Over the next month or so we will be offering lots of great prizes to members of our WordPress Forums. To be eligible for a prize all you need to do is register in the forums and take part in the competition. The rules for each competition will be slightly different so it’s important that you visit the forums regularly for news of the latest competitions.
Why Offer Prizes Through The Forums?
On Monday I contacted the 5 winners of last weeks domain name competition. The winners were chosen from our newsletter subscriber list and emailed directly with details of how they can claim their prize.
We had previously given away prizes through our Facebook page however we had a problem with winners entering the competition and then not claiming their prize. Therefore last month we decided to give out prizes using alternative ways.
Unfortunately, the same issue arose with using our Newsletter list. Of the 5 people I emailed about winning a domain name, only 1 replied (If the 4 remaining people don’t reply by the end of the week I will offer the domains again as a prize).
A few days ago I announced the relaunch of our discussion forums. I’m looking for a way to kick-start discussions and I feel that forums are a better platform to run competitions as you can interact with people more easily. Also, there is less chance of someone not claiming their prize as the winner will be actively participating in the competition.
What Prizes Can Be Won?
We are looking to give out a variety of WordPress related products and services to members. Over the next few weeks we will be giving away:
- Premium Themes
- Premium Plugins
- Domain Names
We will also be posting details of great deals we find on the web and will be arranging exclusive discounts for members.
The first prize has been kindly donated by Gorilla Themes. One lucky winner will win a standard license (worth $69.95) for any Gorilla Themes design they choose. Full details can be found in our competition announcement thread.
What have you got to lose? :)