Counting down to the new Surface tablets with a Microsoft contest and sweepstakes

Microsoft will be launching its second-generation of surface hardware soon. To celebrate, the company has been running sweepstakes on Facebook. We've somehow managed to miss this opportunity for you all to win some cool prizes. You'll need to hurry up and get involved as there are only three days left. As well as the sweepstakes, there's an Ultimate Surface Fan contest!

The upcoming sweepstake days are as follows:

  • Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Sunday, October 20, 2013
  • Monday, October 21, 2013

How do you enter? It's simple. On the days above, head on over to (redirects to a Facebook page - linked below) and login with your Facebook account. You'll then be shown a calendar with a tile flashing. Click this tile to see the prize giveaway that day and be automatically entered. You'll then be contacted within 24 hours if you've won. See? Simple.

Are there any requirements? Sure, you have to be over the age of 18. Also, residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria are not eligible to enter. Read the terms and conditions (.PDF) for more details and what prizes are included in the sweepstakes.

The Ultimate Surface Fan contest

Surface 2 Sweepstakes

Are you the "Ultimate Surface Fan"? Prove it by entering in a contest. Found on the same Facebook page as the above sweepstakes, you'll be able to enter yourself to potentially win a Surface Pro 2, Docking Station, Arc Touch Mouse and Type Cover 2. How awesome is that? All you have to do is explain in your own words why you're the ultimate Surface fan.

Do you love the kickstand? Has it survived numerous drops? Do you simply lay awake at night reading through weird Reddit posts? Touch on subjects including what Surface means to you, how you use the tablet and why you'd buy another to really be in with a chance of winning. Good luck!

Source: Facebook

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.