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Twitter lottery (Twottery) from Twitter name 617patrick

I've crossed 10,000 followers, so I’ll give a $250 gift card to one random follower!!

On November 5th, 2009, I hit 10,000 followers, so the advanced details and info for my followers can be found at the page 617PATRICK Twitter Lottery details


Details for those who care:

My Twitter lottery (Twottery), or contest, with no skill required

Simple rules

  • become a follower of mine on Twitter
  • if you haven't signed up yet, it only takes 10 minutes, and its the new rage
  • when I reach 10,000 followers, one of those followers, picked at random, wins a $250 gift card (from Mastercard or Visa)
  • its completely free
  • No tricks.  Sorry - no Twicks!
  • I reserve the right to eliminate obvious spammers, and to move on to a second winner.
  • read on if you want more details

Note:  I do not work for Twitter, and this contest has nothing to do with Twitter corporation

Twottery - Why am I doing it?

  • I'm an awesome guy
  • I have money to burn, but I'd rather give it away
  • I'm obsessed with the power of Twitter for sales and marketing people, and I'm trying to teach them how to use it
  • I'm trying to promote my training for business people. My seminars include:
    • Twitter For Business
      • Twitter For Sales And Marketing - The Magic Formula
    • LinkedIn For Business
      • LinkedIn For Sales And Marketing - The Magic Formula
    • Facebook For Business
    • Social Media For Business
    • Google SEO
    • Google PPC
  • I will also "tweet" about social media tips, and you will learn some cool things
  • Some of you might hire me as a result

This Twottery.  How does it work?  How do you know its legit?  How will you know who won?

  • On the day that I have more than 10,000 followers, I will extract them with a computer program 
  • The first 10,000 people will each be assigned a number between 1 and 10000
  • You will be able to see your number in a list on my web page
  • A week or so later (when I get my allowance), I will use the results of the Massachusetts lottery to determine that random number
    • I will use the "Mid-Day Numbers Game", which has 4 digits
    • if your number on my list matches the lottery number, you collect the $250 in winnings.  Sorry - you collect your Twinnings!
    • everyone can follow it, because I will announce the date a week ahead of time
    • everyone knows it's legit, because the number is chosen by the Massachusetts government, which never has any corruption
  • The winner will be contacted by me thru their Twitter account, and everyone will be able to find out who it is
    • one more rule - if the winner doesn't respond within some time period (30 days or 60 days or 140 days?) I will give the $250 to some other follower in the first 10,000
  • Obvious spammers:
    • Twitter is full of them. If you are an obvious spammer, determined by me, but usually because all you do is Tweet about a product that you are selling, I reserve the right to pick someone else instead.

When I hit some other milestones, like 100,000 and 200,000, I'll have other prizes

  • No specifics yet, but I have some great ideas
  • Hire me as a consultant for big bucks, and the prizes will get bigger
  • This may be trailblazing, and I'll bet every corporation has something like it in the near future.  But that's just me loving my own ideas.

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Note that

  • I do NOT work for LinkedIn Corporation, and am not affiliated with LinkedIn Corporation in any way.
  • LinkedIn is not spelled Linked In