Here at HLS, we take pride in delivering great Notre Dame content at no charge to you, the Loyal Reader. This month though, we are taking it up a notch. Our partners and friends have given us some swag that we couldn’t just keep for ourselves. So this month, we are having a little contest to give it all away.
What do we ask in return? Firstly, please visit, consider the services, and spread the word of all the fine folks below.
Second, replace your current Amazon bookmark with this link. If you don’t already have them bookmarked, shame on you fix that with this link. Anytime you need to purchase something through Amazon, you just have to click on your new bookmark and HLS will get the referral for anything you buy. It’s that simple, you don’t even have to remember to swing by HLS first. In fact, you should over-achieve and share that link with your family and friends. (Disclaimer so we don’t lose our Amazon Affiliate rights: HLS Staff is forbidden to use such referral links and as such, you are also forbidden to buy us anything with said referral links so don’t do it.)
That isn’t too much to ask for providing free Notre Dame content and awesome giveaways is it?
Now on to the goods:
First up, we have two copies of NCAA ’13 — one for Xbox 360 and one for PS3. This comes courtesy of the fine folks at Coke Zero who also want to pass this bit of information along for the chance at even more free copies of the game:
Each Monday for the first 13 weeks of the college football season, Coke Zero is giving away one copy of EA Sports NCAA Football 13 (XBOX360/PS3) every 13 minutes. That’s 111 copies each Monday – 1,433 copies this season.
The rules to enter are simple: Follow @CokeZero on Twitter and look for messages including the hashtags #GameOn and #ad as well as the URL http://bit.ly/EANCAA. Once you retweet the message originating from @CokeZero, you’re entered.
In order to win a copy of the game, I want to hear the worst place that you’ve been forced to crash at during a football weekend. As you write your story, remember to never have that happen again to you by visiting Rent Like a Champion for your gameday housing needs (yes, I’ll squeeze multiple sponsors in here!).
I will pick the funniest story/worst place crashed at for each version of the game. So be sure to mark which one you want on your entry form!
Second, we have two copies of Always Fighting Irish: Players, Coaches, and Fans Share Their Passion for Notre Dame Football by John Heisler and Tim Prister, hot off the presses courtesy of Triumph Books. The book is meant to be the ultimate collection of everything that makes Fighting Irish Football special. Highlights include:
- The 100 most important moments in Indiana football history
- Beloved landmarks and memories from South Bend
- Notre Dame coaching legends, from Knute Rockne to Lou Holtz
- The greatest players in Fighting Irish football history
- Notre Dame legends telling their own stories in their own words
I’m currently reading the book right now (expect a review sometime this month at HLS) and I can tell you that thus far I love what I’m reading. The book is packed with information and is sure to have something for every Irish fan in its 400+ pages.
In order to get yours, I want you to tell your favorite memory of Notre Dame football in your own words. The best two stories will each receive a copy.
Finally, we have two copies of the two-disc Spirit of Notre Dame produced by (and courtesy of) the O’Neill Brothers.
Each disc is split into two distinct themes that help define Notre Dame. The first is “Celebration” featuring upbeat songs, including selections from Forever Irish which you’ve seen featured here at HLS. The second disc is themed “Reflections” focusing on the spiritual side of Notre Dame.
To win your copy, I want you to play the role of ND Stadium DJ and create your ultimate gameday playlist. You must include at least one song for each category:
- Third Down
- TV Timeout
- Defense Takes the Field
- Offense Takes the Field
- Post Game Celebration
You may include selections for band music as well as music that would be piped in over the PA. I will select the two best playlists and each winner will receive a copy.
To enter, simply fill out the form at the bottom of this post. You may enter for one or all of the prizes available. Winners will be selected by November 2nd, 2012.
Of course, if you’d just like to skip the whole giveaway thing just buy each prize, feel free to do that as well!
Contest Entry Form
Entries are now closed!
Texan by birth, Irish by choice.
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Tex is a first-generation Domer and a former student manager. After graduation, he left the cold winters of South Bend behind and returned back to his home state with a computer engineering degree in tow. Missing the daily grind of working football practices and talking football with fellow Irish fans every day, he took to blogging, a path which eventually led him to Her Loyal Sons. Continuously diving into stats and game film, Tex strives to break down every aspect of Fighting Irish football--even though it's determined to kill him.
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