Monday, August 16, 2010
Mockingjay Countdown Event
Since August 22nd is right around the corner-I wanted to give you guys some more information.
1. Mini Challenges
There are going to be five mini challenges each day during this three day event. So there will be a total of fifteen challenges (all having to do with the Hunger Games trilogy) that you can end up participating in. You don't have to enter all of them if you don't want to and you don't even have to enter one if you don't want to-these are fun and will get you in the mood for the release of Mockingjay. But if you do enter the mini challeges, each one you participate in will earn you an extra four entries each day. So if you end up doing all the mini challenges for the day (five total) then you will get an extra 20 entries to win prizes. But each days worth of extra entries will only count toward that days prizes-and will not be carried onto the next day.
2. Following my blog, Smitten With Books
If you are a follower of my blog, Smitten With Books, you will also get an extra two entries each day. So on August 22nd you will get an extra two entries, on August 23rd you will get an extra two entries, and on August 24th you will get an extra two entries. Like the mini challenges extra entries-the follower entries will not be carried onto the next days.
3. Make a Blog post/Twitter/Blog Sidebar
You can also spread the word about this event either by a blog post, twitter, or posting on your blog sidebar. The last day you will be able to spread the word (and have the extra entries) is at Midnight on August 23rd (the second day of this event). And you may be wondering how many extra entries you will get since I mentioned them above.
Blog Post: 4 extra entries
Twitter: 2 extra entries
Blog Sidebar: 3 extra entries
You can do each one once only, and these extra entries will count toward each day of the events. So the total number of extra entries you could earn for each day is nine.
You also may be wondering what you will be winning. Each day (August 22nd, August 23rd, and August 24th) will have a different set of prizes that you can win. And all your extra entries will be put toward winning that prize. Here is what you can win:
August 22nd (1st Day)
One person will win:
A paperback copy of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games Inspired Gale backpack charm (made and bought from Cold Hands Warm Arts)
August 23rd (2nd Day)
One person will win:
A hardcover copy of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games inspired Peeta backpack charm (made and bought from Cold Hands Warm Arts)
August 24th (3rd Day)
One person will win:
A hardcover copy of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins and The Hunger Games inspired Katniss Charm Bracelet (made and bought from Cold Hands Warm Arts)
Here are some of the questions that you may have:
Q: Can International (not living in the United States) participate?
A: Yes, of course. But unfortunately since I don't have a lot of money to spend on shipping right now, you will not be able to win any of the prizes. I am so sorry in advance for this.
Q: Can I post on my blog or twitter about the Mockingjay Countdown right now even though it's a few days away?
A: Yes, you can. This will get more people excited and will spread the word-so that would be great.
Q: How will you know that we are a follower, participated in the mini challenges, or spread the word about this event?
A: Each day (there will be three in total for all the three days) I will post a form that you will have to fill out so I know everything you have done. On it I will ask which mini challenges you have participated in, if you are a follower, and if you spread the word in any way (blog post, twitter, or blog sidebar)
Q: What if I don't fill out the form for the day but I have participated in the challenges?
A: Your entries will not count
Q: How will you choose the winners for all the prizes?
A: I will use random.org
Q: When do the mini challenges close?
A: The five challenges I post each day will close at Midnight on that day. So you will not be able to participate past that time.
Q: How will we know how to participate in the challenges?
A: I will post them throughout the day with instructions on what to do
If you have any more questions, please email me here: smittenwithbooks (at) hotmail (dot) com and I will gladly answer them for you. I hope everyone is excited for this event and the release of Mockingjay.