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What’s the Best Blogging Contest Prize or Giveaway in your Opinion? Plz Vote

It’s time to talk, there are a few quite good blogging contests running on the blogosphere recently, it’s all about promotion and exposure on the internet which is great idea in my opinion, this is why I have created several online contests during the last a few months.

Probably you know that the most type of online contests that gets my attention is guest blogging contests, exactly like the one we have organized on our blog couple of months back which had a great success.

Today I want to talk about what I think is a very serious matter to bloggers, which is the worth of the prize or the giveaway they won and what it means to them, I want to ask you what’s the best blogging contest prize or giveaway that you ever won, and why you think it was the best?!

OK… Hear this

Let me give you a hint, more than one contestants on our recent contest asked me if they can replace the prize with another one of the list because they already has it, a few of them asked me if I can send him/her what the prize worth in cash because they don’t like it or need it, some other think that the prize is over priced and he will never pay this amount for this service or product!

There is several prizes and giveaways offered by awesome sponsors, but what is the best? what’s the prize that you really would like to win when you participate on a blogging contest, and what’s the prize or prizes that you didn’t see yet?! I really need to know.

Vote on The Prizes Poll

To make this more exciting, I have created a poll on daddy polls, I added a few prizes for you to pick your favorite depending on your needs and what you really want to get if you participate on a blogging contest.

As you can see above, I didn’t add value or price for the prizes, I want to get a pure opinion about it as I really want to know your choice!

You are the One we should Ask

We all love the challenge, probably you are the one who will participate in our coming blogging contest, and maybe you have participated on our latest contest, we believe that you are the one we should ask, maybe you are the one who will win one of our prizes, so… your opinion is very important for us.

Help us to decide which kind of prizes we should we go for, what our readers and bloggers like most, so we can work to bring it for you on our next awesome and big blogging contest, so plz help us with this decision by voting on the poll above and add a comment to tell us why do you think it’s the best prize! Also, feel free to add a prize if you can not find it on the lest or it’s missing, maybe we can get it for you!

I will meet you in the comments, so… let’s have some fun and give value to this blog post while discussing the insane of over pricing of prizes or giveaways!

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  • Robin October 9, 2010, 12:33 am

    Premium Theme, Premium Plugin anything it can be. I am just not targeted on cash. Learned a good way of promoting a contest.
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  • ashok June 4, 2010, 12:44 am

    Cash is nice, but targeted exposure is the perpetual need. If a contest could get everyone who participates and sponsors it to get the winner’s name and blog out there with keywords and reviews/recommendations, that would be a great prize.

    The thing with cash is this: it’s important, but I’d imagine most people want cash for short-term needs. Having tons of exposure that relate specifically to one’s goals is the long-term benefit.
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  • Gail June 2, 2010, 11:50 pm

    It is obvious that the answer depends on what the winner does not already have and really wants. If you already have a Theme you prefer and are like me – not into change for the sake of change – then you wouldn’t want to win it but if you don’t have one then you would.

    Hesham is probably right – everyone likes cash.
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  • Chadrack
    May 31, 2010, 9:52 am

    I’ve just voted for free premium membership but it depends on what the membership is all about. I think this beats all others. Alternatively I think cash is great! Yea, you can just spend it on whatever you desire.

    So you’re planning another contest? We look forward to it!
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    • Hesham June 1, 2010, 5:00 pm

      Yes.. there is a big contests in the kitchen!

  • Harsh Agrawal
    May 30, 2010, 11:53 am

    I believe Premium membership or cash is always better. though Giveaway anything is always great…
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  • Dennis Edell May 29, 2010, 5:50 pm

    As Kiesha said and you agreed, to have all the 1st place winners to pick first and then go down the line, that way hopefully they’ll be more satisfied with the prize they win.

    I replied to you above but wanted all to know, I’ve done this. Know now it takes a lot of time and frustration waiting for responses from winners.

    Bit of a pain in the ass if you ask me. 😉
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  • Dennis Edell May 29, 2010, 5:48 pm

    Ya know what buddy? Those “requests” would have pissed me off; you don’t even know. How unbelievably RUDE can someone be?

    Here’s how I see it, and how it should be seen. All contest posts have (or should have) the following…

    1. A list of sponsors and their prizes
    2. The Rules, detailing explicitly who/what/where/why – everything is spelled out all nice and pretty like.

    That’s our job as contest hosts, right? Right.

    We presume, perhaps stupidly, that everyone actually READS and UNDERSTANDS what’s what. If they don’t, too ‘effin bad.

    For someone to come back AFTER and COMPLAIN…..oh heeeeell no. NO NO NO. He/She can promptly unsubscribe from my blog and move on
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  • Joella May 29, 2010, 4:57 am

    Everybody loves cash prizes and I am no exception, but there are some prizes I’m not really interested in at all. For the most part I don’t want a free theme, ebook, book , etc.

    If it’s not cash then anything that will help promote my blog is great: a review or free advertising for instance. Even a guest post.

    I recently won a prize in a blog contest and I won a book. A good book about blogging. But the truth be told, I would rather have won the free web hosting for a year, the guest posting offered or some free advertising.
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  • Whiztechy May 29, 2010, 1:27 am

    I will go with Premium Theme..its best one for bloggers and second might be Banner advertisement to promote blog.
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  • Colleen May 28, 2010, 1:36 pm

    I like the membership option. Tips from fellow community members are very useful.
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  • Kiesha
    May 28, 2010, 1:26 pm

    This sounds a lot like our chat a few days ago 🙂 And I’m glad you’re doing the poll that way I won’t have to. But honestly, I’m pretty sure at the end of my contest, I’m just going to all the 1st place winner to pick first and then go down the line, that way hopefully they’ll be more satisfied with the prize they win.
    Nothing is more annoying than have a group of people you thought you were helping ask you for an exchange on a prize – am I right?
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    • Hesham May 28, 2010, 1:49 pm

      Actually letting the winners choose is the best option as we agreed, this will not give you any problem while managing the contest because I know that pain 😉

      This poll will help us to decided which prizes we can go for next time we organize a contest, maybe you don’t know and I actually didn’t go with this officially yet but there is a big contest on the way, and we will give our bloggers what they ask for!

  • Murlu
    May 28, 2010, 12:47 pm

    That’s great that you’re opening it up through a poll – you get to know exactly what the readers want.

    I would say the best would be a combination of the top 3. Why?

    If someone doesn’t have a blog or website, what benefit do they receive from winning an advertising spot? Unless they sold it of course.

    I think this is where cash prizes will always been a big turn on for everyone. They can participate and win something everyone could use.

    Finally, I would say some kind of interaction with the other blog either through a review or 1 on 1 consulting.
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    • Hesham May 28, 2010, 1:59 pm

      If someone doesn’t have a blog, then he is actually out of the contest, it’s a blogging contest and for bloggers 🙂

  • benwaynet
    May 28, 2010, 12:43 pm

    Best option is always cash.
    Second would be custom logo design (I SO need two of these)
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  • Ryan
    May 28, 2010, 12:39 pm

    Hi Hesham,

    I was torn between the Free Wordpress Theme and cold hard cash but looking at the Big Picture having a snazzy Wordpress Theme can lead to lots of cold hard cash down the road 😉

    I am a fan of appreciating anything which is given away for free. Even if I had no use for something I would try to find someone who could appreciate it. Appreciate the goodness which comes to you and you receive more.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  • Spyros May 28, 2010, 11:44 am

    I think that they most interesting awards always have to do with the promotion of the winner’s blog. Therefore, a 30days free banner or something like that, in a well established blog, could be a great prize.
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  • Blazing Minds
    May 28, 2010, 8:16 am

    What can I say I love a cash prize, that way it helps out with the bills we get these days 😉
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  • Mo "Mad Dog" Stoneskin May 28, 2010, 7:35 am

    Mate, I put ‘blog review’. To be honest, I have never been excited about any contest/poll/giveaway because of the following reasons

    -the prize isn’t something that interests me
    -the content promoting the giveaway stinks of “selling out”

    But a blog review, and a decent one at that (other than simply a paragraph and a link I mean) would probably tempt me enough!
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    • Hesham May 28, 2010, 1:57 pm

      Decent blog review.. yes.. this could be great prize, our reviews prices at $150 so it should be decent ones and not what ever paragraph!

  • The Bad Blogger May 28, 2010, 6:29 am

    Winning prize are good, but what’s the worth of the prize is important… for example, I choose a blog review, why? Because I knew I need more exposure first before I got into some other stuff.
    Some people doesn’t know what they want? They thought by winning they had a chance of getting exposure, money and even respect, but all in all they can only choose one.
    So, if you did want to win, win something you need and not win something you want !
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  • Asad May 28, 2010, 5:37 am

    I think that cash prize is the best give away as it can give benefit to everyone ,even the people who dont have any blog.
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    • Hesham May 28, 2010, 1:55 pm

      This is a good point, but people who don’t have a blog they actually can not be part of the contest, one important role is to write about the contest and feature the sponsors 🙂

  • aloneinhome
    May 28, 2010, 5:33 am

    I prefer premium WP consultant service as we got the potential to get continuous improvement and revenue.

    I guess most people will choose cash prize, me too but not in the first place.

    I don’t know how it works for other people but I prefer long-term investment instead of cash which for most of the time I could spend it until it gone.

  • Tola May 28, 2010, 3:54 am

    I initially selected Custom Logo, but then thought cash is less restrictive. So cash it is!
    That way the person can do whatever they want with it, whether its a blog review, custom logo or whichever tickles their fancy…
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  • Latief
    May 28, 2010, 3:33 am

    Cash is better than the other bro. The other prizes? Not interesting bro, lol! Thanks for asking us Hesham.
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  • alexnjoy May 28, 2010, 3:04 am

    Blog review would be best prize ) you will get traffic and backlinks
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    • Sunil Jain May 28, 2010, 3:25 am

      I agree with Alex 🙂
      A blog review will give the winner a complete stats of his/her blog’s user interface , logo design , SEO tactics and many more 🙂 😀
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  • Dev
    May 27, 2010, 9:05 pm

    Hey Hesham,

    I think it should be something premium ebooks or membersship :-). I know people will say Cash Prize :D.


  • Sire
    May 27, 2010, 8:56 pm

    I voted for the cash because I think it’s the most versatile prize.

    As to those people who complain after winning. What’s with that, if they didn’t like the prize they shouldn’t have entered the contest. If you don’t like it just accept it gratefully and then re-gift it or sell it on eBay 😉
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    • Hesham May 28, 2010, 1:53 pm

      Some people know what they want.. right? 😉

      Believe it or not, most of the bloggers will not read the full contest post, so they probably will not understand what they have to do and what they will win, and if they understand they sometimes lazy following the roles!

      Yeah! I told to those guys that they can just re- give it a way lol!

  • Costa May 27, 2010, 7:29 pm

    I feel it should be something that the blogger could actually use for their blog. So I chose Free Logo Design. Free Premium Themes would also be a good prize.
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