Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Contest Giveaway WINNERS!

Congratulations to the 4 winners of the exclusive LOST Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Giveaway! Did you win? Well, you’ll have to watch the video to see if you did! We had over 50 entries, which is amazing so thank you to all of you that entered! I wish I had more of these T-Shirts to giveaway.

If you missed out on this giveaway then be sure to not let another one slip away – become a fan of Co-Tee TV on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all contest giveaways!

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Lost Season 6 Premier T-Shirt Contest Giveaway

Tuesdays mean one thing … LOST! That’s right LOST fans I’ve got a contest just for you that involves two of the best things in the galaxy: LOST and T-Shirts. So, If you watched episode 54 of Co-Tee TV then you saw the fancy LOST Season 6 Premier T-Shirt that I had on. The only way you could have gotten one of these is if you attended the premier of LOST on the beach in Waikiki. Luckily for me, I was there and as a tee blogger, I was determined to leave with more than one to give away to some lucky LOST fans who happen to also read my bloggy blog!

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Here’s the deal. You want one of these exclusive LOST: The Final Season T-Shirts? Just 1) tell me your T-Shirt size and 2) leave a LOST Comment either here on this blog post or on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page. Your LOST comment can be anything, including your favorite character from the show, favorite episode, favorite scene or LOST moment, it can be anything LOST related. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win one of four exclusive LOST tees that were only available at the premier on the beach in Waikiki! Awesome!

You can leave your comment entries in two places. If you leave a comment in both then you’ll receive TWO entries in the drawing. Leave a comment: 1. Here on this post, 2. on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page! You can only leave one comment entry on each place. So, if you want to increase your chance to win the prize, you have to leave your comment at both places! Contest ends on Tuesday, February 23 at 11:59 pm Hawaii time. Winners will be announced later that week.

There will be 4 winners, one for each of the 4 LOST T-Shirt prizes. I have 1 small, 1 medium, 1 large, and 1 extra large so be sure to mention your size along with your answer!

COMMENT AWAY LOST FANS!

LOST Contest

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LOST Contest

Co-Tee TV/Cottonable Christmas Contest Winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the third Co-Tee TV/Cottonable Contest! I had a great time checking out all of your favorite Christmas songs!

Anyway, we’ve selected our winner for the Crazy Dog T-Shirts tee, EIO Clothing T-Shirt and the $25 Threadless Gift Certificate and the winners are …. you’ll have to watch the video to find out if you’ve won! Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who participated!

*Winner have been emailed. If you were on of the winners of the Linty Fresh Prize packs then your prize will be shipped out this week.

Co-Tee TV Episode 41.5: Rethink Clothing, Weather Wiper and CONTEST!

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I review Weather Wiper by Zack Davenport and available at Rethink Clothing, a brand that exclusively features artwork done by college students.

Win A Weather Wiper 11″x17″ Poster!

All you need to do is either:

1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me 1) what your first car ever was (make and model) or 2) your favorite car memory (be truthful now!).

and/or,

1. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me 1) what your first car ever was  (make and model) or 2) your favorite car memory (be truthful now!).

and/or,

3. Retweet the following: “RT Win a Weather Wiper poster courtesy of @rethinkclothing! Watch @cotygonzales on #coteetv to find out how! http://su.pr/1R2nOE”

Do all 3 and get 3 entries in the contest! I will select my favorite comment to win one of the Weather Wiper posters and I will also select a random winner. So two posters will be given away and two different people will win! Deadline is Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 11:59 PM Hawaii Time.

Weather Wiper Poster

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Weather Wiper by Zack Davenport and available at Rethink Clothing. Pros: Printed on an American Apparel tee so the shirt is super soft and comfortable. Large 4 color print over the chest, stunning design! Shirt comes packaged with a Rethink Clothing stickers. Shirt is tagless for itch free comfort and features a screen printed neck label instead.  Cons: My previous cons for for past Rethink Clothing tees had been that they weren’t tagless – they seemed to have fixed that issue! Price: $17.99 but you can save 20% off your entire order with the coupon code “COTY” at checkout.

Weather Wiper

If you want to send me a product to review, please feel free to do so. You can find my information in the contact menu above. Thanks!


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Co-Tee TV/Cottonable Halloween Contest Winner!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the second Co-Tee TV/Cottonable Contest! I had a great time seeing what you all were going to dress up as for Halloween – some inventive ideas!

Anyway, we’ve selected our winner for the $50 Threadless Gift Certificate and the winner is …. you’ll have to watch the video to find out if you’ve won! Congratulations to the winner and thanks to everyone who participated! Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Co-Tee TV Episode 29: Zombie Liquorice, Gore + Giveaway!

Welcome to Episode #29 Co-Tee TVers! I’ve got a jam packed week of T-Shirt goodness ready for you. And all you need to do is sit back and watch! In order to make up for missed episodes I will be doing one episode a day, each and every day this entire week. This means five fresh episodes for your viewing pleasure all week long.

We kick things off in a big way by reviewing Night Knight from Zombie Liquorice and designed by Chad Lenjer aka discordantart. Plus, Zombie Liquorice is sponsoring a give-a-way and this means someone will be walking away with the Dan Mumford designed Bone Ranger Shirt from Zombie Liquorice. How exciting!

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You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

Coty’s Thoughts:

Night Knight by Chad Lenjer aka discordantart and available at Zombie Liquorice. Pros: Zombie Liquorice sure has an eye for detail, from the custom packaging to the large and intricate designs, everything is well executed. They use American Apparel tees that fit like a charm and feel great. Night Knight is screen printed in three different areas (front, back and inner neck) and is tagless for itch free comfort. Overall, I am very impressed with what Zombie Liquorice has to offer. Cons: Zombie Liquorice will probably not appeal to everyone. Having said that, if you love horror movies, gore, metal, and/or skulls then I highly encourage you to checkout Zombie Liquorice – you’ll probably enjoy the rest of what they have to offer! Price: $20.00 but you can save 11% by using the coupon code “COTYGONZ” at checkout!

Night Knight

Win Bone Ranger from Zombie Liquirice!

Zombie Liquorice and Co-Tee TV is giving away one (1) Dan Mumford Designed Bone Ranger shirt ($20 value) to one lucky (and size Large wearing) Co-Tee TV viewer. Yes, I only have one size to giveaway, a Men’s Large, so enter if you wear a large, know someone who wears a large or perhaps want to have cool artwork to hang on your wall.

All you need to do is either:

1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me your favorite HORROR FLICK of all time.

and/or,

2. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me your favorite HORROR FLICK of all time.

Easy, huh!

By the way, if you do both of the options above then you double your chances at winning!

The contest ends on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time. I will randomly select one (1) winner to receive the Bone Ranger (men’s large) Shirt. Good luck!

The Bone Ranger

If you want to send me a product to review, please feel free to do so. You can find my information in the contact menu above. Thanks!


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Interview with DBH 10K Winner Christian San Jose

Fresh off his big $10,000 Design By Humans win, Christian San Jose (aka csj89) sat down to talk with me about his winning design Mecha-Labaw, the stress of competition and the power of social networking and good old hustle.

Mecha-Labaw by Christian San Jose aka csj89

1. Congratulations on winning the Design By Humans $10,000 contest!It’s been about a 2 month wait since the start of the contest – what has your anxiety level been like during the last couple of weeks?

Thanks Coty! It was really a roller-coaster experience, from the joy I got because of all the support by friends and people that liked the design, to all the stress that came from thinking of new ways of promoting it, even the anxiety that each new round (and the consequent vote reset) brings. I barely slept in August, because if you stopped promoting, there’s a big chance somebody will get ahead.

2. What was your reaction when you found out you won?

My initial reaction was a huge sigh of relief that it was all over. But that didn’t take long, I jumped around and screamed a lot too. I was at my day job with all my officemates awaiting the countdown, and everybody cheered loudly when it was finally announced. I think I high-fived about 30 people, even the CEO who didn’t know what was happening.

3. What was your inspiration for Mecha-Labaw? What did you try and accomplish with this design?

I came up with Mecha-Labaw because I wanted to do an illustration that had something to do with my country. I came across a large water buffalo photo, and I always wanted to draw something intricate and robotic or mechanical which I haven’t done before. So it all came together with the artwork. It became an artwork in honor of a national symbol in the Philippines.

4. The final two in the DBH 10K came down to you and AJ Dimarucot aka collisiontheory, the reigning 10K champion. Did you feel like you had a good chance at upsetting AJ and winning it all?

Honestly when the contest was nearing its end, I already had my mind set that there’s no chance I’d win over AJ. Since the votes were hidden, I based my thought on the comment count and at the time, I had over 400 comments, and AJ’s sub was close to around 700. During the most part though, I never stopped asking for votes despite the little chance. AJ and I are good friends and colleagues outside of DBH, we’re even neighbors, and I closely followed his win last year – how he continuously promoted his design and got votes from everywhere. I followed his plans from last year (newspaper and web ads, giving away design resources), and added schemes of my own. Last August, I did 4 seminars discussing graphic design and t-shirt culture in schools and organizations, and after each talk, I had a chance to promote Mecha-Labaw and ask for help. I also included Mecha-Labaw in two group exhibits I was apart of during the voting process. I also work full-time as a web designer in an Internet Marketing company, so that experience helped me in brainstorming and coming up with the landing page for voters – www.mechalabaw.com, and the placement of promotional blog entries in high traffic websites.

5. You really pushed hard at promoting Mecha-Labaw. At what point in the contest did you think, “geee, wouldn’t be great if I actually set up a website just to promote Mecha-Labaw?” Was the website something you knew you wanted to do from the start?

It was a plan since the very start of the contest, the site was done right after I submitted Mecha-Labaw to DBH, and it was made public just after the announcement of the Top 20. I planned and scheduled all my promotions days ahead of the submission, and at first it was supposed to be hosted at www.csj89.com/10k/ so I could easily spread the link around, but that link was already hard to remember. The direct DBH link was also long and hard to remember, and previous DBH experience dictates that some new DBH visitors get lost when presented with the direct vote link. They didn’t know if they had to register first, where the vote button was and whatnot. I made a landing page with a memorable domain name to make the vote process as easy and smooth as possible. I also included a shirt give-away raffle promo for anyone who re-blogs, for incentive. The site was hosted on the same server as my portfolio (www.csj89.com), and the new domain name was just $9. Not a bad price considering all the help it provided. I wish I could show you the old piece of paper I drafted all my initial promotional ideas on but I can’t seem to find it now.

6. Are you satisfied with final colorway that Design By Humans decided to go with for the Mecha-Labaw print?

Very satisfied on my part, I love the colorway they chose. Some of the buyers want lighter choices though, it’s all up to DBH if they decide to print it again.

Mecha-Labaw Original Mock Up

Mcha-Labaw Final Print

7. Finally, I think most people are interested to know how you’re going to spend/use the cash prize?

I’ll give $1000 to charity, buy a Macbook, and keep the rest of the money in the bank for future savings.

Thank you very much Coty for this interview, and again I’d also like to thank everyone who supported Mecha-Labaw in the contest :)

Design by Humans Announces 10K Winner

Congratulations to csj89 for winning the Annual Design By Humans $10,000 Contest with his entry, Mecha-Labaw! He edged out some pretty tough competition,including last years winner, AJ Dimarucot aka collisiontheory. It seems that my 10K predictions were not too far off! Both shirts are now available for sale at Design By Humans.

How many of you are already preparing for next years 10K contests? Better get those creative caps on soon because I am sure that the year will fly right on by!

Mecha-Labaw by csj89

Twilight Rain by collisiontheory

Found Item Clothing Favorite Movie Winner!

So we had a bunch of people enter the Found Item Clothing Favorite Movie Contest and we had some interesting favorite movie submissions! Some of the movies included: Big Trouble in Little China, The Italian Job (original version), and Groundhog Day. Check out the video to see who won the large Classic Tuxedo tee and the medium Don’t Hassle Me I’m Local tee. Congratulations to the winners – you’ll be receiving an email from me soon! And of course, thanks again to Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing for sponsoring this giveaway!

And while I’m talking about Found Item Clothing, be sure to check out their newest tee, it’s called Spanish Godzilla and it’s available now for $21.95.

Spanish Godzilla by Found Item Clothing