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2015 May-June Mega Contest
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2015 May-June Mega Contest

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Yes, it is here. The long awaited Mega Contest. The contest is Mega compared to my previous contests. I am still looking for sponsors to make it more Mega and hopefully will get more soon. I am accepting sponsors till 30th May.

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Since this a Mega contest, it is not going to be as simple as before. There are different stages, all having their own criteria and prizes. Any special requirement will be specified in that stage. You do not need to participate in all Stages. Participate in whatever you can. I do advise you do all. You have more than a month for this.

Eligibility & Duration

Anyone and everyone – family, friends, even sponsors themselves (excluding me) from anywhere (unless prohibited by Law) can participate.

The Mega Contest starts May 16, 2015 at 12:01 AM IST and ends on June 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM IST. All the winners will be announced by July 5, 2015.

Sponsors & Prizes


  • I am giving away $120(+10) USD, a Mouse, a Headset/Headphone and a 16 GB Pen drive [Total $150 USD worth].

Total No of Prizes & Possible Winners in Mega Contest: 14

Total No of Prizes & Possible Winners in Stage 1: 3 ($30+10 USD Worth)

Total No of Prizes & Possible Winners in Stage 2: 3 ($30 USD Worth)

Total No of Prizes & Possible Winners in Stage 3: 4 ($50 USD Worth)

Total No of Prizes & Possible Winners in Stage 4: 4 ($40 USD Worth)

One winner can win Multiple Prizes. That is why participate in as many Stages as you can. While prizes may look small individually, if you win more prizes, it will combine to be a significant enough prize.

STAGE 1 - Social Love & Link Love

Requirements

  • Tweet & Share this post on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc. [All Optional]
  • Follow Geeks Column and Sponsors on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ etc [All Optional]
  • Share this contest on your Blog or Website. No need to make a post or page especially for this. You just have to put a PS (Post Script) or Note at end of any of your Post published after 16th May 2015 linking to the Contest Page.
    Use something like below. [Optional - makes you eligible for Bonus]

PS: Our friends at Geeks Column are conducting a Mega Contest. They are giving away lots of Prizes - USD $150+ worth in Amazon Cards, Mouse, Headset/Headphone, Pen drive etc.

If you are interested visit - [LINK TO POST HERE]

Prizes (3+1)

  • A Mouse wired or wireless worth no more that $10 USD or Rs 650.
  • A Headset or Headphone worth no more that $10 USD or Rs 650.
  • A 16 GB Pen drive worth no more that $10 USD or Rs 650.
Info 1 1st winner chooses one of the above 3, then 2nd winner chooses one from the 2 prizes left and last one goes to 3rd winner.

Info 2 $10 or Rs 650 includes shipping charges. Any extra charges is to be paid by winner. If the Headset/Headphone, Pen drive, Mouse cannot be shipped to your address due to shipping problem, I can instead give you $10 USD Amazon Card or equivalent.

Bonus
  • $10 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [Will be given to one of 3 winners if they provided a link to the contest from their blog or website]

Enter using the Widget Below

a Rafflecopter giveaway

STAGE 2 - Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

Requirements

  • Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter (Do not forget to confirm - last time 2 people didn't and one of them who would have won got disqualified) [Required]

Prizes (3)

  • Three $10 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [Winners Choice]

Enter using the Widget Below

a Rafflecopter giveaway

STAGE 3 - Become a Member and Write Forum Topics

Requirements

  • Join Geeks Column. Membership is Free. http://geekscolumn.com/registration [Required]
  • Refer your friends to Geeks Column & ask them to Join Geeks Column. [Optional]
  • Introduce yourself in our Forum and share at least one of your Gadgets. [Optional]
  • Make additional 4 Quality Forum Topic (not the above 2 Topics). [Optional]
Below are important link and tips you will need to get through this stage.

Referral Info http://geekscolumn.com/referral

Membership Help http://geekscolumn.com/membership-help

Helpful Tip Members are recommended to use the referral links below, so that I can track your referrals. Need to be Logged in.

Referral Link to Mega Contest: http://geekscolumn.com/2015/contest/2015-may-june-mega-contest/3470
Referral Link to Registration: http://geekscolumn.com/registration

Introduction Forum http://geekscolumn.com/forums/forum/members-lounge/new-member-introductions

Introduction Example http://geekscolumn.com/forums/topic/example-hi-i-am-deepak-majhi

Rig or Gadget Forum http://geekscolumn.com/forums/topic/hi-i-am-deepak-majhi

Rig or Gadget Example http://geekscolumn.com/forums/topic/headset-astrum-raga-tune-hs221

Prizes (4)

  • $10 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [To a Random Member]
  • $15 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [To the Top Referrer]
  • $10 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [To a Random Forum Poster (Introduction & Gadget)]
  • $15 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [To a Random Forum Poster (5 Topics)]

Enter using the Widget Below

a Rafflecopter giveaway

STAGE 4 - Post, Comments & Reply

Requirements

  • Geeks Column. Membership is Free. [Required]
  • Post at least 5 Quality Post Comments on this Blog. [Optional - Either become a Member or Use one Email Only]
  • Post at least 5 Forum Topic Replies on this Blog. [Optional]
Note 1 No Spam please and there is no need to hurry and post whatever comments. There will be at least 25 posts before the contest end, so pace yourself and make proper Comments. One Comment per Post is counted. Comment on this post is counted.

Note 2 It would be best (my advice) to start making Forum Replies after 1st June when significant amount of Topics have been posted. One Reply per Forum Topic is counted.

Prizes (4)

  • Two $10 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [For 5 Post Comments]
  • $10 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [For 5 Forum Replies]
  • $10 USD Amazon Card (or equivalent from Amazon .co.uk/.fr/.jp/etc) or Rs 600 Amazon India Card/Flipkart Gift Voucher [For Best Post Comment or Forum Replies]

How to Enter

For this Stage there is no need for Widget (Entering Stage 3 automatically Enters you to Stage 4). I will be manually looking over this. And Comments can be made without becoming a Member as well.

At the end of the contest I will check how many have made 10 comments, 10 replies and a Guest Post. I will make three list and use RANDOM.ORG List Randomizer to choose a winner.

Stage 1 is simple Social Love - Tweet, Share, Follow etc. All are optional. Do whatever you can to win $30+10 USD worth of prizes on this Stage.

Stage 2 is simple Subscription. It is Required to subscribe if you want to win the $30 USD of Prizes.

Stage 3 Requirement is to join Geeks Column as a Member which is of course Free. $10 USD will be given to one Random Member. Rest $40 USD will be give who ever do Optional Tasks.

Stage 4 Requirement is to join Geeks Column as a Member as well but for the Comments part, you can participate without becoming Member. Rest Options need you to be Member. $50 USD can be won.

I know this contest is a bit complicated but you do not need to participate in all stages. Participate in the Stages which you can. Also the contest duration is 45 Days in total, there is no hurry. Whenever you are free just do one task.

NOTE to Contestants: More prizes will be added soon. Sponsors have till 30th May. Contestants should definitely check back on 1st June to have a look at all the updated prizes. Also disable any AD blocker if the Contest Widget is not displaying or you can also Refresh the Page or Click the Rafflecopter link but it will be extra task for you.

UPDATE on 05-18: All options in Stage 1 are now Optional to make it simpler. Complete as many tasks as you can to get more entries.

UPDATE on 05-19: Registration has started and Social Sign-up & Login using Facebook is Enabled. There was bit of delay as my broadband was gone as I was activating registration. If there is any problem with registration just leave a comment.

UPDATE on 05-20: Contest was revised. Stage 2 is now simpler. Most of the Tasks were moved to Stage 3. There were few changes with Prizes. Many Required Tasks are now optional. In Stage 4 the number of Comments and Replies is reduced to 5 (from 10) but if the winner made 10 Comments or Replies, I will double his/her Prize.

This Contest Post has now 'Tabs' for Navigation through Stages as the post was really long. I have tried to ease up the tasks as much I can.

UPDATE on 05-26: In Stage 4 Guest Posting was removed (I thin no one is interested, Contest is not going well enough, probably my fault, I am not promoting it enough). The Prize money were divided and the winner for comment is now 2 and the total winners for subscribing is 3.

Currently there is only one entry for subscriber. I will just say, don't be stupid, enter now and win. Lets say 12 people enter, you still have 1/4 chance of winning.

UPDATE on 06-01: No Sponsors responded. Half is my fault as I only contacted a few.

What Are You Waiting For

Enter as many stages as you can. Win prizes and enjoy. The contest while looks complex is very easy.

Most of the tasks – tweet, share, follow, share link etc would take no more than 10-15 minutes. The bit difficult looking task like Forum Topics, Comments will not take much time either. Just spend 10-15 minutes daily and you can do 5 times more than I asked.

If you are facing problem with Membership Registration, please read Registration Help and if the problem is not solved just leave a comment.

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  • Catherine Shaw
    May 19, 2015 at 1:33 AM

    This is all a little complicated but I hope to do it right!

    • May 19, 2015 at 4:14 PM

      Good to see you again. Yes it is a bit complicated but not difficult at all. I had 2 choices either to do either 4 separate contests or just one. I decided to do only one.

      I see you have done most of Stage 1. Best of Luck.

      Registration is open now, you can proceed to other stage if you like.

  • John L
    May 19, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Decided not to proceed with this. It’s so user-hostile!!!! First, a fairly complicated Rafflecopter for a chance to win not much. Then all those comments just for a chance to win a puny bit of money. O ye who must be obeyed — get over yourself.

    • May 19, 2015 at 3:58 PM

      Haha! You are free not to participate. Sorry to disappoint you. My Blog is not that big. I do not earn any significant money from my blog despite you seeing all the Ads. I have spend $150 USD to revamp my site this year and I have to pay hosting charge of around $200 USD.

      I am really in loss yet I am doing this contest giving away another $150 USD. So I do think I can ask people to try a bit harder. Unless you make more than $10 USD per 15 minutes, you should not call the prizes puny. Many people get less per hour for their hard work, this is just clicks & text input.

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