Win up to $500 of Chronicle Books for You, a Friend, and Your Favorite Charity

Sound the trumpet; ring the bells! Our Happy Haul-idays Giveaway is back and it’s merrier than ever.

Last year was the first time we hosted the Happy Haul-idays Giveaway and we were thrilled with the enormous response. In case you missed it, here’s how it worked:
• Chronicle announced that we were giving away up to $500 of our books to a blogger.
• To enter, bloggers had to write a post listing which books they’d choose if they won.
• PLUS, the winning blogger got to select one lucky commenter on his or her post to win the exact same haul of books.

For the 2nd Annual Happy Haul-idays Giveaway, we wanted to magnify the good even more. This year, we’re not only giving away up to $500 worth of Chronicle books to one lucky blogger and one commenter on the winning blog post—we’re also asking the winning blogger to choose one charity to receive up to $500 of books from us.

You can choose your favorite charity, non-profit, reading room, literacy program, or library. (Don’t worry. The charity will get to select its own $500 haul of Chronicle books, so you can feel free to include The Real Housewives Tell It Like It Is on your list. Your charity will be none the wiser.)

How to Enter
1) Write a blog post with a list of Chronicle books valued at up to $500 that you’d like to haul in. Please also tell us which charity you’d choose and why.
2) Remind your readers that if you win, you get to choose one lucky commenter on your entry post to win the same haul of books.
3) Fill out the quick form on our giveaway page.
4) Want to increase your chances? Tweet about the giveaway using #happyhaulidays and get one extra entry per day.

Don’t Have a Blog?
No problem! You can comment on the posts by other bloggers for a chance to win their hauls.

Entered Last Year?
If you entered last year and didn’t win, we’d love for you to enter again. You can spruce up your list with some of the exciting new books that we published this year. Check them out!

Date and Details
We’ll do a random drawing for the winner. You must enter by December 2nd to be considered. Good luck to everyone and congrats again to last year’s winner, Jessie Oleson of CakeSpy!

Email us for help.

Alison Presley
Online Marketing Manager

Alison Presley

Alison Presley

I’m in charge of online strategy at the fabulous Chronicle Books. When not reading, marketing, writing, or thinking about books, I enjoy outdoor adventures. I eat more chocolate than is strictly advised.
Alison Presley



  • Kelly November 5, 2011 at 8:49 am

    The email link leads to a 404 error, so I'll post my question here. Do you have rules about what constitutes a charity? I have a friend who collects toys and books for Xmas every year and distributes them to exceedingly needy families, kids who have really fallen through the cracks. I usually give him several bags of books, and would love to make this personal effort my charity. If it has to be an organization, I understand. Could someone please clarify?


  • alison November 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Kelly,

    Random! The email works for me. Either way, my email address is: alison [underscore] presley [at] chroniclebooks [dot] com.

    The official rules state that the charity must be a 501 3 c. Do you know if your friend's charity has that status? If so, it works! If not, I'm afraid it won't qualify–though I'm sure it's a great cause.

    I hope that helps!

    Online marketing manager


  • Kelly November 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Hi. I wanted to go ahead and post, so I chose a different charity. (I remembered a school library whose librarian said they didn't have a single book on things like cars or drawing!)

    Thanks anyhow!


  • Kristy November 10, 2011 at 5:28 am

    Very fun! Can't wait to do this! Gonna start checking my list… 🙂


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