Giveaway - Celebrating the Third Birthday of KBD.news
November 20, 2023
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It's been about three years since I started this project: KBD.news turns three 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.
29 sponsors, 70 prizes!
- Participation rules
- For sponsors
- Raffle method
- Contacting the winners
To take part in the raffle,
- you have to be subscribed to the newsletter or a follower of @KbdNews on X/Twitter.
- you have to apply via the online form set up for this purpose.
I will delete all the personal info once the giveaway is over.
Have you ever noticed how cool vendors we have in this community? Let me introduce the sponsors of this giveaway, offering some awesome prizes:
Sponsors offering prizes for KBD.news subscribers/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 X/Twitter.
Also, more than 100.000 unique visitors will see this on kbd.news.
Please, email your offer to the address: info at golem.hu. I'll need:
- name of item(s)
- region you would like to send the prize(s) to
- estimated value
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.
If it's a physical prize, please offer only in-stock items.
Thanks in advance.
|Sponsor / Prize
5x 50 EUR gift cards
2x Keybjört deskmats
2x CFX keycap kits, 3x 70pcs Poison Gas Tactile Switch
|Custom Keyboard Co.
2x $30 vouchers
$100 gift card
70x Melon Milk linear switches
10x origami transport bags
1x 60% custom keyset + 5x fidget keychain
|Green Door Geeks
2x $50 gift certificates
100 Trash Linear Switches & 2x2 Helios controller
2 x $100AUD vouchers
3x WK870 TKL keyboards
1x Kemove 1980 K98, 1x Kemove K61se, 1x Kemove P10
|worldwide (EU, US, SA)
2x 25€ voucher
keyboard (specified later)
Lily58 DIY kit
3x $50 gift card
70pcs of BSUN Mint Panda & 70pcs of BSUN Polar Panda
Hyper7 (shipped in February!)
£50 gift card
3x $50 gift cards
CAD$50 gift card
Fully built custom Zoom75
|ZSA Technology Labs
8 prizes left (62 gone)
|Sponsor / Prize
|Custom Keyboard Co.
2/2x $30 voucher
60% keycap set
1/5x keycap fidget keychain
2/5x keycap fidget keychain
3/5x keycap fidget keychain
4/5x keycap fidget keychain
5/5x keycap fidget keychain
Kemove P10 keycap and switch puller
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 on his/her preference list (provided in the application form). If the second winner comes from the UK, he/she gets the first prize of his/her choice 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 email.
Winners who fail to respond in 24 hours may be replaced by runner-ups (I will try to consider your time zone though).
Depending on the prize, I will send the coupon/gift code to the winner, send the shipping details to the sponsor, or connect the winner and the sponsor per email if needed so you can work out some details (choosing deskmat design, etc.).
For transparency, winners will be publicly announced on this page.
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.
Tamas Dovenyi info at golem dot hu
- 2023-10-26 // call for sponsorship (vendors emailed)
- 2023-11-20 // raffle
- 2023-11-20- // contacting winners -- this may take days or even weeks...