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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Skooba Design Contest Now Over

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 03:11 PM

http://www.skoobadesign.com/product...rough-brief-40/

Our giveaway contest for the Skooba Design Checkthrough Brief is now over, and the randomly drawn winner is...Neil Enns! Here's Neil's rather interesting travel story:

"On my last business trip I was flying to Austin. I got into the security line and realized I didn't have my wallet. I quickly called my wife and she turned around back to the airport in case my wallet was in the car. Nope. So I had no ID, no credit cards, no cash. And my house is more than 40 minutes from the airport so there was no way to go home and get it in time. What did I do?

I grabbed the $40 in cash my wife had and got on the plane. Yes, that's right. On the plane. Thanks to reading BoingBoing I knew that you don't actually need ID to fly. You just have to be ready for some extra scrutiny. The TSA supervisor gave me a stern lecture, but you could tell she was amused and she was nice about it. They had to call some special number, I had to answer some questions to "prove" who I was, sign an affidavit, submit to secondary screening, and that was it. Even the secondary screener was apologetic when he couldn't find the big stamp they needed to put on my boarding card to say I was clear to fly. My wife found my wallet at home and FedExed it to my hotel. It cost $28, and was at the front desk by 8:30am the next day. Fun stuff!"

Thanks to everyone that entered! I enjoyed reading the stories - some of them gave me a good chuckle. Thanks also to Skooba Design for the donation of this bag. I hope you'll enjoy it Neil!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Corel Digital Studio 2010 Giveaway: Win 1 of 10 Copies

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satell...t/1186000605036

It's time for another giveaway! Corel has donated 10 copies of their brand new Digital Studio 2010 software. This is a suite of digital tools that allows you to edit and organize your photos, edit and share your videos, burn and watch DVDs, and a lot more - including the ability to make photo books and calendars. The software retails for $99 so that's $990 worth of software we're giving away. A big thanks to Corel for their generosity!

Now, on to the contest: Digital Studio 2010 has a bunch of features and, the video below is a partial walk-through of some of them. In order to enter this contest, I want you to post a message telling me what feature in Digital Studio 2010 looks the most useful to you, or tell me how you'd use the software. Have a project you'd like to use it for? Or some video footage you've been meaning to edit? Tell me how you'd use the software, and I'll randomly select 10 posts as winners. That's it!

The contest will run until 12pm GMT -7 on October the 19th - I want to ensure everyone has a chance to enter. Winners will be contacted via private message, and will have 72 hours to claim their prize, so make sure you check your forum inbox on the 19th. Better yet, subscribe to this thread and turn on instant notifications. This contest is open to anyone in the world, so I hope to see a lot of entries!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Hard Drive Giveaway #6: I've Got 3350 GB of Storage to Give Away

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

OK, here we go with contest #6! If you haven't already read up on why I'm giving these hard drives away, please check out the first contest giveaway.

All you have to do is post a message telling me how you'd use the hard drive. Will you replace the hard drive in a current computer? What size is your current drive? Or add it to a current system as a backup drive? Or will you put the drive in an enclosure? Post one message in the discussion thread (it can be the same text from the first content).

I'll select the winner at random. Once you win one of the contests, you're out of the running for the next contests in this series. Each winner will be contacted via private forum message and they'll have 72 hours to respond to claim their prize - so be sure email notifications are turned on for your forum account. The last contest I ran someone missed out on winning a prize because they didn't reply to my message for two weeks!

The drive I'm giving away in this sixth contest is a Western Digital Caviar 500 GB (SATA). This contest will close on Friday October the 9th 12 noon GMT -7. Enter now!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Hard Drive Giveaway #5: I've Got 3350 GB of Storage to Give Away

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 11:30 AM

OK, here we go with contest #5! If you haven't already read up on why I'm giving these hard drives away, please check out the first contest giveaway.

In honour of the particular hard drive I'm giving away - a slightly older 300 GB parallel ATA drive - to enter this contest post a message telling me what the first hard drive you remember buying is, and how much it cost you. If you got it as part of a computer, post the specs if you can remember them. Let's take a trip down tech-memory lane...

I'll select the winner at random. Once you win one of the contests, you're out of the running for the next contests in this series. Each winner will be contacted via private forum message and they'll have 72 hours to respond to claim their prize - so be sure email notifications are turned on for your forum account. The last contest I ran someone missed out on winning a prize because they didn't reply to my message for two weeks!

The drive I'm giving away in this fifth contest is a Maxtor DiamondMax 300 GB (PATA). This contest will close on Thursday October the 1st 12 noon GMT -7. Enter now!

UPDATE: The contest is now closed. And the winner is...Bob Christensen! Thanks to everyone that entered. It was fun reading about some really old technology.


Friday, August 28, 2009

Hard Drive Giveaway #2: I've Got 3350 GB of Storage to Give Away

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 01:00 PM

OK, here we go with contest #2! If you haven't already read up on why I'm giving these hard drives away, please check out the first contest giveaway.

All you have to do is post a message telling me how you'd use the hard drive. Will you replace the hard drive in a current computer? What size is your current drive? Or add it to a current system as a backup drive? Or will you put the drive in an enclosure? Post one message in the discussion thread (it can be the same text from the first content).

I'll select the winner at random. Once you win one of the contests, you're out of the running for the next contests in this series. Each winner will be contacted via private forum message and they'll have 72 hours to respond to claim their prize - so be sure email notifications are turned on for your forum account. The last contest I ran someone missed out on winning a prize because they didn't reply to my message for two weeks!

The drive I'm giving away in this second contest is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500 GB (SATA). This contest will close on Friday the 4th of September at 12 noon GMT -7. Enter now!

UPDATE: The contest is now over, and the winner is...cmchavez. Here's what he posted:

"Currently I have a 200 gig system drive that I back up only the personal documents and settings folders to a separate, external 160 gig drive; basically my CYA drive to prevent my wife from killing me over digital photos that haven't yet been burned to backup disks. I'd probably swap out the main system drive for a larger drive, then use the 200 gig drive as a secondary storage drive with a recurring Robocopy task to provide a secondary backup copy of all the essential files. Definitely would make things better on the family computer!

Congrats cmchavez! Stay tuned for more contests everyone...


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hard Drive Giveaway: I've Got 3350 GB of Storage to Give Away

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

In a discussion thread that started talking about my collection of old RAM, I mentioned that I had a bunch of "small, old hard drives" that I didn't have any use for, and the response when I stated the capacities was quite amusing - my definition of "old" is any hard drive older than two years, and "small" is anything under 500 GB or so. A few people in that discussion thread are still using sub-100 GB hard drives, so it seemed like it was time for a giveaway!

I have seven hard drives in total to give away, ranging from a new 750 GB drive down to a 300 GB drive. All told, I have 3350 GB in storage up for grabs. The drives in this giveaway are:

  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750 GB (SATA)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500 GB (SATA)
  • Western Digital Caviar 500 GB (SATA)
  • Western Digital Caviar 500 GB (SATA)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 400 GB (SATA)
  • Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 400 GB (SATA)
  • Maxtor DiamondMax 10 300 GB (PATA)

So here's how this going to work: every week for seven weeks I'm going to give away one of the drives. Each contest will be the same as this one: all you have to do is post a message telling me how you'd use the hard drive. Will you replace the hard drive in a current computer? What size is your current drive? Or add it to a current system as a backup drive? Or will you put the drive in an enclosure? Post one message in the discussion thread. I'll select the winner at random. Once you win one of the contests, you're out of the running for the next contests in this series. Each winner will be contacted via private forum message and they'll have 72 hours to respond to claim their prize - so be sure email notifications are turned on for your forum account. The last contest I ran someone missed out on winning a prize because they didn't reply to my message for two weeks!

The drive I'm giving away in this first contest is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 400 GB drive. This contest will close on Thursday the 27th at 12 noon GMT -7. Enter now!

UPDATE: The contest is completed, and the winner is dirtboy. Thanks to everyone for entering! Many more hard drive giveaways coming up...


Friday, August 7, 2009

The "Back to School: Better Together" Contest

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.backtoschoolgiveaways.com/

"Thanks to HP, Microsoft and Timbuk2 we put together a great prize bundle that we are sure has everything you need to perform well at school. This promotion is supported by 25 websites - and each of these has a prize bundle to giveaway. Each prize bundle comes with two laptops, software and a custom bag: 25 of those bundles, 25 winners, all up for grabs throughout August 2009."

Who doesn't like free stuff? Each of the 25 Web sites involved (which doesn't include us unfortunately) will be giving away a prize package that consists of an HP dv6, an HP Mini 110, and a custom Timbuk2 bag. The first contest will start on August 12th, so check out the site for more details.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Win 1 of 3 iZel Device Holders

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

Remember the iZel review that I published a few weeks back? Well, the makers of the iZel have offered us three to give away to lucky Thoughts Media readers! This contest is open to anyone in the US or Canada (sorry rest-of-world). Entering the contest is really easy: all you have to do is post a message in this discussion thread telling me what kind of device(s) you'd want to use with the iZel. That's it! I'll randomly select three entries and each person will win an iZel. Nice and easy! The contest is open until the 16th of July, at 12pm (GMT -7). Enter now!

UPDATE: Only one entry per person, and if it's your first post, please allow up to 48 hours for it to show up.

UPDATE #2: The contest is now over and the winners have been randomly selected. iZel has a little consolation prize for everyone though. If you use the coupon code 5OFFIZEL you'll get a $5 discount off the normal price of $24.95 from Amazon.com [Affiliate]. The coupon code is valid until midnight July 31st, 2009.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Living in HD: Panasonic's 30 Day Giveaway

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:32 AM

http://livinginhd.com/go/promo/30x30entry

Panasonic is in the midst of running a 30 day giveaway contest, where they're giving away DVD players, video cameras, digital cameras, etc. Entry is easy, though unfortunately it's for people in the USA only.


Monday, March 30, 2009

Want to Win a Kindle 2?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.jakeludington.com/life/2...-free-kindle-2/

My pal Jake Ludington is giving away a Kindle 2, and right now the giveaway odds of winning are 1 in 10 - pretty good odds for winning. Stop by Jake's site and check out the contest requirements if you want to win. Oh, and if you're in the mood for contest entries, remember that Notebooks.com is still running their Gadget Stimulus Plan contest - today they're giving away a 500 GB Seagate hard drive.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Notebooks.com & GottaBeMobile Offer Their Own Stimulus Plan

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.notebooks.com/2009/03/16...-stimulus-plan/

"The economy’s in the dumps and we know our readers aren’t buying as many computers and accessories as usual. To help aid your gadget deficit, we’re kicking off the GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com Gadget Stimulus Plan. Stay tuned to Notebooks.com and GottaBeMobile for your chance to win a Lenovo IdeaPad, HP HDX 18, Jabra BT530 headset, Logitech Mice and a ton of other gadgets."

Stimulus plans are everywhere and Notebooks.com and Gottabemobile are doing their part. Their idea of a Stimulus Plan involves giving away a plethora of goodies including the lap crushing HP HDX 18. Starting immediately they're holding contests for each prize. It looks like they're going to stretch it out over a few days, so be sure to watch both sites for each giveaway. Watching the video, they've got lots of tempting toys from netbooks to mice to a printer to an external hard drive to software, so there's bound to be something for everyone! Make sure you drop by Notebooks.com and Gottabemobile for details. I'm already there!


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

HP Vivienne Tam Wireless Mouse Valentine's Giveaway

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:15 PM

Valentine's Day is only a few days away, and if you're the typical guy you probably haven't gotten anything for your wife/girlfriend/significant other. Digital Home Thoughts is here to help! HP has given us three of these very feminine Vivienne Tam wireless optical mice to give away. With Valentine's Day being so close, I figured it was time for a giveaway! I won't be able to ship them to the winners in time for the 14th, but you can print out the above photo and tell that special someone that they won one!

OK, here's the contest: post a reply telling me how your met your wife/girlfriend/significant other. So as not to exclude the single people out there (believe me, I remember what it was like), if you'd like to give this mouse to a close friend, go ahead and tell me how you met them. And hey, you never know what kind of sparks a fashionable mouse might create! The contest will close Friday night, around 10pm (GMT -7), and the three winners (chosen at random from among all posted entries) will each receive one mouse each.

UPDATE:Thanks for all the great stories everyone - I enjoyed reading them. And thanks for entering the contest! The three winners are: Dyvim, lynnroth, and srsabu. Each winner has been contacted via private message and they have 7 days to claim their prize. Have a very happy Valentine's Day, one and all!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Giveaway: iRiver Clix

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 06:00 AM

Jake Ludington gave me one of these last year, and I kept meaning to give it away - and here we are many months later with it still sitting in my office. Time for it to go to a new home! If you haven't used the iRiver Clix before, it's a really slick device and very easy to use. This is the 2 GB model and while it's out of the box, it hasn't been used more than 10 minutes and is in perfect condition. Want to win it? Post a comment to this thread telling me what you had for your last meal - breakfast, lunch, dinner, whatever - and I'll select a random posting as the winner. That's it! The selection will happen Friday at 3 PM mountain time.

UPDATE: And the winner is...Firedog. Congrats! I've contacted the winner by private forum message, and they'll have 14 days to respond and claim their prize before I re-draw for another winner. Thanks for entering everyone!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Giveaway: Roxio Back on Track 3

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 02:01 PM

It's that time of year again: too many gizmos and gadgets in my office, and it's time to get rid of some of them. So it's giveaway time! I have here a copy of Roxio Back On Track 3 Suite, software that I was sent but I never installed it. Want it? Post a message in this thread telling me what your favourite colour is, and I'll randomly pick one winner tomorrow afternoon (3 PM mountain time). And see that white box propping up the software? That's another goodie I'll be giving away tomorrow. Check back!

UPDATE: And the winner is...Kursplat. Congrats! I've contacted the winner by private forum message, and they'll have 14 days to respond and claim their prize before I re-draw for another winner. Thanks for entering everyone!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It's Christmas Time at GottaBeMobile

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Pocket PC Events" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.gottabemobile.com/Ho+Ho+...eMobilecom.aspx

"I get more gadgets and stuff than I can shake a stick at, and frankly, I'm getting run out of my office with it all. So, I'm going to pass them on to you - the GBM reader. I love all of this stuff, but I figured it would be best to spread the love around. Here is the loot: 1 HP TC1100 Tablet PC + Docking Station + rubber flap, 1 Samsung Q1P Ultra-Mobile PC with extended battery and organizer case, 1 BatteryGeek.net Portable Powerstation, 1 HTC Tilt (unlocked), 1 HTC Advantage (unlocked), 1 Vista Ultimate..."



Rob Bushway over at GottaBeMobile has an office full of gear and he's giving much of it away - the complete list of prizes is too long to publish here, so jump over and take a look. The contest is underway, so stop on over and check it out!


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

And The ProShow Gold Winners Are...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 08:34 PM

http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/...oshow-gold.html



Congratulations to Bob Christensen and cmchavez on each winning a copy of ProShow Gold in our giveaway contest. Thanks to Photodex for their generosity in giving us two copies of the software to give away. The winners have each been contacted via private message. Thanks for entering everyone!

Stay tuned, I have a Pinnacle PC HDTV card to give away next (yeah, pun intended). ;-)


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Win a Copy of ProShow Gold

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.photodex.com/products/proshowgold/


ProShow Gold is a program I've just started using recently, but I really enjoy it - it's like that old Microsoft PhotoStory product from a few years ago, only much better (why does Microsoft always abandon their coolest technologies?). At any rate, the nice folks at Photodex (the makers of ProShow) have given me two copies of ProShow Gold to give away (valued at $69.95 USD each). So guess what that means - contest time!

All you have to do to win is take a look at the list of features, browse through the screen shots, or better yet, download the free demo - and tell me what your favourite feature is, or how you'd use this software. That's it! One post per person in this thread, one entry per person, and the contest will remain open until Thursday, June the 5th at 2 PM (GMT -7). Two winners will be chosen at random, and they'll be notified via our forum private messaging system (so make sure you have your account set to email you when you get a new message). That's it - I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has to say!


Saturday, May 17, 2008

31 Days of the Dragon: And The Winner Is...

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 10:15 PM

http://www.31daysofthedragon.com



I'm thrilled to announce that the winner of the HDX9200 is a YouTube user named XiledSoldier. Although I picked him randomly, I wanted to share his response since it sounds like he'll put the HDX9200 to good use:

"How will the Dragon rock your world?: Well, my current computer is crap. So anything would pretty much rock my world. I want to get into graphic design as a career and what a better way to jump start that than to have a nice powerful laptop to use. I'm a gamer as well and this will let me play games at much better quality than my current rig."

As a recap, he won an 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 Microsoft Office 2007, Corel PaintShop Pro X2, Corel Painter Essentials, Corel Ulead Video Studio Plus 11.5, and Symantec Norton Internet Security. For the gamers in us the winners will receive Viva Piñata, Microsoft Flight Sim, Microsoft Flight Sim Expansion Pack, and Gears of War. Since that Blu-ray drive is no fun without movies, the winner will also receive Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest, and Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End.

All this, if purchased at retail, would cost around $5500 - and XiledSoldier wins it all, courtesy of HP. I want to thank HP for this incredible contest - it was an amazing amount of fun to give away such a huge prize. Big thanks to Buzzcorps for helping to coordinate everything. At the time I did the drawing, there were 1162 comments posted to my video, 673 comments posted to the discussion thread, and I gained over 1000 new subscribers to the Thoughts Media YouTube Channel.

Thanks again to everyone for participating, and I hope you'll continue to come back to this site for all your digital home news and reviews. And remember, there are still a lot of Dragons to be given away, so be sure to check out all the other sites that are a part of this giveaway.


Our 31 Days of the Dragon Contest Closes Tonight

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 12:54 PM

http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/...5500-value.html

Just a quick reminder: our HP Dragon giveaway ends today. Tonight at 10 PM mountain time (GMT -7) I'll be shutting down the entries and picking the winner. So if for some odd reason you haven't yet entered your name to win this $5500 retail-value laptop and software bundle, today is your last chance to do 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. ;-)


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