Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How to Find Giveaway Contests to Enter

Giveaway contests are great fun. Many people have made a hobby out of entering these contests. It is exciting entering a contest and hoping to win a prize. The fact that giveaways give free stuff makes these contests all the more appealing. Besides, the only investment on your part that is required to enter many contests is just a bit of time. You never know what you may scoop and some winnings have the potential to significantly transform your finances. However, the surprise element of giveaways can also be tiresome. Many people enter contests only to win items that they’d rather not have. So how do you find giveaways that promise to give you what you really need? Here are some tips to help you find giveaways that are more tailored to your interests.

Brands

Since giveaways are a type of marketing promotion, you’ll always come across companies offering these contests. These contests allow companies to circulate the word about their products and services. Giveaways are an excellent channel for companies to connect with their niche audiences. It is a good idea to look up the website of your favorite brands and add them to your social networks. Many companies offer promotions through social media. Once you have these companies in your network, you’ll find it easier to keep abreast of promotions.


Google Blog Search

Blog giveaways are amongst the most fun contests to enter. The odds of winning blog giveaways are higher and they also offer great prizes. Many companies recognize that blogs offer a cost-effective and highly efficient way of reaching their niche audiences. This has made blog giveaways a popular promotional strategy. You can do a Google blog search to find giveaways that interest you. In most cases, bloggers who are hosting a giveaway also circulate this information through their Facebook and Twitter accounts, to reach a wider audience.


Magazines

There are many magazines on the market that cover virtually every subject. Magazines are a favorite medium for companies to promote their brands. As you read through your favorite magazines, take note of giveaways and plan to enter.


Search by Category

Some online giveaways categorize their theme areas, which makes it easy to identify a contest of your interest. These sites allow you to filter down contests until you identify your interest. Once you select a category that interests you, you can narrow down your search further. By exploring online giveaways, you should be able to identify many contests that interest you. Online-Sweepstakes.com and Prizey.net are 2 sites you may want to try out.

Social Media

Social networks are one of the most efficient ways of connecting with giveaways. Networks such as Facebook and Twitter can help you build a list of sites that are focused on your interests. Each time you come across a site that interests you, add it to your network. Whenever you log into your social network accounts, you’re bound to come across a couple of giveaways that have streamed in. You can then enter the contests and hope to win something interesting.


Identifying giveaways that interest you actually helps you to approach these contests in a more focused manner. By being selective, you’re able to sustain the motivation for this hobby since you’re working towards winning something you really want, rather than just winning anything. It helps to make it a manageable hobby. Giveaways are also a good way of encouraging thrifty living as you begin to develop an appreciation for savings.


Sources:

Contest Corner

About.com


Trendy Savvy

26 comments:

Sumi Go said...

Love this post! :) I haven't been joining a lot of giveaway contests, but I'll try to enter more now that I know how to find them.. ;) Thanks for such an informative post!

Eigroj stain said...

I haven't tried doing it... but i think it's a lot of fun--

nanardxz said...

wew tnx for the tips! i'l try those links you mentioned.. nice blog :)

tess said...

I love to join blog give aways though i never won yet.

Sweet Balucanag said...

there are blogs solely dedicated for contests and giveaways. i don't join much on raffles, i never win! but i do like joining blog writing contests. hahaha!

gagay said...

i used to join blog giveaways and contests..but dun lng sa mga kilala ko na hosts ng contest..lol

Traveling Morion said...

sa mga kilala q lang na bloggers aq nag join pero ala pa experience manalo toinks jejeje

Gil Camporazo | RandomThoughts! said...

I've tried joining this kind of promos for some giveaways... it was tiresome. There's a lot of gimmicks. Nevertheless, there's fun in it.

PALiiiTS said...

Thanks for sharing this mam. I tried to join some contests, and so far, isang beses pa lang ako nanalo. Yung sa Nescafe 3 in 1, haha.

missblogchic said...

Good post..I'm fun of joining giveaways.hehehe

Rachelle Nessia said...

I wish I had the time to search for online contest, as much as I would like to. But on the other hand, parang 'ala akong swerte sa mga ganyan eh.

Sheryl Apuhin said...

I join giveaways na mga na hosted ng mga kilala kong ring mommy bloggers.. kahit na maliit lang na prizes medyo dami na din akong napanalunan.. the biggest winning i got was 50$.. not bad..i had plenty of Items from giveaways na napanalunan..

Vonn Angelie David said...

hope i can have this soon!

enzo said...

The reason I don't join give away contests like this is because I just don't feel like I'm lucky enough to be picked for such raffle draws like this.

Leah. said...

This is a great share. One more thing.. there is also a linklist about giveaways. They'd list all the giveaway activities, then a reader could freely pick which giveaway he'd like to join to.. parang ganun. hehe..

I don't join nga lang. Wala akong swerte sa mga ganito. :)

Kathy Ngo said...

rarely do I join these kind of things ... I don't win e

chrisair said...

look no more because in the group contest are easily spotted

chrisair said...

look no more because in the group contest are easily spotted

athena said...

gusto ko sumali sa mga giveaways pero i hate being spammy sa twitter, fb haha =)

dropping by =)

Ma. Novie Godmalin said...

I dont join much of these type of contests kasi I am not blessed of so much LUCK when it comes to this plsu medyo busy but very nice post anyway, I might join in future and use this as guidelines. tnx.

stacy said...

I actually envy the people who have the time to search for contests.

Sionee said...

Thank you for posting this. I'll try my luck in joining contests online especially now that I know where to find them hahaha!

lalalaPatricia said...

I tried joining some giveaways and I won once. But one thing i hate the most was the posting something on twitter or facebook haha but it's a part of the rules. I can't do anything :D

markpogi said...

I missed joining these contests as I've been swamped with work for the past few months. I may try joining again soon after reading your posts. ^_^

Cha said...

I'll try your suggestions. Thanks!
Please swing by my page too!

Rochelle Caparas said...

I used to join blog giveaways and contests but only if I know the host. Pero I never had a chance to win :( poor me. haha