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All posts tagged "31 Days of the Dragon"


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

31 Days of the Dragon Contests Wrapping Up: Your Last Chances to Enter

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:43 AM

http://www.31daysofthedragon.com/



Here are the the last of the 31 Days of the Dragon giveaway contests:
And the Hardware Geeks Dragon giveaway has been extended by a couple of days because just like this site, Hardware Geeks is located in the Planet hosting facility that had an explosion last weekend. They must be still having trouble because it took several minutes for that contest post to load. This is your last chance to enter the contests, so go for it!


Thursday, May 15, 2008

31 Days of the Dragon: Other Contests Now Running

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.31daysofthedragon.com

Our contest is still going strong, but remember there are other contests out there that you should be entering if you want to maximize your chances of winning the HP HDX9200 (Dragon). The full list of sites is at the official 31 Days of the Dragon site, but here's a list of the sites that currently have contests running:
That's it for now - I hope everyone has fun with the contests! If anyone's curious, our contest will be closing around 10 PM (GMT -7) on the 17th. I'll be attempting to pick the winner that night - wish me luck. ;-)


Saturday, May 10, 2008

31 Days of the Dragon: We're Giving Away an HP Pavlion HDX9200 Notebook PC + Software + DVDs ($5500 Value)

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:23 PM



***THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, THE WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED HERE.***

The time has finally arrived (yeah, sorry for being a bit late): we're launching our 31 Days of the Dragon giveaway contest today. All the details about what's in the giveaway bundle can be found here, but the short version is that it's a pimped out-to-the-max HDX9200 notebook PC worth about $5000 if purchased at retail. The laptop features an Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 CPU (2.8 Ghz), 500 GB of storage (2 x 250 GB hard drives), 4 GB of RAM, integrated HDTV tuner, fingerprint reader, nVidia GeForce 8800M GS with 512 MB of RAM, a 20.1 inch WUXGA screen (1080p, 1920 x 1200), and lots more. The software bundle includes Office 2007, three Blu-ray DVDs, and more. I'm reviewing it, but when I'm done (on or around the 17th of May), I'm giving it away to one of YOU.



*** The Official Contest Rules ***
OK, so you want to win this awesome prize bundle. I've been doing more YouTube videos lately, and as such I want to bump up our profile there. You know how YouTube works: the most popular videos and channels got there by first getting some exposure. I'd like you to help me with that! Here's all you need to do:
  1. If you don't already have a YouTube account, create one (it's free and fast). If you have one already, you're golden.
  2. Jump over to the YouTube page where the HDX9200 unboxing and first impressions video is posted. Watch the video, rate it, and post a comment on the YouTube page. Your comment should answer this question: "How will the Dragon rock your world?" Meaning, if you were to win the HDX9200, how would it change things for you? Would it allow you to get rid of your current computer, monitor, keyboard, and speakers? Would you come up with creative uses for a powerful workstation that could be moved - could you finally launch that mobile music recording studio business, be a wedding photographer and edit photos on the spot, or would it allow you to achieve some other goal? Or would you just revel in the sheer power of being able to play games and edit movies faster than ever before? Tell me how you'd use this powerful computer!
  3. After you've posted your comment (only one comment per YouTube account), click on the yellow Subscribe button to subscribe to the Thoughts Media YouTube Channel.
  4. If you want to double your chances of winning, also post your comment here on Digital Home Thoughts as a reply to this post. Please post your YouTube username as well so I can verify that you've subscribed to our YouTube channel and posted a comment there. If this is your first post to Digital Home Thoughts, please allow up to 24 hours for your post to appear.
  5. I'll randomly select one person from the combined total of all the YouTube comments and the comments here. That person will win the laptop. Boom! Anyone in the world can win this laptop, thanks to the generous support of HP and Buzzcorps - it will be couriered to you.
The fine print about how I'm doing the random selection: When I do the random drawing, I'll do it from a combined total of all the YouTube subscribers and all the comments posted here on Digital Home Thoughts. Each YouTube subscriber and each comment posted here on Digital Home Thoughts will be assigned a numerical value, and I'll use random.org to pick a random number from the total. That's why if you post a comment both on YouTube, and here, you'll double your chances of winning. When I select the winner I'll be checking it against the comments, so make sure you fulfil all the contest requirements. If the person that is randomly selected hasn't followed my instructions, another winner will be chosen.

If you have questions about the contest, please don't post them here, only post your contest entries - send me a message with your questions using our contact form and I'll update this post with further details if I've forgotten anything. I hope everyone has fun with this contest!

*** UPDATE: PLEASE READ THIS. *** I just finished approving 65 (!!) new posts for this contest, and over 10 of them were duplicates. ONLY POST ONCE. You will not see your post right away if it's your first post to this site. It's held in moderation, then will be approved and will show up. Post ONCE, then come back in 24 hours and confirm your post is here (it will be). Anyone who has more than one post in this thread will be disqualified.

*** UPDATE #2: PLEASE READ THIS. *** If anyone posts more than once to this contest thread, or to the YouTube comments, they'll be disqualified. I just spent 30 minutes cleaning up more than a dozen posts in this discussion thread from a single user. I appreciate everyone's enthusiasm for this contest, but because each post is an entry, I can't allow more than one entry per person per location (one entry here, one entry over on YouTube). When I randomly select the winner, I'll be searching through all the discussion posts and if that person has posted more than once, they'll be disqualified and I'll pick another winner. That's the only way to keep this contest fair.


And That's a Wrap: Hope You Enjoyed The Contest!

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 03:00 PM



...and we're done. That was one of the biggest contests, I've ever put on for any of my sites: 46 different prizes from13 different companies, totalling just over $7000 USD in prizes. Whew! I hope all of you Digital Home Thoughts readers enjoyed it, and that you'll return here again and again to read our news, reviews, and contribute to our community. One of the challenges in running a site with such a broad focus like this is it can be hard to build a critical mass of community - this contest was a mechanism to get people posting, get them involved in our forums, and get them reading the site. Keep coming back if you like what we do here!

A big thank you goes out to all of the companies that donated awesome prizes to this contest: Microsoft and the Windows Vista Team, Orb Audio, LumaPix, Kingston, HP, Audioengine, Corel, Cyberlink, Pinnacle, Proporta, PPC Techs, Roxio, and NTI.

And you'd think I'd be all done with contests for a bit, but nooooo, it's time to ramp up for the 31 Days of the Dragon giveaway event. Check back later today for the rules on how to enter to win an awesome $5500 prize pack, the centerpiece of which is an HP Pavilion HDX9200.


Our Dragon Contest is Coming Soon...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:40 AM

http://www.31daysofthedragon.com/


[image courtesy of digitalmediaphile]

Because of the server move we had to do last night and this morning, things are a bit back-logged on me getting the 31 Days of the Dragon contest up on Digital Home Thoughts. It will happen today for sure, but it won't kick off until tonight - sorry about that! Watch for it. In the meantime, here's an updated list on some of the contests that are still going on, and some that are ending very soon:


Monday, May 5, 2008

HP "Dragon" Giveaway Contests Continue to Launch

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 07:03 PM

http://www.31daysofthedragon.com/



The contests keep on coming, and as of today, there are contests going on at the following sites:
Remember that each of the 31 sites involved with this promotion are giving away a prize bundle valued at $5196 if purchased at retail. So if you want, you can enter all 31 contests and have 31 chances to win. What's not to love? I'd encourage everyone to jump on this opportunity, because frankly the more energy we see around this, the greater the odds are that it will happen again. So jump to it!


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