12 Days of Giveaways


  1. Javelinj

    Been loyal subscriber to Sunset for many years. Your integrity just slipped as I too read that we just visit the website to enter to win. Now here, you have sold out to the facebook advertising and over-junked websites. I choose not to ‘like’ it. disappointed in you….

    November 25, 2015 at 11:18 am
  2. Denise Stahl

    Sunset magazine is awedome, we have been subscribers for 43 years, love it!

    November 24, 2015 at 7:07 pm
  3. Marti Bruno

    Sorry I will miss the fun as I don’t do Twitter or Facebook. From a faithful subscriber.

    November 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm
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    November 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm
  5. Kim lemon

    Would love to get tickets for one of your give away shows for my husband. We both watch your show but he just thinks you are the best simple because you always ebd on a positive note.

    October 27, 2015 at 3:21 pm
  6. Amy Benjamin

    I would love to win the hot tub!!!

    January 8, 2015 at 9:42 am
  7. parkerlindal

    I am always interested in what you offer but like others I do not use Twitter or Instagram.

    December 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm
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    […] and neighbors, I’m sorry to announce that we’re one day away from the end of our “12 Days of Giveaways.” But don’t start mourning the finale yet; we’ve got great prizes to give away, […]

    December 11, 2014 at 8:01 am
  9. Day 10: Tanner Goods’ Canine Bowl | A blog by Sunset

    […] luck to all of you! And don’t forget that Day 12 (collapsible hot tub day) is coming […]

    December 10, 2014 at 8:01 am
  10. Day 9: Bamboo Fruit Bowl | A blog by Sunset

    […] if you don’t know what’s coming up next, check out the rest of our list. Only 3 days of giveaways […]

    December 9, 2014 at 9:35 am
  11. kate

    People are bonkers. Your magazine is changing with the times. Get over it people. Your magazine is doing a contest utilizing social media. Get over it people. This is a time of giving, your magazine doesn’t have to give ANYTHING away, but you are. Instead people go on here & spend their time complaining about FB being a waste of time and they don’t want to be “forced” into it by Sunset?! Get over it people.

    December 8, 2014 at 3:06 pm
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    December 8, 2014 at 8:01 am
  13. Joeann Fossland

    Love my Sunset magazine and digital! I think Facebook and Twitter are perfect media to share the good stuff! Thanks for embracing these!

    December 8, 2014 at 6:45 am
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    […] P.S. The collapsible hot tub is coming up. Soon. Check it out. […]

    December 7, 2014 at 8:01 am
  15. Day 6: Mod Pod Birdhouses by Heather Rosenman | A blog by Sunset

    […] be sure to check out our complete list of holiday giveaways this season. You don’t want to miss out! Even though we’re halfway through, the next […]

    December 7, 2014 at 8:01 am
  16. Cynthia

    Wow- so many people wondering what happened to the Sunset we have been reading all these years!! I read the ones at my grandmothers house 60 years ago – now it’s hard to tell it from all the other flashy stuff we are told we must have. Faceook and Twitter just won’t do!

    December 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm
  17. Marjorie Lindsey

    This is a hoax! I can’t sign up to be a part of the give away.! Shame on you for this false advertising.

    December 6, 2014 at 8:31 am
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    December 5, 2014 at 8:01 am
  19. Paulette Mac Donald

    Sunset has been part of the family for decades but I have to agree with the majority of folks that got sucked in to this page, and ended up being disappointed by the “Like” me approach. I appreciate the marketing attempt to a crowd that has the desire to be twittered but don’t forget the demographics of your long time audience?

    December 5, 2014 at 6:35 am
  20. Rachel lund

    I love the collapsible hot tub. It is perfect for our Alaskan adventures.

    December 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm
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    […] check out our list of goodies. We’ve got more giveaways coming up. That’s how much we love you […]

    December 4, 2014 at 8:01 am
  22. Lost again!

    Was really looking forward to winning something, like that cool hot tub. I have no time for twitter or facebook. As a single parent to a special needs child who has time. I had a minute thinking I could try to win something. But bummed I can’t. Maybe Sunset should blog like Ree Drummond. She doesn’t ask you to tweet, or go on facebook to win stuff. You actually go on her blog and win.

    December 3, 2014 at 10:39 pm
  23. Christin Anderson

    I have been a subscriber for a long time and now days I feel left out of the story in sunset. I looks very techie and Gen. X. I don’t do Facebook or Twitter. They are big time sucks . I would rather be making things, having fun outside and living my dream not everyone else’s life on FAcebook. The hot tub prize what a scam!

    December 3, 2014 at 7:20 pm
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    […] curious to know what other happy prizes we’ve got lined up this week, here’s the list. Definitely keep checking back. The collapsible hot tub you’ve all been waiting for is coming […]

    December 3, 2014 at 8:01 am
  25. Brenda Hill

    It has been apparent for some while that Sunset is trying to reach out to a new demographic. That is understandable: the magazine is a business and must survive. But I am among your many long-time (25+ years) subscribers who is not into liking on Facebook and won’t use Twitter. You are pushing many of us away – maybe you need to rethink your marketing campaign?

    December 2, 2014 at 6:24 pm
  26. Carol Shih

    @Way Chen: We are actually not requiring any of that to enter. If you look at our Facebook post from today, we asked people to tell us what their next big adventure will be. No tricks.

    December 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm
  27. Way Chen

    “No purchase necessary” – just give your id, personal info, friends list, instead! That is SOOO wrong, Sunset!

    December 2, 2014 at 1:11 pm
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    December 2, 2014 at 8:01 am
  29. essex

    Sunset Magazine use to be a favorite. I’m sorry to say this type of silliness, bait and switch, turns me off. The pictures in the magazine have become dull and a bit lfeless – except for – Rugged Beauties – this months 100 fresh holiday ideas was a disappointment. This is not really a complaint, it’s truly meant as a small wake up call from a subscriber who was loyal for years. For Southern California you mention turning over the trays on plants so they don’t hold water…really? Are you aware of the drought? Comeon! You can do much better!

    December 1, 2014 at 4:53 pm
  30. Beth Harbourt

    WHILE Sunset is my all time favorite magazine this contest seems awfully unlike the Sunset I have known these past 40 years.

    December 1, 2014 at 3:50 pm
  31. Kathy Myers

    This is disappointing. And it truly doesn’t seem like the “Sunset” approach…but your publication seems to be changing in many ways, some not for the better. I am still buckling to the system and entering the contest, but I don’t feel so good about Sunset right now.

    December 1, 2014 at 2:52 pm
  32. Day 1: Coyuchi Zigzag Throw | A blog by Sunset

    […] gift guide, this is the moment you’ve been waiting for: Today heralds the beginning of our 12 days of giveaways. We’re gifting you readers a curated lineup of yummy, must-have desirables for 168 hours […]

    December 1, 2014 at 8:30 am
  33. Joe Mendez

    This contest borders on false advertising. “For a chance to win some of the gifts in this story, go to sunset.com/holidaygiveway.” Doesn’t say anything about Facebook or Twitter. Come on Sunset, lets be up-front with your contests. I imagine that most people would like to win the Hot Tub, however your description says “some of the gifts”. Is the hot tub even included in the give-away?

    November 30, 2014 at 3:22 pm
  34. Tracey

    I would love to sign up but I don’t do facebook, twitter or the rest because of personal and security issues. Would love to sign up to win but looks like I am out of luck. Will consider this in the future when subscription comes in to renew, you need to make it open to all!

    November 30, 2014 at 1:29 pm
  35. Julie

    Would love the hot tub for our cabin. Refuse to add useless Likes – how will that increase subscription rates? and hate Twitter. Disappointed.

    November 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm
  36. Dawn McCabe

    This hot tub would be perfect for our annual family camping trip to Lake Pend Orielle!

    November 29, 2014 at 9:41 am
  37. Bette

    Would love the hot tub!

    November 29, 2014 at 8:46 am
  38. Sean

    Sign me up! No Facebook account (it’s a waste of time…I’d rather be in the great outdoors).

    November 29, 2014 at 8:42 am
  39. Jessica Vandemark

    I covet the portable hot tub!

    November 29, 2014 at 7:04 am
  40. Susanna Meetze

    I love your articles and winning a prize would be wonderful.

    November 28, 2014 at 1:52 pm
  41. Diana Fink

    I hope for the hot tub

    November 28, 2014 at 10:39 am
  42. Gyongyi

    What a nice thoughts of you! Thank you 🙂

    November 28, 2014 at 9:47 am
  43. colleen

    I would like to win

    November 28, 2014 at 9:14 am
  44. Kelly

    Looks like Sunset’s getting s sh!tstorm in their stocking for xmas.

    November 28, 2014 at 9:03 am
  45. Cindy Waite Meader

    HI I hope I win something for my christmas presant

    November 28, 2014 at 8:54 am
  46. kim landers

    Love to ve a winner

    November 28, 2014 at 8:36 am
  47. Debra

    I agree that the rules said nothing about having to go onto Facebook or twitter,,,i don’t want to join either. should be a way for me to enter this contest

    November 28, 2014 at 8:36 am
  48. Jocelynn

    No way, I have been a subscriber for years and years but have stopped my subscription because everything is now focused towards the social media demographic. I still get the magazine because of an organization membership I have that sends it free. Each time I feel the old excitement of opening it but find something disappointing. This time it is the discriminatory contest. I have never bothered to send in my feelings before, other than by canceling my subscription, but this time I really feel manipulated. What a waste of my time.

    November 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm
  49. Mary Ann

    I don’t “Like” pages either, nor do I use Twitter. The magazine said to come to this site to enter and said nothing about Facebook.

    November 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm
  50. Bridget

    If you’re capable of commenting on here, you’re capable for using facebook or Twitter to sign up for the sweepstakes. If you don’t want to sign up for facebook or Twitter, then don’t enter the sweepstakes. Every contest has terms and conditions and this just so happens to be Sunset’s. It’s 2014 people, this shouldn’t be that big of a deal. Who knows, maybe purchasing your own collapsable hot tub will be less hassle than signing up for Twitter/Facebook for a chance to win it.

    November 26, 2014 at 8:34 am
  51. Geri

    I agree – I do not ‘like’ commercial entities on Facebook and don’t use Twitter. The blurb said to go to THIS site for a chance to win…Sunset you get a thumbs down

    November 25, 2014 at 7:11 pm
  52. Harriett

    Love your mag but will NOT like you on facebook, and I don’t do twitter. I’d like to enter the contest, but not enough to be bothered with either of those methods. Epic fail on your part.

    November 25, 2014 at 2:48 pm
  53. Lindsey Atnip

    I want that hot tub!!!

    November 25, 2014 at 2:12 pm
  54. Yvette Majerus

    Cool ideas! Let it snow!

    November 25, 2014 at 12:46 pm
  55. Marie Doyle

    I have subscribed to Sunset for over 25 years……this contest is not up to your standards. Is this ideaa a brain wave of someone in her/his early 20’s?

    November 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm
  56. Cinnamon

    Hope the Social Media Staff and Marketing crew are taking a pole on your readers dislike in using social media.

    November 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm
  57. Linda

    So why can we not enter this giveaway some other way? I’m not feeling the Facebook/Twitter thing. Think, Sunset: what is the average age demographic of your customers — not the average age demographic of your staff and consultants. That should guide your analysis of whether/how to do this promotion. No point doing it if you alienate a portion of your subscribers. P.S. I want the portable hot tub.

    November 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm
  58. Carol Shih

    Hi all,

    Information about the Facebook and Twitter giveaway will go up soon! We’re just about done finalizing all the details. Thanks for your patience, and I promise it’s well worth the wait. (And worth signing up for Facebook and Twitter.)

    November 24, 2014 at 11:57 am
  59. Mary

    I agree with the rest of these comments; please open up this giveaway to all of us….

    November 24, 2014 at 11:03 am
  60. sbp

    Sunset subscriber. Am hurt by your social media entry only. What’s the point in subscribing and having all the information but the inability to enter such a lovely daily holiday contest. I use social media to keep up with friends and family, not to enter contests.
    Quite disappointed in Sunset.

    November 23, 2014 at 4:54 pm
  61. Dorene Tolf

    Not liking the Facebook thing.

    November 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm
  62. Donna

    I feel the sameway as your other subscibers. NO WAY facebook,twitter

    November 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm
  63. Cherie Bowman-Lyons

    20 years a sunset subscriber and I have to facebook or twitter to be eligible for your giveaway-shame on you. You could learn a few lessons from Ellen or Oprah!

    November 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm
  64. Linda

    I want to “like” the comments above regarding not using social media. And I’m not going to apologize for not being into this social media trend, but I do want to enter!

    November 23, 2014 at 10:38 am
  65. Jill A. Beck

    I agree, no facebook or twitter for me but looks like we must in order to get an answer to the question; how do we sign up for the give away holiday gifts without social media?

    November 23, 2014 at 7:03 am
  66. Debbie Clarkson

    Great ideas for gifts

    November 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm
  67. Jill Stranger

    Happy Holidays! May we all be cheery for the next 6 weeks!

    November 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm
  68. Lynda Schiff

    i liked Facebook page long ago and it doesn’t help–no way to enter your “contest”. What is the deal?

    November 22, 2014 at 9:23 pm
  69. J davis

    I agree – Shame On Sunset for forcing us to join Facebook to enter the sweeps!!!

    November 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm
  70. Toni

    I agree. I hate being forced into using social media, it feels like discrimination against those of us who choose not to use it.

    November 22, 2014 at 9:17 pm
  71. Andrea Smith

    I really need a handy dandy hot tub for my Senior aches and pains!!

    November 22, 2014 at 6:47 pm
  72. Allison Dabler

    Heeey Sunset Santa!!! I really want to take this hot tub to the walk-ins at Ohanapecosh next season!!!

    November 22, 2014 at 1:39 pm
  73. Amy

    Please enter me in your holiday giveaway

    November 22, 2014 at 11:57 am
  74. Pam Coke

    I don’t see a place to enter the context on Facebook, either. Suggestions, Sunset? Thank you.

    November 22, 2014 at 10:14 am
  75. sue

    Don’t Twitter or Facebook. How do I enter

    November 22, 2014 at 9:02 am
  76. mlaiuppa

    Don’t do Facebook or Twitter and I won’t.

    Why don’t you have a way to enter for the hot tub for the many readers like me that will not do social media?

    November 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm
  77. Jan Kransky

    I liked you on Facebook, but only saw a Mexican trip, no way to try to win the collapsible hot tub.

    November 21, 2014 at 7:32 pm
  78. Susan Kloss

    The hot tub you can take camping…

    November 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm
  79. Mare Ann D’Antonio

    Please enter me in Sunset’s Holiday Give-away.

    November 21, 2014 at 6:44 pm
  80. Jennifer

    Do i need to be on both?

    November 21, 2014 at 5:23 pm


    November 21, 2014 at 7:46 am
  82. Teri

    Same here… Don’t do Facebook or Twitter… Any way can join in the fun without these?

    November 20, 2014 at 10:59 pm
  83. Hunter

    Well I have to agree with everyone as I don’t do Facebook or Twitter. I love your magazine but may have to rethink if this continues. I don’t like being forced to use social media.

    November 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  84. Brenda

    Same for me….no twitter or Facebook. Are we all excluded from participating?

    November 20, 2014 at 6:21 pm
  85. I. D. Hopkins

    not into Facebook or Twitter – how do I enter contest? No unsolicited emails wanted

    November 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm
  86. Marla Gardner

    I am not on Facebook or Twitter. Is there another method of dispensing information?

    November 20, 2014 at 6:10 pm
  87. Lorri

    I really want to win the portable hot tub shown on page 14 in the December Sunset magazine.

    This definitely takes glamping to the next level!

    November 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm
  88. Jim Meenan

    I agree, facebook and twitter are such a horrible waste of time, how else can I participate.

    November 20, 2014 at 4:26 pm
  89. Carol Gatfield

    Sunset this is not cool. If you are going to run a holiday giveaway like this we should not have to like u on Facebook in order to participate. SHAME on SUNSET!

    Do not send me emails.

    November 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm
  90. Kiki

    Yep, I have Facebook, but I turned it off, I hate my e-mail flooded every single day. I just don’t have the time. Sunset this is not cool. Hmmmm underscored.

    November 20, 2014 at 7:40 am
  91. Wendy

    Ditto for me.

    November 20, 2014 at 6:28 am
  92. Kristi

    Me too. I do not use Facebook or Twitter, but would like to participate. How can I do this?

    November 19, 2014 at 9:30 pm
  93. Julie

    Same Here, I am not on Twitter or Facebook. How can I also participate?

    November 19, 2014 at 6:15 pm
  94. Jay

    Hi -what if you don’t use those two social medias? My subscription magazine just writes ‘go to ….(web page)’. Hmmm.

    November 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm

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