10 Ways To Enter My Giveaway (celebrating 2 years on wordpress!)

Hey girl hey. And boy.

IT. IS. OFFICIAL. This grandma has turned 2 years old today and I couldn’t be more proud. 🀧 Now I’m not the type to go into cheesy mode when I hit a milestone but I just wanted to thank everyone who came and went throughout these two years and more specifically to the ones who stuck around from the very beginning. Blogging has given me a platform to voice my opinions, experiences and most importantly, recipes because this sis can’t go two seconds without food. πŸ˜‚Β Jokes aside though, I feel like blogging gave me a ground when I felt my personality was turning mundane or when I felt too drained to socialize. And as much as I want to say how much I changed from the first day, I’m probably one of the few bloggers who didn’t. And honestly, I’m not complaining, because 2017 Bayance was pretty lit. πŸ˜‚Β It would be nice if I told you all about how much I changed and we can look back at my first posts and see a difference… but I’m still a potato who likes to blog and be a grandma in all situations possible and I’m sure this base won’t change for years to come. Nonetheless, there are a few differences I noticed from old Bayance and present Bayance and they are:

  • I became comfortable using laughing emojis (and we went through an excessive phase ngl πŸ˜‚)
  • I opened up more about religion and my unpopular values
  • I started talking about real life issues through my Let’s Get Real series and learning a lot from all of you!
  • I created new series (spam comments, let’s get real..etc)
  • I started using gifs everywhereee
  • We went from 1 follower (my dad) to 958 today!
  • Anddd y’all have been tagging me in so many award posts that the Kleenex company closed down

So thank you. For sticking by me and taking the time to read what I had to say. OKAY so before we all get emotional, let’s get into our giveaway!

A $20 Giftcard To Store Of Your Choice

Image result for yasss gif

Now I really wanted to do something like a box full of goodies but the shipping in Canada will cost more than the box of goodies itself. πŸ˜‚ Canada’s fault on that end butΒ I did want to get you something where YOU can buy the goodies and that is a giftcarddd.

International Participants

I did a little bit of digging into what can be used worldwide and the only ones I found worked were


Starbucks (australia, uk, hong kong, ireland, mexico)

If anyone has any knowledge as to where Canadian gift cards can be accepted internationally, then please leave it in the comments.


US Participants

As for the US, I found many more options that work between Canada and the US.


American Eagle Outfitters



Tim Hortons




These are only a few but if you know of any that can work, then let me know one option from this list and one option that you choose.


Canada Participants

The floor is open to anything.


Note: Only 1 winner will be chosen in this giveaway.


10 Ways To Enter My Giveaway

So instead of the usual, ‘follow my instagram and tag 3 people’ kind of thing. I thought I’d give you the options to pick any of the 10 ways to enter below. I placed the amount of entries they’re worth and you’re allowed to pick up to 5 ways so be sure to snatch some of the higher entry-worth ones. Some of these are creative and some are straightforward so let’s get into it!!

1. Draw a picture of what you think I look like and email it to me at bayanceblogs@gmail.com – it can be a quick sketch but I’m curious hehe. (1 entry for stickman drawing, 2 entries for more details and 3 entries for lots of detail or a coloured one)

2. Write on a piece of paper, an index card or postcard; a message to me, who it’s from (your name or pen name), country/city, and take a picture of it.Β 1 entry for a picture at home, 2 entries if you take a picture of the card outside and 3 entries if you take a picture of it at a landmark (it doesn’t happen to be a famous one but maybe somewhere you were going to with friends or family).

Example: Hey Bayance! From: Sarah, India [@ the local spice store]

And email it to bayanceblogs@gmail.com

3. Send me a guest post of a topic of your choice (for those who wanted to write me a guest post, if you do it by the 21st, you will count for this!). If you don’t know what to do, think of anything lifestyle, advice related, maybe even spam comments or look through my posts and you can draw inspiration that way. (2 entries for 400 words or less, 3 for 400+) Email me at bayanceblogs@gmail.com with your ideas and I’ll give you the approval to start.

4. Fill out this super quick survey. (1 entry)

5. Answer this question in the comments: What is your best blogging advice? (1 entry)

6. Answer this question in the comments: What was the greatest failure in your life and what did you learn from it? (1 entry)

7. Answer this question in the comments: What motivates you to keep blogging? (1 entry)

8. Follow my instagram @bayanceblogs (1 entry)

9. Reblog this post (1 entry)

10. Like this post (1 entry)

And there you have it! Couple creative ways and couple straight forward ways to get entries to the giveaway! You are allowed up to 5 ways out of the 10 and no repetition allowed. (eg. don’t do number 7 twice). The first couple can get you more entries so you might want to be strategic on what numbers you pick hehe. Number 10 should be an automatic entry (I see you non-likers πŸ˜‚) so you can pick up to 4 other ways from there.

The Rules

Now that we know the prize and 10 ways to enter, here is how you can qualify.

1. Submit up to 5 waysΒ from the 10 Ways to Enter

2. In the comments, let me know which ways of entries you did +Β the gift card you want to win.Β 

Comment example: Hey girl! I followed your instagram (I’m @thatgrandmalife btw),Β Β did your survey and emailed you a picture of a postcard. I live in the US and I want a Subway giftcard.

3. Giftcard will be emailed so make sure you have an email.

4. Deadline is August 21 2019 (winners will be announced on the 22nd!)

Make sure you’re following my blog because it’s only open to followers (ew I hate saying followers but I hate saying fam too so now we’re stuck πŸ˜‚).


Anddd that’s all for today.

I’ll repeat the comment layout so you can use it as a reference.

Hey girl! I did entry ___, ___ …etc and I want a _____ giftcard to [my country]

Thank you all for supporting me through these two years and good luck to everyone!

Bayyy. πŸ’ž


59 thoughts on “10 Ways To Enter My Giveaway (celebrating 2 years on wordpress!)

  1. πŸ’«AvaπŸ’« says:

    omg congrats on 2 years! THIS GIVEWAWAY IS SO UNIQUE AND AWESOME! totally joining! I am sooo glad you started a blog you are SO funny and SO sweet!!
    My greatest blogging advice is to be yourself and not to change yourself for others!
    The biggest failure I learned from was the mistake of being alive, JK JK! the mistake of trying to be like other girls and failing miserably! what motivates me to blog is inspiring others! i filled out the survey btw!
    umm . the giftcard i wanna win is an AMAZON ONE!


    the weird blogger named ava! :3

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  2. muzsbog says:

    Soooooo u already know me and I could use some extra httyd merch.
    -i did the survey
    -followed ur insta
    -liked the post
    – 7) I keep blogging cause its a nice place to vent my feelings on world issues and tv stuff. AND I FINALLY HAVE SOMEWHERE TO PUT MY HTTYD FEELS AND DEEEEEEEEEP ANALYSES so ya.
    -6) oooooo I cant think of anything but to put a slight spin on it the thing I regret doing. So when we were booking tickets for hidden world (first time) I freaked out because there was a mix up in seating and I freaking had a mini breakdown and lashed out at my mom like realllll bad and bro we got into a huge fight and she ended up saying I couldnt go watch it. 3 hours later of me being a rlly sad potato she came into my room with 4 tickets and some other tickets for popcorn and drinks. She and my sister drove to the theater and got them just for me. I realized despite how much things can stress you out you should always be mindful of others. And that no one will ever love you like your mom does. uwu.
    and I guess an Amazon gift card would be cool πŸ™‚
    k well thats it. Good luck everyone

    also wow the grandma is getting so old.

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  3. Sam says:

    Hm. My greatest failure. Which one? There’s the story of when my mom stopped teaching 4th grade for 2 years but then we convinced her we’re fine at home, go teach! Then on the first day of her job I started a fire {home alone}.
    Oooor there’s the one when I helped my Bestie in a prank war with her siblings and I put soap on his toothbrush and then later IT TURNED OUT TO BE MY BESTIE’S TOOTHBRUSH. um and I might have forgotten to tell her I put soap on her brothers toothbrush until AFTER she brushed her teeth. . .
    Ooh there was the time when I thought hey, I’ll win this hide and seek game! let’s go hide in the dryer!! oh, and to make it even harder for them to find me, let’s close the door, ALL THE WAY and then 15 minutes later, pass out in dryer from lack if oxygen!! great idea!!

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  4. Sam says:

    1. I liked
    2. my failures
    3. I’m going to email you a guest post tonight whenever I get the motivation to stop watching when calls the heart and do SOMETHING
    4. aw cr*p what was the other one I was gonna do?
    5. oh I’ll follow your Instagram
    6. techinally 5. I filled out a survey

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  5. crystalsandcurls says:

    Congratulations hunny 2 FREAKING YEARS! I’m pretty sure I’ve been following you since the beginning (or early days at least loool) and it’s been lovely to see how little you’ve changed if that makes sense? Your posts are still fun and full of personality – and it’s awesome to see how your post variety has increased but your writing style is still what I came for! I’m at work atm but will defo enter the competition later xxxx

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    • Bayance says:

      Thank you so much!!! Yesss I remember reading your posts and going ‘this gurlll is going places’. Your posts are so aesthetic and well written I love! Yess that makes sense and I love that for me too sometimes because I feel so much change in life sometimes and being myself keeps me grounded too. Thank you so much girl!! And hope you have a great work day!


  6. Jade rainbow says:

    I’m definitely going to email you a guest post. Hopefully by the end of this week when my new keyboard arrives. And I think my greatest failure in life was caring too much about what people thi hopefully by the end of this week when my new keyboard arrives. And I think my greatest failure in life was caring too much about what people think about me. nk I would like to win an Amazon gift card. But if I don’t then that’s OK.

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    • Bayance says:

      Thank you so much for entering! I’ll be waiting for the guest post and congrats on the new keyboard ❀ All the best and thank you for that failure response – relatable for sure and I'm glad you're starting to care less about judgemental opinions. Go girl!


  7. Natalie Therese says:

    (whooo look at that exceedingly cheesy alliteration)
    I can’t wait to enter, I’m probably going to draw you a picture and it will probably be cringey but whatever.
    Do I get to say sappy mushy words? No? Tough luck, Imma say ’em anyway because this is what friends do (at least it’s what I do)
    Ever since I met you when you left a comment on my blog post about grammar pet peeves, you’ve been a constant source of inspiration, laughs, and support for me. You’re one of the funniest, kindest, smartest people I know, and I’m so happy to call you my friend!
    (sappiness over now)
    Great posyyyyy!

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    • Bayance says:

      Stop thisss the Kleenex company sold out ever since we became friends. Girl you don’t know how much your comments mean to me and the amount of smiles you put on my face are countless. Thank you for all the endless support and the amazing content you post because otherwise, I wouldn’t be as educated as I am today on toe shoes and what was it called again that you did? Oh right, contemporary jazz.
      Neat commy!!! Love you loads <3!

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      • Natalie Therese says:

        Ahahaha, yes Kleenex better make us their spokespeople and pay us tons of money so we can both fly to Paris and meet under the Eiffel towerrrrrr.
        Oh, girl, ditto it allllllll! I love you so much and I hope that one day we can meet irl! (Imma get to work of the Kleenex sponsorship)
        Cool responsy!!

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  8. Aditi says:

    CONGRATS OMGGG yayyyyy I’m so happy for you YOU DESERVE IT GIRLLL. I liked, commented, followed your insta, did a survey, and will be sending you a guest post hopefully!! I’m from the USA and I’d like a… Starbucks gift card?? Idkkk πŸ˜‚
    GRAN UR OLDDDD ah I’m so prouddd!!

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  9. El says:

    YAY! *Confetti, confetti* πŸŽ‰
    I was considering drawing a picture of the grandma meme but I don’t have enough time 😦 so I’m just going for the basic ones!

    – liked (1 entry)
    – did the survey (1 entry)
    – What is your best blogging advice? (1 entry) 100% talking to people and socialising with other bloggers because you could have great content but nobody’s gonna find it if you don’t put yourself out there.
    – What was the greatest failure in your life and what did you learn from it? (1 entry) I didn’t get picked for a part once, which sucked and it made me try to work on my singing & stuff more but mainly it made me realise that I have other skills too & that I’m better at other things.
    – What motivates you to keep blogging? (1 entry) definitely the people, I mean I love the writing but I would have stopped ages ago if nobody read & commented on my blog.

    So that’s 5 entries in all, I’m from the UK so I think imma go for Amazon (buy some more books, you know πŸ˜‚) Well done on 2 years ❀

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    • Bayance says:

      Hahahaha that would be so funny – they say it’s the thought that counts so thank you!
      Aaah I love all. those. answers. Congrats on 5 entries to an amazon gift card. After all, you are a book blog and Amazon has so much variety so aye. πŸ˜‚ Thank you so much!

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  10. Jayati says:

    Congrats on 2 years!
    I think I’m gonna enter the giveaway so:
    – I did the survey (My email is junky.writing@gmail.com)
    – liked the post
    – followed your insta (I’m @jayati_)
    – blogging motivation: Interaction. Honestly, interacting with my followers and other community members is what makes me want to blog. It shows me others care about what i’m saying and doing and so, I keep writing.
    – I’ll send the drawing tom (Prob a stick figure)
    – And the note also tom (most probably at an outside place)
    – blogging advice: Have a schedule so your followers know when to check your blog and stay updated! (something I am not very good at myself *hides*)

    and so that is it.
    I’m from India and I think the amazon gift card is the only option but yay! More books for me if I win!

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    • Bayance says:

      Thank you so much!!
      Giiiirl that is 7 entries but if you do the stick figure drawing, note outside, two blog comments and I’ll go with the survey entry – then that can add up to 7 entries to the contest while only doing 5. If you end up changing your mind about sending the note and stick figure you can have the like and follow as backups so great plan haha. Love those answers and the advice!! Congrats on tbd entries to an amazon gift card!

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  11. hiddenzzzzz says:

    GURL!! Congratulations.. ah I don’t know what to say about you blog, it’s just perfectly amazing. You get into deep topics, rants and lifestyle, I can say you’ve got the best blog!!
    For the giveaway:
    I liked this post,
    Followed you on instagram,
    Did the survey,
    5) enjoy what you’re writing and make sure you do it cause you love doing it and don’t take as a task rather as something you do for fun
    6) I started to find writing interesting and a fun thing to do, especially writing about my day and what I love doing. I feel like it’s something nice for share about my day and life and having people read it and appreciate it. Blogging is fun and doesn’t feel like task, it makes me believe that I did something productive.
    I want the Amazon gift card (the only best option) and I live in UAE ❀️

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  12. The Life of Alex says:

    AHHH I MISSED YOUR 2 YEARSSSSπŸ’” IM SO FREAKING HAPPY FOR YOU GIRL!! 2 YEARS STRONG AND I’M HAPPY TO SAY THAT I;VE BEEN HERE FROM THE START! I love your blog so much and the effort and engird you show towards everything that you do is truly inspiring. I love the talks that we have and your such a well rounded individual its actually crazy. -you deserve all of the glory and praises you get because YOU ROCK and are officially the QUEEN OF WORDPRESS OKAYYYYYY ????
    Love u girl❀️

    ps, how the heck have you beennnnn???

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    • Bayance says:


      Ly222 and I’ve been so great!! What about you?

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      • Bayance says:

        Ah thank youuu I really have been! Eid was just this week so it was a lot of family time and catching up with friends. And I just made it to a committee I really wanted to be in and I got back into knitting and started listening to more lectures and yeah life’s been really good thank God. I’m trying to enjoy the summer before it endsss. How has it been with you? Imma go text you one sec.

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  13. TheUnknownWiki says:

    Hey! Sorry I haven’t been on in ages, but congrats on 2 years! I did the survey, answered 2 questions (below), followed your Instagram and liked the post.

    The answers to the questions:
    -What is your best blogging advice?
    Even though I haven’t posted in ages, I think that the advice that I can give is that it’s okay to take a break if you much is going on (as posts they some time to make them to a good standard) and its okay if you lose your motivation to blog. You’re not forced to do anything.

    What motivates you to keep blogging?
    What motivated me was the support I was getting in the comments, and knowing that my posts might have helped someone in a tough time.

    I’m from the UK and I would like an Amazon gift card please.

    Also, sorry if this is too late. And again, congrats! ❀

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  14. Amber says:

    Hey Bayyy ❀️
    Hope the business trip went well πŸ™‚ I am so sorry I couldn’t enter this competition due to my unexpected, unannounced hiatus ❀ I would have loved to 😦
    BUT AHH YOU'VE BEEN BLOGGING FOR 2 YEARS DO YOU REALISE HOW AMAZING THAT IS?! I'm so proud of you, and even though I've only been with your blog for half of that, it still feels like I've know you and your blog for more than 2 years! ❀
    So proud of my Grandma Bay, look out for the triple chocolate cookies comin' your way πŸ™‚
    Also have I ever told you that you are like my blogging role model? Like I hope one day I'm posting a blog saying 2 years of blogging etc. xx
    Your blog is just so amazing and such an inspo to me!! πŸ™‚
    Lots of love πŸ™‚
    Amber xx


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