Last July 11, 2012, I wrote a blog post regarding a sponsored giveaway where three winners will be chosen (at random and not by me, mind you) and will win a signed copy of my first book WINGED: THE AWAKENING. A couple of hours ago, we closed the competition and made preparations for the draw.
I have to say, the first promotional giveaway for the book series was a success! We gathered a total of 550 entries. Of course, it could have been more had some entries not been disqualified because (a) their tweets were not validated (either because they deleted their tweets, or because they failed to tag me in that tweet) and (b) because some of the people who submitted an entry were not residents of the Philippines. It’s such a shame but we did reiterate that the giveaway is only for Philippine residents as it was a pre-launch promotion for the book here in the Philippines.
Having said that, the winners (whose names are listed below), were chosen via Random.org. I had no hand in choosing the winner. I wasn’t even the one who clicked at the “Generate” button. I could not stress that enough!
Before I announce the winner (yeah, I feel like I’m just prolonging the inevitable. But, hey, this is how it has to go) let’s take a look at a (crappy) picture I took of what the winners will get.
Had I mentioned they were crappy photos? Yeah…I apologize for that. My hands were shaky. XD
Anyways, now that that’s out of the way, time to announce the winners.
*ahem* Drum roll, please!
Our first winner garnered a total number of 12 entries, which upped his chances of winning. Yep. His. So, a heartfelt congratulations to:
HUBERT P. LORESTO
The second and third winners only entered by “Liking” the WINGED: THE AWAKENING Facebook page, which makes them pretty lucky. It’s kinda amazing. And, they are:
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZES:
The three of you will receive an email from our official giveaway email address as well as a private message on Facebook giving instructions on how you can claim your prize. If any of you fail to respond to either the email or the private message within a week, your prizes will be forfeited and we will draw a new winner. So, reply to it as soon as you can!
So, yeah. That’s the end of this promotional giveaway. A big thanks to everyone who joined, followed me on Twitter, and “Liked” the Official Page of WINGED: THE AWAKENING in Facebook.
Of course, this whole thing wouldn’t have been made possible without the generosity of our sponsor who wishes to remain in anonymity. Thank you so much!
This is not the only giveaway we will be hosting, though. There’s a lot more coming your way…in the near future, perhaps. So, keep your eyes peeled for that.
Once again, congratulations to our winners: Hubert, Airish, and Marvee!! Dream on; Fly on!