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Contest Happenings Around The Web

written by John Chow on August 28, 2008

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I was going to remind everyone about the Market Leverage contest that is coming to a a close this month and figured I should include a few contests from other bloggers as well. So, I sent out a Twitter message to my followers asking if they’re doing a contest that I can include for this post. If you were following me on Twitter and were holding a contest, then it could have been listed here. One more reason to follow me on Twitter. :twisted:

Shoemoney Comment Contest

This is an on going contest that Shoe thought up to increase spam comments on his blog. Everyday, Shoe will take all the comments posted and randomly draw one as the winner five minutes before midnight. The winner will receive a ShoeMoney T-shirt and a entry into that month’s grand prize drawing. Full details here.

Gadget Tell Speaker Contest

Gadget Tell has a contest to give away a set of speakers. However, when I went to check out their site, it was down so I don’t know what kind of speakers they are. If the site comes back up, you can enter here.

Win Two $25 Gift Cards from No Debt Plan

No Debt Plan is giving away two $25 Amazon gift cards. To enter, you have to subscribe to their RSS feed. The contest is open to US residents only, so I’m out.

The Big eCommerce Conference Contest

Get Elastic, whom I did an interview with, is holding a contest to give away tickets to some of the biggest eCommerce and Internet trade shows in the world. You still have to pay your own way there but it’s nice to save the cost of the entry ticket.

Bob Buskirk New Design Giveaway

Thanks to Unique Blog Designs, Mr. Bob Buskirk recently gave his blog a new look. To celebrate, he’s holding a contest to give away $550 of prizes, including a $250 Stripe Ad on this blog. It’s well worth entering.

If your contest is not listed here, it’s because you didn’t follow me on Twitter, or you were following me but didn’t reply in time. Better luck next time. :wink:

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stevewrightaz August 28, 2008 at 12:44 pm

I could use a free tshirt from Shoemoney. :smile:

Online Dividends August 28, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Thanks for the contests heads up John Chow. You can definitely make money online by opening bank accounts for the bonuses and then closing them 6 months later while pocketing a coll $25- $100 in bonuses per occasion. I’ve done this and it is pretty sweet.

14yr Old Marketer Has Big Balls August 28, 2008 at 12:46 pm

hey john. thanks again for sponsoring my contest. did you get my email about the winner and contact her?

big jason

Online Dividends August 29, 2008 at 6:11 am

I am also sponsoring a contest to guess my monthly online income for August with some prizes.

Baccarat Tilt Man August 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm

Weird name.. lol

No Debt Plan August 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm

Another plug for following John on Twitter – this is the 2nd time he’s linked me. Appreciate it, John.

James Wilcox August 28, 2008 at 1:04 pm

I twittered you 2 hours ago…guess I just missed it.

Tyler Ingram August 28, 2008 at 1:06 pm

Contests are great fun, especially if you win. I had one last week and I might be having another one soon!

Dan Mihaliak August 28, 2008 at 3:58 pm

I like contest. Especially ones that award prizes helpful to me making money!

Shaun Carter August 28, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Thanks for the heads up John! I got my entries in.

jonas brothers concert August 28, 2008 at 6:04 pm

I’m loading up on the Shoe’s comments. i want a stinking shirt!

betshopboy August 28, 2008 at 6:24 pm

I’m running a 1st Anniversary contest giving away a brand new Zen MP3 player.

But you gotta hurry as it’s closing soon!

Chris August 28, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Too many freaking contests!

But I would LOVE a blog redesign from UBD, though!

ibusinesstalk August 28, 2008 at 7:54 pm

John, you forgot my contest… :twisted:

I am giving out John’s review. :idea:

ibusinesstalk August 28, 2008 at 7:59 pm

NM, I following twitter so will get it next time… :mrgreen:

Gracie August 29, 2008 at 1:07 am

cool website! keep it up! :smile:

Hoto August 29, 2008 at 1:43 am

looks like i was late on that on !

shawn August 29, 2008 at 8:57 am

I have ShoeMoney as a friend on MySpace…:-)

WiseCrunch August 29, 2008 at 9:11 am

My blog is celebrating it’s first monthsary and I am holding a contest to share it to all. How I wish it was included here…

DoublePlus Ecommerce September 3, 2008 at 6:32 pm

I want to win a free UBD design! Who’s going to give that away?

John, I had not seen your interview on the Get Elastic site. I’m heading there now. I’m an avid reader of their site, but I haven’t been reading it for that long.

Steven-Sanders September 3, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Great contests, they are an awesome way to gain traffic to your blog. They boost traffic usually by 30%. That’s huge!

I’ve found a great way to boost traffic by 200-300% in a couple of days through a single giveaway. But you only get the opportunity once quarterly. has a quarterly giveaway posting where literally 1000′s of bloggers post something they are giving away that week. If you’re at least in the top 60 or 70 of that list you can get amazing traffic.

I did this for another blog I have and got 600 visitors in one day just from that giveaway. People love free stuff!

work at home June 7, 2009 at 7:44 pm

The contest for you to Win Two $25 Gift Cards from No Debt Plan was a pretty good contest. I still remember it up to this day.

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