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Parties & Prizes: What Swag Can You Snag at Cloud Partners?
CLOUD PARTNERS — It's time for another roundup of the prizes and giveaways partners can try to win during this week's event in Chicago, as well as some of the parties that are open to all attendees.
American Telesis (Booth 521): Put your card in a bowl to be eligible for one of several $100 Visa and MasterCard gift cards. Winners will be drawn at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and again at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. You do not need to be present to win. American Telesis will call you.
Anchor (Booth 529): Put your card in a bowl for a chance at an iPad Mini. The winner will be drawn on Friday and notified by phone or email if he/she is not present.
CloudAny (Booth 238): Drop off your business card and be eligible to win the new Leap Motion. The winner will be drawn on Friday at 11:45 a.m. If the winner is not present to take home the Leap Motion, CloudAny will mail the gadget to him/her.
CoreDial (Booth 200): Give CoreDial your card and be entered to win a 55-inch TV. The winner will be announced right after the show closes on Friday. The winner will be notified via email and the TV sent via FedEx to the address on the business card.
DSCI (Booth 611): Trade your business card for a cup of beer, wine or a Bloody Mary on Wednesday from 4-7 pm and again on Thursday from 2-3 pm.
Fidelity Voice and Data (Booth 524): Tell Fidelity Voice and Data the best horror story about a Bring-Your-Own-Bandwidth experience gone wrong and you’ll have a chance at $500 cash. The winner will be decided during the last hour of the show on Friday, and notified via phone or email. He or she will receive the money in person or through the mail.
GLOBALINX (Booth 610): Pick up an invitation to GLOBALINX’s party taking place on Thursday at the Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier, and get in the running for gift cards worth $1,500, $500 and $250. You have to be at the party, which goes from 7-10 p.m., to win. The gift cards can be used for NFL memorabilia or put toward tickets to the Super Bowl.
Gravitant (Booth 628): Enter a raffle at the booth or at the company’s vendor presentation on Thursday at 3 p.m. for a chance at an Apple iPad Mini 32 BG. The winner gets to choose the service provider – either AT&T, Verizon or Sprint. The winner will be drawn at 1 p.m. on Friday and notified via email.
Hosting (Booth 324): Put your card in a bowl to see if you win a container full of money. Hosting isn’t disclosing the amount. The winner will be drawn at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the Hosting booth, and you must be present to win.
HOSTWAY (Booth 325): Stop by the HOSTWAY booth during the Pub Crawl on Thursday from 2-6 p.m. for some Bud Light or Windy City Wheat. Talk cloud and make new connections.
MegaPath (Booth 507): Put your card in a bowl for a chance at any number of gift cards from companies – including American Express, Subway, Taco Bell, Papa Johns, Pinkberry, Sephora and Game Stop – that use MegaPath’s services. Winners will be drawn after the show and will receive their gift cards in the mail if they’re not present at the drawing.
NeoNova (Booth 529): Put your card in a bowl for a 14-inch Chrome Book. The winner will be drawn on Friday at the end of expo hall hours. NeoNova will call the winner, if he/she is not present, and post the information on social media.
Peerless Network (Booth 110): Stop by the booth to get a postcard with registration information; register online for a chance at a Microsoft Surface RT. The winner will be chosen randomly on Oct. 1 and notified via email.
PGi (Booth 405): If you think your opinion is worth $3,000, stop by PGi’s booth to take a three-question IT survey. Or, complete the survey here, print the confirmation and PGi will enter you a second time, doubling your chances of winning a Piaggio Typhoon 125 Scooter, worth $3,000. PGi will draw the winner at the end of the show. You don’t have to be present to win. PGi will ship the scooter to the winner’s home.
PowerNet Global (Booth 534): Want a 7-inch, 8GB Abydos Android Tablet? Let PowerNet Global scan your badge and, about a week after the Cloud Partners Conference & Expo, the company will conduct a random drawing. The winner will be notified by phone.
RapidScale (Booth 619): On Wednesday and Thursday, RapidScale will give away a Samsung tablet. Put your card in a bowl to be eligible. RapidScale will give away the tablets after it completes a demo – at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday – and the winner must be present.
SimpleSignal (Booth 600): SimpleSignal and RapidScale will host a cocktail party that’s open to everyone, on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at M/X Bar.
The Conference Group (Booth 526): The Conference Group will be giving away swag including an infrared keyboard and t-shirts.
Star2Star (Booth 215): Star2Star is giving away a $1,000 American Express gift card. There are three ways to qualify: Sign up for the company’s Lunch & Learn presentation slated for 1 p.m. on Thursday (limited seating), join the company for dinner aboard the luxury yacht Valara VI (limited seating), or pick up a blinking blue Star2Star light (or wear the one in your hotel drop) and tweet a photo of yourself with the light to hashtag #Star2StarShines. The winner will be randomly chosen.
TBI (Booth 309): Stop by the TBI booth for a raffle ticket to win a 13-inch MacBook Air, and return to the booth at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday for the drawing. The winner must be present.
Telegration (sponsor): Join Telegration at its happy hour event on Wednesday from 3-5 in the Grant Park C room.
Time Warner Cable Business Class (Booth 409): Enter a drawing for a chance to win one of two iPad Minis, which will be raffled off on Wednesday and Thursday.
UNSi (sponsor): Attend UNSi’s vendor presentation, taking place with RapdiScale, at 2 p.m. on Thursday in McCormick W474b, and be eligible for one of several Mophie Juick Pack Powerstation Duo External Battery for iOS devices. The stations are worth $100 each. Give UNSi your business card at the start of the presentation and UNSi will draw two winners at the end of the event, and notified either in the room or via phone or email.
Vocalocity (Booth 319): Give Vocalocity your business card to be eligible to win a $250 American Express “travel" gift card. The company will hold the drawing on Thursday at 5 p.m. in its booth. Winners will be contacted by phone or email if they are not present.