Karma Contest: Win an item from CrackBerry Kevin's lost but now found luggage!

I once was lost, but now am found!
By Kevin Michaluk on 20 Feb 2013 02:03 pm EST

Karma Contest: Leave a comment letting me know which item you'd like to have out of the suitcase below and you could win it!

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After spending a month in Toronto at CrackBerry's BlackBerry 10 Launch Campaign Headquarters, I flew home Sunday night. When I arrived at YWG, only four out of my five checked bags came shooting down to the luggage carousel. Missing in action was my Tumi carry-on, which I had to check because it was densely packed and weighed in at 40lbs (the carry-on max weight is closer to 20lbs).

My missing luggage never arrived Monday. It never arrived Tuesday. So by this morning I had written off that I would ever see it again. Nothing in the bag was mission critical for me -- I carry all that in my backpack -- but there was a lot of good stuff packed in there. A couple spare PlayBooks (along with my gold chain PlayBook necklace). A bunch of older BBs. A PC laptop. Bose computer speakers and iPod dock. CrackBerry stickers. Some Z10 cases. And more.

Then a couple of hours ago I got a call. My missing luggaged was found and a courier would be dropping it off soon. AMAZING. This was the first time I had ever had my luggage go missing on me. It's a horrible feeling. I'd rather not have it happen again. So to help keem my luggage Karma cup full, I figured it would make sense to pay forward a few things out of my bag to some CrackBerry readers. There's some solid stuff in there for CrackBerry addicts. Leave a comment to this post saying what you want, and I'll pick out a few lucky winners to have it. Typical contest details apply (open worldwide, contest ends this Sunday at midnight. Just leave one entry). Good luck!

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Karma Contest: Win an item from CrackBerry Kevin's lost but now found luggage!



its great to know that they took their time to contact you and make sure it went to the owner's hands ! and its even greater to know that there's another contest ! i would really appreciate a playbook !

You guys always have the best giveaways...great site and great work, keep it up :)

I wouldn't mind a Playbook so that I can video chat with the wifey when I'm travelling. It is always nice to be able to see her and make sure she is doing ok when I am on the road.

Good luck everyone!

Why would you bring so much not-needed stuff with? You're just asking for TSA to check out your stuff. I guess they didn't want any blackberries!

Is it weird that I want one of the old blackberries? I need to get my older sister hooked on BBM already. Any old blackberry that can run BBM for me.

the apple keyboard and mouse would be sweet, as well as a Z10 case for when the US gets it. Why not some spark stickers!!

Oh Kevin, anything would be great! No Z10 for me with Sprint. So sad...I would take anything to cheer me up. Playbook, laptop, spark stickers..

Glad you got your bag back better late than never. I would like the white blue tooth speaker and a team blackberry sticker.

Could you mail me the orange CrackBerry sticker? I'll put it on my car and send you pics Kev! And if I can't have that, then I'll take a BlackBerry Bold please and thank you!

Hey Kevin!

Would love the iPod dock for my now useless iphone since I picked up my Z10. Already got a perfect shelve in my office for it haha.

Some awesome CrackBerry stickers would be a pretty awesome consolation prize though.

You're the best!


If the Storm on the "left" (someone else already asked for the 'right' one) is still available, please ... I'd be MOST appreciative and thankful.
oooh, and a 'new micro-usb' BB charger please, if it's in the mix.


Wowww Kevin you are very lucky I had the same experience once! I was going back home and on of my bags never arrived :( it really is a bad feeling, isn't it?

I would to get the ipod dock :)

Another playbook would be nice. But I'll take the battery from the Blackberry Torch 9800 / 9810 that you have in that picture. Mine only lasts about 30 minutes when using it actively.

I had my luggage lost, with Air Canada, on a trip to Japan. Most stores there don't carry clothes for a 6'1" 200 lbs guy. So I was wearing the same clothes for a couple of days until they were found.

Anyway, the laptop would be nice.

Hey, would love that incipio z10 case! And some stickers in the box would be sweet too!

Now your luggage will never get stolen! :P

My sob story consists of a cracked playbook that I have been enduring for months now because I lack the spare cash to get a new one :( So as to have an opportunity to get a replacement would definately help fill that karma cup you refered to. I use my playbook DAILY and am slightly embarrased to show its abilities off to friends because of the massive spiderweb running through the screen. So please consisder helping out a fellow abuser who is so addicted to BB that he continues to use a less than pristine Playbook consistantly. That is all :)

Glad you got your luggage back. Given that my laptop is dead I would love a laptop or a bold 9900.
even if I don't win I would like to say that is very generous of you. Good luck to all Crackberry addicts!!

Great idea keviin! Way to pay it forward!!!! PlayBook please!! Can't afford one and would really complete my berry addiction untill I can afford bb10!!!

i would like ........ each modle of the older phone, bbz10 case and a playbook for my son please and thank you:) or just a playbook or any one of the above >>>>>>>> oh and a sticker would be cool lol

I would love to have the bluetooth keyboard to connect to my playbook, however, if not possible, I'd like to get a Blackberry phone, no matter the model, but it can connect to my blackberry playbook via bridge. Thanks, and forgive my English language :)

Since I don't see a BB Music Gateway, I would have to say.. The BB Mini Stereo Speaker (and not to be greedy but... Sitckers! Yay!)

Nice that you got it back and that it will now make alot of people happy!

I'll take the 9900 and Z10 case please and thank you!

I would love to have the Bose iPod Docker and an extra A/C charger compatiable with my Z10! You can't have enough AC chargers! lol.. Or I would settle just for the Computer Speakers. My daughter's computer speakers don't work properly anymore.

That laptop would be a nice item to win, my current one is days away from disintegrating if my calculations are correct.

I need a new laptop. An Acer laptop would be nice. My laptop is over 10 years old and I think some newer phones have a better processing power than my laptop :(

Great that you have your stuff back.
Random act of Kindness Day is coming up so to pay forward what you would give me I would give some back to the Local Community.
The Lap Top - for the Local women/Youth shelter/group.
Some stickers to promote crackberry.com
I would like to have the Playbook - for my Son (before my ex buy's him a IPad :-(
The black Z10 holster for me and the White BB9900 (?) (beside the white mouse) for my niece she wants a BB sooo bad.

That is super nice of you! And it is Kindness week here in Ottawa too! You are definitely setting a great example! :) I would love any type of PlayBook accessory or anything that says Team BlackBerry. :) Please and Thank you! :)

So glad you got your luggage back, Kevin! It can be utterly frustrating when stuff like that disappears into the void!

I'd really like the Bose computer speakers please.

The macbook charger if its compatible with the original macnbook, if it isn't i'd like the playbook. I hope i win i could really use it

I'll take an extra Playbook
Or the iPod dock
or even some good old 'Berry stickers

generous contest, thanks

That would be GREAT if i had the bose speakers!!! maybe a Z10 case...ID LOVE TO ROCK THOSE CB AND TEAM BLACKBERRY STICKERS!!!

Is that a curve 9350/60? That would be a great phone to add to my BB arsenal. Glad they were able to find it.

I would love to have 1 of each of those awesome stickers!!! #TEAMCRACKBERRY4LIFE!!!! #TEAMBLACKBERRY4LIFE!!!! #SPARK4LIFE!!!!!

Would be nice to have the playbook or the laptop, plan to give it to My little Brother ... and of course with CrackBerry stickers on them ;-) Thanks Kevin ! God bless You !

I would definitely want the Bose speakers. I have a playbook and will be getting a Z10. I store all my music on my 9650 and play songs through a Bluetooth in my car.

Good Airline ;)
If i´m one of the lucky ones, i´ll be glad to have one of the BB devices for my collaction. Please autographed by Kevin.
Cool idea!

I put my Bold 9930 through the washing machine last week and have reverted to my old Storm2. I just called Verizon Wireless (I'm in US) to see if I could put a Canadian phone on their network and they said it's not possible. If you have a Bold 9930 in your stash and know of a way for me to use it on Verizon Wireless, I would love to have it. It looks like I won't be able to get the Z10 for quite some time due to finances. Thanks!

My question is why is a Scale included in the bag? :)

Ultimately, I could really use a new laptop, but unless that really had no value to you, I'd really feel bad making you give that away.

Therefore, a Playbook would be nice. The lady's Android Touchpad is really starting to die off and we could use a replacement. Plus would be nice to video chat with her!

Sitckers are a must though!

The Pearl Flip and the Storm have some nostalgia behind them, but I'm curious as to the mystery item(s) piled under the Mac charger. Suppose I could use some nice hardwood flooring as well.

I would appreciate anything you can spare. And you can be sure I'll pay it forward to a family member who could use the item more than myself. Thank you Kevin!

Kind of a strange request but: the MacBook charging adapter would be awesome. I have a MacBook with the Blackberry Spark logo over the Apple logo which is currently being charged by my gf's cord.

Can I have any of the BB's that'll work on AT&T, or the speakers or the laptop? Or, I need some more stickers for my guitar! I think this is the coolest contest yet.

You are so lucky you got it back with NOTHING MISSING!! So many horror stories of luggage that was ransacked and THEN returned!! I would LOVE to win anything blackberry that's Tmobile compatible, and be FOREVER grateful!!....as my 8320 is on its last legs!! But then again, that also means it could be an AT&T model, too!! (hello--unlocking is my friend!!). Congrats on the great luggage Karma, Kevin. Crackberry RULES!

This is a pretty weird contest but Im not complaining :)
Ill take a Playbook since mine was stolen at work last week...
And if I cant score a Playbook Ill take the Playbook sleeve I see in there since Ill probably have to buy my next one used!!

If live to win your computer speakers. I need some and I'm shur there good if you have them. You got good taste in electronics. Or expensive taste anyways lol. I'm the same way

I'd love another Playbook (hoping for an LTE version). But I'd be happy to settle for a Z10 case and some stickers (especially the * one)!! That way I could stick them on everyone's iPad at work!

Kevin, may I have the playbook? I have never own a tablet or this type of gadget. That would be awesome if I could have it... Thanks in advance anyhow.

Awesome that you got your bag back, and even more awesome that you're giving the contents away! To continue the awesomeness, I would love to gift a PlayBook to one of my friends or family members for us to video chat, etc., or the iPod dock to my dance instructor (her's is on it's last leg).

That CB scale would look really confortable next to my blender as I blend away my pre-measured morning smoothies. (it is fitness month afterall and portion size is a critical part of healthy eating)

I'll take the Z10 please.

Wait! no Z10 in the picture? Then a Playbook would be great. thanks!

Would love any of the stickers! CrackBerry.com....#TeamBlackBerry...Spark! Woohoo for found luggage!!

I won't look a gift horse in the mouth Kevin. If you want to give me something out of here I will not complain what it is. You sir are the man! Thank you and I know whatever you choose for me would be amazing!

I wish I had your luck! The few times the airline did find my luggage, stuff was either missing or broken. I should try what you are doing and see if it improves my luck with checked baggage. I wouldn't fight you if you would like to give up a playbook. I can give it a good home.

A lovely z10 case for me, and a spark sticker for my lady please!

Also, calling shotgun for whatever the heck that fluffy thing is on the left... nobody else will want that, I'm sure!

Thanks! Glad thy tracked both you and your bag down!

That Bose SoundDock would be a blessing for me to have. I seriously need a decent dock to use at home. They cost an arm and a leg here in South Africa.

Thanks Kevin/CB for the chance.


GL everyone

Happy to hear you got your bag back Kevin! i would love the acer laptop or one of youre spare playbooks whichever you'd prefer to give away! thanks for another awesome contest!!!! crackberry is the BEST

Blackberry for Life

I'd take the Playbook, but the real question that keeps coming to my mind is why do you carry around all that stuff with you Kevin? Is that a digital scale? I hope it's for weighing the devices.

If there a macBook charger, I assume there a MacBook somewhere under that rumble....I will take the MacBook

I just checked the picture with my girlfriend and we got two favourites:

She would cut capers for a playbook
I would like to have a Storm 2 cause I never had one.

So I had to decide and for sure I go with my girlfriend for the playbook to have a nice present for her.

Glad to hear you got all your stuff back.

i would love that white Bold 9900, and to keep the good karma going, i would give my black 9900 to my mother who needs a new phone.

A little bit of karma for everyone

Cheers Kevin.

A 64gb upgrade for my 16 and 32gb PlayBooks might be cool, but in the end a bunch of BB Spark , CrackBerry and Team BlackBerry stickers would be awesomeness.

Hi Kevin,

Congrats on recovering your luggage and congrats also with the paying it forward.
The Bose Companion® 2 multimedia speaker system would be a great addition to my electronic jungle. Thanks Kevin and Karma!


Glad they found your luggage, Kev, and that the electronics were still there! I'd love a Playbook, please. (And one of those CrackBerry stickers!)

I would love to have one of the PlayBooks, and maybe a CrackBerry sticker to go on the back of it to show the world where I got it!!!

One of the spare playbooks would be real nice to give to my 14 yr old son and newest BB addict. It would pair well with his 9360.

Man, you're the best. These contests are awesome! I "lost" my 9900 a while back and I've been missing it badly... So if you're feeling generous I would gladly take that white 9900 you have there. That would be huge. Thank you!!


Kevin glad you recovered your luggage! And Thank you for paying it forward!
I think it would be awesome to have some Bose Speakers.

Karma, Granted!

And Z10 case would be most useful...don't worry -I'll buy a couple from the CB store anyway (as usual ). ;)


I'm only interested in one thing in that bag, that that would be if you had a BlackBerry z10 in there. Been trying hard to win one of those..... Com'on make it happen!

I would love love love the wireless keyboard for my mac, or even a crackberry sticker to make it a little less apple :)

*gasp* giving away blackberry history?! Such heart you have! Such strength!

And oh! Stickers?! If I had stickers I would run happily through the streets sticking them everywhere!!

But on the side note, my sister gave me a playbook for my birthday but there was no charger. So itd be nice if you could help me out.

But more importantly, I would love spreading word about Blackberry and Crackberry through stickers!!

Congrats and thank you for your generosity.

I would love to win a Z10 case or even some of those stickers so I can show my pride.

Thanks again Kevin.

could i please have a playbook, i probably wont but hey ho. thought id just say a few bits. i have never had new technology my bb was my first brand new peice of tech, it would be great to get something like this. just once... :)

I'd love a BB if you have one that would run on Verizon Wireless. I've been wanting to get back onto a BB (currently on Android), but can't drop the cash on a phone this close to the Z10 release!

On second thought, a PlayBook would be awesome. It would bring be away from android completely.

I'd like the PC computer, I'm in need of a newer system one that I can use to sideload apps onto my Playbook.
It would be cool to have the computer that creates so much CB/BB history.

Kevin, I would like to have one of the extra PlayBooks. My 15y old daughter needs one as she is jealous of mine and the wife and would make it a 'Full House' of family members owning PB's.

Wow that's nice of you to offer up goodies from your lost then found luggage!

This reminds me of my kids going though the "treat bowl", takes them forever to decide what they want! lol

I'd take a playbook to make sure your karma cup stays fulu

The white blackberry bold please. I believe it's a 9700, the girlfriend just obliterated her 9900. I'd like her to stay with team blackberry. Happy wife happy life! If not maybe some stickers please to slap on the fridge.

I know the feeling - i lost my bag with laptop, camera, phone, ext hdd and a lot of other stuff... but never got found.I would LOVE to get the Bose stereo desktop speakers. And maybe a Spark sticker. It's my birthday today :P i deserve a gift :D
Good luck to everyone!

Stickers and decals!!! I see some slightly pricey stuff there but I want the stuff that I never see anywhere and that's the CB,splat and #TeamBlackBerry decals and stickers. I asked Bla1ze on twitter to sell me some BBM decals and he igged me :( maybe Ill get lucky and score some of these!

Awesome you got your stuff back! If I'm not mistaken, that looks like a storm 2 down there. I may be one of the 1% who liked that phone and wouldn't mind having it again. If it's not, whichever touch screen BB you have would be karmalicious. And, of course, a crackberry sticker for the truck.

Thanks for paying forward!