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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Your A Winner!! Just don't think I'll send the prize, has that ever happened to you???

I have won several items through blogging, and don't get me wrong...I think its great that blogs give away to their followers so many GREAT prizes, its great for the sponsor that sponsors the prize, and the blog itself to get new followers. I LOVE entering giveaways, and get all giddy when I win. Then I wait anxiuosly to receive my prize.......and wait........and wait....... 2 months on 1 prize and 6 weeks on another, a month on another. They are usually handmade things, well it seems lately I have waited for several items a couple in fact that have never sent their prize in months. I take the time follow there blog, and LOVE their blogs, and they never send the prize, maybe since they are a big blog, they feel they don't have to send there prize, I don't know...ummm ok... well these couple blogs are bigger blogs, and they are well known, and it upsets me, and is NOT right!! When I giveaway on my blog, as you might know, I give away gift cards, and I sponsor all my prizes. I send out immediately. These are my followers that have won, and I value them and appreciate them following me, it means something so much to me:) I don't know...I am not trying to be rude, and if it comes off that way I am truely sorry, but this is how I feel........... I want to say there are some GREAT blogs, and I have received A LOT of my prizes, and they are great prizes at that:) I guess the point here is...........Don't get to EXCITED when you see your just might NOT get your prize, and it can be sad:(........and upsetting.........


  1. Michelle,
    Sadly enough I have had the same thing happen to me as well and know of many others , its scandalous if you ask me to offer a giveaway , pull a winner and then never mail the prize! Im beginning to wonder if we all shouldn't start naming all these bloggers so others dont get burnt!I mean its not about so much as not getting the prize , its the principle behind offering such and then not following through! Try and enjoy your day! hugs lil raggedy angie

  2. I've had that happen, too, but only once. I'd like to think it got lost in the mail.

  3. This has happened to me too; however, I find that if you let the blogger know, he/she will contact the sponsor for you... and then the prize usually arrives.

    As a blogger who offers 2 to 3 review/giveaways weekly, I've had really good luck with most of my sponsors. Recently I had two winners who didn't receive their prizes. They let me know and I contacted the sponsors repeatedly until the prizes were finally sent.

    Prizes are most often mailed by the sponsor, not the blogger. So, the blogger doesn't know you haven't received the prize unless you contact them. Give it a try. All the bloggers I know will work with you to make sure you receive what you won. Good luck! :)

  4. Tkanx fot this post, cous I never knew about this problem, but I never win anything.
    I love giving away and would never in my wildest dreams think of not sending! But that's just me. Once I gave away nice red bag and sent it, but it got lost by the post office. I made another one for the winner.
    Thank you for your comment, if you win I make sure you get your pize.