I do a lot of giveaways here, and although I change up the "how" of entering, it doesn't tend to affect how I choose my winners. I either use a random number generator in which each number corresponds to a different person who has commented or I type all of the names up (doubling up for those who entered in multiple ways) and throwing them into a random picker. I'd like to pick the "best" or my most "favorite" of the entries, but it doesn't seem fair or objective, especially because I know many of the entrants personally. What do you guys think about this -- am I thinking too much about it? Or does my way make sense?
At any rate, thanks to the awesomely funny random generators at ClassTools.net (it's geared toward teachers who want a fun way to pick names from a class), we have our winner! Mazal tov to ...
Mara of Kosher on a Budget!
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