I really like your software (have the pro edition) and I can't find the original rules. I thought I remembered something about a Facebook +1 being a part of the contest, so I passed. However, I may have been mistaken. I really feel like that whole +1 thing is an abomination, especially when incentive based. Just want to let you know. However, if I am confusing contests or something ... oops .. apologies.
ok, my error, you only encouraged the facebook thing, it wasn't required, just a comment was required. (And a good pct of the comments were substantive.) All in all it was done reasonably well. I just got diverted
you should put the deadline on the announcements, even in the subject line. To help with the "I'll do it tomorrow" syndrome. e.g.
"Hard Disk Sentinel Professional: 25 Lifetime Licenses - entries through June 1, 2012"
Also, I wasn't so sure if it was meant more for newbies who didn't have a license, or if we should use the license on our other puters (I didn't remember the license status offhand, how many pcs are covered), or if we are well covered we should give it away or what. Next time around, if you do similar... you know, like a special donationcoder something ... please put a little sidenote about all that.
And also keep in mind the idea of BillP of WinPatrol. Where he occasionally lets licenses be very inexpensive, a couple of dollars. (Not necessarily in a contest, but how to work these things is always a puzzle, since you want some limitations, either contest style or total number of license, and/or total number of licenses per user, etc.) That from BillP is one idea that helps keeps the participants focused... but it aint actually a freebie, which is the fun fun fun part.