MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Powerstation USB-C XXL From Mophie

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Mophie to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a USB-C Powerstation XXL that's equipped with both USB-C and USB-A, so it can be used with a wide range of devices.

The USB-C XXL, priced at $149.95, features a 19,500 mAh battery, which Mophie says is enough juice to provide USB-C laptops (the MacBook specifically) with up to 14 hours of additional battery life.


Because it has both a USB-C and a USB-A port, the USB-C XXL can be used to charge all of your Apple devices, from the MacBook to the iPhone and iPad. The USB-C port offers up to 30W of charging, so it can fast charge your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus when combined with a USB-C to Lightning cable.


With fast charging, an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus can charge to 50% within 30 minutes, so that's a super handy feature to have available from a portable battery back. At 30W, this charger will work with the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, but the charging will go more slowly and you won't see much gain while the machines are in use.


Over a standard USB-A to Lightning or micro-USB, the USB-C XXL offers 2.4A quick charging capabilities to charge your devices faster.

Size wise, the Mophie USB-C Powerstation XXL is heftier than your average iPhone battery pack, but it's still portable at 6 inches long, 3 inches wide, and an inch tall, plus it looks quite nice with its fabric-wrapped body.


We have four USB-C XXL Powerstations to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (November 17) at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time through 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time on November 24. The winners will be chosen randomly on November 24 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win Custom-Painted Black AirPods From BlackPods

Our BlackPods giveaways have been extremely popular with MacRumors readers, so this week, we've once again teamed up with BlackPods to offer you a chance to win a pair of AirPods that have been custom-painted black to better match darker devices.

Black AirPods pair especially well with the new iPhone X, which features an OLED display with a thin black bezel even on the iPhone X models that come in silver.


BlackPods takes a standard pair of Apple AirPods and then paints them black using a proprietary coating system. The company uses a three-phase finishing process for a high-quality coating of paint that's not going to chip, fade, scuff, or wear off.

Each pair of BlackPods is completed by hand and is given a rigorous inspection to ensure a flawless finish. There are two options when it comes to BlackPods -- the BlackPods classic, with a high-gloss look, and the BlackPods Stealth, which has a matte satin finish.


BlackPods charges $279 for the BlackPods Classic and $299 for the BlackPods Stealth, a $120 to $140 premium over Apple's standard AirPods, but it's the only way to get a unique black finish on your AirPods.

Along with selling finished sets of painted AirPods, BlackPods also lets customers send previously purchased AirPods in for customization. This process costs $99 for the glossy black and $119 for the matte black, and it takes approximately 10 days to complete. Painting of both the AirPods and the case is included in the price.


Because BlackPods are re-painted AirPods, the full AirPods functionality remains intact, with a W1 chip for simple pairing, a long battery life, an accelerometer for ear detection, and gesture support.

We have one set of BlackPods to give away to a MacRumors reader, with the winner able to choose a Stealth or Classic finish. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (November 10) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on November 17. The winner will be chosen randomly on November 17 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone X Case From MagBak

It's not Friday, but we're doing an extra giveaway this week, in partnership with MagBak. If you're not familiar with MagBak, it's a magnetic case that originally started out as a popular Kickstarter.

The latest MagBak cases are for the iPhone X, Apple's newest flagship iPhone. The MagBak for iPhone X is made from a soft, flexible rubber material that protects the iPhone on all sides. MagBak is available in Black, Gray, Blue, and Red.


There are cutouts for the camera, mute switch, Lightning port, and speakers, but the rest of the iPhone is covered, giving it protection from drops and bumps. There is a lip around the MagBak that also keeps the display from getting scratched when the iPhone is placed face down on a surface. A plastic material at the sides adds grip, so it's easy to hold onto the iPhone X in the case.


The MagBak isn't just a simple case, though. It has built-in magnets that allow it to mount to any magnetic surface, like a refrigerator. It also ships with two magnetic "MagStick" strips that can be applied to any flat surface via adhesive, allowing the iPhone X to be mounted in the car, in the kitchen, and more.


MagBak's magnets are located at the top and the sides of the device and have been designed not to interfere with the wireless charging feature of the iPhone X. So wireless charging does work with the MagBak case.


In addition to shipping with two magnetic MagSticks, MagBak also bundles the MagBak with an alcohol-based cleaning pad to be used before placing the MagSticks and a SIM tool. There's a cutout inside the MagBak case for the SIM tool, so you can make sure you always have one with you.

MagBak for iPhone X is normally priced at $39, but we have 15 cases to give away. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (November 8) at 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time through 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time on November 15. The winners will be chosen randomly on November 15 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Rugged Messenger Keyboard and Case for the 10.5-Inch iPad Pro From ZAGG

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ZAGG to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Rugged Messenger Wireless Keyboard and Case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Priced at $99, the Rugged Messenger serves as a wireless keyboard for Apple's newest iPad Pro, while also doubling as a detachable case that can be used to protect the device while it's not in use.


ZAGG designed the Rugged Messenger to be both durable and ultra protective with a multi-layered construction. It offers shock and drop protection from a distance of up to 6.6 feet, and it protects from dings and scratches when the iPad is tossed in a bag.

The Rugged Messenger has laptop-style keys with backlighting (in seven colors) for good visibility no matter the lighting conditions around you. ZAGG says the well-spaced keys are designed to let you type with the "speed and ease of a laptop."


The case has a built-in magnetic kickstand so the iPad Pro can be easily adjusted to one of several viewing angles to meet a range of needs. There's even an integrated Apple Pencil holder at the top to keep the Apple Pencil nearby at all times.

Multi-device pairing is available so you can connect the Rugged Messenger to two devices via Bluetooth at the same time and easily switch between them, and the rechargeable battery is able to last for up to two years between charges depending on usage.


We have five of the ZAGG Rugged Messenger to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (November 3) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on November 10. The winners will be chosen randomly on November 10 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone X Case From Casetify

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Casetify to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a case for the new iPhone X, which is launching on November 3. Casetify has created a whole range of new cases for the iPhone X, including the Essential Snap, Essential Woven, Essential Impact, Essential Skin, and DTLA. All of Casetify's cases work with the wireless charging feature in the iPhone X.


The four Essential cases are similar in design, but each offers unique features. The Snap Case, priced at $35, is one of Casetify's slimmest cases and offers a grippy non-matte finish along with basic protection from drops.


The Woven Case, priced at $40 with a card slot and $30 without, holds a couple of credit cards and offers more protection than the Snap Case with a woven fabric back and rubber bumpers at the sides.


Casetify's Essential Impact Case, priced at $45, is thicker and more protective than other cases, and it's constructed from a clear shockproof material that lets the design of the iPhone X shine through. The case has a hardshell exterior that's combined with an impact absorbing layer and a raised bezel around front to protect the screen.


The Essential Skin Case, priced at $25, is Casetify's most basic and affordable case. It's slimmer than even the Snap Case at .45mm thick, and offers light protection from drops. Though it's a thin case, there is a slightly raised lip to protect the iPhone's camera lens at the back.


The DLTA case line, priced at $49, comes in Sand, Olive, Matte Black, and Maroon. It offers military grade shock protection to keep the glass body of the iPhone X from shattering when dropped, and it has a raised lip to protect the display. It's 0.8mm thick and is made from a thermoplastic polyurethane that both absorbs shock and makes the iPhone easier to grip.

We have 10 Casetify cases to give away to MacRumors readers, and winners will be able to pick the style and color they like best. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (October 27) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on November 3. The winners will be chosen randomly on November 3 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an InvisibleShield Glass+ Screen Protector for iPhone 7/8 From Zagg

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Zagg to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win an InvisibleShield Glass+ screen protector for the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus.

Zagg's been in the screen protector business for a long time, so most people are likely familiar with the company's line of InvisibleShield screen protectors. There are several options available for the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.


The Glass+ is designed to offer scratch and drop protection for the iPhone's display while continuing to offer the same smooth feel of glass and no loss of touch sensitivity, for protection that's nearly unnoticeable.


It uses Ion Matrix technology to offer impact and shatter resistance, and reinforced edges ensure edge-to-edge protection. According to Zagg, its Glass+ screen protector offers 3x more shatter protection compared to an unprotected iPhone display. It's also designed to have a 100% clarity rating and will not impact the look of the iPhone's Retina display.


A smudge resistant top layer prevents fingerprints from muddying the display, and there's a bubble-free adhesive to make sure the screen protector can be applied cleanly.


Zagg InvisibleShield screen protectors come with a limited lifetime warranty, so Zagg will replace them if they get worn out or damaged.

Zagg normally charges $39.99 for its screen protectors, but we have 12 of them to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (October 20) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 27. The winners will be chosen randomly on October 27 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

NOTE: Starting today, our giveaways are expanding to cover Canada (excluding Quebec) as well as the United States. Canadian citizens and residents are eligible to enter today's giveaway.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win MagicGrips for Your Magic Mouse From Elevation Lab

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Elevation Lab to give MacRumors readers a chance to win some MagicGrips that are designed for Apple's Magic Mouse.

MagicGrips, made from a solid silicone rubber, are designed to make the Magic Mouse a lot more comfortable to work with by making it wider and giving you more to hold onto. MagicGrips cover 75 percent of the sides of the Magic Mouse, but don't interfere with click travel thanks to a precise fit.


Elevation Lab says the MagicGrips are designed to create a big concave surface for your fingers, for a more relaxed grip that makes the mouse easier to use for long periods of time. When the MagicGrips were in development, the company tested more than 100 prototypes to find the ideal design that was most comfortable for the widest number of users.


MagicGrips work with all hand sizes and for both left and right-handed users, and they're compatible with both Magic Mouse 1 and 2 models. There's also an XL thumb grip for an even wider grip if desired.


The MagicGrips attach to the sides of a Magic Mouse using 3M adhesive that can be removed at any time.

Elevation Lab normally charges $12.95 for the MagicGrips, but we have 50 of them to give away, so we'll have a lot of winners for this giveaway. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (October 13) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 20. The winners will be chosen randomly on October 20 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Thunderbolt Station 3 From CalDigit

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with CalDigit to offer MacRumors a chance to win one of the company's TS3 Thunderbolt Station 3 docks.

The TS3, designed to connect to Apple's most recent Thunderbolt 3 Macs, features a sleek ribbed aluminum enclosure and adds a range of functionality to machines like the MacBook Pro with its wealth of ports.


At the back, the TS3 offers two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, two eSATA ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a DisplayPort, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. At the front, there are audio in and audio out jacks, along with a third USB 3.1 Type-A port. All of the ports are accessible through a single connected Thunderbolt 3 cable, which also provides charging.


CalDigit's TS3 is one of the Thunderbolt 3 docks on the market that's able to offer full 85W charging to the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, so there is no compromise to be made when it comes to charging speed.

It is compatible with all Thunderbolt 3 Macs and supports a single 5K monitor or dual 4K monitors.


We reviewed the TS3 earlier this year and we were impressed with the design and the balance of features it offers, along with the 85W charging, and it's one of the only docks to offer eSATA ports.

CalDigit normally charges $250 for the TS3 Thunderbolt 3 docking station, but we have two to give to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (October 6) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 13. The winners will be chosen randomly on October 13 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.


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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a MyMe Unity Case System With Stand for Your iPhone

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with MyMe Unity to give MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's Unity case systems with a Unity Case for your iPhone, a Cradle to use as an accompanying stand, and a matching cable for charging.

The Unity Case offers dual-layer protection with an inner silicone case and an outer shell, for superior impact resistance. It comes in a range of stylish two-tone color options, has a raised bezel for screen and camera protection, and it ships with a screen protector for the display for complete device safety.


A strong magnet is built into the center of the Unity Case's outer shell, allowing it to attach to metal surfaces like a refrigerator. It ships with two Metal Mounting Plates that can be placed anywhere in your house or car to mount your phone for hands-free access.

The Unity Case is priced at $25 and is available for the iPhone 5 and later, and the cases for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus also work with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. It's not clear, though, if these interfere with wireless charging.


In addition to attaching to anything metal, the Unity Case pairs with the Unity Smart Cradle, which attaches to the case with a metal ball joint that allows the case to be positioned in any orientation and at several angles.

The Cradle, priced at $12-$24, comes in a range of colors and styles to match the cases and it can be placed on flat surfaces or surfaces like car windshields and mirrors. There are also Cradle and Unity Case bundles available for $35, a discounted bundle price.


MyMe Unity also offers a $20 5-ft tangle-free magnetic Lightning cable that goes along with the whole Unity setup. It has a magnet at the top to allow it to attach to the cradle when not in use, keeping it within reach at all times.


The whole Case, Cradle, and Cable setup costs about $60, making it more affordable than some standalone case and mount options. We have 10 Case, Cradle, and Cable bundles to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (September 29) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 6. The winners will be chosen randomly on October 6 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Leather Case for Your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X From Pad & Quill

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Pad & Quill to offer MacRumors a chance to win one of the company's high-quality leather cases designed for the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

Pad & Quill has a whole line of iPhone cases with a folio style that secures the iPhone in place, protects the display with a leather cover, and adds pockets to hold cash and credit cards. All cases are also compatible with the wireless charging features built into Apple's newest devices. Pad & Quill tested several iPhone 8 models with a range of wireless chargers and had success with each one.


The $109.95 Heritage Bella Fino wallet case for the iPhone X, for example, features a chocolate leather spine, vegetable tanned leather sides, and a slate gray leather interior. It uses adhesive to hold the iPhone X in place, so it's super slim while also offering leather card pockets and full access to cameras and ports.


Along with the Heritage case, Pad & Quill makes a standard Bella Fino case for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, priced at $70 to $80. This case is ready to go for new iPhone owners and is made from full grain American leather with a super slim profile that adds 0.28 of an inch to each side.


Pad & Quill's well-known classic Luxury Pocket Book is also available for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus for $100 - $110. The Luxury Pocket Book holds the iPhone in place with a Baltic birch wood frame for extra protection, and encases it in a full grain American leather. It also features leather card pockets and an incredible build quality, like all of Pad & Quill's products.

Pad & Quill has iPhone 8 and 8 Plus cases available for immediate purchase, while iPhone X cases will be available in November P&Q cases are often expensive, but with this brand, you get what you pay for. Right now, Pad & Quill has a deal for $10 off any iPhone X case purchase with the promo code PQX.

We have five cases to give away to MacRumors readers. Winners will get to choose any Pad & Quill case for any iPhone model, including iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, and 7 Plus. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

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The contest will run from today (September 22) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 29. The winners will be chosen randomly on September 29 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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