As you can probably see with this blog, I’m completely a newbie when it comes to this whole blogging adventure! But, I am just so freaking excited about this whole teachers sweepstakes idea, that I have to get started with a giveaway. So, because I haven’t had time to solicit companies or people for donations, I am going to foot the bill for the first giveaway. Now, as a teacher, we all know that we don’t do what we do for the money. As a matter of fact, this summer, I have two part-time jobs (mostly just to keep me out of trouble… but also for extra income). That being said, I hope you will appreciate that although the first giveaway will be small, it is coming directly from me.
Without further ado, the first giveaway will be something that I know I personally would love to receive! Since I think it will be easier to just send out a gift card (initially I am going to be footing the bill for a lot of the start up costs – including shipping of the prizes, so I figured I could pop a gift card in the mail easier than other bulky items) I am going with an Amazon gift card for our first winner. This gift card will be for $25.00. Not a lot, I know – but enough for sure to get something nice for your classroom, or maybe just pamper yourself a little!
So, how do you win? First of all, you must currently be a teacher, or entering into the teaching profession this fall. I will require some sort of verification of this, just to weed out anyone who is just entering the giveaway out of greed or whatever other motivations someone may have. Please be prepared to somehow prove to me that you are indeed currently a teacher. This could be emailing me from your school email, snapping a pic of your teacher ID, or somehow otherwise proving to me you are a teacher. Sorry I have to do that, but I want to be very sure this goes to one of my fellow educators.
Secondly, all you need to do is comment on this post. Tell me what you would do with your $25.00 Amazon card. Again, it can be for your classroom or for yourself. We all know a little pampering of ourselves can be a very good thing, especially as we recharge our teacher batteries over summer break.
This contest will start today, July 5th, 2016, and will run until the last day of this month, July 31st, 2016. The winner will be selected randomly, so although it doesn’t matter what you comment on the blog, you can still be creative and honest with your responses! The winner will be emailed on August 1st, 2016, and will have a week to claim their prize. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be selected. Hopefully next month, we will have sponsors and donations for our August giveaway – which will make it bigger, better, and more awesome! Obviously, you don’t need to purchase anything (I’m not selling anything anyway…), and you can’t up your chances of winning by commenting multiple times – so please, one entry per person.
However, I would love for you to do me a favor. What can you do to help? Share this website with your teacher friends! Actually, share it with anyone who might like to just read the blog posts! The more traffic that visits this blog, the more income we can generate from ads and what not on here, then I can give away more useful and epic prizes to my fellow educators. Good luck – I look forward to reading your comments!