Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Winner, Winner!

Blog Giveaways are an incredibly interesting phenomenon.  I discovered them last fall through Jenn Choi's amazing Toys Are Tools toy and game review blog.  So I entered.  And I WON.  And won AGAIN.

I am currently in the midst of an unbelievable streak of luck; I have won over 150+ contests (skill-based *and* random draw) since October 2013.  I discovered the amazing world of Rafflecopter and Giveaway Blogs and have been a contest hobbyist since then.

My strategy is three-fold and simple: 

        1. Just Enter!  Don't let the number of existing entries or the method of entry intimidate you.  Enter and enter as often as the rules allow.  I personally spend about an hour entering giveaways per day, 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 in the evening.  The old adage is true, "You can't win if you don't enter." Even though the new saying around my house is, "Thousands will enter...Adrianne will win." 

        2. Think Like a Winner!   Even though I have a long-standing reputation as a sardonically irreverent cynic,  I put forth every iota of positive energy in my being into each contest entry.  For really big contests, I like to meditate on the following: 
I can win this because I am worthy to win this.  Positivity IS my luck. 

        3.  Share the Wealth!  I often enter contests with other recipients in mind.  I won many of my daughter's Christmas gifts this past November/December.  Paying it forward is half the fun of winning, and it keeps the goodwill and positivity out there in the Universe.

Friends and family tell me that I must be lucky, that they "never win anything."  And my response is simple: It's not just luck  You must enter to win!  So in hopes to entice those who have reservations to enter (and hopefully win) some giveaways, I am going to share this lovely picture and message from Dusty S., who recently won the fantastic Bellas Qtique Etsy Shop Giveaway on my blog!

From Dusty S.  "Thank you so much for this opportunity. I used my $25 credit to Bella's Qtique to get a kindermat, kindermat cover and matching pillow for my 2 year old. We received our mat today and he just loves it! Thank you again."

Thank YOU for entering and sharing your experience with me and my readers, Dusty.  I love the Kindermat Set you chose and the super-cute dalmatian print!  If my readers need a back-to-school nap mat, check out Bellas Qtique Etsy Shop: Mary Pat does wonderful work!


  1. Congrats on your latest win! So cool that you win so often! Wish I was that lucky!


  2. HI there! I didn't know about your blog and I really really love it! Would you like to follow eachohter? I'm following you now :)