Fall 2017 Drawing for Email Subscribers

Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 21 Inch Express Spinner Suiter
Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 21 Inch Express Spinner Suiter

I’m pleased to announce a third quarter give-away for my email subscribers in the USA and Canada. Thank you for following my travels and my writing! 

My Fall 2017 drawing will be for a Travelpro Platinum Magna 21 inch Spinner suitcase. Travelpro has a great reputation for making quality luggage, and I’ve chosen it because, hey, I bought this bag myself, and I’ve loved using it!

What do you need to do to enter?

Simply be an email subscriber to my blog: either via the bright green button below, or by clicking Follow Ann Via Email in the sidebar to the right.

WordPress Reader followers will not be included in this drawing. Why not? As I move towards earning money from my life and travel blog, the email following is an important metric for me.

Already an email subscriber? Great — then you don’t need to do anything :-), you’re entered.

I typically publish posts four times a month, so don’t worry, you won’t get over-emailed. Also, I will never sell or give away my email list, and of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.

When is the drawing?

Promotion ends Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. (Central Time (US & Canada)). I’ll conduct a random drawing and notify the winner via email within two weeks of the end of the drawing. Once I’ve heard back from the winner, have a mailing address, and have shipped the Travelpro spinner via Amazon, I’ll publish a blog post announcing the winner. If I do not hear back from the winner within a few days of my email, I will re-draw. See official contest rules for full information. Travelpro contest rules.

 

Click image to connect to the full set of rules .pdf

John Drew won the summer 2017 luggage drawing for email subscribers.
Terri Schrandt holding a Hartmann Herringbone Duffle
Terri won the spring 2017 luggage drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ann in Castolon in Big Bend National Park. Photograph, Jim Stevens

Thank you for visiting! 

I’m writing and traveling full-time now, and if you like my work, please subscribe to my blog via email.

John Drew Wins Summer Luggage Drawing

John’s Travelpro suitcase arrived at his home last week. Thank you for subscribing to my blog!

Congratulations to John Drew, winner of my Summer Giveaway!

As a thank-you to my followers, in April I announced a second quarter drawing for a Travelpro Platinum Magna 21 inch Spinner suitcase, and I conducted the drawing on July 9, using a random number generator, and notified John Drew that he had won. Amazon delivered his Travelpro spinner last week.

John is a voice actor, and you’ll find his website, JohnDrew.com, an interesting look the kinds of projects he’s worked on — like playing Edward Abbey in the animated film, Line in the Sand.

I’ll do another giveaway in the fall — a piece of luggage again, since it’s a gift that works well for anyone who travels.

What do you need to do to be included in the next luggage drawing?

Simply be an email subscriber to my blog.

WordPress Reader followers will not be included in this drawing. Why not? As I move towards earning money from my life and travel blog, the email following is an important metric for me. I typically publish posts four times a month, so you won’t get over-emailed. Also, I will never sell or give away my email list, and of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Already an email subscriber? Great — then you don’t need to do anything :-), you’re entered.

When I emailed John, he wrote back saying — “I didn’t know I was entered in anything. What a nice surprise!”

 

A big thank you to all of my email subscribers!

 

 

Luggage Drawing for Email Subscribers

Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 21 Inch Express Spinner Suiter
Travelpro Platinum Magna 2 21 Inch Express Spinner Suiter

I’m pleased to announce a second quarter give-away for my email subscribers in the USA and Canada. Thank you for following my travels and my writing! 

My July 2017 drawing will be for a Travelpro Platinum Magna 21 inch Spinner suitcase. Travelpro has a great reputation for making quality luggage, and I’ve chosen it because, hey, I’d enjoy having it this bag.

What do you need to do to enter?

Simply be an email subscriber to my blog: either via the bright green button below, or by clicking Follow Ann Via Email in the sidebar to the right. What’s the difference between the two? The green “subscribe” button will put you on Mail Chimp list, which I’ll email once a month. Follow Ann Via Email is a WordPress email list which automatically gets an email whenever I post a new article.

WordPress Reader followers will not be included in this drawing. Why not? As I move towards earning money from my life and travel blog, the email following is an important metric for me.

Already an email subscriber? Great — then you don’t need to do anything :-), you’re entered.

I typically publish posts four times a month, so don’t worry, you won’t get over-emailed. Also, I will never sell or give away my email list, and of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.

When is the drawing?

Promotion ends Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. (Central Time (US & Canada)). I’ll conduct a random drawing and notify the winner via email within two weeks of the end of the drawing. Once I’ve heard back from the winner, have a mailing address, and have shipped the Travelpro spinner via Amazon, I’ll publish a blog post announcing the winner. If I do not hear back from the winner within a few days of my email, I will re-draw. See official contest rules for full information. Travelpro contest rules.

Click image to connect to the full rule .pdf

 


Ann in Castolon in Big Bend National Park. Photograph, Jim Stevens

Thank you for visiting! 

I’m writing and traveling full-time now, and if you like my work, please subscribe to my blog via email.

Winter Drawing Winner: Terri Webster Schrandt

Terri Schrandt holding a Hartmann Herringbone Duffle
Terri, with her new Hartmann carry-on.

Congratulations to Terri Webster Schrandt of Second Wind Leisure Perspectives, winner of my Winter Giveaway.

As a thank-you to my followers, I announced a winter drawing in January for a Hartmann Herringbone Carry On, and I conducted the drawing on February 28, using a random number generator. We exchanged emails, and Amazon shipped the Hartmann bag to Terri last week.

Thank you, Terri, for sending the pictures — and I hope your husband doesn’t steal the carry-on :-).

I encourage you to head over and look at Terri’s blog — I’ve enjoyed reading her posts on multiple topics, from advice for bloggers, to one of her new posts on Ten Ways to Beat the Winter Blues.

I will do another Giveaway in the spring; my aim is to conduct four drawings this year, most likely luggage because it works well for everyone.

There will be one important change for future giveaways. In the Winter, I included both WordPress Followers and Email subscribers in the drawing.

Going forward, only Email Subscribers will be part of the drawings.

There are two reasons for this: one of my goals is to grow my email followers, and secondly, it is much easier to conduct the drawings with email list data that can be downloaded to a spreadsheet. I do not sell or share my subscriber list, and of course, followers can unsubscribe at any time.

I encourage my WordPress followers to add an email subscription to be included in future drawings.

20" Hartmann Herringbone Weekend Duffle
20″ Hartmann Herringbone Weekend Duffle — Winter Giveaway