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!



Aw Man! I'd love that playbook. It would be sweet. They're almost impossible to find in stores and I'm saving up for a Z10 anyway. Failing that the leather Z10 case would be sweet. I think they are really cool, and I could use it for my current phone until I manage to get my Z10. Worst case scenario, can I just have stickers? That would be awesome. Thanks!

In order of preference:
1. Laptop
2. PlayBook
3. Any of the old BlackBerry phones

It will be awesome if I actually win one of them. Thanks!


My kids love my playbook as evidenced by countless smears. I have a 5 year-old boy and twin 3 yr-old girls.

Another playbook for our family would be great.


I could always use a playbook for personal use. My daughter could us it and become a Blackberryite not an iD10t user like other apple users in my extended family.

That white Bold is really sexy! I'd love that to go with my black one.........or at least a Blackberry sticker or 2? Please....I'm old and retired! You're the best Kevin....

I'm glad they found your luggage, I would've probably went overboard with the complaining and anger. The Mayor kept his cool.
The order of items I would want if they are available when I win:
Tumi carry-on
Apple Keyboard
Acer Laptop
by now it doesn't matter, anything will do

Thanks in advance for Karma not biting you in the @$$ and for Mayor Kevin and CrackBerry hosting this contest!

I don't know what I would do with out my berries!

Well, for me the playbook keyboard if you have it there and if you don't then the playbook itself please... Thanks!

Nope, just kidding, I'd like the beautiful 9320 (or 9310/15) near the white walkman :)

I would be happy to take an old bb of your hands. I have been using a Storm 2 since I destroyed my blackberry bold :)

Glad you got your bag back!

9 months till i can upgrade to the Z10. Damn those 2 year contracts.

Thank You!

spark or crackberry stickers or a playbook would me nice :D or even the pearl 9100, used to love my little pearl!! :D

*waking up from wet dream*...oh my....how about laptop.,.....a playbook would work.....or CrackBerry/Star sticker,.....man thank s for this contest...amazing....

I would love to have a chance at that LAPTOP!

It would really help me out for when it's time to buy the Z10! I need a new laptop for a new DJ rig, but i'm torn between the cost of a new rig or a new Z10!

Good luck to everyone!

Man I would still be pulling out my hair if my luggage got lost. Im glad you got it back though brother! I would a PlayBook. It would be great for my business. Thanks alot man!

Would love the white Bold but I don't think it would work on Telus if I unlocked it, so I'd settle for the Crackberry sticker, the round CB one. About 5 years ago coming back from a meeting in Nashville I thought my suitcase was toast, took me 2 1/2 weeks to get it back, I had already started replacing all my lost stuff.

Glad you got your stuff back in a reasonable amount of time.

Glad to hear you luggage was found. I worked at the airport handling luggage and its a big mess when it comes to lost luggage and glad it turned up.

If I win I won't be greedy a variety of stickers and a z10 case would be awesome.

Kevin I'm glad you got your bag back, but I'f I was going to ask for one item in that picture, its got to be the Tumi case!

Mmmmm... Tough one... PlayBook keyboard or 9900 if can be unlocked or the playbook or the bose speakers...

There is no way I'd be willing to ask for any of that hardware, however those stickers look pretty inticing...Perhaps one of each would be my request...The Spark is a must!

I Bleed Black & Berry

What a great idea! Hmmm, I would ask maybe, for either one or both of the PBs...and then give them away in order to spread the word of BlackBerry through Crackberry. If not. Stickers are always perfect! ;)
Thanks again Kevin!

I don't see one, but I'm going to gamble and ask anyway. I've always thought the Bold 9790 was a sweet little phone, so if there is one buried in there like, behind the Tour or 8830 or something, then I'd love to take that off your hands.

Glad to hear you got your luggage back.
Have been looking at the picture and I see a lot of great stuff!
But the things that catch my eye are :
The white BlackBerry 97xx(had it in black but loved it in white)
The new BlackBerry bluetooth carry on speaker
And last but not least that Z10 case!

Thanks for spreading the Love!!!

Hey Kevin glad to see you got luggage back. If you are giving away prizes then I would like the old blue BlackBerry 79xx series.

Glad to see you have your 'lost' luggage; I've been there and I know that empty feeling. That said, another great contest. If I win, the Acer laptop/netbook/tablet (can't tell from the picture) and what looks like a Z10 charger would be nice. Good luck to everyone.

ill take the microsoft bluetooth mouse! or anything you would like to give :)

BOLD 9000
BOLD 9700
BOLD 9780
CURVE 9300
TORCH 9800
BOLD 9900

It would be awesome to get crackberry.com stickers! and especially a spark sticker too! I would love to show some support for this site and for BlackBerry!

I can't tell, but if that leather holster is for a Z10, I'll take that (it's what I'll be getting anyway when I can finally get a Z10). If it's for another model, then I'm sure I could pick something else.

I would like the Tumi bag. But not for me; it would be given to my missus. I travel extensively and am happy with my Briggs & Riley luggage and a nice carry-on would be nice for my beautiful lady when she comes to visit me on my travels. It would also match my Tumi briefcase.

As I'm sure you won't be parting with that nice bag, I would be happy enough with the Playbook charger. It would be nice to have one in my travel bag and one at home.

I usually only use my iPod at the gym but I might use it more if \i had a dock so that is what \i would like. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kevin, I would love to have anything in that pile. Instead of me picking 1 thing and it already being spoken for, how about I just say you pick something that is not spoken for. I am not picky. Just a little back round on me is that I am a using a BB9930 and I just started also caring an iPhone 4s just to get into the Full Touch Screen feel while waiting for the Z10 in the US...... if that should help you decide.

WOW tough choice because I would love a playbook so that when I win(hint hint) or purchase a Z10 I can link it with that. BUT that Acer Laptop looks good also.

Ok after considering ill go with one of the Playbooks Final choice. I'm sure you guys only have the top of the line devices from blackberry anyway

So Playbook please :-)

Hi Kevin: Great to see you got your bag back with you. Would love the BB-BOLD-9900 for My Wife, her BB-BOLD-9780 is almost done!!!!. Thank You Kevin. Cheers!!!!

Would love one of those CrackBerry.com stickers!!!!! And if it comes sticked to that Bose Soundock I would be very happy :D...

Dibs on the speaker system. Kevin always forks up good money on his sounds. I wouldn't mind the Playbook as well but I already have two. Speakers please.

My 3rd grader will find a good use with your laptop for school, if not then his dad will find a good use with the speakers, other then that a Z10 case will do ... :)

I'd take a PlayBook if that's okay. It's not for me. I have a 64GB one to go with my 9900 (2yrs is up in Aug when I can get a Z10). Last fall I finally convinced a friend of mine to jump into the smartphone world with a 9790. She's on a tight budget and the BlackBerry offered much more bang for the buck with her. She got free incoming and local calls and 100MB data (Canada really sucks sometimes). Anyway, long story short, that phone has now replaced her landline. I'd love to give her a PlayBook to go with her Bold, and since you seem to have extras.....
Thanks CrackBerry!

Glad to hear your gear arrived - I hate that feeling of not knowing what happened. BB mini speaker would be great. I would use it with my PB (plus projector) when giving presentations for work. The holster for the Z10 would be cool if the speaker is gone.

I had my bags lost once when I was flying home and my plane had an emergency landing due to smoke in the cabin. Had to get on a different flight to get home; bag didn't make the same flight. Terrible, lol.

I could definitely use a playbook.

Really wish that was a white bold 9900 because that baby would be mine but hey a Bose sounddock is a nice little gem :)

Definitely want that white blackberry 9900 or the pearl flip. The white 9900 is smexy... Glad you got your luggage back.

Wow, I love the Playbook and the BlackBerrys, good karma for everyone, thanks a lot!!! =) "...There is no need for a reason to help..."

Rather than just a "I want to win" comment I will say this. A playbook would be nice. I had a BB a few years ago but turned it in for a few reasons and got an iPhone. With the Z10 on its way I am going to be upgrading to it ASAP. I have an iPhone and an iPad and while its cool i would like to compare the Z10 playbook combo to what I have now.

I would love a playbook for my 10 year old son. I sure hope you get a refund of that baggage fee, pay them to lose your bag thats crazy!

Wait what? Is that a CD Player??? LOL!!!

Kevin, i'll gladly take the white 9900 or honestly any other GSM legacy phone to ship out to my mom overseas!!! Now with BBM Voice, i can really use this feature to save money and keep in touch!!!!

Bold 9900 & PlayBook 64GB Wifi

I would love the light blue bb phone (the one below the playbook and the light-blue case).
Thank you.

I would absolutely love a playbook !!! my son would love it too, he will only be 1 years old in 3 days and hes a techy like his father i will put all his shows on it,

Long live Blackberry !!

Glad you got your stuff back! Missing luggage is a horrible feeling. I'd love the PlayBook. Otherwise, the Bose speakers or spark stickers would certainly be fun! :)

I would take the Bose dock if it were for a Z10. I would love the White Bold and proudly carry it until the Carriers here in the states get their heads out of their asses.

What an opportunity!!!!!. Playbook, White Bold, ANY one of the other phones.., And any one of the stickers. Oh yeah glad you got your stuff back. It is not a good feeling to go through that experience . Great idea to pay it forward. We paid it forward during baseball last year. A good feeling. Thanks.

Any of the berrys! Would be sweet to have my true addiction right out of 'crack'berry Kevin's bag! The bose dock is sweet, and definitely one of those crackberry.com or #teamblackberry stickers to go on my laptop. Actually who am I kidding, ANYTHING out of that bag would be awesome to have, Thanks for the opportunity ! Hope it helps your karma.

PS - I see a Z10 cover in there, pity you didn't pack a Z10 in this bag while leaving Canada! (or did you? ;) )

While I highly doubt you'd give it away, the gold chain with the playbook on it would be rockin! But if you are not giving that away, I;m not greedy though,, so that nice swivel holster for the z10 there and a crackberry sticker ad a spark sticker. Maybe whatever that big black thing in the top right corner.. And if all thats gone by the time you get to me, Your Luggage itself.

Anything from Kevin would be the best present ever!!!
I'd love the white 9900!! Always wanted a white BlackBerry

A playbook would be awesome. I played around with my friend's playbook and loved it. I'm hoping for the best! :)

I would love one your spare Playbooks(1st choice). I need a Z10 case for my future phone. I'm glad you got your case back.

My twitter handle is @rallsinnc

Glad you got your stuff back!! I could definitely use a laptop and maybe a sweet crackberry sticker :) you rock Kevin!!

i just skimmed through the comments and i dont think anyone wants the actual luggage bag, so if you'll be giving that away too, i wouldnt mind! if not, i'd really like any phone released after the Bold 9000..thats my current phone because my sister used my upgrades, which means ill be using my 9000 until september. Dont get me wrong, i love my 9000, but a temporary slight upgrade wouldnt hurt. and in return, i promise to hand off that phone and continue the charity as soon as i upgrade.

thank you Kevin! God bless

I would request a playbook... but don't want to lower the chances of someone who doesn't have one getting it.

Magic mouse would be very nice to win. :)

yeah i would definity take another Playbook. i would probly give it to my daughter so we can video chat and she loves the games and paint

The apple bluetooth keyboard would be an excellent addition and instigator to my laziness when I'm in front of my TV and I have my PlayBook Plugged in via HDMI.

white 9900! If I don't find a use for it, I'm sure I could create another BlackBerry fan in my family circle by giving it to them :)

I'd love a playbook!
Mine actually went missing out of my checked baggage christmas time and the airline claimed not to be responsible - glad you were able to get your stuff back though!

I wouldn't mind the Bose speakers!! I also would love another holster for my other Bold 9900. I love the flip Pearl. I missed that phone. And I wouldn't mind the purple cellphone. I forgot what that one's called. Thanks and rock on, CrackBerry!!! CHEERS!!!

In terms of preference:
1. PlayBook
2. The Curve (if it's not for CDMA networks, my country is GSM/HSPA only)
3. Magic Mouse

I would like one of those. White Bold is quite nice, but since it would be just a secondary phone for me qualifying for the Curve is sufficient.

I never knew a purple curve flip existed. I never new a flip curve existed. I need it. I crave it. Even if it doesn't work in my end of the world. Pretty please.

Hi Kevin and Team Crackberry-

May I please have you white Blackberry Bold? I've a first generation Blackberry Torch(2.5 years now), and it's had its time. The screen is completely cracked, the call button, hangup button, back, and shortcut keys are gone, the trackpad is still there though. Thanking you in advance. Much Love and God Bless.

Good to see that there was a happy ending and you got your bag back!!

I would be very grateful for one of your spare PlayBook's Kevin! My wife would love one :)

Thank you for running this contest!


I can feel your pain after losing bags to the airline aether before. To help lighten your bags for next time, I could take one of those PlayBooks off your hands. It would keep mine with me and let my wife enjoy one fore herself, plus it would give her the tech advantage as she's waiting for a Z10, while I'm being stodgy and holding out for the Q10.

Wow, unbelievable, maybe air canada's not so subtle way of making sure you dont bring on luggage that is too heavy! I will easily take anything! id love more accessories for my Z10!

Hey Kevin. I didn't even get to own a playbook because I simply couldn't afford it. I've been a crackberry fan for years and I really want a tablet so winning one would be awesome. I have none. I also wouldn't mind getting the sticker with it ;).

I'll take the floorboards :)
If that's not possible then the suitcase with some stickers
If that's not possible then the Apple Keyboard


My 1998 PC is barely chugging along. I could definitely use a refresh with the laptop.

ill take a playbook and gold chain plz. Great to know that they found your luggage but you deserve it. Keep of the great work!!! :)

I would love the playbook. And as someone who works for an airline, handling Baggage, i can tell you that we do our best to make sure luggage gets where it is supposed to go in a timely manner, and we do care when we hear about passengers luggage problems.

we know that making sure luggage gets to the same place with a customer is part of the service,and is a direct indicator of whether or not a customer will fly with us again.

glad you got your luggage back

Sign me up for any of those older BlackBerry's (especially the white one or the Torch 9850/9860) - am without a backup phone currently.

Wooot Wooot!
Im glad you got your bag back Kevin.
Thats always a plus.
Also i want to thank you for another awesome contest.
If you choose me i would like a Playbook.
Thanks again Kevin And CB for always having great contest.
Good luck to all.
Have a great day.

Hey Kevin

I'd like to get the Playbook please. I haven't had much luck winning a Z10 in any of your other competitions so hopefully I can win the Playbook and load BB10 onto it when it gets released! :).... And, I don't think that you can buy any Playbooks here in South Africa anymore.

I Don't want to ask for too much, but if I can't get the playbook, can I get the laptop please? It will be put to good academic use!

Thanks, and Please, Please, Please can I win something.

Playbook! And maybe toss in a spark sticker. I'll like to put it on my laptop to combat the Apple-loving atmoshere at my company.

Glad you got your luggage back. Hopefully you got a voucher or discount on your next flight.

I would love to be graced with your BlackBerry Playbook. The stickers are awesome as well but the Playbook is awesome.

Thank you Kevin for the contest!!!! :O)

what's that furry thing on top of the cd player? don't care but I want it!!!

sorry to hear about your inconvenience Kevin and kudos to AC for delivering!

good luck next time ;)

Playbook would be great, but reeeallllyyyy need another charge! I am down to one charger with 3 devices....


I would love one of the playbooks, so I don't have to share mine with the woman that I live with who is related by marriage.

I'd like a Playbook but if that's taken (in order):

1) Bose Speakers
2) Laptop
3) Keyboard (is that BT?)

Thanks and glad you got your stuff back.

I would love to have a playbook to give to my mom and dad so they can communicate with me via the video chat app on my playbook!

If by some miracle you would pick me, I've been looking all over for a PlayBook to buy my girlfriend and there's not a single store in Toronto that still carries them, so I would really appreciate one of your spare PlayBooks and a Spark sticker. If no PlayBook, I'd still like a spark stickers, I'll even pay for it! Thanks!

Glad you got your stuff back Kevin! Perhaps it's another sign that BlackBerry's back sent from the tech gods. Any chance for a new or gently used Z10 pouch/case and hey wait... is that a bluetooth keyboard?

I would love a sticker. We have two play books for our girls and have a Z10. My children love the PlayBooks more durability than other tablets. That laptop looks great! Your site is very helpful.

Oh boy... I need a new laptop but I'd love to give my Mom a PlayBook so that be my choice. Thanks Kevin, very generous of you!

I love that you have fun with all this, and you don't mind poking fun at yourself.

That, and all the knowledge imparted is what keeps us all coming back.

And since I'm back, can I go home with the Bose computer speakers?

Idk if that's the Playbook keyboard & case you have on the keyboard, but I would be amazing if it is and you decided to give it to me. I've really been wanting one but for financial reasons I am unable to buy one.

P.S. My Birthday is February 27th :D

This is an interesting contest.

I'm good with anything, simply winning a Crackberry Contest would be sufficient for me.

Thank you

I want the White blackberry bold please :). I cant get that white version the United States with at&t or any carrier for that matter. I really hope you select me.

Apple keyboard and mouse if possible. If just the one item then the mouse would be great.

Glad you made it back safe and sound. Too bad about the luggage... has happened to me before. Worst was way back in the day when we would bring meat and such (not allowed anymore) down to my mom's place in the British Virgin Islands. The cooler was lost, but was miraculously found when we were travelling back home. It was sitting for two weeks in the San Juan airport (not refrigerated)!!! You can just imagine the smell. They asked if we wanted the cooler back… no thanks!!! No way that smell was coming out of there.

I would love to have the Playbook. Knowing you, it's gotta be the 64GB. If not, then the 32 GB Playbook will do. Thanks! Your generosity precedes you!

Wow! Sending all my Karmic energy back to you Kevin!

I'd love the BOSE!

Or a rapid charger.

Or the magic mouse!

Thanks mate!

I'd like to give that white Bold (9700 or 9780?) to my girlfriend =) [I'll even take a picture of her holding it if I win!]