Thursday, January 17, 2008

How I Got a Free iPod Nano

I'm a sucker when it comes to free contests. I'll go to car dealerships just to get the freebies they give out. Having been stuck in the mindset of wanting an iPod but not being able to justify the cost to benefit ratio, iPodsweepstakes.com interested me. Upon signing up, you get 200 points free. By filling out online forms for offers, information, etc. you get points towards a free iPod, iPhone, or iTunes gift card. 1,000 points gets you a free 1 GB iPod Shuffle or $75 iTunes gift card. 2,000 points gets you a free 4GB iPod Nano. 3,000 points gets you a free 80 GB iPod Classic. Finaly, 5,000 points gets you a free iPhone (although in the comparison specs they show an iPod Touch).

While it took at least a year of on and off filling out forms (most of the free offers are only a few points), we received our iPod Nano yesterday. If you're like me or you just want $75 to iTunes, this could be for you. One of the nice things is that you can get it on your own without having to pay any money and without having to rope in your friends. (That being said, you do get 100 points for getting five friends to sign up. The link above is not my referral link. I will post my referral link in the comments to keep this post mostly spam free.)

WARNING: You WILL get a tons of junk mail and junk e-mail by signing up for these things. I suggest you use a separate e-mail address that you can kill off after getting your reward.

5 comments:

quizwedge said...

My referral link: http://friends.ipodsweepstakes.com/r/585bdb0c1687102b8555

Suricou Raven said...

Ah, the old crawling-line scam... The queue grows endlessly. So it took you a year, but for me - starting a year later - it would take perhaps two years.

I have no use for an iPod anyway.

quizwedge said...

no, it's NOT based on getting people to sign up. It's based on you doing offers. I had my iPod Nano within about 2 weeks from when I had enough points and turned them in. It just took me that long to get points because I'd only get about 3-6 points per form.

Rob Fay said...

I was able to get an iBook for around $200 of completing offers. I think I'm going to do it for a Macbook Pro and perhaps a Plasma tv as well.

Sean said...

rob, i got my ibook through the same thing that you did. do you remember the url for the site? i'm thinking it's time for me to upgrade as well.