$25 Amazon Gift Card Contest

Posted on: April 7th, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 36 Comments

In my last post,  I mentioned having lost most of my blog followers during the transition from “Tales at Twilight” to my new website.  In an effort to rebuild that following, I’m hosting a contest.  It’s an easy one, and has a  great prize.

What you win: A $25 Amazon Gift card

How to enter: Follow my blog using the “Google Friend Follower” widget on the left sidebar.

If you already follow my blog, you’re already entered.  However, if you’d like to help the contest along by posting on your blog or tweeting (or sharing this post via the share buttons), please feel free.

Also, if you’d like to, please consider signing up for my newsletter (also on the sidebar).

If you are unable–for whatever reason–to follow using the widget (perhaps you don’t use a “reader” to follow blogs), you can also follow me via Twitter or Facebook.  The catch is, if you follow using one of these other methods, you’ll have to post a comment here and let me know, because I plan on using the names from the widget to do the raffle, so I’ll have to add your name to the list.

EDIT:  Similarly, if you subscribe or plan to subscribe using the RSS feed, just leave a comment so I know (I have no way of tracking it).

The gift card will be sent direct from Amazon to your mailing address, or if you prefer, to your e-mail address (your choice).

This will be an ongoing contest until I reach 50 followers.  I currently have about 14, 17, 22 31 37 (More than halfway there!  Only need 13 more entries).  Once I reach 50 followers, I will use the random number generator website to choose a winner.

I will announce the winner here on the blog, so stay tuned.

Good luck!

36 Responses

  1. Troy Blackford says:

    Good plan! Glad to add you. It wouldn’t have taken the thought of winning to get me to follow, I just didn’t know about this ‘follow’ business!

    • Thanks, Troy. Yeah, not everyone uses a “reader” to follow blogs. Truth be told, I’ve been looking for an excuse to give away a Amazon Gift Card, and this seemed like a good enough reason as any. 🙂

  2. Angela Perry says:

    #18! I would have followed you sooner, but I just did the jump to a new site/email/etc too 🙂

    • Thanks, Angela! No worries, I’m just looking for an excuse to give away a gift card. 🙂 I have to check out the new site.

      • Angela Perry says:

        It’s not new to you 😉 You were my first visitor!

        • Ha! Ohhh, I thought you meant another new site. 😛

  3. Cate Gardner says:

    Your blog already lives in my Google Reader – I usually add a blog subscription manually rather than follow because that darn list on my blogger profile page is getting so long. But as it’s you… Follow.

    • Thanks, Cate! 🙂 Yeah, i realize some people may follow with the RSS link I have on my posts. Maybe I should add something about that… Yeah, I better.

  4. susan wiener says:

    Hey, Anthony great website ‘n contest. I’m an email subscriber, posted your giveaway on my fb wall as susan wiener and joined blood. Hope I’m entered. 🙂


    • You sure are, Susan! Thanks for posting on Facebook as well.

  5. Katey says:

    I’m following you on facebook now because I don’t use the blogger thingie (I subscribe to this blog via rss feed in my thunderbird :D). But it’s through my real name, not my author name, so, you know. That Viswanathan lady is me. Hee!

    • Awesome, thanks, Katey! I’ll be sure your added to the raffle. Good luck! 🙂

  6. Holly says:

    New GFC follower here! 🙂

  7. Dee says:

    I follow you via gfc as Dee. Thanks for the chance – only 15 followers to go 🙂

    • Thanks, Dee and Holly! Really only 13 more if I count the follows who don’t use Google reader, which I do. 🙂

  8. AnnieB says:

    Neat contest..just like you on FB

    • Thanks, I’ll make sure your on the list for the contest. Hope you like the site.

  9. debbie says:

    WOW! Everyone loves something free. I definety love free stuff and even more I love to read via Kindle! Count me in and wish me luck!!

  10. debbie says:

    OH… please put me in the raffle for the gift card. Good luck on the writing!

    • Thanks, Debbie, and good luck! I was surprised to see some people voice concern (over on the Kindle Boards) about personal information. No personal info is needed to enter, as you know.

      Again, good luck!

  11. pommawolf says:

    Thank you for the chance…I love to spread the word about authors websites and blogs, that how I find good authors.
    I love my google authors groups!


    • Thanks so much! I hope you like the site. Keep your eyes peeled for a new story coming out soon.

  12. Darlene Wilkinson says:

    Enter me please and thank you!

    • You got it. Good luck!

  13. Carol Zaglin says:

    Signed up on Facebook so add me to your contest.
    Looks interesting and I will search it after dinner.
    Thanx for the chance to win!

  14. Jill Davis says:

    Thank you for the offer Anthony! Did I make it in below 50? Sure hope so…

    • Yup, looks good. But don’t worry, I won’t lock anyone out of the contest. If anything I’ll send out a second prize.

  15. RoseMarie Gold says:

    Cool, am subscribing to your feed… like adding new things and people. Thanks! I personally am not into Horror Genre … but my kids and grandkids are, so I can pass info on to them!

    • Thanks! I do hope you find something to enjoy here. I sometimes post about food and nature related things as well.

  16. Rachel says:

    Oops… I was number 52. Am I too late? 🙂

    • Nope, you’re in. I’ll do the drawing tomorrow. There’s an update on the main news page. Good luck!

  17. JD says:

    Joined the friends on the sidebar –not sure if that was correct for following your blog. More comfortable reading a book 🙂

  18. Luz says:

    Ooopsss!!! I’M number 54 hope that I make it.

  19. Kimberly says:

    Cool, Thanks for posting about this!

  20. Haliee Kennedy says:

    I followed you! 🙂 I’ll share your blog on my Facebook too. Good luck!

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