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Winners of the Summer of Fun Contest Announced!

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 8:58 am
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anna-468Congratulations to the winners of the IKEAFANS Summer of Fun Contest!

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

ccsubrucegif1st Prize Winner: ccsubruce
ccsubruce
joined IKEAFANS on August 28th, 2009 and is the newest member to have won, having joined the contest nearly 2/3 of the way in! During the course of the contest, he earned a total of  16,515 points, and because he also was the top point earner during week 11, he had a total of two entries in the  drawing. He shops at IKEA New Haven.  Send a congratulatory Private Message to ccsubruce!

Reaction: “OMG!!! Are you kidding me? Wow…this is so awesome!!! Thank you so much!”

quiltmaster-avatar2nd Prize Winner: quiltmaster
quiltmaster
joined IKEAFANS on December 7th, 2007. With 440 posts in the forums, it’s no surprise that quiltmaster earned the distinction of having the highest total points (19,177 points) earned by one of our winners. Also being top point earner during week 4 meant two entries in the drawing! quiltmaster shops at IKEA Tampa. Send a congratulatory Private Message to quiltmaster!

Reaction: “Wow! What a great Friday morning surprise! Thank you so much.”

wd403rd Prize Winner: wd40
wd40
joined IKEAFANS on November 26th, 2005. He’s our winner with the longest standing at IKEAFANS and the most posts in the forums at 546 posts. During the course of the contest, he earned a total of 11,916 points, and because he also was the top point earner during week 5, he had a total of two entries in the drawing. He shops at IKEA Emeryville. Send a congratulatory Private Message to wd40!

Reaction: “That’s some great news for sure. Thanks.”

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.

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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.

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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!

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4 Responses to “Winners of the Summer of Fun Contest Announced!”

  1. Doreen says:

    Congratulations to the winners of this contest!!!

  2. Susan says:

    Agreed! IKEA Gift Card Prizes were sent out this morning via mail, so they should be in hand next week. Can’t wait to see what the winners decide to do with them. :D

  3. quiltmaster says:

    Still reeling from the news. A very unexpected and much appreciated gift. And I learned a whole lot in the process. IKEAFANS rocks!

  4. Susan says:

    Hey, thanks quiltmaster! IKEAFANS rocks because of people like you participating everyday! I love being able to provide the ‘forum’ as it were for that to happen, but I couldn’t do it by myself. Watch for more contests coming soon (hint, hint!) with IKEA’s participation!

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