Hosting a legal and successful blog giveaway

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  1. It has been really helpful. Thank you

  2. Thanks for your good advice.

  3. Sally Kershaw says:

    ‘The ten most apt and original entries will be shortlisted by the judges
    and then put to a public vote on the Facebook page, where the entry with
    the most valid votes will win.’

    – Oh no, you mentioned voting competitions… 🙁

  4. Wow, this is so helpful!

  5. TheBrickCastle says:

    You really do put together the most informative and useful ‘how to’ pages. Thank you Di.

  6. says:

    Thank you for this Di!!! It has been so very helpful this evening! I have just created my first gleam giveaway…eeek!

  7. Matthew Watkinson says:

    This is super useful advice! I’m just about to run a Giveaway using the service, which is free to use and randomly selects a winner. With the excitement about the new iPhone 6 launch we’re giving away a £100 Apple gift card, which is a fantastic prize, even if I do say so myself! I think giving away a great prize, and if possible using current social media interest in a hot topic should result in a high number of entries

  8. Natalie Crossan says:

    I’m still waiting for 2 blog prizes both from April. One girl continues to say she’s too busy to re-send the prize out, claims she sent it the first time and she has far too much on to resend (although she never got proof of postage) and one UK based blog states that the prize was being sent from USA so could take time (4 months though???) Not sure if I have any legal standings with either. Can I contact ASA for blog related comp queries? x

  9. This is really helpful Di, but I’ve come across an issue today – trying to display all the likes of my Facebook page to validate entries for my latest giveaway. My stats say I have 556 people who like my page, but after spending ages clicking “show more” button numerous times, I still only seem able to see about 330.
    Anyone else come across this problem? Is there a workaround?

    • This is a big issue actually – I’ve encountered it myself recently and it’s impossible to extract a full list of Likes or even to check whether someone is actually a fan of your page! I would suggest that the Facebook page like ISN’T a condition of entry, and is just a bonus entry for a blog giveaway. If it’s a Facebook competition, ask people to like the page AND the post so you can at least check they liked the post.

  10. Brilliant advice – bookmarked! Thank you!

  11. Wild & Grizzly says:

    This is a really useful post as I’m yet to do a giveaway on my blog. Thanks for sharing! x

  12. MummyVsWork says:

    Thanks great advice 🙂

  13. Really good advice – thanks

  14. Jax Blunt says:

    This is really helpful Di, thank you. Where do I stand on tweaking a currently open competition to make the t and c clearer, as long as I don’t change the closing date or method of entry?

  15. Thanks for a really informative post

  16. This is amazing and incredibly useful. I had no idea there were laws /rules etc! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. I will take everything on board.

  17. Mellissa Williams says:

    Great post I have bookmarked it thank you Di

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