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May 6, 2010

Vegas Mate iPad Contest - Winners Selected!

Posted by Hunter

Happy to announce that we have winners (yes, more than one!) in our first major contest.

The grand prize winner is 'Eric', who won a $500 Apple gift card so that he can pick up an iPad! Eric, check your e-mail to see if you're the Eric I'm talking about.

If Eric doesn't get back to me by 7pm tomorrow night, I'll pick another grand prize winner and update this blog.

Since I got so many great entries, I wanted to have more than one prize. I awarded two second place prizes, $100 Apple gift cards:

* Kara C.
* Eric R.

I've already heard from Eric. For Kara, the same rules apply - 24 hours to get back to me, as stated in the email I sent you earlier today.

I was floored by the quantity and quality of responses to this contest. So much so that I'm working on my next giveaway. This was a lot of fun and generated over 2,000 new reviews in the Vegas Mate database, something that benefits everyone that uses the app. Win-win-win (Wynn?)

Anyway, please stay tuned for info on upcoming contests and a huge thank you to everyone that participated. I truly wish I could give everyone an iPad.

As for Vegas Mate, on the iPhone I'm working hard on version 2.6 which will include photo galleries, some Twitter integration and a few other improvements. On the iPad, I'm working on 1.2, which will include an entirely new landscape mode. It's funny, until I had an actual iPad to use, I didn't realize how little I'd be holding it in portrait, so I need to re-do the UI a bit for the iPad app. Both updates will be free for existing users.


Read archived comments (6 so far)
May 6, 2010 10:40 PM Posted by Frank Campell

I'm confused. Did one or both Eric's respons?

Also, congratulations to the winners!

May 6, 2010 10:46 PM Posted by Hunter

Just one. So far, the grand prize has not yet been claimed.

May 7, 2010 6:44 AM Posted by Brian Fey

This was a great idea. There is no way you would have gotten that many reviews without an incentive to people to do so. Most people just won't spend the time to write a review. Even myself, I'd love to write some, but just never seem to invest the time to do it. Unfortunately for most of us, time is our most precious commodity.

May 7, 2010 6:45 AM Posted by Erik2020

Those sure are great prizes you gave away. The winners will likely flip-out from happiness.

May 7, 2010 2:18 PM Posted by Eric

I won?!?! WOW! Thank you thank you thank you. I feel like the dad in the Christmas Story. "It's it's it's a major AWARD!!!!!"

May 10, 2010 3:00 PM Posted by CoreyB

Congrats on winning the grand prize Eric, I was hoping it was going to be me, but since Hunter wished we all could have iPads I'm hoping that someone is going to send me one soon.