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Wow, time really flies! It seems like just yesterday we were eating turkey and watching the leaves change. Where did December go?! Like it or not, 2012 is here and with it comes one of the craziest days here at SparkFun - yes, we're talking about Free Day!
Free Day 2012 is a week from today - that means on January 11th, 2012, you will have a chance at winning a $100 share of a pot of $200,000 worth of SparkFun credit. Here are the basics of Free Day:
The Rules: The give away starts at 9AM MST and is limited to $100 per person. Each winner will get a gift code that can be used at SparkFun within 60 days.
The System: We're doing away with the quiz system of 2011 and trying to return to a give-away system that is as simple as possible, but can handle the load of the Free Day crowd. The system will randomly give away the 2,000 gift codes (2000 * $100 = $200,000) throughout the day. For example, if we set up a 7 hour giveaway window, we should see a gift given away about every 12 seconds. We will allow people to try for the prize as many times as they'd like, but we will have a basic system to prove you're not a script.
That pretty much sums it up! If past Free Days are any example, Free Day 2012 will be an intense and fun day. Remember the event starts at 9 AM on January 11th. Best of luck to everyone! Cheers!