The amazing adventures of Doug Hughes

Win A Free Backpack!

It’s that time of year… cf.Objective() is just around the corner! In conjunction with the attendance of Doug Hughes, Chris Peterson, Ezra Parker, and Randy Miller, we’re holding a contest! This year, Alagad is giving away three (3) rockin’ Wenger SwissGear backpacks. We know everyone can’t be there, so the contest is open to anyone, and the prize will be shipped. The winners will be announced on this blog, along with a link to their website, blog, or Twitter account of choice (unless it is X-rated or otherwise presents a conflict of interest.)

Anyone who knows Doug Hughes also knows he doesn’t suffer cheese when it comes to swag. These are beautiful, sturdy backpacks that can hold up to 17 in laptop goodness. I quite literally live out of mine. I once told Doug it was like providing his employees a corner office in a telecommuting world. I have a closet full of flimsy cast-aside bags that couldn’t take near the abuse. This one has served me for at least 1.5 years as an office and a carry-on. You wouldn’t know it by looking.

There is no laptop inside the backpack this time. Sorry! Stay tuned for next time. Never know!

Alagad SwissGear Backpack Giveaway

Here are some of its notable features:

  • Capable of holding a 17 Macbook Pro + a lot of equipment.
  • More pockets than you can shake a stick at. (Don’t know why you’d want to?)
  • Media Storage Pocket with earbud port.
  • Nifty little pocket for a USB stick.
  • Zippered main compartment.
  • Zippered front pocket with full organization panel.
  • Clip-on keychain.
  • Additional zippered front pocket for quick-access items.
  • Side water bottle pockets.
  • Built in carabiner clip.
  • Two side zippered pockets.
  • Back panel featuring Wenger’s airflow moisture wicking mesh.
  • Detachable cell phone pocket.

Backpack survives cat.

My backpack has survived continued and ferocious feline maraudery.

To Win:
Person with the most points wins. If there is a tie, everyone tied for first is put into a pool and winner is randomly selected. Alagad reserves the right to award this prize to a runner-up if we determine the winner has used abusive tactics. We’re trying to promote awareness, not abuse!

To Enter:
Perform any of the following actions, then send an email to marketing@alagad.com using your same email address for each action. Label the action in the subject line. Sorry, but this extra step and other limitations are to be sure we can consolidate your points and control abuse. We promise not to sell nor share your email address to third parties nor innundate you with spam.

Five Ways To Enter
1. Follow – Follow @alagadinc on Twitter. (1 point per account with 10 followers or more. Creating new accounts for the sole purpose of scoring disqualifies.)
2. Retweet – Retweet a link to this blog post. (1 point per original tweet or RT, i.e. tweet is from contestant’s account and contains @alagadinc with valid link to this blog post.)
3. Facebook – Fan Alagad’s Facebook page. (1 point per account you own with 10 followers or more. Creating new accounts for the sole purpose of scoring disqualifies.)
4. Comment – Leave a comment on this blog post. (1 point – only one counts.)
5. cf.objective() – Approach an Alagadian at the 2010 cf.Objective() conference, ask about TaskForce, and provide your contest email address written or printed on a business card. 2 points.)

Don’t forget to follow up each action with an e-mail to marketing@alagad.com, using your same email address each time.

All entries must be in by 11:59pm EST on April 27, 2010. Winners tallied on April 28 and announced on this blog, along with a link of their choosing. Winner will also be notified via the e-mail account used for the contest and will be asked for a shipping address at that time.

Here’s some of the mugs you’ll be looking for at cf.Objective() and GOOD LUCK! πŸ™‚

Doug Hughes Randy Miller Chris Peterson

Comments on: "Win A Free Backpack!" (31)

  1. Rob Kolosky said:

    Some might say I’d do anything to win a contest.

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  2. Don’t forget to follow up each action with an email. Sorry, but that’s the best way I can think to keep people honest. We won’t spam you or sell it. πŸ™‚

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  3. Gotta have SWAG

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  4. This old bag needs a new one.

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  5. I could use a new backpack; my old macromedia backpack’s stitches are being reinforced by so many safety pins it’s looking like something out of the 80’s!

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  6. Not many are following up their actions with an email. Anyone have an idea on how I can make this more clear… or how I would track who’s due what points without the requirement? Can’t think of a foolproof way to assure everyone is awarded the points.

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  7. Ah… 7 just came in. πŸ™‚ Maybe my WiFi is slow. Ideas still appreciated for how to improve for the next time.

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  8. Sweet deal – love the swag – I’ll be at CF.Objective to accept my new Mac Book Pro πŸ˜€

    BTW: Swiss Packs Rock! Love my old one. Will love my new one πŸ˜€

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  9. CAPABLE of holding an MBP. πŸ™‚ And ty. πŸ˜‰

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  10. Cool. It appears that I may already be entered. Following up with a comment to cement a win.

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  11. Peter Raih said:

    I hope the inside is as resilient against kitties!

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  12. Hope I will win this bag. Can’t wait to see who will win. Good luck to all.

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  13. Don’t forget to shoot emails when you meet a contest requirement.

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  14. Wil Genovese said:

    Send an email to whom? I’m not seeing an address or email link.

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  15. TO ENTER:
    Perform any of the following actions, then send an email to marketing@alagad.com using your same email address for each action. Label the action in the subject line. Sorry, but this extra step and other limitations are to be sure we can consolidate your points and control abuse. We promise not to sell nor share your email address to third parties nor innundate you with spam.

    Perhaps I’ll make it bigger. Seems many aren’t seeing it even though it’s in bold. Hopefully they saw that there’s NO LAPTOP in the bag. πŸ™‚

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  16. There we go. I hope that is better. Sorry for the hassles. I am figuring out a way to make the next contest a bit easier. It’s very tough to run these things without them becoming an annoying spamfest for the community. πŸ™‚

    marketing@alagad.com

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  17. Fab bag I so could use it fab prize, thanks

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  18. Hi

    Just had the email returned saying this it was my Retweet message one, is it only accepting four sends.

    Technical details of permanent failure:
    Message rejected. Please visit http://www.google.com/mail/help/bulk_mail.html to review our Bulk Email Senders Guidelines.

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  19. @Jo B – Checking into that. Thanks.

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  20. Just tried again thought I would leave it a day and it still came back, your system must be set up to detect email sent over four times as spam.

    Just an idea for next comp. Let people comment in one post first, how many of the actions they have carried out, then if further retweets are done a comment for each.
    Don’t necessarily have it as most entries win, just have maybe three mandatory actions. That way you get the RT’s and your company promoted
    Then randomly pick winner and check the email address to ascertain the actions required have been carried out, disqualify after if they have not submitted the entry correctly.

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  21. @Jo B – Thanks for your input. Good ideas I will definitely keep in mind as we seek to improve the process. I put in the request to have the limit removed. Being the weekend, and with cfObjective() going on, it’s taking a little longer than usual to resolve. I have noted your retweet.

    I hope anyone else who receives a bounce will note it here. If I see this has been a problem more than once, I will provide an alternative email to which those bounces can be forwarded.

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  22. Aww thanks for listening, hope its not too interfering, now try and enjoy the weekend before its over.

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  23. perfect timing … my backpack is falling apart!

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  24. Alright, I’ll try, though I’m sure my point level won’t be as much as most

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  25. Don’t be discouraged if you just found out about the contest today. I think the amount of work I required of people to keep it from going into a complete spamfest had the exact opposite effect. The reaction has not been anywhere similar to the typical Twitter contest. πŸ™‚

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  26. It was a pleasure getting to meet Doug Hughes at cf.Objective(). A really fun guy and I thoroughly enjoyed his presentation on ANT. Anyway, I would love to win an Alagad backpack. I was admiring Doug’s during the conference.

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  27. Mike Canonigo said:

    Pleasure to meet a bunch of you guys at cfobjective(). I enjoyed the presentations on ANT4CF and jqGrid. I hope to see and meet you guys once again!

    The backpack looks super cool and would love to sport one of these around the office and be the victim of jealousy amongst my peers!

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  28. test

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  29. Competition, it is like that.
    thanks

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  30. I want!!! ;-(

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  31. I like this competition and want that bag!

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