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A Social Media Super Bowl Contest

superbowlOne of my favorite things to share is how we can get free things from the social media world.  So when there is a contest worth it, I try to share it.  My first day at iePlexus, I shared with you about the Snow at First Sight contest, offering anyone who had never seen snow before an all expences, month paid vacation through the Colorado tourism department.  The winners from the contest are snowboarding the slopes of Colorado right now. 

Now if you’re a sports fanatic, you are going to love this next contest.  How about receiving two tickets to this year’s Super Bowl game in Miami?  Don’t be fooled by Spoofem.com’s Facebook competition.  The website allows users powerful tools  to send anonymous phone calls, texts, and e-mail.  (more…)

Jet Set Away, Thanks To Social Media

tail-jetblueBy far, one of my favorite things about social media is the amount of free things you can get.  For example, over the summer, I was tweeting back and forth with FOX Chicago news anchor Nancy Loo.  She had mentioned that one of her co-anchors had never had popcorn from Garrett Popcorn, a famous Chicago popcorn eatery.  I had mentioned that I had never had it either and within a matter of minutes I received a Twitter response from Garrett Popcorn inviting me to one of their many stores to try some of their popcorn.  Needless to say, I eventually made my way to one of their shops for some delicious free popcorn.  Ahh, the power of Twitter.

I’ve told you about a few social media contests in the past few months.  Back in October, I shared a contest with you where the Colorado tourism board decided to offer a trip to Colorado for people who had never seen snow in the Snow at First Sight contest.  While an official winner has yet to be determined, the contest is designed around social media.  Users were asked to create a video and promote their video and the contest through Facebook & Twitter.  28 people are currently competing for the trip.  Voting is currently taking place and will soon close as 10 semi-finalist are chosen for a chance to win a dream trip and share their experience through social media.  (more…)

NASA’s Tweetup Has Liftoff

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Last month, we told you about NASA’s Tweet-up contest, where 100 lucky Twitter’s would be invited to watch Space Shuttle Atlantis take off.  The shuttle took off successfully at Monday at 2:28 EST, for an 11 day space mission and deliver necessary spare parts to the International Space Station 200 miles above the Earth, while those 100 lucky Twitter users stood by and shared their experience with the rest of the world through the social media site.

NASA had developed a special NASA Tweet-Up Twitter account, where they had created a List of attendees of which anyone on Twitter could follow and watch tweets come in live from the event.  The Tweet-up was a 2 day event, which gave Twitterer’s a VIP look a the inside works of NASA, and a front row view of the launch from the media circle at the Kennedy Space Center. (more…)

NASA Offering Launch Tweet-Up Contest

nasa_logoNASA, which has been trying to keep up with it’s social networking is offering a prize of a lifetime. 100 lucky NASA Twitter followers will spend two days at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where they will be able tour of the space center, view the space shuttle launch in a VIP area, and talk one-on-one with shuttle technicians, engineers, astronauts and managers.

On Friday, October 16, at Noon EST, followers can register online and the first 100 completed applications will be awarded the trip and 50 people will be placed on a wait list. There is a catch however. Winners will have to pay for their own transportation to & from Kennedy Space Center, along with food and lodging. Thousands are expected to register, and those who don’t make it or can’t make it, NASA says not to worry because they are planning other Tweet-Up Events  in the near future at various agency locations across the U.S. (more…)

Colorado Offers Free Vacation Through Social Media Contest

Snow At First SightIf you are in need a vacation and love to use social media sites, you maybe in luck. The Colorado Tourism Office is working it’s way into the social media world by getting tourists to post videos, write blogs and tweet for them. And what a better way to get people involved by handing out a three month all-expenses-paid vacation, three in fact, touring the state.  In addition to having food, lodging and transportation provided, winners will also be awarded $800 a month.  The catch, to enter the contest you must have never seen or touched snow before.

Starting in January, winners will be able to try true Colorado winter activities, including snowmobiling, skiing, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, and ice climbing just to name a few.  In addition to those activities a sample of five star restaurants, resort spas, and hot springs are also rumored to be indulged.  The winners will then be able to  share their experiences on Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube. (more…)