Congratulations Winners!:

@brianmcarr @pamelaluis @PinheiroGG @ben_t_mcguire @mauriced @xavips @matixo @EtienneBaque @OptimusDanO @EricPeladan @quosco

We look forward to seeing you at SpringOne 2GX 2013!

Thanks everyone for your awesome posts that left us feeling warm and fuzzy:


Spring is here and we're getting ready to print new Spring/SpringSource swag!
To make room for the new inventory we're cleaning out old stuff, so you have a chance to win a random Bag o' Swag!

Enter to win a Bag o' Swag!
- Now extended one week!

What you could win:

Buttons, stickers, shirts, rare collectibles, maybe even a SpringOne 2GX 2013 Full Pass!

Three Easy Steps:


  • 1. Time frame to send out your first tweet: March 4, 2013 - March 22, 2013 (Extended to March 29, 2013!).
  • 2. We will randomly select at least 5 Bag o' Swag winners per week until March 22, 2013 (Extended to March 29, 2013!) 5:00 PST. The last winners will be announced by March 22, 2013 5:00 PST. (Extended to March 29, 2013!)
  • 3. Last day to tweet your Bag o' Swag photo: April 12, 2013 5:00 PM PST.
  • 4. We will select 3 winners (increased to 5 winners!) of free passes to SpringOne 2GX 2013. The original 3 winners will be contacted by April 26, 2013 5:00 PM PST. Two (2) additional winners will be contacted by May 3, 2013 5:00 PST. (The additional two winners will be selected out of the entire group of qualified entrants so you do not need to enter a second time).

Keep in mind:

  • 1. Expect randomly chosen contents for each bag. This includes sizes and designs.
  • 2. Happily accept items as they are not exchangeable or returnable.
  • 3. Wear/share your goods with pride!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void where prohibited. All federal and state regulations apply. Promotion commences on March 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM PST and ends on April 26, 2013 (now May 3, 2013) at 11:59 PM PST. To enter, tweet: "@mewzherder I want a Spring Cleaning #bagoswag! #springframework #springsource #java" and follow @mewzherder on Twitter by March 22, 2013 (now by March 29, 2013) at 5:00 PM PST. Or, you may enter without completing the registration by sending an self-addressed stamped envelope to: SpringSource Bag o' Swag, c/o Pivotal Labs, 875 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. The envelope must arrive at the designated address by March 22, 2013 (now by March 29, 2013) at 4:59 PM PST. Sponsor's computer is the official time-keeping device for the promotion. One entry per email address is permitted. Multiple participants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any participant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void that participant's entries and that participant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification.
Participation constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Terms and Conditions, and VMware's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incorrect, garbled, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at VMware's servers or elsewhere, will not be eligible. VMware, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the web site. Use of bots or other automated process to enter is prohibited and may result in disqualification at the sole discretion of VMware. VMware further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the promotion for any reason, including inability to complete as planned by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure or technical failures of any sort. In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed submitted by the account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.
Drawing is offered to all natural persons who are at least the age of majority. Employees, officers, and directors of VMware its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings and children) and household members of each such employee, officer and director and government employees are not eligible. The drawing and the rights and obligations of VMware and participants will be governed and controlled by the laws of the State of California, applicable to contracts made and performed therein without reference to the applicable choice of law provisions. All actions, proceedings or litigation relating hereto will be instituted and prosecuted solely within the State of California, Santa Clara County. The parties consent to the jurisdiction of the state courts of California and federal court located within such state and county with respect to any action, dispute or other matter pertaining to or arising out of the promotion. Persons or entities directly associated with the Prizes will not be awarded to residents of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria.
Five (5) prize winners will be selected in a weekly random drawing beginning on or about March 4, 2013 and ending on March 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM PST (now March 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM PST). The weekly winners will each receive a Bag o' Swag with an approximate retail value ("ARV") of US $30.00. Additionally, prize winners that tweet a photo of their winning swag by April 12, 2013 11:59 PM PST (now April 19, 2013 11:59 PM PST) (within 2 weeks of winner the Bag o' Swag) will be entered in a drawing to win one (1) pass to SpringOne 2GX 2013 with an approximate retail value ("ARV") of US $1,200.00. Three (3) prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on April 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM PST. Now two (2) additional prize winners will be selected in a random drawing on May 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM PST.
Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor's sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a promotion prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the promotion.
Winners will be notified by Twitter and e-mail within two (2) business days of the drawing, at which time a full shipping address and phone number will be required for fulfillment of award. Winners will have ten (10) business days from notification to accept the prize by email to: tamao [at] vmware [dot] com. Each potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder. Potential winners may also be required to sign and return to VMware, within ten (10) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if a non-US resident) in order to claim his/her prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to sign and return the affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (or Declaration of Compliance, if non-US resident) within the required time period (if applicable), or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held after which the prize will remain unawarded. Prizes will be fulfilled one (1) week after the conclusion of the promotion.
By entering the promotion or receipt of any prize, each entrant agrees to release and hold harmless VMware and its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company's officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the "Released Parties") from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the promotion, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, VMware, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
The Sponsor of this promotion is VMware, Inc., 3401 Hillview Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304 U.S.A.

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