Thursday, September 18, 2014

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day - Coming Soon and What I Learned :)

I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments on my query about weekly giveaways.   I read every single comment, and learned a lot from you.  Thank You!!!  I have decided to go forward with the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day starting in October!!!!    Here is  how things will work thanks to the info I gained from you along with a few other tidbits listed in no particular order :)

1 - First off, I want to assure everyone that this will not diminish the amount of regular creative projects, fabric, and general quilting goodness shown here ;)  I try to post each day Monday thru Friday.  Sometimes I miss a day, sometimes I post on Saturdays, it is not a hard fast rule.  But as I have looked back over the blog, I almost always have a day in the week where I can't share anything simply because I didn't have time to sew the day before ;)  So this will take the place of me rambling on those days ;)   And if you are wondering why weekly, and not bi-weekly or monthly, well I currently have 12 sponsors.  Weekly is once a quarter for them, that works out nice ;)


2 -  There was a good comment about giveaways taking a lot of posts because you have to first, get people excited about it, then have it, then announce the winner, a total of 3 posts.   I have decided to keep Terrific Tuesday Giveaway day just on Tuesday.  This means that the winner of the previous weeks giveaway will be announced at the beginning of each Giveaway Day post.   So only one post per week ;)

3 - And with the above plan, I should always remember to post a winner on the day I said I would, as I can't really post the new giveaway without choosing a winner ;)  And I will always email the winner, so you don't have to worry if you can't check back :)

4 - And speaking of emailing winners - I can't email you if you are a No-Reply Blogger :(   I can't tell you how many times I read "I never win anything" and then I went to respond to the person and couldn't.  So if you are one of those gals    that feels like they never win, it could be you have been winning, they just can get ahold of you to tell let you know you won!!!   There is a great little tutorial here on how to check if you are and change it if you are ;)  (and I responded to every comment so if you didn't get a response from me, you are one of them ;)  OR you can always just leave your email address at the end of your comment ;)

5 - We are going to keep these giveaways day posts short and sweet.  Since it is a giveaway day, I will try to keep it easy.  I am going to invite my sponsors to share a coupon code along with their giveaway if they so choose as that seemed to be a big hit in your comments.  But mostly it will be who is sponsoring, if there is a current sale or coupon code you should be aware of, and the giveaway ;)    You can always see what is going on with all of the shops in the Sponsor Spotlight Section on the right hand side of the blog.

6 - Along with keeping the posts simple, we are going to keep the entries simple.  The first entry  will always be just leaving a comment.  The second entry  will always  be optional and it will be a myriad of choices and you only have to pick one to enter.  It will include following social media sites, signing up for a newsletter, or picking a favorite item at the shop for those that don't use social media and don't want to clog up their email ;)  Hopefully that works for everyone ;)

7 - I will do my very, very, best to keep all of these giveaways open to international guests ;)  I know there were a lot of concerns there.   But truly, I only ever have a few giveaways that don't include international guests and those are ones that I don't get to set the guidelines on (normally they are book ones where the publisher is heading it up ;)  So Everyone is welcome on Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

8 - There will be no Rafflecopter.  Frankly, I don't know how to use it and don't want to take the time to learn because comments seem to have always worked just great ;)

And I think that just about sums it up!!!  Sorry, that was a lot ;)  But I really do appreciate everyone taking the time to chime in on their feelings about giveaways.  It really helped me lay the ground work for this new feature on the blog.  I am looking forward to it and hope it will be a big hit!!


And with that, let me leave you with a little sneak peek.   I am so excited to share this one!!!  Full reveal and tutorial will be on the blog tomorrow ;)




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27 comments:

  1. Another great sneak peak. Looking forward to the full reveal tomorrow.

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  2. Love that organic wavy line quilting! One of my fave quilting methods! Can't wait to see the big reveal!

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  3. I like what I see... can't wait for the full reveal tomorrow!!

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  4. It really shows that you read all the comments you hit on all the subjects I read in comments and Hooray no Rafflecopter, looking forward to the reveal love the colors.

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  5. #6 I great! Thanks for keeping things simple.

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  6. Sounds like a well thought out plan. And thanks for not using Rafflecopter!

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  7. This sounds like a plan. Can't wait to see the full reveal tomorrow.

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  8. Thank you for taking the time to get your readers' input and incorporating our suggestions into your plans. You control this blog so you didn't have to do that, but you did and obviously spent some time on planning everything out. Just wanted to let you know that we noticed and appreciate your commitment to your readers!

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  9. I really appreciate the fact that you have such wonderful sponsors who are willing to sponsor giveaways every week - that is really awesome! Thanks for taking our thoughts and concerns into your considerations for continuing to do this...I just appreciate the generosity and the fun of the "oh I hope I win" every week! Your little peek is very intriguing...great colors and quilting!! Looking forward to tomorrow's reveal!!

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  10. I love the snippets of this quilt we see. Can't wait to see the whole thing!

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  11. that quilt looks really great!! The giveaway day plans look good too!! Have a great day!!!

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  12. Thank you for all the thought you put into simple rules for your new Tuesday giveaway day! I will look forward to Tuesday now... as well as your full review of the quilt you've been teasing us with the little snippets!

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  13. Sounds like fun!!! I love all of those curvy lines.

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  14. Looking forward to tomorrow1 This should be fun.

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  15. Liking what I read about doing the giveaways. I am so tired of everyone relying on facebook. I hope I am not a "no reply" . If you can reply that would be great. Love the sneak peek. You forget how great straight -ish lines look with all the options for FMQ. fzytwo@gmail.com

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  16. Looks great Melissa and thank you for asking for our input which helped you decide the direction you would take the giveaways.

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  17. you have given a lot of thought to this and we will all be supporting the give aways. Your latest quilting looks interesting lovely colours

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  18. It all sounds good and hopefully will be beneficial to everyone. x

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  19. Rosemary B here:
    This is very perky. I love the sneak peek
    Happy Friday dear

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  20. mmm, that looks great and can't wait to see more!

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  21. Love the little bit that you showed. Looking forward to tomorrow. The give away plan looks good -- well thought out. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Great plan that gives everyone a chance to win.

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  23. I check your blog, but I didn't even know you had giveaways. Duh! Well, anyway, thanks. peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  24. Your giveaway plans sound great. Looking forward to it. I'm glad you aren't using Rafflecopter. To me one entry is enough. Love the colors in that quilt.

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  25. Your give away plan sounds well thought out and planned. I can't wait to see it in action. So excited you will be opening it to international readers too :) Thank you

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  26. Thank you, thank you, thank you for not using Rafflecopter! I can't figure it out either. :) blessings, marlene

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa