Today was the day to pick the winner for the $150 Ikea gift card giveaway I was running this week! I bumped into a little roadblock when I realized that some people had signed up for my newsletter, a condition of the giveaway, but their email addresses weren’t being added to my subscription list in mail chimp. Oh technology, why do you mock me so? I actually had my web designer set this up for me because I am so tech challenged, so I have no idea why it’s not working! I had planned on generating the winner from my mail chimp subscription list, but after hearing from several people that they had indeed registered on my website, but their names weren’t on the list, I decided I better come up with a plan B. I decided instead to kick it old school, technology be darned! I wrote out everyone’s instagram handle on a scrap of paper. I then put them in a bowl, shook ’em up, closed my eyes and picked a winner!
And the winner is…drumroll please….Jenn Ritchie!
Congratulations to Jenn, and I can’t wait to see what you do with the gift card!
So my first giveaway is on the books, and it was a pretty fun experience, can’t wait to do more in the future!
Thanks to all who entered the giveaway!