SQLAuthority News – 5th Anniversary Giveaways

Please read my 5th Anniversary post and my quick note on history of the Database.

I am sure that we all have friends and we value friendship more than anything. In fact, the complete model of Facebook is built on friends. If you have lots of friends, you must be a lucky person. Having a lot of friends is indeed a good thing.
I consider all you blog readers as my friends so now I want do something for you. What is it? Well, send me details about how many of your friends like my page and you would have a chance to win lots of learning materials for yourself and your friends. Here are the exciting prizes awaiting the lucky winner:

Combo set of 5 Joes 2 Pros Book – 1 for YOU and 1 for Friend

This is USD 444 (each set USD 222) worth gift. It contains all the five Joes 2 Pros books (Vol1, Vol2, Vol3, Vol4, Vol5) + 1 Learning DVD. [Amazon] | [Flipkart]

If in case you submitted an entry but didn’t win the Combo set of 5 Joes 2 Pros books, you could still will  my SQL Server Wait Stats book as a consolation prize! I will pick the next 5 participants who have the highest number of friends who “liked” the Facebook page, http://facebook.com/SQLAuth.
Instead of sending one copy, I will send you 2 copies so you can share one copy with a friend of yours. Well, it is important to share our learning and love with friends, isn’t it?
Note: Just take a screenshot of http://facebook.com/SQLAuth using Print Screen function and send it by Nov 7th to pinal ‘at’ sqlauthority.com.. There are no special freebies to early birds so take your time and see if you can increase your friends like count by Nov 7th.

Guess – What is in it?

It is quite possible you are not a Facebook or Twitter user. In that case you can still win a surprise from me. You have 2 days to guess what is in this box. If you guess it correct and you are one of the first 5 persons to have the correct answer – you will get what is in this box for free. Please note that you have only 48 hours to guess. Please give me your guess by commenting to this blog post.

Reference:  Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

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91 thoughts on “SQLAuthority News – 5th Anniversary Giveaways

  1. Hi Pinal,
    many Congrates!!

    What’s in the box? = Combo set of 5 Joes 2 Pros Book – 1 for YOU and 1 for Friend
    –It is one combo set for the contest winner and one for the friend of contest winner.

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  2. Hi Pinal,
    My guess for what’s in the box is-
    Combo set of 5 Joes 2 Pros Book – 1 for the contest winner and 1 for the contest winner Friend.
    Combo will contain- all the five Joes 2 Pros books (Vol1, Vol2, Vol3, Vol4, Vol5) + 1 Learning DVD

    Thanks,
    Prerana

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  3. Thank you all for excellent reply on guess – keep them coming. I am super impressed with the emails I have received for how many friends all of you have who is liking my page.

    Thanks, inbox is seriously overflow but again there are 7 days before we end the competition :)

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  4. Hi Pinal,

    Many congrats.

    What’s in the box? = your tremendous knowledge you shared through this blog kept it in side the box in the form of books and cd’s…

    :) Happy birthday to Pinal blog :)

    wish you all the best for future.

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  5. Hi Pinal,
    My guess for what’s in the box is-
    Combo set of 5 Joes 2 Pros Book – 1 for the contest winner and 1 for the contest winner Friend.
    Combo will contain- all the five Joes 2 Pros books (Vol1, Vol2, Vol3, Vol4, Vol5) + 1 Learning DVD

    Ayan

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  6. Hi All,

    If you want Joes 2 Pros book set and DVD you will have to send me email with how many friends you have on your facebook who is liking my facebook page.

    The box is for the people who will guess it correct first one and will get whatever it is in the box – (It does not have J2P books or DVD).

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  7. Hi Pinal,

    First, Congratulation !!!. And about these two boxes, I think bottom one is containing all your readers or followers of http://blog.sqlauthority.com
    and the top one is containing friends who like your page on facebook and twitter.

    Now you want to increase your friends on facebook and twitter and in future you want to replace the top box [smaller] with another big big box.

    I hope my guess works. :-)

    Vinay Kumar

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  8. Hi Pinal, Congratulations on the 5th year celebration of our popular SQL Authority blog.

    My guess would be the SQL Authority T-Shirts in those boxes :)

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  9. Many Many Congratulations to you …

    You were planning to write some new books…So it may possible that these boxes contain those books which are not yet published…

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  10. Hi pinal sir,
    Gifts and Photographs of your friends & family
    Or
    Your journey from USC to Microsoft India.

    Regrad$
    Chirag Satasiya

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  11. I wanted to say the your daughter climbed in the box, but i didn’t think you’d give her away (for free). :)

    “Think outside the box to guess what is in the box :)”? All i see is a shadow. And while there is a bog shadow in the box, if you opened it to give it away, it would be gone.

    Hmm… so what can it be?

    I would have said the books, but you said it isn’t.

    You probably mean the top box, which is open, so there might be nothing in it. Which is very easy to give away for free. :)

    OK, it has to be something we can guess, something you can give away, and something you wouldn’t mind giving away. And, something not normal for a box.

    I want to say Denali, but that wouldn’t work.

    The bottom boxed is pressed down, so it either isn’t filled to the top, or it is soft. I like that tee shirt idea someone mentioned.

    There has to be (at least) five of these in the box.

    I’m going to guess usb drives. You bought a bunch to give things away on them, and happen to have a few extra.

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  12. Hey Pinal,

    First of all Congrats for doing this tremendous job for SQL Server community for all these years,its worth it.

    On the guess part its t-shirts of SQLAuthority.com.

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  13. First, Congratulation !!!. And about these two boxes, I think bottom one is containing all your readers or followers of http://blog.sqlauthority.com
    and the top one is containing friends who like your page on facebook and twitter.

    Now you want to increase your friends on facebook and twitter and in future you want to replace the top box [smaller] with another big big box.

    I hope my guess works. :-)
    sandeep vemula

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  14. Congratulation !!!. And about these two boxes, I think bottom one is containing all your readers or followers of ur blog.
    and the top one is containing friends who like your page on facebook and twitter.

    Now you want to increase your friends on facebook and twitter and in future you want to replace the top box [smaller] with another big big box.

    sandeep vemula

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  15. Congratulation on your success, wish you many more to come. Your blog truly inspires many people like me..Keep up the hardwork and success.!

    I guess, one box looks empty, the other box contains kindle., but for sure one gadget atleast..

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  16. hi pinal sir,

    congratulations.
    i think it’s a special gift (like: mugs, usb drive, t-shirt, etc) from your side for us.
    but exactly whats in it, not known.

    But it’s sure that you are giving some special gift.

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  17. Hi Pinal,

    Last but not least – “wishes to your Endless SQL technology Journey” through this blog.

    I hope this box contains “SQL Authority” PrintedT-shirt forFifth Annivesary celebration.

    For all blog readers have a memorable gift of this T-shirt. Its right.

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  18. What ever it is, it has definitely “AIR” in it .. Prove me that’s wrong :D :) ..

    Anyway, some of your articles helped me a lot on day to day basis and I just want to say “Thank you” and ” Congratulations “. Keep up the good work.

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  21. Hi Pinal,

    I believe that in these boxes are books. Which books exactly – hard to say – probably the ones you’re the author is.

    ——————
    Now, for the other contest – I have 149 friends on Facebook. Most of them programmers with interest in SQL Server. So, I’d guess that at least 30 of my friends like your page.

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