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Birthday Gift #2 – An Amazon Gift Card

Amazon is a great place to pick up photography gear, photo software, and (of course) books about photography. I find that they typically have the best prices around unless the dedicated photography stores are running a special on certain items. Not only that, but they’re a very trusted source and I have no problem handing over my credit card number to them.

So today’s Birthday gift will be a $25 Amazon Gift Card that you can use toward your next purchase. Now I realize that you can’t get a whole lot for $25, but there are always those little items that you can pick up like a lens cloth, rocket blaster, beanbag, tabletop tripod, magazine, flash diffuser, or even a book. Or you could use it toward your next big purchase of a camera or lens.

And while you’re waiting for the winner of the gift card to be announced, you could browse through the Epic Edits Goodie Bag to pick out your next Amazon purchase (or you could just order it now and hope that you win the gift card later ;) ).

SO REMEMBER…

If you want in on this one for the raffle, leave a comment on this post with the phrase “GIFT CARD” in the comment somewhere. And don’t forget that every comment you make for the entire month of January (on any post) will count as a raffle entry for this and the other giveaways.

Also, check the main Birthday Party page to see all of the prizes being offered.

Birthday Gift #1 – A Flickr Pro Account

The first gift for our 1-Year Birthday Party will be a 1-year Flickr Pro account. For those of you using Flickr to share your photos with friends and family, here’s your chance to upgrade to the “Pro” status or extend your Pro account by 1 year. Here are the benefits of having a Flickr Pro account:

  • Unlimited Storage
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Photo Sets
  • The Use of Collections
  • Ad-Free Interface
  • Photo Statistics

Not everybody needs a Pro Account, but it’s definitely nice to have if you upload photos on a regular basis. I purchased mine long before I had the maximum of 200 photos mainly for the convenience of being able to organize my sets and collections as I wanted.

SO REMEMBER…

If you want in on this one for the raffle, leave a comment on this post with the phrase “FLICKR PRO” in the comment somewhere. And don’t forget that every comment you make for the entire month of January (on any post) will count as a raffle entry for this and the other giveaways.

Also, check the main Birthday Party page to see all of the prizes being offered.

Epic Edits 1-Year Birthday Party!

It’s hard to believe, but we’re ONE year old today! And what a year it’s been too! So rather than rehash the site stats or most popular articles, I think we’ll throw a party and hand out some gifts. Plus, you can see those stats and articles in my post titled “2007: A Great Year of Photography and Blogging.”

You guys are the best audience ever. You’re actually more of a community than an audience, and I’m really blessed to be surrounded by so many great people. To show my appreciation, I’ll be handing out some cool prizes to you guys.

THE PRIZES

I’ll announce four different prizes over the next four days, starting tomorrow. If you want to have a chance at that gift, just drop a COMMENT ON THE SPECIFIC GIFT ANNOUNCEMENT POST and let me know you want it. Only those who enter themselves will be included in the raffle, so don’t forget to leave the comment! Here are the four prizes being handed out:

So if any of these things are of interest to you, click through to the page and read the directions for the raffle entry.

HOW TO WIN

Prizes will be raffled off, and each comment you leave (and those you’ve already left) for the entire month of January will count as one raffle ticket. This is why it’s important to let me know that you want the prize given for that particular day, because then I have to keep track of your comments and mark you down for an entry into that raffle. You can enter into as many prizes as you want, but you can only win one.

Prizes will be raffled off in early February. If you win one of them, you won’t be eligible for the remaining raffles. So don’t enter for the prizes that you really don’t want. If you don’t win the first one, your entries will carry over into the next raffle.

So keep your eye on the blog and subscribe to the feed if you haven’t already. The prize posts over the next four days won’t be showing up on the front page, so make sure you check the recent posts in the sidebar or keep up via the feed.

WANT TO HELP?

If anybody else wants to contribute to the prize pool and extend the giveaway, contact me by email with your idea. It doesn’t have to be anything big or expensive, and I’ll post your gift on day 5, 6, 7, etc and give you full credit for contributing. It would certainly be appreciated, but it’s not expected of anyone — the main idea of this birthday party is to GIVE OUT some presents!