YIPPETY-YAY- A CONTEST FOR MOCKINGJAY!
Alrighty guys and gals, here it is! Only like the #1 Bestseller. Ah, who really cares about the Hunger Games??? Oh, you do.... Why didn't you say so???? What was that? You would LOVE to win a copy of Mockingjay?? Ok, well tell ya what, we got one for ya right here. The day I went out and bought a copy for myself, a nice, shiny one was waiting for me at my door for review. That means I have an extra copy, and one of you will happily take it off my hands for me.
PLEASE read the entire contest post (oh come on, it's not that long)
The contest will end at 11:59pm on Sunday, October 3rd. It's not too bad and the reason I picked that date is we are moving (yeah!) and that will be the first weekend in our new home. I think it will be fun to kick off our new home by giving something away.
It's pretty simple but you MUST follow our rules. The first and most important one is that you MUST be a follower of our site. To clarify a "follower" you must be a signed up member through google friend connect. It is located on the right side bar of our site and it says "Follow" where you need to click if you are not already following. When I pick a winner, I will verify you are following and if you are not, I will pick another winner. Rule 2- I need your email address. Please either leave it in your entry or if you prefer, you can email it to me directly at email@example.com Rule 3- tell me what country you are in because I am making this open to anyone with an address anywhere! Pretty easy, right?
Here's how you get your entries:
+2 if you are an existing follower
+1 if you are a new follower
+5 if you blog, tweet, facebook a link, charter a plane to fly a banner up and down your street, etc. about the contest. AND link back to it in your entry
+5 for FOR YOU for EACH person that signs up as a new follower, enters the contest, and says in their entry that you sent them (Time to call in that favor they owe you!)
EXTRA FUN ENTRIES
+5 for guessing correctly which YA, fairly new series (a yearish old) I have left a clue for somewhere in this posting. PLEASE do not say what the clue is. Just tell me the author's name and any of the books in the series and for everyone who is correct I will personally add the +2 on when I am tallying up the entries for random.org.
There are your ways to enter. I just wanna tell you shanks why I am such a stickler with the whole "following" thing. Many of my review copies and most of my giveaway copies of the book I get are provided by publishers to me. The more people following our site, the more they send, the more I can do for you guys as far as reviews, contests, etc. It's really marketing for these publishers and that's fine, it a business world out there. So, it would help me out a lot if you guys followed (and help you out too if you are the winner!) I did decide that I am going to review Mockingjay in a few weeks. I read it right away of course and loved it. I just think it will be nice for me to put a review up for you guys in a few weeks. For making you guys wait until Oct 3rd for the contest to be over, I have a surprise. Scholastic is supposed to be sending me a bunch of Mockingjay swag. If they do, I will randomly choose people to win throughout the contest. I will email you if you are chosen (hence leaving the email in the entry). Lastly, I pick the contest winner by using www.random.org as always.
As always, feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or just to shoot the breeze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**UPDATE- Tues 8/31**
Today I received a bag of (Hunger Games Series) pins and tattoos as well as a copy of Mockingjay from Scholastic for the giveaway. So, just a quick update, the giveaway copy of Mockingjay is provided by Scholastic and I received no monetary compensation for the contest, promoting the book, or reviewing it. Also, for the few of you who already entered, I added another opportunity to gain 2 extra entries above. For those of you who entered prior to the update, ending with "Susan" at 11:40am on August 31st, 2010 I will automatically give you each the +2.