Hosting a giveaway is something every blogger has to think about when planning a blog strategy. Will you be a blogger that hosts giveaways, participates in giveaways, or doesn’t take part in them at all? I had heard a lot of good things about group giveaways so I joined a few. The response was pretty awesome. I felt like I made some great blogger connections and gained a good amount of new followers.


After testing with joining group giveaways I decided to be brave and host my own! I’m going to give you a breakdown of everything I did so that you can easily replicate it if you want to host your own group giveaway.

1. Decide what you want to giveaway. You can either have sponsors donate an item or you can have each of the bloggers participating in the giveaway pitch in! For my first group giveaway I had some lovely sponsors and also added a gift card that all of the bloggers pitched in for.

2. Choose which bloggers you want to participate. Send them an email and include the giveaway form. See exact examples below of an email and form I’ve used in the past and use as a reference for when you plan your next group giveaway:

Group Giveaway Email Example

Group Giveaway Form Example

3. Create the giveaway. I like to use Raffflecopter because it’s super easy, let’s me put everyone’s links in, and automatically runs the giveaway for you. You can either do the free version or pay about $8 a month for the premium version. Filling out the Rafflecopter form is pretty self-explanatory and easy to get the hang of once you start.

4. Add the Rafflecopter giveaway to your group giveaway blog post & email the code to all participating bloggers so they can also post it on their blogs if they want!  You can see an example of one of my past giveaway blog posts HERE 

Voila! You have everything you need to put together your first group giveaway. Let me know if you have any tips or ideas for hosting giveaways in the comments!




  1. Traveling Cats on September 5, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I participated in group giveaways before, but never hosted one. Thanks for the info.

  2. Hoppie on September 5, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    This is a great post. I’m actually planning on doing a giveaway soon for my blog as well and am also going to use Rafflecopter!

    You mentioned that you were able to get sponsors to donate items? May I ask how do you go about asking for sponsors to donate?


    • on September 7, 2015 at 7:42 am

      I would just reach out to them via email!

  3. Allison Gallagher on September 5, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Thank you for sharing. I have wanted to take part in one, but always get so confused and lost as to how to do it.

  4. Lisa on September 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    You make it look so simple! I will definitely have to try it now! I was having a hard time figuring it out for a while.

    • on September 7, 2015 at 7:41 am

      Awe, thanks Lisa! Glad I could make it easy!

  5. Brittany on February 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    How do you get involved in a giveaway as a new blogger? Love your helpful posts!

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