So it is no secret I LOVE to enter giveaways. I also love to hold them...I look forward to holding more in the future (come back tomorrow, I am having a giveaway). I have won lots of things. There is nothing like receiving an e-mail from a person announcing you won a blog giveaway. Who doesn't like winning things and getting mail?!?!
While most of the time I receive my winnings within a few weeks, within the past few months I have had WAY too many prizes not shipped. While I know that I have won this prize for free, what upsets me is these people are getting free advertising and not being honest. I am upset for myself, the blogs hosting the giveaways and the other people that also may have "WON" a prize from the same vendor.
I understand that this may give these vendors more advertising, but I am hoping that they loose business because of their dishonesty.
Please beware of these vendors or giveaways with these vendors:
Plain Jane Baby - I won a personalized towel of choice in the beginning of May. She has given me and other winners the run around and we all have yet to receive our prizes.
Grosgrain - I am sure you have seen her giveaways. In order to enter you have to do a blog post. I won the Modern Pirate Frock Giveaway in March. I was contacted by another winner whom also have not received their prize. We have tried to contact her and have not heard from her.
Updated to add- Kathleen from Grosgrain contacted me today (see comments section).
Updated to add - I received my Modern Pirate Frock. She also sent me a skirt. My daughter loves both.
OrchardViewCottage - I won a giveaway in April on her own blog and have contacted her several times and she has ignored me since.
Tote Town - I won a Monogrammed lunch bag in May. They are now ignoring the blog which held the giveaway for them.
I know most people holding giveaways are honest and mail out the goodies. These particular ones are not....in my opinion.
Don't forget to come back tomorrow because I am having a giveaway, and I promise to mail out your winnings. =D