Field Notes Shelterwood Giveaway Winners and Some Feedback?

Field Notes Shelterwood Wood Covers

Field Notes Shelterwood Wood Covers

Thanks so much to everyone that entered our Field Notes Shelterwood giveaway.  Its time to announce our Field Notes Shelterwood giveaway winners, if you are one of them (see below) contact us via the “About/Contact” link at the bottom of the page.

We are also curious to know how folks felt about the use of the use of Rafflecoptor to administer the giveaway?  Was it easier to use?  Harder?  No different?   We definitely have more options for letting people enter the contests by using it, and it helps to spread the word, but its a paid service and I want to make sure it benefits our readers as well.

If you have any feedback on it at all, just leave it in the comments here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. 1
    Jenny says:

    I like Rafflecopter a lot. To be honest, I rarely enter your contests because I don’t tweet or blog or any of the other things that one usually has to do to rack up an entry.

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    Lynne Tilley says:

    I love Rafflecopter. It works so well, and makes these things much easier, in my opinion. No complaints whatsoever! :) :)

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    Jeanne says:

    It is great that you have giveaways. The prizes are very nice IMO. But…it is too hard to enter for a lot of people. It is that way on many of the contests not just yours.

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    Mari says:

    I can’t say Rafflecopter made a difference in participating in the giveaway (even though I didn’t win). Thanks for the chance.

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    Brian Greene says:

    @Jenny – thanks for the feedback, did you know that you can almost always just leave a comment and sign up for our news letter as two ways to enter. Once you sign up for the news letter, that always counts as an entry going forward too, all you have to do is leave another comment to let us know you are signed up.

    @Lynne – thanks, I was apprehensive to use it at first, but from and administrative perspective its just as easy to set up as it is for folks to use it. I think its worth the $7 a month to use it based on some of the feedback here.

    @Jeanne – I’m open to suggestions on what could be easier. Not sure there is anything easier than leaving a comment or signing up for the newsletter.

    @Mari – thank you for participating! :)

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    MelodyJ says:

    I like Rafflecopter. It doesn’t effect whether I enter or not. It really depends on what’s being giving away. Your giveaways are always good. So, I’ll keep entering either way. I’m not sure why people your giveaways are hard to enter. They are pretty easy actually. Maybe the poster thinks you have to be on a social networking site to enter. Many giveaways are like that.

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    rdcalhoon says:

    I see Rafflecopter as a positive overall. I don’t think it gets in the way. But then when I come to a new blog because of a giveaway I always first read several other posts and find one where I can leave a meaningful comment.
    On the other hand, I will be unhappy if asked to fill in a captcha. Your check box is an acceptable nuisance.
    Thanks for all the giveaways. I’ll keep taking my chances with yours.

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    Brian Greene says:

    @MelodyJ – Thanks for the feedback, and thanks for reinforcing the idea that there are methods other than social media to enter.

    @rdcalhoon – Thats interesting, thanks for sharing. And in response to the captcha thing, there are some significant issues with trying to stop spam comments on blogs and captcha does a good job. We have several solutions installed here, with that check box being one. I’ll tell you this though, the stats for the site show that year to date almost 30,000 spam comments have been detected and deleted, so although captcha is a pain, imagine the annoyance how littered up a blog would be with spam comments if not for that and other solutions.

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    Kathy says:

    Thanks for the giveaways you run. Even though I’ve never won one. 😀 They aren’t really why I get your newsletter or follow your blog and tumblr. I just like to window-shop all of the lovely office goods. I enjoy your blog “voice:” a pleasantly oxymoronic combo of neutral but enthusiastic.

    So whether you stick with Rafflecopter or don’t, I’ll still be reading. I think I may have gotten more “entries” with Rafflecopter than with your traditional giveaway approach. But, as I say, that’s not really why I’m here. It’s just a nice bonus.

    Thanks for asking!

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    Brian Greene says:

    @Kathy – No problem, its great to be able to reward all of the great readers we have here and I really appreciate the kind words and feedback.

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