 , Missmarc , Stinkytofu10 , LoveBug721 , Lady Bear , chantalgiardina , LaSchwartz , padmeamidala , MissCandyland , treefrog88 , pixxie87 , silverdragonfly9 , sexxxkitten , TameTemptress , Falsepast , bh253 , Undecided , lilys , RomanticGoth , booboo111926 , xOhxSoxScandalousx , ^Allen^ , DustBunny , kawigrl , Owl , Clara , iluvPHSfh9 , *Ashley* , freud13 , ArmyWife4311 , epiphanyjayne , Vaginas , lulz , gsfanatic , CountryPrincess , LavenderSkies , travelnurse , Harpina is gone , Adriana Ravenlust , Rey , Checkmate , Thomas90 , junipersgame , Noelle , Anne , PropertyOfPotter , zaftigzoo , tortilla , Geogeo , panthercat23 , AliMc , Tangles
121  (88%)
TitsMcScandal , Antipova , Eucaly , Kiwi Green , PolyLove , AwesomeAmanda
6  (4%)
Total votes: 138
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TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I think that 'contests' can be a bit bias. I know when I've had contests before I am more likely to make a bias decision. It is human nature.

Most giveaways I do revolve around making them DO something concrete over a contest entry or a 'follow'.

I had a formspring giveaway hosted on my blog about a year ago that revolved around people asking me formspring questions. Each question gained an entry. It got a lot of entries, people still had to do something, but it wasn't based on creativity yet they still had to think/put forth effort.
12/07/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
I think having followers enter a contest rather than just giving a random prize to a random follower is a better idea
12/08/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
I like gift certificates as prizes better!
12/12/2011
True Pleasures True Pleasures
Definitely make sure to use Rafflecopter. Non-biased, and it keeps track of entries so much better than doing it yourself.
01/05/2012
zeebot zeebot
It's good to say what the prize is, so whoever wins it actually wants it.
01/06/2012
AJvil AJvil
Quote:
Originally posted by SiNn
im just getting an idea of things really
Contests, random entering/drawing
01/09/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by SiNn
im just getting an idea of things really
contests
02/18/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Depends on the prize. But winning something is always nice.
04/24/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
I like where there is a certain prize that people enter for.
05/26/2012
pixxie87 pixxie87
contest is more exciting
05/27/2012
breebree breebree
depends on the prize
05/27/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
I think it'd be cool to randomly gift points/gift cards to unsuspecting ppl.
05/27/2012
Undecided Undecided
I have entered many giveaways that used rafflecopter which are the kind I prefer
05/27/2012
lilys lilys
contest more fun
05/27/2012
RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I think Rafflecopter giveaways are much easier and choosing the winner is done for you.
05/27/2012
DustBunny DustBunny
While random stuff is fun, I like entering to win prizes. Most recently I won a KY Date Night bundle, two types of lube and a coupon for $10 off movie tickets.
05/30/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
random or for specific prizes
07/18/2012
iluvPHSfh9 iluvPHSfh9
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Originally posted by zeebot
It's good to say what the prize is, so whoever wins it actually wants it.
agreed
07/18/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Definitely entering for something specific, though a mystery could be fun
08/04/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
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Originally posted by SiNn
im just getting an idea of things really
random giveaways are less work
10/03/2012
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by SiNn
im just getting an idea of things really
I don't care for contests. All the twitter feed and facebook posting is outrageous. Now everyone in the entire world knows I would bang Target if it were a person because I wanted their beauty bag.
10/03/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
I like the idea of questions one person posted.
10/03/2012
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
I think doing a mix of both is a good idea.
10/03/2012
Tangles Tangles
Having people enter seems like a better idea.
10/03/2012
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 25
SiNn SiNn
just curious once again
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Trishcuit629 , Vanille , HomuHomu , T&A1987 , ellejay , null , mistressg , Hadespark , SexyTabby , Ghost , GenderSexplorations , DeliciousSurprise , ily , LilLostLenore , sktb0007 , AmberM , HannahPanda , sissymorwen , Kindred , klyte , zwee75 , wrmbreze , xyrella , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , cheetahpita , dv8 , darthkitt3n , ijako9 , unfulfilled , SMichelle , LAndJ , eeep , Terri Strickland , Anjulie , toxie m , Misfit Momma , zeebot , Jon S , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , eroticmutt , curious kitten , (k)InkyIvy , geliebt , Kiwi Green , Missmarc , Stinkytofu10 , LoveBug721 , chantalgiardina , LaSchwartz , treefrog88 , BlooJay , sexxxkitten , TameTemptress , Falsepast , bh253 , PolyLove , booboo111926 , humblepie , xOhxSoxScandalousx , DustBunny , Princess Zelda , Owl , Clara , MissCandyland , freud13 , epiphanyjayne , Vaginas , Harpina is gone , Checkmate , Lioncub , Anne , zaftigzoo , Abombadong , AliMc
74
Trishcuit629 , Vanille , ellejay , PeppermintFuntimes , mistressg , CAKES , Hadespark , Drakoni , SexyTabby , LilLostLenore , sktb0007 , Ash1141 , sissymorwen , wrmbreze , darthkitt3n , ijako9 , SMichelle , LAndJ , eeep , Cherry21 , toxie m , winterseve , Jon S , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , pfoof , eroticmutt , chantalgiardina , LaSchwartz , treefrog88 , TameTemptress , bh253 , PolyLove , humblepie , Princess Zelda , Owl , *Ashley* , epiphanyjayne , Vaginas , Harpina is gone , junipersgame , Lioncub , AliMc
42
klyte , kawigrl
2
Total votes: 118 (84 voters)
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T&A1987 T&A1987
gift cards provide more freedom for the prize.
12/07/2011
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
Unless the gift card is for a high amount (100 or more), I rarely think to enter those contests.
12/07/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
Gift cards are more fun. You can pick what you want that way.
12/08/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Both are fantastic, but gift cards are much easier to ship compared to gift baskets
12/08/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
Gift cards are great they can pick out something they like.
12/11/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Both would be great, but giftcards would be easier to ship.
12/12/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
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Originally posted by SiNn
just curious once again
I love giftbaskets!!
01/05/2012
toxie m toxie m
Both are good, but I'd probably be more tempted by the giftcard unless it was a really awesome basket. I have so much stuff already and I've gotten so toy-snobby that one really good luxury toy would be more appealing than a basket of various mid-range stuff.
01/05/2012
toxie m toxie m
Oops, double post!
01/05/2012
zeebot zeebot
I'd prefer a giftcard.
01/06/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
Giftcards or certificates being more versatile can be used or applied to what you have already decided on what you want; and since our choices are as individual as we are. So it only makes sense that is the choice for contests.
02/15/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by SiNn
just curious once again
gift cards are the best for giveaways.
04/24/2012
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
Both are an awesome Idea.
05/27/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
gift cards
05/27/2012
PolyLove PolyLove
both seem like great ideas
05/27/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
anything free is awesome
07/18/2012
freud13 freud13
I am a big fan of gift cards!
07/18/2012
Total posts: 18
Unique posters: 17
SiNn SiNn
just curious
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
CAKES , ily , sktb0007 , Ash1141 , HannahPanda , Kindred , xyrella , cheetahpita , eeep , darthkitt3n , unfulfilled , SMichelle , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , toxie m , winterseve , Jon S , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Stinkytofu10 , chantalgiardina , sexxxkitten , TameTemptress , bh253 , humblepie , Princess Zelda , Owl , Clara , MissCandyland , *Ashley* , epiphanyjayne , Vaginas , Harpina is gone , junipersgame , Anne , Abombadong , AwesomeAmanda
35
null , Drakoni , sissymorwen , Kindred , klyte , Cherry21 , LaSchwartz , TameTemptress , Princess Zelda , LAndJ , Harpina is gone
11
Vanille , HomuHomu , PeppermintFuntimes , Ghost , GenderSexplorations , DeliciousSurprise , LilLostLenore , sktb0007 , AmberM , sissymorwen , klyte , zwee75 , wrmbreze , eeep , dv8 , darthkitt3n , unfulfilled , SMichelle , Anjulie , toxie m , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , eroticmutt , True Pleasures , treefrog88 , sexxxkitten , Falsepast , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Princess Zelda , kawigrl , Vaginas , junipersgame , Lioncub , zaftigzoo , AliMc
34
LilLostLenore , Ash1141 , Jon S , Kiwi Green , Missmarc , BlooJay , DustBunny
7
Total votes: 87 (67 voters)
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Vanille Vanille
I'm a sucker for giveaways. However to make it fair, I think a random winner (via Random.org or Rafflecopter) is the better way to go. However if only one person enters, sure, go ahead and give away to that person, but only after the contest has ended just so people don't think it's rigged.
12/07/2011
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
clothing would be nice like costumes or corsets.
12/08/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
The body souffle or butter lip balm... I wouldn't do a giveaway for the Happy Birthday one.
12/08/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I like the idea of a gift card.
12/08/2011
klyte klyte
Anything given as a gift is nice.
12/08/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
Anything would be nice.
12/12/2011
LAndJ LAndJ
A random giveaway contest would be so much fun. I've never won any contest like that, but I always enter anyway, just incase. I'm not discouraged by not winning
12/12/2011
Cherry21 Cherry21
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Originally posted by SiNn
just curious
The Happy Birthday Say it With Suds!! That would be so cute for a birthday gift!
01/05/2012
zeebot zeebot
Lingerie?
01/06/2012
AmberM AmberM
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Originally posted by Cherry21
The Happy Birthday Say it With Suds!! That would be so cute for a birthday gift!
That'd be cute..
01/06/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
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Originally posted by SiNn
just curious
I really would just prefer sex toys.
04/24/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by SiNn
just curious
souffle
05/27/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
its all very nice. I used to do random acts of kindness around my neighborhood but it didnt always end well.
07/18/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
I just love winning things, anything
07/18/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
i liked the butter balm
07/18/2012
epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
It would be nice to win anything.
08/03/2012
Total posts: 17
Unique posters: 16