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Announcing Weekly Giveaways for Helpful or Interesting Comments

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From now into the foreseeable future, I will be presenting weekly giveaways. Each weekend, though this is a guideline and not a promise, I will select one commenter who has added value to Consumerism Commentary to be the recipient of a surprise gift. This is just a way of me thanking regular and quality contributors for visiting and sharing their thoughts and ideas.

You may have noticed that the latest giveaway for the free Sumo Lounge Omni chair attracted a large number of readers, 95% of whom stopped by to enter the contest after hearing about it somewhere else and never participated in other discussions before or after.

After thinking about this for not much more than a minute, I decided I’d rather find ways to reward frequent and avid visitors and participants. If you’re a lurker, now is the time to chime in with your thoughts on various discussions, as you never know who will be selected each week (or so).

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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avatar mga

You may want to talk with your lawyer to verify that your giveaway/gift adheres to all the laws of the winner’s location. In some places it needs to be a game of chance. In Canada, I forget how they state it, but they have to answer a simple question correctly. Just an FYI to avoid complications down the road for you.

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,500 (Platinum)

mga: Thanks for the info!

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avatar Aimee

Sounds like a great way to get the lurkers to come out of hiding. ;)

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avatar Mrs. Micah

That’s very nice. Will I get the $100,000 cash which your page is currently advertising? ;-)

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avatar Derek

I’m a daily reader via RSS but I admit that I do not come out from my RSS-rock to comment nearly as much as I should. :)

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avatar Luke Landes ♦127,500 (Platinum)

Derek: Maybe this will give you (and the other several thousand RSS readers) more of a reason to click through and share some thoughts.

Mrs. Micah: I didn’t see the ad, but the prizes I’m thinking of will be several orders of magnitude less. Sorry! :-)

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avatar thomas

just when I was getting used to seeing my nmme on the right rail. At least most of my comments do have some value and just aren’t “me too”

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