I'm finally getting people to enter my website contest! The last few online chats I've been on, I've been pushing my contest and I've have mucho hits on my website and I had twenty people enter my May contest! Which is awesome! I love giving things away. Usually it's one of my books, chocolate, and little westerny items. As well as info about my books.
The best part about these contests is keeping my eyes open for "deals" on things that I can add to "contest stash". I have pencils, bandannas, candles, chocolate, a picture frame - I spotted some cute little note pads in a magazine that I'll order along with a couple other items. But I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive, yet, nice items to toss in a winners envelope.
But I did learn my lesson for online chat contests! My first winner of an online chat contest was from Finland! It cost me way more to ship the goodies than it goodies themselves - so now I give a pdf of the book I showcase to the winner. Doesn't cost me a thing! Or I may just send promo stuff and not a book and too many chocolates! Although I received a very nice thank you and how it felt like Christmas opening her package!
What do you like to get when you win a contest? - Besides money! LOL