08 November 2010


The "100+ Followers, 10+ Friends" Giveaway!

It's time to celebrate a blogger's milestone: I now have over 100 Followers on Google Friend Connect! That calls for a new giveaway!

As my list of personal peeves includes those contest/giveaway posts that get you all excited about the prizes before dropping the stink bomb that you're not actually qualified for them, I'll begin with my one restriction:

This international giveaway is open to everyone except those who have already won prizes from previous giveaways. I hate to disappoint you Stilwell and Sully--and oh yeah, even you Christopher--but I'd like to give my other friends a better chance at getting their names drawn for something, and I host so few giveaways as it is. But I am planning to lift this "ban" on previous winners early next year, so I hope you can be patient. =)

And now for the prizes . . .

Behind Door #1:

Norman Rockwell:
The Saturday Evening Post
2011 Wall Calendar

Well, why not? =D The year is ending, and Rockwell has proven to be more popular with my readers than I guessed.

Behind Door #2:

Think of this as Shredded Cheddar's "Movie of the Month". I'm going to go all out for a live blog on which you can earn extra entries.

(This DVD will be ordered from Amazon.com, which has a notice up about problems some international buyers have had playing Region 1 DVDs even on their multi-region players. Something to be aware of!)

Behind Door #3:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

OR--because I realise many of you must already own copies of this classic--any other book from my list of Top 5 Governess Novels. =)

Behind Door #4

Dusk by F. Sionil Jose

Walang katapusang Po-on!!! ;-)

This novel was one of the most popular prizes of my first giveaway and the choice of the winner of my second giveaway. And it was, hands-down, what the ladies of my group blog Reading for Believers wanted to tackle for November. (You're all welcome to follow the discussion over there!) Besides, it's my favourite Filipino novel ever and I naturally want to share the love.

For more information, see my non-review of Po-on and my Character Connection post on its central character, Eustaquio "Istak" Salvador.


1) This international giveaway is open to everyone who counts as one of the "100+ followers" or "10+ friends" of this blog and has not yet won a Shredded Cheddar contest/giveaway. Even if you are not a public follower on Google Friend Connect, as long as you've been friendly, you may enter. This giveaway is a way for me to thank you for your support. =)

2) If you are a stranger who has just stumbled upon Shredded Cheddar, you are welcome to join the party, too, as long as you're willing to play the games and not just escape with the free goodies!

3) This giveaway will close on 15 December 2010.

4) If you're interested, leave a comment for your first entry. =)

5) If you would like extra entries, take note of the following ways to get them:

a) Vote in my Norman Rockwell Painting Smackdown

1 extra entry per round -- You can start with Round 1 right now!
Please proceed to Round 2!
Now accepting ballots for Round 3A!

b) Watch my live blog of Labyrinth (or part of it) along with me and comment with your own time stamps and quick takes --> Friday Night Movie: Labyrinth

1 extra entry per comment
*and one comment per ten-minute video, so you don't have to spoil the whole thing for yourself

c) Link up a post to Locus Focus

3 entries per post

d) Participate in the December Word & Question game and post your poem up before the giveaway closes.

3 extra entries

e) Number among my Top 10 Commenters.

Up to 10 extra entries, depending on your ranking.

Good luck to everyone! Thanks for following and being friendly! =)

Image Sources: a) Norman Rockwell: The Saturday Evening Post 2011 Wall Calendar, b) Jim Henson's Labyrinth: Anniversary Edition, c) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, d) Po-on by F. Sionil Jose


Lesa said...

Your giveaways are the only ones I enter-- so interactive and fun!

So here is my big ol' friendly 'Howdy' from Oklahoma-- and see my ranking-- quite an achievement among such a group of chatty folk-- even for my big mouth!

Salome Ellen said...

Count me in! It's so nice that some of the things I already do give me extra entries!

joan said...

hi i would like to be entered please and thankyou for leaving a comment on my blog, by the way where are you? not usa i take it

Enbrethiliel said...


Lesa: Yes, I've noticed your ranking. Congratulations on your achievement! ;-) And good luck as the competition heats up! (LOL)

Ellen: Since this giveaway is to thank people precisely for helping this blog be a fun, interactive place for everyone, I wanted it to be a natural extension of stuff we all already do. I hope you have a nice time as we play along. =)

Joan: Hi again! You're very welcome to join. Care to start with the first round of our Norman Rockwell Smackdown? =D

I live in the Philippines. =)

Sullivan McPig said...

I can totally understand why you restrict this to those who have not won yet. I just finished reading my prize yesterday and am in love with it!!!

good luck to everyone who can enter!

joan said...

thanks for visiting my blog
your button is now on lol
did't realise it was related to you
untill i revisited your blog

DeLynne said...

G'day from Australia! I love contests I can enter. So often they say, 'US residents only'. Thanks, En.

Jillian said...

Awesome giveaway E! And congrats on this milestone :)

Enbrethiliel said...


Sully: The only thing better than getting a prize from someone is hearing that someone really enjoyed the prize they won from me! I'm so glad to hear that reading Downsiders was such a fantastic experience for you. =D

Joan: Thanks! It's not the most popular button on these Internets, so I'm glad to see it get some more love. =)

DeLynne: Well, they're starting to remember the rest of the world exists. =P "US only" is more and more often "US/Canada only"--and I've started seeing "US/Canada/EU only"! It's only a matter of time before they get to the Philippines and Australia, aye?

Jillian: Thanks. =) Just to clarify because I can be so dense: does this mean you're entering?

Dauvit Balfour said...

Sure, why not? I'm in.

Enbrethiliel said...


Definitely, Dauvit! =)

Lindsay said...

Count me in!

Enbrethiliel said...


I'll be glad to, Lindsay! Welcome aboard. =)