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Updated: 16:25 12/26
A little history… I’m on Twitter as @skydiver.The morning of December 24th, I figured I could kill two birds with one stone. I figured I could clean out my office, and by doing so, give away via Twitter all the “SWAG” that I’d collected over the year from loyal HARO members, advertisers, and the like. Seemed like a good idea.
So the night before, I posted this to Twitter. Within 30 minutes, I had over 400 new followers. Apparently, everyone retweeted, and people who’d never heard of me or HARO started following me in droves. “Cool!” I thought.
The next morning, I started giving away some stuff. Some soaps from SkinFree, a surge protector from TrippLite, even some travel goodies. The minimal cost of postage was, in my opinion, worth getting my office back and making a few people happy.
But then, something weird started to happen. All of a sudden I got a call from my friend Kelly, the PR rep for the very awesome Ogio line of travel gear. “Peter, want to give away a bag?” “Um, YEAH!” So I did. And all of a sudden, people realized that hey, I just gave away a $150+ bag to some random person who followed me on Twitter! Well, that got the word out.
By 3pm, it was clear that I’d have to do this again – not because I couldn’t get through all the stuff in my office, but because offers of “Hey, I’ll donate _____ as a prize for your next question!” were coming in around one every five minutes.
So in no particular order here’s what’s going to be given away tomorrow. This is a partial list, because prizes are STILL coming in. I’m going to have to ask a question every 10 minutes or something. What hath I wrought? I should also add, note the ski trips. SKI TRIPS!!!
Three one year memberships to Boingo (Two Left) Given Away! A one-hour private phone consult on how business/journalists can use Twitter, compliments of Laura Fitton, head of Pistachio Consulting. Given Away! Guy Kawasaki is thowing in a copy of his newest book, Reality Check Given Away!
Eight (yes, eight!) Bags from Ogio (Two left)
Two Gift Certificates to an introductory Blacksmithing Class (How cool is this!) Check it out here. Given Away!
SanDisk is throwing in five 8GB SanDisk Mobile Ultra mobile phone memory cards and USB 2.0 compatible MobileMate readers (One left)
Two months of Business Coaching ($1,200 value) from Mattison Grey at Greystone Guides Given Away! A gift Certificate for a custom snowboard, ski or skateboard graphic from FreshPow.ca Given away! Four Stainless Steel Water Bottles compliments of CynerGreen Given Away! A free Peek Email Device with 3 months free service! (Hot!) – Given Away! Sleek MedSpa is giving twelve (yes, twelve!) $100 gift certificates to their spa, located in NYC, Boston, and South Florida. (Sweet!) (Eleven left) Given Away! Two Child Safety Packs from My Precious Kid Given away A fine art print, up to 16×20, from the Italy Collection of Jen Barnett Given Away! Two bottles of Double Cross Vodka, ($50 per bottle value!) (one left) Given Away! Four $25 Gift Certificates to Blue Ridge Gypsy Studios Skin Care Line, including Free Shipping (2 left) Given Away! A pair of one-day adult lift tickets to Park City Mountain Resort, in Park City, Utah! Given Away! Ten T-shirts from TeeCycle.org Given Away! 3 sets of two 22 oz bottles of Bosco Chocolate Syrup. Remember Seinfeld? 🙂 Given Away! A $50 Gift Certificate to Hooray for the Underdog Given Away!
A Reno/Tahoe Winter Escape for 2: 4 days 3 nights lodging in either Reno, Sparks, North Lake Tahoe or South Lake Tahoe, a meal or two, three days skiing with two interchangable lift tickets, and tons of swag, bags, camelbacks, etc. (How cool is this?!)
Two $25 vouchers to Razoo, an online charity donation platform. Given Away! A gorgeous pair of Earrings ($80) compliments of Ojai Style Given Away! A LIFETIME subscription to PearBudget, the online budgeting tool. Given Away! Cinzia is tossing in a gorgeous pair of sunglasses ($260) Given Away! Deb Lee is throwing in Two Hours of Professional Organizing Services to anyone in the DC Metro Area. Given Away! Four pairs of Monkey Toes Shoes Given Away A free candle, every month, for a YEAR, thanks to ImageGlow Candles Given Away!
A limited edition lip gloss and fragrance set from Mary Kay cosmetics, thanks to Kat Rosati
Three Doggie Shirts, compliments of Garmutt, Rock Apparel for Dogs. Hee!
Myles Abernathy of 399 Retouch drops in a photo retouching, which he swears “will make you look good.” Given Away! A Signed Copy of Beth Sheresh’s new cookbook, “Picture Yourself Cooking With Your Kids“ Given Away! A Bronze Web Hosting Package, thanks to JTF Associates Given Away! A Hip Chanukah Prize Package, compliments of Sara at Pop Judaica. Given Away!
Three Subscriptions to the Dream of Italy Newsletter, thanks to Kathy McCabe.
Three free tickets to any workshop at the Are You Socially Acceptable Conference Series
Two bottles of Rare Olive Oil thanks to Farmstead Wines Given Away!
Lots more coming in today and tomorrow morning – yes – even on Christmas day!