Today I Found Out’s Email Subscription Contest ($250 First Prize and Two $50 Runner Up Prizes)

I’m going to be running a contest starting right now, which will go to the end of September.  I’ve been working on re-vamping my “Daily Knowledge” Today I Found Out email subscription as, frankly, the old subscription system is pretty awful, both from the administrative side and what you guys see when you get the articles in your Inbox.  I’m nearly done setting things up with the new system and so figured I might as well kick off the contest now, as the new system will be going live next week sometime. (Please ignore the fact that it looks awful in the brief interim.) 😉

How to Enter

To enter the contest, you simply have to already be subscribed to Today I Found Out‘s “Daily Knowledge” email subscription, or sign up sometime between now and October 1st. (See the top of the right sidebar for where to subscribe: “Daily Knowledge in Your Inbox”).

The email subscription is completely free and besides being entered in the contest, you’ll get daily interesting knowledge to feed your brain with and never again be want of something interesting to say at office water coolers and cocktail parties. 😉

I’ll likely be running future contests for this, but as this is the first go, I’m making the prizes bigger and if you sign up now, you’ll receive 5 entries, rather than 1, in all future such monthly contests if you remain subscribed when those contests run.

Further, any current email subscribers and new email subscribers this month will receive 5 entries for the current contest.

Why does this matter?  Because another way to enter the contest this time around, for those who don’t want to sign up for the free “Daily Knowledge” subscription, is to leave a comment below, preferably giving any sort of feedback about Today I Found Out or the new version of the “Daily Knowledge” newsletter, but even just “hey” works too.  Only one comment per person will count, and will count as just 1 entry.

(And yes, you can both subscribe and leave a comment below to get 6 total entries for this contest.)

How Your Prize Will be Sent and Winners Selected

On October 1st, all entries will be placed in a spreadsheet, with a number next to each.  I’ll then use a random number generator to select the prize winners and contact them on that day, as well as announce the winners on Today I Found Out once I’ve heard back and sent out the prizes.

Winners from the United States will receive the prize in the form of a Visa gift card or I can just send it to you directly via PayPal if you prefer.

For those of you not in the United States, you’ll need a PayPal account so I can send you your prize.

Privacy Policy

In all cases, you need to enter a valid email address, or I won’t be able to get a hold of you.  I will not spam you or share your email address with anyone, except if forced by law.

In the case of signing up for the “Daily Knowledge” email subscription, your email address will only be used for that subscription, or when you win a prize I’ll use it to contact you for that.

In the case of leaving your email address in the comment form “Email Address” box below, it will only be visible to me and will not be used for anything other than to inform you if you won.


If you have any other questions about the contest, please leave them in the comments below. (It will count as a an entry!)

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  • Thank you for all of your info. I love your blog.

  • Ann Washburn

    I DO subscribe, however, I do it through your RSS feed subscription. Does that count?

  • Andrew Lam

    Awesome, thanks! Love all the posts

  • Chris

    Hurray! 6 points for me!

  • I love your page. I have learned a lot from it, and I share it with my son, Adam. He says he has found out a lot from it, too. Thanks for publishing this!

  • Yehudit

    There is no “comment space below” on the emailed version. Perhaps, “visit our site to leave a comment”?

  • What content do you put in your email subscriptions? Just the article of the day, or past articles too? I don’t really feel like subscribing because Google Reader, etc., and the contest prizes are probably going to be a pain to send to Canada 😛

  • Great article. I love this blog. Keep it coming, and thank you.

  • Kathryn

    Love your blog, and I can’t wait to see if I’m a winner in your new contest.

  • Gina

    i love learning random stuff like what you send out!

  • Hugh Davidson

    Keep it coming, you keep me entertained and interesting. As least, I think so.

  • Hugh Davidson

    Good stuff.

  • Amanda

    I always feel smarter after reading your posts. Thanks!

  • I’m subscribed through RSS and didn’t realize there was an email subscription too! I think I’ll switch.

  • Ann Orgel

    Hey! I look forward to reading your newsletter everyday, thanks!

  • Mark

    I love your content! Happy to have subscribed, I check your site all the time! 😀 Crossing my fingers.

  • Brian\

    I suppose I shall comment, even though the probability of winning is extremely low.

  • Bernadette Gunn

    I subscribed some time ago and I must say, I really do enjoy the daily brain stimulation. I hope to be the lucky prize winner 🙂

  • Chuck

    Yep. makes me even more of a smart arse than my wife thinks I am – invaluable!

  • Candace

    So if I am already a subscriber, I’m already entered and I don’t have to do a thing? How cool is that? Jusst when I thought your emails couldn’t get any better. now I have to do nothing to win free money. I already feel brilliant when I share random info, now I feel even smarter for doing nothing! You rock!

  • Kerry Kleiber

    I look forward to seeing your email each day.

  • Mark Sanborn

    To Cool

  • Adam R.

    Whats up dude. I’m gonna win!

  • Adam

    Hey! My name is Adam too!

  • Doug

    Love your content. Keep it up!

  • Liora

    recently discovered your site; instantly became my favorite way to unwind on the web

  • Carmen

    I like the newsletter I receive everyday, very interesting stuff 😉

  • laura mckiernan

    i look forward to reading your emails every freakin’ day.. i am the hit of the party and impress all that listen to my knowledge of stuff.. you’re my ace in the hole..scored many dudes too with your info.. what can i say.. dudes dig smart chicks.. :

  • Sarah Brothers

    Love this site. It is one of a handful that I visit every single day.

  • Amanda

    Signing up now! I had no idea there even was a mailing list!

  • Kevin Dehler

    You do good job make me looked smarter then is. keep up da work.

  • I just signed up. I love stuff like this (the newsletter although the contest is great, too).

  • Julie Wong

    Absolutely love the stuff you send out and all the “bonus” links that are included! Can’t wait to see your new format!

  • Brian O

    I really do love this blog. Maybe instead of trying to revamp the system you try and push people to subscribe through RSS feeds and not emails. RSS readers I think are much easier to manage on the consumer end and then you can leave your email for personal/professional use only.