Thursday, December 23, 2010

Visit Victoria's Voice and Enter Her CSN Stores Giveaway

     I wanted to tell you about a great blogger and person that I have come across by entering her giveaways! I recently didn't receive a prize from Victoria's Voice so I contacted Vicki and without any hesitation she wrote me right back within minutes and figured things out with the PR person! I received my prize extra fast after that! I love bloggers who are on top of things, care about their readers and care if their winners receive their prizes! I also contacted at least 3 other bloggers at the same time over a week ago and I'm sad to say they didn't respond to me. That is so disappointing! It makes me wonder how they would expect me to visit them again!

     Please contact me if you don't receive a prize on my site! I have had many e-mails with readers not receiving prizes. They have all received their prizes after writing me! I don't mind contacting PR companies to help you get your prize!

     I just wanted to say "thank you so much" to Vicki! She is awesome! Visit her site today to win a $35 CSN Stores Gift Certificate! The giveaway ends January 1st, 2011. The giveaway has low entries so your odds of winning are great!

     Have you ever not received a prize? Is there a giveaway blog who has gone the extra mile to help you out and you want to give them recognition? I'd love to hear your stories!


Mama Hen said...

Thanks for the heads up. I just went over and entered. I love the CSN giveaways. I have won one and it was so much fun to pick out presents for my kids.

I have won a couple of different items and have gotten the items quickly and with no problems. I won the grand prize on one blog though and never received anything. And they apppartenly stopped blogging. Oh well.

Alicia said...

Hi Natalie! She sounds like a great blogger, just as yourself!!!

I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!!!

Nichol said...

This is so frustrating when this happens, but I encourage entrants to contact us if you haven't received prizes. I have helped out so many of my amazing readers who say they haven't received their prizes. Natalie I find it sad these blogs never got back to you, that is so bad. Happy holidays again)

Tabathia said...

I have had the problem of not receiving a prize and after contacting the blogger it was taken care of, but there are a few bloggers who I won giveaways and contacted them after not receiving the product after 2-3 months and no response, so I contacted the sponsors who apologized and sent me the prize. I even won a big mother's day giveaway on one blog and never received over half the prizes and after continuous emails to the blogger I finally received one in October with an apology but still no prize and they even changed the name of their blog during this time. Oh well, you win some and you lose some. But for the most part, bloggers who host giveaways usually do their best to provide the prize.

Shelly said...

Natalie, I agree 100% with your comments! I have at times won items and never received them. I have contacted the blog owners and haven't gotten replies and 2 particular blog owners were even nasty and rude with me with one of them telling me to contact the sponsor myself. Wow!

As someone who won something, it is not my job to contact the sponsor, it is the giveaway hosts job to do that if I don't receive my prize. blah!

Chris and I always keep emails on hand so that if a winner doesn't get their prize & they contact us about it...we can follow up with the Sponsoring Company.

I am sick and tired of unprofessional and unethical giveaway site owners that it's ridiculous.

Rebecca O said...

I have had this happen to me several times. In most cases, I was able to let the blog owner know and she/he was able to email the sponsor and get it taken care off with no problem. One time, the blog owner and I had exchanged about 20 emails to each other in her attempts to get me my prize. Finally, she said forget it and sent me a gift card of my choice as a way to apologize for and make up for the sponsor never sending me my prize. I will never order anything form that company in the future and neither will the blog owner.
I have also run into the problem of winning something and the sponsor contacted me to get my info and thank me for my interest {it was an Etsy prize} and then she never sent me my prize. Several months later I moved and sent her a quick email to let her know that if she hadn't already sent my prize that I had moved and gave her the new has been 6 months and I still have not heard back. I never contacted the blogger who ran the giveaway though. Sometimes, it ends up just being a lost cause and not worth my time to try and get the prize.
I do on the other hand keep all my emails from the bloggers and sponsors. That way I can keep track of who emailed me and when. I also email the blogger when I get my prize that way they don't wonder. I also keep a running list of everything I have won, that way I can check it off as I get it. It makes everything so much easier for me and sometimes for the blogger.

I am so sorry that this has happened to you though Natalie. You are great blogger and I appreciate all you do! Merry Christmas!

Victoria's Voice said...

Hi Natalie! Wow! You made my day, seriously! I was very surprised to see this post, it was very unexpected.

I am happy that things worked out and you received your gift. As I told you, I look to my followers and readers as if they were my customers. I want you guys to receive what was promised and I will do my best make sure it happens.

I have not had the opportunity to come across a blogger that would not respond to me or help me out. If I did I would hope for the same courtesy they they would expect from me.

Thank you again for your kind words. I hope you have a wonderful New Years!