Posted by julie @ 1:35 pm

I have a Cisco Linksys E4200 router giveaway contest here. Should I get the most number of respondents for the survey questions, I will raffle off that PhP9,000 worth router. I will also get to win a gadget when that happens, so woot!

On the other hand…

A “lucky” reader also gets the chance to win a gift pack from Johnson’s Baby World of Firsts here by just writing a caption referring to the first photo in the post.

So many contest to join online and I’m sure there are a lot of happy winners out there and that includes me, yey!

Giveaways have included mobile phones, laptops, hewlett packard toner cartridges, food, gift certificates, beauty products and even webhosting packages.

In fact, there was that “heated” talk a while back if a certain government agency should ask bloggers to pay for a business permit of something like it when they hold online contests and host giveaways even if respondents did not purchase anything to qualify. I won’t get into that since I rarely host giveaways. 😀

These online contests range from high priced prizes to fab and fun ones. There are of course the issues about “professional online contest joiners”. Hmmmm… intriguing so I will not delve into that.

Anyway…

Joining contests online is fun, especially if the mechanics are quite easy and there’s no need to sweat the small stuff. Wala namang mawawala so why not join these contest, right?

For me, it feels sad if official FB or Twitter accounts of products and services host online contest where they require for people to like their page only for these same people to unlike after the contest because they didn’t win. In fact, some people would even write trash talk online in these pages. Now, that’s something of a dilemma because if these comments are deleted, they’d get even more pissed.

Social media pages of products and services should be “liked” because the consumer genuinely likes what they offer and not because they are giving away something. I for one will not join a contest to “like” a page for the sake of qualifying to join if I don’t particularly patronize the company’s products and services.

Unless they give away something that I would really not think twice about liking their page, that is another story 😀 Bumigay din, LOL.

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18 Oct, 2011 @ 7:01 am
imriz said:

guess what, i’ve stopped joining contest because i tire out with the loooooooong list of requirements (san ka nakakita ng isang buong page ng ila-like^_^) no offense meant sa iba, pero i do like un pa-comment contest, mas easier 🙂

visiting u here from FBU:) visit me when u have time. Thanks.

18 Oct, 2011 @ 1:40 pm
Mitchteryosa said:

Oist nagLIKE ka sa akin ha! Hahahaha! Wala ng bawian!

19 Oct, 2011 @ 8:24 am
julie said:

haha, kaloka, mga “like” na yan 😀

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