Monthly Archives: April 2012

This Twitter Contest Seems Fishy

Calling all UK aquarium owners! You can get your wet, water-wrinkled fingers on the very latest Samuel Baker ornament for your tank in the Twitter competition run by Reef One.

To enter, visit Reef One on Twitter and re-tweet the competition tweet along with the answer to the following question:

How many colours does the biOrb life come in?

You can view all of the terms and conditions at the Reef One website

The contest is running now and ends on 3rd. May.

All smells a bit fishy to me!

Pull a Plasma TV from the Swamp on Twitter

Where there’s muck, there’s prizes!

The History Channel and History.com are giving away ‘Swamp People’ gear, cash prizes and even a 50″ plasma TV set to winners in its Swamp Sayings Twitter competition.

You have to Tweet a quote from the show which you think is cool. Here’s how it works.

You first have to head over to the Swamp Sayings Webpage to register. Then……

To complete your entry into the Swamp Sayings Sweepstakes, tweet a quote from the show using #SwampSayings during Swamp People each Thursday between 9pm and 1am EST.

You can tweet once every 10 minutes during each entry period (NO retweets). Each new episode is a new chance to win. US & Canada residents only! There will be 3 weekly winners and one grand prize winner! Get tweeting!

The competition begins at 9:00:00 P.M. Eastern Time on April 26, 2012 and ends at 12:59:59 A.M. on May 18, 2012

All of the rules are found at the History.com Swamp Sayings page.

Symantec Twitter Competition

Symantec, the company behind the famous Norton Antivirus product wants people to recognise it’s new ‘seal’ which appears on secure websites. So it is giving away $100 Amazon.com vouchers every week to people who spot the seal and tweet about it in this Twitter competition.

This is what it looks like:

Once you have located this new seal, tweet the following phrase to qualify for a daily drawing:

“I spotted the Norton Secured Seal at [INSERT URL] #SpotTheCheck” hash tag in less than 140 English characters.”

Entrants will be entered into a random drawing each day for a seven day period to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com

The contest is open to residents of the USA and Canada and finishes on  May 2, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Visit the Symantec site for full rules.

NOTE: It is a good idea to also include a @mention is your entry by adding this: @symantec

Win a Signed ‘The Raven’ Movie Poster!

To celebrate the release of the new movie ‘The Raven’ based on the classic Edgar Allen Poe novel, Very Aware are giving away a copy of The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe as well as an official poster signed by the film’s stars John Cusack and Alice Eve in this amazing Twitter contest!

Dare you enter this spooky contest, dripping with gore and awfulness?

Well, yes because its easy and not frightening at all (unlike the movie). So, come out from behind the sofa, now, and listen up to the rules….

First, make sure to follow Very Aware on Twitter: @VeryAw.

Next, @mention Very Aware with the phrase, “Nevermore! @VeryAw Is Giving Away a chilling and thrilling  #TheRaven Signed Movie Poster! Follow Them & Retweet to Enter!”

One winner will be picked at random on April 30 and contacted through Twitter on how to collect their prizes.  (Open to US residents only)

 

Win a Family Ticket to a Popular Country Show

To celebrate the 107th Messigham Show in North Lincolnshire on 3rd June 2012, Visit Scunthorpe is holding a Twitter competition to win tickets for a family of 4 to the show.

The Messingham show is a very popular country show jumping event with competitors from all over UK & also a great family day out.  There will be kids rides, trade & craft stalls, classic cars and food & beer tents. You are welcome to bring picnics also.

To enter, you first of all need to be following @MessinghamHFS on twitter – the official twitter account of the Messingham show.

Right, now you need to tweet @MessinghamHFS with the answer to the following question, either A B C or D

How Many Messingham Shows have there been?

A 103

B 105

C 106

D 109

You need to get your answers via twitter to @MessinghamHFS before the 28th May and the first 4 correct answers drawn from a virtural hat will win a ticket for a family of 4, but don’t forget, you need to be following their account!

A Twitter Contest Especially for Official Geeks!

So, are you a geek? If you know the ins and outs of SQL servers then the answer is probably yes, whether you like it or not.

Great thing about being ‘savvy with geekery’ is that you can not only wear cool geek-speak T Shirts but also understand what they mean. In this Twitter competition, you will be able to win some of the coolest geek T shirts around.

This competition is promoting the launch of SQL Server 2012 which I am sure a lot of people are very excited about.

You will have to be quick at answering a technical question posed by the development engineers. You can cheat…there is a complete pdf to download with all of the info you need to answer the questions.

Here’s how it works:

Members of the SQL Server Engineering Team will provide a question focused on The Fantastic 12 of 2012 topic of the week. Be sure to download The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012 (PDF) to be ready to answer the contest questions quickly!

You need to be following @SQLServer on Twitter in order to participate and win.

Also, your response to our question needs to contain the #SQL2012 hashtag in order to win. Any correct answers without the #SQL2012 hashtag will be automatically disqualified.

They will post the winners each day as they are determined. The contest questions will be posted to Twitter from @SQLServer every Thursday at 10:30am PT beginning on April 26, 2012 through June 27, 2012. You’ll have approximately 30 minutes from when the new “Behind the Scenes” episode is published to when the contest question will be asked on Twitter. The first person to answer the question accurately wins a new SQL Server t-shirt!

Good luck, guys (and maybe a gal or two? Hmmm).

 

Win a Columbia Jacket and Tshirt with Twitter!

To celebrate the release of its new outdoor adventure journaling app, GPS PAL™, outdoor clothing manufacturer Columbia is giving away a Columbia Compounder™ Jacket and an Omni-Freeze® ICE Baselayer t-shirt in this amazing Twitter competition.

With a great prize like this, it’s not surprising that you will have to do a little work but if you are the ‘outdoors type’ and like to go hiking, then this will hardly seem like work to you!

Here’s what you will have to do:

1. Download the free app from either the App Store or Google Play and go on an outdoor adventure using GPS PAL.

2. Share your trip on Twitter using #gpspal as the entry for your chance to win. To do this, simply go to the Entry Detail page in the journal and hit the Share on Twitter button. Make sure you use #gpspal in your tweet.

Visit http://gpspal.columbia.com/ and follow the instructions to submit GPS PAL trip on
twitter.com using #GPSpal in the tweet as entry.

Columbia will choose one winner for the next four weeks. The winner will be awarded with a Columbia Compounder Jacket and an Omni-Freeze ICE baselayer t-shirt.

Entries will be judged by three criteria: originality, branding, and creativity. The contest runs from 4/24 – 5/18, with four chances to win. This contest is only available to residents in the U.S.  Before starting, you may want to check out the full contest rules.

Columbia clothing really is top notch outdoor gear. It sells all over the world and uses leading edge fabric technology to make sure that you stay warm and dry and don’t overheat in the summer. This really is a prize worth grabbing.

It is a good idea also to mention @Columbia1938 when entering.

 

Win an Uber-cool T Shirt for Summer!

Wexford Hurling Club in Ireland have a really cool T-shirt up for grabs in their latest Twitter competition. Even if you know nothing about the sport, you will look great in this groovy T shirt this summer!

You get the chance to win an exclusive ‘Wexcian’ t-shirt from  www.hurlingmad.com

To enter:

Go to the Twitter page @officialWexGAA and re-tweet the following:

RT for a chance to win this ‘Wexican’ t-shirt from our friends in ‘hurlingmad.com’ http://www.hurlingmad.com/category/store-products/county-by-county/wexford

There appears to be no limit to how many entries you can make. The competition closes at 6pm on Sunday 29th April, so you have the weekend to enter this one!

 

Win iPads on Twitter

Wow! How cool is this Twitter competition??

Loads of lovely latest generation  iPads (well, five, actually) are being given away by DataXstream, between May 13-17, 2012. One on the afternoon of May 13, 2012, and one on the afternoons of May 14, 15, 16 and 17.

Want to take a tablet? Well here’s the deal……

To enter the Contest, Participants must simply follow or already be following DataXstream on Twitter (handle @DataXstream), and tweet the hashtag ”#DATAXSTREAMATSAPPHIRENOW”.
A Participant may enter once on each of the days the Contest runs and has to be a resident of the USA (sorry, rest of the world, but you will have to buy yours!).

On the afternoons of May 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2012, at approximately 12:00 p.m. EST, a winner will be selected at by DataXstream from the complete list of participants that tweeted the hashtag #DATAXSTREAMATSAPPHIRENOW during the previous 24 hours. The winner will be notified via Twitter Direct Message. If a winner is unable to be notified for any reason for any amount of time, the applicable prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner – so you have been warned!

It is also a good idea to mention @DataXstream in your tweet to ensure your entry is not ‘lost’

 

 

 

 

Everything You Need to Manage Your Waste

Although waste management is not the sexiest thing…it does help the environment and is a hot topic.

In this Twitter Contest, If you are a legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) and have reached the age of majority in your respective state/province of residence and are a registered Twitter user, you could win a groovy Recycling Kit valued between $20 and $60 from Waste Management.

Here’s the game play:

1. Follow @WasteManagement on Twitter
2. Check out the fill-in-the-blank trivia fact of the day (Example: Our renewable energy projects create enough energy to power more than __ homes)
3. Tweet the answer with the hashtag #ThePitchWM
4. You’re now automatically entered to win a recycling kit

Its also a good idea to mention @WasteManagement in your tweet to prevent an entry getting ‘lost’.

There is a winner every day through until May 3rd. 2012 at midnight. So get tweeting! You know you want it!

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