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Giveaway - Celebrating The Second Anniversary Of Starting KBD.news

November 20, 2022

Form closed, results soon. Thanks everyone!

It's been about two years since I started this project: KBD.news turns two on 20th of November! To celebrate this anniversary, there will be a giveaway held to thank you, the reader, for.. well.. reading I guess. :D Details below.

50 sponsors, 111 prizes!

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Participation Rules

To take part in the raffle,

  1. you have to be a follower of @KbdNews on Twitter or a newsletter subscriber.
  2. you have to apply via the online form set up for this purpose (form closed).

Applicants will have to provide their Twitter username or email (newsletter!), and their country.

Winners will have to provide their real name, email and shipping address. Also phone number I guess.

I will delete all the personal info once the giveaway is over.


Sponsors

Have you ever noticed how cool vendors we have in this community? Let me introduce the sponsors of this giveaway, offering some awesome prizes:

For Sponsors

Sponsors offering prizes for KBD.news subscribers and Twitter followers will be promoted with the shop's name and website during November.

For early joiners this means mentions in 4 KBD issues, 4 newsletters, 4 editorial write-ups and in posts on Twitter (r/mk won't work this year because promoting giveaways is not tolerated anymore).

Also, about 70-80.000 unique visitors will see this on kbd.news.

Please, email your offer to the address: info at golem.hu with the item(s) offered and the region you would like to send the prize(s) to.

No need to ship anything to me. The best way is probably if you could offer a coupon code / gift card code which I can send to a winner in your region.

Thanks in advance.



Giveaway Background

KBD.news turns two on November 20!

The first "issue" was a humble text post on Reddit (here, in a test-sub), a simple list of links, without any bells and whistles.

Today, after 100+ issues published and 1600+ projects featured, the website was checked by 78,000 unique users last month and the weekly newsletter is sent to 2,500 subscribers.

To celebrate these achievements, I reached out to some vendors (the vendor database and map came in handy) and many were kind enought to offer various prizes for my readers and subscribers.

So thank you for reading, subscribing and following — check out the prizes below, apply through the form, send some love to the sponsors, and good luck with the raffle!


Prizes

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Raffle Method

I will list all the names in random order by executing "SELECT * FROM users ORDER BY RAND()" (pseudocode) - say - 5 times. The 5th run will produce the final list.

To minimize shipping fees, customs and taxes, prizes will be paired with winners based on the country/region of followers and sponsors.

I.e. if the first winner is from the EU, he/she will win the first prize offered by an EU-based vendor. If the second winner comes from the UK, he/she gets the first prize offered by a UK vendor.


Announcing & Contacting the Winners

The anniversary is on Nov 20. I will do the raffle, and winners will be contacted directly per DM (Twitter) or email (if provided).

Winners who fail to respond in 24 hours will be replaced by runner-ups (I will try to consider your time zone though).

I will send the coupon/gift code to the winner or connect the winner and the sponsor per email if needed so you can work out the details and exchange shipping info.

For transparency, winners will be publicly announced on this page and maybe in the usual weekly newsletter and posts.


Disclaimer

I personally don't own the prizes, they won't be at my disposal, nor will I ship anything. I only organize the event, manage the raffle and broker the info between winners and sponsors.

I have to work out some details yet, rules may change so I will keep updating this page.

Cheers,
Tamas Dovenyi info at golem dot hu

Log

  • 2022-11-03 // call for sponsorship (vendors emailed)
  • 2022-11-04 // giveaway page published with 33 sponsors
  • 2022-11-04 // giveaway mentioned in KBD #101 newsletter
  • 2022-11-20 // raffle
  • 2022-11-20- // contacting winners -- sorry, with 100+ prizes this may take days or even weeks...
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