MERLOTMOM'S CONTEST IS LIVE!
THE HP MAGIC GIVEAWAY
co-sponsored by Microsoft Windows Live.
$6K WORTH OF HP AND MICROSOFT BOOTY!
HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- My blogger friends ARE eligible.
- Regretfully family members and IRL friends (in real life for non-bloggers) are NOT eligible for MY contest. BUT you ARE eligible to enter ALL the other HP Magic Giveaway contests. See my HP posts or HP MAGIC GIVEAWAY's home page for participating sites.
- International entrants welcome.
- Winners of other HP Magic Giveaway contests are NOT eligible.
- You must have a legitimate shipping address. P.O. Box addresses will NOT be accepted.
- Make your case! Tell me why you deserve to win $6000 worth of HP and Microsoft products. How will you put the equipment to good use? Who will you share it with and why? The contest is about the spirit of giving so I ask that you illustrate for me, either in words (250 words or less) OR on video (4 minutes or less) how you will make the most out of this charitable opportunity. It can be for a friend in need, an organization such as a hospital, a residence home, a school. Your choice. Tell me what it will mean to you to have them share in your good fortune. WOW ME.
- Include a link in your entry to HP Magic Giveaway's home page and to this post on www.merlotmom.com.
- Post your entry on your blog, on Facebook, on YouTube, or in my comment section.
- If you have posted your entry anywhere other than my comment section, please leave a comment with a link to the site of your entry, your name, and a valid email address so I can contact you. Some entries do not include a valid email address so I cannot contact you if there are questions/issues with your entry. You MUST provide contact info or you will be ineligible. Thank you.
- Entries will be accepted beginning Sunday, 12:01AM (PST) December 7, 2008 and ending 11:59PM (PST) December 13, 2008. (No entries stamped before or after that time will be accepted.) TO THOSE OF YOU WHO ENTERED BEFORE 12:O1 PACIFIC STANDARD TIME PLEASE RE-ENTER NOW. THESE ARE THE RULES AND I AM STICKING TO 'EM. CONSIDER YOURSELVES WARNED. THANK YOU!
- Winner will be announced on www.merlotmom.com Monday, December 15, 2008 at 12PM (PST).
- I am the sole judge of this contest. My decision is final.
- Winner will have 48 hours from the announcement to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or I will award the prize to the first runner-up.
- Winner should provide valid shipping addresses for all recipients. I can ship directly to all destinations from here.
- By entering, the winner agrees to deliver to me within 4 weeks of contest close, a story of their experience SHARING THE MAGIC. (It can be written, photographed, or in video form. Written: 500 word max. Video: 4 mins or less). We want you to share the magic with everyone.
- All shipping charges are billed directly to sponsors.
- Any taxes paid by winner will be compensated by sponsors.
- A few of the packages may have been opened and re-packed in their original packaging. (I will choose a few of the computers to check out and review during the week.)
Remember: The point of the contest is to SHARE, so I am hoping you will pay it forward and give some of your prizes to others who could benefit from them rather than sell it on Ebay or keep it all for yourself. If you do choose the latter you'll have to live with the bad juju I will send your way when I find out. (And I have my ways.)