Thursday, February 5, 2009

I feel bad...

...for all these people who have free stuff to give away.

I was talking to a friend of mine who is doing a gift certificate give-away based on responses to a survey, and she was telling me the last time she did this, she printed out the list of people who took the survey (more than 600 names), cut them into strips, folded them up, put them in a hat and picked one. I couldn't believe all the effort she went into to pick one name!

And now, a bunch of people I know are having drawings for books and goodies, and they are pretty much going through the same process as my friend. And being the wonderfully nice person that I am, I'm going to help all you poor giver-awayers.

All you need to do is find out how many posts you have, assign them each a number and the internet will do the rest for you. Just make sure you set the "random integer" field to "1" of however many goodies you have to give away, and the value field should be set between "1" and however many people have entered you contest.

And for those of you who are judging among stories, videos and other subjective things? Good luck. I wish I had a random number generator for you.

1 comment:

  1. So, I can't believe you follow Sandi's blog and not mine. It's not like we were roommies at I guess now I know who the favorite always was. hmmmmm...
    Aside from that, how've you been? Are you liking the DC area?