Running a Giveaway + An Awesome Giveaway!

We get a lot of questions asking for help with giveaways. We’ve put together a quick picture tutorial for those of you who are new to setting up a giveaway. Rafflecopter has been our giveaway generator of choice. If you use a different site, please let us know so we can check it out!

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Choose the free option or decide if you want to pay a monthly fee. {The upgraded features are new and limit your free options a little, but the free tool works just fine!}

Step 3: Sign up or log in

Step 4: View your dashboard, you can start a new giveaway, view giveaways starting soon, and giveaways that are completed – click on plan one now

Step 5: This is the screen you will see when starting a new giveaway. Fill in the title of the giveaway – no one will see this but you, so a nickname or description of prizes works well.

Step 6: Fill in your prize. You can add multiple prizes if needed, it’s best to put the title of what you are giving away. The add a picture feature is an upgrade, but you can always share a picture on your blog post.

Step 7: Choose your options on how entries can be earned. Again, not all these features are available with the free giveaway plan, but there are ways around that. Since you can create your own option, things like pinning to Pinterest can still be used – you’ll just have to specify the entries need to be verified by leaving the URL

Step 8: Pick your date range.

Step 9: Write your terms. Rafflecopter used to do this automatically, but it seems to be an upgraded feature now. Briefly put the basic terms of the giveaway (when it occurs, who can enter, how the prize will be delivered, etc.)

Step 10: Get the code! Then you can post it on your blog or FB page

Congrats if you’ve made it this far! We will write more about giveaways next Q&A Monday – more specifically how to stay organized when running a multiple donation giveaway.

Since we set up a giveaway to make this tutorial, you all have a chance to win our Jan Brett Winter Book Units.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you don’t want to take your chances on winning this awesome unit, our store is having a 20% off sale right now, and if you use the TpT 10% promo code in combination, you will save a total of 28%! Just click on the picture below to hop on over to our store.


Posted on November 26, 2012, in Giveaway, Q and A, Sale, Winter. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. That'll be The Polar Express 'cos you can easily integrate math, literary/ writing, social studies and art!

  2. I love to teach with The Mitten (Style).
    My Second Sense

  3. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can check it out at my blog!

    Kelly Nelson
    Owl Inspire You

  4. Just found you from “Owl Inspire You”'s blog. We nominated her for a Liebster Award and see that she now nominated you! The giveaway tutorial is great! Thanks!

  5. Thanks for the tutorial! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award.

    Terri Izatt

  6. I loved your tutorial for rafflecopter. I just sat up my first giveaway using it! Thank you!! I would love if you would check out me giveaway!

    Live Learn Teach for Life

  7. I love teaching with The Mitten because there are so many fun activities to do with it!

    I am a new follower!
    Reading Toward the Stars

  8. Thanks for the Rafflecopter tutorial. We might have to do a giveaway now..
    Kim and Debby

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