I joined the WordPress blogosphere early this fall, (or late this summer) and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time so far. Writing and gaming are what I love, and I’m very thankful that WordPress gives me the opportunity to share my passions. More importantly, I’m thankful for those of you who choose to read my posts! Of course, every blogger wants to grow. I would like more people to see my blog, because I want to create a true community of fellow gamers, writers, and readers. For that reason, I’m running a small giveaway; help me, help you! One person will win a prize of their choice from the list below, and in return, I’ll hopefully get some more readers. This is my way of celebrating both Thanksgiving and Christmas with you. I’m thankful for you, so I’d love to give something away. But in the spirit of the holiday season, it’s also a small gift from me. Continue reading to learn how to enter the contest!
There are four ways to gain entries in the contest, and some actions will earn you more than a single entry.
1 Point: Follow me on Twitter and tweet to me with a message so that I know you’re following due to the contest. For example, Hey @OpinionAsAGamer I saw your contest on the blog; here’s one entry! Simple as that 🙂 This can only be done only once, obviously.
2 Points: Reblog one of my posts on your blog. If you re-blog a post, it’ll gain you 2 entries, and I’ll know automatically due to WordPress’ notification system, but you may want to manually let me know just in case. This can be done daily
2 Points: Share my blog or one of my posts on Facebook or Twitter. If you share on Twitter, again, just tag me and let me know you’ve done so! Since I don’t have a blog account on Facebook, if you share on that site, you’ll need to take a screenshot and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org (Unless you’re my FB friend in reality) and tell me who you are so I can have it on record. This can be done daily.
3 Points: Have a new reader list you as a referrer in the comment section. If a new commenter on the blog says something like “my friend XXXXX brought me here; give him some entries!” then congrats; you’ve got 3 entries. As a bonus, if the commenter follows the blog, it’s an extra entry for you! You’ll gain entries for every person you refer, even if you refer one during the contest period, or 5 per day, or even more! This is the most efficient and effective way to gain entries.
Now, you probably want to know: what can I win? Well, unfortunately for you, I’m not stacked, so there’s only one prize, and it’s somewhat small. On the upside, the winner gets to choose from this list of prizes; each prize is linked to its Amazon.com page, so you can look to see which one you want.
The Greatest Video Game Music Vol. 1
The Greatest Video Game Music Vol. 2
Halo 4 Series 2- Elite Ranger with Beam Rifle
McFarlane Toys Halo 4 Series 1 – Storm Grunt with Plasma Pistol Action Figure
McFarlane Toys Halo 4 Series 1 – Master Chief with Assault Rifle Action Figure
McFarlane Toys Assassin’s Creed Haytham Kenway Action Figure
McFarlane Toys Assassin’s Creed Edward Kenway Action Figure
McFarlane Toys Assassin’s Creed Connor Action Figure
Mega Bloks Halo UNSC Seige Bike
Mega Bloks Call of Duty Mountain Recon Collector Construction Set
Mega Bloks Call of Duty Drone Assault Collector Construction Set
Mega Bloks World of Warcraft Arthas & Sindragosa
Mega Bloks World of Warcraft Sha of Anger
I’ve chosen these items, not because I have them all, but because I’m familiar with the brands. I have both Video Game Music albums, and I enjoy them both (but I think the first is better than the second; see what track list you prefer). McFarlane figures are sturdy, very poseable, and have great detail; I have the Master Chief and Grunt ones, and I assume the Assassin’s Creed ones are as good. I also have quite a collection of Mega Bloks (the Halo ones) and they’re great additions to my gaming collection. I hope you enjoy whichever item you choose!
The contest begins immediately, and will end at Midnight on Christmas morning; two weeks from now (Eastern Time, U.S.). The drawing will be sometime on Christmas day, whenever I’m done unwrapping whatever I receive. I will make contact with the winner, and you will have one week to claim your prize of choice. If you don’t respond, I will draw a second name. Upon your victory, you will need to supply me with a shipping address (I hope this isn’t illegal) so I can send your item; I’ll keep you updated throughout the shipping process.
If you have any questions, let me know. Let the games begin, and may the odds be ever in your favor! Thanks for your help in promoting my blog, and I’m excited to see who wins the prize 🙂