Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Do you ever...

Do you ever do what you feel is a good deed and it horribly back fires????

Apparently I have done just that!!!  :-( 
It makes my stomach churn just thinking about it!

I have received multiple emails from followers who are not very happy about my FLASH FREEBIE sale.  :-(  I feel so bad because it was intended to be a nice thing not anything to get anyone upset. 

I was on the computer late working on stuff for school and as I was posting pictures of my classroom I thought... "Hey- I don't have time to have my giant 100 follower giveaway and I just ended my common core giveaway... so I will give multiple people a chance to download something for FREE!"  It looks like about 100 did just that.  (You can see how many have downloaded the products.)

I feel HORRIBLE that I upset some people enough that they emailed me about it.  I know all of the people that emailed me said that they get my emails and it was too late for the sale.  :( 

I know many other bloggers that have flash sales and only once have I benefited from it!  I usually am a minute late and a dollar short!  I know I am always super BUMMED too.

I apologize to any of you that are also upset  by my flash sale.  I PROMISE that it was a last minute thing and only meant to be a good deed.  I actually bought all of the stuff for my 100 follower giveaway months ago (I guess I was just too excited and hoping that the day would come soon!)  I had a Danielle's favorite school things giveaway when I reached 100 followers on TPT.  I have all of the stuff for Danielle's favorite non-school things giveaway.  (Lia Sophia- Maurices, Bath and Body Works etc.)

If you can't tell- I'm all about giving away things because I always give away anything new I make to 1-3 people or so. 

Anyway- I'm sorry again if I offended you!!!!   I PROMISE that I only was trying to do a nice thing and allow more people (who were online as late as I was) to get something for free than just 4 people (like my last giveaway.) 

WHEW- Please accept my apologies!



  1. Don't feel bad:)
    Teaching in High Heels does a similar thing when she adds new items. She puts at the end of the post "And as usual, the first three night owls to comment will receive this free...."
    There's nothing wrong with catering to us "all-nighters"

  2. Awww don't feel bad - although I was one of the ones who benefited from your flash giveaway, I've also been one of the "minute late and dollar short" people too! Flash giveaway or freebies are fun and should be taken as such - and if you miss out, well maybe you'll catch the next one! I loved that I got a free sample of your work, but if I miss your next giveaway I won't hold it against you - promise!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  3. A very wise teacher once told me that when people are bursting your bubble, "Just dismiss them!" If people can't appreciate your kind gesture for what it was, then you don't really need them. I am glad that I was your #99 follower. I didn't get to benefit from the flash giveaway, but the world doesn't revolve around me (or anyone else) so it's all good. :) Chin up!
    I’m having my big 100 follower giveaway! I’d love it if you wanted to come on over for a visit sometime. Maybe you'll get some giveaway love! Thanks!
    Corinna :)
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  4. Don't worry about it Danielle. You didn't do anything wrong. There are always people out there who will complain. Love your blog!!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

  5. Don't worry about it! I never get flash freebies (probably 'cause I'm catching up on like a million emails when I finally see them...but hey!), but I don't get upset about it. If I do get lucky enough to snag one, great! If not, hooray for those who did! People who complain about not getting one probably are just freebie hunters anyway - not real readers.
    Teachin' First