Yes, the time is once again almost upon us: The Annual DC Rainmaker Giveaway Extravaganza. Albeit slightly later in the summer season than years’ past – but worry not, I’m not skipping it!
Next Tuesday (August 4th) starting at exactly 12:00AM Eastern (0600 CET/CEST) the pinnacle of sports technology giveaway awesomeness will commence…again.
Last year the numbers were huge – both in entrants as well as prizes. Thousands of dollars in gadgets were given away to people everywhere on this little blue marble (everyone is welcome). Here’s a refresher set of posts for all the craziness that went down last year. But as with every previous year, I aim to make it bigger and better. Bigger prizes, worth more. Cause as always, bigger is definitely better. The conversation with Clever Training roughly went: “How can we giveaway even more stuff?”. To which I accepted the challenge and went about planning next Tuesday (including feeding the web servers’ meters a bit extra for next week).
Like last year I’ll be giving something new away every 2 hours. This means that every two hours a new giveaway starts and the previous one closes (i.e. 12:00AM, 2:00AM, etc…). The entry period will only be open for two hours for each giveaway. So be sure to plan your entire existence on Tuesday around being able to enter during that two hour period for each giveaway.
If you aren’t sure how to convert your time zone to Eastern time, you can use this little tool to figure it out. Though, it doesn’t really matter as long as you know what time to start in your country.
So if you need to barricade yourself in the pantry for 24 hours to ensure proper attention to entry periods, that’s totally acceptable. Just do what you need to do!
Cause yup…it’s gonna be awesome…again.
Note that the giveaways will be announced promptly on Twitter – so that may be easiest for those that are following along there!