Back To School Giveaway Winner Announced! 14

This Monday, Debt-free Scholar’s computer giveaway started.  Last night at 11:59 PM, five days and 1,475 entries later, the contest closed.

I am very grateful to everyone who participated, and I hope you all enjoyed completing the scavenger hunt as much as I enjoyed planning it.  Throughout the week, I had the pleasure of communicating with many of you through Twitter, Facebook, and email as you completed the scavenger hunt.  I hope to meet more of you as we continue learning about college together.

The Winner Is…

I really wish I could give this package to all of you, but unfortunately that is impossible.  Therefore, I choose the winner this morning using Random.org.  To review, the winner will receive an HP Pavilion Dv6 laptop, an HP Mini 110 netbook, a Timbuk2 backpack, and a copy of Syncables software.  All combined, this package is worth more than $1,000!

The winner of this spectacular bundle is Anne J.!  Congratulations, I hope you enjoy using your new computers!  [Note: Ivy Worldwide, the company that organized this giveaway, discovered that the original winner had cheated and was therefore disqualified.]

If You Did Not Win…

Even if you did not win this contest, I do still have good news for you!  In the near future, Debt-free Scholar has planned two new exciting events that will interest you: a money-saving computer post and a new giveaway!

Money-Saving Computer Post

Next Thursday, Debt-free Scholar will publish a post explaining how to save money when buying a computer.  If you did not win your college computer here, you can still save money by applying the methods outlined in this article.  The post will be published on Thursday, September 10th.

Secret Giveaway!A New Giveaway

Just about a month from now, Debt-free Scholar has another, slightly smaller, giveaway.  So far, the details are secret, but I can give you two hints:

Hint #1: It is an electronic device.

Hint #2: It has an “i” at the beginning of it’s name.

Don’t Miss Out!

To make sure you don’t miss these two money-saving events, remember to subscribe to Debt-free Scholar via RSS or email!

One Final Note

Even though my HP Back To School giveaway is done, there are still a few giveaways left in this twenty-five-blog promotion.  Enter in these for another chance to get a free computer package!

One Day One Job 1-Sep – 5-Sep
Daddy Forever 2-Sep – 6-Sep
Clinton Fitch 3-Sep – 7-Sep
Zen College Life 4-Sep – 8-Sep (One of my favorite college blogs!)
Gear Diary 5-Sep – 9-Sep

14 thoughts on “Back To School Giveaway Winner Announced!

  1. Reply Sutirtho Sep 5,2009 7:29 AM

    Wow, i can’t believe it.I’ve confirmed my info to you Nate.Thanks for picking me.I wonder how HP will ship me my prize as i don’t live in US.I’ll wait to hear from them.Thanks & guys & gals if you’ve not won there are still some chances left for you.I wish all of you a very good luck. 🙂

  2. Reply Sushruta Sep 5,2009 7:39 AM

    Oh yeah better luck next time for me.

  3. Reply Sutirtho Sep 5,2009 7:53 AM

    Wow man.This is awesome.Don’t loose hopes man.there are still chances left.i wish you all a very good luck for the remaining of HP Back To School contests. 🙂

    Btw, i’ve already confirmed my info to you Nate. I wonder how the sponsors will ship the prize as i don’t live in US.I’ll wait to see what they do.Thanks anyways. 🙂

  4. Reply Sushruta Sep 5,2009 7:59 AM

    You are going to give an ipod Touch as your next giveaway Nate ? Or is it the awesome iphone ? Anyways i will wait for the secret to be revealed.

  5. Reply Auriette Sep 5,2009 8:28 AM

    Congratulations, Sutirtho. I know you are thrilled and you’re going to enjoy your new computers!

  6. Reply patricia Sep 5,2009 12:55 PM

    Congrats to the Winner!!!

  7. Reply Nate Desmond Sep 5,2009 5:32 PM

    @Sushruta

    I wish it was something that great! So far, the next giveaway is of a much smaller Apple product… I wish it was an iPhone or iPod Touch! 🙂

  8. Reply Joseph Sep 5,2009 10:49 PM

    Aww… 😀
    Much smaller, eh? iPod Shuffle?

  9. Reply Julie N Sep 6,2009 2:12 PM

    Congrats to the winner

  10. Reply Sutirtho Sep 6,2009 7:47 PM

    Thanks. I’m so exited still now. 🙂

  11. Reply Michelle Sep 10,2009 4:29 PM

    congrats to the winner! maybe i’ll stand a chance for the next one 🙂

  12. Reply Sutirtho Sep 10,2009 11:43 PM

    Thanks & best of luck. 🙂

  13. Reply G.Smith Nov 10,2009 9:42 AM

    Why was another winner chosen? How exactly could someone cheat in a contest like this?

  14. Reply Nate Desmond Nov 10,2009 10:44 AM

    @G.Smith

    The first winner was disqualified because he made hundreds of different entries under false names.

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