Crave giveaway: 13-CD boxed set of US Beatles albums

Beatles fans, this is your week. We've got "The U.S. Albums," an extensive collection marking the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's arrival on American soil.

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Congrats to Jeff E. of The Colony, Texas, for winning our last giveaway -- a $500 gift certificate to Rakuten.com Shopping. At the end of the long and winding road that leads to this week's prize, you'll find "The U.S. Albums," a 13-CD Beatles collection spanning 1964's "Meet The Beatles!" to 1970's "Hey Jude." The collection came out earlier this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's arrival on American soil.

That milestone happened on February 7, 1964, when scores of swooning fans greeted The Beatles as they arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport. Two nights later, 74 million viewers in the US and millions more in Canada tuned in to watch John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr make their American television debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

"The U.S. Albums" come in a boxed set with faithfully replicated original LP artwork, including the albums' inner sleeves. The 13 CDs also come with a 64-page booklet containing vintage Beatles photos and promotional art.

So what do you have to do win this $180 Beatlemania bundle guaranteed to make any hard day's night a lot easier? There are a few rules, so please read carefully.

  • Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
  • Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) "The U.S. Albums" from Universal Music Enterprises, with a retail value of $180.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via email. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until 12 p.m. ET on Monday, March 31.

And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, March 31, 2014. See official rules for details.

Good luck.

About the author

Leslie Katz, Crave's senior editor, heads up a team that covers the most crushworthy (and wackiest) tech, science, and culture around. As a co-host of the now-retired CNET News Daily Podcast, she was sometimes known to channel Terry Gross and still uses her trained "podcast voice" to bully the speech recognition software on automated customer service lines. E-mail Leslie.

 

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