Forget Holiday Shopping! Win the GRAND PRIZE – HighTechDad’s Gift-a-Day Giveaway (Day 5)

by Michael Sheehan on December 4, 2009

in Apple, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Giveaway, iPhone

Boy, this giving away of free stuff is hard work (actually it is, writing posts and all)! But it sure feels rewarding. While I would have loved to have kept many of the items that I have been giving out, there are many people out there who deserve it for one reason or another. So that is why I’m doing this. Again, I’m not in this for anything really. You don’t have to follow me on Twitter (I want that process to be as organic as possible). Sure, I ask for some traffic to my blog, but that will be gone after I give all of the stuff away. However, it would be great if you read through some of my content and perhaps subscribe to my RSS feed and come back and visit.

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This won’t be the last giveaway that I do, they are pretty cool actually so be sure to check back regularly. Anyway, enough we my soapboxing. You want to see what the GRAND PRIZE consists of…well here you go! Oh, and YES, you get EVERTHING that is listed below! So forget about all of the holiday shopping. If you win this, you are done!

The Prizes

My Baby: First Steps for Nintendo DShttp://www.mybabyvillage.com/
Your baby has grown so fast! Can you believe that a year has already gone by? Take care of your baby from their 1st birthday until they’re 3 years old. Your baby will discover its entire environment and learn from it, they’ll walk, babble and speak, try to catch every object they can, and put everything in their mouth… Your baby will be the apple of your eye!

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Section 8 PChttp://www.joinsection8.com/
An intense first-person shooter, Section 8 allows players to dynamically alter the flow of combat as they see fit. Employing tactical assets and on-demand vehicle deliveries, players are given unprecedented strategic control over epic sci-fi battlefields.

section8

Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 for Wiihttp://www.activision.com/index.html#gamepage|en_US|gameId:BF5&brandId:BattleForce5

Based on the hit animated series, your mission is simple – use your battle-ready vehicle to defend the earth from the evil forces of the Vandals™ and the Sark™! Race, smash, Bash, and battle your way to victory.  The fate of our planet hangs in the balance!

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Raven Squad for Xbox360http://www.ravensquad.com/
Raven Squad is a tactical action game set in the Amazonian jungles that blends a first person shooter (FPS) experience with the command and overview advantages of a tactical real-time strategy (RTS) with dominantly story driven objectives. The player can solve each tactical situation using his own combination of the two genres either by himself or cooperatively with a friend.

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Restart Greyscale Pixel PortPack -  http://www.speckproducts.com/products/portpack-shoulder-bag/notebooks-up-to-15/172
Like your sock drawer, you want your notebook bag to stay tidy. Ideal for toting your 15″ MacBook Pro or similar-sized notebook, PortPack’s clean, upright design, handy pouches and zipper pockets give you a well organized look no matter how jumbled your day might be. Whether you’re walking to work or meeting friends, PortPack keeps you looking cool and feeling collected.

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Charcoal Western Digital Passport TechStylehttp://www.speckproducts.com/products/techstyle/wd-my-passport-essential-september-2009-model/197
Perfectly molded for both your device and crazy life, TechStyle provides ideal cool, lightweight protection for your WD portable hard drive or similar-sized portable gadgets! This molded semi-hard case provides sturdy protection for your device, which stays tethered securely inside with a velcro strap. Fit cords and other small accessories along with it, and zip closed for a safe and secure travel experience.

speck_techstyle

Pink SeeThru iPhone3GShttp://www.speckproducts.com/products/seethru/iphone-3g-iphone-3gs/203
In our quest to bring you the Spexiest safety and style for your devices, we’ve re-fabbed our SeeThru cases for iPhone. Taking design cues from our award-winning CandyShell case, we crafted a slim one-piece torpedo of sheer protection. Made of sheer, durable polycarbonate plastic, our new SeeThru case features accented openings and a grippy, raised rubberized rim to protect your iPhone’s sensitive touch pad while preserving access to all features, ports and plugs. Slim hard shell fits snugly on your iPhone 3G or 3GS, highlighting its sleek design as it slides easily in and out of your purse or pockets!

speck_pink_seethru

Black BlackBerry Storm SeeThru -  http://www.speckproducts.com/products/seethru/blackberry-storm/176
Blend in or stand out from the crowd! SeeThru hard shell cases are the ultimate in minimalist design – so thin they blend into your BlackBerry Storm’s sleek lines, creating a custom-finished look and adding a little color to your day!

Speck_black_storm_seethru

White/Grey CandyShell iPod touch 2nd Genhttp://www.speckproducts.com/products/candyshell/ipod-touch-2nd-gen/188
Never before has the flexibility and protection of a soft rubberized case been combined with the durability and scratch protection of a sleek hard shell in a seamless single-piece design… until now. CandyShell’s soft, colorful rubberized interior keeps your iPod touch insulated from life’s bumps and knocks, while the shiny outer hard shell protects it from scratches and lets you slip it in and out of pockets easily.

speck_ipod_touch_candyshell

Black PixelSkin for 5th Gen nanohttp://www.speckproducts.com/products/pixelskin/ipod-nano-5th-gen-video-camera/201
Amp up your new iPod nano (5th gen) with super-Spexy, classic PixelSkin! Textured, angular design and soft silicone material make for a smooth yet strong grip and a cool armored style. Customized for your iPod nano (5th gen), PixelSkin fits snugly while allowing full access to all controls and features, including the video camera. Film away or flip through your albums knowing that your new iPod nano is protected in style.

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HOW TO ENTER

To Enter this FINAL GRAND PRIZE Giveaway, all that you have to do is the following easy items:

  1. Enter a comment below on why you want to get this gift. I’m looking for the BEST comment! The more creative or funnier, the better! Just nothing like “I think it would be cool to win” kind of stuff.
  2. Make sure your comment on this post has either your Twitter account or an email address so that I can notify you if you are a winner. If you leave a Twitter account, be sure to follow me so that I can DM you. (You don’t have to follow me though). If you don’t leave an email address or Twitter acct listed, it will be hard to get in touch with you.
  3. Tweet out a link to this page with something like the following “Big Holiday Giveaway! Just comment on @HighTechDad’s blog to enter. That’s it! Details: http://hightechdad.com/gpr Please RT!” –> CLICK HERE to launch Twitter with this message pre-populated.
  4. A minimum of 30 unique comments must be logged for the prizes to be given away.
  5. Since the games are playable only in the United States/Canada (and the box is pretty big), this particular giveaway is only available for US and Canada ONLY!
  6. The WINNER will be announced in the morning of Monday December 7th, 2009 (Pacific Time).
  7. All comments must be logged by midnight December 6th, 2009(Pacific Time).
  8. Previous winners are eligible!

WINNER: Congrats to @Pentaxfan who won this giveaway! I chose 6 finalists and then selected the winner from that group. The finalists included: Pattibright, Pentaxfan, MyGeekDaddy, SynapticApple, Annetted and N.Moseley. Others were great as well! More giveaways coming!

Be sure to get the word out there!

HTD says: Enter now by leaving a comment, that’s it!

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  • pattibright

    Yes, Hightechdad there is a Santa Claus & that Santa is you & all the others out there in blogging world that are having such wonderful giveaways this Christmas season :) It's been a tough year for me & my five kids but I still hope to give them a wonderful Christmas so I am entering contests left & right & tweeting til my fingers are ready to fall off. The baby ds game is on the top of my little girls list & my 4 boys would love the other prizes, besides I have 21 nephews & nieces that all expect something from me too. So I keep entering, keep tweeting & above all keep believing in the magic of Christmas :D Let it snow! I would like to add that I am so glad to have found your blog & subscribed & am following you on twitter. With all these kids, I need to keep up with the latest technology….thanks
    plb8156@aol.com

  • scittul

    Wow this is a reallly big and awesome giveaway!I would really like to win the ipod touch 2g case because the one i have is 1 year old and its soft and broken and i really need a new one.(the one i have stinks because its laether and old.lol)Nice giveaway keep up the good work!My email is feroldan12@hotmail.com twitter id:scittul

  • pentaxfan

    So I ran across this guy, his name is Michael, some call him Santa. He gives away things that others have given to him (kinda weird if you ask me). Does Michael not like to receive gifts or is it a way for him to get attention? Everyone wants to see what Michael has to say so people are coming from all around the land to see what there is today. They are all hoping to take home the grandest prize of all, phone cases, hard drives and games for the Wii. I am pretty sure Michael wont fit down my chimney and I doubt he flies around the world on Christmas eve delivering presents to all the good little girls and boys but I sure hope he picks my comment over everyone else so I can have a little Christmas cheer at my house again this year. Thanks Michael aka Santa :-)

  • shell

    I want to win this prize package so that I can use all fun toys while waiting in my waiting room at my doctor's office. I have a lot of appointments and this would make the time fly and put a smile on my face. It's been quite a year! Here is my twitter id @romapr09

  • mandy

    Sant a baby just slip this great prize pack under my tree.
    Been an awful good girl.
    Santa Baby hurry down the chimney tonite with this awesome giveaway.
    Santa baby i'll wait up for you dear. with my splendiferous prize

  • mandy

    Sant a baby just slip this great prize pack under my tree.
    Been an awful good girl.
    Santa Baby hurry down the chimney tonite with this awesome giveaway.
    Santa baby i'll wait up for you dear. with my splendiferous prize
    stormynittes@hotmail.com

  • kevinwallace

    I aspire to be a High Tech Dad. I think I should win so my kids won't have to continue to be embarrassed by my low techness. You're a Dad… I'm sure you can feel my pain. I just want my kids to love me and winning this contest would point me in the right direction. I might not know how to use it all ( or even pronounce it all ) but I can sure carry it and look cool. I have two teenage daughters and my relationship with them hangs in the balance. My coolness is in your hands HTD kaw1618@gmail.com

  • jazzel75

    i would like to win because i have 9 kids which 5 are teen agers and we all know how that is (all they want is stuff and more stuff) but this would be great as some xmas presents.

  • pormanch

    If I were to win, I can give these away to my nieces and nephews, so I can be the “cool” uncle instead of the one who buys them sweaters and savings bonds (practical and useful, but definitely not “cool”). Twitter ID: pormanch

  • latonyal

    I should win because it is taking me forever to find the specific page to leave my creative comment, sheesh I hope I am there, LOL

  • tamialveshere

    This would be wonderful for my family and kids! Everything is tech related and we just aren't able to keep up with any of it anymore! This would make CHristmas absolutely wonderful for the kids!!!

  • Mike Greiner

    What a great time of year to get high tech, because right now, my retirements a wreck. I need some distraction with that Blackberry, especially for free, my wife would envy me. Kids would love me so much with that free itouch. The pink iphone would make her blush. All would be good to win a giveaway, so we can be high tech on Christmas day.

  • joegubb

    hi hightechdad,

    i wish my dad was as cool as you, i mean you actually know how to use a computer and not only that your good at it. then theres the fact you give stuff away for absolutly free, WICKED!

    thats why i wish my dad was as cool as you,

    thanks so much for doing this for us.

    joe

  • scrooge

    you're giving 'extra' entries for tweeting? but you're looking for the 'best entry.' that makes no sense. are you randomly drawing a winner or are you picking the one that you like the most?

  • bravo08

    Feliz Navidad

  • http://www.hightechdad.com hightechdad

    I'm not giving extra entries for tweeting. If people only leave their twitter account, that is how I notify them. I do randomly select (I have an iPhone app that gives me a random number based on the number of comments on the blog post). However, I have to remove the duplicate entries and the ones that don't leave any type of contact info (e.g., twitter or email). I look solely at the comments for the selection.

  • mygeekdaddy

    Dear HTD,

    I'm writing to you this Christmas season to ask for some great gadgets gifts for me and my family. Santa Claus has failed miserably year after year and you're my only hope to salvage our Christmas this year. The WD hard drive would be perfect addition to store back-ups and utilities when I have to help friends and family with tech problems over the holidays (because we all know how diligent family members are with keeping their computers up to date). The XBox and Wii games would be a perfect distraction for me and my boys during the cold winter nights here in the midwest (because it doesn't snow just in Texas). The pink iPhone case would be perfect for my wife so she can show everyone she's high tech and chic. The candy shell for the 2G iPod Touch would be great to protect my precious Touch from my overly curious 2y old. And the Speck PortPack is just what we need to keep our laptops safe on those bumpy roads when going over the river and through the woods back to Grandma's house for dinner Christmas night.

    So please HTD, please help me make our Christmas a happy one this year. Thank you!!!

  • http://semanticlifescience.wordpress.com/ Ntino Krampis

    Nice, I want it !!!!

  • agbiotec

    Nice !

  • synapticapple

    If I were to win this fantastic collection of prizes I would enjoy some of them myself and I would, as they say “pay it forward” as well and ensure they went to those would enjoy them. For example, my friend has 4 children and in process of an awful separation – the Wii and DS games would go to them. The other two games would be gifted for my brother – who is in the Canadian Armed Forces. I'm certain he would enjoy both and would be surprised I finally sent him something he likes :). As for the Speck Pixel Port and Passport TechStyle – I would definitely rock this myself! I am enamoured with Speck products and have several gadgets looking for a “spexy” place to live – especially my 13” macbook pro. I am constantly carrying my macbook to and from school or Starbucks (I use it as my library) and my current bag is very sad:(. Maybe this would help me look as “spexy” as my macbook??? (protected by Speck SeeThru case). The ipod cases would be used and (I'm certain) loved for sometime on several of my devices. If lucky enough to win to this amazing giveaway – I would upload my thoughts on the items (non re-gifted) and ensure that everyone knew who and where they came from!
    @synapticapple

  • Sean Curran

    awesome giveaway, hope i win!

  • dpakoh

    Sweeetttt!!!

  • Johann

    Great Christmas stocking stuffers … wouldn't mind winning this it would nice for the whole family

  • techbear

    Some cool stuff here. Thanks High Tech Santa.

  • melissacleaver

    Oh boy! This would make my year to win this! I can think of someone on my Christmas list who would LOVE all of this neat stuff!

  • nalessandrini

    Well, I just finished moving my television out of the living room so that I could move a piece of my sectional sofa out of the family room so that the chaise could be moved over in order to fit the Christmas Tree in the corner of the room. As you can see, my holidays begin on a hectic note. It would be great to have them end by me winning this great prize!
    nalessandrini@hotmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/nmancuso90 Nicole Mancuso

    Hello! I'm new to this whole blogosphere contest giveaway thing but here it goes! I've actually been interning at a PR firm and I've been exposed to this whole world of social media. I mean, of course I had a facebook, but I never knew the extent of all the information that is out there. It's amazing. The things that are being blogged about and the prizes that are being givin away. Anyway. I've been working with the Zeo (I dont know if you've heard about it – BUT ITS AWESOME – and you'd love it – all techies do!) And I came across your blog while looking for technology people to go contact. Anyway, I'm not here about the zeo ! But I love your giveaway! With the holiday season coming up, and being an UNPAID intern and college student, I don't have much free time to get a job and be able to afford some great Christmas gifts for my family. They've helped a LOT. Going to Boston College is an expensive investment and I'd love to be able to give my parents and brother something great for the holidays. I hope to win! nevertheless, have a great holiday with your family and hopefully one day your three girls will be able to enter some awesome blog contests to win a prize for you and your family members :)

  • Nicole Mancuso
  • annetted

    'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house,
    All that was stirring was my computer mouse.
    The stockings were hung by the desktop with care.
    In hopes that High Tech Dad soon would be there.
    The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
    While visions of iPods danced in their heads;
    And mamma with her iPhone and I with my laptop,
    Had just settled down to search the net and it stopped!
    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
    I tore myself from the screen to see what was the matter,
    When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But High Tech Dad with a boat load of techy gear!
    He spoke not a word, but went straight to work,
    Filling all the stockings faster than a video store clerk.
    I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
    Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good byte!

  • jennifer woosley

    I would like to win because i'm always looking for fun things to do with my kids. We would have a blast with the Hot Wheels Battle Force and I would look like a hero giving all these wonderful things to my family, and who doesn't love to be the hero. I might even buy a cape when I give it to them.

  • mbdsmith

    Well, I really would like to win the video games for my son. Seems someone with sticky fingers managed to clean him out and now he has no more games to play and of course no more xbox 360 either. I did manage to get him a replacement 360 for Xmas, so the games would greatly be appreciated. I know, sounds like a poor ole sob story, but true it is none the less. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

  • N. Moseley

    So, I just got back from taking my dear sweet husband to get that Vasectomy I mentioned earlier. He and the surgeon apparently have different definitions of “fun.” He is determined to call the medical board and petition for that procedure to be done under General instead of Local Anesthetic. To do otherwise is at best barbaric and at worst Medieval ;-) He is thankful though that he didn't have to come home wearing the “cone of shame” like our fur-son did when he had a similar procedure. These items would definitely make him feel a little bit better about the torture he endured ;-)

    In all seriousness though, I'd love to win the Grand Prize to be able to give the father of my 3 wonderful kids and once of the most caring, honest and funny men I know something for himself for Christmas. I am/was a teacher and have been laid off for over a year now (the day I found out I was pregnant with my 3rd child, gotta love bureaucrats!) so Christmas will be very meager. Thankfully my children are small enough that I can wrap up some of the toys they haven't played with in a while and it will be all “new” to them. But I'd really like to give the guy that never asks for anything a spiffy present.

    nramich at hotmail dotcom

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  • http://grandmaforpresident.com/ @vRobM

    So I bought my Grandma an iPod Touch 2G. She likes it. The icons are big. But she keeps loosing it. Her cracked hands slick with glycerin makes the iPod Touch like a bar of soap. Sometimes it jumps for her coffee. She needs to get a grip. And some extra stuff to give away would make her feel wealthy for the holidays.

  • http://grandmaforpresident.com/ @vRobM

    Oh yea, and it's her Birthday on Pearl Harbor day.

  • jonnieh

    I would love to win this prize pack because we have a Wii, 2 X-Box 360's, and 2 DS's, but we do not have any of these games. After Christmas, someone in my household will also own an iPod touch, so we could make good use of most of the items and what we can't use, we will share.

  • jonnieh

    I forgot my emailon that last comment: dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

  • http://twitter.com/Daisypug33 Janet Rodriguez

    I would give the video games to my grandma to help her to have Christmas gifts for all of her grandchildren.

    Twitter: Daisypug33

  • scottheyboer

    (10:32 am) I would like…no LOVE to win this for two major reasons. The first is that I'm lazy. We're not talking the I don't feel like going to work kind of lazy but rather the “it's too much work for me to order these things on Amazon” kind of lazy. As a matter of fact, I'm going to take a nap now as this is just too much work for me to finish ATM.

    (1:11 pm) Ok, I'm back and my nap has refreshed me to the point that I can try to finish.

    Secondly I would LOVE to win this due to the fact that I smell. I'm pretty sure that everyone at the store where I might wobble through would thank you as well. Don't get me wrong I do bathe, I just can't be bothered to do it more than once a month and with Christmas being on the 25th this year it's a few days before my months cleansing. I didn't plan it this way, honest. Well once again I'm pooped and need a nap…I'll post this after I wake.

    Twitter: @scottheyboer
    Email: scotthey (at) comcast (dot) net

  • http://strait-talk.blogspot.com/ CCARTER HiLn

    These are some of the best new items and your kindness to pass them out as gifts is very kind on your part.

  • tommyraiders81

    My fiancee has no feet. She had them amputated last summer. I lost my job last April, and we could use some of these items so that she can escape from me from time to time.

  • annetted

    Sorry!
    I forgot to add my email address in my comment
    jedoggett@embarqmail.com

  • http://twitter.com/SuperFrug Boulder Frugal

    I'm a bit of a high-tech dad also, i just don't get to blog about it.. :(

  • slobokan

    Wow, that's a pretty good assortment of items. The PortPack and the TechStyle would we awesome. Of course, if I won, I would have to pay it forward by gifting a couple of the items to those who could really use them :)

  • amy

    Jingle Bells
    I need help
    Buying all my gifts
    Winning this
    Would help me
    Cross these items off my list

  • amy

    Jingle Bells
    I need help
    Buying all my gifts
    Winning this
    Would help me
    Cross these items off my list

  • Joshua

    I would love to win this so I could give the stuff away as gifts to family and friends. My brother would me so happy if he got the Raven Squad game for the wii.

  • Joshua
  • Michael R.

    I deserve to win! You know why? Because I'm the Geeky Daddy of the Year. Love Me and only ME! Stand in my way and be struck down fear my battle cry… FOR PONY!!!!!! No really I want this lol.

  • Gianpy

    It was early December 2009, most people were excited for the Holiday season, their favorite holiday was on its way and the times couldn't be better. It was the sense of family, sharing and tradition that would bring so many families together, and at least, for one or two nights, help them forget any of the tragedies occurring to them that year. Millions worry what type of gifts they must provide to their family members, whether it be to compete and gain the title of 'Best Uncle/Aunt' or simply to make their nieces and nephews happy. However, when it comes down to it, the gifts are just a bonus to Christmas, no matter how tough a family has it, they always find a way to celebrate the best Christmas possible.

    It is people like HighTechDad and countless others who through their kindness and support help make the holiday season more enjoyable for those which have been put in an unfavorable situation. As stated above, winning a gift pack of this size would help out- there is really something for every child, with the protective phone cases being possible gifts to older relatives. In my case, these gifts aren't something that I would use particularly, but they are something I'm sure close relatives would like, and having just to wrap them up and hand them out would make life much simpler.

    Whether or not I win, the fact that someone has taken the time to collect or provide these items to those who need them more is what needs to be acknowledged- Christmas brings out the best in people, and it is a demonstration of solidarity and humanity when the less well off and looked after and cared for by those who are better off.

    I personally want to thank Michael Sheehan, because I'm sure he's help out many people whether it be for personal use or to give something out as a gift with his Candyshell giveaway, Speck Aftpack giveaway and the others which he provided so selflessly. Best wishes from my family to yours- once again, thank you very much.

  • Gianpy

    It was early December 2009, most people were excited for the Holiday season, their favorite holiday was on its way and the times couldn't be better. It was the sense of family, sharing and tradition that would bring so many families together, and at least, for one or two nights, help them forget any of the tragedies occurring to them that year. Millions worry what type of gifts they must provide to their family members, whether it be to compete and gain the title of 'Best Uncle/Aunt' or simply to make their nieces and nephews happy. However, when it comes down to it, the gifts are just a bonus to Christmas, no matter how tough a family has it, they always find a way to celebrate the best Christmas possible.

    It is people like HighTechDad and countless others who through their kindness and support help make the holiday season more enjoyable for those which have been put in an unfavorable situation. As stated above, winning a gift pack of this size would help out- there is really something for every child, with the protective phone cases being possible gifts to older relatives. In my case, these gifts aren't something that I would use particularly, but they are something I'm sure close relatives would like, and having just to wrap them up and hand them out would make life much simpler.

    Whether or not I win, the fact that someone has taken the time to collect or provide these items to those who need them more is what needs to be acknowledged- Christmas brings out the best in people, and it is a demonstration of solidarity and humanity when the less well off and looked after and cared for by those who are better off.

    I personally want to thank Michael Sheehan, because I'm sure he's help out many people whether it be for personal use or to give something out as a gift with his Candyshell giveaway, Speck Aftpack giveaway and the others which he provided so selflessly. Best wishes from my family to yours- once again, thank you very much.

  • heather

    I would love to win this prize package! It would allow be to give some amazing gifts to family, who I know would really love them! :)

  • heather
  • jst4tim

    Wow another awesome giveaway. I almost missed out I have been so busy trying to prep my house to get ready to sell but with 2 year old triplets running around it is a lot of work. With me in the process of relocating to a new state at the start of the new year this holiday shopping is going to be hard to find time to do but winning this would cut some of my shopping down for sure. Thanks for a chance at winning. Good luck to everyone. My Twitter name is @jst4tim

    Happy Holidays

    Tim

  • jivil

    And here is my “creative” entry as to why I want to win this giveaway.

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————-
    And there I was, my heart beating faster and faster, a clear lack of breath grasping at each last drop of life consuming oxygen as though they were a policeman in a donut shop. *Thud* *Thump* I could hear them, they weren’t far off. To be honest, I’m not even sure how I made it this far. Why? Why am I still alive? There were others more intelligent, stronger, and even those who had sharper instincts. So why… why was I still alive? What was it that made me so special?

    I could hear the crashing of metal cabinets and cans beating against the floor like the waves against rocks. The lights began to flicker as I made my way from store to store in what was left of the local mall. Their growls could be heard floating on the air from all over the city. *laughs* Yeah, it’s finally happened. We’ve all seen those movies, you know, those movies by that Romero guy with the zombies rising up and eating people. Yeah, I wish it was like that. What I’d do for a slow, scrawny, decomposing zombie right about now. No… what I’ve got to deal with is worse, much worse. Mother freaking Santa Zombies… yea, you heard me, Santa zombies.

    Don’t ask me how it happened; don’t ask me who’s to blame. I don’t know. All I know is I’ve got 300 lbs of jolly cheer hot on my tail and the only way to stop them is with gifts. Strange, right? Tell me about it. 300lbs of pure jolly killing machine… they can see in the dark, smell you from 800 yards away and move faster than my Buick on a cold winter’s morning. But that’s it. Those jolly son of a guns seem to have a bone to pick with everyone for the years of service in malls and stores all across the world; listening to kid after kid present their list of demands and leave the jolly ol’ man with a wet lap. Apparently it’s our turn now… our turn. These mindless beasts aren’t willing to just leave it be. And nobody’s stopped one yet. As far as I’ve seen they are near invulnerable. Shot after shot, pound after pound, they always get up and keep coming. But you drop a gift their way and they stop dead in their tracks.

    No, I’m not the fastest guy ever. Nor am I the strongest or the smartest. I’m the man looking for gifts and keeping everyone else alive. And that is why I want to win this giveaway. One more present means one more chance at a tomorrow.

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————-

    My twitter account is http://twitter.com/Jivil

  • Joshua

    I would love to win this so I could give the stuff away as gifts to family and friends. My brother would me so happy if he got the Raven Squad game for the wii.

  • Joshua
  • Michael R.

    I deserve to win! You know why? Because I'm the Geeky Daddy of the Year. Love Me and only ME! Stand in my way and be struck down fear my battle cry… FOR PONY!!!!!! No really I want this lol.

  • Gianpy

    It was early December 2009, most people were excited for the Holiday season, their favorite holiday was on its way and the times couldn't be better. It was the sense of family, sharing and tradition that would bring so many families together, and at least, for one or two nights, help them forget any of the tragedies occurring to them that year. Millions worry what type of gifts they must provide to their family members, whether it be to compete and gain the title of 'Best Uncle/Aunt' or simply to make their nieces and nephews happy. However, when it comes down to it, the gifts are just a bonus to Christmas, no matter how tough a family has it, they always find a way to celebrate the best Christmas possible.

    It is people like HighTechDad and countless others who through their kindness and support help make the holiday season more enjoyable for those which have been put in an unfavorable situation. As stated above, winning a gift pack of this size would help out- there is really something for every child, with the protective phone cases being possible gifts to older relatives. In my case, these gifts aren't something that I would use particularly, but they are something I'm sure close relatives would like, and having just to wrap them up and hand them out would make life much simpler.

    Whether or not I win, the fact that someone has taken the time to collect or provide these items to those who need them more is what needs to be acknowledged- Christmas brings out the best in people, and it is a demonstration of solidarity and humanity when the less well off and looked after and cared for by those who are better off.

    I personally want to thank Michael Sheehan, because I'm sure he's help out many people whether it be for personal use or to give something out as a gift with his Candyshell giveaway, Speck Aftpack giveaway and the others which he provided so selflessly. Best wishes from my family to yours- once again, thank you very much.

  • Gianpy

    It was early December 2009, most people were excited for the Holiday season, their favorite holiday was on its way and the times couldn't be better. It was the sense of family, sharing and tradition that would bring so many families together, and at least, for one or two nights, help them forget any of the tragedies occurring to them that year. Millions worry what type of gifts they must provide to their family members, whether it be to compete and gain the title of 'Best Uncle/Aunt' or simply to make their nieces and nephews happy. However, when it comes down to it, the gifts are just a bonus to Christmas, no matter how tough a family has it, they always find a way to celebrate the best Christmas possible.

    It is people like HighTechDad and countless others who through their kindness and support help make the holiday season more enjoyable for those which have been put in an unfavorable situation. As stated above, winning a gift pack of this size would help out- there is really something for every child, with the protective phone cases being possible gifts to older relatives. In my case, these gifts aren't something that I would use particularly, but they are something I'm sure close relatives would like, and having just to wrap them up and hand them out would make life much simpler.

    Whether or not I win, the fact that someone has taken the time to collect or provide these items to those who need them more is what needs to be acknowledged- Christmas brings out the best in people, and it is a demonstration of solidarity and humanity when the less well off and looked after and cared for by those who are better off.

    I personally want to thank Michael Sheehan, because I'm sure he's help out many people whether it be for personal use or to give something out as a gift with his Candyshell giveaway, Speck Aftpack giveaway and the others which he provided so selflessly. Best wishes from my family to yours- once again, thank you very much.

  • heather

    I would love to win this prize package! It would allow be to give some amazing gifts to family, who I know would really love them! :)

  • heather
  • jst4tim

    Wow another awesome giveaway. I almost missed out I have been so busy trying to prep my house to get ready to sell but with 2 year old triplets running around it is a lot of work. With me in the process of relocating to a new state at the start of the new year this holiday shopping is going to be hard to find time to do but winning this would cut some of my shopping down for sure. Thanks for a chance at winning. Good luck to everyone. My Twitter name is @jst4tim

    Happy Holidays

    Tim

  • jivil

    And here is my “creative” entry as to why I want to win this giveaway.

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    And there I was, my heart beating faster and faster, a clear lack of breath grasping at each last drop of life consuming oxygen as though they were a policeman in a donut shop. *Thud* *Thump* I could hear them, they weren’t far off. To be honest, I’m not even sure how I made it this far. Why? Why am I still alive? There were others more intelligent, stronger, and even those who had sharper instincts. So why… why was I still alive? What was it that made me so special?

    I could hear the crashing of metal cabinets and cans beating against the floor like the waves against rocks. The lights began to flicker as I made my way from store to store in what was left of the local mall. Their growls could be heard floating on the air from all over the city. *laughs* Yeah, it’s finally happened. We’ve all seen those movies, you know, those movies by that Romero guy with the zombies rising up and eating people. Yeah, I wish it was like that. What I’d do for a slow, scrawny, decomposing zombie right about now. No… what I’ve got to deal with is worse, much worse. Mother freaking Santa Zombies… yea, you heard me, Santa zombies.

    Don’t ask me how it happened; don’t ask me who’s to blame. I don’t know. All I know is I’ve got 300 lbs of jolly cheer hot on my tail and the only way to stop them is with gifts. Strange, right? Tell me about it. 300lbs of pure jolly killing machine… they can see in the dark, smell you from 800 yards away and move faster than my Buick on a cold winter’s morning. But that’s it. Those jolly son of a guns seem to have a bone to pick with everyone for the years of service in malls and stores all across the world; listening to kid after kid present their list of demands and leave the jolly ol’ man with a wet lap. Apparently it’s our turn now… our turn. These mindless beasts aren’t willing to just leave it be. And nobody’s stopped one yet. As far as I’ve seen they are near invulnerable. Shot after shot, pound after pound, they always get up and keep coming. But you drop a gift their way and they stop dead in their tracks.

    No, I’m not the fastest guy ever. Nor am I the strongest or the smartest. I’m the man looking for gifts and keeping everyone else alive. And that is why I want to win this giveaway. One more present means one more chance at a tomorrow.

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    My twitter account is http://twitter.com/Jivil

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