We’re Giving Away a New Macbook Pro

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The contest is now over and the judging has begun.

When we launched WDL Premium, we gave away a brand new iMac. It was a great way for us to show our appreciation to our new Premium Members. Now we want to show our appreciation again, but this time we’re giving away a Macbook Pro and 2 free lifetime memberships to new members, along with 3 free lifetime memberships to existing members.

Update: We’ve had 130 new members sign up, out of the 150 spots.

Macbook Pro

Macbook Pro

Macbook Pro Technical Specs

13-inch: 2.26GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB Memory
160GB hard drive1
SD card slot
Built-in 7-hour battery2
NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics

How to Win the Macbook Pro

To be eligible to win the Macbook Pro, you have to follow 2 simple steps:

Step 1 Sign up for a WDL Premium membership. Only the next 150 new members will be eligible starting today, September 7, 2009. We will keep you posted on the progress.

Step 2 Send out an update on twitter to help spread the word about WDL Premium. At the end of the tweet include this hashtag: #wdlmacbookpro followed by your new WDL Premium username. The person with the best tweet will be declared the winner. Tweets will be judged on the best promotion of WDL Premium within the 140 character limitation of twitter.

Example tweet:

WDL Premium is too good to be true! http://bit.ly/u914U #wdlmacbookpro hmjones

The second and third place tweets will win a free lifetime membership to WDL Premium.

Existing Members

You’re not left out. We’re giving away 3 free lifetime memberships for you all. Since you are already a member, simply do the following:

Send out an update on twitter to help spread the word about WDL Premium. At the end of the tweet include this hashtag: #wdlcontest1 followed by your WDL Premium username. The 3 people with the best tweets will be declared the winners. Tweets will be judged on the best promotion of WDL Premium within the 140 character limitation of twitter.

Example tweet:

WDL Premium is too good to be true! http://bit.ly/u914U #wdlcontest1 hmjones

Official Rules

  • Contest begins September 7, 2009.
  • Contest will end when 150 new members have signed up.
  • Tweets will be judged on the best promotion of WDL Premium within the 140 character limitation of twitter.
  • Only one sign up and tweet per person.
  • Web Design Ledger staff members and family of staff members are not eligible.
  • Winners will be notified by email.
  • Macbook Pro prize will be awarded in the form of an Apple gift card for the amount of $1,199.00.

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

53 Comments

  1. demogar
    September 7, 2009

    This is great, but I live in Panama so I beleive I can’t get in, right?

    Reply
  2. Marcell
    September 7, 2009

    Sounds like a great contest!

    Reply
  3. Henry
    September 8, 2009

    @demogar: As far as I know there shouldn’t be an issue with you living in Panama. Even if Apple won’t ship there, we will get you the prize if you were to win.

    Reply
  4. David Pohlmeier
    September 8, 2009

    How can you enter if you don’t use Twitter?

    Reply
  5. Paul Davis
    September 8, 2009

    I just bought this exact MBP yesterday! It’s a gorgeous machine.

    Also, that’s the 15″ in the photos. ;)

    Reply
  6. Henry
    September 8, 2009

    David Pohlmeier: For this contest, you have to use twitter. Signing up for a twitter account is very easy. It might be worth it. :)

    Reply
  7. Henry
    September 8, 2009

    @Paul Davis: Nice! Do you love it?

    Good catch on the pics. Didn’t notice they were showing the 15″ in.

    Reply
  8. John
    September 8, 2009

    That’s awesome! But can I use the coupon in India? We don’t have an Apple Store here but only Apple Authorized Retailers which function somewhat in a similar way.

    Reply
  9. Chris Morata
    September 8, 2009

    ^^^ this guy just signed up…pick me!

    Reply
  10. BebopDesigner
    September 8, 2009

    Sounds brilliant! already tweeted this… http://twitter.com/BebopDesigner/status/3844446178
    Hope it gets to someone

    Cheers!

    Reply
  11. Andrei Luca
    September 8, 2009

    Is that a problem if I didn’t subscribed with the same email as the paypal address?

    Cheers!

    Reply
  12. Mikkel
    September 8, 2009

    I tweeted it: http://twitter.com/DaneBlogger/status/3846631963

    Good luck, everyone – but most to me I hope ;)

    Cheers!

    Reply
  13. Henry
    September 8, 2009

    @John: I don’t see why living in India would be an issue. As mentioned above in another comment, we would get the prize to you one way or another. Even sending the equivalent amount through paypal would be an option.

    Reply
  14. Henry
    September 8, 2009

    @Andrei Luca: Nope that’s not a problem :)

    Reply
  15. Markus
    September 9, 2009

    For the record, it is a Federal offense in the United States to run a contest with a prize which requires purchase.

    Please reference this article for a simple description of this statement.

    http://www.bicklaw.com/sweepstakes.htm

    Reply
  16. Henry
    September 9, 2009

    @Markus: Thanks for pointing this out, but this is a skill competition not a game of chance. So it is not considered an illegal lottery.

    Reply
  17. Nik Phillips
    September 9, 2009

    What a great opportunity! Been wanting to join for a while, and this is the perfect incentive!
    Good luck all!

    Reply
  18. Süleyman Şentürk
    September 9, 2009

    Tweeted it too: http://twitter.com/rapidsitemap/status/3840429026

    Good luck to all.

    Reply
  19. Maximilian Guy McNair MacEwan
    September 9, 2009

    So keen to win this!!
    Signed up and tweeted! Eek ~ MBP would be perfect for work.

    I am loving the site so far… It has a whole heap of stuff to learn. I don’t have time for a web design course right now but I think this will fill the gap.

    Reply
  20. peta calvert
    September 9, 2009

    all signed up for premium goodness. quite the blossoming resource you have happening here. fingers and toes crossed for the MB and goodluck to all :)

    Reply
  21. Beth Case
    September 9, 2009

    Just joined on the 5th. If I’d waited two days, I could have been in the running for the Mac! Oh well, hoping for a lifetime membership…

    Reply
    • Henry
      September 9, 2009

      Beth Case: I’m sorry :( but don’t worry. We plan on doing all kinds of cool stuff for our members, including more contests. And I’m sure they will include more Apple products :)

      Reply
  22. Jeff Miskis
    September 10, 2009

    It’s kind of disappointing that we members who’ve recently signed up in the last few months aren’t eligible to win this macbook pro.

    I’d LOVE a new machine. Guess I shouldn’t have joined a couple months ago… :(

    Reply
    • Henry
      September 10, 2009

      @Jeff Miskis: No need to be disappointed. We are going to be doing more contests in the future that you will be eligible for. This is the second Mac we’ve given away in less than 2 months.

      Reply
  23. Jordan
    September 10, 2009

    Clever idea for a contest :)

    Definitely took advantage of it – http://twitter.com/iphonethemes/status/3894783125

    Reply
  24. Mikelangelo
    September 10, 2009

    This would be SO COOL….I’ve been drooling over the new laptops…

    Reply
  25. Ahmed
    September 10, 2009

    Man this awesome im going to join right now :-)

    Reply
  26. Dilip
    September 11, 2009

    Thanx Henry for new contest. hope i’ll win this time. :)

    Reply
  27. Tom
    September 11, 2009

    How do you tie the WDL account to the users’ Twitter account? What happens if it takes forever to reach 150 users? Is there also a deadline?

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    • Henry
      September 11, 2009

      @Tom: The tweets will be searched on by the hash tag and will be able to identify which user by your username at the end of the tweet. We are about half way there right now. So it looks like the contest is going to take a couple of weeks total…maybe not that long. That’s not too long to wait for a chance to win a Macbook Pro :)

      Reply
  28. Tom
    September 11, 2009

    @Henry Thanks for the answers! I missed the bit about adding the username to the end. Great content by the way!

    Reply
  29. Mikkel Juhl
    September 11, 2009

    Posted my tweet here: http://twitter.com/DaneBlogger/status/3917776081, thanks for great premium content! Really learned a lot!

    Reply
  30. Syed Balkhi
    September 11, 2009

    I have entered the contest.

    http://twitter.com/syedbalkhi/status/3918643972

    Reply
  31. Jason Newell
    September 12, 2009

    “Tweets will be judged on the best promotion of WDL Premium within the 140 character limitation of twitter”

    Are you looking for the most creative tweet to draw people to WDL, or just the tweet that best describes what WDL is?

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    • Henry
      September 12, 2009

      @Jason Newell: When you promote something you definitely want to get peoples attention. This could be done several ways: with creativity, cleverness, humor, or describing how awesome WDL Premium is. It’s up to you, but just make it good :)

      Reply
  32. laura veronesi
    September 12, 2009

    Grate viral! Thanks for the chance :)

    Reply
  33. Steve McCratic
    September 12, 2009

    Really excited to have found you guys! I can’t wait to get home and peruse through your themes. (and win that MacBook Pro!)

    Reply
  34. Zack
    September 13, 2009

    Signed up and tweeted my entry. Quick question: can we do multiple tweets? Would this disqualify us? Would all tweets count?

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    • Henry
      September 13, 2009

      @Zack: Only one tweet per person. This is stated in the rules. Although, some have done multiple tweets by accident, this is not a big deal and will not disqualify you. We will just judge one of them.

      Reply
  35. Rachel
    September 13, 2009

    Although you say there’s going to be more giveaways that will be eligible for all members…I still think it’s unfair that we aren’t able to enter for this one, to win the MBP. Why not do genuine giveaways (apart from a lifetime membership) to say thank you to those that have joined already, instead of using the MBP as a way to get more members?

    Having said that, good luck to everyone that enters.

    Reply
  36. Rachel Shillcock
    September 13, 2009

    Tweeted my message here: http://twitter.com/missrachilli/statuses/3951955162 When you search my 1st one I’d pressed my enter key without meaning to.

    Reply
  37. Nik Phillips (evil_noodles)
    September 13, 2009

    I entered a while back now, second day i think. I thought I’d have a look at the tweets that people have posted. Some very cool things, however I can’t find my tweet in the list. Despite having the correct syntax!
    Anyone else having that?

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    • Henry
      September 13, 2009

      @Nik Phillips: Could you post the direct link to your tweet here? Thanks!

      Reply
  38. Kim McReynolds
    September 13, 2009

    I’ve wanted to join for a while, this cinched it! :D

    Reply
  39. Mark Parayno
    September 14, 2009

    Tweeted my message:
    http://twitter.com/bigpandesal/statuses/3973325788

    Great contest…I’m glad I found the site…It’s already been a help to me.

    Reply
  40. Nik Phillips
    September 14, 2009

    @Henry http://twitter.com/evil_noodles it was notibly my first tweet!

    Reply
  41. Nicole Quizon
    September 14, 2009

    http://twitter.com/probablylupus/statuses/3951008798

    i had the same problem as nik phillips!

    Reply
  42. MariannaG
    September 14, 2009

    http://twitter.com/Ideahoppers

    Reply
  43. Richard Collett
    September 16, 2009

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/richcollett/status/4004892525

    Reply
  44. Kim McReynolds
    September 16, 2009

    Erp – I think I tweeted/twitted twice… Please disregard one :D

    (the one you like the least of the 2 of course)

    Reply
  45. James W
    September 17, 2009

    In case mine doesn’t show up on the incredibly reliable Twitter search, here’s a link to my tweet: http://twitter.com/clompers/statuses/3892612504 . Almost wishing I had waited to sign up so I could have a shot at the MBP.

    Reply
  46. Kim McReynolds
    September 18, 2009

    Are we almost there? I’m so excited to see who wins! My first tweet’s here: http://twitter.com/SparkThemes/status/3962320297

    I’m so glad I joined finally – and of course would love to retire my 5 year old powerbook that runs too hot and hates playing video – Fingers crossed!!

    Reply
    • Henry
      September 18, 2009

      @Kim McReynolds: Did you not get the email? Send a direct link to your tweet to info@webdesignledger.com with the subject “My Contest Tweet”. Thanks!

      Reply

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