Thurrott Premium Turns 4, And We’re Giving Away a Surface Pro X!

To celebrate four years of Thurrott Premium, we’re giving away a Microsoft Surface Pro X. Everyone who registers gets 90 days of Thurrott Premium for free.

You can find out more on our Thurrott Premium Birthday Giveaway page (which is hosted at HubSpot, if you’re concerned about the URL). But here are the basics:

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  • The giveaway is open to anyone, but you need to create a free Thurrott.com account if you don’t have one already.
  • If you’re already a Thurrott Premium member, you should still register since you’re eligible to win the Surface Pro X. You aren’t eligible for 90 days of Premium for free, but we are having additional drawings for Premium and Alpha members: One Premium member will win a 4-year membership to Premium for free and one Alpha member will win a lifetime membership!
  • The drawing for the Surface Pro X will occur on December 6, 2019, and we will alert the winners by email on that date.
  • The 90 days of Thurrott Premium for free will begin on December 9, 2019.

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  • wosully

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 11:57 am

    <p>Outstanding! Thank you! </p>

  • idaband

    20 November, 2019 - 12:06 pm

    <p>so…when filling out the entry…our passwords are shown in plain text… meaning you have access to the passwords we have set?</p>

  • sivey42

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 12:11 pm

    <p>So – as a paying member, we have to give this 3rd party our password??</p><p><br></p><p>The form is also trying to validate my First Name field as an email address. I think I'll have to come back later to register once they've worked out the bugs and have realized that asking people for their password is a terrible idea.</p>

    • jaboonday

      Premium Member
      20 November, 2019 - 12:21 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#490591">In reply to sivey42:</a></em></blockquote><p>The form didn't ask me for a password, just my Thurrott.com username, first and last name, and email address.</p>

      • untitled1

        20 November, 2019 - 12:25 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#490622">In reply to jaboonday:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>I didn't see anything about a password, either, though it did throw up some sort of error message about validating my email. I ignored the message and it seemed to go through.</p>

      • sivey42

        Premium Member
        20 November, 2019 - 12:29 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#490622">In reply to jaboonday:</a></em></blockquote><p>Sweet, looks like it's fixed. Thanks to Thurrott for doing this, sorry if I sounded too disgruntled in my first post :)</p>

        • supersteph

          Premium Member
          20 November, 2019 - 12:46 pm

          <blockquote><a href="#490634"><em>In reply to sivey42:</em></a><em> No worries — we get it, we got it, we fixed it! We use HubSpot as our CRM and see this is as our whole universe. However, we totally understand the security concerns and removed these fields. </em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • ggolcher

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 12:13 pm

    <p>Super generous, thank you!</p>

  • markmagnus

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 12:20 pm

    <p>This is great. one minor detail. I had to use IE to fill in the form. Edgium/Chromium/beta Edge did not work.</p>

    • cwfinn

      Premium Member
      20 November, 2019 - 12:21 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#490621"><em>In reply to markmagnus:</em></a><em> Edge Beta worked fine for me.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • RobertJasiek

    20 November, 2019 - 12:25 pm

    <p>Thanks, and for making it open to everybody (i.e., world-wide)!</p><p>When filling out the form, you might need to decrease the window size to see your entered user name.</p><p>When entering my email address, I saw "Looks like you've opted out of email communication. Click here to get an email and opt back in.". I do not recall to have opted out. Now, I could not "click here" because there was no link (Firefox). In my preferences, I see no such option. Seems to be a bug.</p>

    • cmucodemonkey

      22 November, 2019 - 1:14 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#490628">In reply to RobertJasiek:</a></em></blockquote><p>I noticed the same bug in Chrome.</p>

  • Cdorf

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 12:26 pm

    <p>I know how much Paul loves logistics of giveaways, thank you for this! I somewhere still have the flier that was put on my car at Ignite!</p>

  • jeff.bane

    20 November, 2019 - 12:26 pm

    <p>Says I've opted out of email notifications. Click here (broken link) to opt back in.</p>

    • thespecificocean

      20 November, 2019 - 12:36 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#490630">In reply to Jeff.Bane:</a></em></blockquote><p>Ditto!</p>

      • supersteph

        Premium Member
        20 November, 2019 - 12:44 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#490649"><em>In reply to thespecificocean:</em></a><em> Hi there! Please email [email protected], we will assist! Thank you.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

        • sandy

          20 November, 2019 - 5:59 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#490657">In reply to SuperSteph:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Hi Paul, Brad, et al, congratulations on the 4 years!</p><p><br></p><p>The birthday premium giveaway page contradicts what you've said here; it says (bold added) "… <strong>everyone</strong> who registers for the birthday giveaway will receive 90 days of Thurrott Premium for free starting December 9th!".</p><p>Can you clarify/confirm &amp; update one or the other to match?</p><p><br></p><p>Also, when trying to register – using Chredge (beta) "Looks like you've opted out of email communication. Click here…" appeared but it's not clickable; it worked fine in Firefox (the opt-out click here didn't appear). Seeing other comments here I'll e-mail [email protected] for that.</p><p><br></p><p>PS: No seeing anything to the contrary I assume you'll send the Surface X to whichever country the lucky winner is from!</p>

          • pargon

            Premium Member
            21 November, 2019 - 1:51 am

            <blockquote><em><a href="#490746">In reply to Sandy:</a></em></blockquote><p>Wouldn't want to reward the loyal readers by extending their subs out a few months, sort of a discount. It's really about just pumping up more subscriptions. Would not have clicked on this page for the "giveaway" as it's 1 item for presumably thousands of people. Not worth the time and effort to register on some other website.</p><p><br></p><p>I agree that "Everyone" is very misleading….and now disappointing to learn the truth.</p>

    • supersteph

      Premium Member
      20 November, 2019 - 12:44 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#490630"><em>In reply to Jeff.Bane:</em></a><em>Hi Jeff! Please email [email protected], so we can assist you on your account. Thank you!</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • kunalr

    20 November, 2019 - 12:37 pm

    <p>I recon there is a typo in the headline. It should be Throwing Away. ??</p>

  • Cristobal

    20 November, 2019 - 12:41 pm

    <p>Great! Thanks, I'm in.</p>

  • Philip

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 12:43 pm

    <p>The sign up function seems to be a bit browser sensitive. I could not get through the Captcha validation on Brave. The new Edge (dev) worked immediately. </p>

  • dcdevito

    20 November, 2019 - 12:55 pm

    <p>Sweet!! Thurrott.com giveaways are the best giveaways. Cheers and Happy Holidays to the staff and fellow members. </p>

  • chuck willemsen

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 12:57 pm

    <p>Very gracious of you Paul, thank you ….</p>

  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 1:08 pm

    <p>Firstly, Congratulations! and secondly, NICE!</p>

  • Daninbusiness

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 1:10 pm

    <p>Thanks for offering this!</p><p><br></p><p>Oddly, I'm noticing that I can't enter any username in the "Please create or enter your Thurrott username" field when I visit the contest site through Firefox.</p><p><br></p><p>It appears to be working just fine via Chredge.</p>

    • ommoran

      Premium Member
      22 November, 2019 - 5:11 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#490665">In reply to Daninbusiness:</a></em></blockquote><p><br></p><p>Different FF problem – I could enter the username, but the submit button didn't work. Chrome did it.</p>

  • rmlounsbury

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 1:44 pm

    <p>This is great and thanks to the Thurrott crew for offering the give away. </p>

  • doon

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 1:53 pm

    <p>Mazel tov! And thank you.</p>

  • fellawen

    20 November, 2019 - 2:25 pm

    <p>My Surface Book 1 is drawing it's last breaths, hope to win the Pro X ?</p>

  • Stoffel

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 2:32 pm

    <p>Congrats guys with 4 years of Thurrott!</p><p>Do you have to do anything extra to join this give away if you are already a Premium member?</p>

    • supersteph

      Premium Member
      20 November, 2019 - 3:33 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#490704"><em>In reply to Stoffel:</em></a><em> You should still register to be entered into the drawing for the Surface Pro X. As a Premium member, you'd also be eligible to win 4 years of Premium for free!</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • jcbeckman

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 3:00 pm

    <p>Congratulations on four years and thanks for the giveaway!</p>

  • rancoras

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 3:18 pm

    <p>Congrats on four years. They've gone by so quickly, it seems.</p>

  • bbennett40

    20 November, 2019 - 3:29 pm

    <p>Good luck, everybody else. 😉 😉 ;)</p>

  • garumphul

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 3:33 pm

    <p>Four years. Longer than most Google applications, amiright? Amiright?</p><p><br></p><p>I'll get my coat. </p>

  • dougkinzinger

    20 November, 2019 - 3:40 pm

    <p>Nice. Thanks</p>

  • rlbaker

    20 November, 2019 - 3:41 pm

    <p>A great promo… Entered! My Surface Book 2 is long in the tooth, a Pro X would be welcome :)</p>

  • Robteaboy

    20 November, 2019 - 4:03 pm

    <p>I think this is going to sound dumb… But where do you put in your thurrott.com username? I can't enter it anywhere on the page, at least not in the mobile version of the page.</p><p>I put in for the contest without it.</p>

    • japser

      Premium Member
      20 November, 2019 - 7:41 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#490720"><em>In reply to Robteaboy:</em></a></blockquote><p>It's to the right of "Please create or enter your Thurrott username:". Seems like you can't see what you're typing on mobile.</p>

  • DrGecos

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 6:21 pm

    <p>Congrats on 4 years!</p>

  • dxtremebob

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 6:38 pm

    <p>Congratulations, Paul! </p><p><br></p><p>I can't tell you how much I enjoy your site and podcasts. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.</p>

  • Rycott

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 6:47 pm

    <p>Wow… 4 years already… Time is disappearing at an astonishing rate.</p>

  • Josephdaher

    20 November, 2019 - 7:14 pm

    <p>Thanks Paul. Great giveaway.</p>

  • japser

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 7:39 pm

    <p>The form told me "It seems like you opted out of e-mail communication, click here to get an e-mail to change this" or something, but I couldn't click anything so I just submitted the form. Hope my entry is OK now!</p>

  • Kudupa

    20 November, 2019 - 8:14 pm

    <p>This is the first Tim in 4 yrs I didn't think about renewing this.. These two guys are the best in the Microsoft scene along with MJF</p>

  • tgazzano

    Premium Member
    20 November, 2019 - 8:56 pm

    <p>Awesome! Congrats on the 4 years.</p>

  • dontbeevil

    21 November, 2019 - 12:40 am

    <p>"<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Thurrott.com delivers honest and expert opinions"</span></p>

  • irfaanwahid

    21 November, 2019 - 3:10 am

    <p>Hey Paul, does this giveaway apply outside US also? </p><p><br></p><p>I am from Kenya!</p>

  • Chris

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2019 - 6:00 am

    <p>I've entered. I'd love to win this, but I also know my chances are slim.</p>

  • JaviAl

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2019 - 6:03 am

    <p>Who is or what is an alpha member?</p>

    • DaddyBrownJr

      21 November, 2019 - 11:09 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#490848">In reply to JaviAl:</a></em></blockquote><p>I am.</p>

      • jonaswouters

        21 November, 2019 - 11:49 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#490942">In reply to DaddyBrownJr:</a></em></blockquote><p>I wish I was </p>

    • ejuly

      21 November, 2019 - 11:19 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#490848">In reply to JaviAl:</a></em></blockquote><p>People who were here from the beginning. I was here but left after a month, came back .</p>

  • ejuly

    21 November, 2019 - 11:23 am

    <h1>How about a beer (or 2) with the Thurrott Team (you two), Stephanie, and MJF for a super first prize.</h1>

  • ohsomuchfun

    Premium Member
    21 November, 2019 - 12:52 pm

    <p>Wow! It's hard to believe it's already been 4 years. thanks for make such an awesome site. </p>

  • visu9211

    22 November, 2019 - 6:15 am

    <p>Fingers crossed… even though chances are slim</p>

  • jmeiii75

    Premium Member
    25 November, 2019 - 3:32 pm

    <p>Can't believe it's been 4 years already!</p>

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