Based on the response I got from the first contest, people want a prize that’s a little more substantial than a t-shirt. How about a USB TV Tuner? I’m pretty sure everyone likes watching television, especially if they can digitally record it for later viewing. Wanna know how you can win? Then keep reading to find out more about the June 2007 contest from Beyond the Rhetoric…

First, let’s talk a bit about the big prize.

MiniTVUSB TV Tuner from ADS Tech.
This TV Tuner with PVR and time-shifting capabilities (product page) is an $80 value. I’m not going to blab about the features and specifications, because I already did that when I reviewed this item for Mobile Magazine.


What do you need to do in order to enter? Well, I’m going to provide you with three ways to play, and yes, you can combine them for multiple entries:

  1. Add Me To Your Technorati Favorites. This is by far the easiest way to enter, because all it takes is a single click. See the button on the top-right underneath the massive RSS icon? Click that. Everyone who has already added me as a favorite is already eligible to win! It’ll help if you leave a comment below with your Technorati username, but I’m sure we’ll be able to figure it out even if you don’t.
  2. Review My Blog OR Put Up A Post About This Contest. Your blog entry has to be at least 200 words and it can be positive, negative, or anything in between. I’d appreciate if you linked to using the anchor text “freelance writing“, but this is not required. If you blog about the contest, please link back to this page. For a bonus entry, take a screenshot showing that you subscribe to my RSS feed and include it in your blog entry.
  3. Be One of June’s Top Commentators. There’s five spots and each of the top commentators will get one entry into the contest. Be number one on this list and get a bonus entry.

So, theoretically, you could have up to FIVE ENTRIES in this contest. To recap, you’ll get five entries if you: add me to your Technorati favorites; write a review of this blog and post a screenshot of your subscription to my RSS feed; and sit on top of the top commentators list for the month of June. If you take the second option for entering, it would help if you either a) sent a pingback or b) left a comment with the URI to your blog entry.

The contest is open to all residents of the world, provided that you have reasonable access to some sort of postal service. I’m thinking that I can’t mail the TV tuner to Antarctica. The deadline for entering the contest is 12:01AM PST on July 1, 2007. Good luck! (And happy TV watching to the winner)

P.S. Kumiko, I don’t want your first born child, thanks. 😉