HP Freshman 15 Giveaway Starts

As part of a new-fangled viral marketing promotion with Hewlett Packard and marketing agency BuzzCorps, I will be giving away an HP laptop and lots of goodies along with 14 other college-oriented blogs. As you probably caught on from the name of this promotion, it is aimed at college students.

Each participating blog will get a week to run a contest on their site and select a winner. That means you'll have 15 chances to win a new system. Each blog will have their own contest rules and entry methods. I haven't decided what I'm going to do for mine but you'll find out October 8th, when my contest officially begins.

HP Freshman 15 Laptop Giveaway

This all started about a month ago when I got an email from a marketing agency hired by HP. They said they noticed I used an HP printer (LaserJet 1012). Rather than quipping "because Apple hasn't made a printer since 1996", I decided to see what they were up to. I'm glad I could help out with this contest. I got to choose between the dv4t, dv5t and dv7t laptops to giveaway. I went with the more portable 14-inch dv4t.

Along with the dv4t laptop, there is a media docking station, 500GB portable hard drive, HP Photosmart C6380 all-in-one printer and messenger bag included for the winner.

HP Freshman 15 Laptop Giveaway

Below are the participating blogs, so you can check out each one and enter in their contests as well.

If you're interested, you don't have to do anything yet. Just keep reading regularly as usual.

Disclosure: Participating in this contest means I am unable to say anything negative about HP.

Paul StamatiouPaul Stamatiou

Paul Stamatiou is a designer, developer and photographer living in New York. He has been a product designer at Twitter since 2013. More »

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"HP Freshman 15 Giveaway Starts" by @Stammy