It’s Giveaway Time at AndMe… What else have you won?

Posted Dec 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm in Threads > Entertainment

In the spirit of the current prize giveaway going on I thought it might be fun to share things we’ve won before.

For me the biggest prize I’ve ever won was a free radio and 2-year subscription to Sirius. I never saw the appeal of satellite, but once I had it for a couple months I was hooked. I am a subscriber to this day.

So, what’s the biggest (or coolest) thing you’ve ever won in a contest or raffle?

  • Chris Lewis

    Never won anything as far as phones go!

    • w5t1h7

      I’m with you, but hopefully we might get lucky and win a giveaway!

      • epps720

        I’ve won a whole lot of NOTHING! Really need to break this chain of ‘luck’

  • jaxidian

    I’m a .NET developer and I’ve won a $2.5k software package that I use on a regular basis (some Telerik software). :-)

    • herbivore83

      Quite an impressive haul. Only worth ten times more than mine haha!

    • jonstle

      Nice! Nothing better than saving money on something you need!

    • decker

      I am a .Net developer and won a similar package (Telerik software) as a door prize at a .Net user group meeting.

      • jaxidian

        That’s where I got mine! I’ve actually used Telerik software since ~2004. I used to be an MVP with them but my focus has drifted away from UI and more to enterprise architecture, but to this day I still use Telerik on the front-end of my systems.

        Hell, we’re in the process of migrating from their MVP Extensions controls to Kendo controls right now, dealing with some of the changes. It’s mostly easy but there are some small but still important “gotcha’s” that we’re dealing with (such as persisting tabstrip state while refreshing pages due to grids sorting/filtering/paging).

        Neat to bump into another one of me out here in the Android community! Doesn’t seem to be many .NET devs in this community. :-P

        • decker

          It’s nice to meet a fellow .Net developer!

          I have to admit I don’t use Telerik as much as I used to. As I found kinks in how they do what they do, I’ve improved on their techniques and now write my own UI components.

          I have been studying Mono trying to figure out an easier way to write .Net apps for Android.

          Know any good resources for .Net Android development?

          • jaxidian

            Unfortunately, I do not. I’ve not done anything on that front. Would be interesting to see an app become popular while based on Mono!

  • redraider133

    I can’t say I’ve ever won anything. Maybe this year will change that lol

  • dino13

    I have once won a keychain. Does that even count?

  • kookeetree

    I never won anything. 😭

    • herbivore83

      It was much easier for me to come up with the concept for this thread than to actually contribute to it. I can’t think of anything I’ve won other than the radio, honestly.

  • mr 1338

    I have participated in almost every single giveaway i have ever come across.
    My biggest win so far was a Candybar :l

  • Chris Lewis

    Better than nothing!

  • Steve Heinrich

    I won this shirt in an AndroidAndMe contest!

    That is my biggest win. I was more than happy though :)

    • Steve Heinrich

      That was back in March.

  • Thomas Biard

    Earlier this year I won the opportunity to compete in Qualcomm’s mobile gaming record setting attempt. Basically I entered my name which got me to the “tryout” phase of the competition. The top 50 from the 120 who tried out would get to participate in the World-Record-Challenge.
    Luckily I came in 4th overall so i got to go to the final competition.

    In the final competition I came in 6th after 26 hours of straight gaming. The prize money stopped at 5th place :(

    • Steve Heinrich

      Oh man! So close to the prize money! Well done though!

    • Jeff Pan

      You rock. Thats a nice effort put in there.

      • jonstle

        That is very impressive!

    • Thomas Biard

      Hahaha, I don’t know if I want to do it again. I probably would because I was 2 homeruns (Homerun Battle 2) away from $5,000, but staying awake that long was tough. And the rules were crazy strict too.

      All-in-all it was fun, but making through the night was torturous. On the plus side, I guess I’ll be in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records.

  • jonstle

    I almost won a radio challenge once. You had to call in and tell a funny story, if they liked it they would call you back and talk to you about it and you would get to go a concert with a VIP package.

    I say almost because you have to answer the phone when they called back, and I couldn’t. Nothing worse than loosing a competition because your phone is on silent….

  • thymeless

    Mostly worthless tchotchkes.

  • HowlPendragon

    A tote bag -___-

  • MC_Android

    I found a $10 bill on a bus seat two days ago…

    • dino13

      So what did you do with it?

  • Charlong666

    I’ve won an Android lanyard and a Blue tooth remote control both from Android in Canada, and a downloadable copy of Darksiders 2, never used it though haha.

    • Charlong666

      I know it’s been a while but I just want to vent. I was the winner of a MOGA gaming control, but I didn’t get any notification that they messaged me on Youtube. Then today I got a notification that they emailed me saying that my time was up.

      So close, yet so far.

      Maybe I’ll have better luck another time?

  • Dr.Carpy

    Everybody here seems due! Man somethings gotta give with this Tegra 3 draw! So far the only thing I’ve won is my wife in a card game…. I’m kidding! So far nothing more than a few $10 scratch ticket wins!

    • Steve Heinrich

      My wife actually won ME in a card game. Weird.

  • digvijaya07

    Two years ago i Won a tee ..n nothing else after that ..!! :) :D

    • Teebor

      Huh, I thought I would have remembered that ;)

      • digvijaya07

        I Think 1st prize of life is alwayzz special irrespective of its price ..!! :D :))

  • Kaote

    Not sure if it would be considered winnig, but I did get a CR-48 from Google during the Chrome Beta.

    • dino13

      Well did you get to keep it? If yes than I would call it a win for you.

  • Teebor

    Years ago I entered a text competition (cost £2 total) and won a creative zen mini, best mp3 player I ever owned until I got a Zen Video :)

    I won two tickets to the launch of the Samsung Wave3 and got two phones out of it (it currently sits in a draw in case I need an emergency phone. Its well built and pretty darn smooth)

    • Teebor

      I should have said, I got one phone my friend who I gave the other ticket to got the other phone

  • Nicholas Rynjah

    Till date nothing …..:(

  • nikhilverma

    I once won a one year subscription for Arsenal Player. ( Arsenal is a Football/Soccer club in North London,England).

  • Samar

    My First ever giveaway winning was a AMD Radeon HD7970 Graphics card.

  • taz88ny

    I won SMS Sync headphone from an Engadget giveaway.

  • AChackes

    I won baseball tickets to a game I could not go to, but I was able to sell them online for $100…(face value was like $150)

    I’d love to win something from this site…

  • Laurel laurel25

    I won a Droid 4 along with a $125 Verizon gift card, Verizon t-shirt, and a couple other things, from a Verizon contest about a year & half ago. I also won a phone case from AndroidCentral about 2 weeks after that. It was pretty crazy!

  • uknowme

    $50 bucks on a 25 cent lotto ticket.

  • MisterLee

    I’ve never won anything off a give away contest EVER!!!! Android and me is going to break my streak though (Or so i hope)

  • geocom13

    Just won tickets to see Band of Horses. Can’t complain about my luck.

  • BradleyRuiz

    never won anything fron androidandme but i did won on other sites a zeemote controller and task & todo license, and a gameloft game on twitter

  • kelltrash14

    Never won anything ever!

  • dbcher

    only thing I ever won was a smack to the head for a questionable comment

  • Luv_android

    nothing yet, unfortunately :’(

  • GuyWithDogs

    I won a couple of Daily Steals caption contests on Facebook and got some keychain with a video camera built in and a pen with a video camera built in. Neither of which I use…

  • aranea

    The biggest thing I won was a Wii on facebook.

    In the university’s Christmas party this week I won a PF Cheng gift card and 2 symphony tickets.

    • aranea

      But I think more importantly I have a person to share the dinner and the tickets with. :)

  • VerticalCobra

    Nothing so far…hope lives on!!!

  • murali.ram

    It all depends on luck… Hope to win atleast this year…. :-(

  • jaysond

    I’ve won alot of small stuff online never anything really cool that I could use tho ;(

  • jaysond

    if I won a phone or a tablet I would use it untill it breaks from over use lol but cool things only happen in the movies!

  • Prasoon Tiwari 1

    I once Won Galaxy S 2 . You may think that i am lucky but NO by mistake i gave my address wrong and i never got that phone . Someone else who also din’t participate in the contest got that phone . :(

  • pol biswas

    No never won anything. Hope this time.

    • Prasoon Tiwari 1

      Good Luck !

  • david_willems13

    Free upvotes for everyone :) merry christmas

    • Prasoon Tiwari 1

      Same to you and 1+ for you too

  • cutiyar neriman

    I didn’t Won any things iN My Life :(

  • heynomi4u

    Never won anything, period!

  • Brandon Thomas

    Win a few little things here and there. Biggest was 311 tickets where I got to be back stage, and hang out with the band and sing on stage with them during sound check. It was pretty cool.

  • pmrich

    I won a few sales pitches ;)

  • w5t1h7

    This year is my first try into giveaways :) hope i win something!

  • KennyL

    I won $10 at bingo yesterday at a work party. Never anything much bigger than that. Wish I would win something here.

  • overclockthesun

    I only won once. That was a licensed copy for Poweramp. Had to work for it! I won because I had given a really helpful develpoment tip to the dev … it was that the random song selection in it was very predictable. I pointed that out as it irritated me a lot and the dev thought that it was worth giving me a licensed copy :)

    As far as hardware goes, i have never won anything. Maybe someday i will win and realise that these things are real!

  • WlfHart

    I’m a mathematics educator and once won a Zome tools set (kinda like tinker toys, but for math/chemistry model building) as a door prize.

    • herbivore83

      Zome tools are cool! They make them right down the street from me.

  • Rix

    I once won a Samsung phone from samsungfunclub.

    The email ended up in my spam folder and i almost deleted it!

    Cant remember the model, but it slid up and had a great camera/screen for the time.

  • LadyDi

    I won a Google Play gift card online. Was kinda hoping for the physical copy but I am happy still none-the-less.

  • rond

    The only android prize I have won, is a power amp app. It must be my turn one of these days.

  • Stig03

    nothing :(

  • Ezy03

    I never win!

  • TheStig

    i want a nexus device sooo bad!

  • Laurel laurel25

    I just won a $10 Play Store gift card from AndroidCentral in their Christmas give-away program this weekend.

  • Jonathan Hagberg

    I have won a hard case for my nexus one from androidpolice. Two of my friends at the university won an iPad and a windows phone. I think it’s my time to win an Android device now ;).

  • Scottm

    Let’s see – I won a 3 pack of cigars, a 5 pack of cigars (I like cigars), and recently I won a wine gift basket at my work.

    Haven’t won anything as far as Android is concerned..

  • amIT29

    Lady luck has not been grateful to me yet ..but keeping my fingerscrossed

  • BrotherBloat

    I once won the GoPro Daily ‘Everything we make’ giveaway – a ton of gear, including the Hero HD camera – woop, now I have two :D is the link – one has to play daily to have a chance each day…

  • mipd1980

    I won a PowerAmp full licence from another Android blog Site. which I do use as my default music player. I guess it’s better that a poke in the eyes…..

  • Fiasko

    I like this thread because it gives me HOPE!

  • LadyDi

    Related to online winning and/or Android phones… I’ve won a $10 Google Play Gift Card in the form of a code to use on GP and I’ve won a mobile 4g hotspot thingy.

    Offline – $500 cash but $655 total for one night. YAY ME!!

    PS – the $$ was well spent on bills you can beleive that.

    I hope to win a tablet more than anything. I’d gift my nephew my old one as he wants it badly to “jail break”. No worries, he doesn’t know it’s not on a contract.

  • Shazam

    I won a Galaxy Nexus and a Droid Razr last year from verizon. This year a lenovo laptop with windows 8 from staples and hoping for more. : ) Anyone want to buy a lenovo laptop? Brand new, sealed box.

    • Shazam

      And a WD TV live last year too. Almost won a 7 a few weeks ago, but finished 2nd and got a gift card and a flash drive. And free tickets to IndyCar – Mid Ohio from Honda. And… I think that’s it. Hope for some more luck in the next few months. Something big is on the horizon.

      • Shazam

        But before that I never won anything, so there is hope, it can happen. Funny I’ve won all of that since I started dating my girlfriend…. maybe she’s my good luck charm.

  • christiaangombert

    most of the prices i won where concert tickets. the biggest price i have ever won where 4 tickets for Pinkpop festival, worth 640 euro’s. once i won a bluetooth laserprojected keyboard, but the package never reached my adress :-(

  • LukeT32

    I actually won a 1 year sub subscription to LookOut when it first came out from AAM. Still use LookOut today.

  • heat361

    i won the htc one x international from the 25 days of tegra, but it hasn’t shipped yet.