Friday, March 16, 2012

❤ 2012 lucky leprechaun giveaway hop!

the season ❤ So great to be back with this hop this March! I participated last year and had an amazing turnout. If you're returning, hello again, and if you're new, welcome! I've been very missing in action these past few months because of my studies abroad in Korea, but I'm trying my best to hold on. Thanks to all those who've stuck with me xx I may not lead a very charmed life, but am so incredibly lucky to have readers like you :^)
the hop The Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, is scheduled from March 17th at 12.01 am until March 22nd at 11.59 pm. The basis of a giveaway hop is simple and tons of fun: 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 this means lots of chances to win free books. For blogs hosting a giveaway it means lots of new visitors and followers. It's a win-win!
the giveaway ❤ For this one, I'm offering two $25 gift cards to the winner's book retailer of choice. May it be Book Depository, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Borders -- you get to choose! This prize is open for anyone to win, including my lovely international readers!
the specifics ❤ Since this is a follower hop, I will have to make (+1) following my blog a mandatory entry (on your left). For additional entries, you can (+3) follow me on Twitter (@lovestephaniexx). 

Leave a comment on this post saying you follow (include GFC name), along with your email address. Let me know if you have any additional entries, too (include Twitter handle). No GFC name + email or Twitter username = No entries!

So for example, if I am entering the giveaway, I would leave a comment saying:

+1 Follow your blog! (GFC name: ❤Stephanie)
+3 Follow you on Twitter! (Twitter name: @lovestephaniexx)
And that would give me five entries.
the small print ❤ I'm not saying this because I'm a complete bitch who wants 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 to let 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 anal. 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!

Stephanie xx