TiPb Countdown to iPad Give-Away!


TiPb is giving away an iPad!

It's officially March now and Apple still hasn't announced the exact day we'll be able to get our hands on their magical new device, the iPad! So, to help us countdown to the big day, we're running a little give-away. Actually, an iPad sized give-away! Every week from now until the iPad is officially released, the iMore Store is going to give away awesome iPhone accessories, and every time you enter the give away of the week, you get another entry into our big iPad give away as well. And don't worry, we'll clearly tag every qualifying weekly give-away with "iPad Give-Away Qualifier" so you can be extra certain you're all nice and entered.

If that's too complicated, let us simplify -- enter as many TiPb give aways as you can and you'll have the best chance possible at the iPad. Clear?

The first qualifying give-away will be posted tomorrow, but you may just want to head on over and subscribe to our TiPb YouTube channel now, if you know what we mean...

Full iPad give-away details after the break!

Them iPad Give-Away Details

  • Grand prize is one (1) $499 US Apple Store gift certificate towards purchase of a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad.
  • Only one entry per weekly give away.
  • Contest starts now and ends... when the iPad is released!
  • Not open to Smartphone Experts employees or contractors

Rene Ritchie

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Mike R says:

Man this would be so great. What a wonderful giveaway!

2busy2blog says:

Is this how we enter? It didn't say in the post.

ack154 says:

2busy: I'm pretty sure you can't enter yet. Not until their first give-a-way is posted tomorrow.

MAGNUS says:

I'll take one... Mmmkdaythankx

Ben says:

Oh god seriously! I want one soooo badly!!! I wish I could even afford one for when they do come out :(

pivale says:

Since it doesn't say it's US exclusive, I'll assume we, from across the pond, can also take a chance...

KC says:

Please baby please, baby baby baby please!!!

blenderman345 says:

I'm in! Pleeeease be me!! I never win the blog giveaways...

Denispod says:

i really want one the ipad seems like a new step into the future =]

Collin says:

I'm in. Hopefully I will get lucky

slls says:

Tosh2.0 isn't getting this one...

dloveprod says:

This would be the perfect birthday gift to me from tipb.com :-)

Keliel says:

Want. One. pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze /grovels at feet

Lady Kaede says:

@Joe- I'm always ready to hook a brother ip, but when it comes to free iPad's, seriously blood you gotta get behind me. I don't even know what the blanking rules are yet, but I'm sayin' 'outta my way, mere fanboys(girls)'.

TumnusMr says:

Wasn't sure about buying an iPad, but I'll take a free one any day! ;)

fastlane says:

The winners of these things always have obscure names who we've never seen here before, and never see again. I'm a regular... so I don't stand a chance. :(

Lenster says:

I hope you will all allow me to pop to the front of the queue, I have a rare condition (gimmegadgetitus) which can only be alleviated by a short couse of ipad therapy. Thank you friends you are all so kind

Limegrntaln says:

Cool give-a-way Rene. Count me in.

Rene Ritchie says:

@fastlane, we've had several regulars win lately -- chance stood!

Rene Ritchie says:

@pivale -- prize is a US Apple Store gift card. I guess it doesn't matter where you live, but you probably can only redeem the card at a US Apple Store.

Michael says:

Free iPad sounds like music to my ears.

Colo14er says:

I was planning to buy one but I could upgrade bigtime with that $499 gift certificate!

danmcg says:

Let's see how this thing runs as a Crestron touch panel...

fassy says:

While I have been generally lukewarm on the iPad, one iPhone app has warmed me up to the iPad a bit -- Civilization Revolutions. While I still cannot stand the iPhone for twitch games, the touch screen was made for turn-based strategy games. iPad-designed implementations of this genre are going to be ridiculously fun.
(in other words, count me in!)

mv rob says:

I'm planning on two 3G 32GB models, $499 gift card sure could help!! Can't wait! How do I sign up?!

realphood says:

Sign me up, I want one too :)

E Pow says:

I'm not sure how to enter to win one....but PLEASE PICK ME!!!!!!

Andy says:

I would love to have one!!! Pick me! Pick Me!!!!!!

AD says:

Oh God let it be me.

Yobad says:

Having one would be great! With nice cloud services like on live coming up and if they come out with a (likely jailbreak) app for remote desktop on pc and mac this thing would be the ultimate divide for me! Now only if I could pair it with my iPhone so I have 3g for no extra cost...

Oskyriver says:

 i will self destruct if i dont win

Shaggy says:

Awesome contest! I figured I might as well join in! I want an iPad... Please?

Oskyriver says:

would a. Have 

Chuck says:

"Qualifier" question: In most give aways, there usually is a qualifier such as a post to the forum, subsribing to YouTube channel, becoming a fan on Facebook, or follower in Twitter. Do my associated accounts all need the same user id? Or is there a settining in the TiPb to keep these all synced?

Scott says:

Please oh please oh please let me win it!!!! I really want one! Thanks!

iBlackdude says:

Finally... I'm winning the ipad

JKK says:

You shall give it to me.
~Darth Vader

macgeek says:

I think this is going to be awesome and I want one!!

Eric Montgomery says:

Must....win. If for no other reason than to annoy my wife with a toy that I do NOT need.

Dave says:

Gonna start dreaming of using this now...

Frank says:

I hope I win! I'm crossing my fingers and other things!

Echo says:

The ipad looks awesome!! Count me in for this!!

L says:

I want a big iPod touch!! Ummm... I mean... iPad!! lol

francolasalsa#IM says:

Hook me up PLEEEEEAAAAASSSEEEEE !!!!! I used to be crackberry addict but now I'm one of the good guys , hook me up with an ipad so I can rub into all my crapberry addicted friends !! Love TIPB !!

Stephennn says:


Smchrist2 says:

Is this how we enter, Rene?
Cause if it is, SIGN ME UP

Curt says:

I never win...lets change that tipb

anthonyrt says:

You guys make my day every day with your news and your great offers!

JC says:

What do we do to enter the giveaway? Post didnt say.

Stc14 says:

I would love to have an iPad, but I can't buy one ATM because I am currently waiting for a MacBook Pro refresh.

appchel says:

So if won, could we use the 499 toward a better model? or would one have to settle for the 16gb???

Rennie says:

I hope they surprise us and include a camera!

LinkTree says:

I so want one of those :D

TEHKI says:

i want an iphone XL too :)

Bassel I. says:

Well what better than an iPad???
A FREE iPad hahha i wouldnt mind it:)

Si7verwolf says:

I'd fly to the States to get my paws on one!!! ;)

Si7verwolf says:

Let's face it - I'd probably swim over for a FREE iPad!!! ;)

ironjack says:

The perfect casual computer! I'd like one plz :)

Hanh! says:

I not a F a ggot.... So I should get it

SteelTater says:

Give me the iPad. Not that big of a deal.
Sent from my iPhone

Sonny says:

Getting an iPad one way or another.

brian says:

Please pick me!
I need a new toy!

Jejoro says:

Who wouldn't want to win and iPad...! I never win anything! I'm gonna buy one anyways but fRee sounds like a better price to me...!!!

DavidMGomez says:

I'm in! I could use a iPad to go with my iPhone. Go big or go home!

Eric says:

I want the big iPhone device! It's gonna rock.

David says:

The iPad will really be a new unique device. Thank god for Apple for evolving our technology :)
Winning would be nice :P

TomH says:

Not to be rude...but, pick me!

Father Abraham says:

very optimistic about this one

PINKLADY185 says:

I'd love to win this. I'm on bended knee, oh please oh please pick me!!! =)

kayren says:

Buying one will be great. Winning one would be awesome!

phansom7 says:

yeah, sure, I'd like one........

Andy says:

I would love to be the one!

Macboy15 says:

Count me in waiting for one since the newton. Lol

BeyondtheTech says:

I hope winning the Hava Titanium HD WiFi doesn't disqualify me from winning an iPad.

Henry.L says:

I love TiPb!! 
I came here twice a day with my iPhone.
If I get this iPad I would come here 5 times a day!! 
I am looking forward to viewing this blog with BIGGER Glossy screen!!

Kelly M says:

Man I would love this as an experimental instrument for my studio!!!

kcroyaljosh says:

I would love to have one, I just switched to the Iphone!!! It's awesome.

htc news says:

i cant wait for the release. please tell apple to stop making us wait.
numbers app will be great for work.

Katrina Kalhil says:

This would be the perfect wedding present to my fiance! He's always working and need some new technology :) We are getting married next year and maybe this would be a helpful little gadget for him.

dieselboy28 says:

I would like to have an iPad also.I doubt I'll be able to afford one at launch, so this would help out a great deal.

Sameen says:

omgsh this is such an awesome idea. :)

Kyler says:

I would LOVE one of those, Iv'e been trying to win one cause' I don't have the money...

Jorge says:

I REALLY want this iPad :D

Daniel says:

Gift for my wife, a bigger Apple fan than I.

Ramon V says:

I can't wait to hook this up to my imac... and surf the web use the calendar and watch my movies =)

TheJosh says:

would very much like one of these to compliment my iphone

DarshOne says:

my freinds would all be so jealous and my girlfreind would love me more if i won

Yousef ALRshed says:

Subscribed ! :) , username : 5lej
good luck all ! :)

Alex says:

I never had Apple devices. Maybe apple Ipad would be my first....?
I want to win it.................

Jordan says:

I'ma poor college student and need it for textbooks..lol! but seriously! I want it!

Macboy74 says:

Would love one to complete my apple family of 10.

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Ib Berntsen says:

Yes please I want One for free

Tisa says:

Ah...I would love to win one of those! ~ :) Thanks for the chance.

Wil says:

I would like to win the ipad

Jerry Lafferty says:

I like the entry method, multiple chances to win something at least. Even though they all go towards the ipad there are other chances to win also. To cool!

Dotmarie says:

I would love one! thank you for the chance!

Sims says:

Winner??? Hopefully!!

microtitan says:

Sure. I'll take one since it's free.

Wes McNabb says:

Count me in on this one, really looking forward to what this has to offer.

Joanna Smith says:

Hi there! What a super terrific giveaway! Please count me in. I'm following you on twitter, joannaonthelake and I am tweeting for you! Thanks so much!

scientist88 says:

Im very glad it is a gift card, in case i actually get the iPad for free from Lockerz, i can just get lots of accecories from Apple with this!

phansom7 says:

i wouldn't mind having an ipad, i really like the Street Fighter cases too.

Detective71 says:

Just thinking about getting an iPad for free leaves me with nothing to say.At least nothing clever or funny,besides - OH YEAAH!

Yuan says:

I want this!!! Really, badly.

Prince Davis says:

Please enter me in the contest

Orangensaft says:

Never won anything before, and hoping to make this a first. Why not aim high the first time? :)

mrtomd says:

Can't wait for all the apps I already have to work on my new iPad!

Maddin says:

I'd love to win one =)

Ahmad says:

Yes i want something new for this summer!

rennie says:

would love one to try as im in the medical field

Triel says:

would love one to give those mac users at the office something to drool over

Scott says:

Want to take it apart to see how it works. Have some ideas.

websyndicate says:

Ooooo I would love mi an iPad

Ken Frink says:

I would love a free IPad, bring it on!!

Aiden Nagle says:

It's amazing that u r giving this away! YES PLEASE! WANT WANT WANT.

Ros Orlov says:

I never won anything. Pleeeeeeease

Dot Sandman says:

Thank you for this chance to win!

mrtomd says:

When I win, I will tell everybody I know about how awesome this blog is! Wait... heck... I'll do it anyways!

esm says:

The iPad is looking more interesting.

Rock says:

At first I wasnt interested in the iPad, but everyday I am getting more and more interested. I sure wouldnt mind a free iPad

Dave01568 says:

I'm not sure if I already made a comment on this post. I just have to say that tipb is the only ipad giveaway I trust. I commented everywhere tipb is. I hope that enters me as many times possible. Good luck everyone. I hope whoever wins really needs it like I do

Steve says:

Free is good! I'll take it!

Stephen says:

I would LOVE to have an iPad!!!!

Kyle says:

Sweet! Wasn't planning on getting one, but I'd love one if it's free! and if I start developing again then having one could certainly come in handy :D

E2EK1EL says:

I would kill for an iPad

David Ray Combs says:

This would be my first Apple Product so bring it on...

Ali Shafai says:

I would love to get my hands on one!
Thank you - Ali =D

Dave says:

I would love one of these. Apple Rocks!!!!!

jamoraquai says:

not very lucky with these kinds of stuff but will try my luck anyway. i want one! :D

Ib berntsen says:

Me to I want One
an ipad would be the biggest gift for mé this year
Best regards
ib Berntsen

Jason says:

Prett please.... Ipad!

antonsoze says:

Need one for mother...reconnect her to the world.

can I has? says:

This would be a great graduation gift!

G says:

ScotteVest for Men in Black Lava

Ron says:

I would love an ipad! Pick me! I'm a loyal follower. 

realphood says:

IPAD meh - mang them hot cakes is like fiddlin dixxy on grits hot dang it gimme one !

Darian says:

New To Apple world...I would love to enjoy this unit!

PUGA says:

maybe jussst maybe...


i really hope i can win this ipad i always try but this time am sure

JTV says:

I would love to have a new iPad.

Zach says:

I need help understanding this ipad give-away thing. So is it every time you participate in one of the qualifiers it ups your chances of winning? Example: I leave two comments. Is that better than leaving 1 comment?

valmig says:

would love to get one! :-)

Casey says:

I would definently love to get my hands on one of these!!

dc73pd says:

Let me win please or my parole agent is gonna violate me for not providing iPad upon demand!!!!!

tyrran says:

Now I'm just curious when Rene will announce the winner.

Syros says:

Good luck to all, hope I can get one lolo

Orangensaft says:

I think I read in another post that it's gonna be today (Tues Mar 30). I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but I'm not holding my breath. Heck, I'm just glad I was able to reserve one before they delayed the shipping date for preorders :) Good Luck to All!

gman says:

TIPB rules always giving out a prize I love it Keep it up guys. I myself would love to have one of the many Ipad that will be given away by TIPB.

melog69 says:

I'm new to the iphone world and would love an Ipad to play with

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Brent Gipson says:

I would like one because my computer crashed and I heard the Apple iPad could be a good Computer. Right now Im usinf my families computer.

trent says:

plz can i have one i dont have any plz that was my birthday wish this year.

Marcus Bright says:

"We love the iPad in Tacoma"

Yolanda Norris says:

This would be great. Pick me!!!!!!