The Hive’s giveaways are designed to easily help you gain loyal fans and followers who adore your shop and love to support makers and creatives. The Hive does all the hard work while you enjoy the rewards – what could be better!?! Perfect for first time loopers and veteran loopers alike, loop giveaway’s hosted by The Hive are designed to help you gain engaged and enthusiastic new followers who are part of your target market and who adore your shop!
Each loop giveaway has a theme please be sure to double check the loop theme prior to signing up for a loop!
Shops requesting to join the loop are subject to approval, once approved, invoices must be paid within 24 hours of receipt to guarantee the shop’s space in the loop. Reminder – Giveaways start promptly at 8 pm EST on the loop starting date, all participants must be available to post to Instagram at that time. Submission of a loop giveaway request does not guarantee acceptance. Please read the terms and conditions for more information.
Upcoming Loops and Themes
Thursday Sept. 14, 2017
Sept. 14, 2017 8 pm EST
Fun fall color themed clothing, accessories, decor, etc.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Oct. 5, 2017 8 pm EST
Fall harvest themed items.
Thursday, Oct.. 19, 2017
Oct. 19, 2017 8pm EST
Spooky fun Halloween themed items.
What does The Hive do?
The Hive will provide all of the graphics, wording, and instructions for the loop, provided via email the Wednesday prior to the loop.
The Hive creates a Loop Group DM on Instagram the Tuesday prior to the loop to allow loop members to socialize, ask questions, and get step by step instructions and reminders for the loop in real time.
The Hive acts as host and anchor for the loop, exposing each shop to over 32k of our loyal followers during the loop posts and follow up reminder posts which feature products from each shop in the loop.
The Hive usually posts daily reminders for followers to enter the giveaway in addition to multiple reminder posts which feature products from each of the shops in the loop, including, but not limited to, collage posts, slideshow posts, and movie posts which will also be featured on our website homepage.
Important Dates and Times
The Hive will usually start up the loop group Instagram DM the Tuesday before the loop starts, and will email all of the details, instructions, and graphics the Wednesday before the loop starts.
The Loop Giveaway will begin on a Thursday and will last for 4 days, ending at midnight EST on Sunday night.
All shops must be available to post the primary giveaway post promptly at 8 pm EST the night the giveaway begins. Having all shops post at the exact same time is essential for the success of the giveaway. Failure to post promptly at 8 pm EST may result in your shop being “skipped” in the giveaway and your shop tags removed to ensure the loop connects for the members who posted on time.
The Hive generally hosts giveaways Thursday-Sunday, with notices and reminders posted twice on Thursday and once each following day.
Each shop will need to offer a prize or shop credit valued at $20 US or more, in addition to the $100 Grand Prize gift card offered by The Hive.
To enter the giveaway, followers will be required to follow The Hive and your shop and tag friends in the comment sections. Additional requirements can be added (shipping costs, country limitations, etc.) to your post at your discretion.
A site like Random.org will be used to select the winner within 24 hours of the close of the giveaway. The Hive will contact all shops and the grand prize winner to arrange for the prizes to be awarded. If shipping is involved, you must provide The Hive and the winner with a valid tracking number within three business days of receiving the winner’s mailing address.
How can I join?
The Hive’s Loop Giveaway buy-in is $25 US due at the time of the giveaway request submission. Once the request is received, the request will be reviewed to ensure the shop’s items match the giveaway’s theme, the products and photos are of a high quality, and that the shop will not be in direct competition with any other shop already approved for the loop.
Due to the nature of the giveaway and the grand prize winner’s gift card purchase, the buy-in fee is non-refundable unless the shop’s request is not approved, in which case the shop will be notified via email and the buy in fee will be refunded within 3-5 business days.
Join a loop!
Request to join a loop! Please make sure you double check the loop themes and read The Hive’s terms and conditions prior to signing up. Once your shop is approved, loop buy in fees are non-refundable.