We’re Giving Away an iPad Mini on Google+

iPad MiniHey folks! Head on over to and enter to win a brand spankin’ new iPad Mini, courtesy of our friends over at WeatherCaster!

You remember when we did the Top Weather Apps shootout video a couple weeks ago? Well, we named WeatherCaster the top app, and it caught their attention (as these things often do). :-) They were pleased, and surprised, and in celebration they gave us an iPad Mini to give to one of YOU!

Here’s the video Cali did:

Entering to win is simple!
UPDATE: Ok gang! We hear ya! If you DON’T HAVE AN iPad, you can still enter even if you can’t yet download the app! (Just do #2 &#3)

  1. Download the free app for your iPad! Trust us, it’s awesome!
  2. Make sure you have WeatherCaster in a Google+ circle.
  3. Re-share this one message from John in order to enter to win!

See how easy we make it!

By the way, we have an army of lawyers slaving away in a dungeon who insisted we also include all this legalese below. Feel free to ignore it like all other legal documentation in your life. Just know that it promises us your first born child, and also a blood transfusion – should we ever require it. Like if we turn into brain sucking zombies and need a drink to wash it down.

OH! And one other little thing. This contest is just for people in the US and Canada. Sorry everyone else! When WeatherCaster handles the rest of the world we’ll try and do another for you guys!

Have fun!

UPDATED iPad Mini Thanks Sweepstakes 
Official Rules

ELIGIBILITY: Open only to permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents of the fifty (50) U.S. states or the District of Columbia, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older. Void where prohibited by law.
Employees, temporary employees, independent contractors and interns of Belo Corp. (“Prize Provider), Geekbeat (“Sweepstakes Provider”), Splash Media (“Administrator”), their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, other sweepstakes sponsors, advertising and promotional agencies and the immediate family members of each, and any persons living with, any such employees are not eligible to enter or to win. The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Google. You are providing your information to Geek Beat and not to Google. The information you provide will only be used in accordance with the Geek Beat privacy policy.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Sweepstakes, visit the Weathercaster Google+ page located at https://plus.google.com/104906634349457508598/ and add Weathercaster to a circle. Then, reshare this post, https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CaliLewis/posts/joUXYu2tVxs. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON FOR THE DURATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES.

DEADLINES: The sweepstakes starts at 9:00 a.m. CST on November 7, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on November 27, 2012.

The Administrator’s server is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes. No submissions will be accepted after the deadline for any reason. Participants entering close to the posted deadline do so with this information in mind.

No responsibility is assumed by Sweepstakes Provider, the Administrator, their respective subsidiaries, parents, partners, or other Sweepstakes sponsors for lost, late, misdirected, or illegible entries or for any computer, online, telephone or technical malfunctions that may occur. Entries will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet Access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. All entries become the property of Sweepstakes Provider and will not be returned to the Participant. Multiple entries by the same person, including those made electronically by one person using one or more e-mail accounts, will result in disqualification.

All entries must be submitted from a valid e-mail account that may be identified with a natural person by appropriate independent means, including, without limitation, reverse domain name search. Potential winner may be requested to provide Sweepstakes Provider with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry.

PRIZES: Three (3) overall winners will win an Apple iPad Mini (16GB with WiFi in black) Approximate Retail Value: $329

Prizes are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for another prize. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting a prize, participants and winners will be deemed to have agreed to these Rules. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local income and any other taxes, fees and surcharges and may receive an IRS Form 1099 or equivalent from the Sweepstakes Provider. Sweepstakes Provider reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Prizes will be mailed to the Winner and Winner assumes all risk of arrival. Sweepstakes Provider is not responsible for the safe arrival of the prize.
WINNER SELECTION: Weekly winner selection shall take place on November 14, November 21, and November 28, 2012 at 2012 at 5070 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75202. The weekly winner will be selected by a random drawing from all qualified entries received by the weekly drawing or the entry deadline. Winner selections will be made by the Administrator, whose decision shall be final. The winners will be notified directly via Google+ on the dates specified above. At the sole discretion of the Sponsor or Administrators, forfeiture of the Prize and the selection of an alternate Winner may result from any of the following: a) the potential Winner’s failure to respond to notification within two (2) business days; b) the potential Prize Winner’s failure to provide Administrator with satisfactory proof of age, identity, and residence; c) failure to execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Prize Acceptance Form/Release of liability upon accepting a prize or d) any other non-compliance with these Official Rules.

USE OF SWEEPSTAKES INFORMATION: Notwithstanding any contrary provision in Sweepstakes Provider’s privacy policy, Participants grant to Sweepstakes Provider, and Sweepstakes Provider reserves, the right to use any and all information related to the Sweepstakes, including information provided by Participants in connection with the Sweepstakes, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law. Participants may be required to sign a release, which grants to Prize Provider or Sweepstakes Provider the right to use and publish their proper name and state of residence online or in any other media in connection with the Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, winner(s) may be required to sign a release that grants permission to Prize Provider or Sweepstakes Provider to use his or her name, photograph, likeness, voice, prize information and/or biographical information for publicity and promotional purposes without future compensation unless prohibited by law. By entering, participants release and hold harmless Prize Provider, Sweepstakes Provider, Administrator, Google, their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, loss or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes or any prize won. Restrictions, conditions and limitations apply.

CONDUCT: By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules. Participants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the Sweepstakes Provider and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sweepstakes Provider and Administrator reserve the right at their sole discretion to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Web site; or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Sweepstakes Provider, Administrator and their officers, consultants, agents, and employees against and from all claims, damages liabilities, costs and expenses asserted by third parties alleging that the Sweepstakes includes obscenity, libel, slander, or infringes upon the third party’s intellectual property or privacy rights, as a direct result of your actions in connection with the Sweepstakes. You further agree to not knowingly damage or cause interruption of the Sweepstakes or to prevent others’ participation in the Sweepstakes.


LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY: Winners assume liability for losses or injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the Sweepstakes, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize. Sweepstakes Provider and Administrator are not responsible: (i) for any lost, late, incomplete or misdirected entries; or (ii) for any incorrect or inaccurate information in the Sweepstakes Rules or for any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Sweepstakes Provider and Administrator assume no responsibility for an error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction of authorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sweepstakes Provider and Administrator are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in the Sweepstakes. If the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for any reason, including legal restrictions, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sweepstakes Provider or Administrator that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes, Sweepstakes Provider reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes.
RULES / WINNERS LIST: Official Rules and the name of the winners may be obtained by sending a self addressed, stamped #10 envelope to: Splash Media, 5070 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75202. Indicate “iPad Mini Thanks Sweepstakes Rules Request” or “iPad Mini Thanks Sweepstakes Winner List” on the outside of the envelope as applicable. Limit one (1) request per envelope. Questions regarding this Sweepstakes may be addressed to Splash Media, 5070 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75202. Requests must include the name of the sweepstakes and be received by January 31, 2013.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The Sweepstakes and all of the related pages, contents and code are copyright Apple and the Apple iPad name, design and logo are trademarks of Apple, which is not affiliated with and does not sponsor or endorse the services of Sweepstakes Provider. Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted material or trademarks without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.
GENERAL CONDITIONS: This Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and
 regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

PRIZE PROVIDER: Belo Corp., 400 S. Record Street, Dallas, TX 75202

SWEEPSTAKES PROVIDER: Geekbeat, 4001 Belt Line Rd. Suite 110, Addison, TX 75001
ADMINISTRATOR: Splash Media, LP, 5070 Addison Circle, Addison, TX 75202