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Author Topic: What's a good giveaway idea?  (Read 3074 times)

superboyac

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What's a good giveaway idea?
« on: February 19, 2010, 03:45:11 PM »
I'm going to start giving away software licenses through my website.  Since it's hosted by DC here, I wanted to specifically tailor the giveaways for you guys here.  I'm trying to figure out a cool way of doing it, but I'm not coming up with anything.  If I don't think of something, I'll just have them given away through the normal monthly giveaway here.

So what's a nice way to tie in my website's software reviews to the giveaways to DC here?  Any suggestions are welcome.

I've seen where people with sites like mine choose people to give the software through the users who leave comments.  But I don't like that because I don't want a bunch of comments saying, "Hey, I'd like a free license.  How do I get it?"  So I'd like something that would either be fun or beneficial to either the developers or users somehow.  But I can't think of anything.

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Re: What's a good giveaway idea?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 09:47:00 PM »
I've no clue how many of what type of software licenses you're working with. But it seems that the best thing would be to try to get them to someone that really needs (or deserves) them. Perhaps a variation on the commenter's lottery where the comments state in short the level of desire/need they have for program X. Stipulate from the get go that 25 words or less (keep it succinct) is required, and that one liner (Gimme free stuff) entries will be automatically disqualified.

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Re: What's a good giveaway idea?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 04:30:31 AM »
And added to what Stoic Joker says, an extra qualifier could be that the comment has the best/most useful new feature request of all comments posted :Thmbsup:.

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Re: What's a good giveaway idea?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 04:32:21 AM »
we are just starting to get organized to get back in the habit of doing more giveaways and discounts again.. we would be happy to include the copies you have to give away in our monthly drawings here.  or you could do what many sites do which is to ask people who want to win to post a comment your page and choose randomly from those at the end of some deadline.

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Re: What's a good giveaway idea?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 07:41:33 AM »
I like Stoic Joker's idea. Just depend on your own self and give to the reply that you like the most. You can't calculate needs or who deserves something most, so just go with your gut feeling!

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Re: What's a good giveaway idea?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2010, 07:57:53 AM »
If the possibility is there, ask a commenter to include a picture where they show why they need the license of that particular piece of software. The most original according to your whims wins.


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Re: What's a good giveaway idea?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 12:18:33 AM »
Ah!  I have an idea that I like.  I have a list of my software "picks" that I intend to write reviews for.  In order to be eligible for the giveaway, you must vote on which software in the list you would like to see reviewed next.  I don't know how to do the vote, but I like the idea.  Maybe before you get to the screen here at the DC giveaway where you can choose the one you want, you first have to pass through a screen where you have to vote on the software.

Mouser, is this possible?

Here's the list of software I'm planning on reviewing eventually:
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Ableton Live
ACDSee
Ad Muncher
AutoCAD Essential Tools
Microsoft Streets & Trips
AdvaLame Suite
Website-Watcher
Album Art Downloader
Bulk Image Downloader
Archivarius 3000
Easy Currency Converter
Axialis Icon Workshop
Handy Address Book
Belarc Advisor
BetaClock
Boilsoft VideoSplitter
Brainspawn Forte
Audiomulch
CD Wave Editor
MindManager
Movie Joiner
musiCutter
myLife Organized
SQLNotes
PTGui
NewsLeecher
Trillian Pro
Direct Folders
MP3 Collector
CDisplay
The Journal
BulletProof FTP Server
DcUpdater
Screenshot Captor
Find&Run Robot
LaunchBar Commander
DAEMON Tools
Calendarscope
Burn to the Brim
EmEditor
EnergyPro
FinePrint
foobar2000
Forte Agent
FullRecall
Audio Bitrate Checker
IndieVolume
GrabIt
PowerCmd
PS Tray Factory
Renamer
The Bat!
Transcribe!
Quick Shutdown
Easy Mail Plus
dBpoweramp
ArsClip
Taskbar Shuffle
Bulk Rename Utility
Kaspersky Internet Security
MP3Rat
Powermarks
PAR Buddy
NetLimiter
Sibelius
RoboForm
ThumbNailer
MP3Gain
Tag&Rename
Super Flexible File Synchronizer
MP3Cutter
Internet Download Manager
Scientific Workplace
Where Is It?
Smarty Uninstaller Pro
The KMPlayer
XYPlorer
Directory Opus
Total Commander
Zoom Player
VLC media player
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