I know that the number of Google Friend Connect followers is *just* a number, but it makes me ridiculously happy that 500 (FIVE HUNDRED!!!) of you have clicked that little "Join this site" button. Thank you! It just makes me feel a little bit more legit in the whole blogging world.
Also, I just got in my very first affiliate payment, so I decided to give some it back to you guys who helped me earn it!
I try not to shove affiliate links in your faces (those little rstyle.me links that give me a small cut of your transaction if you end up making a purchase after you click on one), and I only link when I can find the exact item*. Most of the time I can't, since 99% of the items I wear are old and no longer available online. So it's kind of a big deal that I've finally made enough money in my account to get paid.
How to enter:
Since it's a 500 follower giveaway, you must be a follower of my blog (click on "Join this site" in the Google Friend Connect box on the left hand side) AND answer these questions in a comment on this post:
- Are you a follower of my blog? (hint: answer should be "YES")
- Which retailer would you would want a $50 gift certificate to? Target? Gap? Forever 21? Nordstrom? J.Crew? As long as I can get a gift card, it's fair game. If I pick a winner whose choice is impossible for me to get, you'll have to pick a new retailer.
- Tell me a little about yourself, I love getting to know all of you! (For example: location, age, occupation, your blog URL if you have one, Twitter or Instagram username, how you found out about my blog, favorite books, biggest pet peeves, celebrity crush, dream job, least favorite Jelly Belly flavor, basically anything!)
Giveaway is open to anyone who has the ability to use gift cards... so international readers are welcome to enter. Giveaway ends on Friday, January 18th at noon PST. I'll be using random.org to pick a winner. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or I'll pick a new winner. Good luck!
*I did just add a "shop this look" widget to the bottom of my posts last week to show some similar items (but don't worry, you can see the price/retailer/image BEFORE clicking on anything).