Monday, February 28, 2011

Dave Turns Five Giveaway 4 - The Final

This giveaway is now closed.
The winner was xMisoSoupx

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This is it, the one you have all been waiting for, the last and ultimate prize of the Dave Turns Five Giveaway series.

The prize is MONEY! Cold hard cash. Well, not quite, how about cold hard pencil-money? The prize is a shopping spree at Cult Pens to the value of £150 excl VAT sales tax but including free delivery worldwide. Hurrah for Cult Pens!

Now for those of you who don’t think in British Pounds, then that’s roughly about 175 of the Unions Euros or 240 of Uncle Sams Dollars, or 19,500 Japanese Yen. There aren’t even any restrictions on the shopping spree. You could turn around and buy a bunch of fountain pens with the prize and I’ll just grit my teeth, smile nicely and wish you hours of enjoyable inking.

To enter this giveaway you simply leave a comment here on this posting. Any comment will do. BUT, you must have fulfilled the “registration requirements” back in August last year (see the fine print below)

This giveaway will remain open for 5 days, after which the winner will be chosen at random, and announced here on this post, so check back in to claim your prize. If you don’t claim your prize within a couple of days then a runner-up will be chosen to replace you.

The fine print
This giveaway is open to all registered readers as of August 2010. It is not open to unregistered readers.

Not sure if you are registered? Well back in June 2010 I published this article to get you to register. You are registered if you met any of the listed criteria by the end of August 2010. So, for example, if you were a public Follower or had commented on this blog before end August 2010 then you are registered. Here’s the criteria published back then:

•If you are, or become, a public Follower of this blog (using Google Friend Connect, see the sidebar gadget) then you are registered.
•If you have a sign in that identifies you when you leave comments on this blog, and you have previously left a comment on this blog, then you are already registered! You don't have to do anything. If you want to double check, then use the Lijit search box in the sidebar. Just search on your comment display name and check it brings you up. If it does, you are registered. (Example, search on ‘adair’ to bring up their comments) Only one trap - if your first comment ever was in the last few weeks then it may not yet have been indexed by Google/Lijit search, but give it a little time and it will be.
•If you have a sign in but have never left a comment, then leave one here on this post now and you are registered.
•If you do not have a sign in then you could get one by creating one here at OpenID. These ID’s are effectively anonymous. You can create them without any real world ID so you don’t have to get worried about privacy. Anyone who uses Yahoo, AOL, Blogger, Wordpress, MySpace, Live Journal to name a few already has an OpenID. Then leave a comment here on this post using your nice new OpenID and you are registered.
•If you do not have a sign in and do not want to get one, then you can email me at the address in my Profile (see About Me in the sidebar) and register. In your email you can just say something like “I’ll be the Anonymous commenter who calls themselves JD-84”.
•If you are one of that small number of people who have computer trouble commenting on this blog then you can also email me and register. We can work on resolving the problem you have, but if we can’t fix it, then when the giveaways are on, I will enter you into the draw myself.

Remember - that was how to register back in August 2010. You cannot register now. If you didn't meet the criteria back then, sorry but it's too late now.

Only 1 comment per person. Extra comments will be deleted. If you want to ask any questions, start some discussion, etc then please use the Guestbook, or email me direct. If you somehow botch your comment and need to delete it, then whilst signed in you should be able to click the trashcan beside it and then start again from scratch. If you can’t then email me and I should be able to do it for you.

Having trouble commenting? Make sure your browser security settings, especially with Firefox, are set to allow third-party cookies. Still got trouble? Email me and we'll work on Plan B.

For this giveaway Cult Pens are donating the free worldwide delivery and 100 of the £150, the other £50 is from my pocket, I'm sharin' the love.

69 comments:

Atticus said...

What an awesome prize mate. Imagining the booty I could buy will take my mind off the thrashing the Reds copped on the weekend. Are you enjoying the union in the lead up to the World Cup?

brendansgrainofrice said...

I'm in! Brendan from Canuckistan (think I used Brendan previously)! Thanks for the giveaway Dave!

Anonymous said...

Wow, yay for Cult Pens.

sokuban

Jack said...

Ooh all the pencils I could buy with that!
Count me in, and thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Stationery Traffic said...

Congratulations on five years doing this Dave. I've missed all the previous giveaways so I'll chance my arm with this one. This is a brilliant prize as Cult Pens is my go-to site for exotic stationery.

I'm not sure if I qualify for this one, since I began pen and pencil blogging only last August. Assuming I do qualify, I promise not to spend all the winnings on fountain pens!

bavenoglu said...

Count me in. This time I want to win.

Henrik said...

This time I'm with you Dave. Money is something else. Thanks for these giveaways - great idea. It must create quite some "stationary traffic" here.
regards Henrik

Dan said...

I promis to be a better pencil master, and not to break the lead!

tirebiter said...

Count me in too! Congratulations!

horsecore said...

Wow! What a fantastic prize Dave! Count me in!

Are you considered an 'enabler' in some circles? :-P

Keith Marquis said...

Dave... congrats again on another year!
I commented back on that June 2010 post, so I'm registered!
Great prize from Cult Pens!

Sid Pools said...

Dave, what a great anniversary celebration this has been. Can't wait to load my CultPens shopping cart...which will probably happen with or without the prize!

Christine said...

Wow, awesome prize! I've really enjoyed this blog since discovering it in '10, due to my usage of white leads in embroidery. I especially like the way you display pens, in interesting juxtaposition with famous people and such. Wow, CultPens......so cool!

Christine

Jimmy Simpson said...

I believe this is the best giveaway I have seen so far (anyone want to try to top it?).

Sign me up for it. I have ordered from CultPens before, and would gladly do so again.

ThirdeYe said...

Count me in, Dave! I registered back in July, 2010, so I believe I am eligible.

Best,
Derek

bloft said...

Great contest, great blog.

Davide said...

Wow! I'm a huge Lamy fan and the thought of how many variants of the Lamy 2000 i could by with that sum just left me bewildered.

Thank you very much for your efforts Dave.

Davide from Italy

theoldfart said...

Fantastic blog, superb prize.

frou-frou said...

Hi Dave what a fantastice giveaway. Thanks to you and Cult Pens. Please enter me, Fiona

Anonymous said...

deal me in Dave!!!!

Keir

KA said...

This is pretty epic!

Canetas e Lapiseiras said...

Good luck for all!! The prize is good!!

Marco Bona

simonp said...

Please enter me in this comp, if I am eligble

B2-kun said...

Wow that's quite a prize. Count me in too please.

Rot Ring said...

I hesitate to participate.
If this generous giveaway is "only" the silver issue how great will be the last? :D

Ok, now I'm here and risked a look on the CultPen page.
Of course, the funny Messograph is already in my collection (full metal, hexagonal).

And then I saw what I will have to have next:
Zebra Sharbo X ST3 3-way Multipen SB14 model with the 3 Pencil mechanisms, which was reviewed here last august (by Jarmo from Finland), the month I registered...

Jeff said...

Well, I know I've been a follower for a while but I don't know if it was before August! Either way, great blog!

Javier said...

What a truly awesome prize. Wishing myself luck...

2nd_astronaut said...

Guess I was registered last August...

Anyway, I think I would also look around at the Sharbos.

Last but not least: Glad you were obviously not shaken.

Arnold.DeRoy said...

I know the 'Perfect Pencil' that would grace the desk from Cult Pens. Happy Birthday

Anonymous said...

Now you're talking.

2 1/2p

Adriano said...

Nice prize... Cult Pens have an amazing mix of pens and pencils... many of them have already travelled from UK to Brazil for me... Happy Birthday!

QPH said...

Awesome!!! Please count me in. Thanks!

Julia said...

You are having way too much fun playing Santa Claus, Dave!

Marcus said...

Amazing giveaway, thanks for the contest, and thanks for the great blogwork!

Time Waster said...

I won't win but I'll enter =)

Pamberjack said...

C'mon! Daddy needs a needlessly expensive mechanical pencil!

carrera4s said...

Great giveaway! I'm in.

Anonymous said...

Great way to reward regular blog readers !

eis,

Ethereal Winter Wind said...

I'm sorry but if I win, I might have to buy some fountain pens, but I will supplement it with mechanical pencils too, cause they're awesome!

James said...

Wow. What a prize.

Also: $323NZ :)

Anonymous said...

I want in.

Thank you. Great Idea ;)

shadow_phoenix_pt

Dwscamel said...

Ludicrously expensive pencil, here I come!

David Reimer said...

A most awesome of awesome giveaways! Who wants a gold statuette of some guy holding a mechanical pencil (isn't that what the Oscar award is??) when you could have an actual mechanical pencil!!

The mind boggles at what might happen when Dave Turns Ten. :)

Best wishes, David Reimer
Oldest DMP's comment -> http://j.mp/g8lmpa :)

Sapphire said...

That is so generous.
I already know what I would like so please count me in.

MTucker said...

I have enjoyed your journey with pencils. I have been using mechanical pencils since the mid 60's. My current students like all the MP's I own and like to show me theirs. Congrats on 5 yrs. I hope I win so I can show the students what is out there to use.

Eric W. said...
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Eric W. said...

Cult pens doesn't by any chance sell gasoline do they? :D On a more serious note, that's one awesome prize!

Sharon said...

What a great prize! I certainly hope I win this time.

Max said...

Wooow. I think that amount would enable me to buy ALL the pencils I have on my wishlist. (I know I would just add more later - but what's on it now...)

Hao said...

Hmm, I am following this blog, but not sure when I started and if I'm registered or not. Oh well, I'll give this a shot!

Tuppy said...

Congratulations on five years!
Count me in!

dzyner said...

Most excellent !! You saved the best for last :)

Count me in.

Kiwi-d said...

Dave entering reader "Echo".

Tajikaroo said...

Good stuff, Dave!

Robert said...

Congrats on 5 years!

calculi said...

Cult Pens has great collection, that I always wanted to buy. They have many products which are not easily available in Germany. Count me in for the giveaway! :-)

tiohn said...

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Noxonomus said...

An impressive prize from an impressive blog, I'm in.

Anonymous said...

Woo, I'm in!

Jarmo (from Finland)

Pooja said...

Congratulations on your blogoversary! :-)

xMisoSoupx said...

Good Luck everyone =D (hopefully i can win though =D)

Nate said...

I'm in. Thanks!

fcole2 said...

HAPPY B-DAY...BIG CONGRATS! Just purchased a Faber Castell BASIC Metal mechanical pencil and a Lamy Accent Palladium 3x1 Multi-Function...both are excellent writing instruments...would like to hear your thoughts???

Liwei said...

The prize is awesome! Wish I can get it~~~haha

Bored_and_Agitated said...

I had posted way back when with my livejournal account, but I can't post a comment now. It says something about credentials not being verified or whatever.

My Livejournal username is bored_agitated.

thanks for the opportunity to win!

Stell said...

amazing prize ... and of course amazing blog, happy birthday.

Matthias said...

That's a really generous prize!

Andy said...

entered all competitions, came out with nothing. hope i win this time!! count me in!!

MrSpigot said...

Cheers Dave, and Cult Pens.