You Could Win $1,000

So, I’ve run a couple of contests before where you could win an iPod Shuffle, but now I’m stepping it up. I’m still offering a Shuffle as a potential prize, but there are two other potential prizes: a new Kindle and a cool grand. Yes, that’s $1,000 US.

Here’s the deal. The contest starts on Friday, April 24 and ends at 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 30. If, by the end of the contest, @ObamaNews gets 175k followers, one lucky follower will win a Shuffle. If @ObamaNews gets 250k followers, I’ll replace the Shuffle with one of a new Kindle. However, if @ObamaNews hits 300k followers, then I’ll replace the Kindle with $1,000.

How do you enter? Just follow @ObamaNews on Twitter. To help us cross the follower thresholds, be sure to tell your friends! Assuming the threshold is crossed, the winner will be randomly selected using TwitRand.

You do have to be a real person to win (i.e. not Starbucks or some other corporation), and you’ve got to reside in the U.S. Sorry, I don’t want to run afoul of any international laws! You’ll also be responsible for any taxes or fees or whatever.

By accepting the prize the winner agrees to let me use his or her name and likeness. This means you’ll probably get some free publicity and more Twitter followers.

Good Luck!

Buying a Kindle 2?

kindle-2Are you buying the new Kindle? If you buy it from this link, you can support our trip to Ethiopia to the tune of $35.90, and it won’t cost you a dime.