Microsoft launches Facebook 'Cool is in Session' Sweepstakes

Want school supplies with a cool surprise? Of course you do. Microsoft has kicked off the "Cool is in Session" sweepstake on its Facebook page, which sports some interesting prizes. Like all sweepstakes on Facebook, you'll need an account and be able to "like" Microsoft's page (if not done so already) to access the entry form with more details. 

So what's on the prize list? Prepare for your jaw to hit the floor:

  • Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
  • Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
  • Nokia Lumia 900
  • Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster
  • Arc Touch Mouse
  • Laptop bag
  • Wireless N Router
  • LifeCam webcam
  • Xbox 360 250GB + Kinect
  • 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold membership
  • Three Xbox games
    • Star Wars Kinect
    • Forza Motorsport 4
    • Dance Central 2

To enter, be sure to head on over to the Microsoft Facebook page for more information. Unfortunately, while no purchase is necessary, the sweepstakes is only open only to legal residents of the 50 US states (and D.C.). Act quick as it closes at 11:59 PM PST on 8/24/12. Check out the official rules.

Source: Microsoft (Facebook)

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  • Wow. That's one awesome giveaway.
  • Boo US only. How hard is it to include Canada? Congrats to the winners though
  • lol, ya... i guess i should've skipped the prize list and go straight to the bottom for requirements so i don't feel as sad :P
  • It's actually incredibly difficult to run a contest in Canada. Your laws that govern sweepstakes and contests are very strict and it makes it almost impossible for any company to want to run one. In fact, in Canada, I'm not even sure you can give away anything if it's just based purely on luck.
  • Yeah its only at times like these I wish I had dual citizenship and P.O. Box in a small town across the BC border.
  • Bummer for those out of U.S.A. When will Microsoft realize there is a world outside America?
  • You ain't gonna win anyway
  • They always say there international rules to deal with
  • What irony, considering they can't even make the mobile Facebook page work on WP...
  • Facebook mobile works fine on WP, but there really is no point since the full site and apps work great.
  • The mobile website has not worked for me on my Titan for a few weeks now, I keep getting Connection Errors come up with
  • I have no problems with it, works flawlessly everytime I go on. This guy just loves to bitch, complain and make up problems that don't exist.
  • Has always worked fine for me on my lumia
  • Go to click on Messages then on one of the messages. You will get a Connection Error.
  • Just tried it(HTC Titan), works fine.
  • Just click around some more, you will get a Connection Error eventually. 
  • Never saw that so you don't know what you're talking about, just use the messaging hub or app. Work great.
  • I get connection errors all the time too. The app doesn't work well for me either.
  • I don't like this based-on-luck giveaways; if only there was something to do!
    I don't think they've ever done a give away in Ireland :-(
  • Ye, and what about Hungary? xD
  • I think so 2..
    cool facebook like buttons