I am very excited to announce that I will soon be working with Rafflecopter for giveaways! I think you will find that it makes the entry process much simpler. Let me quickly break it down for you so you will be ready to use it when it goes live!
The top of the form gives you the following information:
- Prize up for grabs (i.e. Scholastic Storybook Treasures DVD).
- Number of winners (on my site it is usually just one, but every so often I will have multiple winners).
- Number of entries to date (this gives you an idea for your odds of winning!).
- How much time is left to enter.
The middle of the form has a list of tasks that you can accomplish to earn entries into the giveaway. It will show you which of the entries are mandatory and which are optional. If the entry is mandatory, the “I Did This” button will be in green and the others will be grayed out until you perform the mandatory entry.
For some entry options, you can complete the task directly on the form, such as the Facebook Likes, by clicking the Do It: Click Here. On others, such as “Follow Stuff Parents Need via GFC”, you will need to Click for Instructions to get the exact details of what you need to do for this entry.
At the bottom of the form, you’ll see the TERMS and CONDITIONS of the Giveaway. These are rarely changed for my giveaways, but it is always good to give them a quick glance.
If you run into any problems with Rafflecopter please don’t hesitate to let me know. My goal is to make sure that entering giveaways is as easy as possible on Stuff Parents Need. If you are not finding that to be the case, I need to hear from you! Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback.
Special thanks to Lindsey at So Easy Being Green for her Rafflecopter tutorial that inspired this one!