By Michael Fisher | October 22, 2012 12:45 PM
Our joint Pocketnow-Amzer Nexus 7 giveaway contest has been a big hit with readers, presumably on account of the whole giving-away-a-$199-tablet-for-free thing. To refresh your memory: it’s a three-week contest, with one Nexus 7 being given away every week to a lucky winner. See the above-linked post for the full contest rules.
We’re happy to announce our winner from week 2: Attila Horvat, congratulations! You’ve won an 8GB Nexus 7 tablet, along with a silicone jelly case and ShatterProof screen protector! We’ve contacted you at the email address you provided; please reply at your earliest convenience.
Once again, we thought everyone might appreciate a peek into the methodology we used to determine a winner. There were 417 entries this week, of which about 90% bore the correctly formatted hint sentence, which was “Read More With Google Play” (not case- or spelling-sensitive). We also accepted reasonable variations containing all five words. Please Note: because Friday’s hint was published later than we anticipated, submissions were accepted throughout the weekend. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this caused.
We then used random-number generator Random.org to provide an integer between 1 and 417, which yielded the number 182. That number corresponded to Attila’s entry, which bore the correctly-worded sentence. Once we confirmed that Attila had liked and/or followed Amzer on Twitter and/or Facebook, the process was complete.
We’d like to sincerely thank everyone who participated in the contest, from our regular readers to first-time visitors. Don’t forget that we have ONE more grand prize left in the giveaway! Be sure to play this week for your chance to win! We don’t get to do giveaways too often, but they’re a lot of fun, and we hope to have more opportunities to do so in the future. Thank you for your submissions!