Weren't able to make it to CES this year? This week's giveaway is bringing CES to you!
We're giving away a nice, big bag full of CES 2012 swag collected by CNET staffers on the ground at the massive show in Vegas. You'll get all sorts of goodies--an iPad skin and iPhone case bearing the CNET logo; an 8GB Samsung memory card; a camera-shaped USB drive from Olympus; a free six-month subscription to Sony's Music Unlimited cloud-based music-streaming service; and a free one-year subscription to Absolute Software's LoJack for Laptops security app, which helps you recover your stolen tech safely. And more.
Plus, all your gear will arrive in a CES 2012 press bag complete with a nice little reporter's notebook where you can jot notes on all your gotta-have gadgets from the Sin City show. We estimate that you'll be getting about $250 worth of stuff. In this case, what happens in Vegas definitely is not staying in Vegas.
So how do you try to win this week's prize? Let me enumerate the basic rules. Please read them carefully; there will be a test.
- Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
- Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
- Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
- The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) CES swag bag with a retail value of approximately $250.
- If you are chosen, you will be notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the contest. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
- Entries can be submitted until Monday, January 16, at 12 p.m. ET.
And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules) :
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, January 16, 2012. See official rules for details.