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Thursday, December 2nd 2010 / Gaming

I won the Minecraft Workbench October Competition

Thank you to everyone that voted for my entry in the Minecraft Workbench October Competition! Voting lasted one month and concluded on the last day of November. I won first place, with Awesomeness and JonasQ coming second and third.

I promised to spend any winnings on my kids and so the $100 Amazon.com voucher has been used to order a few extra Christmas presents for my kids, Damien (4) and Willow (1).

I had some fun trying to redeem the $100 Amazon voucher at first after I tried to redeem it on Amazon.co.uk. It turns out Amazon.com vouchers can only be used to purchase items from Amazon.com and not one of the international variants. I thought that'd be fine but it also turns out the majority of items on Amazon have strict distribution rules put in place by the manufacturers so the choice of items was somewhat limited.

I spent a little while looking around the site and found a few items, that my kids would like (and could be shipped to the UK):

Tinkerbell T-Shirt for Willow - $9.99
Tinkerbell T-Shirt for Willow - $9.99

Spiderman T-Shirt for Damien - $12.99
Spiderman T-Shirt for Damien - $12.99

CupCake Plates for Willow - $24.95
CupCake Plates for Willow - $24.95

Mr Potato Head for Damien - $12.37
Mr Potato Head for Damien - $12.37

Sixty odd dollars in total. Including delivery to the UK and import duty it came to $100.12 so just had to pay 12 cents.

Thank you Minecraft Workbench, I'm sure my kids will love the extra presents :)

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