06 Apr
   Filed Under: Giveaways   

I got some questions about the giveaway, but I was traveling and unable to update you all on the status.

I’ve been awarded three extra Razer Mamba mice to giveaway, so I’m extending the giveaway for 10 more days. See the original post for more information on the giveaway, and check back here in ten days for the winners!

15 Mar
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Razer, a manufacturer of ‘gaming’-class hardware has recently announced Mac support for their entire product line. It’s a badly kept secret that I’m a big fan of Razer’s offerings (particularly their mice), and that makes me especially happy to announce this giveaway.

To bring attention to Razer now considering the Mac platform a serious alternative to Windows for gaming, I’m giving away Razer’s flagship mouse, the Mamba. It’s a fantastic mouse, with wired and wireless modes (it even charges when you plug the wire in) and its design matches Mac hardware quite well. It retails for about $120.

And yes, you can disable that blue lighting in software.

I’m also throwing in a complimentary beta key for APB and a Source-engine game of your choice on Steam, like Counter-Strike: Source, Portal, Team Fortress 2 or Half-Life 2 (remember: Steam is coming to Mac in April!).

Retweet this post any time between today and Wednesday, March 17th to qualify. You should follow me on twitter here so I can DM you when the winners are picked. Winners will also be announced on my twitter and the blog April 2nd.

20 Jun
   Filed Under: Giveaways   

Thanks to everyone who participated in my little giveaway of shirts for WWDC. If you have participated, but haven’t won, no worries: I’ll send a coupon code for a solid discount your way once the shirt store is online.

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Anyway, on to the winners. There were some really great entries (browse the comments section of the giveaway post to check them all out), but I used my standard random drawing system again, adding ‘weight’ to the entries that obviously took more effort. The outcome (drumrolls, etc.):

Totally free shirts go to Jesper Alm, ‘firen’, and ‘Bean’. I won’t be asking you guys for sizes, as you can simply use a particular code upon checkout when the shirt store is up for a free shirt. I’ll email you as soon as the store goes up.

That’s it for now — again, if you participated, you’ll also get an email with a discount code when the store goes online. Check back in July for the next giveaway.

10 Jun
   Filed Under: Giveaways   

I got a lot of responses on my WWDC shirt post earlier, and since I got the first batch printed, I have some that I’d like to give away! By the way, people now in San Francisco for WWDC are eligible, but you have better luck buying one off me when you run into me this week.

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In my last giveaway, I asked you to comment, blog, or tweet about my look at Billings. This time, I’d like to ask you to take a picture of my work in action; it can be an icon of interface I designed, a logotype, print work, or just your workspace using my icons or wallpapers (of which there are much more coming up soon!). Upload it to flickr (or another photo-sharing website) with the tag “cocoiagiveaway” and a link back to this post.

Leave a comment with the link, and be sure to fill the ‘email’ field in the comment form with your actual email so I can contact you for address information when you win!

The deadline for entries is Sunday, June 14th. Winners will be announced next week.

13 May
   Filed Under: Giveaways, News   
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My Billings license giveaway had a great reception. A big shout out to all of you who participated on twitter, the blog, or on their own blogs; I hope you will also enjoy the set of giveaways that are coming up this year, including at least one with some actual, physical, sent-to-your-doorstep hardware!

The winners of the two licenses are Ben Jacob and Matt Farrugia. In an interesting stroke of events, the first random draw selected two Marketcircle employees as winners, but I have taken the liberty to assume that other people were more in need of a license then them :).

I also want to thank the guys at Marketcircle for lending themselves to a great interview and giving out these licenses, and I am eager to see what they’ll have in store for us in the future with improvements to Billings and iPhone applications.

Congrats to Ben and Matt, and thanks for participating!