Hi everyone!  First, Happy Holidays to you and your family!  I am so happy to have all of you as loyal faithful subscribers of Doggies and Stuff.  You made us what we are and I am so thankful to have you all in my circle.

Second, I wanted to take a moment to talk about entries for the giveaways.  Please note the following when you are entering:

  • You must absolutely be a subscriber, either email or RSS feed.  If you are an email subscriber, there are two steps to confirm your subscription.  Please be sure you have confirmed your subscription.  I do check these and if you have not confirmed, I will not allow your entries.
  • Tweeting – you MUST read the rules for each giveaway as some of the language changes.  For instance, some of the giveaways allow multiple tweets per day and some only allow one.  Please make sure you are looking over the rules for EACH giveaway to make sure you are entering correctly.  I am now going back to delete a number of entries.  I try to limit the changes in rules, but some brands do not mind the multiple tweets a day and some prefer one tweet a day as the multiple tweets from the same person each day can be overwhelming.
  • For the Holiday Gift Guide’s Giveaway-A-Day posts, I am not contacting the winners to notify them of their win.  Instead, I post the winners and add the language in the post for the winners to contact me if they see their name posted.  I have been giving people extra time to get back with me because of the holidays.  Please make sure you read the posts that announces winners to see if your name is listed.  If it is, please contact me at DoggiesAndStuff@gmail.com.
  • You do not have to leave your email address in your comments.  I get it when you comment, so leaving it in your comment is only leaving it open for everyone to see and use.  I ask you not to leave it in your comments for your privacy.
  • Please allow at least 6 weeks for your prizes to arrive.  Only contact me if 6 weeks has passed and you have not received your item.

If anyone has questions about the rules, or anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact me at doggiesandstuff@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Doreen, Pack Leader @doggiesandstuff

10 Responses to “Entering Giveaways: IMPORTANT INFO – PLEASE READ”

  1. Thank You for letting us know.. I am a subscriber and I am guilty I knew that I was a subscriber but I did not know I was suppose to confirm since I was getting all the emails SORRY!!

    • Doreen says:

      Sharon – if you receive our emails you are confirmed. There is a two step process when you subscribe via email. First, you enter your email address and send. Second, you open the confirmation email that is sent to your email address you signed up with (sometimes it goes to spam, so I always tell people to check there) and simply click the link to confirm. So, if you are getting emails you have already confirmed your subscription. :o)

  2. Crystal says:

    Do you not have a subscriber option for people who follow using the Google Friend Connect thing, or their blog roll via blogger? I really don’t want to get any more emails (I get plenty already), especially since I already see the updates for new posts on my blog roll.

    • Doreen says:

      I understand that, Crystal. I have about 100 emails each morning to go through as soon as I log on. You can subscribe via RSS Feed. I do not have Google Friend Connect anymore but using RSS Feed is a good way to stay on top of what bloggers are posting.

      • Crystal says:

        I guess my point was, I do follow you through Google Friend Connect, and you are listed on my blogroll. So, subscribing in any additional way would end up with me getting multiple notifications, something that annoys me quite a bit. I love keeping up to date with the blogs I read, but I do not like getting duplicate notifications of stuff on a regular basis.

        • Doreen says:

          Ahh …yes. That is fine if you have me listed there and you get the updates. I can see who is following me on Google friend Connect but I don’t use it. It is fine with me and I consider that a subscription. :wink:

          • Crystal says:

            Okay, great! I have wanted to enter a number of your giveaways, but never have because of not wanting to get double notifications of postings! Now that I know it counts, I’ll certainly be entering.

  3. Odean and Cason says:

    Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy all these giveaways and all the other interesting stuff on your blog.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours, Cason says WOOF!!!

  4. Danielle Murgia says:

    I love reading your emails when I get home each day. Thank you so much for the giveaways!