I'm curious as to how you decide what is mandatory for someone to enter your giveaway?
I've seen some bloggers who require folks to 'like' facebook pages, tweet, follow on GFC (google friend connect), AND leave a comment for a prize. Do you think that's fair? Just curious.
I am hosting a giveaway, and anyone entering can do either of them. Sure the more they do the more entries they get but that is their choice. Giveaways should never feel like a chore. I just wrote an article about how to run an effective giveaway.
Usually, if there are these many requirements for a giveaway I don't enter. But if I have to leave a comment and then have the OPTION for extra entries by doing more I will enter.
I recently came acroos a giveaway that had a 5 step MANDATORY entry. It consisted of GFC follow, like on FB, post on FB and a couple other things. Then on top of that - the winner had to pay shipping!
I was appalled at the shipping - they had it on several of their giveaways...giveaways from companies I've seen sponsor other places w/o shipping fees. I won't go back to that site!
It's fine to count all those activities as one entry. So if you tweet, put it on your Facebook page, follow on GFC and comment, you could get 4 entries.
What I don't like are contests that make you do a ton of work, like submitting a video. Usually big brands do this because it's a way to garner free content for their website.