So, I’ve been running a few giveaways recently, and I generally do it by asking for a comment as the one mandatory entry.
I then offer a bunch of optional entries, asking for SEPARATE comments for each one.
Invariably I get a bunch of comments saying “done everything”. The problem with this is that the plugin I use gives you an entry for each separate comment. So if you only leave one comment about 5 entry methods, you only get one entry.
The alternative is to consider something like rafflecopter. And it does seem to me that people using it get lots more entries in their competitions.
So the question, which you can answer in the comments, is do you prefer comment entries, with the optional extras, or rafflecopter? Or you’re not bothered, or you’ve got some other suggestion 🙂
Each comment will be entered into a draw to win Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge, a particularly lovely hardback copy that I picked up recently.
If you feel inclined to share this mini survey widely, and you wish to gain extra entries for doing so, then you’ll have to leave a separate comment per action, telling me what you’ve done 🙂
Terms and conditions:
Competition runs until 23.59 BST Fri 2nd May. As I’m posting the prize, UK postal addresses only please. Mandatory entry comment leaving an answer to the question above, optional extras as described for sharing this post. Prize provided by me. Winner must provide me with an address so that I can post it. No, no one paid me to host this giveaway 🙂