When you log into Rafflecopter you will see your giveaways listed
When you hover over the giveaway that needs a winner, this "Pick A Winner" box will pop up, click on that box.
Once you get to the next page, click on the green "Add A Winner" button
What happens next is random.org generates a wining entry and a box pops up with all of their information.
The top line has their entry number, and what that entry was. In this case it picked the entry when they tweeted about the giveaway.
Now that you have the winner, you will want to check out all their entries. Especially if there was a different entry then the one that was chosen. Scroll down a bit and click on the button that says "Show Me The Entries"
Now a spreadsheet will pop up and it will have a lot of information, the explanation of the numbers is below.
1.These numbers represent their entries. For this giveaway each option was worth 5 points so that is why they say 1-5, 6-10, etc.
2. This is a very important tool, after the winner's name shows up above, paste it into this field and hit enter. This brings up all that winner's entries, so this way all you see is that one person's. Now you don't have to search through for all their entries.
3.This number shows how many entries there are and how many pages of entries. If you have a large giveaway don't forget this tool. I have thought that people didn't do entries, when come to find out they were on the next page.
4. This red button allows you to remove entries if someone has cheated. It is your choice to use this button, some people delete all entries if a person did not do a mandatory entry, but just make sure you list this in the terms and conditions if you are doing that.
Now, how do you verify the entries?
Tweet about the giveaway
All you need to do is highlight the URL in the "Extra Info" column of the spreadsheet and go to that URL on your internet browser, their tweet will pop right up, boom done! With 1 entry...
Follow on Twitter
To check if they follow you on Twitter
Log into your Twitter account
Go up to the search bar and input their twitter handle and hit enter (This will show up in the "Extra Info" column as well).
Now click on their name (where the black arrow is)
Their Twitter Profile Summary should show up and it will say "Follows You" after their Twitter handle, if it doesn't say that, sadly they don't.
Follow on GFCThis next one is a doozy, seriously if you have more then 100 followers it can take a bit.
Go to your blog home page and click on the little boxes icon to the right of the blue "Join This Site" Button.
This box will pop up and you want to click "more" then "next" until you see the name they follow with. Their name should be in the "Extra Info" box on the spreadsheet. Don't assume they use their name, sometimes they use a username or their blog name, so make sure you refer to the "Extra Info" box on the spreadsheet. If they don't put their name in, then sadly you can't know for sure if they follow you, unless you really do some research.
Question of the Day: Have any good giveaways to enter? Have you won a giveaway lately?
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