Thursday, March 14, 2013

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop 2013!

The Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at 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 Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop is scheduled from March 15th at 12.01 AM until March 22nd at 11:59 PM (EST).

The Prizes

I'm doing something a little fun for this one. In celebration of the weather warming up (hopefully where you are it's getting warmer... if you're down under, brace yourself for the coldfront!), one lucky email subscriber will win a Bath & Body Works gift set to pamper themselves. The options are either the relaxing Eucalyptus Spearmint Stress Relief set, or the refreshing Fresh Picked Tangerines gift basket. Winner's choice!

I love giving away books too, so a runner-up will win the ultimate 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) vote my review of The Siren as "helpful" on Amazon, (+1) vote for my review of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society as "helpful" on Amazon, (+1) follow the blog on Twitter (@modishbooks), and (+1) add my button to your blog or website.

You MUST enter the email address follow with in the extra info box in the Rafflecopter form, as well as your GFC name, Twitter handle, blog address, and/or vote numbers, 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 as long as you have a verifiable postal address.

I will be sending out the prizes myself, but am not responsible for lost or damaged items.

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!