March 23, 2012

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop Winner

Before I'm going to announce the winner of the latest blog hop I need to vent a little. As some of you might have noticed I had this catchy little message posted underneath the header during the duration of the giveaway:

Dear *insert name of person who obviously thinks I'm stupid*,
I appreciate you stopping by my blog and entering my current giveaway. Best of luck to everyone but you, honey! Now don't look so sad or surprised. You probably didn't think I'd notice, but entering SEVEN times within 48 hours is a far cry from accidentally entering more than once. So I've decided to delete all SEVEN of your entries.
Yours sincerely,

P.S.: In case you should end up entering an EIGHTH time I'm going to ban you from each and every giveaway I'll ever host again on my blog. Just sayin'!

Needless to say she entered an eight time and a ninth and ... you get the idea. So Ms Delusional will from now on be banned from every single giveaway I'll ever host on this blog again. Not as though she'd care. She ignored my message above and will most likely not care about this rant here either. Maybe she's devastaded that all her effort didn't pay off. Poor honey, you do get something free from me after all - a new and shiny "Banned from all giveaways" club badge!


And now ... no, not quite there yet! Remember the question I asked in the giveaway form? What would you rather want to find at the end of the rainbow - a pot full of gold or a huge pile of books? Curious about the result? I sure was!

There were a total of 306 entries in the giveaway and most of you went for the huge pile of books. Can't say I blame you, seeing how we're all bookaholics. Yet a whooping 41% went straight for the pot full of gold to buy not only books, but ... I think I remember some folks mentioning paying bills or a Kindle Fire or shoes. Yep, shoes! Well, you can't go to the bookshop barefoot, can you?

The lucky winner of the Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop is
#99 Aimee Cook
who has won a $15,00 Amazon GC or a book of choice from The Book Depository!!

E-mail is on the way and please get back to me within the next 48 hours!


  1. congrats Aimee

    Really sad some people act like that person...

  2. Replies
    1. So sorry that someone tried to take advantage of you/cheat like that. I hope you send a letter to her to let her know that she is banned, so that she will hopefully not bother you any more. That way she will know that it was her you were talking about and than she was not a slick as she thought she was.

    2. I'm not going to contact her about this. She probably thinks she's won when she receives an e-mail by yours truly, hahaha!

  3. Congrats Aimee!!

    Sorry you had so much trouble with that person.. I had someone entering multiple times in my last giveaway, so we disqualified them since it was unfair to the rest of the entrants, never fun.

    1. How gullible do people like that think we are? And it's a miracle to me that it doesn't occur to those cheaters that they will never win if they don't play fair.

  4. On that note...question for you all:
    It has happened several times to me that one of the extra entries was to comment on the blog post - I did that and wanted to check the "done" section on the Rafflecopter form, but Rafflecopter had kicked me out. I had to "sign in" again, but the entries I had collected already weren't marked as "done" anymore. I just left it at that (didn't enter again). Have you noticed / had the prob before, too? Any advice?
    For someone not familar w/ Rafflecopter multiple entries can happen that way without the intention of cheating.
    However, 8 times? Now that's probably not a coincidence. Sorry that happened! - Congrats to the WINNER :-)

    1. Hmmm ... I never had that happen to me when I entered a giveaway through Rafflecopter and as I've never used Rafflecopter on my blog I have no idea whether you might have ended up entering twice.
      As to Google forms, yes it can sometimes happen that there are double entries created by accident, yet those will show the same time stamp which makes it pretty clear that the form has just been acting up. Of course that's not cheating and I simply delete the double entry, but entering a gazillion times over the course of several days ... some people have quite a nerve!

    2. I hear ya! Especially when it's SO obvious it was on purpose. Horrible!
      I haven't had any probs on your blog :-)
      Your comment just reminded me of the Rafflecopter issue.
      All in all I'm not a big fan of RC. These tweet daily options take a lot of the fun out of it for me because I don't have the time to tweet or share a certain giveaway day after day. On the other hand...if you HAVE the time. It's uber-cool haha :-)
      Love your blog's design! #randomthough
      Happy Friday!
      _yay_ @ BookthatThing!

    3. I'm not even on Twitter, ha! That said, I hate when following on twitter is a mandatory entry with some giveaways, grrr!

      Frankly I think my one-entry-policy is the fairest for everyone. In most cases you don't even need to follow and in the rare case I do ask to follow I'm not picky about how you do.

      Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende!!

    4. Very true, Birgit. If I have to follow someone in any way (esp. with GFC, but that should be over soon I think) I immediately leave. That following business is totally going out of hand.

  5. Birgit!!! YAY! I'm not the only one who is NOT usuing Twitter :))) I'm always pissed off and frustrated when Twitter is mandatory entry too :) Otherwise RC is not bad, I'm using it now for my giveaways and like how easy it is to choose a winner.
    Congrats to the winner!