Sites to promote your giveaways… free! grechen
By: Jennine Jacob

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I have a giveaway on my blog… now what?

I pretty much think that’s what I said when I ran my first giveaway last December, I didn’t have a clue. While we have some great tips on how to give stylish giveways, like announcing/twitter/facebook trifecta for your giveaway, finding threads to announce in forums (IFB has a giveaway thread… don’t just show up on a forum you never posted and announce it there, it may not have a nice effect… but we’ll always love you).

Lovely IFB member, Grechen (of grechen’s closet among other grechen sites) launched free!grechen last year in response to the growing trend of blog giveaways. Like many sweepstakes and contest blogs, free!grechen takes submissions, however free!grechen specializes in fashion related giveaways, and works with many members of our community, therefore increasing the chance that you’ll attract more new traffic that’s more likely to stay than from a more general aggregated contest site that doesn’t specialize in fashion. I’ve used free!grechen for all of my giveaways and they have brought new traffic, though I’d like to see it grow, and the site has a lot of potential as a resource for the fashion blog community.

In addition to free!grechen there are several other contest sites that also bring in traffic, here’s a few:

What sites do you submit your giveaway contests to?


  1. thefatandskinny says:

    great advice. i have been weary of doing a contest, but i am going to check out these websites.

  2. Denise @ Swelle says:

    This is very handy and I will certainly use Grechen soon for my 1920s teacup and saucer giveaway. I like that it serves fashion bloggers and readers specifically. What a great idea, thanks to both of you!

    Denise @ Swelle’s last blog post..Will the Design Piracy Prohibition Act Kill Fashion?

  3. Erica says:

    Ah perfect info! I just started getting into doing giveaways and this article was just what I needed!

    Erica’s last blog post..Product Review and GIVEAWAY: Avon’s New (low-budget) Lip Sensations!

  4. BobbinsAndBombshells says:

    Terrific! Thanks for this. I’ve got a give away contest on right now.

    BobbinsAndBombshells’s last blog post..Anniversary Give Away!

  5. julia d says:

    Awe man, I can’t express how helpful this is!! It’s like IFB read my mind– thank you!!!

    julia d’s last blog post..Maybelline Pulse Perfection Mascara Giveaway!

  6. lisa says:

    What a great idea and a fantastic resource! I’ll have to keep it in mind if I have a giveaway in the future.

    lisa’s last blog post..Lisa’s Most Coveted List: Bonus June Edition!

  7. Tanya says:

    Great information! I didn’t know there were sites like this. It would have been helpful when I was running a day-long Cyber Monday event.


    Tanya’s last blog post..5 Covetable Looks from Resort 2010

  8. lovelylovisa says:

    Do you think if you have money off offers like 10% etc then you can advertise that on these types of sites?


  9. dwj says:

    Great! I’ve been looking for other ways to promote. As always IFB gives me exactly what I need!

    dwj’s last blog post..And The Winners Are…

  10. Anna says:

    Perfect timing, as I JUST posted a new contest on my blog today and decided to visit IFB to see if I could promote it somehow. Thanks for the fantastic info!!

    Anna’s last blog post..Summer Giveaway: Win This Gorgeous Chunky Shell Bracelet For Free!

  11. grechen says:

    thanks jennine for posting this!!! and thanks to those of you who submitted your giveaway – i’d love some feedback on the traffic when you get a chance. free!grechen definitely needs to grow, but your submissions will do a lot to help (running 4 sites doesn’t leave me much time to search for giveaways..) if anyone has any ideas on ways i can promote free!grechen, i’d love to hear them, and i appreciate your passing the link on to your other blogger friends!!

    i truly want this to be a resource for independent fashion bloggers to promote their giveaways – so it’s your site too, i’m always happy for feedback/comments

    oh, and i’m probably going to re-deisgn it in the next day or so…it’s a sickness i have, but i’m not thrilled with the look, so i’m going to try something new LOL

    grechen’s last blog post..Inhabit Tank Sale

  12. Nadia says:

    i would love to know how people got hooked up with chickdowntown for a give away how can i make thathappen?

    Nadia’s last blog post..Will it Break Your Wings ?

  13. Natanya says:

    Oh this is fantastic, I have a great denim give-away going on now and will definitely submit it. Thank so much for the info and thank you to Gretchen for doing this. Running four sites and helping out fellow bloggers is huge, so thank you for all your hard work.

    Natanya’s last blog post..Garmento’s Grand Delusions

  14. Prêt-à-Porter P says:

    interesting. i will check out.

    Prêt-à-Porter P’s last blog post..androgyny

  15. la petite fashionista says:

    this is the BEST idea ever! It’s so difficult to promote contests & people love their freebies!

    thank you for the informative article!

    la petite fashionista’s last blog post..You Taste Just Like Glitter Mixed with Rock n’ Roll

  16. La Petite Blog says:

    such a great feature especially since I’m currently hosting an amazing giveaway myself! check it out…

  17. Ashley K says:

    Great post! I’ve been thinking about doing a contest, and I’m definitely going to check out these sites to see how others run their contests!
    .-= Ashley K´s last blog ..Es Trella =-.

  18. Megan says:

    This was insanely useful, thanks so much!

    I know have a hot competition up and running for a Vintage-Inspired Peacock Feather Fascinator!

    Please check it out girrrrrls, mwah.

  19. Megan says:

    ***now! I meant now!

  20. Jessica says:

    Here’s a question for those of you who have giveaways on your blogs: are you supplying the giveaway items yourself? If not, did others come to you wanting to give something away, or did you reach out to them?
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Lucky Mag picks of the month, August issue =-.

  21. VibrantNation says:

    This is a great list of tips! We’re currently having a giveaway ….

    Win a luxury eye cream! Register to win one of 100 free, full-sized jars of NIA 24’s Eye Repair Complex, a $65 retail value!
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  22. Dan says:


    Nice idea, i dont have many giveaways yet but if i do in the future, which is probably i will keep this in mind. =)
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Snowboarding DX =-.

  23. says:

    Love this post. It’s so informative!
    We are also running a giveaway for a fab flutter sleeve top from Aryn K – check it out – The White Dress Shop Aryn K giveaway!

  24. nil says:

    gr8 !! yep i have to check out these websites .. thanks buddy

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  26. Treacle says:

    Thanks so much for these recommendations!

    I just posted a giveaway last night, and I’m about to go on those websites right now. :-)

  27. stephanita says:

    This is a great article, I was just searching for how to promote my first giveaway and I was excited to find out about free!grechen and just submitted a giveaway. Great way to support hardworking makers and fashion-related bloggers!

  28. Katrinna says:

    Thank you for posting such helpful links!

    I’ve got one day left on my giveaway too!

    A chance to win a mini shopping spree!
    .-= Katrinna´s last blog ..Amazonite Briolette Copper Earrings =-.

  29. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for the article – very interesting! i would definitely like to host a giveaway some time!
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Strawberry patch update =-.

  30. QB says:

    Thanks IFB this was very informative i am getting ready to post a giveaway on my blog right now i am new to fashion blogging and need readers subscribers and followers so im doing a give away just for that thank you!

  31. Crislex says:

    OMG! This will definitely help! I tried to research for sites that support or help with giveaways! This could also be a great opportunity to get more traffic to my blog! GREAT FIND!

  32. terra black says:

    This is awesome, I’m planning on doing my first giveaway for my blogging planner, THE EDITOR, and was wondering how to go about it. Great info! thanks much

  33. simplystephy says:

    Great article, I’ve got my own giveaway going on now!!
    thanks for the tips

  34. Deidre says:

    I use this list to get over 1,000 entries per giveaway. It takes hours to get your site listed on all the places, but sooo worth it:

  35. Samantha says:

    You forgot That brings in a lot of traffic.

  36. Sonia says:

    Hey thanks for the heads up I’m for sure gonna try it out.

  37. AJ Clarke says:

    Nice! I just posted a new contest and was looking for ways to promote it. I will check out these links and see how they work for this and hopefully future giveaways.

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  40. Bridget @ Giveaway Promote says:

    I have a giveaway listing site called Giveaway Promote.

    We’ll promote your giveaways for free – no reciprocal links and no registrations required. We even promote your giveaway on Twitter and Facebook.

  41. mark schwartzfarb says:

    Hi. These are great sites to promote your giveaway. Also you can promote your giveaway on my site, There is a section called Add A sweep in which you can suggest a sweep to be put on the site and also I just put a linky on the site

  42. chazzkorvex says:

    I’m going to have to try doing a giveaway – thank you for the tips :)

  43. Steve says:

    Nice list! I too use Contest Girl. I also have a nice list going at my blog:

  44. chloe says:

    I am just trying to get some more likes on my FB soooo I thought, why not do a giveaway at 100 likes??? So I am going to give away $50 worth of my jewellery!
    Thanks for the links and tips! I have got a few more like by myself but not enough! I need haaalp 😀

  45. jawad zaib says:

    nice info will help me in promoting my giveaway…

  46. Harsh Shah says:

    Thanks For the Information, I’m Promoting a Giveaway of Sony Erricson LiveView MN800 Smart Android Watch.

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    christina says:

    thank u for the recommedations ..i am running a giveaway now on my blog for free sunglasses
    thnks for the information :)

  48. Joe says:

    Thank you for a very informative post. We are running our first blog contest and are giving away more than $100.00 in cash and merchandise prizes. This article will help us a lot in managing our contest effectively. Your readers can try writing for us and you may win an interesting prize at green blog contest .Thank you and look forward to see your post or comments.

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    Iesha Taitague says:

    just tried it out. hopefully it works wonders! thanks so much!

  50. Julie says:

    Julie’s Freebies has opened up to submissions for giveaways and sweepstakes. With over 300,000 followers its a great place to get a TON of traffic!

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