CrackBerry Contest Winners Announced!!!!!

CrackBerry Contest Winners!
By Kevin Michaluk on 12 May 2009 12:02 pm
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w00t!!! Time to announce a whack load CrackBerry contest winners! Be sure to click through and take a look below to see if you're one of the lucky winners. If you didn't win, stay tuned... you know we LOVE contests and giveaways around here and your next chance to win is just around the corner. And if you did win, be sure to read our special note to you. BIG Congrats to the winners, and BIG Thanks to our contest sponsors!

* Update - had a little glitch with our randomized drawing system that picked a couple duplicate winners (didn't exclude any multiple entries as it should). Will redraw some extra copies on those and post below as well. Won't happen again. Anybody who complained in the comments will never win a future contest though (I kid, I kid!! Lots more freebies coming up!). *

CRACKBERRY CONTEST WINNERS!

* Note to winners: We'll be sending you a follow-up email in the next couple of days to the email address tied to your CrackBerry.com user account at the time of this post. If for some reason you don't receive an email by end of day Friday (be sure to check your spam/junk folder just in case) be sure to email us at sitesupport @ crackberry.com over the weekend and we'll get back to you with your winner's email which will have the details on getting your prize. *

* Note to all: click the Contest title links below to return to the original contest post. If you didn't win an app, you can learn more about it and buy through the original post. *

1. One Million Members Contest!

2 Grand Prize Packs - BlackBerry Bold, Music Gateway, $100 in Apps!

wclement7
dsquared2 

3 Runner Up Prizes - $100 in Accessories from ShopCrackBerry.com!

foggylemon
pkn068
jpyoung 

 

2. 200 Free Copies of Berry Popup!

r0na1d0
Keron.Brown
Merschz
rawburt
RollinRiffin
kegguy
alex04jr
AudioCow
gameboy213
msblueman
fireeyes53
whitenagla
cablelayer
jasonsteel
Miz.Michele
cddegroot
losboogie
andygerstlauer
branden3112
shona67
BLueSS
cporcelli
cheech92007
mwill199
ianb29
pjforward
pegsouille
jaker35
JustinF
aaroneikenberry
tjdevine
Busta-B
tflax
ChEeZzEe
ralphie27
asylumkiller
blueyeitln
agentZuluka
onlineaddy
charlieparker
majikmonkie
Steelpr1
ccmandel
ericgpete
djcohen
chi--berry
jembo
CronVandy
ElThirdrail
all4berry
nylife
tietherope
marcotor
KurtisBertolami
ManSquared
jrwohlfeil0227
taggs34
bpodolak
dude0909
gonzoanthro
Smokotoks
geerenae
plumed
SDWolf
soooshi
kjwatkins
needbox
addictedsince05
Made_in_RIM
mantheron
Ricardo86xx
prot0type
madirish76
stieroid
brhodes11
FknTwizted
l ll llll l l ll
gkl
timbo1083
allmotorsi
DeeBee85
tabbs147
Dirtysoul
nymyth
JSR7
bill_blevins
krazy8
texags06
sammy2368
thomaslee86
BB-Boy
cptcrazy
mordendrak
bauman43
bas.o
thehawkins
jdzurka
moverton
Storm26
keaton
edciscoe
St. Urho
ultraluxe
detfan
herooftimeloz
vlade31
cberry8703e
xxhydroxx
hypermint
funk18
friedriceballer
pratik.patel
kidjuice
Tuandizzle
boldguy3000
breakingkymosurf
SFEdward
bloodbath
sneish
rain141
eli290
soulreaver4962
bgstorm
bb_junkie
hoho
Wade Bloggs
BoWa11
jurassicfrog
peppage
cbelcher
cryogenic
Venc
my700m
Ikes
BuckyBoy
bigge2000
raemax08
fiddler
Xplode22
dmschaos
crakedparrot
sassydame
EliotW
alstair
mcrann63
monkzero
justreboot
xattilio
live2rd
richpjr
fixmynova
Jamahaffey
abbot
blile
cadManiac
BrownDawg
excess
Astrokid14
gowsikan
abusedz
mariostamile
kitty376
beavercountyemt
MKleid620
adoublearonn
wxologist
AgentScribe
jacube7
ntborg
naughtyaudio
zayah76
itzbilly
sandsjh
shaanind
copyboy
Krack
ant0318
CGSCOT
Hotzb22
cgdoc519
tidebuzz
salilsp
dvigue
12noonclock
david42545
ImGeorgeous
bob1916
kdsprecher
lcolon1
hebert70543
engela1
Asskick
jeffmik
v7nguyen

 

3. 100 FREE Themes from JC Designs!

vict0r
xellaphan
Jrp1969
FRoStYisGoD
muydess
dadar92
ilovemileyyy
keithbp
razzaba
Error507
cybercam
thomasaburnett
dsimons82
reconscout79
hogan
Thirst
cretz42
Mighty406
Nelimungous
Syrah
mike86325
frankiesantiago
FearFormsFunction
utshane7
apolicerecruit
Seph1Cloud
phikai
Nachos Libres
Chaz35
hiphop123
nightwolf956
alwaysconnected
fantom1023
GnomeCop
chris420o
ccernusca
RollinRiffin
mcasado
PeterPark
petrakza
hrg0891
suself
Andr3wBold
msalmondine
raameen
Zackz115
sdhronec
jforce
Lan the Angry Panda
pitlover47201
terryrock
brill
dberk
linus-johannes
JsnE24
Jeff2jay
greenemage
Nomad
razzel
cbs2669
branco
smstutler
trowaflo
CephiroX
piky
wobly
LikeNoOther
WazzuKirk
Mathiias
cawhpr
El1diablo
HarlyFan
ski1545
f-castrillo
n.napoleon
rob7100g
flight_guy
andresescobarlara
jay_man33
nemo-maritime
Post_toastie
Radicalnm
ILHE1S
blueretro96
benberry1
wcardenas
baimbam
conker
bntphoretwunny
BrownDawg
sandruchuk
ronin2046
Punch_Drunk
domn8r
will2455
bbstormcs
coling 

 

4. 50 FREE Copies of Tweet Genius!

silenus81
s0lezfresh
airwolfuk
xaroc
ApertureMemory
bompop82
chris4851
ericvn
Versteeg
jclif
just4747
heyload2
36dbldz
ukcats
w_bovine
jkviz
XxUn70ucHaBlExX
radioalbany
bigjman
NotYaAverageBro
batrad
sessica
jborfeo
df1z
chasone
catwoman66
lordnikonz
dpperk29
jmwilliams83
rasmusjv
d_1000
kewzone
Smurfy71
Karwin
kokuryuha
xjonx
juliusisadoof
speedemonV12
Ebo728
ronin2046
vx1
hahahaxp
eften
jesterssoul
jstewartjr85
c5ryan312
jologz
miss_lizzah
sixstorm
Sebastianraven 

 

5. WES 2009 On Location Prize Draws!

If you were at WES 2009 we had a nice cookie jar on location at the BoxTone lounge... dropping your business card in there got you a chance to win. We had three daily prize drawings for $50 in accessories from ShopCrackBerry.com, and on the final day conducted a drawing for a $300 accessory shopping spree! We'll just put the first initial and last name of the winners below. Watch for an email from me.

Daily Draws - $50 coupon to ShopCrackBerry.com

WES Tuesday - T. Devlin
WES Wednesday - J. Wilson
WES Thursday -J. Noble

$300 Grand Prize Draw

B. Manion

 

 

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!!

 

 

Topics: Site Stuff

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3922 (articles) 3291 (forum posts)
130 comments

nymyth

I won, I finally won something....Berry Popup....sad part is i just bought it yesterday....LMAO :-( go figure

MrCippy

ill take the copy you just won off your hands if you want?

nymyth

thats fine, seeing ive never won before...i have no idea how it all works...lol

CGSCOT

Whoo Hoo I won a copy of Berry Popup :) YAY ! Thank You Guys, YAY !!

Well Done other Winners :)

BryanTheRed

Didn't win a thing, what a let down!

Jewelzz

Know the feeling Silver08Rabbit. Maybe next time

Pholey22

contests must hate me!! I've entered every contest since April 2008 and nodda! Oh well, guess I'll keep on trying. boo hoo! :"(

DemonKnight

i didnt win YES!!! im getting used to it LOL

tek.1231

I didn't win anything either but congrats to those that did! On the brightside of things, Kevin's bday is this Saturday so maybe he'll hold some sort of contest for that. *Hint hint* =)

asylvia

ugh, nothing as usual.....

BB_Storm73

Mr. "hoho" wins twice? what's up with that :-)

RobUM2011

RollinRiffin also won twice... I smell conspiracy

kewzone

hell yeah i finally won.. Been reading Crackberry since my 8700, then my 8800, 8320, now my 8900. Finally woot Woot..

twitter.com/kewsboogie

dmwallace09

Is it me or is "KurtisBertolami" a double winner with two copies of berry pop-up. how many does one person need? Guess I am a bitter loser :)

Kevin Michaluk

Fixed. Drew a new winner for the double winner (added it to bottom).

FYI...how we pick winners. We have a module built into our backend that for any given post will list all of the logged in commenters, and from there I can select how many winners I need (10, 25, 50, 100, 150, 200 etc) and it will pick them at random and spit them out to me.

From there I typically sort them alphabetically to ensure there's no duplicates and pick another winner in the case if there ever is (typically isn't an issue). Today I was just trying to get these up so skipped that step.

Congrats to all those who won again. And if you didn't, just stay tuned. More chances to win are coming soon.

wojtas25

Sorry Kevin, but ur system isnt good. One user ("all4berry") won three copy's of BerryPopup, please tell me why? Im not jealous, but he/she dont need three copy's at all.

Congratz for all other winners.

Mathrin

I don't think anybody would care if somebody won on two different contests. My concern was that there were so many that did. Example: BB Popup had 200 free and 2500 comments. So chance of winning is about 8%. Themes was 100 free and 900 comments. Chance of winning is about 11%. But the chance of winning both is less than 1%. And those are the ones with the greatest odds of winning two and everybody that posted on the themes contest also posted on the pop up contest.

So seeing one or maybe even two people win on two contests is pretty reasonable and I would think them very lucky, but seeing four should be fairly mathmatically impossible.

I am glad that you came back and clarified all the confusion and I love the site. I check it every morning and like to post when I feel it helps or I'm excited about something.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to all the great news coming down the line.

sessica

Yay finally won!! Crackberry is awesome!! I'm cracked out!!

Busta-B

Thanks Bellshare and Crackberry... Yeah!!! Now I can have this progam on my 8330 as well... I have it on my Bold currently, anxiously waiting for the email.

FRoStYisGoD

sweet I actually won a JC theme which are awesome but for some reason it says I won it twice? Don't know what's up with that but just letting u guys know so u can fix it if it is a mistake but winning 2 themes would be good to haha

Astrokid14

WOOT I WON!! I've never won before!!!
CRACKBERRY IS AWESOME!

fantom1023

How sweet is that??? Thanks to CB and to Kevin for the opportunity and for the awesome site! Congrats to all the winners as well. I cant wait to get my new theme. Now comes the hard part, picking one out, lol!! Thanks again and remember to keep Berrying everybody!!!!

cwhitney24

I never win ANYTHING on this site. I have won stuff from pinstack.com, blackberryrocks.com, and berryreporter before they shut down.....grrrrrr o well congrats on the big number of people on the site.

lcfut

a simple expression of

USE [Crackberry_DB]
Select count(username)
From 'contest_entry_table'

anyone on that list with more than one entry should have been instantly disqualified - and not allowed to win 2 copies of a program.

people who just enter the words PICKME!!! and paste it in a hundred times into a contest entry post are rediculous.

PUT SOME THOUGHT INTO A POST. my six-year old can paste PICK ME a hundred times and she doesnt need a Blackberry Bold.

to all those who entered ONCE and won - congrats on your prize.

Moganus

Your 6-year old is smart.

wojtas25

I agree with You. "all4berry" user won three copy's of BerryPopUp. He/She should share one of them with (me) others which not won!

moody6635

i cant wait for another contest hopefully ill win....anyways congrats to all winners ecspecially the ones who won the bold = )

Jeffdc5

got passed up again thanks anyway

A£aric

Congrats to all the winners...

Better luck next time to the rest of us.

ApertureMemory

My first contest and i win something =D Hooray TWEET GENIUS!

sassydame

Winning = heart failure.

dpperk29#AC

holy cow, I won something! tweet genius ftw!

The_New_Dude

I do a name search and it brings me right to the "Post New Comment" section....

Ahhh one day, just one day i'll win something cool...

jay_man33

First off, I did win - but here's my 2 cents.

1. One post per account - that'll stop the multiple waste of space
2. More than "pick me" - shows some thought/reason for wanting the device
3. 1 win per user within 30 days - there's more than enough users, some are doubling up in multiple contests, including a double winner in THIS one....raises concern of coercion.

Congrats to all single entry winners! This is my 10000 contest and I finally won, hang in there everybody!

Cheers!

Madirish76

THANKS for the BERRY Pop Up...I cant wait to install this.
This just totally made my week!!!

Thanks Crackberry!!

dheser

Oh my...Guess i will never get the bold unless i fork over the cash....

Remember Kevin next time...dheser is the user name you want to typed under the Winners of the ultra cool new phone

Made_in_RIM

I finally won something. Thanks kevin and every addict on here! I will definitely use this.

wojtas25

Pfft, its not fair! "all4bery" user won 3 copy's os BerrPopup!!! Theres no justice! :(

Moirethe

That's not right. How many times did "all4berry" comment in order to win that many times??? Whenever I enter, I only comment once, I thought there was some sort of disqualification process for multiple entries like other sites, obviously not :(

jeffreyd_tx#CB

There are multiple multiple winners:
all4berry 3
BrownDawg 2
boldguy3000 2
blile 2
hoho 2

SFEdward

I won I won yesss! yessss!

Jay_eS_Iye

I searched the page for "Jay" hoping to see my name, and say Jeff2Jay and jay_man33 but no me...

Mathrin

Multiple winners of the same application? Won across two applications? And a couple won not twice but THREE TIMES?

This is absolutely pathetic. It would be nice to win a contest from time to time, but I don't have time to spam the comments hoping to win. I work 60 hour weeks as an engineer and I try to spend what's left of my free time with my girlfriend.

Had I known that Crackberry takes no effort in choosing winners, then I wouldn't have wasted my time making a post that was meaningful to the topic or keep checking back for the results (well I keep checking back anyway because I love the site).

all4berry won 3 times (Berry Popup x3)
blile won 2 times (Berry Popup x2)
boldguy3000 won 2 times (Berry Popup x2)
BrownDawg won 3 times (Berry Popup x2, JC Designs x1)
FRoStYisGoD won 2 times (JC Designs x2)
hoho won 2 times (Berry Popup x2)
LikeNoOther won 2 times (JC Designs x2)
Merschz won 2 times (JC Designs x1, Berry Popup x1)
RollinRiffin won 2 times (Berry Popup x1, JC Designs x1)
ronin2046 won 2 times (JC Designs x1, Tweet Genius x1)

paulmike3

Send this in a PM to Kevin... That's seriously lame.

Kevin Michaluk

Just posted an update to the post above.

Will get some extra winners posted shortly.

Kevin Michaluk

Multiple winners removed. Doing a few extra draws to get more winners in.

FYI - it is NOT an error to win in more than one contest. People can enter every contest, and can therefore win in multiple contests. However, standard procedure is to remove multiple entries (only the first entry is kept), and then winners are drawn at random from there.

We did some tweaks to the code to add bigger drawings (used to be only 10, 15, or 25 and we needed to grow it to 50, 100, 200 but I guess broke something in there on eliminating the duplicate names). Will be all good moving ahead.

paulmike3

Thanks for the fix and the clarification Kevin! :)

nymyth

You can give my copy away, seeing I just bought it yesterday. Makes no sense having 2 of them...lol....just my luck

b1gg134

However, standard procedure is to remove multiple entries (only the first entry is kept), and then winners are drawn at random from there.

Since these people cannot follow the rules set forth, all their entries should be removed. I mean if everyone else can follow the rules and only comment once why should the people who cannot follow the rules be allowed to have any entries at all

Mathrin

I can't say that I agree with this statement. Not all comments are spam and people do respond back and forth on the comments section.

Why should somebody that is excited about an application and want to respond to people who are equally excited about it be penalized?

As for filtering out spammers is asking a lot as well. Some of these contests have a couple thousand comments and I'm sure Kevin is as busy as the rest of us and doesn't have time to go through and filter out people post by post.

So long as there is a way to filter out multiple entries, then I think that should be fair enough. So, it should be noted on the contests that only one entry will be counted. I don't think that has always been made clear and why there was so much frustration with these drawings.

12MaNy

I've been entering contest on this site for about a year now and I've never won a thing! I mean, C'mon......seriously?

danger872

go figure...didnt win anything again

cbs2669

I won a free theme!...thanks CB

dgalanter

My losing streak continues!!!

geerenae

WOW....I won!!!

Thanks

inc188

You have got to be shittin me. Hvnt won anything here

Oh well

Later

berryg1

hope your friends enjoy their free stuff!

batrad

finally I can tweet to my heart's content

Thanks CB !

justreboot

Thanks for the berry popup! w00t!

ericgpete

Been coming to Crackberry for quite some time now and this is the first contest I entered and I won a copy of Berry Popup! Very cool! Tried out the trial version and really enjoyed it. Congrats to everyone else that won something!

cslave

lol, im not a winner but im not complaining, just congrats to everyone who got lucky this time around :)!! great contests CB, keep em coming!!

AgentScribe

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Sincerely, thank you! woo-hoo.

guts311#WN

I won Tweet Genius! Thanks CrackB!!!!!

guts311#WN

I won Tweet Genius! Thanks CrackB!!!!!

ddarvish

as usual i didnt win.. i really want TG

ejackson

Glad they are going to fix the problem! Still have a chance of winning.

gk527

I had already bought BerryPopUp awhile back. Let me know.

eleung321

can we spam post comments to increase our chances of winning anything on this site??

Kevin Michaluk

on a normal contest, no. we remove duplicates (keep your first one) and the draws are at random from there.

HOWEVER..we MAY just hold a spam contest. just for fun. where more posts will increase your chance of winning.

:)

dsquared2

emails tomorrow/friday?

njnets21

i'll keep trying but this is taking forever to win something!

jmullin09

So what exactly does it take to win? All it says is leave a comment. I figured it would be the first 200 commentors and i was around number 10? Granted, i didn't comment anything witty or that actually contributed to a discussion of the product, but maybe somewhere it would say that they will pick the best commentors to win?

Mansquared

finally i won something...lol

r0na1d0

First time i win an app.. awesome :]

RollinRiffin

Finally won! Yay-ness! haha, took long enoug, but well worth the wait.

terryrock

i won a theme on my first try thanks CB and jc theme's

the one and only M

I'm still without a berry. To the two winners of the Bold, would you mind giving it to me?

The thing I love about crackberry is that when they hold a contest, they announce the winner(s) the following week.

yE-A-uH!

ewbear

I really wanted something too!! :-(

y0us3f

congrats to everyone who won !! :)

levelm

Wow I wish I knew before hand you guys used a RDS for picking winners. All my time wasted writing such astounding, clever responses when all I had to do was write "PICK ME PICK ME!!" Well atleast now I know. =(

JSR7

Wow, I actually won a copy of Berry Popup. Thanks CrackBerry!

DeeBee85

I finally won!! thanks CB, you rule!

FearFormsFunction

First week as a member and I already won myself a free theme.

ilovemileyyy

OGM OMG OMG!
I won for the first time! I won a free theme!

arsenal007

hopefully next time :(

dsquared2

WHAT A NEW BOLD? Since when did i have any luck whatsoever?!

jlong05

Not a winner again, but congrats to all those that were. Maybe next time!

Venc

I finally won something lol

Thanks CB

wangster

Damn It! Crackberry could have turned my day around and made me a happy man... but not meant to happen.

piky

i won for the first time

thanks

xjonx

sweet deal.. i won also. congrats to all the winners!!!!

Ramrod

LET ME WIN ONCE IN MY LIFE!!! =D

bigge2000

I FINALLY WON SOMETHING...Hopefully its not the last time lol thanks cb

Syrah

Yeah!! I won a free theme!! That's awesome. Thanks for all the contest you guys do! I think ya'll do a great job. This is the first time I won anything, but hopefully it won't be the last!! Keep up the good work!!

sixstorm

Wow, never thought I would win anything on here lol. Hope TweetGenius will work on my 8330! ;)

cberry8703e

I WIN I WIN I WIN I WIN...................THANK YOU

BooFA1010

Maybe next time I'll win something! Congrats to all who won

Jon133

so many winners. me feel sad =[

Smurfy71

Woohoo, I never win anything. Not today my friends Tweet Genius is mine, mine, mine!

Thanks Kevin!

Father Fil

Okay, so this contest didn't go so well and flaws in the way competitions are run on the site have been highlighted and may be sorted.

Seriously though, if all it takes is a comment of 'pick me' then what good is that comment? All this site will become is a collection of people only posting when there's a competition. Of say 100,000 entries, only 1,000 may be true readers whereas the other 99,000 only come here when there's something to give away.

And, if the comments above are correct, posting anything multiple times WILL INCREASE your chances of winning. You should be doing the removal of multiple entries BEFORE doing the picking of usernames.

If I have a list of entries that looks like:
user 1
user 1
user 1
user 1
user 2
user 3
user 4
user 1
user 1
user 5
user 1

, based on my search script picks three, if I clear out multiples AFTER the search then user 1 still has a much greater chance of winning simply because it's much more likely that they'll get picked in the first round.

However if I include in my SQL search the DISTINCT keyword to create a list of users that I then pick from I can be sure that everyone only gets one bite of the cherry.

Just my 2p worth really. And no, I didn't win anything but hey, I'm not bitter. What goes around, comes around. :)

Mathrin

There should only be one entry per person. Due to the size of the giveaway, there ended up being a bug and we saw multiple winners which lead people to believe that you could enter multiple times.

And filtering out junk comments would be too laborious.

nick13b@msn.com

i dont even remember this contest......

the brother

TWIXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!

will4663

will2455 had won

Is there any chance u guy made a mistake??

T_T I cant accept the fact..

EndoRush

I LOST.... again :|

Congrats to the winners maybe one day I will bask in the same light as you.

jerzice

This is great, some cool apps !

silenus81

Free copy of Tweet Genius. Can't wait to give that a try! :)

Thanks CrackBerry!

Busta-B

waiting on my email with my prize

FknTwizted

SWEET!! I was pumming through and was I better just in case cause i dont win too many things on websites... and BAMM!! my name i was yelled at my wife to see this.

flight_guy

I have been soooooo wanting that JCDESIGN Today for the BOLD for awhile now and you guys hooked it up free! Thanks again, Congrats to all that won.

Keron.Brown

so now that i have won.... how the hell do i claim my prize?????

brayndeded

come on man!!!! what the fn heck is going on here?? i see several duplicate winners of diff stuff, does my name not show up on your servers or what? why the heck have i never won anything here? come on Kev, ive been a loyal crack-aholic along time, wheres the love?

kewzone

When are you guys sending the emails to the winners?
Twitter.com/kewsboogie

Storm26

Wow, I actually won... Thanks CB!

CGSCOT

Just got my e-mail & installed my free copy of Berry Popup, brilliant app & looks great.
Thank You CB & Berry PopUP :)

rob7100g

Thanks for the Real World CrossBar Plus theme CrackBerry and JC Designs!

-- Robert.

FknTwizted

Hey guys be nice they dont have to give stuff away you know... I appreciate you guys for doing drawings!! and the site keeps me coming back everyday!! Keep rockn CB!!!