Editor's note: this contest closed Monday, November 24 at noon ET.
Congratulations to Trevor C. of Lakeland, Tenn., for winning a home network hub and smart garage-door controller from Nexia Home Intelligence and Linear last week. An unscientific survey reveals that CNET readers really, really like all-expenses-paid shopping sprees, so guess what we have this week.
Giant online retailer Rakuten.com is offering a $300 gift certificate that you can use to buy anything on the site. Maybe it'll be a TV, camera, e-reader or headphones. Or a hard drive, printer or router. Or furniture or clothes. It's up to you, but one thing's for sure. You will not find any Black Friday deals that beat a gift certificate to a site full of Black Friday deals.
So how do you go about scoring a $300 buying bonanza from Rakuten.com (formerly Buy.com)? There are a few rules, so please read carefully before you start composing your shopping list.
- 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) gift certificate from Rakuten.com, with a retail value of $300.
- 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 Monday, November 24, 12 p.m. ET.
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, November 24, 2014. See official rules for details.
Good luck. (And be sure to follow Crave on Twitter: @crave)