What Makes a Good Giveaway?

Writing good content is my #1 priority for this site. As you’ve probably noticed, I only do a certain number of giveaways (with or without reviews) each month, simply because that’s not the main focus here. However, I do enjoy doing giveaways for you as a way to say thanks for reading! I also really love to give stuff to people. Like, a lot. It’s a problem if you ask my husband.
So, when I do decide to host a giveaway, I want to make sure it’s one that you will love!
I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite giveaway items? I only want to have giveaways with awesome products that will make you kick your rear end in excitement.
Just as an example perhaps, is an Ipod something you would like to win?
Will you let me know your thoughts in the comments section? Anonymous is fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ What items are your favorites for giveaways? I also added a poll to my sidebar with a few things. You can vote on that poll as well if it’s easier for you. Any feedback is appreciated and will help me host better giveaways for you, my favorite (and best) readers in the universe.
Thanks so much!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

18 thoughts on “What Makes a Good Giveaway?

  1. I was super enthusiastic about the whole giveaway thing, then I realized how much work it takes to enter all of the possible times for most giveaways. So, I've decided to only enter if it's something I really want. I've found these items include cloth diapers (especially wool & high end), slings, video cameras, and some electronics like the IPOD you mentioned. Thanks for asking and for all the work you put into your blog! Each follower I get makes my day – over 600 is pretty incredible!

  2. I agree with Mindy–it takes so much effort to enter all the times you can, I only enter the ones I'd be really excited to win. I think an ipod would be one I'd enter ๐Ÿ™‚ And diapers are always good, organic clothes, and I really like seeing things from lesser known brands. I've been introduced to a lot of good brands because of giveaways that direct you to their website.

  3. I like giveaways that are for things I would have a hard time buying for myself or my family. trendy clothes and jewelry, electronics, household items, baby stuff, etc… I do like entering giveaways and don't mind some of the extra entries.

  4. I agree with both of the others. I almost prefer contests that only allow 1 entry.

    I love giveaways for cloth diapers, gift cards (who doesn't) and even the occasional cookbook or jewelery. Not that I have ever won any of those. Such is life.

  5. I love multiple entries! That's because I have naptime every day to actually do them. Single entries are much more fair, but not as much fun, and probably not as good for the sponsor. A single entry means the entrant does the one entry and then doesn't think about it again. Multiple entries increase product and blog awareness, and also make the entrant want that item more, since s/he worked so hard for it. Extra entries for subscriptions mean more eyeballs for the blogger. That's my theory, anyhow, and I'm a giveaway-lovin' fool, so I don know a little bit about it.

    I love giveaways for things I'm going to need anyway. Big ticket items like vacuums are great, but I also love food and clothing giveaways. Toys are also pretty high on the list, since my kids are soooo deprived (sarcasm. You should see what their Nana buys them.)

  6. I have decided to limit my entries to items that I NEED. Thus decreasing the amount of time that I spend on the computer each day.

    This said, items I am most likely to enter to win would include, diapers, baby items (carriers, clothing, feeding supplies, etc), household items (cleaning supplies, decor, ect) and gift cards to stores or restaurants.

    Thank you so much for hosting awesome giveaways. I loved loved loved the Ergo giveaway and had never looked at the product before and I am now considering buying one for my infant daughter for Christmas.

  7. I love giveaways that include things like free blog design, gift cards, books, crafty items, useful things for the home etc. I like to enter the ones that don't ask you to jump through about 10 different hoops to enter. lol

  8. My favorite type of giveaway is for handmade items (especially for kids/baby) from places like etsy. I also like giveaways for things that reduce my carbon footprint like reusable lunch sacks.

  9. I prefer giveaways for useful things (cloth diapers, gift cards to grocery stores or Target) or higher ticket things (like cameras).

    I was entering a lot of giveaways for awhile, but in addition to the time it takes to do all of the extra entries, I discovered that some of the prizes were crappy.

  10. I'd really love to win a video camera to capture all of those firsts….currently we don't have one. I love anything baby or toddler: cloth diapers, woven wraps, high chairs, etc. And eco concious: stainless steel bottles, lunchware, bamboo dishes…That's a wish list!

    But seriously I like to see reviews of items I wouldn't see in the stores…I've discovered some unique and intriguing items on blog giveaways.

  11. Anything :} I'm a Giveaway-a-Holic… I will enter anything that can be used by my family. Clothing (men, women and children's) Toddler products and toys, hair accessories, cleaning products, jewelry, etc…

  12. My fav that I will for sure enter include wool, wool care products for cloth diapering, high end cloth diapers (if you giveaway a Good mama let me know!!) Baby carriers (like the ergo – that was awesome) Nursing bras/tank tops, strollers, digital camera, anything disney, educational toys, children's books would be a huge hit here!
    hope that helps!

  13. I love giveaways too! I really like things for my baby! I have won a Organic New Native sling and it was one I had to comment on everyday for a month…I was SOOO excited once I won!! I also won a cute summer hat for my daugter off etsy! I really liked that too! Yeah stuff that it is hard to buy but fun to win! Thank you for your awesome blog…I read it daily! ๐Ÿ™‚

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