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HP spreads $6,000 worth of magic with the HP Magic Giveaway Contest


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:33 PM

In a year when the holidays look more gloomy than magical, HP, Microsoft, and BuzzCorps have partnered with 50 sites to help spread the holiday cheer. Starting today, 50 sites will be giving away a prize of holiday goodies that are more than any one person could need. We are not talking about winning one computer, but 4 computers, and some great great software and accessories to use with them. Unfortunately, we cant give too much detail right now on the contests, but rest assured we will be providing that information soon. As there are 50 sites, there will also be 50 different contests, so be sure to get to know and learn the rules of each site when they announce their contests. To stay on top of all the information and updates it is suggested that you subscribe to this topic.

Bleeping Computer Contest Information:

As of today, November 28th 2008, BleepingComputer.com's HP Magic Giveaway contest is officially underway. The contest will be closed on December 4th 2008 at 8 PM Eastern and the winner announced later that night. The purpose of this contest is to celebrate generosity and the spirit of giving. This incredible prize package was designed to be shared with other people or organizations who could benefit from a new computer. With such a harsh global economy, people losing their jobs, and having the holiday season upon us, we have decided that the winner must share a portion of their prize. Whether it be to an out of work friend who needs a new computer, a local charity, or a school, we felt that that with a prize package this large paying it forward would be the right thing to do.

The rules are fairly simple, and we have gone into more details below. In summary, our winner will be chosen at random and announced on December 4th 2008 after 8 PM Eastern. That winner must share the prize with at least one other recipient. They must then post to this thread the story of how they shared their prize. Hopefully this will continue to inspire the magic of sharing. Please note, depending on available time, we may use the equipment in order to review it. This equipment will be in pristine shape and at factory defaults before it is sent to any winner.

Good luck and have fun with the contest!


Terms and Conditions and Rules:
  1. The sole winner of the Prize package will be awarded at random.
  2. The purpose of this contest is to spread a little magic into people's lives during the holidays. With that said, the prize package must be shared with at least one worthy recipient or cause. It is up to you how much of the package you wish to share, and we hope you share more than one item, but at least one computer must be given to another person or organization.
  3. After receiving the award, the winner must send the story describing how they shared the gift. Photos are not required, but will enhance your story, so feel free to send them. With the story, you give us your express permission to post the story and any accompanying material. If you would not like us to post your real names, please let us know, or do not include them in the story.
  4. The recipient of the prize, and the people you intend to share the magic with, must provide a complete name, shipping address, and phone number that can be used to ship the award. We will ship the prize package to yourself and to the other recipients. PO Boxes will not be permitted.
  5. Do not enter the contest with multiple accounts. Anyone who is caught doing so will have all of their entries removed.
  6. If you won a prize package from one of the other sites involved in this promotion, you will become ineligible.
  7. Depending on the value of the prize, you may be required to fill out a W-9 form. This form will be sent directly to the sponsor of the contest.
  8. You must be a member of the site in order to enter the contest. Membership is free and you can create your account here.
  9. Staff are ineligible for this contest.
  10. The winner will have 72 hours from notification to claim their prize. If the winner does not claim the prize, we will award it to a 2nd place finisher.

To enter the contest simply go here and click on the HP Magic Giveaway contest link:

Click here to start your HP Magic Giveaway Entry


Prize Package Contents:
For more detailed pictures and information you can visit the BleepingComputer HP Magic Giveaway information page.


What makes this contest so interesting, is not only will Bleeping Computer be involved in the contest, but so will 49 other Blogs and Sites representing technology enthusiasts, college students, female bloggers, and Spanish and Portuguese speakers. For more information about the prizes and the sites, you can visit HP's Magic Giveaway page. Formore information about the contest at BleepingComputer.com, you can visit our HP Magic Giveaway Contest landing page.

A list of all of the participating sites can be found below:
Site
Launch Date
Winner Announced
Bleeping Computer
11/28
12/04
Gear Live
11/28
12/04
Windows Connected
11/28
12/04
Morningside Mom
11/29
12/05
Thoughts on poetics & tech
11/29
12/05
MediaBlab
11/30
12/06
Neowin
11/30
12/06
BostonPocketPC
11/30
12/06
HackCollege
12/01
12/07
The Gadgeteer
12/02
12/08
Gotta Be Mobile
12/02
12/08
I Started Something
12/02
12/08
Down-to-Earth Mama
12/03
12/09
moosh in indy.
12/03
12/09
La Bitácora de Erwin Ried
12/03
12/09
Carlos Alberto
12/03
12/09
Geeks To Go!
12/04
12/10
GearDiary
12/04
12/10
Geeks!
12/04
12/10
One Day, One Job
12/05
12/11
Techie Diva
12/06
12/12
Notebooks.com
12/06
12/12
Geek.com
12/06
12/12
Techmamas
12/07
12/13
merlot mom
12/07
12/13
Noticias Tech
12/07
12/13
InfoWester
12/07
12/13
Planet x64
12/08
12/14
AbsoluteVista
12/08
12/14
Barb's Connected World
12/08
12/14
Student Bloggers
12/09
12/15
Slashdot Review
12/10
12/16
Gadgetell
12/10
12/16
Liliputing
12/10
12/16
Stop, Drop & Blog
12/11
12/17
Living - In Theory
12/11
12/17
GeeksRoom
12/11
12/17
Eliax
12/11
12/17
OSNN
12/12
12/18
SlashGear
12/12
12/18
Digital Home Thoughts
12/12
12/18
Study Hacks - Demystifying College Success
12/13
12/19
Digital Inspiration
12/14
12/20
Geekzone
12/14
12/20
The Digital Lifestyle
12/14
12/20
CíberPrensa
12/15
12/21
Unión de Bloggers Hispanos
12/15
12/21
Last 100
12/16
12/22
JK On the Run
12/16
12/22
Geek News Central
12/16
12/22


Though I cannot reveal any of the details of the other contests, I can tell you that this is going to be a very interesting and magical contest for a lot of people. Please stay tuned and check back on the front page for more announcements in the near future about this contest.


Edited by Grinler, 04 December 2008 - 03:48 PM.


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#2 KoanYorel

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:42 PM

Holy Moly - as some might say...
The only easy day was yesterday.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:14 AM

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 10:14 AM

Whoa!

That's it, just "whoa!"

:thumbsup:


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:17 AM

Great Googly moogly :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 12:29 PM

Oh, my goodness! Words fail me over this!

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 02:16 PM

I am so eager to do anything humanly POSSIBLE to win one of the 50 prize packages!!!!! I need this; I want this; I have to have one!!!!! :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:13 PM

YABBA DABBBA DOOOOOOO !!! Wilma :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:43 PM

reminds me of 31 days of the Dragon. HP is kinda nice :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 02:13 PM

Count me in. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 10:13 PM

Awesome !!
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 05:00 AM

Whoa this is awesome!

Glad BC is being included again, fingers crossed for winning from now until draw day :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 November 2008 - 09:38 AM

The magic comes again.Luck didn't go with me at the previous Dragon contest.So, i'll try my luck again.Thanks for being a part of this great event.

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 12:17 PM

Yeah! WOOP! WOOP! WOOP! WOOP! WOOP! Pwnage. Count meh in!

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 01:59 PM

def could use. enter me please

Edited by KoanYorel, 27 November 2008 - 07:27 PM.





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