In January we gave away an iPod Shuffle to one of our email subscribers. In February we started another iPod giveaway contest where you could win an iPod Shuffle by reviewing this site. Once we got 150 reviews we were going to give away the Shuffle. So far we have 18 reviews and they have been very valuable in the redesign of this site, but I’d like to speed things up a bit. We are going to expand the ways you can enter.
We are going to have 5,000 chances to win and you will be able to enter in 4 different ways:
- Full Review – 10 chances to win
- Link to Site & Contest – 5 chances to win
- Subscribe to RSS – 1 chance win
- Subscribe to Email – 1 chance to win
If you have already subscribed to RSS or Email you are automatically entered in the contest. So that means of the 5,000 chances about 3,500 are already assigned to subscribers (Email and RSS), 180 are already taken by existing reviews. So that leaves 1320 chances still up for grabs. You can enter once using each of the 4 different ways.
The sooner we give away each of the remaining 1320 chances the sooner will give away the Shuffle.
Here are the details of how to enter for each method:
Full Review – 10 chances to win
Post a review on your blog or website. Must be 300+ words and contain links to 1.
You can see examples of this by looking at some of the other reviews linked to in the side bar. Once your post is live, email email@example.com with the URL. If you do a full review, you’ll also get a permanent link back to your site from the original contest page and it will be listed under the Reviewers on the front page of the site for awhile.
Link to Contest – 5 chances to win
Create a post telling about this contest with a link to this page and the front page. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the URL. So something like:
Subscribe to RSS – 1 chance win
Subscribe to the RSS feed in your favorite feed reader. When we run the random process to select a winner, if it falls on an RSS entry, we’ll embed a message in the bottom of the RSS feed with instructions on how to claim the prize. It might be something like:
Be the 5th person to email the codeword SUNFISH to <secret-email>@productivity501.com to win an iPod Shuffle.
Subscribe to Email – 1 chance to win
Use the form in the sidebar to subscribe to the email feed.