[Disclaimer: I did not receive any free books for this giveaway. I am paying for the prize and the shipping out of my own pocket. Happy Holidays!]
[Do you love cookbooks as much as I do? Let me know which one you'd like to own and it could be yours!]
I know there are bloggers out there (some of them with a good deal of clout) who don’t like giveaways. They think giveaways diminish us all because they are basically shilling for products and provide free advertorial to companies.
I don’t feel that way.
In fact, I love giveaways.
It’s not just that I love the feeling I get from offering a gift to someone and reveling in their excitement and appreciation (though of course I do love that). I also love–almost as much as the feel-good emotion–how giveaways draw out the lurkers, allowing me to see comments from so many of you whom I’d never hear from otherwise! So please, don’t wait for giveaways to say hello.
In addition, I honestly don’t feel as if my blog or ethics are compromised when I hold giveaways because I will never promote something in which I don’t truly believe or something I wouldn’t truly use myself. (Hmm. . .perhaps that explains why so few companies ask me to review products compared to many other bloggers out there. . . all my dietary restrictions do reduce the number of potential products I could try. On the other hand–hey, Cuisinart Food Processor people! Or Henckels knives people! Or Green Star Juicers people! Just ask, and you know I’m there for you!). Every one of the Festive Freebies so far has featured a food or product that I already use regularly and can wholeheartedly endorse–and I plan to keep it that way.
So let’s have another giveaway, I say! And today, I’m giving away something I know every one of you will love–your favorite cookbook! I held a “Reader’s Choice” cookbook giveaway last year with great success, so I decided to repeat the idea this year.
I’m giving away a cookbook to a lucky DDD reader–and you get to choose which one you want! As long as it’s available through amazon.com and I can ship it to you, it can be yours.
To enter the giveaway, just tell me which cookbook you’d love to own and why you love it (include author’s name and title). That’s it!
After midnight next Tuesday, November 30th, I’ll choose a winner at random and announce the name on Wednesday. PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT BE CONTACTING THE WINNER–you will have to come back to check and then either leave a comment or send me an email with your full name and mailing address (sorry, but it becomes too difficult for me to track down the winner, especially if they don’t respond). If I don’t hear from the winner by Friday, December 3, I will choose another winner, until the prize is awarded.
The contest is open worldwide.
Good luck, everyone! I look forward to learning about some great new cookbooks from y’all.
And to all my American friends and family–have a very Happy Thanksgiving!