There are two things you really need to get started. An online profile and an email address.
Create a an email address dedicated to giveaway entries. Gmail is a great email service with lots of options and spam protection for free. Hotmail , Yahoo, and AOL also provide free email services.
Most giveaways require you to leave a comment of some sort on their blog. In order to leave a comment you may need to "register" your online profile. Your online profile is created after filling out a short form that consists of your name, email address and/or your website address. Requests for your website/blog address are almost always optional.
You can leave anonymous comments with your email address, but having an online profile, opens up more giveaway options for you. For example, a giveaway may require you to follow them by Google Friend Connect. If you have a online profile you will be able to fulfill this requirement.
Getting Started...Creating Your Online Profile
Chances are if you have an email account with Google, AOL or Yahoo, you may already have an online profile. These services are apart of OpenID enabled websites that will allow you to log in to comment on various blogs that require online profiles. Other services include:
- Read the giveaway rules carefully and follow them. Giveaways can be partial to certain regions or places.
- Note the date of closing.
- Take advantage of bonus entry allowances.
- Keep track of your giveaways.
Don't Count Out the Reviews!
A review post may have promo codes and discounts available only to those who read blogs. You just may find your favorite product discounted for a price you normally pay for!
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