Amazon Launches Giveaway Platform and Should You Use it as a Blogger?

Honestly it is a brilliant marketing move by Amazon, by allowing brands or anyone to run giveaways right on their platform they already store the products and can ship to the winners, why not facilitate the giveaway itself?   The giveaways work differently than simple giveaways that collect entries and 1 person is randomly determined the winner, they are more like games and you have a prize awarded per # of entrants to the giveaway. … Read more

Facebook Policy Changes and The Effect on Giveaways and Sweepstakes

So last week Facebook announced some clear policy changes that were provided to API developers and particularly these are about crushing Like Gates and removing “incentivized liking” of fanpages.  What this means to bloggers and sweepstakes folks is that you no longer can require someone to like a fanpage to enter a sweepstakes, and you can no longer grant them entries in a giveaway or sweepstakes in exchange for a like of a fanpage.  Facebook … Read more

Gleam Giveaway Platform Now Has Referral Program

The Gleam sweepstakes platform now has a pretty fantastic referral program that bloggers can take advantage of right away.  Now if you refer anyone to sign up and use to run their next or future giveaways you will receive either credit which can be applied as discounts to your own subscription or cash. Just log into and go under your account settings, there you can get your affiliate URL for and start … Read more