I love give-aways! I have to admit that and who doesn't ! And I have won several in since I started blogging over 4 years ago.
I do only take part in give-aways on blogs that I visit on a regular basis. Nowadays it seems you have to jump through half a dozen hoops before you are allowed to take part in a give-away. "Place this button on your blog", "like me on Facebook" , "Twitter about my blog", "leave me a comment with the following content". etc etc etc.
Where are the good old days that blogging was about giving something nice to a blog friend and not about driving as many people to your blog (and possibly a sponsor's site) as possible?
To me a give-away like that is a drive-away.
O.k. I've blown off some steam. Are you still there? Thank you ;-)