ShanKri-la Diwali 2007 Giveaway

DiwaliDiwali is a great Indian Festival of Lights. It was one of my favorite festivals growing up. I still have fond memories of this colorful celebration with lots of fireworks and miss being home for it.

What do I win?
I would like to thank my readers and would like to show my appreciation by giving away a couple of cool items. I would choose 2 lucky winners at the end of the contest and they will each win one of the following 2 items.

  • 1GB Kingston DataTraveller USB Flash Drive
  • 1GB Kingston PhotoLoader SD Memory Card – comes preloaded with software to allow automatic transfer of photos to your PC & upload to Shutterfly.

I know it’s not much but expect to see much nicer prizes in the next giveaway as we grow with your support. After all, this is my first experience running a contest and I plan to learn the ropes by starting small.

How do I win?
I would like to keep this simple but give you a variety of options to enter. I have made it easy to enter and it won’t take more than a few minutes of your time.

  • Post about it in your blog with a link to this contest post. It doesn’t have to be a post by itself. Even speed linking would do. Just leave a comment or use our Contact page with a link to your post – 5 entries
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed. Before the end of the contest, you will get a secret word at the bottom of a post (it will appear only in the feed). Email it back to me to gain your entries. I will make sure it is easy to find in the feed. – 2 entries
  • Stumble our home page. Just leave a comment if you did and I’ll take your word for it – 1 entry

You could just do one of the above or do all three and gain 8 entries. I told you I want to show my appreciation to my current readers. If you already read ShanKri-la in your feed reader, all you have to do is email me when you spot the secret word to gain 2 entries! It’s that easy to enter to win.
Update: I will link back to all those who blogged about this contest in the post announcing the winners.
Since the items don’t weigh as much I’ll mail it to you if a snail mail can reach you.

Contest Ends
We will randomly choose a winner from the entries on the very special Diwali day of Nov 7, 2007. So, get your entries in by midnight EST Nov 6th.

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54 Responses to “ShanKri-la Diwali 2007 Giveaway”

  1. gLf October 20, 2007 at 2:59 pm #

    Hi! Is the contest open worldwide?

  2. K October 20, 2007 at 3:31 pm #

    Yes, it is! I will ship it anywhere there is a mail service as the package size isn’t that big.

  3. gLf October 20, 2007 at 4:16 pm #

    Ok! This is my post:
    Also subscribed and stumbled (ludo1980).

  4. K October 20, 2007 at 10:48 pm #

    gLF! You are entered with 8 entries and good luck! :razz:

  5. aBookworm October 21, 2007 at 3:25 am #

    I love this special Diwali contest and have posted about it here – Diwali Contest


  6. Contest Beat October 21, 2007 at 8:42 am #

    Hi there

    I blogged about your contest on Contest Beat here –

    All we do is write about contests in the blogosphere so hopefully we can send you a few more entries too!

    Regards, Matt.

  7. Vijay October 21, 2007 at 9:16 am #

    Hi K,

    I’ve entered this contest as well and here they are!

    1. Subscribed to RSS with bloglines
    2. Stumbled with username Zener
    3. Blogged about it as well

    Please do confirm my entries for me!


  8. Mark October 22, 2007 at 5:48 am #

    I played a little drum roll over at my blog for ya! As for the other methods of entering, what if I have already subscribed and stumbled you? Does that still count? If not, to whom do I make the check out to? :mrgreen:

  9. K-IntheHouse October 22, 2007 at 12:38 pm #

    @ aBookWorm.. thanks for the entry and appreciate the post by itself announcing the contest! Good luck to you.
    @Contest Beat.. I subscribe to your blog to keep track of contests so it’s great to see you post our contest too! :-)
    @Vijay.. that was fast man! Good luck to you..
    @Mark.. that’s my love to my readers.. if you have already subscribed or stumbled my home page.. you get 3 entries when you email me the secret word. :-) Good luck buddy! Thanks for posting.

    It’s just Monday morning and I love the entries we’ve gotten so far.

  10. ProBlogContestor October 22, 2007 at 1:21 pm #

    Hi K,

    My shot at the 2 great prizes.

    Happy Diwali!!

  11. MyBlogContest October 22, 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    Great!! I’m in.
    RSS subscribed but I din’t find secret word :?:
    Post here:

    Check out for more blog contest info.

  12. Mary_Freebies October 22, 2007 at 10:20 pm #

    Count me in please! Here is my entry:

    I subscribed to your feed by email [internationalfreebies[at]], and gave you thumbs up, user name Mary-Freebies.

    Looking for the secret word to get full 8 entries. :grin:

  13. Forest Parks October 23, 2007 at 3:21 am #

    You have been stumbled!!

    I used to enjoy having celebrations at school. Some of my classmates mums would come in and cook chapatis and bring in those really yummy really sticky sweets, mmmmmmmmmmmm.

    I enjoyed the fact that my school used to celebrate festivals from many different cultures.

  14. K October 23, 2007 at 3:35 am #

    Thanks for entering the contest everyone!

    @Problogcontester.. appreciate the post and good luck!

    @MyBlogContest.. you are entered. You will see the secret word in a post before the end of the contest.

    @Mary.. thanks for the entry!

    @Forest_Parks.. thanks for the stumble! Diwali is just awesome. :grin:

  15. Sensei October 23, 2007 at 6:56 am #

    Here’s my post:

    I also stumbled your home page

  16. Mitch October 23, 2007 at 11:59 am #

    Hi there! Here’s my entry Thanks!

  17. Christina October 23, 2007 at 1:09 pm #

    Please enter me!!!

  18. Nirmal October 23, 2007 at 2:57 pm #

    I’m in the contest, I’ll speed link the contest in 2 days time and stumble the home page. Your feed is already there in feed reader.

  19. Amanda October 23, 2007 at 3:41 pm #

    please enter me thanks

  20. contestant October 24, 2007 at 12:43 am #

    My post about your blog contest is up. Hope to win one of the prizes. Good luck to all and thanks for your contest.

  21. Mama Luxe October 24, 2007 at 3:25 am #

    You are linked up on my contest post and I’m off to stumble!

  22. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings October 24, 2007 at 3:34 am #

    I blogged about your contests in my Tuesday Edition of Contests Galore

  23. Mr Prizes October 24, 2007 at 12:18 pm #

    Just dropping you a line to let you know that I have added your contest to several related categories in our directory.

    Please feel free to keep me up to date on future listings. Have a great day!

  24. K October 25, 2007 at 2:39 am #

    Wow.. I’m thrilled by all your entries and there is still 2 more weeks to go! I will post a comment this weekend confirming the entries I have gotten so far.

  25. Devon Lumsden October 28, 2007 at 7:10 am #

    I entered i emailed you about what i have done
    oh and i forgot to tell you where i put the blog post you can find it at:

  26. the Link Bait October 29, 2007 at 8:25 pm #

    Posted about the contest at

    Ours is a contest blog. So whenever you host a contest, do submit at our blog.

    BTW your email feed is partial, howcome we supposed to read the secret word if it all has been released.

    Also stumbled your blog as navjotjsingh. So I get 8 entries.

  27. betty rood October 29, 2007 at 9:21 pm #

    hi! i could really use either of these… got you added to contest roll here and happy halloween!
    NannaBees life

  28. K October 30, 2007 at 4:47 am #

    Hello everyone.. thanks for all your entries so far! I will write a post linking back to all participants and their qualified entries. Watch out for the secret word in the RSS feed and use the contact form to email me for the extra entries.

    Happy Halloween!

  29. Matthew October 31, 2007 at 6:09 pm #

    stumbled this post, the homepage, and subscribed to the feed. Im sure we will get a post about your contest up soon right? :)


  30. K November 1, 2007 at 2:10 am #

    Matt, that’s awesome! I should do that don’t I? :grin: Can’t believe I missed out on spreading the word to your readers! Watch out for my post tomorrow. Thanks for the stumbles.

  31. Link And Earn November 2, 2007 at 3:30 am #

    Hi , Thanks for sharing the spirit of Diwali with your readers. Let the
    Diwali fireworks begin.

    Link And Earn Blog

  32. Vincent Chow November 2, 2007 at 7:28 am #

    Hello there, here’s my entry:

    Happy Diwali!

  33. Abhinav Sood November 2, 2007 at 9:44 am #

    I am in :)

    Subscribed (Google Reader).

    Love and Peace.

  34. IngaOz November 2, 2007 at 12:21 pm #

    Hello :)
    It’s very nice contest and I have Stumbled your homepage as well as included link to this post in my blog:

    Good luck to me and good luck to you with this contest! :)

  35. narendra.s.v November 3, 2007 at 3:40 pm #

    cool contest :D

  36. MarriedMelody November 5, 2007 at 1:42 pm #

    Just want to let you know that I wrote about your contest plus visited your main site (not for the first time :smile: ). Here is the link:
    Thanks for visiting my new blog (marriedmelody dot com). You were one of my first visitors.

  37. IngaOz November 5, 2007 at 6:33 pm #

    Uhmmm… Just 1 quick question… Same day when I posted about this great giveaway on my blog I subscribed to your RSS (via Bloglines), but till now I don’t see any secret word in there… Where it’s actually located? Maybe I am just blonde LOL :D

  38. K-IntheHouse November 5, 2007 at 7:39 pm #

    IngaOz, the contest isn’t over yet and you have until tomorrow midnight EST to email the secret word.

    May be it’ll appear in my next post? :twisted:


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