An Update on Giveaways

The following is a copy of an email that went out to my email list followers over the weekend, this is an update to all current and future giveaways, I will be making an updated video at the beginning of the year, but for now simply use the two bottom forms to enter my giveaways


One of my goals for the end of the year was to start sending out emails to all of my lovely followers, so far I have failed at that, and sadly todays first email is not good news. I learned that last night a friend of mine with an extremely large following on youtube had her channel deleted and has been banned from the platform because she hosted a giveaway that required you to subscribe to her channel, leave comments, and leave likes. I had heard a similar story a few years ago from EleventhGorgeous, but YouTube had stated it was because they had asked for likes, and after a 6 month ban they had allowed them to come back. It seems that in light of all the controversies surrounding YouTube AD policies and not so child friendly content being found on the kids app, that YouTube has decided to crack down on any and all offenders, even if it is something quite small.

I want to make it very clear I do not want to stop doing giveaways, but we are going to have to make a change in how they are done, so that I am in compliance with Youtube. After giving it a lot of thought I think the best way is to host them over on my blog. I am the sole owner of my blog and as such I can do anything I want with it. However by moving it to my blog I am going to have to create an entirely new giveaway app that you will have to use to reenter into any and all giveaways. I am including the app in the bottom of this email to make it easier for you to enter.

The main question I think most of you have right now is “How does this affect the 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway?”, the answer to that is I will complete the giveaway on my channel at the end of each video I upload, but you have to enter using the app included here. You will notice the app has an option to subscribe to my youtube channels and follow my other social media, if you have already done those items simply click the enter button and when it takes you to say youtube or twitter it will detect that you’re already following. Also if your receiving this email you are already on my list, simply enter your name and email into the form on the sidebar and my email list provider will remove your duplicate email.

One of the ways I am able to host these giveaways is by getting sponsors to provide the items to be given away, and something that the sponsors look at is my view count and my subscriber number, I’m hoping that in-light of these new developments from youtube you will continue to be a subscriber of mine, as well as continue to watch my videos as one of my favorite aspects of YouTube is building friendships with all of you.

I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, but I’m hoping in the long run this will make things easier, as I have included a space for you to provide your shipping address, that way if you win I can ship the item out right away.

Thank you so much for all the love and support you have given me this year, it honestly means so much to me and I know that my love of creating videos would be significantly lacking if it weren’t for each and everyone of you.
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  1. Brenda Esquivel Villanueva
    December 11, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    Your amazing for doing this for your subbies.

  2. Kriti Goyal
    December 12, 2017 / 12:07 am

    This won’t cause any inconvenience to us rather I wish you are not facing much problem due to this…best wishes to you:)

  3. Liliana Costa
    December 12, 2017 / 1:26 am

    Hi Katie!
    This wont cause any inconvenience! Don’t worry about it 🙂
    I sincerely hope that everything will be fine and that YouTube won’t get even more crazy!

  4. Leblanc aza
    December 12, 2017 / 4:33 am

    This is the best decision! Thank you so much!

  5. Sneha
    December 12, 2017 / 5:49 am

    Hey Katie, you are so determined about your channel. Definitely will follow the new rules. 🙂

  6. Shilu
    December 12, 2017 / 6:25 am

    No worries Katie.

  7. Lisa Dee
    December 12, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    This is a smart alternative to the youtube restrictions.

  8. Chandani Jain
    December 12, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    I heard about it too YouTube deleted so many channels this year so many them had to start new channels . That’s really sad

  9. Aramariaflo
    December 13, 2017 / 7:31 am

    My favorite YouTuber ❤️❤️

  10. Angela Spindlow
    December 13, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    Omg I am so sorry to hear this. It’s no problem moving to your blog. I just don’t want anything to happen to your channel.

  11. Katherine Alvarez
    December 13, 2017 / 7:49 pm

    Nice giveaway 🙂 lovin your vlogs!

  12. Akshaya Bhat
    December 14, 2017 / 2:26 am

    Hi Katie.. thanks for the giveaway

  13. Vonda Dover
    December 14, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I’m so glad I was going through all my emails I just about missed this! This is a great way to do it. Merry Christmas 🎅

  14. Amber
    December 16, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    Ugh, sorry it’s giving you so much trouble! So sorry your friend’s channel got deleted too! Thank you for doing this giveaways though!

  15. Jennifer Warschauer
    December 16, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    Great giveaway, and I love your videos.

  16. Chloe
    December 29, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I didn’t join the Christmas giveaway to give way to others so I entered just now. More power to you and your channel!

  17. Jennifer Warschauer
    January 3, 2018 / 1:34 am

    Hi Katie- Congrats on another milestone. I don’t see why this would cause a problem for anyone. This is very easy to use and other you tubers are hosting giveaways this way as well. They put link to this form in the description box under the video. So nice of you to do another giveaway after the 25 days of Christmas. Good luck everyone.

  18. Jessica Coleman
    January 3, 2018 / 1:49 am

    I am loving your new ideas for this new year!! I am also on a weight loss journey and so I am hoping to get support and inspiration and to also give it back!! Good luck to you, i know we can do it!!

    • Katie Snyder
      January 3, 2018 / 10:10 am

      Yes we can! I have set some small goals for myself this week, 1 is to walk the dogs for 30 minutes each day, and the other is to do spin for 20 minutes each day. I figure its easier to start off small and build up, rather than run into the gym and do a 2 hour workout and then feel so burnt out I never go back. Have you started doing anything different this week?

  19. Akshaya Bhat
    January 3, 2018 / 4:02 am

    Hi Katie.. congrats on reaching 20 k subbies..

    • Katie Snyder
      January 3, 2018 / 10:07 am

      Thank you💋

  20. Jennifer Warschauer
    March 21, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    OMG, Congrats on 30k!!!!! I am so happy for you. Your channel is growing so fast. Yay!!!!! This giveaway is so generous and amazing! My fingers are crossed so tightly right now.

  21. denise lemmen
    March 22, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    Congrats on 30K Always enjoy your video’s!

  22. August 6, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Gautam Gambhir’s resignation came after a weak performance placed the team at the bottom of the IPL 2018 table.

  23. Kobi Carpenter
    September 14, 2018 / 2:05 am

    No worries at all. You need to take care of your business and this was the best decision. I will continue to read/view your youTube videos and your blog no matter what happens with giveaways.

  24. Nancy P
    October 8, 2018 / 7:09 am

    I understand you need to run the giveaways to work well for you. My only request is to receive an email if I win. So many blogs make you hunt around to find out, which isn’t very respectful of our time. As women, we should understand that we are all busy. Thanks for the note. 🙂

  25. Jennifer Warschauer
    October 15, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    Congrats on 40K!!!! So nice of you to have some many winners and such a great giveaway. I Hope you have an amazing birthday!

  26. denise lemmen
    October 15, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    congrats on 40K!!

  27. Brenda Villanueva
    October 15, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    Hello !!!

  28. Carly Barnes
    November 22, 2018 / 6:53 am

    Once again, I have to say you are so generous and amazing for doing this every year!!!💞

  29. denise lemmen
    November 22, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Look forward to the 25 Days of Christmas every year.
    YT de1978l

  30. Joyce McDaniel
    November 22, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and love your videos. Hoping to win.

  31. Vonda Mary Kay Dover
    November 23, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Awesome giveaway’s! Very awesome things!

  32. Emily Rachel Warren
    November 26, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I am so excited 🙂

  33. BriAnna Nicole
    November 28, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    Congrats on 30k! thank you so much for being so generous & for the opportunity to win these goodies. I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

  34. Jennifer Warschauer
    December 2, 2018 / 12:13 am

    Love vlogmas!!! Excited to see what you have planned for this year.

  35. Jennifer Berkowitz
    December 2, 2018 / 12:50 am

    Fabulous again .. thanks for the chance Katie .. Merry Christmas

  36. Tatjana CVEJIC
    December 8, 2018 / 12:32 am

    It’s so amazing doing this for your subscribers! You’re superb!

  37. Jennifer Berkowitz
    December 9, 2018 / 2:15 am

    I’m absolutely loving the #25daysofchristmas

  38. Joyce McDaniel
    December 10, 2018 / 9:52 am

    Katie, you area amazing and love your You Tube videos. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  39. Jennifer Berkowitz
    December 12, 2018 / 3:31 am

    Merry Christmas to you Don and Louie ..

  40. Marielle Beato
    December 13, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    You’re videos are amazing keep it up💕 Thank you for making this giveaway possible

  41. Janine
    December 15, 2018 / 12:56 am

    Hey I’m so excited for your series! Merry Christmas :))

  42. ibahmw
    December 15, 2018 / 1:26 am

    Katie I love your videos and i am so excited for the great giveaway

  43. Joyce McDaniel
    December 15, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    Love your videos. Happy Holidays. Joyce

  44. Jennifer braswell
    December 15, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Love that you always stay true to yourself. Been a subscriber and follower since the beginning and you’ve never conformed. I love you for that and for always keeping your content fresh. Here’s to 100k in 2019!

  45. Joyce McDaniel
    December 24, 2018 / 7:46 am

    Hoping you have a Merry Christmas. Thank you for all your hard work in doing these videos.

  46. sabina edwards
    December 30, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    I saw the vid and you’re still sick, skip any parties in my opinion and just get better, and thanks for the prize, <3

  47. Joyce McDaniel
    March 19, 2019 / 8:50 am

    I love your channel and your videos are amazing. Hope you are doing well. Joyce

  48. denise lemmen
    March 20, 2019 / 3:44 pm

    awesome giveaways as always.

    • Jennifer Berkowitz
      December 3, 2019 / 2:12 am

      the power is out but makes the wait more fun

  49. Nancy
    May 31, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity. Keep smiling.

  50. Nancy
    June 16, 2019 / 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  51. Thayara
    October 22, 2019 / 4:09 am

    I just want to recognize you for your hard work that you put into your channel , Instagram and all social media. I know it’s not easy everyday you come up with a new idea and you always make sure you want to show people your best. And we can learn something from you. And specially when you come up with the giveaway it’s just like everything for us that can’t afford buying it’s just so nice of you to give a opportunity for one people win things that every girl always wanted. It’s really impressed your kindness and compassion with others. I just want to thank you for everything you do. And God see all the hard work you put into and he will give you back so much more ❤️

  52. Nataly Bohorquez
    November 15, 2019 / 4:10 pm

    This giveaway is sooo amazing
    So coollllll

  53. sabina
    March 2, 2020 / 4:42 am

    I got my old twitter back and my new ones been banned…but I still live in canada so tat info in the rafflecopters ok

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