Sometimes people see titles of news articles, clippings, blog posts and such and read the piece only because the title caught their attention. We often bypass something really news worthy because we don't think it is of interest. I learned that during my short journalism major stint in college.
For instance, the title of this blog post is "Pink Cricut Explore One Giveaway" and it can seem to mean that I am giving away a Pink Cricut Explore but the truth is the giveaway was my previous post that was titled "Did You Read The Explore One Reviews?". And before anyone cries out "that's not fair" I will tell you I don't care. I did it that way on purpose because I wanted the winner to be someone who reads this piece of crap blog that I put hours of work into instead of someone just coming to win something. The only requirement was to leave a comment on that post, there were no hoops to jump through like there are in most giveaways, no one had to follow my blog, follow me on facebook, share the post in 5 different places or anything else. All they had to do was be someone who regularly read my posts and leave a comment....just that simple.
I would like to thank everyone who read all the reviews and commented whether here or on Facebook. I also appreciate all the comments about you guys trusting my opinions and having faith in my honesty when I review products, that really means a lot to me.
To chose a winner I used a number generator and the winning number was 36. I then copy and pasted all the comments that were left before the deadline of midnight Sunday, September 6th. I guess I could have printed them all off and then drew a winner from a hat, or probably a bowl since I don't have any hats, but I didn't want to waste my printer ink or time sitting there and cutting them all apart. This method was just a lot easier for me and let's face it...I'm lazy!
And the winner of the Pink Cricut Explore One is ES who commented "Thanks for this giveaway Okie. I rolled my eyes a bit when I read your "requirements"... should have known they weren't real. :)" and I had to laugh at her comment being the winning one since she directly commented about the requirements to win.
ES please EMAIL me your contact information so I can forward that to Provocraft and they can send you the prize.
Congratulations to the winner, her comment was so fitting.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a plan. Your giveaway your rules.ReplyDelete
ES your lucky day. Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Congratulations ESSeptember....I know you will love it. Blessings to you allReplyDelete
Congrats to ES and thanks for a fun chance to win!ReplyDelete
Yeah ES! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winner!!!ReplyDelete
congratulations on the BIG win. I was away for the weekend and just reading my emails now. So sad I didn't get to enter. thanks for the giveawayReplyDelete
Congrats to ES and I know she will have lots of fun with her new pink Explore!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to the winner. I always read your blog Okie. I don't always leave a comment though. I have, I guess since you have had one. Unless of course you had it before the old Cricut MB days. It was fun reading your reviews also. You can be trusted to tell it like it is.ReplyDelete
congrats and good jobReplyDelete
Congrats to ES.ReplyDelete
Congrats to ES.ReplyDelete
congratulations ES I read all the reviews & the other blurb & I am not sure if I commented in the right spot, but wasnt counting on winning. so happy you won. enjoy it I l ove my exploreReplyDelete
Have to say that I was super shocked to hear people had not read the explorer giveaway post much less that they are now mad. Shaking my head and rolling my eyes.ReplyDelete
I did read the article as well. Glad that You won, what a wonderful gift to receive!ReplyDelete
Congrats ES and thanks again Okie for your great blog! I always enjoy your sense of humor and of course reading your blog! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
congrats to the winner ,.. I know you are going to love your new Pink Cricut Explore!ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winner....and..... YOU GO OKIE GIRL! I was bad...didn't comment...i have my machine...but did read your blog...cause I like to learn!ReplyDelete
A big congrats to ES!! You will love your new machine!! Hugs, BrendaReplyDelete
Congrats, ES! Enjoy your fabulous pink Explore!!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on winning! How fun!ReplyDelete
So happy for you ES!!! I'm sure you will have lots of fun with your new machine :) Thanks Okie for the give away, You ROCK!!!ReplyDelete