Rafflecopter: Host Your Own Giveaways

One of the things I’ve noticed are how prevalent online giveaways are starting to be. Most blogs on the internet, whether hosted on Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, and even on Facebook (which doesn’t really qualify a a blog host) hold giveaway for their readers. I think it’s wonderful and shows how generous people are. 🙂

Anyway, one of the things I dislike is the tediousness of having to click links and buttons (like following someone on Twitter or liking a page on Facebook) and copying and pasting things (such as a tweet). You also can’t see how your entries are counted since the bloggers are the ones who compiles the list of entries. These haven’t deterred me from entering giveaways though. As I entered giveaway after giveaway, I ended up on one blog which used Rafflecopter for their giveaway. I simply fell in love with Rafflecopter and I think it’s a great idea for people to use it for their giveaways.

Rafflecopter helps you make a giveaway and makes it easier for those entering to finish the “tasks” needed to join. It also helps the giveaway organizer to compile all the entries and pick using Random.org. One of the good things is that if you decide to change some parts of the giveaway, you can edit the giveaway and just refresh the page where your giveaway is located. No need to insert it again. Here are some screenshots to show you how Rafflecopter works (I made a test giveaway for it):

Rafflecopter Edit - Name and Prizes

Rafflecopter Edit - Name and Prizes

Rafflecopter - Mechanics

Rafflecopter - Mechanics

Rafflecopter - Deadline

Rafflecopter - Deadline

Rafflecopter - Moderate Entries and Winner

Rafflecopter - Moderate Entries and Winner

And this is how it will look like (well, pretty much; I’m relying on the preview for the screens):

Rafflecopter - Preview Part 1

Rafflecopter - Preview Part 1

Rafflecopter - Preview Part 2

Rafflecopter - Preview Part 2

Anyway! I made a test giveaway to… well, TEST Rafflecopter. You can’t win the prizes but you can join and check out how it works. Since publicly hosted WordPress can’t handle Javascript (which is needed by Rafflecopter; the only downside for me so far!), I’m putting it on my Blogger account: Rafflecopter Test Giveaway.

That’s it. Time for me to sleep. I still have work tomorrow. Good night dear readers! (^^)/~~

♥ Eceined

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