Aunt Lynn here, dealer, wrangler, Randy whip-cracker and queen-bee of all things giveaway here on Reviews by Jessewave. As you probably know, Wave may have started this whole thing four years ago as an outlet for her reviews when she had difficulty posting elsewhere as she wanted, but over that time it’s really all become about YOU: the reader, author, visitor to the Site That Exploded (well, not literally, of course, but you get it – we became damn busy).
[Please read the entire post before commenting as this ain't your average giveaway ]
Some of you are regulars, stopping by daily – or more! – and some of you are occasionals, and some of you are lurkers extraordinaire, hiding in the virtual bushes peeking out to see what’s going on. Maybe you only stop by on Fridays to see which Hot Menz you can take home for your nasty fantasies, or maybe you surface during the annual insanity that is the Big-Ass Holiday Author Giveaway™ (hint, hint, look for more info on this year’s soon!). Maybe you only head over when there is controversy. It doesn’t matter to us how you get here as long as you do. Our numbers have skyrocketed over the last year even to the point where we needed to get a new host to handle the traffic.
In addition, we began using Amazon Associates service on the site, whereas we offer up “Buy” links to, say, books that you didn’t win via one of the daily freebie offerings or in a review. This service allows for a) you to easily get a book just via a link, and b) the site to get a (small, but it adds up!) sliding-scale percentage of the sale. Plus, if you go through one of the book links, add it to your cart, then continue to buy other stuff on Amazon in the same transaction, we can get a percentage of the other stuff as well! It’s a win-win for all of us, it seems, and you all have been USING IT!!! YIPPEE!! In the last year, your usage of these links has generated a few hundred buckeroonies for us that Wave then turns around and gives back to our community in various ways.
Wave, Christian and I are thrilled with your participation in this program, so much so that we have decided to offer up for pre-holiday giveaway a brand-spankin’ new 7″ Kindle Fire* to a lucky winner of a drawing to be held on Tuesday morning, December 11. That’s keeping the contest open for three days beginning now.
I have the Fire in my hot little hands now and will ship it to the winner. There are no geographic restrictions for the contest, but note that there are some limitations to full use of the device outside of the US (see below for more details).
The catch: this isn’t just a “put my name into the hat” usual comment ask like the other freebie giveaways. We want you to tell us why you visit us. No other requirements, really, so you needn’t write a novel or even a short story, no having to gush with fangirl/boy rants, just a simple “I visit because…” or “I like your site because…” statement.
The winner won’t be chosen from their statement (i.e. the best reason won’t win), just the normal Randy pick (oh, he’s going to need some fanning and a change of underthings for this one to get through I am sure!). So, happy commenting and we look forward to seeing who the winner is come Tuesday!
* This is the 7″ LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8GB Kindle Fire. Please note that while it will work as an eReader for anyone (geographically), there are some limitations for those living outside of the United States. Wave, who lives in Canada, has this to say about hers: “you can’t buy or download movies, media or apps if you don’t live in the US or have a US credit card.” And that pretty much sums it up. Outside of the US, only eBooks purchased from the Kindle Store can be bought and downloaded to your device. You have been warned.