It’s been an interesting month and I can proudly say that the USB TV Tuner contest has been a much bigger success than the t-shirt contest I ran in May. All in all, there were a total of 98 entries in this contest (encompassing all five of the ways to enter), far eclipsing the benchmark of 3 set by the t-shirt contest.

The most popular method that people selected, not surprisingly, was to simply add me to their Technorati favorites. Of the 98 entries, 77 came from Technorati. I was hoping to get a few more backlinks through this contest, but I’m reasonably happy with the 11 posts that were written. Here are links to all eleven posts:

I’m surprised that only 4 of those 11 posts contained a screenshot proving that they subscribed to my full feed RSS. I figured that if they were willing to a blog post, they might as well take the extra 30 seconds to put up a screenshot and effectively double your odds.


The rest of the entries came from this month’s top commentators. It was a tight race for the number one spot with just one comment separating first and second place. Top commentator Matt got a total of FIVE entries in this contest.

Rounding out the list are Vijay, Super Affiliate Zac Johnson, Make Money With Funds, and Dy Phan of A Tentative Personal Finance Blog. Thanks for keeping the discussion going!

Well, here’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. I kept track of the contest entries using an Excel spreadsheet, devoting one line to each entry (so Matt got five lines). I then got Excel to generate a random number between 1 and 98, and the number that came up was… 5.

That’s Gregg Gordon, aka Flash604. Congratulations, Gregg. Email me with your mailing address and I’ll get this thing shipped your way.

Huge thanks to everyone who entered. I’m thinking of running another contest this month too, so keep your eyes peeled for another chance to win!