Over the past few months I have been thinking about writing this post. You maybe wondering what I am talking about, so let me explain. I am sure many of you enter giveaways. You will notice a lot of the giveaways you have a good chance at winning because many bloggers host the same giveaway. However, this is where the problem comes in… the PR firms are not making sure they can fulfill all the giveaways they’re offering the bloggers to host.
I have won many giveaways, there are three that I speak of at this moment. Three which were prize packs for movies… Avengers, Ice Age and now ParaNorman. With all three I didn’t get everything that was advertised as the prize pack. I KNOW THIS IS NOT THE BLOGGERS FAULT, and I am not putting blame on them!
When you win a giveaway you become super excited, giveaways help my family out a ton. So when a prize states I am getting one thing, and when I get it and not all of the items are there I get a bit bummed. I am still very appreciative of the win don’t get me wrong, but bummed because some items I was more excited about never showed up.
I know how people think, and if you are sitting there saying stop bitching you got the item for free anyways. Let me explain, I didn’t get the item for free. It is true I didn’t pay for the product, HOWEVER I did pay with my time, time isn’t cheap.
So this post is to all those PR companies that are sponsoring those gift packs I speak of… STOP OVER BOOKING THE GIVEAWAYS TO GET MORE EXPOSURE TO THE MOVIE! Make sure there is enough of each item to fulfill the prize, or make sure bloggers know to make it CLEAR the prize maybe different from what is shown.
Those entering giveaways put a lot of work into it, I know it takes me over 8 hours to enter giveaways daily… So before going overboard with booking giveaways MAKE SURE you have enough of the product to assure all those who win get what is stated.