In conjunction with Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs 2 I received a sponsorship prize from Market Leverage so that I could offer an online contest for the online fans of the Speed of Thought Players as well as for fans of Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs 2. Market Leverage supplied me with a Generation 2 16GB iPod Touch (I don’t even have one of those, what a sweet prize). I ran the contest and gave participants tons of ways to literally earn limitless entries. However, in the end it just comes down to random luck, although you could certainly have improved your odds of that luck being yours. I had a number of people who entered the contest and among them there were 404 total entries. So I listed out everyone’s entries. For each entry I put their name on a list that gave me my initial list of 404.

Then I tweeted out


To which I received a response from @joetech who said the number 24. I responded in a tweet


So I went to and ran my list of 404 names through the list randomizer 24 times. I stopped at 12 to tweet again just to get a little excitement building.


I resumed my randomizing and so I continued on to randomize the list the full 24 times.


I took my list and then ran the random integer generator and it gave me 237 as the winning number.


Well 237 was the winning number so I tweeted that out for all to see.


Okay I’ll stop stringing you along, the winner of the 16GB iPod Touch is….


That’s right Andrew Beard was the winner of the 16GB iPod Touch. He goes by @anoo on Twitter.

I want to thank Dina Riccobono of Market Leverage for getting me the 16GB iPod Touch as a prize. I also want to thank everyone who took the time to comment contest on my two posts about Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs II. Being Responsible and Blogs, Brews 2 Recap. I also want to thank IZEA for being the sponsor of Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs 2 when the original sponsor drop ped out.

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19 Responses to “16GB iPod Touch Winner”

  1. smilieshorts says:

    congrats to the winner though I am sad it wasnt me lol, I never win

  2. smilieshorts says:


  3. Aww, I was robbed by random chance! 🙂

    Oh well. I still have my blackberry with Pandora on it, and it browses the web. Touchscreens are overrated anyway. 🙂


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  4. Drew says:

    Sorry April,
    You tried really hard too. Chance is like that. I really appreciate all you did to help generate buzz about the contest and the Blogs, Brews and Belly Laughs 2. Did you try to log in this past Friday? I did and it wasn’t on.

  5. Leslie M says:

    Many thanks for a Great Giveaway and Congrats to the Winner! SWEET contest Enjoy!!!!

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  6. Drew says:

    Raging Tech,
    Random chance, a harsh mistress for sure.

  7. smilieshorts says:

    yeah I did try but it wasn’t on. Not going to be on tomorrow, it is my Relay For Life.

    I am glad that I could help generate buzz I had a lot of fun and was glad I was able to finally donate.

  8. Drew says:

    Thanks Leslie,
    Thanks for entering too. I’ll be doing more giveaways now too.

  9. Drew says:

    Send me the link to your donation page. Good luck with the walk tomorrow too. We are doing ours in June.

  10. smilieshorts says:

    here is the link I personally haven’t gotten any donations, but I helped my team raise over a thousand dollars.

  11. Anoo says:

    RAWK! I’m so excited.

  12. Drew says:


    You’ve got at least one so far. 🙂

  13. Drew says:

    And you should be chance has favored you today, go play the lottery.

  14. smilieshorts says:

    thanks for the donation! I twittered so hopefully I get some more donations

  15. Anna says:

    See what happens when I step away from the computer? I miss all those excitement-building tweets!

    Congrats, Andrew. I was really hoping it would be me… better luck next time, I suppose.

  16. Drew says:

    No problem April,

    I retweeted as well. 🙂

  17. Drew says:

    Believe me, stepping away form the computer and missing my tweets is a blessing, I can be “mean” with my build ups? 🙂

  18. Jason says:

    great contest. congratulations to the winner.

  19. Drew says:

    Thanks Jason,

    I’ll be having many more contests in the coming months.