Skip to main content

Warning message

  • x
    FREE GLOBAL SHIPPING OVER $20

Winners

Event:

First winner selected on 12/25/2017

First winner selected in --:--:--

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are you giving away?

    25 iPhone X's and 25 Note 8's. Check out MKBHD’s video for all the crispy details.

  • How do I win an iPhone X?

    Simple - just follow @dbrand and @MKBHD on Instagram. That's literally it.

    If you were already following both accounts before the giveaway went live, don't worry - you're already eligible to win.

  • How do I win a Note 8?

    Easy. Just follow @dbrand and @MKBHD on Twitter. That's literally it.

    If you were already following both accounts before the giveaway went live, don't worry - you're already eligible to win.

  • Can I enter to win both an iPhone X and Note 8?

    You sure can. Follow on both Instagram and Twitter to double up your chances.

  • When are you drawing the winners?

    All 50 winners will be drawn on Christmas - December 25, 2017.

  • Is the giveaway open worldwide?

    Of course. It always is.

  • How are iPhone X winners selected?

    Randomly, from a cross-section of @dbrand and @MKBHD Instagram followers.

  • How do entrants know that the iPhone X winner selection is truly random?

    We're using a custom Python script which was specifically programmed for this giveaway. It uses the Instagram API Platform to download a list of all @dbrand and @MKBHD Instagram followers.

    Once the full lists have been loaded, the script generates a list of IDs which exist on both lists. This ensures that the potential winner is following both accounts.

    From this pool of unique account IDs, a random entry is picked using a randomly generated seed based on the NumPy project. This random pick is the resulting winner.

    For every subsequent winner selection, the script will run again. This triggers the Instagram API Platform followed-by fetch again. The script will download the newest followers and keep going until it reaches the followers which were downloaded during the previous run. What this does is save us from having to download a full list of followers every time a winner is selected – while also ensuring that everyone is included and has an equal chance of winning for each random draw.

  • How are Note 8 winners selected?

    Randomly, from a cross-section of @dbrand and @MKBHD Twitter followers.

  • How do entrants know that the Note 8 winner selection is truly random?

    We're using a custom Python script which was specifically programmed for this giveaway. It uses the Twitter Public Rest API to download a list of all @dbrand and @MKBHD Twitter followers.

    Once the full lists have been loaded, the script generates a list of IDs which exist on both lists. This ensures that the potential winner is following both accounts.

    From this pool of unique account IDs, a random entry is picked using a randomly generated seed based on the NumPy project. This random pick is the resulting winner.

    For every subsequent winner selection, the script will run again. This triggers the Twitter Public API follower IDs fetch again. The script will download the newest followers and keep going until it reaches the followers which were downloaded during the previous run. What this does is save us from having to download a full list of followers every time a winner is selected – while also ensuring that everyone is included and has an equal chance of winning for each random draw.

  • How will you get in touch with winners?

    For iPhone X winners, we'll get in touch via Instagram DM. For Note 8 winners, we'll reach out via Twitter DM.

  • How do I avoid being scammed?

    First off, use common sense. If someone DMs you asking for your password and credit card information, it’s obviously a scam. Don't reply to any tweets or DMs saying you've won unless they come from the official @dbrand. Furthermore, never give out your credit card information, Twitter password, or Instagram password to anyone. Especially not someone asking you to “cover the shipping fees.” We'll never ask for this. The best way to avoid getting scammed is to check this page when we announce that a new winner has been published. If you see your name listed under Winners, click the link to ensure it's actually your Twitter or Instagram account. If it really is your account, congratulations! Check your DMs for further instructions.

  • How are prizes shipped?

    All prizes are shipped via FedEx with tracking. If you win, you’ll receive the tracking number once your prize has been shipped.

  • If I win, will I have to pay anything to receive the prize (shipping costs, duties, taxes, etc.)?

    Of course not. Everything is pre-paid.

  • If I win, can I use my existing SIM card on the device?

    Yep. Every device we’re shipping is fully unlocked and can be used anywhere.

  • If I win, do I have to do anything once I receive the device?

    Tweet a photo or post one on Instagram, tagging @MKBHD and @dbrand, to verify that you’ve received your prize.

  • Is dbrand really run by robots?

    01010011 01110100 01101111 01110000 00100000 01110100 01110010 01100001 01101110 01110011 01101100 01100001 01110100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01100010 01101001 01101110 01100001 01110010 01111001 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100111 01100101 01110100 00100000 01100010 01100001 01100011 01101011 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01101011 00101110