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Archive for September 14th, 2009


Free Stuff Friday Giveaway for 9/18/09

It’s time for another Free Stuff Friday! We’ve got some great items from Japan and Canada, along with some shirts and more fun stuff! Check out all the items in our video.

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On the Block

Everyone is eligible to win all prizes this week.

Item 1: Sonic Heroes Notepad with SEGA and Tails pens

This notepad comes straight from Japan, and includes both a Tails pen and an SEGA pen. The SEGA pen projects the SEGA logo out the top when you press the magic button.

Congrats to our winner, @sakanakami!

Item 2: Knuckles Hat

Show your love for Knuckles everywhere you go.

Congrats to our winner, @thewiz43XX!

Item 3: GAMER shirt

Are you a SEGA Gamer? Then you need this shirt! Size Large.

Congrats to our winner, @JebusChristmas!

Item 4: Limited Edition OutRun shirt

If you can’t get enough of OutRun, then this shirt is for you. Also a size Large.

Congrats to our winner, @sonik_br!

Item 5: Sonic Keychain

Ruby also brought this keychain back from his trip to Toronto.

Congrats to our winner, @Cottees!

Item 6: Sonic Gloves

Experience the world with Sonic’s hands.

Congrats to our winner, @HaroSama!

How it Works

1. You must be following us on Twitter to be eligible. (If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can create one by going to and click the green “get started — join!” button in the center of the page.)
2. At random times on Friday, we will announce the prize we are giving away, and what number of response you need to be to win. Send us a direct message (DM) via Twitter and be that number to win the prize. (@ replies do not count as entries!)
3. All followers are eligible to win all prizes, unless a restriction is noted. Restrictions are usually due to the prize being region-locked. For example, US games that won’t work on UK gaming systems. There may also be age restrictions due to the rating of the game.
4. We will announce the winner on our Twitter feed once eligibility is confirmed.

Make Sure We’re Following You on Twitter

If you are currently following us on Twitter, please be sure that we are following you as well. You can do this by making sure that SEGA is in your “followers” list, or by going to DoesFollow and typing SEGA in the first blank, your Twitter username in the second, and pressing the “check” button. You can reverse this to be sure that you are following us. If you are following us, but we’re not following you, please send a message to @SEGA and we will follow you. This is important, because only people we follow can send us direct messages (DMs), and DMs are the only way to enter the giveaways.

How to Send Direct Messages on Twitter

There are a few ways to send us a Direct Message on Twitter. The easiest way is to go to our Twitter page and select “message” under the “Actions” heading in the side bar. If you do not see “message”, this means that we are not following you. Please send a message to @sega to let us know, and we will follow you. When you click “message” you will be taken to a window where you can type a message and press send.

You may also select the “direct messages” tab from your Twitter homepage, and select SEGA from the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Again, if you don’t see our name there, it’s probably because we’re not following you. Let us know, and we’ll follow you.

There are also many Twitter clients that you can use instead of using the website. These include TweetDeck, Twitteriffic, Tweetie, and Twhirl. Each of these programs works differently, so you’ll want to figure out how to send a direct message on the program you use. If you want to send us a test message, we’ll let you know if we received it or not.