***Update: Contest is now closed. We will announced the winner later on today, December 12 after we sort through all the entries. Thanks for participating in this great event. Check out the rest of the blogs running the contest.
As we mentioned in our teaser post, Techie Diva has teamed up with HP and Microsoft to offer our readers the chance to win $6,000 worth of electronics. The HP Magic Giveaway is all about sharing the magic, and ONE lucky winner will win the entire package on December 12, 2008 right here on Techie Diva. We wish we could divide the bundle and have several winners instead, but we can't. The good news is several other sites are holding a similar contest on different dates, so you still have a chance to win until December 22, 2008. We've teased you enough about this giveaway, so keep reading below for the rules, the prize, and how you can enter to win the HP Magic Giveaway here on Techie Diva. Techiediva was sponsored by Senga Engineering, a machine shop in California, to offer this amazing HP givaway.
WHAT YOU'LL WIN
- HP TouchSmart IQ816 PC
- HP HDX 18 series Premium Notebook PC
- HP MediaSmart Connect
- HP Pavilion dv4 series Entertainment Notebook PC (with Windows Live)
- HP Mini 1000 (with XP)
- HP Photosmart C6380 Wireless AIO (printer)
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Home Premium or Microsoft Windows XP pre-installed on all units (Mini 1000 runs XP)
- Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 (Student-Teacher Edition) – 1 DVD with 3 licenses
- Microsoft Windows Live
- Corel VideoStudio X2
- HP 564 Photo Value Pak
- Kung Fu Panda (1 widescreen DVD; 1 widescreen Blu-ray disc)
You can read more about all the equipment here.
HOW TO ENTER
It's all about sharing the magic this holiday season, so we highly encourage you to enter this contest with the intent of sharing your prize with someone you care about, be it a relative, a friend, or a charity. We'd love for you to help us spread the word about this contest on your personal blog or social network to let others know how they too can enter this amazing contest. For this reason, we ask that you write a short paragraph or bulletin on your personal blog, social profile, microblog, or favorite forum telling us what you would do with all those computers if you won the contest. We don't want you to spam anyone though, so make sure you only post your entry on your own blog/social profile.
In your blog post, make sure you include the following:
1. A link back to Techie Diva and a link back to the HP Magic Giveaway page.
2. A short paragraph, telling us why you deserve to win this prize and what you plan to do with it. Would you be selling it on eBay? Sharing it with your family? Start a business? Donate part of it to a charity? Or keeping it all to yourself? We will be choosing the winner at random so there is no wrong or right answer; BUT the best stories reflecting the spirit of giving this holiday season will be published on Techie Diva and receive an additional entry. This means your name is entered in the contest twice!
BONUS ENTRIES (in addition to entry above)
This is your opportunity to increase your chances of winning this package. Do any of the following, and get THREE additional entries. We ask that you send bonus entries to hpbonus(at)techiediva.com and include your name, phone number, and email address. Make sure you write in the subject line the type of bonus entry you're submitting (Charity, YouTube, Bake Off, Video Review). You still have to submit a blog post entry to enter. Make sure you use the same email address since we will verify both entries this way.
1. Encourage a charity, school, or church to enter this contest. Have them send us your name and email address in a separate email to hpbonus(at)techiediva.com. The charity's email address has to be official, so make sure they don't use a personal email address. Your entries depend on it.
2. Create a YouTube video or a Web Cam comment below telling us how you would share the magic if you won this package. We highly encourage charities/schools/ministries do this.
3. Bake a cake/cupcake with the Techie Diva avatar/logo.
4. Create a one to two minute video review of your favorite gadget or HP product for Techie Diva.
5. Link back to this post on five or more social networks (ex: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, Bebo). Send all links in one email to the address above. These all have to be your own accounts. Links in comments section don't qualify. Please include a blurb of the contest in your post.
SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY
Send your blog post entry to hpcontest(at)techiediva.com with the following:
1. Short paragraph mentioned above along with a link to your blog post entry.
2 Your email address, full name, phone number, and shipping address. (We will not spam you or share your information with anyone)
- Contest runs from Saturday, December 6, 2008 until 11:59 pm EST 3:00 am EST December 12, 2008. All entries must be received by this time. Winner will be announced on December 12, 2008 on this site.
- No purchase necessary to enter.
- Winner will be chosen at random with qualifying entry.
- Associates, employees, principles, or relatives of Techie Diva are not eligible.
- Bloggers participating in the HP Magic Giveaway are not eligible.
- Previous winners of the HP Magic Giveaway are NOT allowed to enter this contest again.
- This giveaway is open to U.S. and International readers. Void where prohibited. We will ship the package overseas.
- We ask that your entries be tasteful. Questionable entries will be disqualified at our discretion.
- We ask that you provide us with a valid shipping address. Prize will only be delivered to the person named on the entry form and with a signature.
- We ask that you provide us with a valid email address. Winner will be notified on December 12, 2008. and must respond within 12 hours or the package will be awarded to another contestant. We will strictly enforce this rule, so make sure you check back here or check your email on this day.
- Techie Diva will not share your information with any third party without your consent.
- Techie Diva reserves the right to modify these terms to comply with the laws of the State of California, to correct errors and omissions, or to ensure fairness as determined by Techie Diva. Such modifications, if any, will be posted at Techie Diva.
- Any attempt to manipulate, interfere with, or otherwise alter any entries, other systems or services of Techie Diva will disqualify all those implicated and subject them to prosecution in the State of California, United States and/or other jurisdictions.
- Your entry implies and expresses your agreement to these terms and your waiver of any other rights, related to such giveaways, you may have in any jurisdiction.