Win a Copy of Camtasia 8 from Dragon Blogger

If you’re not familiar with Dragon Blogger, it’s a great technology blog run by Justin Germino.  One of the nice things about the site, aside from the great info is that Justin is constantly hosting giveaways.  He’s got another great one running right now, giving away a copy of Camtasia 8.  The other good news is that, since I’m a hosting blog, all you’ve got to do to win is sign up in the form below!

The giveaway is over. Thank you for participating.

Bingo, bango, fill out a few things, perform a few small actions, and you’re entered!

Business Card Giveaway Sponsored by

UPDATE: Winners have been selected and have received their codes for free business cards!  Congrats!


It’s time for another giveaway folks!  This time around, we’ve got an awesome giveaway from the folks at  If you’ve never heard of UPrinting, maybe it’s time you checked them out. recently performed a faceoff of sorts and UPrinting scored pretty well.  3rd for Overall and 1st for cheapest cards.  In their notes, they said that UPrinting delivered sturdy cards with good packaging and quick shipping.  And, now, you have a chance to win some to test them out for yourself!  Let’s get down to the details.

There will be two winners, and each will be able to pick from one of the two following packages:

250 Die-Cut Business Cards

  • 250 Die-Cut Business cards
  • 1.75” x 3.5”, 2” x 3.5”, or 2” x 2”; 2.5” Diameter (Circle)
  • Die Cut Business Cards (Rounded Corners, Leaf, Rounded Single-Corner, Half-Circle Side, Circle)
  • 14pt Cardstock Gloss / Matte / High Gloss (UV), or 13pt Cardstock Uncoated
  • Front Only or Front and Back printing
  • 6 Business Days Turnaround

25 Business Card Magnets

  • 25 Card Magnets
  • 2” x 3.5”
  • 13pt Magnet Gloss
  • Front Only Printing
  • 6 Business Days Turnaround

How you can win one of these awesome packages:


Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only.

Entry into the giveaway is super duper easy.  You get one entry for subscribing to this blog.  If you already are a subscriber, that makes it that much more easy for you.  If you aren’t a subscriber, there’s a box at the top right of the sidebar with several options for you.  You can grab the RSS by clicking on the smallish orange box there and adding the RSS to your favorite RSS aggregator, or you can enter your email into the box there and click the subscribe button.  (Your email is safe with me, feedburner administrates that stuff and has pretty good security).  You can earn a second entry for following me on twitter (@thatedeguy) and retweeting the tweet below:

RT @thatedeguy Win 250 Business Cards or 25 Business Card Magnets from @uprinting #contest #giveaway

Get another bonus entry by going to UPrinting’s Facebook page and clicking on the Like button there. Then, when you’ve done one or all three of those things, come back here and leave a comment telling me which you did so I can count your entries.

To recap, here’s how you enter.

  1. Subscribe to this blog (via RSS or email)
  2. Follow @thatedeguy on twitter and RT the message above
  3. “Like” the Uprinting Facebook page
  4. Come back here and leave a comment telling me which of those you’ve done

Entries will close on May 6th at 11:59pm CST.  I’ll tabulate the entries that weekend and then announce the winner the week of the 9th. (On the off chance that there aren’t two entrants to choose from, there will only be as many winners as there are entrants up to two winners.) What are you waiting for?  Go get your entries!

This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given. Check out more information about die cut business cards and business card magnets on UPrinting Facebook.

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.