Join Software Critics’ $1,500US New Year Giveaway

December 22, 2009 | By | 37 Replies More

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This post officially opens my 10-day New Year Giveaway promotion. It has been a year and starting the New Year 2010 right and with a bang is gift in heaven. I couldn’t thank much all the readers who have been here including those who have genuinely interacted with every post on this blog.

I would also like to thank all the software developers and companies and start-ups that have shared their contribution to complete this New Year’s line up of giveaways.

Genuine software licenses and a paid account from a service provider will be given away amounting to $1,577.80US with winners to be announced on 1st January 2010.

This giveaway is open to everyone. What’s special about this giveaway is that you can choose which prize you may want to enter.

Here’s how to join:

Comment (only) on this post

All approved comments that will come in starting today 22nd Dec 2009 will be eligible for drawing on the 31st. You can specify which prize you may want to win and the action you undertake. In case you may want to win another prize, simply specify it on your comment.

Every comment earns you one (1) entry aside from the corresponding entry points you can get from the options below.

Sign-up on my Newsletter

Leave a comment here stating that you’ve signed-up on my newsletter which counts for an additional two entry points.

Every newsletter sign-up earns you two (2) entries plus an access to an automatic giveaway software license gift on the 25th December 2009 exclusive for Newsletter Subscribers only.

Tweet this post

Every RT earns you two (2) entries. You must be a follower of @SoftwareCritics so I can DM you in case you win your chosen prize. State here your chosen prize before retweeting.

Fan us on Facebook

Fan us by clicking this link (will open on a new window) and leave a comment stating your Facebook name. Earn you two (2) points.

Sample Comment entry:

Sample Comment Entry

Here’s what you can win:

One Snap-A-Bug Pro Account for one (1) year valued at $228US courtesy of, a Visual Customer Support provider. More about this service will be discussed in the upcoming days or you may visit them at for more details.

One of VisualCron business/commercial license plus 1 year maintenance support worth $197US courtesy of VisualCron. You may read Automate Windows tasks with few clicks for more information (Prize null and void after sponsor backed out after the giveaway has ended).

One of two (2) SyncMate Personal licenses worth $39.95US each courtesy of SyncMate. Read SyncMate Helps You Sync Your Mac to Multiple Devices to know more about this tool.

One of five (5) Laptop Alarm software usable for both personal and commercial use courtesy of LAlarm worth $50US each. Read Software to Protect Laptops from Being Stolen for more info.

One Email Marketing Software (Mailer) standard license worth $110US, one (1) Clyton Email client standard license worth $25US and one (1) Televiewer, PC TV license worth $8US all courtesy of To know more about Televiewer, read Watch Live TV Channel on Your PC Free. For the other software, visit

One of three (3) Windows Automation software Professional licenses worth $199US each courtesy of Read more about it via this post, No More Repetitive Tasks with WinAutomation.

One of two (2) IP Privacy software licenses (one year subscription license) worth $39.95US each courtesy of IP Privacy Pro. Learn more by reading Online Anonymity and Privacy Protection Offered by IP Privacy.

Blogger participation

Bloggers who will help promote this giveaway will be consolidated into a single dedicated post with dofollow backlinks from this PR4 blog plus a chance to showcase their chosen post URL and an automatic five (5) entry points for the giveaway. During the giveaway period, this post will be edited as well to link back to the blog post or mention from any site for added backlinks since trackbacks on WordPress are normally nofollow.

Simple Rules:

Giveaway period begins today 22nd December 2009 and ends 31st December 2009. Winners will be announced on 1st January 2010. Winner can win only once. Highest Point earner overall gets to win his/her chosen prize automatically. Each winner will be raffled off depending on the chosen prize randomly online via Entrants can only win once but can have two choices per entry e.g. IP Privacy and SnapABug. Please refer to the sample comment entry above.

Multiple entries are possible only via Twitter RT this post option. For Retweets, please use the “Share This Post” button below for proper tracking. If you wish to use the Twitter Bird icon below, please attach @softwarecritics to your message for tracking.

Contest rules are final and irrevocable.

Should you have any questions, please use the comments section below.

Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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Update:  This giveaway is officially closed.

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  1. John Sullivan says:

    Snap me 5 points right off the bat. Also consolidate this post to be added to my blog. I’m letting Kristi’s post brew but send it and I will slip it in between 3rd and 2nd place which will be tonight 🙂 I will be back for some more points :O) thanks

  2. Mathdelane says:

    Thanks John! You got your secured points ready. Don’t forget to state your desired prize.

  3. Sire says:

    Looks like a great giveaway. I’ve tweeted the post for you.
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..How Amazon And The Power Of Keywords Can Increase Your Earnings =-.

  4. Mathdelane says:

    Thanks Sire! Let me know what you’d want to win.

  5. Cool! This is one cool idea Math. Ok, I’ve signed up for your newsletter, retweeted this post, and am now a fan of at FB.
    Chosen Prize: IP Privacy Pro.
    .-= James Moralde´s last blog ..Bugs Bunny Poster =-.

  6. Mathdelane says:

    Goodluck James. Don’t forget to confirm your newsletter subscription!

  7. Amir Aizudin says:

    Newsletter subscription, retweet and become a fan – DONE 😀
    (at the time of writing, still haven’t received the welcome email after confirming subscriptions)
    Chosen prize – the Gammadyne products
    Cool thing you got here!
    .-= Amir Aizudin´s last blog ..An Insider Of SepatDotNet Speaks… =-.

  8. Mathdelane says:

    Hi Amir, Thank you for joining. Your entries are counted. You can RT this post anytime, it’s unlimited for extra points. By the way, I’ve checked your newsletter subscription and it was already confirmed. Good luck to you! 🙂

    Expect the free software as a newsletter subscriber by the 25th aside from the software that will be given away from this post.

    Happy Holidays!

  9. Jack says:

    Now that would be an awesome way start a new year, winning the $1500 to payoff all the credit card debt 🙂

  10. Arafat Hossain Piyada says:

    Huge prize list. You able to manage good list of sponsors. Wish you best of luck & Happy holidays.
    .-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Join $1,500US New Year Giveaway Contest =-.

  11. Anish K.S says:

    Its a huge contest, thanks for this wonderful contest.

    i have tweeted this
    .-= Anish K.S´s last blog ..Twitter said to be profitable after making $25 mn search deals =-.

  12. Mathdelane says:

    Hi Jack, I understand your willingness to leave a comment on my blog but isn’t it a little spammy to leave four comments in one day?

  13. Mathdelane says:

    Thanks Arafat, I knew that I can count on you. Thanks for being a good friend!

  14. Mathdelane says:

    Thanks Anish! Welcome to my blog! 🙂

  15. Rimed says:

    Hi softwarecritics,
    Great Prices! Wish all of you best the of luck. .
    Happy holidays.
    Chosen Prize:Privacy Pro

  16. David says:

    I want to participate in this giveaway, subscribed to the newsletter and tweeted.

    Chosen Prize: VisualCron or Windows Automation software Professional

  17. manjit singh says:

    Great Website.

    I ‘ll visit inthe coming days.

  18. mohsen says:

    thanks mathdelane.i subscribed to your website.
    i would like Clyton Email client and secondly ip privacy

  19. FlexTech says:

    Merry Christmas!

    Impressing contest you haveing here, seems to be good interesting offers from my point of view.
    That’s really kind!

    Have made an Retweet on your comment at twitter.
    Also one by myself, can be found on this url:

    Please sign me up for Windows Automation Software Pro or
    VisualCron as a second choise.
    Good luck to everyone and happy new Year!

  20. Mathdelane says:

    Thanks for joining! Please make sure that you have confirmed your email as I haven’t received confirmation yet from your subscription. Makes sure you whitelist our email address to avoid delays. Also check your spam folder for the confirmation email if nothing is there, you can re-subscribe at anytime.

  21. Francis says:

    excellent giveaway. I hope i will be lucky enough to win Snap-A-Bug Pro Account or IP-Privacy Pro =))

    happy holidays 😉

  22. Francis says:

    So sorry. I forgot to mention that:

    I’m one of your fans on FB
    I Retweeted this post
    I subscribed to your newsletter

    Again, happy holidays 😉

  23. Rafael Capucci says:

    I want to join this giveaway!
    i signed to you newsletter
    i retweeted this post
    and I’m fan of you in FB ! (Rafael Capucci)
    i would like one IP Privacy !

    Thank you so much and happy new year!

    Rafael Capucci

  24. flavius says:

    Windows Automation is what I would like, thanks. Have a nice 2010 !

  25. Ching Ya says:

    Interesting and a good time to hold a contest/giveaway. I must say the gifts are well picked and how generous of you, Mathdelane. Wish everyone who entered good luck! 🙂 As of which prize? Dare not to fantasize but email marketing software will be cool.

    Social/Blogging Tracker
    .-= Ching Ya´s last blog ..How to Brand Your Tweets with TweetBrand =-.

  26. Kris says:

    Looks like you are off to a great start for the upcoming year. Would love to have the Email Marketing Software (Mailer) standard license. Thanks.

  27. Lisa R says:

    I would love to win any one of these products…..signed up for your newsletter. Happy new year and good luck to all

  28. LittleDanniel says:

    I would like to join this giveaway.
    I have subscribe your newsletter (through both email and rss).
    I have retweet you.
    I have become a fun in facebook.
    I like to win a Televiewer, PC TV

    Thank you, and Happy New Year!

  29. GilsSilva says:

    Count me in this giveaway!
    I subscribed to your newsletter
    I’m one of your fans on FB (GildaSilva)
    I Retweeted this post

    i want IP Privacy and Windows Automation software Professional or Snap-A-Bug Pro

  30. Saw90 says:

    I’m Subscribe in your Newsletter.
    i’m fan on your FB.
    i’m retweet it…
    i’m hope win! ( IP Privacy , VisualCron business/commercial , Snap-A-Bug Pro Account or Windows Automation software Professional )

    Happy new Yearrrrrr e let try me luck!

    Kinds Regards

  31. Francis Flor says:

    Happy NEW YEAR!!!

    Thank You so much for this AWESEOME giveaway =))
    anyway, can i try syncmate? syncing with Itunes is a very Slooow process.

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