Holiday Tech Giveaway

Happy holidays! As 2018 comes to an end we would like to do something special for our IT pros. Enter to win some awesome tech prizes.

CompTIA Holiday Tech Giveaway
This contest has ended. Thank you to everyone who entered, and happy holidays!

Happy holidays! What better way to end 2018 than by giving away prizes to you! Yes YOU, the IT pro who makes it all possible. 

If you came to this page from your email, you've automatically been entered to win one of our amazing prizes! There is no catch, no gimmicks, no tricks – just awesome tech prizes waiting for you.

Didn't get an email? Sign up for our IT Careers Newsletter to enter. Entry deadline: 11:59:59 p.m. (ET) on December 14, 2018.

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CompTIA Certifications, LLC “Holiday Tech Giveaway” Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning a prize.

Promotion Period: The entry period for the CompTIA “Holiday Giveaway” (the “Sweepstakes”) begins at 1:00:00 AM (ET) on Dec 10, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM (ET) on Dec 14, 2018 (the “Promotion Period”).

Eligibility: Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia as well as legal residents of Canada (excluding residents of Quebec) who are eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry. Employees of CompTIA (the “Sponsor”) and Cottonwood Enterprises (the “Administrator”) and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising and promotion agencies, individuals engaged in the development, production or distribution of materials for this Sweepstakes and the immediate families of each, or persons domiciled in the same household of such employees are not eligible. Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. and Canadian law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws. By entering the Sweepstakes, participants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor and Administrator, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Void in the province of Quebec and where prohibited by law.

How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, eligible participants may receive an email and click on the “enter to win” button to qualify to receive one (1) entry into the random drawing for each applicable day of the five (5) day Sweepstakes. A total of 11 prizes will be awarded at the end of the Promotion Period. Limit one (1) entry per eligible participant each day over the course of the Promotion Period. Subsequent entries received each day during the Promotion Period from any eligible participant after the first entry received from that person will be void.

Conditions of Entry: All entries become the property of CompTIA and will not be acknowledged or returned. By entering, participants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. By entering, participants agree to release the Sponsor, the Administrator and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature whatsoever, which entrant may now or hereafter be entitled to assert, including but not limited to, any death, injury, loss of enjoyment, damage to computer equipment, or other harm or loss of any nature whatsoever caused or contributed to by participation in the Sweepstakes, the prizes awarded in the Sweepstakes and/or in connection with the awarding, receipt and use or misuse of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected, late, lost, delayed, inaccurate, damaged, garbled, incomplete, or undelivered mail or entries or any combination thereof, for whatever reason, for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, wireless service provider, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or other connections, or for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, phone transmissions or delayed transmissions or in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by the way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines, or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise and any mechanical, electronic, network, computer, printing, typographical, human or other error relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Sponsor or Administrator reserve the right to cancel or modify the Sweepstakes if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond their reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor or Administrator in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor or Administrator reserves the right to award the prizes via random drawing from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the action taken by the Sponsor or Administrator. Sponsor or Administrator reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual they find to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of this Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Selection of Winners: Prize winner selection will take place on 12/14/2018.

Drawing #

# Prizes

Prize Description

Retail Value (USD)



Smart Digital Scale with Large Hidden LED Display




Camera Lens Coffee Mug




Tech Tools Heated Smart Travel Mug




KOPACK Slim Business Laptop Backpack




SPY LENS - Works with all Smartphones




Audio Council Bluetooth Beanie Knit Cap with Built in Wireless Stereo Speakers and Microphone




SadoTech Model CXR Wireless Doorbell with 1 Remote Button and 2 Plugin Receivers




Tech Tools Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball




HONSKY Medium Water Repellent Travel Electronics Accessories Gadget Cable Cord Organizer




Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa




BAGSMART Compact Travel Cable Organizer Portable Electronics Accessories Bag



Random drawings will be conducted among all valid entries received over the applicable day during the Promotion Period. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the applicable day during the Promotion Period. Potential prize winners will be notified by email by 1/5/2019. Potential prize winners must reply to the prize notification attempt within 24 hours of first attempted notification or potential prize winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will attempt to contact up to one (1) other potential winners of a prize in accordance with the above procedure, after which the prize in question may go unawarded if it remains unclaimed. Potential Prize winners may be required to sign an Affidavit (or Declaration) of Eligibility/Release of Liability/Publicity and Advertising Consent and Release (except where prohibited by law), a W-9 form, and such other documents reasonably required by Sponsor and return such documents within ten (10) days of prize notification or potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected. Potential winners are subject to verification before the prize will be awarded. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, an alternate winner may be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period, at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. The Sweepstakes participant is solely responsible for entering the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period and properly claiming a prize if selected as a winner. The reporting and payment of any required tax liabilities (federal, state, provincial and local) incurred by a prize winner as a result of this Sweepstakes are the sole responsibility of the winner. In the event one of these prizes is not available CompTIA (the sponsor) has the right to replace it with a different prize.

Prizes & Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): All available prizes, prize descriptions and ARVs (all ARVs are expressed in US Dollars) are listed below: Smart Digital Scale with Large Hidden LED Display (1): ARV: $20.99. Camera Lens Coffee Mug (1) ARV: $13.23. Tech Tools Heated Smart Travel Mug (1) ARV: $29.95. KOPACK Slim Business Laptop Backpack (1) ARV: $34.99. SPY LENS - Works with all Smartphones (1) ARV: $6.99. Audio Council Bluetooth Beanie Knit Cap with Built in Wireless Stereo Speakers and Microphone (1): ARV: $17.99. SadoTech Model CXR Wireless Doorbell with 1 Remote Button and 2 Plugin Receivers (1): ARV: $24.99. Tech Tools Stress Buster Desktop Punching Ball (1): ARV: $19.95. HONSKY Medium Water Repellent Travel Electronics Accessories Gadget Cable Cord Organizer (1): ARV: $12.99. Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa (1) ARV: $24.99. BAGSMART Compact Travel Cable Organizer Portable Electronics Accessories Bag (1) ARV: $19.99. Limit one (1) prize per eligible participant.

Certain Restrictions: No substitution or transfer of prize will be allowed. A participant who is notified that he or she has won is a potential winner until Sponsor determines, in its sole discretion, that the participant is eligible to win in accordance with these Official Rules. All costs and expenses incurred in connection with redeeming, accepting, or using a prize that is not specifically provided for herein is solely the responsibility of the applicable prize winner.

Privacy: By entering, participant specifically acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may utilize information obtained from entrant in order to contact entrant and/or to offer their products or services or for other promotional purposes, including online announcements and as otherwise permitted in their privacy policies. For further information, please refer to the Privacy Policy at By accepting a prize, entrant/winner specifically acknowledges and agrees that Sponsor and/or their designees are permitted to use the winner’s name, address, photograph, testimonial or other likeness and/or prize information for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, to the winner to the extent permitted by law.

Governing Law: This Sweepstakes and these Official Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without reference to conflicts of law principles. All actions, proceedings, or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the City of Chicago and Cook County.

Winner’s List: For the names of the prize winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to CompTIA 3500 Lacey Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60525 to be received by Jan 31, 2019. Residents of Canada may omit return postage.

Sponsor: CompTIA Certifications LLC, 3500 Lacey Road, Suite 100, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515.

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