Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Hop: SWAG

Oh no! Now that I have actual SWAG of my own, I'm going to be giving some away with every contest!

It's Black Friday in America, which is supposedly a day when everyone goes nuts to buy Christmas presents at lowered prizes. Until last year, I hadn't even heard of this day. Then I read a blog post by someone on how to organize your Black Friday (preferably starting a week before) to get the most out of it and to beat the crowds. As I'm very interested in marketing and marketing behavior, I sat glued to my screen, amazed at how this person had everything down to a point. She and her three friends did this together, each going to X shops to buy Y things for whichever of the four wanted stuff from that store (it was all carefully marked down on paper - with images and all). So with all four of them spread over, showing up veeery early, they managed to cover a lot of ground before noon. This sounds like a lot of fun. If there's anything I love more than shopping, it's shopping in the USA. But this also sounds exhausting. I assume you have to watch your shopping cart (if there's even room for one) or people will just take things from it.
Anyway, I don't have the link to this particular blog, but I found this instead: 10 Rules of Black Friday Shopping.

So, what am I doing today aside from giving stuff away? Hoping to find crazy deals on ebooks ^.^

So, here's the deal. This hop is ONLY for today, November 23rd. I'm giving away a choice of one of my College Fun and Gays books (winner's pick - Little Stalker included, as I expect it'll be released today) along with SWAG to one winner. The SWAG pack is international (since I'm shipping from Iceland anyway). You are, of course, allowed to decline the SWAG pack if it'll only end up in your trash bin once it arrives 'cause you only wanted the ebook ;P

What you need to do to enter the contest is to leave a comment with your email address, so I can reach you. The winner will be randomly picked, posted, and contacted the day after the hop. 

But there's more!! There are grand prizes :D 

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

The first and third prizes are USA only - but I'm sure it's okay if you have a friend in the USA to whom you can have it sent. Remember, the more Black Friday blogs you comment on, the more chances you have of winning (that's over 200 chances!). 

Please, if you're only commenting to increase your chances of winning the grand prizes - which is something you're totally entitled to do - please ask me not to include you in my personal giveaway so that the people who are actually interested in my books/SWAG will have more chance of winning. Thanks :)

If you ARE interested in my books/blog, here are a few ways you can follow me (this is not necessary to take part in the giveaway!): Google Friends Connect to your right, Newsletter, Facebook, Twitter (not terribly active on Twitter though, but I'm very active on Facebook). If you want to sample my writing, here's a free-read: Half-Baked Promises.

Anyway, happy hopping!


  1. Great! Something to do while I am not out shopping.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. I would like to be added.

  3. I LOVED Grade A Sex Deal ;) Fantastic read!

    Thank you for the chances! Sign me up please for yours as well.


  4. Entering for the grand prize! Thanks for the post!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. Yay--thank you so much!


  6. Oh i'm staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!

  7. Hi, Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This is great

  8. I'm not a Black Friday shopper. I don't believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.

  9. I do not like crowds so BF shopping is not for me! I will be spending my day hopping and then snuggled up reading! Well that is after I decide on what new book I have just added to my to be read list! It gets longer every hop! Thanks!

    I am thankful for all the wonderful books I am finding on the hop!


  10. Entering for the Grand Prizes :) I'm not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

  11. just entering for the grand prizes~

    beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

  12. I’ve gone out on Black Friday sales, but not every year due to the crowds. It depends if there is something that I really want etc.

    Entering for your the Grand prize and your prize too. :)

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  13. Hi Erica,
    I'm entering for you books, though honestly I think I'm missing only one or two :)

    anzuazura at yahoo dot de

  14. I only do Black Friday shopping on the web :)


  15. I skipped Black Friday shopping this year.

    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  16. I have friends who go Black Friday shopping but it's not for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. Entering for the grand prize, thanks for the chance!

  18. I'm sorry to say that I haven't tried your books before. :( I used to Love Black Friday shopping but the last three years there haven't been any sales that interested me and I've got away from it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. I like to stay home, spend time with my family and eat leftovers. :) Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!
    Facebook: Shadow Kohler
    Twitter: LuvToRead09
    GFC: shadow_kohler

  20. Thank you!

  21. Love your books Erica. I do most of my shopping online and leave the Black Friday madness to others.

  22. Thanks for the giveaway! I have to admit that I'm a lover of swag. I collect all the different bookmarks, but I usually don't use them because I don't want them to get damaged. LOL!

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  23. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  24. I've read Half-Baked Promises and loved it! I'm a GFC Follower: Misha
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway~

    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

  25. Thank you for the giveaway Erica!

  26. Thanks for the hop stop and giveaway!

    melhalp at

  27. Your books look awesome!


  28. You're a new author to me. I love these blog hops because I get to discover new authors! Thank you for participating in this blog hop and for the great giveaway!

    Julie K

  29. I stuck to the web today instead of braving the crowds. ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

    fancie @ live. com

  30. I only shop on Black Friday if it's online lol
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  31. Instead of shopping, I'm hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
    Happy Black Friday.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  32. I did not brave the crowds at the mall - the only reason I left my house today was to take my daughter and her friends to the movies to see Rise of the Guardians (which was lots of fun!). Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to be added in your giveaway.

  34. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  35. I definitely hid out in the house today and scoured the Internet for some great ebook deals. I think I wiped about a tenth of my wish list off which was an amazing day for me!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway!

    Happy Holidays,

  36. Thanks for doing the hop!


  37. Yeah, Black Friday is kind of crazy. Anyways, I love this series and can't wait for Little Stalker!!!


  38. No black friday shopping for me until they have stadium seating and someone to take bets.


  39. Thanks for the hop!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  40. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Hope you have happy holidays. I stayed home this year for black friday because its a bit frightening in stores, I prefer shopping at home LOL! ;)

    swtlilangel4jc at yahoo dot com