Tuesday, January 17, 2012

200 Follower Giveaway

A few weeks ago I finally reached 200 followers, so as a special Thank You to all you awesome people I'm having this special giveaway :) Here's what you could win and details on how to enter...


Two Three people will win $10 towards books from The Book Depository!!
  • Entering is easy, just fill out the form with your name and email.
  • Following is not necessary, but appreciated!
  • Open to anywhere TBD ships. (Go here to check if your country is on the list)
  • If I reach 300 followers before the giveaway ends, I'll add another winner- 300 reached!
  • Ends Wednesday, February 15th 2012
To enter, fill out this form

Thanks for being such fabulous followers!
Happy Reading!

*Attention*
While checking the entries for this giveaway I noticed something suspicious. Thanks to Statcounter, I discovered that someone was entering a bunch of fake names and emails(26 to be exact). I know this because a lot of things matched up like the IP address, location, and timestamps on the entries. All of those entries have been deleted and this person will not be able to enter any of my future giveaways.

This upsets me so much... If I hadn't noticed, would've this person gotten both prizes? It really isn't fair to those of you who are being honest! To enter now, you also need to provide a mailing address (don't worry, only I can see your information and it will NOT be shared). I know this won't ensure that people won't cheat, but then again, how many addresses can someone have?? I'm sorry for adding another step to enter, but I want things to be fair :)

44 comments:

  1. Congrats Crystal on 200 followers, WOW! I'm one of them and I celebrate with you on reaching such a readership :) Thanks for this great giveaway and keep up the good work on your blog!
    blessings,
    Kara
    wman4jc@aol.com

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    1. Thanks so much Kara =) I appreciate your following and encouragement!

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  2. Congratulations on 200, now let's see 200,000 more!
    Carl
    carlscott@prodigy.net.mx

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    1. Thanks Carl! That would be amazing!! But you know what? I'm pretty happy where I am right now :) I'm so grateful for the awesome people that encourage me to keep blogging!

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  3. Wow!!! Congrats on 200 GFC followers! I'm hoping to reach 250 GFC followers by my blogoversary (2/04). Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

    Melanie
    frequentreader19 (at) gmail (dot) com
    http://christianbookshelfreviews.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yay! Congrats to you! and many more!!!
      ~ margie {thebumblegirl at rocketmail dot com}

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    2. Thank you Melanie! I think you'll definitely reach that many by the time your blogoversary comes around =D

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  4. Congrats on your followers! And thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you! And you are very welcome :)

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  5. Congrats, that's fantastic! I've found that a good way of preventing false identities is checking like pictures of GFC members or something or linked facebook pages?

    supersonic182@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I think I might have to make being a GFC follower a requirement to enter my giveaways =/ I'll see, but thanks so much for the ideas!

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  6. Congrats on your milestone!

    That sucks about the cheating though :(

    Chen Chang

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  7. Congratulations on the 200 followers! You got a new one here! :) I love your blog banner at the top of the page; it's so cute!!

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  8. Congrats on reachings 200 followers, i'm really sorry that someone tried to cheat that way ( in what world are we living sometimes)

    all the best

    ps: i hope i completeted the form only once

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I still can't believe I got passed 50 =D

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  10. Hey Crystal, you should use Rafflecopter to prevent future issues like that. I love it for my giveaways.

    Thank you for the giveaway! Congrats!

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    1. Yeah I think I''ll start using it.. I just need to get the hang of setting it up. The first time I tried I was so confused! Lol! I'm sure I'll get it right eventually.

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  11. congrats!!
    thanks you for making this international!!!

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  12. Yeah for you! You are at 301 even better. Do I hear 400?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thank you! I know, it's crazy! I didn't think I'd reach 300 =D

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  13. Congrats and thank you for this chance! :D

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I understand the reason you're asking for entrants' addresses but I'm wary of having my info on the net. Hope you don't disqualify me. :\

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    1. Don't worry, I completely understand how you feel. But I'm the only one who sees all the submitted entries and once the giveaway is over I delete the form, so you don't have to worry about your information getting out. But I got your entry and you're still in =D

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  15. Great giveaway you've got going! I've awarded you a blog award over on Legacy of a Writer. Check out the link below for details! :-)

    http://katie-mccurdy.blogspot.com/2012/01/very-sweet-blog-award.html

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  16. Thank you for a fantastic giveaway, Crystal, and big congrats on reaching 300+ followers! I've shared your giveaway on my blog :)

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  17. Hey! I'm new here! :)) Congrats on your ever-increasing followers!

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  18. So sorry about the multiple entries. Thx for hosting a Giveaway!! You're way up in GFC friends, now! I'm a NEW follower, although I checked OLD on the entry before I came back and realized I was in fact NEW. So you know. It's nice to meet you!

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  19. Crystal --

    I entered! And recorded myself as a new follower...though I don't think I'm following through GFC. Due to computer problems on this end, I can't follow, but your blog is marked on my favorites bar and I'm here every couple days. :)

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  20. Thank you so much for the giveaway. Congrats on the 200 - or 300 soon to be 400 - followers!

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  21. Congratulations on the 200 followers! I'm a new follower. :D

    It's sad that people would sink so low and try to cheat on a giveaway. Luckily you caught on!

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  22. Congratulations on all of your followers! I am glad that you found that tricky person.

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  23. Congrats! I am a new follower.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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