It's time! It's time! It's time to announce the winner of the Cricut Explore One!!
Giveaways can sometimes be a bit time consuming when there are a large amount of entries. I had said any duplicate entries would be deleted and there were quite a few duplicates. One person even went in and entered like 3 or 4 times with different names but I knew because the picture was the same woman on the entries, needless to say those got deleted. I also had to go through and delete any "anonymous" comments because there would be no way to find the person that made the post.
I had shared a link to the post with several Facebook groups and said to click the link, which of course would go directly to the post of the giveaway, and leave a comment in the comment section. Evidently that wasn't quite clear enough because people left their comment of what they would make if they won in the Facebook post.
At this point I'm not quite sure how to word things to make it easier for people to enter a giveaway and I guess at this point it doesn't matter on this giveaway now does it! *okie cracks up laughing*
So anyway after spending all that time weeding out duplicate entries and the ones where I wouldn't be able to get a hold of the winner I ended up with 481 valid entries. I went to Random.org and used the number generator and the winning number was....
Yeah 3!! After all that the number it picked was 3!!! I was totally like "WTH???"
I literally spent a few hours going through all the comments only to have the dang number generator pick number 3! I could have just saved all that time and not went through all the comments, but then again it probably would have been a different number.
Oh and the person who made the 3rd comment was...
CONGRATS TO THE WINNER! Please contact me with your information so your machine can be shipped to you!!
congrats to the winner!ReplyDelete
So happy for you Renay! Have fun with your new Explore.ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winner! Thanks for the reviews and inspiring me to buy the explore one.ReplyDelete
WOW, going through all the entries to ensure each one qualified, had to be a major undertaking. With so many entries, I can totally understand how it could have taken hours to do. It was so sweet of you to offer this giveaway (and the previous one too) ... I know there is a lot of work involved in doing a giveaway like this, much more than most people realize. THANK YOU!ReplyDelete
A huge shout out to the number 3 poster, Renay, who must be over the moon with excitement. Congrats ... Enjoy your new Explore One!
Congrats Renay!!! Yea!! for you !!!!ReplyDelete
Congrats to the winner and Okie thanks for the great giveaway! I appreciate all the time and effort you put into hosting this! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway and sorry you had to go through so much to be able to draw!ReplyDelete
congrats to the winner.
Merry Christmas to you and yours - hope the holidays are peaceful and relaxing for you!
Wow! Congrats to the winner!ReplyDelete