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YHL Giveaways
September 16, 2013
4:39 pm
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Ditto
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2134
Snarking Since:
October 10, 2012

Since we have another giveaway post today, I got to wondering.  Has anyone here ever won one of their giveaways, or known anyone who has?

When they were picking the winners themselves, I always pictured Sherry doing a quick check on whoever won, and if it was someone who left a negative comment, she tossed them aside and drew another name.

When they started using Rafflecopter, I thought they wouldn't be able to pick and choose like that… but after doing a little checking, I find that's not the case.

So… I think it's pretty safe to say that no one on GOMI, nor any of us who has received a "special" email, is going to win anything.  LOL

 

Blog giveaways have always been a pet peeve of mine, because it seems like 99% of the time, the winners are always other bloggers.

I thought Rafflecopter would end that favoritism… but it really depends on the honesty and impartiality of the person using it. 

September 16, 2013
6:21 pm
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SherCat
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 257
Snarking Since:
May 15, 2013

Meh, I think a huge percentage of their readers are other bloggers trying to be like them and/or get noticed so I wouldn't think it was "odd" that that was who was winning. I've only ever entered a few, and not since they switched to rafflecopter b/c I don't want to register for anything else, I haven't won anything, but I have horrid luck, so…

September 17, 2013
3:39 am
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Googling That Conundrum
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 833
Snarking Since:
July 27, 2012

Nine times out of ten I can't enter cos I'm not in the US. At least tho with the new system I don't have to wrack my brain to come up with a witty answer… (Cos my brain can't even do 11+1 to post this others-221)

~ The brightest light casts the darkest shadow ~
September 17, 2013
4:37 am
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Fresca
Hamcat
Meows: 135
Snarking Since:
May 2, 2012

I don't think it's all that fishy that none of us have won. The giveaway from yesterday already has over 8,200 entries and I'm sure only a small percentage of those are GOMI users so…

September 17, 2013
10:27 am
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imacynicalb***h
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 272
Snarking Since:
June 27, 2013

OR maybe Sherry doesn't give anything away and keeps it for herself.  It's all one big giant scam!!! jaw-dropping

September 17, 2013
10:29 am
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KAS
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 7918
Snarking Since:
June 6, 2011

I'll agree that it's not surprising no one here has won; most of their giveaways have at least 10k entries (and that was before Rafflecopter).

September 26, 2013
3:02 am
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Someday My Phone Will Come
Hamcat
Meows: 167
Snarking Since:
May 3, 2012

I totally can't remember who, but I remember hearing someone say they won before, and I think it was an IRL friend on Facebook.

September 26, 2013
8:07 am
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Quarter Assed Quilt
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1855
Snarking Since:
April 23, 2013

KAS said
I'll agree that it's not surprising no one here has won; most of their giveaways have at least 10k entries (and that was before Rafflecopter).

I love that Rafflecopter makes entering much faster – just click click and done! But I don't like that it's allowed their number of entries to nearly double.  I have an old history of leaving sweet comments, so when Sherry checks comment history to verify the winner is worthy I'm golden! finger

September 26, 2013
10:13 am
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Ditto
Feline Porklord
Meows: 2134
Snarking Since:
October 10, 2012

KAS said
I'll agree that it's not surprising no one here has won; most of their giveaways have at least 10k entries (and that was before Rafflecopter).

I wasn't saying that it's not surprising that no one here has won, I think it will be surprising if anyone who posts here ever DOES win.  

I just don't think it will happen when Sherry obsessively checks email address and comment history.

For instance…. I would never win a prize because I know as soon as Rafflecopter picked me, she'd recognize the email address and toss me out.  dance

That was the point of my original comment.  Even with Rafflecopter I don't believe that they are anonymously and objectively picking winners. I just don't.  She's too controlling and would never reward someone who has said anything negative about them.

September 27, 2013
4:32 pm
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nomorekoolaid

I haven't ever won for YHL, but I did win a gallon of Olympic paint from Katie Bower!  It was way back in 2009, she wasn't as big as she is now, so not as many entries.  I got the paint, painted our bathroom, and I really like it.  I always meant to email her a picture, but never did because the room was never "finished."  I've added some accessories by now, but oh well.  I stopped entering YHL giveaways years ago, because, come on.  1:10,000 is not worth my time.  I never read them; always skip over them, and don't count them as a post.  I really can't believe my luck in winning a giveaway once, but I think that's about the extent of it, so I don't enter anymore.  

ETA – a grammar fix.

January 14, 2016
1:32 pm
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Matching Adult Sized Care Bear Undies
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 961
Snarking Since:
March 6, 2013

Quarter Assed Quilt meowed

KAS said
I'll agree that it's not surprising no one here has won; most of their giveaways have at least 10k entries (and that was before Rafflecopter).

I love that Rafflecopter makes entering much faster – just click click and done! But I don't like that it's allowed their number of entries to nearly double.  I have an old history of leaving sweet comments, so when Sherry checks comment history to verify the winner is worthy I'm golden! finger

Your comment reminded me of how FLOORED I was when Sherry responded to something I posted on their Facebook page back in 2010 or so. I was asking the YHL "community" a question, assuming John and Sherry were too big of celebrities to respond to comments on FB, and then Sherry wrote back. I screamed and screenshotted the comment, I was so starstruck. Did I mention I was in my 30s back then with two kids? Oy vey, how silly it all seems now……………

Cheetah will let her displeasure be known.


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