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New Contest – Win Up To $4,000 CASH!

written by John Chow on April 7, 2009


I am pleased to announce the start of new contest to give away up to $4,000 in CASH! That’s right! You can win up to $4,000 of bankable, spendable, cash money. This is not one of those win a prize “valued” at $4,000 crap. No way. The winner of this contest will receive a guaranteed minimum of $2,000 cash. However, if I get 200 or more entries (shouldn’t be hard), the grand prize will double to $4,000 cash! OK, it’s really a cashier’s check but it’s as good as cash. Imagine what you can do with an extra $4,000 in your pocket!

This contest is sponsored by Online Radio Stations is one of Richard Lau’s websites. You may remember Richard as the guy who sent me $5,000 out of the blue because I blogged about his URL shortening service. Since I wasn’t expecting the money, I donated it to the Union Gospel Mission. Now Richard wants to give me up to $4,000 to give away to you!

Here’s How To Win Up To $4,000 Cash

To enter our contest, you need to perform the following task:

  1. Register for an account at
  2. Write a blog review about including what your favorite station is on the site.
  3. Richard suggest that you link to using the keyword “Radio” because that is what the site is about. However, you are free to use whatever descriptive keywords you think is appropriate. Maybe “Radio Station” or “Online Radio” or whatever you think best describe what the site is about.
  4. Link to this blog post telling everyone about the contest.

Here’s an example of the kind of post we’re looking for:

John Chow dot Com, a blog that helps you make money is giving away more cash through another wild radio contest. They are giving away up to $4,000 cash! The contest is sponsored by I’ve checked out their site and they are an online radio streaming site with [insert the rest of the review].

I browsed around their listings and my favorite station is [insert name of your favorite station].

When your blog post has been published, finish your entry by sending a trackback to this post. If you link to this post, the trackback should send automatically. If it doesn’t go, then please enter the URL to your post in the comments. All four conditions listed about must be met to be a legit entry. The deadline for entry is May 31.

The winner will be selected by a random drawing of all entries received. The winner will receive $2,000. However, if there are 200 or more total legit entries, then the winner will get a big fat check for $4,000! Good luck and enter now!

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Bamboo Forest - PunIntended April 7, 2009 at 5:09 pm

I may just enter this with a blog of mine. Looks exciting. I sure could use the money :D

Squidoo April 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I’m gonna create a blog just to enter this contest. Good luck mate.

Ryan McLean April 8, 2009 at 12:10 am

I might enter also with my blog.
It is a pretty difficult competition to enter.
But a 1 in 200 chance of winning $4,000 sounds pretty good to me.
I might check back towards the ned of May and enter

Agent 001 April 8, 2009 at 11:55 am

Huh difficult. I am sure there will be more than 200. Who will not like to have 4000$ after all.

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Squidoo April 7, 2009 at 5:14 pm

YES! I was waiting for another contest

Glen Allsopp April 9, 2009 at 10:18 am

Asking for links in this way is exactly why Google banned your site from their index John. I don’t see why someone would give away $4k for the same to potentially happen to them…

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Aman@BullsBattleBears April 7, 2009 at 5:16 pm

sweet contest!

btw, your header is missing a digit or something??

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Money Maker April 7, 2009 at 6:02 pm

really a good message.But i don’t think i could write a poat about it because my English is poor

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Jonk April 7, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Great contest, and I like the fact that they are offering more with more entries

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Patrick April 7, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I have reviewed the site, registered, and created a blog post about it. Awesome idea:

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Lee Ka Hoong April 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Omg $4000 cash is a lot man! Between, John how the payment to be sent? Through paypal or cheque? Is this contest available for all countries of bloggers?

I would like to join and write a blog post about it if I’m qualified for this contest! :D


John Chow April 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Payment will be made by US bank draft. Any bank, anywhere in the world will cash it.

Lee Ka Hoong April 8, 2009 at 2:05 am

Great! I’ll join it!
Will come out a blog post for it later on. :D


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Agent 001 April 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Thats nice. I do not want to fill my PayPal with so much money. They might ban me. My entry coming soon.

belajar bisnis online April 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm

this is really a nice contest, but i think newbie cannot be apart :)

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fas April 8, 2009 at 10:33 am

Who said newbie can’t be part of the contest, anyone can. Hop in :)

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Melody April 7, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I’m glad you mentioned how much the winner is guaranteed on getting because I always wonder how valid the words “up to” 4000 are..

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Bibokz April 7, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Nice radio site… and promotional tactic is really strong.

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Geo Peter April 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Count me in
Visited, reviewed and registered at as ‘ Retrogade ‘

Blogged at

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Sam April 7, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Wow this is too cool. In how many words should write the review?

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harson April 7, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Hi john,
thanks for the ebook.

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Mama BoK April 7, 2009 at 10:38 pm

If i have a few blogs.. can i enter a few times..??

Joe Gelb April 8, 2009 at 2:23 am

Richard Lau is cool! It is great in light of what shoemoney is going through to come across a legitimate person online.

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Jake Stone April 8, 2009 at 7:48 am

Hello Joe, I can’t understand your reference to shoemoney, can you elaborate?

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TYCP Entertainment Magazine April 8, 2009 at 8:36 am

I’m guessing he’s trying to say that Shoemoney isn’t legit or that Shoemoney recently came across someone who isn’t.

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Best CSS Gallery April 8, 2009 at 2:39 am

That’s cool! Awesome prize : )

Jim April 8, 2009 at 5:57 am

$4000 divided by 200 = $20 per blog post. And, it gets cheaper if there’s more than that. Now THAT’s evil. :) (and, a bargain)

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Paul U April 8, 2009 at 6:43 am

Can I join if my blog doesn’t have any pr yet?

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Lee Ka Hoong April 8, 2009 at 7:02 am

Hmm..I think there is no requirement say that blog without PR can’t be joining the contest. ;)

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Jake Stone April 8, 2009 at 7:45 am

Yep, just put up a bogus Blogger blog and free email from Yahoo and your good to go. Terrific ROI.

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Amazon Fan April 8, 2009 at 6:58 am

Then we have a 1/200 chance to get the cash. I will give a try.

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blinkky April 8, 2009 at 7:03 am

This is really amazing. Looks like I’m dreaming….

Jake Stone April 8, 2009 at 7:42 am

It is such a quaint way of painting rosy pictures that “Win up to” I mean. Yes, getting 200 entries is not impossible, but still one could say that “Win up to 1,000,000 USD in cash”… if one million people sign up and pay 10 US each.

This kind of advertising worked well in direct mail back in the day. Probably still works well with blogs today.

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TYCP Entertainment Magazine April 8, 2009 at 8:38 am

This is a great contest! I have a question in reference to a comment someone made above:

If some people do create bogus blogs just to enter the contest, are they going to count or will the real bloggers be counted only?

Jake Linkowski April 8, 2009 at 8:41 am

I read about this yesterday, and yet it will still take me more than 48 hours to push out this article. I think I need to learn something about multitasking in the Dot Com llifestyle.

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Work At Home Blog April 8, 2009 at 9:42 am

Offering cash is still the most attractive prize. I’ll consider entering my blog in the contest.

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Michael@TheBloggerSource April 8, 2009 at 10:38 am

Sounds like a great contest, can’t go wrong with cash especially in these economic times.

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Salwa April 8, 2009 at 10:51 am

Sounds like an awesome contest. Will see If I can join this!

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rhyan April 8, 2009 at 10:58 am

I’m IN . registered as “rhyan”

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Brad April 8, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Your Message

Bradley April 8, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Iam In, it’s the easiest way to win $4,000 that I know of!

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Dwayne April 8, 2009 at 3:37 pm April 8, 2009 at 6:06 pm

Sounds like a lot of work for an uncertain and improbable payoff.’s last blog post: Email Marketing – How to Avoid the Spam Blockers and Filters

TYCP Entertainment Magazine April 9, 2009 at 4:30 am

You usually have to work hard for money. No one said it’s easy.

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I Was Denied Credit April 10, 2009 at 8:09 am

You have to be kidding right? a lot of work? John did 90% of the work for you and guess what? you can skip a day coming up with a new post! Such babies!

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Eva April 9, 2009 at 3:24 am

Hi, amazing contest!
My nick on OnlineRadioStation is EvaKent.
My entry is here:
Thanks a lot for the chance :)

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Lee Ka Hoong April 9, 2009 at 9:38 am

John, this is my blog post, is the blog post okay as I’ve mentioned the contest within the post. Let me know whether am I qualified or not okay?

Thanks John! :)

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BlogTipsForBeginners April 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm

This is a great promotional idea!
How many entries so far?

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Roy Steffensen April 9, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Ok, I have registered, listened to the radiostation and done a little review.

Hope it will be accepted as one of the entires.

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Roy Steffensen April 10, 2009 at 7:40 am

Hi, just wanted to know if my blog-article is accepted as one of the entries or not.


Roy Steffensen’s last blog post: Music while practicing April 9, 2009 at 8:47 pm

John, count me in. Here’s my blog post. :wink:

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Kris ES April 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Count me in. Signed up for an account at (id: kristenol) and blogged about the contest and reviewed the site:


Kris ES April 9, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Count me in. Signed up for an account at (id: kristenol) and blogged about the contest and reviewed the site:


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Online TV April 11, 2009 at 12:21 am

Can I post an article about on enzine articles or a similar article website? would that count?

[email protected] April 11, 2009 at 11:20 am

So contest season is back and now this time green money on your bank. This one is really nice and easy as well.

Once in every month I think you should held such kind of contest and every new contest should have great prizes than their last ones.

Gator Byte April 11, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Great contest, entered! I put in the trackback URL but it doesn’t seem to be showing up in your trackback list so here’s my post:

Marketing Business Review April 12, 2009 at 2:41 am

4000 sounds awesome to me, I guess I will need to enter this contest. Who doesn´t need this money in this recession times.

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brad April 12, 2009 at 7:30 pm
suwari April 13, 2009 at 8:15 am
TradeProfits April 17, 2009 at 11:10 pm

I sure could use $4.000! I might join in!

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Vangie Kho April 18, 2009 at 8:07 am

Hi John,
I would give this contest a try. It’s a grat opportunity.

More power to your site.

TradingSystems4Forex April 18, 2009 at 10:07 am

Thank you for the opportunity. I reviewed this nice radio station website at Online Radio Stations Review.

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Smart Boy Designs April 21, 2009 at 1:30 am

Interesting contest. It’s always great to hear of these contests via

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ContestReview April 27, 2009 at 12:56 am

Well, I have registered, listened to the and reviewed the site..

I Hope my review will be accepted…

Thanks for your attention…….

rani May 1, 2009 at 7:43 am

I have just written a post at my blog regarding the radio.

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mama bok May 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Oops..!! ignore my email .. John.
Here’s my entry.

David May 17, 2009 at 7:59 am

Just in case the trackback doesn’t go through, here’s my post:

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irish May 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm

hello, can we have many reviews in different blogs?

Jogzz™ May 25, 2009 at 11:00 pm

aren’t we allowed to have as many entries as we can? like if we have around 20 contest blogs..

Louis Liem May 27, 2009 at 9:53 am

Count me in! Signed up: blueinferno2001 and here’s the review:

Thank you!

fas May 27, 2009 at 11:09 am

I send a trackback its not showing, I left a link to the post, that aint showing either :?

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fas May 28, 2009 at 12:35 am
TheWeblogZone May 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm

I’ve signed up at and made a post about this contest. You can see it here:

Thanks and good luck to everyone! :)

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Anna May 29, 2009 at 9:45 pm

I also registered with and blogged about it! Hope I win! :)

irish May 29, 2009 at 11:19 pm

how come i cant see the last i commented?

JJ May 29, 2009 at 11:50 pm

I’ve posted a comment containing my entries already, but it doesn’t appear. :( why?

Jerick Mac May 31, 2009 at 8:16 am

maybe there is a problem with your link…

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Mahesh May 30, 2009 at 12:57 am

Good Contest.. Best of Luck to all participants.. Here’s my blog post:

Agent 001 May 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

In for the contest.

Registered on the site with user name agent001.

Check out my review @

I have told about the contest at the end of the post.

Agent 001 May 30, 2009 at 10:39 am
Agent 001 May 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

In for the contest.

Registered on the site with user name agent001.

Check out my review @

I have told about the contest at the end of the post.

Ambo May 30, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Just finished the post! Thanks Mr. Chow!

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Jerick Mac May 31, 2009 at 4:48 am

Im done with my post! Thanks so much for this. Here is the URL:

Onemansgame May 31, 2009 at 7:25 am

just made a blog post as an entry, hopefully still qualifies on the last day of entry submission.

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Chloe K May 31, 2009 at 11:15 am

I’ve entered the contest too..!!
pick me..!! pick me..!!! for my college fund.. lol

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irish June 2, 2009 at 8:36 am

i believe my comment was only awaitng moderation right?

Agent 001 June 9, 2009 at 1:07 am

Hey John when will we get the results.

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TheWeblogZone June 13, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Hi John,

Some of my readers who joined this contest are asking me about the result. I joined your contest and invited my readers to do the same. When will you publish the result of your contest?


Rocky John

Trendy Guru June 23, 2009 at 9:00 pm

My sister in law just told me you’ve extended this contest, hope you count me in as well. Thanks.

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Stock Traders Blog June 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Not bad for $4000. But I am lazy boy. Only a few days left now so I will let someone else win it this time. Bug great contest!!!

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Janina Macatangay June 24, 2009 at 12:36 am

great contest. my friend told me that this contest is extended. thanks! here is my link!

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Iron Chef Philippines June 24, 2009 at 1:00 am

i will join too! wait…

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Iron Chef Philippines June 24, 2009 at 1:01 am

I have entered the contest! I’ll use the money to buy my own domain name. :)

my link:

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muratos June 24, 2009 at 4:20 am

I have joined by writing a review as well. Actually, it is my first time when I have written about a blog contest. Good linkbait method :) Anyway, here is the link :

Saurabh June 24, 2009 at 7:53 am

I too have joined the competition. And just in time…

Here is the link,

And also registered at with saurabhgolu91.

So, count me in, and let me win…!!!

PopKorny June 24, 2009 at 10:19 pm
iSSa June 25, 2009 at 8:46 am

joined!! =) hope I win! will use the money to surprise my hardworking hubby with a luxury trip in our 1st wedding anniversary. whee!!

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Yahoo Ko! June 25, 2009 at 5:13 pm

i joined! here is the link:

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English Carabao June 25, 2009 at 5:16 pm
Tunog Banda June 25, 2009 at 5:19 pm
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Daily Think About June 25, 2009 at 11:34 pm
Pinay Ambisyosa June 25, 2009 at 11:36 pm

joined this one too. here is the link:

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Aking Google! June 25, 2009 at 11:38 pm
Healthy Blog June 25, 2009 at 11:40 pm
Echo Portfolio June 25, 2009 at 11:48 pm
Batangas Online June 25, 2009 at 11:51 pm

batangas online joined this amazing contest!

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Life of Echo June 25, 2009 at 11:53 pm
Dot Com June 25, 2009 at 11:54 pm
Gary Muise June 26, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Thanks for the extension, glad I didn’t miss out on this awesome contest.

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Katelynn Surette June 26, 2009 at 2:22 pm

I’ve learned so much from your site, thank you for giving me a chance to win extra cash for my college this fall.

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issangelo June 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm