Types of Giveaways

There are a few different types of giveaways that I post here at DustinNikki Mommy of Three. There are actually three different types and I wanted to explain the difference so there isn’t any confusion. The ones that are most confusing are some of the blog giveaways that I post here.

Blog Giveaways Hosted by DustinNikki Mommy of Three

This is the first type of giveaway. These giveaways are blog giveaways that are hosted by DustinNikki Mommy of Three. That means that DustinNikki Mommy of Three is actually running the giveaway. Recording entries and is also responsible for drawing winners and notifying winners. These giveaways are our giveaways. The majority of the time, these giveaways are sponsored by a company or brand that DustinNikki Mommy of Three has partnered with. These giveaways are usually followed after a product review. These giveaways are also obvious because I will mention that it is a DustinNikki Mommy of Three giveaway in some way multiple times in the review/giveaway post. For these giveaways, entrants can contact me if they have any questions. These giveaways are always entered on the blog at DustinNikki Mommy of Three via a Rafflecopter form unless I change my entry form in the future.

Blog Giveaways Hosted by Another Blog

This is where the confusion comes in sometimes. There are times that I post blog giveaways that can be entered by using an entry form in the giveaway post on DustinNikki Mommy of Three just like our own giveaways. I sometimes post these giveaways for other blogs and help them promote their giveaways. They may look like they are DustinNikki Mommy of Three giveaways, but they are not. I am helping these bloggers promote their giveaways in exchange for adding one or two of our social media links as extra entries into their giveaways. The giveaways that I post to help other bloggers are always clear that they are hosted by another blog. Their images will have their blog name on them. It will also be stated in the post who is hosting the giveaway. I also leave a disclaimer at the bottom stating that DustinNikki Mommy of Three is not hosting that particular giveaway. Any questions will need to be asked of the hosting blog. Their information will be in the post. 

Instant Win Games and Sweepstakes

These are pretty obvious when I post them. Sometimes I come across instant win games or a sweepstakes that is run by a brand or company. These don’t have anything to do with DustinNikki Mommy of Three or any other blog and are not giveaways you actually enter on the blog. When I post one, I will have information about the instant win game or sweepstakes, prize information, how to enter, rules, and even leave a link to the complete rules page. Included in those posts, there will be a direct link that will take you to that brand’s website that has the instant win game or sweepstakes where you will enter.

I hope this clears some things up and helps minimize any confusion.