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Friday, December 3, 2010

Help Me Win $1250 for Kids Who Need It This Christmas

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 03:00 PM

Hi everyone! I need your help to win an unboxing contest that Best Buy is running on Facebook, and it’s for a good cause. Since I do a lot of those, I thought hey, why not enter? There are two grand prizes of $2500 CAD each, awarded as Best Buy gift cards. Since we’re coming up on Christmas, sharing the grand prize if I win makes sense – so I’ve publicly committed to donating half of the prize ($1250) to kids involved with Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Canada. My mother works for that organization, and I’ve seen first hand the needs that some of these families have. She works with the in-school mentoring program, which pairs younger kids with senior citizen mentors. Apparently the kids are Nintendo Wii-crazy, and it’s an activity the seniors and kids can do together, so I think what I’ll do is buy as many Nintendo Wii bundles as I can with $1250 (it should be at least five of them).

I'd really appreciate the support of the Thoughts Media community, because - and I'll be blunt here - Twitter is such a noisy medium that every though yesterday the message about this contest went out to over 5000 people from three different people, nearly zero votes came as a result of it. I'm currently #3 in votes, but I could easily take a dominating lead if even 20% of you reading this decided to act. Please help!

Here’s how you can help me, and the kids, win – oh, and enter to win a $150 gift card yourself!

  1. Log into Facebook, and visit the Best Buy Unboxing Day Contest Site. Click Allow when the app asks for your permission. I’ve noticed there’s a weird bug with Internet Explorer 8 where it loops the process for almost a minute, so you may want to use Firefox or Chrome if you run into trouble.
  2. Find my Samsung Focus video (see above) and click on it, then click on Vote in the window that pops up. You’ll need to fill out a little form; if you live outside Canada and don't qualify for the gift card, just put in whatever bogus information you want.
  3. Return to that contest site every day to vote – you can vote once every day up until December 31st.

The winners will be announced January 3rd, 2011, and if I win, I’ll announce it here and provide details and photos of the Wii’s I purchase.

(And for the Windows Phone Thoughts readers, I'll be doing a "real" unboxing of the Focus - that was just a simplified, quick version. I've got some serious concerns about the screen...).


Friday, August 14, 2009

Best Buy Zune HD Preview - August 22nd & 23rd

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 12:55 PM

http://www.bestbuy.com/zunehd

"Zune® is partnering with Best Buy to showcase the new Zune HD portable digital media player that will be releasing this Fall. Zune Reps will be in select Best Buy stores on August 22 and 23 demoing Zune HD and answering customer questions. This event will be the first time the Zune HD will be demonstrated in store for public viewing, so come by and check it out!"

Circle the date on your calendars! August 22 & 23 will be your first opportunity to check out a Zune HD in the flesh. Or I guess in the metal and silicon. The Zune HD is a pretty huge step for the Zune line. After three years of only one significant change in form, we're really going to see a huge step forward with the HD. Aside from the slim form factor, the beautiful screen on the HD looks to be pretty incredible.

This should be some good publicity having an in-store demo at Best Buy. I know from talking to people that there is still a very negative perception of the Zune that the first design caused. Its a shame since the current models are very nice themselves. I know I love my Zune 80! So remember, if you want to see the Zune HD before it launches, get out to Best Buy next weekend.


Monday, October 30, 2006

More Zune Marketplace Screenshots

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Software" @ 12:37 PM

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=pcmcat102800050018&type=category

Best Buy has a Flash demo that contains some new images of the Zune Marketplace, which so far Microsoft has kept under tight wraps. I screen capped all the images they had, so take a look!



More images after the break!
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