About a month ago was the start of the Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival. How it works is for one week
hundreds over one thousand bloggers host a giveaway on their own blog. A lot of prizes have been provided and sponsered by a company but there are also a lot that are put up by the people actually hosting the giveaway on their blog. Most of the giveaways require you to go check out the site of the product, come back and tell them what your favorite item is and that's about it. Some require more (or less) but for the most part, it's as easy as that.
Now, let me tell you - this quarter there were 1,489 entries into the giveaway carnival. I can't even tell you how long it takes to click on EVERY.SINGLE.ONE of them, decide if you want it and then enter. It really did take me the whole week to get through the entire list. Every night after the kids were in bed, I sat my butt down in front of the computer and continued going through the list of giveaways.
After the week was over, I was very excited to learn I had won 4 of the
few hundreds of giveaways that I had entered. I never win anything so this was quite the treat for me.
Wondering what I won? Well, tough, I'm going to tell you anyways.
- A Silly Monkeez t-shirt of my choice for one of the kids.
- A Crest Spinbrush for kids in a Marvel character (Graycen LOVES superheroes)
- $25 to spend on whatever I choose in the Tika Kids shop.
- 50 holiday photo cards, 72 address labels and 60 stamps with the matching card design from Tiny Prints. This prize turned out to be HUGE!! I only had one choice for the card but that's ok, because it is super cute and heck, it's FREE!! The value of it? $109.50 (without the cost of the stamps)
I couldn't believe I won all of this stuff. I am still beyond excited about the cards. I ordered them the other day and should have them delivered between December 1 and the 4th. After I get them sent out, I will post it for all to see.
I took the crayon bag that I had ordered from the Etsy shop and the toothbrush and tucked them away for Christmas presents for Graycen. Why not? Two more things to put under the tree for her? Sure! The t-shirt I ordered for Parker and it's a bigger size, so we'll save it for later.