PhoneDog's Colossal iPad 2 and Smartphone Sweepstakes

Aaron Baker
Writer from  Dallas, TX
| March 16, 2011


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Having problems accessing the sweepstakes entry app?  Submit the problem here

As always, we're so appreciative of YOU.  You read our articles, comment on our YouTube videos, and interact with us on Facebook.  We like giving away stuff, so after an awesome iPad and Tablet giveaway, the PhoneDog is BACK, and he's bringing new prizes with him!  This time around, we're giving you the choice between an Apple iPad 2 and some hot smartphones!  We'll be switching the smartphones around on a monthly basis depending on what's hot at the time (this is a long contest, after all)!  Even better, we'll be shipping the prizes twice monthly, so you don't have to wait for the contest to end before you receive your prize.


The basics:

  • Do I need to be a facebook user? Yes
  • Where can I enter? Enter at:
  • Where do I view my Ticket Numbers? under the MY ENTRIES tab
  • How do i know if I won? Compare your ticket numbers to the winning ticket number posted above after each drawing
  • When are the live drawings?  One winning ticket will be drawn every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6pm EST
  • Where can I watch the Live Drawings?
  • If I miss the drawing where do I view the Winning Ticket Number? On the top of this post
  • Can I get reminders?  Yes, enter your email address under the REMINDERS tab at
  • How long do winners have to claim their winning ticket number?  24 hours after each drawing
  • Will you redraw for any unclaimed ticket numbers?  No.  You snooze you lose. 
  • What if I still have questions?  Please use the comment section below as we will be actively answering questions throughout the Sweepstakes period


NEW: I WIN, WE BOTH WIN refer-a-friend program, effective April 7th, 2011

As if PhoneDog's Colossal iPad 2 and Smartphone Sweepstakes couldn't get any better, we're adding a new element to the game!  It's called "I WIN, WE BOTH WIN," and it's a nice new enhancement that allows you an even greater chance of winning!  Think of it like this; when you refer a friend and they click the link, you're getting access to their ticket numbers as well.  If any of your referrer's ticket numbers are drawn, you both win!

Let's say you refer 10 friends.  Those friends click your link, and then they choose a prize (1 ticket), LIKE PhoneDog (1 ticket), and LIKE the seven (7) network sites (7 tickets).  That's a total of nine (9) ticket numbers for them, and nine (9) ticket numbers for you!  Multiply that by 10 (number of friends you referred), and that's 90 new ticket opportunities!  If one of their ticket numbers are drawn, both you and your friend will win an Apple iPad 2, Google Nexus S, Motorola Atrix 4G, or T-Mobile myTouch 4G.

Start sending those emails, tweets, and Facebook messages to get those referrrals going.  Remember to give them your Facebook profile ID so they can enter it in the Sweepstakes application so you both get the credit for it.  Let the fun begin!


A little more in-depth:

All you have to do is accept and submit the sweepstakes entry form at and "LIKE" and/or any of our other network sites from the time of registration through the sweepstakes period.  Existing PhoneDog Facebook fans are able to enter as well - just go into the sweepstakes app and submit the entry, and you're entered to win!  A total of nine (9) direct entries can be obtained immediately - one (1) for liking PhoneDog's Facebook page, one additional entry for each partner page that you like, plus one more for choosing a prize.

The Colossal iPad 2 and Smartphone Sweepstakes runs until June 21, 2011 at 5 PM EST/2 PM PST.  Winners will be selected starting on March 22, 2011 via a live broadcast on PhoneDog's UStream broadcast page  ( at 6 PM EST/3 PM PST.  For more information on drawings, event times, and dates, check out  Additionally, you can always view your total entries and ticket numbers by going to the "MY ENTRIES" tab within the sweepstakes application.


I have a winning ticket number, how do I claim my prize? 

Send an e-mail within 24 hours of the drawing for that ticket number to  We'll need your name, mailing address, copy of legal identification, Facebook Profile ID, and the Apple iPad 2 color you would like (assuming you chose that as your prize and both white and black are available at that time).   If you'd like to change your prize selection, you're free to do so when you e-mail the address above.  Winners can expect a reply within 24 hours.

Official Terms and Conditions (Full Details)


ELIGIBILITY: The "Colossal iPad 2 and Smartphone Sweepstakes” (Promotion) is open to all persons 18 years of age and older with a valid facebook account, unless prohibited by law or by facebook Promotions Guidelines...such as those individuals residing in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, and India.  More information can be found at

PRIZES: A choice between an Apple iPad 2 16GB WiFi, Google Nexus S, Motorola Atrix 4G, or T-Mobile myTouch 4.

HOW TO ENTER: Enter the sweepstakes at by choosing to LIKE a minimum of one (1) of the PhoneDog Media Network pages seen on the application form (and listed below), choosing a prize, and entering the sweepstakes.  Each participant will receive one entry for each PhoneDog Media Network page LIKE, along with a corresponding TICKET number for each entry.  The TICKET number(s) assigned are the participants claim number that will be used to identify them as a winner (just like a lottery drawing, except the participant doesn't choose their numbers).  Participants must continue to LIKE each page from the time of entry through the duration of each sweepstakes drawing in order to maintain their entry status and corresponding TICKET numbers.  All entries received by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on each drawing day will be entered into the "Colossal iPad 2 and Smartphone Sweepstakes".



* Participants who already LIKE any PhoneDog Media Network page only need to submit their entry at to become eligible.

HOW TO WIN:  After each drawing and within 24 hours of each drawing, participants need to check their ticket numbers located at under the MY ENTRIES tab against the posted winning ticket number posted at

REFER A FRIEND “I WIN, WE BOTH WIN” program:  As of April 5th, 2011 and effective for the duration of the sweepstakes period, the “I Win, We Both Win” refer-a-friend program has been added to the Colossal iPad 2 and Smartphone Sweepstakes.  Any participant who was referred by another participant who is already entered into the sweepstakes, must enter and have the referring friends facebook Profile ID accepted  into the referral field under the ENTER HERE tab within the sweepstakes application at to be considered a valid referral.   If a referred friend holds a winning ticket number and claims their prize within the 24 hour period of each particular drawing, then the referring friend will win their selected prize as chosen on the entry app as well.  Participants referring new friends to the sweepstakes may refer as many friends without any quantity limits with the exception that each referred friend must hold one (1) valid facebook account that meets all the terms of this sweepstakes.  Referring participants can view all valid and accepted friend referrals under the MY ENTRIES tab within the Sweepstakes app.  Referral profile ID’s entered into the application must be made prior to 6pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) of any upcoming drawing to be considered valid.  New participants can only designate one person as their referring friend and the referral cannot be changed for the duration of the sweepstakes period.

Refer-a-friend example: If you refer 10 new friends that enter the sweepstakes and each gives you credit as the referrer, then you would essentially have 90 more ticket numbers and chances to win if each referral receives the maximum of 9 ticket numbers by LIKING each facebook page, 10 people x 9 entries = 90.  Invite a 100 friends and you’ll have up-to 900 additional chances to win, 100 x 90 = 900.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: AMENDED AS OF APRIL 7th, 2011 and effective April 7th.  Due to changes to the facebook INVITATION system made by facebook, PhoneDog Media has discontinued the INCREASE YOUR CHANCES portion of this sweepstakes.  Participants who have already received additional ticket numbers for successful invitations accepts, will be able to keep those ticket numbers for the remainder of the drawing.  The new I WIN, WE BOTH WIN program (noted above) will serve as a replacement for additional entry opportunities. To increase your odds of winning, up-to thirty (30) additional entries can be obtained by inviting your friends using the INCREASE YOUR CHANCES tab in the sweepstakes application.  The referring participant will receive one (1) additional entry for each friend that accepts the invitation and enters the sweepstakes using the invitation method.  For each friend that accepts the invitation, the referring participant will receive one additional TICKET number and sweepstakes entry.  Total entries can be viewed on the MY ENTRIES tab within the sweepstakes application.

PROMOTION PERIOD: From March 16, 2011 until June 21, 2011 

DRAWING DATES:  Starting on March 22, 2011 at 6pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) via a LIVE broadcast at  Subsequent drawings will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm EST through June 21, 2011.  Live drawing event times and dates can be viewed at for each upcoming drawing.

DRAWING METHOD: One (1) winning TICKET number will be randomly drawn during each live broadcast by the services provided at  The drawings are held via a Live Webcast on our facebook page:

ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning is dependent on how many entries we have prior to each drawing.

CLAIMING PRIZES AND SHIPPING: Winning TICKET numbers will be posted after each drawing at  Winners must contact us via email at within 24 hours of each drawing date and time.  Prizes will be shipped within 21 days of each winners particular drawing date, unless supply constraints or weather delays our ability to obtain the devices for any reason.  Winners are required to provide a copy of valid legal identification along with a matching Facebook profile.  Inside of the United States, the prize will be shipped via FedEx ground. If the participant is a resident of a country outside of the United States, will provide a $25.00 credit for shipping. The winning participant(s) are responsible for providing us with the shipping methods of their choice to receive the prize. Participants are also responsible for any costs above the $25.00 credit provided by The participants are the responsible party for the package once it leaves the United States.

PRIZE TERMS OF SERVICE:  The prizes being awarded do not include a monthly service plan, as the winner is awarded only the device, and not any service(s) provided by any wireless carrier. 

INVALID ENTRIES: Winners cannot have duplicate facebook accounts and must have only (1) legitimate facebook account with a minimum of 10 friends. Any entries deemed to be fraudulent by PhoneDog Media will be invalid.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means will be void.  Employees, officers, editors (and their immediate family and household members (whether or not related) of PhoneDog Media, Inc. (the "Sponsor"), and its divisions, participating vendors, participating advertising and promotion agencies and affiliated entities not eligible to participate in the "Colossal iPad 2 and Smartphone Sweepstakes" (Promotion).  In the event of sabotage, acts of God, terrorism or threats thereof, computer virus or other events or causes beyond the Sponsor's control, which corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify entrants and/or modify, cancel or suspend the Promotion. In the event of cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to the event requiring such cancellation. False or deceptive entries or acts will render the entrant ineligible.

RELEASE: By entering the "Colossal iPad 2 and Smartphone Sweepstakes" (Promotion), participants agree, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, to release, discharge and hold harmless Phonedog Media (PhoneDog LLC), their affiliates, their respective owners, and representatives from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses which may arise out of participation in Promotion or out of the acceptance, use, or misuse of prizes. No substitution or transfer of prizes or cash redemptions permitted by the winner. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute for any reason whatsoever a prize (or portion thereof) of comparable or greater value, at their sole discretion. Prize is awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either expressed or implied by the Sponsor. The Winners are responsible for the reporting and payment of all taxes (if any) as well as any other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of prize not specified herein as being awarded.

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS: By entering this Promotion, participants grant PhoneDog Media (PhoneDog LLC)  and their designees the right, unless prohibited by law, to use their names, cities and states of residences, voices, pictures and likenesses, without compensation, notification or approval, for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the goods and services of the Promotion Entities and all matters related to the Promotion, in any manner or medium, now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity. Winner may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility, liability release, tax acknowledgment form and, except where prohibited by law, a publicity release and return within five (5) business days of issuance of notification. Noncompliance within this time period or failure of potential winner to respond after three (3) notification attempts may result in disqualification and, at Sponsor's discretion, an alternate winner may be selected. If: (i) any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, (ii) a potential Winner declines his or her prize, (iii) a potential Winner fails to comply with any of the Official Rules as outlined herein, such potential Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected by random drawing at the Sponsor's sole discretion. The Promotion Entities expressly disclaim any responsibility and entrants agree to indemnify and hold harmless PhoneDog Media from and against any and all claims, actions, demands and/or liability for injury, damage or loss whatsoever relating to or arising in connection with participation in this Promotion (regardless of the cause of such injury, damage or loss) and/or the delivery and/or subsequent use or misuse of any of the prizes awarded.