~~The giveaway is now CLOSED. Congrats to winner Jenny!~~We love to be smart shoppers, especially during the holiday season, when we have to buy tons of stuff within a tight budget. But deal hunting on your own can be stressful, as one single person can only have a limited amount of time and resources available each day to spend on shopping. A huge difference will be made if we shop as a community by sharing our best findings with one another, including deals, coupons, product reviews and so much more. To my delight, this is exactly what JoeShopping.com is trying to accomplish!
JoeShopping is a newly launched social shopping site, which combines the best elements of shopping and social networking. It creates a vibrant community of savvy shoppers who love to share and interact for everything shopping-related. Users can upload pictures and videos, write product reviews, share coupons and hot deals, update their status, post in the forum, and blog about their favorite topic. Plus, you may comparison shop and place an order without leaving the site. It's like having Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, YouTube, and Ning all in one place.
Membership is completely free on JoeShopping.com. Better yet, you can earn JoePoints for participating in the community, such as updating your shopping status, rating a product, adding a friend, writing a blog post, or leaving a comment. You are automatically rewarded with 10 points upon registration and there are 3 free points up for grabs each day you log in. What do I need all those points for, you may ask. JoePoints can be converted to entries into prize drawings. The more points you get, the higher chances of winning you have.
You could win BIG this holiday season by being an active member in the community. JoeShopping is running a monthly sweepstakes with $1,000 in cash prizes. Each point you earn by the end of the month counts as an entry into that month's drawing. If you love the site and invite all your friends to join, you may enter the Refer-a-Friend contest, where the top referrer will receive $3,000 and 20 runners up will each receive $100. The odds of winning are really high right now. For each friend you refer, you will earn 10 points, which means 10 more entries into the monthly sweepstakes!
Besides the chance to win prizes, you may also earn some cute badges (as picture above) for doing various activities and proudly show off your achievements in the community.One way or another, you are sure to have lots of fun on JoeShopping!
Required Entry: Join JoeShopping.com via this link*, and leave a comment telling me your user name. Please remember to confirm your membership for your entry to count. Current JoeShopping members are also eligible to win. Simply add icefairy as a friend and leave your user name in the comment. (Please leave a valid email address in your comment or make sure one is visible in your blogger profile).
*Note: The link is used solely to track entries into this giveaway, NOT for the referral contest.
Extra Entries (optional): please make sure you do the required entry first! Please leave a separate comment for each extra entry, i.e. 1 comment=1 entry.
- "Like" JoeShopping on Facebook and leave your FB name (1 extra entry)
- Follow JoeShopping on Twitter and leave your Twitter handle (1 extra entry)
- Do something in the community (examples are in my post) and tell me what you did (1 extra entry)
- Follow my blog publicly via Google Friends Connect (1 extra entry)
- Subscribe to my feed via email and leave your email address (1 extra entry)
- Follow Me on Twitter AND tweet the following message (1 extra entry per day) Yes! You may tweet once daily to increase your chances:
Please leave the link to your tweet in your comment.
- Join the Parents Insight Network and put icefairy as the recruiter (1 extra entry) December signups only.
- Join Beyond The Rack via this link and leave the email you used (1 extra entry) New signups only.
- Join Crowtap via this link and leave your registered name (1 extra entry) New signups only.
- "Like" me on Facebook and leave your name (1 extra entry)
- Follow me on Networked Blogs and leave your name (1 extra entry)
- Add me as your friend on Facebook and leave your name (1 extra entry)
- Grab my button and tell me where to find it (1 extra entry)
- Blog about this giveaway and link back to both JoeShopping and this post. Then leave the link in your comment (1 extra entry for mentioning this giveaway on your blog; 3 extra entries for a separate blog post).
Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm Central Time on 1/3/11
Open to US & Canadian Residents
Winner will be chosen using random.org and will have 72 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Thanks for entering and good luck!
Disclosure: I was not compensated in any way for running this giveaway. The sponsor will be solely responsible for sending the prize directly to the winner.