This is NOT a post I ever wanted to write. Not ever. Yet, here I am.
I put a lot of time, energy, effort, and even love into my reviews and giveaways. I do this because I really enjoy it and, I believe, I'm good at it.
So it pains me no end when people try to take advantage of that energy and effort.
In the previous announced winners list, I tossed out TWO entrants because they flat-out lied on the Rafflecopter Entry Form.
One entrant claimed to have written an ALEXA review for me -- I checked, she had not. She didn't leave her name on the "review" and there was no time that matched her claim, either. Therefore, ALL of her entries were discarded.
The second claimed she followed on Pinterest. I checked. She didn't. Entries discarded.
There is a reason that bloggers make these entries OPTIONAL -- if you want to do them, hey, that's great! If not, please don't say that you did.
I am seriously dumbfounded and disappointed when people cheat. It cheats me and it cheats you.
When cheaters win -- we all lose. Eventually, these cheats will force us to stop hosting giveaways. That's a shame.