Monday, December 10, 2012

Gift Card Giveaway Hop!


The Hop


The Gift Card Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Mary at Sweeping Me, works like this: each participating blog hosts a giveaway and then we link up together allowing our followers to hop easily from one giveaway to another.  For followers, it means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting giveaways, it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win! The Gift Card Giveaway Hop is scheduled from December 11th at 12.01 AM until December 17th at 11:59 PM (EST).

The Prizes


Two lucky followers will each win a $15 Amazon or Barnes&Noble gift card—choose whichever you like!! 

The Rules


Since this is a follower hop, I will have to make following by blog via email subscription a mandatory entry. You can do this by clicking on the link on the right sidebar or clicking here. Sorry I don't have a subscription box yet—Books à la Mode is still under construction! For additional entries, you can (+4) follow via GFC (again, to your right), (+2) follow me on Twitter (@touurnesol), (+2) follow the blog on Twitter (@modishbooks), or (+3) enter any of my other giveaways. Pssst, you can enter different giveaways everyday for even MORE entries. That's up to 12 entries total (plus the additional giveaway entries)!

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You MUST enter the email address follow with in the extra info box—as well as your GFC name, Twitter handle, and/or other giveaway you entered, IF you choose to take advantage of those extra entries. Entries without proper information will be considered void. I will be checking! As a reminder, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!

The Small Print


I'm not saying this because I'm a completely anal and want to make your life a living hell, but because I've noticed something going on with a lot of follower hops. The point of them is not to temporarily follow that blog and unfollow as soon as the giveaway is over. The point of the follower hops is for the blogs generously offering giveaway prizes to gain more readers and followers — in return, participants receive the opportunity to win great prizes such as books, gift cards, and swag. I'm not just speaking on behalf of myself, because seriously, I'm so grateful for the followship I have (love every each and one of you!), but I know for a fact this happens with lots of other blogs as well. Being part of the blogging community, I just want my two cents be heard. And not to sound cheeky, but a lot of us bloggers use Qwitter, which is an app that tells us exactly who unfollows us on Twitter, so we're not as oblivious as you think. If you are so inclined as to read more about how I feel on this subject matter, please refer to this blog post.

The End


Sorry my rant was a little bitchy. I'm not trying to be mean. YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU so don't even go there, darling. Be sure to enter all of the other giveaways going on for this hop; there are so many great prizes being given away!

xo and always!