Monday, February 4, 2013

Follower Love Giveaway Hop!

The Hop

The Follower Love Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Reader's Antidote, 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 Follower Love Giveaway Hop is scheduled from February 5th at 12.01 AM until February 11th at 11:59 PM (EST).

The Prizes

I haven't given away a non-bookish item in a really long time, but I'm feeling it right now, so this hop is going to be a real treat!
ONE lucky email subscriber will take home a huuuuuge Ghiradelli and Lindt gift basket. We're talking truffles, hot chocolate mix, and some fabulous special edition flavored bars. I really do love y'all, don't I?? 

In addition, because I am a book lover, the winner gets an eBook bundle featuring:

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 entering your email into the box on the right sidebar or by clicking here. For additional entries, you can (+1) follow via GFC (again, to your right), (+1) follow me on Twitter (@modishbooks), (+2) add my button to your blog, or (+1) enter any of my other giveaways. Pssst, you can enter different giveaways everyday for even MORE entries. That's up to 6 entries total (plus the additional giveaway entries)!

You MUST enter the email address follow with in the extra info box—as well as your GFC name, Twitter handle, blog address, 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!
a Rafflecopter giveaway As a reminder, this giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY! This would be my first time shipping internationally, so let's see how it works out! I am not responsible for shipping, nor for handling, once I (e)mail prizes.

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!