New Contest from Amazon.com, Get “Deathly Hallows” At Midnight

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Jun 22, 2007

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Amazon.com has announced a brand new contest for 9 lucky Harry Potter fans under the age of 18 to win a free copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows delivered to them at midnight on July 21st, along with a prize pack of Harry Potter memorabilia. In order to enter, the child must write a 300 word essay about their favorite Harry Potter character. Then, their parent or guardian may then enter that essay into the contest via the official entry page. The Owl Delivery Writing Adventure competition closes on June 27th, or when 1,000 entries have been received by Amazon.com. Official rules can be found here and winners will be notified by July 6th. Good luck!





36 Responses to New Contest from Amazon.com, Get “Deathly Hallows” At Midnight

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Bah! How disappointing! I wish there were more contests like these for the well-over-18 crowd. :(

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i wish i was the delivery person! could get a sneak peak….this is a really cool idea!

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I’m going to enter – for the prize pack.

I’ve already got DH reserved at a local book store (and I think some money down) and I wanted to be there for the experience, but a $450 prize pack! :o

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Wow this is amazing something I can enter because I’m underage. I better start writing! It will be this most amazing character essay anyone has ever read… Ok well maybe… hopefully..

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Big deal…they’re going to make you do work…for what. A midnight delivery? The free part is nice, but I got no qualms about getting mine at a midnight release party, and paying for the privilege. I mean… come on… some things in life are worth paying for. I feel blessed to be living at this special time, and having the ability to fork over the $20 (guessing).

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I’m with you, jabbl. I think I’ve only ever come across one contest for 18 and over. Maybe I’m not looking hard enough. Darn, this would have been perfect for me. I don’t want to go out to a release party for fear of spoilers, but I’m not patient enough to wait for the mail to get here on the afternoon of the 21st!! What to do, what to do??

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Good luck to those under 18. I am just hoping my delivery person makes it at nine! I have already decided that if the delivery person hasn’t arrived by nine, I am just going to own two copies!

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umm…or, you could get off your butt and go to a party, actually have fun, and pick it up yourself at midnight. this is the last book, people. live a little! amazon is as bad as voldemart.

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Well, yeah, I gotta say, IM liv9ng it out as much as i can!!

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My daughter worked on her essay all day. It was not about winning the book, but about being apart of the last possible activities left of Harry Potter, she has grown-up with the series and this is very difficult now coming to the end, we almost cried when she wrote the essay realizing everything is about to end soon, very soon..she did a great job, though struggled who to write about at first…we love so many characters, in the end she wrote about the one who maded her laugh…

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Why are most of these contests for those under 18? I mean what about those who started reading the books in High school or younger and now have grown up? Boo on them… still bitter about losing the Scholastic competition. By the way did you see the age of those kids who won? Most were under 18, (not that I am not happy for you) do you think they looked at the entries and said, hmmm too old, and threw it back? I wonder…..

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Guys, I am a little confused….are we supposed to write about why our favorite character is our favorite, what our favorite character has done, or a short creative piece of writing focused around our favorite character???? I just don’t really understand it, and I don’t want to get it wrong!!! And tho i definately dont want spoilers, I totally agree that especially on the night we receive the last book, the best thing to do is party!!!

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I am sure release parties are tons of fun but I personally don’t want to go. My friends and I are having our own celebration that night and a release party just isn’t in the cards. The amazon delivery was a gift. And so at midnight, when some of my friends have the book, I get to go home and wait until the morning for my book. Once again, good luck to the under 18’s!!!

I guess I am not too torn up about most of these contests not being geared towards me b.c I know that if I wanted to, I could attend a midnight release party without having to convince a parent that may value their sleep a little more. The media and everyone likes to hype up HP and its ability to entice young children to read again, I guess these contests serve as a reward. Part of being an adult, I guess, is realizing that not everything is fair and that we will get our turn:)

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My 9 year old just entered. He wrote an essay about Ron. Not very well written, so he probably won’t win. They’re closing the contest after they get 1000 entries, so you all better hurry up and enter if you want to.

Are they going to let people know ahead of time if they win? I’d hate to have the UPS guy show up and find us not home because we’re out at a Harry Potter release party. I can’t believe the UPS man would really come at midnight, that is the most unbelievable part of this whole thing. I want to see that on video. I hope one of the winners gets a video of the delivery and puts it on YouTube.

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I just submitted mine. I wrote it in about an hour because I was so worried that 1000 entries would be reached already! I mean, Amazon is the biggest online shopping site, and HP has millions of fans. I never liked statistics or probability so I didn’t even bother trying to figure when it would hit that mark… eh.

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Yes, I just got done writing my essay about, Dawlish the Auror!!

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Question—is 329 words too many? will they penalize?

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If you order your book at Amazon by first going to this page: http://harrypotterthedeathlyhallows.net then $1 of your order will be given to two charities (children and literacy).

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get going to all those who are eligble! hope one of you guys wins!

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Why doesn’t Amazon.co.uk have the same contest? >.< We already missed out on the other one Amazon.com held.

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I live in England!

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I think that you have to have exactly 300 words, liz, it says in the official rules that no entry over 300 words will be exepted.

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OMG i’m sooooooooooooooooooooooo entering!!! and it’s great i learned all those writing skills and all this year!!! Thanks Mrs.Keenan!!!!!!!!!!!

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how do u send it!

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aw, man. I’m only five months too old. Don’t they realize that college kids need more free stuff than younger kids with high tuition and textbook costs? Oh well. Good luck to those who entered!

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Abbi, if you click on the first link it will take you to the official entry page.

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yeah! I already finished and submitted mine I wonder what stuff they’ll send hopefully some candy! I love the HP candy lol.

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dang it…just cuz i live in africa…i cant get the book! sheesh..

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I recently entered! I REALLY want to win because I did not preorder book 7 and I want all the free stuff.I was wondering,did it have to be 300 words or not over 300? I did mine on Harry.

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From the official rules: “The essay cannot be longer than 300 words.” By the way, did you get an e-mail confirmation that your essay was received or just the confirmation page after you hit submit? I thought I had read somewhere that you’d get an e-mail confirmation—but I must have been mistaken. I only got the confirmation page after hitting submit.

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Has anyone found out the winners?

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No I haven’t and I really wish i did. I also didn’t receive a confirmation e-mail but i got the confirmation page.

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Had anyone found out the winners yet?

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No. I guess i didn’t get it though!

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FYI—Winning essays are now posted at amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_4988432_2/102-3727058-2228113?ie=UTF8&node=1084186&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=right-1&pf_rd_r=11KRD990BJXYZV9ZQ004&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=294211501&pf_rd_i=1000098641

Congrats to all the winners!

Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Mine came a day late... Got it for free!

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