Winners are automatically generated and posted on each giveaway’s page via custom plug-in we built. So, unlike most giveaways, there’s no human interaction — just a random number generator that chooses the winner from the database of entries. This happens automatically at the close of each giveaway. The system will automatically post winner first name and last name, email the winner notifying that they’ve won and will email me winner information. I’ll then contact winner to coordinate shipping of prize. To see all past winners, just check out any closed giveaway and winner(s) are listed at the bottom of each page.
Giveaways that are co-sponsored by BlogHer run a little differently. BlogHer generates the random number, and we’ll email them which comment corresponds with the winning number. Winners are posted on BlogHer’s site, BlogHer notifies the winner and I also notify and update the giveaway page.