Sunday, December 05, 2010

Rules for 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway-A-Day 2010

Now that this year's A Shady Glade Christmas is well underway, it's time for contests! Last year I introduced a contest I called the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway-A-Day. I'm happy to announce it is back this year. But we're going to do it a little differently. This year the theme is "Holiday Let's Make a Deal".


How to Play:

Every day for the next 12 days (Dec 6 through Dec 17) I'll be posting a new contest. Each day will feature a small clip from a book cover. To enter, identify what book cover has been posted for that day. Extra entries are also available (see below).

Each person will have the chance to use 2 Wild Cards. These can be used for a contest where you don't know the answer, but want to enter anyway. Choose wisely though, since you only will get 2!


Prizes:

Each contest will feature a prize of some sort assigned to that day. At the end of the contest period (Dec 19 at midnight) winners will be chosen from among each day's entries.

Once a winner has been declared, they have a chance to play Holiday Let's Make A Deal. Each of the 12 winners will have a chance to either keep the prize they won on their day, or trade up for a mystery prize.

If you've ever seen the game show Let's Make A Deal, you kind of know how this goes. Winners can either trade their prize to pick a box from the list with a new mystery prize, or keep the one they've already won. Some of the mystery prizes will be big, and some will be more silly, but you won't know what you've got until after you've made your decision.

I won't give away all the mystery prizes (that would ruin the fun) but I will reveal two of them. There will be two big boxes of ARCs and other miscellaneous books. One for YA books, and one for younger (more middle grade) titles. Each will include at least 6 books and possibly more if I get lots of participation. The books included are a surprise, but let's just say I have quite a few 2011 ARCs hanging around right now looking for new homes...


Extra Entries:

You can gain extra entries into any contest by doing the following:
+5 (one time) for submitting a guest post
+1 (for each contest) for grabbing the A Shady Glade Christmas button. You can find it in the right sidebar.
+1 for posting about the contests (sidebar, blog, twitter, etc.)
+1 for following

Other Miscellaneous Rules:

Because of the time-sensitive nature of the game (I'd like to mail the prizes before Christmas if possible), winners will be expected to respond within 24 hours to claim prizes or new winners will be chosen. So make sure you check back on Monday, December 20th to see if you won. Otherwise you may loose your chance to win big.

Contests are open internationally unless otherwise specified.

Winners will be notified by email and will need to reply with their mailing address in order to win prizes.


And that's about it. Good luck to everyone, and come back tomorrow to let the winning begin!

7 comments:

Mystica said...

Looking forward to this! let the games begin!

Ailsa said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I'm looking forward to it :-)

M.A.D. said...

Mary D

OooOH! A fun new contest, YAY for 12 Days of Christmas! :D

Kulsuma said...

Sounds awesome!

Charleydog said...

Waiting for the first book cover.

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

Sounds like great fun Alyssa =)

jasminediana13 said...

This is awesome! I love that it's a bit of a challenge. :) Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!