Nerd•ily’s First Ever Giveaway Extravaganza!

Yup, this is the big announcement! AREN’T YOU GLAD YOU WAITED??

For two weeks, I had been anticipating a huge milestone, which was reached last Sunday: Nerdily hit 100+ followers. Isn’t that crazy? This site started as a term-long project in one of my college classes, and look how far it has come since then. I’m absolutely blown away. Even though I’ve graduated college, and I’m working two jobs, the one constant in my life is coming to the site each day to write, share, and connect with all of you wonderful people. If you read last week’s post on what I was thankful for, you’ll know by now how grateful I am for this community, and the opportunity I have to truly do something that I love.

That being said, I decided the best thing to do was to host a giveaway, because it’s the holidays and I’m sentimental.

Are you ready? Are you sure?


Yes, “prizes,” as in plural. I’m giving away TWO mini-bundles just because I can. And guess what: they’re Star Wars-themed!

Prize #1: CoverGirl Star Wars Make-up Set 


The first bundle you could win is a set of CoverGirl items from their Star Wars collection: a tube of mascara and a lipstick. The lipstick is shade #20, which is a shimmery lavender color. The mascara tube says on one side, “May the Force be with you.” And, as an added bonus, I’m throwing in an exclusive hand-painted ornament, which is created by me.


Ooh, ahh…


This bundle would make a great gift for any Star Wars fan, or you can horde it for yourself. Hey, I don’t judge.

Prize #2: Hand-painted set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens ornaments 


If you’re not into make-up, then you have a chance to win this beautiful set of hand-painted holiday ornaments created by, once again, yours truly. These are one-of-a-kind pieces, and the only ones in existence, as of right now. They feature the faces of BB-8 and Captain Phasma, and the tag line, “In a galaxy far, far away.” Set of three in this bundle.


I decided to do something fun for this giveaway, so I went with a photo contest of sorts. It’s super easy, I promise.

To enter, you must first follow ONE of my social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). If you already follow one of them, then great! You are eligible.

Next, you must post a picture of some nerdy holiday swag that you own. This can be an ugly Christmas sweater, and ornament, a stocking, a themed menorah, anything! If you have a nerdy piece of holiday swag that you put out each year, I want to see it.

If you don’t have anything nerdy-themed, you can post a picture or a description of your dream item from your wishlist.

Either way, when you post, MAKE SURE THAT YOU TAG ME IN THE PICTURE OR DESCRIPTION. Also, PLEASE USE THIS HASHTAG ON ALL POSTS: #nerdilygiveaway. This will be very helpful to me, especially on Instagram. If you’re participating in the contest via the Facebook page, please feel free to post directly to the page. If you’re going the Twitter route, you can tweet me directly. But you must make sure that Nerdily is tagged in some way, and that your picture or post contains #nerdilygiveaway in the description

All posts must be entered by December 18th, 2015. One submission per participant, please! 

Two winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday December 23rd. I will contact the two winners through their social media pages in a private message to get their contact information. The first randomly chosen winner will win Prize #1, and the second winner will receive Prize #2.

I’m doing the contest in this way to make it as fair as possible. Also, I wanted to let anyone who participates have as even of an advantage as possible. Also, I thought a photo contest would be fun. This allows pretty much anyone to enter, so no one gets left out.

If you have any questions, please ask! And have fun, Nerds!

Life was meant to be lived nerdily, so what are you waiting for ? 

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Leisel says:

    Lul, our giveaways both end on the same day. I see what you did there. I can’t wait to get in on this when I’m off work. OMG, those ornaments.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. mckelodeon says:

      Great minds think alike!


  2. Sadie says:

    How exciting!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Congrats for the milestone, you must be proud! 🙂
    I couldn’t be more excited for your giveaway, being a) a Star Wars geek and b) loving all that is nerdy, christmassy and almost shameful to show to the world at the same time. Of course, I’ll be happy to participate ^^

    Liked by 1 person

    1. mckelodeon says:

      Huzzah! And thanks a million! I think it will be fun 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. My entry can be found here –>
        Thanks again for organizing this contest, can’t wait to see others participating! ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      2. mckelodeon says:

        Thank YOU! 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  4. lydiadickson says:

    Congrats on 100+ followers! And thanks for creating a fun giveaway to go along with it too!

    Lydia –

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Leisel says:

    Welp… I apparently don’t own Christmas swag. You are permitted to laugh at my FB giveaway entry. Once.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. mckelodeon says:

      No, I love it! I didn’t think too many people would actually own something like that, which is why I said to basically find a random picture online. It’s fair cheating, in a way 😀


      1. Leisel says:

        Hey, I made a custom SuS Shroom for the occasion. Anyone who doesn’t like it can suck it. ^_^

        Liked by 1 person

      2. mckelodeon says:

        Is that up on your site??


      3. Leisel says:

        Nope, just on the giveaway entry. I might do something similar for my Christmas post later on, though.


      4. mckelodeon says:

        Ooh, exclusive!

        Liked by 1 person

      5. mckelodeon says:

        Also, I had to read “SuS Shroom” about fifty times because my brain is dead and I couldn’t figure out that SuS means Skill up Skillet. Lol, it’s Monday. But I’m honored for the Shroom nonetheless!

        Liked by 1 person

      6. Leisel says:

        I work 12 hour shifts on Sat. and Sun, plus 8 on Mon. and Tues. I don’t even want to hear ‘brain dead’. =P


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