The Land Rush: 48 Hours to Claim $4,000,000 in Prizes

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROMOTION IS OVER. THANKS!

Have you ever gone on safari in Africa?
Been trained by world champions?
Crossed the Atlantic on a 119-foot schooner?
Taken a private tour of an Indian archipelago, complete with tigers, crocodiles, and… Miss India?

Now you can. Or… if you simply want thousands of dollars of cutting-edge gadgets, you can have those, too.

Welcome to “The Land Rush,” intended to be the largest book promotion in history…

The goal of this post is to offer the prizes of a lifetime, and to help The 4-Hour Body beat The Guinness Book of World Records on The New York Times bestseller list. Every package is worth at least twice the cost of the books, often up to 10x. More than $4,000,000 in prizes are up for grabs.

Every year, Guinness owns the NY Times list the week of 12/14. This year, I want that to change.

This is THE promotion for the book, and it will not be repeated. Pub day will not offer anything better. My World Series starts now.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
– For the NY Times, the book bonuses can only apply to HARDCOVER copies shipped to US addresses. Sorry!
– Copies of the new book will all ship starting 12/14. All bonuses will be delivered the week of 12/14 (digital) or the week of 12/21 (non-book physical goods).
– For the Barnes and Noble signed copies, it says “Signed Edition” on the “Overview” tab of the page.
– If you don’t need all of the books you buy, I am happy to donate the remainder to a worthwhile organization (library, school, company, event, etc.) on your behalf.

This giveaway lasts exactly 48 hours and ends at midnight on Sunday. It’s strictly first come, first served, and “limited to 5 spots” means the sixth person doesn’t get it.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROMOTION AND THE CONTEST ARE OVER. THANKS!

I hope you enjoy this as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Grab what you can!

Ready? Set? Go.

Buy The 4-Hour Body, Get Bonuses

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Bonus Packages for 1 to 300 books

Click the links below to jump to their full description. All are over-the-top, but the 30-book deal is particularly ridiculous.

Fundamentals: Buy 1 book, Get $140 in Bonuses
The Minimum Effective Dose: Buy 3 books, Get $260 in Bonuses
The Harajuku Package: Buy 5 books, Get $340 in Bonuses, plus Q&A with Tim
Occam’s Protocol: Buy 10 books, Get $385 in Bonuses
Sex Machine and Muses: Buy 30 books, Get $1623 in Bonuses
The Hacker’s Guide: Buy 300 books, get a dedicated call with Tim, site review, or more

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Bonus Packages for 1,000 books

Though it depends on schedule, I will try to join as many of these as possible — I’ll obviously be at the first! Every package is amazing, and they will go quickly.

Superhuman Showcase #1: 4-Hours in San Francisco with Tim Ferriss (5 spots)
Superhuman Showcase #2: Argentina Snow Adventure (1 spot)
Superhuman Showcase #3: Exotic Ultrarunning Trip and Training with living legend, Marshall Ulrich (1 spot)
Superhuman Showcase #4: Italian Wellness and Writing Retreat (1 spot)
Superhuman Showcase #5: Indy 500 VIP Ticket and Treatment (3 spots)
Superhuman Showcase #6: Train with Marcelo Garcia & Dine with Josh Waitzkin (1 spot)
Superhuman Showcase #7: 10-Day India Tour (Hang with Miss India, too) (2 spots)
Superhuman Showcase #8: 10-Day African Safari (2 spots)

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If you can’t afford the Superman Showcases listed above, here’s your chance to win whatever isn’t bought: promote The 4-Hour Body like your life depends on selling 50,000 copies (without spamming), and describe what you did in the comments. The same 48-hour deadline applies. Try and measure the impact (clicks, sales, etc.) whenever possible, and put “CONTEST” at the top of your comment.

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Bonus Packages for 5,000 to 10,000 books

The Inflection Point: 5,000 books ($80,000) (2 spots)
THE UBERMAN: 10,000 books ($160,000) (1 spot)

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Fundamentals: Buy 1 book (Cost $16, Bonuses $140)

Spots: Unlimited spots available

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- Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)
– “Find Your First Profitable Idea” with Ramit Sethi ($100 for full course)

Total value: $140 (for a $16 book)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Buy one copy at either Barnes and Noble (2,000 signed copies available!) or Amazon.
  2. Fill out this form.

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Minimum Effective Dose: 3 books (Cost $48, Bonuses $260)

Spots: Limited to 4,000 people

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- 1 bottle of Super Cissus RX ($45)
– 3-month Daily Burn Pro membership ($30)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– 3 months Evernote Premium (first 1,000 only!) ($15)
– The 4-Hour Body thong from American Apparel (first 250 buyers get this!) (Priceless)
– “Find Your First Profitable Idea” with Ramit Sethi ($100 for full course)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: $260 (for $48 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Buy three copies at either Barnes and Noble (2,000 signed copies available!) or Amazon.
  2. Fill out this form.
  3. This offer is only available to those with shipping addresses in the United States. If you live outside of the US, you can use http://www.hopshopgo.com/ (HSG). It’s a simple service that allows non-U.S. customers to have goods delivered to a U.S. address, from which HSG forwards them to wherever you live.

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The Harajuku Package: 5 books (Cost $80, Bonuses $340)

Spots: Limited to 1,000 people

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- 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year Evernote Premium ($45)
– 1 bottle of BodyQuick ($50)
– 1 bottle of Super Cissus RX ($45)
– 3-month Daily Burn Pro membership ($30)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– “Find Your First Profitable Idea” with Ramit Sethi ($100 for full course)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: $340 (for $80 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Book your spot on EventBrite This offer is only available to those with shipping addresses in the United States. If you live outside of the US, you can use http://www.hopshopgo.com/ (HSG). It’s a simple service that allows non-U.S. customers to have goods delivered to a U.S. address, from which HSG forwards them to wherever you live.
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Occam’s Protocol: 10 books (Cost $160, Bonuses $385)

Spots: Limited to 500 people

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- AppSumo bundle (see Slideshare above for details), courtesy of Matt Smith and Noah Kagan ($160)
– 1-month virtual assistant with RentASmile.com ($55)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– “Find Your First Profitable Idea” with Ramit Sethi ($100 for full course)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ (first 48 hours of promotion only!) ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: $385 (for $160 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Book your spot on EventBrite. This offer is only available to those with shipping addresses in the United States. If you live outside of the US, you can use http://www.hopshopgo.com/ (HSG). It’s a simple service that allows non-U.S. customers to have goods delivered to a U.S. address, from which HSG forwards them to wherever you live.
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Sex Machine and Muses: 30 books (Cost $480, Bonuses $1,623)

Spots: Limited to 100 people

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- My Zeo sleep device ($300)
Dragon Door Kettlebell ($110)
– Premium vibrator from Jimmyjane ($145)
– 2-Total Immersion swimming DVDs ($80)
FatGripz ($50)
StumbleUpon ad credit ($100)
– Online B.J.J. & grappling training with Marcelo Garcia ($75)
– 1-year of ‘Power Magazine’ by Mark Bell ($30)
– THE MUSE SUITE:
+++Ra Vision Gear sunglasses ($290)
+++Southern Thread jeans ($80)
+++WiseCovers Kindle case ($50)
+++Edible green tea leaves ($25)
+++Physicool ice pack ($20)
+++Antoine Amrani chocolates ($20)
+++Kankuamo coffee ($15)
+++EarPeace ear plugs ($13)
+++Sir Richard’s condoms ($13)
+++Solar F/X sport spray ($12)
+++SlantShack beef jerky ($10)
+++Steve’s Original PaleoKit ($7)
+++Salazon chocolate ($4)
+++Venus Dream lip balm ($4)
More:
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– “Find Your First Profitable Idea” with Ramit Sethi ($100 for full course)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: $1,623 (for $480 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Book your spot on EventBrite. This offer is only available to those with shipping addresses in the United States. If you live outside of the US, you can use http://www.hopshopgo.com/ (HSG). It’s a service that allows non-U.S. customers to have goods delivered to a U.S. address, from which HSG forwards them to wherever you live.
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The Hacker’s Guide: 300 books (Cost $4800, Priceless Bonuses)

Spots: Limited to 10 people

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FIRST, CHOOSE ONE OF TWO:
- Site or blog review from Tim Ferriss and Hiten Shah, CEO of KissMetrics (Priceless)
OR
– 1-hour Skype call with Tim Ferriss (Priceless)

Then, more bonus gifts:
– One bottle of limited edition Fledgling wine, signed by founders of Twitter, with 4 Hour Body laser-engraved case (Priceless)
Sous Vide Supreme or Demi (Up to $450)
DNA imprint self-portrait ($300)
– Limited edition 4-Hour Body Macbook Pro case ($130)
Custom tango shoes ($160)
Airbak backpack ($150)
4-Hour Body Youbars ($33)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $4,800 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Book your spot on EventBrite. This offer is only available to those with shipping addresses in the United States. If you live outside of the US, you can use http://www.hopshopgo.com/ (HSG). It’s a simple service that allows non-U.S. customers to have goods delivered to a U.S. address, from which HSG forwards them to wherever you live.
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Superhuman Showcase #1: 4 Hours in S.F. with Tim Ferriss

1,000 books ($16,000)
Spots: Limited to 5 people

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- An evening in San Francisco with Tim to discuss anything you want. This could be a two hour dinner at one of Tim’s favorite restaurants, followed by two hours of talking over wine, or something as wild as enjoying a trampoline park after overdosing on green tea. You’re welcome to invite one friend or colleague to join in on the fun. Tim’s most recent 60-minute speaking engagements range from $60,000 – $80,000, and he rarely does consulting. This is an exclusive offer. Included FOR 1-PERSON: Hotel, food, drink, and roundtrip economy airfare from anywhere in the U.S. (Priceless)
– Limited edition wine, signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $16,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to book 4 Hours in S.F. with Tim Ferriss.
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Superhuman Showcase #2: Argentina Snow Adventure

1,000 books ($16,000)
Spots: Limited to 1 person

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- 8-day guided ski-snowboard adventure in Patagonia, Argentina. Your guides will introduce you to the best skiing, local culture, outstanding meals and red wines. Visit charming villages, situated on glacier cut lakes and national parks. Roundtrip economy airfare included. (Priceless)
– Limited edition wine, signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $16,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to book the Argentina Snow Adventure.
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Superhuman Showcase #3: Ultrarunning Trip with Marshall Ulrich

1,000 books ($16,000)
Spots: Limited to 1 person

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- Ultrarunning trip with world-class ultrarunner, Marshall Ulrich. Marsh is offering two possible trips for any runner that wants to improve their skills. First option is a day cruise to the Galapagos in January, 2011 or dates of the winner’s choosing. Second option is The Dreams in Action Running Camp in Death Valley in October, 2011. Roundtrip economy airfare included. See above Slideshare for more details. (Priceless)
– Limited edition wine, signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $16,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to book the Ultrarunning Trip with Marshall Ulrich.
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Superhuman Showcase #4: Italian Wellness and Writing Retreat

1,000 books ($16,000)
Spots: Limited to 1 person

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- Two week wellness and writing retreat in Italy. A unique experience to live and work (both creatively and personally) in one of the most beautiful, expansive natural locations in the world. From June 12-25, 2011. Roundtrip economy airfare included. (Priceless)
– Limited edition wine (1 bottle), signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $16,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to book the Italian Wellness and Writing Retreat.
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Superhuman Showcase #5: Indy 500 VIP Ticket

1,000 books ($16,000)
Spots: Limited to 3 people

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- Ticket to the Indy 500 with VIP access to the race team pit area, hospitality suite, lap around the track in pace car, driver autographs, signed hats and shirts, etc. Roundtrip economy airfare included. (Priceless)
– Limited edition wine (1 bottle), signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $16,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to book one of three Indy 500 VIP tickets.
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Superhuman Showcase #6: Train with Marcelo Garcia & Dine with Josh Waitzkin

1,000 books ($16,000)
Spots: Limited to 1 person

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- Spend an afternoon in NYC learning Brazilian Ju-Jitsu and grappling from Marcelo Garcia, the 4-time world champion who is widely considered to be one of the best pound-for-pound submission grapplers in the world. This will include private lessons. Afterwards, enjoy lunch or dinner with Josh Waitzkin, world chess master, subject of the film Searching for Bobby Fischer, 5-time national champion & 1-time world champion in Tai Chi Chaun, and author of The Art of Learning. (Priceless)
– Limited edition wine (1 bottle), signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $16,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to book Training with Marcelo Garcia & Dining with Josh Waitzkin.
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Superhuman Showcase #7: 10-Day India Tour with Miss India

1,000 books ($16,000)
Spots: Limited to 2 people

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- 10-day “SamaSundarbans” trip to West Bengal with Tim Ferriss and two companions, where you will meet some of Samasource’s Service Partners and experience the beauty of India. After two days visiting Samasource’s Service Partners in Kolkata, enjoy a five-day tour across the Sundarbans. Bengali for “beautiful forests,” the Sundarbans are an “alluvial archipelago” of 102 islands settled between the Ganga and Brahmaputra rivers and accessible only by boat. Take a river cruise and observe the region’s diverse wildlife including saltwater crocodiles, bullsharks, and the Royal Bengal Tiger. After enjoying your eco-friendly expedition and luxury lodging in the Sundarbans, journey back to Kolkata and let our field associates and former Miss India Sandhya Chib give you an authentic taste of India! Long known as the cultural capital of India, Kolkata is the main business, commercial, and financial hub of eastern India and burgeoning urban metropolis. After exploring the city’s historical and popular landmarks, enjoy a special South Asian dinner in your honor, hosted by Miss India and special guests. Includes (for three): Accommodations and internal transportation for entire trip in West Bengal, meals during Sundarbans tour, dinner for three with Miss India, Tim Ferriss, and special guests. Does not include: Airfare to and from India. (Priceless)
– Limited edition wine (1 bottle), signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $16,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to book the 10-Day India Tour.
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Superhuman Showcase #8: 10-Day African Safari

1,000 books ($16,000)
Spots: Limited to 2 people

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- Explore the beauty of Kenya, home of the Masai Mara National Reserve, and Mount Kenya. Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Samasource, will accompany you and Tim on this ten day “Samasafari,” which includes two days meeting Samasource’s Service Partners in Nairobi and eight days exploring Kenya’s wild side! Take your sense of adventure to new heights on a trekking tour of Mount Kenya, Kenya’s tallest peak at over 17,000 feet, and surrounding national parks. Don’t miss the chance to see Mount Kenya’s magnificent glaciers in their last years, before they disappear forever. After your trek around Mount Kenya, relax and experience the breathtaking wildlife of Kenya during a safari through the Masai Mara, home to a diversity of wildlife including large prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, and more. With its rolling grasslands and wide-open savannah, the Masai Mara promises a picturesque African safari experience. Accommodations and meals during the safari will be provided by your Masai Mara safari lodge. Finish your trip in Kenya on the beautiful beaches of Lamu, Kenya’s oldest living town and a UN World Heritage Site. Includes: Accommodations and internal transportation for four in Kenya for trip to Service Partners, Mt. Kenya trek, Masai Mara tour and Lamu trip; meals for Masai Mara tour; park entrance fees; English speaking guide. Not included: Airfare to and from Africa. (Priceless)
– Limited edition wine (1 bottle), signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $16,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to book the 10-Day African Safari.
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The Big Kahunas: 5,000 and 10,000

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The Inflection Point: 5,000 books (Cost $80,000)

Spots: Limited to 2 people

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- Two full days in San Francisco with Tim Ferriss. “Experience San Francisco with me as I like to enjoy it. My favorite activities, my friends, my favorite hidden spots — all expenses paid, everything taken care of. You will have a full 48 hours to ask me anything you like, and it’s up to you how much work and how much play you want to enjoy. This will be a San Francisco experience you will never forget!”
Warriors game with Peter Guber and Tim Ferriss. The first person to purchase the 5,000-book package will have the option, if they wish, of joining Tim Ferriss for an evening at a Golden State Warriors game at Oracle Arena with the new co-owner, Hollywood icon, Peter Guber. Saturday, February 5th is the most likely Saturday home game, and you & Tim would join Peter in the owner’s suite: Golden State Warriors vs. the Chicago Bulls. PETER GUBER has produced or executive produced a long list of award-winning films, including “Rain Man,” “Batman,” “Midnight Express,” “The Color Purple,” and “Gorillas in the Mist.” He has had an extraordinarily varied and successful career, serving as Studio Chief at Columbia Pictures; Co-Chairman of Casablanca Records and Filmworks; CEO of Polygram Entertainment; Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures; and Chairman and CEO of his current venture, Mandalay Entertainment Group. Guber is now the owner and co-executive chairman of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors and oversees one of the largest combinations of professional baseball teams and venues nationwide. He is also a longtime professor at UCLA and a Harvard Business Review contributor. Learn more about Peter here.
Private sailing lesson in San Francisco. OCSC Sailing, a school that’s trained thousands of sailors around the world, is offering 1-day private lessons in the San Francisco Bay. ($1,150)
– VIP access to Tim’s next party. Tim is known for throwing great parties and successful events, from Australia to South Africa, with a “who’s who” guest list. You can expect a great time and a high-profile crowd for his next party. Date TBD.
Elliptigo 8S. The Elliptigo is the world’s first elliptical bicycle.  It combines the handling and maneuverability of a road bike with the cardiovascular intensity of running outside.  Used by top marathoners, including Dean Karnazes, with a similar training effect as running without injuries. ($2,200)
– Limited edition wine (1 bottle), signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $80,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to apply for one of two “Inflection Point” spots.
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THE UBERMAN: 10,000 books (Cost $160,000)

Spots: Limited to 1 person.

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- The Uberman: Full body testing. This is the big one. Super-exclusive and all-inclusive body testing — genetics, nutrients, hormones — with a top secret start-up. Nothing like this has ever existed before. This offer is not only completely inaccessible to the general public, it’s also unavailable for purchase ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Transatlantic Crossing. Sail across the Atlantic with Tim aboard the 119 ft. schooner Argo. Passage starts in Antigua and finishes in Nice, with stops in the Azores and Gibraltar. This is a hands-on experience, taking turns at the helm, holding watches, and being a part of the crew. Participant must be in good health with no serious illness, disability, or previous serious medical history. Includes roundtrip economy airfare from the US to Antigua and back from Nice to the US.
Personal portrait painting. Be immortalized with your very own personal watercolor portrait, featuring you and one of your obsessions/hobbies. Kelly Eddington (the artist) has had her paintings displayed in galleries throughout the United States, and her work is often noted by Roger Ebert on his blog. ($3,200)
– VIP access to Tim’s next party. Tim is known for throwing great parties and successful events, from Australia to South Africa, with a “who’s who” guest list. You can expect a great time and a high-profile crowd for his next party.
– Elliptigo 8S. The Elliptigo is the world’s first elliptical bicycle.  It combines the handling and maneuverability of a road bike with the cardiovascular intensity of running outside.  Used by top marathoners, including Dean Karnazes, with a similar training effect as running without injuries. ($2,200)
– Limited edition wine (1 bottle), signed by founders of Twitter (Priceless)
– 1-hour group Q&A conference call with Tim (Priceless)
– 1-year of ‘Performance Menu Journal’ Magazine ($30)
– Digital copy of ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’ ($20)
– Slow-Carb Cookbook ($20)

Total value: Priceless (for $160,000 of books)

INSTRUCTIONS: Click here to apply for UBERMAN.
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Posted on: August 9, 2010.

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449 comments on “The Land Rush: 48 Hours to Claim $4,000,000 in Prizes

  1. Holy Moly! This is the most amazing book promotion I’ve ever seen.

    But umm… do people really buy 10,000 copies of a book? I guess maybe a corporation or something or a non-profit that could give them away?

    Really cool idea TIm.

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  2. CONTEST

    Hey Tim,

    I just recently discoverd you and your blog and have now started to listen to the audiobook of The 4-Hour Workweek. I’m really looking forward to the 4-hour body and oddly enough, I promoted both on my twitter account earlier today (@yourinnerskinny) before I saw this post.

    Good luck with your book release and I’ll be grabbing my copy!

    S.

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  3. I see the promotion is for 72 hours but I do have one question. Does this apply to those of us who had already pre-ordered the book? Thanks.

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  4. Wow! I knew you had something huge up your sleeve, but I had no idea it would be this big! I think a lot of friends and family are about to get your book as a gift.

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  5. Tim are these signed books, a new bunch? How do you know if you’re buying the signed editions at BnN? I’ll buy some more copies if they are available.

    Also will be cool in a couple years looking back on the book, how / if your thinking would have changed on the topics as you keep tweaking and experimenting and maybe release book two.

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  6. I’m all in!! You are totally going to KNOCK THIS OUT OF THE PARK!!! So excited to be involved in history. :) If you need your VIP parties rocked out with any video let me know. We can knock out a stylized piece to show that night. That’s what we are known for Same Day Edits. gebbs.tv or gebbsweddingfilms.com

    Thank you soo much for being such an AMAZING inspiration. You have really changed mine and sooooooooo many others lives!!

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    • Ah, good question. It only applies to hardcover, and I’ll clarify that. Thx! I knew I was missing something. If some people already ordered Kindle for this, I’ll honor it up to the time of this comment.

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      • tim, will this apply to those of us who pre-ordered signed copies from B&N a while back when you put out the call earlier on your blog?

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      • Tim, are you finally going to honor this?

        I pre-ordered and filled the form as soon as you posted this, but I haven’t received anything yet.

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  7. QUESTION: I’ve already paid for two copies of the book on amazon.COM with expedited shipping so I get it before xmas (25th) here in the UK.

    I’m on the page to secure the promotion for buying 5 copies – but will I need to cancel my order with amazon and will I get the books before xmas??

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  8. Tim, I have to say I’m a bit disappointed here. When you say a magazine subscription is worth $360, it raised an eyebrow for me. The subscription is available directly through the publisher for $29.95 (http://www.cathletics.com/zen/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=8&zenid=feff0e492ffa0372540611ff3d9c00e2).

    I think this is a really interesting and outside the box marketing scheme, but that sort of dishonesty really disappoints me and makes me question the value of every other package. I’d love to hear why you did this, because maybe I’m missing something.

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    • Hi Joe,

      It’s not dishonesty — it’s a mistake. I had my assistant add up the totals, and wires got crossed somehow. I’ll get it fixed ASAP. There’s no reason I’d lie about something so easy to look up, and so likely to be looked up. It’ll be done.

      Sorry!

      Tim

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      • OK, I checked on this and all is fixed. Here’s what happened: we received an email describing it as “$30 a month” and that’s how the mistake was made. It’s now correctly listed as $30/year. Honest mistake and now fixed.

        Still pretty sick packages :)

        Best,

        Tim

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  9. Now I begin to understand some of your headlines in the new book. So looking forward to the arrival.

    But really I’m more curious about what kind of plans you have (and I’m sure you have some) to increase the long-term value of the book. Do you plan to have any challenges along the lines of ‘Who can transform his body in 14 days?’ or so? I’m sure you have detailed plans already.

    As always, great stuff!

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  10. You’re marketing techniques are nothing short of genius! Great work!

    I plan on sending all of my clients a copy.

    They’ll become ‘clients for life’

    The 14th is almost here, Christmas came 11 days early!

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  11. Hey Tim, I ordered my copy last week from bookdepository.com. Does that mean I miss out on the goodies cause I was so eager to buy the book?

    James

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  12. WOW! I will not be surprised when you reach your goal.
    I thought Gary V. was pushing the envelope with his book bonuses, but looks like you took it to an entirely different level~ as we’ve all come to expect!
    You Rock. Good luck!

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  13. Tim,

    Will buy another book today if indeed there are 2,000 new signed copies for sale at B&N.

    Let us know, I am sure there are many who feel the same.

    Love ya,

    Mitch

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  14. This was awesome Tim! I just bought the Sex Machine & Muses package and I can’t wait. I’m planning on giving the books out for Christmas presents and now you just saved me the trouble and time it would have taken going to a packed shopping mall. Can’t wait for the new book.

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  15. Holy s**t Tim, without a doubt the most innovative marketing strategy I’ve seen in a long time. Proably ever.

    Especially going head to head with the Guiness goliath, I cannot wait to see how this does.

    Sadly I cannot afford 10,000 books, but one day soon! :)

    Always an inspiration Tim.

    Best wishes.

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  16. Hi Tim, I already bought 10 signed copies a month ago, and am willing to buy 10 more copies, but on the EventBrite page it seems that I will only be buying 10 regular copies. Can I buy 10 signed copies from BN and still apply for the Occam’s Protocol bonuses?

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  17. Genius!!!

    I was wondering, why would someone do the 1000 books one for 4 hours with you, when they could do a trip to India WITH YOU for the same price?!?! Or the other vacation options at that price where you would go as well?!!?

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  18. Do these prizes apply to US buyers only or can Canadians get in on the action as well? Waiting to hear back, have my credit card in hand ready to pull the trigger!

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  19. I placed an order for 5 books on Amazon.ca today! :)

    I didn’t see a spot where I could submit the order details in a form (I didn’t use the eventbrite.

    I submitted the details under the 3 book order form.

    Thanks,
    Rup

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  20. This could be the greatest offer I’ve ever seen Tim seriously. I also agree with the guy above you should name your next book “4 Hour Marketing: How to automate your marketing while you’ve already got the life and body of your dreams”

    Seriously great stuff

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  21. This is EPIC Tim. You’re going to smoke the Guinness Book! Good to know I have my holiday shopping covered. Sky’s the limit my man.

    Bien hecho,
    Scott

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    • Is there even anyone who doubts that Tim will leave Guinness in the dust? ^^
      btw, I read your post that Tim suggested and subscribed to your blog. I then noticed that your site is loading very slow (especially right now); It seems your server is still dealing with the traffic Tim sent to you. If you experience any further problems (like downtime) I can help you out if you want.

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  22. Wow, really awesome stuff going on! You continue to amaze Tim.

    Ordered a signed copy on September 30. Attached my receipt from that, can’t wait to get the bonuses.

    The only problem with this is that if you beat the Guinness Book of Records off the list it will be another year before they can publish your new record!

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  23. Well I think that already pre-ordered books also count. After all they are _pre_ordered and should count towards the release day sales stats.

    Anyway, I submitted my receipt from October :) Let’s see if it worked.

    Oh and Tim, did you find a good way to deal with hangovers with your self experimentation? If yes, would be glad if you could share that. I could use a remedy now and then ;)

    cheers from Vienna!

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  24. Would someone like to donate $16,000 to me? I promise to send postcards. ;)

    It was a toss up, I really wanted that thong, but I went for 5 books to add to the batch from the previous order frenzy.

    Good luck! I hope you beat down Guinness.

    Alles liebe

    Natalie

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  25. Auhn men too bad it costs a lot to order from Amazon and B&N and then have it shipped to Portugal.

    Already ordered my copy from Book Depository UK so I hope I have the book by the 15th :)

    Tim, when will you think of the europeans? (in a Reverend Lovejoy’s wife voice)

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  26. Hi Tim, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you, I really do hope you over-reach your goal regarding this book. I’ve pre-ordered 2 signed copies about a month ago…will I still be eligible for the bonuses?

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  27. I bought a book the first time around, signed copy. Then recently got an email saying they couldn’t ship the book because of a billing issue. I had 3 days to correct. Odd because they don’t bill until it ships, right? Well, I got that taken care of, but I don’t see “signed” in the order overview. Do I need to call them, or assume everything’s ok? Please don’t use Barnes & Noble again! It was so difficult to call them during their operating hours, and they don’t take email support.

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    • Hi Jeffrey,

      I’m so sorry for your trouble! I don’t know what the problem was, but there have been a few slip-ups by B&N, apparently. Alas, they have all of my signed copies! I suppose there is a small risk of an order problem, but that’s the reality at the moment. Most orders are going through OK!

      Sincere apologies,

      Tim

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    • @Jeffrey : I’m not too impressed with B&N’s order processing either. I had to follow these steps to double-check that it was a signed edition after the fact:
      1. go to bn.com/orderstatus
      2. put in your email and password (or email and order number)
      3. go to the Order Details page
      4. under Description, click on the title of the book
      5. scroll down to Product Details on the Overview tab.
      6. one of the bullet points should say “Edition Description: Signed Edition”
      Hope this helps!

      @ Tim : This promotion… effing brilliant.

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  28. Hi Tim,

    I just repeat my question from the last post, because it is still applicable:

    I’m almost 99% sure that you already do this, but here is the idea: Many of the comments on this post are questions that compile into a nice FAQ, don’t they?

    Best
    David

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    • Hi GH,

      Thanks for the question. I just added this to the post, but — alas — no. Only hardcover counts for NY Times. The e-book 4HWW will be yours, though, if you do 4HB on Kindle or otherwise. More details coming on that soon.

      All the best,

      Tim

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    • Hi Doug,

      Please tell me your kidding! I know Amazon limits to 3 books (they’re using it as a loss leader, it seems), but are you sure it’s limited to 2 copies? On my computer it seems limited to 3. Please let me know!

      Anyone else?

      Tim

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      • Hi (again) Tim,

        I looked it up seconds ago for Amazon.de GERMANY (sorry for caps, just wanted to avoid confusion). They limit your pre-orders to 30 (thirty) copies with no shipping costs.
        Amazon.com (US) gives me a cap at 3 (three) copies.
        Both facts tested in Chrome and Firefox latest stable versions on Mac OS X Leopard.

        Hope this can help you.

        David

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      • I tried ordering 3 copies, and it kept giving me a message that I could only order 2 copies. I tried changing the amount, and Amazon kept changing it to 2 copies. I order frequently from Amazon, and I have never had this problem with quantity.

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      • I ordered 3 from amazon.com this morning no problem. I’m on prime – maybe that makes a difference?

        1 for me, 2 for Christmas gifts. I’ve gotten good things from 4HWW, so I want good things for Tim too.

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  29. Fabulous promotional work Tim!

    I’m sure you’ll get to the questions above but I’ve ordered 2 signed copies and another one today. After already submitting for the one today and then reading through the comments, I figured it’d be best to submit receipts from all three together.

    Here’s to going to #1 and staying there!

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  30. This truly is a monumental post.

    Please answer the question for those of us in Europe. Does this apply to us?

    p.s. if I haven’t got a Kindle can I still receive the digital copy of The 4HWW?

    Thanks

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  31. Phenomenal promotion, Tim. You have totally raised the bar on average or “cheesy” book launch campaigns that have plagued the Internet for years, and that I have been apart of myself. Free eBooks and eCourses don’t cut the mustard anymore, and they haven’t for years. People want absurd value and mind-altering experiences – not just a trip, but a tour to and Indian archipelago with Miss India or crossing the Atlantic on a 119-foot schooner. Epic!

    You’ve inspired me to play a bigger game. I’m in.

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  32. Great Thinking Tim. I would love to help you sell 1 million copies but will give you a Free Review of http://thehealthymonk.com when your book is out.

    We are Over in New Zealand and My Dad went on Amazon and it does not list a Kindle Version for Pre Order? Is that just as it would be silly and you should just order on the day it comes out?

    Or are you holding back until you have got the most Printed Copies sold?

    P.S. is Borders or someone releasing it in NZ Book Stores?

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  33. Tim, Amazon is limiting it to 3 books for me as well.

    I screwed up with the image on the form when I submitted it for the 3 books purchased so I submitted a second one… hope that doesn’t screw anything up.

    Cheers, can’t wait for the book to arrive, I’ve been looking forward to it since you first mentioned it on the blog.

    Keep up the good work.

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  34. Tim,

    Yesterday I read the 4HB chapter about doubling testosterone. I WAS IN HYSTERICS!! I’m literally laughing to myself right now at the memory of reading it. Good shit man! Good shit!

    I am a bit surprised that you didn’t include anything in the 4HB about male multiple orgasm, or female ejaculation. You have surely researched these, given your curiosity and friendship with Tallulah. (Will there be any future content about them?)

    Also, you must be aware of this, but the links in the book are not currently working (ex: http://www.fourhourbody.com/munger gives me a 404 error).

    If this promotion is successful, and I’m sure it will be, will your next book be about marketing (haha)?

    Rock on Bro-dhisattva. =)

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  35. So is the book actually good? Or do you just have amazing marketing skills? haha, jk, pre-ordered my copy, so if the book sucks, you got me fooled already

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  36. Silly question, perhaps -but if I purchased multiple copies in the pre-order stage …Do I now need to purchase MORE copies to realize the benefits of THIS promotion?

    ~peace

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    • Hi Paul,

      No, it’s a great question. The answer is, for most, yes — alas. Just how we planned long ago to do it. BUT, you can absolutely get a digital copy of 4HWW at no cost. More coming on that soon. Promise.

      Thank you so much for your support!

      Tim

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  37. I have to say, you have balls, and I mean that in a very nice way :-)

    Ordered my one lonely copy yesterday, hope it helps in your NYTimes endeavor anyway.

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  38. No love for the eliminators!

    There is some irony in a 72 hour (first come/first serve) promotion from someone who advises people to check email once a week…

    Great promo though, I’m in.

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    • I bought 5 in October to be on the call with you (and loved it!).

      Trying to buy 5 more but the web site is SLOW! (I’m at work and bandwidth here is great).

      I want you to reach your goal but it’s gonna turn people off to get timed out time and again by Eventbrite…

      HELP!

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      • Thanks, Carolina! I’ll check on it. Anyone else having issues?

        Once you start a transaction on Eventbrite, you have 10 minutes to finish it, so it should hold your spot. Sorry for the trouble!

        Abrazo,

        Tim

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  39. Hi Tim,

    Do we need to order the book online to get this deal? Or would it be ok if I were to go to my local B&N and pre-order there, and scan a copy of the receipt to submit?

    Frankly, I don’t want to have to wait another two days for the book to ship, but I would love the bonus package as well!

    Thanks!
    Josh

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  40. *CONTEST*

    I sent a promotion out to my twitter account (@kenkyanon) which is connected to my facebook just now.

    I will also email my newsletter subscribers, and upload a YouTube Video later tonight, ~2,000 subscribers

    I run a Learn Japanese Through Anime Website

    Thanks Tim,

    Ken

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  41. Hi Tim,
    Barnes and Noble first sent me an email confirming the order without my address and selling price. Hours later the sent me another email confirming the purchase with the shipping address and selling price. Do you need me to send you the screenshot of the second email as well? (the one with the shipping info and price?). thanks
    Ramiro

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  42. Tim,

    Since Kindle copies of 4HB are not eligible for the NY Times list, is it possible for you to offer the digital 4HB as a gift for buying the hard copy. I never buy hard books after getting my Kindle, but I bought yours during the pre-sale.

    Thanks and good luck with the promotion!

    Ben

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  43. For those of you who pre-ordered the book, I would just cancel your previous order and place a new order. At least this is what I’m going to do with my one-book order.

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  44. You wouldn’t believe how much of the innner-consumer you just brought out in me

    And I thought I was good at controlling my spending urges…

    Can’t wait to read it ;)

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  45. CONTEST!

    Hi, Tim

    First things, first. It seems that I need to order from the Everbrite link in order to get the bonuses. However, this arrangement make me miss out on the Signed copies from B&N. If it is possible, please make it so I can purchase the signed copies and still claim the giveaway prizes.

    This giveaways is pretty massive. Well done. I am trying to pull as much traffic to this post as I can. I’m no social marketing mastermind but I’ll try to promote as best I can. I’m sure you’ll do the same for me if I ever publish a book, right? (no really) :) By the way, 2000 signed copies ? I hope you have something for Carpal Tunnel and/or Arthritis in your book. :)

    So far, I posted the giveaway on my blog(check it out), on my stumbleupon account, submitted this post to Reddit and Digg. (surprisingly, no one else submitted or Dugg this post before me. Wierd.) I plan to promote further through my twitter and facebook account using Su.pr links.

    I particularly enjoyed the fact that Sir Richard’s Condom is in the giveaway. (Unused, right?) I didn’t even know Sir Richards made condoms. That man has his finger in everything. (no pun intended)

    My muse has not blessed me with enough monetary rewards to enjoy your more exclusive giveaways… yet. But I must thank you for not forgetting the little guys. Some of the smaller giveaways are pretty nice and perhaps more relevant than the bigger ones.

    Good Luck everybody!

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  46. Tim,

    I’m a little confused. Do the books have to purchased through the eventbrite link?

    In your last comment on this thread you wrote: “Any online retailer is fine…” How do we reserve our spots if we do not purchase through eventbrite?

    The reason I ask is that I am trying to buy signed copies through B&N and don’t see how that option is available through eventbrite.

    You’re rocking this, brother!
    Wayne

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    • By the way, the Argo looks AMAZING. I am an avid sailor (my first memory of life was being caught in a storm on a sailboat). If you haven’t read Jimmy Buffett’s book A Salty Piece of Land, I recommend checking it out before your trip. And if you’re ever on the Gulf Coast of Florida, give me a shout and we sail!

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    • I posed the same exact question, I see no way of ordering signed copies through the Eventbrite page, hope Tim sees our posts and responds soon!

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  47. Tim, clear me up: we have 72 hours to claim our bonuses but all I have from Amazon is an order confirmation; apparently I won’t get a receipt until 4HB ships. Is 72 hours the deadline to get a receipt in or can I email a screenshot of the order confirmation?

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      • Hey Tim,

        I purchased one signed copy and submitted confirmation the day that you posted the contest. However I didn’t receive any type of confirmation email after uploading the image. What is the best course of action to follow up with the bonus material?

        Worst case, I have a signed copy ;)

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  48. Great promo! Agreed with some of the gals in the last post …that at first I thought this was geared more toward males, and particularly bodybuilders. After reading you last post, however, I decided there was some useful content to me as well. Ordered my 1 copy, and I hope it helps you out Tim!

    Loved 4HWW, by the way, and have become a fan of the blog as well. I just like the way you think, man! I look forward to even more useful, innovative, out-of-the-box content from you in the future.

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