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Christmas Competition Week

Christmas Competition WINNER!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Grand Prize Draw, Winners

Prizes
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have our winner!

Congratulations go out to Sarah of Yorkshire who, upon hearing the news, commented

I couldn’t believe it when I received the winning email, I even checked it twice to make sure that it was not a wind up from one of my friends. Told my 10 year old first and he was running around like a crazed animal lol.

I let him pick the console and knew he would opt for the PS3 and FIFA, he is so excited and says its the best Christmas present ever!!!

Thank you so much,  I’m still in shock, what a way to end the year.

Well we're glad we could be of service. Still, if you missed out on prizes this year I wouldn't worry too much. There are going to be plenty more opportunities over the coming months to nab yourselves a freebie or two.

But for now, congrats to Sarah, and remember to check us out if you want to nab some more PS3 games at low prices!

CLOSED!!!!!! - Christmas Competition Week: Super Mega Awesome Grand Prize Draw

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies, Grand Prize Draw

Prizes

This competition is now CLOSED!! Thank you to all participants, we shall be announcing the winner in due course!

Howdy folks! Yeah, so we're not quite done on the whole 'give-stuff-away-for-free' front just yet. We've tested and tried out some interesting competitions this year, we've had Photoshop contests, we've sent you off on treasure hunts, we've played spot the difference and we've hosted the Twitter equivalent of an enormous frat-house kegger.

For our last hurrah, we wanted to do something a bit more grand than Amazon vouchers, so we're giving one lucky winner the opportunity to get their hands on one of these console bundles:

We've experimented a lot this year and tried to shake our competitions up a bit. But they say that this is the season of goodwill to all, so for our final competition of the year we're going to make it very simple.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment in the box below.

The winners from the last seven days will, as stated, be given bonus entries into the competition, but there are other ways to snaffle up an extra entry too.

If you tweet about this competition, or stick a link to it up on your blog, you'll earn a bonus entry. Simply pop the link to the mention into your comment below.

Additionally, if you're signed up for our email updates you'll get a bonus entry too!

Simples, no? Of course there are the usual house rules, so please give them a quick scan below. Don't worry, you've got time...the competition will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 15th December 2010.

House Rules:

  • Only one type of entry per household.
  • UK entrants only.
  • Please keep the comments clean.
  • Multiple entries or abuse will disqualify you from the competition.

Thanks a lot folks! Good luck to you all!

Christmas Competition: Day 7 Winners

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Sadly all good things must come to an end and so, with heavy heart, this is our last day of 2010's Christmas Competition Week. Thank you to everyone who has taken part in the last seven days! Here our the final five winners:

  • Matt Watson
  • Femi Kaseram
  • Paul Henrick
  • Hector Mendosa
  • Rajiv Ashrafi

Congratulations to all of our winners. There were 5 games to be found and I'm afraid as we asked for the games rather the series in the question we had to be somewhat pedantic when it came to sifting through the answers. Those games were:

  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Gears of War
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops

And that's all folks. Well...not quite. Tune in tomorrow evening for details on our Super Awesome Mega Brilliant Christmas Prize Draw! And don't worry if you didn't win anything this time around, there'll be plenty of opportunities to rectify that in the New Year!

Congrats to everyone who won something this week. Here's how the voucher prizes have stacked up:

£40

  • Melinda Ho
  • Hector Mendosa

£30

  • Ian Campbell
  • Danny Holloway
  • Femi Kaseram

£20

  • Jason Forster
  • Liam Gladdy
  • Simon Houchen
  • Matt Watson

£10

  • Rajiv Ashrafi
  • Sally Brook
  • Andrew Cadman
  • Simon Carew
  • Ryan Dicks
  • Adam Evans
  • Paul Henrick
  • Helen Hodson
  • Gen Howard
  • Rob Proietti
  • Daniel Rodrigues
  • Alan Shaw

Well done everybody!! We'll be in touch with you regarding prizes within the next day or two.

Check out all of this week's winners after the jump!

Christmas Competition Day 7: Happy Christmas!!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competition, Freebies

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This is it folks, we've reached the last day of our giveaways, and we're gonna return to an old classic, albeit a little easier than last year's. The phrase 'Happy Christmas' below has been assembled using snippets from five different game packshots. All we need you to do is tell us what those games are. As before, just email the answer in to [email protected]. First five correct entries win!

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

Happy-Christmas-1

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Day 6 Winners

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies, Winners

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Our penultimate day and a whole flood of rapid answers! The winners in today's competition are:

  • Liam Gladdy
  • Andrew Cadman
  • Hector Mendosa
  • Danny Holloway
  • Ian Campbell

Congratulations to all of our winners. There were five guns in total, and the answers you should have come with are as follows:

  1. RCP-90 (Goldeneye 007)
  2. Cerebral Bore (Turok 2)
  3. Lancer (Gears of War)
  4. Gravity Gun/Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator (Half-Life 2)*
  5. BFG 9000 (Doom)

Tune in 6pm tomorrow for the final chance to win an Amazon voucher!

*We anticipated a certain amount of debate regarding this answer and chose to accept both 'gravity gun' (as the weapon is called in the game's achievements) and 'Zero Point Energy Field Manipulator' (as it's referred to in-game).

Christmas Competition Day 6: BFGs

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies, Guns

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Day 6 of our awesome Christmas Competition Week is all about weapons! We've put 5 screenshots containing some of our favourite video game weapons (although this isn't a top five).

Your job is to do two things: Name the gun and name the game. If you've only just arrived and all of this free stuff is confusing you, fret not! You can check out the launch post for more details.

As per usual, email them in to [email protected]. First five correct answers win!

NB. Again, please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

1.


RCP90x2

2.


turok2-cerebral-bore

3.
lancer

4.


gravity gun

5.

bfg_9000

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Day 5 Winners

Author:
Emma Kelly
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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So we now have some winners from the treasure hunt in day 5 of the Christmas competition here on Dealspwn. The winners are:

  • Ian Campbell
  • Alan Shaw
  • Helen Hodson
  • Danny Holloway
  • Gen Howard

Congratulations to all of you, you've each won a £10 Amazon voucher for figuring out that the answer to the Treasure Hunt was METROID! We will be in touch at the end of the competition to arrange your prize.

And for everyone else, the day 6 Christmas contest will be happening at 7pm on the 6th December. Be there!

Note regarding day 4's contest: Due to human error, the announcing of the winners was a bit confused! Two sets of winners were announced, but rest assured we will be awarding a prize to everyone who was announced as a winner. We will be emailing those who won, so please await your email. Apologies for the mix up!

CLOSED: Christmas Competition Day 5: Treasure Hunt

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Don't worry if you've only just noticed we've been running competitions for the best part of a week. You can still nab yourself an Amazon voucher for the next few days.

Check out the competition launch post for full details. You'll have to be fast too. As before, the first five correct entries to come in will win. Let the games begin!

We're branching out a bit today with a treasure hunt of sorts, and here's how to get involved:

  1. Below are seven questions. Each question is related to some of our favourite TV shows.
  2. For each question, if you type the answer into the search bar and hit 'Enter' it'll come up with a single post result.
  3. If you look within that post (you'll need to view the whole thing for longer posts) you'll find a letter that looks like this:dealspwn-metroid-d
  4. Once you've found all seven letters, rearrange them to spell the name of a long-running video game franchise
  5. Email that name into [email protected]

Example Question: Who plays Liz Lemon in 30 Rock?

  • Answer: Tina Fey
  • Search Results: http://www.dealspwn.com/?s=tina+fey
  • Click on the article's title to reveal the full post.
  • Scroll down the article and you'll see the letter 'D', as above, towards the bottom of the post.

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

  1. Zachary Levi made an appearance in Fallout: New Vegas recently, but he also stars in geek-turned-spy comedy drama Chuck as the title character. Who plays Chuck's best friend Morgan Grimes?
  2. Halo 3: ODST saw a bit of a Firefly love-in, with both Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin making appearances. But which other main actor from Joss Whedon's series, famed for supporting roles in Dodgeball, I, Robot and A Knight's Tale, starred in Bungie's game as Mickey?
  3. There aren't enough funny games out there today, and we rather think that Channel 4's Peep Show would make for an excellent, calamitous adventure game. David Mitchell stars as Mark Corrigan, but who plays Jeremy in this long-running cringefest?
  4. Gamers will know John DiMaggio as the voice of Marcus Fenix, but he'll always have a place in our hearts for playing sarcastic robot Bender in Futurama. Who created the animated comedy series?
  5. Freddie Rodriguez, legend that he is, had a cameo in Saints Row as well as starring in Planet Terror and funereal black comedy Six Feet Under? Who played Brenda Chenowith in the latter?
  6. Stephen Fry, national treasure that he is, did plenty of stuff before introducing gamers to LittleBigPlanet like Blackadder and QI and mucking about with Hugh Laurie a lot. Speaking of which, in which series did Fry appear as a sage and wise butler to Laurie's upper class, well meaning twit?
  7. Famed for dealing with extra-terrestrials, not to mention voicing Ethan Cole in Area 51, who plays troubled novelist Hank Moody in Californication?

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

UPDATED - Christmas Competition: Day 4 Winners!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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FURTHER UPDATE: All seven announced winners will be receiving prizes come the end of the week. Huge apologies for the administrative error!

Hopefully an easier one for you today, and some of you raced in there in under 90 seconds! Sterling stuff! Today's winners are:

  • Jason Forster
  • Simon Carew
  • Simon Houchen
  • Melinda Ho
  • Matt Watson
  • Sally Brook
  • Adam Evans

Congratulation folks! You've all definitely won a £10 Amazon voucher each! As stipulated in the competition launch post, we'll be sorting out prizes at the end of the week. Remember there are still 3 more days left to go!

Check out the answers after the jump!!

CLOSED: Christmas Competition Day 4: Covers

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Whoooo! Day four! Man, it's going quickly. Once again, just to recap, there'll be five £10 vouchers up for grabs each day, that means five lucky winners. But, whilst you can only enter once per day, there's nothing stopping you entering all seven competitions and trying to nab yourself £70 by the end of the week! You can check out the launch post for more details.

In the pic below we've stuck in a few slivers of some game packshots. All you need to do is tell us which games they are. All entries in to [email protected]. First five correct answers win!

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

Covers

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Day 3 Winners!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Today's little contest was probably the hardest of the seven we'll be throwing your way, designed to even things out perhaps, but it didn't stop a number of you getting your entries in impressively quickly indeed. We're proud to announce that today's winners are...

  • Danny Holloway
  • Hector Mendosa
  • Liam Gladdy
  • Melinda Ho
  • Ryan Dicks

Congratulation folks! You've all definitely won a £10 Amazon voucher each, some of you are on a bit of a roll! As stipulated in the competition launch post, we'll be sorting out prizes at the end of the week as you're free to enter on all seven days and might amass a larger cumulative prize!

Click here to read more...

CLOSED: Christmas Competition Day 3: Gameagrams

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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Here comes day three, and it's time for another competition. For four more days after this we're going to be running little mini competitions for you to win Amazon vouchers. There'll be five £10 vouchers up for grabs each day, that means five lucky winners. But, whilst you can only enter once per day, there nothing stopping you entering all of the competitions and trying to nab yourself £70 by the end of the week!

Confused? Don't be. Check out the competition launch post for full details and a timetable of when the posts will be going live. You'll have to be fast too. No random number generators this time, the first five correct entries to come in will win. Let the games begin!

It's time for some wordplay today! Below are the names of ten games, or gaming series, that we've scrambled up. All you have to do is unravel them. Don't worry, we've stuck in a few cryptic clues to help you out, just email the answer in to [email protected]. First five correct entries win!

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

  1. BINARY CRISP KEY - Dream Land's looking a little threadbare.
  2. COOL USSR ICON - Hedgerow dwellers who've eaten far too many Skittles.
  3. AH CHOLERA - The story of some Noble warriors.
  4. NASAL TIFFANY - Cutscene. Explore. Lots of random battles. Repeat.
  5. EVENTUAL GAS FLOW - Super mutants playing roulette.
  6. KARMA RIOT - Racing on mushrooms.
  7. A DAMNING FROG - Day of the dead. (One of my favourite games of all time.)
  8. I AM SO FUN - Basically the same game as Prototype...except a platform exclusive.
  9. OUR 5 MIGRANTS - Well at least it got here in the end!
  10. OK ONE PM - I choose you!

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Day 2 Winners!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competition, Freebies, Winners

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The results are in, some of you very quick off of the mark indeed! But there can only be five winners and today they are:

  • Femi Kaseram
  • Rob Proietti
  • Daniel Rodrigues
  • Melinda Ho
  • Jason Forster

Congratulation folks! You've all definitely won a £10 Amazon voucher each! As stipulated in the competition launch post, we'll be sorting out prizes at the end of the week as you're free to enter on all seven days and might amass a larger cumulative prize!

Fancy checking the answers to see if you nabbed them all anyway? Click here to see what you should have spotted....

CLOSED!!! - Christmas Competition Day 2: Spot The Difference

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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And we're in to Day 2! Once again, just to recap, there'll be five £10 vouchers up for grabs each day, that means five lucky winners. But, whilst you can only enter once per day, there's nothing stopping you entering all seven competitions and trying to nab yourself £70 by the end of the week! You can check out the launch post for more details.

Today we've rustled up a Spot The Difference challenge for your delectation. Two pictures, ten differences. Simples! Email them in to [email protected]. First five correct answers win!

NB. Again, please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

spot1
Spot2

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition: Day 1 Winners!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies, Winners

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Our first five winners are:

  • Simon Houchen
  • Femi Kaseram
  • Melinda Ho
  • Hector Mendosa
  • Ian Campbell

Congratulation folks! You've all definitely won a £10 Amazon voucher each! As stipulated in the competition launch post, we'll be sorting out prizes at the end of the week as you're free to enter on all seven days and might amass a larger cumulative prize!

There were some amusing pleas to discount initial entries but please do be aware that as stated before we can only accept your first entry....so make it count! Unfortunately a few of the very first entrants were missing one or two characters. Do remember to check the house rules before you enter.

You should have had SEVEN characters. Click here to see the answers....

CLOSED!!! - Christmas Competition Day 1: Name The Characters

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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THIS ROUND IS NOW CLOSED! - WINNERS TBA AT 7PM

Yes, it's time to get this party started! Every day for the next week we're going to be running little mini competitions for you to win Amazon vouchers. There'll be five £10 vouchers up for grabs each day, that means five lucky winners. But, whilst you can only enter once per day, there nothing stopping you entering all seven competitions and trying to nab yourself £70 by the end of the week!

Check out the competition launch post for full details and a timetable of when the posts will be going live. You'll have to be fast too. No random number generators this time, the first five correct entries to come in each day will win. Let the games begin!

We've come up with a nice and simple one to start off with. There are seven game characters here, but as you can see, they've been stuck in a blender. We want you to name characters in the picture below and email them in to us at [email protected]. Please be advised that spelling is important!!

NB. Please make sure you double check the house rules below, especially the conditions for entry. We will not accept second submissions so make sure you get it right first time!

Characters

House Rules:

  • Only one entrant per household
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!

Christmas Competition Week: Win £10 Amazon Vouchers Here Every Day!!

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Dealspwn
Tags:
Amazon, Christmas Competition Week, Competitions, Freebies

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The Coca-Cola ad is already on the television, pubs all over the country have started playing Rat Pack classics and serving mulled wine and cider. There are mini Christmas trees appearing on high streets and the shimmering landing lights for Santa's sleigh are already starting to adorn lampposts and shop windows. Everyone's favourite celebration of annual consumer mania is coming...and we're already getting pretty excited.

And when we get excited we tend to give stuff away.

That's right folks, every day for a week, starting on December 1st, we're going to be giving away a bunch of Amazon vouchers. Each day at the times designated below we'll be running a mini puzzle for you guys to solve. The first five correct entries *each day* we receive into our email inbox will each win a £10 Amazon voucher. Participants will only get one entry per day, but there's nothing stopping you from entering each day and potentially nabbing yourself up to £70 in tasty vouchers...enough for a game or two of your choice!

We've decided to shake things up a bit though and so the competitions will be staged at different times throughout the first Advent week, with a different one each day. Prep your PDAs and ready your diaries, because here comes the timetable for our week of festive fun.

  • Day 1: 1st December - 6pm
  • Day 2: 2nd December - 3pm
  • Day 3: 3rd December - 5pm
  • Day 4: 4th December - 2pm
  • Day 5: 5th December - 8pm
  • Day 6: 6th December - 7pm
  • Day 7: 7th December - 6pm

Entry is simple...turn up, complete the puzzle as quickly as you can and email the answers to us at [email protected]

Finally, a few house rules to bear in mind:

  • Only one entrant per household, multiple entries may be disqualified
  • UK entrants only
  • You must include your name and mailing address in the email response otherwise your entry will not be counted
  • Ensure your entry is suitable before you email as we will ONLY accept your first entry
  • Admin's decisions are final in all cases

The winners will be notified by email and revealed as soon as possible each day with prizes being calculated and issued at the end of the week. Additionally, the five winners each day will get a bonus entry into the Super Awesome Mega Christmas Prize Draw at the end of the week. Good luck!