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Articles: Win One Of Two 8GB iPod Nanos With Your Limerick

Would you like to win yourself a new 8GB iPod nano? For free even? If you know PowerMax at all, you'd know that we have a cherished tradition - the Limerick contest. Well, to be honest, this is our first one ever... typically our St. Paddy's tradition includes varying amounts of hop-based green liquid. But we've already declared our Limerick contest a cherished tradition because we think it'll be pretty fun, and because we said so.

So from now through the 15th, everyone is encouraged to submit an original Limerick in the comments below, and we'll have two winners!

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How it'll work is on March 17th all Limericks will be read aloud from atop our own version of the Blarney Stone in front of an esteemed panel of experts (or whomever we can bribe to get to read them all) and we'll select the one we think is the best, PLUS, we'll pick one at random from the list of comments in this post. The winners will receive the handsome prize of one green 8GB iPod nano!

How To Enter
This is one simple contest - write us a limerick that explains your thoughts on the Pacific Northwest, anything Mac - or frankly, anything your li'l ol heart desires - and submit it in a comment below. While we know you're all familiar with the, uh, racy aspects that can sometimes be found in limericks, anything deemed objectionable won't be posted or entered in the contest. We're a family site, after all. Here are some examples:

Raining in Pacific Northwest,
That's indeed what the weather does best,
But when the grey skies go,
You'll hear someone crow,
But for the cold weather I am dressed!


There was a nice company named PowerMax,
Whose base in Oregon precluded sales tax,
We love it that way,
What can we say,
We love the lack of tax in our sacks when we sell Macs!

What Is A Limerick
The standard form of a limerick is a stanza of five lines, with the first, second and fifth having nine syllables and rhyming with one another, and the third and fourth having five or six and rhyming separately. But forget the syllable thing, really, just have fun with it. Obviously for the random winner, the form isn't that important - and you certainly won't be disqualified if you throw form right out the window. Just have fun and enter to win yourself that nano! Proper Limerick-ness and entertainment value *will* be factors for the Best Limerick selection.

To win you must be at least 18 years of age, submit your limerick before 8:00 AM PST Monday, March 16th 2009 and be a resident of the US. One entry per person. For full eligibility details, we suggest you read our official rules. Good luck! Dont forget to follow us on Twitter!

03/16 - Update: A big thanks to everyone who submit their limerick! We'll commence reading these from our Blarney Stone and pick a pair of winners tomorrow.

03/17 / Update: Congrats to Peter on winning the judge's choice & Tim, our random drawing winner! We'll be in contact and ship these out ASAP. Thanks to everyone for your entries!

Peter's Entry (Judge's Selection)

"My boss, god help me, is cunning
to this site he has sent me running
go win me an ipod,
you overpaid sod,
or your salary I will be dunning!

But the last laugh will be mine.
If I win an Ipod, thats fine.
But to make this ditty
hes spent 350,
cause I surfed for 4 hours online."

Tim's winning entry:

"Most limericks Ive heard are obscene
indecent, if you know what I mean
Ill try to do my best
In the PowerMax contest
But the trick will be keeping it clean."
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