Here are the Surface Hardware Winners!

Posted on January 12, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 46 Comments

Thanks to everyone who participated in the third Windows Weekly giveaway, for 5 Surface Go tablets with Type Covers, five Surface Headphones, and two ugly Windows sweaters. Here is the list of the winners.

I know there was some concern about comments disappearing, but I went off the master list of comments to make sure everyone was entered. I also noticed a handful of duplicate/repeat entries, which was against the rules. But none of the winners are, to my knowledge, duplicates.

Surface Go

  • robsanders247
  • timedrifter
  • Minok
  • boykin
  • Karthik

Surface Headphones

  • edzucker
  • dmsViewpoint
  • jimchamplin
  • fweiner
  • tralfaz

Ugly Windows sweater (Large)

  • rkovars

Ugly Windows sweater (Extra-Large)

  • ebc1977

Next, I’ll be emailing each winner separately and requesting a US or Canadian shipping address. I will try to get the giveaways out of here as quickly as possible, but it’s likely we’ll be using slow-ish ground shipping to save on costs.

Again, thanks!


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Comments (46)

46 responses to “Here are the Surface Hardware Winners!”

  1. thomas_powell

    Thanks Paul for doing this!

  2. louiem3

    Thanks for doing this Paul!

    Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy!

  3. ns17

    congratulations to all who won.. enjoy

  4. skborders

    Thanks for doing the giveaway. To bad Others have spoiled it for the future.

  5. robmille

    Congrats to the winners! Fun contest. Thanks to Paul, Mary Jo, Windows Weekly and Chris/MS for doing it.

  6. ckata

    Congratulations to all of the winners! Paul, thank you for investing your time in money on the contest!

  7. foktu

    Good guy, Paul.

  8. bd habs

    Congrats to the winners. And thanks to Paul.

    So Paul was it that bad? Or the quasi-labor-like is the shipping?

  9. skane2600

    Thanks, Paul. Congrats to the winners.

  10. dcdevito

    Congrats to all the winners!

  11. MikeGalos

    Thanks to Microsoft for providing the prizes.

  12. cawoodstock

    Thanks Paul.

  13. SvenJ

    Congrats guys. You'll like the Go and Headphones, I own both, and regardless of what Paul says, the Go is a great little device for a lot of stuff. Thanks for doing this Paul. Too bad you got flak. Welcome to the internet ;)

  14. davidamodt

    Thanks to Paul and microsoft. Hopefully goes better next time and brought more viewera to the site.

  15. AliMaggs

    Well done everyone. And thanks Paul/Microsoft/Chris for running this. I'm in the UK here, and I have no problem with the hardware giveaway being US/Canada only. You were very upfront and open with the reasons for doing so, and I think that this contest was a really nice and generous thing to do. Ignore the (very) tiny percentage of grumblers and baiters, and it's nice to see everybody in the comments here being so congratulatory. This was a really cool thing, and I hope you're not put off running something similar in the future. The overwhelming majority of us appreciate it.

  16. mcerdas

    Thanks for the contest Mr. Thurrot! Your effort is much apprecated!

  17. Ron McMahon

    Even though I didn't win, I want to say thanks for your efforts Paul, they are appreciated!

  18. ommoran


    To echo many others - thank you for doing this, and for bearing with the struggles. Honestly, it's much appreciated.

  19. ken_loewen

    Thanks, Paul

  20. planecdr

    Congrats to the winners. Nice job with the contest, Paul. We all realize it was a pain.

  21. kherm

    Thanks so much for doing this!

  22. dacoroman

    Congrats to all the winners.

  23. marvyn

    Thanks, Paul.

  24. davage

    Thank you

  25. mediamad

    Thank you Paul for your time and effort to do this.

  26. j_c

    Thank you for doing this! Congratulations to the winners.

  27. Travis

    I didn't enter the contest but still think it's awesome that you did this for your readers.

  28. dxtremebob

    I didn't win, but enjoyed entering. Thanks for doing this, Paul.

  29. markld

    Congratulations to the winners!

    This is a good thing, thanks Paul!

    Very kind

  30. Paul Thurrott

    Thanks guys.

  31. techleathercraft

    Thanks for taking time to do the giveaway Paul. Congrats to winners.

  32. thecost

    Congrats to the winners!

    Thanks for running the contests Paul! While I didn’t win I’m glad to have been able to participate. :D

  33. wosully

    I'm still up for a Thurrott mug!

  34. jrswarr

    Crap... Now I'm going to have to buy the darn thing. Oh well - congrats to the winners. Thanks Paul.

  35. Mikeman450

    thanks know this has turned into a pain in your butt.

  36. jbinaz

    Bah! Didn't win. Oh, well.

    Thanks for all the effort you put into this and all screw all the ungrateful jerks who complained!

  37. CTaylor

    Thanks much, Paul, for all your work on this.


  38. cybrtitan

    Thanks Paul!

  39. dallasnorth40

    Thanks, guys. And congrats to all the winners!!!

  40. mattjwoz

    Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to Paul (and everyone else involved as well) for being willing to make all of this possible for us. Even though I wasn't selected as one of the winners, it was still fun to have the opportunity to play. I very much enjoy listening to and reading your work all year long, so I still count myself lucky to have found your coverage. Thanks for all you do!