The ThinkGeek Ultimate GeekDad Father’s Day Giveaway Adds a TiVo and (most of) Canada!

Hacking the Holidays

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It’s a major award!*

Geek Dads are awesome, but don’t just take our word for it–read what Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, had to say about it:

Dads in general want their kids to enjoy the things they do, and Geek Dads are no different. But kids tend to react badly to being overtly maneuvered into their passions. The challenge lies in taking an almost Zen-like approach (“Use the Force, Luke!”). Tell them they can’t watch Evil Dead until they’re older. Leave your D&D books lying around the house. Buy and build that giant LEGO set for yourself, and then see who comes around begging to join the fun. When they ask you to share your geeky passions with them, it’s like beating the boss and leveling up. It’s made of win.

After reading that we figured it was time to do something special: The Ultimate GeekDad giveaway.

Coming up with the right prize package was tough. We asked our resident Geek Dads what they’d like for Father’s Day and heard the usual grumbling about rocket launchers, a desktop DARPA BigDog, or just a simple way to handle Facebook privacy.

The first two were no problem, but that last one was going to be a pretty tall order so we settled for this Grand Prize:

  • Signed copy of Ken Denmead’s Geek Dad book
  • GeekDad t-shirt
  • Choice of game system (Xbox, PS3 slim, or Wii)
  • $100 Gift card from Gamestop to load up on games
  • 16GB iPad with wi-fi
  • $100 iTunes gift card for appage
  • $500 ThinkGeek gift certificate (you know, just in case)
  • TiVo Premiere

All of this loot goes to the grand prize winner. Yep. We’re not calling it the Ultimate GeekDad Giveaway for nothing. Winner takes all. Geek Dads ftw!

6/8 Update of Awesomeness

TiVo DVR FTW!! You might have noticed that we added a new product to the stack! Our friends at TiVo heard about the contest and wanted to show their appreciation for Geek Dads everywhere by offering up a new TiVo Premiere Standard. It doesn’t include the additional service, just the box but said box is pretty sweet. Check out the specs here: TiVo Premiere

CANADA! (almost) We’ve been working to expand the contest to peoples of distant lands (at least distant to us). Currently, we’ve got Canada (excluding Quebec–sorry!). As it states in the legalese, you’ll be responsible for the taxes and duties on the prize, if customs decides to charge you. We’re trying our best to add more, but we can’t promise anything just yet. It’s fun learning lots of new rules and tape jumping or whatever it is you call this tangle of stuff…

Nitty gritty FAQ:

Q. Do you have to be a dad to enter? What are the rules?

A. No. However, handing over a prize package like this to your dear old dad is a sure way to secure your spot in the will. Go ahead and sign up. You can even use your own name. If you win, send along the loot! Still, while you’re asking, you might want to check out the legalese [PDF].

Q. I’ve already got a Wii, a PS3, and an Xbox (not to mention every other game console since 1981). Can I pick something else?

A. No, but can we come live with you!? Seriously though, these are the prizes. You can’t get cash equivalents or a stack of NEO-GEOs a mile high spliced together to form a small render farm.

Q. When does the contest end?

A. The contest closes on Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 11:59pm ET. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 14th.

* Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian.

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