Design Instruct Week: Prizes on Twitter Every Day

* Twitter giveaways are now finished! *

How It Works

Each day between March 1 through March 7, 2010, we’ll be giving away different prizes on Twitter. We’ll update this page every day this week with details on how to enter for a chance to win.

Follow @designinstruct to find out if you’ve won.

To enter, click on the “Click to Tweet” button of that day’s giveaway, which will take you to Twitter and automatically fill out the message that you need tweet. Just post the message on Twitter, and you’ll be entered.

Please only tweet once per giveaway. There are seven giveaways so you have seven chances to win different prizes this week.

Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Twitter every day. We’ll give winners instructions on how to claim their prize through Twitter’s direct message (DM) system.

Day 7: MailChimp 100,000 Email Credits

Starts: March 7, 2010 – 7:30AM EST. Ends: March 8, 2010 – 7:30AM EST

MailChimp is an email marketing service that helps you manage and build your email list, design beautiful email templates and track your performance. They’re giving away a total of 200,000 email credits (a $1,000 value). Two winners will receive 100,000 email credits each. Read more about the credits on their Pricing Plans page.

If you haven’t already, please sign up for a MailChimp account so that we can credit you right away when you’ve won (it only takes a few seconds).

Don’t forget to follow @designinstruct to find out if you’ve won.

Day 6: InMotion Hosting Free Web Hosting for 2 Years

Starts: March 6, 2010 – 7:30AM EST. Ends: March 7, 2010 – 7:30AM EST

InMotion Hosting is giving away 3 of their 2-year Power Plan packages. InMotion Hosting is a leading web hosting provider with over 100,000 domains hosted. Their business class hosting packages come with 24×7 U.S. based technical support by phone, chat or email. All of their hosting plans come with a full cPanel license pre-installed, a free domain name or transfer, and unlimited transfer and bandwidth.

The Power Plan offers customers the ability to host 6 sites on one account, is ecommerce ready and comes with fast and reliable email.

Giveaway finished

Day 5: Fanurio Software Licenses

Starts: March 5, 2010 – 7:30AM EST. Ends: March 6, 2010 – 7:30AM EST

Fanurio is a time tracking and billing software application that’s highly appreciated by freelancers for its intuitive interface, flexible timer and ability to produce detailed invoices. Whether you need to round time, use multiple currencies or create invoices with your own layout, Fanurio has the right tools to help you get paid. Fanurio is giving away 10 licenses for its software (valued at $59 each). The software is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

You can download and try Fanurio for free.


Day 4: Iconshock Entire Stock Icons Collection (and their Source Files)

Starts: March 4, 2010 – 7:30AM EST. Ends: March 5, 2010 – 7:30AM EST

Iconshock, a leading creator of top-notch, professional stock icons for web and software applications, is giving away three subscriptions to their entire stock collection (valued at $429 each). They come with their vector source files and in different sizes. You’ll have enough icons to (literally) last you a lifetime.

See the information about Iconshock’s entire collection.

Day 3: FreshBooks 1-Year Shuttle Bus Subscriptions

Starts: March 3, 2010 – 7:30AM EST. Ends: March 4, 2010 – 7:30AM EST

FreshBooks is an easy-to-use online invoicing service that saves you time, gets you paid faster and makes you look Fortune 500 professional. From estimates and expenses to time tracking and invoicing, FreshBooks makes everything quick and simple — letting you focus on your work, not your paperwork. Customize the service with your own logo and colors, send invoices by email or ground mail, accept payments with PayPal, and more. Freshbooks going to award three winners with a year’s Shuttle Bus subscription to their web application, worth $228 each. You can learn more about the software by taking the nice tour.

You should also sign up for a free account, it literally takes seconds to get up and running.

Day 2: Inkd 3-Month Subscription and Full Color Business Card Prints

Starts: March 2, 2010 – 7:30AM EST. Ends: March 3, 2010 – 7:30AM EST

Inkd, the world’s first online marketplace for cutting edge print designs, is handing out a 3-month all access template subscription where two winners will enjoy premium access to their entire graphic design template library—over a thousand templates full of graphic elements, photos, and illustrations—ready to edit and print, with new designs added every day. Two winners will get 1,000 full color 2-sided business card prints. You can pick one of their stylish Business Card Templates, or provide any design of your own and get the business cards to your door in a week.


Day 1: Campaign Monitor Apple iPad and $50 Email Credits

Starts: March 1, 2010 – 7:00AM EST. Ends: March 2, 2010 – 7:00AM EST.

Campaign Monitor, a web-based email marketing software application for designers and their clients, has offered an Apple iPad (16GB Wi-Fi, valued at $499) to one winner—it will be shipped to the winner when the product is available, late March 2010. Four winners will get $50 dollars in Campaign Monitor email credits (see details here).

If you haven’t already, you should try out Campaign Monitor for free – it only takes a few minutes to sign up.

Stay Tuned

We’ll be announcing more giveaways on this page, and the best way to find out when a giveaway starts is by joining us on Twitter.

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  • Wow! This is an amazing giveaway.

  • Would be nice to have that on my hands!

  • Paul R.

    so, not to be dense, but if you’re not following people who tweet this, how do you know who has tweeted?

  • Awesome giveaway.
    Alas not being a “twitter’er” I’m out.

  • This is great, thanks so much for this! I’ll be following and tweeting. 🙂

  • That’s a valid question to ask. We’re using a custom PHP script that pulls from Twitter’s Search API all the tweets and selecting the winners at random. Also, we can see all the people who’ve tweeted with the @Mentions feature on Twitter, whether we follow them or not.

  • Joseph Silva

    Thanks, DI! 🙂

  • You did not mention about how many times one can participate in this giveaway via tweeting, or I did not come across such info here.
    Would it be possible for anyone to participate in this giveaway more than once by tweeting many times in order to increase their chance? If so, it’d be kinda unfair, wouldn’t it?

  • Wow, an Ipad! This has got to be the sweetest giveaway prize :)..I hope it takes off as a giveaway like the flip mino..

  • What about the country of participant?
    Is it restricted to US only?

  • No restrictions to countries unless otherwise noted. We will have several Twitter giveaways, and some might require you to pay the shipping cost anywhere outside the U.S. – but that will be explicitly mentioned on those prizes.

  • Oh man, the fun I could have with that thing! I mean the WORK, the WORK I could get done with that thing! I am a GROWNUP, after all, and GROWNUPS WORK, right? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Crossing my fingers and tweeting away!

  • great idea Jacob. Though I read what Metin said above, and is there a limit on the number of tweets per person? That would be good to know.

  • Great feature jacob. Well done matey, il be sure to enter.

    p.s already following via twitter and RSS

  • It’s sort of implied that you should only tweet once, but we updated the instructions anyway.

    Tweeting the same thing over and over again would annoy your followers, plus we’re taking one tweet per user, so even if you, for example, tweeted 200 times, your chance will still be the same as if you had tweeted only once.

  • Well following and Subscribed to it already. Great giveaway Jacob. Thanks

  • Ankit Sharma

    Just when you thought Design Instruct + Six Revisions = maximum awesomeness!

  • Thanks for the chance 🙂

  • Nice giveaway Jacob. Looking forward for Apple iPad 🙂

  • Nice :)Would love to have an iPad.LOL.Tweeted btw 🙂

  • Thanks a lot for this 🙂 Great!!

  • what a brillant giveaway!!!!!!!!!! IPAD IPAD MYPAD!!!!!

  • Wow! This is an awesome giveaway.

  • Day 2 started, that’s fast. Time just fly. Following Inkdtweet and Tweeted 🙂

  • Jason

    The prizes are selected daily or will published at the end of the week?

  • Winners will be announced the following day. So for Day 1, we’ll announce it today on Twitter.

  • oh the nerves……can hardly wait! drum roll..ra…ta…ta…ta…ra

  • I’ll post the winners here and update this comment as they are announced on Twitter.

    Day 1: Campaign Monitor
    Apple iPad: @fireboydesign
    Email Credits: @jjjacklyn @jmadlock @LeoOosterloo @TarnAlcock
    Day 2: Inkd
    All Access subscription: @melotte_arno @MAJ3STIC
    Business cards: @Gargron @BlaiseTerranova
    Day 3: FreshBooks
    1 year subscription: @michaelleebaker @bbbdj916 @LucidityDesign

  • Tarn Alcock

    Thanks Guys! Cannot DM you back though. Tried Email.

  • nice giveaway 😀 good going

  • Was following you from the first day on, but didn’t get any details via DM yet. Happy to have won, anyway!

  • Eugen, you should already have received the DM via Twitter.

  • Tarn, you should have gotten the information already on how to claim your prize.

  • I just won Fanurio in a license giveaway contest – what an awesome program, and super helpful support as well <3 <3 <3

  • IndyArmy

    Fanurio license here too, emailed Jacob, but no response yet. Looks great though, and great giveaways 🙂

  • Paul R.

    Thanks for your hard work, that was fun!

  • Thanks Guys! Cannot DM you back though

  • thk you i like it

  • Great giveaway. Properly done great. will my friends recommend it. Thanks .. keep it up

  • Oh man, the fun I could have with that thing! I mean the WORK, the WORK

  • Thanks to a very nice design