Enter the Geek Vs Geek Giveaway and Win a Roku!

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Dave Johnson, Rick Broida, and Helen HongI’m very excited to announce the eHow Geek Vs Geek Giveaway.

The rules are really simple:

Roku Streaming StickWe’re giving away two Roku Streaming Sticks (each one $50 value) — one in November and one in December. To be entered in the giveaway, all you have to do is share an episode of Geek Vs Geek with your Twitter followers. Tweet the link to a recent episode of the show along with the hashtag #GvsGs, and you’re automatically entered. At the end of the month, we throw all the folks who helped spread the word into a hat and pull a name out. If it’s your name, you win. That’s it!

Not sure what you should say? Here’s a starter Tweet to get you warmed up:

Watch the new GeekVsGeek: It’s a drone fly-off and  almost loses a finger.

or tell the world about the newest episode:

What’s it like to ride an electric skateboard? Watch this week’s GeekVsGeek and see the @ZBoard in action. http://www.ehow.com/video_12340357_ride-electric-skateboard.html #GvsGs

No matter what episode you choose to share, tell your friends that Geek Vs Geek is awesome, and spread the love for #GvsGs, @davejoh, @funnyhelenhong, and @justrick.

Here are all the episodes in season 2 of Geek Vs Geek in one place for your browsing pleasure. Tweet it. Win. Boom.

A candid photo at Geek Vs Geek

And now, because we have lawyers, here are all the official rules for your reading pleasure:



Participation in the EHOW.COM “THE GEEK VS. GEEK GIVEAWAY” SWEEPSTAKES the “Sweepstakes” constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Official Rules (“Official Rules”).



Sponsor: Demand Media, Inc., the owner and operator of the eHOW.com web site, is the sponsor of the Sweepstakes (the “Sponsor”).  The Sponsor’s address is 1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404.

Eligibility: To participate in the Sweepstakes you must be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia and eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, and its immediate family members and affiliates are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes.

Sweepstakes Period: The Sweepstakes drawing period begins the 1st day of each month in November and December, 2014 at 12:01am Pacific Time, and ends at the last day of each month at 11:59pm Pacific Time the “Sweepstakes Period”.

Entry: To enter the Sweepstakes, visit eHOW.com during the Sweepstakes Period and every time you tweet the current episode of Geek vs. Geek and include either the hastag #GvG or #GvsGs, you’ll automatically be entered into the giveaway. You may enter as often as once a day.

Prizes; Disclaimer of Warranties; Release from Liability: One (1) winner will be selected at random from the pool of eligible entries each month in November and December, 2014 to receive a Roku Streaming Stick (total approximate retail value: $50)

No substitution or cash equivalent of any prize is permitted except that if the prize is not reasonably available, the Sponsor may substitute the prize with one of equal or greater value. All prizes awarded are subject to the restrictions and limitations noted in these Official Rules, on the prizes and/or included with the prizes and the winner must abide by all such limitations and restrictions. Winners agree to accept their prize “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.  The Sponsor has the right to resolve any concerns, questions, or complaints related to the prizes in its sole discretion. Each winner is solely responsible for any and all federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and any other costs in connection with receipt of the prize.  IN NO EVENT WILL SPONSOR BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY WARRANTY, COSTS, DAMAGE, INJURY, OR ANY OTHER CLAIMS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE RELATED TO USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRIZE.

Selection of Winners; Odds of Winning: One winner will be chosen at random from each Twitter entry that month. Winner will be contacted via Twitter for prize delivery. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree that the decisions of the Sponsor are final and binding in all respects. Odds of winning a prize depend on the number of eligible entries received. All decisions of Sponsor are final in all matters, including determination of the Sweepstakes winners, interpretation of these Official Rules, and awarding of prizes. PLEASE NOTE THAT EVEN IF YOUR ENTRY QUALIFIES YOU AS A POTENTIAL WINNER AT THE CLOSE OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU HAVE NOT YET WON A PRIZE. POTENTIAL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY SPONSOR, AND MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS BEFORE AN ENTRANT WILL BE CONFIRMED AS A WINNER AND A PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED.

Notification:Prize notification will take place during the week following the end of the giveaway. The November giveaway winner will be notified the week of December 1, 2014; the December giveaway, the week of January 5, 2015. If, despite the Sponsor’s reasonable efforts, any potential winner does not respond by return email within five (5) calendar days of the first notification attempt, or if a notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to any potential winner, such potential winner will forfeit his or her eligibility for the prize and an alternate potential winner may be selected. By entering and/or accepting a prize, you agree to be bound by these rules and to release Sponsors from any and all liability arising out of your participation in this Sweepstakes with respect to the awarding, receipt, use and/or misuse of any prize. If within five (5) days of notification a potential winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines a prize for any reason prior to award, such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner may be selected.  The Sponsor may select an alternate potential winner in its sole discretion from all eligible and qualified entries received in accordance with these Official Rules.

Distribution: Each prize will be delivered to the winner at his or her address in one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. All risk of loss passes to the winner at the point of shipment.

Required Paperwork: Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use the winner’s name, likeness, city, state of residence, personal information and text, photographs, graphics or other works of authorship submitted in their Sweepstakes entry to appear on the eHow.com web site, the e.How.com Facebook Page and elsewhere in all media for advertising, marketing and promotional purposes without compensation, unless otherwise prohibited by law. Each potential prize winner may be required to provide supporting documents (such as a copy of the winner’s driver’s license or passport) in form and substance satisfactory to Sponsor in furtherance of the representations, warranties and covenants set forth in these Official Rules.

Your Representations to the Sponsor: You represent and warrant that: (a) the information and documents (including all text, photographs, graphics and other works) you have submitted or will submit to the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes are true, correct, and complete in all material respects and not misleading; and (b) you have never been arrested, indicted, convicted or pled no contest to a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude. You represent and warrant that any text, photograph, graphics, images, likenesses, personal information and other works of authorship that you submit in your Sweepstakes entry or entries shall comply with the eHow.com Terms of Use which can be found online at: http://www.ehow.com/terms-of-use.html.

Indemnification:  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sponsor and its respective subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, expenses, losses or liabilities including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and punitive damages that may be asserted against or incurred by them at any time in connection with your participation in the Sweepstakes or any material or information submitted by you in connection with the Sweepstakes, or any use thereof, including, without limitation, those arising from any breach, or alleged breach, of the warranties, representations and promises provided by you in these Official Rules; or your or any third party’s acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize you win. You have no obligation to indemnify persons listed about if the loss or liability resulted from the negligence or misconduct of such person.

Technology Terms And Conditions: The Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any damage to a Sweepstakes entrant’s computer or telephone system that is directly or indirectly caused by accessing the eHow.com web site or otherwise participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions, or other errors, failures, dropped or delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete, misdirected, late, lost, damaged, or stolen entries; or for lost, interrupted, inaccessible or unavailable networks, servers, satellites, Internet Service Providers, web sites or other connections; or for miscommunications, failed, jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected computer, telephone or cable transmissions; or for any technical malfunctions, failures, or difficulties, printing errors, clerical, typographical or other error in the offering or announcement of any prize or in any prize notification documents, or other errors of any kind or nature; or for the incorrect or inaccurate capture of information, or the failure to capture any information.

No Agency: Neither these Official Rules or the awarding of a prize creates any agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between eHow.com and you.

General Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Sponsor is not responsible for and is not liable for: (i) misdirected or delayed mail or e-mail; (ii) telephone, telecommunications, hardware or third party software malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond the Sponsor’s control that may cause the Sweepstakes to be disrupted, corrupted or terminated; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of participating in the Sweepstakes or use of the prize; or (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Sweepstakes. The Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the systems required to conduct the Sweepstakes or operate the Sponsor’s web sites, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. All issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Sweepstakes entrants, shall be determined by the Sponsor in its sole discretion. All decisions of the Sponsor are final. THIS PROMOTION IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED, ENDORSED OR ADMINISTERED BY, OR ASSOCIATED WITH TWITTER AND ROKU. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you also agree to be bound by the eHow.com Terms of Use, which can be found online at: http://www.ehow.com/terms-of-use.html; and the [eHow.com] Privacy Policy, which can be found online at: http://www.ehow.com/privacy.html. To the extent of any inconsistency between the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, on the one hand, and these Official Rules, on the other hand, these Official Rules control.

Any and all disputes will be resolved in the appropriate courts in the State of California, exclusively, and subject to the laws of the State of California. Should there be a conflict between the laws of the State of California and any other laws, the conflict will be resolved in favor of the laws of the State of California.

Winners List: To obtain a written identification of the winners, please send your request and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: e.How.com “THE GEEK VS. GEEK GIVEAWAY” SWEEPSTAKES, Demand Media, Inc., 1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, California 90404 or you may request a list of winners by emailing tech@ehow.com.  Requests must be received by February 20, 2015.

© Demand Media, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved.

Image credits: Roku, Demand Media

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