Congrats to our iPad mini giveaway winners; thanks for sharing our iPhone app

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
AppleInsider is pleased to announce the two winners of its recent iPad mini giveaway contest that asked participants to help spread the word about the new AppleInsider iPhone app through social networks.

iPad mini contest winners


iPad mini contest winners


In the five days leading up to Christmas, AppleInsider teamed up with B&H Photo to offer free iPad minis to two lucky participants who helped spread the word about the release of our free iPhone app on Twitter and Facebook.

Yesterday we randomly selected the two winners: Mike Kostyo, a Chicago native and aspiring chef who recently relocated to Boston to further refine his culinary skills; and Jennifer H. a resident of Texas. (Jennifer, your privacy settings on Facebook prohibit us from communicating with you directly. Once you accept our friend request, we can obtain your shipping details and send an iPad mini your way).

Win an iPad mini from B&H Photo


Thanks again to the thousands of readers who participated in the contest, and of course to our good friends at B&H and Crafted for making it all happen.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    That is a pretty nice Boxing Day surprise.


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  • Reply 2 of 6
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    <em>AppleInsider</em> is pleased to announce the two winners of its recent iPad mini giveaway contest that asked participants to help spread the word about the new AppleInsider iPhone app through social networks.

    further, as to the rest of you bitches who try and keep a modicum of your private life private and couldn't enter the contest because you're not a facebook twit: suck eggs. but we still want your money.

    love,

    b&h photo
  • Reply 3 of 6


    Originally Posted by Pooch View Post

    …suck eggs. but we still want your money.

    love,

    b&h photo


     


    What did they have to buy to enter?


     


    Your point isn't wrong, your premise just is.

  • Reply 4 of 6
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,375moderator
    pooch wrote: »
    <em>AppleInsider</em> is pleased to announce the two winners of its recent iPad mini giveaway contest that asked participants to help spread the word about the new AppleInsider iPhone app through social networks.

    further, as to the rest of you bitches who try and keep a modicum of your private life private and couldn't enter the contest because you're not a facebook twit: suck eggs. but we still want your money.

    love,

    b&h photo

    To be fair, the contest was about spreading the news about the AI app via a social network. It would be hard to verify if say an AI member just posted 'yeah, I went to a bar yesterday and totally mentioned it to 5 people'. It has to be outside the AI community to attract new members (raising ad clicks etc), it has to be trackable and linked to an individual so the biggest social networks are the best options.

    If they have a contest for the most embittered Boxing Day forum post though, you might be in the running. ;)
  • Reply 5 of 6
    poochpooch Posts: 768member
    Marvin wrote: »
    To be fair, the contest was about spreading the news about the AI app via a social network. It would be hard to verify if say an AI member just posted 'yeah, I went to a bar yesterday and totally mentioned it to 5 people'. It has to be outside the AI community to attract new members (raising ad clicks etc), it has to be trackable and linked to an individual so the biggest social networks are the best options.
    If they have a contest for the most embittered Boxing Day forum post though, you might be in the running. ;)

    really? there's nothing in the original contest post that says it needs to be outside the ai community. it just says to use the links to share and retweet. that's it. not that they needed to bring in 5 new members or anything remotely resembling that.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,992member


    App shared, my work here is done, now to disengage from my social networks, congratulations to the (Continental US) winners.

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