July 11, 2010

I Thought Giveaways Were Rigged

I really did!  I have entered literally 100's of giveaways and never won.  I would read blogs where people would win 2 and 3 Giveaways in a week and people that won week after week.

  Now, I know people would say "I used the random number generator"

For all peeps who host crazy cool giveaways and need to pick a winner...
Feel free to use this form to generate a random number!
Enter the numbers between which a random number is to be created.
Lowest Number:  1  Highest Number: 75 
                                                                     Result : 31

Or "I had Billie the cat draw the lucky winner"

I thought well maybe I'm not  pretty enough, smart enough, or nice enough? 
 Whatever it was I was not the lucky one!

Until last week!  I won 2 giveaway's

These were from people I didn't know, just blogs I followed and enjoyed.  
So, I was wrong, giveaways are not rigged.  
I just needed my Giveaway Karma to change!

This lovely assortment of all things roses and beautiful was from Garage Sale Gal  You see those scrabble pieces, I thought, now what does this spell!

This lovely altered art frame and picture stand was from Untie the Ribbons oh look, she added flowers, and lace, oh my!

My apologize to the bloggies of the world that it even crossed my mind that Giveaways were rigged.......I was wrong!  It's like saying the Lottery is rigged because I never win (I don't), I just realized it is all a game of luck!

So, how is your luck?



Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

LOL, it's the luck of the draw!! Congratulations on your fab wins!!!


Unknown said...

I've won some giveaways, but it has been a while. I even felt guilty for a while when I was winning them! I'm glad you finally won two. Those are great gifts you got!

I'll be having a giveaway for my birthday, so keep your eyes open! I'll probably announce the giveaway the end of this month.

Have a great day!


Diane Mars said...

Congratulations, ok now you have a lucky streak goin on, better buy a lottery ticket! oxox, Diane

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is so much fun to win! I know it's luck, because I have gone forever without winning and then bam, a couple in a row like you!! It's amazing. So hang in there and don't give up!! You won some very cute stuff!!

Lisa Macomber said...

I have won 2 giveaways in the last few months. ONe was a Cottage Charm Giveaway, with lots of blogs in that one, I entered most of them. That was in May, but sadly....I have yet to receive that gift, and have not heard from the gifter in quite some time so not sure if I ever will and I feel a bit awkward emailing her and asking her about it. And just yesterday I won 15 2-oz bottle of kids tear free shampoo in scents such as vanilla, bubblegum, chocolate etc...my kids will love this!!

Congrats! I enter a ton too, why not?

Blessed Serendipity said...

I keep entering giveaways all the time, haven't won anything. I am always hopeful though.


I'm glad that you have won 2 giveaways...sometimes I feel the same way...and then I win one!!!
Enjoy the little goodies!
deb :)

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I'm so happy for you Carol that you are now a believer. I love your winnings too.

I hope your winning streak continues. I've had my share and I get so excited when I win. Aren't bloggers wonderful!


Gracefully Vintage said...

Love Love- Love that headboard, you did a great job i love what you did, So cute..

La said...


I haven't won yet either. Feel free to share some of your karma.

Have a great week! La

Jen T said...

Yay Carol!!! AND you got the scrabble pieces! I never win anything..or haven't yet. You could email your karma to me as an attachment if you want.;) Jen

Angela said...

I could so relate to this post..relate more about entering all the giveaways and not win..I have won two out of the hmmmmm..1000's I entered,lol. It was still exciting win though. I have started to use the Random Org thing..actually I have a post tomorrow sharing the winner for the Give Away I had last Monday...

I too have seen some win Give Aways SO many times and I'm like 'WHAT'?? again..?? lol..I try to not be envious..oh well...one day I will the lottery jack pot!! I WILL I WILL I WILL,,

Blessings and hope your having a great weekend.

Lemon Lane Studio said...

Okay, I'm gonna take your word on this one. I'll just keep entering and hoping. Maybe I'll get lucky, too. Congratulations, looks like you won some yummy things. Have a wonderful week, Patty

Karen said...

WHOOOO!!!! well done on winning at last!!! Just to make you feel better, I have never won anything either hahahaha XXX

Debbie said...


I knew they weren't rigged. I'm just the biggest loser around. I enter them all, and I lose them all, but those few days of waiting are always fun nonetheless.

I like dreamin'...

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

My luck is LOUSY and I NEVER win!! But I just think I'm unlucky ;-)


Cathy said...


You lucky duck. I was just telling my friend Sherry yesterday I never win any blog contests. I do enter, but never seem to win! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will win one of these days.

Congratulations on your beautiful prizes.

xo Cathy

Cathy said...


You lucky duck. I was just telling my friend Sherry yesterday I never win any blog contests. I do enter, but never seem to win! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will win one of these days.

Congratulations on your beautiful prizes.

xo Cathy

Red Door Home said...

So happy for you. I have been on both ends of giveaways. I have hosted them as well as been a winner. I always use Random.org to pick my winners.

JoAnne said...

Hi Carol,
Your post made me laugh-that's exactly how I felt! I entered so many giveaways and recently won my first. Congrats to you on TWO big wins!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL oh Carol, I really do let Mrs. Glosser pick the numbers for my monthly gives...because if I didn't I would pick YOU all the time!!!
I am so happy your number finally came up.


Bird said...

Speaking of luck and giveaways... I have finally posted about my wining from one of you wonderful give-aways over at Bird Crafts today! :)

My apologies it took sooo long...


annieg said...

I just love you, Carol. Your posts put a smile on my face as soon as I read them. And I'm so happy that you are finally a BLOG BELIEVER!! Have a great day.

Lucy - By the Hill said...

You hit the jackpot! Great giveaways that you won. You just never know!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

We got a believer in the House... Yeah, I am so glad you won.. I hope everybody wins at least once. I actually won three times and I was so excited. You know I never posted about it either and I feel bad. Maybe I'll do it for a Pink Saturday, because every thing I won was Pink.... how about that Yeap, I think I will!

You Go Girl*