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Rafflecopter and The Blahs!

I have been the giveaway entering queen lately. I have made entering giveaways pretty much a full time job. Granted I am still looking for work, but I am not stressing it as much, because I really need to put my 100% into school. School doesn’t start until the end of August so, I am going to enter as much as I can, win as much as I can, so I can stock pile for the holidays. Sound greedy, or selfish? Well, it isn’t it is smart.

Why is it smart? Because if you are on a very limited income, this will help you in more ways than one! I just recently won my nephew one hell of a gift, I know he will love it! This gives me the opportunity to also get my nieces and nephew presents. Because, let’s face it, this Aunt hasn’t been a very good aunt, not because I didn’t want to be, but because money prevented me from sending presents on their special days. For those that do not know, I am 800 miles from my family, so it makes it hard to be the best auntie.

Anyways, I have been on both sides of the giveaway hype. The one doing the giveaways, and the one entering the giveaways. I have to admit in the past 2.5 years, entering giveaways has come a long way. New plugins are coming out to make it easier and easier, to not only enter, but to draw the winners.

Recently, I noticed a new gadget called the Rafflecopter. At first, I disliked it, I thought it was a pain in the butt… only because it was new. After a few days I began to love it, UNTIL, I went to do a daily tweet, and all my progress was gone from the brain of rafflecopter. Ugh, now the entries I wanted to wait to do, are lost with the ones I already did. I enter hundreds of giveaways a day, it is hard to keep up with who I followed on twitter today, who I liked on facebook yesterday. So, having the option already blocked out showing I did it was nice, until it blahed and disappeared, now it shows I didn’t do it. Anyways, I can live with that, because the rafflecopter does make entering go a lot faster.

However, I found something else I do not like as well… rafflecopter sometimes DOES NOT LOAD! So after I do my tweet, I leave it in a comment! Why? Because rafflecopter was not there, if it is a giveaway I remembered was using rafflecopter a simple reload of the page works, but as I stated before I am entering hundreds a day, I cannot recall every giveaway that uses rafflecopter.

Overall, I do like rafflecopter, I get annoyed seeing “you are commenting to fast. slow down.” Entering on Rafflecopter I can enter as fast as I want without wordpress fussing.

What do you think about rafflecopter? Are you a fan of it?

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About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. I’m a huge fan of Rafflecopter, both for entering and running giveaways. It does have a few kinks like you pointed out, but they are working on it and constantly improving it.


    Jammie Reply:

    Oh, I love the Rafflecopter as well, I think t is just what the bloggers needed, makes entering so much easier for the ones enter too. I know it is still beta, that was just a few things that were annoying me is all. Matter of fact after I blogged this the co-owner contacted me, so it shows they also have great people working on it, since they took the time to reach out to me about the annoyances I was having.


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