I recently got roped in to a ridiculous Instagram loop giveaway. I was so annoyed, I decided to blog about it to illustrate what a good Instagram Loop Giveaway looks like (to me) and what you should avoid (to save you an inordinate amount of time).

I like Instagram contests as you can only enter them from your mobile and are perfect for those out-and-about down times; waiting rooms, train commutes, etc.

Most of the giveaways I enter are from the sponsor’s post or the sponsor may have partnered with one or two other companies requiring you to follow, but not participate on every account.

Loop giveaways require you to enter on the sponsor’s post and then check the image for the tag to take you to the next party in the loop.

BAD CONTEST

I label this a bad contest because on the surface the rules seem clear, except they do not tell you who is in the loop. It turns out there were 30 (yes 30!) Instagrammers participating.

To me that is crazy. Just entering took an inordinate amount of time for one prize. The odds of winning were dismal. I would have kept following many of the bloggers after the promotion was over as they continued to host giveaways, but they were just more loop contests. After the last one I entered they co-hosted, I just unfollowed.

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Don’t be fooled! This is no joke! I’ve teamed up with a group of amazing ladies to bring you this luxury giveaway! Enter to win an Authentic Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch. You pick the design! (You will receive one Eva clutch shipped directly to you from LV)

Follow the steps below:
1. Follow me @rockabowdesigns
2. Like this post
3. Tap the photo to see where to loop to next! Continue to tap, follow and like until you return back to me. (You must follow everyone involved in this loop. We will check.) You don’t want to miss out!

Bonus entries: Tag 3 friends in the comments and/or Repost this photo and tag me.

The Nitty Gritty: Open to to the U.S. And Canada.  Entries accepted until 4/4/2015 at 7PM CST.  The winner will be announced on 04/03/2015. *Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered with Instagram  or Louis Vuitton. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and Agree to Instagram’s terms of use.

Also be wary of Instagram giveaways with thin rules or none at all. If you are unsure, before you enter, review an account’s profile and feed. It will give you a good idea if the contest is legitimate. Read my previous post: Why You Are Not Winning on Instagram for additional tips and tricks.

GOOD CONTEST

I label this a good contest because the rules are clear, concise and right on the image they list all the participants. There were only 5 and I recognized the ‘names’ as I enter contests on their blogs. I have chosen to continue following these bloggers (until such point I no longer wish to see their images, if that ever occurs).

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Celebrate the arrival of Spring and enter to win a $50 PayPal for yourself and ANOTHER $50 for a friend you tag in this Instagram Loop Giveaway.

As you click through the loop to enter to win, you’ll meet 4 other fabulous Canadian mom bloggers. One random entrant and their fortunate friend will each receive a $50 PayPal cash prize.

TO ENTER:

1. Follow me on Instagram and “like” this photo on Instagram.
2. Tap the photo to see who is next in the loop.
3. Follow her and “like” the giveaway photo on her account.
4. Continue through the loop until you return here.
5. Leave a comment saying you’re “done” and tag a friend.

You must follow all 5 hosts and like each loop photo in order to qualify for prizing. The friend you tag can also enter, but she needs to tag a friend other than you. The winner will be chosen randomly after 1 pm EST Saturday April 16th, 2015. The winner and the friend she tagged will be announced in a comment on the giveaway loop post @SoberJulie who is the contest organizer.

By entering you confirm you are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility and agree to Instagram’s terms of use. This contest is not affiliated with Instagram in any way. Open to US & Canadian residents only (excluding Quebec). Void in whole or in part where prohibited by law.

If you enter Instagram contests, be sure to follow me: @TheContestQueen.

Do you enter Instagram loop giveaways?