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Craft Giveaway Raffles - Coming Soon!


Get involved in our Craft Giveaway Raffles!

In February, via Mattched IT's Blog, we ran our Lucky Tweet competition as an experiment. It was very successful, so we're going to start something a bit more craft-centric and a lot more regular.

We are hoping to run monthly raffles, starting mid-May, via this blog.

Donate a prize - Free Publicity

If you'd like to donate a prize, please leave a comment below (or email us). You must be prepared to give away the prize item for free (and to cover any postage costs - please bear in mind that although most of our audience are UK based, entry will be open to anyone, anywhere). We feel that an average value of £5 - £10 would work best, but will happily accept all offers!

In return, we'll feature you in the blog post for the raffle - with information about what you craft, how to contact you, a link to your website, etc - as well as pictures of the item(s) you are donating. We will also give you a month of free advertising in one of our banner advert slots (normal cost £25, you must provide your own banner although we can help you arrange to have one designed).

Join in the Raffle - Win the Prize?

Of course, what you're probably thinking is - Great! How do I enter? Simple. When each raffle launches, a post will be made here with instructions. Make sure you subscribe to email updates so you don't miss out!

Generally we are going to ask you to make a comment on a specific blog, before a given date in order to qualify - but we may vary this by offering extra entries via twitter. The idea of running a text-message based entry system (with profits being donated to charity) has also been suggested. Although we wouldn't want to do this regularly, we may look into it as an option for Children in Need.

Any questions, comments or suggestions?

So! What do you think? Are you as excited as we are?

Comments (11)

Gravatar for Pierrine

Sounds good to me. I thought your last competition was great. The benefits of providing a prize are great too.
Can't wait to hear more.
Nicole (Pierrine)

Posted by Pierrine on 20/04/2010 13:38:08

Gravatar for Kella

I think these raffles would be fun and would be happy to donate an item from time to time.

Posted by Kella on 20/04/2010 17:41:30

Gravatar for Nate

Sounds like a fun competition. I'm glad I caught this so soon after posting. Is any kind of crafting alright?

Posted by Nate on 20/04/2010 21:55:46

Gravatar for Matt Chatterley

Pierrine & Kella, thanks - we'll keep you in mind! Because we're going to run things monthly, we don't need a huge number of contributions, although we may do something special for Christmas, etc.

Nate - in theory, yes! Certainly a lot of "wood crafts" work for us e.g wood turning, carving, etc. Feel free to email if you'd like more info!

Posted by Matt Chatterley on 21/04/2010 06:26:32

Gravatar for Ryan @ Quoizel lighting

This sounds like an awesome competion.

Posted by Ryan @ Quoizel lighting on 28/04/2010 19:59:13

Gravatar for Irene Strange

Hi, I'll be happy to give away one of my amigurumi critters - maybe an owl like this one - I can make one especially for the giveaway! http://www.flickr.com/photos/irenestrange/4080504003/

Posted by Irene Strange on 10/05/2010 14:18:36

Gravatar for Corinne

Hi, what a great idea!
Would love to donate an item! and to enter the raffle too!

Posted by Corinne on 10/05/2010 17:32:11

Gravatar for Cupola

I have a handmade copper dragon fly plant stake I could contribute

Posted by Cupola on 11/05/2010 00:40:37

Gravatar for Sara @ Curious Home Accessories

Will subscribe to e-mail updates right now :)

Posted by Sara @ Curious Home Accessories on 13/05/2010 09:57:15

Gravatar for Mary D-W

I'd love to donate a prize :-)
Think this is such a great way of promoting similar minded people and small businesses!

Posted by Mary D-W on 14/05/2010 18:35:24

Gravatar for Dot

I would be happy to give away one of my dolls outfits.

Posted by Dot on 26/05/2010 23:40:03

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