Monday, December 21, 2009

Wow, What A Nice Surprise--A Secret Blog Giveaway!

Have you ever heard of a Secret Blog Giveaway before? Well, I hadn't until I received this email from Mountain Woman over a Red Pine Mountain:

Hi Karen,

I'm having a secret blog giveaway and you are one of the winners. The prize is a set of two Snoopy hand towels made by Vickie of Vixen's Den and through her store Apron Frenzy. If you'd like them, please let me know. Also, if you could send your address again, that would be great.

Thanks so much for being a loyal supporter of my blog.

What a nice idea! Of course I immediately responded that we'd love the towels because we both like Charlie Brown and it is definitely something we can use. Here's her response:

I sent your address on to Vickie to send you the towels. I've just started this secret giveaway. I like it because then the prizes go to my faithful readers instead of people just swooping in to enter a contest. I tried that and I didn't gain new readers who stayed with me.

ApronFrenzyFallLogo125by125We got the towels in just a few days. Thanks Mountain Woman and Vickie! They are very cute! I think this is such a neat idea that I'm actually thinking of doing one too. Click on the Apron Frenzy button to check out her shop!

Check out some of my Christmas posts you may have missed last year on my left sidebar.

(Today is a sad day for me, I return to work full-time. I got so spoiled being off and enjoyed reading blogs all afternoon which now won't be able to do. Boo hoo! I'm really going to miss that!)

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Sandee said...

What a nice surprise indeed. I think the towels are adorable. Enjoy.

Sorry you have to return to work full time, but at least you have a job. In my area it's pretty much impossible to get a job. Thank God I'm retired.

Have a terrific day Karen. Merry Christmas to you and Gerard. :)

Daisy said...

How fun to receive a totally unexpected prize!

Jude said...

What a neat surprise win and I feel bad for you with the return to work. Hopefully you will adjust in no time. Happy Holiday.

tahtimbo said...

That was a very nice surprise and it is a great idea. I think it is a much better idea to do it this way than to host a contest. Yes, you will get more people to your site, but as Red Pine stated, they will disappear after the contest is done. Oh, I'll drop by the Apron Frenzy and check it out.

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations on winning the secret giveaway! What a fun way to do a contest! Sorry you have to go back to work full-time but at least you can ease back into it with a couple of short weeks due to the holidays.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I have never heard of a secret blog giveaway. It sounds like fun!

Lin said...

What a great idea! I may have to use that one.

Good luck on returning to work today. I'm sure it will be nice to see everyone again and you'll get used to the routine again. I'm glad you are feeling better!

Homestay Mama said...

A secret giveaway--how nice. Congrats for being a winner!

baby names said...

I just recently started up a blog called The Giveaway, for the first couple of months I hosted giveaways for free. Now I am charging $25 for each giveaway I host. I know I need to register this as a small business, but I have no clue how to go about registering a blog as a small business. Does anyone know, I tried looking it up but am having a lot of trouble finding anything. Thanks

Mrs4444 said...

It's such a bummer to become disconnected from blog-reading because of work. I hope the transition is a mostly-painless one :)

The secret giveaway is a fun idea!
I received an adorable apron for Christmas; your friend has some really nice ones, too.

The Author said...

Karen, I'm so glad you liked the towels. Thanks for posting the link to Apron Frenzy too!

alessandra said...

Yes, Mountain Woman is a special person, with special ideas and a big heart. Congrats to you.

Karen said...

Sara is such a nice person. This is a great idea. So glad you won.

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