“I guess your grades are more important to you than your morals are,” my English teacher spits out, lecturing our class about cheating that’s been going on in the school.
My classmates and I exchange glances. Well, yeah, we all seem to be thinking together. Isn’t that what they’ve been showing us since middle school?
and our mental and physical health.
Let me answer this from a different perspective. How to avoid giveaways that are fake/shady!
1. The giveaway pictures
They’re giving away something like a super expensive and exclusive? Who’s pictures are they using? If they’re giving something away, they need to have the product. Especially hard to obtain products. You can’t promise to give something away, if you don’t have it (unless it’s a mass produced item that you will order for someone of course). For example, someone was giving away a Celebi gameboy advance and was using a picture off of Google. Why? Why not take your own picture?
2. Asking for donations on their blog because they need money for whatever.
If you have to ask for donations on your blog, then why are you giving away a fortune worth of items? I don’t judge people for what they do with their money. At least, I generally don’t. If you are poor and have a 3DS, that’s good on you. You totally deserve to have something fun and we have no right to judge your situation or you for having a luxury product. But if you’re giving away money as if it’s no problem while asking others for money, I can’t help but wonder if you truly need to be asking people for it.
3. Giveaways that will last till the end of time.
Too easy to forget about them after following someone. Way too easy. If a giveaway lasts until after 2 months, chances are that it’s not a real one.
4. Users that will not make the winners public.
"Privacy" is such bullshit. The winners don’t care about shit like that. They’re happy that they win something and will probably post about it themselves. The only time I haven’t made winners public was when I didn’t have time due to moving to a different country. Other than that, I always make winners public unless they specifically asked me NOT to.
5. Too good to be true.
A 15 year old girl giving away over 600 dollars worth of goodies? Are we really that daft!???
6. Pokemon that can’t be traded.
Seriously, shiny Xerneas etc giveaways? Get the fuck away. They can’t be traded over Wifi.
Now for giveaways that are probably real:
1. People giving away their own shop items.
This is great for promoting your own work. iris-sempi often does this and they’re always amazing.
2. Pokemon giveaways.
Usually always real. Just make sure they can be traded and ask about how they were obtained. Nothing wrong with illegit Pokemon, but it’s rude to not tell your followers about it. I always do.
Hope this helps
asked by Anonymous