Archives for November 2008

HP Magic Giveaways Week 1

Rather than make a post each day this week with the contests that are springing up as part of the HP Magic Giveaway, I thought I would just do one mega post of all of them happening this week. That way you don’t get a flood of posts in your readers and you still get informed of the contests.  Bookmark this page so you can come back and make sure you enter all the giveaways.


Monday December 1

Tuesday December 2

Wednesday December 3

Thursday December 4

Friday December 5

Saturday December 6th

I’ll post another list on Sunday and possibly a couple of smaller ones throughout the week if I find some of these contests interesting.

HP Magic Giveaway Day 2

Well, it’s day 2 of the great HP Magic Giveaway.  There’s two contests kicking off today.  They’ve got a little more stringent entry rules than yesterdays giveaways, but are still well worth the effort.

  • Morningside Mom: Send an email with description of what you’ll do with the package.  People who promise to share get better odds.  Multimedia is encouraged.  Ends December 5th.
  • Thoughs on Poetics and Tech: Comment, Link back and email links to both.  Again, sharing is encouraged.

As you may have noticed, most of these giveaways are encouraging sharing the prize.  It’s got 4 computers in it, so that really shouldn’t be a problem.  And besides, it’s the giving season.  Now, off with you to enter the giveaways today!

HP Magic Giveaways Day 1

So, today starts the giveaways for the HP Magic giveaway spectacular.  (They should be paying me for doing all this advertising, but they aren’t)  There are three sites that are starting their giveaways today.  There’s a calendar for when all 50 are going live if you’re interested.

The three going live today are:

  • Bleeping Computer.  Relatively easy to enter.  Register for forums, fill out a form and agree to their rules.  Easy rules, basically saying you won’t sell items and you have to give away some of the items.
  • Gear Live. Pretty simple, sign up on the site, use twitter to send a message then leave comment on post.  A couple chances to get bonus entries as well.  Gotta be signed in to get to the post it seems, so you might have to go to and start there by registering.
  • Windows Connected. Also relatively easy to enter.  Send a really short email to them explaining what you’ll do with it all and agree not to sell it and also agree to share some of it.

Thus far, I’ve only entered the Bleeping Computer giveaway.  Mostly because it really was that easy.  It also looks like if you win one of these prizes, you automatically become ineligible for any of the rest of them.  Not a big deal really since one should be enough.  Here’s hoping I have to worry about that rule…

HP Giving Away Thousands in Hardware

Let’s see John Chow top these contest prizes.  HP, in collaboration with Windows Live and 50 bloggers, has come up with one of the largest blog contest events I’ve ever seen.  All told, the prizes total in at $300,000!  Yes, a 3 followed by 5 zeros.

50 bloggers will be giving away 50 prize packages worth $6000 each.  Here’s the full list of participating bloggers at HP.  I would love to pick up one of these packages and I really would have loved to be one of the participating bloggers.  Think of the traffic and link love they’ll be hauling in!

Here’s the details on the prize package as well.  I count four computers in that package.  A printer and a pretty nice software package as well!

Each of the 50 blogs will be holding their own individual contest with their own individual rules so you’ll have to visit each one and catch up on the rules.  I’ll see if I can’t throw in a few updates as we go along too.  It doesn’t look like they’ll be starting the contests until Friday, but you might want to just add them all to your feedreader now so you get the contest update post right away.