Contest: 10 VQ CarFinder Bundles to Give Away!

By Adam Zeis on 11 Aug 2009 01:12 pm EDT

Contest: Leave a comment to this post for your chance to win one of ten VQ CarFinder Bundles!

A few weeks back we checked out VQ CarFinder, a great application that helps you remember where you left your car. I got my hands on the Bluetooth Car Charger to use with this app and I've had a great time playing around with it. The app automatically remembers where you left your car based on the connection with the Bluetooth charger (if you have a vehicle with Bluetooth you can use that as well).

The good folks of VQ are currently running a "Where The %@&# Did I Park??!!" contest where users can submit videos or stories of parking nightmares and be entered to win a BlackBerry smartphone and a CarFinder license. Head over to for more details or check out the submissions on their YouTube page. VQ has also given us 10 CarFinder bundles to give away. The bundle includes a full VQ CarFinder software license as well as a Bluetooth Car Charger (retail value of $64.98). To be entered to win, just leave a comment on this post. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. Please leave only one comment - multiple submissions won't count.

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Contest: 10 VQ CarFinder Bundles to Give Away!



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My wife would love it if we won this...
She gets so upset when we have to walk around a parking lot looking for the car.


Not fun when its raining!!!


The car Finder sounds like a good idea. You know people who can loose their car in a Wal-Mart parking lot... well I work with a guy who can loose his car in the Walgreen parking lot.

for someone like myself who can never remember where I parked or, on what street I was on. Way to many distractions with baby screaming, shopping for household needs, i.e. to feed the crew, lack of sleep, work, life and stress. Sometimes the brain just shuts down. I hate standing there, wonderinga around and saying where the **** did I park! Thank you for your consideration and all the best!

This would end me wondering around a themepark with a 3 year old on a hot day trying to find my car!

So useful here, parking lots are freaking huge everywhere and parking close to the stores is plain lucky

god this would be nice! I can barely remember what state I am in much less what car I am driving or where I parked it. Traveling for a living rocks

Just like the Seinfeld episode I too walked around a larg mall parking garage one Christmas for what seemed like a half an hour looking for my car. I didn't have a blackberry back then but I do know and with this application... no issue like that will ever happen again.

When you park and are left in the dark and simply need a reminder use VQ CarFinder. It will save your place in that big parking place.

Now I won't be searching the blue level for my car that's on the red level after shopping on the green level.

so this would be perfect as My wife is afraid after 10 years in her car she won't beable to recognise the new van in a parking lot

I once took my wife's car. Someone else dropped her off @ my work. When she asked me where the car was, I paused and told her where in the parking lot I thought it was. She came back after searching the lot not finding it, and we thought it had been STOLEN! AAAARRRGHH! Anyway, 15 minutes later, I remembered where I actually parked it, lol! She didn't think it was funny :(

I was having a peacefull evening at home while the wife was out shopping at Woodfield. Being married for all these years its nice to have some time to relax without the wife nagging.. I was cracking open some heinekens and a couple hours later I recieved a call from my wife saying her car was stolen. The police were called and I went on my way to pick her up. As I was pulling in to the the mall I spotted her car right away. Her reply was "oh I forgot where I parked" Well screw me right? The police were pissed that my wife could not remember that she parked in F2. Then they smelled the beer on my breath and took me in for a DUI which cost me 3,000 in court fees and lawyer fees and a night at cook county jail (not a good place to be FYI). Please I need one of these and cant afford it due to my situation.


wow, awesome. I think Carfinder would come in hand for me. This product is an amazing invention, and the creators knew combined with the blackberry, that this product would most definitely sell.

This will definitely useful when you are at the airport or at any of those gigantic parking spaces.

I just bought my mom a GPS backtracker for this very reason. I'd get this for her instead if she had a Blackberry, instead I'd just like it for myself :-)

As old age nears, I seem to be "misplacing" my car in parking lots more often! This is definately a product I could use.

This looks like a good app, especially when I park at the airport and come back 4 days later and have to remember where I parked.

This would be awesome to have for my wife!!! She has called me twice in the last 6 months crying cause she didnt remember where she left the car!!! This application with the bluetooth charger would totally stop all the stress of not knowing where the car is!!! I want to get my hands on this!!!

I recently got turned completely backward while hiking a trail here in Tucson. Sure would have been useful to know where I parked when it's 105 degrees out!

If there was one contest I would ever want to win, its this.
I hate forgetting where I parked, its so embarrasing haha!!
I really want to win!!!

This past April my wife & I flew from Toronto to Texas to go to the Nascar race there. We arrived early, in a rented car with Minnesota plates, thought we knew where the car was and went through a pathway that led to all the merch vendors etc pre race. After the race was over we crossed back into the enormous field where everyone was parked, 100,000 plus cars probably and went to where we thought we parked. As the long line ups were moving their way out through a gate hundreds of yards away we kept walking, walking, walking but still no car. After two hours of this I finally said to myself, okay enough, I'm an ordained Baptist minister, surely God will help us find our car. Somewhat sheepishly I bowed my head and prayed, "Lord, I know you really have bigger things to worry about and this is just stupid but we're old, fat and we've been walking around this field for 2 hours trying to find our car and can't, can you please, maybe, just kinda point us in the right direction? Thanks Lord, sorry for this stupidity, Amen." No word of a lie, 20 seconds later a mini-van pulls up beside us and the driver stops. He says, "Hey, you guys looking for your car?" We were stunned and of course said yes. He gave us perfect directions by rows of where we were parked, having seen us pull in beside him that morning. Two lessons learned. Never park at a Nascar event and not take good note of where your car is and second, God really does answer prayer, even for stupid things that we should really not be bothering Him about. On my honour as an ordained minister this story is true.

I almost roasted to death in the hot desert sun... this could same me MINUTES of horrible dehydration and agony!

I have actually been lost for hours in a mall because I couldn't find where I'd parked my car!

Hope I win one of these!


it will become helpful in times after long hours of school and stress to locate your car easier.

I love the commercial! I park in a parking structure everyday, and I'm always in a different spot so this would be great for those days when I can't really remember where I parked. It'll save me an elevator ride or two, or three.

I wrote this great comment, but I left it on a piece of paper in my car. But I can't find my car wish I had something to help me.

This would really come in handy. I always go to LAX and always end up forgetting where exactly my car is! Especially when I'm driving a Crown Vic... Almost every single car at that parking lot is a Crown Vic lol

I often forget where i park. I work in a mall with several parking lots and after work, I just want to find my car and go home. Would help a ton!

HA! I ask myself this all the time. Winning this would make the holiday shopping season far more tolerable.

great idea on an application like this ... i always find myself circling around saying ... where ... what ... stolen ??? oh here it is

This is the perfect application for that brain dead person, ME, who never remembers where the car is parked in a crowded lot. Please pick me. Thanks.

You have now idea how many times I've had to go around the parking garage beeping my remote to locate my car after taking mom in Chemo treatments. Parking is horrible around the hospital and you end up parking some place different every time. this would be a god send.

where's the car?
thats my mantra when at the mall
sounds like a great idea
hope i'm lucky enought to win this one

Would love to get my hands on this type of product. I work in sales and am constantly leaving my car in parking lots and then trying to figure out where the Heck did I park.

i would love to win this. once park in the mall parking deck and couldnt find my car for ah hour. I was so pissed and upset at myself.

Man! I really could use this. I don't even know where my car is now, oh! now wait no it's in the driveway, my bad. You get the point........

I've been waiting for this for a long time. I'm a forgetful person always wondering around the parking lot looking for my car. This would be awesome to have.

I cant fine anything in the refrigerator, little less where I parked my car in a parking lot.
Thanks Jeff S.

My friend needs this more than i do to tell you the truth.. one time he lost his car.. reported it stolen.. then found the car a block away.. haha.. i heard his apoloogy call to the police department

Haha an iPhone person just today mentioned this would be a nice app to have. Nice to see it already exists.

I am late to class and end up in 8 hours of class and then come out super drained and i forgot where i parked...I then have to wander around for 20 min looking for my car. This would be so much better!!!

Everytime I travel to NYC, I always forget exactly what block my car is parked. It'd be nice not to search 60th street to 81st time and time again.

What a great app! I am at a different airport every week and am always needing to remember where I parked. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Well I went to a music festival last year (Coachella '08) and my friends and I couldn't find the lot in which the van was parked in.

After 2 hours of running around and waiting for the cars to start leaving, my friends and I decided to split up... shortly after I received a phone call to run in a certain direction, and that I needed to hurry.

When I found the van, they had broken into it. They stole our iPods and some cash.

I saw this app. and thought "Geez" this is what i need!. I have this problem almost everyday. I work in the 2nd largest mall in Puerto Rico and with the day to day rush i never look at the section where i leave my car. So you know what happens next! Time to go home and now the oddesy begins. Where the !@#$ did i park?
I think this app is awesome and something i can really use.