Our iPad 2 Contest Is ON LIKE DONKEY KONG

Update: Thanks to all who entered our contest! Our winner is Bill Riley from Council Bluffs, IA, who won with this silly tweet. Keep your eyes peeled for another contest very soon, and check out all the other iPad 2 contests still going on!

A few days ago we mention that we would soon be part of an amazing iPad 2 giveaway alongside the likes of HackCollege, Her Campus, and many other awesome blogs. Well, that time has finally come. From now until midnight on August 23, you can enter to win an iPad 2 courtesy of Vonage. Interested? Read on to find out why we’re running this contest and, of course, how you can get your entry put into the hat.

So What’s This All About?

We were approached by Vonage (along with about 75 other blogs) to help promote this cool new iPhone app they’ve just released called Time to Call. This app lets you call international numbers from your iPhone for a lot cheaper than you would pay going through your carrier. Calls are billed directly to your iTunes account, and calling most countries costs less than $2 for 15 minutes. There are a number of countries that’ll run you more, but for the most part you get that relatively cheap $2 or less price. Check out this video for more detail:


I’ll be testing this app over the next few days, and I’ll let you know my findings. Judging from other bloggers who have tested it out already, the Time to Call app is looking to be a pretty good option for international calling if you’ve got an iPhone.

Cool Deal: We’ve been let in on a badly-kept secret… if you download the app sometime in the near future, you’ll get 15 minutes of free talk time. It’s a win-win. Or maybe a win-win-win.

Alright, So What About The Contest???

Good things come to those who wait, my friend… but enough waiting. Here’s the 411 on the 90210 for the 867-5309. Or maybe just the contest details.

At midnight on August 23, we’ll choose one lucky winner to win an Apple gift card for $700, as well as an iTunes giftcard for $15. Yep, the prize is actually $715 in gift cards, not an iPad 2 unit itself. This is enough to buy you a 32gb iPad 2, but since it’s a gift card, you could technically put it towards something else like one of those new fancy-shmancy Macbook Airs.

So, how do you enter? Well, we’ve changed things up a bit since our last contest. The way to get your first entry in is to Like us on Facebook – however, you can potentially get 7 more entries if you’re so inclined. For those of you who hate math, that’s 8 potential entries. The odds are like totally stacked in your favor bro. The other methods to enter are:

  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Leave the funniest sub-80 character comment you can think of
  • Tweet about the contest (you can do this once per day during the 5 days)

To enter, use the cool RaffleCopter app below. The only mandatory entry method is a Facebook Like, but you’ll have a much better chance of winning if you participate in the other *easy* activities!

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  2. Roses r red/Violets r purple/Flowers won’t fill my tummy/pancakes with syrup’ll

  3. Roses are red / Violets are purple / Flowers won’t fill my tummy / but pancakes with syrup’ll

  4. funniest thing you can think of in 80 characters or less 🙂

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  6. Knowledge is knowing tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

  7. Whats the Difference between kinky and perverted? Kinky is when you tickle your girl friends ass with a feather. Perverted is when you use the whole chicken

  8. I text my mate the other day asking him who his favourite composer is. Surprisingly, he didn’t text Bach

  9. I could win this iPad or wait until Christmas….which will make me feel cooler?

  10. Let the proto lawlz begin! (Kudos to those who get the jokes =P)

    @reconbot: WHO HAS ANY ARP JOKES? #protolol

    @yoshicool GOPHER #protolol

    @mramsmeets: ICMP echo request called. He wants his reply back #protolol

    @alexdgardner I was telling a WEP joke once, but everyone already knew it #protolol

  11. I hope i will win the ipad 2 for this time after defeating everyone.

  12. would follow teaching the deaf sign language but in a fun way to geek

  13. I’ve got nothing after reading “Bachmann becoming the president”.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  14. Bachmann becoming the president. Bill O’ Reilly having dinner with Kanye West.


  15. Dude, I’m getting (rid of) a Dell and using my iPad2 to show off my shark dive videos!

  16. I was watching a movie with the family many moons ago and when the screen popped up on the t.v. saying “This film has been modified to fit your t.v.” I procedded to ask “How do they know what size our t.v. is?”

  17. First off, I love your writing style. Very unique!

    Second, I want the gift card!!

  18. The day that I pounded the bathroom stall that my friend was in, only to find out it was an old woman!

  19. What did Sigmund give his wife for Christmas? Freudian slippers. Irrelevant and untimely, I know, but still funny.

  20. Announcing the new Built-in Orderly Organized Knowledge device (BOOK). It’s a revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric circuits, no batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on.

  21. I used to be socially awkward…..I still am, but i used be too

  22. I used to be socially awkward…..I still am, but i used be too

  23. So there were 2 dogs, and one said to the other: I can run 2x as fast as you can. and the other dog said i can run 1/2 as fast as you can. then they both ran to the top of the hill and the dog told the other dog “You’re going to die in 6 months”

  24. What’s my name? Funny you should ask, it’s La-A.

    The dash don’t be silent.

  25. Knock Knock – Who’s there – Dewey – Dewey Who- Dewey we have to keep telling these Knock Knock Jokes.

  26. Two fish in a tank. One turns and asks the other..

    “How do you drive this thing?” 🙂

  27. I want da’ iPad to call my mominlaw to ask her to stop sending me salted cookies…

  28. You wanna hear a dirty joke? It all started when 2 pigs were playing in the mud.

  29. the funniest thing you can think of in 80 characters or less. The best ones will be featured at the top of our site in the orange bar 😛

  30. Jayne from Firefly- “Dear Diary: Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy…”

  31. Winning always feels great and I would like to feel great, So please let me win this Ipad 2!

  32. If you haven’t gone tae kwon do on someone this week you need to get a pair.

  33. Me talk pretty if me wants. But Confucius says people with ipads talk prettier.

  34. say no to drugs. but i guess if your talking to drugs, you must already be on them.

  35. Sunglasses at night ≠ sexy. It = you should be holding a cane/following a dog.

  36. Before you use the bathroom in someones house make sure you check they have toilet paper!!

  37. Later in the year they will be releasing the companion tablet pen, the Ipon

  38. Sarah Palin’s intelligence is like an optical illusion. You think it’s there, but it’s not.

  39. If Bill Gates had a dime for every time a Windows box crashed… Oh, wait a minute, he already does.

  40. hope i win this ipad2 so i can show it off in my sister face 🙂

  41. Two lions were laying around one day when a tiny car with some clowns in it drove past. The lions were getting hungry so they decided to eat the clowns. After dinner, the first lion says to the second, did that taste funny to you?

  42. My 2yo has decided he likes to see things floating in the toilet. my phone is the latest

  43. In 2008: “Michelle Bachmann will be a top tier presidential candidate.”

  44. Unfunny people trying to be funny is about as funny as well…I got nothin.

  45. Sure, anyone will follow your tweets, but they won’t tweet this #giveaway. MINE!!!

  46. Q.What is the biggest lie in the entire universe?

    A. “I have read and agree to the Terms of Service”

  47. This year I’m using big words to sound smart…Sorry, I meant utilizing gargantuan idioms to simulate intelligence.

  48. I really hate the idea of PAYING for an iPad because…what do we even need it for?

  49. The funny thing about this comment is that I’m doing it for an iPad.

  50. A man walked into a bar and said, “Ow! That hurt! Who left that bar there?”

  51. Two drunks were walking home along the railway tracks. The first drunk says, “There’s a hell of a lot of steps here.” The second drunk says, “I’ll tell you what’s worse, this hand rail is bloody low down”

  52. So… Did anyone else notice that Uranus, while not sounding like ‘your anus’, now sounds like ‘urine us’? Man, I miss the days of Pluto.

  53. I once crashed (ran) into a gas station window thinking the door was open. Didn’t realize or see that there was a 10 square foot glass windows there. Well, the crash was bad, but I survived. — (true story)

  54. I noticed that when you’re black and…tall, you’re probably a basketball player.

    When you’re black and short, you’re probably a comedian.

  55. Well, I have a little sister (8 years old), the last night I was putting some cream in my face for the greasy, and mom said: daughter! my little daughter??, and my little sister said; who of us? :O

  56. I got nothing! At least an iPad with comedy apps can make up for it!

  57. Two snowmen are standing in a field, one says to the other : “Funny, I smell carrots too.”

  58. if we can quote…”in the words of a. a. milne, get out of my chair, you dillhole”

  59. phones tend to not like salt water, i found out after I swirlied my phone…

  60. iPad..2Pad..we all…um…Scream for ipad??…(Well I guess it does work better with Ice Cream…)

  61. iPad..2Pad..we all…um…Scream for ipad??…(Well I guess it does work better with Ice Cream…)

  62. Who says nothing is impossible? I’ve been doing nothing for years!

  63. Early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse always gets the cheese.

  64. Don’t judge anyone until you have walked a mile in their shoes,and after you have…who cares ,you have their shoes and they are a mile away 😀

  65. The Wizard of Oz is 72 years old! Today, if Dorothy were to encounter men with no brains, no hearts, and no balls, she wouldn’t be in Oz. She’d be in Congress!

  66. Holy hotness Batman! I SO need this IPAD *crosses fingers hoping to win*

  67. Holy hotness Batman! I SO need this IPAD *crosses fingers hoping to win*

  68. Does it count if I quote someone else? “If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?” -Reid Sullivan

  69. Procrastination is like masturbation, in the end you’re only screwing yourself.

  70. I need this because I have entered on all of the other blogs, even the spanish ones, i dont know what I said!

  71. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

  72. “When you go to a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges.” – Jack Handey

  73. How do you get a hobo on the roof?

    Tell them that drinks are on the house!

  74. Q. What’s the difference between men and government bonds?

    A. Bonds mature.

  75. Q. What’s the difference between men and government bonds?

    A. Bonds mature.

  76. @QuintonRau -1 for unoriginality. don’t allow him to compete for this comment specifically!

  77. @QuintonRau -1 for unoriginality. don’t allow him to compete for this comment specifically!

  78. What do you call a Frenchman wearing sandals? Philippe Philoppe

    anger_family @yahoo dot com

  79. A priest, a hobo and a pirate walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, “What is this, some kind of joke?”

  80. Never gonna give u up, never gonna let u down, Never gonna run around & desert u

  81. I believe that I can win an iPad just like I believe in the fairies that are dancing on my keyboard right now.

  82. I spent three hours at my wife’s grave today.

    She’s so sweet. She thinks I’m digging a koi pond.

  83. Pedophiles are bad,but at least they drive slowly when they are passing some school

  84. Everyone cant talk bad stuff about pedophiles, but at least they drive slowly when they are passing a primary school 😀 (joke :))

  85. michael- “my mind is going a mile a minute” pam-“that fast?”

  86. Did you know that dogs are capable of using an iPad. My dog confirmed it 🙂

  87. If breaks are meant to be slow then why do they call it “breakfast”?

  88. This contest is so easy to enter, even I managed to figure it out–and that says a lot.

  89. My new baby kitty attacking my big chocolate lab and watching my lab run away and hide behind the couch shaking!!

  90. If I won an iPad 2 #vonage “time to call” from @collegeinfogeek, I would sell the $715 gift card for half price and buy crack with it


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