Friday, November 15, 2013

Gratitude Giveaway Hop 2013!

The 4th annual Gratitude Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer, 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 Staying Warm or Keeping Cold Giveaway Hop is scheduled from November 15th at 12.01 AM until November 30th at 11:59 PM (EST).

The Prizes

One follower will win a $10 Amazon gift card! Woohoo! If you are in a country that either Amazon does not ship to or would be extremely expensive to ship to, I am more than happy to substitute the prize with a book of choice from The Book Depository as long as it does not exceed $10 in value. I'm on a student budget, folks :(

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.
Additionally, one lucky US winner will get to choose ANY book they want from PaperBackSwap—woohoo! There are millions of titles available from PaperBackSwap's member-based bookfront (and if you aren't already a member, I highly suggest you sign up! It's FREE and it's my favorite way to get rid of old books and receive new ones on my wishlist).

And yes, we'll have ANOTHER winner for a set of eBooks! Here are some of the books you could win!

That's three winners total! Because I love and appreciate y'all so much!!!

The Rules

There is only one mandatory entry for this giveaway, and that is to follow me on Bloglovin'. You'll also want to let me know what country you live in just so I can determine which prize(s) you are eligible for. Then, fill out the Rafflecopter form below to keep track of your entries!
Follow on Bloglovin

You MUST enter your Bloglovin' username in the extra info box in the Rafflecopter form or else yoru entry will not count! Entries without proper verification info will be considered void. I will be checking!
a Rafflecopter giveaway As a reminder, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY as long as you have a verifiable email address. However, the PaperBackSwap book is limited to US residents only.

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. 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. And if you're one of those people who are loyal to blogs and never, ever unfollow, you. are. a. treasure. 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!