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Powered by Mom Blog wants to give you the opportunity to let us know.

Give us some constructive feedback (which is different than complaints) on what you like in blogs and any suggestions.

We strive to bring you interesting content, fun and fantastic giveaways reviews and more but what would you like to see in a blog, a giveaway, review content etc..? Even if it's just to tell us what prizes you like to see it's all appreciated. Please keep it to CONSTRUCTIVE feedback and do not bash any people or  blogs please, we want feedback but we ask that everyone keep it constructive and polite. Any comments not adhering to this will not be published.

We have several SMALL giveaways with reviews happening right now. Libre Tea Mug is a great example of a small giveaway with a review but it's still an awesome prize check it out!

I know many of you like those who else likes reviews & small giveaways?

REMEMBER: For large giveaways (like the Kitchenaid we currently have) you decide how many entries you do so if you don't want to like so many Facebook pages you don't have to. I just wanted to say that as I know it's an issue for many, we understand where you are coming from but the choice is yours 🙂

Any or all of the above and it doesn't have to be about Powered by Mom  just what you'd like to see in any blog. Remember be nice and respectful though as we're about community so sharing is fine as long as we say it nicely.

 

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By on July 28th, 2012

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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418 thoughts on “Tell Us! We Want to Know!”

    • thanks for that feedback Lily, downside for us for that method is that we don't get to see the comment until AFTER the giveaway is over and we can download the entries so that's why most of us don't do that method.

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  1. Appreciate all the work that goes into the blog and love reading, oh the giveaways are good too, if only I could win 🙂

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  2. I enjoy entering giveaways but wish that even the flash giveaways were posted in one spot. I don't go on facebook to enter contests, yet when I do get online and look for any, I've missed just about all of them. I know that there are several different blogs, so don't even know if it's a feasible idea. But I think organization is the key to success and many more followers to your particular blog, whomever that might be. I just am not a fan of "wheres waldo" so to speak. But I do appreciate all the time and effort you put into your reviews and giveaway. I just wish there was someway or somewhere to organize the giveaways into one or two central locations

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  3. I like that you all take the time, because I know that you have a lot of things going on in your day, to keep your blogs up to date, and that you offer the best giveaways possible that pertain to all ages. Thank y'all for all that you do.

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  4. For the contests that allow twitter daily entries I would avoid requiring to tweet @ someone! I've had my twitter account suspended for tweeting at someone who doesn't reply! Twitter thinks this is spam. Or having to follow a lot of people on twitter at once can also get your account suspended. It's really frustrating.

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  5. The only thing I want to suggest with doing the RC or the giveaway tool or the Google docs is that there's a space for the e-mail you use for the subscriptions (e-mail/rss) because like myself, many others have separate e-mail addresses to keep things in order...and when there isn't a box, I'll leave a comment stating..but what if that comment isn't checked - then that entry is thrown out because 'we didn't do it' you know?

    I would love to see more cash prizes, GCs (I love, love Victoria's Secret), purses (bag luxe, Michael Kors, Jessica Simpson, etc). home spa packages, different aged toys/games/etc for our children, books (or GCs to the book stores), cell phones, ipads, ipods, (anything gadget related lol)

    Thank you all for everything y'all do. I've learned a lot from each one of your blogs!

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  6. Love your giveaways, love the rafflecopter, it keeps me from entering something twice.
    I understand about the likes and follows list, I just wish they were smaller- seems I always like everyone but a couple. My likes is at it's max, as is my twitter follows, so I have to keep a log on what likes I have open in a contest, etc... Also love the emails if we win, wish there were more name listing on the rafflecopter. I'm not complaiing, just pointing out a few things I wish could be better. Overall, I so enjoy entering your giveaways. The ease of entering has become so much easier, THANKS A MILLION. You guys do such a great job, I know it's a lot of work keeping up with the giveaways and we APPRECIATE YOU!!!!!.

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    • aww thanks Karen I appreciate your feedback 🙂 if I"m the main blog for the giveaway I always email the winners AND it's on the rafflecopter 🙂

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  7. I enjoy entering giveaways with Rafflecopter but don't always want to like so many blogs on Facebook. I often start to enter sweepstakes and end up reading the blogs all day instead!

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  8. Love the giveaways. Wish the place to post a comment was at the top of the comments rather than the bottom it would be a lot easier to post that way.

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  9. Love the giveaways. Wish the place to post a comment was at the top of the comments rather than the bottom. Or maybe a scroll to comment button.

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  10. Hi I enjoy your giveaways. They are very easy to enter. I like the fact that your giveaways are linked to others. Keep up the good work

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  11. I like reviews and giveaways,but one oft he problems I am having is with the number of FB and twitter likes. Some of the "likes" are not about reviews or deals, but about selling a single item. So I end up with several blogs/people in my news feed touting only one thing they are selling, an item that I wasn't really interested in in the first place. *shrug* maybe it's just me who finds it annoying. Otherwise giveaways are lots of fun, and reviews have definitely influenced my purchases from companies that I might not have heard of before.

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  12. I love the blog and reviews! The givaways are an added bonus. I always read your blog and enter the contest after my daughters bedtime. I consider it my grown up time!!

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  13. I really appreciate all thevharwok and effort put into your blog. Being a mother, I know the difficulty of juggling time. All the information from food to giveaways is much appreciated. I definitely great to see reviews before buying something & it's gret to her your feedback. Thanks

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  14. I love reading your reviews and of course entering our fantastic sweepstakes. I appreciate being able to read the reviews to know what others think of products before purchasing them myself.

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  15. All I am interested in is giveaways and an occasional recipe, but I am not a usual reader. The kid is long gone, no grandchildren in the near future, I have no pets nor will ever have any, and I do not do crafts. But, again, I love giveaways! I love free things and I love trying new products for free. Oh, and second after giveaways I love the heads up of good coupons. Gong on 40 years now I have been an avid couponer, sales shopper and rummage saler! Thanks for all the work everyone does blogging! Good job, gals and guys!

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  16. I love your reviews and giveaways. I'd really like to see you do an InStyler rotating hot iron review. I've been hearing people rave about them.

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    • Hi Michaela,
      Thanks for your feedback and suggestion, interestingly enough I have an instyler already hmm will have to think about that.

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  17. I would appreciate product reviews and giveaways for eco-friendly items, including diapers and toys. The eco-friendly market is opening up but there aren't many products in big stores like Walmart. Hopefully this will bring more awareness to environmental an health issues as well.

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  18. I am new to this sort of blog but I am having a lot of fun and learning a lot. I LOVE all the coupons and giveaways! I just have to learn my way around first. :p keep up the good work. Kathy (a new fan)

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  19. I am a huge fan of your blog, I enjoy your reviews because they are very informative. Of course the giveaways are a big draw too..lol. The Savins and free stuff is great. What I don't like are the giveaways where you have to like all the facebook pages or follow all the twitter pages to be able to get the entry. What happens when you are at your limit, not fair to people who have been following for a long time they cannot get the entry and yet newbies can!! I am glad you also have smaller giveaways but maybe the bigger ones you could split the twitter entries so we can enter the ones our limit permits and still get some entry points....just a thought! Thank you for everything.

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    • Thanks for your feedback Clifford I always appreciate constructive comments, we try to do what we can if it's a giveaway I'm the main blogger for I will definitely consider that, if it's not it's out of my control 🙁 but I can always suggest. So glad you like PBM 🙂

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  20. Never a complaint here.. Your blog is wonderful. I love entering contests, etc.. love reading about other things as well. Keep up the great work!!

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  21. i love blogs with diffrent opinions.... i hate when blog judge if you dont agree with what they are say this blog is amazing! way to go!

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  22. I love your reviews, they are awesome and am a fan of the recipes too. I enter the giveaways of course when I'm eligible so I do appreciate when Quebec Canada is included. My only gripe is that the giveaways on so many blogs require us liking on FB and following on Twitter waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many bloggers that I have reached my limit on twitter so it has become almost useless for me to enter what with some giveaways having over 100,000 + entries. Seeing that bloggers rarely follow us back especially via twitter than that really puts us "longtime contesters' out of the loop...that being said I thank you so much for all your hard work..your blog is great.

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  23. I like blogs that have a giveaways and use the rafflecoppter form system. When there are a lot of blogs or sites to like on Facebook or Twitter I prefer to have them all on one page rather than having to do each on separately on the giveaway form itself. I also like to have information on the blogger and their family and not just a bunch of information.

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  24. You have a lot going on on your blog. I love giveaways, but the large ones have too many Facebook/ Twitter entries for me.

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  25. I'm from Canada, si it really helps if you post on facebook whether the contest/giveaway is for US or CANADA, or, WORLDWIDE, when you are posting your giveaways. it saves a lot of time.

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  26. As a new (less than a week old) blogger I am incredibly impressed with your blog. Everytime I come to it I know that I will be able to find what I am looking for easily and without chaos. You have a wonderful balance of blog activity and advertisement which I am seeing can be quite difficult for a lot of people. You should pat yourself on your back for that because I know it is not an easy feat. I wish you the best in the future and believe you will continue to grow and be successful just because you are organized with great information for your followers. Thank You!

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    • How very nice of you Marija, thank you! Welcome to blogging I wish you the best of luck and feel free to ask any questions if I can answer I will 🙂

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  27. I appreciate all the hard work bloggers do to keep us informed about new products and ones from the past that we may have forgotten. I enjoy posts and giveaways of practical, everyday useful items and information. Having a new pair of earrings is nice, but it won't help me out in the yard, kitchen, laundry room, bathroom or to prepare a great meal. Probably my very favorite thing on blogs are book reviews and book giveaways. Thanks

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  28. I truly enjoy this blog. I love the detailed reviews. I love that you have smaller giveaways and bigger giveaways. I think you and the other blogs have done a nice job making the larger giveaways easier to enter. I know they are more time consuming, however the prize is worth more. I think you balance it out with the smaller giveaways that don't require as much. I have found that once you have entered several big giveaways it becomes easier because I usually find that I already like most of the FB pages, twitters, and subscribe to emails. I will be making a spreadsheet to notate all the newsletters I've subscribed to and rss feeds I've subscribed to, so I don't have to keep rechecking. Thank you again for all you do!

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    • You are organized Rachel! 🙂 I agree once you've done some of the bigger ones it does get easier as you said you've probably liked most of the pages, I know I've found that when I try to enter. Thanks so much I'm so glad you like my blog and appreciate your feedback.

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  29. I just discovered all these giveaways so I think you are doing a fine job anyways it is just the luck of the draw as to if you when or not lol

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  30. This is a great site, I truly enjoy finding this wonderful sites and reading the great reviews and of having the opportunity to win such great prizes.... Thank you for all you do and all the wonderful tidbits and savings you share....

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  31. Thank you for having such a wonderful website that provides us with good information, savings, & giveaway. Love it. Keep up the good work 🙂

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    • awww that is so sweet Betsy thank you! So glad to hear you're joining the blogging world feel free to ask for help I will if I can 🙂

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  32. I like big prizes and I understand that in order to win big prize people have to put some effort. I don't mind liking pages and following people, it would be nice to get follow back tho 🙂
    And now to suggestion. when bloggers tweet about Mom Blogs giveaways or when they write about them in their blogs or newslatters I wish they ALWAYS mentioned that it's shared giveaway from Mom Blogs. Every time I see a tweet or read email and find very cool contest that I want to enter, I click the link to find that I'm already in. So it's get confusing and overwhelming to open the links and wait around while rafflecopter loads just to find out that it's the same contest over and over again

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  33. This blog is really awesome!!! I'm so glad that I found it! There is a ton of stuff that I can use on here and make life a little bit easier! And anything to make my life easier with 5 kids is awesome in my book! lol

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    • So glad you like PBM Bobbi yay and I agree anything to make life a little easier especially with 5 kids wow how do you do it 😉

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  34. Hi! Thank you for all the giveaways! I'm a young baker trying to start a career so this mixer would be amazing!! Haven't won anything yet but fingers crossed! Thank you so much!

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  35. I have always followed you and I love your MOM BLOG!!! You always have had great information for moms wether it is what movie to take my kids to or what to cook for dinner.

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  36. Thanks for great products on your many giveaways. Very difficult to do all the following; hope you can find a way to simplify. Thanks again.

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    • Melissa, winners are always announced on the rafflecopter of each giveaway, unfortunately there isn't any other practical way to do it since we have so many giveaways that are our own let alone the ones we participate in and for which other bloggers adminster, sorry but that's the best we can do for now 🙂

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  37. Liking the facebook pages isn't always a choice- they (FB) has a cap of 5000 - plus a few maybe a hundred or so- so I am constantly having to go in and unlike pages- twitter has a cap as well - 10% over your # of followers, so when bloggers don't follow back it is hard to like everyone to get the max entries. I like it better when there is one entry per blog liked or followed instead of having to do a bunch on a page because I am sure I inadvertently dq myself unliking to like others for different giveaways. That way I do get credit for everyone who is/stays on my list.

    I also like the smaller giveaways, it's nice to try new things before spending money.

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  38. I love how you have set your blog up it is very nice and i wanted to thank you for all the great giveaways you host i know it takes a lot of hard work =}.

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  39. Hi,
    Just wanted to thank you so much for these giveaways. I never seem to win anything but it is fun. If I was to be the lucky one, please email and give me a few days for I am disabled and am not on everyday though I would love to be. Had fun with this contest and I know it is a lot of work for you to do and thanks again.

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  40. I am glad that there are so many giveaways and so many ways to enter. I don't like the long list of Facebook "Likes" or twitter ones. I really like it when you review a product or two and then offer us a chance to win by commenting or going to their sites and learning more about the company. Thank you for asking and for the giveaways.

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  41. Hi! I'd like to say "Thanks" for all the work you, and other bloggers, put in to provide us with these awesome giveaways. I know it's very time-consuming for you all.
    I appreciate all of the blog newsletters that I receive in my emails. Sometimes I don't have time to go through them all, but I definitely hit a few each day.
    Thanks again for your continued efforts to keep us informed and connected.

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  42. I just wish that if you ever did win anything, you were contacted by email. I love to win and really don't win much, but I would like it to be by email. Another thing is, I'm new here. I wish things were explained a little better. I'm not sure when the blog wants me to join things, if I have actually done it correctly. Thankls for all you all do for us!

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    • hmm Tiffany I'm not sure how other blogs do it but I do email people as do all of the bloggers that I know so I'm not sure what other methods are used...

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  43. I am a newbie, and I wanted to say I am glad I found this site and Thank you for all the hard work you all do and for the great opportunities.

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  44. I agree with Ellen... I too prefer the smaller more personal giveaways with products that you have had hands on with and tested.
    I am soooooooooooooooooo very tired of the long lists of sponsors and twitter accounts to follow. I am at the max of 2000 now and cannot add any more.
    I don't even do facebook and hate when that is made a mandatory requirement which some blogs do. I find that I resent the product offered when they want to make you "LIKE" them and I resent the blog that has that kind of giveaway and usually don't go there often to check our their blog.

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  45. Thank you all for the wonderful contests that you have! I have certainly enjoyed entering them, and looking forward to my emails to see if I have won! It is fun to do the contest rules and to get information about products to use, buy and review that you all have already seen and reviewed firsthand! THanks again~! YOu all are Great!

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  46. First I would like to say, I like your blog with the pretty purple and it's layed out so it's easy to view. I love doing giveaways and contest but I do think some of them are longer and harder than others. The rafflecopter at first was a little different to get use to from the giveaways where you just enter with your name, address, phone,email. Sometimes I have trouble with the rafflecopter with the requests to do. I'm not real knowledgeable with the computer so it's hard for me. I like both the large and small prizes, it's kinda like challenge. I love the KitchenAid Stand Mixer giveaway, been wanting one for like 40 yrs. but can't afford to buy one being disabled it's hard. I try to enter to win one whenever I can, it's the only way I'm going to get one. I like seeing the KitchenAid also other kitchen items, handbags, jewelry, diamond candles which I would love to win too just once, toys, dishes, pots and pans, grills, etc. and even dog or cat things for giveaways. I like reading about the product to be given for the giveaways because it lets you see what it's about and whether or not if thats something you want to try for. Well I guess I kinda let my mouth get away from me, so I'll be quite and go for now.

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  47. I am a newbie to all this blogging, etal...since I'm unemployed & have plenty of time on my hands (been having health issues this summer), but I really have learned a lot of stuff & I do like most of the pages that have been sponsoring these great giveaways, such as the KitchenAid giveaway!!! I'm so glad I am still able to enter things like this!! 🙂

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  48. **This may be a duplicate, I didn't see my original one post and didn't see anything about moderation**

    I really giveaways the most. But I really like when blogs show pictures of things. If they are reviewing something, show me pictures of how well it worked. If it's about food, show me pictures of the steps. A picture is worth 1000 words 🙂

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  49. Love contests! I think when a prize is won, the winner should be contacted by email. A lot just post somewhere, without actually notifying the winner personally. I don't understand that concept...you would think the contest provider would be thrilled to contact the winner letting them know...not all do that of course, but a lot do! 🙂

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    • Thanks Susan interesting about the purple font because when I look at it I find it quite easy to read especially compared to different colors. I think it depends on the monitors people use and the color settings on them.

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  50. I appreciate finding ALL sorts of companies (new and old favorites) product reviews on blogs. I have let family know about products we never would have heard about otherwise, or have found out about the newest GREATEST toy or item for the kids or grandkids this way and is a great way to find gift ideas. When there are 'big ticket' items up for giveaways I am glad to follow that trail and find new blogs that way, and often stop along the way to read their reviews and enter their giveaways. I also have the problem others have stated...the long list of twitter and facebook follows is blocked because I have been maxed out. Facebook is one thing, but I understand twitter follow is based on some sort of %, and when bloggers don't give me a nod and follow back, it is hard for me to keep following others. Therefore, so many giveaways are out of reach when the group giveaways require follows. I have entered some where you have a list and you are able to choose which ones to follow, and only THOSE follows are added into entries. Though more "reasonable or fair" it doesnt always give a new blog the exposure they NEED if people don't choose to follow them. I get it. I someday hope to blog and would like that little extra help and exposure...just makes it hard. And although the bloggers want followers and numbers, based on marketing and being able to offer more and often "better?" products, it does take away from our time to really spend time with the blogs we find a true connection to. It is overwhelming sometimes...

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  51. The giveaways are fun but I still follow blogs for the sense of community I get from belonging to and following them. It's very nice to get input on topics that interest me.

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  52. I like reviews to help me decide whether or not to try a product or service. I live on a small income and cannot afford to buy everything. I love giveaways! They help me get things for myself I couldn't otherwise buy and helps me to get gifts for my family. I live alone now but I still like to be able to contribute and feel a part of family gatherings. Thanks for all you do to make our lives better!

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  53. I like reviews as I am not always certain whether or not to try products, etc. so it is helpful to hear of others' experiences. Like everyone, I love giveaways! I live on a small income, so it is important to me to find items to win for myself and for gifts for my large family. Even though I am alone now, I still like to contribute and feel a part of my family. I do get discouraged when I see those big old rafflecopter things! I cannot follow more on Twitter and they are pretty stinky about it! LOL I had to do another facebook page to enter contests too! Most of the time I prefer the cash or GCs so I can use them for my expenses, travel, or gifts. Thanks for all you do!

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  54. My mixer died so long ago and to have this would make my life so much easier so that I can make more healthy stuff for myself.
    Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway.

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  55. I love free, and my husband has wanted a kitchenaid mixer since we got married seven years ago. I have been trying and trying to win the mixer and have yet to do so. I would love to surprise him with the mixer for his birthday in October!

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  56. I enjoy following your blog because you are always different giveaways and many other helpful hints. With your reviews, you give your readers the chance to 'get to know' the product before buying. Thanks for all that you do!!

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  57. I am from the Kitchenaide giveaway. I love giveaways! I do all of the Facebook likes & I use the interests list. This way I list it under to get rid of at the end of just say Summer. I can go in there & delete the pages I want to. It takes a little more time, but it works for me. I keep the ones I like.

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  58. I love the giveaways, I haven't won anything yet, but I'm going to keep trying. Thanks for clarifying that I don't have to " like " all the FB pages to enter. I already have too many like on my page from giveaways.

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  59. I have been trying to win a KitchenAid Mixer for a long time...so glad you've networked with all these other blogs so you can afford to sponsor this terrific prize. BUT I also like the smaller giveaways, because you find out in a FLASH whether you've won or not. I've been fortunate to win both types from other pages and it's so much fun. I've used several for Christmas and Birthday presents....really helps the budget. Thanks again.

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  60. Love your site. I agree with some of the others...maybe shorten up the giveaways so they do not last as long and maybe not make as many entries. It takes a long time to enter without a huge return.

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  61. so glad i found this giveaway blog, lots of awesome and fabulous prizes! i want to say! thank you! this makes my spare time worth while.

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  62. Thank you so much for cohosting the KitchenAid stand mixer giveaway! I can't afford to buy one so I'm hoping I might win!!!!

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  63. I love your page. The reviews are great and informative. The giveaways are also great but maybe some more giveaways with a shorter time frame would be nice.

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  64. I LOVE THE REVIEWS AND THE VARIETY OF GIVEAWAYS BUT AM NOT FOND OF HAVING TO FB LIKE IN ORDER TO ENTER A GIVEAWAY.
    THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!

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  65. I truly LOVE your blog! You always have the best reviews and content...I appreciate ALL your hard work....that's for sure.
    The one feature I would like to see changed is the duration of the giveaways. Most giveaways extend over a long period of time, but I was hoping for maybe just week long giveaways. And maybe 'NO' daily entries, like tweeting everyday. I enter SO MANY giveaways, it's hard to remember to come back to a specific blog to complete daily entries.

    Just my thoughts and opinions.

    Thank you for caring so much about your readers, I truly appreciate it.

    Bear Hugs - Kim Buck

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  66. I too appreciate all the great reviews especially~the detailed write up help a lot! Of course, LOVE the give aways & prizes! (Always crossing my fingers, toes & eyes!) to win!

    I also agree with what Ellen above me stated as it takes HOURS to follow all these pages which IS alot of time away from other things on here for only 1 winner out of thousands~so that being said~does any1 ever take a poll from your followers to ask if they prefer a group of smaller prizes over just 1 big prize? Just curious. I get what the blog owners (you) are saying, but I, like many other followers are stating, I doubt I will keep doing hrs & hrs of pages of liking & following. It isn't fun (lonely) & not getting anything else done (surveys, visiting, etc) I can/DO appreciate a lot, but also need to appreciate my time/needs as most of these we'll never hear or win from either.

    GL every!! Blessings~

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  67. I love your page and all the giveaways. I think they are great, I am on a fixed income so some if the prize are just what I need but can't afford right now. Thank you so much and please keep up the good work.

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  68. I just wanted to say how much I love your site and how much I appreciate you and everyone who is involved with these giveaways. I'm so thankful that I have a chance to enter them especially since I don't have a job right now, every win is so helpful to me. Thank you for all the wonderful things you give to us.
    *Hugs*
    Jessica

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  69. I love the small giveaways, as they tend to be so much easier and faster to enter, but it's also so much fun to try and win the big ticket items too!

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  70. I actually frequently like the smaller giveaways better for several reasons. First, they often (but unfortunately not always) are much easier to enter, since they don't have pages of likes/follows/etc. to go through. Then, because they are often more focused (for example, I don't enter many baby-oriented giveaways unless it is something I can use as a gift or donation), they also frequently have fewer entries, which increases my chances somewhat. I also like it best when the 'mandatory' is only 1-2 items, and normally broad enough to allow anybody to enter--I do not twitter or follow through several of the newer methods that are popping up. I realize that there are exceptions to this, but those are easy to identify and just skip, usually.

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  71. I love th reviews with the giveaways. Its a great way to explain the product & get ppl interested. Some reviews have even convinced me to buy some items when I didn't win them. I also don't mind the big giveaways at all. I understand why a lot of ppl don't like them... its a lot to do for the best chance to win but I still love them & hold out hope everytime lol. Thank you for all the giveaways, big & small, & ty ty ty so much for all the hard work you put into all of this for us 🙂 we all appreciate it very much!

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  72. I have no complaints, I love your site! I love the giveaways! I appreciate everything you do. i'm sure it's time consuming!

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  73. I am pretty new to facebook, and I'm REALLY new to this sweepstakes thing. I'm actually still a bit skeptical as to how this all works. I have no problem liking pages or spreading news and sharing, and I actually like the smaller items the best so far to place entries on. Nothing I vote on is for me, I'm a college guy, looking at the upcoming holidays and realizing I won't have presents for my family, daughter, or significant other. The little items are great, easy to enter, and there's such a variety I know if I win a few things I'll be set for the holidays. Thank you.

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  74. I love to enter small contests the best! I especially love to find that delivery notice on my door saying something wonderful has arrived. I do enter the "big" giveaways...and even won one (still waiting for it to arrive). Some things that bother me are the facebook "likes" that are not available in Canada 🙁 Don't you love us too? Or entries that invite us to enter more giveaways and they are not open to Canadians. So sad.
    One thing about "big" giveaways is when it happens to be the same bloggers controlling (bad word...hmm) Hosting a number of these, I find myself more interested in exploring their blogs and finding out what's new with them...I like to feel I am getting to know you a bit - I watch for your emails more.
    Something I would love to win is a good digital camera. You don't see many giveaways for cameras. And frankly, Libre Tea could not have TOO many giveaways! I am trying to win one - we could all be a Nation of tea drinkers 🙂
    Well I have rambled on a bit long. Thanks for giving us a chance to mentions some of those things that we like and don't like.

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  75. I love all giveaways, sometimes it is something I can use for myself and sometimes it is something I can win for my fiance or my son!! <3

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  76. i also generally like the prizes better on the smaller giveaways. yes, big ticket items are nice and fun, but i appreciate the smaller items that i will use every day or week... and some of them are just plain fun.

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  77. i enter the big ones as i come upon them, but don't search them out. i like the small ones much better -- i feel like i have a better chance to win.

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  78. I really like your website, the reviews are superb and the giveaways are amazing! I have yet to win one but they are pretty awesome! Keep up the good work 🙂

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  79. I am not very computer savvy so I hope I don't copy and paste the wrong "links" or "URL" I try but I hope I don't get disqualified I copy and paste all I can! Lol

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    • Hi Patricia, thanks! No unfortunately Google took away the option to use GFC on any sites that aren't on blogger, sad but true..

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  80. I like when I have the option of liking a Facebook page individually even with the big prizes.

    I LOVE when there are the smaller prizes offered. I like the traditional prizes and the gift cards/amazon/paypal. I've been trying to win a Libre Tea glass for a LONG time.

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  81. Thank yo for all the amazing giveaways and tools and info. I'm always checking your website too see what is new. Amazing how much you guys do for us. Lots of love and cheers. Keeps the great work <3

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  82. I don't mind doing all the FB likes if it is a big (expensive) prize, but if it's something under $50 it would be nice to just need a few entries. I like mixing it up.

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  83. Hi,

    I love Flash Giveaways. I wish Facebook would take away the 5000 Likes restriction. I want to be able to like what I want to. I don't see why it is set up that way. I like seeing reviews that are followed by a Giveaway. Reviews are so helpful before you sink your money into something that doesn't work right. I like your blog and wish you continued success.

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  84. Hi! Love your giveaways! Just a suggestion. If you have a contest that includes Canadians, please offer giveaways for Canadians in the rafflecopter too. Sometimes I entered than find out it is only for Americans. Just make it clear.
    Thanks you for this great opportunity!

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  85. Thanks for the giveaways I love entering them I agree with another comment about entering other giveaways that you wouldn't have unless it was part of the rules it does take away from another persons chance at that item and you wouldn't have entered if it wasn't part of the rules. I am greteful for all the time and effort you put into the giveaways.

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  86. I have been entering giveaways and they are requiring so many likes on Facebook and follows on twitter that I am forgetting who I am following etc. I love the giveaways and information and learning about new products for sure!

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  87. Hello, I love your site. I can only aspire to be as successful at mine. You are a great inspiration for all bloggers out there. As far as giveaways go, I like them all small and large. Of course I pass up on ones I can't use but if they're cash I always enter because in this day and age who can't use cash. I am looking for a new mattress and a dslr so I search them out. Thanks for all you do.

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  88. I appreciate all you do with your blog. Love the helpful hints and giveaways. One thing I don't like is having to "like" all the bloggers participating - my face book page is a long list of bloggers - generally repeating what the next says. Occassionally I have to just delete a few.

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  89. I have been entering giveaways and they are requiring so many likes on Facebook and follows on twitter that I am forgetting who I am following etc. My likes are maxed out and I have to like and unlike to enter giveaways and it is frustrating. I love the giveaways and information and learning about new products for sure!

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  90. I love your blog for all the giveaways, reviews, blog hop.. but I also love your recipes! Always looking for something new. Thank you, for all your time that you put into this. It is fun to come and read and try new things. 😀

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  91. My only negative comment would be...when doing a giveaway, I don't appreciate being forced to join a site or enter another giveaway that I did not choose. I think that when these things are done, you are taking away from the person(s) that really wanted to win the gift that I was forced to enter, that I did not want.

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  92. I LOVE THE GIVEAWAYS AND THE BLOGGERS,, I DON'T LIKE H\AVING TO SUBCRIBE OR JOIN OTHER CONTESTS IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE THANKS FOR LISTENING

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  93. Powered by Mom is one of the best blogs I've come across for reviews, giveaways, and general content. The other blogs that usually participate in the giveaways are topknotch, too. I enjoy just about any giveaway. Reviews for appliances, toys, movies, and beauty products are greatly appreciated. I also enjoy coupling tips, saving money ideas, and honest feedback on deal sites. Thanks to you all, and keep up the good work.

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  94. I like the small giveaways mixed in with the group ones! It keeps things interesting. The small ones are usually easier to win because not as many people enter. I do like it when you offer things you've reviewed yourself.

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  95. i love your giveaways but i don't do facebook so i've noticed that many of the bloggers you have to have a facebook account to enter......

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  96. i love the giveaways and all the stuff you write, i dont like the giveaways were you have to like tons and tons of people on facebook to enter, i have maxed out my likes

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  97. I like gift card giveaways - doesn't matter the size. I love these giveaways - I am meeting a lot of great people in the process.

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  98. I don't do facebook and don't like giveaways that "require" you follow in order to enter.
    I do not think that is a fair way to sponsor a giveaway and it makes me not like the product and the blog that is hosting that kind of giveaway. Everyone told me to set up a fake facebook account just so I could get the entries, but I think that is dishonest.

    I luv to enter giveaways with rafflecopter...my time online is limited and it makes it sooooooo quick and easy to enter. I do not understand why blogs ask you to comment in their comment section when you can put your comment right there in the form.

    Thanks for listening...

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    • Thanks for your feedback. I thought I should let you know that the reason many ask for comments on our blog instead of the rafflecopter is that 1) we can see those comments until the giveaway closes and only if we download it into a spreadsheet from rafflecopter. It doesn't make sense to get comments we can see before or after (unless downloaded) and that can't be shared on our blog with others. Take care!

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  99. I am really loving the Kitchen Aid giveaway. I do a lot of cookie baking for local non-profit group who buy Autistic children iPads. Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  100. I don't mind following pages on FB... it's kind of nice to be introduced to new pages that I might have an interest in. If the page bothers me with too much spam or content that I'm not interest in than I can get rid of it quickly later... but I never mind giving anything a shot!

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  101. I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work you all put into finding deals and doing great giveaways your the best

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  102. I love the giveaways and freebies. Who doesn't? I like the bogs that review things. I like to know that we are not all the same and have different opinions and thoughts of our own. It is nice to get others' points of view. Keep me in the loop when I have no other way to.

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  103. Recently started following your newsletter, blog and fb page and truly enjoy it. You have some awesome giveaways!!

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  104. Thank you for all of your blogs. You have helped me find some great giveaways and contests. I love the big and small ones.

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  105. I really like blogs that are easy to navigate usually with some sort of drop down menu where it lists the different types of posts. I also appreciate when giveaways are clearly marked who they are open to. I find this can be tricky with the giveaway linkies as there are often giveaways on there that are mistakenly marked WW or open to CAN and they are really only open to the US. It can get a little frustrating because often by that point, I have already completed entries. My own fault for not making absolutely sure first I suppose lol.

    As for the nature of blog posts, I really enjoy reading real posts about bloggers family life because it makes it easier to relate to and sometimes you pick up a nifty trick or two to try at home. I also love reading honest and down to earth reviews about products. Reviews that aren't afraid to say if they didn't quite like a feature.

    Thanks for everything 🙂

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  106. My personal preference on entering giveaways is ...I don't like to use Facebook. It just clogs up my feed. I prefer to stay on your site for all entries:)

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  107. Thank you for all your time & effort put into your blog. The giveaways are great. I also like to read reviews on products whether it is/has been something I would consider trying out.

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  108. I love all the giveaways -- but I really don't care much for these massive lists of FB / Twitter / Pinterest follows.
    Seriously, that clutters up my FB page to no end and I find myself 'cleaning out' those that hold no interest for me (or they spam me).

    I'd rather see one 'central' FB / Pinterest board to cover all the participants. Twitter -- that's less bothersome.

    My opinion only. No harm intended.

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

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    • Thanks for your feedback Terri 🙂 what do you mean by a central FB/Pinterest board? I'm trying to see if this is possible but not sure what you mean. thanks.!

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  109. okay first off this is not a sympathy thing so please no need for people to jump on me, ive seen it done to others, not on here however, anyway deep and meaningful ok, this is hob=nest to god on my life my july, my 9 year olds SN son got his first puppy, the breeder said it had its(her Ally) shots, i made an appointment July 5th to take her in , we got her the beginning/middle of June, but trying to teach my son a lesson I told him hed have to wait until he had some of his money and id pay the rest ok, thats why it was the july 5th we wouldve taken her in, now my next door neighbors dog died of parvo, but she didnt think that was important enough to tell the person of a 7 pound schnoodle puppy that had become my sons real best friend, my other neighbor told me on june 30th, my dog got ill the next day and died on July 3rd, then my uncle died and my cousin whos like 30 years older than me and i dont know in a different state started talking horrible about me on facebook, THEN, 2 of my friedns at 42 died, one of a stroke w/2 boys, and the other of a heart attack, my uncle died of cancer bTW, then I got a speeding ticket (that actually happened the first of July) and yesterday i got the court date in the mail, its on my sisters Birthday and its also back to school time, so these blogs,and give aways are the only thing that have kept me sane, I am so glad July is over with it seemed all i did was cry!! my moms B-day was the 19th we had a suprise party on the 27th, and that is the only good memory i have of July! Happy 78th momma!!:)

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  110. I have to say that until I had to take 4 months off work I had never heard of blogs, giveaways, twitter or a lot of other ways of posting things. Your blog as well as some of the others kept me entertained and I learned a whole lot from you as well. Thank you and may God bless you and keep you going.

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  111. I love blogs that keep it real. I love to read humorous postings about things that happen to everyone but most are unwilling to share.

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  112. I love easy to use blogs. I love it when you have a list of current giveaways. It also helps to have the winners posted! Thanks for such a great site!

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  113. I actually have a question about giveaways, when they ask you to confirm that you voted on Picket Fences, what are they looking for? Just say "i voted" or the URL of the PF page? By the way, out of the thousands of blogs that I "like" or "follow" you have the most amazing giveaways and you are sooo quick at picking a winner and notifying them so thank you for that!

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    • Thank you Jennifer I appreciate that! for your picket fence question if they haven't specified what they're looking for that's not good I don't always ask to 'prove' the PF vote but if I do I say please copy the link where you voted and paste it 🙂

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  114. For the record I absolutely love giveaways! But the only problem I have with entering some of them is that you can get big points for leaving comments on "non-giveaway" posts. The problem with many blogs is that there are no or few post that aren't a giveaway. It takes me 20 min. just to find a post to leave a relevant comment on (especially when there is no link and you have to open multiple windows) or maybe if there was a tab for just reviews or recipes, etc that would be helpful (I know there are many that do but there are also many that don't). And total bummer on Twitter limits!!!

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  115. I like when blogs have a side bar with a giveaway linky list of their giveaways. I do not like having to go to Giveaway tabs and finding a mess of a blog's own giveaways mixed with other random giveaways, or having to wait for multiple RC or GT forms to load because of the way the blog's pages are set up. It is so much easier when giveaways are neatly listed, with end date, on the side of the blog.
    Also, I like when FB/Twitter entries for the large giveaways are listed individually (each one = one entry) instead of listed in bulk on a page. I know quite a few of us have hit our maximums on FB and Twitter and it is so frustrating when you are one FB like or Twiter follow away from the entry but cannot like/follow the last page (even if you want to).
    You guys have done a great job at organizing some great giveaways and have run many great ones on your own. I hope to see more in the future!

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  116. I love your blog! I don't have enough hours in the day to read everything and enter all of the amazing giveaways. Great job! =)

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  117. Ok I thought I had posted a comment but I don't see it! I''m with some here with the bigger giveaways and all the Fb and twitter likes that have to be done. I understand the reasoning behind it but it still stinks when you can't get the entries because FB and twitter decided to limit the amount of people you follow! I still enter but I know most likely I'm not going to win...15/150 entries isn't too hot of a chance but hey you never know...yours just may be the one that is picked! 🙂

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  118. I'm probably the only one that doesn't use face book or twitter.I wish there were more ways to gain points without those. Picket fence... Thanks!

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  119. I left a comment a few days ago, but this is for the Coach Giveaway. I wish their was an alternative to liking and following. I have maxed out on both. Maybe Google+ or StumbleUpon.

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  120. I have nothing but great things to say about this site! I've enjoyed the giveaways tremendously. Like someone had mentioned, I have also had problems with the Rafflecopter loading properly. I fixed it by going from Internet Explorer to Firefox. 🙂

    Thank you for the hard work you do in running this blog. I don't know how you have enough hours in the day to keep this running like you have. Kudos to you!!

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  121. I really like the giveaways, it's always fun to get an email stating that you won something. I really enjoy reading your blog everyday!

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  122. I enjoy visiting your site, I love all the great giveaways and other great information that you share, once in a while on some of the giveaways I have trouble getting them to load, my computer is old, so it may just be my computer causing this, thanks for all you do.

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  123. I do like smaller flash giveaways because you can find out if you've won something quickly! I visit your blog everyday not only for your giveaways and blogs but for the Punch Tab Rewards. Thanks.

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  124. WOW- you guys (as in bloggers) I'm not sure how you do it being a mother,wife and working and still have time to blog-I can tell just by entering a blog-which ones put a lot of time and effort in to putting out giveaways,information, stories and reviews- I have my favorites -I appreciate all the hard work you guys do. Rafflecopering is one of my favorite ways to enter. I really enjoy reading about people and their ideas on parenting,life in general,likes and dislikes and you get an extra added bonus with a chance of wining something. Thank you.

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  125. I love giveaways, especially following a review of the product. I wish most giveaways would be capped at about 5 entries or so though, otherwise I end up wasting way too much time entering every day! I get addicted!

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  126. I like all of the giveaways. I would think it would be easier to combine every single one of the facebook likes into one button so that it would make it easier and quicker for the person entering the contest. I also like the idea of group giveaways but it would be nice every once in a while to see something that you reviewed alone as a giveaway. I trust the group giveaways but I would trust your solo giveaways more since I know for sure that the opinion is yours and yours alone.

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  127. First I want to say I love your blog. However, I would like to learn more about helping my Son survive at college. :)Such as, easy, healthy and inexpensive meal prep., dealing with being far from home and helping him stay on track. I appreciate your reviews, giveaways & recipe 🙂 Thnak you!

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  128. THINGS I LIKE ABOUT BLOGS ARE LEARNING ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS, SITES, STORES, PLACES AND SPECIAL PEOPLE THAT I NORMALLY WOULD NOT GET TO LEARN/HEAR ABOUT. I USE IT LIKE A NEWSPAPER SOMETIMES BUT IT HAS ALL GOOD NEWS. I DON'T LIKE WHEN PRODUCT REVIEWS SOUND TOO MUCH LIKE A COMERCIAL THOUGH, IT DOES NOT SOUND GENUINE.

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  129. I love all the giveaways big and small, there is nothing like having an email saying you won, to cheer up your day. I don't have enough followers on Twitter, so that category of entries always gets me, because I can't follow everyone I would like. Thanks for the fun each day!!

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  130. I would also like to say that I first came to your blog with the intent of just entering some contests. But now I kinda feel like family since I now feel a sort of bond here. I have come to look forward to my emails and getting to know you through your posts and consider PBM one of my "teachers" in that although I don't have a personal blog but I've learned so much over these last few months. Thank you for that! 🙂

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    • Meg I'm so touched thank you for your feedback and I love that you feel like family. I"m all about family and community 🙂 It's "family" like you who keep me going thank you!

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  131. I do appreciate having choices about how many entries to make when we "like" various sites. It also breaks up the whole process so it doesn't seem like we're working so hard!

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  132. Your giveaways are wonderful, I love that there's always something different! It's almost like Christmas opening up emails to find out what the giveaways are and reading the reviews are helpful, too! Thank you for all your hard work!!

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    • Than you Nena I appreciate your comment and love hearing what people like at PBM 🙂 thank you for being such a wonderful reader and email subscriber 🙂

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  133. I like a blog to do giveaways at least on a semi regular basis, I know smaller blogs that is harder to do, but it makes it fun, I so like reviews of products, I find them very handy. I like some personal content, stories that happen to you or things you encounter in everyday life as they often are humerous and give me a laugh or are something that i can relate to. I dont like on giveaways when you feel pressured to go comment on this review or that one.I understand that blogs want to have feedback etc, but most of the comments are people just trying to get an entry so it isnt real.I dont often comment on blogs , unless something strikes me to speak, something as simple one day as saying I like the dress the person was blogging about they wore, or something that I found super interesting. But I think the only way to get genuine comments is when people find that something made them want to speak. I read lots , comment rarely , but when I do it is beacuse I actually have something to I want to say

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  134. I love the giveaway prizes like PayPal, Amazon GC, Visa/Amex GCs, clothing, kitchen appliances and so much more! Thanks a lot!

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  135. Thanks for the chance to win the kitchen aid. Im working on becoming a baker at home and well this will help me make my cakes and cookies ect for parties and events.

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  136. I love the giveaways. I don't mind doing all the facebook likes as they are easy. Same with Twitter follows and tweeting. The picket fence votes are good too. thanks for all your work in putting these together, they are fun.

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  137. i like reviews on products. helps me make an opinion before buying something and not liking it.
    i dont like the giveaways that make you enter all of the email subscriptions.

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  138. The only problem I ever have is one that plagues all give away sites. There is rarely a giveaway hop in which all of the blogs end at the same time... some close a day early. I can't recall if it has been a big problem for this blog in particular, but it is a frustration. I do love your blog and all of the posts aside from the giveaways as well!

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  139. I really like your page. I find it very easy to navigate. I am fairly new to blogging. I love the giveaways & the recipes the most! Thanks for all you do!

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  140. I love giveaways as they are opportunities for people who can't afford things and God can bless us with things we need in our lives. Thank you for that.

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  141. I do love giveaways of all kinds - but I also enjoy reading about bloggers' lives - all the fun things you do with or without your kids! So don't be afraid to do posts that aren't specifically reviews and giveaways!

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  142. I love big and small giveaways but I prefer if it is a smaller giveaway that the rafflecopter form is shorter because then it takes less time to get the maximum entries. With a smaller giveaway it makes sense to me to have a shorter form. However in general I love your giveaways and your reviews

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  143. I love the reviews you give on products. I love that you cover so much detail in all of the reviews. Keep up the good work.

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  144. i love the reviews because you get people to let you know the pros and cons of the product before you buy. do you take suggestions on whatto review? i would also like to see nutritional info on recipes if possible since im on a low carb diet. thanks for the info given already!!!!

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  145. I just started all this blogging and contest giveaways and coupons and well everything. I am enjoying all the blogs I'm discovering and dont mind likeing things. heck I'm a friendly sort friend me I'll friend you. and getting lots of stuffing in my email is fine by me, I have ADD anyway so all good.

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  146. i'm fairly new at this giveaway thing. i enter alot...not knowing what i'm doing. rafflecopter confuses me, but i hang in there. not sure what a url is and where to put it. however, i do know you know what you're doing and it's a fine job. i'll probably never win anything, but congrats to all that have and will. i'm still having fun. thanks for all you you do. bless you all!

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  147. I am new at all this blogging, couponing, reviews, sweepstakes. I am still learning with it all. I find lots of helpful information on your site and enjoy reading and even participating in some of your events. I also like that you share a little about yourself and that seems to make this very personable. I see you also are very dedicated and work hard to make your site look pleasing to the eye and interesting. Thanks for all that you do and thank you for the opportunity to enjoy your blog.

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  148. It's amazing that bloggers can keep all of those giveaways, contests, and coupons and free stuff organized! Your amazing that you can do that everyday! I would be totally lost by now doing that everyday. So, Bless you and keep up the great work!

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  149. I would love to see more "mom & baby" or "mom & kid" or just "mom" giveaways. I'm always looking for a good sweepstake!

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  150. Not a mom blogger, but friend to many. I have a food blog which I'm just now starting to really get to posting on and a personal blog. I'm kind of hoping to go a new directing with the food blog and make it more of a hybrid. Adding sweeps would be a nice addition to it as well, I think!

    Thanks for all the tips and connections to so many cool bloggers!

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  151. I'm an old hand at entering sweepstakes, but entering giveaways hosted by blogs is fairly new to me. I have to say that at first, I was very intimidated and thought it was a lot of work. I realized after the first week, that after doing it for a few days, most of the likes and follows are taken care of, an entrant just has to make sure it's done and click enter on the RaffleCopter. It's a lot easier than I had at first thought.

    What I like best about blog giveaways is the variety of prizes offered. There's everything to hope for when entering. From fashion and jewelry and bags and shoes, to housewares, to toys... There is so much! The thing I like best is the amount of giveaways devoted to childrens products. There are very few sweepstakes offered on line that are devoted to things that kids will enjoy.

    The only thing that I would hope for is to see more articles/post and giveaways devoted to older children. I realise that many of the bloggers have younger children (toddlers and infants) so they review products and do giveaways specifically geared towards those age groups. I believe having posts relating to cooking for, traveling with, crafting with, or entertaining older children... as well as giveaways for things they would enjoy... would expand bloggers readership even more. Say things for ages seven through twelve or thirteen... Maybe even posts relating to teenagers.

    In conculsion, I have to tell you that I find this blog, and many others to be amazing! I've been inspired to work on a blog of my own and have started one, but I am already amazed at the sheer amount of effort it takes to maintain just the writing (not that I lack for things to say, obviously!) but learning how to personalize a blog, how to make posts relevant to one's own life and interesting to readers, how to attract readership and keep it... It's all so much and bloggers have family, friends, homes and jobs to keep, too! Someday I would like to be involved in reviewing products and offering these fabulous giveaways, too, but for now, I'm still in the process of learning to add templates and buttons to my blog.

    The knowledge of you and your fellow bloggers, the effort you all go to, and the moments of relaxation, humor, and entertainment you bring to us, your readers, is greatly appreciated. I know I look forward to the times my kids go to bed, I get the dishes washed and then can finally sit down with a glass of Merlot and my laptop for a little while of reading my favorite blogs and entering a few giveaways that might benefit myself and my family.

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    • Thanks for all of your wonderful feedback it is much appreciated. I know what you mean having a child who is not a toddler (mine is almost 11) there are a lot of baby giveaways it seems but not as much for the pre-teens to teen-agers or at least not as many compared to the other ones. I wish you best of luck with your blog you will get there, it is a lot of time and work but if you enjoy then it's less work most days 🙂

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  152. I first would like to tell you thank you very much for allowing me to be able to enter this giveaway! I would like to recommend some ideas I would like to share. I think you above header is a little big for the site and I would put the small areas or words into a tab like format. I hope this is helpful. I would tell you also that you bloggers have a great thing going for you by networking together! Please have a great day!

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  153. I love all the hard work that all you bloggers do. I wish I could start a blog and help inspire people. The only thing is I have to agree with Jills post. A lot of times I have to miss out on entries because I cannot follow anymore people on Twitter or Facebook due to the maximum restrictions. Not only that but my facebook wall gets so cluttered I can't see any of my friends or families posts. In lue of that, I love your blog and reviews and I thank you for the chance to win some giveaways.

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  154. I'm fairly new to reading blogs and entering the contests, but its been a lot of fun. The amount of work all of you put into the blogs and finding the deals and getting the reviews out there is amazine! I'm a single mom looking for ways to cut corners and save some money...and I'm getting better at the budgeting everyday. The coupons and savings are a huge help!

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  155. I really enjoy all the new sites I find by entering the giveaways..Things I never knew existed..Thanks for the insight

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  156. I would like to ask, if someone is entering a giveaway, and they are maxed out on both Facebbook Likes and Twitter Followings, is there any other way to receive entries. When I find one of your giveaways that I am interested in, I don't enter half of the time because of this. The only other way is to go Unlike and Unfollow other pages. I don't like having to do this. Any comments?

    Thank you

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    • Autumn, I can't speak for other bloggers but if it's a giveaway that I'm the main admin, I always have a comment entry and sometimes just an easy hit enter entry as well as Picket fence and/or pinterest so usually I have other options but on my smaller giveaways I don't include all of them for the same reason I don't want there to always be a ton of things it seems some people want tons of options some don't so it's hard for us to please everyone. All I can say is do the ones you can and for those who don't like tons of entries they don't have to do them all that's what most people don't seem to comment on is that most of the entries are not required people can choose not to do them all as well Thanks for the feedback.

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  157. I am not sure if that has been done here or not, so I am just going to go on and say that.

    I have a 4 and 3 year old nieces who are not listening to anyone. Promising them or saying that they are not going to be watching cartoons is not working. The only way to calm theme down is to put them in time out. I was hopping that someone can do a post with some parenting advice on here with better options. That would be great thank you in advance.

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  158. The facenook follow pages are a little overwhelming even for a prize as nice as a kitchenaid mixer and I do sometimes have to miss out on entries because of it. Also I mostly use a kindle fire for my web browsing and entering giveaways with 10 facebook follow pages can get a little time consuming which is a bummer. But you guys do a lot of hard work to host these giveaways so I suppose I should complain lol. Thanks for all that you do!

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  159. I for one don't mind the Group giveaways as by now I've done so many big and small ones that most of blogs I have already liked. It's pretty nice to see that though there may be 6 pages of Facebook follows, with ten on each, that I only have one or two new ones each to follow.

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  160. I love all the giveaways you guys have for us. Thank you. All you guys did a good job and are great bloggers definitely.

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  161. I am like some of the others who have commented on here. I love all the giveaways big and small and enter as many as I can. I have even won a thing or two. Sometimes my mailbox is like Christmas at the wrong time of year which is a really fun thing. But following so many blogs can become overwhelming and sometimes i miss out on a few entries because it takes so long to put in for every entry available. You have a wonderful site here and I try to visit as often as possible, but sometimes you get buried under the mountain of other blogs that are out there. Keep up the good work and thanks for all the good advice I have found here and thanks again for all the great giveaways you sponsor.

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  162. For me, good photos and well-written posts are a plus. I really appreciate it when a blogger takes the time to proofread, too! I love how your blog is easy to navigate. Keep up the good work!

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  163. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog, giveaways, comments, reviews the whole 9 yards! Thanks so much for sharing your talent

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  164. I have entered many of your giveaways and compliment you on your direction towards the same, as the prizes are exceptionally nice in quality. However, I find that the shorter the span of time the giveaway is held would be more beneficial to you. Example: instead of holding a giveaway for a three or four week period of time, you could limit it to a 10 to 14 day time period. I realize the time and effort that goes into your giveaways and appreciate the same, but I also believe that limiting the time would stir more action and interest on your blog.

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    • Karen thanks so much for the feedback 🙂 I personally do prefer 10-14 day ones to and the ones that originate with me are no longer than that some of the ones I partner on the main admin decides on longer so any longer ones are because I'm not the main admin 🙂

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  165. I'm very new to the giveaway blog arena, but have been hopeful enough to sign up for a few things. My only issue with the "likes" is that there are one or two that seem to be out of place with family-friendly couponers. Obviously I wouldn't have to "like" them but i do want to win the prize! Thanks for providing me with the opportunities!

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  166. I love the smaller giveaways. Of course the big giveaways have awesome prizes but the smaller ones you have a better change of wining.

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  167. I always enjoy reading your blogs and I love all the giveaways you share -thank you very much for all your time you put into being a blogger to satisfy the need of all of us "contesters'

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    • Hi Shannon, not sure why my comment thing doesn't say this but your comments do go through they just have to be approved first 🙂 I like to see them all otherwise I would never know who's commenting when 🙂 I'm go glad you like my blog too thank you!

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  168. I love the giveaways and the recipes the most. And it is difficult to keep up with all the blogs we end up following in order to enter giveaways. I love all the information I receive though.

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  169. A problem I find with a lot of mom blogs is once the kids get a little older - it's like the info just stops. I'd love to see more content/giveaways for older kids. My boys are 12 and 15 so we are way past diapers! lol

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  170. I got to say i love your site and all that you do us specially your awesome reviews love reading them .. Thanks for everything and have a wonderful weekend!!

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  171. I love the giveaways. I have to agree with ellen. I would like to see more giveaways about the items you personally review than see those group giveaways.

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  172. I love all of your giveaways, but maybe doing a various gift baskets maybe one is filled with bathroom stuff like towels and lotions and bath salts,etc and another filled with make up and beauty stuff, and another one could be filled with electronics, and another could be filled with stuff for tea time and another filled with pet stuff. Well you get the idea.

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    • darn you just missed one of those exact types of giveaways Julie we had a spa in a box one that end last week 🙂 We have also done a pet on in the past. thanks!

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  173. I have learned a lot from all you gals! I like learning about new products and about saving! I'd like to see more info on stores, like Walgreens or CVS or RiteAid. I hear about how to get great deals but, I don't really get rollovers and do you need to have a store card? Once I figured out Safeways Just for U. I saved a LOT of $! 41% on my last visit! That really helps us out! Thanks so much for all your work! You all rock!

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  174. I've been saying this for a while now and I am glad to see that others on this board are saying something similar. While I understand that group giveaways are a quick way to get lots of followers, I cringe every time I see one. Facebook only allows 5000 likes. When you enter giveaways that literally require 250 or page likes at a time to complete all the entries, that fills up your faccebook allocation pretty quickly. That then means having to make a new facebook account if you want to enter more contests since we agree to not unlike pages after a giveaway is over. The pages they really want to follow get lost in all the others on the newsfeed and you can't spend all your time hiding pages after you've liked them all. If we create new accounts, even if we only use 1 to enter, bloggers then question why we have those accounts and if we are cheating (which is exactly what we are trying NOT to do). The prizes are nice, but when there is only 1 prize and 100,000 entries, it's kind of like winning the lottery. You can spend hours and hours entering and never win a thing. If you do win a $500 or so prize and divide it by all the hours you've invested, you still don't come out ahead. I guess my point is, it's more fun to enter small contests and actually win small prizes once in a while than to put more time and effort into the giveaways that you rarely if ever win.

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    • Thanks for that Jill I personally have lots of small giveaways with reviews too and I've won some small giveaways they are fun to enter. I would just like to mention that for a blog like mine that has almost 17000 FB likes even a large giveaway like this is not a quick way for my blog to get new followers, in fact I usually only get a few. It does help the newer bloggers so I don't do it for that as I don't benefit that way. I do it as it's one of the few ways to get a large prize and many fans want a chance at it, generally when you look at the odds it is still better than the lottery where it's 1 in a million and even though a giveaway like this may have 100,000 entries that's not a 100,000 people so the odds are better. Bloggers do know what it's like for people to enter large giveaways as they do so themselves as well. We leave it up to individuals though to decide at least here on PBM how many entries you do so it is up to you in the end. Thanks for your feedback, I am aware of this but also please be aware sponsors want lots of promotion and won't do the big giveaways without it. All the best!

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  175. I LOVE ALL THE CHANCES AND TOOLS YOU GIVE US TO USE THIS IS AWESOME KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK . HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! 🙂

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  176. I have been a fan of yours for a few months now and I'm here everyday!! There is always something fun happening here!!! Thanks PBM....:)

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  177. Love the variety of giveaways. My only problem is I have no more likes available on facebook. Wish more giveaways had a long rafflecopter for the facebook likes as I miss out on 10 entries for not liking 1 page.

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  178. I am a Blogger and I know all the hard work you do and I appreciate it and I Love the big prizes as well but I would like to know more about you as well. I can tell you though you are a blogger I follow.

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  179. I like the smaller prizes where I don't have to follow so many people. I understand its necessary for the the big prizes. I've had a very bad experience in a large giveaway with a blog and I won't enter any giveaway she's part of. I am making an exception for the mixer though. Small giveaway let me follow only who I wish to interact with. Thanks for your reviews and giveaways

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  180. I love all of the information that is provided through your site. As far as contest straight up hard cold cash would be nice LOL. Other then that sometimes following all these people sometimes is more then i want to follow but i love the contest so i will do it.

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  181. Hi, I am new to all of this. My daughter told me about it. Love the prizes offered, but must say I am a bit overwelmed by it all.

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    • Hi & welcome Debbie, KitchenAid is one of the bigger giveaways if that is one you're entering there are some smaller ones but the prizes are still wonderful 🙂

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  182. Thanks for all the hard work you do-to bring us great information and awesome giveaways.I love reading your blog-keep up the fantastic job you do.

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  183. I love all the information and give aways that you and all the other wonderful bloggers do! I figure if I keep entering them I'm bound to win one some day! lol

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  184. I agree with Ellen. Even though I understand the need for the long lists of sponsors, I end up losing touch with the ones I really like because my feed fills up with the other ones. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into everything you do, making things much easier for me. Keep on doing what you're doing. I have no real complaints 🙂

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  185. I would like to see far far less of the 'group' contests and more of the things you personally have reviewed and are offering yourself.. I of course am using this as an entry for the kitchenaid, but I am ending up following far more people than I want to in order to obtain entries.

    When we follow so many people it really does get to be a mess- as readers it is difficult to keep up with any kind of social interaction on facebook much less twitter. There are some bloggers I have followed for years and I actually like interacting with them. In this group thing , so many are pages I don't have an interest in and they never follow back anyway. I know why it is done, and I can appreciate it but I would rather see smaller prizes and be a rader who has time to comment. I guess what I am saying is I prefer quality over quantity,

    I do enjoy your blog and follow you many ways- I wish I did have more time to comment and visit you but following so many, it is a bit much :/

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    • Thanks for the feedback Ellen I know what you are saying and unfortunately the big prizes the sponsors want lots of bloggers to advertise but there are still some small giveaways 🙂 thanks again!

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      • I would love to see more handbags, jewelry and watch giveaways. I'd like to see more of the smaller giveaways. More individual blog giveaways. The bugs combined blog giveaways are nice but hard to win. More little items would make a person feel like they have a better chance to win. Of food giveaways are good in my book also.

        It would also be nice if when we follow a blog in twitter if they would follow us back. We are limited to 2,000 that we can follow unless we gave an equal number that follow us. I have 730 followers and I keep maxing out in the number I can follow. I have to go back and unfollow in order to follow new sponsors or blogs in order to keep being able to enter new giveaways.
        I'm usually unfolliwing sponsors.

        I have the same problem in Facebook because they max us at 5,000 liked. I guess needs to open a different type of Facebook page just for entering giveaways. oh and feedburner limits the number if blogs you can subscribe to then the just randomly deleted subscriptions.

        Then some of the WordPress blogs are not mobile phone friendly. The rafflecopter doesn't fit on the page properly it is wider than the blog page so part of it is cut off..usually the green entry buttons. I don't have a computer I use my cell phone for everything. I have brought it to the attention of several of the WordPress blog owners that are have the problem and they haven't done anything about it. It is a issue with WordPress not my phone. Because I use to not have the issue up until a few months ago. Some of the blogs did some sort of update land those are the ones with the problem.

        Another thing that would help us if all blogs would offer both RSS feeds and email service. My operating system is not compatible with the RSS feeds but i have no issue with email. But for some reason some blogs only offer RSS feeds this causes a problem for some of us. Give is a choice. You say you want us to read your blog. Well let us have the chance to have your postings sent to our email inbox.

        I am sure i can think of more but this is enough for now.

        Thank you for the soapbox
        Linda

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        • Hi Linda,
          Thanks for the feedback. I've looked into it and as far as I know I can't do anything about wordpress and how it looks on people's phones, there are different themes on WP and it's next to impossible for us to know which ones look ok on which phones etc.. as well we have to do updates when they are available as it can affect the security of our blogs, I know people who have been hacked because they didn't do updates.

          I msyelf have a email subscribe option available so hope you subscribed 🙂

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