Advent Calendar Answers for December 4th and 5th

Hope you all had a good weekend, you’l be hearing about ours in due course. First of all, though, it’s time to unveil who got lucky and won themselves an item from our Advent Calendar!

The items were the 6-in-1 Solar Powered Robot (Friday) and the Sound Hat (Saturday), so congratulations go to Tracey Dowell and Daksha Karavadra respectively. Enjoy your early Christmas pressies!

Just to prove we weren’t lying (and why would we?!), here are normal-size pictures of those items so y0u don’t have to squint:




Keep abreast of all the Advent Calendar products here – enter using the form below the calendar to be in with a chance of winning that day’s item.

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Advent Calendar Answer for December 3rd

Hoover around the furthermost corners of your mind…

It was Henry The Hoover, glorious in miniature and obsessed with biscuit crumbs.

Very hearty congratulations go to Cindy Tatum, who wins their very own little desktop companion to keep their work station neat and tidy.

In case you didn’t believe us, here’s a picture of Henry at his full (yet still beautifully petite) size:


Make sure you check the Advent Calendar daily and enter – you could win a prize just as good as Henry!

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Earplugs at the ready…

This weekend, I will be leaving the safety and warmth of the IWOOT bubble and flinging myself into the dirty, noisy, sticky and exceptionally well-heeled world of ‘alternative music’. That’s right: I will be joining several thousand other like-minded nerds at the ATP Festival in Minehead, Somerset.

The event is being curated by My Bloody Valentine, a band whose leader, Kevin Shields, we waxed lyrical about on this very blog a couple of months ago. That guitar set-up is proper-sick. As you might expect, given the uber-nerdiness of such a festival, My Bloody Valentine’s aural assault looks set to destroy my tiny little eardrums (and not for the first time – a previous encounter last year left me almost deaf for a day or two afterwards). What makes me so sure of this? The following sentence taken from the festival’s website:

“Earplugs will be provided for my bloody valentine sets.”

Can’t wait.

As a result of this whimsical music rubbish, we may have to delay the result of the iPhone competition until Tuesday morning – hope that’s alright! The deadline for entries remains 10AM on Monday morning though. See you (not hear you) Tuesday!

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Advent Calendar Answer For December 2nd

Did you get it? Or did you require some ‘vinspiration’? It was certainly quite a puzzler…

It was, of course, Don’t Break The Bottle – a classic! Congratulations to T. Boyce for being a very clever person and getting it right.

For the record, here’s what the whole thing looks like:





Don’t forget to keep checking the Advent Calendar every day to be in with a chance of winning the mystery item!

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Another Excellent iPhone Competition Entry

The excellent entries for the final iPhone competition continue to rain down on IWOOT Towers like the tabloids on Tiger Woods, thanks to the delightful efforts of one Emma Gorman. Her self-styled ‘Begging Box’ contained the following treats for us Wooters:

1 x Begging Cake
1 x Begging Letter
1 x Batch of Begging Fortune Cookies

and some rubber bands for Pepe (who is currently in fine fettle, thanks for asking).

What a treat! Here are some pictures of Emma’s package:

In case you can't quite read it, that letter on the right says 'really' an awful lot.

The beautiful Begging Cake.

The Begging Fortune Cookies... wisdom comes from within (them).

Well, it would be rude to leave it there...

Can you see Pepe lurking in the background of that last photo? Atta boy… Keep the entries coming folks, show us what you’d do for the last iPhone!

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Dirty Tricks

So, it turns out that DannyWoot doesn’t have an iPhone. Apparently, the people in CS told him that they would help him win the iPhone if he wore a Raul shirt. I have to point out the stupidity of this because: a) he can’t win it ’cause he works here and b) he has now alienated himself from Team Creative. I think we should fire him. I am now also constantly concerned for Pepe’s well-being.

Seriously, was TRYING to win an iPhone he can’t win worth it?!



Guilty as sin.

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Advent Calendar Answer for December 1st

Answers, answers, answers. We all want them. Fortunately, we’ve got one!

The mystery product for December 1st was… the Sat Nag of course!

Congratulations go to Emily Shepperson who correctly identified it.


Here’s what the whole thing looks like:

It's easy when you know, isn't it?

Don’t forget to have a look at the Advent Calendar every day to be in with a chance of winning that day’s mystery item!

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An iPhone Alternative

We’ve received a particularly lovely competition entry from regular Facebook-er Nicki ‘Knox’ Parsons. For her grasp at the last iPhone, she has suggested we do a swap – which means we get to keep her old phone, this rather spiffing specimen pictured below. As you can see, we’ve had a fun morning trying to make it work, playing with the games app and generally revelling in some of the most advanced technology this side of a Sinclair C5.

Thanks Nicki!



That's right, it's two tin cans tied with string.

Nice detail.

JimboWoot tests it out...

This is the standard, people! That iPhone won’t win itself!

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The IWOOT Advent Calendar is back!

The 1st of December means only one thing these days – it’s time to crack open door number 1 of your advent calendar and feast on the chocolatey bounty within. Obviously no-one likes an actual Bounty bar, but you get the idea. As per usual at IWOOT, we’ve knocked up our very own advent calendar for you to open every day – but with the added incentive of some lovely lovely prizes!

The premise is simple – all you have to do is click on the relevant day’s date, look at the picture and guess what the product is. Fill in the form (we’ve tried to make it as dissimilar from a tax return as we possibly can) and then wait and see if you’ve won that product! All the answers and winners will be announced here on the blog, so make sure you check back every day to see if you’re getting an early Christmas present.

Terms & Conditions

• By entering this competition you agree to receive IWOOT’s rather marvellous email newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.
• The Prize Draw will take place every day until 22nd December ’09. The winner will be chosen from all of the correct entries that day (from midnight to midnight) and notified within 3 days. After the 22nd, winners will be notified in the New Year.
• The winner will be notified via the email address submitted on the entry. If a response to this notification is not received within 14 days, IWOOT reserves the right to randomly select another winner. In light of this, please ensure you submit an email address that you use regularly!
• The prize that you guess correctly is the prize that you receive if you win, subject to stock availability (if not available an equivalent value product will be sent).
• If on a particular day if no one guesses the correct product then the prize will be rolled over to the following day.
• In the instance of a rollover the person who correctly guesses the product on the following day and wins the draw will also receive the rolled over prize.
• You can enter the competition as many times as you like.
• This competition is completely free to enter, no purchase is necessary.
• Employees of I Want One of Those their immediate families and anyone professionally connected with the promotion are not eligible to enter this competition
• No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are not received.
• IWOOT reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if we feel that you managed to open the door before the actual date (we’ll know who you are, we’re bloomin’ good!!).
• There is no cash alternative available.
• The judges’ decision is final.
• This competition is open to UK residents only.
• From time to time we may include customer comments and feedback on the site, and in our catalogue and other media. By submitting your comment you are granting us permission to publish it and, if necessary, edit it for clarity and typos. We will never publish your name in full (first name and surname initial only).

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November's Review of the Month Winners

With such a diverse range of both products and customers (that’s you, brainiac!), it’s no surprise that our reviews section is completely rammed full with your opinion on our products. Written reviews, photos and videos litter the product pages like casual witticisms littered the floor of Oscar Wilde’s bedroom, and we always love reading/looking at/watching them – so much so that we give some whopping IWOOT vouchers to the best reviews of the month.

This month, we went for the following lucky people:


Georgina’s written review of the Spider Catcher…

“I honestly thought this would be one of those items that sounded too good to be true, where I hoped it would do what it said it would, but I wasn’t 100% convinced it actually would! Oh my word was I wrong!! This item is fantastic!! Having been scared out of my wits by one of our eight legged arachnid friends grinning at me, teeth bared and all, from our living room wall, I ran screaming for my spider catcher. From a safe distance (minus any safety goggles) I was able to catch my now-wriggling prey, and subsequently launch him from our first floor window. My eight-legged, not-so-little friend has now had his first flying lesson, my lounge is spider-free, and I can relax on my sofa a little easier now! I kid you not, this is one of the best things I have ever bought, and will be a firm favourite as a Christmas gift for many of my other scaredy cat friends this year!”


Duncan for his picture of the Beer Machine Brew Master at work…

Students, eh?


and Gfunk for this amazing video of the NeoCube:

Congratulations guys! They’ve won £50, £75 and £150 IWOOT vouchers respectively, and very well-deserved they are too. If you think you can do better than that, then enter this month’s draw by submitting a review (written, photo or video) of something you’ve bought from IWOOT and you could be having an extra-Merry Christmas.

Speaking of which, we’ll be announcing this month’s winner on the 18th so that the winner can make the most of their vouchers. Considerate is our collective middle name (which makes filling in forms a little arduous). Get reviewing!

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