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Win a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card from Apple!

submitted on February 16, 2010 by redsoxrokk in "Stores / Merchants"
If you download the 10 Billionth song from iTunes, you win a $10,000 gift card!!


http://www.apple.com/itunes/10.....countdown/
     

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  • 52786
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 16, 2010
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    Saw this days ago while at work... totally forgot that it would be a great idea to post here!
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    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on February 16, 2010
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      Don't feel bad I do it all the time. I'll see something and then a few days later someone else posts it and it gets Best Deal. I hate when that happens. I'm just too ditzy for my own good. Mr Green
  • 53428
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 22, 2010
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    Less then 15,000,000 to go...
  • 53429
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 22, 2010
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    My totally unscientific checking shows they go about 10,000 items in 1 minute 24 seconds.

    So they will reach 10,000,000,000 in roughly.... 8.5 days from now. Assuming the pace stays the same and of course their counter is anywhere near accurate and not just for show. Red Face
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    • equipurple
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      Posted by equipurple on February 22, 2010
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      Whatta, I am glad I'm no the only geek around here.
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    • mcgirl4
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      Posted by mcgirl4 on February 23, 2010
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      lol wow! good to know Big Grin
  • 53507
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 23, 2010
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    Big change as less then 10,000,000 left now! Will do the math soon...
  • 53508
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 23, 2010
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    Took 1 minute 42 seconds to go through 10,000 downloads currently. So I just realized that I made a mistake on my previous estimate and that currently we should be 10B within 27 hours for now!
  • 53534
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 23, 2010
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    Little less then 8 million left to go....
  • 53544
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 23, 2010
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    getting closer...
  • 53550
    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on February 23, 2010
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    Just noticed a link to enter for free

    "Enter to win without purchase or download"
  • 53561
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 23, 2010
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    Yes, but be it a download or a online submission only the 10,000,000th download wins anything. So filling out the form now is really just a waste of time.
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    • HouTex
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      Posted by HouTex on February 24, 2010
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      Just FYI, they allow twenty-five (25) entries per person and/or iTunes account and/or email address per day.
  • 53566
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 23, 2010
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    Just over 5.5 Million to go. Also if you leave the site open it lags behind the actual counter. It was showing about 6.8 left when a refresh dropped to 5.5 mil. So keep that in mind if you plan on trying to win.
  • 53590
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    Less then 4 million to go. I'd estimate it happens sometime between 4-7am EST. I'll be in bed so good luck!
  • 53601
    equipurple
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    Posted by equipurple on February 24, 2010
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    9 AM EST, still 3 million to go
  • 53606
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    Yes it really slowed down... like crazy slow. 2.75M to go still.
  • 53631
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    Less then 1.5 million to go.
  • 53648
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    Almost down to it... less then 1 million to go!
  • 53661
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    Everyone getting ready? Only 225K left!
  • 53667
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    85K
  • 53669
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    50K
  • 53672
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    20K
  • 53673
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    10K!
  • 53674
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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    All done...

    And a waste of time for me as all I tried to submit during the last 10K gave me an error message...

    This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.
  • 53676
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on February 24, 2010
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    That was fast ....who won?
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 24, 2010
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      They have not yet announced the winner.
  • 53753
    equipurple
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    Posted by equipurple on February 25, 2010
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    Interesting to look at the most downloaded songs. No Beatles or Pink Floyd or even Michael Jackson there. Two Black Eyed Peas and two Lady Gaga songs in the top 10. All very current and very recent songs.
  • 53768
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 25, 2010
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    http://www.apple.com/pr/librar.....tunes.html

    The 10 billionth song, “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, was purchased by Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia. As the winner of the iTunes Countdown to 10 Billion Songs, Louie will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card.
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    • equipurple
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      Posted by equipurple on February 26, 2010
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      A 71-year old grampa who got an ipod from his grqandchildren for the holidays. When Steve Jobs called him, he thought he was being put on.
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    • MrCheap
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      Posted by MrCheap on February 26, 2010
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      What a 71-year old grampa will do with a $10,000 iTunes gift card? Mr Green
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    • WhattaDealBlog
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      Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 26, 2010
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      Single handily put "oldies" into the top 100 tracks list.
  • 53947
    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on February 26, 2010
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    http://consumerist.com/2010/02.....tunes.html

    Did Apple Really Sell 10 Billion Songs On iTunes?

    So, how many songs has Apple actually sold, using that quaint, old-fashioned, definition of selling? The iTunes store hit 3 billion downloads in July 2007, shortly after iTunes Plus was launched. However, DRM wasn't removed from every song in the store until two years later, around the time it hit the 6 billion mark. That likely puts the total "sold" at somewhere around 5 billion, given that between 2007 and 2009, the number of DRM-free songs steadily increased.

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