I do a lot of product reviews and I hold a lot of giveaways here at Precisely Mine as well and I work very closely with the sponsors and I let them know that I appreciate them immensely. So why should that be different when the tables are turned and I'm the one on the winning end? I don't have an answer for that but I can tell you that from here on out that will not be the case. When I win a blog giveaway, now matter how big or small, I'm definitely going to make it a point to thank the sponsor as well in addition to the blogger.
Bloggers do a lot of work when it comes to holding giveaways, believe me I know, and it frustrates me to no end when the winners of my giveaways don't let me know in some way that they received their prizes so I could only imagine how the sponsor feels.The blogger is the one who takes the time to test a product, write a review on their blog, and run a giveaway. However, the sponsor is the one who sends the blogger and the blog winner(s) free products. They are also the ones handling all of the packaging, shipping and handling duties and cost. So why did it never occur to me until now to thank the sponsors (as a prize winner) for all their troubles? Just for their generosity alone, the sponsors are definitely deserving of at least a thank you as well from the prize winner.
So remember folks, the next time you win a giveaway on a blog, don't forget to thank the sponsor! Whether it's a shout out via social media, an email, or a thank you note in the mail, let them know they are appreciated.