2017 April "Giveaway A Day"

The "Giveaway A Day" is back by popular demand!

April is Autism Acceptance and Autism Awareness month. It's also a month that can be really hard for autistic people. So we're hoping to making things a little less hard by creating a fun new giveaway each day.

Most giveaways will be stim toys, jewelry and items made by autistic and neurodivergent artists, but we've also got a few big days planned, including iPad Airs, weighted vests, premium AAC apps, and noise cancelling headphones. We'll also be doing second-chance giveaways--one more chance to win a giveaway you entered during the preceding week. That means each giveaway you enter gives you two chances to win! 

Bookmark this post and check back regularly for updates. We'll post details on each days' giveaway here, including how and where to enter, who won and what's coming up next. 

Some general rules: 

  1. Giveaways are open to entrants worldwide unless otherwise stated in an additional rules note on the giveaway.
  2. Giveaways that request participation on a specific day are open until the end of the day in whatever time zone you are in. A winner will be drawn on the following day. 
  3. Winners will be chosen randomly from all entrants unless the rules for an individual giveaway state otherwise.
  4. Some giveaways are specifically for Autistic people, which includes both formally and self-diagnosed individuals. This is in keeping with Stimtastic's mission to give 10% of sales back to the Autistic community. Giveaways that do not have an "additional rules" note stating otherwise are open to all neurodivergent people. 
  5. Winners will be contacted via the social media account that they use to enter and announced on both this master post and the original giveaway post. If a winner does not have a publicly accessible way for Stimtastic to contact them via their social media account, they can contact Stimtastic using the contact form on the Stimtastic website.  If a winner does not respond within 72 hours, a second chance drawing will be held and another winner chosen.
  6. For entries that request sharing photos and other responses, please share things that are family friendly/"safe for work".
Graphic by Ellie

Graphic by Ellie

 

April 1st: Giveaway announcement - spread the word

  • How to enter:  Reblog the announcement post on Tumblr to enter
  • Prize: Chewable jewelry item of your choice (1 winner for every 100 reblogs)
  • Deadline: 1 PM (EST) April 2nd
  • Winners:  eltehdork, coolranch-autism, chinchillinfloof, theunitedcabrio, thisismirspeaking, thelittlestdragonprince, blue-bird-of-two-faces, goatcommittee, tropesarenotbad, rosemary-aesthetic, sun-moon-starboy, reidreads, anxious-potato-stims, aleisyee and repit-nya

April 2nd: Create a Stimboard

  • How to enter: Create and submit a stim board on Tumblr. If you share on your own Tumblr blog, be sure to tag Stimtastic using an @ mention (@stimtastic) so we see it.  Not sure what a stim board is? Check out some examples at StimmingKiddo
  • Prize: Weighted hoodie vest custom made for you by Vest Friends
  • Additional rules: (1) US residents only. (2) Entrants should be autistic adults/teens (or their parent/guardian). 
  • Deadline: Any time on April 2nd
  • Winner:  ceceloco and strangerdarkerbetter

April 3rd:  Tweet about your favorite stims

  • How to enter: Tell us your favorite stim using the hashtag #stimtastic
  • Prize: A one-of-a-kind Planet Necklace, handmade and donated by Aukquill in teal, black or greyhttps://www.stimtastic.co/stim-jewelry/planet-necklace
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EST) April 4th
  • Winners: @Mind_at_w0rk, @blueeagles10, @MajesticPlural_, @InchiRein

April 4th:  Share a photo and tag Stimtastic on Instagram

  • How to enter: Snap a photo of a pattern or other visually pleasing design and tag stimtastic
  • Prize:  A twiddle in the color of your choice plus a surprise pack of fidgets in your favorite color
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EST) April 5th
  • Winner: @gayfisherman

April 5th:  Autism Acceptance on Facebook

  • How to enter: What does autism acceptance mean to you? Share your thoughts on the Facebook post today.
  • Prize:  Glitter jar necklace of your choice and a Red Instead slime from SpoonieStudio on Etsy
  • Deadline:  9 AM(EDT) April 6th
  • Winner: Soren Tapolyai 

April 6th:  Stimming Haikus!

  • How to enter: Write and submit or share a haiku about stimming (or a stimmy haiku) on Tumblr. If you share on your own Tumblr blog, be sure to tag Stimtastic using an @ mention (@stimtastic) so we see it.
  • Prize: A gecko from GeckoHQ
  • Deadline:  1 PM (EDT) April 7th
  • Winner: @stimmywombat, @soulsmudg3, @happyflappythings

April 7th:  Second Chance Drawing

  • How to enter: If you entered any of the previous 6 giveaways, you're already entered in this one! We'll randomly draw one person from all of the past 6 days' entrants.
  • Prize: Same prize that was up for grabs on the day you entered originally.
  • Deadline:  1 PM  (EDT) April 7th
  • Winner: For a gecko from GeckoHQ: @iamthestrangerinmoscow

April 8th:  What Stimming Means on Twitter

  • How to enter: What does stimming mean in your life? Let us know using the hashtag #Stimmingis on Twitter.
  • Prize: A beaded pocket pal and scented vial necklace
  • Deadline: 9 AM  (EST) April 9th
  • Winner:  Hannah Z and eclecticautist

April 9th: AAC App Giveaway - win either Verbally Premium (iOS) or TalkTablet (iOS or Android) - US residents only. AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) apps are used by people who are primarily nonspeaking, have unreliable speech or sometimes require a text-based means of communication. Please only enter the giveaway if this describes you (parents may enter for a child).

  • How to enter: To enter, comment on the AAC giveaway announcement post on Facebook or Reblog on Tumblr with the name of the app you are entering to win (Verbally or TalkTablet). 
  • Additional rules: (1) To use the app, you must already own a compatible Apple or Android device. (2) US residents only. (3) Winner will receive either Verbally Premium (typing-based AAC) or TalkTablet (picture-based AAC) app as stated in their entry. 
  • Prize: Verbally Premium (iOS) app or TalkTablet (iOS or Android) app
  • Deadline: 1 PM (EDT) April 13th
  • Winner:  psychoticmanicdepressive, Casey

April 10th:  Share a photo and tag Stimtastic on Instagram

  • How to enter: Snap a photo of something that makes you happy and tag stimtastic
  • Prize:  A limited edition weighted red instead sea bunny plush made by Robyn of Dragon Adventure Crafting
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EST) April 11th
  • Winner: e.s.azure, mourdekai and stimtheline

April 11th:  Infodump Here!

  • How to enter: Reblog the Tumblr entry post with an infodump on a subject that you are passionate about.
  • Prize:  A necklace of your choice from Space Robot Studio
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EST) April 12th
  • Winner: the-crippled-cryptid, stimmingkiddo, aspie-jake, guidetodreaming

April 12th:  Stimming Selfies

  • How to enter: Post a stimming selfie on today's Facebook post. Note: can be hands or feet only if you prefer not to include your face.
  • Prize:  A hand knitted stim bracelet and a custom amigurumi made by Papercraft Hugs
  • Deadline:  1 PM (EDT) April 13th
  • Winner: Kayleigh

April 13th :  Stim Toy Collections

  • How to enter: Share or submit a photo of your stim toy collection or favorite stim toys on Tumblr. If you share on your own Tumblr blog, be sure to tag Stimtastic using an @ mention (@stimtastic) so we see it. (If you don’t have or can’t take a photo, a written list is great too!)
  • Prize:  A pair of spinner rings in you r choice of styles 
  • Deadline: 9 AM (EDT) April 14th
  • Winner: @confessionsofatrichsterfidgets, @eldritchesoterica, @kagariizuriha, @veighta, @thirdthighblind, @autisticawesomeness, @ya-boi-kai-dawg

April 14th:  The Aliens Have Landed!

  • How to enter: Help us spread the word about the new chewable Alien and UFO pendants. Reblog the Tumblr announcement post any time on April 14th or 15th.
  • Prize: A Chewable Alien and Chewable UFO pendant in your choice of colors.
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EDT) April 16th
  • Winner:  @fitchly, @scienceandstarlight, @kingjoethecat, @happy-stimming, @dobbio, @myroomismytardis, @trucedisorder, @yeah-hi-ily, @lunatic-sk3tch, @dodo397, @darkest-galaxy

April 15th:  Second Chance Drawing

  • How to enter: If you entered the previous week's giveaways, you're already entered in this one! We'll randomly draw one person from all of the completed giveaways during the past week.
  • Prize: Same prize that was up for grabs on the day you entered originally.
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EDT) April 14th
  • Winner:  autisticcooldude for TalkTablet

April 16th: iPad Mini 4 Giveaway 

  • Today's giveaway is for an iPad Mini 4. Many autistic individuals use a tablet to assist with communication, executive function and/or sensory regulation (stimmy apps!). If you would benefit from using an iPad and don't already own one, this giveaway is for you.
  • How to enter: Comment on the iPad Mini 4 giveaway announcement post on Facebook or Reblog on Tumblr 
  • Additional rules: (1) US residents only. (2) Entrants should be autistic individuals or the parent/guardian of an autistic individual who will receive the iPad.
  • Prize: Apple iPad Mini 4 (16GB, Wi-Fi)
  • Deadline: 1 PM (EST) April 20th
  • Winner:  rinielelrandir

April 17th: Treat Yourself! (Instagram giveaway)

  • How to enter: Do something nice for yourself, snap a photo that captures it in some way and tag stimtastic. Need some ideas? Paint your nails, change your bed sheets, make a smoothie, wear your favorite shirt, make a blanket fort, twirl in circles, pet your cat, play your favorite video game, do something fun with your hair, take a nap, infodump about your favorite subject. 
  • Prize:  A glitter jar  and a glow in the dark shaker bubble from Neurodelightful’s Etsy shop
  • Deadline: 9 AM (EDT) April 18th
  • Winner:  ivy.knight

April 18th:  Autism Acceptance on Twitter

  • How to enter: Complete the sentence "Autism acceptance is  . . . " using the hashtag #autismacceptanceis on Twitter.
  • Prize: Bike Chain fidget bracelet in any style 
  • Deadline:  1 PM (EDT) April 19th
  • Winner:  autisticGEM

April 19th:  Sensory Bliss

  • How to enter: Reblog the Tumblr entry post and describe what “sensory bliss” means for you.
  • Prize: A surprise pack of stim toys based on your entry
  • Deadline:  1 PM (EDT) April 20th
  • Winner:  harleyismyhero, ninjacacti, destinoodle, sunnflower

April 20th:  Stimmy Links

  • How to enter: Submit a post with a link to something stimmy – a song, video, gif, game, crafting tutorial – anything you think others might enjoy discovering! Please keep it safe for work/family friendly, write a short description of what we’ll find at the link destination, and put a warning for links with loud noises or flashing images in the body of the post.
  • Prize:  A hand knitted stim bracelet and a custom amigurumi made by Papercraft Hugs
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EDT) April 21st
  • Winner: werevampiwolf, cumberbatchcritter

April 21st:  Mystery Giveaway

  • How to enter: This giveaway has an element of skilled guessing, so it will not be announced until it opens on the afternoon of the 21st. Keep an eye on our Tumblr for details!
  • Prize:  Weighted lap pad made and donated by Isaac of Autistic Rabbit and 2 bead bracelets of your choice from TrueTransSoulRebel 
  • Additional rules: (1) US residents only.
  • Deadline:  Open until someone guesses correctly
  • Winner: sequintial

April 22nd:  Second Chance Drawing

  • How to enter: If you entered the previous week's giveaways, you're already entered in this one! We'll randomly draw one person from all of the completed giveaways during the past week.
  • Prize: Same prize that was up for grabs on the day you entered originally.
  • Deadline:  1PM  (EDT) April 22nd
  • Winner:   aestistic for a surprise pack of stim toys

April 23rd: Favorite Way to Stim on Instagram

  • How to enter: Share a photo of  your favorite DIY/ or "accidental" stim toy and tag Stimtastic on Instagram.
  • Prize: A surprise package of stim toys based on your entry.
  • Deadline: 1 PM (EST) April 24th
  • Winner: green.eggs.and.yam

April 24th: Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones Giveaway - Today's giveaway is for a pair of adult-size Bose noise cancelling headphones (compatible with either Apple or Samsung/Android devices). Many autistic individuals use noise cancelling headphones to help with sensory overload. If you would benefit from using noise cancelling headphones and do not already own a quality pair, this giveaway is for you.

  • How to enter:  Reblog the noise cancelling headphones giveaway announcement post on Tumblr 
  • Additional rules: (1) US residents only. (2) Entrants should be autistic adults/teens (or their parent/guardian). 
  • Prize: Pair of Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  • Deadline: 1 PM (EDT) April 27th
  • Winner:  verytiredmai

April 25th:  Stimming with all the things!

  • How to enter: Reblog the Tumblr entry post with a photo or description of something you use for stimming, that wasn't designed for stimming, but is still safe, super awesome, and stimmy.
  • Prize: A surprise pack of handmade stim toys including a custom bead ring made by Pi
  • Deadline: 9 AM (EDT) April  26th
  • Winner: cal3ris, therearelizardsinthepudding, imperialpoet

 April 26th:  #reasontohappyflap on Twitter

  • How to enter: What makes you happy stim? Share on twitter with the hashtag #reasontohappyflap to enter today's giveaway.
  • Prize: Any two items of your choice from Stimtastic.co.
  • Deadline: 1 PM (EST) April 27th
  • Winner:  sliri_liristern, soul_cadet

April 27th:  Choose your Own Prize on Facebook

  • How to enter: Comment with the name of the Stimtastic item you'd like to win (has to be something from our website :-) ).
  • Prize: The item the winner named in their comment
  • Deadline:  9 AM(EDT) April 28th
  • Winner:  Whitney Rowell, Arty Rahim and Elliott Burdge

April 28th:  Favorite Comfort object on Tumblr

  • How to enter: What's your favorite comfort object? Reblog the Tumblr entry post and share something about your favorite comfort object to enter today's giveaway.
  • Prize: a stim toy bag filled with stimmy items
  • Deadline: 9 AM (EST) April 29rh
  • Winner:  theymightbesammy, sparklyspacekitty,  backgroundflametrooper, wolvesdreamofnewdays and wydmy

April 29th:  Second Chance Drawing

  • How to enter: If you entered the previous week's giveaways, you're already entered in this one! We'll randomly draw one person from all of the completed giveaways during the past week.
  • Prize: Same prize that was up for grabs on the day you entered originally.
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EST) April 29th
  • Winner:  ask-lu-bondevik for a stim toy bag filled with stimmy items

April 30th:  Choose your Own Prize on Tumblr

  • How to enter: Reblog the announcement post with the name of the Stimtastic prize you'd like to win (has to be something from our website :-) ).
  • Prize: The item the winner named 
  • Deadline:  9 AM (EDT) May 1st
  • Winner:  princev-orion, kyrieleandra1, flarekitti, hawtistic778, anonymous-maximus-er, gothtistic-stims, mistydreamskies, cutearose, lesbians-on-fire, brankamin, what-about-this-then, kastengeist

Questions? Leave a comment here or use the contact us form.

***A note about deadlines: Doing a giveaway every day is a lot of work so some drawings might not happen right at the announced time. Some drawings might happen later than announced, but we will never draw a winner before the stated deadline. 

Posted on April 18, 2017 and filed under Stimtastic News.