We’re proud to announce that we’ve chosen at random THREE prize winners in the IKEAFANS Summer of Fun Contest from our pool of 25 names in the virtual hat, and are all set to award the prizes! We want to thank all of our members for their active participation in our IKEA forums. We now have an amazing 116,000+ IKEA Fans members! Without you, this place would not be what it is today. Yay, IKEAFANS! We wish we could award all the contest entrants a prize, but we don’t have the resources (hint, hint IKEA!!).
Find which three won the $350 in the IKEA Gift Card giveaway after the jump!
IKEA Fans Summer of Fun Contest Prize Winners:
1st Prize ($250 IKEA Gift Card) ccsubruce
2nd Prize ($75 IKEA Gift Card) quiltmaster
3rd Prize ($25 IKEA Gift Card) wd40
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How We Chose the Winners
First we put the names from our two lists into a spreadsheet in the order listed here in our Contest Entrants Finalized announcement. That gave every name a number. Then we used Random.org’s Random Integer Generator to come up with three numbers.
The order in which they came up was the order in which we assigned prize values. #1 took First Prize, #2 took Second Prize and #3 took Third Prize. We compared the randomly selected numbers to our spreadsheet and came up with the prize winners listed above.
IKEA Fans Contests
This is our first major contest (though we ran and concluded a smaller contest, ironically called “The Biggest IKEA Fan” during the course of this contest), and we’re thrilled with the activity generated and the spur in community participation. It was a lot of fun!
Participants got their name in the hat by participating in our IKEA Community Forums during the course of the contest – July 1, 2009 through September 30, 2009. One entry a week for thirteen weeks went to the IKEA Fan with the most points for the week, and at the end the top twelve overall point earners names were thrown in, for a total of 25 entries in the contest.
Awarding $350 in IKEA Gift Cards as prizes is pretty cool, but the best part is all the new members and relationships we’ve built over the summer. Thanks to all who participated! Watch for more contests coming soon, including contest(s) to celebrate the 30th Birthday of the BILLY Bookcase! Stay tuned for your chance to win!