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Giveaway Has Ended: Awesome Books, Safety Equipment & Ardent Camper Swag

Note: This giveaway ended May 15, 2015. Thanks to all of our participants, and be sure to sign up for our email newsletter to hear about more giveaways in the future!

So you may have noticed that Ardent Camper has a brand new look. We hope that it’ll prove more user-friendly and help you keep up with our latest stories and advice more easily.

In celebration of our makeover, we’re having our very first giveaway!

This is what you can win!

Here’s the loot:

That’s an over $200 value in totally awesome stuff!

Here’s how to win

If you’re interested in winning these three fantastic books plus a membership that will help keep you connected from anywhere, two fire extinguishers, a super-comfy t-shirt and a thermos to keep your coffee hot (and your water cold), please enter the giveaway!

To do so, head to Facebook, like our Facebook page, and reply to the giveaway message pinned to the top to let us know you’d like to win. This will give you one entry.

If you were already a member of our email list by April 30, 2015 at 11:59 pm MST, and you reply to the Facebook post, you’ll get one additional entry.

The giveaway will end at 11:59 pm MST on May 15, 2015.

We will choose one entrant at random on May 16, 2015. The entrant will have one week to respond, stating they accept the winning package.

Wondering why this stuff is so special?

Essential to any RVer’s arsenal

In 2014, when we started doing our research on joining the full-time RVer lifestyle, one of our biggest questions was, “How do we maintain internet connectivity so we can keep our clients happy?”

Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard of Technomadia have written a comprehensive answer, updated annually with the latest gadgets, plans and gear. This book, which is part of their RV Mobile Internet Resource Center, provides connectivity solutions for any budget, and it’s absolutely essential if you plan on traveling around the US for any length of time.

You’ll also receive a free one-year membership to Technomadia’s Mobile Internet Aficionados (MIA). We’ve been members of this program since before we started our journey last November, and the ongoing support and updates of current technology, plans and deals — without having to wait for the new edition of the book to be released — is invaluable. Heck, we’d say that this resource has helped us more than any other to actually hit the road while still bringing home the bacon.

Awesome guide for freelancers

RVers who hit the road before retirement have found a wide variety of ways to make money. If you’re considering this lifestyle, and running your own freelancing or consulting business is on the table, you need this book.

Jesse Wolgamott is a rock star in the Houston software development scene, and Tex Mex Consulting presents his in-depth and totally solid approach to success as a consultant.

Although it’s targeted for software developers, this book is great for anyone who is a freelancer or consultant. I found it totally useful for my grant writing and digital marketing business.

Get out and explore!

Even if you’re not quite ready to jump into the RV lifestyle — or you already have these awesome resources — you can enjoy this comprehensive travel guide to the national parks of the American West.

One of our favorite aspects of our journey so far has been our time spent in these national treasures. All the same, we wouldn’t have known where to start without guidance from a resource like this.

Stay safe in your RV or home

When we attended the Escapees RVer’s Boot Camp, we had the chance to hear from Mac the Fire Guy, who’s pretty much a legend in the RV community.

There, we learned that the conventional powder-type extinguishers that usually come with RVs may not be as good of a choice for protecting your family in your RV as AFFF foam-type fire extinguishers. Here are some reasons why:

  • AFFF doesn’t leave a harmful residue on surfaces.
  • The residue won’t agitate your lungs if inhaled during use.
  • The contents of this extinguisher don’t settle over time, so you’re less likely to have a dud.
  • Your fire is less likely to reignite.
  • This extinguisher is appropriate for Class A, B and C fires (not to be confused with classes of rigs).
Sweet Ardent Camper swag

We’re super excited about our new logo designed by the ridiculously talented Lance Matthews of Chattanooga, and we hope you are too. So that you can prove to the world that you’re an Ardent Camper too, you can win a t-shirt and a thermos with our new logo.

The t-shirt is a super-soft American Apparel tri-blend (choose whatever size you wish). The thermos is made by Sigg, is 0.5L and can keep liquids hot or cold for up to 8 hours. It even comes with a removable tea filter!

The fine print

No purchase necessary to win. Purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your odds of winning.
The giveaway is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia) who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry.
The immediate family (spouse, parents and siblings) and household members of Ardent Camper are not eligible.
The duration of the giveaway is 10:00 am MST May 1, 2015 to 11:59 pm MST May 15, 2015.
The giveaway prize is: the three (3) books specified above, one (1) 1-year membership to the Mobile Internet Aficionados (MIA), two (2) fire extinguishers specified above, one  (1) t-shirt specified above, and one (1) thermos specified above.
The number of eligible entries received and total prizes available determines the odds of winning.
Entries are accepted via Facebook. You will receive one (1) giveaway entry by liking the Ardent Camper Facebook page and responding to the desIgnated giveaway Facebook post and one (1) additional entry if you complete step one and were a member of the Ardent Camper email newsletter list by 11:59 pm MST April 30, 2015. Use of a private social media account (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to promote this giveaway is at the entrant’s sole discretion.
Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and log-ins will result in disqualification.
Ardent Camper is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligble or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified.
The winner will be selected at random by a random number generator and will be announced as soon as a winner is contacted and has accepted the prize.
The winner permits Ardent Camper to post his or her name on its website, email newsletter and/or social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube.
The winner must comply with all terms and conditions of these official rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.
The giveaway winner will be notified via Facebook Messenger.
If a potential winner of any prize cannot be contacted, fails to reply to the notification email within the required time period (7 days or 168 hours), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize.
In the event that a prize winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize will be awarded to an alternate winner by random drawing of a random number generator. There will be one (1) alternate drawing, after which the prize will remain unawarded.
All prizes are non-transferable, and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at Ardent Camper’s sole discretion. Ardent Camper reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use.
By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Ardent Camper, sponsoring organizations, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents {collectively, the “Released Parties”} from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
Ardent Camper reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond their reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the sweepstakes, as determined by Ardent Camper in its sole discretion. In such event, Ardent Camper reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment.
The released parties are not responsible for: {1} any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion; {2} technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; {3} unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the promotion; {4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the promotion or the processing of entries; or {5} any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the promotion or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the sweepstakes, provided that if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the promotion, or any part of it, for any reason, administrator, at its discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein.
No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.
In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, administrator reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
Void where prohibited by law.

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