Happy New Year and welcome to 2015 – no matter if your 2014 was good and full of fun or perhaps held some memories you would like to forget; myself and some very lovely bloggers have teamed up to get your 2015 off to a great start, but before I get onto the fantastic prize on offer lets meet the team:
So what have we all got up our sleeves for you? Well that would be a fantastic £60 All4One giftcard, which is accepted at a whole host of shops including; Amazon, Argos, Boots and John Lewis just to name a few! So you could grab yourself a new outfit, kit out your home with some decorative items, or perhaps treat someone you love – the choice really is yours.
So to be in with a chance of winning you just need to answer the following question:
What’s you one wish for 2015?
And of course we would all love it if you could give us a follow as well!
When it comes to cheese baked snacks, my family can’t get enough of them. Steve, his Dad, my Dad, Jack…all of them love their cheese and anything remotely cheesy. Cheesy crisps, cheesy baked snacks, cheesy pizzas…anything cheesy and they will eat it!
We recently got sent some of the nibnibs range to try out – we were sent the Exceptional Cheddar Cheese Straws, the mini Exceptional Cheddar & Spicy Chilli straws, the mini Roasted Salt and pepper jumbo peanuts, the Exceptional Cheddar & Cheeky Onion straws and the mini Exceptional Cheddar Cheese Straws. Find out your nearest stockist here.
I will admit I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to chilli products – I used to just eat chilli products straight away and instantly regret it as I am no good with heat so I get Steve to test the intensity now before I eat anything chilli flavour…now the only problem is knowing whether it is actually really hot or he just likes things too much to let me have any…
So what did we think? Well..I for one was very impressed with the cheddar and onion straws, plus the cheddar cheese mini nibs were really nice too. Jack was pretty much obsessed with the larger cheese straws and I found him sneakily putting his hand in the packet on a few occasions – that boy will do anything for cheese! I wasn’t particularly fond on the salt and pepper nuts and didn’t try the chilli straws so cannot give my thoughts on those but I know Steve thoroughly enjoyed all the tastes and flavours…and I may have some new cheese based snacks to add to my regular shopping list.
Have you ever tried NibNibs? Would you like to? Here’s your chance to win some for yourself:
As someone who likes to enter giveaways and likes to hold them sometimes too, I thought it was high time a post was written about how to enter blog giveaways that use Rafflecopter. I do not claim to be the first person to write such a post – I know people such as Di from Superlucky who explain it a damn sight better than I probably will!
For the purpose of this post, I am going to show you a step by step guide to entering via Rafflecopter and I am using Georgina from Makeup Pixi3‘s post as an example.
As you can see, Georgina has clearly stated the prizes available and the rules for entering from the outset. She has stated that all false entries will be removed – this is a problem that besets every blogger, there will always be some people who click, click away on the buttons but don’t actually follow the rules.
You will be given the option to log in via Facebook or email. I use Facebook as it is so much quicker!
After logging in, you will come to a screen with the mandatory entries. These are assigned a number of ‘points’ each which makes one entry per point. You have to complete these two steps to even be entered into the competition but once completed, this will open the other entries up.
One of the mandatory entries is to follow Georgina’s blog via Bloglovin. Simply copy & paste the link into your browser and click follow! Georgina is asking for your code so she can verify your entry – all you need to do is leave a link to your Bloglovin profile. Simple. The other mandatory entry was to follow Janiro via Twitter – simply click the follow button if you aren’t following them already and input your Twitter name.
Now that the mandatory entries are out of the way, the non mandatory entries are unlocked and you can do as little or as many as you like! I try to do as many as possible; only stopping if I don’t have that specific account. The first few are relatively easy: Follow via GFC which is generally in the bloggers sidebar, subscribe on Youtube (follow the link and hit the subscribe button), follow the blogger on Twitter, like a page or two on Facebook – each one will require a simple click and the inputting of your username for said social media platform.
Nearly every blogger requires you to leave a blog comment as an entry. Whilst this may not always be mandatory (such as in this case), it is the majority of the time. If it is a mandatory entry, be sure to leave a comment to be entered and please make sure to actually leave a comment answering what they have asked you! There is nothing more annoying than people leaving a ‘great giveaway‘ comment as an entry when you asked their favourite scent or shade…
Tweeting is another one that confuses some people. All you need to do is click the tweet button which will come up with a ready made tweet. You simply press another tweet button and the tweet will be posted. I know a lot of people struggle to get the URL so here is a how to guide to do so,
Once you have pressed the tweet button in the Rafflecopter and then the next tweet button, this will come up! Simply click on View it on Twitter and you will see this:
All you need to do is copy the url from your browser and paste it into the Rafflecopter – hey presto, you’re all done!
Entering Rafflecopter giveaways is really easy when you know how but I understand that it can be difficult when you first start entering giveaways. If you have any questions, be sure to let me know!