Nov 282011
 
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The Contest Has Ended!

What better way to kick off Cyber Monday than by hosting a Kindle Fire giveaway contest and this is what a few lucky readers will win by entering.  Here at DragonBlogger.com I teamed up with some great sponsors to giveaway Kindle Fires to a few readers and I will make sure it arrives before Christmas if you win the contest.

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The Kindle Fire which just released less than 2 weeks ago is one of the hottest holiday items and at a price point of $199 makes it the best bang for the buck tablet in existence.  With over 16,000 apps including over 6k free apps plus combining with Amazon Prime for video on demand and eBook rentals you have a versatile tablet that will change your daily life.

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I have been testing the Kindle Fire for about two weeks now and have done everything from installing apps, transferring music/media via USB, moving between cloud/local devices, renting books with Amazon Prime and much more. In addition to the Kindle Fire I will be giving away to 2 readers, I am also giving away a copy of uRex DVD Ripper Platinum for free which you can use to rip any DVD and convert it to Kindle Fire compatible video. This software will make it easy to burn one of your own personal movies to your Kindle Fire for the long road trips or air travel!
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Join the Kindle Fire Giveaway Contest:


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Who wants to win a Kindle Fire, share if you will keep it or give it as a gift to someone.  Ask any questions about the Kindle Fire or contest too, I have both a Kindle Fire and an iPad 2 so I can directly answer questions if you want to compare the devices though you shouldn’t as they aren’t in the same class.

Tips for increasing your odds of Winning the contest:

This contest is open to any reader in the U.S. and Canada, and though the contest is a random drawing for two winners you can increase your odds if you notice how many points you get for each entry type. This contest gives a slight edge to a blogger who can do a blog post about the contest and gain an instant 10 entries, but you can retweet the article every day for an entry each day. All in all, if you retweet every day and do everything in the contest you can gain up to 36 entries total. This greatly increases your odds of winning, so I encourage you to do a blog post if you run your own blog, or guest post somewhere about the contest and get the credit!

-Dragon Blogger

Update:  I added a new Contest Entry method, you now can create and upload a video talking about the Kindle Fire Giveaway and if you link to the contest in your YouTube description and use the word “Kindle Fire” in your Video title somewhere you will get +10 entries toward the contest.  Don’t forget to leave the URL of your YouTube video in extra info when you mark “I Did This” on the Rafflecopter.


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Justin Germino
Working in the IT Industry for over 13 years and specializing in web based technologies. Dragon Blogger has unique insights and opinions to how the internet and web technology works. An Avid movie fan, video game fan and fan of trying anything and everything new.
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  • NeerajSachdeva

    Just saw this on Twitter, count me in. Surprised I missed it till now!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      Thanks for joining the contest, remember to Tweet every day for more entries.

  • fergusonsarah

    Love to win that kindle.. Can you be my Santa this Christmas and wrap that kindle and send them to me? :)

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @fergusonsarah Good luck, I wasn’t going to Xmas wrap them but will 2nd day them FedEx or UPS on the 15th.

  • Dragonblogger

    Good luck to you

  • momkirk

    can’t wait to win:)

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @momkirk I like your optimism.

  • http://ralphcarlsonblog.com/ ralph

    Interesting concept. Looking forward to the report and, of course, winning.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      This certainly will make a good contest summary post when it’s finished.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      This certainly will make a good contest summary post when it’s finished.

  • Ashmita

    Let me try this one.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @Ashmita Good luck in the contest.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    Contest has only 2 more days, the contest ends exactly midnight on 12/15/2011 EST. So just today and tomorrow to get all your entries in!

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    Contest has only 2 more days, the contest ends exactly midnight on 12/15/2011 EST. So just today and tomorrow to get all your entries in!

  • Yogizilla

    I’m such a silly newb.. Forgot to include the sponsor code at the end of my blog post. No worries – I needed to update it anyway! Thanks for the heads-up, Justin.. I know you must be a busy man these days!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @Yogizilla yeah, pretty busy. Going to take hours to sort through all blog post entries and youtube video’s tomorrow night before I draw winner.

  • http://bizchickblogs.com/ Tia Peterson

    Cool contest, Justin. And I see that you’re using LiveFyre! Would love to know what you think about it and whether or not you have people emailing you saying they can’t leave comments. I do! Gets irritating after awhile! :)

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @Tia Peterson I have been using Livefyre for about 3 months now, at first I did get about 2 readers saying they couldn’t leave comments but since I turned on guest commenting with Livefyre I have had 0 complaints about people leaving comments. The users who couldn’t leave comments, just tell them to sign into Twitter or Facebook first then comment and it works fine. I did all sorts of commenting tests from iPad, Blackberry, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, IE 9 and never had an issue whenever I did testing trying to recreate the user’s behavior.

      • http://bizchickblogs.com/ Tia Peterson

        @Dragon Blogger Aha! I had not turned on guest commenting, until I just read your comment. I have turned it on; we’ll see what happens!

        I keep getting the strangest ones – and honestly, sometimes it doesn’t even work for me (it seems to hate Firefox, or maybe Firefox hates it – for one of my computers). I haven’t been able to comment on the Blackberry but mine isn’t a touch screen, and I don’t know if perhaps the issue isn’t my blog and my particular theme anyway.

        Nice to see things are going so well over here!

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          @Tia Peterson I have heard some complain about mobile devices but always worked fine from iPhone / iPad. I think it can do with how you signed up too and which way you try to sign in, sometimes the Twitter OATH process fails and not really Livefyre fault when it just blanks out. But I know they are still tweaking the plugin for mobile improvements too.

  • chendrix7217

    Thanks for this Awesome Giveaway, I donated my iPad to a child with Autism and boy I sure could use this!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @chendrix7217 What a great donation, good luck on winning.

  • ChristineHellewellJensen

    I would love a Kindle Fire!!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @ChristineHellewellJensen Good luck, tonight is it! I will announce winners tomorrow.

      • ChristineHellewellJensen

        Thanks for the good luck wishes! @Dragon Blogger @ChristineHellewellJensen

  • http://www.glimmernet.com/ mikefromolney

    Oh I sure hope you give it to the most deserving…me of course. I plan to use this device to change mankind for the better!

    By eliminating every Angry Bird I can find!

    Thanks

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @mikefromolney Thanks for joining, it is random draw so I can’t choose the winner based on how much they need it or want it. It is clear some people it would make their entire year and really help out so I am really hoping the luck is with them.

      • http://www.glimmernet.com/ mikefromolney

        @Dragon Blogger Yes I was joking of course!

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          @mikefromolney I know that, I just say that in case other people read the top comments first or only so that they all know it is random draw. Fruit Slice is also on Kindle Fire and quite addicting, ironically my 5 year old prefers action type games. There are some RPG games for Kindle Fire too that my 8 year old would prefer.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    For all following this thread, I updated the post with my latest video which you can also watch here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4FXnyQOaAs

  • momkirk

    it’s my bday today, pls let me win hehe!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @momkirk Good luck to you.

  • Blogging Tips

    Hey! Dragon!

    First of all thanks for keeping this one of a kind Contest!

    hoping to win it,by luck not by telling you any excuse!

    lets hope that My luck shines this tym around atelas! :-)

    have entered almost 50 COntest in last 1 month but no prize as of yet!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      You was pretty luck as far as contests go last year, I won a Dell Laptop worth around $600 in 2010. Ironically it was a contest where you earn points by promoting so was able to leverage my network. I have only entered about 10 or so other Rafflecopter contests myself and haven’t been a winner of another Rafflecopter contest yet ironically.

      • http://113tidbits.com/ tonygreene113

        Well the only thing I’ve ever won from these giveaways was….was a pair of ladies stiletto heels a bathing cap and a woman’s body shaper…lol. Lesson learned..no more mommy blogger contests for me @Dragon Blogger

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          @tonygreene113 I enter the mommy blogger ones only usually if there is a gift card or something worth winning for my wife.

  • Momofthreeunder

    really trying to win one of these for my hubs and Christmas (so I can steal it!), thanks!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @Momofthreeunder Good luck to you and thanks for entering.

  • patelsanam

    Cool Giveaway, Hope to win.! :)

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @patelsanam Good luck to you as well.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    Contest ends in approximately 7 1/2 more hours.

  • EisleyJacobs

    I can’t find my original comment so I will just comment again! I finally did the blog/video = vlog! http://eisleyjacobs.com/misc/vlog-time-dragon-blogger-and-kindle-fire/ In order to enter it into the count officially I had to do the “manditory” entries again (Even tho I already follow you both) so I hope that doesn’t screw up the count or something ;)

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @EisleyJacobs Re-enter it in Rafflecopter with the URL, it should let you. If there are duplicate entries I will filter them. Yes, you can still get entries if you were already a follower, I realized this limitation when I made them mandatory so I had to enforce that you were already eligible. Many probably faced that same issue.

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @EisleyJacobs I just checked out your post, I need you to also include the sponsor html code in your post, without the sponsor code I can’t count the entry. Get the code here and just put the source code in your blog post (html cut/paste) http://cdn.dragonblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/sponsorhtmlcode.txt

      • EisleyJacobs

        @Dragon Blogger Somehow I missed the code part… so it’s in there now! Woot! :)

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          @EisleyJacobs You are good, entry officially validated.

  • EHildy

    Very cool! I wish you only the best!!! Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the pictures!!!

    ~Elizabeth

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @EHildy Thanks, unfortunately the Kindle Fire doesn’t do screenshots like the iPad built into the OS functionality, would have been a nice feature for Amazon to include as part of their OS. I requested an enhancement.

    • EisleyJacobs

      @EHildy Good luck Elizabeth!

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    I still have 10 people who marked “wrote a blog post’ but left no URL for me to validate, emailed those people but entries will be removed if you mark something and I can’t validate.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    4 hours and 15 minutes left until contest ends.

    • chendrix7217

      @Dragon Blogger Your killing me!

    • chendrix7217

      @Dragon Blogger Your killing me!

    • EisleyJacobs

      @Dragon Blogger You are killing me too… Every time I get a LiveFyre email I jump! ;)

      • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

        @EisleyJacobs Part of the thing I like about LiveFyre is the real time engagement with readers. This contest was by far the largest living conversation I had on the blog with the most people at once.

        • EisleyJacobs

          @Dragon Blogger AS a blogger, I really like the LifeFyre thing! It really does bring the readers together. *I approve*

        • EisleyJacobs

          @Dragon Blogger In fact I liked it so much I installed it 30 seconds later ;)

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          @EisleyJacobs Yeah, this is why I chose it about 3 months ago. I was very happy that I did, it took a little bit for some of my readers to get used to after being WordPress default commenting for 3 years. They added guest commenting feature a few weeks ago and that greatly helped.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    2 hours and 55 minutes left approx until contest ends. I will have to take some time to weed through the bogus entries and remove them before I let the random draw take. There were some bad entries already removed to save time. Again, if you did the “Blog Post” or YouTube video and you didn’t leave the URL to the blog post and YouTube you need to make sure you re-do the entry and leave the proper URL’s so I can validate. I already notified you by email if this applied, so if you didn’t get an email from me then your entry is good.

  • Arnold Staton

    Well I wish I had something witting and insightful to post, but I’m glad Eisley Jacobs shared this link. Because a Kindle would make a nice stocking stuffer for myself.

    • EisleyJacobs

      @Arnold Staton *waves at Arnie!!! Good luck!!!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @Arnold Staton This contest is only the beginning my friend, I intend to do far more contests here after the success of this one.

  • rsmc1

    I like that you tested before you give it away- I never like to buy these kinds of things when they first come out – i like to read reviews first

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @rsmc1 Yeah, it just turned out that I had bought 3 as gifts for my own family and I liked it so much I wanted to get 2 more to giveaway. If I didn’t like it, I would have chosen something else for this contest and it wouldn’t have been a Kindle Fire Giveaway.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    That’s it, it’s all over! The Kindle Fire Giveaway contest is ended! Will give final entry count after I weed out some bogus entries.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    Contest is over, working to remove bogus entries and select the 2 winners now. You will be notified by email if you win. Once winners are confirmed I will post publicly (some people may have entered and aren’t US/Canada so I won’t know if they are 100% eligible until I contact them)

    • http://113tidbits.com/ tonygreene113

      Wondering if the RC folks can look into making the bogus entries die a bit more y restricting via IP address…whaddya think, Justin? @Dragon Blogger

      • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

        @tonygreene113 In this case IP restrict won’t catch the bogus entries, since they don’t know if contest is national/international…etc. In my case bogus entries are people who marked “YouTube Video” and left no URL or way for me to validate, or wrote a blog post and no URL or means for me to validate. I had contacted everyone by email over last 2 days giving them a chance to correct. Nobody did it today so they had plenty of time to notice and fix and didn’t.

        • http://113tidbits.com/ tonygreene113

          This is why I wish there was a to keep a running tally of entries per giveaway. Anything could happen where a person could post the urls wrong and not know or confirm that the url was accepted. It just makes your work a lot more tedious by sifting through such issues @Dragon Blogger

        • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

          @tonygreene113 There is, the new version of Rafflecopter launched this week but after my contest was already started. In the new Rafflecopter you see how many entries you have. Even in this contest when I removed entries it showed them remove from the total, there were over 3,000 entries but it trimmed down to 2840 when I removed all bad entries. Remember removing 1 bogus blog URL dropped 10 entries, so 10 of them would have dropped 100 entries total.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    The two winners were selected by Rafflecopter and notified by email already. Once they confirm and I can validate they were eligible I will announce. If for any reason one should not be eligible, then I will draw a replacement winner.

  • http://113tidbits.com/ tonygreene113

    Well, it’s back to MMS and sifting through more giveaways to attempt to win something this year. It was fun Justin..keeping an eye on your feed for the upcoming events..Have a good one!!

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

      @tonygreene113 I am already posting for sponsors for my next contest, thinking about an iPad 2 being my next big giveaway, but I might do 2 Barnes and Nook Tablets since I hear they are pretty good but I haven’t reviewed them. Ultimately, once I get sponsorship I will put it a vote to the readers to decide what I should giveaway next!

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    One of the Kindle Fire Winners has confirmed congratulations to Sophie Sanchez from Illinois for being the winner of the 1st Kindle Fire. I am still waiting for confirmation from the 2nd winner.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    Winners for the Kindle Fire Giveaway have been officially announced! Congratulations to April Johnson from Oregon and Sophie Sanchez from Illinois.

  • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Dragon Blogger

    Winners for the Kindle Fire Giveaway have been officially announced! Congratulations to April Johnson from Oregon and Sophie Sanchez from Illinois.

  • VanessaB

    Congrats to the winners!

  • sheri barton

    Hi my Name is sheri barton from Bakersfield, California My Birthday is July 22, 2013 but born 1964 I will be 49 one more year and I will be 50 and thats what I want to WIN a KINDLE FIRE Please Thank You

    • http://www.dragonblogger.com/ Justin Germino

      This is an old giveaway that ended I’m afraid. But there is an active Kindle Fire giveaway at my personal blog right now if you want to enter http://www.justingermino.com/cohosting-kindle-fire-giveaway/